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* monthly * horoscopes - september 2018
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
There is more to learn and to assimilate on an inner, private and even subconscious level, before you are ready to move forward again with certain objectives in the outside world. The predominance of retrograde planets that made your progress such heavy going during August, is not a happenstance to bemoan as it loosens its vice-like grip. However, the small planetoid Chiron, that played such a large part in shaking up astrology’s universe when it was sighted back in 1977, remains retrograde until December and exits your sign late this month. Try to see this as an opportunity, to hone your presentation from behind the scenes…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Distant Uranus continues backtracking through your sign. As the planet of change, this celestial body won’t ever be your favourite house guest, since you are renowned for having your surroundings as you like them and expecting matters to stay this way. Although from November, you find your affairs calming down for a few months, you won’t be free of these unsettling trends for another eight years. Consequently, you need to develop some kind of coping strategy, for dealing with an influence that can prove shocking and abrupt, if you resist. There are factors in your life that need to alter, even when you’d prefer the opposite.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Though the slow-moving outer planets, all remain retrograde until the start of October, those closer to the Sun gradually figure out it’s time for a forward gear again. Most importantly, Mercury engaged drive several weeks ago and now comes back for a second encounter with the Sun, at what is called its superior conjunction. You have endeavoured to practice a new approach when dealing with your siblings, neighbours and community affairs, possibly extending this so far as your coursework and studies if you’re at school or college. In the second half of September you see the result, especially around September 21.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
This planetary picture can go two ways. The primary battleground will be your interpersonal relationships, although at one end of the spectrum it may seem these have no relevance to your situation at all. It’s complicated, but the absence of a romantic partner or a warm relationship with your children for example, is still a relationship issue if this isn’t what you want. There is the potential for a life-changing association with a capable, strong and mature individual that ordinarily, you would never have expected to develop. Trouble is, substantial compromises were and will be required of you, you may not be prepared to make…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Ill health is not simply an obstacle to overcome, or an inconvenience you won’t let get you down. It is the way your body warns you something is amiss: about a matter that needs attention, even if it is simply to stop neglected niggles morphing in to chronic complaints. The cause may seem obviously physical: you have too much to do, you were rushing and had an accident; you are stressed and overworked, or you’re paying insufficient attention to your diet and exercise regimen. But think about it: from what are you insulating yourself, if you are putting on weight? If your back hurts, why would you say it is so often bent?
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The Sun and Mercury in your sign form great aspects, during September’s first eighteen days or so. An aspect is the technical term for a contact between two planets, that when they are a certain distance apart in the zodiac, they influence one another in an accepted way. This can be difficult or very welcome, but it’s the positive you need to think about this month. You cannot help but feel a hint of a sadness over relationships that didn’t work out how you’d hoped. Yet better days lie ahead and meanwhile, the cosmos suggests you keep bolstering your self-esteem, so you’ll be less dependent on others to affirm your worth.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
A plethora of planets highlight your sector of the sky. While Venus leaves for Scorpio on September 9, it swiftly returns for a second visit lasting 32 days from the end of October, as one part of its sesquiennial retrograde cycle. The Moon passes by for the usual couple of days from September 10; then Mercury arrives on September 22 and the Sun less than twenty-four hours later. Both these auguries remain well into the month after. Plenty of activity in your sector of the heavens, makes for an atmosphere conducive to your predilections. Create time for enjoying yourself and to make the most of this delightful ambience…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
From an astrologer’s point of view, life doesn’t get much better than Venus and Jupiter in your sign. These are the two brightest bodies astronomers call planets, when astrologers include the Sun and Moon as well, simply because it is an easier terminology to conceptualise. Jupiter only passes through your constellation once every twelve years, while Venus is an annual arrival. Brilliance was considered by the stargazers of yore to be an auspicious omen, an insight that has proven itself over millennia. This pairing exists from September 9 until the end of October. Ignore its potential if you want, but what makes you so keen to fail?
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The important thing to know is that life is on the up. November 8 probably seems like an eternity away, but that is when Jupiter first lands in your sign and a whole new perspective takes over, one that is set to last for almost thirteen months. Plus it is not as if you’ll be idle in the interim, as you nurture the seeds you have sown throughout the past year and that are now showing the first promise of an abundant crop. People are prone to inflated expectations and as somebody for whom Jupiter has enormous significance, you are certainly not immune. Remember, this planet assists the most when you’re ready to help yourself.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Without doubt, the combined influence of Mars, Saturn and Pluto in your sign could move mountains. Most probably it will do too, but it’s a case of finding your way through the convoluted maze of anger, rage and disappointment, in order to ensure a positive outcome. What is for certain, a lesser mortal could not cope with this kind of cosmic pressure. While you loathe it and are obviously not enjoying yourself, adversity to such an extreme rather sees you at your finest. From September 11, Mars leaves your sign and heads back to Aquarius. Your financial interests are in the spotlight. To be honest, you’re not sure which is worse.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
On September 11, Mars returns to your sign. This could mean fighting and arguments or an upsurge, but it happens anyhow. This year is exceptional, since one way or the other over two-thirds of 2018, sees the Red Planet in your sign or the constellation preceding it. Eighty-nine days in Capricorn of which fourteen are spent retrograde. Forty-eight days heading backwards in Aquarius, means 154 days in your sign. Why focus on the numbers involved? Because Mars takes less than two years to circuit the entire zodiac, or on average less than two months in each constellation. If you’re busy bordering worn out, don’t be surprised.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The multiverse moves in a mysterious manner. Sometimes a substantial setback proves over the fullness of time, to be the best thing that could have happened in the end. Looking at this scenario from every angle at your disposal, you can’t help but feel that you would rather have seen, a different set of consequences. Yet the cosmos has existed infinitely longer than you have and there is a strange synchronicity, in how its components work harmoniously. Some endow the stars with an almost mystical potency, but putting everything together on a level playing field, it clearly has more experience than you.
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