September brings us the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn. There is an opportunity to set our focus and intentions. Though the Summer may be over, it does not mean that the fun stops. Though the duty-bound Virgo energy does force us to remember what is essential and what needs to be taken care of; meantime, the transit of Libra helps us balance work with fun. September is also the month of the Fall Equinox, where things are in balance between spirit and earth. Use this period to harmonize and balance your energies, especially since the holidays are close.
September 2023 Monthly Astrological Forecast
The Sun in Virgo (August 22 - September 21) is typically an ideal period to focus on things that bring stability, specifically in our personal life, such as home and relationships. However, since Venus and Mercury are retrograde, the beginning of this month can be pretty challenging. Though the Sun in Virgo is ideal for time for self-evaluation and improvement, it is best to pace yourself until Venus goes direct as of September 4. In addition, Mercury will go from retrograde to direct after the 14th, which will help us regain focus and improve our ability to express our needs. Once Venus and Mercury are direct, you will find yourself readjusting and feeling much more grounded.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22, through October 21, which will gradually change some of the challenging aspects encountered during the beginning of the month. In September, two planets are retrograde, making communication and relationship harmony unmanageable. The inflexibility of retrogrades in Mercury in Virgo and Venus in Leo makes us feel less enthusiastic than we care to be. During Sun in Virgo, we face things we had been in denial about, and once the Sun enters Libra, we find a way to regain stability and a balanced perspective. Consider Sun in Libra as the recuperation period that restores balance after what can be considered a chaotic transit.
Love Aspects as Influenced by the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Sun Signs Transits
Full Harvest Moon in Aries - September 29, 2023
The Full Moon in Aries induces passion, which fosters impatience, impulsiveness, and irritability if unexpressed. However, the intense energy of the Moon also allows us to reset and recharge our exhausted body and mind, which helps us manage our extreme emotional states.
Moon Ritual - Get a clear crystal and a white candle. Meditate on clearing away whatever obstacles impede you from achieving personal goals.
Full Blue Moon in Pisces - August 31, 2023
The Moon in Pisces, during August, is called a blue moon since it’s the second Moon of the month. The Moon in Pisces will be opposite Sun in Virgo during a Mercury retrograde. This period can be charged with emotional cycles that make us ultra-sensitive and prone to misunderstanding due to Mercury being retrograde and the Moob being in the Water sign of Pisces. Take time during the full Moon to focus on creating balance and calmness to help you negative this cycle.
Moon Ritual – Get a red or black stone and a red candle. Focus on recharging your body with energy so it can function effectively.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo - August 24, 2023 – September 14, 2023
September begins with Mercury still in retrograde, which can create some miscommunication when it comes to dealing with others. Mercury in Virgo is typically logical and fairly concrete regarding communication; however, during the retrograde, it will often feel as if logic has left the building. During Mercury retrogrades, there is a strong tendency for misinterpretation, and little patience for mistakes, often contributing to bickering and sarcastic exchanges. Mercury in retrograde brings the worse qualities of Virgo to the surface. You have been warned.
Mercury Direct in Virgo - September 15, 2023 – October 6, 2023
Mercury will finally go direct after September 15, bringing much-needed relief. You will find yourself feeling some of the leftover damage from the retrograde, especially in the area of relationships. You will recuperate some clarity, allowing you to reset communication and recover from the mayhem created during this period. Once again, Mercury in Virgo will regain its calm exterior and mental sharpness, enhancing communication overall.
Venus Retrograde in Leo - July 24, 2023 - September 4, 2023
Venus in retrograde tends to make us dive into areas that have been ignored, especially romantic relationships. The retrograde aspects can be either detrimental or beneficial depending on what needs addressing. There is no hiding what needs to be dealt with during a retrograde, so be ready to have big fights or many making-up sessions. In truth, the retrograde is an opportunity to work on the hidden elements of your core relationship issues, so don't avoid it.
Venus Direct in Leo - September 5, 2023 - October 9, 2023
Whenever a planet comes out of retrograde, regardless of where it was stationed, we tend to gain some awareness or shift in view. Venus in Leo is typically very outgoing and energetic; however, coming from a retrograde transit into direct, there is an element of vulnerability accompanied by some valuable insight. For some, the transition from retrograde to direct provided healing and clarification, and for others, some emotional scarring from dealing with harsh realities. Venus in Leo direct will allow you to recuperate emotionally and focus on enjoying yourself as much as possible.
Mars in Libra August 28, 2023 – October 11, 2023
In the sign of Libra, Mars can become energized, impulsive, and ready to tackle whatever presents itself. There is a tendency to overwork and overdo it due to having so much energy. It is essential to pace oneself during this transit to avoid burnout, especially if one has been inactive for a while. Balance is critical in managing this formidable transit since it begins when both Venus and Mercury are in retrograde. The impulsive tendencies of Mars can add to the already challenging aspects of Mercury in retrograde, creating a platform for intensity on many levels. Again, pace yourself.
For all things astrology, check out our Psychic Source Astrology Guide. Learn even more about the planets and how they impact your life.
Love Tips for Every Zodiac Sign – August 2023
Each month brings us an opportunity to improve or enjoy elements in our personal lives and love connection. Let us review each sign and see what lies ahead.
Monthly Love Tips Provided by Psychic Minerva
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Minerva is a skilled Psychic, Tarot reader, Intuitive Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Reiki Master with a Degree in Psychology. She has more than 35 years of working as an intuitive coach and a psychic reader. Minerva, a Native New Yorker who enjoyed a career as a therapist and metaphysical teacher for over 30, has retired and is now devoted to doing psychic readings and writing. Minerva’s intuitive skills and experience as a therapist provide her with a solid background for exploring various heart and soul topics with compassion and deep understanding.