Welcome to September!
My schedule has been pretty full lately…nearly as full as it is each January with year-ahead readings. That speaks for itself, showing how powerfully Venus Retrograde has shifted things. For many folks, visible, surface-level changes have been set in motion. For other people, Venus worked more strongly within.
What’s been happening for you? Have you revisited your July horoscope to see whether any of the themes identified resonate?
To be clear: It’s absolutely normal during Venus Retrograde to question and reevaluate everything and everyone in your life. That’s the entire point. Venus Retrograde prompts you to get clearer on what you want and analyze whether the job/people/circumstances in your life reflect your desires, values, investment, and worth back to you.
We each spend a major chunk of life putting time and effort toward what we want. So when the things we want change, or when what we’re receiving doesn’t match our expectations, it’s a pretty big deal. So cut yourself some slack if you’re continually evaluating, deciding, changing your mind, and deciding again. YOU ARE PERFECTLY IN TUNE and EXACTLY WHERE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE!
From the looks of it, September is a month where solutions and inspiration can find you again. The ways you’ve grown and the knowledge you’ve gained recently will help create the inner resolve needed to move forward in alignment with this new phase of life.
The astrology calendar for September contains an absolute symphony of harmonious alignments. In fact, at least one advantageous aspect is active the entire month. Did you read that? Yes, you did. There will be harmonious alignments in effect
Now you know why I hinted at fortunate outcomes when we headed into retrograde season many moons ago. September was the month I’ve been banking on. And here we are.
September holds the FINAL twists and turns of this Venus / Mercury retrograde process. I suspect a majority of us will find firmer ground and a sense of peace with recent changes as the month unfolds. And while a few more developments might happen, there’s a sweet synchronicity in how it all pans out. September makes lemonade from the lemons.
Here is the breakdown. Keep in mind each aspect is active several days before and after the date of exactitude shown.
All in all, I believe September will provide moments of meaning, newly acquired insight, open doors, fresh perspectives and a settling into some newfound freedom. Direction, clarity, and illumination await.
Mars functions best (or at least most easily) when its position in the sky suggests an ability to carry out individual agendas without concern for others. This isn’t bad. We need Mars to help us adopt a healthy level of selfishness. We NEED to stay true to ourselves – to take action in furtherance of our individual purpose, goals and unique point of view. Mars gives us gusto to go after what we want, achieve, compete, utilize anger and passion, and do battle when necessary.
But Mars spends September in Libra – a sign concerned with grace, fairness, cooperation and peacemaking. That’s not Mars’ thing. I know it all too well…Mars is in Libra in my birth chart. So I feel fully qualified to discuss what that means for September.
With Mars in Libra, the individual can feel a heightened desire to connect and move in concert with others. With the individual impulse now relationship-focused, one’s automatic instinct is to take whatever action furthers peace, harmony and cooperative ideals. This month, you might benefit from an ability to be more considerate, find common ground, smooth things over, and approach disagreements with more grace and propriety than usual. On the other hand, you could feel forced to do those things / take that approach when it feels out of alignment, unfair, or inappropriate.
As you see here, the real problem with Mars in Libra arises when your truth is profoundly unaligned with some other person’s. In that case, Mars in Libra becomes very testy, irritable and resentful. Mars in Libra then turns into a passionate justice-seeker, arguing over every unfairness and imbalance you didn’t notice they’d counted along the way.
I’ll be interested to hear which side of the coin – maybe both – you see this month. Relationship dynamics will be particularly highlighted around the Full Moon in Aries September 29th. So stay aware the last week of September. Thoughtfully reflect on situations that crop up and heed this bit of advice…
The South Node comes into play late September, and an eclipse in Libra is on the horizon for October. The South Node in Libra usually points to one’s relational habits and patterns (especially those learned in childhood). Some useful questions to ask yourself might be:
At the end of the month and into October, it’s time to begin seeing patterns for what they are and take small steps toward a better balance (without going to the other extreme).
There’s a New Moon in Virgo September 14th, and Mercury ends its retrograde in Virgo the very next day. Add these together, and a powerful blend of Virgo and Mercury energies become available the second half of the month. This is prime time for breaking larger goals into manageable pieces and doing some preparatory groundwork.
So step back a moment and consider your bigger picture – your life as a whole, the dream, goal, some new vision or project ahead of you. What research and writing needs to be done? Is there any planning, scheduling or budgeting to do? What must get organized, cleaned up or filed away? Are there communications to draft and send? Administrative tasks? It’s time to itemize and account for all the smaller tasks inherent in your goal. And it’s time to begin working at the ones requiring attention to detail, good organization, and analysis the second half of September.
As a community, I really want to uplift all of you and promote all you do. I have two shout-outs this month:
Amanda Conkin here in Louisville is one of my favorite new colleagues in the metaphysical community. For oracle readings, energy healing sessions and more, she’s absolutely 5-star. Better yet, her IG page is STUNNINGLY UNIQUE and mesmerizing. Upgrade your IG feed by adding @you.dont.ohm.me for regular oracle messages and energy healing videos.
Also, our friend and creative Holly Owens is being featured by Once Upon a Book Club this month! Folks who purchase her book “Quit Playing Yourself” on Amazon or Kindle before 9/29 will be entered to win $150 + a signed (second) copy of the book. I have this book, it’s got wit, attitude, and I LOVE IT as a coffee table book, gift, or page-a-day journal prompt. Instructions to enter are here. Holly also rehabs vintage furniture down in New Orleans and posts super cool projects (some for sale) if you’d want to connect with her on FB.
Finally, I’m tentatively planning a trip to Savannah, GA for an integrative astrology workshop and will keep you posted via IG / FB on that offering. I’m open to putting more customized events on the 2024 agenda for any of you who’d like to gather a group of people for a fun event with stars, champagne, and more.
Wishing you an amazing September…
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