September’s Planetary Shakeup: Horoscopes

Aries (March 21–April 19)

You got a bit of a shake up last week with Jupiter going retrograde in your sign. It’s going to be okay though! Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and get back out there, kid! Keep an eye on your own rushed anger and assumptions about others. Don’t let conflict consume you. Turn that energy into yourself and push forward!  

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

The start of the semester is always hard. If you’ve overbooked yourself, don’t be afraid to take a step back and reorganize the load you have. You’ve got strong shoulders to carry a lot with, but baby steps and breaks are the key to getting started and continuing without stumbling. Stay strong. Stay sexy. You got this. 

Gemini (May 21–June 21)

Unlike your buddy Virgo, the planets are not on your side this month. You’re going to have to do some serious reflecting and realigning to meet the challenges facing you. Where Virgo is being introspective to align with the planets in harmony, you’re going to have to get introspective to keep from clashing with yourself and others. You have to fight against your own perceived perfection for this one. 

Cancer (June 22–July 22)

Fall playlist time baby! Allow yourself to listen to The Smiths. As a treat. It’s okay to feel a little nostalgic and sad as things start to cool down and the days get shorter. However, if you find yourself adding rain sounds in the background of any of your study-soundtracks, that’s your sign to reign it back in and go talk to your friends.

Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)

You should call home. Nothing’s wrong, but I’m sure somebody would like to hear from you. Could be family, could be a friend, could be your dog. Schedule in a little time this month to reach out to someone you miss. They probably miss you a whole lot too. 

Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22)

The planets are on your side this month. Venus entered Virgo on Sept. 5, starting to bring positive changes in your life, and the sun enters Virgo on Sept. 17 to offer you new opportunity. Pressure is a difficult thing, but the results will shine like diamonds. You want to be a purified element but the lack of control you have on the world around you makes it difficult. Allow Venus’s harmony and balance to enter your life through the choices you make each day. Make your own world and allow imperfections to relieve stress on yourself and your relationships. 

Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 23)

Uh oh besties. Guess who’s in retrograde once again? It’s Mercury. Who happens to be in Libra this month. Though your life may seem like it’s in shambles right now, this is a great time to reevaluate the connections in your life, as well as the ways you’re approaching and coping with difficult situations. Look both inwards and outwards to see what you’re giving and taking from those interactions. Is it what you need? What you want? Venus will be back in your sign at the end of the month to check on you.

Scorpio (Oct. 24–Nov. 21)

My guy … Please give yourself a break. You’ve earned it. The planets aren’t trying to take you out this month, so use it as a chance to recharge. Keep to your goals and you’ll get through. And if you miss a day, that’s okay! I promise the sky won’t collapse because you asked for an extension. Missing an assignment won’t break the bank. You’ve got this! 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Similar to Scorpio, now is your time to remember to breathe. You can’t help anyone else without helping yourself first. You have an arsenal of skills at the ready and clear goals you’re already making progress towards. Nothing worth doing is ever easy. Right now, you have some cosmic wiggle-room and you can’t complete all your work if you make yourself sick worrying about it. You’ll get it done. Now go kick some butt. 

Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) 

You’re back on the grind and at the height of your element. Allow yourself time to rest up a little in between projects. Take some time to get to know yourself a little better this semester. Buy that cute journal and a nice pen to actually write in it. But don’t fall into the trap of wanting everything to be perfect. Pinterest doesn’t need to see every page of notes you take for class. Right now you’ve got nothing to lose. Use that time for self exploration. Future you will thank you. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)

Your ability to float untouched above everyone else’s vibes is mesmerizing to watch. But also, terrifying. Open yourself up to someone new this month. Their energy probably isn’t as toxic as you’ve been made to believe. Plus, it’ll be good for the plot. 

Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20)

A full moon in Pisces is due this month. Jupiter — your dominant planet — will also be in conjunction with Mars in Gemini. Which is all a very convoluted way of saying that your world might be getting rocked a little bit. Full moons are a time to recharge what you need to keep in your life and release what you don’t. The things in your life that are holding you back will be brought to light this month, so recognize the sign when you see it. Keep going with the flow. Even if it feels like you’re going backwards, it’s better than being dead in the water.