Sun Signs—September 2017

The dust begins to clear following last month’s eclipse drama. All the personal planets move into Virgo, sharpening our analytical skills and pose the question: What did you learn last month? We can use these insights and the Virgin’s discernment to courageously step up and onto a new path. Don’t worry, trust that the universe has got your back.

By Lisa Awrey

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) A dream has been growing around your relationships for a while. Maybe it’s loomed so brightly that you can barely sleep because of all the light. That vision is ready for primetime. With all the Virgo planets activating your house of image and public face, your passion for details turns to refreshing your brand. What do you call yourself? If you don’t know, it will become clear soon. You’re ready to turn all the hard work you’ve done behind the scenes into a bonafide vocation.  

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) Something is rumbling in your house of health and daily habits. Looks like a deep cleanse may be in order. Follow any purifying regimens with pulling away from your favorite pastime—relating to everyone else—and go on retreat. If you use the time well and get into the right relationship with yourself, by month’s end you’ll be tuned up and inspired to better serve your public. By your birthday next month, you’ll be ready to return to your besties with more balance.  

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Creative inspiration flows this month. Do what you love, support your affinities, and feel a boost in your self-esteem and self-love. Pleasure is where it’s at this month, particularly with friends, groups, and associations. While you’re often more comfortable going solo than connecting, if you choose your cohorts carefully you’ll find that collaborating and making new acquaintances helps you to zero in on your dreams. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) Expect an a-ha moment to shed light on your base of operations, instigating changes you are already making around where and how you live. It’s all good, though, and will position you to make progress professionally. Your arrow points skyward, and ideas you’ve been chewing on for the last few years are finally growing like a kudzu vine. As you fine-tune your vision, obstacles that have stood in your way start to dissolve. Let them collapse, loosen your grip, and your mind will blow wide open.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Change up your commute. Instead of taking the ferry, form a carpool to curb your carbon footprint, fuel your mind, and lend focus to your ideas. You’re making discoveries all month around your purpose, and doing the step-by-step of integrating new understandings that guide your life. You may even begin to teach what you’ve learned. As you deepen your power source, you position yourself into your proper place in society by month’s end.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) New insight into your finances shines a light on what’s yours, mine, and ours. Maybe you get a payout from your employer, or you find an investor for your latest innovation. As you review the paperwork, make sure to read the fine print—twice. The devil is in the details. As you bring forth all those untapped resources and integrate the varied parts of yourself, you revolutionize your value and increase your net worth. Raise your consciousness and your capital, and your self-esteem will follow. 

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) You’re not just a dreamer, Pisces, you’re dreaming a new dream of you. As you shine your loving light on what you want, you further ground yourself in what’s real. This is so good for you ethereal space-fish. For those of you looking for love, a tidy lineup of planets in your partnership house opens the door not only to a potential romance, but a whole new way of being in a relationship, one that is more mutually beneficial. 

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19) A light turns on in the dark recesses of your unconscious. As you explore your inner life, you physical warriors will naturally tune in to your body’s needs. Maybe a change in diet, or perhaps a new exercise regimen, like yoga or rock-climbing. Anything aimed at balancing mind, body, and spirit is a win-win. The more you rebalance your energy, the more you have to contribute to the greater good. Get cracking Aries; in the words of Booker T. Washington: “those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’re usually content to lounge in the field chewing on flowers. But new clarity around groups and people you hang out with pumps passion into your creative self-expression. A crowd of planets in your house of fun activates pleasure and romance. It’s not only a creative time for Ferdinand the Bull, but also a fertile one; for those of you with babies on the mind, there’s a great opportunity to procreate. Honing in on a reliable source of fun, like a regular cooking meet-up, nourishes your body and soul. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) A new vision is emerging around your career, opening up opportunities to make improvements on your home base. The lineup of planets in your house of home and family prompts you to declutter and clean out every nook and cranny to build your sacred space. Going the extra mile to purify your home is akin to tilling the field for your soul’s purpose to flourish. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22) The Pisces full moon shines brightly in your house of truth and long journeys early in the month, bringing new inspiration and expanding your beliefs. This new code of ethics opens up fresh ways of communicating, enabling you to bring lofty ideas and big dreams down to earth where they may infuse your local community with much-needed enthusiasm. Finding practical ways to improve your community, like retrofitting a neighborhood school or refurbishing a park, nurtures your desire for a more interconnected and livable planet. 

LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Revelations concerning shared resources shed light on ways you may have taken other people’s money for granted. Fond of luxury and maintaining your finery, it may be time to tame your royal spending and crack the whip at financial security. Being more prudent with money increases your material security and gives a vital boost to your self-esteem. Proud lions benefit from investing in themselves. 

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