September is a much better month than August.
Firstly, the eclipses are over. Hooray!
Secondly, if in August we had 6 planets retrograde, in September we are left with 2! Things are really getting better.
In September we also have a record number of positive aspects, including a grand earth trine on September 7.
Jupiter will also form a sextile to Pluto. Jupiter and Pluto are the most powerful planets of the zodiac, and are notoriously associated with wealth creation. Jupiter is in the sign of Pluto (Scorpio) so the two powerhouses really dig each other. September is indeed a good time for finances. But you need to be brave and do something different in your approach to finances. Remember, abundance is firstly a mindset, THEN a lifestyle. Now is your chance to do something about your financial future.
If you have personal planets and angles between 1-3° or between 14-19° in earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) September 2018 will be glorious!
But let’s have a look at the major astrological events of the month:
September 6th, 2018
On September 6th, 2018 Saturn goes direct. The planet of discipline and tough love goes direct! With 6 planets retrograde in August (Saturn included) you probably had more than your share of tough love.
When retrograde, Saturn takes his time to make sure you learn his lessons. Everything happens very, veeery, veeeeery slllllowly. But when you’re done with Saturn’s lessons, you are DONE for good and those things won’t bother you again in the future.
September 6th comes with another good news: Mercury enters Virgo, the sign of its rulership. Mercury feels great in Virgo. Mercury is a very objective and flexible planet, and Virgo is all about analysis and paying attention to details. Virgo is also a mutable sign meaning it deals very well with change. Most importantly, Mercury rules the mind.
Mercury spent a lot of time in Leo, including 3 weeks of retrograde motion. If you’ve been stressed and oversensitive lately (Mercury in Leo is a bit dramatic, especially when retrograde), that will change now.
Your mind will just ‘know’ how to focus on what is relevant. You will find it easier to organize your thoughts and articulate them clearly. That’s also because Mercury travels right now with the speed of light: Mercury will spend only 16 days in Virgo!
September 6 until September 22 is the best time to work with sticky notes, make to-do lists, draw a mind map, make a timeline, and put together an action plan for the rest of the year. This is also a good time to start a mindfulness practice – Mercury is very perceptive in Virgo.
September 7th, 2018
On September 7th, 2018 Sun is opposite Neptune in Pisces. This is the “Alice in Wonderland” transit.
Sun is the Self, the EGO, what you see when you look in the mirror. Now imagine that mirror gets blurred out of the sudden. That’s Neptune opposite the Sun.
If Sun is a picture of you, Neptune is the Instagram filter. The Instagram filter is not ‘good’ or ‘bad’ per say. You can use the filter to escape yourself, or you can use it as a source of inspiration: to please your aesthetic sense, to play with different versions of you, to tap into different personas, into different parts of you that want to come out but don’t know how otherwise.
Yes, Neptune opposite Sun can distort your sense of the self, of who you are, but this is because Neptune wants to find a higher order into your every day (oh-I’m-so-used-to) reality. And to find this higher order you firstly need to tap into chaos. Don’t be afraid, stay there. Find your inspiration. Soon, a new order will emerge, and a new You will emerge.
September 8th, 2018
On September 8th, 2018 Venus in Libra is square Mars in Aquarius.
This is the first Venus-Mars square, we have one more on October 11 when Venus is already retrograde.
Venus and Mars are the eternal lovers. Venus is the feminine principle and Mars the masculine principle. Women are from Venus, men are from Mars anyone? Venus square Mars will make you aware of the differences between these two polarities. Venus square Mars can bring conflict, but also intense desires and sexual attraction.
What is interesting is that in between these two squares, we have a very long Venus opposite Uranus transit.
All these aspects announce huge changes in relationships. This autumn is BIG for relationships. More than ever before, you will feel ready to reclaim your freedom and have more authentic, genuine relationships.
September 9th, 2018
On September 9th, 2018 we have a New Moon at 17°Virgo. Virgo is the organizer of the zodiac. Virgo is also the sign of productivity. If you give something to a Virgo they will make it better. Which area of your life needs some improvement?
The New Moon in Virgo is a great time to take action to make your life a little better. The New Moon is opposite Neptune, so let your imagination guide you. Look in which house you have Virgo to see which area of your life is up for improvement.
Also on September 9th Venus enters Scorpio. This is a very important transit because Venus will go retrograde in Scorpio one month later. Venus will basically start its retrograde motion in Scorpio, move back into Libra, go direct in Libra, and then finally move back into Scorpio.
When a planet begins its retrograde in one sign and goes direct in the sign before, this is when it brings the greatest transformations. You probably already know that Venus is all about love and relationships. Scorpio is a deep, emotional sign, while Libra is a rational, intellectual sign.
Water signs is where we believe we act on intuition but are in fact on autopilot. Being on autopilot is not a bad thing! If we wouldn’t have the ability to internalize learning, we would never evolve.
But in order to change the way we feel about something we need to move from water (Scorpio) to air (Libra). Basically, we need to rewire our thoughts and mental models.
Venus moving from Scorpio to Libra will show you how to re-wire your fears about love and intimacy so you can have better, more mature relationships with others. This is a time to face your deepest fears about love and intimacy.
September 10th, 2018
On September 10th, 2018 another planet changes signs: Mars. Mars re-enters Aquarius. Mars firstly entered Aquarius on May 17th (can you believe it?) but because Mars was retrograde this summer we have such a long Mars in Aquarius transit.
This Mars retrograde has been particularly difficult – I’ve received tons of messages and complaints about it! but Mars back in Aquarius will come with the final resolution. You will finally understand what this Mars retrograde was all about and what it meant for your evolutionary journey.
September 12th, 2018
On September 12th, 2018 Venus (now at 2° Scorpio) is opposite Uranus (now at 2° Taurus). This is a VERY important transit because it will last pretty much forever – until the beginning of December!
We will, of course, have a 2nd and a 3rd Venus Uranus opposition (because of Venus and Uranus retrograde), but the 2nd and 3rd oppositions will take place when Venus will be back in Libra and Uranus back in Aries.
I looked at all transits Uranus makes when he’s back in Aries and this one is the most important. It’s like Uranus moved back into Aries ON purpose for this transit… to bring freedom and liberation in your relationships.
Venus opposite Uranus will COMPLETELY change your views on love and relationships and I cannot stress that enough. Usually, Venus opposite Uranus lasts for approximately 5 days but this time it lasts for almost 3 months!
There is so much more to this transit, and I will write more about it closer to the date. Until then, mark your calendar. See what happens around September 12th, what themes emerge, what messages you receive, and I can promise you will have a much easier life when we have the 2nd and the 3rd opposition later in October-November. Astrology is such a useful tool for self-awareness. If you understand what happens, why, and what’s the bigger picture, your life becomes so much more meaningful.
September 13th, 2018
September 2018 is the month of oppositions! So far in September, we had Sun opposite Neptune, Venus opposite Uranus. On September 13th, 2018 Mercury is opposite Neptune. You may think your thoughts (Mercury) belong to you … but is it really so?
Our minds are highly perceptive and highly influential. Our thoughts are not fully ours. They are a combination of the messages we receive (and we have very little control over them) and our interpretation of these messages (here we have more control, but not 100%).
The message of Mercury opposite Neptune? Be aware of what you take in. Reality is created by the sense and meaning of the worlds describing it.
September 18th, 2018
On September 18th, 2018 we have the last Mars Uranus square. Phew! Just as a quick reminder: we had the first one on May 16th and the 2nd on August 1st. Mars is the planet of action and Uranus is the planet of freedom.
Action + freedom? Shake, after shake, after shake. And this is been going on for months now! At least by now, you know what you needed to break free from.
September 22nd, 2018
On September 22nd, 2018 Mercury enters Libra. Mercury is the planet of the mind, of the intellect. After you put order in your thoughts while Mercury was in Virgo, now is decision time. Libra has a reputation for being indecisive. In fact, in Libra is where the best decisions are made.
Libra is an action-oriented, cardinal sign after all. Libra is in the middle of the zodiac so it has the full picture and understands both sides of the scale – therefore it does what is fair, and what is right. No wonder Libra is the sign of justice!
The only time Libra doesn’t make a decision is when a decision should not be made yet, and more research and analysis is necessary.
In the coming weeks, you can rest assured that you will make better decisions and you will work better with other people.
September 23rd, 2018
On September 23rd, 2018 Sun enters Libra. The day is equal to the night, no matter where you live on Earth. We are all equal! No differences, no prejudices. When we understand that, life naturally becomes all peace and harmony. And Libra IS the sign of peace and harmony.
In this turbulent times when everything from our everyday communication to Social media is filled with hate speech its worth remembering that beyond any differences, we all share something in common: our humanity.
What an irony, that Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac! Libra is a reminder that true reason can be found where there is no trace of flesh or nature. Sun’s yearly transit into Libra is a reminder – and an invitation – to be more human, more reasonable, to seek peace and common ground.
September 25th, 2018
On September 25th, 2018 we have a Full Moon in Aries. The Full Moon is square Saturn. The Sun and the Moon are both in cardinal signs and are squared by Saturn, who is also in a cardinal sign (Capricorn). The message?
Whatever you do, keep going. Don’t get stuck. Do you feel a resistance? Break through it, because everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
September 30th, 2018
Wake me up when September ends. If you’ve been asleep throughout September, then on September 30th you will definitely wake up, because Pluto, the planet of deep transformation and truth goes direct. And when Pluto wakes up from hibernation, you cannot keep your eyes closed any longer, either. And this is a good thing because October will bring even deeper, soul-shaking transformation.
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9 thoughts on “The Astrology Of September 2018 – Better Times Ahead”
Hooley Dooley. What a month ahead! I cannot wait until November. Just to shake off the weight of all the planets on my shoulders lol
Thank You, I love Your comments:)
I feel so ready!! It is going to be an amazing month of awakening.
Great post! Glad I found it.
It WAS a bananas summer!! My sun, moon and venus are between 28 Cap and 4 Aqua: Uuuugggghhhhhhh… but it’s over!! YAY! And SO MANY lessons FINALLY learned! Great article! Thank you!
You’re welcome! Glad you survived the summer ❤️
I just found you today. Your Sept write-up is terrific! Love your enthusiasm & humor too.
Especially related to the Venus Uranus opposition as these two are conjoined in my chart… It’s been Difficult to the nth degree. Pluto rx also hard… It is with my sun and Mercury…. Literally lost my son this year and and still trying to understand why. Like your analysis of aspects… I’m too close to my own chart to see things you pointed out
I’m terribly sorry for your loss 🙁 sending you love