Astrology Of September 2022 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

Can you believe it’s already September? 

Despite being in the middle of the Virgo season, you may not feel particularly keen to get stuff done. That’s because Mercury is retrograde most of the month.

Let’s be honest – we all dread Mercury retrogrades.

But this is not your “Wake me up when September ends” month. September has a lot to offer: we have two beautiful, nicely aspected lunations, a new Mercury cycle at 0° Libra, and a “bring me good news” Mercury-Venus conjunction

Let’s take a look at the most important transits of the month:

September 5th, 2022 – Venus Enters Virgo

On September 5th, 2022 Venus enters Virgo.

Virgo is a practical Earth sign. Virgo is also a mutable sign. Mutable signs move things around. That’s why Virgos like to be of service – they move stuff around, where that “stuff” is needed. 

Since Venus is the planet of feelings, Venus in Virgo has the unique ability to tap into her feelings to get stuff done. 

In the next weeks, Venus in Virgo will teach us how to be more pragmatic and “use” our feelings to achieve something concrete. Do you feel energized? Take on that project you keep procrastinating on. Do you feel emotional? Have a heart-to–heart chat with your Water sign friends. Do you feel angry? Clean the house. Channel your feelings and do something useful. 

One great thing about Venus in Virgo (and any other Virgo transit), is that it makes harmonious aspects with Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. The Grand Venus-Uranus-Pluto Earth trine is active from September 20th to September 26th. 

September 10th, 2022 – Full Moon In Pisces

On September 10th, 2022, we have a Full Moon at 17° Pisces.

This is a beautiful, “make a wish” Full Moon conjunct Neptune and sextile Uranus. The Full Moon in Pisces is perhaps one of the best Full Moons of the year.

Full Moons in general are not times when we want to be locked at home: they are times when we’re social, get out there, and connect with others.

And when we have a Full Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, the planet of “oneness”, we will just find it easier to open up and see the magic that surrounds us. Things will just feel right. 

September 10th, 2022 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

On September 10th, 2022, Mercury goes retrograde at 8° Libra.

Mercury retrograde in Libra will ask us to revisit some decisions, do a bit more research (mid-retrograde Mercury will move back into Virgo), and then eventually make up our mind.

Mercury will turn direct on October 3rd, at 24° Virgo. If you have planets or angles between 24° Virgo and 8° Libra you will be especially influenced by this Mercury retrograde. 

September 19th, 2022 – Sun Trine Pluto

On September, 19th, 2022 Sun (at 26° Libra) squares Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun is our personal identity. Pluto is the power of nature – or what we call “fate”. 

When we have a Sun-Pluto transit, other people or events challenge and threaten our sense of Self. To deal with this tension, we either attempt to control these outside circumstances, getting into power struggles and ego wars, OR, we feel helpless and resign ourselves to circumstances.

But the Sun-Pluto trine is an open invitation to find solutions so that we can get the best of 2 worlds: Pluto wants us to toughen up and let go of egoic concerns, and the Sun wants to alchemize Pluto’s power into inner strength and resilience.  

Yes, we can change our circumstances, yes, we are not always at the mercy of fate… but the secret is, acting from our Higher Self, not from our Egoic Self. 

September 23rd, 2022 – Sun Enters Libra

On September 23rd, 2022, the Sun enters Libra, which means we have the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

No matter where you live on Earth, the day is equal to the night. Equality is a key Libra word. Equality is a balancing act – the result of lots of weighing and reflection. Equality also means getting outside our personal, subjective bubble, to see where the other is truly coming from.

We can find equality, balance and peace (Libra’s highest goals) when we open up to others. When we see others not as a means of personal gratification, not as a reflection of ourselves – but as individuals in their own right.

In the Libra season, it will become easier to open up to other people, put the “we” before “me”, and reach Win-Win outcomes.

September 23rd, 2022 – Sun Conjunct Mercury

On September 23rd, 2022, Sun is conjunct Mercury at 0° Libra.

When Mercury retrograde is conjunct the Sun, a new Mercury cycle begins. We have 3 Mercury cycles in a year, and these cycles are very useful in planning and managing medium-term projects.

This particular Mercury cycle is extra powerful since it happens at one of the 4 cardinal degrees. The 4 cardinal degrees (0° Aries, 0° Cancer, 0° Libra, 0° Capricorn) are the most potent degrees of the zodiac; they carry the energy of Mars.

Things are much more likely to come to fruition when we have a cycle starting at a cardinal degree. That’s why you want to pay particular attention to this Mercury cycle. Libra is a social, relationship-oriented sign, so any plans/activities that include others (for example collaborations) are favored. 

September 25th, 2022 – New Moon In Libra

On September 25th, 2022, we have a New Moon at 2° Libra.

The New Moon is opposite Jupiter (at 3° Aries), giving us an appetite for risk-taking. Ready, set, action?

The New Moon ruler Venus is conjunct Mercury retrograde, so there are some considerations to make. The combined Mercury and Jupiter influence will help us weigh the details against the big picture, helping us come up with a plan where everyone can win. 

September 26th, 2022 – Mercury Conjunct Venus

On September 26th, 2022, Mercury retrograde is conjunct Venus at 26° Virgo.

Most of the time our thoughts and feelings are 2 separate entities: our mind tells us one thing, our heart something else.

But when Mercury and Venus meet up, we finally find that sweet spot where the two agree with each other.

This is a great transit for communication and social activities: Venus will make our communication (Mercury) more persuasive, while our relationships (Venus) will benefit from Mercury’s clarity and insight. 

September 30th, 2022 – Venus Enters Libra

On September 30th, 2022 Venus enters one of her favorite signs: Libra. And when Venus is happy, everyone is happy.

In the coming weeks, Venus will have a blast: it will walk hand by hand with the Sun, oppose Jupiter, and trine her lover Mars (now in Gemini).

The result? We will just feel at ease with life, ourselves, and others. Venus in Libra wires us to be receptive to  others – so this is a good time for social activities and for anything to do with relationships. 

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2 thoughts on “Astrology Of September 2022 – Mercury Goes Retrograde

  1. Quick question on Sept 19:

    “September 19th, 2022 – Sun Trine Pluto
    On September, 19th, 2022 Sun (at 26° Libra) squares Pluto in Capricorn.”

    Just learning here – I am a bit confused on this one – is the Sun going to be Trine Pluto or Square Pluto – and also, wouldn’t the Sun be at 26* Virgo rather than Libra since the Sun has not entered Libra yet?

    Thank you for helping me understand – I follow this every month and write these down in my planner so that I can be prepared with any appts and plans that I make throughout the month. Thank you!

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