Scorpios are known to be gluttons for punishment, but even this summer of eclipses and retrogrades may have been too intense for you, little Scorpion. It’s OK—September’s cool breezes have arrived, and things feel way chiller. Communication planet Mercury and sweet Venus make a helpful connection on September 3, creating an easy and social atmosphere, but that’s not the only reason you should circle this date on your calendar—this is also the beginning of Venus’s shadow period before its retrograde in October. This retrograde is important, Scorpio, since it will be in your sign! Pay attention to what themes come up for you over this next month, because during Venus’s retrograde, you'll be reassessing what’s truly important to you.
Chatty Mercury enters thoughtful Virgo on September 5, stimulating the sector of your chart that rules your social life and the groups and communities you belong to. Watch out for exciting news when Mercury connects with Uranus and Saturn on September 7—unexpected meetings will take place, but a strong, confident, and supportive energy will also be in the air. Just try not to overbook yourself: the Sun opposes Neptune on this day, which means that you might be too optimistic about how much you can fit on your social calendar.
There's a supportive energy around communication on September 7, but because of the Sun's opposition to Neptune, you must watch out for wishful thinking and confusion when it comes to your creative projects or your love life. Keep things light! And stay rooted in reality—getting lost in fantasies could get you in trouble, but you'll make it through any confusion that comes your way if you focus on the present. It’s rare that a Scorpio looks at things with rose-colored glasses, but you've been seeing a situation in your love life, creative pursuits, or social life, in a very fantastical light. Now, things are coming into focus…don't take the truth of the situation or your new perspective personally—take it for what it is and move on! There's plenty of productive energy in the air for you to turn crap into gold!
On September 8, Venus clashes with one of your ruling planets, Mars, firing up plenty of passion in your life—an exciting conversation is sure to come your way. September 9 brings the new moon in Virgo, plus, Venus enters your sign! You’re feeling especially cute and charismatic, and with Venus in your sign—one of the sexiest and most intense in the zodiac—people are craving depth in all areas of their lives. This new moon in Virgo is a chance to keep things simple: Things are rarely simply, but you should celebrate your friendships that work with ease, your intimate relationships that don't feel too complicated, and your always-organized to-do list. It’s time to wipe the slate clean of any drama that bubbled up this summer. A new social circle may enter the scene, too. Getting involved with your community and volunteering your time to causes that inspire you are brilliant ways to work with the energy of the new moon in Virgo, which will be activating the sector of your chart that rules groups and associations.
Mars enters air sign Aquarius on September 10, reigniting some issues that came up for you this summer—the difference is that now, you’re prepared to deal with them! You’ve had some time to re-strategize and you're ready to move forward. Issues concerning your home and family are likely to flare up now.
Mid-month is especially exciting: the Sun, lucky Jupiter (currently in your sign!), and your ruling planet Pluto all connect on September 11 and 12—amazing! Brilliant social connections are made and very valuable—even secret—insider information may be coming your way. This is a powerful time for networking, so get out there and schmooze! Having Venus, the planet of love and beauty, in your sign definitely helps you look good while you do it.
Excitement is sure to arrive in your relationships on September 12, when Venus opposes Uranus. A shift in your love life will take place, and you realize that what you thought was important to you (or who thought "your type" was) is evolving. Freedom and independence are important themes that come up for you at this time, too. This doesn't necessarily mean a break-up will take place—just that things need to be shaken up! As you and your partners grow, both your needs and interests will change, and eventually you'll reach a turning point that calls for something new. I know that when you find true love, Scorpio, there's a part of you that wants to preserve it like taxidermy; but you and I both know that depth and intimacy are more important to you than freezing time. Allow things to go with the flow so that you and your lovers can grow!
Watch out for communication issues on September 13, when Mercury opposes Neptune. Perhaps save an important conversation for September 15, when Mercury connects with Pluto and you're really able to dive deep into the issue, instead of getting lost in Neptune's fog. An optimistic vibe is in the air as Mercury connects with Jupiter on September 16; it’s a fantastic time to network, but do watch out for exaggerations.
Mars squares off with unruly Uranus on September 18—you'll have to deal with any surprises that pop up, and keep an eye out for impulsive behavior around you. Though there's a lot of pressure in the air, nothing new is taking place. Think back to August 1—an unexpected ending may take place concerning themes from that time, but don't fight it; keep your cool because tempers will already be flaring.
Mercury enters Libra on September 21, boosting your intuitive abilities, and the autumnal equinox arrives on September 22, when the Sun enters Libra! This is a marvelous, magical time to explore your spirituality. Dedicate time to meditation—and also to sleep! Scorpio season is around the corner, after all, and this is your time to unwind before the Sun shines on your sign.
People are in a bad mood as Mercury squares off with Saturn on September 23: This is not a great day for communication, especially since people start talking before they really think things through! Watch out for more sour energy on September 25, due to grumpy Saturn squaring off with the Sun.
The full moon in Aries arrives on September 24, and this is a very powerful time for you to assess your work schedule and dump your bad habits. The Sun connects with Mars on September 27, creating a productive energy—but you're also not in the mood for anyone's bullshit; you have a lot going on in your personal life, and if someone deserves to be snapped at, you won't hesitate to use your stingers. You're in a protective and emotionally sensitive mood at this time. Don’t hide from this vulnerability in the air—surrender to it, because the Sun’s rays of truth and Mars’s warrior energy can help you break through emotional patterns that no longer serve you.
Your ruling planet Pluto ends its retrograde on September 30, bringing up a deep and possibly difficult conversation—sit with it. There’s a stillness in the air, and if you quiet your mind (and your mouth), you'll see through to the truth of the situation, instead of skimming the surface in your impatience and feverish need for control. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth—your mind is undergoing a major shift right now, which will affect everything from your attention span to your communication style. You can also expect issues to get stirred up between you and your siblings, as well as in your local neighborhood. Good luck this month, Scorpio, and see you in October!