Pisces, September 2016


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Pisces, September 2016

This is a big month for your relationships, Pisces.
September 1, 2016, 1:00pm

September is a massive month for all your relationships, Pisces: the sexy ones, the loving ones, the business ones, and the friendly ones—even your relationships with your enemies! All your 'ships will be affected by this month's two eclipses, as well as by the Mercury retrograde in Virgo and the Saturn/Neptune square (squares are stressful, powerful astrological aspects).

Mercury retrograde began on August 30 and will end on September 22, and this time around it's going through Earth sign Virgo, the sign opposite from you on the zodiac wheel. Virgo is everything you're not: grounded, practical, usually on time for stuff. However, Mercury retrograde is all about miscommunications, delay, and technical difficulties, so the Virgo vibe will be all wonky.


Your flightiness and "creative" ways of approaching deadlines and commitments will be extra fucked by this Mercury retrograde. Sorry, Pisces. Don't sign any contracts or do any important paperwork right now—the terms will end up being renegotiated later. Do use this time to slow down and rethink the decisions you've made recently, especially since August 10.

Definitely expect to run into people from your past. This is true for all Mercury retrogrades but especially this one, since it's in Virgo, which rules the relationship sector of your chart. This Mercury retrograde isn't the only thing happening in Virgo early this month: We also have a solar eclipse in Virgo on September 1!

Expect to learn a lot about your partners. If they've been hiding anything, the eclipse will reveal it to you.

Eclipses reveal secrets and show us our world in a new light, so expect to learn a lot about your partners. If they've been hiding anything, the eclipse will reveal it to you. This could result in some relationships ending—if so, trust that it's meant to be. You'll likely pull in a lot of new partners during this time, many of whom you'll feel like you were destined to have met; eclipses have a very "fated" vibe about them!

September 2 is a rough day for communication, so hold off on any important discussions, especially in your relationships. People won't really know what they want or what will make them happy, thanks to the Sun in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces. Unfortunately, delaying important talks won't be an easy suggestion for you to take—chatty Mercury will meet with over-the-top Jupiter, so keeping your mouth shut will be very difficult. Remember that eclipses reveal things, and this is one intense eclipse season—Mercury and Jupiter together will have everyone spilling all their secrets! A lot of it won't make sense due to Mercury being retrograde, so be patient while everything sinks in.


One of your best qualities is how empathetic you are: When friends need a shoulder to cry on, you're fully present in a way that many people don't know how to be. Your listening skills will be called upon very often this month, due to all the intense shit that's going on astrologically. One of these intense days will certainly be September 10, when serious Saturn in Sagittarius squares nebulous Neptune, which is currently in your sign.

Saturn is all about reality, while Neptune is in a fantasy world—these two planets don't mix very easily. When things are chill between Saturn and Neptune, the vibe is whimsical yet supportive. But squares aren't chill. They're stressful, and this square will bring up a lot of anxieties. People will be feeling paranoid and acting from a place of fear. It doesn't help that Mercury is retrograde: Not only will everyone be feeling lots, but asking for directions will also be very difficult. Think back to November 2015 and June of this year—themes you were working with then will come up again now!

Time will give you the perspective you need to understand why you're going through your current difficulties.

Your career, your reputation, and popularity were big topics last November and June, and these issues will likely come up again. The anxiety stirred up by Saturn and Neptune could make you feel really worried about your future and how the world sees you. Your inner child is wondering What am I meant to be when I grow up? "Adulting" is not easy right now. Don't worry—this is meant to be a hard time. You're learning so much more than you can even imagine. Time will give you the perspective you need to understand why you're going through your current difficulties.


One of the most intense days for you this month will be September 16, due to the lunar eclipse, which will take place in your sign! You've learned so much about the people you partner with this month, but this eclipse will teach you about you. You're wrapping up a chapter in your life, Pisces, and this eclipse will help you really flush all the old shit out. This is not a time to cling on to the past—let everything go and allow a rebirth to take place.

I have a feeling some spontaneous bang trims, dye jobs, and tattoos will be the result of this eclipse. Do what you need to do, my fishy friend!

Lots of focus this month lands on the intimacy sector of your chart, thanks to Jupiter entering relationship-oriented Libra on September 9 (where it will stay until October 10, 2017), the Sun entering Libra on September 22, the Sun and Jupiter meeting in Libra on September 26, and the new moon in Libra on September 30.

Libra is the sign of balance and partnership, and it occupies a very psychic, intimate sector of your chart, one that rules endings, deaths, and rebirths. It also rules sex and money you share with other people, like debts or inheritances—it's a very complicated and emotional area of your chart, and all of these issues will be active at the end of the month (and really throughout the next year as Jupiter goes through Libra)!

If you're looking for a fresh start, or if you're in need of some healing, the new moon in Libra on September 30 will have your back!


These issues will feel over-the-top when the Sun meets Jupiter on the 26th, but this could also be a wonderfully healing time; you may be able to reach new emotional depths in your relationships. If you're looking for a fresh start, or if you're in need of some healing, the new moon in Libra on September 30 will have your back!

"Complicated" and "emotional" are two words often used to describe you, Pisces; however, the truth is, when you really have to deal with difficult situations and very intense feelings, you can be very rational, clear, and balanced—just like Libra, the sign that rules this sticky sector of your chart!

On September 23, sweet Venus enters sexy Scorpio, sending you lots of good vibes and opportunities to see new places. This is a great time to travel (especially since Mercury retrograde will be over!) and faraway lovers will be on your radar.

A big boost comes to your social life at the end of the month when power planet Pluto ends its retrograde in Capricorn on September 26 and warrior Mars enters Capricorn on September 27. Eclipses are extremely exhausting, but at the end of the month, you'll finally have lots of energy to hang out with friends! Expect to run into some very important people and discover some exciting, inspiring groups you could be a part of at the end of the month.

See you in October, Pisces!