Monthly Horoscope: Cancer, September 2018
Astro Guide

Monthly Horoscope: Cancer, September 2018

You’re going to release some expectations you’ve had about yourself and your goals, but letting go can feel good.
illustrated by Nicole Ginelli
August 30, 2018, 8:38pm

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so you're ultra-sensitive to eclipses—and this summer we had three eclipses rather than our usual two, and now you're so ready to cool down this Virgo season! Virgo is a practical, logical sign, so it's such a relief for you to feel like things are finally making more sense. Communication planet Mercury enters Virgo on September 5, sharpening your mental acuity and bringing plenty of news your way.


Sorting out commitments in your relationships is a theme for you early this month, as the planet of time and responsibility, Saturn, ends its retrograde in Capricorn on September 6. An exciting conversation concerning your relationships and social life arrives on September 7, when Mercury, Uranus, and Saturn align. A whimsically creative and romantic energy will be in the air, thanks to the Sun opposite Neptune, also on September 7. The downside is that Neptune, the planet of fantasy, is also the planet of delusion, so don’t get too carried away!

A passionate energy takes over on September 8, when Venus and Mars square off and ask you to take action and get what you want, little crab! A fresh start around communication arrives with the new moon in Virgo on September 9, which is a fantastic time for you to organize your paperwork, or if you’re feeling witchy, cast a spell to boost effective communication in your life. Venus has been in charming air sign Libra, but the energy will make a big shift during this new moon—Venus will enter fellow water sign Scorpio, which means things are going to get way more intense, exciting, and sexy in your love life—and a rush of creative inspiration will come your way.

On September 10, Mars will enter Aquarius, and you’ll start feeling ready to tackle some issues you've been avoiding or just felt too burned out to deal with this summer. It’s hard for you to let go of the past, but Mars in cool, detached air sign Aquarius will help you do just that. This is a powerful time to cut things off…and an even more powerful time to deepen your connection with people, especially because of the Sun, Jupiter, and Pluto’s alignment on September 11 and 12, which will find you and your partners sharing deeply personal and intimate things with each other. You may also connect with a hugely powerful person!


You will break free from communities, creative projects, environments, or relationships that no longer inspire you or share your values on September 12, when Venus opposes Uranus and finds you craving something new. But relationships that truly stand the test of time will be as solid as ever, since supportive, anchoring Saturn will also connect with Venus on September 12. A rush of creative inspiration floods in as Mercury opposes Neptune on September 13, but try not to make any promises right now—again, the relationships and projects that are meant to last, will—since Neptune’s foggy atmosphere is not the best for making agreements or commitments!

Tempers flare as Mars squares off with Uranus on September 18, so watch out for impulsive or angry behavior. Think back to August 1—you’ve been in this situation before, except unlike last time, Mars isn’t retrograde, so you’re feeling much more capable of expertly and coolly addressing the situation and moving forward. You tend to shy away from confrontation, Cancer, but I urge you to believe in yourself and in your hard shell and snappy claws—you’ve got some fantastic built-in protection!

Important news arrives on September 20, when the Sun and Mercury meet in Virgo. This is followed by a huge energy shift on September 21 and 22, when Mercury and the Sun enter Libra—you'll move from being busy and getting things organized during Virgo season, to connecting with your family and loved ones and spending time at home during Libra season.


Disappointing news and grumpy vibes arrive as Mercury squares off with Saturn on September 23, and again on September 25, when the Sun also clashes with Saturn—so don’t plan any cute dates at this time! Have an important favor to ask? Wait a few days until Saturn’s pessimistic aura dissipates! Use this energy to focus on work instead.

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The full moon in Aries arrives on September 24, which will find you having to balance your public and personal life in a big way, Cancer. You’re going to release some expectations you’ve had about yourself and your goals, but letting go can feel good—and in their place, you can foster a new dream, better suited to who you are now.

This summer's eclipses changed a lot for you, you know, especially regarding how you want to spend your time, energy, and money—and who you're doing that with. Libra season is a major time for you to focus on your home and family, but the full moon in independent Aries is all about getting you on stage—or otherwise being seen, recognized, and rewarded for your hard work and talents. Being cozy with the people you love is your vibe during Libra season, but you'll have to balance that with your need to get out of the house and contribute to the world (and reap the rewards of hard work) while the Moon is in Aries.

This is an exciting, dynamic time for you professionally, but the end of the month also brings interesting twists to your relationships (romantic and otherwise), thanks to Pluto completing its retrograde on September 30. An intense and passionate energy will be in the air, as you and your partners hunger to go deeper in your relationships. Good luck this month, Cancer, and see you in October!