Astro Guide

Monthly Horoscope: Sagittarius, September 2018

Finally, the retrogrades and eclipses are behind us.

by Annabel Gat; illustrated by Nicole Ginelli
Aug 30 2018, 8:32pm

Welcome to Virgo season, Sagittarius! The Sun is shining in the sector of your chart that rules your public life, career, and reputation, which means you're focused on your goals and thinking about the future. And after this long summer of retrogrades and eclipses, you're so ready for the future! This month is off to an easy start as Mercury and Venus make a helpful connection on September 3, bringing fun and social invitations your way.

The energy shifts on September 5, when Mercury enters Virgo and focuses more cosmic energy in the career sector of your chart, making this a great time to shake hands and hold meetings. You’re going to be very busy with work, and the more fun kind of socializing probably won’t take place until Libra season arrives on the autumnal equinox on September 22.

September 7 finds your arrows flying in all sorts of directions, dear centaur. Mercury connects with Uranus and Saturn and the Sun opposes Neptune on September 7—simply speaking, there are going to be productive conversations at work and exciting new ideas are taking root. However, there will be confusion around boundaries: Should you share your amazing news concerning your home life with your boss? Should you vent to a roommate about something you are dealing with financially? The lines feel blurred, and you’re not sure what you can share with who…or worse, you might feel like others are confusing what’s private and what's public, perhaps mistakenly posting pictures of the debauched party you had with close friends where they shouldn't be.

Here’s the thing, Sag: if you're unsure where to draw the line, other people are likely just as confused. You need to make these rules for yourself, and be sure to share them with the people you interact with (like, hey, I had lots of fun with you last night, but please don’t send me dirty pictures while I am at work).

A new moon in Virgo arrives on September 9, bringing a fresh start around your career and reputation—exciting! But, as with all new moons, things are so new that you might feel a little rootless, unsure of what will come next. The solution is to look within yourself—only you know the answer, and it might take some time to figure it out. The new moon in Virgo asks you to be patient; it takes time for beautiful things to grow!

Venus also enters Scorpio on September 9, lighting up a very private sector of your chart; you'll value your sleep and solitude a whole lot and feel more secretive about love and money than usual. Who knows...Venus in Scorpio is a prime time for you to have an affair (not that you would really ever do that—you're on the tallest moral high horse that exists, Sag), or at the very least, some juicy secrets are sure to be shared.

Mars enters Aquarius on September 10, stirring up issues from this spring and summer that you need to re-address—this time, you'll be able to move forward and take action, unlike before, when so much re-strategizing needed to be done. The universe really wants you to keep in mind how you communicate with people—your out-of-the-box thinking may wow everyone, but don't be a contrarian just to shock people. You also tend to be very blunt—make sure that you don't say things that are too hurtful during this time!

The Sun connects with Pluto and your ruling planet, Jupiter, on September 11—this is such a powerful time to manifest your desires; your dreams are turning into reality! Ditch the treasure map—your psychic intuition will be so sharp on September 12, when Jupiter connects with Pluto, that you'll be able to sense where the gold is with your mind. Pay close attention to the messages that come to you in your dreams during this time of the month. Exciting news about money is sure to arrive, too. Hidden resources may become available.

Mid-month is super busy for communication planet Mercury, so expect to have plenty of conversations about work, your career and reputation, and life in the public eye. First, Mercury opposes Neptune on September 13, which will find you battling some confusion. Then Mercury connects with Pluto on September 15 to bring you valuable information. Finally, Mercury connects with Jupiter on September 16, boosting your intuitive abilities.

Mars squares off with Uranus on September 18, creating an impulsive and fiery mood around issues you encountered back on August 1. The Sun meets Mercury on September 20, when everyone is acting a bit like a know-it-all—but hey, you'll be getting a taste of your own medicine, so try and make the best of it.

The energy finally shifts on September 21, when Mercury enters Libra and activates the social sector of your chart just before Libra season begins on September 22. This will be a fun and exciting time to connect with friends, meet new people, and share ideas! Emotionally, you’re reflecting on your hopes and dreams for your future. Justice is important to you, Sagittarius, and Libra season is a wonderful time for you to get involved in your community.

Just watch out for disagreements on September 23, when Mercury squares off with Saturn, putting people in a bad mood. September 25 finds the Sun squaring off with Saturn—on thee days, focus your energy on getting work done instead of having sun. Saturn asks us to buckle down and get serious, even though all the Sun in Libra wants to do is flirt!

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The full moon in fellow fire sign Aries arrives on September 24, bringing a burst of fun—but again, Saturn’s energy is in the air, so you’ll need to be smart and act like grown-up, especially when it comes to money. A climax around an issue concerning your love life or a creative pursuit is sure to come to the surface.

The last few full moons have been highly emotional, and have left you in a puddle of tears and nostalgia, but the September 24's full moon energy is revved up in a totally different way—and you probably haven't felt like this in a while. Instead of tending to your wounds, you're galloping through the woods, ready to transform into something new, something inspiring—ready to break free from the past.

On September 27, the Sun connects with Mars and brings a boost in energy, plus some exciting news and meetings! There’s a confident, quick-moving vibe in the air, and interesting stuff comes up for you when Pluto ends its retrograde on September 30. You’re finding yourself deeply exploring issues concerning money and even self-esteem. You know your worth, Sag, so ask for it! Good luck this month—and see you in October!