Astro Guide

Monthly Horoscope: Capricorn, September 2018

Big changes are coming, Capricorn.

by Annabel Gat; illustrated by Nicole Ginelli
Aug 30 2018, 8:33pm

Welcome to Virgo season, Capricorn! The Sun is shining in the sector of your chart that rules travel and learning, making this a fantastic time for you to study or adventure abroad. You’re in an very philosophical mood, and issues concerning justice and spirituality are on your mind. Mercury enters Virgo on September 5, finding you especially busy after a period of deep introspection or even mourning—invitations to new adventures will come your way!

Your ruling planet, Saturn, ends its retrograde on September 6, so you’ll likely feel some heavy energy in the air. So much restructuring has taken place in your life, but as Saturn begins to go direct in your sun sign, you'll find yourself more prepared to tackle whatever life throws your way.

Exciting news arrives as communication planet Mercury connects with Uranus and Saturn on September 7, but watch out for confusion because the Sun will also connect with foggy Neptune—it’s a big mess, I know! You won't know what to make of this thrilling news, but Virgo teaches us that patience is a valuable virtue, so take your time! Understand that you may not be seeing or hearing everything clearly, and do your best to avoid paranoid thinking. Keep lines of communication open and kindly thank people for the news they give you, and let them know you'll get back to them soon, Capricorn!

The new moon in Virgo on September 9 offers a lovely time to center yourself and to get clear on how you see the world and your vision for the future. Also during this new moon, sweet, sexy Venus will enter Scorpio and bring blessings to the friendship and community sector of your chart. This is fantastic for your social life—it's a magical time to make new friends and, on a more emotional level, to connect with people who share your values or get involved with community activism.

Mars enters Aquarius on September 10 and revs up the financial sector of your chart: An issue regarding money or self-worth that you weren't able to get through this summer will finally budge! Valuable resources—not just financial ones, but things like social connections or brilliant ideas, too—arrive as the Sun connects with lucky Jupiter and transformative Pluto on September 11 and Jupiter and Pluto make a harmonious connection on September 12. Will you be tapped to join a secret society? It’s possible with this combination of planetary energies in the atmosphere!

Just watch out for shake-ups in your social life or love life when Venus opposes Uranus on September 12; your boo may not appreciate being left for the new crew you're running with. That said, this planetary alignment could work to your benefit, if you and your partners are open to trying a different arrangement or exploring new ways to connect and relate. Again, a recurring theme this month is patience—Mercury may not be retrograde, but it’s still wise to avoid signing contracts since Mercury will oppose the planet of illusion and delusion, Neptune, on September 13. Keep things light and easy at this time, at least until Mercury connects with Pluto on September 15, when deep secrets will be shared and hidden places will be explored.

More exciting ideas are exchanged on September 16, when Mercury connects with broad-minded Jupiter. Watch out for tempers, impulsivity (especially compulsive purchases), and shocking behavior on September 18…these aren't things you haven't seen before (think back to August 1), but they're sure to leave an impression.

The Sun meets Mercury on September 20, inviting you to keep an open mind and learn new things—even though you may feel compelled to act like a know-it-all. The autumnal equinox arrives on September 22, and with the Sun entering Libra, your energy is shifting toward your public life: your career, reputation, popularity, and long-term plans.

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The lesson Libra teaches us is in the importance of partnership and diplomacy. You’re a hard worker, but you won’t find the success you're looking for unless you can authentically connect with your colleagues, your higher-ups, and anyone you work with, dear Capricorn. Disappointing news about work may arrive as Mercury squares off with your ruling planet, Saturn, on September 23; but some practical help may also come your way, thanks to Mercury also connecting with action planet Mars.

A fiery full moon in Aries arrives on September 24, shifting your focus from your public life to your personal life. A pang of nostalgia is in the air as you navigate these autumn streets…if you see a pair of Uggs one more time, you might just start crying about something that happened in 2004. It’s OK, let it all out, Capricorn—now is your time to be emotional! Though you might think of yourself as acting like a baby, you need to accept that that's what you need right now. You don't have many opportunities to allow yourself this kind of emotional space since you're always so hard at work. On a more day-to-day level, this full moon will find a culmination taking place around an issue concerning your living situation or family. It’s a brilliant time to energetically cleanse your home. Full moons are all about release, so please take out the trash, literally and figuratively. A spell to release old emotional patterns is a fantastic way to work the energy or to let go of fears surrounding security. This full moon wants you to find a better balance between your home life and work life—only you know the answer as to how that can be accomplished! Not sure what it is yet? The light of the full moon is sure to illuminate the solution.

Pluto ends its retrograde in your sign on September 30, creating a hugely intense energy and finding you eager to transform everything in your life—out with the old, in with the new! Power struggles will bubble to the surface, and passions are heating up. This is a deeply powerful time to effect change, Capricorn. Good luck this month and see you in October!