Contributed by Lisa Stardust
September brings cooler, autumnal breezes and earlier sunsets our way, ushering in a sense of calm. In general, as things settle down seasonally, you can expect energies to become more subdued, especially during the last part of the month. This will bring with it a greater awareness of how to let go of matters you can’t control, as well as the ability to see when you’re being self-absorbed or narcissistic, which is always hard to see in yourself.
Here are more specifics looking at the astrological rundown of the month ahead:
- An emotional full moon in Pisces will occur on September 1st around 10:20 p.m. PST. It’s important to embrace one’s intuition during this lunar event.
- Chatty Mercury becomes less gossipy and more fair minded on September 5th when it enters Libra.
- Planet of love, Venus, takes on a larger than life personality on the 6th, when it flirts its way into the sign Leo.
- Action planet Mars starts its three-month-long retrograde journey in Aries on September 9th, heightening emotions and exhausting energies.
- Lucky and expansive Jupiter ends its four month retrograde journey on September 12th in Capricorn. The tides will turn in everyone’s favor as a result.
- The Virgo new moon on September 17th will bring ingenious ideas to everyone.
- The Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd kicks off Libra season.
- September 27th brings Mercury’s ingress into investigative Scorpio.
- Saturn, who’s been retrograde for over the past four months, turns direct on September 29th in Capricorn.
Cat and Dog Horoscopes for September
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Fun is coming your way on September 6th, but you may be feeling a tad too exhausted to wag your tail all day long on September 9th. Remember, you do not always have to dig the biggest hole, chase all the dogs, or catch every single ball thrown your way. Not every activity requires the maximum amount of effort. Save your energy for the things you most enjoy.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
On September 9th, you may feel as if your parents aren’t being super attentive, which may make you feel like acting out and eating a pair of expensive shoes or unraveling a fresh roll of toilet paper. Give it a few days and lean into your intuitive side on September 12th. Odds are that mom and dad are going through a tough time right now, and it has far less to do with you than you imagine. Try to be a good, understanding friend to them and find some perspective: It’s not always about you.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
It’s time to set some major boundaries with your friends and parents. With your social personality, implementing structure and limits in your relationships has always been difficult, and you’ll experience just how hard this is for you on September 5th. You’re getting so much extra attention these days that it will come to a head on September 9th, so having some personal space will be really important on the 12th. By the time September 29th rolls in, you’ll be happy with the boundaries you’ve created.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Your anxieties will be heightened on September 5th, which will make you want to take time off from hanging with your pals who are stressing you out. Instead of being social, it’s time to focus on centering yourself. Stay close to home this month and rediscover your domestic side with activities like playing with your favorite squeaky toy, scratching up your favorite post, or watching nature videos with mom and dad. This month, less is more, and you will find pleasure and peace in chill undertakings.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Your spirit is soaring this month, so do a little twirl on the catwalk and embrace your fabulousness on September 17th. Yes, even self-assured Leos need a confidence boost every once in a while! Your confident and carefree vibe this month will help to highlight many of the new tricks you’ve picked up lately, like giving a high five on demand and some dance moves you’ll be wanting to show off on September 27th.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Ready or not, September 2nd will bring a sweet flirtation your way. That’s right, Virgo! So keep your eyes and heart open when hanging with your pack at the local dog park. Some may call it puppy love, but you may sense that deep down, it’s more. On September 12th, there’s potential for this relationship to evolve and lead to a long term romance. Ooh, la la!
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Life is but a dream all month all September for you, dear Libra! We’re talking long dog and cat naps followed by treats fed to you in the afternoon by your pet parents. The only caveat to your fancy-free lifestyle is that the new moon on September 22nd will force you back out into public life, which you may not be ready for just yet. Feel free to stay put; you’ve earned yourself a few more days of chillaxing.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
It’s time for you to face your fears, Scorpio! Although it may be hard to stop barking at birds and trembling at thunderstorms, September 22nd offers you an opportunity to look these frights right in the eye. You’ll find that by facing what scares you head on, you’re able to gain control over your demons—not the other way around. You will feel freer by the end of the month.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
September 17th gives you a little shot of ingenuity. You may stumble upon a brilliant new idea that will help you grow and evolve your mindset. It could be as simple as changing up your daily routine to helping your pet parent adapt to their new work schedule. You may even find a cool way to ensure your human siblings are paying attention to their virtual classes. Whatever your genius idea is—run with it!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Positive changes are coming your way and you’re feeling larger than life this month. September 12th and 29th are giving you extra pep to achieve your spiritual goals, which will be a topic of thought for you on the 17th. After taking notes from watching your pet parent work towards mindfulness, you’re welcoming in higher minded activities yourself, like meditation, yoga, and mastering the perfect downward dog position.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You may not feel as though your pet parents are listening to your barks and meows in the beginning of the month. This may lead you to seek other creative ways of expressing yourself on September 17th which can be seen as dramatic. Don’t stress, Aquarius! September 27th brings a new and inventive way for you to communicate to your pet parents. And, this time they’ll hear you loud and clear. More importantly, they’ll listen.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
After a long summer at your pet parents’ beach house, you’re back in the swing of things. This means long trips to the local dog park, which is great, but it also means that you’re going to see your best frenemy while cruising the dog run with your pack on September 17th. Don’t bark or bite when you bump into them, just be kind and squash the drama. Take the high road. Life—especially a dog’s life!—is too short to focus on anything but food, fun, or family, my friend.
About the Author: Lisa Stardust has studied the zodiac for over a decade as an astrologer and cosmic writer, and has contributed to publications and websites such as Teen Vogue, The Hoodwitch, Cosmopolitan, and O, Oprah Magazine.