Welcome to September, Aquarius! Last month left you reviewing your schedule. You tend to overcommit, which leaves you spread too thin with some of your goals unfinished. A full moon in dreamy Pisces on Tuesday, September 1 asks you to shorten your to-do list. We’re in the middle of organized Virgo season, which is opposite on the zodiac wheel from creative Pisces. This push and pull energy helps you streamline your commitments and make sense of your priorities.
Warrior planet Mars goes retrograde in its home sign of Aries from Wednesday, September 9 to Friday, November 13. Mars is the planet of action, and when it goes retrograde anything involving forward motion and ambition comes to a standstill. We’re in the age of Aquarius, and you’re the humanitarian of the zodiac. Especially with an election coming up, it’s not a great time for Mars retrograde. So what can you do?
Mars rules anger and is all about pushing back, screaming, and speaking up. While it’s retrograde, rather than try to force plans that just aren’t working, take a new approach. Organize for future action. Check in on people you care about. Research local political candidates. You can keep moving forward, your work may just be behind the scenes for the moment.
There’s a new moon in detail-oriented Virgo on Thursday, September 17. This sign is a hard worker, so this lunation could set that aforementioned behind-the-scenes work up for success. Around this time, be ready for a win. You deserve it.
The month comes to a close with the fall equinox on Tuesday, September 22. This has been a rough year, to say the least, but it’s a great time to gather with friends (safely in person or virtually) and express gratitude for one another. This same date is also the start of Libra season, which is all about partnerships, justice, and finding balance. Circling back to the start of the month, use this energy to set a schedule that allows room for some joy. Even the revolutionary of the zodiac (that’s you, Aquarius) deserves self-care. Stay safe and see you in October.
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We know many of you may be feeling worried, frightened, or isolated right now. Although the stars don’t have answers to the multitude of questions running through all of our minds, astrology may at least provide some comfort during times of uncertainty. We urge you to donate to one or all of these organizations if you’re able to; if you can’t, we created a guide to ways you can support the BLM movement other than financially.
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