Astrology for September 2023
SUN, MOON & PLANETS THIS MONTH
note: all dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone (UT)
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Your Zodiac Sign This Month
The strongest influences to your birth sign will come from:
- planets passing through your Zodiac Sign
- New and Full Moons affecting your section of the Zodiac
- the current placement of your Ruling Planet and the connections it creates
- your Ruling Planet moving retrograde or direct
(see the list of ruling planets at the end of this post)
Movement of the Moon
The Moon passes through your Zodiac Sign 1-2 times per month. Because La Luna affects your moods and emotions you may find that your feelings are more sensitive when she is in your sector of the zodiac. Your instincts are intensified at this time, and you are at your most intuitive and imaginative. Read more about the Movement of the Moon
MOON VOID OF COURSE phases are when the Moon makes no more astrological connections to any planet before it moves into the next zodiac sign. Traditional astrology believes that anything important which is initiated during these times is unlikely to come to full fruition or reap the results that are anticipated, or hoped for.
THIS MONTH’S PLANETARY PLACEMENTS & PATTERNS
This article looks at highlights in September’s astrological cycles. Invite them to guide and empower your manifestation projects and ask for their assistance when you struggle to cope with the harsher aspects of life on Planet Earth.
Virgo Season began on 23rd August and ends on 23rd of this month when the Sun moves into second air sign Libra, at the September Equinox. A solar blend of earth and air elements helps us to create a subtle combination of common sense and charm, enabling us to take a firm but fair approach to most matters. Seeing both sides of the situation comes more easily at this time, which is a good thing. But the tendency to procrastinate, or to complicate the decision making process with unnecessary details should be avoided.
1-3 September Moon in Aries opposing Mars & Ceres in Libra, trine Venus in Leo, conjunct Chiron, Eris & North Node in Aries, square Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential your self-healing process is not a selfish affair since it transforms you into someone who can fully express their joy in life, uninhibited by any sense of suffering.
Possible Pitfalls try not to allow the actions or opinions of others (however well meaning) interfere with your own way of making choices and taking decisions.
3 September UT 11:55 Moon goes void of course until UT 14:59 when Moon moves into Taurus
3-5 September Moon in Taurus trine Sun & Mercury in Virgo, square Venus in Leo, conjunct Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, trine Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential you could be feeling quite secure, thanks to the systems you have put in place and the skills you have developed which enable you to make the most of opportunity and cope with sudden change.
Possible Pitfalls try not to let concerns about self-image dominate the work you are doing so well. What you are building carries its own intrinsic value which does not require either applause or approval from anyone other than yourself.
5 September UT 16:44 Moon goes void of course until UT 20:06 when Moon moves into Gemini
Planetary Patterns 3-6 September Ceres conjunct South Node in Libra, opposing Eris in Aries. You may have inherited peace-loving tendencies which make it difficult to assert yourself against potential rivals and adversaries. But your ability to charm and persuade enables you to come up with creative ways of winning your opponents over to your side of the fence.
Mercury conjunct Sun in Virgo, trine Jupiter in Taurus. Each time you make plans to manifest something you are perfecting your methods and sharpening your skillset. Every experience is an opportunity to learn more about how to make the most of the materials and resources you have to work with, and how to apply the talents and abilities at your disposal.
4 September PLANET VENUS MOVES DIRECT IN LEO
Hopefully, you have managed to regain respect for your Self and the abilities you were born with, so that your heart swells with pride and pleasure every time you look in the mirror! This boost to your levels of confidence and self-esteem will magnetise admirers who are authentic in their appreciation of your talents and charms. There may be an added advantage in that your assurance and poise might persuade them to look more favourably on their own natural gifts. Sun Signs most affected: Taurus, Leo, Libra.
4 September PLANET JUPITER MOVES RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
It could be that things which seemed to be making steady, sustained progress have hit a brick wall, perhaps due to down-to-earth issues with money or other material supplies. This phase should be seen as an opportunity to bridge the resulting gap with your own resourcefulness. Your natural talents, abilities and gifts could be the means by which you simplify the situation, thereby making it easier to accomplish a favourable outcome. The bonus is that you will also be adding value to your end results. Sun Signs most affected: Taurus & Sagittarius.
5-7 September Moon in Gemini square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine Mars, South Node & Ceres in Libra, square Mercury & Sun in Virgo.
Positive Potential you may be receiving the kind of help and support that motivates and encourages you to communicate your thoughts and ideas.
Possible Pitfalls doubts about whether what you have to say is clever enough to convince people you perceive to be better than you in terms of education, experience and vision could be holding you back.
7 September UT 22:19 Moon goes void of course until 8 September UT 04:59 when Moon moves into Cancer
Planetary Patterns 8-10 September Sun in Virgo trine Jupiter in Taurus. Pluto in Capricorn square Ceres in Libra.
Your ability to work carefully with the talents, materials and resources available to you ensures that your gratitude, patience and tolerance will be well rewarded. Less diligent souls looking for an easy ride will be forced to admit that their indolent attitude does not have what it takes to make the grade.
8-10 September Moon in Cancer trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, square Mars, Ceres & South Node in Libra, square Chiron, Eris & North Node in Aries, opposing Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential your inborn ability to manifest the visions transmitted to you via your imagination is an unending source of creative joy and fulfilment for you.
Possible Pitfalls your sensitivity makes it very difficult for you to shut off from the scenes of violence and suffering in the world. Try not to let the intensity of your emotions destroy your personal happiness.
10 September UT 12:45 Moon goes void of course until UT 16:35 when Moon moves into Leo
11-13 September Moon in Leo conjunct Venus in Leo, square Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, trine Chiron, Eris & North Node in Aries
Positive Potential a strong sense of self esteem provides you with the courage and motivation you need to continue the self-healing process which is the ultimate goal of your Life Path plan.
Possible Pitfalls a natural resistance to challenging change, while completely understandable, could be preventing you from shining the light you were born to bring to Planet Earth.
12 September UT 15:04 Moon goes void of course until 13 September UT 05:17 when Moon moves into Virgo
13-15 September Moon in Virgo opposing Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, conjunct Mercury & Sun in Virgo (New Moon), trine Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, trine Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential your skills are optimised at this time, thanks to a sudden surge of innovative energy which can help you to express a level of expertise that, until now, you did not realise was possible to achieve.
Possible Pitfalls those twin deadbeats doubt and fear always seem to be hampering your progress but now is the time to transform their negativity into something more constructive.
15 September UT 13:47 Moon goes void of course until UT 17:44 when Moon moves into Libra
15 September NEW MOON IN VIRGO trine Uranus in Taurus
This is a very good time to set your intentions on optimising the general efficiency, health and wellbeing of your daily life. Sow the seeds for practices which will help you stick to rhythms, routines, regimes and recipes which will enhance your everyday existence. Aim to start afresh insofar as your anxiety levels are concerned. However keen you are to be of service, bear in mind that it is not your job to heal the world, or to carry the burdens of people who are too arrogant or lazy to look after themselves. Sun Signs most affected: Cancer & Virgo.
Sun and Moon in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus. This New Moon receives a substantial injection of evolutionary encouragement which supports your intention to make constructive changes to areas of your life that have become stagnant and stale. “I’m moving on” is your mantra for today!
15 September PLANET MERCURY MOVES DIRECT IN VIRGO
Now that you have finished editing, questioning and perfecting the efficiency of your regular routine you can apply the methods and techniques you have acquired to making your life less stressful, thereby enhancing your health and wellbeing. Each time you put your hard-earned skills into practice they gain precision, fluency and finesse. Day by day in every way you are learning to be more capable and competent. Sun Signs most affected: Gemini & Virgo.
15 September DWARF PLANET CERES MOVES INTO SCORPIO
Many people struggle to survive due to the heavy burdens of guilt and shame they were saddled with as vulnerable children. These chains of degradation were forged by spiteful, abusive individuals looking for scapegoats to wear them. If you are a victim of this type of exploitation, it is time to realise that you no longer need to carry this toxic load through life. Let it go and you are released from its dark shadow. You are now free to fulfil the potential you were born to express. This potent placement of nurturing Ceres might inspire you to offer some sort of therapeutic support to those who remain trapped in a cycle of resentment and self-disgust. Your fostering care could show them the way out. Sun Sign most affected: Scorpio.
15-18 September Moon in Libra conjunct Mars & South Node in Libra, opposing Chiron & Eris in Aries, square Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential you can always call in the strength and courage of your ancestors to assist you in the battle to win against the toxic energies you were born to transform and bring back into balance.
Possible Pitfalls painful problems from the past must not be allowed to sabotage your self-healing process by undermining the trust you feel for the guidance given to you by your soul group.
18 September UT 01:04 Moon goes void of course until UT 04:57 when Moon moves into Scorpio
Planetary Patterns 16-21 September Sun in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus, opposing Neptune in Pisces, trine Pluto in Capricorn. You could be feeling much clearer about the true nature of your personal mission, and your contribution to the evolution of cosmic consciousness. The significance of your life’s work is far greater than you can possibly imagine.
Venus in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus. Never perceive your Self as insignificant. You are a unique, deeply treasured Gift that is unconditionally loved and highly esteemed by the Cosmos.
Ceres in Scorpio trine Saturn in Pisces. Your birth is an act of Creation. You were born to manifest projects and designs which may not look very beautiful in 3D but their true magnificence is revealed when viewed from a higher perspective.
18-20 September Moon in Scorpio conjunct Ceres in Scorpio, trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, opposing Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, square Venus in Leo
Positive Potential you are deeply involved in a creative process which is fuelled by instinct, imagination and emotion.
Possible Pitfalls try to respect the natural, organic flow of your own existence. Do not be thrown off course by outer events, or by concerns about the image you are projecting and other peoples’ reactions to it.
20 September UT 10:19 Moon goes void of course until UT 14:05 when Moon moves into Sagittarius
20-22 September Moon in Sagittarius square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, square Mercury & Sun in Virgo, trine Venus in Leo, trine Chiron, Eris & North Node in Aries
Positive Potential you are a brave warrior Soul – living your own adventure, marching to the beat of your own drum.
Possible Pitfalls do not be discouraged by the mistakes you make. They are teaching you ways of working more efficiently, and showing you short cuts to perfecting your skills.
22 September UT 19:30 Moon goes void of course until UT 20:20 when Moon moves into Capricorn
22-24 September Moon in Capricorn trine Mercury in Virgo, trine Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, square Mars & South Node in Libra, square Chiron, Eris & North Node in Aries, conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential the promise of self-empowerment is knocking at your door. Information that unlocks undiscovered talents and abilities is being offered to you, together with the opportunity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Possible Pitfalls do not let past problems, however painful, deter you from reaching for the results you truly want.
24 September UT 20:03 Moon goes void of course until UT 23:29 when Moon moves into Aquarius
23 September SUN MOVES INTO LIBRA (Equinox)
The Sun takes its place in the Air sign which promotes one-to-one contact and the principle of exchanging ideas with a view to achieving harmonious outcomes. So what could be a better time than the Libra Equinox to prioritise your partnership potential or to admit that it would be wonderful to have a Special Someone by your side. Perhaps they are already sitting there, waiting for you to notice them! If you are lucky enough to be blessed with loved ones in your personal life you could turn your attention to people who are keen to join forces with you on a professional level or to cooperate with you on collaborative projects. This placement of the Sun helps to re-dress the balance in situations where there is an unfair bias that favours one side over another. Sun Signs most affected: Leo & Libra.
Planetary Patterns 23-25 September Chiron in Aries trine Venus in Leo, opposing Mars in Libra. Mercury in Virgo trine Jupiter in Taurus.
The gift of self-healing is yours to enjoy, so long as you do not question your right to receive it. Use your intelligence to seek the knowledge that will expand your awareness of why the Cosmos supports your quest to find inner harmony and happiness and how it works with you to achieve favourable outcomes.
24-26 September Moon in Aquarius trine Sun, Mars & South Node in Libra, square Ceres in Scorpio, square Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, opposing Venus in Leo
Positive Potential your ability to project a sunlit view what your future could be based on where you have been and where you are now helps you to look forward with hope in your heart.
Possible Pitfalls try not to expect too much, too soon. Any meaningful act of creation takes its own time and must be allowed to happen organically, according to its own essence and identity.
26 September UT 12:36 Moon goes void of course until 27 September UT 00:17 when Moon moves into Pisces
27-29 September Moon in Pisces conjunct Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine Ceres in Scorpio, opposing Mercury in Virgo
Positive Potential your imagination hits a productive peak, providing rich material for your manifestation projects and helping you to visualise your dream as it will appear in 3D reality.
Possible Pitfalls try not to get distracted by details at this stage, as they could be a source of anxiety and doubt. Make a note of them, and promise to give them your full attention at a later date.
28 September UT 20:56 Moon goes void of course until 29 September UT 00:17 when Moon moves into Aries
29 September-01 October Moon in Aries opposing Sun (Full Moon) Mars & South Node in Libra, conjunct Chiron, Eris & North Node in Aries, trine Venus in Leo, square Pluto in Capricorn
Positive Potential you are standing at a powerful pivot point on your life path. This is a chance to review choices and actions you have taken in the past, but please make sure your conclusions enhance the self-healing process that will help you to shine more brightly.
Possible Pitfalls do not allow feelings of guilt about stuff you are ashamed of stop you from moving forward. Resist the temptation to dole out punishment – either to yourself or anyone else involved. Instead, ask that forgiveness be granted to everyone, everywhere, everywhen!
30 September UT 21:47 Moon goes void of course until 01 October UT 01:17 when Moon moves into Taurus
29 September FULL MOON IN ARIES
The goals you set earlier in the year (perhaps at the 2 New Moons in Aries) could be coming to fruition. Something you have been intent on winning may be achieved, if not fully then at least to the point where you can be sure of having reached the first stage of completion. It is vital to maintain motivation by strengthening your levels of enthusiasm and excitement. These positive emotions fuel your courage to continue and re-boot your physical stamina so there is no chance that your interest and energy start to wane. Sun Signs most affected: Aries, Cancer, Libra.
Planetary Patterns 29-30 September Uranus in Taurus square Venus in Leo, trine Mercury in Virgo.
Your Inner Child is displaying a definite rebellious streak! The determination to express your wild, free spirited energy is a symptom of strong confidence and self esteem. Think carefully about how best to use this new-found liberty and in what ways you can make it work to your best advantage.
Planetary Rulers of Zodiac Signs
Planet Mars rules Aries, Planet Venus rules Taurus & Libra, Planet Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, The Moon rules Cancer, The Sun rules Leo, Planet Pluto rules Scorpio, Planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Planet Saturn rules Capricorn, Planet Uranus rules Aquarius and Planet Neptune is ruler of Pisces. More about ZODIAC SIGNS and their Rulers.