September 2018 horoscopes: Clean slates, confronting our fears

Here’s what September has to offer for your sign!

Monch the Mystic

6:0:0am September 1, 2018

4:40:18am September 1, 2018

Goodbye, Mercury in Retrograde! Happy Solar Return, Virgos!

The new moon in Virgo provides us with a clean slate to start anew while the full moon in Aries cheers us on to take our fears by the horns and confront them. (READ: Planets, signs, houses: Your guide to understanding astrology)

Here’s what September has to offer for your sign:

ARIES

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

It’s the perfect time to get your life back on track as Mercury breezes into organized sixth house. Eliminate clutter, prioritize your wellbeing. Chaos is an energy vampire.

September 9: Virgo new moon

Devote time under this annual new moon in the sixth house of efficiency to set new practical goals and a realistic timeline. If goals seem too big, it’s a great time to break them into doable steps and take daily action.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Venus enters your seduction zone amping up your appeal. Pursue what you are drawn to, be it a passion or a special person.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Mars makes his trip through your eleventh house of friendships and technology. Friends could turn into lovers or you may hit the jackpot with the help of a dating app.

September 21- October 10: Mercury in Libra 

Mercury visits your house of partnerships and commitment, an auspicious time to talk about making this official. Long time couples could rekindle the connection through honest dialogue.

September 24: Aries full moon

The universe has a gift for you! This is the year’s only full moon in your sign. It can bring the completion of a project you’ve been working on for the past months and shine the spotlight on you and your ideas. Bask in the moment!

TAURUS 

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

Expressive Mercury visits your fun-loving fifth house, turning your mind into everything BUT work. Time to crank up the heat, Taurus.

If you’re single, quit thinking every relationship needs to have an end goal. Let loose, have fun! If you’ve got an artistic project simmering, now’s the time to bring it show it off to the world.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This annual aspect offers an opportunity to make a fresh start with a passion project or love connection. Half-assed projects aren’t your style so start setting intentions and imagine it coming to fruition. It’s time to speak from the heart!

September 9- November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Over the next few weeks, your ruler, charming Venus, will breeze through your seventh house of committed relationships. You’re sure to meet a worth match whether it be in business or in love.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

This action planet lands on your sector of profession. Now is the time to hit the gas on your big ideas. Set those goals and don’t give up until you reach them.

September 21- October 10: Mercury in Libra 

Mercury in your organized sixth house sharpens your intellect. This is a great time to organize, budget, and refine your plans. Streamline and systemize!

September 24: Aries full moon

This once-a-year event in your twelfth house of closure and healing helps you to let go of the past and finally press the play button. Allow yourself to forgive.

GEMINI

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

With your ruling planet breezing through your sensitive fourth house, you should feel more open in expressing your feelings and leading with your heart instead of your head. Use creativity and emotion to persuade and fight for your cause.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This cosmic event lands in your fourth house of the home, making your family and private life the center of your attention for the coming six months. You may embark on a sentimental new chapter of your life.

September 9- November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Venus arrives in your sixth house of wellness and order. This time gives you the opportunity to simplify your life and be sensible about love, meeting someone through healthy pursuits or exploring a healthier lifestyle with your partner.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Mars makes its rounds through your adventurous ninth house. A cross-cultural attraction could develop or you could meet someone while traveling, studying, or doing something out of the confines of home.

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

The communication planet visits your fifth house of romance and passion. What a perfect time to put your guard down and wear your heart on your sleeve. No matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to hide your feelings for long!

September 24: Aries full moon

The annual event illuminates your zone of teamwork. A group project could reach a successful finale. Since Aries brings new beginnings, this might be the time to part ways with an old team and move on to the new.

CANCER

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

While Mercury is in your expressive third house, allow your mind freedom to roam. You may be amazed at the brilliant ideas that come in. Explore synergies with different types of people and be open to collaborations.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This annual event in your communication house encourages you to speak your mind and express yourself in creative ways.This could spark a conversation that could bud into an exciting collaboration over the next few months.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Venus will pay an extended visit to your fifth house of romance. Bring on the seduction! Things will definitely heat up these eight weeks. Consider yourself warned.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Fiery Mars returns to your eighth house of intensity and intimacy after a brief retrograde that might have affected your romantic life. Now you’re back to full-strength. Chemistry could heat up fast! The shadow sides are possessiveness and jealousy so stay aware.

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra

With Mercury in Libra in your fourth house of emotions, it’s time to speak with more compassion and be open to becoming more vulnerable.

Connect with your family and loved ones, discuss more personal topics. An inspiring female could open doors for you or help you think with a different perspective.

September 24: Aries full moon

The Aries full moon in your ambitious tenth house brings you a giant step closer to your professional goals. You could receive recognition, a promotion or a whole new job offer soon. The stars are in your favor.

LEO

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

As Mercury visits your second house of stability, it’s a great time to talk about money, your hopes and your needs financially. Open up to family or a partner about the truth of the situation instead of covering it up because of your pride.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This annual event signals a new six-month chapter in your sector of wealth. You may walk into an offer for an exciting project soon. Get rid of all the ways you waste your money without realizing it. It could save you a lot of stress in the long run.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Venus shimmies though your fourth house of home, you could grow closer to your partner or get more serious in your pursuit of one. Now’s the time to spend time getting a birth chart reading, Feng Shui your place, have it blessed, whatever will build stronger foundations.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

As Mars enters your relationship house, now’s the time to bring the sizzle back into your relationship. Start by resolving never to go to bed mad. Keep that argumentative side in check!

September 21- October 10: Mercury in Libra 

Mercury lights up your communication corner with diplomacy. Seek out new networking opportunities both online and in your community. All you need is a little more focus and they’ll surely be buying in.

September 24: Aries full moon

This annual full moon in Aries on your ninth house turns mind to thoughts of expansion and possibility. These next few days are perfect for visualization and learning new skills. Take online classes and workshops to get you curious and excited again. Your only limit is the one you put on yourself.

VIRGO

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

When your ruling planet visits your sign, ideas will naturally flow or come in when you least expect it. Write them down and save them for later. Who knows? It might just be the next perfect pitch.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This blessed new moon in your sign could help you launch a project you’ve been working on or dreaming of for some time. Plant the seeds now and see how they grow over the next six months.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

This is a easygoing and flirtatious time, great for exploring your options and engaging in witty banter as venus moves into your third house of communications.

Couples will enjoy socializing together and singles, you’ll be ready to mingle. Be on the watch for possible jealousy as Venus turns retrograde on the fifth of October.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Mars visits your sixth house of details and organization motivating you to improve yourself to the point of perfectionism. Ask a trusted friend for their honest opinion, making sure you aren’t coming on too strong to others and criticizing their every move.

Beware to trying to change people and work on loving their imperfect ways as well as your very own.

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

When Mercury sails into your practical second house, you’ll be able to talk money matters. You’ll need to take a hard look at your spending habits and motivate yourself to cut the excess expense and focus on what really matters.

September 24: Aries full moon

This annual full moon in Aries in your intimate eighth house might spark a intense attraction. It can motivate you to express your unfiltered emotions or make a move on someone you’ve been considering. Today you’ll decide whether you’re all the way in or out.

LIBRA

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

Mercury visits your twelfth house of fantasy for the next few weeks. During this time, it may be difficult to discern reality from fantasy. Is this person being genuine or all talk? Enjoy the romantic lift but take things with a grain of salt – at least until the transit ends or until this person has proven themselves.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This new moon in your house of transitions and healing helps you release what no longer fits into your current life. Are you still clinging to this person or behavior? If you’re ready to begin a fresh chapter, you need to do so unattached. Endings signal new beginnings. Watch for serendipities that reinforce your choices.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

When Venus breezes through sensible and sultry second house, you want security with a dose of sensuality.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Passionate Mars makes his visit to your seductive fifth house. What does your heart desire? Seek it out and don’t settle for anything less!

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

When the winged messenger flits into your sign, the universe is blessing you. Speak up for yourself and the causes you believe in.

September 24: Aries full moon

This annual event in your partnership zone puts your committed relationships in the spotlight. Is it time to make it more official or part ways? This full moon will being a resolution if you’ve been suspended in indecision for a while.

SCORPIO

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

When the communicator planet breezes into your eleventh house of technology, you could be invited to join a group of innovative thinkers. Don’t hold back your big ideas over the next few weeks. Allow yourself to just flow.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This new moon can open a fresh chapter in your professional life, especially in the work you do with technology and friends. Reach out to those you want to collaborate with and show them all the reasons why the project would be a success for both parties.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

The love planet enters your sign blessing you with extra doses of mojo and magnetism. Venus, however goes retrograde for six weeks starting October 5 which would stall budding romantic plans. Take advantage of this cycle by getting all your relationships on solid ground before she shifts into reverse.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Aggressive Mars makes its trip through your emotional fourth house, heating things up on matters of the family. If you’ve been in limbo about either changing residences or settling down, this aspect will get things moving and push you to decide.

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

Mercury flits through your twelfth house of dreams and illusions; you might confuse reality with imagination. Dabbling in more creative pursuits can help you come up with out-of-the-box solutions to persisting problems.

September 24: Aries full moon

This year’s annual full moon in your organized sixth house helps you power through those dull administrative tasks. Over the next few weeks, you might be inspired to go on decluttering mode or ask for some extra help getting work done.

SAGITTARIUS

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

Slow and steady wins the race. WIth Mercury in analytical Virgo and your career corner, start rolling up your sleeves and creating a master plan to get the job done. It’s time to filter out the distractions and focus.

September 9: Virgo new moon

The year’s new moon in Vigo in your tenth house of career and ambitions pushes you to keep going. This is a time to plant the seeds that will grow into the things you want to be working on for the next six months.

You might start writing a brand-new professional chapter soon!

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

As passionate Mars in your communication corner gives your words power, step up on your chosen platform and write, tweet, broadcast your idea to your target audience. Be careful though not to come across as too coercive. Diplomacy is key.

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

While expressive Mercury visits your collaboration and technology zone, you can be part of a group of like-minded individuals committed to doing life-improving work. Team up with those with a difference perspective from you. You might be surprised with the synergy that develops.

September 24: Aries full moon

With this once-a-year full moon in your passionate fifth house, you could be overcome by emotions. A casual friendship may turn into a full-on affair. The fiery Arian energy pushes you to speak from the heart and hold nothing back.

CAPRICORN

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

When Mercury enters your visionary ninth house, it’s time to see things from a way broader perspective. Stop focusing on the details and turn your sights to the bigger picture.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This once-a-year new moon in your ninth house of travel pushes you out of your comfort zone into new opportunities. Think strategic partnerships. The more different your partners are, the more fruitful the partnership can be.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Venus makes a trip to your eleventh house of casual connections which amps up the heat with someone you never even considered relationship material. You might meet through a mutual friend or online as the eleventh house rules technology. Couples could be craving a bit more freedom. Go on a trip out and keep things light.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Mars embarks on a trip to your second house of finances. You’re motivated to bring in the money! Pace yourself, Capricorn and keep your eyes on the prize!

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

Mercury visits your ambitious tenth house making this an auspicious time for strategizing. Map out your goals and execute but also spend time to rest and recover. It is a must that you keep yourself motivated!

September 24: Aries full moon

This annual event could uncover some deeply seated emotions. Don’t be afraid to share them with a trusted friend, therapist, or partner. Big changes in the home front are also on its way.

AQUARIUS

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

Expressive Mercury lands on your seductive eighth house which could amp up your sex appeal. Lose the inhibitions and share your desires. This is a good time to throw yourself into a detailed project.

For the next few days though, you may also be feeling a bit more private and would rather spend time in isolation. Whatever this aspect brings, always choose to honor the emotion.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This lunar lift lands in your erotic eighth house, giving you an extra dose of magnetism and mojo. Seeds planted now can bring a fruitful union or collaboration in the coming six months.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

As Venus enters your tenth house of long-term commitments, do you agree it’s finally time to get serious? This aspect is all about gaining stability and big-picture plans. What does that mean for you?

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

Mars stays in your sign for its second trip this year after that awful retrograde we all experienced. It’s your choice whether to leave the baggage behind and turn in a new chapter. Mars can rekindle your drive so get ready for exciting adventures!

September 21- October 10: Mercury in Libra 

With cerebral Mercury in your expansive ninth house, you’ll feel extra inspired in accomplishing that big dream. Seek out a team of like-minded individuals and explore what the synergy could bring. Be sure though not to over promise before having the chance to test out the waters.

September 24: Aries full moon

This full moon in your communication sector shines light on the collaborations you can use to get your message across to the masses. Let your voice be heard! You might even get news about a creative project you’ve been manifesting for some time now.

PISCES

September 5-22: Mercury in Virgo

As Mercury moves into your relationship house, you’re encourages to communicate on a deeper level with your partner. Singles, be honest and vocal about your desires while monitoring what you say so you don’t come off as too critical.

September 9: Virgo new moon

This year’s only new moon in Virgo in your house of commitments lay the ground for developing new partnerships. You’ll be more efficient with like-minded people as part of the team. However, before going all in though, make sure you have the same values and work ethic.

September 9-November 1: Venus in Scorpio

Venus heats up your eleventh house of friendships which could spark chemistry with a pal. A love connection could sizzle then fizzle, so take it slow as Venus goes retrograde on the fifth of October.

September 10-November 15: Mars in Aquarius 

With Mars in your twelfth of dreams and the unconscious. If you’re having trouble sleeping, find healthy outlets to help you process the heavy stuff. Go out and exercise, keep connected to a support group, keep exploring until you find out what works. Just make sure not to pick up on old vices as a way to de-stress.

September 21-October 10: Mercury in Libra 

Mercury visits your eighth house of focus and research for the next few days. This is an excellent time or R&D, shutting out distractions and immersing yourself in a project. This is a great time to strategize your long-term plans and finances.

September 24: Aries full moon

This year’s only full moon in Aries in your second house of work can bring a big payday or career opportunity. Over the next few months, take a more wide-angled approach to how to make money. You could be overlooking a possible stream of revenue like monetizing your passions. – Rappler.com

Monica Lopez Gamboa, also known as Monch the Mystic, completed Debra Silverman’s Online Astrology Program in April 2016 and has been giving readings since. 

Her dream is that one day the entire country (and the world!) will be able to speak the language of the stars as an avenue for self-awareness and self-actualization. Book a reading with Monch on her website.