Change is in the air this month and not just because the seasons are on the turn. This is also a month when your heart is leading the way forward and that is the case across such diverse areas of your life as on the job, relationship and financial fronts. This is thanks to Venus, who has escaped from the bounds of the Sun and is now a free agent. Venus is no longer tied to the Sun's reality checks and his steady and predictable path through the heavens. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your work sector before turning the solar spotlight onto your relationships on 23rd September.
However, days before the Sun returned in the latter part of August Venus left, leaving behind her desires and expectations but returning to and eventually leaving your relationship sector before the Sun can get there. Venus will leave your relationship sector on 11th September and she will share her time here with Mercury. The planet of communication returned in the final days of August for what should have been a 14 to 15 day mission to get the communication lines open. Instead, a retrograde turn on 27th September will keep Mercury here until November. Meanwhile, with Mars returning on 15th September and the Sun on 23rd September, Venus desires and expectations will be in safe hands.
Once again, Venus will leave before the Sun returns, this time taking off her planet of love hat as she leaves your relationship sector on 11th September and donning her planet of money hat as she returns to your financial sector. This is the first planetary activity on this side of the financial fence this year and with Uranus in his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, this is a chance to take advantage of the void this has created. As Uranus turns his focus onto untapped income potential, Venus is able to look towards new financial growth. Unhampered by the Sun's financial housekeeping, Venus is free to fuel your financial confidence and focus on growth.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart before returning to your busy work sector, a balance between work and play is always a priority at this time of year. Even more so as the lines are a lot more blurred this year, with strong influences in play on both sides of life's fence. The Sun is not on his own in a playful part of your chart, with Mars here until 15th September and both forming a friendly aspect to Pluto, in his last full month in retrograde motion in an adventurous part of your chart.
Yet even before Mars returns to your work sector on 15th September and the Sun on 23rd September, Venus and Mercury not only start the month here but are riding the wave from a Full Moon on the career front late last month. While the Sun, Venus and Mercury return to your work sector at around this time every year and Mars returns roughly every 22 months, it is the first time in over a decade they have returned to find lucky Jupiter in your career sector. Along with Saturn but also the dwarf planet Ceres and the North Node in your income sector, Jupiter is just part of the reason why this could be a game changing month across the income, work and career fronts.
This makes the work/life balance from both a clash between the Sun and Jupiter and a Full Moon in the latter part of last month a timely reminder. Meanwhile, while Venus is the planet that got things off to an early start on the job front, she will leave on 11th September, taking off her planet of money hat as she leaves, wrapping up a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. It is then that Venus will don her planet of love hat as she becomes the first planet to reach your relationship sector this year.
This month holds a bit of everything and the kind of variety that can make this an exciting month but more importantly, the kind of month where there is a chance to find the balance that you might have struggled to find in previous months. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your home and family sector, putting the focus on things close to home. With Venus having been and gone by the time the Sun returned and Mars here until 15th September, you have a good starting point. This is Mars' first visit in nearly two years, giving you the drive to make things happen and get things done.
It is then that Mars will follow Venus and Mercury into a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, returning ahead of the Sun to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit. Venus' departure on 11th September means the planet of love will have left by the time Mars returns on 15th September though having already got things moving here as well as forming a friendly aspect to Jupiter and Saturn in an adventurous part of your chart. Mercury, who returned in the final days of August will turn retrograde here on 27th September, something that will keep him here until November.
This will ensure life doesn't become all work and no play when Venus not only returns to your work sector on 11th September but to begin the first planetary activity on the job front since 2020. It is 10 days later that a Full Moon in your career sector on 21st September will energise both job and career matters. With Venus not moving into a friendly aspect to Neptune on the career front until next month, the Moon will provide an early bridge between the two. Things have been quiet professionally since Jupiter left your career sector at the end of July, with Venus' return giving this professional year its second wind.
There is not only a lot of movement from the faster planets this month, which means lots of variety but in a way that is forming new relationships with the slower planets, those that won't change their focus this year. While in some cases this will have mixed blessings, with a mix of challenges and advantages, they are balanced and this can lead to breakthroughs. One place where this is evident is on the home front, where Venus and Mercury's return to your home and family sector last month, Mars' return on 15th September and the Sun's on 23rd September means they will clash with planets in your career sector.
This might create some work/life balance tension or issues at times but with planets on the job and career fronts both wanting to keep things steady ahead of new developments in your work sector next month, this shouldn't be a challenge. This is more than offset by the fact that this will put them at a friendly aspect to both Jupiter and Saturn in your financial sector, creating a good month for financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. This was always going to be a good month for money matters anyway, with the Sun's departure from your income sector last month taking the pressure off while leaving you with both sides of the financial fence energised.
As was the case for Venus and Mercury before they left last month, until Mars leaves your communication sector on 15th September and the Sun on 23rd September, they will form a friendly aspect to Uranus in his first full month in retrograde motion in your friendship sector and to Pluto in his last in retrograde motion in your relationship sector. These are the same planets that clashed with Pluto over recent months. Meanwhile, there is something to get excited about with Venus, the planet of love returning to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 11th September, beginning the first planetary activity here since 2020.
This month has a bit of everything or almost everything. The one thing missing is the pressure of recent months and especially during the final days of your birthday month. The Sun spent his final days in Leo under pressure from not just Jupiter in your relationship sector but a Full Moon during the last full day of your birthday month. Whether this presented as a clash between your personal and relationship needs or just a feeling of being under pressure, by exposing those needs it has made them real. This forced you to move into your new solar year aware of your needs and priorities and that will have long lasting benefits.
Whether your relationships felt the pressure or not they too will benefit as the pressure comes off and the support from planets in your communication sector increases. To start with, that support is coming from Venus, the planet of love who until leaving your communication sector on 11th September is on a mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice. It was in the closing days of August that Mercury, the planet of communication returned for what should be a 15 day visit to your communication sector. Instead, a retrograde turn will keep him here until November. With the most important months of the year on the relationship front stretching out in front of you, this couldn't be more important.
That support will increase when Mars returns to your communication sector on 15th September and the Sun on 23rd September. Until then, they will be working to make the most of their final weeks in your income sector and of their support for and from Uranus, in his first full month in retrograde motion in your career sector and Pluto, in his last in retrograde motion in your work sector. Meanwhile, Venus continues to race ahead and on 11th September will become the first planet to reach your home and family sector since 2020, in order to make home where your heart is.
Whether you are an August or a September born Virgo, with the Sun here until 23rd September this is always an important point in any year for you. Your birthday month is the start of a new solar year and with it a chance to push the reset button and this year, this comes with a lot more resources and options. Venus, who last year didn't return to Virgo until October has already been and gone while Mercury, the planet of communication and smart thinking and your ruling planet left in the closing days of August. In the first 10 days of your birthday month and new solar year, you already had heart and mind on the same page, aware of what you want from the coming year and how to walk the talk.
However, the Sun is not on his own with Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos making his first visit to Virgo in nearly two years. As well as fuelling your passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit before leaving on 15th September, Mars has brought you to the start of a new Mars cycle and the endless possibilities it holds. The Sun's departure on 23rd September will bring your birthday month to a close but by then, you will be ready to face the future. Meanwhile, as the planets leave Virgo they are following Venus into your income sector, where her return last month is already turning into a game changer.
It was less that Venus returned to begin the most potentially lucrative weeks of the year and more when she returned. Venus returned just six days before the first Full Moon in your work sector in over a decade with lucky Jupiter here and just as the dwarf planet Ceres and North Node were moving into an alignment on the career front. Until Mercury leaves your income sector in November, planets across the income, work and career fronts will become a tighter unit. Venus won't stay around for all of that, returning to your communication sector on 11th September to begin a mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice.
Even though your birthday month and new solar year doesn't officially begin until the Sun returns to Libra on 23rd September, in a sense it has already begun in all but name. It was Venus, your ruling planet's return to Libra last month that began the first planetary activity in your sign since 2020 but it was Mercury's return in the closing days of August that has put heart and mind on the same page. With both looking to the future, this allows you to begin making plans and get a sense of what you want from the coming year while the wind down of your old solar year continues.
Further blurring the lines between the past, present and future is that while Mars will remain with the Sun in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart until 15th September, his return to Libra will begin a new Mars cycle before your old solar year ends. Considering that Mercury will normally spend 14 to 15 days in Libra each year, giving you the intellectually savvy edge needed to make choices, decisions and plans for the coming year, his return in the closing days of August should see him gone by the time Mars returns on 15th September and definitely by the time the Sun returns on 23rd September. Instead, a retrograde turn on 27th September will keep Mercury here until November.
The one planet not staying around is Libra, who after being the first to return last month will also be the first to leave on 11th September. Having given your heart a voice and a say in what you want from your new solar year Venus will return to your income sector, kicking off the first planetary activity here since 2020. As well as kicking off the most potentially lucrative months of 2021, this will have positive implications on the job front. There could be evidence of that just 10 days later with a Full Moon in your work sector helping to connect Venus with dreamy Neptune there.
This month has a mix of the expected and the unexpected and fortunately in all the right places. The expected is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your friendship sector before returning to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year. What you don't normally expect is to have Mars in your friendship sector as well, fuelling your passions, competitive and team spirit until leaving on 15th September. With support for and from Uranus, in his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and Pluto, in his last month in retrograde motion in your communication sector, this makes this a good month for connecting or at least in the first part.
Venus and Mercury start the month in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, with the wind down of your current Venus and Mercury cycles underway, with Mars returning to begin the wind down of a Mars cycle that began in 2019. By the time the Sun returns, the job of winding down your old solar year will have begun in all but name. However, by then the lines between the past, present and future will have become blurred, with Venus making an early return to Scorpio on 11th September. Considering that Venus didn't return until November last year, after your birthday month was over, she isn't taking any risks this year and is getting in first.
Venus will return to give your heart a voice and a say in what you want from the coming year. Until then, Venus will take your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, making the most of the doors open to the past and second chances on the relationship front and when it comes to matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. This is something Venus will take with her when she returns to Scorpio. Meanwhile, you will find that life is a lot less busy this month and a lot less stressful and after last month's professional push that you can afford to rest on your laurels a little.
For you, the most significant event this month is not even the biggest event and definitely not the most game changing. It is less the event itself and more what this means, which won't be evident at the time. What I am talking about is Venus' return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on 11th September. At the time, the only impact this will have is that she will take your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane earlier than is usually the case. Having not returned until November last year, this was lost in the fact that she returned on the same day that your birthday month and new solar year began.
Venus will also return when there is still a lot of activity across the income, work and career fronts, driven by Mars until he leaves your career sector on 15th September and the Sun on 23rd September. With Uranus in his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector and Pluto his last in retrograde motion in your income sector, this is an important crossroads on all three fronts. It is then that they will join Mercury in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, where a retrograde turn on 27th September will keep the planet of communication here until November.
In what is likely to be a busy and vibrant month, Venus' return to a nostalgic part of your chart on 11th September hardly seems more significant than just a chance to escape into a nostalgic trip down memory lane when you get a chance. However, the real significance is not her return and more the timing of her return. This is the last stop before any planet returns to Sagittarius each year and while your birthday month and new solar year don't begin until the later part of November, it means that by the end of the month Venus is just days away. When Venus returns to close old doors it is because she is about to open new doors, much earlier in the year than you would normally expect.
If work/life balance has been a challenge in the past this is the month where you might actually achieve it, especially if you work to make this a priority in the first three weeks of the month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery before returning to your career sector, the most professionally charged and competitive part of your chart on 23rd September. As the faster planets that travel with the Sun have a less strict timetable, the lines between the two is often blurred.
At some point, this is a month when a balance between work and play will be highlighted. However, this is being highlighted from the start, with Venus and Mercury and therefore heart and mind already in your career sector and on your professional game. Both returned last month to find Saturn and Jupiter in your income sector for the first time in decades and while an even rarer alignment between the dwarf planet Ceres and the North Node in your work sector was underway. As you move into the new month you are just starting to get a sense of the forces in play across the income, work and career fronts but already this is exciting.
The Sun should be on his own in an adventurous part of your chart but fortunately, Mars is here as well, fuelling a passion for adventure until he too will leave and return to your career sector on 15th September. With the Sun doing the same on 23rd September, it is important to make their final days in an adventurous part of your chart count. Fortunately, there is support from Pluto, in his last full month in retrograde motion in Capricorn and Uranus, in his first in retrograde motion in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. Venus will also break free from a professional focus, when she leaves your career sector and returns to your friendship sector on 11th September.
Even on paper but even more so in reality, this is a month that has a bit of everything but also the right balance. This will be a good month on the personal front and especially for your relationships, even though the Sun's departure from your relationship sector last month ended all planetary activity here. It was a clash with both Jupiter and a Full Moon just before leaving that put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test, leaving you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Meanwhile, planetary activity on both the playful and adventurous fronts will dominate the month.
Whether it is Venus, the planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart until 11th September, Mercury here all month, Mars from 15th September or the Sun from 23rd September, they will all follow the same pattern. That pattern is a friendly aspect to the dwarf planet Ceres and the North Node in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart shortly after returning and a friendly aspect to Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius before leaving. As well as a fun, playful and adventurous month this will also be personally empowering and a change from the pressure of recent months.
This should also be a good month for money matters, with Mars continuing to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit before leaving your financial sector on 15th September and the Sun keeping the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters until leaving on 23rd September. While both will clash with Neptune in your income sector before leaving with Venus, the planet of money returning to your career sector on 11th September, any financial tension this may create can easily be turned into motivation. It is a Full Moon in your income sector 10 days later that will energise both income and career matters.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your relationship sector and while this will always put the solar spotlight on your relationships this also brings you to the halfway point in your current solar year. The planets that were in Pisces when you moved into your birthday month and new solar year are now on the opposite side of the sky and it is just two days before the Sun leaves that this will be put to the test. While every planet returning to your relationship sector each year will clash with Neptune in Pisces, it is the Full Moon on 21st September that is a major milestone in every year.
This is the Full Moon that will fall in Pisces at the halfway point in every solar year, with the Sun and Moon going head to head halfway between the last New Moon in your sign and the next. This is when you are reminded of the intentions you began this solar year with while being offered a chance to push the reset button. While Mars will clash with Neptune in Pisces before leaving your relationship sector on 15th September and the Sun before leaving on 23rd September, the Full Moon can push some strong emotional buttons. While this can present as a clash between your personal and relationship needs it is also highlighting those needs, at an important time for both.
Meanwhile, support from Uranus, in his first full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector will offer support for you and your relationships, making this more an opportunity for a breakthrough. By then, while Venus will begin the month with Mercury in your financial sector and money matters will continue to gain even more cosmic attention over the coming weeks, she will be in an adventurous part of your chart and at a friendly aspect to Neptune by then. It is Venus' return on 11th September that will begin the first planetary activity on the adventurous front since 2020.