It's September, loves, and that means an entire new month of retrogrades, witchy holidays, and watching the moon do her thing. First, get ready to cue up your emo playlist to the full moon in creative and emotional Pisces on Tuesday, September 1. Pisces is a psychic sign, so use this night to stay in, relax, and meditate. Keep a journal nearby to jot down ideas and realizations that come to you.
Then, everyone's sex life gets turned upside down when warrior Mars goes retrograde from Wednesday, September 9, to Friday, November 13. Mars rules ambition, action, and anger. During this retrograde, it's likely we will all feel like things are in limbo for a minute. Libidos may drop. It's will become hard to assert yourself. But thankfully, the retrograde is not all negatives.
When we step away from our anger we can work on our softer side, which corresponds with Venus. This means slow, sensual lovemaking, and perhaps shifting to more of a focus on organizing behind the scenes if you've been protesting or working on the front lines for the majority of the summer. We all feel encouraged to get our ducks in a row during the new moon in detail-oriented Virgo on Thursday, September 17. All this work will pay off in a major way later this year.
The fall equinox occurs on Tuesday, September 22. Traditionally, this is a day to practice gratitude. Even when life is hard, or perhaps especially when life is hard, it's good to check in with your loved ones to let them know how deeply you appreciate them.
This same date, Tuesday, September 22, marks the start of Libra season. Represented by the scales, Libra is all about justice, balance, and partnership. During this time approaching the election many of us will feel extra motivated to get involved, but don't be afraid to step back for some much-needed self-care if that's what you feel you need. Libra is also a giant flirt who thrives while in a partnership, so don't feel bad if you want to date. Just make sure to take the necessary precautions during the pandemic. You deserve a fabulous love life.
August Predictions by Zodiac Sign
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your ruling planet, warrior Mars, goes retrograde this month, and you don't like it one bit. Your assertive communication style doesn't mesh well with this time, and neither does your sex life. When Mars is retrograde, you need to find a softer, more creative way to unleash all that fire power. You can do it! Read your full September horoscope here.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You know how to practice self-care, Taurus — you pencil long baths, snuggling with pets, and naps into your schedule whenever possible. However, a full moon in emotional Pisces asks you to try a more difficult version of self-care by forcing you to confront all the feelings you may have previously repressed. But when Libra season begins at the end of the month, you're back as your badass self fighting for justice and considering a new lover. Read your full September horoscope here.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
While you felt a bit lost and disorganized earlier this year, September helps you get your shit together, Gemini. A psychic full moon in Pisces helps you connect the dots on a creative project, and when Mars goes retrograde, you adapt to new ways of thinking. Celebrate with a glass of wine or some of your favorite tea because your plans are finally coming together. Don't forget to share the joy with a loved one. Read your full September horoscope here.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
People assume that you're a homebody, Cancer, but they don't always know what an animal you are in bed. When Mars goes retrograde, you get in touch with your softer side, and exchange handcuffs for sensual lovemaking. If you're solo, use this month to switch up your masturbation techniques. You'll likely end the month feeling powerful. Read your full September horoscope here.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You're a brave lion, Leo, but even you need to release some emotions at times. A full moon in emotional Pisces helps you let go of any pain that no longer serves you. When warrior planet Mars goes retrograde, you're reminded you need to lean in to your lazy side sometimes. Allow yourself to lounge this month and get some much-needed rest. Read your full September horoscope here.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You're the healer of the zodiac, Virgo. When your season makes way for Libra's to begin, you step into a healing role. This doesn't require medical training; you just need to be ready to hold space for others. Since Libra season is all about justice, there is plenty of healing work to be done. Read your full September horoscope here.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
When Mars goes retrograde this month, most people are confused about how to assert themselves. But because you're a diplomatic sign, you know how to operate fairly, even in times of turmoil. Libra season kicks off at the end of September, so get ready to celebrate yourself however is safely possible. Read your full September horoscope here.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
When one of your ruling planets, Mars, goes retrograde this month, you lose your footing for a moment, Scorpio. What if it's a good thing that you chill out and focus on the softer side of life? September encourages you to put your detective skills to good use and research local grassroots organizations to get involved with. Read your full September horoscope here.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You're used to being the unshakeable leader, Sagittarius, but a full moon in water sign Pisces has tears streaming down your face. It's important to let things go, or else they become bottled up. When the fall equinox occurs at the end of the month, you're reminded of how much you enjoy getting people together, even if it has to happen virtually. Read your full September horoscope here.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You're a very rational sign, Capricorn, but a full moon in Pisces opens your mind to new and creative ways of thinking. When warrior Mars goes retrograde, you also have to get creative and try new, softer ways of communicating. Libra season arrives at the end of the month, adding flames to your love life. Read your full September horoscope here.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You're the revolutionary of the Zodiac, Aquarius. You want political change, and you want it now. So, when warrior Mars, the planet of action, goes retrograde, you feel stifled and frustrated. You must go behind the scenes and focus on planning for the future. You may also feel some sparks in your love life this month. Read your full September horoscope here.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
September kicks off with a full moon in your sign, Pisces. Celebrate with a bit of sex magic, and yes, you can do that all on your own. A new moon in Virgo encourages you to take care of your health, including setting emotional boundaries. The start of Libra season towards the end of the month has you counting your blessings while looking for ways to help the world. Read your full September horoscope here.
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