John Quidor [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Another character analysis! This time I'll dive into Mr. Ichabod Crane, the hapless bloke from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I always loved this story, and the show Sleepy Hollow debuts its second season tonight (*heart*), so I thought this would make a good post. This story was written by Washington Irving, and published back in 1820. Still popular after almost 200 years - not too shabby! I'm basing this analysis on the book version of Ichabod, not the TV one.
Wanna read it for yourself? http://www.gradesaver.com/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow/e-text/section1/
SUN & MERCURY
Ichabod Crane comes to Sleepy Hollow to teach, and teachers fall under the signs of Taurus, Gemini, and Sagittarius. Given the descriptions of Ichabod, how he's quite sociable (though I always pictured him as a popular nerd), gets along very well with the kids, loves stories and interested in the supernatural, I gravitate toward Gemini. Gemini rules lower education of the younger children (instead of higher education with Sagittarius), and loves stories too. He seems to get along with everyone, which is very air sign, and has an active mind, so I put his Sun and Mercury conjunct in Gemini. He's also described as "carrying the whole budget of local gossip from house to house, so that his appearance was always greeted with satisfaction." Very Gemini! Plus, he has this child-like curiosity about the world, as Gemini does. Also, his physical description of being kind of lanky would go more toward Gemini than the other two signs.
Saturn - When Saturn is linked with Mercury (often in harsh aspect, oddly), that usually shows someone who loves reading and books, which Ichabod does, so perhaps his Saturn is conjunct, semisquare, square, sesquiquadrate, or opposite his Mercury. He's also a disciplinarian, but careful in how he carries it out, which speaks to Saturn.
MOON & VENUS
Ichabod has a crazy appetite, adoring food, and has a desire for luxury, which seems to be the driving force behind his going after Katrina (who doesn't want to marry rich? lol). This brings me to Taurus, which loves luxury, material things, and hello, who loves food more than Taurus? No one. I like his Moon and Venus conjunct in Taurus because it amplifies his appetite for food and wealth, and it also keeps him in a pretty agreeable mood. He doesn't seem to get all that high or low, is pleasant company, and is charming in his own way. Taurus would give him that stick-to-it-iveness that he shows when he's pursuing Katrina, and how he's not deterred by his rival Brom Bones (even though he should've been). Plus, the combo of Taurus and Gemini for his personal planets shows someone who always has to fill the air with words. Oh, and Taurus rules singing, which Ichabod is known for.
Ichabod, as much as I love him, does not come across as much of a manly man, so I'm staying away from any of those kinds of Mars positions (Aries, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn). Pisces would make a lot of sense because of his active imagination - when he's out at night in Sleepy Hollow, he swears he sees all sorts of crazy things. Delusions, illusions, so Pisces. Ichabod is also said to believe in the supernatural, which is governed by Pisces. This would give him lots of mutable energy (Gemini and Pisces are mutable signs), and keeps him from being in-your-face (cardinal signs) or practical (fixed signs).
Ichabod is said to be tall and lanky, and I thought of the lunar nodes with this. The closer your north node is to the Ascendent (1st house cusp), the taller you are (or appear to be). I'd put his north node in the 1st house near his Ascendent. I haven't chosen a rising sign for him though, but I'd guess an air sign, Virgo, or Pisces.
ASTEROIDS: HERMES & THE MUSES
I feel like these asteroids would be prominent for Ichabod. Throughout the story, it's mentioned many times how much Ichabod sings. Hermes is an asteroid ruling music, and the asteroid Muses could show a lot of different things with him: Calliope, the muse of epic poetry and Erato, the muse of love poetry and mimicry, because in his belongings they find poetry he's tried to write for Katrina; Terpsichore, the muse of dancing, and he likes to dance; Euterpe, the muse of music; and Melpomene, the muse of tragic storytelling.
In the end, no one knows what happened to Ichabod, though some say he lived on and did other things, and that Brom Bones had something to do with scaring him away. As for the Headless Horseman, he was said to be a fighter who lost his head in the war, and sticks around to find his head. I'd guess a combo of Aries (rules the head and war), Scorpio (the other sign that rules war but is more ruthless), and Cancer (rules the home, and clinginess), and probably a harsh Sun/Mars/Saturn/Uranus combo (losing his head!).
The basics: A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It isn't actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Mercury turns retrograde most often because it's nearest to us, about 3-4 times per year, and lasts for several weeks. When a planet retrogrades, what that planet rules tends to be thrown off, along with what the sign it's retrograding in rules.
With Mercury retrograde, we experience a shadow and a storm. The shadow period starts when Mercury first hits the point in the zodiac it will turn direct at, and ends when it last hits the point in the zodiac it will turn retrograde at. Most people don't feel the effects of Mercury retrograde until it enters the storm period though. The storm period of Mercury retrograde is when Mercury is moving at its slowest, less than 40 minutes per day. Mercury is a fast-moving planet and hates it when he's moving slowly. There's usually two storm periods, one around the time Mercury turns retrograde, and one around when it turns direct.
The shadow of this Mercury retrograde begins September 14th and ends November 10th. The exact retrograde begins October 4th at 1:02PM ET and ends October 25th at 3:17PM ET. The first storm period is September 28th - October 10th, and the second storm period is October 22nd - 30th.
This retrograde begins in water sign Scorpio. This will be the last retrograde in a water sign for a few years, so cheer up water signs! In Scorpio, we can see problems with transformations and other people’s money. Transformations can mean things like sex or death, so these things could have a problem at the start of this retrograde. We can see the return of former lovers, seem morbid or focused on the dark side of life, and either have a hard time being serious, or are way too serious and need to get bopped upside the head. We’re overly emotional (since water signs rule our emotions), and we’re moody to the extreme, going from one extreme emotion to the next like it’s nothing and normal. Not nothing, not normal!
Mercury will retrograde backward into air sign Libra on October 10th at 1:26PM ET, so he won’t be retrograde in Scorpio for very long. The time around the 10th is the most important since Mercury will be at the beginning of one sign and the end of another, so the energy is amplified, and we can really see people fighting (or even war kind of fighting) around this time.
Libra rules committed relationships, so we can simultaneously see relationships falling apart like that (*snap of the fingers*), and people reunite that we didn’t think would (or should). For those who break up, communication is likely the culprit, and since it’s during a retrograde, the break up may not be permanent, so don’t do anything drastic (like drive their car off a cliff). For those who get back together, you remember all of the things you loved about each other, but since it’s during a retrograde, the reunion may not be permanent, so don’t do anything drastic (like buy a wedding dress).
Libra also rules fairness, equality, justice, compromise, diplomacy - all of that goes out the window. We’re fighting like cats and dogs, and don’t want to give an inch, let alone a mile. We can say the wrong things at the wrong times to the wrong people, and are less than tactful. This could especially be the case when Mercury conjuncts (is in the same spot as) transit (moving) Venus on October 17th, and we can stick out foots in our mouths like crazy, or try to kiss and make up, even just temporarily.
The one good thing about this retrograde is Mercury doesn’t make any difficult aspects during its course, so phew for that - but not so fast. The end of this retrograde will be opposite the lunar eclipse occurring October 8th in Aries, so we could see some wackiness from that toward the end of the retrograde. And the start of this retrograde will be conjunct the solar eclipse occurring October 23rd, but that could make things a little easier at the start. Getting out guards down so it can rip our hearts out!
The turn retrograde begins at 2 degrees Scorpio, so those of you Scorpions born October 27th and earlier may feel the turn retrograde most. The turn direct occurs at 16 degrees Libra, so those of you Librans born October 8th - 11th may feel the turn direct most.
For the rest of you, check the house(s) Mercury will be retrograding in of your own natal chart, and any aspects Mercury will make during its retrograde to your natal planets, to fully understand how it will impact you personally.
If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Those individuals generally don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to them. Of course, chances are everyone else around them doesn't have the same aspect, so they can still experience difficulties brought on by others.
October 2014 Full & New Moons: Lunar Eclipse in Aries & Solar Eclipse on Scorpio
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism. A lunar eclipse is like a full moon, and a solar eclipse is like a new moon.
For information on how the new/full moons may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
October 8th 2014 Lunar Eclipse in Aries
A lunar eclipse occurs at 6:51AM ET at 15 degrees 6 minutes of Aries. In Aries, we have independent minds and strong wills. We defend ourselves a little too quickly, act in haste, can be impatient when we’re emotional. If we rein in our emotions, we can get control over situations, and bring closure to important things. We express how we feel when we feel it, and don’t hold anything in and hold any grudges. This eclipse is conjunct (in the same spot as) transit (moving) Uranus, adding to our impulsive behavior and need for independence. It’s also trine (positive aspect) transit Jupiter in Leo and transit Mars in Sagittarius, so it’s part of a grand trine, where three planets are around the same degree in the signs of the same element. This is usually harmonious, and with the fire signs, we’re creative and need to express ourselves, daring and confident, but we can waste the good energy if we don’t take action or are too full of ourselves. Remember that the impact of eclipses can last up to six months. If you're an Aries Sun, Moon, or mid-Aries rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
October 23rd 2014 Solar Eclipse in Scorpio
A solar eclipse occurs at 5:57PM ET at 0 degrees 25 minutes of Scorpio. In Scorpio, we have an easier time facing the more serious aspects of life and the world. We don’t view it so pessimistically, and try to be constructive. We can deal with the dark side, the things we hide from everyone, and can come to terms with some secrets and skeletons. It’s of our own choosing, and we try to be positive. WE can begin to transform ourselves, our lives, and the world for the better, emerging from the ashes after what’s seemed like several forevers. This eclipse is conjunct transit Venus in Scorpio, which softens harsh Scorpio. We can connect better with one another, compromise and talk of peace, and work together over common bonds and interests. We could see quite a few people enter into important relationships since Venus rules love and Scorpio rules intimacy. This could be personally, or even with countries. Venus also rules your income and Scorpio rules other people’s money, so this is an excellent eclipses for individuals and countries to deal with financial matters. Remember that the impact of eclipses can last up to six months. If you're a Scorpio Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
ARIES SEPTEMBER 2014
Mercury enters air sign Libra, the sign opposite yours, on September 2nd, and you do your best thinking when you have a partner by your side to help you, guide you, offer you advice, and point out what you miss. You like the support someone else provides you with your ideas, and it gives you greater confidence. You’re more willing to make compromises, and can see the other side to the story. Mercury leaves Libra and moves into water sign Scorpio on September 27th, and you become more intense, focus on serious matters and subjects, and are more researching. You can be a little obsessive, and when something interests you, you have unrelenting focus. You can have a conversation or get advice regarding other people’s money (taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances), or make plans for a transformation of some sort.
Venus enters earth sign Virgo on September 5th, and you enjoy spending time getting work done and accomplishing those little tasks that pile up. You keep lists of everything you want to get done, and you pride yourself in checking everything off. You like being organized, structure and order, and keep everything in its place. If you work in the arts or beauty industry, this is a good period for you. This can be a good time to work on improving your health and making changes to your daily life. If single, you can meet someone through your or their work, start dating a coworker, or who works in health. If in a relationship, you show your love for your partner in practical ways, and pay attention to them.
Mars moves into a new sign, fellow fire sign Sagittarius, on September 13th, and you’ve been in a period where your energy has been extremely focused, serious, and intense. Now, you lighten up a little, and want to focus on the fun things in your life. You want to expand your world, have new experiences, and open up to other ways of living. This is a great time to travel, if you can. You can spend time learning about other cultures, or learning in general by taking a class or going back to school. Your energy is higher overall, and you want to keep busy to use it up.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re with loved ones or have a partner. You usually like to do things on your own, but you prefer having someone by your side now. You can spend more time with loved ones, and enter into a new relationship of some sort. You’re more comfortable with commitment. A loved one or partner could be in the spotlight. You may come across as more charming, diplomatic, and vacillating. Venus joins the Sun in Libra on September 29th, and you put more focus on your loved ones. You enjoy spending time with them, and want to be around them more. You get along with them better, and can work on improving your relationships. You can benefit from doing things with a partner. If single, you want someone who is commitment-minded, not having the patience for games. If attached, you want more romance with your partner.
Pluto ends his retrograde (when a planet appears to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn on September 22nd. Over the last few months, you may have tried to come to terms with the major transformations that have come in your career, with the goals you have, or with the direction your life is taking. Now, you can start to make more transformations, and take more control over where you’re headed in life.
A full moon occurs on September 8th in water sign Pisces, and you feel more serious with this full moon. You have to look at the past, your issues, your baggage, and figure out what’s holding you back. Pick at least one thing to work on moving on from with this full moon. It’s an emotional experience and may seem daunting, but you need to release something or you’ll pay for it later. A new moon occurs on September 24th in Libra, and you can enter into a new partnership, commit yourself to something, agree to a compromise, try to strike a balance in your life, or mediate a conflict. A partner or loved one could be presented with a new opportunity, you are through them, or you get the opportunity to do something with a partner. Generally, you try to be more objective.
Best days of September for Aries for Love: 19th, 20th
Best days of September for Aries for Money: 12th, 13th
TAURUS SEPTEMBER 2014
On September 2nd, Mercury enters air sign Libra, and your mind becomes very discerning. You can focus on the work you have to complete, and perform best with smaller tasks, the stuff most people don’t want to do, and doing it with instructions but on your own. You can have more communications at or about your work, and this is a great period for you if you work as a writer or speaker, in technology, or online. On September 29th, Mercury leaves Libra and enters water sign Scorpio, the sign opposite yours, and your thinking benefits from having a partner. They can help you when you struggle, and support you when you lack confidence in your ideas. You’re more concerned with fairness and equality, and try to come up with solutions where no one gets everything they want but everyone gets something they want.
On September 5th, your ruler, Venus, enters fellow earth sign Virgo, and you enjoy doing the things you find greatest pleasure in. You want to engage in your hobbies, take time away from work so you can play, and are more creative. This is good if you’re a creative type, working in a creative field. You enjoy being around your children and get along with them better, if you have any. If single, you have an easier time meeting new people, and you want to date around without settling on anyone just yet. If in a relationship, you want to have fun with your partner, and make it feel like it did when you first met.
On September 13th, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters fire sign Sagittarius, and your energy becomes focused and obsessive. It could take some time for you to get going with something, but once you do, nothing will deter you. You become completely wrapped up in it, and it takes considerable effort to get you off. Your passions increase, and if single, you could be quite grumpy without an outlet. If in a relationship, you want to be more intimate with your partner, and while they may appreciate your passion, they may be irritated by your possessiveness and jealousy. This is a great time to do something that benefits both you and someone else, or to deal with other people’s money (debts, loans, inheritances, taxes, joint finances).
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, and you feel most like yourself when you’re being productive, efficient, and getting things done. You don’t want a list of tasks to pile up, and try to get things done as quickly as you can and to the best of your abilities. You feel strong and vital, and can put your attention toward your health. If you’re stressed out, it can manifest physically, so you need to be sure to manage your stress well. You may come across as quieter, practical, and anxious. On September 29th, Venus joins the Sun in Libra, and you enjoy getting work done and crossing things off of your to-do list. It could take some effort for you to get started though, but once you start to put in some effort, you can do more with less. You also enjoy focusing on your health and trying to eat better and improve your lifestyle, though some of you may eat more and get lazier. If single, you can begin seeing a coworker, meet someone through your or their work, or who is a perfectionist. If attached, you aren’t outwardly romantic with your partner, but you pay more attention to the little things.
On September 22nd, Pluto ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) in fellow earth sign Capricorn. Over the last few months, you’ve been adjusting to the transformations that have been made to your system of beliefs and the size of the world you live in. Now, you begin making more transformations, fighting for control over your beliefs and your experiences in life.
On September 8th, a full moon occurs in water sign Pisces, and you can end a friendship or make a casual one serious, leave a group you belong to or become more involved in one, or realize a dream or give up on it. You’re worried about your future, and the hopes you have. On September 24th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and you can begin a new work project, start a new job, move into a new office or building, are presented with a new work opportunity, and enjoy your work. You can also start a new diet, exercise regimen, or see a new doctor.
Best days of September for Taurus for Love: 21st, 22nd, 23rd
Best days of September for Taurus for Money: 14th, 15th
GEMINI SEPTEMBER 2014
On September 2nd, Mercury, your ruler, enters fellow air sign Libra, and you don’t want to focus on anything too serious. You’re in a more playful state of mind, and you prefer to just have some fun with your ideas. When you have to do something serious, it’s difficult for you to focus, unless you can be creative with it. You can engage in hobbies that are mentally stimulating, and find creative ventures serve as good mental outlets for you. If you have children, you can find them easier to talk to. If single, you can meet someone online. If in a relationship, you’re flirtier with your partner. On September 27th, Mercury leaves Libra and enters water sign Scorpio, and you can focus on more serious matters now, as long as they aren’t too big and overwhelming. You do best with smaller tasks now. You can make lists of everything, stay organized, and need some structure and order. You can have an important conversation at or about your work, and this is a good period for you if you work in technology, online, or as a writer, teacher, or speaker.
On September 5th, Venus enters earth sign Virgo, and you enjoy spending time at home and with your family, or in the places that are most familiar to you and with the people who support you. You want comfort and familiarity, and don’t want to deal with anything unconventional or that pushes you outside of your comfort zone. If single, you can meet someone through a relative. If in a relationship, you can connect with your partner on an emotional level, and want them to share with you. You’re nurturing and protective of them.
On September 13th, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters fire sign Sagittarius, the sign opposite yours, and you have great energy when you feel supported and have a partner by your side. With someone with you, you feel like you can do anything. They give you confidence and spur you on. You can focus on your loved ones now, and the relationships you have with them, trying to figure out what needs to be fixed, and which relationships are doomed. If single, you want to be in a relationship more, and strive to find someone commitment-minded. If attached, you can become more committed to your partner, but you also fight with them more over little things. You want to take control in all of your relationships, but need to make sure you’re giving them the ability to be themselves too.
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, and you feel most like yourself when you’re engaging your hobbies and having fun. Let loose and do something just because you feel like it. Take a vacation, even if just for the day. Take up a new hobby or two, and let out your inner child. If you have children, they could be in the spotlight. You feel more creative and inspired by life. You may come across as more romantic, fun-loving, and proud. On September 29th, Venus joins the Sun in Libra, and you enjoy spending time on your hobbies and having a good time. Work and duty can come another day, but now, you want to enjoy your time. If single, you have little trouble meeting someone new, but keep it casual. If attached, you’re romantic and charming with your partner.
On September 22nd, Pluto ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn. Over the last few months, you’ve been coming to terms with the transformations made regarding your intimate relationships, how you connect with others, and your joint resources. Now, you can start to make more transformations, and can struggle over power and control.
On September 8th, a full moon occurs in water sign Pisces, and you can accomplish a goal or give up on one, get further along your life path or feel you need to change your direction, get a promotion if you’ve been working hard and smart, or experience setbacks in your career if you haven’t been. Something could come to an end for a parent, sibling, or neighbor. You can be in the public eye, recognized for something you’ve done. On September 24th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and you can begin a new creative project, pick up a new hobby, start seeing someone new (if single), or have a date night (if attached). If you have children, an opportunity could come up for them, for you through them, or for you to do something with/for children.
Best days of September for Gemini for Love: 24th, 25th
Best days of September for Gemini for Money: 16th, 17th, 18th
CANCER SEPTEMBER 2014
Mercury enters air sign Libra on September 2nd, and you focus more on your memories and how you feel about situations rather than the facts and figures associated with the situation. You can recall how you felt in any given moment, but have a hard time recalling what actually happened. You’re more subjective now, caught up in your own feelings, and lack logic and reason. You can sense the feelings of any situation, and gain information through that. Mercury leaves Libra and moves into water sign Scorpio on September 27th, and you want to move away from these serious feelings and have some fun. You feel creative and want to engage in your hobbies. If single, you can meet someone online, and if attached, you can communicate better with your partner. If you have children, it’s easier to communicate with them as well.
Venus enters earth sign Virgo on September 5th, and you enjoy engaging your mind, doing things that are mentally stimulating, and being around other people. You like to keep busy, and have a packed social calendar. You can communicate easier with other people, and you choose your words well. You can charm people and win them over with your words. This is a great time for you if you work as a writer, speaker, teacher, or in law. You get along better with siblings and neighbors, and enjoy being in your community. If single, you can meet someone online, who is younger than you, through a sibling or neighbor, or who lives in your neighborhood. If in a relationship, you can talk more with your partner, and whisper sweet nothing or leave little love notes for them.
Mars moves into a new sign, fire sign Sagittarius, on September 13th, and your energy becomes focused on getting work done. You have lots of energy for accomplishing work and getting through many tasks, but they have to be small tasks or you easily get overwhelmed. You try to keep everything organized and make lists of what you want to do, and get through everything in order. You know exactly what you have to do and how to do it. This is a great time to look for a new job, and several new job opportunities could present themselves. This is also a great time to focus on improving your health and making healthy changes to your lifestyle.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re with family or the people you think of as family, or at home or in the places most familiar to you. You want to stay within your comfort zone, and shy away from anything unconventional. You’re more in touch with your feelings. You may come across as more nurturing, supportive, and emotional. Venus joins the Sun in Libra on September 29th, and you enjoy being at home, with family, and staying in your comfort zone. Doing anything new or different just doesn’t feel right to you now. You can make changes in your home to make it more beautiful, painting walls, buying furniture, and redecorating. If single, you can meet someone through family, and want someone who is a nurturing person. If attached, you’re supportive of your partner, and feel an emotional connection with them that you try to strengthen.
Pluto ends his retrograde (when a planet appears to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn, the sign opposite yours, on September 22nd. Over the last few months, you’ve tried to adjust to the transformations made in your relationships. Now, you can make more transformations, but also fight over power and control with your loved ones and those you’re closest to.
A full moon occurs on September 8th in fellow water sign Pisces, and you can come home if you’re abroad, finish a course of study, or settle a legal dispute. If you feel someone is threatening your beliefs, you’ll defend them passionately, but you need to remember that everyone has their own beliefs, and no one is right or wrong. Generally, you’re more passionate but not too emotional. A new moon occurs on September 24th in Libra, and you can begin a new home improvement project, buy or sell property, or move. A family member could be presented with a new opportunity, or you are through them. You can plan a family outing, vacation, or reunion. You stay within your comfort zone, and you pursue opportunities that are more traditional. You’re in touch with your feelings, but not out of control with them.
Best days of September for Cancer for Love: 1st, 26th, 27th, 28th
Best days of September for Cancer for Money: 19th, 20th
LEO SEPTEMBER 2014
Mercury enters air sign Libra on September 2nd, and your mind becomes more active. You can come up with lots of plans, have many more communications than usual, want to share everything that’s on your mind, and people want to share what they learn with you. You engage in conversation, and you’re interested in lots of different things, but you don’t stick with any of them for very long. You can keep a busy schedule, and want to be busy so your mind is occupied and you don’t get anxious. Mercury leaves Libra and moves into water sign Scorpio on September 27th, and your mind slows. You become more focused on the emotions of situations rather than logic, reason, and facts. It’s difficult for you to be objective, lost in your own feelings, but you do know what people mean even when they’re saying the opposite, and you can read the emotions of situations well. You can think about the past more, and are reminded of how you felt in past situations.
Venus enters earth sign Virgo, the sign after yours, on September 5th, and you enjoy engaging your senses and experiencing life through your body. You indulge in food, drink, sex, and could use a little moderation. You feel sensual and want to connect with your body. This can be a good time to make some extra money, and you generally have the money you need when you need it. It’s a good period if you work in the arts or beauty industry. If single, you’re interested in someone practical, sensual, and passionate. If in a relationship, you bring more passion, but are a slow burn instead of anything hot and fast.
Mars moves into a new sign, fellow fire sign Sagittarius, on September 13th, and you want to have some fun. You’re driven to do the things you enjoy most in life, and you can spend more time on your hobbies, and take up new ones. You don’t want to take anything too seriously, and this is a good time to take a vacation, or at least some time off of work so you can enjoy yourself and do your own thing. You can feel more creative, and this is a good period if you’re a creative type. You also want more love in your life, and if you’re single, you can find it easier to fall in love, but want to keep it light, and can date around. If in a relationship, you try to have fun with your partner. If you have children, they can be more willful than usual, and have more energy.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, and you want to engage your mind. You can spend more time around other people because you enjoy the mental stimulation, and it calms you down. You can have an active social calendar, and want to go from one thing to the next quickly, not spending too much time on anything so you don’t get bored. You can come across as scattered, friendly, and logical. Venus joins the Sun in Libra on September 29th, and you enjoy engaging your mind. You want to talk with people, learn new things, come up with new ideas, and tackle mental projects. If single, you can meet someone through a sibling or neighbor, or who lives in your neighborhood. If attached, you can connect with your partner mentally.
Pluto ends his retrograde (when a planet appears to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn on September 22nd. Over the last few months, you’ve tried to adapt to the changes made in your work and daily life. Now that the retrograde is over, you can make more transformations with your work life and change your routine.
A full moon occurs on September 8th in water sign Pisces, and you can focus on a serious matter. Something deep inside of yourself may need to come out and you have to face it. You’re more emotional, swaying from one extreme emotion to the next, and can be pessimistic and down. You may be a little too serious, and have to lighten up. A new moon occurs on September 24th in Libra, and you can begin several small projects, spend more time traveling but short distances, buy new technology, or do work in your community. An opportunity can come up for a sibling or neighbor, or for you through them. You’re generally more positive and enthusiastic about your life, and are easy to talk to.
Best days of September for Leo for Love: 2nd, 3rd, 29th, 30th
Best days of September for Leo for Money: 21st, 22nd, 23rd
VIRGO SEPTEMBER 2014
On September 2nd, Mercury, your ruler, enters air sign Libra, the sign after yours, and you take your time when coming up with new ideas or trying to come to a decision. You don’t want to feel rushed at all, not seeing the point. You’ll decide when you’re ready, and once you do, you stick with it no matter what, so you can be a little stubborn. This is a good period for you if you work in technology, online, as a writer, speaker, or with young people. On September 27th, Mercury leaves Libra and enters water sign Scorpio, and you’re more flexible mentally. You can go from one idea to the next quickly, and you lose interest fast. You want to keep busy mentally so you exhaust all of this mental energy, otherwise it begins to make you feel restless and anxious. You can spend more time communicating than usual, and get or give important news.
On September 5th, Venus enters your sign, Virgo, and you want to enjoy yourself. You want to take time off and be lazy, and do what you want to do. You can go to the spa, get a massage, or lounge at the beach. You feel good and confident, and you come across charming and attractive. This can be a good time to improve your looks superficially with new clothes, a new haircut, or even cosmetic surgery. If single, you have little trouble meeting new people, and just have to put yourself out there. If in a relationship, you want more romance and can be more passionate with your partner.
On September 13th, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters fire sign Sagittarius, and you’re driven to strengthen your internal foundation. Your very core, that which you build who you are upon, should be looked at every so often to make sure it’s strong and can handle anything life throws at you. If you feel insecure, you need to work on that. You can focus on your home, and try to move, buy or sell property, redecorate, renovate, or change things up in some way. You can also spend more time with your family, and while you want to be around them, you fight with them more. Your emotions seem to drive you, and you feed off of their energy.
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, and you focus on your finances. The greater financial security you have, the better you feel. You can try to make more money in some way, and work on improving your financial life. You can focus on your values, and evaluate what you truly value in life. You may come across as more stubborn, calm, and sensual. On September 29th, Venus joins the Sun in Libra, and you feel more sensual and indulgent. You can eat more, drink more, and engage your senses more than usual, maybe too much so, so you have to make sure you don’t go too far. You can spend more money and enjoy buying, so be careful of impulse shopping. This can be a good time to try making more money, and is especially good if you work in the arts or beauty industry. If single, you want someone who is calm and even, practical and stable, and will be a rock for you. If in a relationship, you can be more passionate, and want to engage your senses with your partner.
On September 22nd, Pluto ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) in fellow earth sign Capricorn. Over the last few months, you’ve been getting used to the transformations made with how you love and what you enjoy in life. Now that the retrograde is over, you can make more changes and love more powerfully.
On September 8th, a full moon occurs in water sign Pisces, the sign opposite yours, and you can end a relationship or become more committed to someone. You can fulfill a commitment you’ve made, or back out. You’re more emotional in one-on-one settings, and want to connect with your partners. You crave more balance in your life, and the more out of balance you feel and disharmony is in your life, the more off you are. On September 24th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and you can begin a second job, side gig, or monetize a hobby. You feel more confident and secure. You can organize your finances or come up with a better financial plan to increase your financial security. You generally feel calmer and more stable emotionally.
Best days of September for Virgo for Love: 4th, 5th
Best days of September for Virgo for Money: 24th, 25th
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 2014
On September 2nd, Mercury enters your sign, Libra, and you want to share what you think with other people. You freely give your opinions and share your ideas, and give news. You can find information you’re looking for, learn new things, and are enthusiastic about learning, but don’t spend too long on any one thing. You can have many more communications than usual, and you want to engage your mind. You can have an important conversation, get or give important news, have a busier schedule, or use more technology. You focus on facts and figures, and are more logical and analytical. On September 27th, Mercury leaves Libra and enters water sign Scorpio, and you try to take your time when coming up with ideas. You feel you need to give yourself time to come up with the best ideas you can. When making decisions, you don’t rush yourself, and you stick to what you decide once you do. If you’re a writer, speaker, work with young people, online, or with technology, this is a good period for you.
On September 5th, Venus enters earth sign Virgo, the sign before yours, and you’re slow to share how you feel about someone. You keep your affections to yourself, and you’d rather keep it a secret. You care more about other people, and enjoying helping others. You like focusing on your spirituality, and can study spiritual subjects or the metaphysical. If single, you can begin dating someone in secret, start an affair (not recommended), begin dating someone who works in a confined institution (like a prison or hospital), who is an artist, or who you feel needs to be saved. If in a relationship, you can be more vulnerable with your partner, and want to be there for them.
On September 13th, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters fire sign Sagittarius, and you have plenty of mental energy. You need to keep your mind busy and active so you can burn through it, otherwise you can become restless, agitated, anxious, and have trouble focusing or suffer from insomnia. You can go from one thing to the next quickly, losing interest fast, and need to make sure you keep projects short so you don’t have trouble finishing. You can be more defensive of your thoughts and ideas, and can argue more with people, but you don’t take any of it to heart. If you’re prone to headaches or migraines, you can get more of them.
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, and you want to be in the spotlight and get attention. You’re comfortable when people focus on you, and you want praise. You like spending time with people so you can get more attention, and you’re friendlier so you’re easy to get along with, though you can also be a little dramatic and impulsive. This is a good time to start something new in your life, and you’re excited about it. You may come across as pioneering, impatient, and warm. On September 29th, Venus joins the Sun in Libra, and you’re attractive and charming. You can get along with others easily, and you enjoy yourself more. If single, you can meet people simply by putting yourself out there. If in a relationship, you can be more romantic and sensual.
On September 22nd, Pluto ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn. Over the last few months, you’ve been adjusting to the transformations that have been made in your home life or with your family. Now that the retrograde is over, you can begin to make more changes, and get a better understanding of what family means to you.
On September 8th, a full moon occurs in water sign Pisces, and you can finish a work project, leave a job or take on more work responsibilities, quit something in your daily routine, work at resolving a health issue, or see one get worse if you haven’t been responsible with it. If you don’t manage your stress well, you can have all sorts of health problems come up. Try to find a positive and healthy outlet for your stress so you don’t have any issues. On September 24th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and this is your time to start something big that you’ll work on for the next year of your life. You’re optimistic about what you can do, and you want to start something new. You’re excited about what’s possible. Don’t let your vacillation get in the way and prevent you from going for it. Make a decision and take control of your life.
Best days of September for Libra for Love: 6th, 7th
Best days of September for Libra for Money: 1st, 26th, 27th, 28th
SCORPIO SEPTEMBER 2014
Mercury enters air sign Libra, the sign before yours, on September 2nd, and you do your best thinking when you’re by yourself, not being bothered by anyone, or are in the background. You don’t want to let anyone know what you’re thinking, and prefer to wait until you feel the time is right. You want to be sure of your ideas and opinions before you share them. You can struggle with facts and figures, but your imagination soars. You may become privy to a secret or two, or share a secret of your own. Mercury leaves Libra and moves into your sign, Scorpio, on September 27th, and now you want to let everyone know what you’re thinking. You don’t want to keep your thoughts, opinions, and ideas to yourself, and share them with the world. Your mind moves a lot faster, and you’re more focused on facts and figures, though you are more mentally impulsive. You’re enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, but are impatient.
Venus enters earth sign Virgo on September 5th, and you enjoy spending time with your friends, or in groups with people who you feel are your intellectual equal. You can feel good about your future, and fantasize about the dreams you have for yourself. If you’re single, you can begin dating a friend, try to be friends with someone first, and value an intellectual connection with someone. If you’re in a relationship, you try to connect with your partner as a friend, and want to be sure you truly enjoy each other’s company in a more than physical way.
Mars moves into a new sign, fire sign Sagittarius, the sign after yours, on September 13th, and your energy has been high with Mars in your sign, but you finally slow down a bit. You have greater difficulty getting started now, but once you do, you can keep going and going. Before, you got started quickly but burned out fast and were moving on to something else without seeing anything through, Now, you’re driven to stick with something until you’re sure it’s done. You can be hard-working and focused if you want to be. This can be a good time to focus on your finances, and you want to increase your financial security. The better your finances are, the more confidence you have. You can start a second job, side gig, or try to make extra money through a hobby.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re alone, away from people, and not being bothered. You like having time to yourself, and need it so you can recover from time around others. The more you’re around other people, the more drained you feel. You can be imaginative and get lost in daydreams and fantasy, and seem like you have your head in the clouds. You may come across as more compassionate, sensitive, and sweet. Venus joins the Sun in Libra on September 29th, and you keep your affections for others behind closed doors. You don’t want to engage in any public displays of affection, and prefer to keep it between just the two of you, with no one else looking. You can be very romantic, but only with them. If single, you can meet someone who works in a confined institution (like a prison or hospital), who is an artistic type, or who seems vulnerable. If in a relationship, you want to spend more alone time with your partner, and open yourself up to them.
Pluto ends his retrograde (when a planet appears to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn on September 22nd. Over the last few months, you’ve adjusted to the mental transformations you’ve been undergoing over the last few years, and now that the retrograde is over, you can continue with these transformations. Also, since Pluto is your ruler, you’ve probably felt off in a subtle way over the last few months, but now you can feel more like yourself.
A full moon occurs on September 8th in fellow water sign Pisces, and you can finish a creative project, end a romantic relationship, or bring one to the next level. You can give up a hobby or take one more seriously. If you have children, something could come to an end for them. A new moon occurs on September 24th in Libra, and you can get the opportunity to do something in the background or where someone else gets the credit, or you’re recognized for work you’ve done in the background. You can let go of something you no longer need, and it makes you feel good.
Best days of September for Scorpio for Love: 8th, 9th
Best days of September for Scorpio for Money: 2nd, 3rd, 29th, 30th
SAGITTARIUS SEPTEMBER 2014
Mercury enters air sign Libra on September 2nd, and you do your best thinking when you’re in a group or with your friends. You want lots of people around you to bounce your ideas off of and to give you various perspectives. When you focus on something, you can dive into it completely, and you won’t stop until you feel you’ve learned everything there is to learn. You’re open to ideas that are innovative and out there, and willing to think outside of the box and outside of your comfort zone. Mercury leaves Libra and moves into water sign Scorpio, the sign before yours, on September 27th, and you do your best thinking when you’re alone. You don’t want to be bothered by anyone, finding the company of other people mentally exhausting, and you feel that you need plenty of time alone so you can recharge mentally. You can become privy to a secret, focus on a spiritual subject, or think about an old issue.
Venus enters earth sign Virgo on September 5th, and you enjoy succeeding at the goals you set for yourself. The more you succeed in life, the better you feel about yourself. You enjoy setting goals for yourself, but need a little push to get going with them. You can make a good first impression on someone, especially professionally, and feel more comfortable in the public eye. If single, you can meet someone much older than you, through your or their career, or through a parent, boss, or mentor. You’re attracted to successful people of status. If in a relationship, you can spend more time focusing on your profession and goals and less time with your partner, so you’re more distant than usual.
Mars moves into a new sign, your sign, Sagittarius, on September 13th, and your energy surges. You’ve been in a period where your energy was low, difficult to manage, and seemed to come and go without rhyme or reason. Now, you have much more energy, and you need to make sure you have plenty to do so you use it up, or you’ll become impatient, impulsive, and aggressive. You feel more confident, so you can take hold of your life and start something new. It could be something you work on for the next two years of your life. You’re enthusiastic and positive about everything you do, and you want to do what you want, not what other people want. Watch out for being accident-prone, getting lots of little cuts and scrapes and bruises, and if you’re prone to headaches/migraines, you can get more of them now.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, and you want to spend time with your friends and the people you look at as intellectual equals. You want to have new experiences, and open yourself up to what you can do outside of your comfort zone. You may come across as more rebellious, independent, and futuristic. Venus joins the Sun in Libra on September 29th, and you enjoy spending time with your friends and in groups. You feel comfortable in a group, and want to feel like you belong somewhere. If single, you can begin dating a friend, or try to be friends first with someone. If attached, you try to strengthen the foundation of friendship.
Pluto ends his retrograde (when a planet appears to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn, the sign after yours, on September 22nd. Over the last few months, you’ve been adjusting to the major changes that have come regarding what you need to feel safe and secure in your life. Now that the retrograde is over, you can start to see more changes being made, so prepare yourself.
A full moon occurs on September 8th in water sign Pisces, and you can finish a home improvement project, finalize the buying or selling of property, settle a dispute with a relative, or cut ties with a family member. You can be impacted at your core by something that happens, and it shakes your internal foundation. You have to work at strengthening your internal foundation so that doesn’t happen again. A new moon occurs on September 24th in Libra, and you can join a new group, take up a new cause, focus on a new dream, or make a new friend. An opportunity could be presented to a friend or group you belong to, to you through them, for you to do something in a group or with a friend, or for you to do something radical and way outside of your comfort zone.
Best days of September for Sagittarius for Love: 10th, 11th
Best days of September for Sagittarius for Money: 4th, 5th
CAPRICORN SEPTEMBER 2014
On September 2nd, Mercury enters air sign Libra, and you focus on the work you have to do, and take the long view of everything. You can be excellent at creating plans now because you can look ahead and see how all of the pieces come together, and you know exactly what you’re capable of, so you can create realistic plans that you can achieve over time. You don’t have any patience for frivolity, silliness, and don’t care to speak if you have nothing important to say. On September 27th, Mercury leaves Libra and enters water sign Scorpio, and you think best when you have your friends with you or are working in a group. You usually prefer to be by yourself, but you can find that a group helps you figure out what you’re missing, show you other ways of doing things that you wouldn’t have thought of by yourself and are more effective, and can give you encouragement when you come up with something good. You’re more willing to think outside of the box, and to entertain ideas that you’d normally deem too radical for you to pursue.
On September 5th, Venus enters fellow earth sign Virgo, and you enjoy working on ways to expand your life and have new experiences. You feel a little more daring and bold, and when you have a new experience, you enjoy it thoroughly. This is a good time to do some travel to somewhere you’ve never been, take up a new language, or study another culture. If single, you can meet someone who has a very different background from yourself, while traveling, or who is a writer or teacher. If in a relationship, you can be more playful and adventurous with your partner.
On September 13th, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters fire sign Sagittarius, the sign before yours, and your energy slows down. You find that you need to take more time off because you burn out quicker than usual, and you have to give yourself plenty of time to finish projects otherwise you’re late with everything. You just don’t have as much motivation and drive as usual, unless you’re dealing with creative ventures or pursuits of your imagination. You can spend lots more time engaged in daydreams and fantasy, and have difficulty whipping up enough energy for anything tangible. It’s a good time to focus on your spiritual nature, to let go of your past issues, and release some of your baggage. You can also perform better behind the scenes and in the background without anyone looking, and you’ll likely work on plans and get things ready so you can hit the ground running when Mars enters your sign next month.
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, and you feel most like yourself when you’re achieving your goals and focusing on what you want to achieve in life. You can strengthen the foundation you’re building your life on, and focus on the direction your life is taking. You may come across as more practical, ambitious, and distant. On September 29th, Venus joins the Sun in Libra, and you enjoy pursuing your goals, setting new goals for yourself, and having success in life. If single, you can meet someone through your or their career, who is older than you, or through a parent, boss, or mentor. If in a relationship, you spend less time with your partner and more time focused on your professional goals.
On September 22nd, Pluto ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) in your sign, Capricorn. Over the last few months, you’ve been adjusting to the transformations that have been made in your life over the last few years since Pluto has entered your sign. You life has been evolving, as have you. Now that the retrograde is over, you can work on making more changes, and having more control over your life.
On September 8th, a full moon occurs in water sign Pisces, you can finish a bunch of smaller projects, have problems with technology, settle a dispute with a sibling or neighbor, or end a relationship with a sibling or neighbor. You’re impacted greater by words, and you take to heart what people say. You say what you mean and you mean what you say, and you can sense what other people are feeling when they speak, no matter what they’re saying. On September 24th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and you can pursue a new goal, are presented with a new opportunity professionally, or are in the spotlight for something you’ve done.
Best days of September for Capricorn for Love: 12th, 13th
Best days of September for Capricorn for Money: 6th, 7th
AQUARIUS SEPTEMBER 2014
On September 2nd, Mercury enters fellow air sign Libra, and you come up with big ideas and make big proclamations, but you don’t really back any of them up. You prefer to focus on lighter subjects, and avoid anything dark or depressing. You have an optimistic outlook, and you try to see the brighter side of any situation. This is a great time to do some writing, so it’s beneficial to you if you’re a writer. This is a good time for school work as well. You’re gregarious and love to laugh, and share stories with people. On September 27th, Mercury leaves Libra and enters water sign Scorpio, and you’re a little less light and happy, and more focused on the work you have to accomplish, how you’re going to get there, making plans, and have a realistic outlook. You don’t care about small talk or being boisterous, and speak only when you feel you should.
On September 5th, Venus enters earth sign Virgo, and you enjoy focusing on more serious matters. When you do, you’re not quite depressed about them, and try to be more positive. This can be a good time to work on resolving an issue you hold deep inside of yourself, or to transform some aspect of yourself or life. You can buy something old and restore it to its former glory. It’s an excellent time to do something that will benefit you and another person. You can also do well working on issues related to other people’s money (taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances). If single, you’re attracted to someone passionate, dark, and brooding, and can be intense and possessive. If in a relationship, you’re more passionate and clingy with your partner.
On September 13th, Mars leaves Scorpio and enters fire sign Sagittarius, and you find that your energy is more mental now. When you focus on a subject, you have plenty of energy to pursue it fully, and find out everything there is to know about it, so you can become an expert at something. You’re also energized when you spend time with your friends or in groups, and can make new friends and join new groups. You want to feel like you belong somewhere, and when you do, you have greater energy. You can feed off of the energy of a group or crowd. This is also a good time to let your inner humanitarian come out, and you can pursue the causes that you believe in most.
On September 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, and you feel most like yourself when you’re expanding your life and having new experiences. You don’t want to leave things as they are, dull and boring and stale, and want to try something new. Travel, go back to school, or study another culture. You may come across as more adventurous, bold, and daring. On September 29th, Venus joins the Sun in Libra, and you enjoy pushing outside of the fences around your life and expanding your world, even just a little. You like engaging in philosophical debates, and sharing what you’ve learned about life and people. If single, you can date a foreigner, teacher, writer, or someone with a gregarious personality. If attached, you can be playful and try new things with your partner.
On September 22nd, Pluto ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn, the sign before yours. Over the last few months, you’ve been getting used to the changes that you’ve been making regarding your past and old issues, and what you’ve been letting go of. It’s been a trial, but necessary. Now that the retrograde is over, you can start to make more changes.
On September 8th, a full moon occurs in water sign Pisces, the sign after yours, and you can finalize a financial agreement or arrangement, fulfill a financial obligation, leave a second job or side gig you’ve been working for extra money, or become more serious about it. You’re more sensitive to what people say about you, and pay too much attention to what they think. You need to have more confidence and belief in yourself. On September 24th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and you can plan a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before, take a class or go back to school, start a writing project, have a positive development with a legal issue, or explore another culture. Generally, you’re much more optimistic and friendly with this new moon.
Best days of September for Aquarius for Love: 14th, 15th
Best days of September for Aquarius for Money: 8th, 9th
PISCES SEPTEMBER 2014
Mercury enters air sign Libra on September 2nd, and you can focus on serious subjects and issues, and become a little obsessed. Once you set your mind to something, nothing can get you off of it, no matter what. This makes you excellent at research now, and you’ll get to the heart of any matter. You can be a little dark and pessimistic with your outlook on life, and need to lighten up a little. When you speak, you’re intimidating, and people have a hard time talking to you. Mercury leaves Libra and moves into fellow water sign Scorpio on September 27th, and your outlook becomes more optimistic, and you’re much easier to talk to. You’re not so intense and serious anymore, and prefer to keep things light and happy. You can crack jokes and share funny stories, and engage in debates but keep them playful. It’s a good time to learn about other cultures, and you can dream about traveling to somewhere far away.
Venus enters earth sign Virgo, the sign opposite yours, on September 5th, and you enjoy spending time with your partner and those closest to you. You’re charming and attractive, and can get along easier with others, even your enemies. This can be a good time to improve yourself physically with a new haircut, new clothes, new makeup, or cosmetic surgery. If single, you want someone who is charming, chivalrous, and polite, and can meet someone through your loved ones. If in a relationship, you can spend more time alone with your partner, and are more committed to them.
Mars moves into a new sign, fire sign Sagittarius, on September 13th, and you’re driven to succeed in life. You pursue your goals with enthusiasm and zeal, and you’re desperate to achieve something. The more you do achieve, the greater confidence you have. If you experience any failures, you feel terrible about yourself, so you have to work at separating your confidence from your successes or failures. You’re focused on your goals, and you want to make sure you’re going in the right direction. You can get advice from a parent, boss, or mentor, and look to the right people to help you get closer to achieving your goals. You can be incredibly ambitious now, and may need to force yourself to step back so you don’t forsake everything else that’s important to you.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd, and you’re serious and a little dark. You can be intense and passionate, and people have a harder time being around you. You’re concerned with serious matters, and you want to make sure you have the intimacy in life that you crave. You can focus on dealings with other people’s money (debts, taxes, loans, inheritances), or on doing something that benefits you and someone else. Venus joins the Sun in Libra on September 29th, and you’re excellent with other people’s money and pursuing mutually beneficial projects. You can be more intimate with your loved ones, but also too clingy at times. If single, you want something serious, not caring for anything casual, and are attracted to the tall, dark type. If attached, you can be more passionate with your partner.
Pluto ends his retrograde (when a planet appears to move backward) in earth sign Capricorn on September 22nd. Over the last few months, you’ve been adjusting to the changes made regarding your dreams for your future, the causes you believe in, and the friendships you have. Now that the retrograde is over, you can see more changes being made.
A full moon occurs on September 8th in your sign, Pisces, and you reap what you sow. With a full moon in your sign, if you’ve been working hard and smart, acting responsible and doing the right thing, you’re rewarded for all of that, and good things can happen. If you’ve been lazy, irresponsible, immature, and made decisions you knew were wrong, then you’re punished now. You’re also more emotional, open with your feelings, and intuitive. A new moon occurs on September 24th in Libra, and you can have a positive dealing with other people’s money, get something owed to you, begin a new transformation, make something old new again, or see a positive development with a serious matter. You can come back from the ashes and can turn around any problem that you’re presented with. Nothing can keep you down and out for long, and you rise to the occasion.
Best days of September for Pisces for Love: 16th, 17th, 18th
Best days of September for Pisces for Money: 10th, 11th
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
September is about relationships and commitment for you, Aries. Mercury, the Sun, and Venus enter your relationship sector, and a new moon on the 24th occurs in this sector. You can commit yourself more fully to your partner, if in a relationship, and bring it to the next level. If single, you focus on having a serious relationship, and don’t want to date all willy-nilly. Having someone special to share your life with is important for you now, and you don’t want to bring a lackadaisical approach to finding someone.
Venus is in your love sector for most of the month, and you’re more affectionate and easy-going in your relationships, not wanting to take love and dating too seriously. If in a relationship, you enjoy spending time with your partner, and want to amp up the romance. If single, you can meet new people rather easily. You feel comfortable with love with the Sun in this sector until the 22nd, and comfortable with commitment with Mars in your relationships sector until the 13th. The 14th could be an especially good day for passion.
Love becomes more of a focus for you as the month of September goes on. You think more and talk more about it as the month begins, and you fantasize of what your perfect love life would be. If in a relationship, you can communicate better with your partner, and if single, you value intelligence and good conversation. Later in the month, you feel like yourself with loved ones. With the new moon on the 24th, you can plan something romantic with your partner, if attached; if single, you can meet someone new.
You’re driven to have love in your life during the first half of the month, and dedicate more of your energy to love. You can have a lot of energy with a partner, if in a relationship, or to date, if single. With Venus in Virgo for most of the month, this is a good time to talk things out regularly with your partner, if in a relationship, or meet someone online, through a sibling or neighbor, or who lives in your neighborhood, if single. They stimulate your mind, and have interesting things to share with you.
The full moon on the 8th occurs in your intimacy sector, and if you’re in a relationship, can make you more clingy and possessive. You want to feel like the bond between you is unbreakable, and it can make you a little crazy, so pull back. If single, you feel lonelier than usual, and it can make you jump into something with the first person who comes along. Have some standards first! You’re more romantic and loving in general during the second half of the month, and spend more of your time bringing love into your life.
Venus is in your sign for most of the month, so you’re the love goddess for September. You seem more attractive and charming, and have less of a problem attracting people to you. Even when you don’t really change anything, you just come across a little differently. The full moon on the 8th occurs in your relationships sector, so if attached, you can become closer or choose to break things off. If single, you can meet someone new who you feel a karmic link to, and it’s intense and emotional right from the beginning.
You want to keep things quiet in your love life this month. If in a relationship, you don’t want anyone to see you being affectionate, and only do it behind closed doors. You might even keep your relationship a secret from some people. If single, you can meet someone who interests you, but you don’t want to say anything to anyone just yet, or you start seeing someone secretly. You can be a little unrealistic on the 10th, so don’t make big decisions. Passion runs higher on the 14th, and you can be more intimate.
The full moon on the 8th occurs in your love sector, and you can become closer to someone you’ve been dating, or feel that it’s not going quite right and call things off. If in a relationship, you’re more emotional with your partner. If single, you can meet someone you have a spiritual and emotional connection with. On the 14th, your ruler, Pluto positively hits Venus, the planet of love, so this can be the best day of the month for love and romance in your life. Plan a date and bring out your romantic side.
You’re practical in love this month, not overly affectionate or loving, and preferring to see if those in your life actually deserve your love. If in a relationship, you’re distant and a little cold, and need to make time for your partner. If single, you want potential suitors to pass a test and show they’re worthy of you, otherwise you won’t waste any time on them. This isn’t the best month for love really, as you’re more focused on other things in life, and feel that love is a bit frivolous and silly at this juncture.
You’re willing to be more daring and adventurous with love in September, and want to have some fun with it. You usually take it pretty seriously, but sometimes, you need to just enjoy it for what it is. If in a relationship, you can have an adventure with your partner, do some traveling, or be more daring in the bedroom. If single, you can meet someone new through your travels, hanging out at the bookstore, or who starts a passionate debate with you at a party, eliciting some serious sparks, especially on the 21st.
Venus is in your intimacy sector for most of September, so you’re not up for anything playful or silly. You want a real, deep connection with someone, something profound and gets to your core. If in a relationship, you work harder to strengthen the bonds you have with your partner, and can be more passionate physically. If single, you’re drawn to people who seem intense and deep, and who exude power and authority. Just make sure you don’t give in to too much dominance, by yourself or your partner.
Venus is in your relationships sector for most of the month, and you enjoy spending time with your loved ones, especially one-on-one where you feel you’re getting their undivided attention. If in a relationship, you can be more affectionate and supportive. If single, you want to be in a relationship with someone who’s an equal to you and will treat you with respect. As the month goes on, you become more passionate and intense in love, wanting strong bonds and a level of closeness that might be too much to ask for.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Venus is in your work sector for most of the month, and this helps you get more work done when you put your mind to it and focus on working. The problem is, it makes you so lazy that you don’t even get started with work, so you might be even less productive if you don’t force yourself to move. The Sun is in this sector until the 22nd, so you can shine and be recognized for your work if you focus. The 21st might not be a good day for work though, with your ruler harshly hitting Neptune and zapping your concentration.
Your focus shifts more and more toward your work life as this month goes on. You can come up with work ideas and focus on the small tasks and projects to start the month, and by the end of the month, you shine with your work and make good impressions on the right people. A new moon in your work sector on the 24th could bring a great new work opportunity for you. Your ruler, Venus, positively hits Saturn on the 21st, and this could be your most productive day of the month, and you have great focus and discipline.
You’re more productive during the first half of the month, and you want to get done as much as you can before you get to the second half of the month and your focus shifts away from work. The full moon on the 8th could give you a clue of which direction you should go in next, and let you know if you should continue as you have been or go down a new path for your life. You’re not comfortable doing anything out of the ordinary on the 13th, and should try to stick to conventional methods to solve any major problems.
During the second half of the month, Mars is in your work sector, so your productivity skyrockets. You want to work hard, can focus on what you need to focus on, and will get through any and all of your tasks and chores. You don’t even mind having to do the things no one else wants to do. If it’ll get things done faster and you can do it better than anyone else, you’ll do it happily. You have to watch for being too much of a perfectionist, and demanding far too much of yourself. Cut yourself some slack, humanoid.
Venus is in your money sector for most of the month, and you can spend money as fast as you can make it, so you need to rein yourself in a little if you don’t want to go broke. You can get as much money as you need so you don’t have to worry about not having enough, but you should make the most of this by putting in some extra effort and being smarter with your finances. If you do, you can be rewarded. The 11th is your most productive day, and you can put in extra work, make good decisions, and play responsibly.
Your finances become more important to you as the month of September goes on, and you can come up with financial plans and budgets to start the month. You get advice from people about how to handle your finances, and figure out what you want to do. By the end of the month, you feel good about where you are, can reap rewards, and create opportunities. The 10th might turn out to be your best day, and you can turn your luck around. The 13th could be a difficult day, and you avoid doing anything too risky.
With the planets gearing up to be in your sign, this can be a great time for you to get a new project or plan started that you’ll work on over the next year. You come up with ideas and plans to start the month, get advice and gather data that you need. You can take a chance and get started with the Sun entering your sign on the 22nd, and kick it all off with the new moon in your sign on the 24th. Financial rewards could be in play with Mars in your money sector during the first half of the month. It’s your time, Libra!
Mars is in your sign to begin September, giving you an edge with energy and making you willing to take chances on yourself. You’re driven, passionate, enthusiastic. Mars enters your money sector during the second half of the month, and you can focus on opportunities that will reward you financially. Pluto, your ruler, ends his retrograde (appearing to move backward) on the 22nd, and this helps flip the switch for you. It’s been stuck in the off position, and suddenly the light comes on and somebody is home.
Venus is in your career and life path sector for most of the month, making it easier for you to charm the right people, make good first impressions, and talk your boss into getting your way. It also means you’re lazier with your career though, and need to force yourself to put in the hours, otherwise your work languishes and you get nowhere fast. Venus will help you if you put in the work, so put in a little effort, and see how you can get much further with less work than usual, and use that as motivation to work more.
You focus more on your career, goals, and life path as the month of September goes on, and you can make plans that need to be made and have a practical attitude about it. By the end of the month, you’re being recognized for what you’ve done, thrust into the spotlight, and new opportunities are thrown your way. The 11th could be the first bit of recognition and praise you receive. Pluto has been retrograde (appearing to move backward) in your sign, and ends on the 22nd, and you feel like you’re getting your power back.
Mars is in your career sector until the 13th, and you’re driven and ambitious for the first half of the month. The full moon on the 8th is in your money sector, and you can be rewarded for financial decisions, or punished for financial mismanagement. On the 13th, your ruler, Uranus, opposes Mercury, and this isn’t the best day for sharing ideas, getting advice, giving news, reviewing documents, or going over the details, and could be fraught with misunderstandings and miscommunications, so keep your mouth shut.
Mars is in your career sector during the second half of September, and you can focus more on your goals and be more ambitious. You want to achieve, succeed, and failure is not an option, so you’re too hard on yourself when failure does occur. You can’t succeed at absolutely everything. The 21st could be particularly trying with your ruler, Neptune, harshly hitting Mars, and you lack energy or have too much of it, get roped into fights you shouldn’t be in, or lack any drive at all for the things you need to work on.
There are tons of asteroids out there that are just people's names. Go through the list of asteroids on astro.com, and see if any of them are of your name. It can be your first, middle, or last name, a nickname, or something close to your name. Then see what the asteroid is doing in your own chart.
My name is Nicole, which is asteroid 1343. In my natal chart, asteroid Nicole is at 29 degrees Sagittarius and my 2nd house. Interesting because 29 degrees is the anaretic degree! I don't have anything at the anaretic degree with my natal planets and houses, yet I always felt that energy somehow. Guess I was subconsciously feeling my asteroid at the anaretic degree. With my asteroid at the anaertic degree, I'd guess that it hinders me from being able to be who I really am. I second-guess myself too much and try to be what other people want me to be. That was sooo the case in my younger years, and I ended up going through this major crisis where I had no clue who I was, and basically had to start over from scratch with my personality. Oddly, my progressed Moon was opposite my asteroid Nicole at the time. If I can work with the anaretic energy, I can be a powerful personality. I just have to let me be me.
I like to think that the sign of your asteroid is like an alternate Sun sign for you, and Sagittarius is especially important for me since my Sun/Moon midpoint is in Sagittarius - in fact, my asteroid falls on my Sun-Moon midpoint! No wonder I've always thought I should strive to manifest my Sun-Moon midpoint more. This area is complicated though - conjunct asteroids Bacchus, Icarus, and Atropos, all falling on the Galactic Center - joy! (sarcasm) The Galactic Center makes you ahead of your time, and that's certainly been the case for me. I'm so ahead of my time, I'm sure I won't be appreciated for several lifetimes. LOL Actually, I was always a trendsetter growing up, I'd do my hair a certain way or wear some kind of clothing, and people would think it was so weird, but then it'd be all the rave in 6-12 months (how GC!). I do have to watch for overindulging, though I can also have great artistic ability (Bacchus), and not fly too high (Icarus). I end things pretty quickly and finally (Atropos).
Asteroid Nicole is also conjunct my Neptune, but it's an out-of-sign conjunction, with Nicole at 29 degrees Sagittarius, and Neptune at 0 degrees Capricorn. I still feel the importance of my Neptune though, and I can be a daydreamer, a little unrealistic at times (though that gets clamped down with Saturn in my 1st house), and drawn to mysticism, water, and the arts.
You can look to see if your asteroid is prominent in the charts of those you're close to. For example, in my brother's chart, his asteroid Nicole is conjunct his Moon - I always was a bit of a mother to him!
In transit, where your asteroid is located and the aspects it makes can show events in your life and where your focus is. I actually track the aspects my asteroid makes to my natal planets, houses, and the transit planets just like I track the rest of the transit planets aspecting my chart. I've said before that on the day that I first got obsessed with asteroids, asteroid Nicole was sitting on my 3rd house cusp, the house of learning. How astrological! To find where your asteroid is currently located you can use astro.com (go to extended chart selection, then click on ephemeris, and type the number for your asteroid in the additional asteroids and other objects section). So what is your asteroid up to?
With everything going on in the NFL right now, I've been commenting on the astrology of various charts involved for Roger Goodell, Ray Rice, Steve Bisciotti, Adrian Peterson (you can read the blog post HERE). The astrology of it all has piqued my interest (it's actually odd I haven't done this before given how much I love sports and astrology!), so I decided to go further and see if there is a "natal" chart for the NFL. Since the problems are plaguing the entire league, with players from various teams in trouble, this seems to be more than just a few guys with bad aspects. It feels like a total league thing. So I wanted to see about constructing an NFL natal chart.
Figuring out the data to use for the birth of the NFL was a little tricky. The NFL was originally created in 1920, and there was apparently a meeting for a meeting, with the group originally coming together August 20th to put something together, but things officially coming together on September 17th. The NFL holds September 17th as it's official birth date. I did think about instead using the first game played that counted in the standings (September 26th), but there's no time for when that game began. I also considered using the date for the first ever professional football game played (November 12th 1892), but that wasn't a direct descendant of the NFL, which was the American Professional Football Association, and that was officially created September 17th 1920. The time for that meeting, according to the Minutes of Meeting papers, was 8:15PM. This is the only date that has a time. The chart is below:
Once I evaluated this chart and started looking at aspects, returns, progressions, it became clear that this is the natal chart for the NFL. It shows so much of what's going on right now, it's scary!
First, looking at the aspects occurring to this chart right now, I immediately realized that transit Pluto is quincunx Neptune, which rules the 12th house in the chart. The 12th house rules hidden things, and is the house of self undoing. Quincunxes are erratic energy. This problem that the NFL has tried to hide is coming out erratically, and causing it's unraveling. With Neptune involved, it's having a hard time grasping things. Transit Pluto is also in the 9th house - legal problems!
Transit Neptune, which has been causing problems in Goodell's chart, is opposite Jupiter, which rules the 8th house in the chart and is in the 5th house. I think the term "violent love" with this coupling. The 5th house is the house of love, and the 8th house rules violence.
Transit Uranus is opposite Venus, which is a planet that comes up big right now. Venus is important in this chart because Taurus is on the 1st house, so Venus rules the 1st house of the self. Venus is also co-ruler of the 6th house of work. So this came out suddenly, unexpectedly, rocking their world. Transit Uranus is in the 12th house, suddenly taking those skeletons out of the closet.
The upcoming Mercury retrograde will occur entirely in the 6th house of the chart, signaling a big change of what they're thinking now. The beginning of the retrograde (October 4th) makes easy aspects, semisextile the Moon and Mercury, but the end of the retrograde (October 25th) is conjunct Venus. So perhaps they think things will be okay at the beginning of the month, but it gets crazy by the end.
The lunar eclipse is also important here. I've talked about the tie with this eclipse, Uranus being conjunct now stimulating it, and the end of the Mercury retrograde next month being opposite it adding in some wackiness, and that if you have anything between 13-17 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, it's getting hit by all this action. Well, Venus in this chart is at that crisis point, sitting at 15 degrees Libra. It's being opposed by Uranus now, will be conjunct the end of the Mercury retrograde next month, and is opposed by the lunar eclipse next month. With Venus ruling the 1st house of the self, that's why it's rocking the NFL so hard. And the lunar eclipse will occur where? The 12th house. They can't hide this.
And the full moon on September 8th in Pisces - it helped stimulate Ray Rice reaping what he sowed, but it also hit the NFL natal chart by squaring Saturn. Saturn rules the 10th house in the chart, which rules public image. So of course that's taken a hit.
The NFL chart has a mutable t-square in it, with Jupiter in Virgo opposite Uranus in Pisces square Moon in Sagittarius. This is interesting because Roger Goodell has a mutable grand square falling right on it, with Pluto in Virgo opposite Mercury (and potentially Sun) in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius opposite Mars in Gemini. His Mars in Gemini falls on the empty leg of the NFL chart. Transit Neptune is currently activating the NFL t-square and Goodell's grand square, opposite the NFL's Jupiter, conjunct Goodell's Mercury, and square his important Mars.
One of the first reasons why I thought this date made sense was because that would mean a solar return would be coming in a few days, and all of this action right now feels like something around a return to me. Here is the solar return chart:
Immediately, you can see that the AC/DC axis for this return is at 0 degrees Capricorn/Cancer, which is a critical degree - crisis energy! And with Capricorn on the 1st house of the self, concern about public image; with Cancer on the 7th house of relationships, regarding people's family relationships. That's even more focused with the Moon in Cancer in the 7th house, and the location of the Moon can show the emotional focus of the return. I also think the Moon in this chart is conjunct Goodell's natal Moon (depends on his time of birth).
The Sun is conjunct the 9th house cusp, and the AC is conjunct the natal 9th house cusp, showing legal problems. The ruler of the chart, Saturn, is conjunct the 11th house cusp, which could be showing the public backlash. It could indicate that they have a smaller audience over the next year (though that seems doubtful). Jupiter is on the 8th house cusp, which can show they still make money through it all. It can also show that the violence (8th house) is far from being an isolated incident, with Jupiter being the planet of expansion (the league-wide problem). With Vertex, a point of destiny, also on the 8th house cusp, this has a fated quality to it.
Mercury is on the MC, so messaging is important. Part of Fortune is conjunct both, which is good for success and image, so they can come back from this. Mercury in the natal chart is square the solar return AC/DC though, which is contributing to the messaging problem.
There's also a grand square in the solar return chart, with Mercury in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries square Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. In cardinal signs, there's a lot of energy, but it's hard to actually do anything with it because you want to do too much. This could show that the league ends up throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the problem over the next year to try and make things right, but nothing really sticks.
I also wanted to pull up the latest lunar return chart. Lunar returns occur every month, and can be instigators. The latest lunar return was September 1st. Chart below:
The Sun in the lunar return chart falls on the 9th house cusp, just like the Sun in the solar return chart does. The Moon is conjunct the 12th house cusp of hidden things, endings, self undoing. Mercury is at the anaretic degree, 29 degrees, in Virgo and the 9th house. The anaretic degree is a crisis point, and with Mercury, it explains the bad communications (with Virgo, missing the details too).
The AC in the lunar return chart is conjunct Ray Rice's Saturn, the planet of restrictions and limitations and paying for irresponsibility. Both the AC in the lunar return chart and Rice's Saturn were squared by the full moon on September 8th in Pisces. So it makes sense that this return coupled with the full moon brought the focus to him, and he got his career taken away from him (at least for now).
And this chart has another thing we've discussed - a mutable t-square! Sun and Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces square Moon in Sagittarius, so just like the NFL natal chart, the empty leg is Gemini, which Goodell's mutable grand square fills with his Mars, getting hit by Neptune. Boom goes the dynamite?
A look at the progressed chart for the NFL also has some telling features. The chart below:
Quite a bit jumped out here! The first thing I noted was that the progressed Moon is currently conjunct the progressed Midheaven. Talk about complete focus on public image! They're all anyone can talk about, thank you progressed Moon on the MC (and in Aries, that's one of the signs ruling violence). That'll continue to be the case through October. The progressed Moon is at 28 degrees right now, and will be at 29 degrees for the month of October. When a progressed planet is at 29 degrees, the anaretic degree, it's big energy, change. I gotta say, I'll be surprised if Goodell keeps his job with everything I'm seeing. Big change coming for the NFL with this, the eclipse, the retrograde.
Add to that the Sun, which is also currently at 28 degrees. It goes to 29 degrees October 26th (will that be around when Goodell loses his job?), and will stay there for one year. This would show the NFL totally revamping itself over the next year. When your progressed Sun is at 29 degrees, you have to look at yourself, assess what you want to change, and start finishing one chapter and starting another. Add to that the Midheaven, which is also at 28 degrees, and will be at 29 degrees all of 2015. The MC rules your public image, which again goes to the NFL changing itself.
And the progressed Venus is currently right on the DC! Venus in the natal NFL chart is the one being hit like crazy now. With progressed Venus on the DC, the NFL has to work on improving its relationship with others - this can be through trying to work on helping players behave better (couple's counseling, anger management, or whatever they come up with), or through trying to improve their relationship with the public, especially women with Venus involved. How fitting?
Taking a quick look at upcoming lunar returns, another occurs September 28th with Saturn on the DC, showing more problems with the public, and more squeezing on the commissioner. Another occurs October 26th, right around the time things seem to be looking to burst, and in that chart, Neptune is on the DC - dissolving the relationship with the commissioner? Another option - Ray Rice's suspension is overturned, and it doesn't go over well with the league looking out of touch with reality.
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