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Please note: These horoscopes, like emoji, are meant to add fun and color to your month. Take what feels good to you, leave what doesn’t.
Welcome to Virgo season. If Leo is the playful child star, Virgo is the detail-oriented, grown-up martyr. Virgos care about doing what’s right, and they’re willing to give a thousand percent to a worthy cause. But that doesn’t mean this time of year has to be all nit-picking and self-sacrifice! Virgos are experts at creating cleanliness and order, both inside and out. So this is a great time for everyone to invest in some much-needed self-care and reconnect to our personal values. If you have projects that need polishing, or relationships that need tidying, you can get a lot done right now—and you can do it meaningfully.
Happy birthday you kings and queens of cleanliness, you divas of getting shit done! Mars stations in your sign this month, giving you plenty of energy to get to work. You often equate work with planning ahead, refining your plans, and then reviewing them again. But this month is about taking action and taking risks. If the thought of that gives you a tummy ache, that’s OK. You’re only human! Right now lots of grounded earth energy is afoot, so you can trust that wherever you leap, there will be a net to catch you. Venus will be in Virgo for much of the month, too, bringing you lots of love and abundance. Make the most of this fertile time! You won’t regret it.
This month you’ll need to balance what needs to get done with what sets your heart aflutter. Your ruler, Venus, will be in Virgo for the first half of the month, and then it will move into Libra on Sept. 14. Take the first two weeks of the month to make important plans and to-do lists. This may sound tedious, but if you can iron out those details now, you’ll be swimming in beautiful moments of sheer pleasure during the second half of the month. If you don’t take care of the nitty-gritty, the second half of the month will just find you dreaming of a better way. Take the practical time and put it to good use. Your fantasies are so much more enjoyable when they actually stand a chance of coming true.
You tend to ride solo (or with a select ride-or-die by your side), but this month you’ll be visited by lots of supportive, grounding energy. The sun in Virgo will form a harmonious trine to your ruler, Pluto, in Capricorn. These earth signs make great buddies. Virgo irons out details while Capricorn sets its sights on big goals, always rooting for you to climb a little bit higher. Keep an eye out for those who seem to always have your back. You may prefer to go it alone, believing you’re the only person you can truly trust, but you can make powerful allies right now if you stay open to letting in support. Don’t keep your needs under lock and key. Open up.
Well, well, well. If it isn’t the happy gambler. You love to roll the dice. But this month, you’ll have to make your own luck. With your ruler Jupiter stationed in Sagittarius forming a mutable T-square to Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Virgo, you’ll be challenged to put in the work to make your dreams a reality. When things don’t work, resist your impulse to trash the whole thing and start a new adventure. You’re being shown what isn’t working so that when the time is right, you’ll have all the tools you need to build something incredible.
If you’ve been working on healing or any other kind of personal transformation, you’ll get a big boost of support this month. Both Mars in Virgo and the sun in Virgo are forming helpful trines to chaotic Pluto, which has been stationed in your sign for literally years—and will remain there until January 2024. Gulp! But right now, you’ve got the opportunity to see the power in the chaos. Virgo is nurturing in ways that are tangible and practical. And when your ruler Saturn forms a sweet sextile to dreamy Neptune in Pisces on Sept. 22, you may start to realize that all your dreams are well within reach. Yes, you may need to move mountains to get there. But if you’re willing to face the challenge, you may discover you’ve got the incredible superpowers necessary to do the job.
You’ve gone through some big shifts this year, and this month gives you a chance to rest and regroup. You may be prone to novelty and innovation, but right now it’s best to get in touch with routines of self-care. How do you create a sense of home? What do you return to when your adventures or workday is done? Even if you don’t have a ton of time to be alone right now, it will do you good to make some space for this inner work. Try not to intellectualize your needs. The more practical the better. Draw yourself a hot bath or make yourself a nice meal. Or, heck order a pizza with toppings only you would want. You might even binge a TV show. Self-care can look like many things. Right now you need to figure out the methods that work best for you. Your next great idea will only be as good as your ability to take care of you.
Thunder and lightning are technically part of the same event, but it’s impossible to experience them at the exact same time. This is because light travels faster than sound, so we see the lightning bolt before we hear the thunderclap. This month brings you lightning bolts of inspiration, but you may not hear the real message you are meant to receive right away. It will come, like thunder, when it’s had the time to travel to you. This is a wonderful time to keep a journal and write down things that feel meaningful. Big shifts are happening in your life right now, but they may not always be moving at a visible pace. Be patient and be alert, and you’ll get the signs of guidance you’ve been waiting for.
The devil is in the details this month. If you do a rush job, or make a rash decision, expect to pay the price soon after. On the other hand, if you can pace yourself and temper your impulses with a more practical attitude, you might accomplish way more than usual. Think of it this way: You wouldn’t want to go skydiving with gear that hasn’t been carefully reviewed for safety. Then again, maybe you would, because let’s face it, Aries are arguably the most insane thrill-seekers of the Zodiac. But you wouldn’t be wise to hop out of that plane without a functional parachute. Right now, you’ve got to prep before you leap. Then let ‘er rip!
Give yourself a medal or a trophy or a whole mess of flowers. This month you’ve got a chance to review all the little victories you’ve had lately and my goodness, there have been many. Your impulse is probably to move on to the next big task, but you’ll get more out of reviewing what worked and why than you will if you rush to put your nose to the grindstone again. Once you’ve taken stock of your strengths, and anything that needs to be fine-tuned, take a wee moment to fantasize about what would come next if life presented no obstacles. October will present you with plenty of opportunities to dive back into work. So savor this moment where you can both toast your recent victories and your dreams for the future.
Visions of romance may be dancing in your head this month as your ruler Mercury stations in lovey-dovey Libra. Like you, Libra is an air sign with a powerful imagination, but unlike you, Libra is a true romantic. You tend to intellectualize your feelings, but learning to go with the breezy dreamy Libra flow could do you some good. Instead of imagining the worst, or getting overwhelmed by the possibilities on the table, use this time to imagine connections that are more beautiful and loving that what has come before. What would it feel like to live your life like an art project? Cast your fears aside this month and let yourself dream a little bigger and brighter.
Can longing for something feel pleasurable? That’s the question you’ll have to face when the full moon in Pisces hits on Sept. 14. Pisces is a dreamer, and while you crave nurturing, you may have to learn how to love your wishes as much as your reality. There are two cardinal T-squares at the end of this month. The first one between Mercury in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and the North Node in your sign will arrive on Sept. 20 and stick around until the 25th. The second is identical except Mercury is replaced by Venus in Libra, and lasts from the 26th to the 29th. Mercury rules messages, technology, and expression, while Libra rules love, beauty, and our sense of abundance. You’re being given a chance to see how expressing yourself lovingly, and diplomatically, can pave the way for more abundance. You are not one to miss details, but during this time, you may realize you’ve been focusing on the wrong ones. Focus on the joy of what you want, not the pain, and you’ll see magical shifts in all that you’ve been hoping to manifest.
Whistle while you work! This month you’ve got a lot to do and little time to spare. You also likely have your mind set on some big, bold long-term goals. Yes, you’d rather play and party, but what you’re working on right now is too important to put off any longer. That said, there’s room for play in all that you do. If you can give yourself brief pauses, and lean into whatever is funny or amusing about the current demands you find yourself facing, you’ll pull off an amazing workload without breaking a sweat. Well, maybe you’ll sweat, but no one will see you do it. Think of yourself as a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The rabbit was a pain to train and feed and hide but no one else has to know that. They just get to see you reveal a delightful furry surprise with a flourish and a grin.
Nayomi Reghay is a frequent contributor to the Daily Dot, covering body positivity, feminism, sex, relationships, and gender. She is also the author of the advice column “Swipe This!” A former New York Teaching Fellow, her writing has been featured in Reductress, Rolling Stone, Mic, Someecards, and more.