Hello my friends, how are you doing? Hope you had a good summer (or winter if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere)! I’ve got that ‘back to school’ feeling that I get every year around this sort of time even though it’s been decades since I last went to school. It’s a subtle shift with autumnal hints of chai latte and books in the air… If you could go back to school, what would you study? Leave a comment!
Important dates in September
Saturn goes direct – 6 September at 12:08 BST
New Moon in Virgo – 9 September at 19:01 BST
Sun enters Libra – 23 September 02:54 BST
Full Moon in Aries – 25 September at 03:52 BST
Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, North Node and Chiron remain retrograde all month
General message from Spirit for the month ahead
The two cards combine to signify a powerful gear shift. Mars went direct yesterday and Saturn goes direct in a week or so. Stuckness is yielding to forward motion once more. The focus on inner processes is lessening for most of us. Projects that have been placed on the back burner can now go ahead. Work-related issues in particular can now be resolved, as can money matters.
The key is you taking action, even if it feels scary and you are not sure how things will turn out if you take that next step. You must face your fears now. Call on your spirit guides to be with you and help you. You are never alone. They will be there when you are called to take a risk and they can show you the best way forward.
The Morrighan can sometimes show up when death is nearby. This includes physical death of course, as much as we don’t like to talk about or face it. Your loved ones who have already crossed over could make their presence known, even though it’s not Samhain quite yet 🙂
In some ways, contemplating the brevity of our own physical existence can be extremely useful in terms of getting our ducks in a row and stop procrastinating. Where would you put your energy and focus if you knew that your days were numbered and you only had two years left, for instance?
Death helps us prune and weed that which stands between us and what we are really here to do.
The 2 of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn) reminds us of the importance of staying agile and able to make swift decisions as new opportunities arise. Do not allow yourself to be paralysed by fear. Any decision that makes you move forward is better than sitting on the fence. This is a time to start acting on your dreams and desires!Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. — Goethe Click To Tweet
September 2018 Tarotscopes
Check your Moon and Rising Signs as well as your Sun Sign for a complete picture of what is on the cards for you in September.
Oh my goodness, you are feeling so much better this month! Aries is really feeling Mars going direct and Saturn going direct in a bit can only help. You are not one to normally stay in your comfort zone but during these mega retrogrades over the summer months, you may have felt more hesitant than usual. It was wise of you to heed your intuition on that. Moving forward when the time clearly was not right would have only caused accidents. Now you are ready and raring to go and you are likely to move so fast that you leave friends and family a bit breathless.
You have your creative mojo back and you also see exactly what would be a total waste of time. You are leaving anything that has been holding you back now and entering into a much more creative and productive phase – more fun too by the looks of it! Your ambition levels are sky-high – capitalise on this but remember to turn it down a notch when it comes close relationships. Not everyone around you is on this super fast track. Not everyone is ready to move forward quite yet. Not to worry when it comes to finding the right people to work with in September though. A tight team of people with similar goals will rally around!
Right, so here we have a repeat of that 2 of Pentacles from the general guidance above. Please re-read that passage and think closely about how this relates to your own life. The Ace of Cups is a big clue that it relates to matters of the heart. You can gain more intimacy in the month ahead but you have to open up and make yourself vulnerable in order to achieve this. You have to take a risk.It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult. — Seneca Click To Tweet
Watch your self-talk closely. How are you limiting yourself in love? What could you be doing to create that romance that you desire? Is part of the problem perhaps that you keep comparing yourself or your relationship with what you think others have (5 of Wands)?
Gratitude and generosity will open your heart: sprinkle it liberally wherever you go, without concern for how it will be received or if you will get anything in return. The love that wishes to flow forth from your heart now is not the kind that keeps tabs.
Ah, and that 2 of Pentacles again! But here it is preceded by the Queen of Wands and the 10 of Pentacles. This concerns taking risks when it comes to entrepreneurial enterprises and long-term money investments.
The Aries Queen of Wands is a sign that Mars going direct is really helping you feel more confident about your ability to succeed. Apply all this extra energy that is being freed up now to plan for the future and making important decisions about your career/finances.
Family matters are likely to vie for attention as well and it can be a bit of a balancing act but the cards promise a successful outcome in all areas with the Chariot as the quint, as long as you stay focused on what you wish to manifest long-term.Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome. — Samuel Johnson Click To Tweet
Old grief can be shifted now. 5 of Cups (Mars in Pisces) is a sign of a huge disappointment and/or feelings of deep regret. As Mars moves direct, you are ready to see the cups behind you that are still standing, as well as realise that your guardian angel was always there beside you. You were never expected to cope with all this sadness alone, nor have you lost nearly as much as you thought you had. You are ready to accept help with moving on – And move on you will!
The 8 of Cups show us you leaving this whole miserable affair behind, ascending to higher ground physically as well as emotionally. You have learned much and you can invest this learning in some new venture that will truly help you prosper (Ace of Pentacles). You understand deeply that nothing is a waste of time as long as you have learned from it.
September is a month of great healing for you. You will emerge on the other side of it with a new vision, feeling confident in your ability to co-create your most magnificent destiny.
Leo season is well and truly over but you’re no slacker – You are ready for the hard work of Virgo season and beyond… Shoulder to the wheel this autumn! Most of the focus for you this month is on work, the daily grind and project deadlines. You’ll find yourself working together with people who may not be as driven as you and there are likely to be delays. Patience will be needed.
This is a good time to pick up some new skills and study a new subject as well. You may not get instant, glowing results but keep at it – It will be a worthwhile investment!
With The Fool as the quint, I recommend that you use you make sure that you have room for spontaneity in your busy schedule. You need to feel free to have some fun every now and again to function and not lose the will to live.
What springs to mind when I look at these cards is a sort of Dark Night of the Soul experience which will lead to great enlightenment for you. Something that hurt you in the past (recent or distant) is coming to a head this month and you have to face the full impact of it. It may feel as if you are all alone in these struggles but you are not. Look at that guardian angel in the 5 of Cups!
Also, with the 10 of Swords as the challenge card, you may face more anxiety than usual. This could come in the form of added demands or deadlines that you fear you may not be able to cope with or it could simply come from having to face a deep emotional hurt that you tried to intellectualise in the past. Whatever it is that causes anxiety, please reach out to someone if it starts to feel unbearable. Your loved ones want to know and help. If you ever have any kind of thoughts of self-harm, you need to let someone know so that they can help you.
The Star shows us that this dark period will make the light seem that much brighter once you emerge from under your dark cloud. What you have suffered can now be turned into hope and healing for others as well as for yourself. It’s always darkest before dawn; Before September is up, you will have risen like the phoenix from its ashes. You’ve got this!
You’re eager to get on with work this month but not necessarily the job you’re doing right now. You’d rather be doing something more creative and work with people you truly enjoy being around. Is now the time to move on and start looking for a new job? It certainly is if the previous sentences resonate!
The key to finding the right job is to ask around and do some real life networking. People aren’t going to head hunt you, so you’ll have to put your plan in motion yourself but you’re motivated enough so it shouldn’t take long.
This is an excellent month for aligning what you do for a living with your most deeply held values. If you for some reason cannot change jobs (or don’t want to) you may find that you will have more energy to start doing things with your free time other than watch Netflix or browse your FB feed. Your time feels precious to you… and rightly so!
A sudden setback that brings total clarity is on the cards for you this month, dear Scorpio. With The Tower as one of the main players, this could very well have something to do with Mars (ancient ruler of Scorpio) going direct recently.
Forewarned is definitely forearmed in this case. You won’t need to spend more than maybe a minute moping about things not going to plan, because it will soon dawn on you why this happened and how it was totally for the best. Something you were creating or building simply wasn’t aligned with your true vision.
As soon as this episode is over, you will move forward with optimism, focus and clarity. You will be unstoppable!
However, do take some time to ponder your next steps and plan them out carefully. You’ve got this but you’ve got it even better once you manage to put together a plan and slow the pace just a bit to conserve energy.
If I were to sum up September for you it would be: You will find yourself at a life-changing crossroads and the key to making the right choice is to ask the right questions. Oh, and maybe get a Tarot reading!
One thing is for certain, after this month, little will remain the same.
On a mundane level, some of you could be facing legal issues, possibly concerning custody of children or divorce settlements. A change in career paths (not just jobs) is another possibility.
Eventually, and most likely without having ALL the answers you seek, you will need to make a decision. Try to make the most balanced choice possible so that you do not feel that it is head over heart (or heart over head) but mind aligned with heart. It may seem impossible now but as long as you keep asking the right questions, you will get there.
Three 3’s! Creativity and joie de vivre awakens and I’m willing to bet it has a little something to do with your ruler, Saturn, going direct this month. Not that Saturn was ever known to leap about with joy but when he’s in Rx motion, he is really a drag. Yup, things are definitely improving for you over the next few weeks.
The areas of your life seeing the most improvement in the month ahead is friendships, creativity and entrepreneurial pursuits. This is a great month for networking.
The quint (The Hermit) provides a clue about how to overcome any creative blocks: lots of quiet time with reading, prayer and contemplation so that can remove anything that blocks your creative source as well as find inspiration.
Beware that staying focused with so much going on now may prove difficult. Schedule your activities carefully and don’t forget to block out that all-important quiet time!
You want love but you also want to stay aloof and where you feel comfortable… which is mostly on your own, unless you are fighting for some common cause with kindred spirits – but even then it’s more comfortable to do it from a distance… Please understand that keeping secrets from the people you love and should trust is only going to isolate you more.We're never so vulnerable as when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy. — Walter Anderson Click To Tweet
The magnitude of this lesson should not be underestimated with Death as the quint. It’s time to begin to make different choices. The old way of being/doing things is ready to die now. The beauty is that the choice is still in your hands though Death is a heads up that soon choice may be taken from you, as well as that you need to change or you will be transformed.
Things may limp along for a while at the start of the month. You may feel very much in full on retrograde mode still because there is so much happening within now. Hey, that’s OK – We’ve just had an extremely magickal Pisces Full Moon and you’re bound to feel the effects of it for a while yet, especially with that Earth trine to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn.
When Saturn stations direct on the 6th, things should begin to loosen up a bit and you will feel in harmony with yourself as well as have more trust in the natural order of creation. You’ll have some kind of important decision coming up around that time (first third of the month) and it will most likely involve your employment/financial situation. Err on the side of trust and try not to worry. Simply make the best long-term choice for you and trust that you will always have what you need.When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. – Winston Churchill Click To Tweet