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September 2023 Horoscopes


Written by Christie Craft

Photography by Luke Gram

It’s horoscope time! Check out what’s in store for you this month by reading through the larger themes of these September 2023 horoscopes, then finding your specific sign below.

The pewter shards of summer’s sharp light soften into the golden tilt of autumn as September creaks its hinges open to the fresh possibility of becoming who you are. Summer was no bed of roses. Instead, many awakened to the thorny awareness of imbalance and disrespect in our relationships and approach to giving and receiving love, both from ourselves and others. Ouch. But after a season spent confronting and tending to the sting of these emotional wounds, fall makes it clear that it’s time to unravel the bandages and get back on our feet.

A new resilience is the crown jewel of September when Venus finally stations direct in Leo on September 3, solidified by a commitment to authenticity. We’ve had time to get clear and precise about our core values, and now we need to turn those standards into bold actions. Moving through the world with loud self-respect may jar critics. Some of us may be regarded as unwelcome strangers. Double ouch. What loving guidance would you give the children in your life when faced with the necessary trials of growth? Take your own advice, and above all remain loyal to your truest self.

Committing to loving yourself is certainly work, but it doesn’t have to feel like it. A new moon in Virgo on September 14 highlights the harvest of joy that is possible through acts of self-respect—inherent forms of self-care. Mercury turns direct in Virgo the very next day, ensuring that our boundaries and priorities are clearly articulated through our habits. 

A full moon in Aries on September 29 ends the month with a few fiery and unpredictable curveballs. Again, consider this a test of self-growth. Whatever happens, dealing with it will likely be a solo job. An entrepreneurial spirit can only strengthen your resolve.

September Legend:

September 3: Venus stations direct in Leo
September 4: Jupiter stations retrograde in Taurus
September 14: New Moon in Virgo
September 15: Mercury stations direct in Virgo
September 23: The Sun enters Libra
September 29: Full Moon in Aries

Find Your Sign

Aries - Take Heart

March 21 – April 19

Just when you feel ready to throw in the towel on your creative endeavors, the universe changes the playbook. When Venus stations direct on September 3, the playbook around artistic self-expression begins to make more sense and become fun again. This pivotal moment in your creative life boosts your confidence and sets you up for professional success during the career-focused Virgo new moon on September 14. Mercury stations direct the very next day, giving you the cosmic green light to begin seriously exploring your options for a better work situation.

A full moon occurs in your sign on September 29, illuminating your heart’s desires while simultaneously lighting the pathways to achievement. You’re practically born anew this bright month, and others are taking notice.

Taurus - The Bold and the Beautiful

April 20 – May 20

A renewed sense of peace descends on your home life this month like the first chill of autumn. Venus—your ruling planet—turns direct in your domestic sector on September 3, easing stress connected to disagreements in your family and money issues at home.

Creativity receives a breath of new life with a Virgo new moon on September 14. Mercury stations direct the very next day, indicating that your self-expression will be met with welcome understanding. You may also begin to notice a positive development connected to your children—including the possibility of pregnancy or family expansion.

Pay close attention to your dreams and intuitive thoughts near the Aries full moon on September 29. The bold messages you receive may seem intense and private. Give yourself permission to recede into the coziest corners of your inner world and get the rest you deserve during this draining lunation.

Gemini - Taking Shape

May 21 – June 20

If you’ve been waffling on important decisions, September is the month to get decisive about what you want. Venus turns direct on September 3, harkening the return of your trademark charisma and charm to all things related to communication.

Your thoughts certainly contribute to the blueprint of your reality this month, though you may not see much take shape until after Mercury stations direct on September 15. Wait until after this date to sign on the dotted line. Just one day before on September 14, a Virgo new moon occurs in your home and family sector. Go ahead and pursue that fabulous new endeavor benefitting your living situation, no matter how grand or subtle.

A friend may call on you for support during the Aries new moon on September 29. Unexpected curveballs in your love life are equally possible. Either way, expect the end of the month to be a time of revealed secrets—for better or for worse.

Cancer - Personal Value

June 21 – July 22

September is a strong month for you financially. Venus turns direct in your income sector on September 3, supporting budgetary course corrections, increased cash flow, and heightened confidence in your talents.

Short, jaunty pleasure trips are likely mid-month during the Virgo new moon on September 14, as are joyful yet responsible impulse purchases. Mercury stations direct on September 15, supporting your efforts to clean up any lingering negotiations. With your self-respect surging, you won’t accept less than what you’re worth. Take this opportunity of confidence to ask for more—whether it be more money, more space, more time, or whatever else you feel you need and deserve. The cosmos is bound to deliver during the uncanny Aries full moon on September 29.

Leo - Brand-New You

July 23 – August 22

In many ways, 2023 has been your year, so far. But in September, you’re sure to feel like a million bucks—or more! Like waking up from a nourishing sleep, a gorgeous sense of refreshment and refinement is cast upon you when Venus turns direct in your bold sign on September 3.

A Virgo new moon on September 14, followed by Mercury stationing direct on September 15, brighten your financial prospects. If you revised your budget and spending over the past retrograde weeks, you’re practically guaranteed to reap the sum of your rewards this month. Did someone say disposable income? By the time the Aries full moon rolls around on September 29, your philosophy becomes concrete enough to constitute positive new habits that keep the wealth rolling in steadily. You deserve it!

Virgo - Vivid Visions

August 23 – September 22

You may have spent the summer breaking your own heart ruminating on old disappointments and mistakes. Sure, there’s a masochistic element to this sort of healing, but also a certain necessity for “getting in there,” like cleaning a cut or lancing a boil. After September 3 when Venus turns direct, those wounds of the past slowly begin unraveling their psychic bandaging, revealing fresh healing—hopefully, with minimal scarring.

And while September starts out as a slog for your sign, mid-month brings a period of intense blooming in your world. A new moon falls in your sign on September 14, invigorating you with the power to choose your reality. The next day on September 15, Mercury—your ruling planet—stations direct. Finally, you emerge from the summer’s total rehabilitation with the resolve and drive to manifest your most vivid visions. A full moon in Aries on September 29 signals that you won’t be going through this joyful transformation alone.

Libra - Mutual Respect

September 23 – October 22

An abundance of drama in your social circle constellated the summer months, with maybe even an unfortunate—or long overdue—friend breakup or two. This month, apologies and mending fences are possible, especially with Venus stationing direct on September 3.

Secure boundaries and self-respect color mid-month with the overwhelming need for alone time. A Virgo new moon on September 14, followed by Mercury stationing direct on September 15, reminds you that protecting your peace is a powerful form of self-care.

Commitment in your partnerships, both intimate and business-wise, becomes a serious topic during the Aries full moon on September 29. With a focus on mutual respect and equity, all parties can get what they want out of the alliance.

Scorpio - Finding Your Place

October 23 – November 21

Prepare to gain solid footing toward your professional goals this September after a slippery summer of career fumbles. On September 3, Venus stations direct in your career sector, helping you take major professional strides. Not only will your pride skyrocket, but you’ll also be compensated more fairly.

Likewise, if you’ve been feeling out of place in your communities, a Virgo new moon on September 14 could connect you with people who make you feel right at home. Mercury stations direct on September 15, helping you communicate your intentions clearly.

Look out for some wicked curveballs in your love life during the Aries full moon on September 29. Unexpected plot twists could mean a sudden change in your relationship status, for better or for worse.

Sagittarius - Budding to Bloom

November 22 – December 21

Winds of change are blowing through your philosophy around money and compensation this month, Sag. Taking honest actions to live by these values is an act of self-love once Venus stations direct on September 3. That’s a game-changer.

Positive traction in your career is possible during the Virgo new moon on September 14. Negotiations that fizzled and bombed this summer are due for revisiting with robust success once Mercury stations direct on September 15. What’s more, creative fulfillment as fragrant as a rose seems to bloom for you on September 29, when an Aries full moon blossoms in your pleasure and creativity sector.

Capricorn - Sound Investments

December 22 – January 19

Yesterday’s choices have set you up to greet September’s financial ledger with stability and strength. However, there may be a slight plot twist on September 3 when Venus stations direct. If you’re hotly awaiting news regarding a financial decision—say, a salary raise or the outcome of a loan application—you may need to wait until mid-month to get the full picture.

Short trips and travel can do your body and mind good this month. Say yes to a change of scenery during the Virgo new moon on September 14. Mercury stations direct the very next day, bringing clarity and resolution to those financial decisions from earlier in the month. Investing in your home or real estate could be the best way to use your extra money, especially during the Aries full moon on September 29.

Aquarius - Second Chances

January 20 – February 18

The tectonic shifts that hit your love life this summer seem to settle down in September. Harmony finally returns when Venus stations direct on September 3. Likewise, those major hiccups in your finances will settle down when Mercury stations direct on September 15. Hiring a professional, such as an accountant or financial advisor, is favored by the Virgo new moon on September 14. Negotiations and agreements that soured over the past few weeks and months also have a second chance at cooperative balance during the Aries full moon on September 29.

Pisces - Smooth Operator

February 19 – March 20

Time is a non-renewable resource, and you deserve to feel good about how you spend it. This month, you have an opportunity to revitalize your relationship with toil and find a healthy balance between work and leisure. Implementing critical changes in your everyday habits creates rich fulfillment as Venus stations direct on September 3.

Fresh wisdom infuses your partnerships with maturity and stability during a lovely Virgo new moon on September 14. Ruffled feathers finally smooth down once Mercury stations direct on September 15, quelling miscommunication and discord. Opportunities to strengthen finances fall in your lap unexpectedly with the Aries full moon on September 29.

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