September provides us with two diverse types of elemental signs that create an opportunity to learn the value of balance and personal harmony. We have the Earthy sign of Virgo, which can be pretty content with a life flavored by routine and structure. Meantime we have the Air sign of Libra that enjoys the ebb and flow of change that brings on new inspirations and keeps things interesting.
We should be aware of the aspects of September, including Mercury, which will be retrograde both in Virgo and Libra, and Mars retrograde in Gemini. September can be a tumultuous month due to the retrogrades, which will impact our communication skills, physical levels, and mental focus.
I recommend that you keep a journal and some type of organizational system since things can be confusing during this period. A journal will help you track emotional cycles and offer a method for venting and expressing your inner thoughts. This cycle is not the best period to confront situations but an ideal time to observe and analyze.
September 2022 Monthly Astrological Forecast
The positions of the planets play an important role this month, so let’s start by taking a deeper dive into the various transits and what you can expect as a result.
Personal Planetary Transits for Sun Signs, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars
Sun in Virgo (August 22, 2022 - September 21, 2022)
Virgo is a mutable Earth sign, while Taurus is fixed and Capricorn Cardinal. As a mutable Earth sign, Virgo though it appreciates structure, it is adaptable and capable of revising its views. During the Sun Sign of Virgo, it is an ideal time to modify things in your life that have become chaotic and unstable. It is also a decent time to enjoy activities with loved ones including working out, cooking healthy foods together, and simply improving the quality of your relationship. At the beginning of the month, we have Mars in Gemini forming a square Sun in Virgo, enhancing aggressive tendencies, and needing more physical activities, which often means pushing oneself to exhaustion.
Sun in Libra (September 22, 2022 – October 21, 2022)
As the Sun moves into Libra, we benefit from a trine with Mars in Gemini, which allows us to balance our physical drive with some rest. We evaluate our needs, as the Sun in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn. We prioritize our time and not let others influence our actions, especially since Jupiter in Aries is the opposite of Sun in Libra. Things can be challenging throughout September, but it restores as the month progresses forward.
Mercury Transits and Retrogrades
September will be challenged with Mercury changing gears and going retrograde. It starts with Mercury in Libra direct; then, on September 10th, it goes retrograde until October 2nd. However, while still retrograde, Mercury goes back into Virgo on September 24th and remains there until it goes direct on October 10th. Are we confused yet? It won’t be so bad if you prepare by planning ahead. Here is a brief breakdown to help you figure out your coping strategies.
Mercury in Libra (Direct on August 27, 2022 – September 9, 2022)
During this period, you are pretty mindful of how you word things and prone to self-censoring to avoid conflicts. There is a tendency to think before expressing yourself, leading to overthinking and hesitation. However, for the most part, you manage well during this cycle.
Mercury Retrograde in Libra (September 9, 2022 – September 24, 2022)
The excellent balance of words and thoughts reach a period of challenges during this two-week cycle with Mercury in Libra in the middle of September. You will feel foggy and unsettled when expressing your thoughts or feelings. There is a sense of feeling stifled and restricted, and feeling misunderstood.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo (September 24, 2022 – October 2, 2022)
The Mercury retrograde continues to create confusion; however, as of September 24th, it enters the Earth sign of Virgo. During this period, you find yourself feeling not only restricted but easily annoyed and irritated by others. You may find yourself feeling a bit combative and intolerant of others. The best way to handle this period is to meditate and journal to avoid confrontation and help you understand the root of your issues.
Venus in Virgo (September 6, 2022 – September 30, 2022)
Individuals with Venus in Virgo can be slow to fall in love, but it takes a long time to let go once they do. It is safe to say that the process of falling in love is not a random or flaky act for those who have Venus in Virgo. Love is a long-term commitment that begins slowly and grows as time moves on. Though Venus in Virgo may not appear as outwardly demonstrative in the romantic department, a sense of security and realness reassures us when it comes to love. Love under Venus in Virgo may not be all fireworks and spontaneity, but it is stable and solid. It is an ideal time to work on relationship issues and create tangible changes during this period.
Mars in Gemini (August 20, 2022 - March 26, 2023)
Mars in Gemini tends to manifest as fluctuating bouts of energy that do not remain consistent due to physical and mental dips. Mars can be forceful yet unpredictable in an air sign like Gemini. Trying to debate the aspects of Mars in Gemini can be like running after cats focused on a moving beam of erratic lights. The characteristics of Mars are heightened by Gemini's natural mercurial qualities, which can produce negative and positive patterns. On the negative side, words are weaponized and used to reduce others to pieces, triggering disagreements and contributing to emotional damage. On the positive side, our conversations skills are witty and loaded with brilliant humor making us a social magnet. It is a superb cycle for creative individuals increasing their productivity or anyone looking to express themselves to the fullest.
Full Moon Aspects in September 2022
Full Harvest Moon in Pisces - September 10, 2022
The Moon in Pisces opposes Sun in Virgo, creating a natural struggle between trusting your gut and mind. The pull-in and push opposition can be confusing and can foster the scenario of indecisiveness. The mutable energies of two opposing elements of water and earth can be a blessing and a curse. However, instead of selecting one force over another, by embracing the two, we create harmony.
Planetary Transits of the Outer Planets. (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
Jupiter in Aries
Jupiter will be in Aries from May 12, 2022, until May 17, 2023. Jupiter in Aries will make us feel unstoppable and capable of doing all sorts of things regardless of our skills and abilities. It is a significant aspect of getting us going, trying new adventures, and embracing changes, especially in areas we had been stuck on. During the transits of Sun in Virgo, Jupiter in Aries will create a quincunx which provides us with the opportunity to examine areas in our lives that need improving. Since we will feel unstoppable due to the aspects of Jupiter, it is a blessing to have Sun in Virgo to keep us from making impulsive decisions. Vibrations will shift as Sun enters Libra, which opposes Jupiter in Aries. The opposition between Aries and Libra can create an internal conflict between desires for actions and a need to analyze things. You may find yourself undoing your efforts by hesitating too much or simply changing your mind. Keep in mind Libra is about balance and examining situations before jumping in, while Aries likes to jump in and then think; however, regardless of the inner conflict, you manage and overcome conditions to your benefit.
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in Aquarius began on December 18, 2020 and lasts until March 8, 2023. In September, Saturn in Aquarius forms a quincunx to Sun in Virgo and a trine to Sun in Libra. The combination of Aquarius, an air sign, and Virgo, an Earth sign, can seem a bit restricting and confining at times. However, in this placement, we have an ideal time for creating tangible and stable things in one’s life. An excellent period for putting thoughts into action, especially when using the energy of Saturn, which creates structure and actualization of our efforts. Ideas take form and develop into realities rather than remain in a state of inertia. The Sun in Libra creates a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, which brings balance and steadiness, thus solidifying the qualities of Virgo.
Uranus in Taurus
Uranus in Taurus happens between May 15, 2018, through April 27, 2026. There is a lovely trine between Uranus in Taurus and Sun in Virgo, creating a need to propel forward and begin new projects. It is an excellent time for starting new cycles, as long as it does not involve signing contracts or leases. Keep in mind, though there is a trine between Uranus in Taurus and Sun in Virgo, we do have Mercury retrograde in Libra. During this cycle, take advantage to brainstorm and solidify ideas. Do get things started, but remember, you may adjust some of the ideas you put forth by expanding or adding additional touches down the road. Regardless, take advantage of this time to put plans into action and manifest your dreams.
Neptune in Pisces
Neptune in Pisces began on February 3, 2012, and lasts until March 30, 2025. While Neptune is in Pisces, strong spiritual and psychic impressions influence your views. Individuals will want to create and express ideas since Neptune amplifies the imagination to the next level. During the beginning of September, while the Sun is in Virgo until the 21st, Neptune in Pisces will be in opposition. The aspects of Sun in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces create a desire to balance the imagination with reality.
Pluto in Capricorn
Finally, Pluto in Capricorn continues its crawl along from November 27, 2008, until January 14, 2024. The transits of Pluto in Capricorn increase one’s drive and motivation. During this transit, one tends to feel unstoppable and driven to achieve personal goals, often at the expense of others. In September, Pluto in Capricorn will be trine to Sun in Virgo, reinforcing the need to get things done and not allowing distractions to move forward. It is an ambitious period centered around completing projects and focusing on personal needs.
For all things astrology, check out our Psychic Source Astrology Guide. Learn even more about the planets and how they impact your life.
Love Tips for Every Zodiac Sign – September 2022
To help you make the most of the aspects of this month, here are some tips:
Monthly Love Tips Provided by Psychic Minerva
About the Author
Minerva is a skilled Psychic, Tarot reader, Intuitive Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Reiki Master with a Degree in Psychology. She has more than 35 years of working as an intuitive coach and a psychic reader. Minerva, a Native New Yorker who enjoyed a career as a therapist and metaphysical teacher for over 30, has retired and is now devoted to doing psychic readings and writing. Minerva’s intuitive skills and experience as a therapist provide her with a solid background for exploring various heart and soul topics with compassion and deep understanding.