September 2016 Horoscopes: Virgo
AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22
Happy birthday, Virgo! I don’t usually say this, but you may have the wildest month out of all the signs this time. An eclipse in your sign and Mercury (your ruler) retrograde are just a few of the things on your agenda as September begins, making your upcoming year one to remember.
The solar eclipse in Virgo on September 1st is your chance to hit the reset button on whatever it is in your life that just doesn’t fit anymore. It lands in the part of your horoscope that rules wardrobe and physical appearance, so a closet refresh could be in order! Just leave the major hair color changes and beauty treatments until after Mercury direct on the 22nd. You wouldn’t want to end up with a lob that you regret, right? Overall, a square from Mars and Saturn at the base of your chart means you’ll be in your feelings about the eclipse-induced makeover process, but there’s no change without conflict. An opposition from Neptune in your BFF zone says to be absolutely sure that whatever changes you make are for you and not for your crew. Ultimately, good vibes from Pluto in your pleasure sector remind you that the only person you have to please is yourself!
The weekend of September 9th through 12th is major for you. Mercury, already retrograde, is on the receiving end of tension from multiple planets, so if you can take it easy on those days, please do. A tricky alignment to Uranus, the planet of surprises, means your plans could change at the last minute. Asteroid Chiron is known for causing emotional breakthroughs, and he’ll be opposite your ruling planet, so you’re sure to be feeling some type of way. (Whatever you do, don’t listen to Blond!) Mars square Mercury gives you a short fuse and no filter, so be careful what you say and to whom you say it. By the time the sun links up with Mercury on the 12th, you’ll be able to piece together the lessons behind all that irritation.
On the 16th, a Pisces lunar eclipse in your partnership house reveals you exactly where you stand in your relationships with close friends, lovers, and business partners, for better or for worse. It’s opposite Mercury and Jupiter in your sign, so you might say something your loved ones perceive as overly critical. Even you had the best intentions or they asked for advice, it’s best to talk it out and make up. A square from Mars at the base of your chart shows you how personal insecurities and inner monologues play into your interactions.
The month ends with a sexy Libra new moon on the 30th, providing a welcome distraction. It’s cozy with Jupiter in your secrets zone, opening you up to—ahem—fantasies a buttoned-up Virgo like yourself would never have dreamed of before. A square from passionate Mars and Pluto in your satisfaction sector could be the beginning of a magnetic attraction between you and a special someone (coupled Virgos get a boost too!), and good vibes from Saturn in your communication house means you’ll be able to talk it out—or at least DM.