September 2016 Horoscopes: Taurus

APRIL 20 – MAY 20

September starts with a bang of a Virgo solar eclipse on the 1st, landing in the pleasure sector of your horoscope. This is your invitation to ditch trash approaches to fun in favor of quality ones. No more junk food and Netflix binges—you want to savor your life. The eclipse is square Mars and Saturn in the part of your horoscope that rules taboos, so there’s a part of you feels like you don’t deserve to live the #blessed life. Trust me: that’s just your inner monologue talking. You do! An opposition from Neptune in your social groups house means people you meet in pursuit of your best life may not be what they seem at first, but a sync from Pluto in your personal philosophy sector helps you sort out who really shares your ideals.

Mark your calendar for September 7, because it’s going to be a tricky day for you, Taurus! Your ruling planet (Venus) connects to multiple other planets in ways that might make you feel out-of-it, stressed, or just plain weird. First, Saturn in Sagittarius encourages you to make a big commitment; however, a slippery aspect from Neptune in Pisces reveals that the opportunity in question might not be as romantic as it seems. That doesn’t mean it won’t be worth it in the long run—it just means you’ll need to read all the fine print before you get into a serious commitment. Remember, Mercury doesn’t go direct until the 22nd, so it’s best to make things official after that date if you can swing it. Either way, you’ll have the clarity you need once Venus aligns with Pluto in serious Capricorn on the 11th. You’ll just have to bide your time until later in the month.

On the 16th, a Pisces lunar eclipse in your house of groups reveals who your friends really are. If you’ve been getting a bad vibe from someone in your squad, this moon puts everything out in the open. Alternate scenario: if you’re feeling like you and a new acquaintance might be friendship soulmates, chances are, it’s mutual. The eclipse is on Chiron, an asteroid named for the centaur who trained Hercules and other Greek heroes for battle; basically, if you and your BFF will be able to weather any storm. It’s opposite Mercury and Jupiter in your partnership sector, so a significant other might get jealous of the attention you’re lavishing on your crew. Tension from Mars in your secrets zone makes you want to withdraw, but you’ll be happier if you approach this situation head-on.

The month closes with a lovely Libra new moon on the 30th, gracing the health and habits area of your horoscope. With Jupiter close by, this is the perfect time to channel your favorite fitness inspirations (Simone Biles, anyone?) and get to the gym. A juice cleanse, an update to your skincare regime, and a fresh sleep schedule are also great options. This moon is on the receiving end of tension from a potent combination Mars and Pluto in your expansive ninth house, so you’ll get the best results from experimenting with techniques outside your usual routine. Good vibes from Saturn in your personal boundaries sector allow you to try new things without overdoing it.

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