MONTH OF September
A little adventure, a little back-to-school! This September inspires you to take a big-picture outlook when it comes to your goals but also to spend some time getting organized. While the Sun is in Virgo and your expansive ninth house through September 22, stretch out of the familiar. Plan a day trip or a longer getaway or dive into a course of study around a topic that fascinates you.
Thinking about launching an indie business venture? The entrepreneurial energy of Virgo season could spark a great idea worth testing. And when the Sun moves into Libra and your ambitious tenth house on September 22, you’ll be ready to build those bold visions into something tangible.
Meantime, energizer Mars is making an extended trip (from August 20, 2022, until March 25, 2023) through Gemini and your healthy, organized sixth house. This could inspire a fall fitness kick or massive cleanup of your workspaces. How about both? Get your life and vitals back in great shape one Fitbit-tracked pace at a time.
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The journey of ten thousand steps begins with a single one, so please don’t overdo it, Capricorn. All of the slow-moving outer planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune AND Pluto—are powered down in retrograde (backward) motion this whole month. Take a 30K-foot view of your big goals and how the whole puzzle fits together. You may see some opportunities to connect the dots that you didn’t notice before!
On September 9, communication planet Mercury joins the retrograde brigade, foiling technology, schedules and day-to-day interactions until October 2. You’ll have some obstacles and workarounds to navigate during your Capricorn conquests. Prepare accordingly and you won’t get frustrated by the inevitable setbacks. In fact, they could be blessings in disguise, helping you avoid a hasty error.
Think big: It’s Virgo season until September 22
Widen your viewfinder, Capricorn—to the broadest settings possible! The Sun is in Virgo and your ninth house of travel, expansion and risk-taking. You’re ready to step out of any restrictive boxes and color outside the lines a bit more. If you’re still recuperating from summer vacation, there’s no need to leave city limits. Your curious mind is primed for novelty and is eager to learn. Many Caps will be in full-on “back-to-school” mode, signing up for workshops or other mind-expanding and metaphysical outlets. Embrace the bounty of inspiration and soak it all in!
Mercury is retrograde September 9 to October 2
Hang on…are you sure you’re ready to commit? Second thoughts are not a bad thing, especially once communicator Mercury turns retrograde from September 9 until October 2. This three-week cycle can disrupt communication, travel and technology, a challenging time to sign contracts or move forward with new undertakings. Key information may be hidden, and you might not be seeing things as clearly as you should.
From September 9 to 23, Mercury will back through Libra and your tenth house of career, giving you second thoughts about your professional path. There could be breakdowns at work—everything from disruptive coworkers and difficult clients to project mismanagement and lost files. Keep supertight tabs on any projects and back up all electronic files to the cloud. Keep earlier versions in case you decide to go back to an idea or change directions. You can’t be too careful now! Looking for work? An old boss or colleague could be the link to your next gig, since Mercury retrograde brings back people from the past.
On September 23, Mercury will back into Virgo and your worldly ninth house until October 2. If you’re planning a vacation, especially overseas, be extra diligent about making sure passports are up to date (and packed!), and guard against potential security breaches on the road. Inform your credit card company and bank of your plans so they don’t freeze your card over a “suspicious charge” that YOU make. Arrive early for the airport and check the air in your spare tire if you’re hitting the road. Not that we hope you end up needing these precautions, but as your fellow Capricorn Benjamin Franklin said, an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure.
Big news arrives at the September 10 Pisces full moon
If there’s any day to commune with your people, it’s the September 10 full moon in Pisces, which will beam into your third house of communication and community. Since this falls on a weekend, you could host a gathering—or tell everyone to meet at a favorite park or pub. Make the rounds, catch up with your crew, and do it all in one fell swoop. Bonus: You might just play superconnector (or Cupid!), introducing some of your favorite folks to each other. Who knows where that could lead?
With this full moon amplifying your third house of news, you could receive a call or message that changes the course of events. Have you been waiting for an answer for the past few weeks, even months? This could be the day when you finally get the word that allows you to move forward or adjust your plans accordingly. Looking to collab with like-minded allies? Be proactive: Slide into their DMs or reach out via LinkedIn to see about exploring synergies. You never know unless you ask!
Libra season starts September 22, plus the September 25 Libra new moon
Your career takes the main stage starting on September 22, when the Sun moves into Libra and your tenth house of status, professional pursuits and leadership. The blue-sky dreaming of Virgo season gives way to revved-up ambition during Libra season, with clear goals and milestones to map out.
Since Capricorn is the natural ruler of the zodiac’s tenth house, you feel most in your element here. But don’t abandon all those adventurous ideas you came up with! While you may need to do a scaled-down version for starters (especially while Mercury is retrograde through October 2), keep plenty of passion in those practical plans.
The September 25 Libra new moon is the perfect day to make a fresh start around your career or to get going on a major goal. Consider where you’d like to be six months from now, then reverse-engineer the steps you’ll need to take to accomplish that. You’ve got this, Capricorn!
Just watch out for an oppositional beam from Jupiter in Aries, which will stare down the new moon from your domestic fourth house. Some of your family or personal life demands could be at odds with your current career goals. You may need to ask relatives to pitch in a little more or take a few more self-care breaks!
Late-summer vacation romance, anyone? Romantic Venus, the celestial flirt, is backpacking through Virgo and your worldly, risk-taking ninth house from September 5 to 29. You’re attracted to people quite different from your usual type—possibly from another culture or country. And with Venus giving you the gambling urge, you’re not afraid to talk to someone who might normally intimidate you. You could roll the dice on a long-distance connection or crave the freedom to date multiple people. For couples, attraction sizzles when you move far out of your comfort zone and try new things.
But wait…can you really let go of all that control? Just as Venus is saying “ooh la la!” and “mais oui,” intense Mars could slam the brakes. The passion planet is spending the next six months in Gemini and your analytical, micromanaging sixth house. This extended trek will last until March 25, 2023, and it could bring out an uptight and critical side of your personality (eek!).
On September 16, Venus and Mars will lock into an embattled 90-degree square, pulling you between dueling urges to hold on tight and throw caution to the wind. You might feel overwhelmed by all of your options, unsure which direction to take in a relationship. Maybe you jumped into something too quickly and are now having second thoughts. It’s okay to change your mind, but don’t drag an unsuspecting person through the process, especially if you’re still unsure.
Give ’em something to talk about, Capricorn! You’re inspired and eager to share about it as the Sun blazes through Virgo and your adventurous ninth house until September 22. With go-getter Mars in Gemini and your sixth house of organization, you’re eager to start mapping out plans and moving on them. But with Mercury retrograde September 9 to October 2, it’s better to take things one step at a time. Use this month to get your plans in order, then go into implementation mode in October.
Got an idea to pitch? Start sharing about it around the Pisces full moon on September 10, which will beam into your communication zone and give you the gift of gab. Since this full moon falls on a weekend, you might get some advice from a friend over brunch. Listen up: They could have helpful and constructive feedback. You might even feel a synergistic click with someone. Could there be dynamic-duo potential? Test your chemistry with a small project before you go filing that joint LLC or drafting a shared business plan.
On September 22, the Sun starts a four-week trip through Libra, heating up your tenth house of career and ambition. Break big dreams into bite-sized action steps and get seasoned support for your ascent from a mentor or expert in your field. The September 25 Libra new moon opens a new six-month chapter of your success story. If you’re not loving your current professional path, you might decide to make a pivot!
The tenth house rules status and recognition. Have you been working on a noteworthy project? Submit your work for an award or apply for a fellowship. Anything that supplies credibility and raises your profile could be great now. If you’re due for a raise, ask for one!
Love Days: 14, 19
Money Days: 25, 7
Luck Days: 24, 5
Off Days: 16, 21, 3
Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut (The AstroTwins), have been ELLE.com‘s official astrologers for over a decade. They are the authors of several astrology books, including their popular yearly horoscope guides, and have read charts for celebrities including Beyonce, Karlie Kloss and Emma Roberts. For their spot-on predictions, books and online courses, visit them at astrostyle.com.