In the words of the inspirational Octavia Butler, “kindness eases change, love quiets fear.” September may kick up anxieties as uncertainties and worst-case-scenarios are in the air. Whether you’re looking at the ills of the world or struggles in your personal life, this isn’t the time to compromise your values to get ahead. There is energy for mobilizing past limiting beliefs this month, but it will require acts motivated by the power of love.
Browse on to find out everything you need to know to carry you through the rest of Virgo season.
Be present for the stage of development that you’re at, even if it’s a confounding one, Virgo. You’re likely to feel overwhelmed by what you don’t know this month, and that feeling can compel you to obsess on finding the answers, even if you’re not quite ready for them. . Prioritize finding the truth because it’s the only thing that will clarify things for you. You may be feeling impatient, but don’t confuse where you’re going with where you’re at, my love.
Diplomacy is nice, but when it comes at the expense of authenticity it’s just a pleasant way of shying away from the truth. If you’re not able to experience unpleasant feels like anger, grief, or sadness, you can’t be honest, Libra, my love. You may have to look at the way that you’ve been shaving off the edges of your harsher feelings with the people that you’re close to, and make some uncomfortable corrections this month.
You can’t win ‘em all, but if you’re going to fail, let it be while trying something that you feel passionate about, Scorpio. Make decisions that you can stand behind, even if they’re the riskier options in front of you. When your fear of making mistakes drives you, you’re more likely to miss out on so much of life that is actually good, exciting, and healing. Parse out your intuition from your fears, this month.
Repose isn’t inaction. Sometimes taking a pause to get present emotionally is the most difficult and meaningful thing that you can do.
When you find yourself overwhelmed is the exact wrong time to push yourself this month. It’s OK to take a time out when you need it, Sagittarius. It’s important that you’re able to rely on yourself, and treating yourself with kindness before you hit a wall is a huge part of that.
Your Sun sign can be a bit of a worrier, and this leads to pessimism and seeing scarcity – even when there is none. Look at your situation with the expectation of seeing potential as well as problems, Cappy mon Capitan. You have the capacity to get so much accomplished, but if you over-indulge in negative fantasies your life is unnecessarily harder than it needs to be. You’re totally capable! Shift your perspective in efforts to feel greater resiliency month.
It’s often hardest to take a balanced approach when your emotions are all over the place, but that’s when you need it the most. Fear often compels us to go into all-or-nothing thinking, but it’s not the most effective response. Create to sit with your emotions, explore your options, and come to the best answers for you and your situation at this moment. As annoying as they are, obstacles are opportunities to realign with your values, Aquarius.
This isn’t the time to allow your fear of conflict to stop you, Pisces. As you learn to take up more space you are likely to find that some people don’t like it. It’s healthy to let other people have their moods and issues without shrinking yourself in response to them. How others feel about you is often more about them, and where they’re at, than about you at all. Be brave enough to stand in your truth, even when it’s controversial, my love.
This September is a transformational time for you to transform your relationship to a fear that has been holding you back, Aries. Strive to understand what’s motivating your worries instead of denying that they exist, or running away from them. Being scared isn’t a weakness to be overcome, it’s an emotion to cope with. It takes true strength to confront the things you’re afraid of. Embrace the path of the unknown this month, my love.
There’s a huge difference between proving yourself and honoring yourself. The former is an act of ego (which isn’t inherently good or bad), while the other is an act of self-satisfaction. Be clear about your motivations, Taurus; if you don’t like what’s driving you, you can totally change it. You may not have all the answers now, so strive to be strong enough to prioritize what you need over you want, and wise enough to know the difference.
If you’ve not been listening to others, you may find that you have to tend to relationship problems, this month. This will confront you not only with how you feel about yourself, but the consequences of how you’ve been making other people feel, too. Showing up for others can look a lot of different ways, but they all include being an active listener; strive to communicate that you’ve heard what’s being said and that you’re here for the people you care about, Twin Star.
In your efforts to experience happiness, beauty or peace, you may have adopted too fixed of an attitude towards what it what you think it needs to look like. The truth is that the messy bits of life are often a wellspring of unexpected pleasures and opportunities for growth. Find things to be grateful for, even when you’re not getting what you want, or you’re uncertain about what comes next, Moonchild. It’s time to embrace the unknown, my love.
Make sure that you’re not self-sabotaging behind your own back by prioritizing self-awareness, Leo. A good place to start is within; explore your fears instead of taking them at face value. While you may be pointed in the right direction, it’s still important to sit with the things that make you uncomfortable or that you’d rather avoid. Understanding what you’re truly afraid of is essential when you’re reaching for greater heights. Love yourself enough to dismantle the limiting beliefs that threaten to hold you back this month.
September 2018 Horoscopes
Aries March 21 to April 19
You don’t need to prove yourself or to beat anyone, Aries. As motivating as competition is, “winning” can be a distraction from what you really need to do. It’s time for collaboration. Leaning on others or asking for help isn’t a weakness–it’s a sign of integrated strength. Accepting the limitations of where you’re at is an essential step towards making sure that your limitations don’t limit you. Don’t let your fear of failure stop you from growing, my love.
Taurus April 20 to May 20
In order to grow into the person you want to be, you need to be willing to let go of your attachments to who you’ve been. Now that Uranus, the planet of electricity, is in your sign, you’re changing in surprising and unexpected ways. Growth can be scary, but the Devil you know is not necessarily the kinder Devil, Taurus. Embrace the instability in your life as an opportunity to relate to your life in new and improved ways.
GeminiMay 21 to June 21
Your fears are likely to be dogging you this month, and as hard that may be, it’s actually really good. How you respond to and engage with your worries is what ultimately defines you in life; it’s not your circumstances, but your response that you need to manage. It’s time to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work to become the person you want to be. No more hiding behind indecision or uncertainty will do, Twin Star.
CancerJune 22 to July 22
All successful enterprise happens in stages, and no part of your cycle is more important than another. Now is the time for you to concern yourself with your foundations. Make sure that your infrastructure is strong enough to take some earthquakes and floods, because you’re in a fertile, yet unpredictable place. Watch your assumptions and your projections this month. Your projects and relationships need you to start at the roots and (re)build from there.
LeoJuly 23 to Aug. 22
If you’re not careful, you may find yourself wrapped up in resentments and distractions. What other people do or don’t have, their opinions and pettiness–that all has nothing to do with you. Let go, Leo. Get honest about what relationships and situations are no longer working for you. Strive to dedicate your precious time and energy to the people and situations that are most generative for you. This month’s mantra for you: not my monkeys, not my circus.
VirgoAug. 23 to Sept. 22
Jesus step aside, its time for you to take the wheel, Virgo! This month it’s important that you take hold of your life and make sure that your actions are moving you in the direction that you want to grow in. Look at your goals and desires critically; do you still want the things that you’re gunning for? Even if it’s a pain in the buns, this is the time to realign your intentions with who you’ve become.
LibraSept. 23 to Oct. 22
Your sign is signified by the scales, but that doesn’t mean that balance comes easy to you–only that you deeply crave it. If you’ve taken on too much of other people’s problems, you won’t have the energy to advance your own life. If you aren’t available to support the people you care about, you’ll end up making them feel like your therapist instead of a friend. It’s time to look at the parts of your relationships that need a more tempered approach, Libra.
ScorpioOct. 23 to Nov. 21
You’re always on the hook for what you choose to do. When you give more than you can do in a healthy way, it’s sets you up for resentments and other emotional drama. It’s time to love yourself enough to honor your emotional limitations, Scorpio. If you need to hide in your hidey-hole, just make sure that you communicate what’s up. You are entitled to take space for self-care, and the only way to have true closeness with others is by showing up honestly.
SagittariusNov. 22 to Dec. 21
Let’s be honest: People are confusing and unpredictable. The last thing you need right now is to get so caught up in the unknowable mysteries of what makes others do what they do that you miss out on what’s happening in the here and now. Rise to the occasion, Sagittarius. Fortify your relationship to yourself before you go trying to figure other people out. Your sense of self shouldn’t live in anyone’s hands but your own.
CapricornDec. 22 to Jan. 19
You’ve worked so hard to cultivate self-care tools, but it’s not enough to have the tools–you have to use them, Cappy mon Capitan. This month your control issues are likely to be triggered, so it will be important that you do your best to stay present emotionally as you determine the best course forward. How you do what you do is of the greatest importance while things develop at this time. Don’t get so fixated on the ”answer” that you self-sabotage.
AquariusJan. 20 to Feb. 18
When you’re frustrated it’s easy to act out in utter frustration, but it’s a sure-fire way to not get your needs met. Sometimes what you want to say and what you want to have others hear is not the same thing. Don’t act in ways that satisfy your feelings but not your goals, Aquarius. The fastest way out is in, my love. Tend to your feels so that they don’t trip you up and slow your progress down.
PiscesFeb. 19 to March 20
This month marks a time of great emotional development for you. Whether things easily flow or they’re ripe with challenges, the opportunity is the same: To not attach to your circumstances or to your feelings about them, Pisces. Stay present and honor what you’re experiencing in this moment without weaving a story about it that compels you in any kind of way. Honor the here and now by responding with intention to it.
This story was originally published on August 28, 2018. It has been updated (and will continue to be updated) to include new tips, advice, and guidance, to ensure we are always giving you the best, most valuable resources.