September is brutal, harsh, and frustrating. There will be sustained difficulty and conflict, both privately, interpersonally and on a larger public scale. Did you think August was already getting bad? In a few months, looking back, you will dearly miss August. Let me now give you a brief schedule so you know what to expect: September is very bad, October is absolutely no better. They are both awful months, astrologically speaking. November is a slight improvement, but still choppy waters. December, though, will bring a significant change in the greater winds.
Remember, way back in January, when I said of the overall year that “power struggles are in focus”? That theme has been plainly apparent for all of 2020, but I was specifically delineating the months ahead. Starting now. For September specifically, pay attention to events around the 9th and the 29th.
Everyone will get hit by this month, or at least see it clearly in others around them. But it will be the most severe and drastic for the cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. You’ve already watched the foreshadowing in August. You have a sense of what this will be about.
Astrology is useful because it describes the timelines of events, as well as how they will feel. Nothing in your life can surprise you too badly if you properly understand what’s predicted. It is helpful to remember that no set of circumstances will last forever. Whatever befalls us in the next three months will eventually end. That’s the most reassurance I can give you. Try and lay low until this storm passes.
Note: These horoscopes are written specifically for your rising sign/ascendant sign. However, you may still try reading your sun sign. (or, if you were born at night, better to try your moon sign.) See which is more accurate for you in the end.
If you don’t know your rising sign, you can calculate it online. It depends on the time and location of your birth. Astro.com is one reliable website for this. You are looking for the sign of the “AS”/“Ascendant”, which is located in the left part of your chart. This point shows the part of the sky which was on the eastern horizon when you were born, and is the starting point of the rest of your chart.
Your anger will reach its boiling point. There is so much you want to do! But your responsibilities and obligations are holding you at a point of contention and stopping you from being who you really want to be. You’re going to slow down and completely halt. Try not to lash out, find some healthy outlet instead. Don’t worry at all about trying to get anything done this month, and be selective with your time. Don’t take risks or expect anything you do to turn out well. Everything will be annoying to you, so for now, just get through this.
Here’s the theme: Secret rage. This is going to go one of two ways: you’re going to start meeting up with a lover in secret, someone you shouldn’t exactly be with, and it will cause pain. Or, you’re going to be brutally possessed by a wandering spirit, and you’ll be fighting it off each night while you’re dreaming. That’s why you’re so tired and distant lately, Taurus. This could look like you already being in a relationship where you think you are happy, but you don’t acknowledge the parts that irritate you. You hide your anger (aka, the wandering spirit…) even from yourself. You don’t understand why you are so upset. A sincere conversation with your partner about your needs is better than an unplanned outburst.
You’ve been getting into serious arguments with your friends. Those are only going to increase. You’re about to embark on a winding journey regarding your feelings about the people you hang out with. Do your friends make you feel like you are indebted to them? They may drag up some long past conflict you had together and rub your face in it, try and force some guilt. You want to be a peacemaker with them and all you want is to have a good time, but they’re not going to go for it. Therefore, don’t bring up any sketchy or flammable topics with them. And if you at all try to organize any social evenings, don’t expect it to work out.
Time for that last round of figuring out your relationships. Your partner has really been trying to hold you back, and that’s not going to lighten yet. You have an incredible sense of burden, constriction and responsibility about your partner. They may be asking way too much of you, and subsequently withholding affection. This is going to cause you to become quite existential, and question what you actually want to do in the world? How would you like people to see you, and what would you like your career to look like? And is it possible to have what you want within the strict control your partner or love life is pushing on you? You’re too sweet to be treated so coldly.
Do you have any sense of meaning in your life? Or are you overburdened with a heavy feeling of dread right now, which makes it hard to let yourself feel as fiery and free as you’d like? Your mind will want to wander and think, and you may feel emboldened in trying a new project with earning or research involved. But that’s quickly going to become a source of irritation. It will take hard work and time, so set it aside and cool your obsession. It’s painful to step outside your comfort zone, but how else are you going to figure your life out, if you stay stuck in your current life patterns and beliefs?
You deserve things to be the way you want. Sure, there are a lot of problems right now. Sure, you have a dull taste in your mouth that you can’t wash away. You may have some debt or your partner may be in trouble and make some demands on you. But so what? Don’t let that limit you. Keep moving forward, through all the obstacles, and take what you want from your life. You’re usually meticulous and prepared, more than anyone else, so try and keep it that way. No matter what gets thrown at you. Sidenote: don’t borrow anything from anyone, money or otherwise. And definitely pay your taxes.
Libra, expect your love life to be shredded into tatters, or at least to go through some serious transition. This may involve an argument between your family and your partner. Perhaps your family really doesn’t approve of who you’re dating. Things will be confusing, and someone from your past may contact you- maybe some lover you once scorned. Maybe you yourself have deep wounds from the past that will surface again. Count on some sparks and fireworks to fly, and watch out for getting badly burned as a result. If you’re already partnered with someone for more than a few years, this could also just describe some difficulty that is happening to them, rather than a difficulty between you two. Either way, take care.
For you, Scorpio, the frustration this season lays with your capacity to work and daily routines. You may drive yourself into a frenzy with various tasks, but the circumstances of your environment will soon call for you to bring it all to a standstill. As I told you during the summer, you now are at risk of burnout and even injury or illness. Similar to Aries, you’re very much on edge lately, and you should watch out for anger problems in yourself. You’re going to feel stuck like a hamster on a wheel. No matter how much effort you put in, you aren’t actually moving anywhere. Like everyone else, all you can do is wait for this time to pass before expecting any return on your endeavors. Maybe stay in bed this month, Scorpio?
Did you have a summer fling? That may soon flip over, for the worse. You’ll realize you can’t have all the fun you want to, even if you are energized to chase it. You do enjoy chasing every goal in your life, but it’s a question as to whether you’ll actually catch what you’re after. Your urge to focus on sustaining and providing for yourself will win out over all the wild good times you are craving. Another option is that you’ll make a passionate mistake and realize you’re causing your own destitution. There’s an interesting transition slowly taking place inside you, Sagittarius, so take your time in mulling over the imminent changes in your life, even if you find yourself in boiling water now.
Hey! Why are you causing so many problems and being so strict, being so demanding? You didn’t take my summer advice to let go and be peaceful, did you? Things would be easier if you would stop insisting on everything going exactly your way. Okay, I’m being a little harsh on you, but you’re really being your own worst enemy right now- to the major detriment of your family and your home. You don’t have to take responsibility for them, you know. If they are really making you angry, turn away from them. But you’re again not going to listen to me. You’ll feel like you’re sacrificing yourself, but it’s not helping anyone. Slowly, you need to find a resolution to the problems in your basic foundation.
This doesn’t look fun at all for you, Aquarius. Your immediate environment will surge with brawling and struggles. Maybe you’ll be on a commute and witness an accident, or you’ll have to deal with your housemates or siblings acting sourly. Stay out of it. Still, that will all almost feel normal to you, because the outer turmoil you witness is just a reflection of the somber mood you are nursing inside. You just can’t seem to shake it. For now, you don’t need to fight it, just let it pass over you, and try to stay rational. Lastly, absolutely do not buy a car, or have anything to do with cars. It won’t go the way you plan if you do.
Pisces- you want to step up and take care of yourself, right? It feels good to be independent. Well, to facilitate that, stop spending so much money. You’re really burning through it fast. Stay away from financial risk or risk to your property. As I told you over the summer, don’t let your friends bully you into expending too much of yourself on them. Do they really know who you are? Besides that, a promise made within your relationships may now be made true and affect your identity and self image. You’re craving certain pleasures, but you have to get your priorities straight. What do you most care about? What’s most important to you- yourself, your friends, your sex life, or your partner? Figure it out.