Sweet freedom! With the Sun moving through Virgo, your ninth house of travel and expansion, youre eager for new horizons. While your colleagues and loved ones might be settling into the back-to-school groove, youre ready to take a belated summer vacation, or to get out of your comfort zone in some way. Perhaps youll rent a cottage in the mountains or sign up for a yoga workshop in Napa Valley. Or, you could travel in the figurative sense, transporting yourself to new perspectives by immersing yourself in a class or workshop. Maybe your knowledge quest will be an edifying trip, such as the Hoffman Institutes personal development offerings: http://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/. Flip through the local continuing education catalog at a nearby university and see which courses spark your interest. Maybe youll register for an inspiring cooking workshop, decide to learn a foreign language or just start mingling outside of your usual crowd. Isnt it time you explored your curiosity for all things French? The stars say, Oui, oui! On September 5, the Virgo new moon is a prime day to open the door to your next big adventure.
As extroverted as youre feeling, theres also a compelling internal pull all month, since motivator Mars is in Leo, your eighth house of intimacy, privacy and joint ventures until mid-October. The urge to merge is intense, Capricorn. You could have strong sexual chemistry brewing, even an unexpected pregnancy or a marriage proposal. Since Mars can also ramp up stress, you could have tension over money matters with a partner, or, if youre parting ways, there could be a few contentious moments splitting up the assets. But before you get too hardnosed (and hardhearted), the planets will intervene. On September 14, Mars forms a supportive trine to change-maker Uranus in Aries, your fourth house of home, family and feelings. The emotional floodgates burst open, but theres a silver lining: so does your heart. If youve been haggling with someone over finances, time, division of duties or other quantifiable resources, the true underlying emotional issue could be revealed at this point. The Mars-Uranus trine could also bring a pregnancy or a financial windfall, perhaps related to real estate or a family business.
A bright spot appears on September 18, when harmonious Venus, mature Saturn and the destiny-weaving North Node all align in Scorpio, your idealistic eleventh house. Now is the time to focus on your highest vision, dropping the petty concerns about whose turn it is to call whom, or who let the popcorn burn in the office kitchen. If you want to leave your mark on the world, now is a vital opportunity to concentrate on the lasting good you can do. If your friends have been bringing you down or engaging in toxicity that taxes your energy, you might want to consider a little pruning of your contact list. Get serious about the company you keep. If you have to utter the Serenity Prayer before you get on the phone with your Debbie Downer friend, then perhaps, uh, you shouldnt be making that call. Its always a choice, so if you do decide to keep some needy people in your inner orb, set some firm boundaries.
You can also be proactive about bringing new people into your fold. This is a great time to join a new association or to seek a like-minded tribe that can help take your dreams to the next level. If youve got a successful enterprise going, you might want to add a charitable element to it, i.e. donating a portion of your proceeds to a worthy cause. Or, if you can afford it, perhaps even all of your proceeds, as this inspiring young woman did with Wear It Dont Bear It, a company that sells a gold jewelry charm, with 100 percent of sales going to benefit victims of gun violence: http://wearitdontbearit.com/. Either way, giving back might become a priority for you now.
Exciting news could arrive on September 19, when the Pisces full moon beams into your third house of communication. Stay tuned: there could be an important conversation, letter or digital missive near this date. Your mind is especially open and active, so if its time to brainstorm or charm the capris off a colleague, this is your day. You could also meet a synergistic person who helps get a team project underway. This is an excellent time to speak upperhaps by launching a blog, delving into a writing project or taking a class. Full moons are culminations of six-month cycles, so flip back in your calendar to March 11 Pisces new moon, so see what developments are in store. If you asked a key question then, expect the answer now.
Identity crisis, begone! On September 20, shadowy Pluto moves direct (forward) after five-months of backstroking through Capricorn. Plutos presence in your sign is not easy to begin with, but when its retrograde, you may feel completely unsure of who you are. In some cases, this self-doubt isnt such a bad thing, since Capricorns can cleave to an older version of themselves instead of evolving. (The powersuit of 03 is so03.) So getting lost in order to find a new, alchemized version of yourself is actually a great thing, even if it made you want to bury your head in tabloids, reality TV or any other escapist means along the way. That said, its been a tough summer for Pluto. The tiny planet battled Jupiter in August (hello, exposure of your deepest inner shadow), and in July, it squared hotheaded Mars and Uranus, pulling you between your own needs and those of your loved ones. Its been a lot to juggle, trying to please so many people and tend to your own needs, too. Youve had to evolve your relationships with just about everyone and everything in your life. If you were the rock who kept the clan together, you may have learned to delegate. If you were too much of an island, you had to adapt to let people into your heart and space. And now that those valves have opened, guess what? You can keep practicing the art of receiving, moving into more mutual and intimate terrain.
And then, its back to your favorite topic: the future. On September 22, the Sun enters Libra, your tenth house of long-term goals and professional accolades. Your ambition kicks into high gear for the next four weeks, prompting you to get serious about your career for the remainder of the year and settle into a clear path. The doubts diminish as you get down to business with your trademark can-do attitude. Keep your focus on what you DO want, rather than on what you dont. Starting with a clear visualization of your desired outcome is the most important step.
Where is your love life heading for the long haul? Romantic Venus is in Libra, your tenth house of endurance and stability, until September 10. You want to know what your romantic future has in store, or if a connection has altar-bound potential. Its not that you even need a ring or the keys to your sweeties apartment. Youre just looking for some reassurance that you two are on the same long-range page, which is definitely fair. Relationships are investments, and you want to make sure that youre not expending your precious energy and love mojo on someone who doesnt want the same things you do. If youre in a relationship, you could be focused on your future plansfamily, buying a house, saving up for a trip to Southeast Asia. Remember to enjoy the moment, too!
The plan-maker in you will back off considerably after September 10, when Venus flutters into Scorpio, your eleventh house of friendship and emotional detachment. Instead of being so intensely coupled, youre in the mood to lighten things up a bit. Youd rather hang out with a bunch of mutual friendsor even separatelyrather than get too heavy or consumed by forever thoughts. If anything, youre really scheming to have some serious fun. Single Capricorns could meet a prospective partner (or a fun just-for-now fling) through friends or at a party. Since the eleventh house rules technology, its also a favorable time for online dating.
Not that youll be entirely easy-breezy about love. Sultry Mars is burning through Leo, your eighth house of intimacy, transformative sex and soul-bonding, until mid-October. For the entire month, youre on the verge (or in the midst) of a sexual awakening, which for your earthy sign should be pretty hot! Go ahead and explore the edges of your desire, Capricorn. Some intense emotions might arise now, too, and the pressure from Mars could find you feeling uncharacteristically vulnerable. Tension with your significant other is possible, or perhaps youre intensely driven to find the person with whom you can let down your personal Berlin Wall. Be forewarned: your urge to merge also means that you could be a wee bit possessive. Should jealousy or trust issues flare up, try to see the higher octave of these lessons. When it comes to your mate, ownership is just not the vibe you want to pursue. How can you find faith in your deeper, more soulful connections?
Your friends could also be a source of stress around September 9, when Mars forms a tricky square to restrictive Saturn in Scorpio, your eleventh house of platonic connections. Your inner circle may not jibe with your current love interest, which could make your meet-my-mates brunch a little uncomfortable. Or, you might feel unsure that you and your honey want the same things long-term, despite your undying passion and those marathon sessions in the boudoir. These themes get revisited at the September 18 Venus-Saturn-North Node conjunction in your future-focused eleventh house. Do you share the same ideals and values about life? Are there ways you can combine your energies to make more of a difference in the wider world? Partnership with a purpose is extra appealing to you now.
Since the eleventh house also rules technology and group events, single Capricorns could meet a soulmate online or at a party mid-September. Freshen up your dating profile and be sure to mention more than just the superficial details about yourself. Come on, Capricornwhat do you REALLY care about? What ticks you off? You might even check out the book Love @ First Click and the interview with its author Laurie Davis here: http://www.elle.com/life-love/sex-relationships/online-dating-tips-women-guide. Making a little extra effort could yield the best date of your lifeand then some.
Your personal life heats up on September 14, when sultry Mars in your magnetic eighth house trines progressive Uranus in Aries, your fourth house of domestic action. Things could get intimate fast. Milestones on the horizon include pregnancy, cohabitation, meeting the family, starting a familythe pair-bonding possibilities are endless. With revolutionary Uranus involved, the development could feel like a lightening bolt, maybe even transforming your home situation overnight, i.e. your landlord needs to sell the building STAT and offers you a sweet buyout for your compliance. Or, if you and your partner have been barely hanging on, you could decide to move out, possibly after a flash of insight that makes everything crystal-clear. Perhaps you just become more open and expressive of the feelings you tend to hide behind that indifferent mask. The dam could burst, despite your best intentions. Sometimes, having a little meltdown isnt a bad thing. In fact, it could be the catalyst for deeper bonding, allowing the people who love you to glimpse your most tender emotions.
With go-getter Mars in Leo, your eighth house of inside-out rejuvenation, youre ready for some internal revampingand that includes your spirituality and emotions. You could try drinking a daily green juice to give your system all the nutrients you need and get your energy levels all revved up. But you might also detox your life of critical people, or stop spending time and money on things that dont affirm your innate awesomeness. Cut the retail therapy, kick the cigarettes, ditch the downers. You need create energetic space to shed old outworn beliefs and other limiting ideas.
A good time to focus on this holistic detox is September 14, when motivator Mars trines unpredictable Uranus in Aries, your emotional fourth house of family and foundations. Whew! Those feeling floodgates could burst forthleading you to spill your guts. Sure, the force of these emotions could shock you, but also acknowledge that this is what happens when you brush things under the rug. Let those pent-up feelings come surging outthis release is good for you, even if you cant fully control the dam break. You could unearth some repressed anger at a female relative that needs to be vented. If you cant, say, steal away with your journal to process your thoughts first, you might just end up with one of those fights that rages, but ends as quickly as it starts. Hopefully, it will turn into an air-clearing rather than a burned out, bitter memory. Watch out for issues of jealousy, competitiveness or possessiveness. If you feel find yourself getting all kinds of green-eyed because your BFF is now spending all her time with another friend (that you introduced her tothe nerve!), you may need to sit lotus for a sec and take a deep breath. Nothing compares to you, Capricorn, so dont sweat the small stuff.
At the September 5 Virgo new moon, you could have a metaphysical moment, a time when you feel really forgiving or can see things from everyones point of view. Before this charitable attitude slips into the ether, take advantage of your generous spirit and make necessary amends. For inspiration on keeping the love flowing, check out Don Miguel Ruizs The Mastery of Love, whose wisdom spans beyond romantic relationships: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1878424440.
Another chance to express yourself arrives on September 19, when a Pisces full moon lights up your third house of communication. Dont stuff anything down or hold back. This day is all about connecting intellectually, via email, phone or a sprawling in-person chat, especially with a sibling or friend. Spill it, Capricorn! The truth shall set you free.
Think big, Capricorn. The Sun is blazing through Virgo, your ninth house of optimism and expansion, until September 22. When it comes to any work or money-related activity, growth is a must. No more staying glued to your safe cubicle and tasks. You need some new materialeven a challenge. Since the ninth house rules travel, teaching and cross-cultural connections, you could fly the friendly skies for work or take an enriching, thought-provoking class. Is it time to flex your entrepreneurial muscles and get that startup idea off the ground? The September 5 Virgo new moon is especially strong for embarking on inspiring ventures.
Want to earn some cold, hard cash while you sleep? With motivator Mars in Leo, your eighth house of passive income, this notion is more than just fantasy. Youre seriously revved up to earn smarter. Your sign famously values hard work, so this will be a bit of a change for you. (One of our Capricorn friends got a promotion the second day on the job, because her supervisor recognized her wealth of knowledge and experience; instead of celebrating, she worried: what did I do to deserve this?) Getting past that deeply buried mantra of no pain, no gain will be easier now, especially as an exciting joint venture heats up. For some guidance, check out Napoleon Hills classic book Think and Grow Rich: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1936594420/.
The eighth house also rules shared finances, which could be an exiting or stressful part of this Mars transit. You could be dealing with the tensions of a joint property or bank account. Perhaps you have divergent views on how to manage or even value your assets. A real estate or legal matter could be causing extreme anxiety, or perhaps moving quickly and not giving you time to mull things overand you do like to have made the most sound decision possible, so this timeframe isnt ideal. Coupled Capricorns may fight over the things you sharetime, attention, financial allocationsor you might decide to funnel more earnings into long-term funds, like a retirement account. Mars is rash, though, so you may have to act faster than you like. No pressing pause while you calculate, mull and call your CPA cousin. You could also find a large expense that leaves you scrambling, but also motivates you to revamp that way you save and deal with money.
Another hot spot arrives on September 9, when Mars forms a tight square to sober Saturn in Scorpio, your eleventh house of networking and teamwork. Be extra selective about who you share your confidences with, especially around money issues or the private details of a business transaction. During this time, you may come up against the realization that its very important to have boundaries with colleagues and to be selective about who has access to the inner sanctum. Not that you should be elitist, but people should still earn their way in and pay their dues. Dont enable the stragglers. Their excuses and personal dramas are so not your issue, so keep you eye focused on the bottom line, letting them step up their game and earn their keep. You also might feel frustrated or left out of an influential group near this date. Instead of getting caught up trying to compete with the Joneses, burrow even deeper into your own dreams.
And wow, those inner visions will be lighting up your imagination, especially around September 18, when peacemaker Venus, structured Saturn and the destiny-weaving North Node all link up in Scorpio, your futuristic, idealistic eleventh house. Tone down any lesser concerns and get focused on your highest goals. When you think about it, your time on this earth is so fleeting. So what can you do to make this world a better place? Well, its a GREAT time to ruminate on that. Maybe its time to roll up your sleeves and get involved with a humanitarian cause that is close to your heart. For some help moving in the direction that is right for you, we recommend Danielle LaPortes Desire Map (bit.ly/odesire), which offers a great structure for plotting your most cherished dreams; and Callings by Gregg Levoy, a practical, inspirational take on finding your true vocation and creating a life of meaning: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/0609803700. If youre a business owner, you might check out ways you can revolutionize your industry, or give back somehow. Read up on inspiring businesses that are doing things differently, like the hip-to-be-square eyeglass company Warby Parker, recently featured in New York magazine: http://nymag.com/news/features/warby-parker-2013-8/index1.html and Alex and Ani, whose unusual pairing was profiled in Inc. Magazine: http://www.inc.com/magazine/201304/leigh/the-disciplined-and-the-divine.html. Heres the bottom line: trust your innate business skills, and then dare to be different!
Got an idea to pitch? Your powers of persuasion are at an all-time high on September 19, when the Pisces full moon illuminates your third house of communications and brainstorming. This is an excellent time for an important meeting, sales pitch, or launching an inspiring blog. Communication is central, so dont hide out behind your laptop or waste the day on mindless busy work that could just as easily get done another time. Invite a colleague for coffee and explore synergies. Strategic partnerships are also favored under the light of this potent moon. Consider collaborating on a project-to-project basis (which should satisfy your caution-loving soul). Also, youve learned a lot as of lateisnt it time you shared your hard won wisdom? Aspiring writers among your sign could see their names in print. This is also a good day to attend a local event, such as a benefit for your neighborhood library or community garden. You never know who could be there, just waiting for your lively, lovely company to ignite a spark.
The amiable makes way for the ambitious on September 22, when the Sun moves into Libra, your tenth house of career and success, kicking off a goal-focused month. After a month of exploring, youre ready to set your foundation and build something substantial. Since Capricorn is the natural ruler of the zodiacs tenth house, youll be in your element here. Ready, set, plan.