Horoscopes: September 23 to 29

Illustration by Ash Cheshire

Aries: What could be more challenging yet refreshing than a new moon in your opposite sign of Libra along with the autumn equinox? September 25 marks a time for achieving any balance that you’ve lost sight of. Focus on your more peaceful proclivities, your common sense, and your interpersonal skills. Make this closing of September a deliberate attempt to connect with others, to make mutually beneficial deals, and to see with your heart.

Taurus: This week the new moon occurring in Libra is a time of practicing conflict resolution, of repairing our relationships with ourselves and others, and of setting realistic goals and expectations. As Autumn officially begins after the equinox on September 22 you seek to stabilize and enrich your world. You’re feeling creative and hungry for new experiences. You may find yourself settling into something new that you are looking to get comfortable with. 

Gemini: This week you have to look back before you move forward as your ruling Mercury finally exits retrograde on the 22nd. Accompanied by the new moon in Libra on the 25th there is a focus on a desire to revitalize and refine your love life. You may also be setting new goals concerning the sharing of information, teaching and learning. 

Cancer: This week the autumnal equinox on September 22 and the new moon in Libra on September 25 offer a fresh start. There are habits you seek to break. You strive to see projects through to the end and to follow through with promises at home and in close relationships. You want to express yourself with greater care and to nurture yourself and others.

Leo: This week, as the autumnal equinox on September 22 and the new moon in Libra on the 25th interact, you are looking to put your best traits to the forefront. You seek to elevate and illuminate yourself and others and to help them realize their specialness. Your Leonine ability to celebrate the best in people helps you to empathize and connect in ways that motivate and support your relationships. As September closes out you start putting real effort towards setting and completing realistic goals. It’s all about action at this time.

Virgo: This week as the autumn equinox on September 22 and the new moon in Libra on September 25 collaborate, you are feeling focused on financial matters and redefining your idea of success. You may find it less stressful to put aside your usual rigid and rigorous standards for yourself if you wish to accomplish your goals.

Libra: The autumnal equinox on September 22 and the new moon in your sign on the 25th motivates you to be more authentic and bring more of your true self to your work and your relationships. By the end of the week, as your ruling planet shifts out of a period of dormancy, you are in the mood to spoil yourself and others. In romance you are indulgent and thoughtful. You may also be paying more attention to your style and your decor these days, looking to shop, makeover and add flair to yourself or your space.

Scorpio: You sense the thinning of the veil between this world and the next during the autumnal equinox on September 22. The new moon in Libra on the 25th inspires you to more earnestly apply yourself in terms of practical goals. And on the 29th, Venus moves into your privacy sector which is a welcome change to get a breather from the constant burn of passion and desire. It’s not that intimacy is off the table, it’s just more subtle and subdued. You enjoy your secrets.

Sagittarius: This week the new moon in Libra on September 25 inspires you to seek and seize new opportunities. Technology may play a vital role in your next moves. You are thinking about your own untapped potential. You feel that it is your duty to expand and to optimize in life. Venus moves into your 11th house on September 29, bringing about a new phase in your love life. You are attracted to those who share your passions, and your commitment comes only when you feel that you can work together peacefully and harmoniously. You’re feeling a healthy detachment from what others think of you. That allows you to make better choices.

Capricorn: The new moon in Libra on September 25 motivates you to get serious about getting all the information you need before moving forward with a plan. You appreciate criticism as long as it’s both caring and, importantly, constructive. Venus moves into your tenth house on September 29 and you are attracted to competence, confidence, and the feeling that you can really build something with someone. 

Aquarius: The new moon in Libra on September 25 shakes you out of a brief period of dormancy and complacency. You want to see some change and you’re ok with being the one who makes it happen. Venus moves into your ninth house on September 29 and takes your love life into some unique terrain. During this Venus transit you are attracted to people and things you normally wouldn’t be. You see beauty and charm in places that you couldn’t before.

Pisces: This week the autumnal equinox on September 22 thins the inter dimensional veil, you feel closer to the spirit realm, to dreams, and to the esoteric. The new moon in Libra on September 25 inspires you to deepen your relationships and to start fresh even in old situations. You are motivated to settle scores or pay debts. Venus moves into the very mystical and groovy 8th house where you seek to cultivate peace and connection in your love life and you find healing in your interactions with close friends.You’re also more willing to commit than usual.