This month's horoscopes were written in collaboration with Andi Astre (aka Mystic Sandwich) of The Good Spirit—a curated metaphysical boutique in Vancouver that aims to provide clarity in your spiritual path by way of introspection, intuition, and inspiration.
In September, we continue to work with the eclipse energy as it initiates inspiring, long-term plans and collaborative projects. During the first week of the month, Mercury hovers right around the eclipse point, bringing in more information and more pieces of the story. We need to get the details in order before we can move ahead. The Full Moon in Pisces on the 6th helps us to see our delusions and addictions more clearly. It can help us connect to our dreams, and ease spirituality into our everyday life. The New Moon in Virgo on the 19th inaugurates a month of emphasis on health, daily routines, work, and service. On the same day as the New Moon, Mercury shifts out of its retrograde shadow, meaning the energy is ripe for moving forward.
Zodiac illustrations by Katie Maasik
(March 21-April 19)
More and more I understand the importance of pleasure—fun, joy. and self expression. I am a hard worker, which is all the more reason to ensure that I make time to play and create. I see how play nourishes me and feeds all other aspects of my life. More and more I hear the messages from beyond—the insights that flash like lightning through my soul—that come from elsewhere to inspire me and connect me to Truth. I come to understand my role within a new creative venture or a big new undertaking that will carry me into the future. In early September I gather information and discuss ideas. I attend to the inner workings of my soul. In late September I act on the insights I’ve received.
(April 20-May 20)
In early September, I seek clarity around my home life. Even when it’s difficult, I speak my truth to family. Even when it feels like going in circles, I know that working on my home will provide me with a foundation and structure from which I can engage with the rest of life. Even when it’s frustrating, I communicate my needs and desires to those I’m closest to. Even when it feels like walking backwards, I work to understand my family relationships and how my early childhood affected me. I know that this work to understand, clarify and clean up my foundation will prepare me to make the most of late September when the energy shifts into my area of creativity, joy, and pleasure.
(May 21-June 21)
My involvement in a collaborative and creative venture is taking shape. I recognize my inherent skills as a communicator and bridge-builder between people. I feel the momentum building. I intuit the momentous importance of this project, even if the details are not yet discernible and it’s only a vague feeling that something important is brewing. I harness the warrior spirit of Mars and the communicative prowess of Mercury to speak my truth, to get the ball rolling, to bring people together—to catalyze this process even before fully knowing what it is. As the energy shifts mid-month, I allow my energy to flow with it, toward house and home, and family. I take this time to slow down, to tend to home, to cuddle, lounge, bathe, or whatever else enables connection with those homey vibes. I seek work-life balance by contemplating the ways work feeds my home life and vice versa. I see that that home life and work life need not compete, rather, they complement each other.
(June 21-July 22)
I trust that the universe has my back—that divinely timed events are organizing in the background, even without my awareness. I can feel that something is taking shape. I’ve been working long and hard to manifest a career that feeds my soul, that is aligned with my purpose, and also brings me abundance. I feel it coming together. I feel the natural impetus to make a move, to state my claim, to ask for what I want, to go after my wildest dreams, and I take action. I make that phone call, plan that meeting, send that email. I prepare myself for forward movement in late September. I lay the groundwork now so that when it gets busy, I’m ready.
(July 23-August 22)
I continue to feel the powerful energy of the solar eclipse ripple through me. I continue to receive insight regarding the meaning of this momentous shift. I accept that I don’t yet have all the information, that things are still taking shape. And yet I know that even without all the information, it’s time to get the ball rolling. It’s time to share my big ideas, even if they are not yet fully formed. I accept my place on centre stage, I accept my role as the lead of this creative new venture. At the same time, I attend to the details of my finances. I address my hangups about money and my personal worth in order to clear the way for abundance.
(August 23-September 22)
I honour myself for all the hard work I’ve done confronting the depths of my mind. I’ve fought with my inner demons, I’ve faced my deepest fears, I’ve carried my light into the darkness. There is still some work to do, but I can see the light now, I can see that I’m there. I take this last opportunity to see and speak to the habitual thought patterns that have kept me bound in the past. In witnessing them, in talking about them, I gain freedom from them. When the energy shifts mid-month, I go with the flow. I accept that the tides are changing, and now is the time to bask in the new light that I’ve worked so hard to create. It’s time to enjoy the positive energy and revitalizing currents that Virgos are offered at this Virgo time of year.
(September 23-October 22)
As the solar eclipse energy continues to ripple through the collective, I continue to receive revelation around my place within the story that is unfolding. I am starting to see that some long-term creative venture with a group of people is taking shape. Significant partnerships and collaborations are forming—something big is crystallizing. I don’t need to know all the details, I don’t need to understand. I trust that divinely ordered events of which I’m part are taking shape around me even if I’m only somewhat aware of them. I accept also that there are times when we are asked to look deeply within, to face our own shadows, to grapple with our own neuroses, to struggle with our deepest fears. Such times may be difficult, but the work is deeply rewarding as it eventually brings peace, light, and healing.
(October 23-November 21)
The pieces are falling into place, and the story is unfolding. I am beginning to understand my place in the world, my role among others, my Work, and my calling. I accept that I don’t yet have all the information, and yet I trust my intuition that something big is coming together. I harness courage and take action, and speak my truth. And yet, I am also patient, allowing the story to unfold in its own time, and preparing for the right people and ideas to come into my life in their own time. I take this time to prepare myself for the moment when this project I’m just glimpsing crystallizes. I prepare myself for a big move, and big change. I prepare to be flexible, to even alter the course of my life, in the name of work I am meant to do.
(November 22-December 21)
I am the master of adventure. And yet, this new adventure that is calling me now is unlike any that came before. This is momentous. This is for the long haul. I recognize that adventure comes in many forms: travel, education, philosophy, wild nights, day trips, inner journeys, etc. All these are forms of adventure; all expand the mind and show me new territory, new ideas, new ways of being. All bring me closer to my personal understanding of Truth, all facilitate my intuitive connection to the divine. Even amid this new adventure that I’m gearing up for, I take time to invest in my career—in the work I’m called to do. I seek balance by also spending time at home with the ones I love.
(December 22-January 19)
I recognize that I’m undergoing an immense transformation, and that transformations are sometimes difficult. I trust that this process is bringing me to a better place, one that is more aligned with my soul. When I feel I must express myself, when there is something I need to say, I say it. I harness courage and speak my truth. I am learning how to kindly yet assertively say what I need to say, to share how I feel and what I need. I keep my sights on where I’m headed, on how I desire to feel, on what I wish to manifest. I examine my worldview and belief structures and consider whether they serve me or not. I see more clearly how my assumptions and beliefs shape my experience, determine the possibilities I’m open to, and affect the course of my future. I recognize that I’m no longer who I used to be, and I release the beliefs that don’t serve who I am now and where I’m headed.
(January 19-February 18)
I recognize the importance of relationships. I honour the relationships I have and express gratitude for what they offer. I seek connection with like-minded souls, with those who inspire me, with those who see my unique gifts and accept me in all my weirdness. I take the initiative to seek out people who I resonate with—to make the first move, to make the phone call, send the email, introduce myself, etc. If conflicts arise, I take a moment before responding, so I can respond with intention rather than react out of pain. I seek to speak my truth, to say what I need to say. As relationships deepen, I harness the courage it takes to open myself to intimacy. I recognize that opening safely requires clear boundaries, so I clarify for myself what my boundaries are, and lovingly but assertively express them to others.
(February 19-March 20)
I feel this energy simmering, bubbling, helping me to find work that is both meaningful, and financially sustainable. I accept that it’s possible to have both abundance and work that I love. I harness this simmering energy to make my move: to send in that application, make that phone call, send that email, have that conversation. When looking for work, I ask myself “How can I serve?”, “What do I love doing?”, and “What feeds my soul?” I recognize the importance of relationships, and take time to invest in the relationships I have, as well as the effort it takes to connect with new people. I seek to connect with those who see my light, who get me, and who assist me on my path of spiritual evolution and unfoldment.