September begins with all but two planets occupying earth signs — purposeful, but dense energy by which to examine our habits and routines in prep for the shift into fall. After the 14th, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Sun start marching into Libra, heralding the start of cuffing season, supported by the Pisces Full Moon and Libra’s New Moon focus on forgiveness, healing, and healthy compromise. Saturn stations direct on the 13th, signaling forward momentum in executing a goal strategy, but the third and final Jupiter-Neptune square of the year landing on the 21st temporarily clouds our minds with delusions of grandeur.
With the Sun in your house of health until the 23rd, September is an ideal time to get routine business-like dental appointments and physicals taken care of before fall, but the Pisces Full Moon on the 13th pushes pause on the rat race to demonstrate where excessive planning leaves you no room to breathe. The final quarter of the month emphasizes relationships, and the Libra New Moon on the 28th foreshadows new romance… if you can let go of past hurts.
Prioritize responsibility to your own creative aspirations. The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th makes you conscious of how frequently you compare your talents to others — so address the urge to hide within community by asking for their industry contacts instead. The Libra New Moon on the 28th encourages using connections to begin a new project, but be sure to choose your associates carefully. Not everyone will be as committed (or as transparent with their intentions) as you.
There’s honoring your past, and there’s letting your past stifle your present growth. In September, the chains of unhealthy family dynamics can be broken. So it’s important to remember that you’re not obligated to carry the weight of others’ emotional toxicity, even if you love them. The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th is a road-opener, releasing you from ancestral expectations by amplifying personal reputation and bringing inner peace. The Libra New Moon on the 28th sees you healing an inner child wound by sharing your heart through play and performance.
September sees you processing fallout from the summer eclipses (as distracting yourself with busywork has proved to be a short-term solution). Relieve stress by analyzing your feelings through journaling and communicate the harder stuff to trusted friends who will provide proper perspective. The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th reveals you don’t need to have all the answers right now, while the Libra New Moon on the 28th settles you into an improved home situation where you feel safe exposing your vulnerable side.
September urges you not to attribute your value to your creative output. Lions often think their significance lies in their ability to entertain, but this month you’ll feel more accomplished tackling what you normally consider tedious responsibilities. The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th dissolves boundaries you’ve erected to guard your heart, serving as a reminder that no one can diminish you unless you give them permission. Explore your neighborhood during the 28th’s Libra New Moon — you won’t have to travel far to find stimulation and inspiration.
The need to be everything to everybody might have originated in childhood, but in September it’s necessary to prioritize your own desires. Say no with gusto, and make sure every yes is a “Hell yes!” During the Pisces Full Moon on the 13th, allowing someone else to mirror your compassion by acting as your anchor heals a fear of losing control, while the Libra New Moon on the 28th asks you to see yourself as expensive… which you are!
September sees you taking stock of unconscious biases, fears, and dreams in the run-up to your birthday. Practice forgiveness this month as the Pisces Full Moon on the 13th illustrates that having compassion is the skill you need to build to find appropriate community. The Sun enters your sign on the 23rd, freeing you of the burden of old guilts, and the Libra New Moon on the 28th suggests taking “self-sufficiency” off its pedestal — you don’t have to accomplish everything on your own for your success to be valid.
Becoming a voice within community means standing by your principles, so if you want to lead the pack in September, you’ll probably find yourself pulling most of the weight. Make sure you want the responsibility as well as the acclaim. The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th airs grievances you may not want exposed. Making mistakes is human, but we must demonstrate integrity through honesty instead of deflecting. Give yourself some extra TLC during the Libra New Moon on the 28th, which gifts inner peace by absolving you of fears of failure.
As your drive, self-esteem, and aptitude align, September feels like finally stepping out of a house of mirrors, granting you proper visibility in the eyes of others. However, the Pisces Full Moon on the 13th reveals that professional accolades you receive mean nothing without inner acknowledgement of your progress, so congratulate yourself! The Libra New Moon on the 28th gets you thinking about future contributions you can make in your community by maintaining harmony in your networks without falling back on drama or self-doubt.
In September, actively shape your destiny by challenging assumptions and habits. The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th knows you’ve been caught up in a fantasy idea of what you’re supposed to be getting out of this time instead of surrendering (not your favorite word) to the universe for transformation. Release yourself from hardline lifestyle dogmas to rewire an unconscious, self-critical attitude. The New Moon in Libra on the 28th forecasts a triggering public moment that yields insight into self-protective instincts.
September is about harvesting intimacy and magic, so this month could get sexy. Prioritizing responsibility to your own wellbeing before trying to hold space for others is an act of empowerment, clearing a path for authentic connection with a like-minded soul (should you choose that for yourself). The Pisces Full Moon on the 13th rectifies an insecurity around money manifestation, while the Libra New Moon on the 28th prompts you to honestly express yourself in your relationships without fearing that your words will fail you.
This is the month for romance and partnership, but make sure to avoid abandoning established alliances and commitments for shiny new relationships. The Full Moon in your sign on the 13th cautions you not to lose sight of your dreams and ambitions while juggling the expectations of your other halves. Think of this as a clean slate to correct past errors in your handling of individuation and partnership. The Libra New Moon on the 28th holds a self-worth wound up for reevaluation, offering healing through the safety of a shared bond.
Nyssa Grazda is a LA-based astrological consultant, writer, and intuitive. She speaks to planetary transits, magic, healing, and personal empowerment on her Instagram at @neongeometryastrology.
Artwork by: George Stoyanov.