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Aries horoscope for September 2022


Change is always in the air at this time of year but most of the big changes happened last month. One of the biggest was Mars, your ruling planet's return to your communication sector, where he can stimulate the mind and declare war on communication and mental barriers. Mars returned for his first visit in two years and this would normally mean that he would spend the next six weeks firing things up intellectually and on the communication front. Instead, a retrograde turn later next month will keep Mars here until March 2023, making this his longest visit in eight decades. What is auspicious about this is that Mars returns in time to partner Saturn in the final seven months of his three year visit to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking.

Also taking advantage of this is Mercury, with the planet of communication having returned for what is normally a 14 to 15 day visit to your relationship sector late last month. Instead, by coincidence, Mercury's retrograde turn on 10th September will also keep him here, taking advantage of the battering ram that Mars is taking to the communication lines. Mercury will retrograde back out less than 24 hours before the Sun's return on 23rd September but will return for a double dip visit next month. The one planet that is not letting the grass grow under her feet is Venus, who racing through the heavens will touch three different aspects of your life this month.

Until leaving a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 5th September, Venus is on a mission to ensure life isn't all work and no play in what is likely to be a busy month. However, it is from 5th September to 29th September that Venus will shift to the other side of life's fence, joining the Sun to gain as much traction and opportunities on the job front as possible. It is on 29th September that Venus will follow the Sun into your relationship sector, by which time Mercury will have retrograded back into your work sector in order to keep the momentum going there.

Love & Romance

Between them, Venus because she is running behind and Mercury because he is running ahead of schedule, get the month off to a good start on the romantic and relationship fronts. Held back by a retrograde turn late last year, Venus is still running behind schedule and that meant that she was late to return to your romantic sector this year but also late to leave. While the Sun has been and gone, the planet of love is here until 5th September and she is on a mission to make her final days as romantically charged as possible. Venus' departure won't end all planetary activity on the romantic front, with the dwarf planet Ceres staying on until 29th September. While more focused on understanding your heart's needs and priorities, that awareness will make it easy to keep the spirit of romance alive.

Meanwhile, it is Mercury's early return to your relationship sector late last month that saw the planet of communication return so far ahead of the Sun that he will be forced to wait. This will result in a retrograde turn on 10th September, something that will offer a chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice until retrograding back out less than 12 hours after the Sun returns on 23rd September. This is the point in every year when the solar spotlight shifts onto your relationship sector but this year, having had Mercury here for four weeks, working to get the communication lines open.

Mercury will have left by the time the Moon not only returns on 26th September but as a New Moon, though with a chance to benefit from having the planet of communication here for so long. A New Moon is an opportunity for new beginnings and there is a lot to look forward to. While a direct turn will see Mercury return to your relationship sector for a second visit next month it is Venus, the planet of love's return on 29th September that will begin some of the best weeks on the relationship front of any year. Venus returns on the same day that Ceres leaves your romantic sector, with the spirit of romance at the start of the month being channelled into your relationships by the end of the month.


Business & Career

Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your work sector, the solar spotlight is always on your work situation and job matters at this time each year. However, not only has a lot of water already passed under the bridge, but things will also continue to evolve long after the Sun leaves on 23rd September. By the time the Sun returned to your work sector last month Mercury had already been here for three days, something that is remarkable considering that he will normally rush through in 14 to 15 days. This meant that when the Sun returned you had your head in the game and options on the table from the start.

While he left just a few days later and just a day before a New Moon gave work and job matters the green light, Mercury was already slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn on 10th September that will see him retrograde back in just a few hours after the Sun leaves on 23rd September. While they will miss each other by a few hours, having already spent three days together and with Venus there by then, this will create continuity while also allowing the Sun to focus all his time here on looking to the future and the road ahead. Moving through from 5th September to 29th September, Venus will spend time with the Sun and Mercury but never with both.

Always looking out for her own interests as she works to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction, Venus will benefit from the spotlight the Sun is putting on work and job matters and on the road ahead, while also capitalising the doors Mercury will open to the past, second chances and untapped potential. With Pluto in his last full month in retrograde motion in your career sector and Uranus his first in retrograde motion in your income sector, when Mercury retrogrades back in for the last 10 days of the month the doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. The Moon will give you a window into this when it not only moves through your work sector from 23rd September to 26th September but comes full circle from last month's New Moon.

Money

This is an important month on both sides of the financial fence, mainly because it is a transition month but where there is also a chance to pull back and put income and money matters on equal footing. It was on 20th August that Mars not only wrapped up his seven week visit to your income sector but a proactive period where it was more about fighting for what you deserve. It was just days after Mars left that Uranus turned retrograde, with his first full month in retrograde motion a chance to pull back, let things settle but also to go over the spoils of war from recent months. With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of September in your work sector, this has begun a new partnership between new job and untapped income potential.

With the Sun, Venus and Mercury not only all returning to your financial sector next month but triggering eclipses on both sides of the financial fence. September is a breathing space between the recent active months on the income front and the active months that will kick off on the other side of the financial fence next month. With the lunar nodes working to maintain a balance between money coming in and money going out, with the scales tipping away from income matters but yet to tip towards money matters, there is finally a chance to find the right balance. This makes this a fairly low key month on both fronts, with time to bank months of planetary activity on the income front as you prepare for months of activity on the other side of the financial fence.

This makes the Moon's monthly visits to your two money houses a valuable chance to check in with both. The Moon will move through your financial sector from 1st September to 3rd September, with a chance in the early days of the month to fuel your financial instincts and imagination. The Moon will do the same at the other end of the month when it moves through again from 28th September to 30th September. It is halfway between these two visits that the Moon will return for its first visit since Mars left your income sector and its only visit while the Sun is in your work sector, from 13th September to 16th September. As well as sharpening your nose for money and acting as a trigger, this will create positive energy across the income, work and career fronts.

Health

Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your health sector, the solar spotlight is always on your health needs, situation and matters at this time of year. Mercury had already been here for three weeks by the time the Sun returned and while he left just days later, he left you informed and with your head in the game. Mercury will retrograde back in just hours after the Sun leaves on 23rd September, giving you a chance to process the observations made during his month long visit. However, it is having Venus in your health sector from 5th September to 29th September that will keep you motivated, as she fuels a desire to look and feel good.


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