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September 2018 Horoscope: The Calm After the Storm

Read your monthly horoscope for September 2018

As September begins, you might not trust the shift in energy. In fact, you might be waiting for the other shoe to drop. All summer long you've dealt with chaos, so now it almost feels like the new normal. Between the eclipses and both Mars and Mercury retrograde, you might actually be used to frustrating blocks, endings, and bedlam. But now September rolls in and all of a sudden things are calm. Really calm. Huh? Well there's great news. This isn't a cosmic joke. The energy HAS shifted. In September, you're going to feel like you understand why things just have to fall apart first in order for them to finally come together.

Coming together is a literal theme in September thanks to the abundance of Virgo energy, combined with Saturn turning direct in Capricorn on September 6.

Organization, structure, building a solid foundation -- all of this is possible now in any area of your life. When it comes to work, you'll feel as if you're in complete control. Mercury enters Virgo on September 5 followed by a New Moon in Virgo on the 9th. This is the month to begin anything that will help you become more efficient, productive, and on top of your game. This is also a month where you might become more dedicated to improving your health in some way. It's a great time to start a new fitness regimen or eating plan. Wait until after the New Moon for best results.

Venus moves into sultry Scorpio on September 9 and offers you the potential to get what you crave in love. There's a bit of mystery when it comes to Venus in Scorpio and you might have an all-or-nothing approach to matters of the heart. If you love someone, with this energy you're going to love with everything you've got.

Mars re-enters Aquarius on September 10 (remember, he was retrograde until August 27) and now will retrace those degrees he traveled through in retrograde motion. This time, however, Mars is strong and direct, so the precise area of your life where you felt stuck all summer long will now have more momentum than you thought possible.

September winds down with a Full Moon in Aries on the 24th followed by Pluto turning direct on the 30th. "Winds down" might not be the best term to use here... A Full Moon in Aries is decidedly personal, so you'll be keenly aware of what you need to let go of in order to achieve your personal ambitions. This might be anything from an idea to a goal to a person. When Pluto turns direct, you'll feel the undercurrents of hidden motivations come to the surface. Although you might not know exactly why you're feeling this yet, in October it will become clearer. Next month you'll be exploring your hidden motivations concerning love and money since Venus will turn retrograde in Scorpio. But that's next month's journey. In September, take a breath and enjoy the calmer waters.

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