What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month: Your September 2016 Horoscope

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What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month: Your September 2016 Horoscope
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This month has not one but two eclipses, occurring on the 1st and the 16th! That means that there’s tons of potent energy to help you either engage in some serious healing or get pummeled. One way or another, this energy demands to be dealt with.

Emotions will be running high, and with Mercury remaining Retrograde until the 22nd, it’s better to work them out with your Dear Diary before you confront people and say something you can’t take back. The good news is that if you’re willing to deal with your feels and the consequences of your actions, you’ll be able to make meaningful headway in the places of your life that’ve been stuck.

The 25th and 26th are great get-‘er-done dates, so use your time this September to build up the resources and insights you need so that you can implement them around then.

Astrologer and psychic medium Jessica Lanyadoo loves cats, matte lipsticks, and kindness. When she’s not helping people help themselves, you can find her singing way too loudly in convertible cars. Find out more about her work and schedule a private reading at lovelanyadoo.com.

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

If you’ve been dealing with anxiety over the past few months, you may find that it has taken a toll. It’s time to get your self-care on point to deal with the reality check that these heavy emo vibes will bring.

When it comes to your love life, there may be some extra strain as you struggle with decoding what you want. Instead of looking at what anyone else is or isn’t doing, really take a look at your own motivations. Do you want space but are scared of taking it?

Don’t push people away or generate excuses for being stressed out. We’ve got two eclipses on deck this month, and that means you can get more real, Virgo. Show up for the life you’ve got, and be brave enough to make the changes you yearn for. It takes strength to be vulnerable; there’s a meaningful difference between self-protection and setting up walls.

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Libra: September 23–October 22

Being a person is a miracle, Libra! It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from, your body has something wild and wonderful that you can embrace.

Promise to look in the mirror once a day and tell yourself at least three things that you appreciate about your body. Whether it’s the strength with which it functions or the beauty of how it looks, reinforce your physical existence with love, self-acceptance, and by taking a break from critical self-scrutiny.

Revaluate the role that negative thinking has in your life. The only failure that you have to fear is not learning from your experiences or not trying at all. Don’t fall for the idea that you or your life is always supposed to be perfect. There’s a learning curve for everything, and if you started off at the top, there’d be nowhere to grow towards. Lovingly embrace your learning curve this month.

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

September kicks off with a Solar Eclipse, and by the 16th there’s a Lunar Eclipse coming for us, making this one big, important month. Open your heart to what you truly want, Scorpio, even if you’re terrified that you can’t get it.

By the 10th you’ll find that your love life is intensifying, so if you didn’t do your homework with the New Moon/Solar Eclipse on the 1st, there’s a high chance that some drama is going to force your hand. You’ve been treating your heart’s desires in ways that either really work, or are costing you more than they’re worth.

The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th is going to bring to the surface some relationship dynamics that have been needing your attention; be honest, Scorpio. Change is the only constant in life, so don’t fight to preserve the status quo just because you’re scared of it, lover.

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

The New Moon on the 1st will open doors for you, but are you open to it? If you get so fixed on how you think things ‘should’ be, you may not notice chances for how they could be, even if they’re way better. Stay open to opportunities at work and with creative projects, especially unexpected ones!

This month will bring up lots of emotions, including your feelings about things that happened in your past. The Full moon on the 16th is a good one for forgiveness and moving on, so think about who you need to let off the hook. Whether it’s yourself, your partner, a friend, or someone from back in the day, you can free yourself from your attachments to feeling awful this month.

Forgiveness doesn’t require you to compromise your discretion, Sagittarius, but it can give you so much peace as you let go of your judgments.

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

Watch out for volatile feelings between the 10th and 19th of September. There are some intensely transformative energies stirred up within you, and you can use them for transformation or to spin your wheels.

Use the juice of the Harvest Full Moon on the 16th to let go of what (or who) isn’t right for you anymore. Change is an inevitable part of growing, and the hard part of your relationships is being graceful in the face of things being different.

Challenge yourself to get out of ruts and routines that simply aren’t working for you anymore, and don’t let petty stuff root in your head. They say that forgiveness is the letting go of all hope of a better past, and that’s so real. Release your attachments to how things ‘should’ be, and deal with how they are. Healing is freeing, my friend.

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

Mercury is retrograde from August 30th through September 21st, and that’s likely to make communication funky—so do your best to be clear this month. Honor your word and be present when you’re with others, even if you’re feeling super distracted.

There’s a lot of transformational energy in the air this month, and if you don’t spend enough time alone and tending to yourself, you may feel agitated by others. If something is not right with how you’re being treated in your relationships, call it out. But if you’re just needing space, be as emotionally generous as you can while you express to others why you need a break.

Be open to someone new entering your life around the 16th through the 19th or a new dynamic with your current flame to emerge. This month is offering you chances to get real clear about your boundaries and to figure out how to express them with clarity and grace, lover.

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

Loving others with all of you doesn’t empower you to slack on your side of the exchange, Pisces. Confront the confusion as inspiration to clear away the junk in your head.

If you’re indirect about where you’re at, you’re disrespecting yourself, but also, you’re making it harder for others to show up for you in a way that really works. You may need to parse out your actual experience from your own projections or other people’s, but it’s worth it.

The Full Moon on the 16th is a stellar time to ritualistically release the habits that have been holding you back in your relationships. Take this opportunity to bring your loves to the table for some shared and loving realness, even if it’s hard. Happiness isn’t born from ease alone; it comes from a deeper, messy place. Let others see you as you really are, and offer the same to them. Embrace transformations in your relationships by way of radical self-acceptance.

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Aries: March 21–April 19

The month starts off with a Solar Eclipse on the 1st that promises to be a fertile time for you, Aries. Take meaningful strides forward by working your buns off. If you’ve been languishing in indecision or a fantasy of your situation, you may have an unpleasant wake-up call this month though.

On the 16th there’s a Lunar Eclipse, which is like a full Moon on crack—it’s super emo, and it’s happening in the dark part of your soul. Use it as a time to confront the feels that you’ve been telling yourself aren’t good. Channel your inner hippy and heal what hurts with tender kindness and every self-help trick in your book.

There are greater chances for misunderstandings from August 30th through September 21st, as Mercury Retrograde will junk up the flow of communication around these dates. Work with the energy instead of against it; reiterate your intention, reinforce your goals, and reflect on your progress, bae.

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­Taurus: April 20–May 20

The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th will shake up your relationships. Your goal shouldn’t be to avoid conflict, just BS. Get in touch about the state of your love life, Taurus. Whether you’re going through the motions or super happy, you’re likely to be confronted with some realness that can’t—and shouldn’t—be ignored.

Whether you need to address your dynamic with your love or your attitude towards them, there’s work to do. If you’re single, this is a great time to look at who you’re finding yourself drawn to and what it reflects about where you’re at.

While you’re doing all of this getting real, direct some attention towards your plans for the future. Looking at this stuff doesn’t mean you have to do anything quite yet, but it’ll certainly empower you to action if you’re ready for it. If you’ve been stuck in a dead-end job or relationship, this month is a great time to motivate yourself to look for something better.

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Gemini: May 21–June 21

Your ruling planet, Mercury, is Retrograde from the 30th till September 21st. This will make your thinking more scrambled than usual, which can spark some anxiety. Make an effort to spend quality hangout time with the people who get you, Twin Star.

The Full Moon on September 16th is here to help you break down some of the limited beliefs that you’ve been clinging to. You’re in a fertile place, but be careful about the seeds you’re planting. Being clear about what you don’t want is not the same as resonating with what you do want.

Get grounded by compiling a solid list of what you know you want. Take solid steps to get out of your own way, and use the Eclipse vibes on September 1st and 16th to help you get it done.

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

You’ve been working hard, and it’s taking its toll, Moonchild. It’s not always possible to have balance in your life, but it’s time to figure out what you can do when balance isn’t an option and you’re yearning for some peace.

Focus on shifting the pace you set for yourself through your tasks. If there’s not enough time in your days or weeks to do deep self-care, you can at least take breaks where you hide away from everyone for a minute and just breathe.

Manage yourself through the most stressful parts of your days so that you can tackle the hardest parts whenever you have the most organic motivation. Make sure that you’re working in the direction that you believe will bring you the highest quality of life, whatever that means to you. Allow for the ebb and flow of your life, even when it’s awkward or scary. It’s eclipse season, and feels are running high—don’t run away from your needs, lover.

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Leo: July 23–August 22

You are not what you do, and sometimes the Universe needs to remind you of that by slowing you down. Take care of your body in a loving and patient way, Leo. You don’t need to do another thing. Like for reals. It’s time to spend some quality alone time. Take a break and before you know it, you’ll be back to your glorious self again.

This Solar Eclipse on September 1st is a call for you to get real. Make sure that you’re checked-in with your values, and that your actions reflect the things that you believe and can fully stand behind. New Moons are always about beginnings and are ripe for calling new vibes into your life.

This Eclipse is an extra powerful New Moon, so bring forth some newness! Holding on to dynamics or people who you know don’t serve you is a nervous habit that you’ve gotta break, lover. Make the most of September by committing to self-care, whatever that looks like.

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