Are you ready for your September 2018 love and sex horoscope? Well, here it comes!
Your September love and sex horoscope promises days filled with longer hours of blazing sunlight and warm nights made for stargazing, night swimming, or watching fireworks. But if you feel like your summer lovin’ vibes were quashed by eclipse season (three biggies hit on July 12, July 27, and August 11) and Mercury retrograde (which ran from July 26-August 19), you’re not alone! Thankfully, you can breathe a sigh of relief this September. The month that bridges the gap between sultry summer and reflective autumn is packed with aspects that can infuse your love and sex life with pure magic.
On September 6, taskmaster Saturn ends its five-month retrograde, making now the time to apply any tough emotional lessons you’ve faced since April 17 and perhaps giving you the green light to get more serious with the object of your affection. The planet of love, Venus, moves into Scorpio on September 9, setting the stage to ignite or bolster an intense sexual connection. That same day, a new moon in thoughtful Virgo facilitates detailed intention-setting around your deepest desires.
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Later in the month, both Mercury (on September 21) and the sun (on September 22) move into romantic Libra, fueling communication and confidence in relationships. On September 24, full moon in fiery Aries might deliver sexy, spontaneous fun.
Here, what each sign can expect in matters of love and between the sheets this September. (If you know your rising sign, you’ll do well to check out that sign’s forecast, too.)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Whether you’ve had your heart set on meeting someone on your level or deepening your commitment to your partner, you may finally get your wish around September 24 when the full moon in your sign. With Mercury in your seventh house of partnership (from September 21 to October 9), and Venus in your eighth house of sexual intimacy (from September 9 until its retrograde on Halloween), you’ll be compelled to share exactly what you need. Think exploring a fetish or planning a sensual staycation. The more honest you can be with yourself—and direct you can be with your lover—the more magical the result.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Your appetite for emotionally-gratifying companionship is heightened once romantic Venus is in your seventh house of partnership from September 9 until it goes retrograde on October 31. You’ll do well to prioritize one-on-one time—be it close to home or out on an impromptu date night. Going with the flow could feel especially satisfying around September 9, when the new moon is in your fifth house of fun and romance. Then, on September 12, when Venus opposes revolutionary Uranus in your sign, an out-of-the-blue encounter with a lover (past or present) could make for a surprising, maybe even magical moment.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’ll feel especially romantic when you’re close to home around September 9, thanks to the new moon is in your fourth house of home life. Now’s the time to throw a party with loved ones or consider moving in with your partner. From September 21 to October 9, Mercury in your fifth house of romance turns up the volume on your flirtatious nature, and you’ll enjoy even more animated conversation (aka your favorite form of foreplay) with your S.O. On September 23, the communication planet forms a positive angle to action-oriented Mars in your ninth house of adventure, and getting out of your comfort zone (think road-tripping) makes for sexy, intellectually-stimulating fun.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
On September 6, the taskmaster planet, Saturn, ends its retrograde in your seventh house of partnership, spurring you to think about deepening your commitment to your current lover or, if you’re single, more actively seeking out a LTR. But not everything is so serious: While Venus is in your fifth house of romance from September 9 until its retrograde on Halloween, you may be tempted to initiate sexy, impromptu plans. Whether you’re traveling or BBQing, leaning into the playful, sensual vibes of the moment lay the groundwork for major sparks to fly. On September 23, thanks to Mercury in your fourth house of home life and Mars in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, a night in together (think bubble bath, wine, and candles) could feel otherworldly.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You could crave more snuggle time, naps, home-cooked meals, and other domestic pleasures with a partner while Venus is in your fourth house of home life from September 9 until its retrograde on Halloween. And while Mercury is in your third house of communication from September 21 to October 9, intellectual conversations serve to turn you on even more than usual. This may make it easier to tell a potential lover or your current S.O. exactly what you need from them (be it a new sexual experience or setting a particular relationship boundary) around September 24 when the full moon is in your ninth house of adventure. Give into your curiosity, and you’ll benefit from a valuable learning experience while strengthening your bond.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’ll be on a mission to find and commit to more supportive relationships once taskmaster Saturn ends its five-month retrograde in your fifth house of romance on September 6. Take time to meditate on your emotional and sexual needs around September 9 when the new moon is in your sign. It’s likely you’ll have a very specific vision in mind, which you do deserve and which can be yours. Thanks to Venus’ time in your third house of communication from the 9th to its retrograde turn on Halloween, expressing your deepest-rooted desires comes naturally, bringing you closer to a current or potential lover.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
If you’re attached, you may be researching romantic vacations or learning experiences (like a partner yoga class) for you and your partner while Mercury is in your sign from September 21 to October 9 and the confident sun is there from the 22nd to October 23. If you’re single, you may be even more actively swiping on dating apps and chatting up a storm with potential lovers. Either way, intellectual stimulation and broadening your horizons opens the door for excitement and romance. Around September 24, when the full moon is in your seventh house of partnership, an emotionally intense conversation with a lover could set a new tone for your bond.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
While Venus is in your sign from September 9 until its retrograde on Halloween, you could feel a noticeable boost in your sex drive and/or your need for forming and fostering intense emotional bonds. But with Mercury in your eleventh house of friendships until September 21, your calendar could be bursting with group get-togethers and networking events, so make a conscious effort to strike the balance between much-needed intimate time and other social events. (Or else, you’ll be compelled to get your sneaky sexting on during that work retreat!) Around September 24, when the full moon is in your sixth house of routine, striking a better work-life balance could make time for even more romance.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You could find yourself meditating on themes of self-love and the role you play in your own emotional fulfillment while Venus is in your twelfth house of spirituality from September 9 until its retrograde on Halloween. What you learn may help fuel lively conversations with friends and lovers in a festive group setting while Mercury is in your eleventh house of networking from September 21 to October 9. And around September 24, when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance, you could have an epiphany about how you can infuse your relationship with more spontaneity and lighthearted fun.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The path to hitting personal goals—including those related to your closest bonds—could feel easier to envision and follow once taskmaster Saturn ends its five-month retrograde in your sign on September 6. Thanks to Venus’ time in your eleventh house of networking from September 9 until its retrograde on Halloween, happy hours, parties, and group dates set the stage for romantic sparks to fly. And once transformative Pluto follows on September 30, major life changes you’ve been mulling over (like taking an existing relationship to the next level or switching up your routine in a way that leads to meeting a new lover) could gain traction.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
If you’re attached, consider having a straightforward, heartfelt conversation with your partner about different ways to bolster your connection around September 9 when the new moon is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. If you’re single, reflect on your physical and emotional needs and what you can do to feel more satisfied and balanced. On September 10, action-oriented Mars enters your sign for the second time this year, giving you a burst of energy to get after your most burning desire. And thanks to the confident sun in your ninth house of adventure from September 22 to October 23, giving into the urge to go with the flow (think taking an impromptu trip) can set you up for a thrilling, memorable time.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Set a goal related to your existing relationship or your dream romantic connection around September 9 when the new moon is in your seventh house of partnership. Journaling, meditating with crystals, or spending time in nature could help you zero in on your ultimate vision and what you need to do to make it a reality. On September 12, a conversation with a lover could take an unexpected turn, thanks to Venus in eighth house of sexual intimacy opposing game-changer Uranus in your third house of communication. But the tone is sure to lighten up while Mercury is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from September 21 to October 9, spurring lighthearted flirtation with your partner or a potential mate. — By Maressa Brown
Maressa Brown is a writer, editor, astrologer, and author of Centennial Presents’ 2018 Astrology Guide. Her work has appeared on/in various publications such as Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Parents.com, and Women’s Health. Find more of her celestial insights and lifestyle features on Facebook @MaressaSBrown and on Twitter @MaressaSylvie. — Horoscope.com editors
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