Your September Love & Sex Horoscope: Still Sizzling
Back-to-school season may be in full swing, but those warm days at the beach aren’t fully in the rearview mirror. We’re stirred to get back to work, to organize, to prepare for the rest of the year, but still want to spend Labor Day weekend—and the remaining balmy days that follow—bonding with our nearest and dearest.
With a vibrantly social vibe mixed with a “let's get to business” energy, it makes sense that the summer-to-autumn bridge month spans two weeks of pragmatic, sensitive Virgo season and two weeks of balance-seeking, relationship-oriented Libra season.
This year, September will be brimming with a bevy of opportunities to turn your wildest fantasies into reality. It’s a welcome reprieve after a summer filled with eclipses, retrogrades, and crazy moon cycles (whew!). But now that the planetary movements are starting to shift forward, you can harness them to make your dreams of love come true.
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September 1: Mercury Trine Uranus
The studious and sweet ninth month of the year begins with an eye-opening moment on September 1 when communicative Mercury, traveling through Virgo, forms a harmonious angle to game-changing Uranus in fellow earth sign Taurus, stimulating our thirst to consider new possibilities, open our eyes to surprises, and be open-minded before all else.
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September 6 & 7: Venus Trine Pluto; Mercury Opposition Neptune
On September 6, the romance planet Venus in Virgo forms a sweet trine to transformative Pluto in Capricorn, stirring us to think in a deeper way about money, beauty, and, of course, love. This aspect can drive a craving for more intimacy and meaning in our relationships, and it can also bump up our chances for finding a new connection that feels soulmate-like. Just be sure to watch out for misunderstandings, hazy thinking, and full-on confusion as Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces the next day.
September 9: Mars Trine Saturn
September 9 marks a dynamic trine between go-getter Mars in Virgo and taskmaster Saturn in Capricorn. These two power players work together to bump up your energy, strength, and persistence to take care of business. At the same time, Mars’s impact can turn up the volume on your sex drive and appeal.
September 13: Pisces Full Moon; Mercury and Venus Pair Up
On September 13, Mercury and Venus get together in Virgo, making it easier to communicate exactly how we feel, likely in a very detailed, thoughtful way. The only hitch here might be a tendency to overthink, but you can’t go wrong if you’re running with the impulse to speak directly from the heart.
Then, a Pisces full moon fuels fantasies, romanticism, and, well, yes, illusion and delusion. Keeping a grip on reality can be challenging, but you’ll make the most of the moment if you can channel your creativity toward building your personal power (thanks to the moon’s positive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn).
September 14: Mercury and Venus in Libra
On September 14, Mercury enters Libra until October 3, and Venus follows, remaining in the cardinal air sign until October 8. In turn, we’ll begin to approach communication and relationships with an eye toward beauty, balance, and peacefulness.
September 18: Saturn Direct
On September 18, challenger Saturn ends its retrograde, which has been in effect since April 29, urging more self-reflection and internal thinking about personal rules, boundaries, and tough lessons. Now, as it moves forward, those areas of life will be felt externally, so feeling centered and strong mentally—and, perhaps most importantly, knowing yourself and your limits—will be key.
September 23: Sun in Libra
From September 23 to October 23, the confident sun moves through Libra, infusing the vibe of those four weeks with a desire to strengthen relationships and take in eye-catching art, as well as a reticence to clash with others and to find a peaceful solution above all else. That said, anger and conflict is a natural part of the human experience, so refusal to speak your truth could lead to passive-aggressive behavior.
September 28: New Moon in Libra
Finally, the month closes out with a harmony-seeking new moon in Libra on September 28. It’s the perfect time for new beginnings and intention-setting around romantic partnerships, as well as business relationships, artistic projects, and fun with friends.
Here’s what each sign can expect in love and between the sheets this September. (If you know your rising sign, you’d do well to check out that sign’s forecast, too.)
Your Love Life in September 2019, Based on Your Sign
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Around September 14, when the full moon is in your twelfth house of spirituality, taking a time-out from the daily grind might be necessary to recharge your heart and mind. Loved ones might question your intense need for solo time Aries, but explaining that you simply need to get your bearings now can foster even greater understanding between you and those you care about most.
Around September 28, when the new moon is in your seventh house of partnership, you’ll do well to pinpoint a relationship issue you’ve been meaning to work on. Having an in-depth heart-to-heart about your needs might feel daunting, but it could actually set the stage for a beautiful new chapter.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
On September 13, Mercury and Venus meet up in your fifth house of romance, stirring you to get more vocal than usual about your desires. At the same time, you might also be feeling more flirtatious than usual. Run with that energy, and you could set off sexy fireworks with the object of your affection.
Then, while romantic Venus moves through your sixth house of daily routine from September 14 to October 8, you might be inclined to take a more pragmatic approach when connecting with your significant other or a potential partner. Think sending thoughtful texts or helping out with small but impactful everyday chores. Just be sure not to miss an opportunity to go bigger and more dramatic if the opportunity calls for it.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’ll be extra playful and come off as even more charming than usual while relationship oriented Venus moves through your fifth house of romance from September 14 to October 8. Take advantage of by expressing yourself in a creative way and giving into your desires to put work aside and allow magical date nights to play out organically. Then, beginning on September 18, thanks to taskmaster Saturn ending its retrograde in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, reflect on the way that you’ve been expressing your desires and balancing your needs with a partner’s.
In the months ahead Gemini, you’ll do well to focus on taking actions that are in line with your emotions and let go of any need to control aspects of a relationship that aren’t actually within your grasp. This can help you feel freer, happier, and more fulfilled.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You might find you’re more inclined to open up about your needs for security and emotional support while communicator Mercury moves through your fourth house of home life from September 14 to October 3. Being vulnerable in this way can set the stage for you and your partner to take your relationship to the next level.
Around the same day, the full moon lights up your ninth house of adventure, stirring a need to get out of your everyday, humdrum routine. Consider planning a trip or even an out of the ordinary experience—especially one that sets the stage for acquiring eye-opening knowledge, like visiting the planetarium, seeing a play, or attending a sound bath. Sharing the moment with someone special, Cancer.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You might need to focus on how you can find greater equilibrium in your closest relationship around September 14 when the full moon is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. If your needs haven’t been met or there’s some innate lack of reciprocity between you two, you’ll feel compelled to address it before it festers any further.
And from that day to October 8, romantic Venus moves through Leo's third house of communication, stepping up your desire for witty banter and entertainment in your relationship. Enjoying moments where you can share your intellectual connection (like reading together), can lead to a majorly hot chemistry boost.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If you’re single, you could connect with someone special in a way that feels magical and soulmate-like on September 6 when relationship-oriented Venus forms a harmonious trine to transformative Pluto in your fifth house of romance.
If you’re attached, getting more in touch with your most passionate emotions during this transit can give you a new perspective on where you want your relationship to go from here. You’ll be craving whimsical moments and sexy magic with your S.O., and you deserve every second of it.
And on September 16, Venus meets up with communicator Mercury in your sign, bolstering your ability to connect the dots between your heart and your words. If you’ve been meaning to open up to your partner or someone special about your fantasies, now’s the perfect time.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Seeking pleasure and forming a fairy tale-level connection are your priorities more than ever while your key planet romantic Venus moves through your sign from September 14 to October 8. Any opportunities for self-expression in your day-to-day (like sending sexy texts) and planning memorable date nights are sure to light up your heart—and your bond.
Around September 28, the new moon falls in your sign, presenting a beautiful opportunity to zero in on a deep-seated wish. Take your self-image and long-term goals into consideration, then think about how your current or ideal partnership can support that. From there, you’ll be prepared to set a heartfelt, powerful intention.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Around September 14, when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance, don’t be surprised if you find yourself itching to play hooky or put work aside so that you can bump up your spontaneity. Heading out on an impromptu beach getaway for the weekend or going on a date without a plan for the night could do wonders to satisfy your need for lighthearted joy.
And while romantic Venus moves through your twelfth house of spirituality from September 14 to October 8, you, Scorpio, might be drawn to a more secretive vibe in your relationships and a hush-hush expression of your emotions. The more privacy you can have when spending one-on-one time with your sweetheart, the more likely you’ll be able to get in sync in an even deeper, more meaningful way.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Thanks to communicator Mercury moving through your eleventh house of friendship from September 14 to October 3, you might find quite a bit of your energy is put toward spending time with your best friends, colleagues, and coworkers. You’ll light up, claim the spotlight, and entertain everyone when you’re in a group right now—more than usual! For that reason Sagittarius, you’ll do well to plan group dates with your S.O. If you’re single, spending time out with BFFs could lead to meeting someone with whom you have natural, intellectually-charged chemistry.
And around September 14, when the full moon is in your fourth house of home life, you’ll want to take a time-out from your typical hustle to rest and recharge. A quiet night in spent cooking, drinking, and snuggling with someone special can be especially satisfying emotionally.
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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You might be inspired to switch up your approach to connecting with your partner or a potential S.O. on September 1 when communicator Mercury in your ninth house of adventure forms a harmonizing trine to game-changer Uranus in your fifth house of romance. A big part of this: letting go of your desire to implement structure and seeing where the moment takes you. Embracing spontaneity can boost excitement.
And on September 13, Mercury pairs up with romantic Venus in your ninth house of adventure, fueling an inner need to have deep, philosophical conversation. Learning and growing with someone special can feel absolutely thrilling.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Thanks to a meet-up between communicator Mercury and pleasure-seeking Venus in your eighth house of sexual intimacy on September 13, you’ll be even more inclined to research and talk about specific fetishes or romantic desires. Just gathering info and getting a dialogue going can set the stage for a seriously hot time.
You’ll be itching for spirited, boundary-pushing fun around September 28 when the new moon is in your ninth house of adventure. Feed this need by making a point to explore uncharted terrain, Aquarius—literally or even between the sheets—with your partner. Getting in touch with your wild side can help you turn deep-rooted fantasies into an everyday occurrence.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Around September 14, when the full moon is in your sign, you’ll be feeling like it’s time to stand up for your needs in a major way. Make sure to take care of yourself as best you can to start (think meditating, journaling, even scheduling a massage or exploring what you’re craving through solo sex), then bring what you’ve learned to your partner. You might find you’re able to get on the same page in a satisfying new way.
Then, from September 14 to October 8, sweet Venus moves through your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you’ll want to learn even more about what turns you on, turns your S.O. on, and brings you even closer. Merely being curious and trusting your intuition turns up the intensity of your bond.
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