The Astrology of 2021

The Astrology of September – Part Two

Image credit: A still from the ‘Running Up That Hill’ music video, by Kate Bush. Kate has Jupiter in Libra in the 12th house, which was opposing her Sun/Uranus by transit when this record was released. This brings themes of difficult relationship matters coming to light, and a sense of a breakthrough or liberation.

Welcome to Part 2 of my Monthly Horoscopes for September 2021! It has been a somewhat challenging month so far. My Grandmother died, and I found out that a close family member back home in Australia is very sick. Knowing what is happening in the sky is always very comforting in times like this.

Lets check out what’s happening for the last half of the month!

Sun opposite Neptune — September 14th — signs most affected: Virgo, Pisces, Leo

The Sun opposes dreamy, illusory Neptune on the 14th, imbuing the day with a dreamlike quality. Things may not be what they same, or there may be a sense of overwhelm or escapism creeping in. Neptune grants artistic inspiration, so channel any difficult energies into creative outlets. A good day to relax and take time out if possible. 

Mars enters Libra — September 15th — signs most affected: Libra, Aries, Scorpio

Mars, the Warrior, is not comfortable in the temple of Venus.. picture a soldier at a high society cocktail party at the Louvre Museum. This kind of sums up the tension that Mars feels in this sign. Mars finds it difficult to express itself in the realm of balance, beauty, and diplomacy. It would rather be out in the battlefield! Libra has natural rulership over relationships so this will most likely be a strong theme for this period. 

What does this mean on a practical level? Aries and Scorpio people may find themselves in situations where extra diplomacy is required, something that may difficult for them if they don’t have any other planets in Libra to help out. A sense of being out of ones element may be present. 

Libra people may encounter situations where they are required to navigate conflict, something which is not desirable, to say the least, for the Libran. Themes around defensive behavior, ‘soft power’, passive aggression may come up. Look at this as a growth opportunity to flex your Libran muscles of diplomacy to diffuse whatever situations Mars is firing your way.  

Libra has rulership over the kidneys and adrenal glands so if you have health issues in these areas, ensure to exercise extra self care. 

Mars will be in Libra until October 30th. 

Sun trine Pluto — September 16th — signs most affected: Virgo, Capricorn, Leo

A sense of catharsis/renewal is present around this time. A good day for editing, detail oriented work, making changes to one’s health regimen, deep diving into health related matters, and getting your geek on!

Venus square Saturn — September 17th — signs most affected: Scorpio, Aquarius, Libra, Taurus

Venus, Goddess of Love, squares Saturn, God of Boundaries on the 17th, giving a sense of standoffishness or aloof energy around this time. A good time to discuss boundaries or talk more about relationship stuff. 

Mercury trine Jupiter, and a Full Moon in Pisces — September 20th — signs most affected: Virgo, Pisces, Libra, Gemini, Virgo, Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius (just a few!)

Communicative Mercury trines Magnanimous Jupiter as the Moon goes full in Pisces! A sense of progress or a positive development may occur, particularly in relationships around this time. The pandemic situation may experience some kind of peak event in some sense with the Moon conjoined to Neptune (which can sometimes rule themes such as  contagion), and the Sun in Virgo, a sign related to health. But with Mercury in a trine to Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces, there is some sense of a positive development present. 

Mercury square Pluto — September 22nd — signs most affected: Libra, Capricorn, Gemini, Virgo

Another Pluto transit! Beware of a tendency to use harsh or cutting language around this time. Cathartic conversations may be had. There will likely be many technology problems on this day so plan for contingencies. Be careful when using dangerous machinery. Be on the lookout for theft/fraud, for those who work in retail/commerce.

Venus opposite Uranus, and the Sun enters Libra — September 23rd — signs most affected: Scorpio, Taurus, Libra, Leo

Expect the unexpected on this day. Potential revelations in love, money, friendship, creative projects. The market will most likely fluctuate wildly. Go with the flow and enjoy the weirdness!

Relationships will have more of a focus while the Sun is going through Libra. Leo people may experience a sense of feeling blue or having low energy. A good time to recharge.

Mars trine Saturn — September 25th — signs most affected: Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Scorpio

Mars, the Warrior, currently transiting the temple of Venus, comes into a harmonious trine with Saturn, the Hermit.

What can we expect? Mars naturally rules drive, ambition, aggression, and defenses. Saturn rules boundaries, rules, limitations, and authority. This isn’t an exhaustive list of rulerships, but you get the general idea. 

So we may see themes around power dynamics in relationships coming to a place of recognition/establishing of boundaries. Structures and routines may also come into being in some form. 

A good day for getting things done.  

Mercury goes Retrograde — September 28th — signs most affected: Libra, Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn

This will be quite an interesting Mercury Retrograde as Mercury will be within one degree of Pluto as it goes Retrograde. 

This brings very potent, deep, cathartic energy into the mix of what Mercury seeks to bring about during it’s time in Libra. 

Libra has natural rulership over the Legal / Judicial system, so we may see some major legal challenges or lawsuits coming into prominence in the news. 

Relationships and power dynamics may come under the microscope in peoples personal lives. There may be some sense of revision involved.. what’s working, and what’s not? 

Social media companies or their impact on society may come under scrutiny in the news.

As always with a Mercury Retrograde, expect delays, especially while traveling, technology problems (major ones with this one, unfortunately), and a general sense of having to take a detour.. just take the scenic route if you can and try to enjoy the unexpected. Mercury Retrogrades, while frustrating at times, can offer valuable insights and present new ways of doing things. Embrace it!

Sun trine Saturn — September 29th — signs most affected: Libra, Aquarius, Leo

This transit brings up themes around relationships, boundaries, the collective / ‘greater good’, the law, harmony and beauty, and the internet at large/new and groundbreaking technologies. Any number of these may manifest throughout the day during this transit. 

Individually, a sense of compromise for the greater good (whatever that means in your own personal situation) may be felt.

That wraps things up for this month.. Definitely more of a challenging month for Libra, Aries, Scorpio, Gemini and Virgo people. As always, be kind to yourself and each other and remember that these periods don’t last forever!