Settle into your star parlor swivel chairs, astro babes. September’s cosmic formula asks us to exfoliate judgement and wake up to the bare skin of sweet, strong self-acceptance.
Governed by Virgo energy and infused with self-sovereign planet Saturn stationing direct, September invites us to step onto our “turf,” laying claim to what is naturally ours. Often misunderstood as a critique, Virgo is actually the zodiac’s original witch, aligning with the wild rhythms of the natural world and harnessing the elements that are already here. Rather than trying to change the way the wind blows, we can step outside and dance with the current weather patterns of our personal biospheres.
What season do you find yourself in? What exactly is needed right now? Sense the solid “yeses” and “noes” that already echo through your bones. Know your territory. Take your time. And always bow at the altar of answering to your beautiful bod.
Read on for your sign’s scent suggestion for September and get closer to the essence of your most star-studded self …
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
Happy birthday month, babe! August was an invitation into deeper transformation, as you learned to slough off outmoded ways with style and grace. And now the full flower of your birthday season finds you poised to reclaim your mission, ready to start your sentences with the letter “I.” While you sometimes have a tendency to slip behind the scenes of your own life, what power moves could you make this month that reaffirm your right to stand front and center? Consider a statement or sentiment that has been resting on the tip of your tongue. How could simply coming out with it already feel so fresh and clean?
Signature Scent: Citrus. Bask in this month’s opportunities for clarity with zingy scents that channel inner and outer cleansing. September is all about streamlining with serenity and stepping into your center. Turn those lemons into lemonade and treat your pulse points to some stripped-down, self-possessed polish.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
August was an invitation to get weirder and wilder, Libra, as you trusted in your capacity to make moves in the moment without worrying over perfection. September’s flavor is a more of a languid roll through the clouds, as planets enter your dream zone and you are asked to exercise a precious pause. How can you come in for the cool down without worrying about not doing “enough?” Evolution occurs when you actually commit to resting your whole body and soul. Turn down the lights and turn down the bed, Libra, and embrace a hearty dose of healing.
Signature Scent: Aquatic. Seek out scents that conjure the briny beauty of a sea swept coast, whether it is subtly salty marine life, or full on tropical coconuts. You are learning to savor moments that you mark for yourself clearly, instead of feeling like you have to steal them, Libra. Whatever fragrance you choose, relish adding a few drops to your solo nighttime bubble bath.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
August marked a moment for embracing new forms of competence, as you practiced stepping into your power as if it were already your natural skin. And with September’s planets activating your zingy zone of future tripping, you are asked to consider the long haul, Scorpio. How have you been using your resources? Where are you starting to sense the burnout? And who can you lean on to help lift you right now? While you are sometimes a hardcore solo operator, September wants you to remember that you don’t have to carry it all on your little arachnid back. Reach out for your cheer squad as you run this marathon.
Signature Scent: New Classics. Choose a tested and timeworn fragrance that has been recently reformulated or mix a perennial department store favorite with something more your personal speed. September invites you to reorient your approach without having to throw out everything entirely, leaning into the support beams to seed next steps. Build on the scent of the past to flower open to the future.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
August found you softening your urge to simply get ahead, as you learned to integrate all that had come before. And with planets now slipping into your high castle zone of regal righteousness, September finds you fit to be queen. This process of claiming what is already yours starts with considering how all facets of your life are synching up. Take a look at simple things like how you execute a project or converse with a loved one. What beliefs are behind your approaches? This month wants you to remember that you are the only expert qualified to live your own existence, Sag. Step into the flow of your life force and start practicing what you preach.
Signature Scent: Smoky. September is a fine wine, aged cheese kind of month for retiring to the library, Sag. Conjure the very essence of your slow-cooked competence with leathery, liquorous, and tobacco-based accords reminiscent of a warming after-dinner digestif in a wood-paneled study. You have earned it.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
August asked you to primp and polish, Cappy, as you practiced creating more ease without feeling an ounce of guilt. And with September ushering you into your zone of open roads and rolled-down windows, you are asked to widen your perspective to invite in even more of the good stuff. This starts with how you might be narrating something that is already underway. No matter the circumstance, could you find even a trace of juicy joy in what is right in front of you. Make like a moth this month, Cappy, and let the remembrance of your bright, ephemeral existence, push you to leap out of the cocoon and into lusciousness, seizing every moment full throttle without having to figure it out.
Signature Scent: Gourmand. Invite yourself to the wild rotating buffet with scents that are infused with edibles. Whether it is the refined competence of can-do coffee beans, the creamy fullness of vanilla and honey, or rich, candied chocolates, you have the right to grace your bod with lickable fragrances fit for the feasting.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
August marked a moment for vulnerable space holding, Aquarius, as you practiced partnering with your one-and-only, and using some of your notorious vision to see yourself fully. With September’s planets packing your underground zone of intimacy and intensity, the journey into your inner world continues. But rather than a fearful trip into darkness, can you treat this process like an opportunity for emotional excavation? What hearts beat beneath the surface of your choices, Aquarius? Dig into your motivations and unearth your secret appetites, trusting that whatever you uncover will fuel more of your capacity to only select what is solid gold.
Signature Scent: Animalic. September is all about embracing your primal parts, Aquarius, as you celebrate the range of raw emotion and deep desire with scents that are positively musky. And as you sidle up to the fragrance counter, don’t be shy about what might smell like “too much.” Pour it on and leave a trace through the halls and jungles.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
August was a month of subtle thresholds, Pisces, as you practiced honoring your own experience and creating greater alignment between your inner and outer life. September awakens the idea of relatedness, as you practice unifying what you might think of as separate. Maybe it is a person in your life you conceive of as your opposite, or a part of your own psyche you think needs to be “fixed.” Pay special attention to any place where you “split” or try to shut down or shove aside some aspect. Embracing the whole is your key to cosmic evolution right now, Pisces. Dive on in and let every situation and fellow being become just another water molecule at the pool party.
Signature Scent: Earthy. September offers you the chance to turn the inorganic, organic, as you remember that every crawler has the right to walk the dirt, dear one. Channel this non-judgmental sensation with earthy scents like patchouli and oakmoss, opening wide to the wildness of every creature in the woods.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
August asked for your full presence and passion, Aries, as you leapt back into the barbecue with artistic flair. September’s pace shifts and, given your fiery nature, this could initially feel like a come down. Instead, how can you treat this month like an opportunity to embrace the process, curiously seeking out an understanding of your current reality’s contours? Maybe it is allowing a gentle step-by-step instead of pushing yourself to swallow it all in one bite. Or forgoing conclusions about a situation entirely and simply immersing yourself in its environment. Trust that you have the right to wander through your life right now, letting yourself be dazzled rather than hunting down clues.
Signature Scent: Balsamic. Seek out gently medicinal, camphoraceous and resinous notes that conjure the piney, healing clarity of sleepaway camp and dry saunas. Whether it is fresh cut cedar or rich frankincense, these straightforwardly supportive flavors can remind you that everything is here “for you,” Aries, and that you can relish any reality checks that arise.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
August asked you to dig beneath and probe your deeper motivations, Taurus, tracing things back to their source to liberate your capacity to choose rather than just run on autopilot. And with September’s planetary energies powering up your house of bouncy-castle boldness, you are ready to make some of those decisions, leaping into action where you may have been formerly incubating a plan. And while you are boldly picking and choosing, remember that you are also partnering with what is, Taurus. Trust that there is an underlying order to your natural evolution and that anything that appears to “block” a particular path is absolutely meant to support you. Follow the most natural course towards flexing your muscle.
Signature Scent: Floral. Celebrate the explosive exuberance of classic blooms that remind you of the bounty of selections in the garden. You may want to start with a single flower’s scent and build your bouquet from there, letting exactly what wants to ripen and open towards you grace your skin.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
August was a breezy, winged invitation to let your butterflies loose, Gemini, as you celebrated shifting perspectives and light bright change. This month, with your ruler Mercury traveling through the more refined landscapes of Virgo and Libra, and planets entering your tucked-in zone of deep inner knowing, the pace gets quieter. Take this opportunity to really curl up with yourself, considering what “home” might mean to you. Where is your root, Gemini? What tethers you to yourself and makes you feel utterly safe and held? Rather than a clipping of your notorious wings, harness this opportunity to take stock of what is truly supporting you.
Signature Scent: Powdery. As you explore your root this month, Gemstone, let the scents feel sweetly retro. Dive into classic “grandma” fragrances imbued with white florals, iris or rose, and find delight in talcums reminiscent of both vanity tables and baby nurseries. Let these soft, timeless smells support all stages of your own growth.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
August invited you to the full-on feast, Cancer, as you practiced holding bigger spaces open for whatever arose. And with the planetary energies now dancing through your zone of micromovements and vocal tuning, September asks you to start sorting through all these signals. Begin by considering the messages you are receiving and putting out. What cues have your environment and body been offering you lately? And where have you perhaps been refusing to listen? Rather than chastising yourself for not evolving faster, take September to celebrate the subtle changes that are always yours for the making.
Signature Scent: Aromatic. Rather than over-the-top transformation, September is composed of small movements. And the perfect olfactory compliment can be found in herbaceous, “green” scents that channel new grass and kitchen gardening. Experiment with essences that are awakening like lavender and basil, as you practice shifting your emotional plants a bit to the left to let in even more light.
LEO OR LEO RISING
Your birthday month offered you the chance to sweetly pause, Leo, tucking in and grooming every soft patch of your furry feelings. With September’s planets shifting into your house of soul-shaped possessions, it is the perfect month for falling back in love with the joyful process of seeding something. Maybe it is time to shake the dust off an old hobby. Or initiate a new learning in an area you have always longed to try. The key here is innocence. While you sometimes long to reign immediately supreme in any project you choose, September asks you to relish the power in showing up to tend it, rather than having to birth a fully-grown child overnight.
Signature Scent: Spicy. September’s energy is comfortably exciting, here to awaken your senses to an invigorating newness that needn’t provoke anxiety. Support this process with scents that are softly warming, conjuring the essence of mulling spices, cinnamon and peppercorns, as you learn to feel the heat without burning up in the flame.
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