Raise your arms to the sky and channel the change, astro babes. September’s cosmic cocktail wants you bodysuit book smart, a powerful call to read the signs of your very own life, to cultivate catlike instincts and only to make moves when the whole of you is ready to pounce.
The charge is led by the zodiac’s self-contained alchemist, Virgo, an archetype who’s here to remind us that we’re each here to wield a certain kind of witchery. Are you a seer? A hearer? A toucher? A sniffer? Whatever your magical makeup, make like a baby animal this month, gathering intel close to the ground.
And get crystal curious about the beliefs that run through your body without a second thought. September wants you to widen the space between trigger and reaction, letting new stories and sweetnesses find you in the plush pause. Keep your own time. Take a breath. Watch the clouds. Treat your life like tea leaves or a tiny terrarium, tuning in and tending to the tangible — letting each detail be a form of divinity that reveals the path forwards. You might find that the answers are already right under your feet.
Read on for the tarot card teacher your sign can tap this September.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
The Hanged One. Ungrip and undo, Virgo. Let the world spin and tilt like a snowglobe, as certain bits of your life learn to shimmy and glitter all on their own. What if you didn’t need to lift a single-digit right now? What if somehow, through doing what you perceive as “nothing,” everything would get done? A higher-order unfolding during your birthday month — already set in motion and put in place by efforts you enacted a long time ago. Now comes rock and roll—the downstream float. Trick out your flamingo raft and enjoy the slip and slidey show.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
The Lovers. As the zodiac’s queen of cause and effect, you’re keenly aware of the bread crumb trail you leave as you make your moves. This September, can you let the world talk back? Where have you been racing to close the loops and strongarm the thesis statements? This is your month for allowing life to show you the joys of porousness, getting extra comfy in the spaces before the so-called conclusions, and starting an active exchange with all that surrounds you. Sieve yourself, Libra, letting it all pass through you — trusting that this month you’re here to get affected instead of worrying about your effect.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
10 of Wands. Double-ruled by powerhouse Mars and earth-shaking Pluto, your sign is shot through with supercharge. And all that hot blood needs some cooling on occasion. Take this month to check in with what’s reached its hilt, what’s fully saturated and cooked and ripe and ready to be removed from the spit. There’s no judgment or self-recrimination necessary in this process. Just the level-headed artistry of a chef who’s prepping a medium-rare cut and knows good and well when it’s good and done. Enjoy the feast, Scorpio, celebrating the culinary culmination. And then move on to the next course with an open mind and a healthy appetite.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
The Devil. A wild, wide-open pony who needs plenty of room to roam, your sign’s energy is here to expand and exfoliate. This month, all of that explosive charge wants to be “wielded” — harnessed in its holiness without putting out the flame. Start by noticing what you ask of others and ask of yourself, exploring how you can make clear demands without feeling domineering. September is your runway: an invitation to pen a solid path from here to there without hesitation or equivocation. See it through to the end, Sag, finding freedom in following your own force to its cloud-launch conclusion.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
10 of Cups. What are you “here for” Cappy, in your heartiest of hearts? This month wants your innocence, both hard-won and soft-worn. You’ve been tumbled by time and tides. Could you take this time to be timeless, finding ecstasy in the eternal, if only for an instant? Let your field of vision get filled by whatever’s in front of you, allowing what graces your gaze to get gloriously gargantuan. The sound of a friend’s voice. Your own fullness of feeling, no matter the shade. There is no need for alteration or augmentation right now. There is no other life besides this one. Let it give you all it’s got.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
The World. You’re here to cultivate spaciousness, Aquarius — breaking through the walls to uncover beauty in boundlessness. While September doesn’t want to rob you of any bit of this expanse, it is here to teach you that some of what you may be trying to see “over” wants to be looked at directly instead. This might be an underappreciated inner gift or an urge to “get to the good stuff” that prematurely pushes you out towards the horizon before you’ve honored where you are. Take this month to practice getting “in it” instead, immersing in the immediate and reminding yourself that your “real” life is right here and right now.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
5 of Wands. While your watery wiring often longs to merge and melt, this month’s energy urges you to push against and away to make new shapes and pave your personal path. Start by noticing how you may long to slip off when things start to heat up, and practice remaining on-site as the temps rise. Like the transformation of precious metal, September wants to catalyze change in your life, and significant shifts thrive with a little bit of friction. So let yourself bop and bounce against the surfaces like a power pinball, Pisces, and trust the wizardry that happens through thermal dynamics.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
The Star. September wants you back where it all began, tapping into the origins of your original self and settling back into your beautiful bones. Where have you drifted away from your mission statement? Where have you loaded on layers that have obscured your strong, simple soul? This month wants you naked again. Devoid of pretense and postures. And if anyone in the zodiac can strip it down and start at the source, it’s certainly you. Coil back into your center. And like an ancient artwork whose solid shape needs coaxing from beneath the dust of time, restore yourself to goddess-given glory.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
The Magician. A fixed earth sign here to root in and hunker down, you are as richly receptive as the dirt beneath your feet. And September wants to remind you that you’re not just here to take in and absorb, but that you are also here to bring things up and out — birthing the berry patches that bolster life’s pies. Take time to explore how you’re a provider and supplier right now, giving life to yourself and others as a gorgeous act of artistic participation rather than self-denying depletion. Whatever you have to give right now is pure gold, Taurus. Spill the jewels.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
Knight of Cups. What we call “grace” is often a form of moving “with” phenomenon, following the grooves and shapes of things and letting ourselves get carried by the already-in-motion ocean. September invites you to become your own emotional escort. Your own accompaniment to what’s already unfolding. Could you pair with whatever’s underway and walk beside it right now, cupping its elbow like you’d do to a beloved in need of a little assistance? It’s safe to trust the current. It’s safe to become your own support for the way things actually are. Walk yourself home with what is, dear Gemstone.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
The Hermit. You are a treasure trove of buried bits — here to tuck into your seashell shape. And September wants to remind you that this “tuck” can be clear-headed pragmatic rather than wildly volatile. Consider your most beautifully basic baseboards and bedrocks this month—the magic everyday materials for building the best container for the being that is you. Like a back-to-school checklist, start as simply with this sensory inventory as you can, asking a straightforward question of each object and experience you encounter: does this serve my journey, yes or no? And then pack up that lunchbox with only the fittest fortifications, and be on your way.
LEO OR LEO RISING
10 of Swords. What would it mean to come “clean”? As a superfan of bedazzled bravado, you may fear that anything other than a life lived to the largest isn’t any life at all. But September wants to remind you that you don’t need anything “more” to build you up. Start by exorcising any extras: the added explanations, the overly decadent distractions. You are here on this planet to see and be seen. And this month is here to gift you a straight-on sightline, lifting unnecessary layers up and away. Let it all be revealed, Leo, reveling in the magnitude that can come from coming at life dressed in nothing at all.