Bow down at your intricate inner altar and serve up the sweet honey of devotion, astro baby bees. September’s energy asks us to subtly take the shape of what’s shaping us — an opportunity to find sustenance in a supple presence that responds rather than forces.
Led by Virgo, the zodiac’s carefully coiled creatrix, this month asks us to step softly into the center of a powerfully simple question: what season of life do you find yourself in right now?
Are you tousled by hurricane gales, as the way things were is ripped wide and recrafted? Are you slipping into more meadowed dawn, gently coming alive?
September asks us to make like a bended blade of grass and release our muscles to accept the pliant power that pulses in every part of nature. Coupled with mojo-seeking Mars rolling retrograde in Aries, ‘tis the season to shift beyond the push/pull of solo-driven willpower and just let life come through you.
Become a vessel. Become an unlocked door. And let whatever weather waits outside your window come right on in …
The Tarot’s 22 Major Arcana cards are like big biospheres of energy that ask us to lean back into the climate of our lives, simply dressing for the weather and walking within them. Read on to connect with the current cosmic “season” of your life …
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
August was your jumbo platter, Virgo, as you learned to find delight in your own width, trading mini moves for epic feats. September’s energies continue to trend plus-sized, and this time you’re asked to explore what moves you and how you move. Whether it’s slowing down to savor a morning snack or revving your engine in service of unbridled self-expression, courageously check your speedometer at every turn.
Tarot Guide: The Chariot. ‘Tis the season for road-tripping, as you boldly design your own custom chassis regardless of the rest of the pack’s pacing.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
August was your whipped cream castle Libra — a cloud baked chance to dream without having to “do.” This expansive fantasy horizon will serve you well in September, as the cosmic energies ask you to find your faith without having to see your footing. What do you believe in right now? And where are you breaking a boundary, no longer content to remain contained? Let it loose and let god.
Tarot Guide: Temperance. ‘Tis the season for rapid-fire growth, as you make like a wild vine and don’t check or clip your unfolding.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
August prepped you for the arrival of new impulses, Scorpio, as you learned to keep a space open for what wanted to reach you. And now, in September, you’re asked to consider your own place in the grand scheme of things, becoming a bigger “part” of your own life. Where do you keep yourself separate, believing that self-contained exile is the only way to stay safe? September wants you to join in, getting deliciously sweaty in the center of the dance floor.
Tarot Guide: The World. ‘Tis the season for relaxing into your surroundings, as you learn to lose some layers and feel the rain and sun on your skin.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
August was your chameleon catalyst, Sag — a rollicking reminder of your capacity to make magic by morphing. September’s energies get even wavier, as you’re asked to dance with the tidal shifts of your emotional interior. What if you didn’t have a “game face” for the rest of the world? What if you didn’t have to “keep it together”? It’s a month for befriending whatever sensations arise sans sorting or classifying, relishing the complex climate of your own wild heart.
Tarot Guide: The Moon. ‘Tis the season for walking after midnight, as you let your biggest feels bounce you up and over any hard walls.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
August invited you to dive deep, Cappy, as you came ever closer to what actually makes you tick. And now, the sweet strong one, you’re stepping into your own personal dawn, able to simply “see” more. Look around you, employing your precious pragmatism to take stock of what is. You’re older and wiser than the rest of us, and you’re older and wiser than you were before. Accept the self-knowledge you’ve gleaned through the years like a precious reward.
Tarot Guide: The Sun. ‘Tis the season for long looks in every direction, as you trust that you’re fully ready to perceive whatever is illuminated.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
August found you touchably teachable, Aquarius, as you learned to release your grip on expertise and become an eager student of your own life. And now, in September, you’re ready to act on this knowledge, stepping out into the fray with newfound principles intact. Your sign contains the energy of both the radical revolution and systemic re-creation. And you’re back in worldbuilding mode this month. Ensure that each brick is laid in service of exactly what you love.
Tarot Guide: Justice. ‘Tis the season for getting lean and lucid, as your every move becomes a chance to choose what actually fits you.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
August was a chance to get comfy with your weird wondrousness, as you brushed up against all the facets of your one-and-only self. And now, September asks you to fully sit back into your own flesh and bones, remembering that you have every right to be here, especially within your pas-de-deux partnerships. Love as you love, Pisces. Want what you want. And trust that you’ve got more than enough courage to step into any room like you absolutely, already, belong.
Tarot Guide: The Emperor. ‘Tis the season for settling into your innate shape without having to shapeshift one bit.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
August was your initiation into a soul-shaped sense of “right” and “wrong,” Aries, as you practiced rising to every occasion without causing any undue harm. And now, with your ruler, Mars, traveling retrograde, you’re ready for life to catapult you without having to lift a finger. At first, this may feel like anathema to your forceful soul. But anything that looks like it’s ripping the rug out from under you is actually teaching you to fly in jet-set style.
Tarot Guide: The Tower. ‘Tis the season for stepping into the eye of whatever your storm, as you get looser and lighter for your next incarnation.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
August was a memory making month, Taurus, as you recovered and revivified pieces of a past that were ready to play their tune once again. September’s energies continue the sweet pulsations of this warm heartbeat, and you’re invited to consider how you could get closer to life itself. Start by simply noticing your fears. Beneath the moments when you clench up or shut down lie the keys to what you most long for; let seeming anxieties lead you back to your true amour.
Tarot Guide: Strength. ‘Tis the season to put your hands up on it, applying full-bodied tenderness towards whatever is present.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
August asked you to settle into the leather armchair, Gemstone, selecting from the menu options with grace. Now, September’s energies invite you to tuck in, further exploring what Homebase looks like to you. Notice when you feel like you need to be “out” in the world, sticking your fingers in all the storefront cakes. While there’s nothing wrong with these urges, this month is a reminder that the soil beneath your own house is already rich with resources.
Tarot Guide: The Wheel of Fortune. ‘Tis the season to let the world turn, content to curl up beside your inner hearth while life unfolds of its own accord.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
August was a powerful month for refinding your resources, as you surveyed your landscape and assessed what was here to stay. And now, September’s energies send you skipping into your next shape with only what you can carry. Notice where you grip at the ghosties of past patterning out of habit, but actually find “nothing” there. “Nothingness” is your secret passageway to everything. Slip and slide past old signposts and straight into the unknown.
Tarot Guide: The Fool. ‘Tis the season for embracing the boundaryless and the bottomless, finding beauty in the buoyancy of all possible surprise endings.
LEO OR LEO RISING
August asked you to get lean and draw the line, Leo. And September’s energies build on this fortified turf, inviting you to solidly assess the seat of your power. On what ground do you stand? How do you respond to the drumbeat of inner knowings when outside forces attempt to talk nonsense? September is your month for pitching your tent and becoming a campfire sage, letting your own hard-won wisdom be the fire that roasts your marshmallows.
Tarot Guide: The High Priestess. ‘Tis the season for consulting your own interior oracle, trusting any instinctual hits with steely strength.
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