ARIES: The Sun
This month should see you feeling a sense of satisfaction and contentment over recent accomplishments.
The Sun card is traditionally associated with vitality, warmth, and a sense of feeling particularly “alive.” But in this version the focus is just as much on taking care of yourself and manifesting that vitality through soaking in the Sun’s rays and recharging your batteries.
The Sun, Mercury and Venus all move through your 6th house this month — the area associated with work and with self-improvement, which includes your physical and mental well-being. Rest and relaxation is just as essential to that process as are work and productivity.
The “Sun” in this card appears to be setting. It casts its rays onto the ocean in the background, shining across the surface like molten gold.
The image of the woman sleeping comfortably without a worry in the world perfectly captures the essence of the Sun. There’s a sense of effortlessness that’s associated with this card, even as the world keeps on turning around you.
Your ruler (Mars) moves into Sag this month (on the 13th) and into your 9th house — the area associated with personal growth and expansion. After that point there will be plenty of time to spread your wings and fly.
Happy Birthday Virgo! Here are some highlights for the month ahead.
Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month
Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon occurs on September 8th at 16° Pisces 19′.
New Moon: This month’s New Moon occurs on September 24 at 1° Libra 07′.
Retrogrades: Pluto turns direct on September 22, at 10° Capricorn 59′.
Chiron, Neptune and Uranus are retrograde for the entire month of September.
Ingresses: Mercury enters Libra on September 2nd; Venus enters Virgo on the 5th; Mars enters Sagittarius on the 13th; the Sun enters Libra on the 22nd; Mercury enters Scorpio on the 27th and Venus enters Libra on the 29th.
Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:
Five of Pentacles
Pay attention to your finances today — meaning not just your income, but also savings and expenditures.
The Five of Pentacles can mark a period of financial adversity, such as seeing your earnings held up or seeing your resources dwindling as a result of unexpected expenses.
As Pentacles are linked to “values,” we most often think of money. But they also relate to self-worth: it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re struggling — financially or otherwise.
In this version of the card we see a woman attempting to slink away from a church unnoticed, under the dark of night. Has she sought sustenance there, only to be turned away? Or is she so afraid to reach out for help in the first place that she never even bothered to knock?
There’s a cross in the window, made up of five gold coins (pentacles). An eye watches her from the doorway as she slips away.
There are elements of shame and humiliation inherent in this imagery. She may have gotten caught doing something she knows was wrong.
She doesn’t have anything on her person to sustain her — and she doesn’t have a friend to turn to. She’s naked and alone.
There is a certain amount of intensity around today which can be seen in the darker hues of this image which perfectly illuminates the positioning of the moon in Scorpio which is falling between Mars and Saturn which are also in Scorpio.
Emotionally you may feel as if you are torn in two separate directions with the intensity of Mars on one side urging you to action and the hesitancy of Saturn on the other side urging you to discretion. Which will you choose?
The flamingo between the two cups waits for an opportunity to move yet at the same time is quite happy to remain where it is until the time is right.
The two planets in the sky… one already well risen in the sky whilst the other is just arising over the horizon form a triangle with you in the middle.
A gem glows from your head or is that your own hopes and wishes about to come to realization for you while the intensity of today’s planet formations align with the moon to give you the extra emotions to urge you on to succeed.
You will also know how much you need to balance things out today to get what you want.
Notice you are only dipping your toe into the water and as water stands for emotions it would seem you know instinctively not to be governed by your emotions today for it is not the right time to act.
Three of Pentacles
It’s time to take your own power back and use it in a way that best suits you!
Today is about energy… specifically your own energy and what you do with it.
Are you letting it leach out and having it taken by others who you are doing everything for whilst at the same time getting nothing in return?
Or are you using that energy to turn your dreams into reality and shower yourself with the many benefits this can in turn give you?
These are the questions you need to be asking yourself today.
By asking yourself these questions and taking your own thoughts, needs and wants into the equation of your answer you can harness your own energy and have it working for you rather than against you.
What is your dream? How far along have you traveled in accomplishing it?
The many facets of the peacocks feathers in this image suggest that there are multi layers to what you are wishing to accomplish and the yellows suggest mental agility in realizing what you need to do next.
All eyes are on you… or are they? Notice that you are only see one half of the picture in this image. What are the peacock’s feet doing, where are they placed and for that matter what is the other half of the body of the man doing?
With the Sun opposing Neptune today, you may feel like you’re in a state of limbo. You could be frustrated over something that’s taken too long to materialize or a sense that nothing is really happening for you despite your best efforts.
The Hanged man refers to a time when the Universe puts road blocks in your path — often for your own good. You may have been running at a break-neck pace, never stopping to look at what you’ve accomplished.
Or you may have found yourself losing steam over a project that just hasn’t panned out. Either way, it may be time to put things on hold — at least long enough to evaluate your commitment.
This is also true of relationships. Whether you’re in an established relationship (or just exploring an interest in one), it could also be time to take a step back from that as well.
The Hanged Man card is also about surrender. Letting go and letting God. Holding back from trying to change the natural course of things because your own input could (and would) interfere with their development.
The Hanged Man appears in this card as a bat suspended between two scrawny trees, with the waxing moon looming behind him. He’s wrapped up in his own wings like a cocoon. He holds on tightly to his one possession: a tiny book. Perhaps he’s using this time to gain insight and wisdom.
Ace of Wands
Be ready today for a powerful breakthrough. The Ace of Wands — like all Aces — refers to raw unformed energy and potential that can light a fire under you and ignite a new passion.
It’s a card of confidence, inspiration and promise than can awaken you to a whole new set of ideals.
tn this version of the card, the “Wand” is formed in the shape of a caduceus with the orb of the Sun emitting a shimmering white light down from the heavens. Twin serpents wind their way up the center in perfect symmetry. A pair of angel wings at the top spread out across the sky.
The caduceus symbol is traditionally linked with commerce, negotiations, eloquence and travel — due to its association with Hermes, the messenger of the gods. It’s also tied to alchemy and modern-day medicine and healing.
With respect to this Ace of Wands, the caduceus is representative of the Kundalini spiritual life force. Notice the glowing streams of energy that spiral upward along the column of light.