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New moon and solar eclipse in Virgo (September horoscopes)



Holy moly. As you may have guessed from the title, there’s a lot going on in September. While we’re all breathing a sigh of relief to have the Mars-Saturn show off our plate, there’s still the grand finale of the Neptune-Saturn square. We’re almost there, dreamers, and September is going to help you get where you need to be (although maybe not what you think you want).

Mercury is retrograde in Virgo, but he’s not alone in the sign of efficiency and purity. There’s a stellar posse there helping you to clean up and clear out. Check which natal house you have Virgo and Gemini because that’s where things are being reviewed and refined and renovated.

September kicks off with the new moon at 9°21 Virgo (Thursday 1 September, UTC 0903, AEST 1903) and the first of two eclipses.

The eclipse season is like a hard shutdown of your computer. You don’t particularly want to press that button and lose all your data, but your machine is running like a dog. Save your work and hope for the best. Then once you’ve turned it all back on, the damage isn’t as bad as what you expect and you’re back in business.

It really is quite exciting because the eclipse is tightly engaged with the last hurrah of the Neptune-Saturn square (which was recently twigged by Mars). This is the big story of 2016. Belief and reality. Hard work and delusion. Dreams and practicality. What have you let go of? What do you need to do every day to make progress? What daily rituals can you elevate and honour to live a magical life?

Eclipses accelerate our evolution, supercharging the effects of the new and full moons. Aligned with the north node (also very mystically referred to as the Dragon’s Head), the new moon solar eclipse sets the stage for your future growth, bringing opportunities and offers of support relevant to the natal house in which it occurs.stuttgart-68754

This could apply to work, to your family life, your health, your finances… Check your sign-by-sign horoscope forecasts here.


Aries/Aries-rising – Daily expansion of your mind plays an important role in maintaining/managing your health. Bring a fresh focus to your routine responsibilities, such as your schedule, diet, and exercise. Sorting out the small stuff frees your mind for the big stuff.

Taurus/Taurus-rising – Your thoughts turn to creating something that will live on beyond your time on Earth. Whether it is art or children or charitable work, you’re looking to make a tangible difference in the world and to have fun while you do it.

Gemini/Gemini-rising – A deep cleansing of your domestic and familial issues are underway. Listen to the needs of your most private and allow yourself plenty of quiet time at home to reflect. If you don’t mind a bit of noise, grab your power tools and renovate your abode.

Cancer/Cancer-rising – The eclipse declutters your mind and triggers a desire for satisfying mental stimulation, rather than just being busy. Find new ways of ordering your groceries, paying bills, exchanging information, travelling around your local area. Try meditation.

Leo/Leo-rising – It’s time to reassess your finances, both incoming and outgoing. Run an inventory on all the value you bring to your clients or your employer. Is it time to raise your prices or have your salary reviewed? Are your spending habits a true reflection of what is important to you?

Virgo/Virgo-rising – The focus is firmly on your health (even more so than usual) and appearance. You might feel that it’s time to change your hairstyle or refresh your wardrobe, to more truly reflect who you are in the inside. Feel confident by putting your best self forward.

Libra/Libra-rising– Somewhat unusually for relationship-focused Libra, you have a desire for solitude. During this period of transition, shuck off recent frustrations and embrace the opportunity to indulge in quiet introspection. What are you afraid of?

Scorpio/Scorpio-rising – New affiliations are forming as you discover that your creative goals align with like-minded friends and associates. This stimulates your dreams of the future and blesses you with new avenues of support and connection to make it happen.

Sagittarius/Sagittarius-rising – You’ve felt the heavy weight of responsibility and are relieved to finally gain some recognition for your efforts. Your public reputation is enhanced and the right people begin to notice all your hard work.  Hooray.

Capricorn/Capricorn-rising – The urge to expand your horizons, via education and/or travel, soars to the top of your to-do list. In some ways, you’ve felt lost and directionless – quite uncharacteristic for capable Capricorn – so it will do you good to map out a plan.

Aquarius/Aquarius-rising – There’s no point denying the grim realities of life and death. Serious tasks like tidying up your taxes, sorting out you will, reviewing your loans, will feel surprisingly good and pave the way to creativity.

Pisces/Pisces-rising – A new relationship landscape is forming, not just in your marriage, but also with business partners, key advisers, and even with your arch nemesis. As people come and go from your life, you accept that fate plays a role in attraction and separation.

I’m hoping Mercury retrograde will help me make progress on the Dreamorpheus website, which, to be honest, hasn’t made close to the amount of progress I had planned. To be the first to know when it’s up and running, leave your email address here. Thanks for your interest.


Author: Kim

Writer; editor; astrologer; dream worker; transpersonal counsellor; witch.

3 thoughts on “New moon and solar eclipse in Virgo (September horoscopes)

  1. Well, I can’t say I got the relaxing summer I so had wished for, but still, Mars retrograde was kinda fun!! We should do it again sometime Mars.. *winks* Now comes the majority rest of the year that I seem to remember mentally preparing for a while back. Neptune and Saturn are big players. 2016 DID have a Big Story for me, or at least important plot developments. Family life has definitely changed, ot at least my place in it and my knowledge and acceptance of it. My decision to leave as soon as possible is also in there.

    For Merc. Ret, my eleventh house in Virgo tells me I need to find my tribe. (I knew that, working on it) Ninth house in Gemini tells me I’m bored and need new things in my life. (Also figured that one out, found two new fun things recently) I also learned I’m a slightly faster learner than I might have thought this summer..   I am catching on to hula hooping remarkably fast, even to myself. As for Bollywood, its nice to finally get into it and the music. Also folks, don’t do like me and wait for the shadow phase. Back up your computer data now!!!! XD I almost lost my laptop last monday!

    • Sounds like Saturn-Neptune has heralded some big changes in your family life – and that you’re making pragmatic changes to support your new understanding. The new moon / solar eclipse will probably inject something unexpected into this story. Hopefully, nothing that a Bollywood dance won’t fix. 🙂 Thanks for sharing how the astrology is unfolding for you, Amber. ❤

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