Your Horoscope For September 2021

This month is best for taking safety measures instead of risks.
horoscopes Illustration, Kiki Ljung.

September’s astrological weather signifies needing to try your best despite slow progress. It’s not the best month for risk-taking but more suited for taking safety measures and precautions. How it will impact you personally will vary, of course. But generally speaking, the fast-moving planets are in signs that do not support their inherent natures and therefore indicate a sense of struggle. A new moon in Virgo takes place on the 6th and it trines Uranus in Taurus, which can feel exciting and revolutionary. Whatever you begin may not be permanent but it can give you a brave push to get out of your own way.

The earlier struggle mentioned unfolds in a kind of domino effect mid-month, with Venus entering Scorpio on the 10th, Mars entering Libra on the 14th and the Sun also entering Libra on the 22nd. Relating with others can take on a more intense tone. There’s an overall desire to strike at the heart of the matter, especially when the subject at hand brings out past hurts. There is a dominant influence of needing to keep the peace for the sake of diplomacy. But sometimes, that is not possible. So, striking a balance will be the key in conflict situations. The full moon takes place on the 20th, completing whatever began back in March 2021. And finally, Mercury in Libra stations retrograde on the 26th, inviting all of us to take a step back, reassess, review and finish overdue things before starting anything new. Read your horoscopes for personal guidance and care.


Aug. 23-Sept. 22

The month ahead is about the uncomfortable realization that what you materially possess cannot be the ultimate measure of your worth, complicating what you understand as your usefulness and value. You must have your back first before you bend over backwards for others. People-pleasing may have helped you survive scary situations, but it will not liberate you from the pain of feeling uncared for.

Learn more about what it means to be a Virgo.

Illustration of a woman with brown hair wearing a pink flower crown and white shirt on a pink background represents Virgo astrological sign for this week's horoscopes, September 6 to 12, 2017Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Severe self-criticism can be harmful when it prevents you from acknowledging gratitude. If you lack empathy for your human limitations and only expect greatness at every turn, your quest for progress might actually be counterintuitive. Who you are can always improve, but it doesn’t always have to be the end goal. What would it look like if you completely changed your personal definitions of failure and success?

Learn more about what it means to be a Libra.

Your Horoscope For September 2021Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Plenty of moments in life change depending on how you remember them. In fact, the passage of time can make memories unreliable as objective data. But how you tell your story about what you recall can be an excellent marker of how much you’ve grown, particularly from painful memories that have left a mark on your identity. Pay attention to how you narrate your past experiences, as it may reveal where healing needs to occur.

Learn more about what it means to be a Scorpio.

A woman with a scorpion tattoo represents the astrological sign of scorpio.Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Nov. 22-Dec. 21

The ache to be wholly seen and understood are ancient human needs. As social beings, belonging can be the salve and medicine to literally heal the world’s problems. Being clear of your values and code of ethics can filter out those who disagree with your terms. However, kinship is not a guarantee of safety. Nor does safety mean a lack of conflict. In short, human relationships are complicated. It’s nothing like the echo chamber of algorithms. Resist simplifying what should be beautifully complex.

Learn more about what it means to be Sagittarius.

woman holding bow and arrow represents sagittarius astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Give yourself permission to desire paths that do not placate what others want for and from you. This month ahead is about how you’re managing the shoulds of your life. The “who” you should become according to your family; the “how” you should live according to society; the “who” you should love according to dominant moral codes. Allow yourself the possibilities of more beyond the constraints of your shoulds.

Learn more about what it means to be a Capricorn.

woman with antlers represents capricorn astrological symbolIllustration, Kiki Ljung.s


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

It is highly possible that the people you look up to are imperfect because they are humans. Idolizing others can be one way of dehumanizing people. Pay attention to who you put on a pedestal and how they affect your life decisions. Sometimes, feeling disappointed by your idols is more of a symptom of your projected fantasies of who you think they should be and what is actually lacking in your life. Perhaps take care of your unmet needs instead.

Learn more about what it means to be an Aquarius.

woman holding overflowing water jug over her head represents aquarius astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


Feb. 19-March 20

“What you resist persists” is a cliche but can sometimes be true. Taking breaks from the intensity of your pain is advisable and recommended. But know when you’re venturing towards harmful escapism. Sometimes avoidance can make smaller things more significant than they should be. You can face scary situations even without solutions at the ready. Sometimes the point of life is to just continually show up with where you’re at—and that is enough.

Learn more about what it means to be an Aquarius.

two fish in a fish bowl represent pisces astological symbolIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


March 21-April 19

There is only so much you can do to help people make better decisions for themselves. What you perceive as a solution might not actually be what a person needs or is ready for. At the end of the day, you can only really be responsible for yourself and your behaviours. You cannot bear the responsibility of other’s choices. Give room for the people you care about to experience learning their own lessons in their due time.

Learn more about what it means to be Aries.

woman with brown hair blowing on a horn represents aries astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


April 20-May 20

You do not have to channel most of your passion and drive towards work. In fact, resist the pressure that you’re supposed to love your job. The cold reality is that the majority of the human population is actually not in love with their professions. You’re lucky if you can actually find it tolerable. Have you considered that you can channel the same enthusiasm and excitement in other things that aren’t career-related? Not every accomplishment has to be measured through the lens of work.

Learn more about what it means to be Taurus.

Woman wrestling with a bull represents taurus astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


May 21-June 21

Have you ever seen a child completely lost, aka present, in the moment? Whether they’re screaming for joy or curled in sobbing because they fell on their face, the beauty is that their emotions come out without shame. Shame is accumulated over time as we learn to interact with society’s accepted codes of conduct. Lean into your inner child this month ahead and notice when shame creeps up and why.

Learn more about what it means to be Gemini.

identical women face each other symbolizing gemini astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


June 22-July 22

How is your relationship with the people who raised you? How has their presence (or lack of) in your life impacted who you are today? What kinds of seasons have you experienced with each other? Families of origin are often the site of our original wounds. And often, our histories with them throughout time reflect how we behave in our intimate relationships. This month, and for always, give yourself as much grace and generosity you can muster.

Learn more about what it means to be Cancer.

Your Horoscope For September 2021Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


July 23-Aug. 22

Think of novel ways you can experience romance with your platonic friendships. We are groomed to reserve vulnerability and intimacy with romantic partners only. But what if you court your friends because you want to impress them and let them know they are desired? What if you express how much their presence is a life-saving grace? Shower your friends with as much romantic fervour as you would a significant other.

Learn more about what it means to be a Leo.

Your Horoscope For September 2021Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


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