A Note from Susan Miller
I can’t wait until you read September! It will be a glorious month, with lovely aspects. I was excited as I did my calculations for you and was eager to relate all the good news to you as quickly as possible. This will be a month like none other and special in ways that won’t be repeated. Everyone is being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a breakthrough on a desire dear to your heart.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
September will be a magical month for you. For once, the planets are relating beautifully, and a spirit of harmony and optimism will be in the air. Your accountant keeps telling you that early September could be the perfect time to do some savvy year-end tax planning, and being an intellectual air sign, you tend not to care particularly about financial planning as a primary activity, but this month you seem receptive to the idea.
In this magical month, the new moon in Virgo at seven degrees already arrived on August 30 and will color the first ten days of September. With the graceful new moon came her entourage, including the moon’s partner, the Sun, along with Venus, Mars, and Mercury, all crowded into your eighth house of other people’s money.
This house doesn’t cover salary but rather side money that comes to you, say, through a court settlement, insurance payout, scholarship or financial aid, venture capital, bank loan, mortgage, or credit, as some examples. This will be a sensational time for your finances, so much so you may feel you are living a dream.
The eighth house, so lit up for you, also rules commissions, royalties, licensing fees, severance, prize winnings, inheritances, or tax refunds. This house also rules money you are obligated to pay, such as to your credit card company, a club or gym membership, student loan, annual insurance payment, and so forth. It looks like this month the income that arrives will generously outweigh the money you will need to pay out.
If you are interviewing for a new job, it looks like you will discuss company benefits, such as a health insurance policy, profit sharing, vacation time, and other perks, like being able to work one day a week from home to cut down on commuting time, among other goodies your new employer may present. Your timing could not be better to discuss these matters, for it appears the offer will be generous.
The August 30 new moon will be influential in the first ten days of September and be extra sweet. Your ruler Uranus, now in Taurus, will beam his powerful, silvery electric rays to all the five planets in your eighth house, Virgo, so you can expect many happy financial surprises. It is rare to see Uranus, the planet of unexpected news, be in touch with several planets at once, and here he’s connecting to the new moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Mars.
The August 30 new moon will be influential in the first ten days of September and be extra sweet. Your ruler Uranus, now in Taurus, will beam his powerful, silvery electric rays to all the five planets in your eighth house, Virgo, so you can expect many happy financial surprises.
This is a crown of stars, all grouped within a few degrees of each other, the reason that Uranus can reach all of them at once. The fact that Uranus is your ruler gives this planet extra weight, dimension, and importance. Everyone will enjoy this configuration during late August and early September, but you will enjoy it more than most.
Uranus’ current base is your home and family sector, so that is one of the main areas where money news might be luckiest for you. This means if you hope to buy a house, you are likely to be very lucky and may win approval for a very attractive low-interest mortgage. If you are buying property, you are likely to see luck by finding an ideal space at a bargain price—it would be a price that surprises you in the best sense. If you are selling property, you may have several interested buyers, and one could offer more than your asking price. You might be the recipient of a large inheritance that a distant relative left for you in her (or his) will.
Not only is Uranus beautifully boosting the strength of the new moon, but so is Saturn. Saturn is the planet of stability and structure, so you might set up a workable plan to pay off a student loan or even have help from family to pay part of it. (This is an unusual month, so stay with me on this.)
This would be a perfect month to hire a fiduciary financial advisor to be sure to grow your money. Collect references from family and friends, and then have a meeting with one or more advisors to make sure you are on the same page. To have both your rulers—modern (Uranus) and ancient (Saturn)—supporting this new moon is remarkable. When both your rulers are in sync with a new moon, you tend to do exceptionally well.
You might want to buy a few charity raffle tickets or a scratch-off lotto ticket in early September—say, September 5 or 6—when Saturn will be so beautifully aligned with Mercury and the Sun respectively. When it comes to money, this month you truly are fortunate and might win a small cash prize (or a big one). Don’t buy too many tickets, however, for I am not sure where your financial luck will emanate, as there are many possible sources, including royalties or commissions. If the universe wants you to be fortunate with money, it will find a way to deliver it to you.
The eighth house, so packed with planets, rules surgery and transformation, so if you need an operation or invasive medical procedure, it is likely to come up now. If you have done your homework and found the ideal surgeon, go right ahead, for everything is likely to go well, especially if you schedule it in early September.
Financial considerations are associated with surgery too, so it’s always wise to check with your insurance company to find out if all associated costs will be covered. Chances are they will be, but I cannot see everything in your chart from where I sit, so call your insurance company first. You would also be wise to invite references from others about the doctor you will choose, or you can look at the doctor’s patient reviews online.
Don’t be scared of surgery—I believe in surgery, as I have had so many due to a birth defect I have—I practically grew up in hospitals. I am glad someone in this world decided to go to medical school, was tested on his or her skills, and was able to fix me up. The eighth house is the house of transformation where the surgeon takes out what is harming or hurting you and transforms you to health.
Now let’s talk about the full moon on September 13 in Pisces at 21 degrees, which will bring financial matters to a conclusion. This full moon will be supported in tight degree by the financial planet Pluto, which suggests you might conclude talks or an application that brings you a very large one-time bundle of money, or where you may receive a considerable raise in salary. Pluto is associated with banks, the government, and global, multinational deals, so for example, you may receive an infusion of venture capital at this full moon or benefit from a government program, such as a program for veterans or those who run small businesses and need a loan.
Neptune will conjunct the full moon and oppose Mars on September 13, so despite such lovely, supportive aspects at this full moon, you still must look at every detail of anything you agree to mid-month. Read a contract before you sign it, of course, but first, have a lawyer look at it—with a magnifying glass.
With Neptune so prominent, you need to find out if any clauses are confusing, or worse, missing. By missing I mean that the contract may not have included a contingency that may come up, and if it does, no one would know what to do and chaos could ensue. I always look at my contracts first, put marks on them that I want to discuss, and then go over them with my lawyer. If you do that regularly, you will begin to think like a lawyer, and together, you and your lawyer can find all the weak links in the agreement.
Saturn has been in retrograde since April 29 but will go direct on September 18. If you feel certain parts of your life have been in limbo, this is good news, for Saturn will noticeably create momentum after Saturn moves forward. When planets move from retrograde to direct, they all seem to temporarily stop and hang like a lantern in space as they press on their internal engines to go in the opposite direction.
In astrology, these stationary periods I just described are a very potent time and one that will provide a major clue to what comes next. Usually, the clue will be delivered very close to the day the planet—in this case, Saturn—turns direct. That would be September 18, but it could come as early as September 8 or as late as September 28.
Although the clue will be subtle, if you watch and listen for it, you will know instantly when you perceive it, and you will know which way something important to you will go in the weeks ahead. The news you hear will likely be about money, for everything in your chart seems to revolve around financial topics in September.
At this full moon on September 13, plus or minus four days, you may benefit in an outstanding way if you work in any of the arts, entertainment, or are a museum curator, art dealer, or actor
Neptune’s predominance at this full moon might mean you will sell a piece of music or a screenplay, receive an option on your book, sell a painting at auction—you get the idea. The arts could be very fortunate for you now as Neptune is the planet of creativity, and its current position is in your second house, which rules your personal income—that is, money that you do not have to share with others (only the government in taxes at the end of the year).
Mars and Pluto will be in sync on September 19, and that would be an ideal day to apply for funds, no matter what type of money you need to fulfill a dream. You might go to a bank for a mortgage or business loan, pitch a venture capitalist, or send in an application for a student loan. You might need a sponsor for your new website or app, and if you look on September 19, you will find that person. No matter why your need for money, this would be a fine day to petition for funds.
Pluto also rules your tenth house of career, so on September 19 you may hear superb news about a job offer or promotion. If you are self-employed, you could bring in an exciting new client who believes in you and will give you a large assignment. You must do your part and look for your exciting career news. It seems to be there, but you must make it known you are ready for more responsibility. If you are self-employed, tell people you have the time and resources to take on a new client.
Additionally, concerning your career, if you work in the media, publishing, broadcasting, or the digital world, you might see a lucky break at the very end of September or the first ten days of October. You may be asked to write an article or book or to host a TV or Internet radio show, for example. If you’ve always wanted your own podcast series, you might find an advertiser who will work with you now. Expect to be lucky, for it seems you will be.
After all this financial thinking and calculating, you will need a rest. Happily, the universe agrees and is sending you a lovely new moon in Libra, a sign perfect for you, because it is an air sign just like Aquarius. You will feel in your element and relieved not to have to think about money anymore. Can you pack and go somewhere? If so, your timing would be perfect. Let me explain why I feel this would be a sensational idea for you.
The new moon will arrive on September 28 in Libra, your ninth house of travel, at five degrees. If you didn’t take a vacation in July or August, you might feel the need to schedule a week off in early October, leaving the weekend of September 28. Perfect! Choose to go to a foreign country, where you will be enveloped in the sounds, tastes, and colors of a new culture. You need to see something new, to lift you away from everyday life as if on a magic carpet to a setting where you can learn something new.
If you can’t go away, think about the possibility of taking a college course on a subject you always wanted to learn. This friendly new moon of September 28 will fall in your ninth house, and that part of your chart rules higher education (above high school), so that will be where you will find the golden nuggets in September.
The reason I feel that travel or advanced study will be so fortunate for you is because Venus rules this part of your chart (your ninth house), and on this very day, September 28, Venus in Libra will be in close talks with Jupiter in Sagittarius on your behalf. What a gorgeous new moon this will be for you!
You will also find support if you have concerns about your home or other property or hope to help a parent by this very same aspect—Venus in perfect angle to Jupiter on September 28—for Venus rules your fourth house of home and family, as well. You will have so much to celebrate.
If your birthday falls on January 25, plus or minus five days, you will feel this new moon is speaking directly to you and will bring you a bushel of benefits. I hope you can travel or study! If you have the natal moon in Aquarius or Aquarius rising at five degrees, plus or minus five degrees, you, too, will benefit. Lastly, see if you have a natal planet in Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius at five degrees, plus or minus five degrees. If you do, this new moon will contact that planet and be very lucky for you this month.
This is a big month, dear Aquarius, and you will be highly productive. Press forward with the knowledge that Mercury will go retrograde on October 31 until November 20, and you will start to feel the slowdown as soon as October 17.
Do your best to set things in motion now, then let everything marinate once Mercury begins to retrograde. You can see the urgency—it’s much better to make your biggest initiations in September, at a time when you have so many loving planets surrounding you and supporting your every move.
You will be working on money matters as the month begins, and if you are in the process of a lifestyle change, such as trying to divide property at the end of a business or marriage, you will be negotiating quite a bit to find a fair settlement. If you are interviewing for a new position, you appear to be engaged in intense, but fruitful talks about benefits, such as year-end bonus, commission levels, health insurance, and other company perks. If you are not interviewing, you may be subject to a windfall—such as if you are a contestant on a TV game show—or you could receive an inheritance.
If someone owes you money, much to your surprise, you may hear that you will be paid back this month. If you applied for a mortgage, you could be preparing the paperwork to send your broker so you can close on a new house or condo. In another scenario, you might be working on taxes or negotiating a payment plan concerning back taxes or student loans. When it comes to money, you seem to be outstandingly favored, so enter all talks with a spirit of optimism.
Some Aquarians have had problems with a real estate matter and have had to either negotiate with a contractor about work done previously or bring legal action because you weren’t happy with work done (or that was left unfinished). If this applies to you, you will do well in talks during the first half of September, so open talks quickly. You will also find favor in legal actions, but time is of the essence. Despite your fears that you will have to accept a devastating loss, you could suddenly see everything turn to your advantage. When you hear the news, it may seem like a miracle.
The full moon will fall in Pisces on September 13 and finish up your meditations and negotiations about money. If your financial talks depend on trusting the ledgers of your business partner or soon-to-be-ex, at this full moon you may uncover a discrepancy in the figures. Demand to see backup and dig deeper. Neptune will conjoin the full moon, bringing truth to the surface rapidly like a geyser. Pluto will protect you from his position behind the scenes at this full moon—it looks like you have someone watching out for your interests, but this person wants to maintain a low profile, so you may not know this person’s identity.
With the powerful emphasis on money most of the month, the new moon at month’s end, September 28, will be very welcome, for it will allow you to travel far. You might travel to see a friend or travel with your friend. Jupiter’s involvement with Venus also tends to bring luxurious accommodations and broadening experience. Being that this new moon is in Libra, a fellow air sign like yours, it will feel like it has been tailor-made for you.