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September 2020 Gemini Overview Horoscope
Cozify your casa! With the Virgo Sun warming your homey, family-centric fourth house until September 22, a sentimental month awaits. Poignant and palpable emotions could overtake you, so make sure you have a solid support system in place. Let your inner “design star” out to play. As you get ready for cooler fall weather—and (gulp) even more time at home—use these domestic days to organize and beautify your space.
This reflective and flowy energy could really work in your favor. During the first half of September, all five of the slower-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) are (backward). Take the time to examine long-term plans with a keen eye instead of making impulsive changes.
With four of these planets in reverse in earth signs, you’ve felt their soul-searching influence in the more emotional houses of your chart since as far back as May. If summer’s been low-key and behind-the-scenes for you, that’s okay! Tend to your wellbeing instead of pushing yourself into the public eye. Slip off the grid for a little pre-fall getaway, perhaps to visit loved ones if safety and conditions permit.
Is your team running out of steam? When energizer Mars joins the retrograde brigade (in Aries and your collaborative eleventh house from September 9 to November 13), a fast-moving friendship or group association could cool down. You may pull back from a joint project or delay the launch of a digital undertaking. Be careful who you welcome into your sphere and keep the disruptive people at arm’s length. With hotheaded Mars backpedaling through this tech-savvy sector, go easy on social media sharing. Inflammatory statements could get you #canceled.
Starting in the second half of the month, a trio of outer planets, all in Capricorn, starts to straighten out (Jupiter and Saturn on September 12 and 29 respectively, then Pluto in early October). As these three mighty forces correct course in your eighth house of intimacy and joint ventures, your power is restored, and you’ll feel like your magnetic self again, easily attracting the right people into your corner.
Should you stay or should you go? This refreshed energy will reveal whether an emotional or financial investment is worth the risk. A faltering relationship could move past conflict, helping you restore trust. Or if no hope of improvement’s in sight, you may find the courage to call things off for good. Onward!
Fun and fall friskiness await starting September 22, when the Sun enters partnership-oriented Libra for a month, heating up your playful, passionate fifth house. While you may have to make your own pandemic-proof version of hayrides (or rolls in the hay), Libra season could spark up romance or at least some long-overdue entertainment.
Week 1: September 1-6
Harvest time! Before the beaches officially close, you could be celebrating a career triumph. On September 2, the Pisces full moon lands in your ambitious and reputation-boosting tenth house. This once-a-year event marks a professional high point—or a turning point. An endeavor you started as far back as the February 23 Pisces new moon might finally bear fruit. Do you have a victory or milestone to celebrate? Pop a sparkling beverage and clink glasses with your team (even if it has to be on Zoom).
Have you paid your dues or pitched like a pro? Your reward could be a major success in the coming two weeks. Maybe you’ll get the green light you’ve been waiting for all summer. Or you could open a door with a decision maker. Just starting out? Courageously stretch into new levels of responsibility or throw your name in the hat for a job or promotion. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.
If you reach a milestone, use this week to reset your agenda for another lofty goal. Do you want to keep going in this direction or pivot? Decide now. Don’t bail on your ambitions for the next half-year. You CAN earn the recognition you want—and deserve—but it will require you to put yourself out there more and ramp up the self-promotion. On Thursday, September 3, sharp-witted Mercury teams up with structured Saturn, helping you come across as well-spoken and reliable when you present your ideas to the gatekeepers.
Week 2: September 7-13
Protect your tech & take an inner circle inventory
Pump the brakes, Gemini. On Wednesday, September 9, energizer Mars turns retrograde for two months in your eleventh house of groups, technology and ideals. Action could stall around a collaboration, and your virtual ventures might get glitchy. Back up your important data to the cloud AND an external hard drive. While you’re at it, might as well create new, stronger passwords, too. In mid-October, your ruling planet, Mercury, will also turn retrograde, which can further foil your electronic life. Get an early start now to protect your equipment and sensitive data.
With aggressive Mars going rogue, limit your time online—unless you want to waste your most productive hours fighting trolls or scrolling through endless Facebook debates about masks and school re-openings. (Time to hit the “mute” button on a few friends?)
Mars is making a long trip through bold Aries from June 27 to January 6. You want to be free to express your individual views, but perhaps you’ve been a little TOO much of a renegade? Watch for normally mild-mannered people to reveal their unabashedly competitive sides. Pull back from the boat-rockers and consider cutting a few antagonistic or stressful players from the Team Gemini lineup if they’re causing more trouble than good. Be slow to confide in anyone till the red planet corrects course mid-November. And then, use the intel you collected during this pivot to be more selective about who you collaborate with.
On Saturday, September 12, lucky Jupiter turns direct in steady Capricorn and your transformative, intimate eighth house. After four frustrating months of slowdowns, all sorts of joint ventures can now get back on track. Did a promising relationship or a budding business deal hit a snag? Were you forced to tighten your belt or shift gears with your finances? Things should go more in your favor after this forced review period.
Jupiter is in Capricorn until December 19, then it won’t return for a little more than a decade. Now’s the time to resume those big-picture plans and take calculated risks. Spark up those strategic alliances and soulmate connections.
Week 3: September 14-20
A new family chapter
The Virgo new moon on Thursday, September 17, heralds a new chapter for home and family life. This once-a-year lunar lift lands in your fourth house of security and domesticity, putting those issues front and center. What changes are you hoping to achieve in your personal life between now and the February 27, 2021 Virgo full moon?
The concept of “home” has changed for so many people this year, whether you literally relocated or turned your living space into a remote office, classroom and fitness center. This week, you could explore moving, home ownership or start checking out more livable new neighborhoods. Freshen up your decor, especially if bad quarantine vibes are still lingering, and make sure you have ample space to get stuff done if you’ll be working from home.
Your mother, a female relative or a savvy woman could be part of a chapter that begins today. If you’re thinking of starting a family or implementing some changes with your clan, the new moon in strategic Virgo helps you make a solid first draft of a plan.
Week 4: September 21-30
Mix and mingle (safely)
Fall frolic, anyone? On Tuesday, September 22, the Sun enters Libra and your fifth house of romance, creativity and fun. Can you get out of the house for some masked mingling, flirting and a possible romance for the new season? Dive into a creative project for the next four weeks and let yourself play.
On Tuesday, September 29, restrictions start to lift on your finances and closest ties. After a tough four-month retrograde in Capricorn, cautious Saturn swings back into forward motion in your eighth house of shared wealth and long-term investments. An outstanding bill or business obligation may have consumed a lot of your resources, but starting today, you can get back on track and start refilling those coffers!
Structured Saturn will stay in thrifty Capricorn until December 17, then it won’t return until 2047! Start solidifying those important relationship—with status-driven Saturn here, it really IS about who you know. If you’ve been struggling with where to invest your time and money, you’ll get clear about how to make responsible choices now.
But pay heed. Just as Saturn turns direct, it will lock into a heated square with retrograde Mars in your eleventh house of collaborations on Tuesday, September 29. This already happened a month ago, on August 24, and this time Mars is the planet that’s retrograde. All the more reason to slow down and get your closest relationships tuned up.
Are you taking on more responsibility than your fair share? Examine relationships that have gotten overly intense or stressful. Take responsibility for how YOU may have fostered this dynamic, trading healthy boundaries for control. You won’t be able to move forward without a foundation of real trust, and that could demand some uncomfortably authentic conversations (as well as a hard look in the mirror).
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