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September 2021 Gemini Overview Horoscope
Power down a bit, Gemini. While the rest of the world is in a rush to launch fall plans, you can wait a few more weeks. The Sun is in Virgo and your domestic fourth house until September 22, followed by a month in Libra and your playful, romantic fifth. Craft a different reentry pathway than everyone else and ease your way into the new season.
Your personal life could be front and center for the first half of the month thanks to activator Mars in Virgo and a September 6 Virgo new moon. Hunting for a new place to put down roots? This new moon may just hand you the keys to your next destination (perhaps with the help of some “angel funding” or a gift from your family.) Some Geminis could also hear baby news.
Taking a more meandering pace is a good idea for other cosmic reasons. All of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are all still retrograde this month. It’s a better time to course correct than start anything new, especially once your ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde from September 27 to October 18. Wrap up unfinished business and tweak your plans so you can finish out the last quarter of 2021 strong.
The Sun is in Virgo until September 22
Touch down at home base, Gemini! The Sun is nestled in Virgo and your fourth house of family, domesticity and emotional foundations until September 22. After an extremely active summer (including a June eclipse in your sign!), you're ready for a few restorative moments. Pick up that novel you never got to finish. Find a few cute home decor accessories or renovate for the season ahead, which could potentially include more time at home again as the world battles another pandemic wave. If all is safe and well, host a few close friends for dinner at Chateau Gemini to welcome everyone back from summer.
Mars is busy in the first week of September
September begins on a poignant note as activator Mars, nestled in your emotional fourth house, makes two cosmic connections during the first few days of the month. Your moods will run the gamut and could be volatile at times, so make sure you keep yourself fed and watered—and calm.
On September 2, driven Mars will oppose gullible Neptune in your house of long-range planning and career. Save the big decisions for another day, Gemini. While this puts you deeply in touch with your feelings, they may be too strong to act as a reliable guide. You could freak out about the future or get totally overwhelmed by work. Instead of fueling this (temporary) loss of perspective, slow down and indulge in some self-care. After a yoga class or a proper meal (eaten far away from your desk and devices), you'll feel refreshed and ready to deal.
An expansive trine between powerhouse Mars in your domestic realm and transformative Pluto on September 6 puts the emphasis squarely on the bare necessities of life. Even as you're banging out deadlines or making fun plans, your thoughts keep drifting back to issues of home and family. If there's a nagging problem to clear up, pick up the phone! Or if you've got your sights on a renovation project, take one step today to bring it closer to a reality. A loved one could offer emotional or financial support—maybe both! Got an idea for a lucrative family business? If the chemistry and shared work ethics are there, explore the profitable possibilities with a relative.
The September 6 Virgo new moon will #bless your nest
On September 9, the annual Virgo new moon kicks off a heart-opening six-month chapter around home, family and emotional foundations. These domestic moonbeams could bring a case of the warm-fuzzies with your clan or a change in your living situation, from redecorating to relocation to a new roommate situation. A smart and insightful woman could open a helpful door or take you under her wing, a relationship that could unfold in the coming six months.
Ready for a spiritual breakthrough? The new moon will form a dynamic trine with changemaker Uranus, electrifying your twelfth house of closure, healing and miracles. You may receive a helpful “message” through dreams or serendipitous signs from a departed loved one, so pay attention. Listen to your intuition at this new moon because it will speak emphatically! One part of your personal life may abruptly end right as a new one begins, divinely if unexpectedly. Whatever there is to release, let it go! You’ll open the channels for deeper emotional security by loosening your need for control.
Mars enters Libra on September 14, activating your passionate fifth house
Who’s got the It factor? With confident, carnal and charismatic Mars in Libra from September 14 to October 30, you’ll be a force of nature—attracting admirers and playmates eager to join you on everything from creative projects to a frisky fall fling. As virile Mars visits this fertile zone, Geminis of the childbearing set could get pregnancy news. Consider yourself notified! You’ll also be ripe with lots of innovative ideas now, something Geminis never have in short supply. Mars gives you the courage to act on some of them, and in this fame-fueled zone, you could attract quite a few fans!
As exciting as this sounds, the red planet is in “detriment” in Libra, meaning it’s in a weakened position since Mars is the warrior and Libra is the peacemaker. Reconciling those differences isn’t necessarily simple. Mars in your reactive fifth house can also amp up jealousy, so keep that emerald-eyed monster in check.
The Pisces full moon on September 20 powers your professional sector
Ask, believe, achieve! On September 20, the annual Pisces full moon ignites your tenth house of career, leadership and ambition. Pick your top goal and make it your mission now. The finish line may be close—and that means eliminating distractions, Gemini, which isn’t always the easiest feat for you. Use these illuminating beams to get ultra-clear on your priorities. Say a firm and definite "no" to any commitments that will leach the quality time you crave with your VIP posse. Prune your schedule, ruthlessly if needed, and get some white space in the calendar.
A big professional opportunity could be in the stars at this full moon—one you've been striving toward for the past six months. Look back to what you were doing around the March 13 Pisces new moon. This professional coup can put your name on the map, giving you recognition and "expert status" with a commensurate title or pay bump. Some Geminis may decide to leave a job or at least start crafting an exit strategy as you set your sights on a more satisfying gig.
Libra season starts September 22, amping up the passion even more
Spent enough time on the floor of the emotion ocean, Gemini? (Easy answer: Yes!) Rise to the surface like a colorful mermaid once again. You'll be thrilled to kick off Libra season on September 22, when the Sun soars into your fifth house of passion, pleasure and play. Now that's more like it! The revitalizing Sun can also crank up the romance, and with lusty Mars here the whole time, you’ll be simply irresistible. Make up for lost time with epic dates (the kind only your imaginative sign can plan) and freewheeling outings where you can let your hair down.
Mercury is retrograde in Libra on September 27
Oops, did you really just say THAT? On September 27, your ruler, communication planet Mercury, turns retrograde in Libra and your love zone until October 18, which could draw in an ex or old love issues. What starts as an innocent “how ru?” text could escalate into a getting-to-know-you (again) chain, so proceed with caution.
Retrogrades bring back the past, and since Mercury is the sky’s messenger, it’s possible that there’s more of a lesson in this than anything else. Are you repeating patterns from your past, or is there something crucial to learn? On the other hand, maybe the second (or fourth) time will be the charm, and you’ll finally write a proper ending to this love story…together!
Regardless, you’ll need to manage your reactions during Mercury retrograde since you’ll be prone to flying off the handle. With information hound Mercury awry, think twice before publishing a provocative post or selfie; words and images can be irrevocable—certainly potentially damaging. With the cosmic trickster in your expressive and indulgent fifth house, less is more. A little less carpe to your diem (and DMs) will serve you well.
Follow the Mercury retrograde wisdom and inspect to protect. Back up your important data and files, hold off on any major electronics purchases and tread lightly before inking any official papers. Take the time to polish your creative projects behind the scenes or get to know a romantic prospect slowly. Once Mercury turns direct (forward) next month, you’ll be ready to responsibly unveil what you’ve been up to—and you’ll find an eager and receptive audience!