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September 2021 Scorpio Overview Horoscope
Summon the Scorpio squad! The skies usher in a social start to the new season as the Sun circulates through Virgo and your eleventh house of group activity until September 22. While you’ll want to take the necessary health precautions, there are lots of opportunities to collaborate ahead, both in-person and virtually. And with go-getter Mars also in Virgo for the first half of September, any duos (or trios or more…) are sure to be dynamic. Some might even be spicy, especially when the September 20 Pisces full moon beams into your fifth house of romance and passion.
Get ready to rest and recharge your batteries when the Sun downshifts into Libra and your sleepy twelfth house for a month on September 22. Since this is also the autumn equinox, it’s a moment to rebalance, prune and prioritize. Less is more!
Another reason to take an easier pace? All five of the slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are retrograde this month, an ideal time to step back and examine the big picture rather than rushing into anything binding. With Mercury, the planet of communication, technology and contracts, turning retrograde from September 27 to October 18, you may be preoccupied with unfinished projects—or unfinished business. Don’t be surprised if you’re swept by a wave of nostalgia or unexpectedly reconnected to a person from your past!
The Sun is in Virgo until September 22
September’s in full social swing, with friends and collaborators popping up at every turn. As the Sun travels through Virgo and your eleventh house of networking, you’re in outgoing spirits, eager to connect with like-minded people who have something interesting to say! Until September 22, Virgo season highlights teamwork and technology. Use the first three weeks of the month to polish your social media profiles and team up with kindred spirits to get your idealistic message out to the masses.
Mars is busy in the first week of September
For the first half of the month (until September 14), energizer Mars will be in your eleventh house of group activity, making it hard to find much privacy or time for yourself. While exciting collaborations can heat up now, you could also feel a bit smothered or overwhelmed by it all—Scorpios need their serenity and space! Can you say “people overload?”
On September 2, driven Mars will oppose confusing Neptune in your dramatic fifth house throughout the day. Everywhere you go, people could be talking loudly, offering unsolicited advice or demanding attention. Think twice before asking for anyone’s input—unless you want a zillion conflicting opinions. And don’t sign up to play mediator between warring friend factions!
Today's powerful trine between Mars and Pluto (your two co-rulers) in your collaborative corners clearly demonstrates that there's strength in numbers. Whether you're stuck on a problem or need some fresh inspiration, turn to friends and colleagues who understand you. Casual connections could yield pure gold—and even someone you once considered a rival might prove to be a kindred spirit and fierce ally. Just imagine how dynamic a duo you'd be if you combined your skills and strategic powers!
The September 6 Virgo new moon spotlights friends and groups
Collaborate for the win! The September 6 Virgo new moon is an especially opportune day to get out and mingle. Since the eleventh house rules technology, this could be a great launch date for a social media or email campaign or big announcements to your virtual community. Share one of your best ideas on your feeds or pitch that concept you've been quietly developing behind the scenes. Someone in your network could make a priceless introduction, or you could reach out to an influencer who loves your ideas.
Bonus points: This new moon forms an exact trine to changemaker Uranus in your partnership zone. Someone could surprise you with a proposal (business or romantic). Or you could meet someone out of the blue who has real-deal potential. Explore, even if they’re wildly different from your usual type!
Mars enters Libra on September 14, a time to recharge your batteries
Wired or tired? Energizer Mars (your co-ruler) will make its biennial visit to Libra from September 14 to October 30, pushing you to confront issues you’ve swept under the rug. As the red planet moves through your house of closure and healing, you could find yourself tossing and turning over unfinished business. Bottom line: You have to deal in order to heal. If some chapter of your life needs to end or majorly transform, you won’t be able to waffle any longer. Mars demands action!
In the coming weeks, you may need to stand up to a bullying or domineering person, or to confront someone who hasn’t been totally aboveboard with you. Extracting the truth from them might take a while, but better to get it all out in the open…at least as much as you can. Scorpio, we know this sounds irritating, but it’s necessary work that will clear the channels for you to feel free and enlivened again. Just because we ignore something doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Mars is in “detriment” in Libra, a weakened position for the warrior planet since Libra is the sign of peace. The uneasy combo can make it hard to chill out. People will be passive-aggressive, even whiny, and you might find yourself consumed by stressful thoughts. Put in extra measures to power down at night, making a firm “devices and lights off” time and having supportive people (whether friends, therapists or healers) lined up if you’re processing any heavy emotions or confronting some grief that you pushed aside.
The Pisces full moon on September 20 sets passion ablaze
Get a room, Scorpio! On September 20, the annual Pisces full moon blooms in your passionate fifth house. Sure it might be Monday, but you don’t have to let those lusty feelings go to waste. Your creativity will also be at peak levels, so answer the call of the muse. Throwing paint on a canvas or dancing like there’s no tomorrow: Whatever unblocks the stuck energy will do! And if it’s pure frustration you need to unload, smacking a pillow or a punching bag could be your perfect full-moon rage-releaser ritual.
A budding romance that sparked up around the March 13 Pisces new moon could turn into a real-deal fall affair now. Will you make it to cuffing season or a full-fledged commitment? That remains to be seen. But there’s no better way to find out than to lose yourself to some all-consuming feelings!
Libra season starts September 22
Slip under the radar from September 22 on, when the Sun sinks into Libra and your twelfth house of closure, healing and rest. You’ll be ready for a sweet escape now, and it might be “destination: mattress” during this sleepy four-week cycle. Conserve your energy and focus on tying up loose ends before your birthday—and Scorpio season!
Mercury is retrograde in Libra on September 27
Time to close the chapter on one book so you can inscribe a new one? Mercury will be retrograde in Libra and your twelfth house of healing, closure and release from September 27 to October 18. With the analytical planet reversing through your subconscious sector, it can be a fruitful time to sort through mental baggage and shed limiting beliefs, perhaps with the help of a therapist or coach. Dare to go there—and free yourself of those emotional demons. But know that in the process, old fears and trust issues can surface.
You may find yourself having a “healing crisis”—in other words, a storm surge of old feelings and repressed gunk that comes up when we finally decide to confront buried issues. Be extremely gentle with yourself now, Scorpio. You’re moving through some important emotions, and if you feel off-center, this is part of regaining your balance. Just be sure you have enough support around you. You don’t have to do it alone!