In every sense of the word September is a breakthrough month and more so than is the case at this time every year. September is when the seasons turn and in the approach of the equinox there is always going to be a sense of change in the air, but this year this mirrors a massive cosmic shift as well, one that will take place on the 9th September. Yet just like the seasons themselves this doesn't happen overnight and while it is lucky Jupiter's departure from your work sector that passes the crown from work matters and onto your relationships, on both fronts there are forces preparing for the new era and making sure the old era doesn't suddenly drop off. On the work front, while your biggest and potential potentially successful year for work growth will technically end on the 9th September, with the Sun in your work sector until the 23rd September and Mercury until the 7th October, it will take several weeks to tie up loose ends and put things onto a sustainable path. At the same time, while a solar eclipse in your work sector on the 1st September creates the potential for major new beginnings, until the 22nd September the doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts, with a new professional push beginning on the 27th September. Yet while you await Jupiter's return to your relationship sector on the 9th September to begin your most important relationship year in over a decade Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships is already there, ensuring your heart is engaged from the get go.
While every month will see planets come and go and as the Sun tracks his way through your chart where the solar spotlight is directed will change as well, but this is the only month of 2016 where a planetary shift changes the dynamics of the year itself and it happens on the 9th September and for you the shift is extreme. Lucky Jupiter doesn't just bring his yearlong visit to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart to an end, but his return to your work sector kicks off the best, most important and most potentially expansive year for work opportunity, growth and success in over a decade. Until Venus' return on the 30th August there had been no planets in either of your professional houses for several months and with a combination of events playing out on the work and career fronts over the coming months and years, it means you'll have to wait another three years to find even a single day when, with no professional gods on duty you're able to take your professional hats off. With Venus preparing for Jupiter's return and the Sun returning to your work sector on the 23rd September, once new doors open on the work front life will become progressively busy. Yet with Mercury not only staying on in your romantic and creative sector until the 7th October but in retrograde motion until the 22nd September, holding the doors open to the past and second chances while a solar eclipse on the 1st September creates the potential for major new beginnings, the battle between playful and work forces will continue. From the get go make a balance between work and play a priority, as the balance of power shifts from one to the other.
There is a major shift in focus this month and for you this is going to change the dynamics of the year in a dramatic way, one there will be no going back from. September marks the end of an era, with Jupiter's yearlong visit to your home and family sector coming to an end on the 9th September and his return to your romantic and creative sector marking the start of a lucky year for love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. Yet just as we reach the equinox this month and the seasons gradually shift from one to the other, the same is happening with the stars. Jupiter's departure from your home and family sector on the 9th September will end the major focus on home, family and/or property matters, but with the Sun here until the 23rd September and Mercury not leaving until the 7th October, the domestic gods will stay around for a few more weeks to help you tie up loose ends, ensure the communication lines are open and make the kind of choices, decisions and plans that will put home and family matters on the track you want them to continue on. Yet Venus' return to your romantic and creative sector on the 30th August means that this new fun, colourful, creative and romantically charged year has already begun in all but name. Venus' time here will always bring some of the most romantically charged weeks of any year and it's under watch and before leaving on the 24th September, that this will morph into your biggest year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative in over a decade. This is something your relationships will benefit from as well.
To start with it looks like a challenge to find and maintain a balance between work and play is over, with busy work forces having won this round, however once challenges end only for another to take its place and once again, this is going to work to your advantage. Having aligned with Saturn in your work sector late last month, for the first time here in 28 years, Mars' work passions, fighting and competitive spirit not only come with the power to move mountains if you have to and not due to leave until the 27th September, this double dip visit is making this one of the busiest, but also potentially successful months of the year for work matters. With Venus not returning to your romantic and creative sector until the 25th September, it is only in Mars' final days that work and playful forces will once more battle for your attention. However, while Venus will see a familiar balance issue kick in, she'll spend the month until then highlighting another balance issue, that of work/life balance and this is set to become a dominant theme for the next 15 months. Venus' return to your home and family sector on the 30th August means that from the get go home is where the heart is and for a Cancerean, that's important and while the Sun will shift the solar spotlight onto home, family and/or property matters on the 23rd September, before then everything will have changed. It is under Venus' watch that lucky Jupiter will return to your home and family sector for the first time since 2005, kicking off your most important year for home, family and/or property matters in over a decade. The problem is the professional gods won't be too happy and not just because this is a busy month on the work front. The main complaint will come from Uranus, in retrograde motion in your career sector, with a series of oppositions over the coming months bringing any work/life balance issues to a head. The first will come when Venus and Uranus go head to head on the 18th/19th September, with both sides committed to turning any work/life balance tension or challenges this creates into a chance to start working on a permanent compromise.
The focus is firmly on income matters as you move into the new month and while this has something to do with the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your income sector, this only partly accounts for what you encounter. While the Sun will always shine the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year, what this doesn't normally reveal is lucky Jupiter in his final days, determined to leave as many parting gifts as possible. With Jupiter leaving your income sector and then not returning until 2027, this should create more urgency and especially around the time of a solar eclipse here on the 1st September, one that creates the potential for major new beginnings. What makes it all but impossible for any urgency to take hold, apart from the evidence that you have luck, fate and the money gods on your side, is that the 1st September is also Mercury's first full day in retrograde motion here and Ceres' first full day in retrograde motion in your career sector. With Pluto in retrograde motion in your work sector until the 27th September, Mercury until the 22nd September and Ceres all month, while the money gods are creating the potential for new income opportunities and for a real breakthrough, they have also teamed up to keep the doors to the past, second chances and untapped potential open across the income, work and career fronts. Yet forces in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart are working to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. In the meantime Venus begins the month in your communication sector, putting her here when Jupiter returns on the 9th September, beginning your most important year in over a decade for communication across the board but especially on the relationship front.
Whether your birthday falls in August or September, with the Sun in Virgo until the 23rd September this is always going to be your month. Until your birthday month runs its course this is when there is an opportunity for new beginnings and returning to your native energy, a chance to reclaim your power. Yet in no way can this be considered just an ordinary birthday month and with the launch into your new solar year this empowered, you're not just able to embrace the coming year but the future itself. The month begins with a solar eclipse in Virgo on the 1st September and a super charged version of the New Moon, which at some point during your birthday month gives you a chance to draw a line in the sand, seize new opportunities and commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. Yet as a solar eclipse this brings the element of fate and destiny into play and with lucky Jupiter leaving Virgo on the 9th September the gods are standing by, notepad and pens in hand, ready to write down your intentions for the coming decade. While a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion began last August, Jupiter has spent the last 12 months laying down foundations and planting seeds, but in his final days he's ready for the real journey to begin. While there will be support right through to the 7th October to finalise your game plan, much of what you're committing to will be decided in the first 10 days of the month. In the meantime, Jupiter's return to your income sector on the 9th September opens the door to the most potentially lucky, expansive and lucrative income year in over a decade, but also a year where you're able to take your power back across all the currencies in your life. Chances are you're already starting to ask 'what about me'?
In every way possible this is your month and there is a need to claim it as such from the get go, for this is not only the month that will witness the start of your birthday month and new solar year but the birth of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Jupiter doesn't return to Libra until the 9th September, so as you move into the new month you're in the closing days of a Jupiter cycle that began back in 2004, at the same time that the final weeks of your current solar year also call for reflection, looking back and closing old doors. These are always watershed weeks for you, a time for looking back as you prepare to move on, but this year you've reached a watershed period in your life. Yet this is something that has already begun, thanks to Venus' return to Libra on the 30th August, allowing you to move into the month with your heart already engaged and while you may have made wish lists in the past, new solar years don't usually come with such high odds of turning that wish list into reality. With Venus here when Jupiter returns on the 9th September and when the Sun returns on the 23rd September, a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion and a new 12 month solar year both begin with your heart telling you from the get go what you want. In a month that will see a lunar eclipse in your work sector on the 17th September give work matters a boost, just a week before Venus' return to your income sector on the 24th September opens the door to the most potentially lucrative weeks of 2016 and something special developing between the communication and relationship gods, from the get go, as new doors open this will impact almost every aspect of your life.
While one by one the planets are leaving your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, starting with Venus' departure late last month, followed by Jupiter on the 9th September, the Sun on the 23rd September and finally by Mercury early next month, this still stands as one of the most important months of 2016 for personal and professional networking, already the best and most important year in over a decade. Yet as each planet leaves a need for time to reflect, put out the 'do not disturb' sign and find time to hear yourself think will become stronger. While the 23rd September marks the start of the month long wind down of your old solar year, something that happens at this time of year and will often take the wind out of your sails, a more important and much longer wind down begins on the 9th September. This is when Jupiter returns to Libra and begins a 13 month mission to wind down a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion that began back in 2005. While it only takes the Sun a month to wind down a solar year, it takes Jupiter over a year, opening the door to a major review period. Already Venus is here and until returning to Scorpio on the 24th September will take your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, making time out to escape into your imagination, old memories and your daydreams a pleasant experience. This creates a desire for time to reflect, just as you begin the most important review phase in over a decade. However, if you think life is going to let you navel gaze your way through life think again, especially with so much still developing across the income and work fronts. However, with an active campaign to find a balance between work and play and work/life balance itself becoming more important in the final days of the month, working smarter and smart time management is fast becoming a must. Meanwhile, something special is developing on the friendship and relationship building fronts, with the communication and relationship gods coming together to hold the doors open to the past and second chances, especially when it comes to giving the past and unsaid words a voice.
If the professional gods have your attention from the get go that will be anything but news for you, for they have held your attention every month so far, but there are signs that they are losing their grip, though they're not going down without a fight. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your career sector, putting the solar spotlight on your career and professional situation, matters and options, his departure on the 23rd September not only takes that same spotlight away, but just days after Jupiter's departure on the 9th September brings your most empowered and important professional year in over a decade to an end. With Venus already gone but Mercury staying on until the 7th October, you've entered a phase where it's all about tying up loose ends and bringing everything together. Yet while a solar eclipse in your career sector on the 1st September creates the potential for major new beginnings, coincidently this is the first full day of a 22 day period where they are also open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts at the same time. Yet as the month progresses, as each planet leaves your career sector they will return to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, where something special is developing this month. Jupiter's return on the 9th September marks the start of the most important year for personal and professional networking in over a decade, with fate likely to see some important personal and professional connections forged over the coming months. Yet Venus' return on the 30th August means the laws of attraction and synchronicity are in effect from the get go, creating the potential for serendipitous moments and/or encounters. This is also an important month for taking your own power back, with a sense that you have the power to move mountains if you have to, in order to continue to strengthen and fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit throughout the month.
If this month had a catch cry or a slogan it would be 'the king is dead, long live the king', with one major rein coming to an end and another rein starting, with the transition from one to the other not only smoothly and deceptively easy, but it has already begun. A major rein comes to an end with Jupiter's 13 month visit to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery coming to an end on the 9th September, having done all he can to expand your world view, your sense of what you want from life and of what's possible. Yet as one rein ends another immediately begins and in this case, Jupiter's return to your career sector creates the start of your most important professional year in over a decade, one that will see the potential for professional success, growth and expansion flower over the next 15 months. Across all your personal and professional goals and ambitions a new sense of competitiveness is being born, one that will ultimately give you both the drive to reach new heights and increase your chances of success. Yet while Jupiter will be in an adventurous part of your chart one minute and in your career sector the next, the transition from one to the other isn't that extreme and it has already begun. It began with Venus' return to your career sector on the 30th August, allowing you to move into the month with your professional confidence, desires and expectations fuelled. This puts Venus here when Jupiter returns and as once she leaves on the 24th September they won't meet up here again for another 12 years, their time here is more important than you realise. From the 9th September to the 24th September the planets of attraction and luck will work together to lay down the blueprints for your biggest professional year in over a decade and with the Sun not returning until the 23rd September, the reality checks can wait until then. Yet while your professional star is on the rise, with the Sun in an adventurous part of your chart until the 23rd September and Mercury until the 7th October, the spirit of adventure will remain in play all month.
Update your passport, clear your schedule and open your mind to life's options, for you're about to enter one of the most exciting years in over a decade, a year full of the potential for travel, learning and discovery, but most importantly for moving out of your comfort zone. Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion is the most powerful planet in the solar system and his departure from your financial sector on the 9th September not only brings a powerful and defining financial year to an end, but changes the whole dynamics of the year itself. 2016 can be categorised as life before the 9th September and life after the 9th September, for while many things will stay the same, where Jupiter goes life follows. While Jupiter will have a huge impact on any area of your chart he moves through and especially as he will always spend a year there, his biggest influence will be when he returns to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, something he will do once every 12 years. Jupiter rules this adventurous part of the chart and he's returning to bring experiences that no other planet moving through can. Yet even before Jupiter returns, with Venus here from the 30th August there is already a desire for more by the time you move into the new month, with a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure in the air from the get go. Yet while Jupiter's final days in your financial sector are all about looking at financial and money matters as a whole and getting a sense of what's possible, with the Sun here until the 23rd September, Mercury in retrograde motion until the 22nd September and not leaving until the 7th October, the money gods will stay on in order to tie up loose ends. Meanwhile, the 24th September will see the professional gods return to the field after a seven week absence, returning to bring home what they've already started.
That the focus will always be on your relationships at this time of year is a given, but not to the degree that it is this year. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your relationship sector, putting the solar spotlight on your relationships and refusing to let you stick your head in the sand. Yet with Jupiter bringing his yearlong visit to your relationship sector to an end on the 9th September, this coincides with the final days of your most important and potentially challenging relationship year in over a decade. Jupiter is the planet of luck and expansion, but you can be forgiven if this feels like anything but a lucky relationship year. Yet whether you realise it yet or not, the fact that your own needs refused to let your relationships change you has worked for both you and your relationships advantage. That battle between your personal and relationship needs will continue this month, coming to a head during a lunar eclipse in Pisces on the 17th September. Even if you wanted to and in the face of overwhelming relationship forces, compromising your personal truth has not been an option. This is not only shaping your current relationships but all your relationships moving forward, especially as the battle finally ends this month, with something real and authentic emerging. Yet the communication gods have a few tricks up their sleeves and an astonishing sense of timing. The 1st September plays host to a solar eclipse in your relationship sector and just eight days before Jupiter's departure holds the potential for major new beginnings or to draw a major new line in the sand, either way giving you a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead. Yet the 1st September is also Mercury, planet of communication's first full day in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and Ceres' first full day in retrograde motion in your communication sector, with the communication gods standing by ready to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. September also plays host to some game changing developments in the final months, with lucky Jupiter's return to your financial sector on the 9th September opening the door to your most important and potentially lucky and expansive year for money matters in over a decade.