Monthly Overview:

Welcome to your sentimental high season, Gemini! Until September 23, the Sun is in Virgo, your fourth house of home, family and roots, making you extra nostalgic. Spend time with your loved ones—your oldest friends, your favourite aunt, anyone with whom you share a substantial amount of genetic material. Women and children are particularly important with the Sun in your female-focused fourth house. It's a great time for nesting, decorating, whipping up your favourite comfort food recipes, even pulling out your favourite fall sweaters for those first chilly, pre-fall nights.

Home is definitely where your heart is for the foreseeable future: September is the first full month of lucky Jupiter’s 12-month tour of Virgo, which began on August 11 and lasts until September 9, 2016. Over the next year, your entire concept of what it means to feel “at home in the world” is set to expand in exciting ways. Maybe you’ll find a city that feels like your home-away-from-home. You could revamp your current digs—or even move. If you’re planning on expanding your family, this could be a fortuitous year for pregnancies and all things maternal! Practice your fondue recipe, Gemini, and collect the paint swatches. You’re ready to hunker down, homebody style.

But hold off before you rush off to register at Buy, Buy, Baby, or make fuzzy slippers your go-to footwear—September is a busy month, with two game-changing eclipses (a Virgo solar eclipse, and an Aries lunar eclipse), your ruling planet Mercury going retrograde (backward) while charming Venus and deep-digging Pluto correct course and power forward into speedy direct motion, and restrictive Saturn changing signs and settling in to Sagittarius for the next two years, activating your partnership sector. Whew! Much of this planetary activity happens in the second half of September, so fasten your seatbelt for this consolidated wild ride—and wile away these last carefree days of summer while you can!

The landscape changes with a September 13 partial solar (new moon) eclipse—the first Virgo eclipse in a series on the Pisces/Virgo axis, which began on March 20 (with a Pisces total solar eclipse) and will run through 2017. This two-year series touches down in the domestic fourth house and career-driven tenth house of your chart, revamping your whole approach to both your personal and professional lives. Translation: Get set for some big-time changes, as these two realms of your life anchor just about everything else.

Eclipses shake up our foundations and can bring a radical restructuring of the status quo. Virgo is the ruler of your fourth house, Gemini, so this eclipse directly effects the structure of your home and family, bringing sweeping changes to how and where you live, dynamics with relatives and your approach to family. Is it time to dance with your DNA a bit differently? As an adult, you don’t owe anyone anything—and once you realize that, you may be able to cherish these bonds from a lighter, freer (and less guilt-driven) perspective. The fourth house rules women and children, so a powerful female or an important young person could figure into this month’s page-turning events.

As if you’re not in the midst of enough transition, your ruling planet Mercury takes a retrograde (backward) spin through Libra, your fifth house of romance, drama and self-expression, from September 17-October 9. During this three-week period, you could be embroiled in a lover’s quarrel or just stymied by miscommunications with a mate or budding love interest. Watch out for ego-driven or knee-jerk reactions—chances are, it’s not even about you, Gemini. Do your best not to take things personally. Since retrogrades rule the past, you could see an ex or two resurface. Is it time to give it another chance…or to count your lucky stars that you let this person go? Only you know.

There's more love news on September 17, when structured Saturn reenters Sagittarius, your seventh house of one-on-one partnerships. Your free-spirited, famously non-committal sign is about to go to relationship boot camp! On December 23, 2014 serious Saturn moved into this zone of commitment, compromise and cooperation for the first time since 1988. Saturn did a brief, six-month stint here, and started to bring structure to the way you handle all interpersonal relationships. So the first half of 2015 may have been strong in these themes, e.g. maybe you started regular couple’s therapy or got down to the nitty-gritty of how you function as a twosome (and this was true for business duos as well). On June 14, Saturn backed into Scorpio for a final foray in your sixth house of health, wellness and organization. Now that you've mastered the art of self-care, Saturn settles back into Sagittarius until December 19, 2017. Get ready to roll up your sleeves on the partnership front! In business and personal unions, you’re learning how to negotiate and create equitable two-way streets. While the road to Blissville may feel bumpy, there’s a lot to be said for the satisfaction that comes from such hard work.

Lightening the mood, the Sun enters Libra and your fifth house of joie de vivre on September 23. For the next four weeks, take breaks from Saturn’s heavy, high-stakes influence and live a little! Kick up your Louboutin-clad heels and spend a spontaneous, glamorous night on the town. Having some carefree, unfettered fun will balance the emotional and responsible energy that the other planets are dishing out. Since the fifth house is decadent in nature, you may also want to splurge, perhaps on a driver for the night or a five-star dinner with your best friends. Romance is in the air, so don’t hold your true feelings back! Life is so much sweeter when shared (and if you’re not sharing…then what are you even doing?). 

Your Klout score skyrockets on September 27, when a total lunar eclipse in Aries shines its light on your eleventh house of community, popularity and belonging. Since October 2013, a series of eclipses on the Aries/Libra axis has been shaking up how you allow yourself to shine, both individually and as part of a larger whole. As part of this revamping process, you may have seen certain friendships fall away, or maybe you decided to focus on your unique gifts—including your immensely creative side. New friends and followers gravitated toward you, both IRL and on social media (the eleventh house rules technology). If any outworn group dynamics are still kicking around, they’ll probably get yanked away under the game-changing light of this eclipse—e.g., you can’t possibly maintain your “rep” as a party girl with a Snapchat account rivaling Kylie Jenner's while also spearheading a brilliant humanitarian campaign elsewhere! Your role as a star leader is on the rise; take advantage of this positive, enthusiastic influence and show off your truest, most authentic self—especially when it comes to your world-bettering causes.