Bring on the dynamic duos! The Sun is in Virgo, your seventh house of one-on-one relationships, until September 23, putting your focus on companionship and harmony in both business and personal spheres. Boosting your desire to join forces, growth-oriented Jupiter is also spending its first full month in Virgo after entering this partnership-driven zone on August 11, 2015, where it will traverse until September 9, 2016. For the next year, you could start to see just how freeing and expansive a healthy relationship can be!
September is a bustling month in the stars, with two game-changing eclipses (a Virgo solar eclipse and an Aries lunar eclipse) shaking up the status quo. Thoughtful Mercury goes retrograde (backward), while magnetic Venus and transformational Pluto correct course and end their reverse commutes. Whew—you won't know if you're swimming upstream or downstream as the tides change, Pisces! Forewarned is forearmed, of course, so prepare yourself to just…go with the flow. As if that weren't enough, serious Saturn will also change signs and settle into Sagittarius for the next two years, bringing structure to your tenth house of career and long-term goals. Most of this happens in the second half of September, so squeeze in one last beach weekend while you can!
The air gets charged around September 13, with the first of September’s TWO eclipses. This one, a partial new moon (solar) eclipse in Virgo, hits your seventh house of cooperation and interpersonal relationships. You could meet someone new rather abruptly, or initiate talks to make a current union stronger. This is the first eclipse occurring in Virgo in a series on the Pisces/Virgo axis that kicked off on March 20 (with a Pisces solar total eclipse in your first house of self). Running through 2017, this series will help revamp your personal identity and one-on-one relationships: Striking the proper balance between “me” and “we” is your mission for the next couple years. Before you can effectively form your dynamic duo, you need to get clear on who you are and how you interface with the world. Any old tics—people-pleasing, martyrdom or even hiding the truth—will be shaken loose so you can be more authentically yourself—and therefore attract relationships (or build current ones) based more on who you REALLY are. Illusions begone!
Be vigilant with your finances from September 17-October 9, when communicator Mercury turns retrograde (backward) in Libra, your eighth house of shared wealth and assets. Mercury does backspins three to four times a year, foiling interpersonal matters, technology and travel. During this particular cycle, you could have issues around shared finances and joint ventures. The devil's in the details for the next three weeks, Pisces. Comb through your budgets, statements and records with a keen eye to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Take action if you notice weird activity on your bank account; change your passwords and guard against hacking and identity theft. You may also find that communication with a close partner—whether an investor, a coworker or your mate—goes off the rails. Don't let a misunderstanding go unaddressed, especially if it involves money or some shared part of your life. Old jealousy and possessiveness could flare up during this emotional Mercury cycle. If you're buying or selling a home, see if you can put off the closing until mid-October, when it's more favorable to sign papers.
Also on the 17th, structured Saturn reenters Sagittarius, your tenth house of achievement and professional recognition. At the end of last year, taskmaster Saturn moved into Sagittarius for the first time since 1988, making you more aware of your current career trajectory—and, especially, of any need to correct it. The first half of 2015 may have had a special focus on long-term plans and how you use discipline to achieve your loftiest goals. Your work may also have slowed down or met obstacles as cautious Saturn hit the brakes.
On June 14, Saturn backed into Scorpio for a brief final visit to your ninth house of expansion. Now, Saturn settles into Sagittarius until December 19, 2017, so get ready to hunker down for the long haul and pay your dues on the career front. Saturn in Scorpio gave you a glimpse of the glittering possibilities and opportunities out there. Now, if you put in the work, you can actually get your dreams into gear! Do you want a new job, or a new career entirely? Are you seeking more prestige or a hefty raise? If so, get ready for some late nights at your desk—Saturn will really make you earn any accolades you receive; it will be hard-won, but the final applause will be genuine! Nothing happens overnight under Saturn's gaze, but if you work hard, the status bump will follow in due time. If you have any lingering father issues, you could find yourself working through those, too. Expect relationships with the significant men in your life to go through a slow and steady transformation. You might even tap an expert for help—maybe a trusted therapist or a coach. Learning how to advocate on your own behalf will bring your dreams and aspirations to exciting new heights.
After September 23, you're feeling more internal, as the Sun moves into Libra, your eighth house of soul-merging and joint efforts, staying for a month. During this period, you'd much rather bond with your inner circle than go out dancing or attend any crowded events. With Mercury retrograde in this sector, you could find yourself looking back at past connections—ones that seemed meant to be, but, in fact, weren't. Don't make any big moves in love or business until after October 9, but spend time reflecting and processing any heavy emotions that have built up. This Mercury retrograde is an excellent period for research. If you’re going to ink any permanent mergers, it’s worth taking the time for due diligence.
The month closes on a financial note, as the September 27 total lunar (full moon) eclipse in Aries, your second house of earned income, gives your bottom line a boost. This is the last annual Aries lunar eclipse in a three-part series that started in October 2013. By now, you have a whole different take on your resources and how you build them for greater security. On the 27th, you could get great news about a raise, promotion or even a new job offer. If you have been saving your pennies, you could see great results. Why not celebrate with a well-considered splurge? The second house is always "quality over quantity," so dole out that cash on something classic that holds great value, i.e. a high-end piece of clothing or a trip to a swanky spa. Since eclipses herald big change, things could change with regard to your finances. Your company could downsize or a client could cancel your services. A colleague could also exit the scene. While it might cause temporary chaos, know that eclipses sweep away anything that no longer serves you. Something better is around the corner! Whatever the development, it might feel overwhelming at first, but in time you will see that there's one person/thing you can always rely on: Yourself. Take that to the bank, Pisces.