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Horoscopes September 2017

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The collective monthly overview includes reference to planetary transits and aspects for additional detail, while the individual zodiac horoscopes focus on transit effects and actions.  Read for your rising sign if you know it and/or your sun sign. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new horoscopes are released.

Congratulations babes: we survived the total solar eclipse, the great astrological and astronomical climax of 2017! So many people were in awe of our sky for the first time, wowed by our human insignificance on this tiny planet orbiting our Sun. Perhaps it’s our busy modern life and bright lights that keep us from wondering about humanity’s place in the greater universe. Whether you watched it with others or alone, meditated or danced, cried or hollered, the total solar eclipse was truly a magical event. And it isn’t over yet: astrologically we will be seeing and feeling eclipse vibes reverberate for the next six months to two years as eclipses along the Leo-Aquarius polarity continue.

Moving out of warm, dramatic Leo and into critical, detail-oriented Virgo could feel like the grounding we need to get things done. It could also feel like we are left to organize and clean up the afterbirth of a messy eclipse season. As we collectively ease into fall, the days become shorter. Light is diminished, temperatures start to cool and plants begin to die. September offers the shift of Mercury, Venus and Mars into accommodating Virgo. The Sun moves into Libra signaling the autumn equinox and providing a breath of fresh air. As we step towards the darkness of winter, we must do the methodical, analytical Virgo work of attending to our health and healing and refining our vision of a more just and equitable world.

Astro pro tip: if you’re interested in a more detailed list of dates when planets change signs this month, scroll down to the end of the horoscopes.


ARIES RISING (OR ARIES SUN)

Life is disruptive, messy, yet we survive and continue on. We must grow and shift and constantly shed outdated skin in order to not be trapped in our past. Life is so short, and you my dear fire princess have no need to pretend to be who you are not. Consider the beginning of the month to be the last zing of heat this summer and take advantage of your energy and enthusiasm. Exuberant fire energy burns bright in your house of pleasure and creativity during the first half of September, but as planets move from Leo to Virgo mid-month you will find yourself brought back down to earth, focused on the practical mundane details of daily life. Utilize the Virgo new moon on September 19 to set a new intention around your health, chores, to-do lists, or service to others.

TAURUS RISING (OR TAURUS SUN)

Change is painful but remaining stagnant can be even worse. You may have spent the last few months getting so caught up in what’s going on underneath the surface that your path forward looks like a blur. Your challenge is balance, dear stubborn one: you cannot let the internal life override the external, or vice versa. Find ways to honor where you come from without forgetting where you are headed. With so much planetary action in your house of creativity and joy, this month provides many opportunities for creative analysis, joyful categorizing and sexy data. The neurotic Virgo new moon on September 19 is the perfect time to start a new project or love affair to keep you warm this winter.

GEMINI RISING (OR GEMINI SUN)

Tell me about your plans to put love into action, chatty Cathy. Tell me about your ideas and dreams for these months ahead. Tell me about your experiences, lessons, and heartbreaks that have unraveled over this beautiful-yet-hard summer. As Mercury moves retrograde from Virgo back into Leo during the first eight days of September, revisit or reinterpret themes that came up for you during the total solar eclipse. Who or what is calling to you now? How can you lean into love and act on your values in daily life? Mercury stations direct on September 5 and swiftly moves into efficient Virgo on September 9. Spend the last half of the month revisiting or renegotiating issues related to home, family, and who or where you come from.

CANCER RISING (OR CANCER SUN)

Life keeps moving, even though the ground beneath you is shifting quicker than you can keep up. This month, breathe new life into your written and verbal self-expression. Dust off that old journal, start a podcast, blog about your passions or begin a daily letter writing practice. Transform your inner voice into something that can be shared with those around you and see if projecting your voice into the void helps you feel heard in new ways. As we move away from the light and towards winter darkness, methodical and practical communication has the potential to transform old ideas and patterns. If you feel lost or disconnected from your voice, draw divine feminine inspiration from the full moon in Pisces on September 6. It’s easy to get lost in the mundane details of what we already know; call upon the fluidity and permeability of mutable water to help you dream up new ways to survive.

LEO RISING (OR LEO SUN)

The term “self-care” is overused and misunderstood as it becomes more common vernacular in our capitalist U.S. culture, but I want to encourage you to care for yourself honestly and deeply this month. With sensual Venus in your house of self and identity, find ways to fall in love with the very essence of you. Buy yourself flowers. Take yourself on long romantic walks on the beach. Enchant yourself with the tender flirty Leo passion that you usually save for others. On September 12, warm-hearted Venus and truth-seeking Saturn support you in setting loving boundaries for yourself and others. When you put to rest outdated versions of yourself, you free up opportunities for deeper self-acceptance.

VIRGO RISING (OR VIRGO SUN)

Out of the darkness and into the light, out of the past and into the present: this is the time to finally get the clarity you’ve been seeking. Leo season was too hot, too explosive, too grandiose for your taste. This month trust your instinct. Pay attention to your center, your guts. It is time to share the creative process you’ve been devoted to with others, breathing new joy and imagination into your art. As Mercury stations direct on September 5th, the same day Mars moves into your house of self, beware of inflammation and overdoing it. Yes your vitality is high, but you are not immune from burnout. Put your plans into motion, but include rest and recovery time into those plans.

LIBRA RISING (OR LIBRA SUN)

The world needs you harmonious honey, not the things you provide for others. Self-sacrifice comes easy but this is no time to play the martyr. Spend this month paying attention to how much you agree to take on the work that belongs to others; saying no can save you from feeling spiteful and overburdened when you’re alone with an endless to-do list. What actions can you take to fine-tune the balance between personal satisfaction and responsibility to the greater good? Tap into the intuitive Pisces full moon on September 6 to celebrate physical or spiritual healing that you’ve accomplished over the last few months. Look back and notice if/how your emotional boundaries have shifted since the Pisces new moon in February. Release the minute details and go with the flow rather than trying to control your next move.

SCORPIO RISING (OR SCORPIO SUN)

As the heightened joys of summer fun come to a close, tune in to the needs of your community. Who are the people around you? Who are your neighbors, collaborators, friends and colleagues? Where can you connect with your networks to fulfill social needs? The Virgo new moon on September 19 marks the beginning of a new chapter in service to groups and coalitions. Now is the time to slowly embark on new community-based activities, such as bringing together and caring for burnt out activists and marginalized people. Your ability to see in the dark is a gift, but your personal power becomes even more potent when you share and utilize your gifts for greater community healing.

SAGITTARIUS RISING (OR SAGITTARIUS SUN)

September promises to be a stimulating month for your career or public-facing role. Your professional identity benefits from meticulous activities that seem daunting, like balancing checkbooks or creating new Excel spreadsheets to organize information more efficiently. Transformation doesn’t always happen during solo meditation practices and silent retreats, so keep your eyes open for opportunities to transcend beyond your current state. Stay focused and don’t fall into a trap of self-criticism and the outcome will enhance your personal sense of worth, as well as your finances. Set Virgo new moon wishes around work goals or aspirations that you’d like to accomplish over the next six months.

CAPRICORN RISING (OR CAPRICORN SUN)

There is no right way to be spiritual. Religious perfectionism and a philosophy based on flawlessness are difficult to manifest in our complex world. Seeking deeper meaning or truth will become your focus this month, but it’s time to reconcile your fear of the messy, wild, chaotic realities. Writing or speaking about injustice you see around you can be a useful outlet for making sense of the madness. Imperfection is part of the process, part of growth and transformation. It’s painful to let others see beyond your perfect achievements, but your raw, truly authentic potential is within your grasp if you share your failures with others.

AQUARIUS RISING (OR AQUARIUS SUN)

Relationships with others, or just relating to humans in general, has been occupying much of your time lately, you lovely weirdo. Whether the eclipse torched your existing beliefs about relationships or reinforced your desire to be loved whole-heartedly, the power-play between self and other has been intense these past few months. Sweet Venus in fiery Leo will soothe some of the scars left by the Leo eclipse, but notice tension between your desire for unbridled freedom and your responsibility to partners or lovers. The Virgo new moon asks you to use critical reasoning and logic to battle internalized shame, taboo, fear and limitations. Facing and integrating your own shadow qualities will be highly productive in the coming months, especially if you have a detailed plan.

PISCES RISING (OR PISCES SUN)

As a sensitive water creature, you are deeply tuned in to the collective psyche. How have your energetic boundaries been strengthened or weakened by the solar eclipse? Have you noticed that you are fatigued by stress and anxiety that don’t actually belong to you? Take greater care of your health this month. Healing is not always linear, and we slip easily back into old familiar patterns that don’t actually take us where we need to go. Romance may take front and center this month, but don’t lose yourself in caretaking others. Throw a party for the September 6 full moon in Pisces, even if it’s just you and your cat; think back to the new moon eclipse in February 2017 and celebrate on all you’ve accomplished since in then.


Notes on planetary ingresses (i.e. when planets move sign) and new/full moon details for September:

September 5: Mercury stations direct at 29 degrees Leo, which is where the solar eclipse occurred last month. Prepare to revisit or return to things that were coming up for you at the end of last month.

September 5: Mars moves into Virgo. Beware of getting stuck in cycles of passive-aggressive nagging and criticism.

September 6: Full Moon in Pisces. This full moon connects with Neptune, the planet that aches for escapism and surrender. Find ways to tap into deeper consciousness and collective dreams.

September 9: Mercury moves into Virgo. After spending some of June and all of August in Virgo, Mercury now returns to retrace their footsteps.

September 19: Venus moves into Virgo. Time to get serious about your values and find ways to serve the greater good. If you’ve been meaning to volunteer, attend an anti-racism rally or fundraise for a friend in need, now is the time to get started.

September 19: New Moon in Virgo. This new moon offers a chance to get down to the nitty gritty details. If you need a clean slate to help you move forward and put thoughts into action, Moon and Sun in Virgo will support a more detailed critical analysis.

September 22: Sun moves into Libra. Happy Autumn Equinox! Libra is ruled by the scales, aiming for harmony and justice. Find ways to celebrate the light and dark, which are in balance today.


ABOUT KELSEY:

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Deep Sea Astrology is Kelsey Branca, a multi-faceted queer femme astrologer. She has been studying astrology since she was a teen and completed the PSA 2nd-year-program in 2016. Kelsey's astrology practice incorporates an anti-oppression framework and she is committed to uplifting marginalized voices and dismantling racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, cissexism, etc. that is pervasive in astrology communities and beyond. Find her sporadic astro writing on Instagram @deepseaastrology or contact her for a collaborative reading at deepseaastrology@gmail.com or Deep Sea Astrology on Facebook.

Horoscopes June 2017

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We are all seeking relief in these difficult times. While June may or may not bring the things that you crave, it will offer significant shifts in the astro weather, beginning with with strong fire and air energies and ending with deep watery depths. As three planets move into Cancer this month, remember that the crab can be emotive and moody while remaining sympathetic and nurturing. This cardinal water sign swims in the Yin undercurrent of our subconscious desires. Cancer’s vulnerability and nostalgia are not valued under our capitalist society that dictates production and action at any cost, so we often disregard the strengths of this archetype. Cancer season brings familial love and connection, as well as deep healing potential. Remember to indulge your senses (smell, hear, taste, see and touch) as we move towards the initiation of summer and Cancer season.

  • June 9th: The Full Moon in Sagittarius seeks to connect us to our deepest truth, no matter how bitter it may under Saturn’s influence. Jupiter in Libra stations direct the same day, moving us forward as we seek abundance and growth through our connection to others.
  • June 16th: Neptune stations retrograde and hours later the Moon meets Neptune in Pisces. Use the energy of this day to dream up utopias for future generations, and use Saturn’s structure to refine these dreams and guide you to action. 
  • June 20th: The Summer Solstice signifies the start of Cancer season as the Sun moves into the sign of the crab.
  • June 21st: Mercury moves into Cancer, joining Mars and Sun in the sign of the moody healer. With three planets in Cancer, opposing Pluto in Capricorn, the collective is called to nurture and protect our roots.
  • June 23rd: The New Moon in Cancer represents a major opportunity for healing, receiving messages from our deep subconscious, planting an intention or establishing a new goal for the rest of 2017. What needs to be nurtured, replenished and emotionally tended to at this time?

 ARIES RISING (OR ARIES SUN) 

Unpredictable and rebellious Uranus has been in hotheaded Aries since 2011, asking you to redefine how you show up in the world. Think back: have you rediscovered yourself in unexpected ways? Perhaps the shift has been shocking and uncomfortable, or perhaps breaking tradition has freed your inner rebel. In any case, the month begins with charming Venus colliding with electric Uranus on June 3rd, providing an “a-ha” moment about what you love and hold dear. With grounded Saturn refining your worldview, the way to learn your limits is to toe the line between theory and practice. Do you have the courage to invoke radical self-love, unpredictable courage or electric desire? Beware of the poorly expressed side of Venus in Aries which can act on selfish impulse instead of honoring true values. 

TAURUS RISING (OR TAURUS SUN) 

This may sound boring, but bear with me my humble babes, as you often find joy in the mundane. This is the month for taking inventory of your stuff: your money, your belongings and your wealth. Every knick-knack, every childhood birthday card and every priceless, thrifted treasure. Don’t forget to examine internal gifts, talents or skills with gentle curiosity. Take a look at what you treasure and what you have carried from one home to the next. Multifaceted Mercury will be at home in fast moving Gemini June 6th through June 20th, bringing the gift of curiosity over “stuff” of all kinds. This ability to relate to the world around you will be enhanced by high femme queen Venus as she moves into Taurus on June 6th. In this sign, Venus asks you to take advantage of this ability to collect and transmute information, attract others and rediscover the pleasures in life. 

GEMINI RISING (OR GEMINI SUN) 

Stern Saturn has been in your house of relationships since December 2014, helping you structure, define and refine your beliefs about relating to others. Remember astro newbies: when I say “relationships” I’m not just talking romantic monogamous partners; I’m talking roommates, close friendships, lovers and beloved co-workers and the people who drive you to the airport and bring you comfort foods when you’re ill. As the bright summer Sun and versatile Mercury move through your first house of self this month, watch out for conflicts or tensions between self-expression and the expectations you have for others.  This will be especially true from June 14th through June 18th. Remember that your dualistic nature is a gift, allowing you to see these issues from all sides.   

CANCER RISING (OR CANCER SUN)

As a lunar babe, you’re a big ball ‘o feels, but let’s not pretend those feelings are all gentle and kind. Assertive warrior Mars moves into sidestepping Cancer on June 4th and stays there until July 20th. The collective vibe will be irritable, self-protective and sensitive. You might feel called to protect yourself and fight for self-preservation. There are lots of ways to fight: maybe you withdraw and stay inside with Netflix and something to snuggle in order to defend that inner tenderness, or maybe you fight with Mars energy and uncover a new way to assert yourself. As you channel your gut impulses, remember that Mars in hard-shelled Cancer can use emotional waters to cut others down and drown them. Water power is passive, but it’s also erosive, especially when colluding with destructive Pluto and limiting Saturn.  

LEO RISING (OR LEO SUN) 

I know you love play more than most, my bright kitten. Your fun has been somewhat more serious since the end of 2014, with Saturn in your house of fun, sex  and creativity. Rigid Saturn in freedom loving Sagittarius has been your guide in refining your creative vision, while Uranus moves through your house of philosophy and worldview. How has your awareness been expanded? How has it offered you insights into things you never could have anticipated? How can you remain flexible and allow spirituality and theory to unfurl before you? Use your charm, fueled by Venus in Taurus, after June 6th to favorably influence your public life with beauty and harmony. Now is a wonderful opportunity to build a relationship with a mentor or to get guidance about the work you’re here to do. 

VIRGO RISING (OR VIRGO SUN) 

We all know you can be a little uptight, Virgo, but your ability to plan, calculate and dissect helps you get what you need in this earthly realm. Early in the month, take advantage of giantess Jupiter in balanced Libra expanding your values, money and financial resources. From June 6th to June 19th, the bright Sun and charming Mercury in Gemini in your house of career and public life give you a great opportunity to ask for what you want out of your career. If it makes sense, ask for a raise or increase your sliding scale rate for your healing arts practice. As Mars moves into sensitive Cancer on June 20th, tap into your nurturing nature when working in groups. Work with others to meet your goals and find ways to engage in social justice work in your community. 

LIBRA RISING (OR LIBRA SUN) 

You are skilled at the balancing act of pleasing others and making new friends, harmonious honey, but what moves you? What issues or causes push you to own your perspective on justice? How can you expand your awareness and lend your relational gifts globally or in your own neighborhood association? On June 9th, Jupiter starts to move direct, supporting the integration of what you have learned since the giant planet started her retrograde journey in February 2017. Now is the time to recognize your gifts and apply them. Lead with your beautiful heart and don’t downplay your talents. Self-love and self-appreciation are important at this time. If you’re still not sure what I’m talking about, you may gain some clarity when erratic Uranus and tenderhearted Venus collide in Aries on June 3rd, bringing an unexpected replay of some you-vs-me energy.  

SCORPIO RISING (OR SCORPIO SUN) 

What do you believe, you powerful creature? What is truth and what is not? What philosophies do you value and which belief systems are you ready to retire? Expansive Jupiter has been sitting in your house of hidden or subconscious affairs since September 2016 and will stay there until October 2017. You are much less ego-driven at this time, and your ability to empathize has increased. Whether you are strongly drawn to the occult, the church or the academic institutions, look for connection to higher knowledge. As Mars moves into your house of educational systems and collective knowledge on June 4th, be careful not to confuse yourself with your ideologies; you are more than what you believe. 

SAGITTARIUS RISING (OR SAGITTARIUS SUN) 

All work and no play is pretty boring, my daring darling. It's time to celebrate where you’re at right now. Even if you're far from your goal, the first half of June presents some lovely opportunities to stop thinking and start doing. During the early hours of June 3rd, sweet yet salty Venus in Aries meets up with unexpected Uranus. If you’re able, set this day aside for something self-indulgent or leave it open to the unexpected. The first weekend of the month will provide opportunities to pursue a creative, fun hobby or help playfully transform some of the hard work that has consumed you. You can’t push blindly forward without sitting down and digesting your experiences first. Reflect on where you’ve come from and give yourself a pat on the back.  

CAPRICORN RISING (OR CAPRICORN SUN) 

There are plenty of opportunities for power struggles, so treat yourself to a little Venus in Taurus style pampering this month; the pleasures of self-care are a necessity, not a luxury. As three quick moving planets move into caring Cancer, you may find your energies focused on others in your life. On June 4th, impulsive Mars moves into Cancer, followed by the ego-led Sun and dualistic Mercury (June 20th and 21st). Depending on your personal natal chart, the shift from fire to water energy will be either a wet blanket or the cool drink of water you’ve been searching for. Find a healthy balance between self-neglect and self-obsession.  Don't let others control you. You’re a sturdy babe; find a way to embody the saying, “do no harm but take no shit.” 

AQUARIUS RISING (OR AQUARIUS SUN)

You insightful, brilliant genius friend: are you ready to get to work? The full moon in Sagittarius on June 9th will give you an opportunity to cut away the garbage and get to some deep healing with the support of your community. You are a visionary and this full moon will serve up  some harsh realities. It’s time to heal and stop avoiding the breakthrough you’re ready for.  Maybe your next step is to do the Saturn work of releasing emotions by tossing your ego into your daily routines and work. While Mars is in Cancer (June 4th through July 20th), you will find the fuel to get things done. Think of it as parenting yourself. Whatever the framework, it’s time to prioritize the activities, medications, routines or short-term fasts that aid you in freeing yourself from what plagues you.

PISCES RISING (OR PISCES SUN) 

Though this month will likely be tense, the Cancer new moon on June 23rd is just the thing to soothe your weary soul. With four planets in Cancer (the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars) in your house of self-expression, this new moon offers you a chance to truly heal from a deep soul wound or see a major paradigm shift. Seed new moon ideas and plans that you’d like to hatch in December 2017. During Cancer season, which begins on the new moon and lasts until July 22nd, find the self-love and self-acceptance you’ve been aching for. Be your most radiant self and find outlets for fun and play. Nurture the joy in your life.


About Kelsey:

Deep Sea Astrology is Kelsey Branca, a multi-faceted queer femme astrologer. She has been studying astrology since she was a teen and completed the PSA 2nd-year-program in 2016. Kelsey's astrology practice incorporates an anti-oppression framework and she is committed to uplifting marginalized voices and dismantling racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, cissexism, etc. that is pervasive in astrology communities and beyond. Find her sporadic astro writing on Instagram @deepseaastrology or contact her for a collaborative reading at deepseaastrology@gmail.com or Deep Sea Astrology on Facebook.