Written by: Crystal Kouns
Virgo (August 24-September 22): Happy Birthday, Virgo! This is your month to rest, retreat and revise your plans. This month will ask that you relax and review everything that has happened over the last year. It’s time to empty the trash bins, clean out your closets and make peace with any past ghosts. The start of this month will find you in retreat mode, which will aid you in building your strength to tackle the upcoming New Year. This month will prepare you for educational and career pursuits that will lead you to a rewarding end. If you’ve felt like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, don’t fear; it’s coming! This is also a month to review your past relationships. If you’ve been giving and not receiving, it’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses and move on. The cosmos has a plan for your future happiness and it’s time to clear your path of any distractions that no longer fit the new you. For single Virgos, this month is a great time to partner off with someone that is gentle, poetic, and perhaps long-term. Towards the end of the month, your energy levels will be restored and you should come out of hiding to socialize with people. You’ve learned a lot and people need to hear your words of wisdom. To paraphrase Stephen King, “All work and no play makes Virgo a dull person.”
Aries (March 21-April 19): Don’t be surprised this month if something you were hoping for doesn’t happen. It might be disappointing, but every dark cloud has a silver lining. Relationships this month will be intense and somewhat disappointing if you haven’t learned over the summer what and whom you want. This month will test everything you have learned over the summer about interpersonal communications. Did you voice your concerns or did you conceal how you felt? Did you yell, scream and cry when you should have been listening? If you did learn how to communicate with those closest to you, then you’ll find yourself surrounded by people willing to understand you. This month will also test your chosen path. If you find that there are too many obstacles in your way, then the only way through them is to use your sheer determination and devotion.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): This month will keep you on your toes! The pace of career and education will keep you busy until the middle of the month, but don’t forget to strike a balance between work and play. Romance is extremely positive this month, with those already coupled establishing a deeper, more meaningful connection. Single bulls will find themselves spoiled for choice, but be careful: under these stars, the connection might not be long-lasting. The bulls will find that any miscommunications or misunderstandings with family members will be resolved after the 19th of the month. It’s a time to forgive and heal any underlying riffs with important family members. Home is where the heart is, and this month your focus will remain on domestic issues. It’s time to start planning for your future and learning to “walk the talk.”
Gemini (May 21-June20): This should be a happy month for you, Gemini. Most Geminis have experienced happiness through partnerships during the summer months and those that broke up gained a sense of relief and freedom from stagnating relationships. If you’ve found yourself bored in a current relationship, then it’s time to communicate Gemini-style. Instead of seeking greener pastures, it’s best to attempt to make your current relationships work before you jump ship. It’s time to take a new approach to relationships, and this is what the summer has been trying to teach you. All you single Geminis will find love through an upbeat and energetic approach. All it takes is a good conversation to attract new and interesting companions. This month also requires that you be careful in your spending habits. It’s time to watch those pennies and to make sure that your idea merges with your reality.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): You’ve had a wild ride over the last several months, Cancer, but September should increase your optimism. This is a great month for singles to start a significant love relationship. Be sure to make yourself available to any potential suitors. If you’re already in a committed relationship, it’s time to start thinking about new beginnings, either by moving the relationship up a notch or by relating to one another on a higher level. It’s time to express yourself and to stop holding back what you truly feel. This month will send you a few surprises of fortune, so don’t be shocked if you get a raise or a new job. The cosmos knows you’ve been working hard and it’s time to get your just deserts. These gifts might not always be financial. So, you may not get that raise, but you may manage to meet the girl or guy of your dreams!
Leo (July 23-August 23): This month is all about victory, Leo, but be careful where you place your trust. There might be one person who surfaces as a supporter but who is, in reality, envious of you. This is a great month to trust your instincts, because you’re so in tune with yourself this month. When it comes to relationships, you might have some doubts about your current relationship. This is a great time to take stock of how you feel and why you feel this way. If you’re single and you’ve been spending most of your time by yourself, it’s time to get out and mingle with your friends. Your newfound confidence will attract potential suitors like moths to a flame. You’ll find yourself paying more attention to your finances this year and taking stock of your future worth. You might even find money you didn’t know about. It’s all good, Leo.
Libra (September 23-October 22): This month you can look forward to at least one pleasant reunion with someone or something that you’ve been apart from for some time. You should feel a sense of support from your friends and family this month. These individuals have supported you through a difficult summer and remain your strongest links through September. If you’re in a committed relationship, you might find that money becomes an issue in the relationship. Either you’re not making enough or they are not making enough. Attempt to find a compromise. If you’re single, you can meet new possibilities through friends and groups. Do your best not to evaluate someone’s worth based on their paychecks. Money issues will remain, but towards the end of the month, you’ll find the means to increase your wealth. This month will teach you what you should truly be “valuing,” and it’s not money. It’s all about balance, Libra, so start now and you can enjoy a rocking birthday in October.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Scorpio has been pushing hard and fast during the summer months, but remember that the tortoise had staying power. This month requires that you stop long enough to pay attention to the concerns of loved ones. Scorpio hates criticism, but it is essential that you listen, because you’ve been missing something. In relationships this month you’ll experience a push/pull effect, and conflict could arise. You need to stop and listen in order to understand what’s being asked of you. You’ve been running at such high speeds that you’ve zipped past some important details. Singles need to take time to get out and mingle this month in order to find a suitable companion. If you find yourself in a pinch, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Do your best not to spend too much or to overextend yourself financially. It could bite back when you least expect it.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): This month will continue its focus on your most personal relationships. If it’s not working, find out why—and if you’re undecided, it’s time to commit. The cosmos is forcing you to relate to your significant other in ways you’ve often refused to. It’s time to commit or quit, Sag. It’s time to address any issues you might have regarding commitment. The cosmos wants you to understand that “two heads are better than one.” It’s time to deal with guilt, and with any mistakes you’ve made in relationships. This month is geared towards improving and pairing you off. These partnerships will lead you down a road of happiness and success. Once you’ve learned your lessons and paid your dues, life will be one sweet roller coaster ride. You’ll be working hard for your money this month, but money can’t buy you love, and that’s what September is all about: love.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): This month you might be disappointed by people and situations that are no longer there for you in the same way. If you’re in a relationship, it’s time to stop focusing on how to change your partner. Either accept them for who they are or simply move on. This month you’re more focused on how you can continue to improve your resources. You’ve spent most of the year trying to solidify your plans and this month requires that you continue on this path. You’ll continue to be a busy bee with career and educational pursuits, but this is where you’ll reap all the rewards. Although you’ll be occupied with your future, don’t forget to take the time to stop and communicate with those dearest to you. You’ll find that some individuals will need your advice this month, and even though you’ll be living in the fast lane, you can pull off long enough to help someone in need.
Aquarius (January 20-Feburary 19): If you’ve ever needed some time to think and reflect, this is the month to do it. Find some time to take a five-minute walk or just spend some time reading and reflecting. There is a good possibility that someone from a past romance will reenter your life in the hopes of rekindling an old affair. You have to ask yourself, is this something you really want? Relationships this month are not a priority for you, but you have a nice opportunity to review your behaviors from past relationships. How did you behave? Were you so focused on other issues that you failed to notice someone wanting your attention? This month will see you focus more on yourself than on anyone else. This is fine, as long as you keep your focus on what your future looks like and how you plan to achieve your desires. Be careful with your spending this month and refrain from taking any risky gambles.
Pisces (February 20- March20): This month you will focus on your spirituality. You’ll be reviewing your philosophies about life and love. You will focus on the ways in which you go about doing specific things. This type of reflection can aid you in achieving your goals this year. It will also help you redefine and fine-tune any rough edges around your general communication skills. You know what is expected of you, but it’s how you go about it that is up for review. Your relationships have taken on a dreamy quality, and while the stars promise love, it’s best to make sure you’re seeing your partners for who they really are. This year offered Pisces a chance to pair off with a soul mate, but it also placed a smokescreen around your relationships. It’s time to get real about what you really want, and who would really make your dreams come true. You have the best of both worlds this month, but be careful that you see people for who they really are.