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Gemini horoscope for September 2023
With so many planets in the solar system either in retrograde motion or slowing down in order to either turn direct or retrograde, there won't be a lot of change this month with the Sun and the dwarf planet Ceres the only two that will end the month in a different part of your chart from where they began. This is something that is rare and with the planets all staying where they are at the start of the month, this means that from the start what you see is what you get and because the planets aren't rushing through, there is time to adjust. The one planet still at top speed is Mars, but because he only began his six and a half week visit to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart late last month, he will spend the whole month here.
This is definitely something that you can and will enjoy getting used to. Meanwhile, the two planets that have come to an absolute standstill are Venus and Jupiter, Venus ahead of her direct turn in your communication sector on 4th September and Jupiter because of his retrograde turn in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on 5th September. At the same time, slowing down is Mercury who is slowly applying the brakes ahead of his direct turn in your home and family sector on 15th September. Mercury is normally the fastest planet in the solar system, moving through in just 14 to 15 days and giving you just enough time to work with him to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open.
With the Sun in your home and family sector until 23rd September, no matter how long Mercury was here this would be an advantage, but even though he will turn direct on the same day as a New Moon on 15th September, he will spend the rest of the month here. Meanwhile, also applying the brakes is Pluto who in his last full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector is slowing down ahead of a direct turn early next month. Apart from the Sun, who will leave your home and family sector and return to a playful and creative part of your chart on 23rd September, the only planet to end the month in a different place from where they began is the dwarf planet Ceres, who on 16th September will leave a playful and creative part of your chart and return to your work sector.
Love & RomanceWhile the Sun's return to your romantic sector on 23rd September is the point in each year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto matters of the heart and all things romantic and always on the October solstice, the most romantically charged months of the year are not only already underway but you have been preparing for this for a long time. It was back in December that the dwarf planet Ceres returned to begin her first deep dive into your heart's needs and priorities in four years but with no other planetary activity here, when she left in March there was nothing to attach this to. This might be why she turned retrograde and in June returned for a second deep dive, this time in time to ensure that when she leaves on 16th September your romantic sector isn't empty and won't be for a long time.
Ceres' job is to help you understand your heart's needs and priorities, while the South Node's return in July began an 18 month visit that is putting the past into perspective. However, in terms of the most romantically charged months of 2023 this has only just begun, with Mars still in the early days of his first visit in two years as we move into the new month. Because Mars has only just returned, he will remain here all month and won't leave until 12th October, spending that whole time fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit. Thanks to Ceres, it is with a sense of your heart's needs and priorities from the start. Mars will still be here when the Sun returns on 23rd September, turning the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and the progress Mars will have made by then.
While the Moon's return from 16th September to 18th September and the only visit while Mars is here will be some of the most romantically charged days of the month, because it will move through before the Sun returns it will be when it returns next month that they will align to not only create a New Moon. Because the South Node is here this will be no ordinary New Moon but a total solar eclipse, with this month just the start of the most romantically charged months of 2023 and especially with Venus, the planet of love yet to return. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity in your relationship sector, the Moon's return from 21st September to 23rd September will be a valuable chance to check in. With Venus, the planet of love turning direct in your communication sector on 4th September, she will be on hand to give this a voice.
Business & CareerThe month not only begins with the Moon in your career sector but with a Full Moon here on 31st August still playing out. This was a Full Moon that will always fall in your career sector at this time of year but is the first in three decades with Saturn here at the time. While Neptune has been here since 2012 and Saturn's return in March has given them nearly six months to get accustomed to working together, as a Full Moon this can act as a major catalyst. With both Saturn and Neptune in retrograde motion but the Moon in direct motion, this includes the potential for unexpected new developments or a trigger for the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped professional potential.
This is also the Moon's first visit since the last planet left your work sector last month, so could also have implications on the job front as well. However, with the Moon gone by 2nd September and after a fairly dramatic start to the month, things will settle down after that and especially any professional pressure towards the end of last month. However, things won't remain quiet for the rest of the month and instead, you have two weeks to let the implications from the Full Moon to play out and for things to settle ahead of a small event with big implications. That in the scheme of things small event is the dwarf planet Ceres' return to your work sector on 16th September to begin her first deep dive into your needs and priorities on the job front in four years.
This isn't going to create any movement on the job front for this is more an internal experience. However, this is a chance to update your needs and priorities on the job front and especially when it comes to job satisfaction and a sense of purpose ahead of the Sun, Mercury and Mars' return next month. This is giving you a chance to get in before the busiest months of 2023 begin on 12th October. Giving you an early read on this will be the Moon's return to your work sector from 18th September to 21st September. Meanwhile, there could be some unexpected developments when the Moon comes full circle from that Full Moon in your career sector from 27th September to 29th September.
MoneyIt is less that the brakes have come on and more that as you move into September, on both sides of the financial fence there is no longer a need to have your foot on the gas. As Pluto moves into his final month in retrograde motion in your financial sector he is slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn on 9th October, with his speed gradually decreasing as the month progresses before ending the month at a standstill. However, a raft of support is keeping your financial confidence high while allowing you to welcome this as a chance to review and revise money matters. With Pluto not only turning direct next month but then leaving in January, this is buying you valuable time back at the drawing board.
You will get a better read on this when the Moon moves through your financial sector from 23rd September to 25th September. This is something that can fuel your financial confidence, instincts and imagination while giving you a better read on not just your financial situation and money matters but on Pluto, the planet of change and revolution's influence. Especially when it comes to anything that can be gained from looking back during this last visit while Pluto is in retrograde motion. Meanwhile, while there is no planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence, with the last planet having just left your income sector last month this is still fresh in your mind.
By the time you move into the new month the Moon hasn't yet made its first visit since the last planet left, so you are yet to tie up loose ends or firm things up moving forward. You will get that chance when the Moon moves through your income sector from 8th September to 11th September, something that will do more than just sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. This first visit since the last planet left will be a chance to bring all the different threads together, make sense of over five months of planetary activity and set a course moving forward. It helps that it is just five days later that the dwarf planet Ceres returns to begin the first planetary activity in your work sector this year.