Aries Monthly Horoscope

September 2023

There is a mix of the ordinary and the unexpected this month, but in a way that makes for what should be a good month. The most unexpected or unusual feature of September is the lack of movement. As we move into the new month there are only three planets in direct motion and only two planets will end the month in a different place from where they began. Considering that in some months we have had up to nine planetary shifts and planets moving forward at either normal or a faster than normal speed, this means that the solar system is slowing right down and that creates stability and a chance to catch our breath. One of the only planets moving forward at normal speed is Mars, but as he returned to your relationship sector late last month he will spend the whole month here, injecting his passion and drive into your relationships. This means that Mars will be here when the Sun returns on 23rd September, the point in each year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto your relationships. Meanwhile, the Sun will begin the month in your work sector, with the solar spotlight on your work situation and job matters until he leaves on 23rd September. It is having Mercury in retrograde motion here until 15th September that will keep this smart and intellectually savvy planet here all month. This will put Mercury in harmony with Pluto, who is in his last full month in your career sector and with Uranus, who turned retrograde in your income sector last month and Jupiter, who will turn retrograde there on 5th September. Also in retrograde motion as you move into the new month is Venus, with the planet of love’s longest retrograde phase in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart since 1810 finally coming to an end on 4th September. However, as is the case with the planets on the income, work and career fronts, whether it is to turn direct or retrograde a planet has to slow right down, meaning that Venus will spend the whole month here. These are planets that would normally rush through the heavens but instead, they are taking their time.

September 2023

Three months after Venus, the planet of love returned for what is normally a 24 day visit to your romantic sector in early June, she is not only still here as you move into September, but it is at a standstill ahead of her direct turn on 4th September. This has been Venus’ longest retrograde phase in your romantic sector since 1810 and while the doors are still open to the past and second chances as you move into the new month, you are preparing for a turnaround that will be akin to an opportunity for a do over. Since Venus returned the Sun, Mars and Mercury have all moved through and she herself is crossing ground already covered. Yet as Venus comes to a standstill and prepares to turn direct, she is not alone with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment conveniently making her first visit to your romantic sector in four years. With Venus not leaving your romantic sector until 9th October and Juno until 18th October, this romantic chapter still has a long time to play out, though with the focus shifting away from the past on 4th September. As Venus starts to move forward, she will be crossing the same ground for the third time, with an opportunity for a do over coming with knowing now what you didn’t before. It is the Moon’s visit from 11th September to 13th September that will give you a chance to capture this. Meanwhile, while the Sun won’t return to your relationship sector until 23rd September, the point in each year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto your relationships, the month begins with Mars, the South Node and the dwarf planet Ceres already here. Mars only returned for his first visit in two years late last month, but Ceres has spent months on a deep dive into your relationship needs and priorities, giving the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos something to fight for from the start. Ceres will leave on 16th September, but Mars will stay on to welcome the Sun. The Moon will return just a few hours after Ceres leaves on 16th September and will leave on 18th September, before the Sun returns, giving you a better read on Mars’ influence.

September 2023

In a year when the more dominant of your two money houses has been your income sector, the side of the financial fence that is more about money coming in, this is getting ready to shift or at least become more balanced. While the lunar nodes only wrapped up their 18 month policing of a balance between money coming in and money going out in July, for the majority of that time there was only sporadic planetary activity in your financial sector, the side of the financial fence where it is more about what you do with and how you manage the money you have, there was continuous planetary activity in your income sector. With Uranus in your income sector from 2019 to 2026 that is a given, but even more weight was put on the income side of the financial fence when Jupiter returned in May to begin your biggest year for income growth and expansion in over a decade. That quest will continue and it is still early days, but things are moving into review mode and in the process, this will make way for money matters to get their turn. As we move into the new month Uranus has been in retrograde motion in your income sector for less than 72 hours and Jupiter is coming to a standstill ahead of his retrograde turn on 5th September. This shifts the focus onto the road behind and with planets in retrograde motion on the job and career fronts as well, onto the past, second chances and untapped income potential. It is having the Moon in your income sector from 4th September to 5th September that will ensure you are emotionally and intuitively engaged as Jupiter turns retrograde and the focus shifts from the road ahead to the road behind. It is 10 days later that the dwarf planet Ceres will become the first planet to return to your financial sector this year when she returns on 16th September. While focused less on the money and more on her first deep dive into your financial needs and priorities in four years, Ceres returns to start preparing for the Sun, Mercury and Mars’ return to your financial sector next month and a chance for the other side of the financial fence to finally get its turn. As usual, the Moon’s return from 18th September to 24th September will be a chance to check in on money matters.