(August 23 – September 22)

While you like to make yourself useful, September transits encourage you to be introspective: Mercury’s retrograde phase invites you to ask yourself what is essential to your sense of security. And the stars remind you that your intrinsic value is not based on the help you give to others.

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(September 23 – October 22)

This month invites you to question your identity, your appearance and your relationships with others. September transits ask you to resolve the gaps between what you say, what you do and how you feel. Learn to assert yourself with authenticity in order to cultivate a sense of integrity.

(October 23 – November 21)

Early autumn highlights themes of friendship and social communities. Even if it is true that “it takes a village,” Mercury’s retrograde phase advocates moments of solitude. These breaks will allow you to reassess your presence in certain groups as well as the roles you play in them.

(November 22 – December 21)

Even though September energizes you when it comes to work, consider rethinking your plans for the future. Although you dedicate a lot of time to your career, don’t forget the importance of fun. Summer is coming to an end, but that’s no reason to suppress your festive spirit.

(December 22 – January 19)

We know you have a serious and reserved side, but the new season serves as a reminder to cultivate open-mindedness. Dare to have new experiences because they will bring important learnings. These new achievements will motivate you to revise your career plan or your definition of success.

(January 20 – February 18)

With the arrival of the new season, your psychological well-being becomes a priority. Choose intimate and sincere connections that give you the courage to explore your inner world. Reconnecting with your favourite spiritual tools would be very beneficial.

(February 19 – March 20)

The passage of the Sun into Virgo stimulates your relationships with others. Mercury’s retrograde phase helps you feel less vulnerable and pushes you to make lasting connections. Do not hesitate to make allies; September reminds you that two heads are very often better than one.

(March 21 – April 19)

As Mars speeds up the daily pace, pay close attention to your lifestyle. Don’t work harder; work smarter. As what you want becomes clearer, you’ll begin to understand the importance of welcoming other ideas in the spirit of collaboration.

(April 20 – May 20)

You’re torn between productivity and escapism. Mercury’s retrograde phase coaxes you to change your lifestyle habits in accordance with your values, while Venus invites you to devote yourself to the pursuit of pleasure. Even if you prefer consistency, allow yourself to oscillate between the two.

(May 21 – June 20)

Your presence is more noticeable than ever. A boost of energy motivates you to accomplish great things, but be mindful: You tend to keep yourself relentlessly busy in order to avoid “feeling.” Mercury’s retrograde phase helps you question what fuels your creativity.

(June 21 – July 22)

You are sedentary by nature, but it’s JOMO (the joy of missing out) that is in the spotlight this month. September encourages you to meditate on your emotions and put them on paper. Pay close attention to your irritability and anger—they highlight the desires that you tend to repress instead of embrace.

(July 23 – August 22)

The passage of the Sun in Virgo invites you to try your hand at financial discipline. Despite the flow of proposals, the coming weeks will require more caution and discernment on your part if you want to achieve your goals. Will you have the motivation to show a little more frugality?