Horoscopes For Queer Women: Sh*t’s About To Get Real

Mercury stations retrograde on the 26th, inviting you to reassess, reevaluate, and review.

September kicks off in Virgo season, and you might be feeling a little more prickly and critical than usual. It’s time to give your best and understand that slow progress is better than no progress. Now’s not the time to throw caution to the wayside and take risks. Instead, focus on the details and take baby steps to meet your goals.

Remember that you don’t need to finish everything you start. It’s okay to push things aside or toss them out altogether if they’re not working for you. Venus enters Scorpio on the 10th, and your relationships may take a more serious turn, intensifying what feelings are lying under the surface. Though you may want to keep things buried to keep the peace, that’s not the best long-term strategy. Instead, find ways to diplomatically and gently share what you’re thinking/feeling/experiencing with those who matter most.

Mercury stations retrograde on the 26th, inviting you to reassess, reevaluate, and review. Finish your overdue to-do list but try not to start anything new during this time. Read both your sun and rising signs to learn more about what the month has in store for you.

Aries

Time to get all of your ducks in a row, Aries, and focus on your overall health and wellness. Virgo season is launching you out of the fun summer period and guiding you inward to consider what is best for you in the long run, rather than what is most fun at the moment. You may find yourself a little more emotional (and even exhausted) than usual, as your intuitive insights about your life seem to be coming at warp speed. Give yourself some time to really listen to that inner voice — you might be surprised at just how wise that voice can be.

Taurus

Good energy has been surrounding you the first half of Virgo season, as your self-expression and creativity have been at an all-time high. The new moon can be life-changing, serving up a dose of inspiration and energy that leads you toward the path you should be walking. You may have an “aha” moment when it comes to a creative project or relationship you’ve been spending a lot of time and energy on. When the sun shifts into Libra on the 22nd, it’s a good time to turn your attention to the details in your day-to-day and get your life organized in a way you’ve been putting off. It’s much easier to relax in your PJs in front of Netflix, sure, but future you will thank you for getting that pretty daily planner and mapping out the days and weeks ahead.

Gemini

You may be feeling more inclined to make your home/space as cozy as possible, as your focus lately has been on relationships with family and friends. You’re usually a social butterfly, moving from one event (or person!) to the next. But this month is presenting you with the opportunity to kick back, relax, and revel in the security and comfort your home and those closest to you can bring. By mid-month, your energy will return and you’ll be back to your endless flirting, spontaneous event-going, and chatty ways. Pair your passion with hard work and dedication and the options are limitless, Gemini.

Cancer

As September begins, your social calendar may be a little more full than you’re used to (or you like). This may make you a little cranky from time to time (too many people!), and you’re bound to have moments where you’re longing for your bed and pet. But you’ll find this conversation and people-time are fueling your inspirational and creative side. Don’t be afraid to network and share your ideas with others; your next big idea could be a boon for your bank account and reputation. You could be ready to shift gears on who you’ve been aligning yourself with professionally, so don’t be afraid to welcome new people into your inner world when they feel safe.

Leo

September means saying goodbye to your birthday season (sad!), but ushers in the opportunity and energy to allow you to focus on getting your finances in order. Prioritize your spending on what aligns with your values. The new moon is an excellent time to brainstorm on how you can use your talents and hobbies to make some extra money. Don’t be afraid to collaborate with and bounce ideas off new people who you wouldn’t ordinarily consider — these intellectual, energy-filled conversations add fuel to your fire and drive.

Virgo

You already know material possessions don’t signify your worth, but you may have to remind yourself that from time to time over the coming weeks. Be sure to have your own back before you tend to the needs and whims of others. While not everyone can do things as well as you’d like, it’s okay to delegate and let others help out in order to avoid burnout. People-pleasing isn’t going to get you anywhere this month, Virgo, so please yourself instead.

Libra

Don’t go so heavy on self-criticism this month, Libra. Give yourself the grace that you extend to others and understand that when you practice gratitude for what you have (including your personality and innate gifts), more good comes your way. Don’t talk to yourself in a way that you wouldn’t talk to others — you deserve kindness, too. What would your life look like if you let go of the negative self-talk and instead embrace who you are and focus on your gifts? Extend kindness to yourself this month in ways that you usually reserve for others when you’re trying to win them over. You can’t go wrong.

Scorpio

Though time is a memory thief, it’s time to take inventory of your past and reflect on how much you’ve grown and learned over the past year. Pay attention to how you talk to yourself about your past. Where do you need to focus on healing and kindness? If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be? You can’t change the past, but you can integrate those lessons into creating the future you want to live, and who you want to be. Tell your story to a close friend or your journal, and be sure to take stock of just how much you’ve evolved in recent history. You’re a star, Scorpio, and it’s time you took note of it.

Sagittarius

Your relationships may feel a little more complicated this month, Sagittarius. You may find yourself longing to be seen for who you truly are, rather than the friend who always makes people laugh. Even if you are that friend, it’s okay to let your guard down a little and let yourself be vulnerable with a trusted friend or two. The new moon is a perfect time to define exactly what you want out of the rest of the year, and who you want to take along for the journey.

Capricorn

Have you been considering taking a course or going back to school, Capricorn? You may feel a strong and sudden urge to learn more and do more. This is perfectly okay because now is the time for you to shake off the ho-hum of your current day-to-day and instead focus on higher learning or taking up a new hobby. Mid-month, keep in mind that what you aim to learn can propel you forward professionally. If you’ve left others hanging about something, the end of this month is a great time to tie up loose ends and settle the score.

Aquarius

Though getting into the trenches of your emotions and sharing with others may make you want to run screaming for the hills, this month is the perfect time to open up and share. Face your intense feelings and gather up the courage with someone who you know needs to hear them. When the new moon rolls around, you may want to focus on healing wounds from your past and moving forward without the weight of the world on your shoulders. As a humanitarian, you may want to save the world, but the best way to start is by first saving yourself. If you’re able, this would be a great time to make travel plans for the coming months.

Pisces

The month kicks off with an energy boost for you, dear Pisces. Time to make your to-do lists for professional, romantic, and platonic matters and feel a sense of accomplishment as you scratch items off each list. The new moon  brings gentle and understanding energy for you, and it’s the perfect time to air out any grievances and settle the score with someone who has hurt you or held you back in the past. By mid-month, difficult emotions may feel like they’re sweeping you away with the tide. Don’t drown them with ice cream or wine but instead face them head-on in order to swim from the current and find your ground and inner strength.


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