Not your basic September horoscope

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Virgo season is amongst us, and that natural itch to get things organized is coming for us. The natural “back to school” vibe that inevitably comes each fall is in part to our cultures, but mostly to where the sun is placed. This month we see Virgo working hard to clear out our basements (literally and metaphorically) and make real progress. You might feel a desire to do things your way, and that’s okay. But holding onto a way that you know that blocks you off from expanding isn’t. 

This month we see a lot of progress in our physical world, with a need to not let our internal worlds get in the way. They both need care and attention so while the universe has our back, we can lean upon the Uranus retrograde cycle to help us take action in ourselves - that itch to not just make a change, but to BE the change. 

Be careful of where you put energy and bring into your life at this time, because it will become a part of your routine. Even good habits can come with harmful mindsets. If you can, try to find a balance between the energy you put into the world and take from the world - there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Especially if you can schedule it in! The abundance of August pushes us into places of being able to truly take care of ourselves in many ways and we can see the benefits of this for a long time if we play our cards in a timely manner.

 

Virgo

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Hanged Man - Virgo, what better time than your own season to set your world on its head so you can organize it? The hanged man tells us that through a change in perspective, we become enlightened. You’ve been working through some stickiness for a while, perhaps feeling like you’re dragging your feet in action behind the ambitions of your mind. While this is your month, this is also the perfect time to lean on your special skill set of nurturing and organizing to do that work in the inner world. You’ll find it easier to change your perspective and goals at this time and with the help of Uranus retrograde, there is a force inside of you to be  that change. Embrace an upside down world with open arms and know that you have the skills to make whatever you want out of it. 


YOUR CHALLENGE

8 of Cups - You know you need to walk away from things that no longer serve you; outdated routines, expectations, coping mechanisms, people, thought processes. It can be scary to empty out your life, there is a sentimental attachment to every one of your experiences. While that can be nice, mostly it is just overwhelming. Instead of collecting things that make you happy, you’ve been collecting things you feel responsible to. While you know that this is work, it somehow feels easier to navigate what you already know than to roam new pastures and face new mountains. I assure you, Virgo, that you have everything you need and more to move away from the emotional wall and towards a different path. It’s not your job to be an emotional archivist. Use some of your resources to fill your courage well.

 

Libra

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

3 of Swords - Libra, it’s only natural for a sword oriented sign to be thinking a lot. But this card indicates that what you are thinking and the way you are framing these thoughts is causing you emotional pain. Sometimes, our life experiences are challenging. They can be hard to grasp onto or to move through our emotions, but right now the only thing hurting you is you. The things that are making your heartache have long gone, and now you need to reconcile your own responsibility in your own happiness. Shitty things happen, that’s inevitable, but we don’t need to continue to make ourselves feel bad. This is a false sense of self and victimization. Pick yourself up, tell yourself the truth (good and hard) and move forward. You don’t need to fester on pain for it to be legitimate.

YOUR CHALLENGE

5 of Cups - There has been real emotional pain for you, no one will deny that. But right now you are choosing to focus on what you have lost when what you have is still waiting for recognition. You know well that whatever we give attention to is what grows. Where are you putting your focus? Is it helping you move forward in life? My best guess is you’re lingering in painful memories because you are afraid to open up again. No one is telling you that you have to be ready to move on in order to let go, but the letting go part is necessary at some point. Let that be this months work.

 

Scorpio

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Strength - Something is making you feel nervous, Scorpio. You’re always busy with one thing or another, and no one would ever deny you are passionate. But what is the force behind your business at this time? Is it that you’re truly so excited for everything that’s happening, or is it a distraction from what you really need to deal with? We know that it’s all or nothing with you, and while that can be scary if we have to navigate raw, uncomfortable emotions and situations, it is necessary to still face these things. If you find yourself thrown into work to avoid other work, be certain that what you are ignoring is going to come back with even more force. It’s okay if you’re not ready to go all the way in, but recognize that putting it off isn’t going to make it more manageable - there is no reason to turn a mouse into a dragon. 


YOUR CHALLENGE

8 of Pentacles - You want to work hard and focus on the life you’re building, but that requires doing the necessary maintenance on our emotional self too. Work might feel like a reprieve for you right now, but all that is going to come collapsing down on you if you don’t take care of what’s in the centre of all that function - AKA you. Don’t get so lost in the “doing” that you forget about the “being”.  Yes, you have many gifts to share. But what does that matter if you can’t share those gifts with yourself? 

 

Sagittarus

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

2 of Wands - Sag, your world is blooming in front of you. There is so much to do and see that to even determine where you want to place your first step takes immense amount of research. When you know the world is what you make of it, it can be good to open ourselves up to everything that is possible. Keep your options open and don’t limit your ideas of what you want for your world. There are infinite possibilities. When we work on ourselves to be our best self then we see more progress than putting a cap on what our best self looks like. You’ve been growing like crazy inside, and all doors are open to you when you unleash that power into the world


YOUR CHALLENGE

Queen of Pentacles - You can be quite impulsive, which makes taking care of your material world challenging at times. Are the things you want and provide for yourself helping in your growth and self actualization? Are they true measurements of the quality of your life? Yes, we all want new clothes and to be comfortable in our bank accounts, but sometimes what that actually looks like is jarred by our invasive societal beliefs. Let yourself buy the dress or go for brunch, but don’t mix up those luxuries as what quantifies a “good” life. Your satisfaction doesn’t lay in the material world. 

 

Capricorn

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Wheel of Fortune - Anything and everything is possible! We can meditate, manifest, and truly work our asses off for whatever it is that is important to us but at the end of the day all we really have control over is how we respond to the world. We are often keen to take responsibility for the goods things that happen to us, but not the negative. Are there things happening in your world that can be transformed by your attitude towards them? Don’t get too set on a specific outcome; work hard because you are a hard worker, not because you are interested in the specific gains. Everything comes in due time - lessons and rewards alike.


YOUR CHALLENGE

10 of Cups - Emotional fulfillment is often fleeting. We chase moments of joy and heart-swelling experiences but can easily be overwhelmed by a life of goodness. Is it real? Is it here to stay? Can we really afford to enjoy this? Fulfillment isn’t about the height of happiness, but is about the steadiness of it. Instead of a wave of emotions can we work towards the true happiness that is peace? Instead of needing things to be big, grand, and temporary can we sink into the reality of abundance in all its forms? Don’t let your stability right now become a ground for nitpicking and looking for “better”.

 

Aquarius

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

The Magician - Aquarius, you’ve had to do some reworking of where you put your energy and why. You have been working on something incredible that you know has the potential to help many people - but it’s so out there that making it accessible and easy to digest has been another challenge. Your think-outside-the-limits mind set has its own set of skills that has allowed you to figure out a solution to connecting with your audience. You can make anything happen, as long as you know what it is that you’re working towards. You did the work to figure out what wasn’t landing, and now you see the fruits of those labours transform into something that many are drawn to. You have a great power that is going to good use.

YOUR CHALLENGE

Blank - It’s not always obvious what we’re up against, but the blank card shows us that your strength and weakness are one in the same. Make sure that the work you’re doing for others is formulated for them - just because you have all the power to create and transform doesn’t mean that it is always necessary or your job to choose what that means for other people. While everything else may be going smoothly, you might find you’re the one getting in your own way..

 

Pisces

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

2 of Pentacles - Things are rarely still for you Pisces. As the last sign of the zodiac and the inevitable fixture for change, it can feel like you never get a break. But even amongst the mess you’re still here. Even with the same patterns and repetitions, you have been able to support yourself and make things work. It’s not to say that you’re not exhausted or need a break, but sometimes seeing the pattern and knowing that however extreme it may be, you’re always supported at the end. There is a break-even. Once you sink into this pattern and recognize its hidden support you can relax a little.


YOUR CHALLENGE

The Empress - You have been so focused on the outside world that your personal kingdom has missed you. The two of pentacles has us juggling our material world - trying to make everything happen and never being sure when things will work out. But as noted, you have been supported the whole time. And while you’ve been worrying you’ve stamped out that inner voice that has been telling you that the entire time. Try to take some time to rejuvenate your deepest self - the self that knows, that feels, that helps guide you through the wisdom of intuition. Nurture yourself like you do everyone else around you, just because we die every day doesn’t mean we can’t wake up refreshed.

 

Aries

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

The World - You’re feeling like you’re exactly where you need to be, Aries. Everything is lining up perfectly for you, and you recognize all the greatness in yourself and in your life. You also recognize the places of lack are places that you’ve actively ignored in yourself. This is a month where you step up your game to make sure you’re taking care of your inner world just as much as your outer world, and vice versa. Wherever you are abundant, use that as motivation to carry it over into the other parts of your life.


YOUR CHALLENGE

3 of Pentacles - What we want changes every day, even if it’s just a little bit. And while it can feel like your world is keeping up, it can also make it easy to forget that you still need to communicate these growths. What you want to do requires more than just yourself - you need collaboration, a team. And then you need to actually tell them what you need or what their role is. You can’t expect people to just show up and be on the same page. You have so much support, but you’re not going to feel it if you’re not telling your community where you’re trying to go.

 

Taurus

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

2 of Swords - You’re feeling stuck, Taurus. Your stubbornness has translated into a wedge in your mind that is hindering you from making a decision or even taking action on a decision you’ve already made. There have been many hindrances in your plans and slow-going processes even in shutting things down. Your festering isn’t bringing you closer to what you want, intact it’s actually closing you off to necessary experiences you need to grow and evolve from to get what you want. You don’t have to make a decision right now, but you do have to accept responsibility as the decision maker for the things you want to make in your life. Sharing your ideas isn’t enough, you need to act on them.


YOUR CHALLENGE

The Sun - You want so many things that you’re having trouble putting focused attention on any of them. As a result, you’re not seeing much growth anywhere either. This keeps you turning in circles and not understanding why nothing is seeing progress. Your tenacity can be a gift when it is focused, and a curse when you choose to put your efforts into instant gratification activities that leave you stagnant and wanting for more. When we see an output of energy it can feel like we’re doing something - but are you putting your energy where it is essential? Is this the kind of progress you are genuinely interested in seeing? Make sure to put some emotional currency into what you do as well, that will help you understand what is truly important for you to focus on at this time.

 

Gemini

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Hanged Man - You need fresh perspectives! If there is anything that makes a gemini itch, it is staying true to a self that no longer exists. While you haven’t been exactly sure what this new version of you looks like and needs, you’re going to get clear on that this month. All the changes in your life have been confusing to work through and even for a sign that is committed fiercely to their present selfs need, sometimes we need space and time to integrate our experiences into our being. All of that is finally coming to a head as you gain clarity on who you are and what you need.


YOUR CHALLENGE

3 of Pentacles - You live for creative collaboration, and that has been missing from your life in a genuine way. That’s okay, as not everything stays the same, but as you figure out everything that you are now you want to be able to share your visions. While everyone cares about you and supports you, they also have their own shit going on. If you feel unseen or like you don’t know how to express what you want to do, that is okay. You don’t need the approval or collaboration of others to make what you want happen. Sometimes you need to be a lone wolf before you are a leader.

 

Cancer

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

3 of Swords - Sensitive cancer, our nurturing babe of the zodiac. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed, overworked, over stimulated. That is okay, but what isn’t okay is forcing ourselves into these places on top of the challenges. We can do hard things without needing to be in a mind set of doing hard things. Whatever it is that you believe or are telling yourself, take a step back and assess if that’s the truth, if it’s necessary, if you need that thought to be hurting you. You can do hard things without being hard on yourself! You can do hard things without hardening yourself. 


YOUR CHALLENGE

10 of Pentacles - You work so hard and give so much, but it can feel endless at times. What is the true goal? Are we really building something important? 10 of Pentacles is all about legacy, but legacy doesn’t have to mean we are famous or do anything spectacular. Most people will live a fairly average life and still make an impact. You make ripples before you make waves. Instead of comparing what you know you’re capable of to what you are currently able to do, or to what others are doing, ask yourself “Is this important to me? Does this make me feel good?” If the answer is yes, then you are already doing something more impactful than most people. The world needs small goodness just as much as it needs large goodness.

 

Leo

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Ace of Wands - You’re bringing the seed of the fire into this month. It’s been a long haul that has required you to cultivate much patience, but now is the time to get excited again. This month is all about the beginnings of our desires and passions. We can plant seeds of fiery growth for our life and let our personal power wield a path for us. Although there has been a lot to learn, much to question, and we can at times feel overwhelmed by our personal power we see that it is also something that we can contain and use to grow our lives.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Strength - New beginnings take courage. Not only the courage to start, which you are great at Leo, but the courage to not do it perfectly. The courage to not go too big, to make decisions that are a smart bet. Courage isn’t always a big, bold move. Sometimes it can be small and impactful, too. Whether it is the courage it takes to stay a little longer in something, to move into a place in our life that needs work before it will give us abundance, to not have to impress others. Courage doesn’t have anything to prove, and you don’t either. Take your time.

That’s it ! Happy September ;)

by Forest Greenwell