Journal of Inspired living

Your star signs for September and October

Your star signs for May and June

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What do the upcoming two months hold in store for you? Consulting astrologer Christine Broadbent has scrutinised the planets and stars to uncover what they promise.


Apr 21–May 21

Venus is your ruler and you may be torn between two polarities when she passes through your opposite sign of Scorpio from Sep 9 to the year’s end. From Sep 11–14 Venus alerts you to a new way of doing things, perhaps flagging an important structural change as her harmonies ease you into the rare change cycle of Uranus in Taurus. However, on Sep 19, Mars stirs chaos and on Oct 6 Venus goes retro, returning to old issues from Oct 11–12, then 31. Treat these reruns as a chance to build strong foundations for a new life phase, then late November could prove you right.


May 22–Jun 22

From the Aug 26 Full Moon that excited all things home and family to the Moon-wane of early September, it’s clear you learn emotional lessons at an astounding rate. If you keep resistance minimal and maintain an open heart and mind, many disconnected pieces of knowledge will synthesise. If it feels like you’re growing those wings shown on the heels and helmet of Mercury, maybe you are! The Equinox of Sep 23 begins a takeoff phase, with numerous energies activating your creative, romantic side. Sep 27–Oct 24 offers opportunities to show your practical sensate skills in order to feel your way to good results.


Jun 23–Jul 23

As the Moon’s only sign you have an excuse to be ultra-sensitive, but it would be a shame to waste September’s potential by being in a funk. With Sep 10’s New Moon comes communication benefits, whether personal or professional. This happy state of affairs lasts until Sep 16 but be super tactful on the 12th and 14th. Sep 25’s Full Moon reminds you of travel, so feel free to run away for a while and recoup your energy. Get ready to go for the goals Oct 13–28 and enjoy the Full Moon highs of Oct 25 by gathering with your clan.


Jul 24–Aug 23

Now that the Sun winds its way through your money sign, practical matters are on your mind. Sep 3–13 is very useful for putting in the groundwork and Sep 10’s New Moon illuminates your next stage. Intentions set now are best supported by clear and detailed visualisation. Then you benefit from the many earthy harmonies involving the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto in mid-September. By nourishing yourself and holding your vision, Sep 22–28 could yield a harvest. A retro cycle through your family sign Oct 6–31 emphasises the people you love and perhaps accelerates their demands on you.


Aug 24–Sep 23

In September many practical tasks will be addressed. New plans are likely to emerge around Sep 8 when your guru planet Mercury hooks into the rare Earth harmony between builder Saturn and change-agent Uranus. A New Moon in Virgo on Sep 10 adds a can-do motif and the emotional charge for you to move ahead. However, anything too radical or extreme will experience problems around Sep 14, 17 or 19 thanks to planet Mars. Sep 16–28 and Oct 12–24 support teambuilding and careful construction of foundations. These will take you where you need to go.


Sep 24–Oct 23

Libra begins with the perfect Libran symbol of balance: the Sep 23 equinox, when day and night are equal. Balance depends upon parking any idealistic plans and staying grounded, especially Sep 8–12. Sep 24–28 is much more likely to deliver the creative promise it holds. Ruled by lover Venus, you have many relationship concerns and practical goals to review when Venus goes retro from Oct 6–Nov 16. This learning and connecting cycle is rare and particularly strong this time around! Home-based projects and finances benefit from a repeated Saturn harmony that began on Sep 13 and extends to mid-December.


Oct 24–Nov 22

Jupiter leaves Scorpio in November and it will be 12 years before that door opens again. Maximise the positive potential of Sep 6–7 and 11–16. On Sep 21, you have a chance to become clear and proactive about an issue that has sapped your energy. Expanded emotional demands upon you have been part of Jupiter’s picture. Harmonies suggest that responding with an open heart is the correct path. In September this becomes clear and Venus in Scorpio adds mana. Oct 6, that same Venus goes retro and Oct 23–30 is heart-centred, returning you to your sources of nourishment.


Nov 23–Dec 21

With your new Jupiter cycle just around November’s corner, these preceding months are time to consolidate. In September you can claim results from the substantial efforts of 2018, with Saturn in your money sign. Once the Sun enters Libra Sep 23, your elemental fire is nicely supported for creative activities as well as promotional and pleasurable events. The Full Moon period Sep 25–30 highlights this trend. Oct 9’s New Moon in your networking sign is bound to help you begin a new phase. Keep plans small because a retro Venus from Oct 6 to mid-November coincides with some weird resistances. Oct 23–29 brings rich insights.


Dec 22–Jan 20

Everything is happening in Capricorn and September offers a chance to reap some rewards. Having Saturn “back home” in Capricorn after 29 years away is big news; the three-way Earth harmony it forms with communicator Mercury and change-agent Uranus is briefly “bigger news”. From Sep 6–8, things pop! A New Moon in your adventure sign and a Sun/Pluto Earth extravaganza Sep 10–16 could seal many a deal. This also supports travel. Consider the vocational potential of Sep 23–Oct 22. Consolidate existing contacts, complete unfinished creative incentives and improve your presentation style to groups when Venus is retro from Oct 6.


Jan 21–Feb 19

The joy of mental adventures, solving problems, being intrinsic to your groups and pushing your limits are all part of the Aquarius profile. Sep 3–14 supports these gifts and, on the 11th, Mars re-enters Aquarius, its long retro cycle now done. This means your energetic drive to win and tackle problems can go a little bit wild this month and will require inbuilt restraints to protect your body and relationships. Sep 19–20 needs extra care — don’t hype up Mars to careless and crazy. Sep 24–28 offers excellent collaboration and Oct 12–28 can position things just right.


Feb 20–Mar 20

You reached a climax and a natural closure at Pisces’ Full Moon on Aug 26. From Sep 8–14, Neptune in Pisces reaches a climax with its oppositions to Sun and Mercury. A cycle or project that began last March is completed; you need to move on. Don’t get tempted to keep tweaking and perfecting, just be happy with “good enough”. September is the month to build more fruitful relationships, heal wounds and hold hands, with deep satisfaction to be found. Travel can also be fulfilling when shared. After Sep 23 things speed up and Oct 16–29 is dynamic and rewarding.


Mar 21–Apr 20

The challenges of 2018 can be exciting in September. Earthy harmonies of Sep 3–7 and 11–16 support finances, vocation and wellbeing. Sep 19 brings a conclusion to an uncertainty that has its roots in mid-May, allowing the air to clear. The relationship emphasis September 22–28 receives added enthusiasm from the Full Moon in Aries on the 25th, when Saturn squares demand careful crafting of all tasks. Since Mars offers support through shared enthusiasms or group projects, any stress Oct 11–12 can be informed by the larger context. The energy rush of Oct 16–25 will have plenty of prep behind it.


Christine Broadbent

Professional astrologer Christine Broadbent loves her work and feels privileged to have been a counselling astrologer for 30 years. She offers personal consultations in both Australia and New Zealand, plus distance readings, all recorded for you to keep. Relationship astrology and in-depth insights into the year ahead are her speciality.