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Your star signs for September and October 2019


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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

Placid and calm is the bull until stirred by challenge or attraction. With the awakenings of Uranus now a part of the Taurus story, sudden shifts are to be expected — at unexpected times. Your guiding planet Venus is in your love sign and surrounded by three powerful partners Sep 2–13. Time to plan something exciting, perhaps. Mid-October has potential for such plans since lover Venus moves into your partner sign on Oct 9, all ready for a heartfelt adventure.


May 22–Jun 22

Partners are your delight and your challenge, since Gemini needs a playmate yet locks away deep emotions. With four planets forming a strong push in your family sign complicated by shadowy money issues courtesy of Saturn and Pluto, things come to a head. Some problems easily resolve themselves Sep 2–14 while others show deeper fault lines. Sep 14’s full moon/Neptune duo reveals hidden agendas, provoking emotional honesty. Don’t let the stresses of late September hide the potential of Sep 29’s new moon in your love sign.


Jun 23–Jul 23

Moving sideways is a good defence but with September’s invitations and loving connections you will be stepping out instead, expanded by Sep 14’s full moon. Things change somewhat Sep 23–28 and Oct 1 and 7–8, with challenges for the sensitive Crab. This is a hard beginning for a solar month that emphasises your home and family yet if you stay calm and centred you will find that after Oct 14’s full moon your varied roles and partnerships start to show their strengths.


Jul 24–Aug 23

Mythic Sun gods were known for their all-seeing abilities. Likewise, Leo’s fixed and imaginative gaze notices many things — but only bothers to expend energy on a few. Since September is a month that focuses practical material concerns, do take notice. Earthy harmonies Sep 2–14 evoke an energy rush with plans; a cautious approach best suits planet Saturn’s help. Avoid big expenses late September and Oct 7–8. Then, Oct 16–25 supports money spent on the home and creative projects in general.


Aug 24–Sep 23

September arrives like a breath of fresh air. Freshly inspired by Aug 30’s new moon in Virgo, you find Sep 2–14 brings forth your proactive best. Old problems don’t disappear but you see them with fresh eyes. Now you realise you can work with, rather than against, the person or situation you perceived as the problem. Be aware of losing hope Sep 23–28 if finances or friends stress you out. Wait for Oct 10–20 when your earthy strengths rise again.


Sep 24–Oct 23

Libra seeks peace and harmony and Sep 2–16 offers balance between your practical home focus and your need for spiritual integration. When guiding light Venus enters Libra on Sep 14 you start to feel more playful. As this is also a full moon, the 14th offers an opportunity to do a release ceremony at dusk. Be restrained and non-judgemental under the pressures of Sep 23 and 26–28. Then you will experience true lightness of being with Libra new moon on Sep 29.


Oct 24–Nov 22

Hungry to search deeper in pursuit of your desires, September synchronises hard work and depth for Scorpio. Earthy harmonies evoke the best of four planets in your networking zone and one of them is your ruling planet Mars. Careful analysis, leaving your safe spot to connect or maybe travel, adds dynamic thrust to your goals. Sep 2–9 is exceptional for staging events, supported by a waxing moon, while Sep 18–20 provides insights that help you navigate the challenges of late September.


Nov 23–Dec 21

The half-horse/half-human symbol of your sign points beyond mind/body balance to a questing for something beyond. September says the mysteries you seek reside within vocation, itself more mysterious than it seems. Your ruler Jupiter, expansive now in Sagittarius, crosses swords with visionary Neptune for the last time on Sep 22. It’s time now to reclaim faith in yourself. This yields great rewards Oct 14–25 if you apply your faith in action.


Dec 22–Jan 20

September is a golden month for the goat, who tirelessly climbs every challenging peak. Less challenge and more flow help you balance those life polarities so strongly revealed in 2019. Work hard to maximise Sep 2–14, celebrate friendship at Sep 14’s full moon and keep a low profile Sep 22–28. Oct 4–14 you may be the answer to other people’s problems, including your family’s. Be gracious about this.


Jan 21–Feb 19

In true Aquarian style, you have two rulers: planets Saturn and Uranus. With both planets now in earth signs, you can ground your ideas and embody your physical wellbeing. Family or friends may suggest changes now; this is a good thing even though Aquarius likes to be the one in charge. Remain open, consider new directions in early September and stay patient late September. The full moon illuminates your sign of creativity on Oct 14 and smiles upon a long-held plan or project.


Feb 20–Mar 20

Full moon in Pisces Sep 14 is the climax of a potent phase that began with Aug 30’s new moon. Relationships flourish and practical, grounded energy carries you forward. Sep 2, 3, 5, 9, 12 and 14 are all nourishing so swim free of the currents of doubt that may claim you Sep 4, 6 and 9. Deep healing is accelerated this month if you co-operate with the process. An important new direction forming since late 2018 matures into a definite shape after Sep 18, energised by Saturn.


Mar 21–Apr 20

Aries begins at March Equinox when day and night are equal length. Now Spring Equinox approaches as September offers up its earthy mysteries. While Sun’s cycle sets on striving and weighty responsibilities, a reset is available. Ambitions are more grounded, plans more practical and you can now easily adapt to the changes. Heed the clarity that Sep 2–14 provides, gather energy at Sep 23’s Equinox and let the climax of Oct 14’s full moon in Aries warm your heart.


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.