This month is all about getting down to some serious work and study. After the fun and sun of summer, it may now be the time to get back to work.
The weather is starting to cool down, school is back in session and for most, vacation time is coming to an end.
The Eight of Pentacles for the month of September gets us back into the habit of being productive and skillful.
We can now start to get back into “work mode” and really start to feel productive.
This may mean getting into good work and study habits, working on new skills or polishing and refreshing our present skills, getting some work done as the year is soon coming to a close in just four months!
Many of us shift our focus back to work and study. We feel more industrious and productive at this time of year with fewer distractions (other than interesting TV shows starting again with Fall line-ups). The days are growing shorter, which can mean plans could be needing to be put into action.
Making preparations for the next few months (after all “Winter is Coming”), this can suggest preparing for the next few months in term of business and finances; plans that can be carried out over the course of Fall and Winter.
This can also imply taking care of health issues with long term plans in sight, by eating right, exercising safely and appropriately, and following any health plans suggested or outlined by your health team.
All these plans are diligently followed through for an outcome that is not immediate.
That which is done this month can be a foundation, beginning or stepping stone towards something better and bigger.
This may just be a small portion of a larger picture.
Getting Back to Business
If you find it difficult to immediately switch from “summer mode” to “work mode” despite all the back to school sales of clothing and supplies (my favourite time of year which makes my Capricorn moon get all excited over the back to school supplies that I snag for office supplies).
It may help to find some items to help you get organised again to get into some good habits, like a new journal/datebook, new bag or tote, or even new clothing to feel motivated to get to work or school in Fall’s latest styles.
A Busy Month in Astrology
The majority of September is the season of Virgo, then we switch into Libra on September 22, the same day as the Autumnal Equinox (Mabon).
The month starts off with a solar eclipse on September 1, the same day as the New Moon in Virgo.
The full moon will be in Pisces on September 16, which will also be a lunar eclipse, and another new moon in Libra at the end of the month on September 30.
Jupiter enters Libra on September 9 and Mercury will finally go direct on September 22 after the sun enters Libra that same day.
Pluto that has been in retrograde since April 18 2016 will go direct on September 26 and Mars will enter Capricorn on September 27. A lot for the month of September!
Wishing everyone a productive and happy month!
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