October is a month of huge cosmic shifts and changes, and it seems that all through September, we will be getting whispers of this energy. We may begin feeling a need to make changes in our own lives, or we may be seeing things shift and change in the world around us.
This may be especially amplified as we cross the September Equinox, which represents the halfway point on the astrological wheel.
The Equinox is a highly sensitive time of year that thins the veil and allows us to feel into the subtle energies with greater ease. It also indicates that we have reached a turning point on our own journey through the astrological wheel.
The astrology wheel begins at Aries Season and ends at Pisces Season. Libra Season, which happens this month, is the midpoint of this wheel, and brings about a change in the flow and direction of energy.
This shift in energy is also mirrored in mother nature too as we enter the season of Spring or Autumn- both of which bring so much change and transition.
September also brings some powerful numerology as well. Being the 9th month of the year, it is the only month where our personal year number and our personal month number aligns. This signifies that September is a time for really honing in on the gifts and lessons of our numerology for the year. (More on this later!)
September also brings the final Mercury Retrograde of the year. Once Mercury enters retrograde, it will give us a total of six planets in retrograde, which will create a slow down effect and may make us feel that we have to take a few steps backward before we can move forward.
This energy will not last for long however, as by the time we leave October, almost all of these planets will be traveling direct again. This upcoming shift in energy may make September feel like the month where the rubber band is pulling back on itself as it prepares to eventually spring forward!
To guide you through the energies of the month, try this soothing, relaxing guided meditation created by Dream Oracle, Holly Emmerson.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s ahead for September 2021 –
Astrology for September 2021
September 1- Your Personal Year and Month Number Align
Each year we are given a personal year number to work with according to numerology. This personal year number can indicate some of the themes and lessons we are working with as we journey through the year. While our personal year number remains the same all through 2021, we also have a personal month number too. This monthly number can help us dive deeper into how we may experience the themes of the month ahead. In September however, our personal year number and our personal month number are always the same, giving an added influence to the numerology lessons and gifts we are working with. September is a month where we can really hone in on the energy this number is offering us. If you want to understand more, read this. You can also calculate your Personal Year Number for 2021 here.
September 6- Virgo New Moon
The Virgo New Moon is a mixed bag of energy. It may stir feelings of adventure and productivity, but it may also see us retreating deeper to uncover or work with some generational or ancestral wounds. The asteroid, Nessus, which is known as the ancestral healer, is very active on this New Moon, and we may find ourselves becoming more aware of a generational cycle, or patterns from our childhood that we no longer need to carry. New Moons are typically a time of setting intentions and welcoming new beginnings, so if something from the past does come into your awareness, use this energy to think about how you can shift and transform this energy to better serve you in the future.
September 7- Mercury Enters Shadow Period
Mercury begins slowing down as it prepares to go retrograde later in the month. This slow-down period is referred to as the shadow period. At this time, it is recommended that we start to slow down too and think about the projects we wish to work on and complete, rather than adding anything new. We may find similar themes from June 2021 coming back into our lives, or mishaps from this time may finally get ironed out or exposed. See September 26 for more.
September 9-99 Numerology
September 9 unlocks the numerology code of 99, which is a number of completions, endings, and graduations. What are you graduating from or to in your life? 99 can also be linked with leadership energy as well. Its vibration allows us to use the wisdom we have gained to step up and take leadership of our lives in a new way. Focus on these areas on this day.
September 10- Venus enters Scorpio
Venus moves out of the air sign Libra, into the water sign of Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio can help us connect with our more sensual side, allowing us to tune in to our desires with greater ease. Venus in Scorpio is also a very sensitive placement, so we may be feeling extra intuitive or aware of our deepest emotions.
September 11- 911 Numerology
The 9th month and the 11th day gives us the numerology code of 911, which is known to be the calling of the lightworker. If you see this number code regularly, it could indicate that you are being called into your gifts as a healer and lightworker. On this day, we can all connect with this energy by acknowledging our own unique healing gifts and the light we can bring to the world.
September 14- Mars enters Libra
Mars entering Libra is an important milestone event this year because while in this air sign, it will align with the Sun. This takes place on October 7, however starting from today we are likely to feel the build-up of this energy. Strong Mars energy can make us productive, energized, and fearless about forging ahead, but it can also trigger heated emotions and lead to burnout if we are not careful. Finding balance will be key here.
September 20- Pisces Full Moon
The Pisces Full Moon is always a sensitive one. We may find ourselves feeling extra expressive or even a bit moody. Neptune is active on this Full Moon, which could cloud our judgment or create some confusion. With Mercury about to go retrograde soon, this feeling of fogginess may be amplified. While this is always true, this is definitely a time you want to be trusting your intuition! If something feels off, listen, pause, and pay attention. Wait for clarity to come before moving ahead.
September 22/23- Equinox + Libra Season
A pivotal and special day in the month! Today we experience a turning point in the flow of energy. We may feel this shift radiating through our being and through certain areas of our life. This is a time to connect with the healing energies of Mother Nature and to welcome the transitional season that lies ahead.
The Sun also moves into Libra on this day, bringing our attention to our relationships and how we are choosing to balance the energy of giving and receiving in our lives. During Virgo Season, we are encouraged to be independent and to use our inner resources, but now that we have built up those resources, it’s time to share, connect with others, and learn how to seek help from others too.
September 26- Mercury Retrograde in Libra
Mercury enters its last retrograde cycle for the year. Mercury will remain in retrograde until October 18. Mercury is considered the messenger planet. When it travels retrograde, it unearths messages from our past that we may have overlooked or missed the first time around. We may have to wait until Mercury has completed its retrograde in order to receive these messages, so be patient! Mercury retrograde can sometimes bring delays or miscommunications, but try to view these as messages from Mercury- what is your messenger planet trying to communicate with you?