Key Themes: relationships, intimacy, self-image, communication, instincts, shadow work

Pisces, the entire month of September is supportive for seeking therapeutic relationships and shining love onto your psychic skeletons. With this month’s Full Moon in your sign, your sensitive nature is emphasized, highlighting the need to protect your precious energy.

The month kicks off with Venus entering Virgo, your opposing sign, on September 4th. As the planet of Love, Beauty & Connection activates Pisces’ sector of relationships until September 29th, you’re invited to show love in practical and purposeful ways. While it’s in your nature to be emotionally generous and selfless, be aware of a tendency to self-sacrifice – especially if you don’t feel like you’re enough in your relationships. Work with the pragmatic energy of Venus in Virgo to get a clear sense of what’s happening in your one-to-one partnerships and aim to grow with those who are willing to meet you halfway.

Mercury, the planet of Communication, turns retrograde in diplomatic Libra on September 9th, activating Pisces’ sector of death, sex and shared resources until September 23rd. At this point, Mercury will retrograde into analytical Virgo as it re-enters Pisces’ sector of relationships until October 2nd. As the circuits of information slow down during this 3-week retrograde period, issues of compromise, cooperation and respect may arise. Pisces, even though it may be easier to maintain a semblance of peace in matters of partnerships and intimacy, Mercury retrograde challenges you to review your instinctual communication patterns and to be honest with yourself and those you love.

The lunar cycle culminates in your sign with the healing Full Moon in Pisces on September 10th, illuminating your sector of personality. This Full Moon may bring up sensitivities around self-assertion and your personal identity, and you may feel like you’re wearing your heart on your sleeve. As this Full Moon conjoins with your ruling planet Neptune, the planet of Illusion & Imagination, you may come face-to-face with deceptions about your self-image. Pisces, this Full Moon is here to remind you that your sensitive nature is a gift and that your individuality is an extension of the greater Universe.

On September 22nd, the Sun enters graceful Libra, lighting up Pisces’ sector of death, sex, and shared resources until October 23rd. Welcome to Libra season and the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere! Libra season shines a spotlight on psychological undercurrents to reveal your instinctive processes. Like the leaves that fall and die during this seasonal initiation, Libra season reflects the paradoxical beauty of the death and rebirth process.

The New Moon in Libra on September 25th sets the tone for the next 4-weeks as it brings fresh air to the roots of your unconscious mind and matters of deep intimacy. As this New Moon makes a tense opposition to your traditional ruler, Jupiter in fiery Aries, your mission is to courageously harness personal resources to avoid overly compromising who you are in your engagements with others. Pisces, allow the Chinese yin-yang symbol to be an omen as you set intentions during this New Moon portal.

Venus catalyzes the energy of the recent New Moon as it enters its home sign of Libra on September 29th, emphasizing opportunities for restoration in Pisces’ sector death, sex and shared resources until October 23rd. While it may be easier to gloss over psychic skeletons to maintain outer harmony, Venus in Libra invites you to cultivate a state of calm as you encounter your and others’ shadows and to allow love to shine a light on the darkness.