Main content starts here, tab to start navigating

The Astrology of September 2019

by Juliana McCarthy

We begin September on the heels of a Virgo New Moon, with five planets falling in practical Virgo—calling forth her extremes. In her most enlightened state, the Virgin represents service and healing, encouraging us to polish, refine, and strive toward spiritual perfection. When she’s out of balance, we might feel overly neurotic, anxious, or worried. Perhaps we’re working too hard for the benefit of others, forgetting to relax and ‘just be’ as we lose touch with our broader visions, dreams, and ideals. 

Luckily, Neptune in Pisces is offering counterbalance this month, reminding us to make room to feel and grieve, as we let go of all that is falling away. The trick is to bring the Virgo-Pisces polarity into harmony. We can become better organized, establishing healthier boundaries and routines as we also move into greater relaxation, flow, and acceptance. As the saying goes, “We are all perfect and we could use a little improvement,” which beautifully reflects this month. As we work to fix what’s broken, we can also embrace the absolute beauty of our imperfections.

Meanwhile, it’s important to note that many of us are feeling overwhelmed by the intensity of the world and our own internal states. As we culminate the Saturn-South Node conjunction and move closer to an exact Saturn-Pluto alignment in January, karma is compressing and ripening in the collective and within ourselves. We’re healing deep wounds around patriarchy and our own childhoods as we work to establish healthier emotional expression and mutual kindness. If we can see beyond our Virgoan anxiety, we might realize that we’re on the precipice of great change—bringing a better paradigm into being. Now is not the time to give up, but to foster whatever we need to ground and take care of ourselves—spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The power of Virgo is supporting us, helping us muster our gentle humility, self-care, and quiet devotion to ourselves, each other, and the world.

(For the full article, click here!):

To book a reading with Juliana, visit:

or write: