The seasons are a changin’! Yep, that’s right – we’ve now officially shifted into fall (autumn) with its arrival on 23rd September. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this means that warm glow of summer sunshine has been displaced by cooler crisp autumnal air, vibrant oranges, deep reds and golden yellow leaves, salads have been switched out for tasty and warming comfort foods (who doesn’t love a hearty pumpkin soup?) and the fun and frivolities of Halloween are on the near horizon.
As the Sun begins its dance through the sign of balance and harmony, Libra, a day later we also have a Harvest Moon – the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This is the perfect time of year to clear out any baggage – literally or metaphorically – be it physical, mental or emotional—before the imminent arrival of winter. But what themes to expect this fall? We’ve got your personalized friendship horoscope to take you through to the end of October.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22) Happy birthday and solar return, lovely Libra! It’s your time of year to shine, as the Sun is travelling through your first house of self, identity and new beginnings until 24 October. As the sign of balance, you’ll likely be pondering what changes are needed to make to freshen things up and bring back some equilibrium to your life. Be it a new haircut, a DIY home makeover or a change of career and direction, friends will be on hand to offer encouragement to make the changes you desire. You’re feeling particularly social this month, it’s a great time to join some new groups with friends, doing like-minded things – be it yoga, art or music. Think beauty and harmony. Anything that keeps you balanced, relaxed and entertained is a bonus!
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21) It’s almost Scorpio time of year! With the Sun cycling through your twelfth house of the unconscious mind, key themes for you this month may include escapism, spirituality and frustration. You’re finishing up a 12 month cycle this month, and on 24 October the Sun will move into Scorpio. In late September and October you’re likely to be quite inward focused; reviewing your progress (or for some Scorpios, a perceived lack of) over the last year. Go easy on yourself, as there’s lots to be positive about! Recognise the progress you’ve made this year, and also acknowledge the new friendships you’ve welcomed into your world. If you haven’t already, you’re likely on the cusp of starting something new and there are people who recognise your talents. With Jupiter and Venus in your sign, luck shines on you – share your ideas with your friends and get going, gal!
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21) On September 24, the Sun made its move into your eleventh house of community, large groups, and friends. At this time, anything linked positively to your hopes, goals, wishes and associations or humanitarian interests are well starred for you. Yet with a host of planets in Scorpio transiting your twelfth house, you may be feeling a little at odds – wanting to socialise and be optimistic but feeling more subdued and self-reflective than usual. So how about joining a group and learning something you’ve always wanted? As well as meeting some new friends, you’ll also be nurturing yourself too. Try meditation, mindfulness and Eastern practices. You won’t regret it!
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19) The Sun starts its annual move through your tenth house of career and ambition on 24th September. As an innately ambitious and climb high in a slow but sure-footed way sign, this is music to your ears. Perhaps you’re hoping for a promotion, considering a new job, or thinking of setting up on your own? Much progress can be made now, though you may feel it has been slower than hoped and this is due Saturn in Capricorn, the teacher of patience. Friends will happily provide moral support and words of wisdom to help keep you on track to achieving your goals. Luck will come from groups, memberships and well-connected peeps. Get those events booked!
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18) The Sun makes its annual visit to your ninth house of travel, philosophy and overseas connections and you’re feeling inspired, Aquarius. Perhaps you’ve just come back from a trip or are eager to plan another. Or you’re looking to start a new course. Ever the eternal student – it’s a great time to start study, especially with Mars in your first house. Career is at the forefront, so meeting new friends is likely to come through work, travel and learning. An altruist by nature, link with friends who inspire your world vision, push you intellectually and drive you to be a better person – through your friendships you’ll expand your life in so many ways.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20) The Sun cycles your eighth house during late September and into October. This may feel like a heavy time for you, Pisces, as you may be sorting out things you’ve put off or dealing with issues around joint resources, finances and taxes. You may also be considering investing with a partner or pooling together in some way. But once these areas are in check, it’s also a great time of year to plan a getaway, near or far; a break is well starred for you. How about a weekend away with your fave friends? And luck is on your side with travel, perhaps meeting likeminded peeps on your voyage?
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19) Matters of the heart are the focus of the Sun’s transit to your seventh house of partnerships. And this means partnerships of all kinds. If you’re in a relationship, romance is on the cards – this is a great time to switch off your phone and enjoy some precious together time or book yourselves a table at your fave restaurant and indulge in a romantic meal for two. Or how about a couples’ date with your pal and their SO? You might be talking about pooling joint resources – that house you’ve seen? Go for it! (how exciting!). If you’re single – time to get out and mingle! An introduction by a friend could be the start of something special. It’s also a great time for friends to come together and plan joint ventures together.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20) Are you feeling a little run down, bogged down with work and in need of a bit of R&R, Taurus? If you’ve been busy being there for everyone but yourself, or if social butterfly syndrome has taken its toll on your health, then that’ll be the transit of the Sun to your sixth house. Time to focus on good nutrition, sleep and a new exercise regime. It seems whilst things may still feel a bit unsettled and you may still need to be of service to your SO or even a troubled friend in your life (they could be your main source of worry), come late October/November, things should ease a little and you’ll be able to enjoy some much-needed relaxation time together.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20) The fifth house is the star of the show from 24th September for you, Gemini. The good news is that this house is about being yourself and enjoying life to the full! Self-expression and hobbies are key, and when the fun is shared with friends (double trouble, perfect for a dual sign), then even better! Whatever you’ve been putting off doing, now is a great time to enjoy it. But be careful of over indulgence with food and drink – heart-centred entertainment is the key here. Something that heals your soul. Get that fun planned with your favourite friends. But be sure not to overdo it, as with so many planets in Scorpio, keep a check on any niggling health issues and be sure you’re looking out for yourself.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22) The Sun’s move into Libra on the 24th September is lighting up your fourth house of home, family and roots. Perhaps there’s a family celebration or anniversary on the cards; it certainly seems family matters are on your mind. If you’re in need of advice where family is concerned, friends will be happy to help. Make time for your family during this time – whether they are close or afar – their friendship and support is what you need and in lending an ear for them you’ll be enriched. This can be a light-hearted time and luck is on your side, as Venus in Scorpio highlighting your fifth house of creativity and entertainment, so you’re feeling especially creative.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22) On the 24th September, the Sun moved into your third house meaning that short journeys, communication, schools and siblings are all themes coming to the fore. If you have children, perhaps there’s a heightened buzz of activity around school – clubs and groups. This could be the perfect place to meet with like-minded peeps; parents with big ambitions for their kids – a fabulous match for your Lioness pride! If children don’t figure in your life, perhaps you’re planning something with siblings – a short trip or communications are starred and with Venus in your fourth house of home, this is the time of year to reminisce and perfect to kick start your plans for a fabulous family get together this coming festive season.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22) With the Sun’s arrival in the sign of the scales, Libra, your focus has shifted to the things you own, this includes money and possessions. Where are things out of balance in your life? The focus is on your hidden talents, self-esteem and worth. It’s a great time to re-assess what you have and where you’d like to be, with 2019 just around the corner. What help do you need to get where you want to be? Remember to search inside as well as out. Seek advice of friends who know you well – they’ll provide advice on direction and planning. Venus and Jupiter highlight your third house, so short journeys, groups and communications via social media will also provide much needed inspiration and luck.