Big changes ahead ...
Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your astrological sign to see what kind of love and romance September is bringing your way. Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Around September 17, Mercury the Messenger turns retrograde in your 7th House of Partnerships and one-on-one encounters, as a result blessings emerge in plenty of opportunities to return and retrace relationship issues. If you're less than thrilled with a recent decision you've made … go ahead and undo it, but prepare yourself for possible consequences that may follow (every honest action has its consequence after all). The good news is — once handled, I promise this is the last time you'll need to deal with this matter.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
The Sun slides off into other-oriented Libra on September 23, joining oh-so-chatty Mercury there to make quite the sweet splash in your 6th House of Health and Work. Perhaps you'll find yourself flirting with a co-worker and feeling super appreciated as they flirt right back with you. The thing is, you'll need to work together, literally and figuratively, in order to make sure everything works out — otherwise — it won't. If you're up for that, then your love life will fly.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
It's a huge mistake to ignore a family member (or even a neighbor) who wants to introduce you to someone special around September 23. Even if they've been wrong in the past, this time around their intuition is spot on. If you're single, it would behoove you to agree to a meal or even a cup of coffee together. If you're currently attached, then get out the red sheets and thong because you're about to enjoy some exciting date nights out. Power that phone off and text your friends another time — this is a time for your head and heart to remember.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
You may find yourself arguing with someone considered a "higher up" on September 24 or 25 and it might seem like the end of your career, but the reality is that standing up for yourself is the best thing you can possibly do in their admiring eyes. You not only need, but you deserve respect; And quite frankly — if we're being real — you've earned it, too! So, don't back down from what you know is fair. If you do choose to plead your case, then schedule an appointment to meet with someone in charge and fight for your rights. These efforts will not go unnoticed — in a good way (of course)!
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
After weeks of moving retrograde — asking that you spend time retracing your steps and reconsidering recent decision you've made considering a loved one, Venus, Goddess of Love turns direct on September 6 and she's in your sign. The advice here is: Prepare yourself, because this will be a drastic turn-around. So ... ready or not, it's time to finally give an answer concerning your love life to someone who has been patiently waiting. What is it that you want to do with your love life? Because, you'll soon be presented with the opportunity to make some great choices starting now.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
After weeks of retracing her steps, in turn, causing almost each and every one of us to consider revisiting the familiar arms of someone we once thought we were through with ... Venus turns direct and start moving forward on September 6. This means you can now move forward in your romantic life, too and you'll be able to so, both guilt and regret free. Closure and then brand new openings will follow, making your heart happy and bringing your passion(s) new fire to heat all that you love up. Get out the hose, things are about to get hot, hot, hot.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
After weeks of looking back as opposed to finding your way into the future, lovely Venus will turn direct on September 6 and she is pretty much insisting that you do exactly that — look forward. Enough worrying has already been done and what might have been all the regrets that you've been feeling are soon to wash over, too. Shout it from the housetops — it's been ENOUGH. Let it all go and get ready to move forward in a fabulous way. Any and everything is possible in your love life now, so take some time to think about exactly what you want and, then, go after it!
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
You might be dealing with the one who got away this month, when a long-distance loved one will be the focus of your loving thoughts around September 16; suddenly, all the memories of good times that the two of you shared will almost outweigh a much more tangible relationship that you have with a significant other now. I have two words for you — SELECTIVE MEMORY. Stop rewriting the past and get back to spending serious loving time with that current partner, the one who will appreciate any energies you put towards appreciating the romantic relationship that you have.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)
You have passionate Mars, flaring up the dramatics and romantic Leo ... together they're electrifying your 9th House of Travel and Education for most of the month. I can't promise you much, except that you won't spend a dull moment because with any Leo planet energizing your love life, romance is always a possibility. Be sure to chat up that yummy stranger that the Universe is planning on sending to a seat right next to you. Sit up straight, screw on your courage cap, and start a flirtatious conversation. You won't regret it!
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
Venus is turning direct on September 6 in passionate Leo and your 8th House of Intimate Relationships. This will put the Goddess of Love center stage and in the mood to strut her stuff; although that isn't your style, you will actually now enjoy all the admiration and attention. Stop holding back whether in public or private and figure out if you are meeting "The One" — if that answer is yes, GO FOR IT!
AQUARIUS (January 22 to February 18)
You are the light of the cosmos, a shining beacon and a perfect example of how to maintain a healthy relationship (while still maintaining your precious personal freedom)! This month will direct you towards even more avenues to show you how to make the most of your love life. Speaking of romance and your love life, if you are with someone special then it would behoove you to treat them to a delicious and deluxe night out, because by the time you get back in red sheets and pink candles will do the sexy trick.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
The sizzling Sun hooks up with "Mercury the Messenger" in Libra on September 23, Pisces, and since they'll be in Libra and your 8th House of Intimacy there's not much that you'll be doing alone. If you're single and looking, put on your rose-colored glasses so you can see better; if you're currently attached, expect only the best from your loving partner. It will even be possible now to even reconnect with someone who you believed was "The One" and that list might include someone who deserves a second shot. Just be sure that you spend time working on new solutions to old problems, that could have been the reason the two of you broke up in the first place.