Welcome to September, Cancer. Last month, you found yourself craving — and hopefully finding — reliable, stable love. Remember sweet crab, don’t mistake drama for passion. A relationship needs a steady foundation for it to last.
During the dark new moon in Virgo on Monday, September 6, new beginnings are near, and your thoughts turn to effective communication. During this time, you may be ready to break up with someone, ask a crush out on a first date, or even propose to your partner. You’re ready for change, but you need to find the right words to say. For clarity, meditate during the new moon, and write down what comes to you.
On Friday, September 10, lover planet Venus enters sexy-but-suspicious Scorpio, lighting up your 5th House of Pleasure. This transit will not only add fire to your sex life but also lead to feelings of paranoia and jealousy. You’re a sensitive, emotional water sign with a hard shell but you may be tempted to crawl out and snoop through your crush or partner’s things. Please, please don’t do it. Think about your phone — there are probably texts in there that could be misconstrued or even photos of an ex. If you search for evidence against you, you’ll find it, so just stop and enjoy the love you’re receiving.
Implementing self-soothing techniques is crucial all month because September is stressful for your love life. When angry planet Mars enters diplomatic Libra (a sign Mars does not like to be in) on Tuesday, September 14, you may feel tongue-tied and experience unexplained aggression. Anxiety is a tricky beast. Everything may seem out of sorts even if you know your friends and lovers adore you. Combat your apprehension by practicing grounding exercises, such as writing down everything you’re grateful for. Bounce ideas off of trusted friends, too, and always check in with your therapist.
Thankfully, stress levels lower during the bright full moon in fellow water sign Pisces on Monday, September 20. This lunation is ideal for soaking in the tub, cuddling with your pet, and safely indulging in your vice of choice in front of the TV. Let go of anxious thoughts, and look forward to good times ahead. During full moons, we often see the results of the intentions we set during the new moon. For you, Cancer, that means figuring out how to effectively communicate with your romantic interests and seeing your stress levels drastically reduced.
When the sun enters Libra on Wednesday, September 22, you’re feeling calm about romance. Libra is the sign of balance and partnership, and the Fall Equinox also falls on this day. This witchy holiday encourages you to let go of worries and hangups holding you back. Plan some cute fall-themed dates, like pumpkin picking, Halloween shopping, or even s’mores making. Life will feel so good that you won’t even notice when Mercury retrograde begins on Sunday, September 26. Watch out for typos, and if you’re traveling, expect delays. You’re prone to nostalgia, dear Cancer, so make an effort to stay in the present and resist texting exes. See you next month!
Refresh and destress your skin along with your spirit during the new moon in Pisces with a couple of spritzes of this J-beauty favorite.
As Allure’s resident astrologer, Sophie Saint Thomas believes in the power of glamour and embracing one’s sexuality — all the while, looking to astrology to navigate the intricacies of modern life. She is also the author of Sex Witch: Sex Witch: Magickal Spells for Love, Lust, and Self-Protection and the upcoming Glamour Witch: An Empowering Sex-Positive Guide with Spells and Witchy Beauty Tips for all Budgets and Body Types.
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