How are you, Taurus?! Friends and the issues they bring with them are a key focus in September, as the full Moon on the 6th illuminates every inch of friend world, dark corners and all! It’s time to de-clutter your contact list, so take a long, hard look at what those people who are always by your side are really adding to your life. People who have been unkind or unsupportive have been saved up to now by your deep sense of loyalty, but they may not survive the deep clean that the Moon is about to instigate! With Chiron and retrograde Neptune also exerting their influence on this area of your chart right now, there is an underlying theme of healing and forgiveness among friends, so this may be an opportune time to say what you feel and get those past hurts and resentments dealt with once and for all. It’s only then that you can really move on and leave the past in its rightful place.
Saturn connects with Lilith in your house of debts until mid-November, a very powerful combination of energies which will push you to look seriously into how you depend financially on others. If you have borrowed money in the form of a loan, credit card or mortgage, you may discover now that you haven’t got as good a deal as you were originally led to believe. Similarly, partners who share their income with you or on whom you rely for your financial survival, could let you down, or circumstance may arise which make you realise that you can no longer depend on their support. In reality as time progresses, you will realise that these situations are not simply examples of bad luck, but rather they are being brought about by your increasing desire for complete honesty and awareness around monetary matters. You are moving towards a time of self-reliance and freedom from dependence on others, and this is the beginning of the process.
Mars bursts into your house leisure and pleasure on the 6th, and with him he brings adventure, restlessness and a need to push yourself to the limit in recreational pursuits! You are more likely to get involved in very active and competitive pastimes under his influence, and an element of thrill-seeking will pervade your decisions about how to spend your time. Mars and Mercury will be in conjunction here during the days of the 11th to 23rd, a fabulous period for discussing new creative projects, although with Mercury still making up for lost time after his recent retrograde period, it may initially be hard to get started; the new Moon of the 20th will help things move forward. Look out also for Mars locking horns with Neptune after the 17th and into early October; this is a connection of wasted efforts and frustrated attempts to turn your ideas into reality. Planned outings with friends will also cause bother in this period as your efforts at organising a get together are met with vague, non-committal responses.
Work and your attitude towards it are slowly being transformed by Jupiter’s optimistic presence in this part of your solar chart. His sextile with Saturn throughout August and September has been allowing you a chance to work with people who can really transform your working world in some way. You may not recognise it right now, but these colleagues are having a positive and very dynamic influence on your approach. Opposition between Jupiter and Uranus could cause some issues until mid-October, however, as secret information is uncovered about someone in your working environment. Enjoy your September!