September 2022 Horoscopes: Mercury Retrograde & Saturn Square Uranus

by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
2023 horoscopes

Virgo season is in full swing and as the month starts we are all feeling this sign’s practical magic. This is backed by Venus’ move into Virgo on September 5. We’ll start to enjoy the flow of our everyday lives—but not so fast, because Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on September 9. Just as things were going smoothly, the wind blew in and we’re left to pick-up the pieces. Do-overs are a common Mercury retrograde theme. Plus, your September 2022 horoscopes have something far more disruptive in the forecast: Saturn square Uranus.

On September 15, Saturn, the planet of commitments and limitations will fall into a 90 degree angle to Uranus, the planet of progression and chaos. Uranus went retrograde last month and is moving slowly, so this may not be felt right away. Squares are challenging aspects and we are all breaking down and releasing what no longer serves us. On September 22, the start of Libra season brings some lighter energy. This date will be a pivotal moment as the Sun and Mercury meet up for a cazimi. Epiphanies or realizations occur and we can use Mercury in Virgo to plan accordingly. The planet of the mind will re-enter its home sign of Virgo, just a day after the conjunction with the Sun. 

The month ends with some heavy Venus action. With the new moon in Libra on September 22, followed by Venus’s move into Libra, it’s all coming up roses by the end of the month. Saturn square—what now?

September 2022 Horoscopes Important Dates:

Venus Enters Virgo, September 5: This transit will give us a healthy dose of grounding energy. It will show us how we can express love in practical and efficient ways. There can be a strong drive for perfection as Venus ventures through this organized earth sign. Being of service is alway enough when the goddess of love and beauty blends with a nurturing Virgo. 

Mercury Stations Retrograde in Libra, September 9: Relations and conversations are about to get a little fuzzy. There is also a heady feeling when Mercury is retrograde in an air sign. We’ll easily get lost in our thoughts, making it hard to stay focused in reality. We need to find the right balance between paying attention to our own thoughts and our earthly tasks and relationships.

Go deeper into this Mercury Retrograde: A Complete Guide to All the Mercury Retrogrades in 2022

 Full Moon in Pisces, September 10: This lunation will show us how to go with the flow. As the moon conjuncts Neptune, this will be way easier than usual because everyone’s intuition is heightened. But, a stronger inner knowing doesn’t mean we’ll see a wonderful and unexpected surprise from a trine to Uranus. This day is dreamy in all the right ways.

Saturn Square Uranus, September 15 – October 23: As described above, this aspect causes tension and difficulties. This exact alignment occurred three times last year, so this period we may notice similar themes or vibes in our personal lives. This is like a final test to see if we’ve learned a lesson. Change is an inevitable part of life, and it helps to embrace this concept under alignments like this one.  

Sun Enters Libra, September 22: This isn’t your typical ingress into Libra, as the Sun will conjunct Mercury on its way in. Libra season 2022 may be a rather enlightening experience. There is a focus on balance and fairness in our lives. We may be thinking more about how our decisions impact others.

Mercury Retrograde Enters Virgo, September 23: Mercury comes back to its home sign after a cazimi with the Sun. This can be used to plan a new course of action or path to take. Mercury may be moving backward but our logic is still functioning. We can use the hard-working energy of Virgo to move forward. 

New Moon in Libra, September 25: A fresh start in the way we relate to others, and how we fit our lives together with close pals. The dispositor or “ruler” this new moon—Venus, will be trine to Pluto in Capricorn. This is about the changes that we need to make and our deep-rooted feelings surrounding them. 

Venus Enters Libra, September 29: Venus comes home and brings peace and harmony to our personal lives and relationships. We are all living with grace and can see the beauty in the smallest of things. Art, music and entertainment make us feel more alive. We are now dancing in-tune to the rhythm of life.

Virgo  (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Happy Birthday, Virgo! You can still have a good season, even with Mercury retrograde in Libra. This is the perfect transit to rebudget, which you love to do anyway. Mercury officially stations retrograde on September 9, but before that your ruler Mercury will initiate an opposition to Jupiter as the month gets started. You may be faced with too many investment opportunities. As Mars gets involved on September 2, you’ll make some brash moves. Fortune favors the bold, and when Venus moves into your sign on September 5, you’ll embody both of these traits. You’re lucky and magnetic for the rest of the month. Wield your power wisely.

The full moon in Pisces on September 10 will bring about an important development in a partnership. Be it business or romance, you’ll feel like you’ve hit the jackpot with this lunation in an exciting alignment to Uranus. Just as it’s all going effortlessly, Saturn and Uranus disturb the peace. These two will square to each other well into next month, causing some shake-ups to your daily routine. While it may be difficult, this is the perfect way to remove a thing or two off your plate. You love keeping busy—but you have to draw the line somewhere. Just after this, Venus falls into the same angle to Mars, so don’t beat yourself up for not being able to handle it all. The bright side is you can focus on more important and personal matters.

The Sun moves into Libra on September 22 and promptly conjuncts Mercury. Around this time, you may have a grand idea, but as Mercury moves back into your sign on the following day it requires some more thought. The solution could come with the new moon in Libra on September 25. As you get some valuable questions answered, you can move forward in confidence. Venus moves into Libra on September 29, and could bring a delightful increase to your income or revenue. You know this will extend beyond the material, and you find complete worthiness in providing for others. How Virgo of you—keep living as your authentic self. 

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Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) 

Be wary of big promises as September gets underway. Whether it’s on your part or anothers, the delivery and expectations are flat out unrealistic when Mercury is opposite Jupiter. You’ll avoid trouble if you can trust in divine guidance as Mars gets involved and leads you to intuitive action. On September 5, your ruler Venus gets one step closer to home and comes into Virgo. You’ll automatically switch to chill mode. It’s a good idea to lighten your workload right now, especially when Mercury goes retrograde in your sign on September 9. You’ll be so internally focused that the outer world seems forgien. Some detachment is okay, as you come to important self-realizations.

The full moon in Pisces on September 10 calls your attention to your health. Be sure to schedule any overdue check-ups or wellness appointments. You’ll likely catch something before it becomes a serious issue with a helpful influence of Urnaus. Ready or not, you’re about to enter a period where you’ll face some major setbacks. From September 15 through mid-October, Saturn and Uranus are breaking down barriers that are of your own creation. Life is more liberating without them. In the following days Venus falls into a harsh alignment with Mars which may have you feeling down and out. Find a grounded way to escape reality for the moment.  

You need to rest up for your season because it kicks off on September 22. As the Sun moves into your sign, Mercury dips back into Virgo and creates a double whammy. On the one hand you’ll be ready to shine your brightest, but you won’t feel mentally prepared for socializing. This year may be a slow start, but your time is coming. The new moon in your sign on September 25 brings about a personal upgrade. Think about the altercations you’d like to make, but wait until Venus enters your sign on September 29. You’ll be enthralled with the results. You give so much love to others all the time, your season is about treating yourself in the same respect. . 

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’ll be facing a big decision as September rolls in and Mercury is in opposition to Jupiter. Contrary to what you may be feeling, this choice isn’t set in stone. When fearless Mars gets involved around September 2, you take your pick and jump right in. Venus moves into Virgo on September 5, and you can expect a busy month with lots of gatherings. You’ll be the one that everyone remembers, you do secretly love being the breakout star. But when you shine bright, you burn out and when Mercury goes retrograde in Libra on September 9, you must be aware of this. You might experience sleep disturbances or mental fatigue for the majority of the month. It’s imperative that you rest and slow your pace for this retrograde.

The full moon in Pisces on September 10 should be spent among your people. This is a social lunation for you, and you might unexpectedly reconnect with an old pal as the full moon aligns with Uranus. You’ll probably end up talking to this person all weekend. Things at home or with your family may become hard to handle as Saturn starts to square Uranus on September 15. This lasts well into next month and somethings gotta give. Your foundation and stability is shifting, while it’s not an easy place to be, it’s better on the other side. Venus and Mars are at odds for the next couple of days, and this is a good time to step away and do your own thing.

The Sun and Mercury meet for a cazimi and trade places on September 22. With the Sun in Libra you’ll feel more than ready to chill out—but, with Mercury retrograde in Virgo, there are a couple obligations that need your time and attention. Bummer. The new moon in Libra on September 25 brings an energy that saves the day as you find a new way to relax. Venus adds to your laid-back vibes as she moves into Libra on September 29. You’ll finally have the time to light those fall candles and cozy up on the couch. Life is good. 

Sagittarius  (Nov 22 – Dec 21) 

The start to September is a bit rough as Mercury opposes your ruler Jupiter. Someone could totally shoot down your plans. Mercury becomes allies with Mars on September 2 and you’ll find a ride or die friend who’s down for your next adventure. On September 5 Venus moves into Virgo, and you’ll step into the limelight. For the next few weeks you’ll have the chance to be seen and recognized for your unique talents. Mercury stations retrograde on September 9 and other people might not be so happy to see you shine. Don’t give in to anyone who is trying to undermine you.

Surround yourself with encouraging company under the full moon in Pisces on September 10. Feel-good moments will be plentiful and impact you in surprising ways. Tension starts to build between Saturn and Uranus on September 15, while this will last well into next month, the atmosphere at work will start to destabilize. Find your center as big changes are happening all around you. To top it off, a close friend or lover may have some harsh criticism. You’re not one to stand there and take it, but they just want to see you succeed. Try your best to end on a positive note.

Libra season kicks off on September 22 and you’ll feel extra bold and fearless, but as the Sun trades places with Mercury it’s best to think twice. Foolish mishaps could require a good amount of damage control and you don’t have the time for that. The new moon in Libra on September 25 is the perfect time to put yourself out there. Start a blog, share a project or join a new organization; what you’ll really find in a new sense of connection. The month ends as Venus comes home to Libra on September 29 and you’ll feel like you’ve found your place in the world.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

There’s exciting things going on with home and family, but you might be too wrapped up in your career to take note. As Mercury opposes Jupiter it’s best to find the right balance between the two. Mars gets involved on September 2 and it’s just a matter of mastering your productivity. Venus moves into Virgo on September 5 and opens your mind. Over the next few weeks you’ll take on a care-free attitude. While you enjoy your rose-tinted glasses, Mercury stations retrograde on September 9 and you may have to step up your game at work. It will be hard to find a loophole for this one. 

The full moon in Pisces on September 10 is an ideal time to attend a community event. There will certainly be a surprise turn of events with Uranus in an easy going angle to the Sun and Moon. Just a few days later, on September 15, erratic Uranus falls into a challenging alignment to your ruler Saturn. While you prefer to lead a life of luxury, it may be time to cut back. Unforeseen circumstances will rock the boat now and well into next month. You’re sensibile and should manage well. A day later, Venus square Mars makes it extra hard to concentrate on important tasks, take a lot of breaks over the next couple of days—it will be uber helpful.

The Sun moves into Libra and crosses paths with Mercury on September 22 causing a major epiphany. Perhaps some of your deep-rooted beliefs are holding you back? You’ll be working through them now that Mercury retrograde is back in Virgo. It’s time to let go of the imprints that remain after some negative experiences. The new moon in Libra on September 25 brings a fresh start to your public life. You may be offered a promotion or accept a new job offer. Whatever it is, you’ve been manifesting this for a while. The week ahead looks like a smooth transition and as Venus grooves into Libra on September 29, it feels like you’ve stepped into the good life. You’re on top of the world and there’s really no other place you’d rather be. Enjoy. 

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Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

As the month gets started—Mercury opposes Jupiter—and it can be hard to tell which way is up. While your judgment may be off, your instincts will be spot on thanks to Mars. “Act now, think later” actually works in this scenario as the mind is a tricky place to navigate. Vivacious Venus opens the door to your true desires and intentions when she moves into Virgo on September 5. For the majority of the month you’ll find beauty in moments of complete vulnerability. Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on September 9 and legal matters could get sticky. Whether you’re summoned for jury duty or found yourself in some civil dispute, it’s the opposite of what you want to give your time and attention to. 

The full moon in Pisces on September 10 ignites some real heart-opening energy. Let down your boundaries and connect with others in unexpected ways. You’re in for a real surprise with your ruler Uranus strongly influencing this lunation. But this ingenious planet stirs up some trouble when he squares Saturn in your sign around September 15. The Saturn-Uranus square will be strong well into next month, and you’ll be discovering new facets of yourself, while discarding the old ones. A few days later, Mars clashes with Venus and you’ll be rather moody. You might find yourself in need of some alone time.

The Sun moves into Libra and promptly conjuncts Mercury on September 22. A day later the messenger planet takes a step back into Virgo. Occurrences on these days feel almost supernatural and you can stumble upon profound insight. The new moon in Libra on September 25 is a great time to learn something new. Whatever course of study you commit yourself to has a great deal to teach you. By the time Venus enters Libra on September 29, you’ll be deep in the quest for knowledge and the ultimate truth. What can you say? You are an air sign. Your mind is curious and needs to explore new concepts. This is a key component to being an Aquarius.  

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20) 

You may come into some money and deciding what to do with it will feel overwhelming as Mercury opposes Jupiter. Mars gets involved around September 2 and you can follow your gut instincts. Sensual Venus moves into Virgo on September 5 and this is very good news for your love life. Coupled Pisces will experience more delight and romance, while single fish could meet a great catch this month. Mercury stations retrograde on September 9 and it may be time to review your boundaries within relationships. This month is all about finding the right balance of give and take. This may be especially tricky if you’ve just started seeing someone, but not impossible.

The full moon in your sign on September 10 has you feeling like a superstar. This is a night to get dressed, go out and enjoy the conversations. They may even be life-changing as the moon conjunct your ruler Neptune and trines sporadic Uranus. This planet of chaos may start to cause some as it falls into a square with Saturn around September 15. Random events and setbacks come out of left field over the next month. You’re just being tested. Find your center and you’ll pass. Venus also squares Mars so there may be some tension or argument within a relationship for the next couple of days—some brief time apart is a good thing and may be needed. 

The Sun conjuncts Mercury as he moves into Libra and Mercury retrogrades back into Virgo on September 22. This will have you fixated on your relationship dynamics. You may be ready and willing to give your all to this, but is the other party? Use the rest of Mercury retrograde to probe and find out. The new moon in Libra is a wonderful time to get raw with someone, be it a friend or lover. You’ll explore each other’s depths and may even come to some personal conclusion about a problem that’s been bugging you. The month ends as Venus enters Libra on September 29, and things seem to be moving forward in the love department. Isn’t that all you really need? 

Aries  (Mar 21 – Apr 20)  

As September gets started, you’ll have a lot of big ideas as Mars hooks up with Jupiter. But with an opposition to Mercury on September 3, others might not be willing to run with your grand schemes. Try to understand their perspective, because collaboration is your friend right now. Venus moves in Virgo on September 5 and suddenly work is the place to be. You might get a raise or an office romance could take a thrilling turn. Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on September 9 and communication will become difficult within your close relationships. Expect everything from canceled plans to annoying misunderstandings for the next couple of weeks.

The full moon in Pisces on September 10 has “night in” written all over it. Get cozy and treat yourself to some relaxing activities. You’ll be recharged when the Sun aligns with Uranus on the following day and this will lead to progress on an important work project. Saturn and Uranus turn up the pressure around September 15, and as Venus clashes with Mars the next few days will be full of drama and petty arguments. The Saturn-Uranus influence is strong well into next month, and the events that unfold will help you see who your true allies are.

Mercury retrograde moves back into Virgo after a cazimi with the Sun and things go haywire at work. You’ll be putting out small yet irritating fires left and right until Mercury goes direct on October 2. Sparks will fly under the new moon in Libra on September 25 as an exciting development in your love life unfolds. Your deepest desires could come to life as Venus trines Pluto. The week ahead is smooth sailing and you can handle responsibilities with ease. On September 29, Venus enters Libra and bonds grow stronger over the next couple of weeks. Lucky in love doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20) 

Mercury and Jupiter are at odds as the month gets started and this brings your mind to faraway places. When Mars joins the action on September 2, try to find the magic in the present moment. You’ve got a lot going on and when your ruler Venus enters Virgo on September 5, it’s a party. Over the next couple of weeks you can find some innovative ways to have fun. Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on September 9 and it doesn’t look like a getaway is in the cards right now. You’ll have to tend to all those chores you’ve swept under the rug. 

The Pisces full moon on September 10 is calling you to let loose and forget about your responsibilities for the weekend. Allow your friends to take the reins. With radical Uranus involved, spontaneity is always a good idea. Around September 15, Uranus is not feeling so hot as it clashes with Saturn. Over the next month, you can drive yourself mad trying to achieve a goal, so it’s good to take baby steps and trust in divine timing. Venus squares Mars a few days later and you could be prone to emotional spending. Look for other coping mechanisms when life gets intense.

The Sun and Mercury cross paths as one enters Libra and the other retrogrades into Virgo on September 22. You’ll feel torn between leisure and productivity, but do your best to find a mixture of both in the coming days.The new moon in Libra on September 25 fosters deep healing. It’s time to liberate yourself from a bad habit or two and adopt healthier ones. You’ll really be focused on well-being once Venus comes to Libra on September 29. This will help you find harmony and peace in the rhythm of your daily life.      

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

The odds are stacked against you as your ruler Mercury faces off with an expansive Jupiter and small issues get blown way out of proportion. When Mars gets involved around September 2 you’ll have the foresight and drive to work through annoyances. You may be more sensitive when darling Venus enters Virgo on September 5. In the coming weeks, prepare to get up close and personal with your own feelings. On September 9, Mercury stations retrograde and you may find it exceptionally hard to relax. Plans get jumbled and projects don’t flow. Instead of getting frustrated, try to find new and innovative approaches.

Your grand vision becomes crystal clear under the full moon in Pisces on September 10. As this lunation gets a jolt from electric Uranus you’ll unlock a key component to your master plan. Ideas will pop-up all weekend, get ready to take action. Around September 15 you won’t have the option not to make moves, as the Saturn-Uranus square becomes a dominant cosmic force well into next month. You’ll be in the midst of a grand awakening, which will alter your perception in insurmountable ways. You may be feeling out of sorts for the next couple of days, but as Venus conflicts with Mars, it’s best not to push yourself..

The Sun and Mercury stir up some cosmic confusion as they cross paths on September 22, the Sun ingresses into Libra and Mercury regresses into Virgo. On the one hand, you’re ready to live your best life. On the other, a wave of nostalgia has you pining over the past. Allow yourself some sentimental moments, but remain present. The new moon in Libra breathes some fresh air into your imagination on September 25. This is an ideal time to start a new project or romance perhaps. If there are butterflies in your stomach, you’re doing something right! Venus adds to your delights as she comes home to Libra on September 29 and brings tidings of love and creativity. You end the month on a high note.       .    

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You’re at a major crossroads as September gets started and Mercury sits directly opposite from Jupiter. It’s all too easy to get frantic when there is a huge choice to be made, but with help from Mars you can rely on your instincts. You already know your next move—you just need to make it. Venus enters Virgo on September 5, making you very sociable with an extra charm to back it up. Get out there and dazzle ‘em with the wit and intellect you keep under wraps. Mercury goes retrograde on September 9, making you extra nostalgic. It’s okay to do some healthy reflection over the next couple of weeks. Just don’t go crazy trying to recreate the past. 

You’ll definitely want to be in the here and now for the Pisces full moon on September 10. This is your chance to really connect with a new group of friends. Uranus is in a helpful angle to this lunation and it just may surprise you how well you fit in with this new crew. By September 15, Saturn and Uranus cause tension in the cosmos and a whole lot of pressure in your close relationships. For the next month, you’ll be showing your true colors. Those that stick around are the real ones, so don’t dwell on that.. A few days later, Venus agonizes Mars and everyone is in an off mood—stay clear of confrontations.

The Sun moves into Libra on September 22 and initiates a cazimi with Mercury, who enters Virgo on the following day. This will lead to an “ah-ha” moment. One that points to exactly what you need to feel fulfilled. The new moon in Libra on September 25 marks the start of a whole new chapter at home. This is likely something you’ve wanted for a while and it gets better. Prepare to be swept off your feet as Venus moves into Libra on September 29. The month ends with you getting the sweetest deal on the block. 

Leo  (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

As September gets started, you may find that a disagreement between you and a colleague gets blown way out of proportion. When Mercury links up with Mars on September 2, you’ll be willing to confront this head-on. Venus moves into Virgo on September 5 and helps you take a practical approach to your seasonal shopping. For the next couple of weeks your taste will lean towards classic rather than trendy. Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on September 9 and you can expect a whole bunch of frustrating, unreceived messages.. A gadget or two might also need an upgrade, so be prepared for that this month.

Under the full moon in Pisces on September 10, you can learn to be just a little more generous. Your intuition is heightened with Neptune’s sensitivity and you’ll know exactly what a good friend needs at the moment. Tension begins to build in your social life around September 15 as Saturn starts to square Uranus. This influence will be strong into next month and you may be confronting the fact that you’ve outgrown some friendships. Heated arguments are likely and as Venus clashes with Mars a few days later, everyone is being petty and confrontational. It’s best to not participate.

The Sun moves into Libra on September 22 and you may be feeling quite sociable, ready to meet some new people. Go for it. Life doesn’t stop for Mercury retrograde, which moves into Virgo on the following day. Your judgment may be off, so keep all connections light as they can be fleeting. You’ll adopt a brand new mindset under the new moon in Libra on September 25. This lunation will prompt you to take a fancy-free approach to life. You’ll have a busy schedule toward the end of the month and things should go off without a hitch. Venus comes home to Libra on September 29. In the coming weeks, this goddess will bless you with the grace and charisma needed to handle all your overbooked calendars.

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