September 2021
by Shari Zollinger
 Zodiac in Translation: Horoscopes 
Aries or Aries Rising: March 21 – April 19

Aries, I was reminded recently of Milan Kundera’s novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, where the protagonist volley’s philosophically between the weight of a relationship and the unbearable, “lightness of being” when that relationship ends. In more simple terms Aries, given your independent nature, you are contending with compromise and commitment and will be looking for ways to remain true to yourself even as you pursue deep intimacy with other/others. Interdependence becomes the long-term goal.

Taurus or Taurus Rising: April 20 – May 20

Taurus, novelist Octavia Butler tells us that “all you touch you change. All that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change.” It isn’t easy to acknowledge change, especially the kind of change that stays below the surface until, one day, it suddenly appears, fully formed and ready for action. Give yourself a good deal of kindness this month. Tune into what you value. Ask yourself what excites you. Dream bigger than you ever have. Practice patience as you build this new and wonderful world.

Gemini or Gemini Rising: May 21 – June 21

Gemini, Webster’s defines creativity as having use of the imagination and procuring original ideas especially toward artistic pursuits. You are teeming with creativity this month, literally bursting with original notions, expansive visions, colorful futures. To feel the full breadth of your creativity, get these ideas down on paper, prioritize and start making things happen. The excitement is real. You couldn’t be in a better place to share your talents. Let yourself bask in the light of this gorgeous, imaginative windfall.

Cancer or Cancer Rising: June 22 – July 22

Cancer, is it true, what Dorothy said in the movie version of The Wizard of Oz? That there indeed is no place like home? Cancer often gets pigeonholed as the homebody, the crab sitting in its little hole, waiting to safely emerge. True, home is important, this month especially, but Cancer, paradoxically is also an incredibly savvy and tenacious traveler. Cancer you may find this is a month of domestic exploration as well as interesting excursions. Find balance in the comings and goings. Protect your sleep. Build comfort and coziness into your daily routine.

Leo or Leo Rising: July 23 – August 22

Leo, while thinking about your horoscope this month I came across this quote from Anais Nin on friendship: “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by meeting that a new world is born.” There may be a few lovely folks that enter your world this month unannounced, new—exciting. Sometimes we meet people that feel so deeply familiar, we swoon a little. And these folks don’t have to be romantic partners, they can be friends or even passing strangers. Get prepared for some solid love this month from unexpected places.

Virgo or Virgo Rising: August 23 – September 22

Virgo, when is the last time you asked for support or help? Because you are especially good at helping others, you generally don’t know how to ask. Maya Angelou says that “when we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” It is the accepting gratefully part that you get to practice this month. Accepting the help, support and kindness wanting to come your way. If this feels like a relief then this kind of help has been a long time coming. You have a network excited to collaborate with you on any number of creative and interesting projects.

Libra or Libra Rising: September 23 – October 22

Libra, as you are fully aware, this is your month. This is the time when the light shifts, and we get to celebrate your birthday. You have so many extraordinary talents, but I think what I most admire about you is your capacity to love. You have a genuine kindness that we are grateful for. You make us feel welcome and at ease. Thank you for leading with heartfelt joy. Find some time this month to reflect on your gifts. Hone your heart, build powerful collaborations—shine brightly.

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: October 23 – November 21

Scorpio, I hope you will strengthen your intuition this month and learn how to balance other people’s opinions with your own. Clarissa Pinkola Estes says, that a “way to strengthen connection to intuition is to refuse to allow anyone to repress your vivid energies…that means your opinions, your thoughts, your ideas, your values, your morals, your ideals.” You may wish to take a deep dive through dreams and the subconscious this month in search of an authentic connection to your deepest knowing. Returning to the self will feel like a relief.

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius, it might be true that the world as we know it is changing rapidly, leaving us a little blurry eyed. Building strong communities both professionally and personally has never been more important. This is a month for you to think about your current community and the type of community you want to be part of going forward. You have many wonderful ideas and others will respect your contributions. Help bring balance to those you engage with day to day. Engage intentionally. Remain direct and honest. Speak up. Take part in this extraordinary transformation.

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: December 22 – January 19

Capricorn, are you ambitious? Capricorns are, generally speaking, a more ambitious lot. You know how to work hard, stay with a job until it's done, shoulder more weight than those around you and remain on solid ground. Your career will be at the forefront of your thoughts this month, as you reevaluate and reassess your commitments. It may become clear that you need more support and although it isn’t always easy, please let others hold some of the weight. Take a much-deserved break.

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: January 20 – February 18

Aquarius, I’ve chosen The Offering card for you from Kim Krans’ Archetypes deck. Krans says that “unlike many of the other cards in the deck, The Offering carries a clear-as-day message and a call to action. As you may have guessed, it is time for something to be given—and given up—for the sake of the bigger picture.” It is this bigger picture you’ll be pursing this month Aquarius. What matters most to you? What must you release for new growth? Big spiritual wheels are turning. Stay grounded and look for patterns in chaos.

Pisces or Pisces Rising: February 19 – March 20

Pisces, sweet spirit of the ocean. You have an extraordinary way of embracing the world, transcending time and inventing circular pathways. You will seek to collaborate this month and to strengthen your intimacy and connection to others. It is true that not all folks think alike. Practice empathy and compassion as you seek to build lasting relationships. You will visit many shores. Find where the sand and wave converge. Visualize this place as your locus of grounding. Your place of safety.

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