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What’s Your September Sex Horoscope?

by BUST Magazine

From BUST’s August/September 2018 issue, Sonia Ortiz shares her astrological advice for ladies looking to get laid.

July 23 to Aug. 22

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You’ll feel flirty when the solar eclipse on Aug. 11 hits your sun sign, making it the perfect time to reactivate Tinder. Putting yourself out there and finding a hot new summer fling in Aug. will set the tone for Sept. That’s when you’ll want a new person to cuddle up with—especially when there’s a sexy double-whammy of Venus in Scorpio and a Scorpio new moon on Sept. 9.

Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

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Slip the blindfold over your eyes for the solar eclipse on Aug. 11, then prepare to have your hidden desires brought to life when the sun hits your sign on Aug. 23. You may meet a new boo around the new moon on Sept. 9, making this a sexy birthday season to remember. Chances are good you’ll spend all of Sept. sexting your sweetie the details of your most secret fantasies.

Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

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A clandestine affair may sweep you off your feet around Aug. 23, when the Sun enters Virgo, so keep your head on straight lest your scales tilt out of balance. Make sure to give yourself as much love as you are giving your paramour. You’ll become the center of their world when the sun enters your sign on Sept. 23, but the full moon on Sept. 24 will force your relationship into the light.

Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

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A friend may become more than a friend around Aug. 23, when the Sun enters Virgo. Taking this relationship to the next level will heat up your sheets during the last days of summer. But be prepared for things to get more serious in Sept. Your friend with benefits could turn out to be more than a fling when they begin trying to woo you with old-fashioned romance around Sept. 9.

Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

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All summer you’ve had a partner to get frisky with, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want your freedom—especially the freedom to orgasm by yourself. Bust out your toys for some solo sex on Sept. 9 during the Scorpio new moon. (It’s also a fine time for sex magic, if you’re down.) If you have a trustworthy lover, send them a video of you enjoying your own company to get their pulse racing.

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

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Mark your calendar, because Aug. and Sept. are your months to shine in the bedroom. The solar eclipse on Aug.11 could be especially good for bringing kinks to your partner’s attention, and they’ll be psyched to play. Known for your can-do attitude, your hard work in the boudoir will be noticed in Sept., and your lover may brag about your devilish, seductive ways until the end of the month.

Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

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The solar eclipse on Aug. 11 activates your partnership house, just as Mars slips into the sector of your chart highlighting servitude to others. This could make you feel like consensually submitting to your partner, so if that’s what you want, go for it! Just remember your safe word. These fantasies will fire up your loins straight through ‘til Sept.

Feb. 19 to Mar. 20

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Since you live in a watery fantasy world, it’s only natural that you want to try out role-playing with your partner. Sept’s double Scorpio action (Venus in Scorp and a new moon!) makes this an especially hot time to play sexy librarian or bad nurse with your significant other. If you aren’t already an experienced kinkster, you may want to give BDSM a try around Aug. 23, when the sun enters Virgo.


Mar. 21 to Apr. 19

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Aug. 11’s solar eclipse will light up the romance sector of your ’scope, making this a prime time to pursue several people at once. Firing up several dating apps will help, so limber up your swiping finger! Your hot summer adventures could lead to one special person with the substance and charisma to become your new sweetie, so keep your eyes peeled around Sept. 23, when the Sun enters Libra.

Apr. 20 to May 20

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The solar eclipse on Aug. 11 will bring you back down to earth where you belong, making this a perfect time to explore the power of touch. Let your fingers do the walking when it comes to exploring your erogenous zones and take your bedroom antics to new orgasmic heights. Your education will end on Sept. 30, when Pluto goes direct in Capricorn, by which time you’ll be an erotic expert.

May 21 to June 20

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Your normally chatty nature gets a boost from the solar eclipse in Leo on Aug. 11, but instead of using your impeccable oral skills for talking, put them to use on your partner. They’ll be delighted to see that you can fulfill them mentally and sexually. While you may feel you’re giving and not receiving, Sept. 22 brings bountiful rewards for your erotic eloquence in all its permutations.

June 21 to July 22

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The eclipse on Aug. 11 will boost your self-esteem and your sex drive, giving you the power to speak your mind and quench your thirst. Take the lead on Aug. 12 by asking your crush out on a date that ends up rounding all the bases. Pursuing them with full force will lead them to stand by you through the last days of summer, with a possible commitment on Sept. 30. 

By Sonia Ortiz
Illustrated by Ada Buchholc
This article originally appeared in the August/September 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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