From BUST's Fall 2020 issue, our house astrologer, Emmalea Russo, gives astrological guidance to getting laid.
(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Happy birthday, V! September commences with a full moon in your relationship sector, spotlighting all that’s working (or isn’t) just in time for Venus to cascade into your sign on October 2, reminding you to love thyself first and foremost. Mercury retrogrades through your house of communication starting October 13 and then slides into your house of income and self-worth on October 27, urging you to rethink how you acquire both.
(Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Cornell West said, “Justice is what love looks like in public.” This is your Libran mantra this fall. Mercury, planet of communication, enters your sign on September 6, giving you a microphone for truth-telling—so don’t be afraid to make a few people mad on your road to justice. Mars retrogrades through your relationship sector from September 9, leaving your desires up for review. It’s more activism, less relationship drama this fall.
(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
The vibe is grit over glamour this season, so how can you serve the greater good? Through work? Service? Astrology’s delivering these questions courtesy of Mars going retrograde in your house of service starting September 9. Mercury retrogrades through your houses of identity and dreams, dousing you with psychic superpowers and urging you to think before you speak. The new moon in your sign on the 15th offers a refreshing reboot!
(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Jupiter is stationing direct in your second house of income and self-worth, making your money situation brighten after several months of stress. When Mercury enters your 12th house on September 27, you’ll be inclined to give voice to the voiceless—paying extra attention to the disenfranchised parts of yourself and society. The full moon in your house of service on October 31 makes these revelations manifest in the form of volunteer work and activism.
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
After a long summer of retrogrades and reflections, Jupiter and Saturn turn direct in your house of identity this September. Saturn likes to rearrange architecture—demolishing what’s outdated and strengthening what’s real. Jupiter is about ideals, wisdom, and expansion. The new moon lights up your career sector on October 16—a chance to figure out how to take your deep inner work out into the world.
(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
“Solidarity” is the word of the month as Venus traverses your house of relationships starting September 2. Then, a revelation comes when Saturn’s station goes direct on September 29 in your sector of subconscious stirrings. The full moon on Halloween grounds electric mental energy, helping answer the most important Aquarian questions: How does knowledge serve the collective? How can we unite to move humanity forward?
(Feb. 19 to Mar. 20)
September opens with a full moon in your sign, making you feel more you than ever and setting the stage for a luminous season. Rest up. Neptune turns direct in your sign on November 28 after a long retrograde journey. You may feel more in tune with your dreams and psychic abilities just in time for the November 30 lunar eclipse which will be illuminating some longstanding questions about who or what feels like home.
(Mar. 21 to Apr. 19)
Your preferred speed? A zillion miles an hour. This fall, you’ll trade in the motorcycle as Mars retrogrades, asking you to conserve your rocket fuel and ask questions about your identity and self-concept. A makeover of sorts might be around the bend. The full moon in your sign on October 1 should help clarify. Jupiter conjoins Pluto on November 12 in your career sector, paving the way for new opportunities. You’ve got this.
(Apr. 20 to May 20)
You’re feeling extra introspective lately. Secrets—mostly the ones you keep from yourself—could get revealed around the October 1 full moon. Mercury retrogrades in your relationship sector starting October 13, and the way you communicate your feelings is up for slow and steady review. The full moon in your sign on Halloween asks, “Who are you, Taurus?” and sets the tone for the rest of the season.
(May 21 to June 20)
This fall, you’re feeling a little quieter than usual. Mercury retrogrades starting October 13, and Mars retrogrades through your house of dreams, asking you to make friends with solitude. All roads lead to the lunar eclipse in your sign on November 30 –a megadose of light that will reset your identity sector—slowly revealing its truth in the months to come. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is Gemini, after all?
(June 21 to July 22)
September 2’s full moon in Pisces brings a thirst for wisdom, illuminating your house of higher learning and spirituality. Venus enters your second house on September 6, offering extra coinage or self-worth. The lunar eclipse in your house of mysticism and hidden arenas on November 30 feels like a powerful culmination. Pay attention to your dreams and activate your psychic powers.
(July 23 to Aug. 22)
September 2 brings a full moon to your mansion of sex and taboos: time to bust out whips, chains, and all the kinky trimmings. To boot, Venus enters your sign on September 6, making you feel even more glittery than usual. You’re keen to stay in with your current partner(s). The vibe changes on October 13, when Mercury stations retrograde, asking you to redefine home and reckon with your lineage.
By Emmalea Russo
Illustrated by Camille Chew
This piece originally appeared in the Fall 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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