Ideas are flowing and plans are in motion, but nothing is set in stone. The same energy is radiating from your Sept. 18 horoscope as it marks the beginning of a brand-new astrological season. But with six planets currently retrograde (!!) — Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus, and Neptune — there's a major lack of stability and grounding. An array of things could be derailing you from your path, so try to keep your eyes on the prize.
The good news is there's always a silver lining. And in this case, there's more than one. Firstly, the universe is always cocreating with you, so allowing energies to flow without attaching yourself to a specific outcome can make this process a whole lot smoother. Second, all of the predominant mutable energies at play — Mars in Gemini, plus the sun, Venus, and Mercury retrograde in Virgo — are presenting us with a variety of paths to choose from. Instead of applying pressure to the situation, allowing yourself to slowly but surely settle into what feels right is way more productive.
The week begins with Mercury's contradicting opposition to expansive Jupiter, bringing focus to the areas where we may have overcommitted ourselves. The sun's trine to Pluto retrograde will continue to empower and motivate us to get the job done, but there will likely still be some unavoidable delays nonetheless. The moon will also ingress into emotionally driven Cancer on Sept. 18. The lesson here is to make sure you're taking it easy and being gentle with yourself.
On Sept. 20, the moon will shift into celebratory Leo, and Venus will make an exhilarating trine to freedom-loving Uranus, bringing shake-ups and unpredictability. Two days later, the sun enters harmony-seeking Libra during the autumnal equinox. A symbol of balance, this charming season has everything to do with expanding our awareness outside of ourselves.
On Sept. 23, Mercury retrograde reenters Virgo, where we are presented with the opportunity to revisit some of the energies we dealt with toward the end of August. Whether logistically or with regard to your health, daily routines are being reexamined and sifted out for our highest good. The essence of Mercury is as prominent as ever on this day, as the moon will also be entering Virgo (also ruled by this swift planet). Try to steer away from nitpicking, especially with Venus opposing Neptune the following day, putting a damper on our ideals.
If you're wondering what this week has in store for you, read on for your weekly horoscope for Sept. 18 through Sept. 24, according to your zodiac sign and your rising sign. For a look at the month ahead, read your September horoscope, and to get the vibe for the rest of the year, check out your 2022 horoscope as well.
Aries (March 21–April 19) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
The week of Sept. 18 kicks off on a contradicting note as the moon will enter sentimental Cancer and ignite the most private sector of your chart, while Mercury retrograde faces off with Jupiter retrograde in your sign. If you're in your feelings about a commitment that isn't on solid ground, this a gentle reminder to stay in your own lane, and let the chips fall for they may. The energy lightens up on Sept. 20. But keep an eye out, because something you weren't expecting could suddenly come out of the woodwork.
This is especially true when considering the moon's lucky connection to Jupiter in your sign on Sept. 21. It's all good vibes here. Then on Sept. 22, in celebration of the fall equinox, the sun will make its debut in Libra and your committed seventh house of agreements and significant others. As always, sharing is caring, but with Mercury retrograde reentering Virgo the following day, you're more likely to become preoccupied with the petty details and/or logistics of a particular situation. Don't hyper focus on things. Trust that it will all work itself out.
Taurus (April 20–May 20) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
Are your obligations getting in the way of your freedom, Taurus? This could be a reoccurring thought at the start of the week, especially with Mercury opposing Jupiter in your 12th house of secrets and unconscious patterns. If you haven't unintentionally overcommitted yourself to duties and tasks, then you may simply be feeling overworked. You'll definitely want to take a load off on Sept. 20, when the moon enters Leo and your cozy fourth house of home and your celestial ruler, Venus, harmonizes with Uranus in your sign. In fact, some of you may even catch yourself and the people around you off guard with your impromptu approach or surprise change of heart.
On Sept. 22, the sun will enter your Venusian sibling, Libra, bringing energy and vitality to your sixth house of health, daily rituals, and acts of service. Whether you're in the mood or not, you're being given no choice but to get your ducks in a row. Although, with Venus currently glimmering through your fifth house of love, passion, and self-expression, this could be related to matters of the heart, a hobby, or a skill. Just in time for Mercury retrograde to reenter Virgo the next day, you'll have a chance to take a closer look at something in the works and perhaps make some necessary adjustments. Lastly, with your celestial ruler, Venus, in direct opposition to elusive Neptune retrograde on Sept. 24, you're likely to fall into the trap of idealizing a situation or feel discouraged altogether. Try to stay grounded in reality.
Gemini (May 21–June 20) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
How are the retrograde vibes, Gemini? The week of Sept. 18 begins with the moon's ingress into Cancer and your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and values. Craving some well-deserved R&R? This could be easier said than done, especially when considering the opposition happening between your celestial ruler, Mercury, and bountiful Jupiter in your 11th house of individual freedom. You could be in two minds about the way you're being perceived vs. what your heart truly desires. Luckily, a snazzy aspect between Venus and Uranus on September 20 is here to trigger a much-needed breakthrough.
Whether it's a long-overdue conversation with someone close to you or a whole new outlook on what happiness means to you, you're being called to make peace with the past and release whatever's been burdening you as of late. This is especially true for those of you who can't turn off the stream of thoughts running through your head. Be kinder to yourself, because you're doing the best you can. Besides, the sun enters Libra on Sept. 22, which means you're back in your element and therefore back to stealing the spotlight. The following day, Mercury retrograde will reenter Virgo, which presents you with an opportunity to rethink where you're headed next.
Cancer (June 21–July 22) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
It's been a chaotic couple of weeks, Cancer. That's all the more reason to make yourself at home and retreat into your sweet sanctuary for the autumnal equinox. In the meantime, however, upon the moon's ingress into your sign on September 18, you will be greeted with a contradicting opposition between Mercury and Jupiter retrograde, creating tension between your personal and professional life. You're being called to examine where you've been overextending yourself, for instance. Fortunately, a soothing sextile between the moon and Venus the following day will help you ground your energy and put things into perspective.
Then on Sept. 22, the sun will make its seasonal debut in justice-seeking Libra, bringing energy and vitality to your cozy fourth house of home, family, and deep feelings. With Libra's ruler, Venus, dazzling your third house of communication, this presents you with an opportunity to become more acclimated to the changes happening in your personal life. Ironically enough, Mercury retrograde will join Venus the following day, and this could simultaneously bring past energies back around for another look. Is there something you need to get off your chest? If you're feeling torn, make sure you're following your truth.
Leo (July 23–Aug. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
Got a lot on your mind, Leo? The week of Sept. 18 kicks off on an elusive note, as the moon will ingress into intuitive Cancer and your secretive 12th house of closure and dreams. Amidst Mercury's retrograde journey through Libra and your communication sector, it will make an opposition to lucky Jupiter in your expansive ninth house of wisdom and worldly pursuits. Whether it's a unique philosophy you have on marriage and partnerships or the desire to venture into the unknown, you could feel stifled or misunderstood by your peers. Others of you may simply feel the need to speak up about something while simultaneously taking someone else's POV into consideration.
The moon will enter your sign on Sept. 20 followed by an exhilarating Venus–Uranus trine that could be both exciting and unexpected. Have you been exploring other professional opportunities? Whether or not the pay is up to par, you're being called to carpe diem and take the lead today. This occurs just in time for the moon's alignment to lucky Jupiter on the last day of summer, so count your blessings and follow your heart. On Sept. 22, the sun will enter harmony-seeking Libra, bringing emphasis to themes surrounding communication, while its ruler, Venus, dazzles your financial sector. Money talk isn't always fun, but Libra season helps us see the value in compromise.
Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
Surround yourself with those who inspire, encourage, and uplift you, Virgo. On Sept. 18, the moon will enter nostalgic Cancer, which, in turn, brings emotional emphasis to your 11th house of community affairs and individual freedom. You could feel torn between your personal values and those of your significant other. Make sure you're communicating with honesty and integrity; otherwise, you'll be biting off a whole lot more than you can chew. On Sept. 20, after a productive couple of days, the moon's shift into Leo will lead you back to your inner sanctuary, where you will most likely crave some rest and solitude.
That same day, Venus will form an exhilarating trine to freedom-loving Uranus (currently retrograde), which, in turn, adds spontaneity to matters of love, romance, values, and finances. The moon's trine to lucky Jupiter on Sept. 21 epitomizes that of a lantern in the dark; what may start off somewhat risky could eventually turn out to be quite rewarding. The fall equinox couldn't arrive soon enough, and the sun's ingress into Libra on Sept. 22 will ignite your sensually driven second house of abundance. Are you ready to take what's yours? With Mercury retrograde reentering your sign, the cosmos is handing you the mic and giving you one more chance to set the record straight. You've got this.
Libra (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
Is there anything you need to wrap up before celebrating another journey around the sun, Libra? The week of Sept. 18 begins with some interesting momentum, as the Cancer moon will touch down in your bossy 10th house of authority and reputation. However, with Mercury in your sign sitting directly across from Jupiter in your relationship sector, it's important for you to double and triple-check your calendar for plans with a significant other. Whether it's romantically or professionally, you may not be seeing eye to eye with someone important to you. The irony of this is that your celestial ruler, Venus, will be harmonizing with Uranus on Sept. 20, suggesting an unexpected change of heart and/or plans.
Then on Sept. 21, amid the moon's journey through Leo and your 11th house of community affairs and individual freedom, the moon will link up with lucky Jupiter in your relationship sector, adding a layer of hope, expansion, and opportunity to the mix. Don't be afraid to test your luck, especially with your birth season starting the next day. You thrive in the fall, and that's not even the best part: Mercury retrograde will leave your sign on Sept. 23. Unfortunately, this doesn't necessarily mean you're in the clear, as it will reenter Virgo and your 12th house of secrets and unconscious patterns. Take this time to check in with yourself and take a much-needed break, if possible. Something significant is being brought to your attention.
Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
You thrive in your solitude, but you're also reclaiming your power in the week ahead, Scorpio. On Sept. 18, upon the moon's ingress into sentimental Cancer and your exotic ninth house of wisdom and spiritual pursuits, Mercury retrograde will go head to head with Jupiter in your sixth house of daily rituals. When you're committed, you're devoted, because it's all or nothing in your eyes, Scorpio; however, because of that, you may be overextending yourself and neglecting your needs in the process. Make sure you're OK with leaning on your support system and getting the help you need. On Sept. 20, Venus will form an exhilarating aspect to rebellious Uranus in your relationship sector, which could catch you and a significant other off guard.
On Sept. 22, the sun will enter harmony-seeking Libra and your reclusive 12th house. You ooze autumn energy with your mystery and charm, but you're also more likely to crave some alone time. On another note, if you've been seeking closure in a particular situation or relationship, this is a wonderful opportunity to revisit pending conversations for the sake of making amends. Mercury retrograde will be reentering Virgo and your 11th house of community affairs on Sept. 23, so work opportunities that got lost in your spam folder and dreams you may have put on the back burner are coming back around for review. Keep in mind, Venus will clash with Neptune on Sept. 24, creating tension between your devotions vs. your heart's desires. Don't lose hope; nothing is set in stone.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
There's a difference between selfishness and self-love, Sagittarius. This could be top of mind at the start of the week upon the moon's shift into sensitive Cancer and your intimate eighth house of mergers and joint collaborations, as you're more receptive to other people's needs. However, with Mercury retrograde sitting in direct opposition to your celestial ruler, Jupiter, you're also more prone to clashing with others around your personal opinions and belief systems. The question is: are you willing to also put yourself in another person's shoes from time to time? On Sept. 20, the mood lightens up when the moon debuts in Leo, but Venus's connection to erratic Uranus could trigger some surprising breakthroughs in the process. For some, this could have something to do with your career and daily duties, while others may consciously choose to shake things up in your day-to-day for the sake of your individual freedom.
The next day, the moon's trine to your lucky planetary ruler, Jupiter, will bring forth a ray of hope — especially for those of you dealing with foreign matters or documents. On Sept. 22, the fall equinox will add a layer of mysterious charm to the backdrop of your life, while the sun's shift into Libra brings energy and enthusiasm to your socially conscious 11th house of community and friendship. If you're contemplating a decision you made about your network towards the end of August, Mercury retrograde's backward shift into Virgo on Sept. 23 could bring the clarity you've been seeking.
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
Balance is an ongoing theme these next few weeks, and it goes beyond the essence of Libra season, Capricorn. The week of Sept. 18 begins with the moon entering Cancer and your committed seventh house of compromise and significant others, while Mercury retrograde sits in direct opposition to Jupiter. Being loyal to someone is one thing, but undermining your value and hard work is another. Make sure you're holding space for superiors in the workplace, but don't hesitate to stand your ground when needed. On Sept. 20, upon the moon's ingress into Leo, Venus will harmonize with Uranus in a snazzy trine, which could, in turn, trigger some surprise shake-ups and epiphanies. Romance isn't out of the question either, so if you're suddenly catching feelings, leave it to sporadic Uranus to make it happen.
On Sept. 22, the sun will make its debut in Libra and your bossy 10th house of reputation. Keep in mind, Venus continues to dazzle your ninth house of entrepreneurship and worldly pursuits, suggesting that some of you may decide to turn over a new leaf in the workplace or take matters into your own hands. Although, with Mercury retrograde joining Venus in this area of your chart on Sept. 23, the cosmos is urging you to be discerning with your planning and overall logistics. Something major may need to be reconsidered.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
You've got a plan, but now it's a matter of setting it all into motion, Aquarius. On Sept. 18, upon the moon's shift into sensitive Cancer and your sixth house of daily rituals, Mercury retrograde will make a direct opposition to lucky Jupiter. This could trigger some tension between your personal philosophy and belief systems vs. those of your immediate environment. Others of you, however, are being called to have a long-overdue conversation with someone about next steps. Try to be mindful of others or your ego will surely get the best of you.
The moon will also enter Leo and your relationship sector, all while Venus harmonizes with your modern ruler, Uranus. If things aren't grounded for you on the home front or perhaps emotionally, this exhilarating synergy could bring some unexpected changes around shared resources or cohabitation. Some of you may decide to move in with someone or perhaps plan around a shared investment — but again, this energy is spontaneous, so anticipate unexpected change. Just in time for the first day of fall and the sun's debut in Libra and your expansive ninth house of adventure, you and your significant other are more likely to partake in discussions surrounding your joint future. This is especially true with Mercury retrograde reentering Virgo on Sept. 23. Be sure to read the fine print. Something's coming back around for a reason.
Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20) Weekly Horoscope For Sept. 18, 2022
Are you nurturing your personal investments or doing everything in your power to make those around you happy, Pisces? The week of Sept. 18 begins with the moon entering Cancer and your fifth house of love, passion, and self-expression, where you're being called to follow your intuition around your heart's desires. Mercury retrograde will also oppose Jupiter, which could create a tug of war regarding your lust for life vs. your prior commitments to a significant other. Is there an equal amount of give and take in your current relationships? With Venus trining erratic Uranus on Sept. 20, surprise encounters and run-ins with your peers could lead to a significant breakthrough, so try to keep an open mind. Then, the moon's trine to Jupiter on Sept. 21 could bring both a blessed opportunity or an offer that seems almost too good to be true. Pay attention, because important tidbits of information are resurfacing for a reason.
On Sept. 21, the sun will ingress into justice-seeking Libra and your intimate eighth house of shared resources. With Libra's ruler, Venus, lighting up your relationship sector, chances are there will be greater emphasis on matters surrounding your one-on-one relationships. Keep in mind that this could be personal or professional. However, given that Mercury retrograde will join Venus in Virgo on Sept. 23, you're encouraged to take your time when making decisions that require some commitment. The next day, Venus's opposition to your elusive planetary ruler, Neptune, can feel bittersweet — but nothing is as it seems.