Monthly Astrology Forecast for September 2021

Welcome to Pandora’s monthly astrology forecast. Here you’ll find news for the year, for the month and for dates this month when important changes are happening in our skies. You’ll also find words and videos explaining what they mean, how to handle them and how to know if they affect your chart specifically.

Pandora Astrology Monthly Forecast

September 2021 In A Nutshell

September’s New Moon in Virgo inspires you to show off your more relatable eccentricities while tackling those detail-oriented projects. The Full Moon in Pisces motivates you to act on your deepest intuitions and engage in some difficult, cathartic conversations that may be long overdue. You’ll find more about the Moons further down this Forecast page (see “Lunations”). We also share meaningful insights about “Pallas Athene—Warrior Woman and Wise Woman,” a complex asteroid goddess. Find out how she impacts your chart. And continuing our series about planetary transits we present “Pluto Transits–How They Feel and How to Handle Them” to help you successfully manage these profound transits and achieve your best self. More about all these topics in the videos below.

Long-Term Shifts in 2021

This year began with a planetary conjunction that replaced the heavy feel of 2020 and put in place a new, lighter and brighter, feel which sets the tone of 2021. This is the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which happens about every 20 years and combines the hope and promise of Jupiter with the restrictions and discipline of Saturn. These two disparate planetary themes combine to form what I’ve named the “Wisdom Hot Degree,” which is 0º Aquarius, the meeting-place of Jupiter and Saturn. Whatever house this occupies in your chart will be a place where you will experience growth opportunities this year, and you will also face reality checks and some hard lessons. The Wisdom Hot Degree expires in late December 2021, so its effects last all year.  

In 2021, we Pandora Astrologers expect the covid pandemic to end and some state of normalcy to return. One main reason for this is that the Pandemic Hot Degree (P.H.D.) expired in the middle of December 2020, which brought a sense that the light at the end of the tunnel had appeared, though we were not out of the tunnel yet. Such an expiry doesn’t bring effects overnight, because the P.H.D was rooted in a Saturn/Pluto conjunction which has a much longer cycle (approximately 35 years) than Saturn/Jupiter one (just 20 years), but the P.H.D. did drive bad behavior due to a general feeling of oppression among humans, and that feeling has already begun to lift. From here, it gets better, and likely it does so faster than we expect. 

The other reason we expect normalcy (or something like it) to return is that 2021 has a few planetary events in it, but nothing as large, dramatic and heavy-feeling as 2020 did. The P.H.D. was not only heavy and painful, it was also triggered by Jupiter and Mars several times each during the course of the year, bringing those negative sensations of painful entrapment right up in our faces, making them impossible to ignore. This year, nothing like that is happening. The Wisdom Hot Degree is experiencing no multipass triggers from other planets at all, and this does much to lighten things up in 2021.

During 2021 there are just two planetary aspects being formed: one is Saturn in a harmonious sextile with Chiron and the other places Saturn in a stressful square with Uranus. Neither of these multipass transits is being triggered by Jupiter, Mars, or any other planet. These aspects suggest work that needs doing, but it’s work that is doable, not work that feels impossible or insane. 

The toughest aspect of the year is undoubtedly Saturn square Uranus, which pits conservative and authoritarian Saturn against progressive and reactionary Uranus. We’re seeing this in governments all over Earth and while this aspect is in play (from February through December) we’ll see authoritarian governments behave in crushing ways while rebels work to restore or gain freedoms. Expect propaganda and a cacophony of voices. 

The year also begins with a large pile of planets in Aquarius, bringing an emphasis on groups, community and tribe (including tribalism) and also on science and progress. Aquarius is a much lighter and brighter feeling sign than heavy, dour and restrictive Capricorn. This is a distinct shift in tone. 

Is love coming your way in 2021? Due for a career break?
Find out the details of the changes coming and their very specific timing–
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During 2021, Pluto is in Capricorn, Uranus is in Taurus, Neptune is in Pisces and Chiron is in Aries–exactly as they were in 2020. This video explains what these long-tern “planetary eras” mean, and for these 4 planets, it still applies: Planetary Eras: Outer Planets In Signs In 2020. As of 2021, Saturn and Jupiter are no longer in Capricorn, so that part of the video no longer applies, but our videos about Saturn in Aquarius and Jupiter in Aquarius will bring you current.

Our 2021 News Playlist includes these topics and more
It will be updated throughout the year with videos that are relevant for 2021.
And if you missed the videos we made about covid during 2020,
Our 2020 News Playlist is still up.

How do September’s planetary movements affect you?

Check this YouTube playlist for Pandora Astrology’s horoscopes this month and watch the one for your Rising sign as well as your Sun sign. 

This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts. How will they affect you? Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?

Pallas Athene: Warrior Woman and Wise Woman

In Greek and Roman mythology, Pallas Athene is known as the goddess of wisdom, defensive battle, strategic thinking and civilization. The placement of this asteroid goddess in your natal chart reveals insights into your relationship with your father, how you express and balance your female and male energies, and how you strategize and defend in the battles you choose to fight in life. Pallas also sheds light on your source of intelligence, creativity and personal power and how you use these qualities to solve problems. Learn much more about this complex asteroid goddess and how to benefit from her power in this video.

Pluto Transits–How They Feel and How To Handle Them

Pluto is the planet of transformation, death and rebirth cycles, and profound change. Its intense power can metamorphose your self-identity and how you express your truth to the world. A Pluto transit can feel intense, overwhelming, and even chaotic, especially if you’re not aware of its timing in your chart. In our video you’ll learn how Pluto transits feel, so you can identify that you’re having one (because that’s half the battle). Also learn how to successfully handle a Pluto transit so you can positively embody its teachings (rather than its pitfalls) and feel empowered to change your life in the ways you choose.

Mercury Watch

Mercury begins September moving in a forward direction, but you’ll want to aim to finish bigger projects during the first half of the month, because Mercury will turn retrograde on September 26th. Begin winding things down by the 20th while Mercury slows, preparing to turn retrograde. Mercury will turn retrograde in the very relatable Air sign of Libra, so it’s especially important to communicate clearly with your partner. Nobody likes a Mercury retrograde period—but at least you can go into it with your eyes open. This page will help: This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.


September begins with the Mutable Earth sign Virgo. Earth and Mutability are an odd combination, because being an Earth sign makes Virgo grounded and solid, while being a Mutable sign makes Virgo flexible and changeable. Blend these qualities together and you see that Virgo is the most flexible of the sometimes-stodgy Earth signs and can be very willing to make a change for pragmatic reasons. Virgo the Organizer is the sign of first harvests, a time of sorting and separating the wheat from the chaff. This year Virgo runs from August 23 through September 22.

Summer is now coming to a close as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, leading us to the balance of the year in Libra. That occurs at the autumnal equinox on September 22. Equinox means “equal night,” signifying that the light is once again in balance. Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, bestowing upon its natives grace, wit and a love of social activity. Libra is naturally artistic, having a built-in sensitivity to beauty. Libra is also attuned to fairness and justice.

If your birthday is coming, you’ll want your annual birthday reading (called a “Solar Return” reading) to happen in the month before your birthday–because your birthday is your Personal New Year. It’s the best time for setting resolutions, intentions and new life-directions. Get yourself in alignment with what your Greater Self wants for you this year, beginning with knowing what the plan is.

Happy Birthday, Virgo!

Here is your monthly horoscope for September:
“Celebrate YOU!”

The planets are activating your House of Money and Possessions. Take advantage of this month’s lucky Venus vibes and ask for that birthday gift you’ve been longing for all these years. You may just receive your heart’s desire! It’s also the perfect time to enjoy a long weekend celebration by taking a short trip with your partner or siblings. There’s more in your monthly horoscope, like how you’ll be impacted by the New and Full Moons, and how to best handle your finances.

September’s Horoscopes Have Arrived

If you want to know how the sky news of September 2021 affects your sign,
check your horoscope here
Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. 

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In this class you learn to look deep inside a relationship and see its inner workings. You will receive a master document that explains where to look for various aspects of synastry: romantic attraction, sexual heat, fertility, cohabitation, co-parenting, commitment and more. You will learn the many forms that chemistry can take and how to spot them in charts. During the course of the class you will give and receive relationship advice and insights based on what you see. Most of the focus will be on romantic and committed relationships between adults, but we’ll also look at parent/child relationships, friendship and business partnerships.


Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.

“Being Weird Your Own Way (But Also Relatable)”
New Moon in 14º Virgo on September 6, 2021

The New Moon in Virgo trines Uranus, inspiring you to be open with your eccentricities and to follow your own quirky path while squares to Juno and Ceres demand other things (such as good social behavior!). The opposition to Pallas Athene brings in themes of autonomy, making this a highly complex Moon with many factors to juggle. It’s a great time to tackle detail-oriented projects, like completing that analysis at work or organizing your closet at home. Be prepared for the unexpected by remaining flexible during these projects. If you have a planet in your chart placed between 9º and 19º of a Mutable sign, you’ll feel this Moon.

“Penetrative Intuition”
Full Moon in 28º Pisces on Sept 20, 2021

Pluto assists this Full Moon, a stressful face-off between the critical Virgo Sun and the compassionate Pisces Moon. It’s time to release those long-kept secrets that have been poisoning your relationships. Benefit from this Full Moon by acting on your deepest intuitions and tackling those difficult, cathartic conversations. If you have a planet in your chart between 23º and 29º of a Mutable sign, you’ll feel this Moon. Also, you’ll feel it if you have anything between 0º and 3º of a Cardinal sign. Learn more about how to successfully navigate this Full Moon in our video.

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Your September horoscope video will tell you more about these Full and New Moons. When checking your horoscope, always check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. Your Rising sign’s horoscope will generally work better.

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