September sunsets can be truly magical as the leaves on the trees in cities and in the countryside begin to crisp at the edges and take on their autumn colours of red and gold. The Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are of equal length occurs on the 22nd September, this year. In the weeks leading up to it, make the most of the last of the summer evenings spending time in the garden or the outdoor frontage of your favourite café or restaurant with your friends, drinking in the special atmosphere that illuminates the evenings at this time of year.
Virgo is an earth sign that carries logic, practicality and a propensity for habit & control. Your little Virgos are deeply attuned and hyper-aware individuals with a meticulous approach to life.
If you have a little Virgo in your life, you probably already know that they always want to help; whether it’s mucking in with the dishes, checking over their siblings’ homework or offering a listening ear to friends at school. It’s one of the many lovely things about Virgo that makes their friendship so high in demand, but they can be very sensitive beings as a result of feeling so much of what others feel.
Virgos strongly believe that they should be treated with as much consideration and respect as they grant others, and the reality that this may not always be the case weighs heavily on them and upsets them deeply.
Virgos always want to help out – whether that’s mucking in with the dishes, checking their siblings’ homework or offering a listening ear to their friends!
The month of September sees Virgo show a definite spring in their step. There’s a change in the air, alerting us to new beginnings, and the thought of Autumn being on its way is recharging little Virgo with so much excitement and creativity. Ready them for the changing temperatures with fun autumnal back garden crafts and pumpkin prepping for next month!
The thing about Virgos is they are perfectionists. This can make for a bright future brimming with achievements and success beyond measure but it can also mean that they put far too much pressure on themselves to be faultless in absolutely everything they do. The often unspoken verity of this is that sometimes things don’t go according to plan, and Virgos can subsequently punish themselves unfairly. An ongoing task for Virgo is to learn that flaws are not defects, and that sometimes it takes a few failed attempts to get things right – this is a big part of the ‘life’ experience, afterall!
Committed, nurturing and deeply loyal, Virgos make excellent friends and allies. You can rest assured that should anyone upset you, Virgo will be there in a minute, vouching for you, defending you and doing everything in their power to cheer you up.
With take-charge attitudes that can often mean the greatest help when it comes to house chores and all things in need of a a little assistance, your mini Virgo is your right-hand man and will get the job done swiftly! Just make sure to shower them with endless praise as one of their rewards!
Committed, nurturing and deeply loyal, Virgos make excellent friends and allies!
A glimpse at the coming month for Libra
September 23rd – October 22nd
Perhaps it’s all the excitement of starting a new term or the fact their birthday is around the corner, but Libra is having a tumultuous month, emitting transformative energy but with a touch of angst & testiness, too. It seems that they’re just trying to find their place right now and need for you to be patient and understanding, while weathering the storm with them.
A glimpse at the coming month for Scorpio
October 23rd – November 21st
Now is the time for discovery, Scorpios – from finding their perfect pack of friends to make the social stresses of school a lot easier to getting stuck into a super fun project they know they are good at. It’s all smiles for your tiny Scorpion, this month and deservedly, too! Treat them to a saturday out to a place of their choice to reconnect and have some fun!
A glimpse at the coming month for Sagittarius
November 22nd – December 21st
Little Sagittarius is enjoying the small things in life, right now. They appear to be most happy in the company of their family and are seemingly loving their little home bubble with a want for not much else. If they’ve just started school or are about to, then this could be a sign of apprehension about the change coming up. Remind them that truly exciting times are on their way and that they’ve completely got this!
A glimpse at the coming month for Capricorn
December 22nd – January 19th
As September begins, the Sun and Mercury are in Virgo… and this is where your Capricorn has discovered their newfound love for taking chances. Whether that’s after school clubs or stepping out of their comfort zone at the local park, trying new things and being around fresh-minded people seems to be recharging mini Capricorns for the next chapter of adventure!
A glimpse at the coming month for Aquarius
January 20th – February 18th
You may be feeling a tad concerned about your little Aquarian’s tendency to let others walk over them, especially at the start of a new school term. They seem to be blind to any kind of boundaries at present – both within themselves and with others’ treatment of them. Encourage them to step away from their decisions in order to see things objectively, this month.
A glimpse at coming month for Pisces
February 19th – March 20th
Friendships are a big theme for this month, Pisces! Your little one is learning to appreciate balance & compromise with their peers… and you’re really rather impressed with the emotional maturity they are beginning to develop! One thing they could certainly improve on is their selective hearing when it comes to slowing things down a tad. Keep reminding them that they have all the time in the world to do the things they want to do!
A glimpse at the coming month for Aries
March 21st – April 19th
With masses of energy all pent up and with nowhere to go, your tiny Arian may be driving you a little crazier than usual. This month, show them how to enjoy those special (and rare!) moments of downtime, where quiet crafts at home serve as a great outlet for supercharged energy. September usually poses spurts of frenzied excitement so just ride through the motions and you’ll be just fine!
A glimpse at the coming month for Taurus
April 20th – May 20th
This month, it’s all about finishing the things they started! You may have noticed a bunch of unfinished projects strewn across your living room floor, of late, and though your tiny Taurean’s attention span is barely there, try to encourage them to go back to what they were so excited about beginning a week ago. They’ll feel so proud of themselves as a result, and it’ll start them off to a good first term at school.
A glimpse at the coming month for Gemini
May 21st – June 20th
Enjoying the sights and sounds of a brand new season, little Gemini is full of beans for a fresh new school term and a big reunion with their friends! Though there are lots of exciting things coming up, Gemini’s concentration is slipping fast. It may be a good idea to introduce a happy balance into the equation by signing them up to an evening class where all things school are off the agenda!
A glimpse at the coming month for Cancer
June 21st – July 22nd
Keeping check of their emotions and tendency for meltdowns is something to be given some extra attention. Cancerian’s sweet and sensitive nature can often be overshadowed by their moodiness. The key is not to overindulge them; try to keep their days simple, with one or two things on the to-do list. They won’t feel overwhelmed as a result, and may start to wind down and show you that lovely smile of theirs!
A glimpse at the coming month for Leo
July 23rd – August 22nd
Strong and fearless Leo is certainly having a sparkly month, where all their loveliest attributes are shining through effortlessly. They’ve taken to being back at school like a duck to water and are making new friends in every aspect of their busy little schedules! Set up a weekend get together with some of the other mums and their children, and watch as tiny Leo radiates all that good energy.
The Virgo colour palette is beaming with pops of peach, mauve, light blue and the freshest greens!
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