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Stars Over Tokyo September 2017

A Cosmic Dance Brings a Shift in Seasons

By Cathy Moe
September 1, 2017
Monthly Horoscope, Lifestyle

This month, the stars over Tokyo hit a reset button, reaching out to move you up. If the past feels heavy, releasing it invites the light you deserve.

If you’re wondering why there are 13 signs in this zodiac — the additional Ophiuchus (Nov 30 – Dec 17) — you can read the explanation in our first horoscope of the series. Only interested in reading your own ‘scope? Click on your sign below!

CAPRICORN (Jan 19 – Feb 15)
AQUARIUS (Feb 16 – Mar 11)
PISCES (Mar 12 – Apr 18)
ARIES (Apr 19 – May 13)
TAURUS (May 14 – June 19)
GEMINI (June 20 – July 20)
CANCER (July 21 – Aug 9)
LEO (Aug 10 – Sep 10)
VIRGO (Sep 11 – Oct 30)
LIBRA (Oct 31 – Nov 22)
SCORPIO (Nov 23 – Nov 29)
OPHIUCHUS (Nov 30 – Dec 17)
SAGITTARIUS (Dec 18 – Jan 18)

CAPRICORN January 19 – February 15

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September is a power month. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2. It’s a chance to break free. From what? Mercury starts out retrograde. It unravels expectations. Untapped feelings build until you can’t turn away. In the midst of the madness, surprises serve to energize. Sep. 15 is a treat. Want to vibrate your hair back to health? Look into Fukugen’s Non-Heat Dryer at Otora Ebisu or Hair Arai Shinjuku. You deserve a silky mane! Sep. 19 brings a dream to the glare of bright lights. How much do you want this? Sense the subtle changes as shubun no hi, the autumnal equinox, brings you gently to the “fall of the Sun.” Relationships reveal starglow Sep. 27. Re-create yourself Sep. 29

AQUARIUS February 16 – March 11

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Sharp edges of Mercury retrograde wear smooth as September arrives. Recent events may have stirred self-doubt. Your talent shines. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2. In case you think it’s a quiet month — it’s not. Shake-ups are inevitable. Push through internal resistance to changes on Sep. 11. Forgive yourself if you can’t do everything at once. Sep. 14 brings a respite as Venus blesses self-reliance. Rewards! Conversations drift Sep. 19. Good for creativity, not a ‘practical’ day. The autumnal equinox, shubun no hi, opens your mind to the other side. Tend to yourself, wounded or healed. You can visit Mabashi Inari Shrine in Koenji and make a wish at the ascending soryu (dragon). Relationships can spark new life Sep. 27.

PISCES March 12 – April 18

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Waiting for a shift? September is just that sort of month. With your cosmic antennae, what you have been waiting for may show up. The trick is to recognize it. How fast can you act — packed and ready to go? The month starts with Mercury retrograde. Mars trine Uranus on Sep. 2 breaks through armor, bringing hope to move you forward. Big decisions unwrap themselves Sep. 11. There’s time to dress your future and gloss your locks with Louvredo’s Pellofine. Mercury connects to Mars exactly on Sep. 16. These two energize and focus every thought. Welcome the autumnal equinox, shubun no hi, by honoring your ancestors. Bring a glow to candles you light in their memory

ARIES April 19 – May 13

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Navigating September, you feel the twists and turns. In the end, you’ll run a smooth course. It begins with Mercury retrograde. Avoid non-refundable commitments, at least for the first four days. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2, upending your plans, but creating better results. It releases tensions, opening doorways to your unique needs. Expanding your street fashion? Winding down at a live house? Sep. 12 and 15 are meant to enjoy. Don’t hold back — you deserve a little attention. The autumn equinox, shubun no hi, balances the past with your present. A new season arrives! Sep. 24, it’s hard to make something happen. Mars opposes Neptune. Why not try a fantasy eye shadow and see the light in your reflection. It will last longer than you think.

TAURUS May 14 – June 19

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An earth sign, you feel secure when things are nailed down. At the same time, you may feel pressure when someone does that to you. Mercury retrograde initiates September with change. Mars trine Uranus Sep. 2 helps it from becoming reversed. Things slide into a smoother arena mid-month. Once you’re back in the flow, Sep. 12 and 15 have your name on them. If you get in a jam, tempt yourself with the chocolate culture at Max Brenner’s. You’re free to do what you like as unexpected meet-ups encourage you. The autumn equinox, shubun no hi, starts a new season. You can finally let go of worries. Let rest and relaxation become your status quo.

GEMINI June 20 – July 20

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Mercury is retrograde as September begins. If it’s driving you crazy, hold on. Mars trine Uranus makes life exciting, and things smooth out in week two. Sep. 12 is for beauty and the body. You may want to check out Margy’s Monte Carlo celebrity facial at Peninsula Tokyo’s spa. Unhooking from the day’s stress is bound to be a relief. Ruling planet Mercury, now direct, connects to Mars exactly on Sep. 16. Watch what you say, or say what you mean. It will be remembered! The autumn equinox, shubun no hi, holds a special significance for you. If your wings feel clipped, Venus adds a bit of luxury. Pamper yourself even if it’s a secret. Enjoy fall daydreams, or take a walk though the park as the month winds down.

CANCER July 21 – August 9

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September waits for you with open arms. It whispers of choices and strength in the midst of confusion. This month begins with Mercury retrograde. Don’t believe everything you hear. Then Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2. It’s like a pancake flipped downside up, with a glimpse of where you’re headed. Focus on what you love most. Stop and starts are par for the course. Venus encourages a quantum leap Sep. 12, 14, and 15. Where else but Tokyo can you get a Fukugen non-heat dryer for your hair? Gentle is the word to resuscitate your locks. The autumn equinox, shubun no hi, brings a deep understanding. You’re moving into uncharted territory, but you have what you need. Most of all — yourself!

LEO August 10 – September 10

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Of all the signs, you receive the biggest jolt to take action. September begins with Mercury retrograde. Double check documents, as the experts may be overwhelmed. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2. You can make decisions on instinct and be accurate. Sep. 11, it’s time to embark on new projects. Instead of doing them only for others, you’ll get a chance to enjoy them yourself. Reduce stress with a self-guided tour of Tokyo’s architectural achievements. Even if you’ve seen the Prada Building or Shinjuku Cocoon, your spirit is strengthened with a sense of creative camaraderie. Shubun no hi, the autumnal equinox, brings acceptance of what has changed, and what is to come.

VIRGO September 11 – October 30

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September is no easy feat, but you have the stars’ assistance. Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde, going direct the first week. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2 to shake out the boredom. Power becomes your signature. As the sign of service, you may want to join the TELL Tower Climb on Sep. 10. Big decisions create an upgrade as Jupiter expands the energy of the Moon’s north node. Dreams are made for you Sep. 16, when Mercury blends with Mars. What you say or do has the ability to turn heads and melt hearts. Shubun no hi, the autumnal equinox, strengthens the season with confidence to move forward. You are now on the front guard, choosing what works best.

LIBRA October 31 – November 22

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Your energy soars, matching the pace of the city. September is full of surprises. Mercury is retrograde, but only the first week. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2, bringing new ideas and inspiration. Receiving these insights, you can narrow them down to an enjoyable few. Ruling planet Venus plays a winning game. Try a beauty treatment like Margy’s Super-Lift Haute Couture Facial at Peninsula Tokyo’s spa Sep. 12, 14, or 15. After all, you are your best investment. Keep track of details as Mercury combines with Mars on Sep. 16. Then shubun no hi, the autumnal equinox, adds a shift of color and energy. Changes you have been through may push you to take the initiative in an unusual venture.

SCORPIO November 23 – November 29

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September begins with Mercury retrograde. It’s not what you say, it’s with whom you’ve shared. Luckily this planet moves direct the first week. You have time to recover. Mars trines Uranus Sep. 2. Changes are swift and unexpected. They energize, so motivation is easy to find. You’re a sensuous water sign. Why not try hydrotherapy to release tensions of the day? Let yourself sink into the warmth and bubbles to enjoy this rejuvenation. Sep. 16, friends may be spot on with suggestions as Mercury and Mars combine. Then the autumnal equinox, shubun no hi, honors the past as you release it. Moving inward, a light grows and sustains. Expansive ideas and possibilities for love gently make themselves known by month’s end.

OPHIUCHUS November 30 – December 17

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Mercury is retrograde as September begins. Misunderstandings occur, but are easily cleared up. Mars trines Uranus on Sep. 2. Your ability to suss out what’s needed brings you closer to friends. Those who don’t understand this may confuse you. They may shy away from intuition and self-healing, only to be jolted later this month (when they get back in touch). Surprises rearrange your plans, bringing a lucky streak. Luxury-loving Venus offers stability with her connection to Saturn on Sep. 12. Then, on Sep. 16, Mercury and Mars do a mind meld, validating your choices. Remember to take care of yourself – why not try a little ikura (salmon roe) for skin-boosting collagen? It has vitamins B12, C, E, and D for you. Shubun no hi, the autumn equinox, announces a shift in seasons. You may not be able to slow down yet, but you can welcome this cycle with a reason to celebrate.

SAGITTARIUS December 18 – January 18

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Tapping into the ethers for changes in your universe? September begins with Mercury retrograde. Something you want to clear up may still be on the hook. Mars trines Uranus on Sep. 2. It can signal an about-face in expectations, but is likely to be in your favor. Venus has more than one kind moment in store for you. She brings stability and security, with beauty as its signature, beginning Sep. 12. New pathways are yours starting Sep. 15. On Sep. 16, Mars and Mercury connect so that thoughts become action. Then shubun no hi, the autumn equinox, expresses equality between the Sun and the Moon. It’s like an angel energy that sits upon your shoulder, attracting light while balancing the shadows. The choice is up to you. What will you do with offers the cosmos has provided?

Cathy was born in California, but now resides on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She has lived in Ohio, Virginia, Japan, Guernsey Channel Islands U.K. and Scotland. She has a degree in film and television from UCLA. She became an astrologer after studying tantric yoga and Native American medicine, which led to visions and other mystical experiences. She has done phone-in radio shows for the BBC and has written horoscopes for newspapers and magazines including "CNN Magazine," "The Leither," "Metropolis" and the "Guernsey Globe." You can download her free phone app at her AstroGirl website.

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