With a degree in neuroscience and art history from UCLA, Rose Theodora is an expert when it comes to color therapy and astrology. Each month, she'll be sharing astrological insights for your sign, as well as the beauty products you should be using—consider these your personal beauty horoscopes.
September is about reorganizing—getting clear, focused, and precise.
September is known as the harvest month, and its attributed sign, Virgo, is masterful at knowing what is necessary to both carry with us and let go through the winter. It's a month when we strategize more and seek efficiency. This month promises clarity, asks that you use discernment, and cultivates a deeper sense of understanding. This month is about body and self-care.
September 5, Mars is in Virgo and Mercury is no longer retrograde: Mars is our physical raw passion. While it's in Virgo, we might feel less vigorous, but our actions will be precise and our motives more streamlined. Mercury is the way in which we communicate and receive information—when it wakes up, expect communication to be clearer and overdue news to manifest now. Things start moving, and it will feel like you're playing catch-up.
September 6, full moon Pisces: Deep-feeling and dreamy. Use conscious awareness to filter out any confusion. Opposites feel more apparent, and women play a more important role.
September 19, Venus enters Virgo: Love becomes more practical, and your love language becomes one of service.
September 22, sun in Libra/autumn equinox: The sun crosses the celestial equator, which, in layman's terms, means that we'll experience equal parts of day and night. Celebrate all the Libras that you know and love—it's officially Libra season!
September 9 to 29, Mercury is in Virgo: Overly analytical and reorganizing our life for winter.
The highlight: It's the little things that add up.
For a quick-moving sign like you, you find it hard to move slowly. Luckily, you are goal-driven and this month, that becomes even more apparent. Working hard sometimes requires that you push yourself, and while that might be sustainable at first, it won't carry you in the long run. This month is ideal for starting a new routine on September 20, and if you're looking for a new line of work, the latter part of the month is ideal. You're prone to retaining water this month, so reflexology and eating less sodium-rich foods are probably a good thing. When you feel good, you'll work more efficiently.
Your product: A plant-based supplement, like 8Greens ($13), helps boost your energy and health regimen.
The highlight: Let go of "just friends."
Stay open to deep feelings of affection. Someone wins your heart this month when you least expect it. During the last several weeks, as Mercury has been retrograde, you've been rethinking how to enjoy life, and this person or newfound hobby will help you actualize these new discoveries. Having fun is healthy for you this month. You may need to let go of some friends that you longer enjoy on the full moon in Pisces on September 6. Letting outworn relationships go opens you to new opportunities near the new moon on September 20. Focus on yourself and being strategic about fun for now.
Your product: A sexy, blotted-effect red lipstick, like Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Regal ($29).
The highlight: Home is where you organize your life.
Getting your home in order and really being there for your family this month is a form of self-care. Similar to the foundation of a building, there is a time and place for everything. When your home is in order and you know where you stand with your relatives, you can then focus on bigger things and with ease. Pay particular attention to your stomach and how food affects your skin.
Your product: A deep-cleansing and invigorating mask, like Eve Lom Rescue Mask ($50), invigorates you in September.
Tagline: Speaking your mind freely only happens when you think you're safe to do so.
This month you'll continue to think a lot, only you'll now start to feel inspired by your thoughts rather than self-critical about them. In order to feel fully expressive in your life, you need to plan a new adventure. Let go of far-sighted goals and focus on what's in front of you.
Your product: Using a fresh and lively scent uplifts your thoughts this month, helping you to speak more freely. Try Atelier Cologne Café Tuberosa ($150), which boasts the unexpected blend of Indian tuberose and espresso coffee accord.
The highlight: Declaring your needs.
Being able to accurately assess your need is a gift, and this month you're being called to refine the way in which you think about those needs. Stability is a key ingredient to your success and health because September is the month of self-care; you'll need to plan things thoughtfully and think about how you can feel refreshed and supported. You've got some solid goals and you're well on your way to achieving them. To keep things in perspective, we recommend keeping a checklist. Let go of vague boundaries with others on the full moon in Pisces on September 6, and focus on creating better boundaries.
Your product: Using a tightening, brightening mask, like Allies of Skin Bright Future Overnight Facial ($120), helps your pores to shrink and leaves your skin glowing.
Virgo: You—you're saintly and don't you forget it.
The highlight: Declare your needs.
This month is an auspicious one for you. Mercury has been in retrograde in your sign for most of the last month—really getting you to rethink the way that you do you. This month Mercury will no longer be retrograde, which means you are clearer about your goals. Venus enters your sign on September 19, and there will be a New Moon in your sign on September 20, which is all very supportive and lucky for you. Stay centered and remember not to overthink too much. On the full moon opposite your sign, Pisces on September 6, opposing views become glaringly obvious and will probably be hard to contend with, in which case you'll need to let go of your expectations, and may even say goodbye to a relationship.
Your product: A rose-scented perfume, like Anine Bing Savage Rose ($69), keeps things positive and heartfelt.
Libra: Your subconscious
The highlight: Some of your best thinking will be while you're asleep this month.
You place a large emphasis on looks and appearances, but there is more to life and you know that well by now. September is a month where you should lay low and let go of ambiguous goals. Meditate more to tap into the deeper aspects of your subconscious, which promises to not lead you astray. If compelled, keeping a dream journal this month helps you sort out your thoughts. Letting go of vague career goals near September 6 is necessary. There are several stages in life and right now you're in a marinating phase–a lot is going on and your ideas are on fire. It's best to hone in on them through a little quiet time and reflection.
Your product: Silk's Sleepmask ($45) helps you rest easy and your mind feel more at peace.
The highlight: Your friends are a reflection of your goals this month.
Focusing on your growing your contacts will be incredibly beneficial for your career this month. When you're socially focused, it doesn't leave much time to be drifting in ambiguity. When the Full Moon on September 6 rolls around you'll need to let go of short sighted goals in exchange for more strategic, long term ones. Part of your self-care regimen this month means taking a beat before you act. Patience is key and a virtue you'll need to cultivate more intensively in September.
Your product: An intensely moisturizing do-everything balm, like 8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil ($88).
The highlight: Your mission is becoming clearer.
Despite being a free spirit, you take work seriously. In September, you'll feel more compelled to be strategic about your career. Being more strategic about your career means letting go of home improvement plans. You love to live a well-rounded life, full of quality experiences, good food, and family. While all of that's important, think about planning your life in a way that will allow you to have more of what you want instead of settling. Mercury retrograde has had you rethinking your career choices,but now it's time to act. Just wait until the latter end of the month—September 20, to be exact.
Your product: A body scrub, like Oribe's Côte d 'Azur Polishing Body Scrub ($65), to exfoliate all the dead layers of life so that you feel inspired, fresh and have a more positive outlook.
The highlight: Knowledge is everything right now.
You like to be on top of your game, so while working to climb the corporate latter can certainly benefit you, this month you're more interested in intellectual pursuits. Work to grow your higher minded values as opposed to limiting yourself to what your community believes; in other words stretch your mind rather than confirming to society's menta consensus. There will be a Full Moon on September 6 in Pisces; this will help you let go of any limiting beliefs. Mercury Retrograde inspires new horizons not close to home.
Your product: A stimulating coffee exfoliant, like Frank Body's Coffee Scrub ($18).
The highlight: You like things a little neat and subversive—and what's wrong with that?
September promises romance, and not a lighthearted one. You're hardworking and a giver when it comes to relationships, as long as your mentally stimulated. Allow your mind to be penetrated in September. Open yourself to deeper realms of communication as a form of intimacy. Mercury retrograde has you re-strategizing your values; this needs to include mental intimacy as one. On the Full Moon in Pisces on September 6, you'll want to let go of vague values in exchange for more concrete ones. It will be easier to do this when you're clear headed and focused.
Your product: A minty cleanser, like Renée Rouleau's Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel ($31), opens your mind and brightens your skin.
The highlight: This month, focus on being present.
Sometimes you're in your head and you're unaware that you seem selfish. This month focus on being present. Seeing others as a reflection of yourself is necessary and true. You're magical, sure, but you're also prone to victim-consciousness when it comes to relationships. There's a Full Moon in your sign on September 6. It would be wise to surrender to the truth and to see the other person as you. The New Moon in Virgo on September 20 bring a fruitful work opportunity.
Your product: A body lotion that grounds you, like Erbabiva's Breathe Body Lotion ($28), which is made with eucalyptus, cedar, and tea tree.