September astrology events to mark on your calendar

From retrogrades to full moons, our September astrology events calendar has all the happenings—and tips from pros

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September astrology events usher in a new season and a change of energy. 

After an eventful Leo season this summer, we're now tapping into an organization mindset and taking stock of how 2022 has unfolded thus far. Much like the back-to-school season, September's cosmic lineup asks us to get things in order. 

And, according to our September horoscope, there will be a heavy focus on relationships over the next 30 days—thanks largely to Mercury retrograde's influence—so do be aware of the way in which you communicate with your loved ones. 

Ready to see what's on the calendar? We have you covered.  

September astrology events

Mercury Retrograde

  • When: September 9 to October 2, 2022

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*Poltergeist voice* "It's back!"

Mercury retrograde will gifts us with its third round this fall before closing out 2022 with four transits in total. We'll be hyper-focused on those organization and communication factors. 

"Virgo’s Mercurial influence will likely turn the details of the next retrograde inside out, causing us to consider our organization and thoroughness," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "Libra’s Venusian energy may encourage us to consider the reciprocity of our commitments during the next retrograde."

Though the buzzy astro event often gets a bad rep, there's no need to fear—think of it as a time to revise, like any good retrograde. But, if you're still feeling a tad on edge, have a look at our favorite crystals for Mercury Retrograde or laugh it all off with these silly Mercury retrograde memes, all great gifts astrology fans can appreciate. 

Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system. You can book Liz (opens in new tab) for live astrology readings, tarot readings and written readings, among other services.

The Full Moon

  • When: September 10, 2022

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Unlike the August 2022 full moon, which asked us to level up, this the next full moon in September might leave us feeling somewhat out of sorts because of a predominant water sign. 

"Pisces energy is going to be on full blast, so we may feel like we are within and without," says Simmons. "Staying present or grounded in reality might be difficult during a mystical moon. It’s important to find the middle ground so that the full moon allows us to explore our fantastical side without getting lost in it." 

The Autumnal Equinox

  • When: September 22, 2022

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Astrologer Noush (opens in new tab) considers the autumnal equinox as a mid-point check-in. What's been working in 2022 up until now? What needs to be adjusted? It's time to address those areas of your life. 

"Just as the leaves change color, it's kind of an opportunity for us to change our own ways so we can either adapt to what this new season is bringing in for us or how we can kind of let go of what no longer fits with the balance," she says.

Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her (opens in new tab) or shop through an incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals (opens in new tab)

Libra Season

  • When: September 22, 2022

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Though much of the fall is dedicated to structure and planning, you can consider Libra season as a cooling point and a chance to admire all the progress you've made throughout Virgo season

"During Libra season it's sort of like we are reconnecting with our ability to relax because so much of Virgo season was about getting organized," astrologer Renée Watt (opens in new tab) previously told My Imperfect Life. "It's kind of like permission to enjoy the fruits of your labor."

Meet the expert: Renée Watt

Astrologer Renée Watt has offered her expertise for a variety of publications, including CosmoInStyle, Girlboss and more. She hosts a weekly podcast called "The Glitter Cast" and is a cohost of the occult livestream “Betwixt The Shadows.”

The New Moon

  • When: September 25, 2022

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Ready to manifest? The next new moon awaits at the end of the month, and it's a time to set your sights on what you truly want and make adjustments accordingly. What areas of your life are you looking to restart?

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite