September 2019 Astrology forecast + Productivity Analysis

Hey guys! So today I thought I would set the September mood now that we are past week 1 with the monthly astrology forecast, and productivity tips to use to battle the vibes of September. This is something new I’m doing and I thought it would be interesting for you guys too. My Astrology and Productivity post was one of the most popular posts by far and so I thought I’d continue the trend.

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THIS ASTROLOGY FORECAST IS FROM Cafeastrology.com

So I can better give you guys tips I’ve cut it into different sections. Everything bolded is from cafe astrology.

“  The New Moon near the end of August in the sign of Virgo continues to affect us in September, setting the tone. We’re also beginning the month with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars all in the sign of Virgo! The New Moon promised us opportunities to take charge of our lives through organizing, editing, and refining work as well as better attention to health. This is a fertile and productive time. This is a brilliant time for gently freeing ourselves from limiting circumstances and finding more joy through our daily routines, work, or pursuit of health. With a full line-up of inner planets in Virgo, they’re all harmonizing with Saturn and Pluto and clashing with Jupiter and Neptune this month. We’re likely to enjoy multiple opportunities to get our lives together while battling expectations. “

So for the first half of the month we are being set up for success. This is an amazing time to set up daily routines, get a schedule going, bust out that planner you’ve been ignoring since March - ehem…..

It’s all about getting organized and getting yourself on track again after the craziness of the year. One bit of advice I’ll offer based on the forecast is that we should keep our expectations relatively realistic instead of expecting so much from ourselves. I know it can be hard with so much on our plates, but it is also super important to not overwhelm ourselves.

The key to balance lies in identifying and expressing our spiritual needs while maintaining order in our everyday lives. Saturn turns direct on the 18th, and is a strong reminder to take care of our responsibilities and to bring our goals down to earth. With Saturn’s direct turn, our responsibilities, and perhaps our limitations, are magnified. Gradually, our long-term goals and plans become clearer. “

This is the perfect opportunity to look deeper into ourselves and really narrow down what our goal are. It could be from a month from now, a year from now, or maybe even life goals! Stay focused though, and don’t get too ahead of yourself. This is a time to be realistic with what’s going on around you. Take responsibility for your actions. Make sure you get things done. Make sure you keep your focus.

The end of the month is quite a switch from the beginning.

We may be misled easily under this influence, whether by others or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. We may need to deal with the consequences of disorganization, extravagance, neglect, or exaggeration. The tendency for restlessness is magnified, and routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now. This is a time when we easily take a detour from a practical path. It can also be a time when we are disillusioned by something (or someone). We need to watch carefully for a tendency to evade and avoid things, as well as for writing ourselves new beliefs or philosophies that justify this avoidance. There can be a lot of wandering, meandering, and lack of groundedness happening with this influence, some of which can be helpful in moderation. We might have troubles setting boundaries for ourselves, however. There is a need to come down to earth from time to time.”

My advice would be to stay true to yourself during this period. Don’t compare your step 1 to someone else’s ending. Everything happens for a reason. The Universe has a strict timing for everything that happens to us in our lives. It is up to us to stay true to the person we are and not give into all of these negative, intruding comments. Don’t avoid something just because it seems stressful or it seems worthless of your time. Don’t give in to these beliefs. Keeping up with routines and self discipline will definitely be able to help with these tendencies to quit, avoid, or give up. Remind yourself why you started, and use that as motivation.

Saturn opposes the True North Node of the Moon for the final time on the 28th. Difficulties are possible related to hanging on to old habits that may be preventing us from growing, improving, and thriving.”

We really need to make sure we are on the lookout for how our habits or fears are preventing us from thriving and moving forward. If we notice that a particular thought is crossing our minds inhibiting us to do something, then we need to make the conscious effort to ask ourselves why. We need to try and change the way we think and the way we handle situations. Fear is the number one cause of failure. Don’t let it be yours.

The New Moon occurs in the sign of Libra on the 28th. A Venus-Jupiter sextile highlights the optimistic and cooperative feel of this lunation. This is a time for taking charge of our relationships and giving them their due attention, as well as working on our negotiation and partnering skills. Resolution of conflicts is in focus”

The last half of the month is all about relationships! We need to make sure we are taking enough time for them, and work on compromising. It’s gonna be all about resolution. What I normally do to help with resolution of conflict is write down what has worked before, what didn’t work before, what you can change, what they can change, and how you can both contribute. It honestly makes the world of a difference because by focusing in on the both of you, you can get an accurate telling of who’s at fault which, a lot of the time, is both of you. It’s important to see that not one person is right all the time.


Overall thoughts….

I think September is really set up for success, but it is 100% up to us to keep ourselves on the right track. It is really up to self-discipline and focus. As long as we stay organized, and strive to do our best while understanding we aren’t superhuman, then we will have an amazing September.


Thanks for reading ~




How to be productive with anxiety

Dealing with the day and anxiety can feel like a chore. I 100% get it. I am NOT a medical professional or therapist, so please don't take this as professional advice, but i do know what it's like to live with anxiety. 

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Prep for your day the night before.

The last thing you want to do in the morning is scramble to plan your day, start your routine, and then jump into tackling your to do list.  

That's just too much work. Honestly.  

Make your to do list the night before. Doing this will also help because you'll know what tasks still need to be completed the next day if you didn't get a chance to finish or chose to skip out. Get any materials you'll need for your morning routine and to do list out and ready to go. This can also help motivation since it's literally in your face when you first wake up. 

When planning your day make sure you are adding only tasks that need to get done 100% and that you are accounting time incase you don't feel good or need an extra break.  

Start your mornings right.

It is SO important to start your morning right. I follow a morning routine so I'm not trying to figure out what needs to be done for the day. Right when i get up i stop my sleep tracking app, log my sleep, log my mood, check my notifications, and most of the time I'll do a start of the day guided meditation. I'll eat breakfast, maybe take a bath or shower, and grab a bottle of water or a protein shake. 

Following a morning routine can help keep your motivation up. I also get my oil diffuser going 

My essential oil blend for energy: 

3 drops sweet orange

2 drops lemon  

1 drop peppermint 

Please for the love of everything try to only get one drop of peppermint if your oils are strong! It will overpower the rest. Learned the hard way. 

Early risers

Quicker, important tasks first. The reason i say quick easy tasks is because you have so much time in the day to get the longer things done. If you're up early knock out as many fast but important tasks you can. If they're all pretty long choose the shortest one. 

Late risers  

Longer, important tasks first. Since you're waking up later in the day you don't have time for much. Choose whatever will take longest AND/OR is most important. Since you're getting up later you won't have as much time. So you'll want to use prioritizing strategies to decide what needs to be done 100%. 

NO MATTER WHAT

Always do your most important tasks first. Chances are if you feel good in the morning and motivated, you should get stuff done immediately. You don't know if you'll feel the same way later on let alone in an hour.  

Look at your to do list.

Is there too much on your plate? 

Lots of times we don't know how much we will be able to accomplish until we wake up and see how we feel. There are days I'll have a whole schedule set up and maybe do 2 important tasks. This is totally okay! As long as you're making progress and doing something. Do NOT make your anxiety an excuse to do nothing at all. At least try your best to do something. It's healthier for the mind and body to get up and do something. Plus it serves as a nice anxiety distraction sometimes depending on what you're doing. If you start and you literally can't, that's okay. If you're feeling better later, then try again.

 Be patient with yourself 

Be patient with yourself! It's not entirely your fault if you decide you just can't get everything or anything done. Every day you improve and get better.  Progress is not linear.  It won't be all ups and no downs. Allow yourself to step back and focus on something different or a shorter task. Being patient yourself is key in boosting productivity as someone with anxiety. You won't get better over night.

 Focus on yourself first

You know how you feel and you should always come first. There's only so much you can do about work, school, etc. But no matter what is in the day YOU come first. Schedule time for self care. Take a shower. Take a warm bubble bath. Read a new book. Try a new hobby. Work on personal goals. 

Doing anything can seem like a chore. Trust me. It took me a whole extra week to get this blog post up. But it's up. Find something that motivates you, or wait until you feel up to it. 

If i can do it you can do it.