By Sonia A. Oritiz


Every month I pick a tarot deck out of my collection and pick 12 cards from that correlate to each sign of the zodiac. This is #crushascope for September  2017.       

We are all feeling pretty raw coming out of the August Eclipse / Mercury Retrograde. Consider last month’s revelations to be tough love and to be kind to yourselves and each other. Most importantly, we needed to learn how to take care of ourselves and see what we have to do to build ourselves back up so we can live our best lives possible.


You seem to be worried about a lot of things for other people but not for yourself. Focus on you this month. It is your birthday month after all. You will have a need for being social but the intention may not be best. Make sure you are not going all out for people who aren’t giving back. Remember that quality will always rule over quantity. It make take a few times for this concept to click and that is okay.  Being present is most important now than ever. In the words of the late great Lisa Lopes “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.”    


How you present yourself to your crush is vital this month. Are you presenting the real you or are you finding yourself bending over backwards. This month will be a reminder to get in touch with your truest self. Take the blinders off and ask yourself if you are living up to your truest best self. People may be asking too much from you. Living up to their expectations may end up draining your emotionally. You have a great opportunity to inspire others this month. Just remember to be yourself!     


You will be extra attractive to others this month. Allow for people to approach you. Post retrograde / eclipse in Leo left you with an extra confidence boost you need to exert your power and let your emotions be known. You will be asked to attend social gatherings but you will be quite selective about where you go and who you spend your time with. There is a shift in how you feel about you. You know your worth so don’t waste your time on anything or anyone who cannot value you. Remember if they cannot handle you your worst, they don’t deserve you at your best.


This is a good month to put in overtime for your passion project. Perhaps you need to take a class in something that interests you. Do not be stagnant. Now is a great time to really put in some extra work. The payoff will absolutely benefit you. Things may also quiet down for you socially but do not take it personally. It is just a great time to make a solid regimen that will solidify your dreams.   


Escaping from your current reality may be exactly what you need this month.  You faced change and adversity quite hard this month but may be too shy or reluctant to be vulnerable around others. Do not get lost in bad habits. Instead, think about taking a short trip, seeing if cosplay is for you, or even doing something small like changing your hairstyle. It will put you in a better mindset to deal with reality come October.


Post Retrograde will help you enter a new cycle of prosperity in your life. Expect epic love affairs and extra cash flow. The retrograde took from you physically and emotionally. Expect to be paid back or have something new and wonderful fill the void where you feel life is lacking. Perhaps you will need the courage to move on from a shitty situation. This will only make room for the immediate.


Stop distracting yourself with mundane tasks and overtime. You need to focus on family and your sacred spaces at home. Cleansing is in order. You may also want to do a cleanse or diet. The start of this month with the moon in your sign made you quite emotional. Find a useful way to place your anxieties. This also goes for moon in pisces people such as myself. Disengage from bad habits and be kind to yourself. Take your time with building a good regimen.


Watch yourself this month. You may be coming in a little too hot with that mouth of your Aries. Definitely think and read things through before you speak up this month. You do not want things coming back to haunt you. Also, be patient with yourself. I have a similar scope for Gemini too but listen up. You may have some setbacks that could send you over the edge. The important thing here is to show people how you handle said failures. Prove yourself to be a leader and show your strength by being less reactive to things that bother you. Present moment awareness and frequent exhalation will help you.


Do not be afraid to try things this month. Apply for the job you want. Confess your love. Take a class in something you have never done before. Reach your best potential this month by stepping out of your comfort zone and take risks! Another thing that will work in your favor and give you a confidence boost is to re-live an experience from your past. Perhaps it is time to pick up your old hobby that you left behind. Regardless if it is something new or old. Take a risk and break the monotony. It will create space for inspiration and prosperity.


It’s time to use auxiliary strategies and backup plans. You need to hit your goals but what you are used to is not going to work this time. The lesson here is about being constant and sticking with it. You need the hard work to see things through. Do not be afraid to ask for help Gemini but also know that you need to take that advice and put very well into practice. The backup plan will be your way to success.   


You may feel a little left out by loved ones in your circle. This month’s focus will be how to focus on you. A meditation regimen as well as journaling will help you out with becoming more rooted. You have been avoiding spending time on your own so don’t take it personally if you feel ignored or left out. You may have to get comfortable being uncomfortable with all those feelings. A breakthrough is sure to follow.  


This retrograde / eclipse was especially hard on you. However, lessons were learned and inner workings were revealed. You made a breakthrough and now have a plan of action to be the best version of yourself you can be. Your weapon of choice is compassion.


September’s #crushascope was conjured up using Slutist Tarot, Illustrated by Morgan Sirene.


About Sonia Ana Ortiz:

Sonia Ortiz is American made with Cuban parts. She has been reading tarot for
23 years. She is a Tarot Reader, Bruja, and Graphic Designer. She is the mother of #guapacat and #badgirlfrifri. You can follow her across social media @soniaotarot. You can also book a session with her by visiting

The Crone (Hermit) card from the Slutist deck, featuring Alice Bag.