Listen up, this September 2019 horoscope energy is real. With summer coming to a close and autumn swiftly approaching, it’s a time for fresh beginnings. Kids are back in school, I’m teaching and drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee, and one of my students said I was pretty and had a lot of pockets. And if you don’t think I’m going to ride that compliment into the sunset for the next 20 years, then you are deeply and unforgivably wrong. I live for commentary from six-year-olds. Even the rude things they say are stunning. (I was once told I was too mean to LIVE. Those ankle biters will wreck you and look you straight in the eye while they do it. Nothing but respect for MY presidents—they all act like Geminis and fight like Scorpios and I say a prayer everyday for my Virgos.)
Working with kids and going back to school has made me realize how extreme our culture is in 2019. You’re either an introvert or an extrovert. You live in a van off the grid, or you’re willing to sell your ectoplasm for the iPhone X87G*. Right versus left (directionally, politically and dating app-ly). Some days, it feels like everything is a dichotomy or a caricature of extremism. Even that sentence is a big, bold statement.
I think, wow, what a set up for failure. Being sure of something is one of the most sure-fire ways I know to get it wrong. It’s okay to be wrong, I’m not saying that being incorrect is a crime. But it is pretty gutting sometimes. So what if we left more room for doubt? Gave it a little space, instead of fighting tooth and nail and failing? Sometimes it’s okay to be a little unsure, to hover in the middle and think about it. Commitment is nice, identity formation is important, but all of these things and ideals we feel rushed to “find” or “discover” can mean that we skip all the weird, gray middle ground. And that, my friends, is where you’ll likely experience the most growth.
This month’s horoscope may encourage you to embrace the unknown and begin anew. It may also ask you to speak up, or it might just suggest that you take the backseat. Whichever it is, scroll through to read your monthly horoscope.
This article was originally published on Stylecaster.