It really is possible that we are at another beginning. It happens every year, as the new moon in Virgo on September 9 will remind us. It will also remind us of the great moral conflicts ahead and how action is not only possible, but inevitable. On September 25, the full moon in Aries will return us to passion—the passion to create new things. Remember that even in chaos, there is the ability for creation.
Yours in the stars and on earth,
Your focus at work will return and you’ll start feeling a lot like yourself again. Though you often dread being over-committed; it helps you feel a sense of urgency and that you’re needed. There are many futures which haven’t been decided, and this month, one of them—one that has to do with friendship—will reveal itself to you. You’re surrounded by more support than you imagine. And although autumn will bring long hours in the service of many projects, there will also be plenty of passion and creativity to excite you. Maybe you’re also wondering about love? Of course you are. You’re always trying to preserve its newness. The reins are in your hands this September. It’s all about how you’ve chosen to see what’s in front of you. Love will follow your lead.
It’s Birthday Season for Tauruses George Clooney, David Beckham, and Gigi Hadid
George Clooney, born May 16, photographed by Emma Summerton for W.
Gabourey Sidibe, born May 6, photographed by Tierney Gearon for W.
Cate Blanchett, born May 14, photographed by Tim Walker for W.
David Beckham, born May 2, photographed by Steven Klein for W.
Katherine Langford, born April 29, photographed by Alasdair McClellan for W.
Gigi Hadid, born April 23, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for W.
Linda Evangelista, born May 10, photographed by Steven Klein for W.
Lena Dunham, born May 13, photographed by Laurie Simmons for W.
Robert Pattinson, born May 13, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W.
Michelle Pfeiffer, born April 29, photographed by Michael Thompson for W.
Kirsten Dunst, born April 20, photographed by Juergen Teller for W.
Dev Patel, born April 23, photographed by Craig McDean for W.
Uma Thurman, April 29, photographed by Steven Klein for W.
Penélope Cruz, born April 28, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W.
Janet Jackson, born May 16, photographed by Michael Thompson for W.
Shirley MacLaine, born April 24, photographed by Catherine Ledner for W.
Grace Jones, born May 19, in a video still from her 1983 video, Living My Life, directed by Jean-Paul Goude.
Sally Hawkins, born April 27, photographed by Anna Bauer for W.
Gal Gadot, born April 30, photographed by Juergen Teller for W.
Miranda Kerr, born April 20, photographed by Mert and Marcus for W.
Amber Heard, born April 22, photographed by Steven Klein for W.
Sofia Coppola, born May 14, photographed by Roe Ethridge for W.
Daniel Day-Lewis, born April 29, photographed by Tim Walker for W.
Rebecca Hall, born May 3, photographed by Nathanial Goldberg for W.
Rami Malek, born May 12, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W.
James McAvoy, born April 21, photographed by Ari Marcopoulos for W.
Megan Fox, born May 16, photographed by Craig McDean for W.
Last month’s career opportunities have left you with a lot to juggle this month. You’re feeling ready to dive into new projects and responsibilities, and there will be a lot of forward momentum coming your way this September. You may find yourself more than a little frazzled as you adjust to your new roles at work. And, at the same time, you’ll take a lot of time this month tending to the needs of your family. There will be a family member who’ll need you more than others and demand your attention. You’ll probably find it hard to take on their needs, alongside everything going on in your work sphere, but you’ll do so with your otherworldly endurance and ability to absorb stress, transforming it into positivity. Make sure you take some time for yourself, too. For at least one morning this month, turn off your phone and sleep in, surrounded by tons of pillows and the comfortable and kind arms of dreams.
You won’t be missing summer, because what’s to come is even greater. You’ll feel a new sense of purpose toward a project you’ve been working on for a long time—one that perhaps you thought couldn’t be completed, or perhaps had stalled. Either way, there will be a breakthrough. You’ll also feel more in touch with yourself this month and prefer spending more time alone than you usually do. Your spirit will continue to recharge, and that recharging will bring about your favorite thing: new ideas. Money will also be on your mind because, although it may be too early to fully see it, there’s a tremendous opportunity coming up for you this fall. Remain alert and open to the world. There are so many people who look to you for a kind of spontaneity and freedom. They wouldn’t be looking for it if you didn’t possess it. You are full of soul.
Although many people who know you in superficial terms tend to think of you as a positive force with lots of endless energy, your good friends and family know how deep and dark you can get when the negative winds swing your way. This month, you’ll take a lot of time to reassess who you are and what you’re doing in this life. This may cause you to be pensive or brooding, as you calculate what your next steps are, especially in terms of your career. Once you have committed to a relationship, you usually aren’t one to question it on a fundamental level, but this month, you’ll be looking into your relationships, too. You’ll wonder if they’re everything you want, and if they aren’t, you may try to talk to your friends and lovers about what you’re unhappy about. A glimpse of intense flirtation is coming your way, which could mean a brand new love or something added to an ongoing affair. Whatever the case, enjoy it and appreciate how magical chemistry between two people can be.
Step Aside for Celebrity Cancers Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey, and Lindsay Lohan
Selena Gomez, born July 22nd, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2016.
Lana Del Rey, born June 21st, photographed by Jacob Sutton for W Magazine, January 2012.
Gisele Bundchen, born July 20th, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, June 2005.
Meryl Streep, born June 22nd, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, May 2006.
Will Ferrell, born July 16th, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.
Mindy Kaling, born June 24th, photographed by Pari Dukovic for W Magazine, August 2015.
Tobey Maguire, born June 27th, photographed by Tierney Gearon for W magazine, February 2007.
Lindsay Lohan, born July 2nd, photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for W Magazine, January 2018.
Margot Robbie, born July 2nd, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2019.
Tom Cruise, born July 3rd, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2013.
Benedict Cumberbatch, born July 19th, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.
Camila Mendes, born June 29th, photographed by Heather Hazzan for W Magazine, June 2018.
Joel Edgerton, born June 23rd, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.
Diane Kruger, born July 15th, photographed by Santiago and Mauricio for W Magazine, October 2012.
Liv Tyler, born July 1st, photographed by Vanina Sorrenti for W Magazine, August 2016.
Topher Grace , born July 12th, photographed by Sian Kennedy for W Magazine, January 2005.
Olivia Munn, born July 3rd, photographed by David Slijper for W Magazine, September 2014.
Tom Hanks, born July 9th, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, Best Performances 2018.
Eva Green, born July 6th, photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, August 2016.
Priyanka Chopra, born July 18th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2016.
Willem Dafoe, born July 22nd, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2019.
It’s difficult for you to imagine someone being upset with you. This has a lot to do with you and your ego. We say this because this month, you’ll be presented with a situation where a past drama comes to light, and you’ll have to listen and attend to the feelings of someone you may have hurt. This won’t be easy, but it’ll be easier if you let go of your own obsession with constantly being seen as the person everyone needs and the person no one is upset with. Loyalty is one of your most powerful traits; let it be what you remember in the moments you feel most scorned. As for your work life, summer has rightfully distracted you, but you’ll soon be getting back to a big project. You’re incredibly available and work tremendously hard at what you do. You’ll be rewarded for this by the end of the year.
This month, you’re feeling loose and free, ready to take on the uncharted waters of love. What was once holding you back and asking you to be more of your responsible, earthy self has given you an opening, so you might feel more like a fire child, ready to face new opportunities. Take advantage of this feeling to affect real change in your life. Something like that ineffable idea of true love is coming your way, although it may take until next month to really get there. Enjoy all of the steps along the way—even the feelings of uncertainty that can fill you with a bit of dread. You should realize you’ve earned every good thing that is there for you. You earn everything in your life, because you’re willing to work for it all. This makes you a special force in the zodiac. Take time to worship how strong and wonderful you truly are.
Virgo Season Is Here for Idris Elba, Tom Ford, and Lili Reinhart
Idris Elba, born September 6, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.
Cameron Diaz, born August 30, photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, April 2012.
Tom Ford, born August 27, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, January 2006.
Lili Reinhart, born September 13, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, May 2019.
Naomie Harris, born September 6, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.
Alexander Skarsgard, born August 25, photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W Magazine, August 2017.
Claudia Schiffer, born August 25, photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, August 1994.
Florence Welch, born August 28, photographed by Tina Barney for W Magazine, March 2018.
Sanaa Lathan, born September 19, photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W Magazine, August 2017.
Blake Lively, born August 25, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, December 2008.
Karl Lagerfeld, born September 10, photographed by Thi Tien Dinh for W Magazine, September 2012.
Chris Pine, born August 26, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.
Taraji P. Henson, born September 11, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.
Hugh Grant, born September 9, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for W Magazine, October 2016.
Salma Hayek, born September 2, photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, Best Performances 2018.
Armie Hammer, born August 28, photographed by Antoniou Platon for W Magazine, October 2010.
Melissa McCarthy, born August 26, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.
Ryan Phillippe, born September 10, photographed by Tierney Gearon for W Magazine, March 2008.
Michelle Williams, born September 9, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, April 2012.
Jack Black, born August 28, photographed by Anna Bauer for W Magazine, March 2013.
Asia Argento, born September 20, photographed by Emma Hardy for W Magazine, March 2006.
Zendaya, born September 1, photographed by Catherine Serval for W Magazine, March 2014.
Michael Keaton, born September 5, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.
Richard Gere, born August 31, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, November 2012.
Colin Firth, born September 10, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine, February 2011.
You must take time this month to acknowledge how different your life is, even from just a year ago. You’ve changed quite a lot of what’s around you—whether that’s at work or in your home or who you see frequently. Next up is the internal changing—something you don’t really like talking or thinking about. As highly reflective as you are, you’re also terrified of the mind because you know how powerful it is. This is the month in which you begin your internal work and changing. It has everything to do with bringing you closer to your true desires when it comes to love. Yes, that means romantic love, but also the love that only you can give yourself if there’s no one else. And there may be no one else for a while. But a while is not forever.
You’re always the mastermind of your own destiny, and this month, you’ll start to see all of your hard work pay off. This is especially true when in terms of work. You’ve been trying to make a space for yourself in your field, and the time is now. Forces of foundational energy are helping you set up your place as an expert among your peers. Nothing gives you quite as much satisfaction as this moment—looking back at all you’ve endured in the past, and seeing it be a worthwhile penance. Take some time to congratulate yourself, albeit secretly, of course, because it would embarrass you for others to fully know about the strength of your ego. So, at least one night this month, eat decadent desserts in your bathtub and cackle quietly at your success. You can trust the stars will get what you want. Enjoy the feeling that, for the next month at least, the winds are making sure you definitely do.
Celebrity Capricorns: See Photographs of Sienna Miller, Bradley Cooper, Kate Moss and Other Stars With the Same Astrological Sign
Photo of Sienna Miller by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Photo of Mary J. Blige by Inez Van Lamsweerde Inez and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Photo of Kit Harington by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Photo of Kate Moss by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Photo of Bradley Cooper by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Photo of Ellen DeGeneres by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, March 2007.
Photo of Jared Leto by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Photo of Diane von Fürstenberg by Patrick Demarchelier for W Magazine.
Photo of Cynthia Erivo by The Eastern Conference for W Magazine, September 2018.
American actor, Denzel Washington, born December 28th. Photo of Denzel Washington by Dan Winters for W Magazine.
Photo of Diane Keaton courtesy of Getty Images.
Photo of Harmony Korine by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for W Magazine.
Photo of Jim Carrey by Caitlin Cronenberg for W Magazine, September 2017.
Photo of January Jones by Craig McDean for W Magazine.
Photo of Eddie Redmayne by Peter Lindbergh for W Magazine.
Photo of Ralph Fiennes by Ari Marcopoulos for W Magazine.
Photo of David Bowie by Mick Rock.
Photo of J.K. Simmons by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Nothing has quite gone wrong but nothing has quite gone the way you’ve thought it would—that’s been your summer. You will feel restless in these first few weeks of September, trying to understand what purpose this has served. Leave all sentimentality behind, Sagittarius. Often, you’re read as unemotional or unbothered, which bothers you, but let it not bother you now. Charge forward and try to borrow some energy from your earth sign friends, especially Virgos. September will be about doing, not deep introspection. Through this, you’ll feel connected to yourself again. Your optimism will return. Don’t forget that you can always hop on a plane, at any time. Think of this when you’re feeling most stuck, and let it free you. The world of action has always had a special place for you.
This September, there will be an electricity infused into all of your activities, in career and love. You’ll carry around a type of glowing energy, and your ability to influence and persuade others will reach a high. Now could be a good time to ask for what you want in your workplace or with your friends. Don’t waste too much time wondering if you should act or not, because you should. Forces will be on your side to support your actions, and mulling over the decision to act will stall you for months to come if you give in to it. Ideas of change will excite you this September, and you may find yourself questioning your relationships and if you’re truly happy. You may even find yourself initiating a breakup of sorts. As you always should, trust your instincts, because only you can say what it takes for you to be content.
Those who have disappointed you in the past will come to your aid this month. It’ll surprise you, and it’ll also open something within you to be more trusting and revealing of your vulnerability. You’re incredibly dependable, even if at times it’s in your own aloof way. This month will be all about others being dependable for you, and in service of your needs and ideas. You have a hard time asking for help, but people know this, so you won’t have to ask. What will at first seem like a quiet month will, in looking back, be one that initiated a lot of internal change. You’ll find yourself getting closer to the people who truly care for you, and showing them that through the emotive side you always guard.
Celebrity Pisces: It’s Time for Rihanna to Shine Brighter Than Ever
Rihanna, born February 20. Photographed by Craig McDean for W magazine.
Drew Barrymore, born February 22. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for W magazine.
Alisha Boe, born March 6. Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson for W magazine, May 2018.
Oscar Isaac, born March 9. Photographed by Francesco Carrozzini for W magazine.
Cindy Crawford, born February 20. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Eva Mendes, born March 5. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for W magazine.
Millie Bobby Brown, born February 19. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W magazine.
Olivia Wilde, born March 10. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Rachel Weisz, born March 7. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Dakota Fanning, born February 23. Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W magazine.
Jessica Biel, born March 3. Photographed by Mikael Jansson for W magazine.
Ellen page, born February 21. Photographed by Caitlin Cronenberg for W magazine, 2017.
Daniel Craig, born March 2. Photographed by Jeremy Murch for W magazine.
Emily Blunt, born February 23. Photographed by Nigel Shafran for W magazine.
Lily Collins, born March 18. Photographed by Marton Perlaki for W magazine.
Miles Teller, born February 20. Photographed by Richard Burbridge for W magazine.
This month, friendships will figure profoundly in your consciousness. You’ll be revisiting past memories and how far you’ve traveled with some of your best friends. In many ways, nostalgia will influence the present, as it will become clear to you how loyal many of your friends have been and how deeply they love you. You are so deserving of this love and so much more, as you are a conscientious companion and a great person to have on one’s side when things are both bad and good. You’ll also explore what other kinds of friendship you can cultivate as the weeks go on. Perhaps your good heart keeps you from completely seeking out friendships that are merely professional, and you could take time to make more acquaintances who may help your future prospects in your field. You think of yourself as savvy and somewhat ruthless, but anyone who knows you well knows you lead with your feelings. This month, work on finding friendships that also suit your mind and wallet.
The 35 Best Female Friendships in Movie History
Meeting as young girls on vacation, Beaches follows the decades-long friendship of two very different girls, Hillary and CC. Warning: this one will make you weep.
Cher, Tai, and Dionne make up the ultimate girl squad, navigating driver’s tests, crushes, and concussions together.
Born out of the need for entertainment during WWII, these ladies were thrown together from all over the country and found lifelong friendships in the process.
Three childhood friends (including Britney Spears) embark on a life changing road trip, getting to know each other all over again along the way.
Sophie and Frances were friends forever, but as you grow up, life gets in the way. This story of an evolving friendship is a relatable and realistic coming of age story.
A movie about four best friends on a trip to New Orleans for a weekend of partying and reminiscing is exactly how a girls night should be spent.
Three friends reunite after the tragic death of their college friend to make sure no woman has to endure being “the first wife” ever again and rebuild their disconnected bond in the process. The dance number in the finale is basically the definition of friendship.
Erin (Kristen Wig) literally dives into demon dimension to save Abby (Melissa McCarthy) while Julian (Kate McKinnon) and Patty (Leslie Jones) hold the rope on the other side to pull them both to safety. If that isn’t friendship, I don’t know what is.
This pair of women shakes up Southern society during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s by telling their stories of working in the households of white families. The support Aibileen and Minny give each other during these times only strengthens their bond.
We all have our bad days, but with friends like Jane and Vivian, Renee realized that she, and her friends, are beautiful inside and out.
Though Cady and Janice’s friendship was born out of mutual hatred for frenemy Regina George, the two find a true bond beyond destroying The Plastics.
Best friends Lady Bird and Julie go through typical teenage ups and downs, but always have each other’s back in the end.
Three secretaries kidnap their sexist boss and run the company in his absence after he passed them over for promotion and objectified them in the office.
Four women meet every week to play mahjong, tell stories and reminisce about the hardships and victories of the past.
This inseparable crew revisits their childhood treehouse and recounts the most unforgettable summer of their lives.
The ultimate signifier of a relationship? Combining your names. Harina overcomes some incredible obstacles, turning to what has bonded them since they were little girls to keep them together.
In the cut-throat world of acapella, friends are hard to find. The Barden Bellas had a rocky start, but learned that they were the best when they were working together.
When Mia finds out she is actual royalty in a foreign country, Lilly is right there by her side to help her navigate fake friends and etiquette classes.
Though Pretty Woman primarily focuses on Vivian’s relationship with Edward, her friendship with Kit de Luca steals the movie.
When their 10-year reunion rolls around, Romy and Michele devise a plan to show the popular kids that they are the opposite of their awkward teenage selves.
A group of very different friends goes their separate ways for summer, but stay connected through long letters and a pair of pants that magically fits each one of them perfectly.
Having friends that have your back is one thing. Having friends that will rob a bank with you? That’s next level.
A group of Southern women stands by each other through weddings, tragedy, and big hair in one of the funniest movies that will also make you cry.
This wild and wonderful film follows the fictional adventures of every girl’s favorite real girl group as they gear up for a live show in London.
When the head cheerleader gets pregnant, her family disowns her but her squad sticks by her side. The girls devise a plan to rob a bank using classic cheering lifts and teamwork to get enough money for the young mom to start her family (and a scholarship program for teen moms).
This coven of girls find their fourth when newcomer Sarah moves to Los Angeles. Together, they begin practicing magic that escalates quickly. Powerful friends are always good to have.
The iconic film practically coined the phrase “ride or die” with the unbreakable bond between two best friends who embark on a road trip gone wrong.
After meeting a man at a club, Courtney and Christina embark on an adventure to track him down. Like any good road trip movie, montages and debauchery ensue.
The recently released comedy follows the adventure of best friends Audrey and Morgan on a secret mission when Audrey finds out her ex is a spy.
Bonding over the difficulty to find a good man, four women stick together through divorce and new love.