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Sep 22 (Fall Equinox) – Oct 22, 2020
Your sun sign is just one planet in your star soup. Contact me for a natal chart reading to learn more!
Libra season demarcates the autumn equinox every year. Happy equinox! Happy birthday Libras!
Heart-deep in the astrological year, we arrive at Libra, goddess of love and luxury, ruled by Venus. Her mythological counterparts are Eros and Aphrodite. Each constellation waters different karmic seeds. In Libra, it’s all about interpersonal relationships. All kinds of soul contracts culminate during this cycle: twin flames and friendships and energy vampires alike.
It’s time to speak up and practice healthy confrontation. Don’t hide or internalize – be honest and assertive, say what you need to say. Apologize only if you need to apologize.
The scale not only symbolizes balance – manifested in the equinox, day and night of equal length, earth steeped in gold, tilted, raining rainbow leaves, flirting with winter’s brambles – but also decision-making and intensive listening. Before “weighing in,” Libra gathers as much information as possible. Libra calls for contemplation.
Most Libras do not believe in astrology, in my experience, which is typical for air signs. They tend to be skeptical, cautious, and mathematical, attracted to symmetry and universal patterns like the Golden Ratio. Sometimes Libra is cutting and dogmatic. This is the other manifestation of the scale, with the world thrust into black and white relief. Libra loves lines and boundaries. She loves knowing when to stop, where to hold back, yet she herself weaves in and out of the gridlines and decimals.
Libra’s gifts are found in the hearts of those who are calm. Stand close to them. In meditation, focus on the heart and sacral chakra – connect the two.
Mercury will also be in Libra for the first 5 days of the Libra solar cycle. This year the end of Libra season coincides with Mercury Retrograde, beginning Oct 13 in Scorpio. On Sep 28 and Oct 4 respectively, Saturn Retrograde and Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn both end – yay.
On Oct 11, the sun squares Jupiter in Capricorn. Sometimes this square manifests in the form of an accident. At other times it just makes us feel off and tired. When Jupiter (ruler of sparkly Sag) is squared, luck is hard to find.
The first day of Mercury Retrograde (Oct 13) coincides with the sun opposing Mars Retrograde in Aries. This is another influence which really throws us off and makes us feel uncertain about which action to take. Another fatiguing influence – a good day to stay at home, especially since Mercury Retrograde is not conducive for travel.
On Oct 15, the sun squares Pluto in Capricorn. This is a crisis of consciousness moment which elicits powerful emotional reactions. New plans will have to be drawn up; the tricky part is how to manage the stress and anxiety. You might feel scattered, but everything will work out; when Pluto is involved, complex karmic destines are hatching and we do not necessarily get to know the details until much later.
Lastly on Oct 18, the sun squares Saturn in Capricorn. This can manifest as another crisis of consciousness. Take a deep breath and see whether your fears are rooted in reality or not. With Saturn/Capricorn involved, problems are invented out of insecurity. The last time this transit occurred, I was in the middle of written exam review for teacher training. I was incredibly self-critical, doubted myself at every turn, and felt utterly worthless. Don’t put yourself through that head trip!
The other aspect popping up on Oct 18 is Mars square Jupiter. This is a disruptive influence, not conducive for sleep. Nightmares likely. Martial influence brings up fears around intimacy, usually because the body is talking to us really loudly and telling us what it needs. Listen to your body.