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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. Soul contracts culminate during this cycle: twin flames and friendships and energy vampires alike. We all have seeds to water here, and not everything that pops up is beautiful or fruitful. There are still magnificent opportunities for true love at this time, including the highest love of all: self-love.
Friends and lovers reflect who and where we are in life. Libran growth arises from successful navigation of (uncomfortable) social situations. It’s time to speak up and practice healthy confrontation. Don’t hide or internalize – be honest and assertive, voice your thoughts, say what you need to say. Apologize only if you truly need to apologize.
The scale not only symbolizes balance – manifested in the equinox, with 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. This cycle calls for contemplation.
In my experience, most Libras do not believe in astrology – this is typical of air signs. They tend to be skeptical, cautious, and mathematical, often attracted to symmetry and universal patterns such as the Golden Ratio. Sometimes Libra can be cutting and dogmatic. This is a manifestation of the scale, where the whole world is thrust into black and white relief. Libra loves lines and boundaries. She loves knowing where to stop, where to hold back, yet she herself weaves in and out of these gridlines and decimals.
Libra falls in the middle of the zodiac, coming in at number seven of 12. Likewise she represents the midpoint of the body, ruling the sacrum and lumbar spine. If you have back pain, DO NOT practice forward folds. Most back pain is a result of muscles being over stretched – so forward folds will only aggravate the pain. Think of how often our spine is rounded: texting, driving, cooking, sitting, working on the computer, etc. To bring the muscles back to their original size and shape, open the hips and front of the body. More info at Libra Yoga.
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.
The moon will be in Sagittarius on the first day of Libra – such a warm and festive way to enter autumn. 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.