Updated: Oct 6
If astrology isn’t real, then why does the sun make its dazzling debut in Libra (a zodiac sign symbolic of balance, bliss, relationships, and compromise) during the Autumnal Equinox? This is when we experience equal amounts of light and dark all over the world. Hint: the word “equal” speaks for itself, as it very much resembles the essence of this justice-seeking air sign.
Governed by none other than harmony-seeking Venus (the planet of love, beauty, money, pleasure, romance, and aesthetics), it’s no wonder this astrological season makes its cosmic debut during one of the most charming seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to having nicknames such as “sweater weather,” not to mention the urge to over-indulge on pumpkin spice lattes, the beauty of this whimsical season is hard to deny. Sound familiar? If you or your loved ones happen to have personal placements (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Ascendant) in Libra, then chances are you’re no stranger to their irresistible charm, and persuasive nature. In the meantime, we all have a little of each zodiac sign in our birth chart, so be sure to check which astrological house belongs to this Venus-ruled sign. In case you’re wondering, this is where you’re more likely to prioritize relationships, and willing to compromise.
Part of the cardinal family, zodiac signs born under this modality (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are often referred to as the “initiators” of the zodiac, because their celestial arrival marks the beginning of a season. For instance, Cancer season begins during summer solstice; Libra season starts during the autumnal equinox; Capricorn season begins during winter solstice.
There are no coincidences in astrology, and the divine order of the zodiac is no exception. Look at this way, after reconnecting with your inner child and discovering what brings you joy in Leo season, Virgo season teaches us how to tap into our intellect, in order to create a system where we can put energies in motion for the greater good. Libra season, on the other hand, is where our individuality reaches a phase of completion. This, in turn, inspires us to connect with others, and share the unique parts of ourselves, whether it be personally or professionally. Libra season is also referred to as “cuffing season,” given the fall season’s romantic and scenic atmosphere. However, with all of that being said, this an opportunity to vibe and bond over mutual interests with someone you hold dear, so spread the love.
In addition to kicking off the last eclipse season of the year with a new moon solar eclipse in Libra on October 14th, this year’s full moon in Aries on September 29 is governed by Mars in Libra (a zodiac sign where Mars struggles to assert itself as it normally would, considering Libra’s desire for harmony, and compromise) Mars will also be sitting alongside the South Node, which is equivalent to what we’re being called to release, and leave in the past. In other words, the dynamic of our relationships, commitments and desire for compromise is shifting in a very big way. If something lacks integrity and/or seems unfair to you personally, it no longer serves your highest good, and this is precisely what is being brought to the forefront this season.