The Sun enters the sign of Libra on September 22nd at 12:23 p.m., Mountain Time. Libra is an air sign and is associated with the planet Venus. Beauty comes easily to the creative Libra. Natural occupations are interior designers, artists, musicians, art dealers and architects. Libra is the perfect diplomat and is very good at pulling groups together. Yes, love is another focus for this romantic sign. Many counsellors and arbitrators are from this sign of the Zodiac. I call them lovely Librans.
Libra always greets the Autumn Equinox. The Spring and Autumn Equinoxes are the two times of the year when the Sun rises due east and sets due west. Equinox means “equal night” when the daylight and nighttime hours are almost the same length. Equinoxes are typically celebration times that welcome the eternal change of the seasons. Stonehenge and many ancient monuments were designed to align with the sunrise and sunset on those special days. Do your own kind of celebration to honor the Autumn Equinox.
This is an exciting month astrologically. Mars is still traveling with the Sun, giving extra energy to everyone. Mars in Libra will also put an emphasis on relationships. People might feel a bit anxious during this time, so don’t take anything personally. Mars is the planet of stress and anxiety, as well as action and drive.
In addition, Mercury will turn retrograde and will be in Libra the entire time. Mercury turns backwards on September 26th and won’t turn direct until October 17th. A retrograde in Libra also puts a focus on relationships. In fact, the retrograding Mercury will move past the Sun and Mars from October 7th – 11th. Misunderstanding could easily occur during those days.
To make it even more interesting, Venus and the Moon will join the South Node on October 10th and 11th. Venus is about love. Libra is about love. The Moon is about emotions. They are all involved with relationships. This will be a time to get a new understanding about our loved ones and how we relate to them.
A positive way to use all these testy transits is to reorganize and beautify your home. If you are in the mood for redecorating or even renovation, now is the time. Move things around, clean and get rid of what no longer brings you joy. This is a great time to reevaluate your surroundings and make them even more serene and beautiful. New colors are favored.
Yes, there’s more. Both Jupiter and Saturn will be turning direct after their long retrogrades. Saturn turns direct on October 10th and Jupiter turns direct on October 17th. Both of them moving direct within a week makes mid-October an important time to move forward. All this adds up to a very busy month astrologically. Make as many changes as possible and you will be in the flow of the Universe.
Regarding the visible planets, Venus is brilliant in the western sky right after sunset. You can’t miss her. Illusive Mercury is actually fairly easy to see now under Venus, but only if you have a clear western horizon. Dim Saturn and fairly bright Jupiter are also both visible in the evening sky and will be visible most of the evening. Mars is too close to the Sun to be seen for a while, until he become visible in the predawn eastern sky. Currently there are no visible planets in the predawn sky.
See you all in Scorpio!