Who’s ready for a cosmic reset and fresh start? Libra season always coincides with the Fall Equinox and presents us with a clean slate. Libra is a cardinal sign, which is a natural initiator in the zodiac and, as an air sign, we find ourselves initiating more conversations within our circle and spending more time socializing. Venus is Libra’s ruling planet, lending matters of art, beauty, and creativity to the sign of the Scales. We’ve done the heavy lifting during Virgo season, our ducks are in a line, and now it’s time to relish in some fun.
While flirty texts and intellectual stimulation are the keys to our heart as the sun moves through Libra, this season is also about recalibrating and finding our inner balance. You’ve been sorting through your to-do list during Virgo season, and where have you been putting too much of your time and energy? Libra is a call and reminder to recenter, and that you deserve just as much time and energy to focus on yourself, as you do for others.
This season will have a handful of planets in Libra, including Mercury retrograde and action planet Mars. We will be asked to pause, rewind, and rework. Pay close attention to the themes and stories that arise during the next few weeks because they won’t just disappear. They deserve time and need to be addressed. Mars’ influence encourages us to courageously move forward as we process and grow. We’ve selected some of the most magical dates, so you can make the most out of your fresh start. And to make your life even easier, subscribe to Astrology+, where you can sync these dates directly to your phone.
The Best 5 Dates of Libra Season
September 22: Sun enters Libra + Fall Equinox: When the sun enters Libra, it begins its descent into the underworld. The Scales represent judgement before entering the afterlife. What can we make of how far we’ve come? It’s a cosmic inventory and consideration. This is why Libra season and the Fall Equinox coincide, a period when the sun begins to lose light and our days shorten. With less daylight, what’s the best use of our time? That is the cosmic gift of Libra season and the Fall Equinox, a time to release what’s no longer serving us so we can embrace a new paradigm in our lives.
September 29: Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces: This transit will have even the astro-haters believing there is magic in everything. Venus, ruler of creativity, love, values, and finances, dances with ethereal and mystical Neptune in Pisces. These two water signs amplify the compassion and creativity involved in this contact. If you’ve been putting off creating a vision board, today’s the day. Your thoughts and visions can become reality if you allow yourself to feel them in your body first. Your imagination is your magic today—use the day to create.
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October 6: Pluto Direct in Capricorn: Pluto gets a tough wrap in the astrology world and, well, sometimes it’s well-deserved. Pluto is the planet of depth, death, transformation, and rebirth. It can be tied to jealousy and power struggles. During its retrograde, we’ve been revisiting some painful seeds in our lives. How has our trauma continued to live on in our bodies? What have we been ignoring? Pluto direct reminds us that facing our shadows and fears is how we achieve our greatest power of influence. Power doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you release your fear associated with it. It’s time to integrate your lessons and heal. You deserve to take up space and stand in your power.
October 9: Sun in Libra conjunct Mercury in Libra: When the sun, the eternal illuminator, meets with Mercury retrograde, this a peak moment in the retrograde cycle. It’s our collective ah-hah moment. The sun shines its light down on our retrograde stories, highlighting what we’ve been avoiding in the dark. We receive clarity on situations, people, and conversations that have been following us along our retrograde journey. We are literally able to see the truth—our vision, psychically and visually, clears up. Our path forward is revealed and if we’re lucky some of our past pains evolve into lessons as we learn from them and how to move forward with fierce confidence in our actions.
October 15: Sun in Libra trine Jupiter in Aquarius: We all need a little extra encouragement now and then. When the sun, our vitality, identity, and life force, syncs with Jupiter, the planet of luck, abundance, and fortune, we’re all feeling a little extra lucky. Today we are truly feeling like the stars have aligned and that we’re grateful for how far we’ve come. Gratitude practice is the secret ingredient to manifesting, and today it’s important to pause and soak in all of the abundance you’ve called into your life. What are you truly grateful for? How far have you come in the past year, six months, or even a month? Take time to send the universe a thank you and watch the magic multiply.