Happy Libra season! Libra is characterized by a dedication to beauty, balance, and justice. As an air sign and an air season, Libra’s cardinal energy invites us to embrace the influence that relationships, partnerships, and friendships have on our sense of wellbeing, and the ways we can nurture ourselves to show up at our best. This month, many outer planets—Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto—which have been retrograde will go direct, and we will collectively be feeling a jolt of social awareness after spending the last few months focusing on inner work. The Aries/Libra axis explores themes of independence and dependence, aggression and harmony. As Jupiter and Saturn (both in air sign Aquarius) move out of retrograde motion, now is a great time to invest in intellectual and social goals that embrace the beauty of knowing yourself and loving and accepting others. Venus, Libra’s ruling planet, will enter freedom-loving Sagittarius on October 7th. This transit will bring both levity and gravity to the lessons we are learning in the realm of relationships—watch out for overthinking or under-planning—but in general this season should be an affirming, exciting time for us all!
The sun will be transiting your sister sign Libra for the first 20 days of this month, so it is time to assess the lessons you’ve learned about yourself in the last six months and the ways you would like to integrate these lessons in your relationships. The new moon in Libra on October 6th is an excellent time to intentionally release old patterns (perhaps where you were too giving, or not giving enough) and invite in balance, harmony, and reciprocity. Your ruling planet Mars will be transiting Libra for the majority of the month, reinforcing the need for healthy boundaries. The full moon in your sign on the 20th will bless your individual needs—if you have focused on playing well with others.
Though they don’t share an element or modality, Taurus and Libra often exhibit similar traits. Both signs are ruled by Venus and will prioritize pleasure and beauty over most other things, and both focus on honesty and reciprocity when it comes to relationships. While your energy may feel somewhat less grounded during this fast-paced, airy season, it is also an opportunity to lighten up a bit. The new moon in Libra on the 6th is an excellent time to focus on your physical health and appearance and find your ground through that ceremonial act. On the 7th, Venus will enter fun-loving Sagittarius, and hopefully your body feeling appreciated will help you open up to a multitude of new forms of love.
Your fellow air sign has a lot to teach you about dedication to your ideals and how powerful air can be. Your less cardinal nature might take a moment to adjust to the speed with which things will start happening for you this month, particularly as the sun, Mars, and Mercury all transit your 5th house of power, creativity, and love. The new moon in Libra on the 6th is a good time to release toxic ego concerns in the name of relational harmony and collective good. Your ruling planet Mercury will be retrograde until the 18th; it would be wise to take more time to think before you speak, so that when you do it is with peace and clarity.
This month the sun, Mars, and Mercury will be transiting your 4th house in fellow cardinal sign Libra. The 4th house and Cancer have a number of shared qualities and focuses like home, family, security, and emotional vulnerability. Leaning into Libran values like balance and integrity might ease your more reactionary tendencies, particularly as Venus finishes its transit through Scorpio for the first week of the month. The full moon in Aries on the 20th will engage your inner child and aid in the release of some of the emotional baggage that comes with being a water sign in this world.
This season is likely to feel a bit more free-flowing than last month, and as the sun, Mars, and Mercury transit your 3rd house you will likely be feeling particularly curious and playful. Libra energy is like oxygen to Leo’s fire. This can be a great deal of fun or it can become a wildfire, and with the additional effect of Mercury in retrograde it would be wise to make sure that you are maintaining control. Venus’ transit through Scorpio for the first week is a good time to get your footing, because once it moves into Sagittarius you will be particularly prone to impulsiveness.
Your ruling planet Mercury will continue its retrograde motion through Libra and your 2nd house until the 18th, highlighting a need to go inward and establish strong foundations of self and material security before being able to be giving and accommodating with others. You’ve got to fill your own cup first, and now is an excellent time to practice or establish routines that ensure long-term health and stability. The newly direct motion of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto this month will hopefully balance out any feelings of disharmony in communication, particularly if you can maintain a clear vision of what you want to contribute to the world.
Happy You season, Libra! The sun’s transit through your 1st house will be accompanied by Mars and Mercury’s retrograde motion through your sign. You might be feeling particularly ambitious and motivated, but then experience difficulties in communication or logistics. The key is to be patient and roll with the punches. The new moon in your sign on the 6th is an excellent time to release self-doubt or the negative thought patterns you’ve been processing over the last year, and the full moon in your sister sign Aries on the 20th is a great chance to embrace your individual needs and feel calmly rooted in yourself and your potential.
As your solar cycle comes to a close and the sun, Mars, and Mercury transit your 12th house, you might notice certain cycles or patterns in your life coming to their natural conclusions. Now is a good time to assess what matters most to you spiritually and emotionally. Access Libra’s relational expertise in rectifying your individual needs and the needs and desires of those whom you love. Your modern ruler Pluto will station direct in your 3rd house on the 6th, leading to particularly poignant and deep examinations of how you communicate. The sun will move into your sign/1st house on the 20th, illuminating these more shadowy attributes in ways that make them possible to release and build healthier patterns.
This month your ruling planet Jupiter will resume direct motion after retrograding in Pisces and Aquarius over the last couple months. You are bound to be feeling particularly expansive and powerful, particularly once Venus enters your sign on the 7th. Romance and friendship will be factoring heavily, as will themes surrounding your value to your community and to society. The sun, Mars, and Mercury will be transiting your 11th house, illuminating what you can release in order to meet your highest good.
Libra and Capricorn are both cardinal signs, and it would be fair to say that they each pack their own punch when it comes to influence and dedication to their goals. While Libra energy may come off as lazy to earth-bound Capricorns, more often than not it’s merely a difference of priorities. As an earth sign you are much more concerned with the material realm than airy Libra, but their social skills and loving nature are certainly things we would all do well to cultivate in our daily lives. If you’ve been feeling foggy lately, your ruling planet Saturn’s switch back to direct motion will hopefully clarify what external challenges you are up against and how you can best overcome them.
This month the sun will transit your 9th house, bringing a greater sense of personal freedom as you enjoy the benefits of the sun transiting fellow air sign Libra. The new moon in Libra on the 6th will hopefully give you a chance to meditate on what it means to be present with yourself and with others, and perhaps release fears around being perceived as one thing or another. Embracing Libra’s tendency to be giving and open (while still maintaining healthy boundaries) might serve you well in finding your sense of individual responsibility and freedom and how it affects your relationships with others.
This month it is your turn to go through the somewhat heavy transits of the sun, Mars, and Mercury through your 8th house. The 8th house deals with subconscious desires, sex, transformation, and trust. You might experience difficult personal dynamics or spend time examining the times when you did not trust yourself enough, or your trust was broken by others. It is also an opportunity to know yourself better and make sure you understand unhealthy patterns in order to make sure you don’t repeat them. The new moon in Libra on the 6th is a good time to set intentions to love yourself and trust yourself in order to maintain harmonious relationships.
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