September 22: The Sun Enters Social Libra!
The Sun’s entrance into the Air sign of Libra marks the Autumnal Equinox, a time when day and night are equal in length — fitting for a sign that champions fairness and equality! Libra folks are the peacemakers of the zodiac and are known for thinking of others’ needs as much as (if not more than) theirs; these are people who will go the extra mile to help! You have a special opportunity to strengthen your relationships during this 30-day solar period, so if you wish to create more harmony in your life, make an effort to meet people halfway. This is a wonderful transit for making new friends — or even perhaps meeting the love of your life!
Your Starcast for September 22 – October 21
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September 22: The Sun enters Libra
Take advantage of the Sun’s entrance into social Libra (an event that marks the Fall Equinox) — this is a time to strengthen your personal and business connections. Next month, the Sun reaches the Uranus-Pluto square, when obstacles may well impede your progress. Libra is the sign that rules relationships, so those who know how to compromise are bound to enjoy the best results. It’s time to put down your work and spend quality time with the people you love!
September 26: Venus trines Jupiter
Venus represents love, relationships, and money. During this trine to Jupiter in Cancer, influential people are eager to nurture you and your projects; this is also a great aspect for socializing as you advance your relationships. Just keep in mind that Venus in Scorpio wants to connect on a deep level, so lighthearted and superficial conversations won’t get you anywhere. Be authentic, accessible, and open to receiving any support people are ready to give to you.
September 28: Venus squares Mars
This aspect is ready to energize your love life! Venus in Scorpio is very charismatic, while Mars in Leo knows how to make an impression. You may find yourself drawn to someone not normally your type; alternately, someone you’ve never noticed until now may try to get your attention. While this square brings plenty of interest, people may nevertheless feel a bit out of sync with one another … so give others the benefit of the doubt until you figure out what you want.
September 29: Mercury enters Scorpio
Do you need to find something or uncover a secret? In this deep water sign, the communication planet, Mercury, gives you the power of concentration, as well as the ability to investigate or research anything your heart desires. This laser-like intensity can help you learn something; on the other hand, it can cause you to obsess over topics — or even people — best left alone. Because Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio on October 21, this transit will last a long time (until December 4!). Check your chart to learn which house Mercury is traveling through so you can make the best possible decisions.
October 1: The Sun squares Pluto
October 3: The Sun opposes Uranus
As the Libra Sun connects to the Uranus-Pluto square, you’re confronted by people and circumstances that cause you to take a step back and assess not only what you want, but who you hope to associate with. Take time to talk with people you know well and trust to help you sort it all out, for these challenges can help you in the long run. For now, be flexible and thoughtful as you consider all your options. You can control part of your destiny; other areas, though, are outside your control. Learn how to recognize one from the other so you can make decisions that will be most beneficial to you.
October 4: New Moon in Libra
Could you use a little peace and quiet? Usually the new Moon in Libra brings a desire to socialize as you work to build and strengthen your relationships. This year, however, the Libra new Moon receives challenging aspects. Leave plenty of room to make changes in your life as you let go of situations that aren’t working out. Invest your energy in relationships you’d like to see become stronger and more important in your life. The power of the new Moon phase is in effect until the full Moon on October 18.
October 4: Saturn quincunxes Uranus
This is an aspect of adjustment, so don’t be so wedded to the way things are that you’re unable to adapt to changing circumstances. If you try to clamp down and control events or people, your efforts will backfire; alternately, you’ll find that you’ll be most effective if you’re simply realistic. Most of all, leave the past behind so you can embrace everything new coming into your life! Enjoy the Sun’s transit through Libra!
October 7: Venus enters Sagittarius
Are you feeling restless? Can you be close to someone and yet feel free at the same time? The love planet in this Fire sign reminds you that relationships often see improvement once they break out of old habits and routines. Find something new to do together; discover fresh places to go. If you’re single and looking for your soul mate, this is a good time to get out and meet new people. Venus is in Sagittarius until November 5.
October 8: Mercury conjuncts Saturn
Because of Mercury’s upcoming retrograde on October 21, Mercury joins Saturn in Scorpio three times this month and next: October 8, October 29, and November 25. This is an aspect that highlights planning, agreements, and contracts. You’re serious now and eager to do something with your ideas, but take your time! You’ll change your mind more than once as new information becomes available. If you don’t rush, you’ll have a solid, workable plan in place by the end of November. Until then, do your homework!
October 12: The Sun squares Jupiter
No matter how nice you are, if you don’t connect with others emotionally, you’ll find it difficult to be heard. The Sun in Libra is focused on fairness, relationships, and making sure everyone acts pleasantly. Jupiter in the Water sign of Cancer is interested in security, as well as protecting and nurturing loved ones. On the surface, it may seem as if Libra’s and Cancer’s respective needs aren’t at odds with one another. However, Libra comes from the thinking Air element, while Cancer is a member of the emotional Water element. Have you ever reacted so quickly that you later wished you’d thought things through more carefully? This aspect demonstrates that social climates can be fueled by emotions, and that voices of reason and fairness can easily be drowned out by those who get their way only because of the strength of their feelings.
October 15: Mars enters Virgo
If you’ve been hoping to make more progress on certain goals, you’ll be able to do it this month as Mars, the action planet, enters practical, efficient Virgo! Have you been thinking about exercising, changing your diet, or getting started on a home improvement project? Go for it! This transit gives you discipline and energy, which makes it easier to commit to plans or projects that require extra effort. If you know the houses energetic Mars will be traveling through in your birth chart, you’ll be able to identify the area(s) of your life that will benefit from an investment of extra energy. Mars will be in Virgo until December 7.
October 18: Lunar eclipse in Aries
When the bold, impulsive, and fiery sign of Aries is highlighted by a lunar eclipse, you can expect a few sparks! Lunar eclipses occur at a full Moon — extra-emotional times when people are prone to reacting quickly to circumstances before properly thinking things through. On the positive side, no sign is more courageous than Aries, so you’re likely to have the necessary energy and passion to advocate for yourself (and others). The ongoing Uranus-Pluto square is present during this eclipse, demonstrating that world-changing events continue to capture everyone’s attention. You’ll do best if you simply ride the waves of change rather than try to swim against the current.
October 19: Mars opposes Neptune
This aspect describes a confusing environment, as well as encounters with people who aren’t straightforward. Mars’ opposition to Neptune can let you know that you need to become clearer about what you want to do — and why. If you find yourself spinning your wheels, stop and regroup. Your projects and plans can wait a day while you figure things out.
October 21: Mercury turns retrograde
Are you ready to move on? Not so fast! As the communication planet goes retrograde in intense Scorpio, much of what you thought was complete still needs your attention. It’s time to take care of unfinished business — until you do, there’ll be no moving forward! Make the most of this transit by returning to previous conversations and rechecking your plans. Fortunately, you have the savvy powers of a detective and can get to the bottom of almost anything! On the other hand, obsession is a hallmark of Mercury’s retrograde movement in Scorpio. Figure out what you need to let go of so you don’t become stuck in a situation that’s not good for you. Mercury turns direct on November 10.
Enjoy the Sun’s transit through Libra!