The Sun moves into Libra on Friday, September 23 -- the Fall Equinox above the equator and Spring Equinox below, when the days and nights are equal.
Libra the scales is the partnership sign, marking the balance of day and night. Awareness of where we stand in the borderlands of self and others is the key to relationships and Libra's primary task. But like Venus in Libra, the Sun's opposition to Uranus on the 25th, square to Pluto on the 28th and conjunction with Saturn on October 13 can brew up some mighty storms. Alliances may be shaken and stirred in unexpected ways, yet freedom and cooperation are potential rewards.
Libra's planetary ruler is Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, so our attention during this time turns to relationships, culture and the arts. Balance is a key theme during the season of the Scales, as we seek to create inner and outer harmony. Find out what you can expect this month by looking up your horoscope sign below:
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The Sun in your opposite sign challenges you to enhance your diplomatic skills and carefully consider the impact of your actions on others. Your focus is on creating greater harmony and equality in all your relationships -- romantic, business and friendship. Identify where you're either giving or receiving too much and express what you need with tact and sensitivity. Relationships from the past could resurface, perhaps requiring renegotiation or compromise.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Work and health occupy your attention and are your primary arenas for reestablishing equilibrium. Have you been putting too much energy into your job and neglecting your self-care routines? Reconsider your priorities and rework your daily schedule to include more of what you love and value. Start small, knowing that little changes can have a major impact. Beautify your work environment by redecorating or simply bringing in fresh flowers.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The Libra Sun visits your realm of romance, but taking things slowly is the best approach. If you're already in a relationship, put on the charm to relight the romantic spark. Creative projects are also highlighted this month, especially completing something you started in the past or resurrecting an old project. In all endeavors, following your heart -- and what feels like fun -- leads to a greater sense of harmony.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your cosmic assignment from the Libra Sun is one you can happily get behind: to beautify your nest. Redecorate and rearrange your home in the interest of creating a more peaceful and harmonious environment. This is a favorable time to apply the principles of Feng Shui. Relationships with relatives are also highlighted, and you could be revisiting past challenges with family members. What needs to be healed and released so you can move forward?
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Peace of mind is on the agenda, as the Libra Sun harmonizes your mental realm. If life is pulling you in too many directions, take a break from the busyness to reestablish inner equilibrium. Your higher mind, which can be accessed in silence, has just as much information for you as the people and media in your immediate environment. Avoid miscommunication and misunderstanding by speaking and listening with extra sensitivity.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Focus on finances this month, as the Libra Sun invites you to balance your budget and gain peace of mind in money matters. A new approach to old financial issues is possible now, with a fresh perspective on your resources. Re-vision your relationship to abundance and prosperity, noticing any negative thoughts about what you deserve and what you're worth. Release anxiety and re-set your mind in a positive direction!