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!
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Happy Birthday, Libra! The Sun in your own sign puts you in the spotlight and launches a new cycle. You may want to make changes to your appearance or how you present yourself to reflect your new sense of identity. Take time to recalibrate your inner scales before making any big decisions or taking action. Exercising, getting a massage or meditating are some recommended routes to inner peace.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
This is a quiet time for you to focus on your inner world as the Sun hides out in your realm of Spirit and Secrets. Rest, retreat and reflection are strategies for returning to a state of internal harmony and recharging your batteries. Your sensitivity and intuition are stronger than ever now, and you can more easily tap into the wisdom of your dreams. Discover what wants to be released so you can make a fresh start when the Sun moves into your own sign next month.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The Libra Sun energizes your social life and opens doors to new visions for the future. By connecting with others and contemplating different perspectives, you receive innovative insights that could alter your life's direction. You're also seeing current friendships in new light, and rethinking which connections best serve you.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Work, success and personal goals consume your attention -- even more than usual. Rather than making a new start and charging forward, this is a time for revisiting work issues from the past and reevaluating where you're headed. Patience is required as you gather different viewpoints and weigh your options -- move slowly and take your time to get it right. Professional relationships are key this month, and you might need to employ extra tact in business dealings.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
What do you believe? What is your inner truth? These are the questions up for re-examination as the Sun visits your House of Philosophy and Religion. Consider which beliefs from your past want to be brought forward into your present and future -- and which you may be ready to let go of. Take advantage of your heightened intuition by tuning into the big-picture perspective behind everyday occurrences.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
You feel drawn to deepen your connections as the Libra Sun highlights your realm of intimate partnerships. As you reveal more of your emotional truth with a trusted partner, pay close attention to how your words are being received, as there's a potential for misinterpretation. If you're single and longing to start a relationship, it's best to wait until the end of Mercury Retro. In the meantime, resolve and heal any issues from past partnerships.