Fall arrives in the northern hemisphere as the Sun moves into loving Libra on September 22, 2013, and it's not just the days and nights that are equal -- all of us become equals with the Sun in this balanced sign.
Libra is ruled by Venus, planet of love and beauty, so our attention turns to partnerships, relationships, arts and culture during this time. Gone is the critical vibe of the Virgo Sun we've been living under for the past month, so we can now enjoy a more relaxed and social season.
Those born from about Sept. 19-25 were born on the Virgo-Libra cusp, and those born from about Oct. 20-26 were born on the Libra-Scorpio cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the transition time between two zodiac signs, so you retain some qualities from each sign.
Peace and harmony prevail with the Sun in Libra. You can see what's in store for your month ahead with a 30-day Astrology Forecast, but one thing's for sure -- it's all about connecting with others, taking in beauty and soothing the soul. Not a bad start to Fall!
Here's how to make the most of that Libra lifestyle:
What to do: Who knows? We never met a Libra who could make up their mind about anything. There are just too many options to choose from! Everyone's probably going to have more trouble making decisions while the Sun's in Libra.
What to say: "You have a point, but… " Balanced Libra sees both sides of every story, so we're bound to be agreeable and disagreeable at the same time. Count on Libra to see your point and then come right back at you with another view, and most of us will take on this ability while the Sun's in Libra.
Where to go: Shopping with friends! Beauty-loving Libra appreciates the finer things in life, so they're always happiest while out on expeditions for pretty new fashions, home décor or nibbles from the gourmet food store. And you can bet friendly Libra will always have a friend or two in tow.
What to wear: Something relaxed and versatile that will work for any occasion. Libra needs chic, easy outfits that can hop from desk to dinner -- or maybe to the beach or the gallery, or maybe even just for staying in on the couch. With the Sun in Libra you never know what's next, so you'd best dress as middle-of-the-road as the sign itself.
What to buy: Clothing, shoes, makeup, hair products, furniture, art, antiques, musical instruments, fine wine -- heck, with the Sun in Libra we should be telling you what NOT to buy. Ok: Don't buy those five-toed sandal shoes. Admit it, they're ugly, and Libra can't for that, no can do.
What to watch out for: Libra energy can occasionally be too nice. They don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and they want everyone to be happy, so sometimes they refrain from telling a harsh truth that might rock the boat. We love that Libra diplomacy, but while the Sun's in Libra we all need to remember to put our own needs first sometimes, too!
What to look forward to: Reconnecting with lots of friends in playful social settings. Gone is the Virgo Sun that's been working us hard for the past month, so now it's time to relax and enjoy the new season. Get out there to watch the leaves turn colors with all 200 of your best friends!