This Friday, we celebrate the Autumn Equinox— an important solar holiday that occurs each year on the day the Sun enters Libra! Also known as Mabon, the Autumn Equinox marks the second of three harvest seasons in the solar year, indicating that now is an ideal time to harvest the fruits of our labors and to let go of all that no longer serves us moving forward. The Equinox is the time of year when we begin to surrender, wind down and turn our attention inward as day and night become equal once more.
Please note: This is a general forecast describing the planetary influences for the week ahead. For a more personalized, nuanced interpretation based on your unique birth chart, follow this link to schedule a one-on-one astrology reading!
Friday (9/22): Equinox blessings to all of you on this beautiful fall day! The Autumn Equinox marks a time in the solar year when the fiery and active summer energy begins to wind down and the days become much shorter. The Equinoxes symbolize coming back into balance and harmony between the physical, active, masculine energy and the dark feminine energy that works behind many veils. Today represents a potent solar alignment in which the darkness begins to overtake the light, ushering us into the cooler, more receptive autumn months ahead. In Ancient Greece, this time of year was sacred to the goddess Persephone, who journeyed to the Underworld to reclaim her position as Queen where she would serve as a guide to lost souls descending into the realm beyond the living.
The Sun moves into Libra today, helping to bring us back into balance after the turbulent summer eclipse cycle! With the Sun in Libra, relationships take on a greater importance as we retreat further inward with those we care for the most. Now is a time when beauty, harmony, and equality take on greater importance, however; Libra season isn’t only about peace, love and beauty. Libras are not afraid to stir the pot and are known to play “Devil’s Advocate” when needed! Libra season is about finding balance in all forms, whether it’s coming back into balance and mutual agreement between you and your partner, or speaking your Truth and coming back into your power after being treated unfairly by others.
Mercury in Virgo comes into a harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn today, sharpening both our minds and our tongues and allowing us to communicate more decisively. This energy is excellent for detailed, focused work of any kind and will benefit anyone in the fields of research or psychology. The favorable aspect between the planet of intellect and the planet of intensity and power makes it much easier for us to have difficult, but necessary conversations throughout the day today.
Saturday (9/23): No major planetary aspects. The Moon is waxing in the passionate sign of Scorpio throughout the day.
Sunday (9/24): Mars in Virgo comes into opposition with Neptune in Pisces today, challenging us to become more imaginative and compassionate in all of our actions! There is a danger here of falling prey to escapism through fantasy, delusion, drugs or alcohol in order to avoid taking necessary action. It is also possible to feel more foggy and confused about the right action to take, causing us to act hastily and make all the wrong moves! The best way to utilize this energy is to allow your intuition to be your guide, and to do what feels right on a deeper, more spiritual level. This is also excellent energy for creative or spiritual expression through the body, which can be channeled through activities such as dance, yoga, or tai chi.
Have a beautiful weekend! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! ☺