- Dates: Sept 23 – Oct 22
- Ruled by: Venus
- Element: Air
Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Libra on your birth chart.
The Sun is in Libra through October 22. Having spent the first half of the zodiac journey developing the ego “self”, our inner Venus now attracts opportunities to apply our self-knowledge to creating relationship. Come hither, Libra!
What Is Libra’s Intention?
It is the Libra in us all that knows that the path to wholeness, in this world, is through relationship with others. The dance between two or more egos invites divine connection. Libra’s spiritual intention is to begin the softening of the boundaries that our ego has formed within the illusion of separateness that this physical world presents as reality. When we are ready for this, relationship and commitment is inviting and exciting. If our ego is holding tight to the illusion, we fear relationship as a threat to self-preservation, though the longing to engage still moves within us.
Through Libra, we are all learning to share, to see things through another’s eyes, to become aware of and support their needs and communicate our own with diplomacy and tact. When doing this well, we remain strongly grounded in our “self”, while also willing to cooperate and create win/win situations. When unconscious, we fear losing our self and become aggressive or defensive, pushing others away, or we fear aloneness and lose touch with our self, over-identify with another, compromise or capitulate altogether. This can lead to a debilitating co-dependence, or trying to always be “nice”, with an obsessive attachment to fairness and justice and a fear of conflict.
What needs healing and growth?
The wounded Libra in each of us feels alone or separate. We long for an “other” to “complete” us and bring balance to our lives. This can be experienced as a fear of being alone, acted out as described above. We may seek harmony around us in any way possible and put on masks of peace and contentment while feeling imbalance and conflict within.
To heal our Libra selves, we need to embrace that what we seek in others is already in our self. Their beauty is ours. Their lovingness is ours. Their darkness is ours. In this way, we reclaim pieces of our self that need acceptance, appreciation and love, and add to our sense of wholeness, completion and balance. Likewise, as we see ourselves in others, we see through the illusion of separateness. We see their soul reflecting our soul. Each time that happens, we come to know who we really are as spiritual beings, already whole and complete and always connected. In that self-knowing, there is no aloneness to fear.
What Can I Do This Month?
To heal and evolve your Libra self, give attention to how you are in relationships. Can you assert your boundaries even when it feels as though the other may reject you? Is your assertiveness and defensiveness impulsive or a conscious response to the other person? Are you truly curious about what’s going on in the other person? Do you look for win/win solutions? Are you open to learning about your self in situations of conflict? When you judge or praise others, can you see your self, too? Are you a pleaser, keeping a smile that covers your truth? Do your relationships support how you want to be in life?
Additional Support (current planetary transits)
FULL MOON Eclipse in Aries on Sept 27.
With the Aries moon opposing the Sun in Libra, this eclipse marks a powerful time to take action or assert yourself regarding a relationship. This has been building for the previous two weeks toward this moment. Eclipses imply a longer lasting impact in our lives, so be aware in this one. If you’ve felt afraid of taking action, perhaps feeling a threat of being left alone personally or socially, this is the time to step through your fear.
Uranus trine Venus. Intuitive Uranus has been building your strong and courageous Aries warrior with inner knowing regarding your relationships and values (Venus). Trust this to help you discern what is allowing you to shine in your relationships and what is keeping you in inauthentic placation. It’s time to celebrate you and let others do the same.
Mercury squares Pluto. As this full moon forms, Mercury is retrograde and squaring Pluto, which just turned direct after retrograding since April. Thus, it is important to integrate whatever introspective understandings you’ve attained about your sense of power and how you use it in communications. Since Venus also recently went direct after a month of retrograde, there are important awarenesses to include about values and relationships. All in all, a powerful time of outward potential shifting due to inward advances in consciousness.
Mars and Jupiter oppose Neptune. Active Mars combines in Virgo with expansive Jupiter to bring an abundant amount of energy to you to take practical steps in action. The challenge is to allow Neptune’s spiritual influence to guide your actions from your greater heart. Otherwise, deception or illusion could obscure your intentions.
NEW MOON – OCT 12.
In general, this New Moon brings a shift in direction regarding recent Venus themes of broken hearts and relationship dynamics. Deceptions that have led to disappointments and sadness take their toll, bringing powerful changes and transformation. These changes are good, breaking from the past. Excitement and anticipation of intense attractions will either transform relationship or end it.
Uranus, planet of change, plays a tricky role in opposing this Libra New Moon. New Moons are a beginning of a new cycle, a good time for fresh starts and setting new goals. This Uranus factor may challenge your ability to adapt to unexpected changes, particularly as they relate to relationships. Uranus is calling you to be more authentic in yourself.
Venus and Mars conjoined, opposite Neptune. The love planets have been dancing together for a while now and with Venus having been retrograde for nearly a month and now turned direct, expect some inner awareness about love relationship to take affect. Opposing Neptune may reflect confusion or deception in relationships, perhaps even sexual misperceptions, while Jupiter conjoins with Mars to inflate sexual desires. At the same time, as Mars and Jupiter trine Pluto, they give power and drive to transform relationships with that same deep primal desire.
Venus squaring Saturn will tend to block your expression of these inner feelings of fear, sadness and possible separation, but Mercury sextile Saturn, will enhance your ability to see reality, keep calm and use reason and good judgment in communications and thus maneuver the precipitous affects of Uranus.
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information.