Updated: Sep 23, 2020
With Sol’s entrance into Libra, we now celebrate the Autumnal equinox and the gradual predominance of the dark. The sign of Libra is the counterpart of Aries, the sign of the Ram and the vernal equinox. Both are cardinal signs and both promise new beginnings. In bold and dynamic Aries we are encouraged to look outside ourselves and to leap towards the light but in Libra where Sol is said to be debilitated we are asked to look at the light that shines within.
As the sign of the scales, Libra is the sign associated with balance, fairness and harmony. An air sign, Libra mentally ponders and weighs. If you are a Libran or live with one, like I do, you will know they have to consider everything. There is no such thing as a hastily made decision; no shoot-from-the-hip “yes” or “no”. Everything is deliberated upon.
Here Venus - the sign’s ruler - is concerned with reconciliation, harmonious relationships and the creative expression of thoughts and ideas. If your natal Venus is in Libra, for example, you are graceful and are deeply moved by beauty.