The Fall Equinox is here (September 22 at 3:20 EDT) since the Sun moves into Libra today, joining Mars right away for a buzzy vitality to start the season. Boom! I feel it, maybe because the Moon is also in Aries, the sign ruled by Mars.
Libra is the sign of balance and fairness, and also of response. With a Mars-fueled Libra Sun, will those responses be impulsive and made out of fear or distortions? Or will they come from a place of hard-won clarity and truth? I see so much transgression of natural law and inalienable rights. With Libra holding the sword of justice, will we see passionate words spoken that are able to move others, awaken the fighting spirit?
On the other hand, this could be a time of vitalizing the alternative path, the vision that's the one you've chosen for yourself. It could be less about resisting an oppressive force than going full force into establishing your equilibrium in a new reality. It's a great time to make friends on your wavelength - a family of frequency - or build mutually beneficial exchange networks.
The Libra vibe is idealistic and one that tends toward high standards. If you've been thrown for a loop, knocking you back into low vibe habits, what are the ways you can find your footing again?
After the purification of Virgo comes the light-bearing Libra force that cuts through the complexity and acts on strong choices. I like keeping a daily kundalini practice because it's a way to know I'm growing my light every day. It's easy to be dragged into the negative chaos and drama, then to coping mechanisms and a downward spiral. Having a daily practice like that keeps that sense of doom away, that things are getting worse and worse. In one area, I'm getting better, growing my light, no matter what else is going on.
Season of the Soul
I love this quote from the philosopher Nietzsche, “Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” For me, it's a relief when the season changes, because of how dang hot and humid it is here, though it won't become cooler for a few weeks yet. It tells me 'cozy time' is around the corner, and it's also time to shed all that's keeping me off balance.
Fall is a reflective time, all the more when Mercury goes into retrograde from September 27 to October 18, the whole time in Libra. Maybe it's because I was born during Mercury retro, but I like it, and expect this one in Libra could bring out stories that balance things out. So much is askew because voices are being censored if they don't fit a tight narrative. The culture is inverted in many ways, and a Libra retrograde can be one where we see what's been downplayed or distorted, and come to a new perspective.
It's the start of the season of the soul, so I find that a reason enough to celebrate. It's a time of welcoming the dark and getting cozy with the timeless self that wanes with the Sun, only to reemerge in the spring. In a time of so much distraction and stress, the equinox and turning of the seasons can remind us of that natural clock that continues on and on.