Libra Season and The Autumn Equinox Arrive to Help You Find Balance

Harmony, please! Libra season and the Autumn Equinox arrive Saturday, September 23, 2023.

The Sun transits through this fair-minded, aesthetic air sign until October 23, turning everyone’s focus to balance, relationships and beauty. Here’s how you can make the most of it!

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Here is everything you need to know about Libra season!

Libra season marks the fall equinox

The start of Libra season coincides with the Autumnal Equinox. That’s when a day of nearly equal light and dark is honored as the Northern Hemisphere continues to tilt away from the Sun. Fittingly, Libra is symbolized by the scales, which are constantly in a state of balancing.

Libra season, and therefore the equinox, begins Saturday, September 23, at 2:50 AM Eastern.

Venus is Libra’s ruling planet, poster-planet for cuffing season

Since Libra’s ruling planet is artistic, romantic Venus, it’s no surprise that this 30-day solar cycle corresponds with cuffing season. Feeling the urge to settle down during the cooler months? During Libra season, you can tap into Venus’ stylish, seductive vibes by:

• Dressing to impress and hit the town for nights of baehunting.
• Turning up the flame with your significant other with cultural activities dates.
• Getting on the waitlist for the restaurant or show that everyone’s buzzing about.
• Making a budget. Venus has a large appetite for luxury and during Libra season, everyone gets swept up in splurging on material indulgences!

5 Ways to tip the scales in your favor during Libra season

1. Double up. Libra is the sign of interpersonal relationships and its alluring solar spell puts our closest ties front and center. When was the last time you were truly “as one” with another human being? Drop the lone-wolf routine and gear up for a solar-powered month of joint ventures. The Sun kicks off its annual tour of romantic, fair-minded Libra. In business AND pleasure, the name of the game is dynamic duos during Libra season.

2. Slow down. Elegant Libra is ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty, art and social grace. Take time to plate beautiful meals or sartorially inspired outfits. Make a ritual of how you get ready for bed, wake up or savor a morning routine. Even a tiny adjustment to the usual, often mindless rushing can make a huge difference during this decadent Libran phase.

3. Set your mood to “happy.” We don’t mean to sound simplistic, but putting yourself into a happy, love-filled state of mind can actually attract more of the same. Researchers are studying the power of the heart’s electromagnetic field which can be felt several feet outside the body. By radiating more love and positivity, you can have a healing influence on the people in your immediate space. Check out these tools from the Heartmath Institute. You can also try our Libra Season Meditation to Restore Relationships.

4. Channel the healing powers of art and beauty. Libra season is a time to take in sights and sounds that fill your heart. Create a playlist that lifts your spirits (try our soundtrack for Libra season). Go look at paintings, sculptures, or a gorgeous scene somewhere out in nature. Can’t get out of a funk? Listen to one of the happiest songs on earth, according to science!

5. Attract your opposite. You’ll increase your chances for happiness and success by keeping an open mind to different types of people—not just those who match the items on your checklist. Belly up to the bargaining table during Libra season! This diplomatic four-week cycle can help you negotiate a win-win.

Your Libra season horoscope

Below are horoscopes for the four weeks of Libra season, for every zodiac sign. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Who do you love? What do you love? Everything should become clearer on Saturday, September 23, as the Sun enters Libra and your seventh house of relationships until October 23. El Sol is shining a big bright light on business and creative partnerships as well as romantic relationships.

Take advantage of this warmth during Libra season to explore a new liaison or to nudge things to the next level with your long-term love. If you’ve been dealing with a legal issue, it could be resolved during this cycle. Lawyer up if you’re drafting any official deals! Clarity on the front end is insurance for long-term happiness and success. No one on your radar? That’s double the reason to get out and mingle this weekend and explore fall activities with baked-in bonding opportunities, like a book club or indoor sport. Read more Aries horoscopes

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Lace up your cross-trainers and get your Class Pass updated. On Saturday, September 23, the Sun blazes into Libra, firing up your sixth house of health, routine and self-care. Not only will these sunbeams power up your will to exercise, but you’ll also feel drawn to eating (and cooking) healthier foods and maybe even starting a meditation practice.

Take advantage of the Libra season cycle, which lasts until October 23, to find the right regimen for your temperament and lifestyle. Whether that means starting the day with a quick jog or an acai bowl—or both—you should be primed for your fishnet costume before Halloween. Use this weekend to set yourself up for success by shopping for fresh produce at the farmer’s market and clearing out room to unroll your yoga mat.  Read more Taurus horoscopes

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

First order of business: See what exhibits, live performances and festivals are coming to your neck of the woods over the coming four weeks. Starting Saturday, September 23, what little white space is left in your busy calendar should be devoted to the pursuit of pleasure. And we’re not suggesting you trek out alone, Gemini! Romance and cultural edification go hand-in-hand between now and October 23 as the Sun dances through Libra and your passionate fifth house. Set up dates to enjoy music, dance, art, theater, science and literature—all the things you love to love—with a promising plus-one.

And don’t wait to be wooed! During the bold Libra season solar cycle, it’s your turn to make the first move. Creatively, you’re on fire now. Sign up for guitar lessons or drop in to a figure drawing class this weekend. Cooking a lavish meal for friends could kick off a seasonal trend for your crew! Read more Gemini horoscopes

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Your (already brilliant) commitment to la familia will get the spotlight in the coming month as the Sun in Libra bathes your feminine fourth house with warm light. If you’ve distanced yourself from some important people in your world, you have a gracious window for making amends that last from September 23 until October 23.

Your nesting instincts are also activated by this solar spell. Let the aesthetically astute Libra Sun motivate you to give your living room a fresh coat of paint or hang new art. If you’re not loving where you live, find the perfect new abode. That may be the excuse you need to wander through a consignment furniture gallery or check out a new potential neighborhood while meeting friends for brunch. Read more Cancer horoscopes

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Starting Saturday, September 23, your entertainment director skills will be in high demand as the Sun beams into Libra and your playful, communicative and community-oriented third house. Make a master list of local venues and invite, invite, invite. There’s no need to travel far to find (or make) the fun between now and October 23. A neighborhood cafe or bar might be keen to co-host an event if you’re feeling extra ambitious.

While you’re out there beaming rays of Leo optimism on the world, don’t abandon your own projects. The next four weeks of Libra season are prime time for developing a writing or multimedia venture or creating a workshop in your field of expertise. Could you use a partner on those pursuits? Kindred spirits are everywhere you turn. Test the waters with a short-term initiative first since you never REALLY know how well you’ll collaborate until you take the show on the road. Read more Leo horoscopes

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Is your bank balance a little low post-birthday season? Well, Virgo, at least you celebrated in style. But starting Saturday, September 23, you’ll have to tighten the purse strings of your Celine belt bag as the Sun moves on to Libra and your economically stable second house.

The good news? Your moneymaking abilities will be front and center in the coming month as el Sol boosts your self-worth and shines a green light on your finances until October 23. Make tweaks to your budget, balance your financial accounts and give your calendar a once-over while you’re at it. This cycle could bring new sources of income, which could also mean changing schedules. Be prepared, as only a Virgo can be, and spend this weekend reaching out to prospective clients or anyone you know who might have a lead. Read more Virgo horoscopes

Libra (September 23-October 22)

If our gift as humans lies in our ability to endlessly reinvent ourselves, the coming four weeks offer you the ideal opportunity to reimagine your entire universe. Yes, it’s that time of year again—Libra season and your extended birthday celebration—when the Sun zips into your sign and powers up your first house of self. El Sol will provide fertile soil for your mental, emotional and physical expansion. The world is your oyster from September 23 until October 23!

Sample a smorgasbord of pearls—natural, cultured, freshwater, saltwater—before you start crafting your string. Start with this weekend’s lineup. It’s fine if your calendar is stocked with familiar names, but refresh the scenery! A swift change of venue may be in order to avoid autopiloting to the same old places.  Read more Libra horoscopes

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Make way for the muse! Your creative and spiritual juices will be flowing in the coming weeks as the Sun enters Libra and your twelfth house of divine inspiration from September 23 until October 23. When you’re not meditating under a canopy of stars (and even while you are), your attention turns to healing and closure. Get into the ring to wrap up any unfinished business, and let go of old grudges that are getting in your way.

But make sure no one leaves with lasting damage! Forgiveness is the f-word you’ll want to embrace during Libra season. Roll with the punches as best you can, and if you start to feel bruised, ask for help from a trusted friend, healer or therapist. This weekend, get the process started by pruning some names from your friend lists and some objects from your closets. If you haven’t felt drawn to either for a long time—and suspect that might be a permanent decision—let go to create space for better fits. Read more Scorpio horoscopes

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Teamwork makes the Sagittarius dream work for the coming four weeks as the Sun beams into Libra and your communal eleventh house on Saturday, September 23. Keep the bar raised high when choosing your ensemble cast—and don’t shy away from candidates who are unconventional, even a tad eccentric. Their unique brand of genius could give your projects the spin they need.

Bjork, who describes herself as “one of the most idiosyncratic people around,” is also one of the world’s foremost collaborators in music, film, art and fashion. Tear a page from her quixotic notebook and let the games begin. Could you use some better apps or technology for keeping everyone organized? Use this weekend to play project manager or upgrade devices so you’re prepared to zoom ahead next week. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Ready, set, ascend! On Saturday, September 23, the Sun rises to Libra and the top of your chart, powering up your ambitious tenth house until October 23. As a Capricorn, it’s almost second nature for you to draw elite people into your cadre. Over the coming four weeks of Libra season, find ways to join forces with these accomplished luminaries. Or if your contact database is a little bottom-heavy, make professional networking your second job.

Should a leadership position call your name, consider taking it on in the interest of establishing credibility or name recognition. Dressing for success is part of the game during this front-facing solar cycle. Shop in your closet this weekend and see if you’re missing any essential items that will help you work the rooms this fall. Read more Capricorn horoscopes

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Up, up and away! Adventure writer Ella Maillart said people travel to run away from “that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” No one gets this more than you do, Aquarius, which is why this upcoming month is likely to thrill you. On Saturday, September 23, the Sun enters Libra and begins a month-long journey through your ninth house of global travel and educational expansion.

Researching a trip is almost as much fun as actually taking it. Start that dream-trip Pinterest board and don’t be surprised if you hit a couple “Reserve Now” buttons before October 23. No matter where your GPS points this weekend, stay open to a diverse range of people. Strike up a conversation with someone you’d normally screen out—like the tourist at the coffeeshop carrying the old-school 35mm camera. You might just get an earful about a place YOU want to visit. Read more Aquarius horoscopes

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Julia Child, who described marriage as a “lovely intertwining of life, mind and soul,” said that you’ll know you’ve found the right person if you love to be with them all the time. Trust in that simple wisdom this Saturday, September 23, Pisces, as the Sun enters Libra and your eighth house of merging energies, putting a spotlight on exclusive connections until October 23.

Don’t be afraid to commit if it feels right, but don’t lose sight of your own needs in the process. If you’re already attached, it’s an auspicious time to merge assets. Single? Get back in tune with your body through regular movement. Your mojo will rise and so will your standards. Start this weekend with a walk through the foliage or a yin yoga class. Read more Pisces horoscopes

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