The Sun enters Libra this Monday, September 22, at 9:30 p.m. CDT (Tuesday, September 23, at 2:30 a.m. GMT). This annual event brings one of the year’s two equinoxes, when day and night are of equal length; like the solstices in June and December, the equinoxes offer turning points and powerful energies that usher in new seasons.
In the northern hemisphere, Libra time brings autumn, while in the southern hemisphere it brings springtime. Regardless of which season we experience, Libra’s energies offer a beautiful stillness so we can reflect on the first half of the astrological year as we prepare for the next two seasons.
Make the Most of This Opportunity
You can make the most of this opportunity by setting aside time at the equinox to look back on the astrological year that began March 20. How have you expressed each astrological energy, as the Sun made its way through Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo? Look back over your calendar or journal to see what has happened in your life over the past six months and how you handled it. Consider the people in your life born under these first six signs: how have they expressed their signs? Have you helped them bring out their best this year?
If you have a copy of Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony, glance through the signs Aries through Virgo as you reflect on the first half of your astrological year. Once the Sun enters Libra, enjoy the Libra chapter (including the special “famous figure from history” biography for this sign) so you’re ready to
bring out the best this astrological month offers. If you don’t already have a copy of Follow the Sun, you can purchase one at Amazon.com (including its many international sites), Barnes & Noble, the publisher, and numerous other sites worldwide.
Attune With the Moon
When the equinox arrives, the Moon will be at the end of its monthly cycle in what is called the balsamic phase. At this time each month, lunar energies are at their lowest ebb, giving us an opportunity to withdraw from outward striving so we can rest, reflect, and prepare for the new lunar cycle about to begin. Take advantage of this natural time of stillness to enhance your enjoyment of the equinox: set aside time for meditation, time alone in nature, or a peaceful meal at home with loved ones.
Then, when the Moon starts its new cycle on September 24 at 1:14 a.m. CDT (6:14 a.m. GMT), you’ll be refreshed and ready to start new projects or set new goals. At that time, the Moon and Sun will be joined together in the same degree of Libra, making this a special time to set new intentions for Libra areas of your life: love, pleasure, partnership and marriage, relationships, diplomacy, and beauty. Also consider how you want to enrich your life with Libra’s devotion to idealism, balance, and peace.
Harmonize With Libra Energies Through Art
One of the finest ways to attune with any astrological energy is by enjoying the symbols, colors, and art associated with it. These visual embodiments appeal to our right brain and help balance modern life’s strongly left brain focus. In addition, color and design form part of the language of the soul and help bring astrology—another part of this special, spiritual language—alive.
In the case of Libra, the primary symbol is a set of scales, represented in the watercolor painting above as a woman with arms outstretched to balance life’s opposites. Libra’s written symbol or glyph consists of a horizontal line with an 0mega-like line above to symbolize the setting Sun.
Nature offers many other ways to enjoy Libra energies. For example, this sign’s element is air, making the month of Libra a good time to gaze at the sky, contemplate cloud shapes and colors, and give thanks for this sign’s airy intelligence and idealism. Pictures of couples or other “things that come in twos” can help us remember Libra’s emphasis on partnerships of all kinds. The double portrait of a maiden and skeleton shown here offers a whimsical way to tap this side of life.
Also, this romantic sign loves flowers, particularly roses. The pink roses painting here features Libra’s special blooms as well as its trademark colors, pink and blue.
The art shown here is available as greeting cards and posters; the astrology image for Libra also comes as a birthday card with birthday greeting inside in a color and type face to harmonize with this sign. Here are links for all art shown here:
- Libra blank note card, birthday card, and poster (in Astrological Art category)
- Chicago Skyline at Sunrise blank note card and poster (in Monthly Featured Photographs category)
- The Conversation blank note card and poster (in Monthly Featured Paintings category)
- Pink Roses in Green Vase note card and poster (in Valentine’s Day category)
Posters may be ordered framed or unframed, with both standard and custom framing offered. See these colorful images and learn more about them by visiting our online fine arts store. Once there, click any image to see it larger and be sure to scroll down below the “Product Details” section to see the “About the Design” information, which provides the full story behind each image and why it suits this sign so well.
Wishing you a beautiful equinox and delightfully inspiring month of Libra,