Happy Equinox! We’ve reached the midpoint of the astrological year. As the Sun passes over the celestial equator and moves into Libra, night and day match one another in length reminding us of one of Libra’s themes: balance. Persian mystic and poet, Rumi, who was born when the Sun and Moon both occupied Libra, said: “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” He very well may have been speaking about Saturday’s last conjunction of Saturn and the South Node whose signature theme of this year has been all about knowing what to keep and what to let go. We’ll be lucky to have Libra’s equitable and fair minded scales at this time to help us in sorting out what we take with us and what to leave behind.
Another Libran theme is the idea of Us. Libra represents an evolutionary turning point in the Zodiacal wheel where we turn our focus from perfecting the Self to “We Consciousness”. Ruled by Venus, Libra is motivated through social connection, bringing people and ideas together, and has a team mindset. Some of the Cardinal-Air tools Libra uses to work a room is charm, diplomacy, and admirable aesthetic instincts.
We’ll be enjoying a New Moon in Libra, the same day Saturn conjuncts the South Node for the final time. Venus, the ruler of this Moon, will be happily sextiling bountiful Jupiter yet making a more serious square to Saturn, Pluto and the South Node. This strongly suggests that many of us will be looking at what stays and what goes in our relationships and creating a fresh start from there.
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