Despite what the blazing heat outside would have us believe, the fall equinox happened over the weekend, which means the start of fall in the northern hemisphere, when the days and the nights are equal length. It’s time to say an official goodbye to the summer sun and settle into fall/winter mode, peeps — the more magical time of the year, imo.
With that, this year’s fall equinox coincides with the sun’s shift into Libra, the house that rules balance, harmony, and cooperation. This is the sign of the scales, whose influence supports us in creating peace in our partnerships — with friends, lovers, co-workers, and also — with our self. Harmony-seeking Libra teaches us that it’s never too late to make peace where it’s needed. Here’s what you need to know for your sign this season.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19) You’re an independent spirit, but this season you’re called to focus on your supporting cast. Just observe who around you makes you feel genuinely supported, and who kind of makes you feel like you ate too much movie-theatre popcorn. And be honest. You’re a bright spark, Aries, and your crew best help you shine. Choose who you allow into your heart and your mind.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) You thrive on beauty and creativity and have a talent for injecting them into all you do. The sensualist of the zodiac, you pay attention to the details that add up to the overall experience. Have you been doing this for yourself, too? This season consider how you can amp up the aesthetics in your work spaces and beautify your wellness routines. How can you make staying healthy feel rewarding all winter?
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) With the sun in fellow air sign Libra, you get to be creative and lighthearted. Give yourself free reign to fantasize. When you think you ‘should’ do something, challenge that. You are endlessly curious and alert to new intrigues, which is your strength and your magnetic power. Don’t shut it off by shielding yourself. Train your mind to embrace imagination and watch your horizons expand slowly day by day.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) As fall takes shape, work to make your home the fortress of support you need it to be. Check out some feng shui and play with new ideas for your pad on a 3D vision board, or take on a purge to clear out all the old stuff you don’t need anymore. Cultivate a place where you can feel deeply at ease. Then you get to carry that vibe wherever you go.
LEO (July 23 – August 22) Magnetic Leo, the time is ripe to speak your truth and nothing but your truth. Gather up your learnings from the summer and take some time to consider: how do you need to shift your communication style now? How can you be more clear, and more aligned with your truth every day? Let your word be your magic wand and see what you can create.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) This season offers you an opportunity to streamline your routines around money and work. While you may have felt more comfortable taking risks in August and September, now you’re being called to take an honest look at the facts: How are your current processes working for you? Are they sustainable? Do what you do best, Virgo — simplify, and make your processes impeccable. Do it your way and you can’t fail.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) You are a connector; you harmonize energies, neutralize bad vibes, and create an atmosphere of peace wherever you go. This talent shouldn’t go unrecognized, and now’s the time to honour it. How can you make the most of your gifts? By nature, you sometimes don’t know what you want until others make it known what they want. This fall, practice prioritizing your own intentions over that of others. You’re the leading lady of this fall equinox after all.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) You have a natural way of extracting the truth from the bullshit, and Libra’s influence makes your intuition even sharper. Put your mind to finding out the truth of you, right now. Be loving and gentle with yourself, true best-friend style, and be willing to see what needs to be released before you head into the winter season. What can you make space for?
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) Good networking energy is on your side right now, Sagittarius. Cast a wide net and see who sparks your interest, then get really targeted (you’re the archer, after all) and start to cultivate key relationships you could see helping you in the future. Talk the talk, but make sure you can walk the walk. If you can do that, you’ll be in a position to get really innovative.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) Nothing can stop you in your career trajectory, ambitious Capricorn, but you don’t have to do it alone. Nor do you have to do it in a certain timeframe. You’re a master of self-control, but don’t assume combining forces with someone else will compromise your game. This season, put your sights on spotting another power player in your field who could match the magic you bring to your work.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) Your innovative thinking is your superpower. Libra’s influence supports you in stepping back and starting to think globally. Consider big questions like: How do you want your ideas to change the world? What influence could you have? Open your mind to new horizons and you’ll be supported in creating new visions that can really come to life over the last half of 2017.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20) For you Pisces, the feeling of things happening naturally is key. You cut off your magic when you try to force things, or partner up with someone who forces things. So think about the commitments you hold right now, Pisces. Which feel effortless? Which are no longer aligned with who you are now? Wherever you’re expending your precious energy that doesn’t have a return on investment, you can feel free to let go.