Elements of Balance - Embodied Astrology for Libra Season - September 23 - October 23, 2019

“ties” by  Janna Dorothy

“ties” by Janna Dorothy

September 23, 2019

Happy equinox everyone. Welcome to Libra Season!

The word equinox is derived from the Latin aequinoctium, from aequus (equal) and nox (night). An equinox is commonly regarded as the moment when the plane (extended indefinitely in all directions) of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun. This event occurs twice each year around the beginning of the third weeks of September (beginning of Libra season) and March (beginning of Aries season). On the day of an equinox, daytime and nighttime are 12 hours each, all over the world.

Being the beginning of seasons, these signs all represent initiatory energy. They set into motion the needs of their respective elements. The air element speaks to our mental, informational and conceptual capacities. Libra, as Cardinal Air, initiates exchange and relationship between individuals. It describes one of the most basic needs of any functional society, which is the ability for individuals to collaborate with and assist each other.

As we learn and grow through Libra, we navigate the balance of our needs for freedom and autonomy as individuals, with the needs we have to create and maintain functional relationships. Libra teaches us to mediate and compromise, and to consider the possible impact of our choices and actions on others before making them. Libra’s symbol, the scales, reminds us that fairness, equality and accountability are the foundations for harmonious relationship–if they are absent, disturbance will build quickly and our connections will polarize into distance and argument.

When Libra manifests consciously, it awakens us to the enlightening and liberatory qualities of relationship. We develop and master our personality traits through testing them with one another. We cultivate the poise that allows us to graciously concede and make way for others while still holding our heads high and taking pride in our efforts. We learn that through collaboration, our individual potentials can not only be achieved but also exceeded. 

When Libra manifests as an awakening influence, we learn to not fear conflict or disagreement, but to see them as opportunities for gaining a better understanding of ourselves and those we relate with. As our understanding of relational dynamics and needs expands – and as we gain skills for mediation, process and true collaboration – we become peace-makers and harmonizers in the world. Libra’s highest vibration manifests as a sense of deep respect and care for others and their differences, and the ability to be personally accountable to one’s own behavior and impact within relationship.

– This text is taken from the Libra Season Subscriber Journal. Become a monthly donor today to get yours.

Today’s season begins as the UN meets in New York for an emergency climate summit. This past Friday the Intergenerational Climate Strike drew crowds in the millions all over the world, and on Friday the 27th a second worldwide climate strike is planned. This is a youth-led call for action NOW, and specifically this week, to participate with climate activism. There are so many ways you can participate. Find out more here.

Learn more about Libra with this month’s Embodied Astrology podcast for Libra Season, “The Elements of Balance”. Listen here.



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These horoscopes are sign-specific for the month ahead of Libra Season (September 23-October 23, 2019.) Check your sun sign to understand more about your inherent nature and ego, your rising sign to understand more about what's going on in your life right now, and your moon sign to understand more about your relationships and emotional landscape. Horoscopes are poetic pieces of mystical suggestion. Take what works and leave the rest. Use the affirmations as questions, metaphors, and reminders.

ARIES
Competitiveness and comparisons are toxic mental patterns,
and entirely unhelpful to me.
It’s a relief to let go of outdated ambitions,
and equally a relief to recognize that my success and happiness
are dependent upon the success and happiness of those around me.
Click here to listen to the Aries horoscope here

TAURUS
The small choices I make are foundational to my larger experience.
I remember the priority beyond the details.
I practice moderation, consideration and balance.
Through repetition of conscientious small choices, I become adept and graceful.
Click here to listen to the Taurus horoscope here

GEMINI
I am responsible for my own energy.
I know that I can access it, sustain it, nourish it.
I am responsible to children and to the future.
I know that my energy affects them and will shape future realities.
I strive for joyful, authentic, passionate and playful expressions
that are considerate, respectful, humble and wise.
Click here to listen to the Gemini horoscope here

CANCER
Early impressions create expectations and patterns.
Notice how the present recalls the past.
I give thanks for the gifts of my lineages,
as I release the stories I no longer want to tell.
Click here to listen to the Cancer horoscope here

LEO
Experiences are shaped by expectations.
Relationships are shaped by communications.
The foundation of wellbeing is respect.
I work skillfully with my mind and words for enjoyment and ease in my life.
Click here to listen to the Leo horoscope here 

VIRGO
My value is not a number.
It is not determined by likes or follows or anyone else’s validation.
I craft my expressions with love,
and invest in true satisfaction and sustainability.
Click here to listen to the Virgo horoscope here

LIBRA
There is no benefit in upholding traditions of superiority
or attitudes of indifference.
I am one and equal with all of that and those around me.
Caring for them means letting myself be cared for.
We evolve in our potential together.
Click here to listen to the Libra horoscope here

SCORPIO
I am intrinsically connected with all life.
My attitudes and emanations shape my interactions and external experiences.
When I prioritize care and compassion for others and the world,
I perceive care and compassion in return.
Click here to listen to the Scorpio horoscope here

SAGITTARIUS
I embody my values in the world.
I practice accountability. I do not hide from my own influence.
I achieve my personal best when I rest in states of equanimity and joy.
I do everything I can to extend the possibility
for others to rest
in equanimity and joy.
Click here to listen to the Sagittarius horoscope here

CAPRICORN
I uphold myself with diplomacy and grace.
I use any positions of power that I occupy to advocate for justice, equity and peace for all.
I consider the weight of my decisions.
Each choice I make shifts the course of all possible futures.
Click here to listen to the Capricorn horoscope here

AQUARIUS
Connect with wisdom.
It is available, waiting for me to pay attention.
It is breathing in every cell of every tissue in my body
and vibrating in every molecule in the world around me.
Don’t give in to fundamentalism or bleak closed-mindedness
Imagine the best possible outcome
and try to feel… imagine… what it would be like to live into it?
Click here to listen to the Aquarius horoscope here

PISCES
Relationships with value are never only material.
I have to consider the emotional and energetic influences
of what I desire, accumulate and spend.
The future is changing every day and will be unknown until it arrives.
The best bet for my personal success
is to nurture and care for the future I share with others.
Click here to listen to the Pisces horoscope here