Happy Equinox!! This week the Sun ingresses into Libra initiating the time when night and day are in equilibrium. This means we have begun a whole new earth cycle season. Libra teaches us the art of social decorum, the importance of relationships, and how to find balance in our lives. The sign Libra sits at a point on the zodiacal wheel where we first enter into the realm of duality. The first 6 signs of the zodiac impart the wisdom of self-development and initiate us on the path to self-discovery. The remaining 6 signs: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces push us into the realm of our external selves. It is the journey of finding out who we are in the outer world. The Sun moves through the last decan of Virgo and at the end of the week enters the 1st decan of Libra which will be discussed more next week, but is associated with the card 2 of swords. We now are in the element of Air which strengthens our mental faculties and communication/negotiation skills.
Throughout the week the Sun will oppose Neptune and trine Pluto. These two major planets will reflect the Sun’s light in ways that produce a cloud of wonder at first, sending us into a state of confusion around self and identity, but as the Sun finds his way into harmony with Pluto, the truth of who we are at our core comes shining forth.
The Moon moves through the signs Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius this week, stationing us into the 3rd quadrant of the zodiac. We can use this week productively by not letting inconveniences throw us off of our center and being honest and open about how we are truly feeling, coming from a place of kindness and love. While the Moon is in Sagittarius, she meets with the first quarter square to the Sun. This mutable square brings up tensions around work, and our work ethic, and can leave us feeling the weight of all of the dutiful tasks that need to be taken care of.