The Sun enters the sign of Libra on September 22nd at 11:50 p.m., Mountain Time. Libra is an air sign and is associated with the planet Venus. Libra is the sign of art, music, beauty and or course, relationships. It is the sign of balance, fairness and compromise. Many diplomats are the sign of Libra. Other typical occupations include graphic artist, art dealer, designer, counselor and negotiator. If you want to go to a concert or an art gallery opening, invite one of your Libra friends.
Welcome to the Fall Equinox! The sign of Libra always marks this change of season. Equinox means equal night. This is the time of the year when the length of the daytime equals the length of the nighttime. On both the Fall and Spring Equinoxes, the Sun will rise due east and set due west.
This is also the time for celebrations all over the world. The Full Moon nearest the Fall Equinox is called the Harvest Moon. The crops from summer are ripe and harvested at this time of the year. The Harvest Moon will occur on September 29th this year. It’s a Friday night and would be a wonderful time for a celebration. Have lots of seasonal food.
This will be an exciting month because we’re in one of the two Eclipse seasons of the year. We will have a Solar Eclipse on October 14th, which will only be an annular Eclipse and not total. It will cross the USA from Oregon through Texas. It will also pass through the Yucatan and end in Brazil. A partial Eclipse will be seen from Alaska to Argentina, so many people will gat a chance to see this Eclipse. I’ll be watching it for sure. We will all need protective eye gear.
Two weeks later, when the Sun is in Scorpio, we will experience a Lunar Eclipse on October 28th. This one will only be a partial and not a total Lunar Eclipse. It ill be visible in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, North American, South America, Indian Ocean, Arctic and Antarctica.
Even is the Eclipse isn’t visible where you live, you will still feel it. An Eclipse is like an intense Mercury retrograde that happens in one day. Pay attention to changes in the world as well as in your personal life during this Eclipse season. Some cultures call this the best time for forgiveness. Why not?
Regarding the visible planets, in the predawn sky we can see Venus, Jupiter and Mars. Saturn is the only planet visible in the evening sky now. Of course, the best times to see the planets are right after sunset or right before sunrise. They are always along the Ecliptic, or the great highway in the sky.
See you next month for Scorpio!