Libra (23 September – 23 October)
There are two completely different factors governing your love life this month so it might depend where you’re at in a relationship or significant pairing what you decide to do.
The start of the month is easiest as your ruling planet Venus is in your fellow air sign Aquarius up until the 12th. Aquarius rules romance and all the good things in life.
The 1st & the 3rd are both promising dates for love. Keep things light however and be fair in your relationships and ensure those Libran scales are aligned.
The big news for you this month however is the lunar eclipse on March 23rd. This is a Full Moon eclipse and it cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of your chart. This is about you v. the other; it’s about your 1-to-1’s, your important partnerships, both personal and professional.
Eclipses are game-changers, they often coincide with a change in fortune and are closely linked to fate. This is an important eclipse because it’s the last in an eclipse cycle which began in October 2013. It also mirrors the lunar eclipse on September 28th 2015 which took place at a similar degree in the zodiac. If you have a September birthday, you will experience this eclipse most powerfully.
Lunar eclipses can symbolise a triangle situation and relationships aren’t easy when there’s a third party to consider. Sometimes they indicate a battle where one person loses and another person wins. This feels a defining eclipse for you when it comes to love and relationships, a chance for completion, to bring matters to conclusion.
It’s possible that the other person is strong now because the Sun enters Aries and your relationship sector on the 20th, the day of the spring equinox (fall equinox in the southern hemisphere). The Sun is said to be exalted in Aries and powerful. Someone close to you might make a bold move during the eclipse and it’s up to you to decide how you want to respond.
Tradition states it’s wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action. Let things settle before you make any important relationship decision. Whether you’re tying the knot or loosening bonds, it’s an important turning point for love.
There is also strong emphasis this month on the sign of Pisces and Pisces rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. It’s about how you experience life on a daily basis, what makes you happy and what works for you so you nurture your mind, body and soul.
Pisces is a sign that’s similar to your own inasmuch as you are both romantics at heart. Your ruling planet Venus is exalted in Pisces, i.e. strong and from the 12th of the month, this is where you find Venus. This is a creative placing for Venus, time to get in touch with your own artistic abilities and to bring your creativity into your work and your daily routine.
There are a host of planetary bodies in this sector of your chart throughout March including the Sun (identity), Neptune (compassion/confusion), Chiron (healing/vulnerability) and Mercury (communication). Plus the solar eclipse on the 9th takes place here too. This is a New Moon eclipse which indicates a fresh start, a chance to wipe the slate clean and start over.
Bear this in mind with regard to your lifestyle and health. Remember that Pisces rules addiction and temptation so notice whether you are being overly indulgent and where it would benefit you to put new habits in place.
You fare best when you have flow in your life so be good to yourself and do whatever it takes to ensure you keep well and your energy is balanced. You might want to try out alternative health remedies or go for a medical. Be at your best physically and aim for tip top condition.
Early in the month on the 6th action planet Mars leaves Scorpio and your money sector where it’s been since the start of the year. This indicates a shift in your priorities whether you’ve been especially ambitious with regard to money matters or you’ve felt a sense of urgency about finances.
Mars creates action and drive but for whatever reason, it’s time to let go, sit back and focus your attention elsewhere. Mars will return to Scorpio later this year but for now you’ve done as much as you can, you’ve gone as far as possible and other avenues are calling.
Mars moves into Sagittarius on the 6th, the sign which rules communication in your chart. This can be an argumentative combination so choose your battles wisely in the month ahead. If there’s someone you want to speak to, push hard, but don’t get involved in arguments unnecessarily.
Jupiter, planet of good fortune, remains in your previous sign of Virgo and this feels peaceful and relaxed. You benefit from quiet time in your life, a spiritual path or a chance to relax or go on retreat.
Jupiter makes a stunning planetary aspect to Pluto in Capricorn and your home and family sector on the 16th. Look for an opportunity to heal a rift, to hold out the olive branch of peace. It’s a more settled picture for home and family affairs so make the most of this and honour the deep bonds in your life.
If you get a chance to return to your past or to take a trip down memory lane, make it happen. There’s something important that you can resolve or complete if you choose to do so.