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Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Looking Back At the September Equinox And The New Moon of October 6th
Since the end of September at the equinox, when the Sun moved into the only sign of the Zodiac represented by the figure of an inanimate object, the Scales of the Libra, symbolizing the power of the human being to free himself from his instincts and his subjectivity to be impartial and just, an emphasis on this sign was established.
Later, on October 6th, at the New Moon, the Sun and Moon met at the 13th degree of the sign of Libra and, in their embrace, was included the planet Mars, symbolizing power and conquest in the name of justice, fairness and harmony. A few steps away from this celestial trio, Mercury (communication), also traveling in Libra, continued its retrograde movement that began on September 27.
At the time, all the planets related to collective trends and global concerns (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) were in retrograde motion: the world was holding its breath.
The Libra Space in the Psyche
The Libra space of our psyche is a space to:
be heard and to hear others
adjust our thinking in relationship to others
restore harmony in our soul and body
Keywords, verbs and expressions associated with Libra are:
Fairness and justice
Negotiations, mediations, arbitrations
Weigh, balance, harmonize
Finding a compromise
Striking a deal
Status quo and inertia
Inaction for fear of disagreements
Key Events and Public Figures
Many key events during this month bear a Libra-themed stamp:
76th United Nations General Assembly held between September 21st and September 27th 2021
Extradition case against Meng Wanzhou dropped after the Huawei chief financial officer reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. government and subsequent release of two Canadian prisoners detained in China
In Medical Astrology, Libra is associated with the bodily functions responsible for homeostasis, such as the kidneys and endocrinal glands.
Former US President Bill Clinton, born with an Ascendant in the sign of Libra and many planets in that sign, was hospitalized for several days in a row with a urinary tract infection.
The Ascendant is traditionally the point of our astrological chart representing, among other things, our physical image. It is one of the factors taken into consideration to assess the level of vitality and general health of a person.
For an individual such as Bill Clinton, born with an Ascendant in the sign of Libra, maintaining balance in homeostatic functions is paramount to his well-being.
The Ascendant also determines the level of free enterprise a person innately possesses and the conditions to acquire more independence.
It is no surprise then that singer Britney Spears, born with a rising sign in Libra (birth data source : astrodatabank), made substantial progress in freeing herself from the conservatorship that has namely prevented her from controlling her finances since 2008 during this Libra-intense month. In the coming weeks, further developments can be expected for her as the Sun moves out of the sign of Libra into Scorpio, the sign which rules her personal finances.
Another singer-songwriter in the news, Adele, launched a new single after a hiatus of 6 years during this Libra-charged period. Besides being ruled by the planet Venus associated with art and beauty because her natal Sun in the Venus-governed sign of Taurus, the area of self-expression and creativity of her astrological chart has a Libra signature.
Libra, Aries, Capricorn and Cancer born individuals who are oriented towards action, each according to the psychological function specific to their nature, are directly concerned by this concentration of energy in Libra.
Since the end of September at the equinox and the New Moon of October 6, the stars have been indicating to pay attention to the way we enter into dialogue with others and the approach we use to gain the support of others in the process of achieving our goals.
The theme of compromise has been powerful and certain groups of individuals have had to adjust their vision, their adherence to certain rules or practices, their need for security in order to maintain harmonious relations with others.
This was applicable on a personal level as well as on a professional and collective level.
The arrival of Venus in the sign of Sagittarius, on October 7, the natural ruler of Libra, promised the introduction of new ideas through our relationships or the expansion of our circle of contacts and worldview. The movement of Venus into Sagittarius created the ideal conditions to perceive relationships with others with more enthusiasm and positivity than in the previous month with Venus traveling in the secretive and emotionally-intense Scorpio sign. With Venus in Sagittarius, we are invited to get out of our comfort zone in our relationships with others and open up to other cultures and philosophies.
For individuals born with the Sun in Gemini and Aquarius, this may have heralded reunions or losses in terms of allies and partners. For those born with the Sun in Leo and Sagittarius, resorting to new allies or partners would prove to be the only way to progress career-wise, philosophically and spiritually.