September 22 marked the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise celebrated as Mabon. Equinox means "equal night" and this is a time when the Light and Dark are in balance. After this moment of balance, the darkness will begin to wax and reign and we move into the dark half of the year (in the northern hemisphere). This harvest observance marks another turn of the Wheel of the Year- a time to give thanks, to look back on lessons learned, to offer gratitude for our blessings, for the fruits of our labor, for the abundance of the harvest both literally and figuratively.
The Sun's entrance into Libra heralds the Equinox; Sun left orderly and analytical Virgo for balance-seeking, Venus-ruled Libra at 1:02pm CA time on September 22.
Libra is represented by the scales and longs to find balance and justice in all areas of life. Libra is also concerned with relationships of all kinds and finding ways to be in alignment with love, relating, connecting, and our own desires. Libra is a cardinal air sign, attuned to being easygoing, diplomatic, socially inclined, active and artistic. Some of the traits that cause the most trouble for Libras include narcissism, hidden insecurity, and maddening indecisiveness, while the most beloved traits include skills with relating, diplomacy, style and creativity.
*During Libra season we should pay more attention to our kidneys and adrenals, as well as the low back.
*Some plants/herbs to explore for this season include Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Rose.
Overview of Libra Season
Sept 22 Autumnal Equinox / Sun moves to Libra 1:02pm PDT
Sept 27 Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries
Sept 28 Pluto turns direct in Capricorn
Sept 29 Mercury moves to Libra
Oct 5 Full Moon in Aries 11:40am PDT
Oct 10 Jupiter moves to Scorpio
Oct 14 Venus moves to Libra
Oct 16 Mercury moves to Scorpio
Oct 19 New Moon in Libra 12:12pm PDT
Oct 22 Mars moves to Libra
I have some new tinctures and potions that I've added to the Kosmic Apothecary page; check them out (I am still adding descriptions). There are some lovely and useful additions that will be helpful to nourish and assist you during Libra season and what seems to be the zombie apocalypse.
Into the Darkness we go. Goddess bless us all.