Star Codes

We’re at a yearly pivot point. On Friday, Sept. 21, Mercury enters Libra, symbolized by a set of scales. On Saturday, the sun enters Libra and marks the fall equinox, when light and dark, yin and yang, come to a balance. We can use this equilibrium to bring our own lives into balance.

Dysfunction abides wherever more resources are taken out than restored. We live a sustainable life when we’re renewed enough by the joy and satisfaction we receive to match our output. A relationship where we feel mutually supported has the sturdiness to hold through many tests; a community where we can count on goodwill and fairness is strong enough to handle any challenge. This is the song of Libra: no justice, no peace; know justice, know peace.

The stars ask us to assess our lives and address inequalities on the work-life and food-exercise spectrums, as well as try to adjust issues of political and economic equity. We may not be able to fix these overnight, but a reassessment can inspire an important trajectory.

Deadlines impinge on Friday with the sun in Virgo and the moon in political Aquarius. But on Saturday, the energy softens and becomes more personal and vulnerable as the moon enters heart-centered Pisces. On Monday, the moon waxes full in feisty Aries; we may have some tough decisions to make, feel we need to prove our independence, or want to walk on the wild side. The week ends on a more sensual and stubborn Taurus moon.

Friday, Sept. 21: Watch the self-critique and examine what’s been done right lately. Complete projects, edit judiciously, and analyze with kindness. Our awareness magnifies of politics and world events. As Mercury enters Libra late tonight, we may need to talk to people with whom we agree.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Feel an emotional high tide as the waxing moon enters sensitive Pisces. Keep expectations low and know that people’s senses of timing could be off. We need extra gentleness with words as we’ll feel unusually sensitive to ugliness or injustices, though we can unfold around beauty and artistry. Mark the fall equinox this evening.

Sunday, Sept. 23: Our minds may have unusual tenacity, for better or worse, as Mercury squares Saturn. We can obsess on a concern unless we choose where to exercise the mental muscles carefully; if we free the mind, the heart will follow.

Monday, Sept. 24: Let the available Libran tact and diplomacy work for the antsy Aries moon motivation and occasional sense of outrage. Listen carefully as people speak — they may be being tactful, but find the kernel of truth. The full moon tonight is howl-worthy.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: If we can get all the horses heading in the same direction, we’ll have incredible resources. If not, we’ll feel really tired. Our feelings and thoughts can be at odds and need mediation. Find the intersection between internal and external needs as the sun squares Saturn.

Wednesday, Sept. 26: Discouragement and frustration are existential conditions, and probably not a commentary on our lives. A post full-moon hangover can leave us twitchy and point out what’s still out of whack and needs work. Tonight, we’ll feel better after a great conversation.

Thursday, Sept. 27: An earthy Taurus moon asks us to get back to business, renovate, and reorganize. Because the sun also trines energizing Mars today, we’ll have steady energy to draw from once we get going. Make good decisions around dinnertime and invest in comfort tonight. ◀

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