Now that fall has arrived, the light looks like liquid gold. There is a scientific explanation for this, of course, involving the tilt of the Earth’s axis and the increasing obliqueness of the Sun’s rays touching her. Here on the Cape, we are far enough from the equator to enjoy these dazzling transitions of light and color. This week’s equinox marked the beginning of a new season as the Sun moves into Libra, the sign of balance and light.
Libra is a cardinal sign, meaning it naturally leads the way into the next quarter of the year. Indeed, Libras themselves often find themselves in leadership roles. Being naturally inspired and, of course, dedicated to keeping things light, so to speak, they make great mentors, creatives, and confidants. Libra season is a time of both culmination and initiation. Being the seventh sign, it sits at the pinnacle of the zodiac and holds a torch forward over the depths of the seasons and signs to come. It is a time for transmuting growth into action — and doing so with gusto.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Ruler Mars trine Saturn fortifies your attitude so that you can flawlessly accomplish even the most daunting duties. It gets even easier if you’re passionate about the project.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Ruler Venus trine Neptune illuminates your imagination while increasing your magnetism. Such a bright, open mind is the womb of compassion. Love without measure.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Ruler Mercury trine Jupiter brings optimism and good news. Think about the future — in an organized way — and focus on opportunities that expand your horizons.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon opposite Mars makes you moodier than usual. Given that the Moon is full, you may be doubling down on that bit you’re chomping. Ease off and go blow off some steam.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Ruler Sun trine Saturn may bring you some achievement or recognition you’ve been waiting — and working hard — for. Lean into that self-esteem, but don’t burst.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury trine Jupiter brings good feelings about the future and all that’s possible. Get organized (easy for you!) and plan for big things.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Ruler Venus trine Neptune electrifies your magnetic personality. Don’t be full of yourself. Instead, share that love in the form of compassion. Imagine all the people.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Co-ruler Mars trine Saturn increases your motivation and has you set your eyes on achieving goals you thought were out of reach. Dependability is all about choice.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter trine Mercury has you feeling good about future fun. You might receive some unexpectedly good news that sets you on a bright, new path. Go on, take it.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Ruler Saturn trine Mars gives you the strength and ambition you’ve been waiting for, sealing the deal on any tasks you’ve let linger. Focus on what you love for best results.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Ruler Uranus opposite Venus signals a windfall in terms of love or money. Watch your head — you might get knocked out by the force of things falling seemingly from out of nowhere.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Ruler Neptune trine Venus enhances your imaginative faculties and gives you a certain je ne sais quoi. Instead of getting a big head, expand your heart. Compassion is the mot du jour.