This equinox has the potential to be a big turning point. Will you take advantage of it?
Since the start of 2020, the universe has been engaged in a bit of a cosmic kerfuffle astrologically. The Autumn Equinox is going to help restore some balance to your life, so get ready to breathe a sigh of relief. Just how does the Autumn Equinox affect your sign? On Sept. 22, the sun shifts into Libra, the air sign that is eternally seeking balance, according to Intuitive Astrology. ”
There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the Sun shines directly on the Equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and is considered the first day of fall.
Below the equator in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s known as the vernal or spring equinox and marks the beginning of spring. So if you’re in need of more guaranteed warmth and sunshine in the months ahead, head way down south to countries such as Argentina, South Africa or Australia.
During an equinox, the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of night—something that only happens twice a year. “The zodiac year usually starts with the spring equinox—the sowing of seeds, the sowing of intentions. [The fall equinox] marks the harvest time of the zodiac year,” says astrologer Guadalupe Terrones.
This equinox falls on September 22, in the Sun sign of Libra. Let’s see how it will affect YOUR Zodiac sign.
ARIES- You have a choice to make. The biggest influence on Aries during this equinox will be the Mars retrograde. Mars, the warrior planet, rules over Aries, which is part of the reason this sign is so ambitious, strong, and potentially combative. Terrones warns that this fall equinox will be a pivotal moment for all signs, but especially Aries. “Aires’ ruling planet is going in reverse for the first time in several years,” she explains. “On top of that, it is staying in retrograde in Aries, which is something that is not usual. [People born under this sign] are going to benefit the most from the equinox, but they’ve also been feeling so much pressure during this year.” Ultimately, they will have a choice to make about whether to use that sense of pressure to their advantage or to their detriment.
TAURUS- You’ve got luck on your side. There’s nothing you love more than being in your element, Taurus. With the sun in Virgo igniting your courageous fifth house of joy, love, creativity, self-expression, authenticity, and passion, everything from your ego to your heart center feels energized and revitalized. What can you improve, or perhaps continue to work on, when it comes to your daily duties and due diligence? Mercury’s got you covered, as it will enter Libra and dazzle your sixth house of responsibility and routine. You got this.
GEMINI- Focus on your energy. In the modern era of social distancing, gregarious Geminis need to reflect on how they’re navigating their relationships. “It’ll be quite different for them,” Terrones notes, “because it’s going to teach them a lot about the kind of energy they place in certain people. It’s going to be a good lesson on where their energy should go in a social sense.” This may be a good time for Gemini to learn more about tact and who their friends really are.
You also have the ability to achieve a great deal during this time. “This is a good time to act on your plans and work on reaching your personal and career goals,” Astrology King noted. “Your positive energy reduces the chance of resistance while attracting helpful people.”
CANCER- Your hard work is about to pay off. If you keep believing in your abilities, the Autumn Equinox can be a time of great growth and strength. “You should feel motivated to reach your goals and can be assertive and direct in getting what you want,” Astrology King explained. “Your initiative and positive energy can get thing moving and impress superiors.” However, if you have an old emotional wound, you’ll need to address that during this time in order to move forward. Cancer, one of the cardinal signs, is poised to experience a welcome sense of relief during the 2020 autumn equinox. This autumn equinox will be the final leg in the uphill battle that Cancer has been fighting against.
LEO- You need to relax and let creativity flow. This equinox will bring an abundance of creative inspiration because the position of the sun for Leo brings forth a multitude of personal expression. “You should be motivated to reach your goals and enjoy good times with friends and family,” Astrology King explained. “Your self-confidence and positive attitude will make a good impression on people who can help you succeed. This is a good time to use your initiative and make real progress.” And, the best creative expression often comes from transforming painful experiences into art. If you have a neglected emotional wound, the Autumn Equinox is a perfect time to face it head on, and turn it into something beautiful that can inspire others.
VIRGO- Forgiving yourself brings great rewards. There’s nothing more rejuvenating than the sun beaming its magnificent rays over your sign, which only happens once a year. Although, in addition to basking in the blessings of this divine spotlight, September always brings a to-do list. The full moon will ignite your committed seventh house of partnerships and one-on-one exchanges, bringing something in your relationship sector to fruition. Mercury will be in Libra via your pleasure-seeking second house of values, finances, and self-esteem, which will serve as a much-needed reminder to own up to your self-worth. Forgive yourself and those you’ve been holding resentment toward. You owe it to yourself.
LIBRA- You’re going to help others find balance. “The autumn equinox,” Terrones says, “is the beginning of Libra season.” As such, Libras know better than anyone how to approach this time of reflection. This is where they thrive. However, adds Terrones, they should make sure to be as fair in their judgment of themselves as they are in their judgment of others. Libras are also great mediators, so they will be sought after during this time that can be uncertain or anxiety-inducing for other zodiac signs. If you’ve been feeling like a balloon floating through the atmosphere lately, this is a perfect time to ground yourself, and get clear with who you really are at your core.
SCORPIO- Time to take a break. The ever-passionate Scorpio will need to pump the brakes this equinox. “If they don’t take the time to rest, it is probably not going to be fruitful for them,” Terrones says. “That’s because Libra rules their 12th house, which is the house of the undoing and the subconscious mind.” Though it may be contrary to their nature, it would behoove Scorpios to mellow out a little and work behind the scenes.
“I feel every Scorpio will have something to cheer about, for that new moon eclipse last month was fantastic for you, dear Scorpio, and the very best is yet to come,” Miller noted on Astrology Zone. “You haven’t seen the depth of good fortune due you yet, but it will start as soon as next month.”
SAGITTARIUS- Focus on your self and your energy. Like Leo, Sagittarius prefers to go out and do, not sit down and think. “Sagittarius thrives on going after what they want and seeking out adventure,” Terrones says. “I think that they are going to have their energy placed or dispersed in a way that may not allow them—or they may not even want—to reflect.” It may benefit Sagittarius to take a more active approach to this, like doing meditative yoga, writing in a journal every day, or even doing some solo traveling. Additionally, this is also an ideal time for your love life. Sagittarius will be leading a charmed life for most of September, which makes this the perfect time to turn on the charisma and attract the love and affection you deserve.
CAPRICORN- You’re ready to be a boss.
The sky’s the limit, especially when you’ve been preparing for this moment your entire life, Capricorn. With the sun in Virgo beaming through your expansive ninth house of education, travel, wisdom, and faith, you’re feeling the call to take a much-needed leap of faith. The full moon in Pisces will glimmer through your problem-solving third house of communication and immediate exchanges, bringing forth the answers you seek, along with the validation you deserve. As if you needed more celestial support, Mercury in Libra will get down to business via your ambitious career sector and, in turn, charm your superiors and authority figures.
AQUARIUS- It’s about money. “Your financial outlook will improve after Sept.21, the new moon in Virgo 27 degrees, which will be accompanied by the majestic moon’s large entourage, including the Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Venus,” Miller noted. “That is an enormous amount of energy to be centered in one part of the horoscope, so this says to me that you will be very determined to find new source of income and by George, you won’t stop until you do.”
A combination of cosmic planetary energy, and sheer determination could help motivated Aquarians turn things around during the Autumn Equinox. “All kinds of interesting information may surface in the days and weeks following this new moon,” Miller explained. “The point is, you will take full control of your financial future, and as a result, will soon come out all the richer for having focused on it.”
PISCES- You need to do a little bit of work. Pisces, a water sign, will be happy to emerge from the earth-dominated Virgo season this fall. However, that doesn’t mean they’re out of the woods. Pisces prefers to daydream or escape through art rather than engage in serious introspection. “With Pisces being one of the more resistant signs to practical thinking, they’re going to be placed like a fish out of water,” Terrones notes. It will be important to try to settle in and make sure that practical matters, such as finances, are taken care of before they kick up their feet and relax.
For sensitive water-sign Pisces, the Autumn Equinox could feel more like Mercury Retrograde if you’re not very careful to practice clear communication with those around you. “You have a crowd of planets in your opposite sign of Virgo, and Virgo’s ruler is Mercury, giving Mercury a starring role,” Miller explained.