Libra Season: 7 Things to Try
Happy Birthday Season to all my Libra readers.
The Sun enters Libra on September 22 2023 at 11:50 p.m. PDT. It’s our annual reminder to focus on relationships, the sense of fairness, learning to become more assertive or decisive if you need to, and bringing more beauty into your life – whatever “beauty” means to you!
Some things to try this time of the astrological year:
1 - (Re)Open the Communication Channel with your Partner:
Ask your partner what they need in life (and your relationship) now. True, you might have had that conversation years ago, when you were first dating. But, as we go through life, things change. And, as daily life demands take over, we may talk about bills and children. But not about each other.
And then share YOUR hopes, needs and wishes! After all, one of Libra lessons is to find balance between giving and receiving, assertiveness and collaboration.
2 - And If You're Single...
If you’re single, spend some time defining and visualizing the relationship you want to bring into your life. What does “a great love” mean to YOU?
Circle October 14 on your calendar, too! That's the date of the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Libra: Oct. 14 10:55 a.m. PDT. The New Moon in Libra is a great time to set intentions for love or relationships, and since this New Moon is an eclipse, her energies are super-charged and extra powerful. Just be aware that intentions set on an eclipse may come into your life in an unexpected way - but they can also manifest very fast!
3 - Build and Nurture Professional and Social Relationships
It’s not all about romantic relationships though, either. It’s also your celestial reminder to build and nurture social and professional relationships, and friendships. Book that coffee- and this day and age, it can be virtual! One of the plus sides of the pandemic we went through.
4 - Let Go of Indecision
Let go of unhelpful indecision.
Being able to see other points of view is a beautiful thing. But, if you have too much Libra energy, it can lead to the chronic state of indecision, or changing your mind. Yes, you thought you had a plan forward.
And then someone presents another point of view. And…it makes sense…and you’re back to going back and forth...
Are you spending too much time on this???
Give yourself a timeframe consider the information (and opinions) available to you at this time. And then make a decision. Even if it’s not perfect, it might be better than not deciding at all!
5 - Examine Your Sense of Fairness
Next time you hear yourself say "but this is unfair!", review what "fairness" means to you.
Everyone receives equal treatment? Those who do more (for us, or in their job), receive more? Or, those who need more, receive more? One example: If you're a parent, how do you distribute financial help (or attention) to your kids?
Here is one example, from my professional career.
Earlier in my leadership career, I had a much coveted flex arrangement to give away at work. But, only one person on the team could get it.
A single mother showed up in my office. “You should give it to me”, she said. “I can then register my son for that karate class he really wants. I can’t now, because the class runs during the day, and I don’t have anyone else to take him there”.
My best performer showed up right after. “I’m hoping you will select me,” she said. “I’ve been on every challenging assignment since this department started. I feel like I’ve contributed much more than some other people in the department, and that’s why I deserve this perk”.
Well….which one would you pick? A dictionary definition of fairness is “impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination”. But – we all have our own perception of fairness. Is yours needs-based (give it to the one who needs it the most), merit-based (give it to the one who has contributed the most), or equalizing (treat everyone the same, regardless of needs or contributions?)
Libra, the sign of the Scales, invites you to consider what “fairness” means to you.
You may also be interested in my post "Libra Season: Career Edition!"
6 - Remember that Beauty is Culture-Dependent - and Thought-Dependent!
I still remember my family in Russia clucking in distress when I was a teenager: "Look at you! How skinny you are! How are we going to marry you off when you grow up?" You can imagine what it was doing to my self-esteem 😂 and so I married the first guy who proposed, and that turned out a total and utter disaster. I met him when I was 19.
A few years later, I moved to North America, realized I was a much-coveted size 4 (well, that was over 25 years ago, just so we're clear!). And to my biggest surprise, fending off admirers quickly became my weekly reality.
There is research that some features are considered “beautiful” across cultures (for example, a certain ratio of your face and eyes), but there are also a lot of culture-dependent notions.
While we can't often fight the cultural reality, we can most definitely change our own, thought-dependent reality - which is always shaped by what others around us tell us.
Are you really an ugly duckling? Or, are you a beautiful swan born to a family of ducks who are not able to appreciate you beauty? But, you know what? Another swan will!
Don't let anyone take your self-confidence down. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
7 - Move Close To, or Connect With, your Venus Line!
And that takes us to....my astro-crush, astrocartography (the astrology of relocation).
Did you know that you can enhance certain energies in your natal chart - and through that, your experiences in life - by using astro-cartography (the art of relocating by the stars?)
If you feel like your love life - or your finances! - could use an extra boost, consider moving closer to your Venus line. It's also a great line if you're tired of facing adversity or challenges in life, and would like things to flow smoother.
Of course, it’s not always practical to orchestrate a move….you can also activate the energy of your Venus line remotely. Find out which cities/countries it runs through. And then use an image of that city as a screensaver. Or get some wall art. Or buy something that was made there, and represents that city.