Balance will finally be returning soon, as we are approaching the autumn equinox. It occurs on September 22, 2020 at 9:31 a.m. EST. On this day, the sun shines over the equator and gives us an equal balance between darkness and light. This also marks the beginning of
Libra season, which is known to represent equanimity as well. Autumn equinoxes offer a tremendous opportunity for self-reflection and harvest. Depending on your lifestyle, harvest could mean that you are literally taking harvest of things in your garden, or it could mean that you are taking harvest of the things you set intentions for in your life. Nevertheless, it’s a very important time of the year for everyone. And on this year’s autumn equinox, there will be some powerful astrological influences taking place. The strongest influence will be coming from Mars retrograde and something us astrologers call a T-Square: when three planets are challenging each other. There will be a tight T-Square between the planets Mars, Mercury, and Pluto. This means that this will be a time for pivotal life shifts — and a time for us to find balance between different areas of our lives. Aries March 21 to April 19
The autumn equinox is going to be extremely significant for you, as
Mars is retrograde
in your sign. This is a crucial time period for you to really review and reflect on your past actions, and figure out what projects or things you want to execute. During this time, you probably will feel like you’re being pushed to find balance between your relationship with your self, your relationship with others, and your career or more generally, your idea of how you want to be viewed by the world. Take this time to think about what it is that you truly want for your life path. And be mindful that conflict with others is heightened for you at this time.
Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Taurus April 20 to May 20 Mars has been retrograding the area of your life that has to do with self-reflection, spirituality, and isolation. You have probably been very contemplative lately, and more interested in keeping to yourself. If there’s any hidden feelings that you’ve been suppressing or built-up anger that you have, it could come to surface for you around now. It’s also a time for you to really find balance between the time you take out for self-reflection, your daily routines, and your search for greater wisdom and knowledge. Work could get busy during this period, but remember that it’s still important to take time out for yourself. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Gemini May 21 to June 20 You’ve probably been really social lately, as Mars has been transiting the area of your life that has to do with friends and network circles. Take advantage of this time, and focus on gaining new connections or wrapping up chapters with old friends. This autumn equinox is asking you to find balance between your relationship with your friends, your relationship with your children and/or romantic partner, and your approach to managing your assets or joint finances with others. Know that there is room for it all — but you may have to be intentional and flexible in order to create the type of equilibrium you’d like. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Cancer June 21 to July 22 Your career has been a major highlight for you lately, and you’ve been called to action. There may be some things that you’ve been re-evaluating about your career and about your position in the world. This is the time for you to reflect on how you truly want to show up. This autumn equinox is also a time for you to contemplate how you can create balance and harmony between your career, your relationship with others, and with your home and family life. Over-indulging in one or the other creates more chaos and instability. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Story continues Leo July 23 to August 22
Mars has been retrograding around the area of your life that has to do with
your beliefs, philosophies, and higher learning
. Your perspective on life and points of view on matters could be changing, or you could be wrestling with them at this time. The autumn equinox brings up the need for you to create harmony between your own personal beliefs, your work environment, and your communication with others. It’s important for you to remember that everyone has their own viewpoints — and that it’s often not what we say but how we say things that can affect our communication with others.
Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Virgo August 23 to September 22 This autumn equinox gives you the opportunity to reflect on what intimacy truly means to you. It’s also a time for you to think about any major changes or transformations that need to take place within your life. Additionally, it’s a time for you to make a plan for how you can find balance between your private and intimate life, your relationship with your own inner child, and your personal finances. If you’re thinking about creating new income streams for yourself, now would be a good time to set intentions around that. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Libra September 23 to October 22 It’s your season, so you are at the centre stage of this autumn equinox. With Mars retrograding the partnership sector of your chart, it’s time for you to re-evaluate your relationship with others. At the same time, there’s a need for you to find balance between your relationship with others, your relationship with yourself, and your home and family life. Utilise this time to set intentions on how you can better manage your time in all three of those areas. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Scorpio October 23 to November 21 The autumn equinox is always a quieter time of the year for you, as the sun travels through the area of your life that has to do with self-reflection and isolation. This is a great time for you to meditate and practice self-examination. This autumn equinox is a good time for you to reflect on your communication with others, your time for self-care, and how your daily routines affect everything in your life. Now offers a useful opportunity for you to stay more on top of your health in order to live a better lifestyle. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Sagittarius November 22 to December 21 Your love life has been hot and is continuing to heat up! However, Mars retrograde has been asking you to re-evaluate your romantic life. This autumn equinox is a good time for you to reflect on how you can find balance between your love life, your personal finances, and your relationship with friends. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Capricorn December 22 to January 19 Home and family has been a major focus for you, as Mars retrograde has been transiting the area of your life that represents these domestic matters. You may have moved, or you could be dealing with changes in your family life. This autumn equinox is a prime time for you to reflect on how you can find balance between your home life, your career, and your relationship with self. Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Pisces February 19 to March 20 This Mars retrograde has your finances up for review. It’s time for you to pay attention to what’s coming in and going out. As we approach the autumn equinox, it’s also a time for you to reflect on how to find balance between your personal finances, your relationship with your friends, and your intimate relationships with others. Ask yourself: How can you make room for all of those different areas of your life? Illustrated by Twisha Patni More Aquarius January 20 to February 18
Say what you mean and mean what you say! This Mars retrograde has been asking you
to SPEAK UP
— but you may be very reflective on what exactly to say and how you want to say it. During this autumn equinox, take this time to reflect on how to find balance between your communication with others, your time for self-care and reflection, and your own personal perspectives and beliefs. Also something to keep in mind: how you deliver a message may make more of an impact than the words you speak.
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