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Sun in Libra & Equinox

September 22, 2022, 9:04 pm EDT – Equinox; Sun enters Libra.


The Equinoxes mark the halfway point between two extremes. In the Southern Hemisphere, the Libra Equinox heralds the beginning of spring and is midway between winter and summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Libra Equinox marks the beginning of autumn and is halfway between summer and winter. The opposites meet at the mid-point and for a few precious days, our Earth experience is the same.


In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Libra is allied with Ma’at, Goddess of Truth, Justice, and Balance. Her symbol is a scale. In traditional astrology, the symbol for Libra is also a scale. Libran individuals value harmony, balance, and fairness; they are not comfortable with conflict. In her myth, Ma’at weighs the heart of the newly deceased on her scale to determine their fate. If the heart is lighter than her feather, then the soul of this person will be led to their Egyptian home in the stars. If it is not, then the heart will be renewed and the soul will continue their healing journey in this dimensional reality.


The Equinox provides a time to commune with the opposites within. In traditional astrology, Libra is the sign of relationship – marriage, friendships, and working partnerships. These relationships reflect the opposites within our own psyche. These few days, when our experience of light and dark are equal, provides an opportunity to curb our reactions to an external world which is increasingly polarized. There is a higher truth within us all; a place where we can perceive the opposites within and without as two aspects of a greater whole. Take time during this Equinox window to explore this truth within yourself.


The Sun will remain in the emanation of Libra/Ma’at from September 22 to October 23.


September 22, 2022, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.



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