The Equinox and Sun in Libra
This is the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring Equinox in the South. The North is heading toward winter; the south is heading toward summer. This is the middle point between light and dark, day and night; a moment of balance between opposites before the pendulum swing in different directions begins again.
This is also the entry of the Sun into the air sign Libra, the sign of relationship. The symbol for Libra is the scales, an instrument that measures one thing against another. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Libra is aligned with Ma’at, goddess of Truth, Balance and Justice.
Individuals born with the Sun in Libra love beauty, harmony, and balance. In their shadow, these natives are afraid of conflict and sometimes compromise their values in the search for peace. The challenge of relationship is to hold one’s perspective while simultaneously seeing the whole picture. When done successfully by two individuals in relationship, a true exchange is possible.
The Equinox is a planetary event. When we simultaneously celebrate our passage into a new season while holding awareness of what is happening on the other side of our planet, we see the whole picture. When we speak and act from our values – even if it means creating conflict - while holding awareness of the full spectrum of opinion, we are in Truth. When we weigh the opposites, choosing our Truth while simultaneously acknowledging the truth of others, we are in Balance. And when we embrace our place on the wheel wile simultaneously honoring the entire spectrum, we will create a society that offers all our brothers and sisters - human and animal - equal Justice in all matters. This is the promise of Ma’at. I wish you Ma’at.
The Sun will remain in Libra/Ma’at until October 22.
September 22, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.
Image by William Cho