Seventh Sign is peace

The attainment of peace through loving relationships is the work of Libra, the 7th zodiac sign.  The Sun enters Libra this Sunday at 1:45 PM, PDT, marking the autumnal equinox, the perfect balance of day and night.

Biblically, the seventh sign is the final trumpet call, heralding the symbolic return of God incarnate on earth, the return of love and peace through unconditional forgiveness.  

♡ Date Night:  Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Leo
The attraction of love is strong, magnetic, as though you’re compelled to be together.  Your inner desires are unbridled, and you know it.  Fears of losing self-control are at odds with gratifying the passions you feel.  Yet the goddess of love shows up with optimism and a happy mood reminding you that your fears are unfounded, false evidence appearing real. This calls for faith, not blindly, but with assurance that love is bigger than any obstacles the ego can throw at you!  

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.”  Look what happens with a love like that--it lights the whole world.”  Hafiz

The Force of a holy relationship is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of  September 22-28, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)

Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Restful, easy start to your week doesn’t mean nothing is happening; it’s just below the surface.  A breath of fresh ideas arrive Tuesday, with a jittery edge that gets your attention. The equinox  and the Libra Sun are challenging you to use more cooperative diplomacy and less do-it-yourself.  Your personal relationships are solar powered for the next 30 days. You’ll attract loyal friends and form strong partnerships.  The need for companionship (yes, don’t deny it!) softens your independent streak and lights up your charm and popularity. Take the lead.

Taurus ♉ (April 20-May 20)
You see the change you need to make, and it looks so easy to do.  Right now it is.  Your 6th house of health is solar powered.  You’re interested in improving your physical health and you have the willpower to do it.  The self-esteem you derive from your work is fine and dandy but now you’re asked to balance that with attention to your personal needs as well as your dietary habits and health regimen.  A change in your job is on the horizon.  Why?  You want to know that you’re noticed and appreciated for the hard work you do.  You have a keen analytical sense of what is needed to improve your relationships.  You’ll find yourself in the role of peacemaker and fair judge.  

Gemini ♊ (May 21-June 20)
There’s an equinox in your 5th house of romance and children, meaning this is where you’re trying to achieve balance.  The Sun lights this up and you’re in for a very pleasant 30 days of creative self-expression, and the best way for you to do this is through joining your imagination with that of a child.  Your presentation will be more dramatic, but others will enjoy it as you shower them with your happiness.  If you’re having trouble letting go of something from your past, Tuesday and Wednesday are going to free you.  Dreams you dare to dream get a surprising twist, an open door appears out of nowhere.

Cancer ♋ (June 21-July 21)
As a Cancer you’re always seeking security in your home and your family.  For the next 30 days your drive to beautify and care for home and hearth, to tap into the riches of your heritage, and to protect mother earth is solar-powered.  You can take the lead to buy or sell real estate and it will go very well for you because you know just how to get the cooperation of others.  Even if there’s an uphill battle you don’t mind because you see the prosperity this will bring in the long run.  Thursday is your lucky day for opportunities just landing on your doorstep.  Unwrap these gifts.  Friday you’ll have both feet on the ground, but it’s shifting sands!  A sudden storm of restless agitation gets you moving in a surprising new direction if you trust your hunches.  

Leo ♌ (July 22-August 22)
It’s a Mario Andretti moment.  Check your brakes before a midweek race around tight corners that will require all your intellectual attention.  This challenge to focus your thoughts ignites brilliant ideas and gives you the drive to find the right words, the most powerful way to “sell” it.  Exciting jitters that may first feel like too much caffeine.  Look for breakthroughs this Thursday, perhaps through brothers or sisters and people close by.  the Libra Sun lights up your house of communications (including electronic messages) for the next 30 days with love letters.  This is not a time to go it alone.

Virgo ♍ (August 23-September 22)
You slip off the old skin as easily as stepping out of  a worn out shoe.  You’re getting celestial help to transform your paper money into gold coins by making wise investments.  For the next 30 days, wealth comes through the correct use of your material resources. Cooperation is your keyword to make this happen.  You may also spend money on luxuries, art, and beautiful clothing.  Sunday and Monday are pleasurable and restful.  Thursday is a joyous peak experience for your week, featuring acts of generosity, either from you or to you.  

Libra ♎ (September 23-October 22)
The Sun in Libra lights up your self-confidence, heralds a time of good relationships.  The next 30 days, as you approach your birthday, carry an emotional depth that rocks your world and wakes you up.  Wednesday the balance of light and darkness is perfect, and you have a deep sense of the peace in living one day at a time.  A cornucopia of good fortune tips your way this Thursday, courtesy of your muse Venus.  Never has your will been stronger, your vitality greater.  This is a period of intense self-awareness.

Scorpio ♏  (October 23-November 21)
Others may think you’re uncharacteristically shy and withdrawn at this time, but actually you’re retiring into yourself for some introspective work.  For the next month you focus on intimate relationships, and you want to “see” for yourself what is really going on.  You have no trouble cooperating, but you want it to be a two way street.  You insist that it’s fair.  Your psychic antenna are way up, as this is a clairvoyant period for you.  Joy, joy, joy on Thursday when your heart overflows with love and you look and feel beautiful.  Rarely have you felt such high self-esteem.  Accept this gift and pay it forward, otherwise you’ll be fighting to keep it this weekend.  

Sagittarius ♐ (November 22-December 20)
Your fire didn’t go out, it was just smoldering for a while.  Take in a deep breath of life as the Sun, now in Libra, ushers in a time of balance and peace in your relationships, particularly with close friends and the groups you belong to.  You’ve got 30 days of oxygen for your creative passion, helping you add clarity and diplomacy to your words.  The goddess of love is under a few dark shadows this week.  Remember that the love is still there by letting go of your past hurts and disappointments.  Take the initiative and enjoy being very determined!  
Capricorn ♑ (December 21-January 19)
Your emotions are getting a much needed energizer bunny.  Your courage is fueling a powerful determination to overcome those obstacles; they’re no match for you.  You’re regenerating your Rocky Mountain goat for the push to the summit, coming November 1st (Remember you’re not even related to the domestic goat--you live securely on the cliff’s edge!).  The Libra Sun is shining on your career ambitions, bringing you 30 days of stronger managerial abilities and the willpower to succeed.  If you find yourself acting like a dictator, dial it back just a notch!

Aquarius ♒ (January 20-February 17)
Enjoy a quiet start to the week.  The equinox, and therefore the Libra Sun, shine on your higher mind.  You have a month ahead of dynamic growth in spirituality and your intuitive senses.  Look for epiphanies, flashes of inspiration, that tell you exactly how to solve certain problems.  Expect visions that border on prophecy.   Mark your calendar for Tuesday, when your mind takes flight with new concepts about your relationships, and how to help people cooperate with each other.  Foreign affairs and foreign travel will be powerful avenues of interest to you, and you’ll even feel compelled to explore alternative cultures.  Your strong moral convictions that all people have a right to be happy, will guide you.  

Pisces ♓  (February 18-March 19)
The hidden mysteries of life, the nature of consciousness itself, has your interest for the next 30 days.  Although you can understand the physics of it, you’re really going for an experiential knowledge.  You want to know directly how the true nature of reality transcends the material needs of being in a body.  You insist on a broader justice, and your sense of fairness makes you fearless.  Your boat is rocked this Thursday and Friday by the hand of sudden change.  Not enough to destabilize, but just enough to get your attention away from mundane concerns.  When your neatly organized stacks of paper blow off your desk, look for the “accidentally” upturned message.  

✶ Astrology Wonks
The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 1:45 PM, PDT, this Sunday when the Sun enters Libra.  The perfect balance of day and night actually occurs in California on Wednesday when the Sun rises at 7:00 AM and sets at 7:01 PM.
Posted on September 21, 2013 .