Libra season is beginning, so here’s how to make the most of this quiet, rejuvenating time

There’s crispness in the air, the leaves are turning color, and we’re swapping sandals for socks—yep, it’s Libra season. From September 23rd to October 22nd, we’ll be treated to a time when fairness, harmony, and balance reign supreme. Libra is, after all, symbolized by the Scales of Justice. As we close out one season and begin another, we’ve come to a turning point in our lives. If Virgo season was when we got organized, Libra time is when we get ‘er done.

The Fall Equinox kicks off the start of Libra season on September 22nd, and like the trees losing their leaves, we’re ready to shed our old skin for something newer. Nostalgia for the past gives way to feelings of renewal and rejuvenation. It might be a quieter time of year, but its potency lies within its stillness. We’re able to take the time to restore balance to our lives, and set a new course for the next 12 weeks.

During this time you might find yourself sorting and shifting through things that are no longer working for you. If you’re feeling out of whack with life, unbalanced, and overloaded, use Libra’s energy to bring harmony back into your world. This might mean something as simple as cleaning out your closet, or maybe something more complex, like taking an in-depth look at your life and where you invest your time and energy. Are you getting ROI on all those hours you spend not at your gym but at a job you only kind of like? Maybe it’s time to re-focus on your health and wellness and stop burning the candle at both ends. On the flip side, if you’re spending more time on Netflix than on your side hustle, you might want to reassess your priorities.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, which means your relationships will also be brought to the forefront for the next month. Since harmony is the theme for the next four weeks, this goes for your relationships, too. You’ll begin to consider which connections light you up, and which ones bring you down. You might do a friend detox while also making sure to put in that extra time for the people who show up for you.

Love is also the name of the game this month. Libras are hopeless romantics, so don’t be surprised if you’re bitten by the love bug. Have fun with new suitors and enjoy socializing and getting to know new people (Libras love socializing). Attached? Inject your relationship with some good old-fashioned romance, like a sweet candlelight dinner or tickets to the opera a la Pretty Woman.

Libras are also known for their winning combo of diplomacy and charm. You’ll want to harness this energy when dealing with relationship hot topics. Remember: honey attracts more bees than vinegar, and stick to the facts only. Don’t make an argument more emotionally charged than necessary by bringing up the past or rubbing salt into wounds.

One major challenge facing Libras is their addiction to people-pleasing. They hate it when they irritate or annoy someone; they simply can’t stand the thought of someone not liking them. This explains why it’s hard for them to make decisions—they’re afraid they will hurt someone’s feelings or that someone might not like them. Be careful not to fall into this trap when dealing with people this month. Be diplomatic and fair—but don’t forget your backbone. Need to show someone the door? Do it.

Since Libra is also about beauty, you might want to consider redecorating your home or refreshing your wardrobe. If you feel an urge to visit an art gallery or museum, go with it. Libra season is all about appreciating beauty in all its forms, including Mother Nature. Even going for regular hikes and admiring the lovely landscapes around you is a very Venusian activity to try.

And because Libra represents inner beauty as well as outer, you’ll want to take the time to really appreciate how much of a radiant, magical, human star you are. Take care of you. Spend time doing the activities that you enjoy, especially those that really lift your spirits. Loving yourself is being kind to yourself. And when you love yourself, you’re able to extend that love to others. After all, Libras are all about spreading good vibes and love.

This month is all about cultivating a life that restores your soul and brings balance into your world, bbs. Focus on who and what truly matter to you, and get rid of the rest. When we free ourselves from what’s no longer serving us, we can focus on the things that help us thrive.

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