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Sun in Libra ~ September 22 to October 23, 2010

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For the first time in a long time, the Sun joins Saturn (karmic lessons) in Libra. The Sun represents our external drive, our potential, our conscious will. In Virgo, the Sun is somewhat shy, cautious and conservative. In Libra, the Sun is social, accommodating and fair-minded. At best, Libra is charming, diplomatic and objective. At worst, indecisive, self-indulgent and gullible. The Libra-Sun encourages harmony between the individual self (who I am) and the shared self (who I am with another).

The Sun enters Libra on September 22 at 8:09 p.m. PST (11:09 p.m. EST) and will stay through October 23. While in Libra, the Sun urges to find the balance between remaining true to who we are even in a relationship, practice objectivity, and be reminded that we are creatures who flourish when making connections with others. Libra is governed by the planet of love, Venus, who, for the duration of the Sun's transit in Libra, transits the passionate waters of Scorpio, where she must know "how deep is your love?"

On the day the Sun enters Libra, the Moon waxes for a Full Moon the following day. This is the first of two Full Moons in Aries -- September 23 and October 22 -- giving relationship-related matters extra emphasis, especially the balance between the self and the shared self.

With Saturn also in Libra, the underlying truths surrounding our relationships (intimate, platonic, familial or with the self) become crystal clear and some realities may be too difficult to face/accept. This is, however, what we must do and part of Saturn's lesson -- upon becoming aware of truth/s, we must learn to come to terms with it/them, and be able to make changes where we can or embrace them as part of who we are/part of our life without judgement, fear, hatred or anger. With two Full Moons (Libra-Sun opposing Aries-Moon), we are afforded twice the opportunity for endings/closures/resolutions with regards to unhealthy, unhappy relationships -- whether with the self or with another.

While in Libra, the Sun will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • September 23 ~ Full Moon in Aries at 2:17 a.m. PST (5:17 a.m. EST)
  • September 25 ~ Sun square Pluto. Confrontations. Hidden truths coming to light. Difficulties/hardships/intensity leading to breakthroughs/endings/purging.
  • September 30 ~ Sun conjunct Saturn. Obligations/commitments restrict. Realities clear. Hard work.
  • October 7 ~ New Moon in Libra at 11:45 a.m. PST (2:45 p.m. EST)
  • October 16 ~ Sun conjunct Mercury. Finding a voice to ideas. Able to express the self with ease. Charming quality. Diplomacy.
  • October 18 to 20 ~ Sun quincunx Jupiter-rx (18th); trine Neptune-rx & Chiron-rx (19th); and quincunx Uranus-rx (20th). Opportunity for healing or receiving insight. Attitude adjustment is key. Alternatively, this is also a chance to be of help to another/others. Also, during this time, Libra-Mercury makes the same connections with Neptune, Chiron and Uranus before entering Scorpio; while Mars trines Jupiter.
  • October 22 ~ Full Moon in Aries at 6:37 p.m. PST (9:37 p.m. EST)
How might the Sun's transit in Libra influence in your life? Look to the Libra-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Libra zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 7th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 6th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 5th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~4th house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 12th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 8th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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