Sun Enters Libra: Equal Day, Equal Night

Equal day, equal night


Sun enters Libra 

September 23, 2023 (07:50 GMT+1) – EQUINOX

On September 23rd, the Sun enters Libra heralding the Equinox, one of the four key markers of the year. 

Both Equinoxes and Solstices coincide with the Sun’s move into each of the four cardinal signs. Here are the dates:

  • Sun enters Aries – Equinox – March 20th
  • Sun enters Cancer – Solstice – June 21st
  • Sun enters Libra – Equinox – September 23rd
  • Sun enters Capricorn – Solstice – December 21st

The Seasons

At the Equinox and Solstice points, this symbolises the start of a new season. There’s often a lot written about the Spring Equinox when the Sun starts its annual journey through the zodiac at 0° Aries.

Yet, the Autumn Equinox when the Sun is at 0° Libra is equally as important. Just as Aries bursts into life embracing all that’s new, the season of Libra is another chance to start over and deepen your connection with yourself and the universe.

The seasons linked to the Equinox and Solstice dates are reversed in the southern hemisphere, while the symbolism of new beginnings remains.

Libra is the star sign associated with balance and harmony and its zodiac symbol is the scales. This is important for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we’re moving into a new season which means adapting to the new rhythms of nature and the changing weather.

Therefore, it’s an ideal time to consider what will nurture and nourish you moving forwards. In the northern hemisphere, it’s time to get cosy, embrace the scandinavian idea of ‘hygge’, light candles and fires and eat warm, soothing foods.

A slower pace of life is called for, or at least more time to rest and to take in the beautiful autumnal colours of nature. The Equinox is when day and night are equal. Soon, however, in the northern hemisphere the light will dim, darkness will prevail and there’ll be less opportunity to be outside.

Secondly, this is the half-way point of the zodiacal year. Therefore, this is an ideal time to stop and reflect on the six months that have passed since the Sun entered Aries on March 20th. How far have you come since then and what do you want out of life in the next six months?

Spend some time journalling, talk with someone close about how you’re doing and listen to their experiences or ponder about where you’re heading and why. Recalibrate your routine, seek more balance and harmony in your life and align yourself with values that will carry you through the second half of the zodiacal year.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.’ – The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.’ – Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’ – Albert Camus

May the autumnal equinox be the beginning of new things in your life.’ – Unknown

Happy Equinox

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2 thoughts on “Sun Enters Libra: Equal Day, Equal Night”

    1. Well, you’ll have the Sun conjunct your Moon Libra at some point over the next month. The Sun shining a light on your needs, your inner self. Outer and inner coming together. A lot depends on what the Moon symbolises for you in your life and how it plays out in the potential of your natal chart.

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