What The Autumn Equinox Means For Your Star Sign, According To An Astrologer

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September 23rd heralds the arrival of the autumn equinox. This solar event not only marks the end of summer and the start of Libra season, but also draws us close to the Harvest moon on the 29th, along with heightened chances of witnessing the Northern lights.

In this time of equilibrium between darkness and light, can we, as individuals, seamlessly incorporate both into our daily lives? And how exactly will the Autumn Equinox impact each zodiac sign?

To find out, we spoke to celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman to uncover what the major shifts in the seasons and stars mean for each star sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

For Aries, the equilibrium of the equinox may not hold great allure, as they lean towards extremes rather than stability. But do make an effort as the autumn equinox ushers in Libra season (September 23rd – October 22nd), with the whole month dedicated to finding balance.

With every active day, combine a calm day. Given that Libra is your polar opposite on the zodiac wheel, this may come as a challenge, but it’s needed for a steady mind this season.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Autumn equinox is a balanced and elegant time of year, and this speaks right to the Taureans’ soul, as they appreciate peace and equilibrium. A piece of advice for the equinox is to step out of your comfort zone,  seize the opportunity presented by the Harvest Moon on the 29th, and make plans for new and unconventional experiences.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Summer is their season, as Geminis relish a party or two, and the company of others. The approaching autumn may bring a sense of solitude, which Geminis hate. All the sensible balance of the autumn equinox is just plain boring to most, so the twin sign should do their best to reconnect with their inner child and all the things they love about Autumn. Consider booking a trip to view the Northern Lights, or tuning in to a Northern Lights broadcast on your phone to keep things fun and original.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The equinox is a solar phenomenon marking the perfect balance between daylight and darkness. This might not resonate as strongly with Cancers, who are lunar creatures, ruled by the moon. Hence, they are more likely to feel the impact of the Harvest moon – a time of endings and resource gathering – on the 29th, rather than the autumn equinox, which signifies balance. Emotional Cancers can also be comforted by their favourite autumnal scents, films and time with their loved ones this season.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Leo’s planetary ruler is the Sun, and so celestial shifts such as solstices and equinoxes will feel very impactful. The call to bid farewell to the joys of summer behind and embrace the muted tones of autumn is strong, though they can’t help but miss the sunny days. Leos should expect a powerful boost this season as the energetic shift will tap into their curiosity and passion.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

The very end of Virgo season is when the fall equinox hits – and isn’t it ironic? Under the influence of Virgo, society as a whole has been organised and neat, shedding unnecessary baggage and investing in self-improvement, much like the sign itself. And when the Equinox asks everyone – are you sure you’re done? Is everything in place? Virgos can confidently answer ‘yes’.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

As Libra season approaches, get ready to feel right at home! No one will enjoy this cosy season more than the Libra, with everything pumpkin spice upon us, and the autumn equinox signals this shift. No shaming of those who want to pull their pyjamas on straight after work; peaceful moments as the leaves fall are the key to Libra’s happiness.

Read: 5 pumpkin recipes for autumn

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Secrets are a Scorpios safety net. Not big secrets like having two wives, but little secrets like ‘yeah, I loved Dangerous Liaisons’ or ‘I don’t know my way around Birmingham’. With the arrival of the autumn equinox, Scorpios leave summer behind and find comfort in the shadows of winter. It will be a refreshing time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

The end of summer hits Sagittarius hard, because they love travelling so much. The Equinox calls for a moment of calm and balance, although that is not their vibe as they seek for winter sun destinations. Sagittarius should allow themselves to be still for a few days, put their phones and passports away, and honour the fall season with a few deep breaths.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Capricorn is a business-minded sign who understands that change is a constant, cyclical aspect of life. And so when the time comes to enact change, they seize the opportunity. The Autumn equinox serves as a reminder that what once worked may no longer be effective, signalling the need to adjust your routine.

Aquarius  (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

With their humanitarian nature, Aquarians are always introspective. This equinox will encourage this idealistic sign to visit new places, and learn new things. They also enjoy being helpful, but will not be conspicuous about it. They like to be well-read, but hate a snob or a show off. So the equinox is right up their alley! Business as usual.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

As a romantic at heart, Pisces hold high expectations for themselves. The equinox’s call for balance and self-value is a message Pisces need to hear. The increased likelihood of witnessing the Northern Lights adds an extra touch of enchantment to this autumn season for Pisces.

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