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Happy birthday, Libra!

Happy birthday, Libra! The year pivots and so do your desires and ambitions for your future as the Sun arrives in your sign on the 22nd. This birthday cycle has got off to an early start thanks to Mercury and the arrival of ruler Venus ahead of the Sun. Mars enters your sign on the 15th putting you in No Limits mode. You know what you want and are determined to let nothing stand in your way. You’ve most likely been in this mindset since last month and taking steps to make things happen. Just take it plans get turbo-charged from this point.

This new you is a little more extra, confident and daring. You’re willing to play with potentials and step into fresh possibilities. There’s a real desire to step away from the past this month and simply embrace something new.

Sure, if things have stood the test of time you won’t relinquish them now. But treasure and value then even more. But what has been lived out or worn out will now be discarded or replaced. This part of your process begins long before the Sun or even Mars reaches your 1st and it will also continue on into October for you.

Mars in your 12th certainly has you testing everything from your thoughts and beliefs to who and what you surround yourself with for continued relevance. You may be looking at certain connections in a very different light. Your card in the Tarot at this point is the 5 of Cups. Spend some time with this card from the start of the month if you can. Do you notice that the figure in the card is so focussed on the three cups that have fallen over and are spilled that they are totally ignoring the two cups filled to the brim with overflowing potential?

In preparation for the balance that must occur when the Sun lands in your sign on the 22nd, you may need to change your perspective in line with the message of this card. The fact is, if you focus too much in what isn’t working or may be over, you’re missing the new or what remains pure gold in your life. And this is echoed by the Mystic Rectangle on the 3rd.

Knock, knock, ding dong, ping ping. Answer the door or the call to action. Let opportunity in. Don’t procrastinate or worse – pretend you’re not home! The last Mystic Rectangle appeared back in July and if you look at them on a chart they look like the back of an envelope.

So, think message in a bottle, email, snail mail, news, texts, that WhatsApp group, answers, announcements, invitations or door knocks. There’s an offer, acceptance or something opens up for us under these aspects which are a mix of trines, sextiles and oppositions. They are free-flowing but at the same time we have to make some kind of effort or stretch ourselves. Or we have already done that and now comes our result. Or we now make that extra effort to make it real.

This one contains that Mars which throws something or someone into sharp relief. Or alerts you to an opportunity or different choice you’ve overlooked as echoed in the 5 of Cups. You’ll cut through illusion and delusion, separate fact from fantasy and above all, know what needs to be done to move forward now although you may wait a few more days before taking action until the new Moon in your 12th on the 7th. Above all, the potential around this will be released via your own belief in yourself and what you know to be right for you. And the truth as you now see it.

Dare to do different

Following revelation and insight from this, you power forward even though you need to keep in mind that Mercury is now slowing down in your sign from the 7th and heads retrograde from the 27th. But this puts you in even more of a mindset to get things done. As the planets move through your sign – including the Sun once it arrives in here, they will trine the North Node in your 9th, trine both Saturn and Jupiter in your 5th and Mercury will oppose Chiron in your 7th on the 7th.

This tells me you are willing to try anything new to break out of restrictions and kick-start freedom, opportunity love and self expression. You want release from the old ways of doing things. And you’ll push the envelope when it comes to how you do this or what you think you can get away with. No move will be too bold. No request too outrageous.

Ruler Venus in its ruling 2nd from the 10th boosts your sense of self-worth in a way which has nothing to do with entitlement but which nonetheless communicates your standards, Libra. Others will be left in no doubt about how you expect to be treated as a result. You’re setting new potentials in motion or even re-working the terms of old alignments due to this. You may be surprised at how others are prepared to fall into line with this now. At least up until the end of the month. If so, take it that these relationships have passed the time test and are now future-proofed for you. If you have to move on, you should be able to do so with no regrets and in your usual diplomatic way.

Just before your birthday season starts, if there are any remaining doubts, watch them swept away as the full Moon appears in your 6th on the 20th. This is the full Corn or Harvest Moon. The time of gathering as the year pivots and day and night becomes equal on the 22nd with the Sun’s entry into your 1st and the equinox. Or if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, this is spring and your time for planting.

On its way to Pisces and your 6th house, the waxing Moon passes both Saturn and Jupiter in your 5th. What or who you love. Children, babies, romance, creative self expression, what you do that gets you noticed or makes you stand out. So, now think back to that new Moon in your 12th. And who are what supports this or is aligned to this and who or what isn’t. You’ll see how what that inner voice might have been telling you earlier in the month is now true. And take action on this or move forward with a new plan and purpose when it comes to those priorities.

Think of the next month as identity and image perfection time once the Sun arrives. You are now your own work in progress. And you may go back and forth over this now during the Mercury retrograde. How others treat you will have to align to your values as Vesta joins Venus in your 2nd on the 21st and Venus opposes Uranus from here on the 23rd.

Deals, mergers and agreements could be on the table and now is the time to sign before the 27th. Especially when the Grand Air Trine on the 26th wants to propel you forward into something new.

For the most part, the people who surround you now are the ones who simply want to say yes to you. Venus trines Neptune on the 29th but in Neptune’s ruling 6th. If something looks too good to be true it probably is. Get a second or third opinion now if needed. And wait if you can. You’re now very clear on where you are going and/or the outcome you want. Simply ensure others are coming from exactly the same place, Libra. You don’t need old disappointments or broken promises going forward into your new world order.

In a nutshell: New you – new way of doing things, Libra. A fresh cycle demands a fresh approach. And you’ve the confidence and charisma to get away with some envelope pushing as your birthday cycle begins!

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