From the craziness brought on by back-to-back Mercury retrogrades, the impending Autumnal Equinox has us all asking – "What can we expect next?" September 22nd marks the Autumn Equinox when the hours during the day and night are equal. From there, nights will become longer as days get shorter, and before we know it, winter will be upon us.
This equinox symbolizes the start of the harvest season and the time year when the sun shifts into Libra, the air sign that is eternally seeking balance when it comes to relationships, careers or social lives. How will the equinox affect you? Read on for your sign's autumnal forecast.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
An Aquarius is loving and intelligent with a passion for making the world a better place. For those who are charitable, independent and visionaries, the Autumn Equinox is a time to hone in on your philanthropic side –– whether that is volunteering at your local animal shelter or taking up tutoring.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
For the friendly and creative Pisces, your strong intuition and artistic talent are your guiding force. With the moon in Pisces, your artistic abilities are heightened, making it the optimal time to make your masterpiece.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
As an Aries, you enjoy being active and tend to finish more before your lunch break than anyone else in the office. Ruled by Mars, you are courageous, determined and a great multi-tasker. With Mercury in line with the sun during the Autumn Equinox, Aries may be forced to confront unresolved conflicts or old emotional wounds.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Powerful, sensual and reliable, Earth sign Taurus will experience peace, love and harmony during the Autumn Equinox due to the proximity of their ruling planet Venus to the Sun. The Autumn Equinox is a time to give those romantic relationships a chance –– you never know what sparks might ignite.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Determining how the Autumn Equinox will affect a Gemini can be a little more difficult to decipher. Geminis represent two very different personalities in one –– they can be sociable, charismatic and ready for fun, but also serious, thoughtful and restless. The Autumn Equinox is a perfect time for Geminis to work toward finding balance between their polar personalities.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Nurturing, creative and funny, Cancers have an old soul and are likely to be a frequent user of the grandma emoji. Ruled by the moon, which happens to be in Pisces during the Autumn Equinox, Cancers will have their confidence tested. Use your creative nature and positive energy to expand your social circles and come out of your guarded shell.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Natural born leaders, dramatic and confident, Leos have strong personalities and like to have a good time. Extroverted and outspoken, the Autumn Equinox will bring out your creative expression and fiery tendencies for a heightened time to achieve success in your personal and professional life.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Detail-oriented and analytical, Virgos are the ultimate intellectuals. The most likely to have color-coordinated notes and an alphabetized book collection, their methodical approach ensures that nothing is left to chance. The Autumn Equinox can throw all that preparation out the window. Be ready for a rollercoaster of highs, lows and all of the unexpected events in between.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Harmonious, diplomatic and fair-minded, Libras are the Lady Justices of the world. With the sun in Libra this month, the Autumn Equinox is a time to embrace your true nature. Use your extra energy this month to express what you want, what your goals are, and work toward your successes.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Passionate, resourceful, brave and stubborn, Scorpios live to experience life to the fullest. They are known for their fierce and mysterious demeanor and incredible loyalty. During the Autumn Equinox, your outgoing nature is heightened and it’s the perfect time to expand your social circles.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Fire sign Sagittarius will do anything to achieve their goals. They are the world travelers of the zodiac signs that actively seek out independence and curiosity through their wanderlust tendencies. The Autumn Equinox will bring about the urge to plan a spontaneous and exotic trip to a new destination.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns are responsible and hardworking. Think Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama – women who shine and prove to be much more than just a duchess and a First Lady. Ruled by Saturn and guided by their practical and responsible personality traits, the Autumn Equinox will have you more open to taking risks during this transitional time period.
No matter what the Autumn Equinox has in store for you, rest assured that this transition from summer to autumn is affecting everyone. Knowing exactly what to expect can help guide you through these cosmic changes!