Julian Birchman, Hellogiggles
Welcome to Libra season, lovers. Now’s the time to restore balance in our lives and take stock of the things and people we find most valuable. It’s no coincidence that Libra season is at the beginning of fall, either. While Virgo season was about buckling down, being productive, and getting sh*t done, the sun entering Libra symbolizes a more laid-back, lighter shift in your day-to-day routine and mood.
As the temperatures get cooler, you’ll be more inclined to curl up on the couch with a PSL and a loved one by your side. You'll also prioritize time spent with friends and family (safely, of course). If you’re single, you may be inclined to start swiping on some dating apps during this time, as Libra is the most romantic sign of the zodiac. Plus, Libra season is synonymous with “cuffing” season.
Whether or not Libra is your zodiac sign, this season is all about restoring balance and harmony to our stressful lives. Take this time to do some much-needed introspection and ask yourself a few questions: What do you want romantically? How can you help do your part to propel social justice forward? Who and what is most important to you right now and for the rest of the year?
To find out more about everything it means to be a Libra, HelloGiggles talked to astrologer Lisa Stardust; this is what she had to say.
Birthdates: September 22nd-October 22nd
Symbol: Balance scales
Ruling planet: Venus
Your defining traits:
Ruled by Venus—the planet named after the goddess of love, beauty, and money—Libra thrives on creating a life filled with harmony. Stardust says that you are "kind, loving, relationship-oriented, balanced, and artistic." You have a keen eye for the finer things in life, namely art, and you love to surround yourself with stunning objects that complete your aesthetically pleasing environment. No object or piece of art can make you as happy as your close relationships do, though. As the most romantic sign of the zodiac, you're known to be peacemakers and conflict-solvers, and you feel the most content when you're surrounded by friends and loved ones. If you are a Libra, you're likely that one friend in the group who is constantly organizing everyone to get together, and you place a high value on people you can count on to be there when you set plans.
Who you're compatible with:
According to Stardust, "You typically like to hang out with the other air signs (i.e. Gemini and Aquarius) because it's easier for you to converse on an intellectual level." However, she also says you may be drawn to Taurus because "they are ruled by Venus, too, and have the same tastes in food and romantic sentiments." Additionally, Stardust says that Libra may be compatible with two other cardinal signs (i.e. Aries and Cancer) because "you like to inspire each other."
Your ideal career path:
"As lovers of art, you will be drawn to a creative career path or something that will require you to critique or edit others' work," says Stardust. Anything that fulfills your desires for creativity and adventure will be a good fit and utilize your keen eye for aesthetics. As a master of balance, you will also excel in career paths that allow you to tap into your proclivity for order and justice, such as a lawyer or judge.
Your ultimate purpose in life:
Libra's greatest gift is the ability to receive love and to give love, and this is what Stardust says is your ultimate purpose in life. She also says that your need for fairness in life will propel you to help people find balance, justice, and harmony in their lives. "You are optimists who believe in fairness," Stardust says. "In a Libra's world, everyone is innocent until they are heard and seen."