Libra season: an explosion of romance 💕🌸🌼🌷😍

Live, Laugh, Libra

How dare I skip a week?!

I’ll just leave that there as an accountability headline and move on.

More importantly, Libra season begins today!!! 🧚‍♀️✨

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Some notes on Libra 📝

  • Libras are the people who make everything nice. (Actually, Virgos do all the grunt work ahead of time that actually makes things nice, but Libras swoop in with the charm and the grace and get all the credit.)

  • Libras are both basic and bitches. The basicness comes in the form of superficiality and worship for whatever’s popular (I will contradict this later—look out for it!), and the bitchiness is their (not-so-)secret competitiveness that they cloak in the velvet of their diplomacy.

  • I have never met a Libra, even ones I didn’t get along with, who didn’t find something beautiful about me to compliment. They see the beauty in EVERYTHING, even their enemies.

  • Speaking of enemies, their sector of the zodiac wheel is the 7th house, which rules over both marriage partnerships and OPEN enemies. Wow, what a statement on love and war, right?

  • Something they share with their predecessors, Virgos: a love of purity. But Virgos will dirty themselves trying to get clean and Libras are way more princessy about it. They are nice, but they are definitely too good.

  • Libras are famous for their indecision—but when they finally do decide on something, there’s no going back. That is how they can be both flaky and excellent at commitment at the same time.

  • They are the ONLY SIGN IN THE ENTIRE ZODIAC that is represented not with an animal or a person, but with an OBJECT. Which—three things:

    1. Their whole thing is vanity, and this is literally them being OBJECTIFIED, lol.

    2. They are COLD ASS. Freezing cold. Now, because Libras are talented at managing their public perception, this trait gets discussed as aloofness, which is a true and fair characterization. They are friendly and down to fall in love, but a little remote. Fine. But for a sign that is all about relationships and love and magic and art and all the soft and squishy things that exist between humans, they can be about as comforting as a speculum when they are NOT feeling a connection. Air signs like Libras (hi Geminis and Aquarians!) are untethered by physical constraints (earth), emotional bonds (water), or consuming passions (fire). They are the most free to roam but the least substantial. They cover the most ground but travel light. They are gorgeous birds who cannot be owned. And they have to be pretty cold to fly at those altitudes.

    3. The scales of JUSTICE. Libras are the law, and the law makes NO exceptions (or, at least, it’s not supposed to). Libras will weigh and weigh and weigh a decision, but once the verdict is out, there’s nothing that can be done to reverse it. Even a Libra can’t reverse it—that’s the beauty (and the stakes) of this sign. They hold the gavel but not the power. Ultimately, the law is inflexible and must sit above us all. To symbolize that rigidity and impartiality, they get a metal device for measurement. ⚖

During Libra season, let’s lean our faces into the frosting parts of life (we’ll eat the cake later during Scorpio season, you better believe it) because sometimes the crash is worth the sugar rush. 🍰🍭🍯

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The most Libra thing I’ve ever seen

Carly Rae Jepsen is not a Libra, but she might still be the queen of Libra aesthetics. She is a real life inamorata, a fairy princess, a walking talking tribute to the first blush of adolescent infatuation.

This video for “Want You in My Room” is the most Libra thing I've ever seen and heard and tasted and smelled. It’s about a woman getting ready for a hot date, and it opens up a whole world of pastel bathrobes and sparkly underwear and literal skipping. There’s nothing too complex here; its brilliance is in the simple syrup of sugary love.

What’s on display here is the unique exuberance of Libra v. a sign like Leo, who also revels in joy and connection and love. But while Leos get off on attaining and maintaining their power, Libras are all about negotiation, the willful surrender of some power that makes partnership possible. And that surrender itself can be highly empowering and enjoyable.

In other words—Libras are all about la petite mort. 🍒

(And Scorpios are all about le grand mort… 😈)


Baby Libras growing up 🐣♎

I’m pretty proud of this piece I wrote for Man Repeller that gets into the little victories of adulthood for each sign. In honor of Libra season, I came up with one more.

Bonus for Libra: You know you’re *actually* growing up when you like how you look in a cool but “unflattering” ensemble.

Libras get a reputation for being basic because you aim to people-please while maintain some playful vanity. But your creative instincts are not to be underestimated. Libras are air signs, the element of intellect. You don’t just like pretty things; you need art that makes you THINK. So when it comes to fashion, you may want to play with a lot of different silhouettes and styles—some of which may not “flatter” you according to traditional (and problematic) standards. It’s hard to undo the social conditioning that narrows our sense of beauty, but society’s myopia only limits your options for grandeur. A grown-up Libra will see only their own great taste reflected back when they don the wide-legged pants or v-neck romper they mistakenly thought they couldn’t pull off but are actually bringing to life.


Horoscopes for everyone including Libras 💖

As usual, all times are Eastern.

Monday 9/23

  • Libra season! 🎉

  • The Cancer moon directly opposes Pluto at around 1:21 p.m., so I would not fuck with someone with whom you have a major power disparity. I would never discourage you from resisting oppression and hierarchy, but lunchtime today is not your best opportunity to overthrow the regime.

  • At 6:05 p.m., the moon has a nice rapport with Mars and it goes void of course. So while you may be very motivated, it won’t be to tackle new projects. Use this aspect to clean out your to-do list and finally get that pumice stone or wood glue, etc.

Tuesday 9/24

  • The Leo moon and Libra sun are getting along at 7:13 a.m., so it’s probably (definitely) going to be an energetic and hopeful morning. This actually *is* the morning to work out early.

  • At 3:12 p.m., there’s weirdness between the moon and Uranus, which is already the planet of weirdness. You could feel a little aliented from yourself or others very close to you. This isn’t a great time to test waters or raise a risky topic. Stay humble and be conservative in your approach, both personally and at work.

  • Chatty Mercury and never-shuts-up Jupiter are having a marvelous (Mrs. Maisel) time together at 5:01 p.m., so treat the evening like the bon chance from the universe that it is. If someone invited you out, just go. Don’t worry about how all your work is going to get done—Jupiter and Mercury will together bless you with the mental dexterity (and possibly a more flexible deadline) needed to make everything happen like magic.

Wednesday 9/25

  • The Leo moon is very right with Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury this morning, and your interpersonal dealings will feel effortless and charmed. This is the day to text everyone back!

  • Luxury-obsessed Venus and practical Saturn are not in each other’s favor at 3:19 p.m., so do not spend money or get a haircut or pamper yourself. No retail therapy, no spa trip “self-care.” Keep it very puritan, eat your beans and rice, and check your bank account. Saturn likes to remind you that resources are limited and you must stay within your means.

Thursday 9/26

  • The Virgo moon and Uranus are freaks together at 3:53 p.m., which means give your weirdness some air time. Even if you’re just doing bits with coworkers, don’t be afraid to express the hot take or savage joke that you think only you will get. In this case, making more room for yourself will make room for others, too.

  • Mercury and Pluto are squaring off at 7:49 p.m., which means avoid all serious or consequential talks with anyone. That’s it! That’s power struggles + communication and that equals… I don’t know. But I don’t want to find out and I implore you to spare yourselves.

Friday 9/27

  • In the morning, the Virgo moon will oppose Neptune and square Jupiter. Neptune and Jupiter both have a few things in common—they are about belief and hope more than reality and cynicism. And when they are in a negative or challenging aspect to the moon (our emotions), as they are here, it can force us to confront the bullshit we’ve been buying that no longer makes sense. Letting go of our core storylines and fantasies can be one of the most psychologically (and sometimes physically) painful things to do. So this may be an unpleasant and bitter Friday morning.

  • However! Then in the afternoon and evening, the moon will trine Pluto and form a conjunction with Mars. Pluto and Mars have an analogous relationship to Neptune and Jupiter, only these two deal with power and self-determination. You can’t tell Pluto what to do (you shouldn’t even try), and Mars would rather draw swords than untangle a lengthy and tedious fight. But the energies of both planets are on our side, and we may find some healing through confrontation or physical expression, especially when we have been wronged or slighted. And if we haven’t, we will feel motivated and empowered to create a little reality of our own. It’s Friday night and we call the shots! (Pun intended if you want.) 🥃

Saturday 9/28

  • LIBRA NEW MOON! At 2:26 p.m., we have a conjunction between the sun and the moon in the sweet sign of Libra, also known as the Libra new moon. New moons like this one are openings from the universe for you to make your move and pursue what you want, whatever that may be. I like to make 10 wishes right at the moment it peaks, throwing a few to family members and friends who need it (and the world). This is an incredible time to wish for:

    • LOVE IN EVERY FORM

    • Artistic pursuits

    • Artistic COLLABORATIONS

    • New business ventures

    • Introductions to famous and powerful (and good!) people

    • Deals deals deals 💸

    • An overhaul of your look (aka Fall wardrobes creeping in)

    • Big romantic overtures like love poems or writing songs (this is a hint for anyone who has a crush on me)

    • Spa days

    • Evenings at the theatre (pronounced thee-AY-ter)

    • Quality time with friends 😎

  • Bonus: Venus (ruler of Libra) and Jupiter have a very compelling flirtation going on at 7:40 p.m., which keeps the good vibes going all night. This is one the BEST Saturdays I’ve ever seen. 🎉


That’s it, you glorious denizens of the stars! ✨