Did you know that the aligning forces of the zodiac equinox can sometimes guide us towards the answers we seek in midlife?
This celestial event, a time of equilibrium between darkness and light, in which the North and South regions of Earth experience equal daylight and nighttime hours at the same moment, is believed to have a unique influence on our personal growth, helping us navigate the challenges and opportunities that arise during the transitional phases of life.
Spiritually speaking the Autumn Equinox (that this year occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on the 23rd of September) represents the harvest time of year, a time to acknowledge growth and expansion as a natural evolution of our being, an excellent period to focus on renewal and awakening.
By understanding the cosmic significance of the zodiac equinox, we can balance our inner energy with the universal forces at play, unlocking our true potential and embracing a more authentic path.
But how exactly will the Autumn Equinox impact each zodiac sign? To find out, Psychic World worked with celebrity psychic and astrologer, Inbaal Honigman, to uncover what the major shifts in the seasons and stars mean for each star sign.
From Aries to Pisces, join us as we explore the transformative power of the zodiac equinox in midlife.
The Autumn Equinox 2023 And You Star Sign
The autumn equinox is the annual seasonal transition that signals a turning point in the year in which we’re all called to reflect on the events of the past season and prepare for what’s to come. In particular, the sun entering Libra encourages us to consider our options, be grateful for what we have acquired in our life and fully embrace what’s next.
It’s time to envision what you’d like to build in the coming year and start to make it happen.
♈ 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’ souls, 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, movies 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 fall 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.
♏Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Secrets are a Scorpio’s 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 themself 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.
What can we all expect from the Autumn Equinox in 2023?
This year’s fall equinox comes in the midst of a planetary retrograde surge. As it arrives, five planets will be stationed retrograde: Pluto, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, and Jupiter. The effect will be a collective slowdown.
As a result, the cosmos encourages us to go within and empty out space, composting our old ideas and using the energy they hold to make fertile soil for new creativity and matured visions.
Take advantage of this transition to honour your life and the woman you have become finding new inspiration via forest bathing, meditation or journaling.
The autumn equinox is a great time to appreciate the changing seasons and nature. You can celebrate by having a feast, going for a hike, or bringing nature into your home. Take a moment to reflect and appreciate the beauty around you. Are you ready to embrace your next chapter in life?