“The big news today is the Sun leaving Virgo for Libra at 10:22AM ET. Happy birthday, Libra! Here’s what you need to know about the first day of any season — i.e., equinoxes and solstices — from an astrological point of view.
The first days of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter correspond with the first day (or first degree) of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, respectively (there are thirty degrees in each sign of the zodiac).
These four signs are called cardinal signs. Cardinal signs initiate. They come up with the idea and put it into action, which leads to necessary change. “Cardinal” suggests (from the Latin root of the word), “that on which something turns or depends.” So the first day/degree of a Cardinal sign is a turning point.
In astrology, the technical term for the first degree of any Cardinal sign is the “Aries Point”, just to confuse people who are not professional astrologers. In other words, the first day of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries is the Aries Point. The first day of Taurus (and the rest of the signs) is NOT at the Aries Point).
Equinoxes and solstices are also prominent. We make a fuss over them, right? In Japan, the first day of each season is actually a national holiday. How cool is that? Thus, in a horoscope, a planet or angle at the Aries Point needs to be prominent.
Libra is a airy, mental sign, generally concerned with relationships, social graces and with promoting fairness, justice and balance. Its ruling planet is Venus, which can be oh-so-sweet and socially gracious. Libra’s mantra is : I BALANCE. This does not mean Librans are balanced; it means they are seeking balance and are quite capable of swinging back and forth wildly in their quest. As sweet as Libra can be, they are not marshmallows. The term “iron fist in a velvet glove” often applies.
For the rest of the year and into 2017, those born with the Sun in Libra get an expansive boost from Jupiter, which moved into Libra earlier this month. This only happens every 12 years — so look back to the end of 2004 and 2005 and recall what opportunities you had to be the biggest fish in whatever pond you swam in.”