As the Sun enters Libra, the cardinal Air sign, the Autumn Equinox is ushered in. Berries, fruits, and all the extravagance of the harvest sing their resplendent song of full self-expression. Do you take a hint from Nature, bringing forth your own fruits, your own harvest? I was drawn into the depths of this elderberry bush (Sambucus), so full and overflowing with its rich colors and abundant offering. Elderberries make for an excellent cough syrup and expectorant, soothing your breathing with their emollient caress. A perfect berry to align with Libra – soothing the air flow.
At the New Moon Venus at 25 degrees Virgo conjoins Mercury moving retrograde at 27 degrees Virgo. Be specific and intentional in your communications, especially with loved ones. Virgo tends to focus on what needs repair and refinement. Focus this powerful energy of discernment on yourself as you allow others to do their own growth work and you do yours! Overly focusing on another can create energy leaks and you need all your energy for yourself and your own life work. Interdependence is functional and highly desirable but codependency can suck the life right out of you. Learning your own needs in relationship and expressing those needs can open and expand your relationships into the perfect balance unique to each one.