The Sun enters Libra on September 22, the Fall Equinox, enlivening the cosmic energy for the perfection of relationship. Fall marks the traditional time of harvest, when the seeds that we have planted during the year, both positive and negative, reach fruition.

    The Sun’s passage through Libra marks the midway point of the zodiacal year. Libra rules balance, harmony, and cooperation based on love.

    We are all in this together, and we need to improve the way we treat each other. Because of the law of karma, what we do to our fellow humans we do to ourselves. The unfolding of self-conscious individuality was a necessary process, but it is now time to balance self-interest with consideration of others and make the shift from competition to cooperation.

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    Libra and its ruling planet Venus promote this consciousness. The cosmic energy of Venus, the planet of love can bring us in balance and harmony. Mutual respect and honoring each individual with love creates the opportunity for right relationship. There is not a problem in the world that cannot be resolved through opening up our hearts and expressing the love that is inside each of us. Now is the time to examine our relationships.

    Aries (March 21-April 19): Your natural drive and initiative is focused on relationship now. You have a beautiful balance of mind and heart this month, and your ability to communicate your feelings is excellent. Take the initiative and uplift your relationships to the next level. There is also a strong positive energy of self-development and personal growth.

    Taurus (April 20-May 20): The focus this month is on balancing your legitimate personal needs with that of your partner. Long-range planning of your future, based on shared values and priorities, can bring you closer together. Be sure to stretch yourself and go for the ideal. This is an excellent time to resolve any differences that you may have with someone.

    Gemini (May 21-June 21): You are looking at the future this month. Personal needs must be foremost, but you must also take into account the needs of others – especially your partner. Domestic, financial, and career planning are supported now. Try to structure your ability to take your life to the next level. There can also be positive travel opportunities.

    Cancer (June 22-July 22): It is time to look at the big picture and review your beliefs, values, and priorities. Some important decisions need to be made concerning your future. You are conflicted and pulled in several different directions, so consciously balance your mind and heart, then take action. B patient and don’t go to extremes.

    Leo (July 23-August 22): This month it is appropriate for you to turn within for some introspection. It can be a stressful month with some arguments with co-workers and family members, so be patient rather than impulsive for best results.

    Virgo (August 23-September 22): This month you need to attend to some of your social responsibilities. You shine in group situations, and your charm and communication skills are at a high point. Personal and love relationships can blossom now. Speak your truth and you will find people attracted by what you have to say. With your busy social schedule, you will also need some down time to collect yourself.

    Libra (September 23-October 23): Your charm, attractiveness, and charisma are in overdrive this month. Keep your balance and make sure that you are being true to yourself. This is a time of new beginnings and rebirth for you on several levels. Make plans so that you have a clear roadmap for the future. There could also be some pleasant developments in the area of love relationships.

    Scorpio (October 24-November 21): This month the focus is on improving your financial situation. There is an opportunity to increase your cash flow. Working in partnership can enhance financial opportunities now. Implement the ideas that you have been mulling over. There can be conflict and obstruction from hidden enemies, and you may need to adjust your strategy.

    Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Communication and travel are the focus this month. It is time to implement your new creative ideas with organization and discipline. Test your plans with others to verify your thinking. Travel can involve both business and pleasure. Domestic, but not foreign, travel is supported now.

    Capricorn (December 22-January 19): You need to attend to social obligations this month, and take a leadership role with friends and the community. Your ability to see the big picture can be helpful to others. Domestic affairs are also emphasized. Some issues may arise with children that will test your patience, so keep your cool and try to reason through the situation.
    This is your month for play, recreation, and travel. Music, dancing, and the cinema can be fun and fulfilling. Be wary of becoming too extreme in your pursuit of pleasure. If you are having second thoughts about doing something, then you should probably not.

    Pisces (February 19-March 20): The emphasis is on getting focused on the here and now and getting down to earth. Work wants your attention, and you have some great ideas for improving things. From the standpoint of health, do not overindulge with food and drink or you may have some digestive problems. The call of nature is strong, so make sure that you put some time aside for outdoor activities.

    ~ Robert Ayres is a Truckee resident. This monthly horoscope is cast specifically for the Truckee/Tahoe area. 2008 All Rights Reserved, Robert Ayres.

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