The fall equinox welcomes us to Libra season on Tuesday the 22nd. Happy birthday to our sophisticated and balanced babes like forever-teen icons Hilary Duff and Alicia Silverstone. But this week, unfortunately, isn’t all crisp wind, wool sweaters and freshly baked apple cider doughnuts. Mercury, the planet that rules our communications, makes harsh aspects throughout the week—on Monday the 21st with life-changing Pluto; Wednesday the 23rd with rule enforcer Saturn; and on Thursday the 24th with aggressive Mars retrograde. Together, these cosmic happenings are bringing about strange encounters and spontaneous choices which result in a lot of hard work. We’re feeling defensive and uncomfortable and even with all the polite Libra energy, we can’t keep our hot takes to ourselves. It’s going to get loud! Be gentle with yourself and be even gentler with others. Know what’s worth a fight.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)