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An astrologer explains how the Autumn Equinox will affect your star sign

The equinox is a solar phenomenon marking the perfect balance between daylight and darkness – but not every star sign will feel so well adjusted.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 20.09.2023

Saturday 23rd September marks the arrival of the Autumn Equinox.

This solar event not only marks the end of summer and the start of Libra season, but also draws us close to the Harvest Moon on the 29th September, along with heightened chances of witnessing the Northern lights, (which you’ve probably seen all over your socials already).

In this time of equilibrium between darkness and light, can we, as individuals, seamlessly incorporate both into our daily lives?

To find out, celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman teamed up with the experts at Psychic World to uncover what this major shift in the seasons means for each star sign – and how we can best prepare.



Aries (21st March – 19th April)

For Aries, the equilibrium of the equinox may not hold great allure, as they lean towards extremes rather than stability. But try to make an effort, as the Autumn Equinox also ushers in Libra season (23rd September – 22ndOctober), 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 (20th April – 20th May)

Autumn Equinox is a balanced and elegant time of year, and this speaks right to the Taureans’ souls, as they appreciate peace and equilibrium.

For these Taureans, 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 September, and make plans for new and unconventional experiences.


Gemini (21st May – 20th June)

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 (21st June – 22nd July)

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 29thSeptember, 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 (23rd July – 22nd August)

Leo’s planetary rule 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 (23rd August – 22nd September)

The very end of Virgo season is when the Autumn 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 with the Autumn Equinox everyone asks – are you sure you’re done? Is everything in place? Virgos can confidently answer ‘yes’.


Libra (23rd September – 22nd October)

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 Autumn 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 (23rd October – 21st November)

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 Newcastle.’

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 (22nd November – 21st December)

The end of summer hits Sagittarius hard, because they love travelling so much.

The Autumn Equinox calls for a moment of calm and balance, although that’s not their vibe as they seek for winter sun destinations.

Sagittarius’ should allow themselves to be still for a few days, put their phones and passports away, and honour the fall season with a few deep breaths.


Capricorn (22nd December – 19th January)

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  (20th January – 18th February)

With their humanitarian nature, Aquarians are always introspective. This Autumn 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 Autumn Equinox is right up their street – business as usual.


Pisces (19th February – 20th March)

As a romantic at heart, Pisces hold high expectations for themselves. The Autumn 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 this star sign.


A wonderful opportunity for everyone to contemplate the drama and heat of summer, in contrast to the subtle cool of winter, Inbaal shares the most effective way she embraces the Autumn Equinox:

“As you get ready for the Autumn Equinox, take a few moments to jot down the best and worst of your summer, and your biggest hopes and fears for winter. Light a candle to banish the worries and invite positivity.”

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