When does Libra season start? 2022's event will be all about embracing your connections

'It’s a great time for self actualization and relationships,' says astrologer Desiree Roby Antila

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When does Libra season start? 2022's event is certainly one to mark on your astrological calendar

Not only do several planets in retrograde begin going direct—thankfully—but we can expect to feel a sense of calm, balance and a close connection with others. Now is the perfect time to reach out to those you love or expand your circle. That book club you've been eyeing? Attend a meeting!

"Libra season is always a good time to focus on any type of relationships," says astrologer Desiree Roby Antila (opens in new tab). "It's all about partnerships, but not just romantic partnerships. It's a great time to collaborate and fortify existing relationships, but also a great time to make new ones."

Ready to see what this early-autumn happening has in store? We have you covered. 
(Psst: if you haven't already, check out these A+ Libra season memes.) 

Meet the expert: Desiree Roby Antila

Desiree Roby Antila, author of Sun Signs in Love (opens in new tab), specializes in sun signs and astrological relationships. She has been studying astrology for several decades and has written numerous articles on matchmaking, cosmic timing, forecasts, and more. Desiree also teaches astrology classes in her local community and has conducted hundreds of natal chart and synastry readings. Visit her online at SimplySunSigns.com  (opens in new tab) and @simplysunsigns (opens in new tab)

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When does Libra season start? 2022 guide

  • When: September 22 to October 23, 2022

Right at the time of the autumnal equinox, we can wave goodbye to Virgo season and prepare for all that Libra has in store for us.

"I love Libra season for a lot of different reasons," admits Roby Antila. "Astrologically speaking, what's really nice about it is that right now we have about six planets in retrograde, and everything starts going direct, so there's a lot of forward, direct cardinal movement."

Not only will the cosmos restore some type of harmony in the sky, but the sun will be in a Venusian sign, so there's a focus on on things like art, music, money—the finer things in life. Consider Libra season permission to enjoy that museum visit or snag tickets to a concert.

And what better time to feel cultured than one with an extra focus on partnerships? Grab your best friend—or new friend—and make your way to an exhibit and take in all the positivity. But, it's also important not to forget about yourself in the process.

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"I think what’s really cool about Libra season is that it does give us a focus on relationships, but that new moon in September also reminds us to find our individuality in our relationships," Roby Antila says. "It’s a great time for self actualization and relationships." 

The next new moon will take place on September 25, and it emphasizes that need for connection while staying true to yourself. 

"The Libra influence of this moon wants us to focus on improving and leveling up the self-care and self-love so that we can understand how to love and care for others in the way they need. It all starts with you," astrologer Noush (opens in new tab) previously told My Imperfect Life. 

Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her (opens in new tab) or shop through an incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals (opens in new tab)

Who will be most affected by Libra season?

"The cardinal signs will feel more activated during Libra season," Roby Antila says. 

But we can all expect for that energy to affect us in some way, and though a mainly positive event, we'll still be with the last remnants of Mercury retrograde's third spin of 2022, so be mindful when pursuing those relationships.

Overall, Libra season is one of the best astrology gifts we could ask for from the universe, so take some time to enjoy it and soak it all in!

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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