LIBRA SEASON BEAUTY: APPLY IN TWOS

Ruled by pleasure-seeker Venus, Libra energy invites us to connect with both our inner and outer allure. Let Eunice Lucero‘s top beauty duos for Libra Season kick-off a month of perfectly-paired pampering …

Province Apothecary Jade Facial Roller

With the Sun now in the beautiful, billowy sign of Libra, the astrological weather forecast is for more diplomatic, harmonious times (side-eyeing you, retrograde season).

Ruled by Venus, Libra Season activates our urge to indulge and treat ourselves, and with the recent Fall Equinox marking the official reaping of the past year’s harvest, we’re invited to take a pause and celebrate how far we’ve come with some well-deserved pampering.

Let this roundup of luxurious duos help you lean into the beauty gods and goddesses within …

**We’ve listed beauty duos for each Libra placement, but these pairings are for everyone. Curious about what planet and /or house Libra rules in your chart? You can do your birth chart HERE for free.

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1// Sun in Libra / Libra Ruling the 5th house: Province Apothecary Dual-Action Jade Facial Roller, $44; Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum, $26. Little luxuries that offer sophisticated upgrades are what feed your soul—particularly if they look as good as they feel. This two-step, on-trend facial roller helmed in jade, the ancient stone of beauty and money, helps reduce fine lines, promote circulation and aid lymphatic detox. Supplement it with a pure botanical antioxidant serum either before or after your mini-rolling ritual, just in time for your birthday celebrations.

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2// Moon in Libra / Libra Ruling the 4th house: Lenajapon LJ Moist Shimmer Clear CC Day Serum, $55; LJ Pearly Powder Moisturizing Beauty Face Powder, $55. You put the social in social justice, seeking fair-mindedness in all forms. Your diplomatic nature will resonate with products that mirror a sweet, emotional spark that’s always shimmering below the surface, like this shimmer serum and powder duo that both imparts moisture and a natural, goddess-like glow.

Lenajapon Duo

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3// Ascendant in Libra / Libra Ruling the 1st house: When Rose Coconut Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Mask, $14; When Glamour Base Mask, $28 for a set of 5. Looking the part is half the battle; for your charming, and yes, appearance-conscious approach to facing the world, it’s never just a frivolity. You move through life with a tasteful, refined eye, and making sure your look is on point is a daily priority. A luxurious facial scrub made with natural coconut powder and French rosewater helps gently slough off impurities, while a bio-cellulose, all-natural, collagen sheet mask gives a smooth, flawless makeup base.

When Rose Coconut Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Mask

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4// Mercury in Libra / Libra Ruling the 3rd or 6th house: Alder New York Texture Powder, $27; All Purpose Comb, $10. You have the gift of gab—making you a facile communicator who loves a two-sided, good-natured debate. You can easily see both sides to a story and love witty repartee that doesn’t take away from the topic at hand. Clean, uncomplicated, and genderless beauty touches on this appreciation for inclusivity; a dry shampoo and travel-friendly comb also give you some glam on the go for your mercurial travels.

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5// Venus in Libra / Libra Ruling the 2nd house or 7th house: Amaranthum Gentle Hydrating Set, $187. Elegant, cultured, and sensual, your penchant for artfully crafted experiences extends to everything you can see, feel, hear, taste, and touch. This cleanser-and-essence power duo honors your love of all things feminine and romantic, while upholding your need for integrity—it also effectively clears pores and locks in hydration.

Amaranthum Set

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6// Mars in Libra / Libra Ruling the 1st house: Elate Essential Mascara, $28; Elate Liquid Eyeline in Origin, $25. Making a point without ruffling feathers is your calling card, even when things get heated! A sense of diplomacy serves as your baseline when getting things done, even as you’re girlbossing your way to the top. Punctuate your eyes-on-the-prize mentality with a crisp, sexy cat-eye, from a line that delivers awesome pigments, but which also has a heartwarming credo: They’re currently 75% waste-free, with goals for 100% in the next 4 years.

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7// Jupiter in Libra / Libra Ruling the 9th house: Everyday Resting Beach Face SPF30 Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Serum, $30; Club BFF Natural Rescue Balm, $15. Your gracious, warm-hearted persona will appreciate paraben-free beauty that also packs a punch, and this anti-aging sunscreen serum is the Holy Grail. A blend of beloved superfoods (kale, spinach) is mixed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, all while shielding against UV rays (it also has anti-blue light technology, for protection against your iPhone and laptop glare!) Compliment with a petroleum-free, all-purpose balm.

Everyday Club BFF Duo

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8// Saturn in Libra / Libra Ruling the 10th house: Amour New York Hemp & Gold Hand Cream, $39; Hemp & Gold Foot Cream, $28.50. A polished, dignified, earthy sense of beauty and a knack for tact are the gifts you bring to the table. Your hardworking, exacting manner finds the perfect outlet in the realm of intellect and relationships, giving you an edge in both business and love—a cohesiveness you thrive on. A premium hemp-infused, non-greasy foot cream cares for your peds, as you (diplomatically) climb the corporate ladder, while its matching hand moisturizer makes sure deals you shake on are good.

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9// Uranus in Libra / Libra Ruling the 11th house: Ethique Tip-to-Toe Shampoo & Shaving Bar, $15.50; Bombshell Gradual Tanning Bar, $32. Breaking free from traditional habits, especially in favor of innovation, is your loudest battle cry; revolutionizing old relationships (whether with people, things or the world in general), a close second. A completely no-nasty, Certified B-Corp, sustainable, Leaping Bunny-certified offering that urges you to #giveupthebottle by using bar products instead tugs at your environmental heartstrings, while satisfying your need for being on the new new.

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10// Neptune in Libra / Libra Ruling the 12th house: Lacfin Composited Revive Facial Sheet Mask, $34.99 for pack of 5; Anti-Aging One Step Revive Cream, $39.99. Blessed with an artist’s soul, you’re the sensitive flower child whose poetic, idealistic touch becomes obvious when caring for partners or other people. Tuning inwards to tend to your practical needs first—you can’t draw from an empty well—is the karmic lesson on your plate this lifetime. Small acts of self-love, like pampering your skin with the world’s only cream with Micro Collagen Technology, and using a safe, EWG-verified (!) mask, can keep your hippie heart happy as well.

Lacfin Anti-Aging One Step Revive Cream

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11// Pluto in Libra / Libra Ruling the 8th house: bāsd Indulgent Crème Brûlée Coffee Scrub, $19.99; Indulgent Crème Brûlée Body Lotion, $24.99. Lie your tendency to nitpick at perceived flaws to rest with a decadent body duo that invites you to make nice with your complexion. The natural, organic coffee scrub exfoliates to reveal fresher, smoother skin, while also improving microcirculation. And its follow-up body lotion, which boasts five hard-hitting moisturizers, seals in nourishment to satisfy the over-thinker in you.

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12// *Bonus placement—Chiron in Libra: Way of Will 01 Natural Deodorant Spray in Peppermint + Lavender, $12.75; 27 Cool Fix Energizing Spray Clear Your Mind in Peppermint + Lemon, $19. Free your mind … and your relationship insecurities will follow! Well, a high-vibe practice like yoga, meditation or reiki and crystal work can help temper these love demons, at least, and help you realize a codependent attitude only serves to hold you back from your highest potential. Amp up the serenity in your practice with athletic sprays that have your best intentions in mind, for a truly synergistic flow.

Way of Will 27 Cool Fix Energizing Spray

THE 2018 ARIES FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO TAKE A STAND

The fired-up 2018 Aries Full Moon wants you to balance honesty with grace, banish victim consciousness, and take a clear, conscious stand for what’s real, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: Greg Kantra

Full Moon :: September 24 2018 :: 10:54 pm ET :: 2 degrees Aries

A chariot is pulled by a team of horses. The horses are driving forward at breakneck speed. The momentum builds. The pounding of hooves could start an avalanche.

The horses signify your spirit. You are here to make your mark. Drive forward. Do something. Make decisions. Take action. The question is, are you driving or are you getting carried away?

When emotions kick in, who’s in the driver’s seat? Will your feelings prod you to react with the power and speed of ten horses? Fast reactions often end with saying the wrong thing or burning a bridge.

If instead you can combine speed and drive with gracefulness and balance, you’ll be able to reach higher heights in you relationships, work, and your understanding of yourself.

On every Full Moon we are given the challenge of working with two opposites. Our goal is to create awareness of the whole. Aries teaches self-fulfillment, drive, and action. Libra teaches of the relationship between self and others, deliberation, and balance.

There are challenging aspects at this Full Moon. It’s time to stand up for yourself and, if it’s appropriate, others. Say the things that need to be said and set those healthy boundaries. Take an inventory. What has been left unsaid? What needs resolution?

Be honest, loving and kind. And be firm. The Moon represents the emotional reaction. Since the Moon is in Aries you might find your reactions are fired up, quick, and hot. The goal is to strike the balance and find diplomacy. Don’t let those horses run away with you. Be wary of getting carried away.

The horses halt in a field of blossoming flowers. This is a moment to celebrate the things that are blossoming in your life. Celebration is a ritual for honoring the emotion happiness. Happiness doesn’t always get noticed, so its important to take time out for it. Celebrate yourself and give gratitude.

And take action today! (That’s an Aries thing). Do something glorious that helps you feel alive. The horses eat only the blossoms and leave the rest.

Ingest beauty. Find your inner harmony and pay attention to the things that you consume. Center yourself from within. This will take time and attention and luckily, you have all of Libra season to steady the scales. This Full Moon in Aries may push you to emotional extremes, so it’s especially important to take the time to center yourself.

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Sun and Moon in a T-square with Saturn
A rosebush with thorns.
With serious Saturn having a tough conversation with the Sun and the Moon, you’re reminded to take responsibility. Only you are responsible for your choices. The things that are challenging can make you stronger, if you show up for the challenge. Keep picking yourself up and looking for a better way. You are not a victim. If you don’t learn how to deal with the thorns, you’ll never get to smell the sweetness of the rose.

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Full Moon conjunct Chiron
A wilting violet.
There is a note of sadness. The wounds are your best teacher. Give yourself the best hug you’ve ever had. You deserve to know that you are beloved. There is a lot of tenderness at this Full Moon. Slow down long enough to feel it.

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Full Moon sextile Mars
A beach ball bounces down the beach.
An easy place to find resolution is through movement. With the Moon in the sign of Aries gleaming a luminous beam to Aries’ ruling planet Mars, we know that we get in motion, and that it will help. Find the most natural place to put your energy and move. Not as a reaction, but as an action. An intuitive action that helps you know yourself better. Just bounce along quickly like the beach ball.

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Full Moon opposite Mercury
Naming every grain of sand.
The name of the game at this Full Moon is relationships. How do you communicate in your important partnerships? How do you talk to yourself? What are your boundaries?

Define yourself and define what you want from another person. Say the things. Name what needs to be named. Communicate fully. With all of the aspects of this Full Moon. It might be hard and it might hurt a little, but you’ll find that you truly learn what needs to be learned. You have an opportunity to stretch your mind into a whole new dimension. It’s a rewarding place to be.

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Full Moons are a time to gather. Use the conversation starters below to journey deeper into how the 2018 Aries Full Moon is impacting your world. Look for the house containing 2 degrees Aries in your chart for the most accurate insights. Don’t know your chart? You can enter your birth details HERE to calculate it for free.

Aries // Aries Rising // Full Moon in the 1st house
“I am fulfilling my ambition of …”

Taurus // Taurus Rising // Full Moon in the 12th house
“I am ready to forgive …”

Gemini // Gemini Rising // Full Moon in the 11th house
“I am being super inspired by …”

Cancer // Cancer Rising // Full Moon in the 10th house
“I am taking more responsibility by …”

Leo // Leo Rising // Full Moon in the 9th house
“The adventure I am on is …”

Virgo // Virgo Rising // Full Moon in the 8th house
“I am no longer obsessing over …”

Libra // Libra Rising // Full Moon in the 7th house
“I am falling in love with …”

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising // Full Moon in the 6th house
“My healthiest new habit is …”

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising // Full Moon in the 5th house
“I am excited to be creating …”

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising // Full Moon in the 4th house
“I feel most nurtured when I …”

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising // Full Moon in the 3rd house
“The coolest thing I learned lately was …”

Pisces // Pisces Rising // Full Moon in the 2nd house
“I am investing more of myself in …”

LIBRA SEASON 2017: A DANCE WITH DUALITY

Libra season 2017 invites us to embrace duality, and seek our highest aspirations in sacred partnership with the Cosmos herself. By Bess Matassa. Main image: DVF AW17

 

Sharpen your topiary shears and curry comb your unicorn manes, cosmic queens. Libra Season rides in regally to take back the castle, dressed in silky white satin and brandishing the sword of bejeweled justice. The zodiac’s aspirational aesthete infuses the everyday with a higher love, and shows us all how it could be when we commit to chasing the ephemeral trail of the most dazzlingly distant stars.

But as we stand on this yearly seasonal precipice between day and night, it’s time to learn how to appreciate the darkness and the light, and to grapple with the contradictions and complications of colliding with opposition. When we truly commit to communion, we risk collapsing the great divide between what’s ours and what we disavow, and sacrificing some of our crystal visions to allow others, and ourselves, to be exactly as we are.

So slip into both your lace and your leather, and saddle up your mythical creatures for the race towards the rainbow. In this precariously precious place between the confectionary clouds and the hard packed earth, we can catch the light just so.

When we commit to living this daydream together, we are brighter and more blindingly beautiful then we could ever imagine.

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The keyword: Relating.

The song lyrics: Love lift us up where we belong/Where the eagles cry/On a mountain high/Far from the world below/Up where the clear winds blow – Joe Cocker, “Up Where We Belong”

Check out Bess’ Libra Season Playlist, complete with dynamic duos, romantic mashups, and vocal encounters.

The color palette: impressionistic hues and Malibu tones. Sophisticated pinks and soft grays, refined aquas and violets, whip cream whites, and camera-ready sunsets.

The style: modern monarchy meets Parisian salon. Windswept scarves, button-down blousons, bell sleeves, ruffled blazers, tights & ballet flats, casual culottes, and finely-detailed florals.

Fall 17, from left: Luisa Beccaria, Mulberry, Giambattista Valli, Zimmerman, Giambattista Valli

The scents and flavors: perfect pairings, curated bouquets, and epicurean presentations. Black and white cookies, macarons and madeleines, honey and lemon, carefully cultivated orchids, edible blooms, and small plates.

The healing: cultured evenings and high-minded musings. Wine and food pairing menus, gallery expeditions, figure drawing classes, jazz ensembles, and ballroom dancing.

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Sensuous Invitation of the Month: Classic Combos for Your Venus Sign

Ruled by Venus, Libra takes the vibration of the love goddess into the realms of “higher,” cerebral love.

In our chart, she reveals our fairytale romance with the world, where we can uncover the sheer pleasure of aesthetic inspiration, and how we can harness relationship to evolve past our strict notions of personal taste.

Ignite the energy with a dynamic duo to feed your inner and outer partners.

Venus in Aries
Libra season invites you to delight in the stripped down sensation of fresh relationship perspectives and courageous compromise. Classic Combo: Jeans & a Tee Shirt. Celebrate an on-the-go combo that feeds your minimalista aesthetic.

Venus in Taurus
Libra season invites you to complement your sensory pleasure seeking with some more cerebral imaginings. Classic Combo: Bed & Breakfast. The ultimate partnership of feasting and dreaming.

Venus in Gemini
Libra season invites you to revel in your desire for narrative and start crafting the next step in your own love story. Classic Combo: Movies & Popcorn. Innocent snack explosions meet larger-than-life tales.

Venus in Cancer
Libra season invites you to mix your desire for emotional safety with some exploratory wanderings into wilder dreamscapes. Classic Combo: Surf & Turf. Ride the tide while knowing that you can always drift back to solid ground.

Venus in Leo
Libra season invites you to blend your monogrammed hearts with the strength to go the distance for love, even when it challenges your egocentric craving for pure adoration. Classic Combo: Sugar & Spice. A beauty bar combo that lets both sides taste sweet.

Venus in Virgo
Libra season invites you to action your ideals in the wide world with a trust in the self-sufficient sensation of lasting commitment. Classic Combo: Bread & Butter. Power up with a simple meal that’s both hard-earned harvest and creamy indulgence.

Venus in Libra
Libra season invites you to explore the gap between fantasy and reality without losing one ounce of your romantic lust for future ideals. Classic Combo: War & Peace. Mix your notorious urge for compromise with some necessary embattlement.

Venus in Scorpio
Libra season invites you to infuse your penchant for probing intimate darkness with some softer expectations for a brand new romantic daybreak. Classic Combo: Night & Day. Wander out after midnight but don’t miss out on the glory of sunrise.

Venus in Sagittarius
Libra season invites you to pair your footless adventuring with the crystal clarity of a purposeful love mission. Classic Combo: Roadtrips & Playlists. Top-down riding meets careful curation.

Venus in Capricorn
Libra season invites you to celebrate a flavor of amorous striving that’s infused with the pure and simple beauties of partnership in the present. Classic Combo: Manis & Pedis. The durational labors of nail art mix with the pampered treat of buffing your hard-working extremities.

Venus in Aquarius
Libra season invites you to balance your urge for panned out, cerebral relating, with some close-at-hand celebrations of the person who stands before you. Classic Combo: Thunder & Lightening. Distant weather patterns meet close snuggling during the storm.

Venus in Pisces
Libra season invites you to let your boundaryless urge to merge be informed with a clear sense of the line between yourself and a lover. Classic Combo: Pina Coladas & Getting Caught in the Rain. Blended beverages meet the clarity of rain water and the sun that shines on you both, together and apart, in the aftermath.

Bess is available for private readings and astro-themed events. Connect with her at Mojaverising.com