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LIBRA - The SCALES
Those born between September 22 - October 22
Keyword:  I Balance.


Who puts you off with promise gay,
and keeps you waiting for half the day?
Who compromises all the way?
It is the Libra!!!

Spiritual Goal: To learn how to overcome personal fears
Spiritual Correspondence: The Principalities
Apostle: Bartholomew
Prophet: Micah
Anatomy: Rules the lower back, liver and kidneys
Associated Countries:  Austria, Japan, Burma and Tibet
Associated Cities:  Copenhagen, Vienna and Johannesburg
Animals:   Elephants, Snakes, Lizards and All Small Reptiles
Watchword: Harmony
Keynote: Beauty
Physical Manifestation: Equilibrium
Mental Manifestation: Balance
Motto: Love Is My Star


Libra Traits
OK, Librans can't make up their minds...
 
On the bright side....

Cooperative, fair, impartial, charming, keen mind, adaptable, creative, easy going, refined, Sociable, Peaceable, Idealistic, Diplomatic, Urbane, Romantic .
 

On the dark side.... Flirtatious, self-indulgent, indecisive, lazy, changeable, gullible, resentful, frivolous and easily influenced by others, Indifferent, passive, idle, lazy, vain, dependent, frivolous, fickle, faithless in love.
 

Likes

Dislikes

Gentleness
Sharing
Conviviality
The "finer" things of life
Cooperation
Fair play
Conversation

Injustice
Violence
Brutishness
Disharmony
Quarrels
Bad manners

LIBRA AFFIRMATION: I cooperate with others to create beauty, balance and harmony.

 


Libra is the Seventh sign of the Zodiac. It is sometimes referred to as the Libra the Balance. The Sun enters Libra around the time of year when day and night are of equal length. Thus, this is when the Earth and the Sun are in balance...a time such balance is also illustrated by the fact that when the Sun reaches this point, Spring and Summer have passed and the harvesters are weighing and balancing the fruits of their labors. Now, the beginning of Autumn heralds the Harvest Season. The origin of the word Libra derives from the Latin meaning "balances" or "scales." Often, a statue of the Goddess of Justice holding the scales or balances is erected over the domes of modern court houses. In ancient times, this constellation was associated with the judgment of the living and the dead. Libra is the only inanimate Sign of the Zodiac, the other eleven representing either human or animal forms. Those born under this Sign are natural arbitrators and diplomats, constantly seeking balance and harmony. In short, they are sociable, cheerful and charming souls. Perhaps the greatest fault of this Sign is indecision.

Libra individuals find it difficult to make up their minds and strongly dislike taking sides. Although they have an aversion to those who are rude, they themselves can frequently be disconcertingly brash and blunt. Nonetheless, some astrologers consider Libra to be the most desirable of all Zodiac types because it represents the zenith of the year. Libra is representative of balance...the weighing of values and justice. When those ruled by this Zodiac Sign manage to bring balance into their lives and curtail the inherent tendency to waver from one side to the other, then they will find the contentment that is so necessary to their well-being.

As the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius represents the eleventh stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. In Aquarius, the individuality of man so carefully nurtured in Leo, now becomes part of the greater spectrum of society as a whole. Capricorn sets up the structure and rules of society, and

As the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra represents the seventh stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. The first six signs represent man's attention turned inward to understand and develop his individuality and position in the cosmos. The rest of the signs represent his attention turned outward to humanity as a whole. Libra is not merely the sign of partnership, it is the sign of other people in general. Libra is the balance between the individual and society. To attain the understanding man seeks in Libra, there must be a compromise between the passion and the intellect. The physical world must come to terms with the nonphysical world. The objectivity of judgment needed for these tasks is characteristic of the Libran temperament. Un-evolved Librans can be cold and unemotional or unable to make decisions. But this is not true of mature Librans in whom such traits merely represent attempts to reach true objectivity.

Libras have the tendency to please the whole world, and some time they lose the Libran balance because they give too much. They must make a point of saying no from time to time. Libras are good business people. Venus controls money, which is why Librans need to learn to give charity, donations and tithing, in order to infuse the money with positivity and give the money the right balance.

Librans are doers. In spite of their need to be liked, and reluctance to face confrontations, they are surprisingly strong-willed. They set out to accomplish their goals and will find ways to succeed one way or another, usually by using their wit and charm. The "iron fist in a velvet glove" approach is one key to their success. When such ploys are ineffective however, they can become uncharacteristically aggressive and determined to solve the matter then and there. Their change of attitude in such situations is usually effective enough to catch others off guard and allow the Librans to gain control. If they become convinced nothing more is to be gained no matter what they do, they won't hesitate to walk away from a situation with no further explanation or thought of returning. The Scales are Libra's astrological symbol and Librans require balance in their lives. In relationships, they invariably give back in kind what they have been given.

A narcissist at heart, Librans expect admiration. They wish to be the jewel in the center of any setting, and Librans have a computer memory for any compliment ever paid to them. Librans tend to judge others by outward appearances. If someone has a charming facade, Librans won't look any deeper. As a result Librans may become easy prey for a sophisticated schemer with an affable manner.

Librans react to everything they experience in life with an intellectual orientation. Before they take physical action, before they assess the practical worth of something, and before they sort out their true emotions, they try to visualize it objectively as a kind of mental exercise. It would be a mistake to believe they lack passion. They can be outrageous flirts and true romantics. Their passion is not apt to be sustained however, if their interest in someone does not include intellectual rapport as well as physical attraction.

Venus, planet of beauty and social grace, rules Libra. They get emotional, physical, and psychological pleasure from beauty in all forms. Books, music, flowers, and perfume are typical delights. If their environment is not esthetically pleasing, they can become unhappy without even realizing that their surroundings may be at least partly responsible for their depression. For Librans, social grace begins with good manners, extends to high level diplomacy, and ends with abhorrence of disagreeable confrontations. When forced to endure a fractious environment, they lose ability to think or function efficiently. They promote peace and harmony, and will invariably opt to bypass hostile confrontations whenever some equally effective method can be employed. Though they need partnership and association with other people, they do not like crowds and attempt to avoid them whenever possible.

Librans can exert impressive physical energy but the stamina they need to do it tends to run in cycles. They work hard, play hard, and then collapse into inertia until nature restores the balance and their energy returns. Addicted to the luxuries and creature comforts of life, Librans have a lazy streak, especially when it comes to physical exercise. Few of them will walk if they can ride. Fondness for rich food (sugar is their biggest weakness) makes it necessary to get proper physical exercise. However, if they have not been thoroughly indoctrinated to the virtues of physical fitness from childhood, and in the meanwhile nothing or no one has come along to inspire them to stay in shape, they simply turn into marshmallows. Tennis, hiking, horseback riding, skating, and aerobics are a few activities with special appeal for Librans.

As lovers these people are the most quintessential romantics among the zodiac. Venus ruling, they have an idealistic view of love and togetherness. Once these people fall in love, they start thinking of marriage. On the other hand these people seldom find happiness in marriage. In affection they appear to weigh and balance matters too much. In relationships generally, they invariably give back in kind what they have been given.

HEALTH CONCERNS: Librans are inclined to suffer most from nerves and depression of spirits, also from pains in the back and kidneys and severe headaches. Lower back pain, and problems caused by too much sugar or rich food are common complaints. They need to avoid overindulgence in food and especially drink, for the latter can particularly harm the kidneys.

Main motivation: Protection of inner self

Negatives (and how to transform them):
Fear of failure
Ask the Light for the strength to deal with challenges.

Lack of certainty
Trust the Light, restrict the urge to intellectualize everything.

Hesitant to commit to decisions
Restrict the desire to rationalize indecision.

Not action-oriented, allowing potential Light to remain unmanifested
Focus on manifesting results through action.

Difficulty in committing to relationships
Overcome fear of revealing self and go beyond superficiality.

Lack of trust in others, not opening to listening
Trust the light, accept help offered through others.

Fear of being hurt
Let spiritual growth control the ego.

Dramatic mood swings
Choose the Light, don't dance with the darkness.

How to improve relationships with a Libra:
Accept Libra’s friendship and advice
Be constant and consistent
Help Libra focus on taking action

PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Libran you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.

Problem: Finding yourself frequently trapped in situations that have no depth and little value to you or the other person.
Solution: Try not to pretend feelings you do not have and find a way to back gracefully out of a superficial relationship; look before you leap.

Problem: You find that you do not really like yourself and/or beating yourself up over not being able to please another.
Solution: If you learn how to please yourself without depriving others, then you will be able to please someone else.

Problem: The situations that make you ill at ease is only mildly irritating to another.
Solution: Try to cultivate inner security through spiritual strength and awareness.

Problem: Feeling like you are nothing: your actions being frustrating to others.
Solution: Developing your feelings of self worth by expressing the positive in your nature and not letting your elitist, class consciousness show.

 

 Paul Wade, Mirthe Valentijn, Kaye Cooksey © 1996-2006