Sunday, September 19, 2010

☆♥*♥☆Happy Birthday Libra ☆♥*♥☆

by Lorraine Valente

Happy Fall Equinox Birthday Libra, the Scales!
For those born September 22~October 22!
Key Phrase for Libra is “I Balance

Fetching Venus rules Libra, the 7th house, and includes all relationships; marriage, partnerships, open enemies, and legal disputes.  Libra's tend to develop many interests including theater, decorating, creating beautiful music, art collecting; anything that is aesthetically pleasing and luxurious. Libra's are likable because they exude a certain amount of charm, grace, elegant sense of style and good taste. They enjoy entertaining and all the comforts money can buy, much like Venus-ruled Taurus.

Libra abhors discord and literally runs in the opposite direction to avoid anything or anyone distasteful and unpleasant. Libra wants to smooth over difficult situations and “mediate” the atmosphere. In order to avoid difficult situations, Libra may hide or stifle their own true feelings to not make waves. They're often indecisive and have difficulty making firm decisions and commitments. Libra Rising (Ascendant) individuals are usually visually attractive, charming, and often graced with attractive legs! Libra ascendants are discussed in greater detail further in this newsletter.

Libra folks want their relationships to be fair and in balance. They are born diplomats. Often enough, the task is working at "maintaining" harmony rather than naturally being harmonious. Idealistic, naturally optimistic, and romantic, Libra will do everything in their power to please you. Libra affinity with Venus is associated with the traditional marriage and they're usually involved on a romantic relationship and, if not, maintain several platonic ones.

What you got boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
I'm all strung out my heart is fried
I just can't get you off my mind!
Because your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love
Your love your love your love is my drug
Your love your love your love. ~Ke$sha~"Love is my Drug"

Fairness and seeing both sides of a situation is a positive quality while co-dependence is their negative trait. Yet, Libra's appear to marry less often than other signs.  Why, you ask?  They simply can't make up their minds! Libra's vacillate so much in relationship decision-making that the object of their affections tires, feels undesirable, and may walk away....quickly into the arms of someone else. One reason for indecision is that disillusionment sets in when Libra realizes the loved partner is "human".  Separation, detachment, and challenges ensue that "test" the stability of the bond. Libra may be so emotionally detached, like their polar opposite Aries, or act out the negative qualities of Aries i.e.: anger, rage, overly independent, impulsive, egoistic and difficult.

I got tired of waiting.
Wondering if you were ever coming around. ~"Love Story"~Taylor Swift

In health matters, Libra rules the kidneys, veins and the acid-alkaline metabolism.  If the body is too acidic, insomnia, headaches, heartburn and nervousness may result. Venus ruled Libra may also be addicted to "sweets" or succumb to sugary foods.

The Sun is in "fall" in the sign of Libra because its light is often lost to the "other". This means that Libra tends to see others as their source of energy and light which is why Libra's are often called "co-dependent". More on the topic of co-dependence in the next blog. Integration, awareness, and personal growth are necessary goals.

"I bet if I give all my love,

....then nothings gonna tear us apart." ~Drake ~"Find Your Love"

Libra is the only sign of the zodiac that is a mechanical device rather than an animal or human figure. “The scales in Libra had a deep significance for the Egyptians. It was said that at the time of death the goddess Maat placed the human soul on one scale and a feather on the other. If the scale tipped even slightly, the soul must reincarnate with the goal of releasing the extra weight. Since Libra comes before Scorpio, the sign associated with death, which the Egyptians honored in the eloquent preparations for the afterlife, the prime goal in life was to make the scales balance, or to prepare the soul for its afterlife” (Guttman & Johnson, 1991).

Libra’s polar opposite (7th house~partnerships, relationships, law suits, open enemies, marriage) is the cardinal, fire sign Aries (1st house: personality, self, and physical appearance). The integration of "me" versus "us" is a challenge for Libra, also contingent upon other areas of the birth chart. When under stress each sign operates through the most negative characteristics of their polar opposite, the sign 180 degrees opposite itself. When under stress, Libra adopts negative characteristics of fiery Aries, ruled by war god Mars, and loose their balance, becomes impulsive, disruptive, vengeful, or impatient.

Interestingly, there is greater geomagnetic disturbances in the ocean During March/April, the Spring Equinox (Aries), and September/October during the Autumn Equinox (Libra). Fewer disturbances are found at the Solstice Points of December/January (Capricorn) and June/July (Cancer). Since Aries/Libra symbolizes the relationship axis, this dynamic illuminates the unique and disparate energies of Mars (Aries) and Venus (Libra)!

If you have your…

Ascendant in Libra: Libra rising folks possess grace, poise and charm. Individuals with Libra on the Ascendant are usually quite attractive facially. One of their best physical features is usually their well formed legs. They take pride in their attire and care for their physical body.  They are attractive to others and are usually well liked. Mostly optimistic and sensitive, this Ascendant may be deeply hurt by others, yet not show it. Sometimes a bit outwardly aloof, people tend to not understand what is going on inside of you. Artistic and musically incline, Libra rising excels in the social graces. Sometimes possessing an overly dependent nature on others and passive avoidance in decision making. At least four of my family members have a Libra Ascendant!

Moon in Libra: Moon in Libra individuals tend to possess a heightened awareness of people they come in contact with as well as keen perception of any environment. There is an emotional need for comfort and safety within immediate surroundings; it must be aesthetically pleases to the eye. The Libra Moon is charming and usually easy to live with because they possess the unique ability to smooth even the most hostile situations. Libra Moon is intuitive, imaginative and romantic.

Mercury in Libra: Here you have a rational mind weighing the pros and cons of every situation. You enjoy socializing yet are gentle in your approach. Libra Mercury prefers intellectual and creative individuals who spark your desire of debate.

Venus in Libra: Venus is comfortable is at home in Libra. This placement values a partner who is refined, charming and attractive. In love you are very romantic. Sometimes you may fall in love too easily. Venus in Libra is attracted to luxury and comforts in life and may be artistically inclined.

Mars in Libra: Mars in this sign is impulsive and sensual. Passion equals equity in this sign. You act with care in weighing every aspect of a situation.

Well known Libran’s: Jim Henson, Muppet Creator~September 24, George Gershwin, Composer~September 26, Sting, British Singer/Songwriter~October 2, Susan Sarandon, Actress~October 4, John Lennon, Song Writer/Musician~October 9, Luciano Pavarotti, Italian Tenor, Bela Lugosi, Horror Film Actor ~Dracula~October 20th, Dizzie Gillespie, Jazz Pioneer~October 21.

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Lorraine Valente

Guttman, A. & Johnson, K. (1996). Mythic Astrology: Archetypal Powers in the Horoscope. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

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