Libra the Scales (September 21-October 20)
The glyph for Libra is supposed to resemble the scales of justice, but it really looks like a pregnant lady laying down! Maybe this is another reference to the harvest time of October, and so the pregnant lady is laying down to birth the harvest, so to speak. The scales themselves used to be used and still are used in farmers’ markets to weigh produce and grain and other fruits of our labors.
The picture usually associated with Libra is Lady Justice holding the scales. For this reason, when we think of Libra, we think of negotiation, law, balance, and harmony. Libras usually like things to be harmonious, beautiful, and peaceful—unless they think something is out of balance, and then they will make it balanced by bringing up the other side of the issue. So we have a person who will argue for the sake of argument to make sure that the little guy has his say. Libra can also be known as the “devil’s advocate”, mainly because they want the score to be EVEN-STEVEN.
Libras are great at debate, but since they can see all sides of every story, they sometimes have a heck of a time deciding what side to be on. Sometimes they do have a “leaning”, which they acknowledge within themselves, but because they want to be fair, they will not claim their opinion out loud, as long as all ideas are out there. Because they can be agreeable to negotiation and can see all sides, they are often seen as wishy washy, when inside, that may not be the case at all. But just ask them where they want to go for dinner, and they’ll probably say, “you decide; it’s okay with me.” One reason Libra does this is because if the decision ends up a bad one, they don’t have to take the blame! Libras like balance and beauty and books. They are “head” people, smart, with an aesthetic sense of color and design. For this reason, the designing arts are good for them, because they can be discriminating. They know “what goes” and “what doesn’t go.” This also makes them good lawyers: go back to the sentence about them being great at debating! Perfect for the courtroom!
January-July 4, 2016
Lords & Ladies of Justice have been dealing with crazy partners and personal battles. So what’s new? You have been dealing with erratic partners for a long time, and they ain’t goin’ nowhere. So, relax. Jupiter has moved into what I call the “lucky zone”, getting ready to set you up for change and a better life coming at the end of the year. Time to clear out any cobwebs in your brain, shine a light on what you need to fix, and get to it. The results of these efforts come in the fall. Look out for a sibling or other “brotherly/sisterly” person asking for you to make a commitment of some sort in January. This is not a prudent time for commitment for anyone, since Mercury goes retrograde in January, and we know what that means: screw-ups! These screw ups are going to hit you in a practical sense on the home front. You can’t deal with keeping an agreement to anyone but yourself and your home and family, since as snafus arise, you are going to need to handle them. On the positive side, look for hidden ways to increase your funds and resources arising in January & February, like an oil well! A nice surprise! Just be careful with those funds in January! In February and March, loved ones detach; maybe because they didn’t get what they wanted? The truth is, right now, it’s hard to go anywhere in the spring. However, this IS the time to seed your consciousness with intentions and focused thoughts followed by small affirmative actions to show God & the universe that you are ready to change. You can do it! The total solar eclipse in Pisces deals with what you have been working on, so if you plant your “intention garden” in January and February and water and fertilize it with actions, you can have some happy surprises happen in March. Be open to receiving help and funds and wishes fulfilled in ways you never could imagine. Allow the universe to figure it out for you, but perform your due diligence in the first two months. Out of all the signs, Libra has the best chance for great investment opportunities and resource-building this year. Mars going retro in your house of funds may put you on a budget while you sock away monies that will blossom at the end of June. Now, that’s going to be a happy 4th of July!
TO SUM IT UP: Librans are all about beauty, harmony, and partnership. While they may go to extremes while trying to find justice for all, they also fall into the trap of being indecisive, since they can be convinced of anything. They love books, beautiful things, and the arts. Some Librans are obsessed with right and wrong and the justice system, because fairness is important to them. They are usually charming and pleasant individuals and fabulous negotiators, since they can see all sides of a question. They should always be in relationship.
KEY PHRASES: I balance. I harmonize. I see all sides of the question, all points of view. I design. I beautify.
Positives: Peace-loving, color-coordinated, and agreeable
Negatives: Indecisive, obsessed with beauty, impossible to pin down, argumentative
Quote: "If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice." --Heraclitus Greek philosopher (540 BC - 480 BC)
Planetary Ruler: Venus