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!
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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
October 23, 2016
-January 8, 2017
Lords and Ladies of Justice began in October what is to be a banner year for Libra. Jupiter traverses the sign bring money, benefits, opportunities and new light and energy to Libra. This year is going to be a year of beautiful change. If you are one of those Libra people and you lost a job, not to worry! You lost it so you can get something much much better! You world is changing in an amazing way. If you have any doubts, just ask your Virgo friends how THEIR last year was, and since THEY had Jupiter riding through their world, they had amazing changes this past year. So get ready, people of the scales! Changes are afoot! Yay! It’s been a long wait, hasn’t it? You’ve done a lot of inner work and reevaluation in recent years, considering, considering. If your friends hassled you for not making a move, they will see you are a changed person this year, for sure! This is a good time for you to communicate with your siblings but also to use the internet for a concerted and focus spread of information…time to give us a media blitz, guys!!! You can do it! Although you haven’t done much at home, even though there needs to be a major transformation there (it doesn’t have to be fast, you know!), and although you have been sluggish about home changes, now you will get with it, at least through November 10. Then, you can go at a slower pace. You are going to get very busy with playmates, kids, and friends. Do siblings or folks from far away ask you to join them for Thanksgiving Day, or do they just check in a few days ahead of time. Loved ones are in and out with someone beating a hasty retreat rather quickly after a contentious meeting. Oops! You are not the one who is arguing, but you are a naturally peaceful person and don’t like to see family battling. No need to let this ruin your holiday. You’re a Libra; you can negotiate a peace. You just may have to do it after the fact; let a week or so go by, ‘cause everything will be too fresh during Thanksgiving weekend and the following week. There may be a lot of play, a lot of in and out, a lot of world service that you will find out is total fun in late November and December. Late November shows you spreading the word about something to the world! Well, Libras have always been prone to see activism as a fun group activity! See if you can get family members to make up before December 8, so they can visit in December. You will have a busy holiday season as Mars marches through that creative area through December 18. Kids and lovers may join you come December 8 for ten days’ worth of running around. See if they will help you with your creative transformation changes! I guess something doesn’t work, ‘cause there’s a cutting off of communication December 18 from certain family members, but not to worry. This too shall pass, and quickly. Just because somebody else is a hot head, doesn’t mean you have to join in the fray. Christmas can be a very holy day for you. If you are a spiritual person or an activist person, you can do something important that shows the spirit of the season on Christmas. There may be a few of you who want—or have—to work, and you might feel like you miss it. Know that your work IS your gift, to keep the world running. If family is still arguing, you can get them to forgive and forget by January 3. The first week of January is either extremely holy and spiritual, or extremely confusing. Which do you choose, faith or fog? You could do a drug-induced haze (not recommended) or you take action to do good works. Charity isn’t just for the holidays. You, above all, know that! Feel the love by showing it!
July 4-October 3, 2016
Lords & Ladies of Justice have been preparing for a year now to make some big moves in the last 3 months of this year. They have done inner cleansing and clearing out and have re-thought and re-negotiated their ideas and plans for the past year. In October, their world changes for the better, so patience is their best virtue at this point! Meanwhile, this summer and September are still preparation time. Get all your ducks in a row, and check all your plans twice—and then three times—in August. Do so before September, because, with Mercury retrograde in your area of secrets and plans and things behind closed doors, it is possible that you could miss something. In other words, there may be something fundamental about your plans that do not compute. Yes, once you figure out what’s amiss in September, you can correct the plan of action and it will work in the last month of September. Mars is a planet of action and business and is in your area of monetary resources. This summer, there has been some kind of delay in that area for you. If you have been waiting for an increase in resources, or if you have been looking for a job and it hasn’t worked out, well, now everything starts to work. Finally! You are a good penny pincher and great with a budget and may even have some secret ways to make extra cash, but now you will find more cash and more opportunities coming your way. At work—or in your career—there is someone who really cares for you. That person can be very helpful to you in promoting you towards your career plans. You may be offered a recommendation by someone you have known well and who likes you and your abilities. If you are looking for a career change, update your resume, with care. Be very disciplined in who and how you communicate. Be very clear in all your writings and interviews and even family communications, especially with siblings. If you’ve wanted to teach, there could be an opportunity to do so. If you’re looking to socialize, mid-July to mid-August is great for romantic endeavors. Go out, have fun, enjoy yourselves. Loved ones and new romances may want to get involved with your great plans, so think carefully about whether you want someone riding on your coattails, especially someone you just met and are romantically involved with. Caution caution! Take it through to October with cautiousness, because don’t you want to take credit yourself for your own studious, careful work? I know you like partnership, but share with care. October brings wonderful surprises and a new journey for you. Yes, you can share your victories with your new beloved. Just don’t hand them your award, because after all, you’re the one who succeeded. Take your bows! Give your speech! Accept your prize!
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!