Attain Balance With the Scales
While love, love, love is beautiful Libra’s favorite tune, all has not been light and breezy this year for you, gorgeous. Indeed, 2011 has been a crucible not just for the banks and the economy, but also for all Libras—giving you a rare opportunity to refine your genius at grace under pressure and show us truly what you’re working with.
As we wish you a very happy birthday, charming Libra, we commend you for surviving, and hopefully, ultimately thriving in the face of the rigors of 2011! Here is what we know about you—you are truly astrology’s lover (not its fighter) and, your relationship skills are unparalleled. Truly not a solo operator, you really do live to be in partnership… to find your mate. The goddess/god of harmony, diplomacy, the arts and music, you are noted for your grace and your desire to share, gravitating to balance like a moth to light while often waffling unmercifully when it comes to decisions. (Libra rules the kidneys, which are crucial for maintaining the equilibrium of the body). Another reflection of the polarities you balance ever so delicately is that of gender: For Libra is an air sign (masculine) but also ruled by Venus the planet of all things feminine… the plot thickens!
As one of the three masculine air signs, along with Gemini and Aquarius, you are the conversationalist of the Zodiac: with strong masculinely-driven powers of rational analytical skills, everything around you is marked by the completely feminine Venusian qualities of beauty, order and tranquillity. In fact, pure Libran energy is sheer poetry in motion!
Harmonious Librans do not like disorder, chaos, emotional disruption, strife or to be hurried at any time. Their pace is consistent, elegant and sophisticated, as is their working style. It is not advisable to place inordinate pressure or extra demands on Libra, or he or she will shut right down. For Libras do not like to extend themselves beyond a nice consistent relationship in their daily rhythm.
They generally do not like to ruin their manicure or muss that freshly pressed shirt by getting their hands too dirty. For Libra, is really most comfortable gliding across the surface of life, which is not to say that they are superficial, indulgent to adverse to hard work… necessarily. Let’s just say their credo might be, “No fuss, not muss” or “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”
Professionally, Libras are extremely fair judges and often drawn to the legal arena with their Cardinal nature (together with Capricorn and Aries) making them effective leaders. In fact, the symbol for Libra is the scales, the only sign of the Zodiac that is an inanimate object, which also can represent the legal justice system. The scales may also represent the Libran quest for objectivity over subjective or sentimental evaluation of the issues.
Noted for their physical beauty, their pleasing countenance is marked by well-proportioned features (this goes for both Libra and Libra Rising). I once heard someone describe the characteristic Libran beauty as being like a smiley face, due to the evenness of their features and the amenability of their countenance. There is generally a detached quality to a Libran and if you want to argue, don’t waste your breath!
Since 2009, Saturn has been in the sign of Libra where it is exalted teaching Libras new lessons about commitment, seriousness of purpose, being in their power and re-evaluating their work and life purpose. The hard square to Pluto which culminates this year (both Saturn and Pluto are malifics and teach tough lessons about endings, and being a grown up!) may have forced you gentle Libra to get serious about asserting your authority, establishing boundaries and re-assessing just what you really want out of both life and love.
Beginning in March, the third leg of this T-square kicked in when Uranus planet of individuality moved into Aries, intensifying the heat. The resulting pressure has been forging a resilience and self-reliance you may not have known you had or thought possible. See, Lovely Libra, you CAN be peaceful, loving AND strong!
Listen carefully, Libra, as the gods test your capacity for soft power and hard decisions. You are being propelled now, out of indecisiveness, hurtling towards your goals! For 2011, love and relationships are most definitely NOT business as usual for you, rapidly changing Libra.