Libra- The Diplomat
"Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions."- Aleron Kong
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A birth chart is made up of 12 astrological houses, and while there are different systems that divide the houses up in different ways, your birth chart is never without any of the signs, just like it’s never without any of the houses. This means you embody all 12 signs (energies/modalities) even if you do not have any planets in that sign. Understanding how any of thee 12 zodiac signs work alongside your Big Three (sun, moon and rising) can help you to make more sense of your chart as a whole.
LIBRA DATES: Sept 23 – Oct 22
SYMBOL: The Scales
MODE + ELEMENT: Cardinal (initiating, new, birthing) Air
RULING PLANET: Venus ( though its definitive ruler is unknown. It particularly connects with the Venus urge for one-to-one relationship; urge for cooperation and equality; desire for peace and harmony; desire to find contentment within the whole. This reflects the fact that whatever we need to refine in ourselves, relationships tend to expose it. Libra seeks to be an authentic relationship with one's inner self, and not just a relationship with a partner)
MANTRA: I Relate
BODY PART: Lower Back & Kidneys
COLORS: Ivory, Pink, & Light Blue
TAROT CARD: Justice
The word 'Libra' means scales in Latin. The only inanimate symbol of the zodiac, the scales use a balance beam to compress masses of weight. This symbol dates back to Babylonian astrology. During this time, the scales were used in marriage rites by the bride's family to weigh the silver and gold presented to the groom. The scales symbolize the perfect equilibrium that is achieved when finding one's inner balance. This is particularly necessary when orienting ourselves within any type of relationship - with our mind, our soul, partners, friends, associates, the world and the cosmos. Without the balance point, one can go into excess on one side and lose track of one's own self. Libra is symbolized by the power of finding one's own center and inner harmony in relationship to all things.
Thought of as rational, social, and intellectual. People with this sign are naturally friendly, communicative, and analytical. Their curiosity makes them excellent students, and most continue to self-educate long after they've completed formal schooling. They love keeping up-to-date with their friends, but need to be mindful to carve out time for quiet reflection, and avoid overstimulation, anxiety, or insomnia.
When in alignment
A light, ethereal style & harmonious presence
A balanced, heart-centered approach to life
Seeking to find inner equilibrium
Seeking to find joy in one's relationships and environment, irrespective of the actions of others
Seeking to find self-hood
Meaningful yet cordial interactions
Able to voice a diversity of viewpoints
When out of alignment
Looking outside one's self for opinions
Indecisive, confused by the multitude of decisions
Co-dependent, unaware of one's own completeness Seeking to please others
Attempts to be nice and not offend rather than offering an honest perspective
Compromising to get agreement rather than holding space for fullest fulfillment for all
Affirmation to reconnect with self:
I long for harmony at all costs, with my opinion mattering