What Libra Can Teach Us
The ideal of equality and the lesson of balance
Libra is the sign that represents perfect balance.
It is the season that initiates the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, when the days and nights are equal in length. The balance that is associated with Libra is fleeting and momentary at best. The days and nights are equal for but one 24 hour period, and then, the scales shift toward night.
Balance and harmony are not static concepts.
When the scale, the symbol for Libra, is equally balanced, it is in a state of almost invisible, but still perceptible, motion; even in perfection, balance is shaky.
Libra is the sign that is associated with equal partnerships.
Libra is the first sign in the zodiac that has to do with the other. Aries — Virgo are all signs that deal with the development of the self. Libra marks the halfway point, the place where we are ready to enter into relationship with an-other, being fully formed as an actualized individual (Virgo’s work, the sign that precedes Libra).
Libra is the Cardinal Air sign. All the Cardinal signs are about firsts. The Air signs are about relationships. Our primary values about relationships will be reflected in the Libra area of our charts.
If you have a heavy emphasis of Libra planets, relationship will be very key in your development personally.
Not all planets feel the same way about being in the sign of Libra. Venus is the most comfortable there, and we are very lucky to have Venus in Libra now until early October.
When Venus is in Libra you can expect your appreciation and pleasure in relationships to increase. You will get more from your one-on-one interactions now, and the value of the other people in your life may become more clear. No man is an island; Libra is well aware of this.
Mars is currently in Virgo, but will enter Libra, along with the Sun, before too much longer. Mars and the Sun are both not that happy in the sign of Libra. It’s pretty obvious why Mars is unhappy in Libra, Venus’s sign. Mars in Libra hates conflict, and will almost always choose to avoid an argument unless forced into it.
When Mars in Libra does fight, it’s usually ugly, which is something Libra hates! Libra loves beauty! People with Mars in Libra are much more motivated by harmonious settings and relations than by competition, unusual for Mars, but Mars(or any planet) in a sign of it’s detriment has to function in ways antithetical to its nature.
Why doesn’t the Sun like Libra? Well, the Sun is in exaltation in the sign of Aries and in it’s fall in the sign of Libra; That is because the Sun represents the ego and the self, and Aries is a sign that exalts the self, while Libra is a sign that exalts the OTHER. That’s right. All those Libras in your life really do care more about you than they care about themselves.So give them a break and a pass for being such assholes sometimes. p.s. Libra is the most sensitive of all signs to being called an asshole, trust me.
Libra is the sign of relationship.
Relationships are such an important part of our lives. Libra is the sign that knows this most well. If you make an effort to become consciously aware of how you participate in the different relationships in your life, you may just see an increase in your satisfaction.
Libra can be very deliberate in their social interactions, they know what the other person wants or needs from the engagement, and if possible, they give it to them.
As we enter Libra season, you may find yourself asking, “What can I do for you?” more often, or perhaps “What can you do for me?” Relationships are a two way street.
Libra is also the sign most associated with projection, a practice we all engage in. If there is anything to be learned from the other, it is something to be learned about ourselves. Libra is an opportunity to engage with the other self in a way that is transformative for both parties. A good deal all around.