Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Libra!

I can't believe it has been a year since I started doing my monthly astrology blogs, but here we are, a year later. The sun enters Libra at the Autumnal Equinox when the days and nights are of equal length. Libra's symbol is the Scales, the only inanimate object to represent a sign.

Note: Most signs are represented by animals, but two are human: Virgo the Virgin and Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Sagittarius, the Archer, is reprsented by the Centaur, a mythical being.

Libra, the seventh sign of the Zodiac, represents balance and harmony. In the natal chart, the seventh house is the sign for matrimony. However, as we all know, balance in life, or marimony, is never static but something to strive for. Venus rules the sign of Libra, as well as the sign of Taurus. Though Venus energy is typically seen as feminine, Libra is a "masculine" sign in the zodiacal system. Personally, I don't give much credence to the masculine/feminine designations for the signs, but traditionally this is what's done.

Libras have a reputation for indecisiveness as they weigh the pros and cons of everything, alway seeking the balance and harmony in life. Libras value fairness, justice and beauty; they dislike conflict and vulgarity. On the positive side, they can be diplomatic, idealistic, trusting, romantic, charming, and sensitive. On the negative side, they can also be manipulative or gullible, unreliable, or frivolous. In romance, they are supposed to be most compatible with the other air signs of Gemini and Aquarius, and with the fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

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Is there a Libra in your life?



Anonymous said...

My ex-boss is a Libra. I'm a Gemini and we did get along very well... and then we'd NOT get along at all. It was an odd situation. One thing I notice is where you mention they are known for their indecisiveness. My ex-boss would NEVER admit that. Instead, he'd always say, as a Libra, his decisions were well considered and balanced so there was no room for discussion. lol. Convinced me. But then I didn't have a choice. He WAS my boss, after all. :-)

Travis Erwin said...

My wife and youngest are Libras. And I'm a Sagittarius. Cool info.

Barrie said...

Surely I have a Libra somewhere in my life? Not in my immediate family, though. Congrats on hitting the one-year marker with your astrology posts.

Beth said...

I can't believe I don't have any Libras in my life. That was intersting about the male/female signs (I'm a Taurus). Congrats on you anniversary!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Debbie, very interesting about your ex-boss. Sounds like he had a bit of Aries or Scorpio in there.

Travis, sounds like you should all get along pretty well. Hope so, anyway.