Friday, September 23, 2022

Libra Season

"The Sign of Justice but also a little flaky"

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Today officially starts Libra season (unofficially AKA the Best season of the Zodiac).  

Libra (♎︎) is the seventh astrological sign in the zodiac. It spans 180°–210° celestial longitude. The Sun transits this sign on average between September 23 (September equinox) and October 23. The symbol of the scales is based on the Scales of Justice held by Themis, the Greek personification of divine law and custom.  She became the inspiration for modern depictions of Lady Justice. The ruling planet of Libra is Venus.  Libra is the only zodiac sign that is represented by an object; with the other eleven signs represented by either an animal or mythological character..  

Libra is the cardinal modality of the three air signs, the others being Gemini and Aquarius. The main connotations of planets under this sign are sociable, rational, and detached when dealing with situations. Libra is symbolized by the scales and is associated with the Roman deity Iustitia. According to the writer Manilius, Roman judges are born under the sign of Libra.

The Moon was said to be in Libra when Rome was founded and this was based on the historical passage, which state "qua condita Roma."  Everything was balanced under this righteous sign.[citation needed] Manilius once said that Libra was the sign "in which the seasons are balanced". Both the hours of the day and the hours of the night match each other.[citation needed] Thus why the Romans put so much trust in the "balanced sign".[8] Going back to ancient Greek times, Libra the constellation between Virgo and Scorpio used to be ruled over by the constellation of Scorpio. They called the area the Latin word "chelae", which translated to "the claws" which can help identify the individual stars that make up the full constellation of Libra, since it was so closely identified with the Scorpion constellation in the sky.

Libra Personality Traits (some accurate, some not so much)

Libra is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra's fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life. These air signs are the aesthetes of the zodiac: Ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty, and money, Libras adore high art, intellectualism, and connoisseurship. Suave Libras need to surround themselves with stunning objects and create environments that reflect their exquisite tastes. Accordingly, these air signs make excellent designers, decorators, art critics, and stylists.

Libra's are extroverted, cozy and friendly.  Libra's like the scales that symbolize the sign and are often concerned with attaining balance, harmony, peace and justice in the world.  With their vast stores of charm, intelligence, frankness, persuasion and seamless connectivity, Libra's are well equipped to do so.  They might be a little too easy-going and laid-back some times.  But, usually, they are typically dedicated works and leaders in their area.  They excel in "peacekeeping" professions because they have the rare ability to perceive all sides of an argument.  

Libra is an air sign and Libras are noted for their desire to be in the company of others.  Libras are extremely agreeable and honest who believe strongly in the importance of social connections.  Libras are among the most fascinating and intelligent individuals on the planet and they have a lot to give.  Libras are recognized for their charm, beauty and well-balanced personalities.  They enjoy putting things in order and making them seem nice.  They are also looking for a sense of balance and they mabe as self-indulgent as they are kind.   They carefully select their words in order to reach out to as many individuals and possible.  Libras have a strong sense of right and wrong.  They are committed to ensuring that every is heard and that things are balanced.  Particularly when it comes to group activities.  

Libra's desire for harmony might get in the way.  They'll spend hours evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of even the most minor actions.  They try to satisfy every one and this is often misconstrued as indecisiveness.  

Libra is a cardinal sign, which means Libras are accordingly great at launching new initiatives. However, because Libras consider multiple perspectives in all pursuits, these air signs struggle with indecision. Instead of constantly seeking outside perspectives, Libras would do well to develop (and trust) their own intuition. Their characteristic ambivalence aside, Libras can navigate virtually any social situation, effortlessly resolving conflicts by simply turning on the charm.

Libras in Love

While Libra's opposite sign, Aries, represents "me," Libra symbolizes "we." Relationships are paramount for Libras, who find balance in companionship. They love harmonious partnerships with fashionable mates, especially those who make attractive arm candy. (Libra governs the skin, and these air signs are highly motivated by physical appearance. There's no better way for a Libra to relax than with a luxurious face mask.)

Libras, when they are regularly coupled, must be careful about seeking attention outside the agreed-upon boundaries of their relationship. Since they try to keep everyone happy and engaged, they may find themselves tempted to push the limits of their agreements with their partners. People-pleasing Libras must remember that the happiness of their loved ones and the health of their relationships is more important than maintaining the attention of distant admirers.

Libra is represented by the scales, and these air signs strive for harmony in all relationships. When it comes to sex, Libra lovers appreciate a highly reciprocal dynamic. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of aestheticism, and Libras tend to treat their partners like works of art, adoring both their bodies and minds. Libras value refined sensuality, so even the most flirtatious among them may insist on keeping the intimacy within the bedroom (fiery bathroom trysts are a little too crass for these elegant lovers).

Famous Libras

Celebrity Libras include Kim Kardashian, Will Smith, Barbara Walters, Bruno Mars, Michael Douglas and his beautiful wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, funnyman Zach Galifianakis, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews, Bruce Springsteen, Olivia Newton John, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Eminem, John Mayer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Matt Damon, Ryan Renolds, Gwen Stefani, Zac Efron, Kate Winslet Serena Williams, Hilary Duff, Fran Drescher, John Krasinski, and Sting.  

Coming Up for Libras

On Thursday, August 25, chatty Mercury enters the sign, where it will stay through Saturday, October 29. Mercury is the messenger of the gods, darling Libra. The planet rules communication, and of course, is responsible for those pesky Mercury retrogrades. But when Mercury is in your sign, communication flows easily. Use these weeks to tackle conversations you've been avoiding, such as defining the relationship or asking for a raise. You're the sign of justice, Libra, but you're also an air sign heartbreaker who can be a little flaky and flirts nearly as much as a Gemini. Important romantic conversations happen naturally during this time, but you have to do your part, too. To get the clarity you crave in your personal life, cut off any extra flings.  

The sun enters the sign on Thursday, September 22. Happy birthday!  Make sure to treat yourself to some new makeup, and pair that glitter eyeshadow with your favorite party dress. It's your season and your responsibility to celebrate. Sunday, September 25, brings a new moon in your sign, Libra. As mentioned earlier, new moons mark fresh starts. As a result, it's the perfect weekend to throw a birthday dinner and have a dance party (while remembering pandemic safety protocols.) Birthdays are an excellent time to assess your life and see what improvements will make you even happier. Use this new moon and birthday weekend to identify desires and write down a list of intentions.   

Venus comes home to this sign on Thursday, September 29, where it will stay until Sunday, October 23. Pull out that list of intentions, Libra, because the stars want to sprinkle your life with abundance. Because you may receive financial blessings during this month, it's a great time to consider working with a financial advisor, or even make a proper budget. Money could be coming your way, but you don't want to burn through it. As your birthday reminds you, you're growing up, and it's time to act like an adult. 

Messenger Mercury enters Libra on Monday, October 10, staying in your sign through Saturday, October 29. This helps you find the right words in difficult conversations. In particular, because lover planet Venus is also in your sign during most of this time, your romantic relationships mature during this time. Talk about moving in together, opening up your relationship, or even marriage during this time. Consider working with a therapist to make sure that you nail these talks. As the sign of partnerships, you deserve to have everything you want, Libra.

Ceres enters your sign on Saturday, December 18. It will stay in Libra through the end of the year. Ceres is an astrologically-important asteroid that rules nurturing, food, and even grief. While Ceres is in your sign, you're asked to get in touch with all of those emotions that you've been tucked away and compartmentalizing. If you're still getting over a breakup or the loss of a job or a loved one, the end of 2022 sees you finally working through those emotions. Trust the stars, Libra. You'll feel so much healthier after you allow yourself to process your feelings. Stay safe, and see you next year!  

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