Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 23)
Libra itself is a reasonably faint constellation that comes to prominence as the seasons turn cold. As we prepare for winter and leave the warmth of summer behind, Libra shines faintly above. This slow but steady shine of this ancient constellation should not be underestimated.
It has its genesis in Babylonian star-gazing, where it was viewed
as cosmic scales, used by the sun god Samash. This important deity was also the dispenser of justice. Therefore, the constellation of Libra was viewed as a sign that had a close association with righteousness and equality. All order and moral authority therefore flowed from it. The ancient Greeks followed this tradition, and this aspect has a very real impact on those who born under this sign.
Librans tend to be people who crave a balance. They spread themselves out, touching to an extent on all things that interest them. They have an insatiable curiosity about the world, but part of what drives them is a deep need to see justice done. They tend to dislike inequality, and will fight hard to help those who they believe should be helped up to a more equal level. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see Librans working in roles where they can provide support to others, such as social workers, educators and medical professionals. They often feel the need to express their emotions, and are commonly seen in artistic and expressive roles.
What unites people born under this sign is their unwavering commitment to morality. These are the people who tend to grasp the idea of what is right or wrong. They are programmed to reject injustice and they dislike seeing people suffer. While how they decide to react to what they may perceive as wrongdoing may vary from person to person, their built-in ability to detect it is often very powerful.
Collective: We refer to those who are born under this sign as Librans.
A Positive Aspect: Librans carry with them a sense of fairness, even at the worst of times. Throughout our exploration of the Zodiac, we come across various different qualities that the signs may grant, but this is unique in that it seems an absolute good. These people have a moral compass within them, and they know what is correct and what is against us. One of the most interesting aspects of this quality is that, clearly, down through the centuries, exactly what is good and what is unacceptable has changed, as the world has progressed. Librans are almost always involved with bettering the world in a perceivable way, whether through struggling to help people empower themselves, or through enriching it with culture and art. They are the great contributors of the Zodiac.
A Negative Aspect: The nature of the Libran’s ingrained sense of justice can often cause difficulties. Where other people can let things go, and not get hung up on small issues, the Libran can become sucked into an argumentative situation. For this reason, Librans can find the world a somewhat harder place than other signs. They clash with bureaucracy and red tape in particular and often become upset when they are forced to jump through hoops. In a world where compromise is sometimes a more realistic option that outright 100% justice, they can find themselves lonely and dispirited at times.
Famous Libras: Mahatma Gandhi, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Former President Jimmy Carter, Anne Rice, Confucius.
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