A glance at Libra
AT A GLANCE
Who puts you off with promise gay,
and keeps you waiting for half the day?
Who compromises all the way?
It is the Libra!!!
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Venus.which rules the natural seventh house. When a planet or house cusp contains Libra, it will show where one will strive for harmony, creativity and balance as indicated in the natal chart.
Its glyph represents the balance of the scales. Its meaning is equilibrium and justice. It is considered to be the sign of cosmic reciprocity, of cooperation rather than competition.
The basic Libran nature is diplomatic and charming. Libras have an idealistic and generally peace loving nature. They are easygoing and sociable. Librans are considered by many astrologers to be among the most civilized of the twelve signs. Often good looking, they exude certain elegance, charm and fine taste.
As lovers of beauty and harmony, both in art and life, their nature is gentle and kind.Pleasure oriented people, Libras are intuitive and very aware of the power of image. They are happiest when socializing, and at the top of their social strata. You will find many Librans in local organizations volunteering their time and services and rising to a position of prominence. They are fence sitters and will not take a stand on an issue, but prefer the middle of the road, until they are forced to choose. They make good diplomats.
They are known to be objective and impartial in making judgment calls. They are more interested in making friends than enemies, and are willing to go along with others and do whatever it takes to maintain a relationship.
Very sociable, they abhor cruel or vicious actions, and shy away from vulgar and offensive behavior. They prefer to cooperate and compromise, and will give up, even when they feel they are in the right, rather than put up with the ordeal of an argument. Discord makes them totally insecure, and uncomfortable. They need and want harmony in their lives, and will do whatever it takes to have it.
T hey are gifted with a strong sense of justice and fair play, and have fine analytical abilities. Librans are sensitive to others and understand the emotional needs of their associates.
They are optimistic and cheerful people and have an ability to charm and delight their friends and acquaintances. Libran's are not loners, and do better in partnership both in their personal, and in their business life.
Main positive traits: Romantic, cooperative, gracious, sociable, tactful, diplomatic.
The more negative Libran character can be frivolous, flirty and quite shallow. In romance they can be indulgent to the point of hedonistic.
Librans can be changeable and indecisive,impatient of routine, boringly conventional and timid . Because they are slow to anger, Librans will shock everyone around them with their sudden outbursts of rage. Many Librans have been known to be hopeless gamblers.They are seldom happy in marriage.
Main negative traits :Fickle, dependent, indecisive, sulking, Peace at any cost.
In a profession or business, Librans often succeed as administrators, lawyers, antique dealers, civil servants. Finance is also a fair field, as Libras are trustworthy in handling other people's money.
Naturally creative and artistic, some Librans are gifted fashion designers. Librans make good doctors.Large number of them also drift into the law field.
Others may find success as artists, composers, critics, writers, interior decorators, or managing various areas of public entertainment. Some work philanthropically for humanity with great self-discipline and significant results. Those with a gift for finance sometimes make good speculators, for they have the optimism and ability to recover from financial setbacks.
Advice for the Librans
Librans must strive for not being knocked off balance by the burdens of emotional or physical attachments either of themselves or others.
They crave for the peace and happiness of home but it is usually a disaster. Librans are inclined to suffer from depression of spirit, back pain and severe headaches.
Origins in Mythology
There exists no specific myth or tale about Libra. The association of balance with Libra dates to the origins of Astrology. Throughout the natural world there was one ever present principle perceived, and this was balance.
To prosper, a society must develop and maintain an equilibrium in many sectors, such as economics, law and coexistence with its neighbors. This was achieved always through the establishment of a responsible structure of government. What Libra represents is the same sense of government on an individual level. This was expressed through emotional, mental and physical balance.
The image of Justice is also associated with Libra. As early as 2001 BC, the constellation of Libra was associated with the judgment of the living and the dead in Babylonia. Here, Zabanitu, who represented the Scales, weighed souls of the deceased to determine their moral worth.
In Egypt, this same role was overseen by the god Anubis, utilizing a feather as a counterbalance to the heaviness of a human heart. Throughout the Mediterranean region, the harvest season was associated with this time of year. The weighing of crops was often performed when the Moon was full in Libra.
Cultural Translations of Libra
. Arabic: Al Zubanatain
. Anglo-Saxon: Pund
. Chinese: Tien Ching
. French: Balance
. German: Wage
. Greek: Zichos
. Hebrew: Moznayim
. Hindu: Tula
. Italian: Bilancia
. Latin: Jugum
. Portuguese: Libra
. Spanish: Libra
FAMOUS LIBRA PERSONALITIES
Oscar Wilde (October 15, 1856)
Irish Author and Humorist
Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869)
Indian Leader, Philosopher
Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884)
American First Lady, Social Reformer
T. S. Elliot (September 26, 1888)
Eugene O'Neill (October 16, 1888)
Pope Paul VI (September 26, 1897)
Roman Catholic Pontiff
Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925)
American Playwright, Author
Desmond Tutu (October 7, 1931)
Archbishop of South Africa, Defender of Human Rights
Bridget Bardot (September 29, 1934)
Julie Andrews (October 1, 1935)
Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935)
Italian Opera Singer
John Lennon (October 9, 1940)
English Musician, Songwriter, Member of The Beatles
Pele (October 23, 1940)
Brazilian Soccer Legend
Jesse Jackson (October 8, 1941)
American Civil Rights Leader
Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942)
American Novelist: Jurassic Park
Lech Walesa (September 29, 1943)
First President of Post-Communist Poland
Michael Douglas (September 25, 1944)
Catherine Zeta Jones (September 25, 1969)
Welsh Singer, Actress
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