Updated: Sep 24, 2019
Welcome to Libra season! (September 23 - October 23)
As the symbol of the scales implies, Libra is the sign associated with justice, fairness, and harmony. Ruled by Venus, Librans are also well known for their graciousness and love of beauty and art in all forms. This is why Librans, generally speaking, make wonderful advocates, benefactors, and moderators. They appreciate creative work and are often wonderfully gifted artists themselves. (Eminem, Cardi B, Rupi Kaur, Oscar Wilde…)
Although pop astrology will tell you Libra is the sign of artists, not every Libran is born with a desire to paint or sing or write poetry. Many in fact are happy to read law, sell burritos or work in a chemical plant.
What each and every Libran does however possess, is a deep appreciation of beauty. They see it framed moment by moment in the slow fall of russet leaves, the first white cherry blossom, the trill of a red-winged blackbird ...
This love of beauty extends to their relationships.
They feel most alive in a committed relationship. In the arms of their beloved, they find themselves worshipping the beauty of love.
“Beauty is an achieved state of both deep attention and self-forgetting; the self-forgetting of seeing, hearing, smelling or touching that erases our separation, our distance, our fear of the other.”
- David Whyte, Consolations
Problems arise for Libra when they fail to accept that there are only shades of gray. The world is not black and white. They hate discord and animosity and so, afraid to make enemies or ruffle feathers, they struggle with indecisiveness and come across not as "saintly" or "fair" but as non-committal and shallow.
To experience life more fully Libra has to stop skating on the surface of things. They have to open themselves up to the possibility of ugliness and messiness and make space for a few bad decisions. This is how you make life beautiful. This is how you get better.
"I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore." – Bradley Cooper
Libra season is the perfect time to:
Visit an art museum.
Attend a fashion show.
Buy an item of clothing you will treasure forever.
Wear an opal.
Write a haiku.