puts you off with promise gay,
and keeps you waiting half the day?
Who compromises all the way?
ruler of Libra is Venus. Its glyph represents the balance of the scales. Its
meaning, equilibrium and justice. Considered the sign of cosmic reciprocity, of
cooperation rather than competition, of consciousness made objective through associations
The basic Libran nature is diplomatic and charming. Libras have an idealistic and generally peace loving nature. They are easygoing and sociable, in general. On the other side of the scale, Librans are known to be indecisive and changeable, gullible and easily affected.
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.
Stained glass depiction of Libra
Lausanne cathedral, Switzerland,
They are gifted with a strong sense of justice and fair
play, and have fine analytical abilities. They are known to be objective and impartial
in making judgment calls. They do not suffer fools gladly and anyone who challenges
their decisions or opinions is considered a fool. They are more interested
in making friends than enemies, are willing to go along, to get along and therefore
will usually do whatever it takes to maintain a relationship.
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. Very sociable, they abhor cruel or vicious actions, and shy away from vulgar and offensive behavior. They dislike scenes, and will often go out of their way to avoid conflict. 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. Librans are not loners, and do better in partnership both in their personal, and in their business life.
Medieval Tarot Images often Correspond to
symbolism within Astrology. Libra mirrors
the image of Justice, above, left and also the
image of the 'architect of reasoning,' at right.
Librans can be surprisingly energetic in the areas that move them, and indifferent to everything else. 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 dislike coarse, dirty work, and will usually get someone else to do it, if necessary. 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. " Let's wait and see", was most likely first said by a Libra. The up side to this view is, they make good diplomats They are never guilty of an " On my mind, on my mouth " approach to things.
|Where is the Planet Mercury
in Your Birth Horoscope?
Of all the planets within our solar system, Mercury is nearest to the Sun. There is a direct correspondence to this fact in the mapping of an individual's birth chart. With the exception of the Moon, Mercury revolves through the zodiac faster than any other planet; yet its proximity to the Sun insures that its placement will always be near to or on par with the subject's Solar sign.
It is likely that you will be able to determine where Mercury was at the time of your birth without consulting an astrologer. By reading the three potential profiles, it is often uncanny how clearly one of them will fit to us. I thought you would enjoy trying this out. Links to the three positions are provided at the right.
I am always interested to know what you think and discover. Feel welcome to write! Material is currently being developed on the other planets. If you are interested, we would be pleased to keep you updated on their progress. Just send me a brief request!
may say I'm a dreamer
The Libra symbol within a Zodiac wheel,
Seventeenth century European manuscript.
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, or can be found devising new lines of cosmetics. 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.
how compatible you are with others!
Origins in Mythology
There exists no specific myth or tale about Libra. Yet, in ancient times, its significance was widely recognized. The association of balance with Libra dates to the origins of Astrology. In all developing civilizations, a society's survival and proliferation depended upon the ability to manipulate Nature. In many ways this was accomplished by following the examples of Nature. Throughout the natural world there was one ever present principle perceived, and this was balance.
Societies survived, and they still do, by maintaining a level of equilibrium. 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. An accomplishment which can only be achieved through strength of will.
The image of Justice is also associated with Libra. This can be seen in the symbol from the Major Arcana of the Tarot, in which the personification of Justice appears holding her scales. This association has ancient origins. As early as 2001 BCE, 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.
Roman Philosopher Poet: The Aeneid
Miguel de Cervantes (October 9, 1547)
Spanish Poet, Novelist: Don Quixote de la Mancha
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772)
English Romantic Poet: Kubla Khan
Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811)
Hungarian Composer: Faust Symphony
Guiseppe Verdi (October 10, 1813)
Italian Composer: La Traviata
Aleksis Kivi (October 10, 1834)
Finnish Poet, Novelist, Playwright
Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844)
German Philosopher, Author: Beyond Good and Evil
Sarah Bernhardt (October 22, 1844)
Arthur Rimbaud (October 20, 1854)
French Symbolist Poet: Les Illuminations
Oscar Wilde (October 15, 1856)
Irish Author and Humorist
Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869)
Indian Leader, Philosopher, Pacifist
Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875)
English Magician, Author: The Equinox
Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884)
American Short Story Writer, Journalist
Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884)
American First Lady, Social Reformer
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) (October 17, 1885)
Danish Author: Out of Africa
T. S. Elliot (September 26, 1888)
Thomas Stearns Elliot - English Poet
Eugene O'Neill (October 16, 1888)
American Playwright: The Iceman Cometh
e. e. cummings (October 14, 1894)
Edward Estlin Cummings - American Poet: 95 Poems'
F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 25, 1897)
American Author: The Great Gatsby
William Faulkner (September 24, 1896)
American Author: The Sound and the Fury
Pope Paul VI (September 26, 1897)
Roman Catholic Pontiff
Groucho Marx (October 2, 1898)
American Vaudeville-Film Comedian
George Gershwin (September 26, 1898)
American Composer: Rhapsody in Blue
Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900)
American Actress, 'First Lady of American Theatre'
Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914)
Norwegian Explorer, Author: Kon Tiki
Arthur Miller (October 17, 1915)
American Playwright: All My Sons, The Crucible
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (October 15, 1917)
American Historian, Author
Frank Herbert (October 8, 1920)
American Science Fiction Author: Dune
Mario Puzo (October 15, 1921)
American Novelist: The Godfather
Charleton Heston (October 4, 1922)
American Actor: The Ten Commandments
Italo Calvino (October 15, 1923)
Cuban-Italian Author: Difficult Loves
Truman Capote (September 30, 1924)
American Author: In Cold Blood
Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925)
American Playwright, Author
R.D. Laing (October 7, 1927)
Ursula LeGuin (October 21, 1929)
American Science Fiction Author
Richard Harris (October 1, 1930)
Irish Film & Stage Actor
Desmond Tutu (October 7, 1931)
Archbishop of South Africa, Defender of Human Rights
John Le Carré (October 19, 1931)
English Espionage Novelist
Bridget Bardot (September 29, 1934)
Julie Andrews (October 1, 1935)
Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935)
Italian Opera Singer
Vaclav Havel (October 5, 1936)
Czech Playwright and President
John Lennon (October 9, 1940)
English Musician, Songwriter, Member of The Beatles
Pele (October 23, 1940)
Brazilian Soccer Legend
Anne Rice (October 4, 1941)
American Novelist: Interview with a Vampire
Jackie Collins (October 4, 1941)
American Romance Novelist
Jesse Jackson (October 8, 1941)
American Civil Rights Leader
Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942)
American Novelist: Jurassic Park
Julio Iglesias (September 23, 1943)
Lech Walesa (September 29, 1943)
Leader of workers' rights movement,
First President of Post-Communist Poland
Catherine Deneuve (October 22, 1943)
Michael Douglas (September 25, 1944)
Bruce Springsteen (September 23, 1949)
American Musician, Songwriter
Armand Assante (October 4, 1949)
Sting - Gordon Sumner (October 2, 1951)
Bob Geldolf (October 5, 1951)
Irish Musician-Singer, Organizer of 'Live Aid'
Will Smith (September 25, 1968)
American Actor, Singer
Catherine Zeta Jones (September 25, 1969)
Welsh Singer, Actress
'I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.'
- William Faulkner, 1950
On his acceptance of the Nobel Prize for literature.
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