People deserve…the truth. They deserve honesty. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it’s essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
~ Bruce Springsteen (Sun, Moon and Mercury in Libra)
On this date, which is also the Equinox, the Sun enters the sign of Libra, fittingly, the sign of the balanced scales. Like the scales, Libras prefer to be on an even keel. They easily tune in to how people relate to one another and partnerships of all sorts. For a Libra, everything is better when done together.
Venus, planet of beauty and social grace, rules Libra. Books, music, flowers, and perfume are typical delights. If their environment is not aesthetically pleasing, Libras can become unhappy, without even realizing that their surroundings may be at least partly to blame for their distress.
They have been uncharitably accused of being wishy-washy or indecisive, but this is because they strive always to be equitable and objective so that decisions are made based on what’s best for everyone. Obviously (to everyone but Libras), this is not easy to do!
In addition, they are superb at seeing all sides of a situation. Unlike some, they expect and are at home with the complexities of life. They hate conflict, though, and may study every possible angle in the hopes of avoiding confrontation, creating a tendency to fickleness or procrastination. But Libras make outstanding judges, lawyers or politicians. Their ability to be tactful and diplomatic in all circumstances is renowned.
At this time of year, may we all be graced with the gifts of wise Libra, embracing and cultivating beauty. It would be a better world if we could all cultivate their understanding that life is rarely simple, but is rich, complex and multi-faceted. How helpful it would be if we were all able to honor the viewpoints of others, especially even those with whom we disagree.
And like them, when we must pass judgment, may we do so with clarity, discernment, and fairness to all.