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Ken Ward's Astrology Pages
Astrology: Sun Signs Libra
|Starting with Aries, we have moved around the Zodiac to the
sign opposite Aries, which is Libra. While Arians are self-centred, Librans are
other-centred. Librans find it very hard to be alone and need the companionship of others
and of a partner. The symbol for Libra is the scales, so it is not surprising that Librans
are known for weighing and balancing. The keyphrase for Libra is "I unite".
Like Aries and Cancer, Librans are initiating - they will take the first step and take action on something important to them. The action that Librans take may be to see the other person's viewpoint and compare and contrast it with their own. In this way, they take action in terms of thinking and speaking, but may find it hard to make a decision that leads to the type of action that Aries takes.
Librans, like Geminis, can be detached and appear a little aloof, while they are trying to be fair and objective. Others may want them to take their side, but Librans like to see the other person's point of view, and to balance or unite it with their own. John Lennon is a Libran and some of his work indicates the "I unite" keyphrase of Libra. Mahatma Ghandi was also a Libran, and he sought to bring independence to India in a harmonious and diplomatic way, and opposed all violence.
Librans tend to abstract and verbal, so they tend to unite ideas through words. Groucho Marx was famous for his clever words. "I would never join any club that was low enough to accept me as a member"! He also united many people through humour.
Librans tend to do things harmoniously and diplomatically.
Librans are famous for seeing the other person's point of view. The psychiatrist, R.D. Laing, is a Libran who tried to see schizophrenia from the point of view of the patient.
Librans can be very beautiful and proportioned. They are children of Venus and like luxury and wealth. Julie Andrews, Brigitte Bardot, and Olivia Newton-John were all born under the sign of Libra. Ex-British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, has her sun in Libra (Her ascendant was in Scorpio.).
Librans are lovers of luxury and are attracted to wealth, jewellery and status.
Because Librans can see the other person's point of view as well as their own, they can be indecisive. In fact, they are renowned for being indecisive!
Librans are diplomatic. They are tactful, impartial gracious and democratic. They can sometimes be seen by others as manipulative, vain and superficial, cowardly and people-pleasers. They can also be seen as being afraid of rejection.
Gifts and Lessons
Librans can teach others to see the other-person's point of view. They need to learn that when action is required, they have to take sides or make up their mind.
Parts of the BodyLibra rules the kidneys, the lumbar region of the spine, the skin, and the ureters.