23rd September - 22nd October
When the sun enters Libra we have reached autumn equinox - night and day are in perfect equilibrium. Libra is a sign of balance with a keen eye for any imbalances that disturb her sense of aesthetics. Libra loves art and design and has a fine appreciation of artistic symmetry. Libra is an intensely idealistic sign, keeping as a fictitious measure the abstract state of ideal balance, though it may have no basis in actual reality. As a result Libra is often disappointed by the world's imperfections. Libra has an eye for beauty and pays a lot of attention to appearances. Libra may be prone to identifying with one side of the scales (the good) and projecting all evil on 'The Other', refusing to acknowledge any 'beast' within. Libra is a sociable sign that detests injustice and may be a noble fighter for humanistic causes. Libra can't stand the friction caused by imbalances and is always eager to iron them out. It is the sign of the master diplomat, who knows how to make people FEEL involved: Libra asks everybody's input, and then makes her own decision based on the premise that one can't please everybody all the time. But Libra does it very skilfully so as not to offend anybody, since it is desperate to be liked by everybody. Libras can have a tendency to be indecisive, endlessly weighing things up and in the end come to an irrational compromise that does not benefit either party. Libra defines her sense of self through her relationships with others, be it a partner or her role in the community. Without that role however, she is at a loss as to her own self-worth and identity. Libra benefits from Saturn, who helps to ground her idealism through practical application.
Venus ~ Open heart chakra, love, compassion, sensuality, giving and receiving, prosperity.
Air ~ Ideas, concepts, thought, knowledge, mental powers, logos, reason, visualisation, understanding.