Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. It is the second Air sign and the ruler of Libra. Venus’ ruler is Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, aesthetics and beauty. The Libran is, therefore, powerfully drawn to partnership. Ambitions involve working towards ideals, learning to be fair and equal and live in harmony. It’s about making fair deals, and taking a more civilized approach to life’s hardships.
Righteousness in Libra is not perceived to be based on feelings and sentiments, but more on intellectually constructive and balanced views. It is strongly believed that emotions distort our way of thinking about justice. The symbolic meaning of Libras’ blindfold serves to keep the judge impartial. The Libran has also been called the “iron hand in the velvet glove,” so we should never underestimate their steely determination.
Libra is the scales of liberty. To achieve balance we need laws, contracts, agreements, and a system of justice. The ideal justice is what is right and appropriate for others, attaining a loftier level of integrity, beauty, and peace. Libra’s images of perfection compare to pure white buildings reaching up into the sky. Its inhabitants adopting qualities such as goodness, equality, and restoring equilibrium.
As an air sign, Libra is orientated towards the thinking function, but this is more focused on abstract theory rather than concrete practical thinking. In Libra’s world, there is perfect symmetry, agreement, and balance. In this domicile, personal bias is not welcome. We are in a place of reasoned outlook, seeking to make the best decision for all parties involved.
“Libra’s must rectify what I call the mirror-on-the-wall complex. Snow White is a Libra. How do I know? Well, how many dwarfs did she live with? Seven. Her stepmother was also a Libra. How do I know? Well, who else would stand in front of the looking glass all day asking, “Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The stepmother committed myriad atrocities because she yearned to be the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. She was overly obsessed with superficial beauty. ..Libra constantly compares themselves to others, and this propensity causes them great pain. They obsess over what other people might think of them. Cosmic Navigator: Design Your Destiny With Astrology and Kabbalah
In relationships, many partners may fall short of Libra’s ideals. All marriages start out with perfect ideas of how husband and wife “should” live. In Marriage, however, facets of the personality that remained safely hidden during courtship come to the surface. Marriage in Libra equals harmony, togetherness, and a willingness to share their lives together.
Sun in Libra: The native is rather popular and generally liked; is sociable, affectionate and romantic; fond of company, and easily makes friends, especially with the opposite sex. He has some taste and ability for science and the fine arts, poetry, music or painting, and may excel in one of these directions. This position tends to bring about an early engagement or marriage, unless some other part of the horoscope forbids it; but there is likely to be some trouble connected with either or both events, such as disappointment in love or disharmony in marriage (chiefly in a female horoscope). The native can be independent if necessary, but is seldom or ever overbearing or proud. Is kind and sympathetic, and likes to awaken brotherly and friendly feelings in others, and often gives way to others for the sake of peace. Is just, sincere, and impartial, sometimes very intuitive, and may manifest genius in some direction. There is a dash of the democratic and brotherly spirit in him, no matter what his opinions or position in life. It is favourable for joining societies, associations, companies, partnership. It strengthens the link of affection between the native and his brothers and sisters. It inclines slightly to travel, especially short journeys by land. It favours sociability, good humour, and a buoyant, hopeful spirit. By Alan Leo