The wonderful thing about Libra is that Libra is a wonderful thing!
Libra is actually the extended claws of Scorpio, which modern eyes can reimage as a balance hanging in skies. It is a mistake however to leave off the crusher claw when considering the potential of the nature of this sign; it also has a gatherer claw.
Libra balances itself across the skies from October 15th till November 15th in real time; in the season zodiac, from September 20th till October 20th.
The Golden Goddess Venus makes this sign her summer home, as it were, while some esoteric purists insist that Pele, the Lady of the Volcano, rules in this sign. Duality in rulership is one of the most difficult aspects of any earthly life.
Golden Venus is that glittering, sought after celestial influence which brings the golden touch: beauty, riches, romance, good cheer, good friends, and good times, as well as quick cash and good fortune. She bestows her many gifts with a lavish hand she can really bowl you over. Her worldly attributes are always the most sought after by wordings, and the least attained: popularity, recognition, and abundant earthly rewards. This is the time to get rich in the worldly sense, and to remember the unfortunate when you do.
It is in the spiritual realm where we appreciate this influence the most, and the keenest however, for the Lady of Heaven, Golden Venus reveals our state of communion with the greater human fold. This influence as sacrament represents the mystical mingling of our earthly flesh with essence of the Divine. Unless our mingling with both our brethren and our Lady is daily, cheerful, natural, and sought after, like the Influence itself, it is not a blessed but a dead thing.
Pele is the great purifier of life, who creates new land, green peridot Hawaiian diamonds, fertility of soil, with every right and possiblitiy to take it back again. She gives and takes, sometimes giving just to take away again; just like Life!
Which either you choose, or if you choose to use both, you will be right.
The natural scent of Libra is peppermint, raspberry, and red rose. The metal is copper and brass. Most traditionally the opal is sited as the gemstone, with coral, or lapis lazuli secondly. Also the stone magnetite can be beneficial, as this stone balances energy polarities and opens blocks, aiding energy movements within the body itself. It promotes grounding and balance throughout and along ones chosen paths.
The material is the best silk.
Libra foods are the least, the minimum, but the best; chocolates, strawberries, apricots, and raspberries in a combined confection.
These associations give the prudent magickal Libra a deeper insight into her nature and place in the world.
Your word of wisdom is, 'Let me explain exactly what I need to tell you and what I need to say is...'
The Libra garden includes cosmos, apple blossoms, daisy gardenia, pink rose, violet, hibiscus, myrtle, sage, golden seal, pennyroyal, peppermint, thyme and wild strawberry. The center would feature not a scales, but a pair of objects which balance.
The most effective pilgrimage for a Libra or anyone with a strong influx of influence of the Golden Girl would be to Orleans Cathedral in France. A visit to Mount Shasta in California, or any active volcano, would complete your trek.
The most effective place for a shrine would be near windmills, straggling barns, where wood is cut or piled, a harbor for ships, a boat yard or boat launch, top of a mound, hill, or mountain; hawking copse, golf links, cupola or dome, closet, or guest room. Dedicate the shrine in the key of D.
Libra graces everything which passes through its stars with foresight, fairness, refinement, cheerfulness, and bright hope!
The Three Phases of Libra
Every sign has three phases, or decanates, which change every ten days or degrees. This is another reason for the vast differences between the Libras! Called Rising Stars, these constellations stamp their signature on us at the hour of our birth, and at the birth of each new day. These rising stars tell us a great deal about which myth we may be enacting, with which archetypes, and which dramas we may live out in our lives.
The decantes of Libra are the Southern Cross, the Wolf, and the Northern Crown.
The first is the the Southern Cross, ranging from the 16th till the 26th of October. This group of four stars is the most recognizable in the Souther hemisphere. Those people and relationships born under these stars are sensitive, generous, perceptive, artistically well balanced, and capable of taking a dispassionate view of life.
The second decanate, from October 27th till the 4th of November lies in Lupus the Wolf. The poor beast is being ministered to by the Centaur on the alter. Those people and relationships born under these stars are careful, patient, and considerate, who display stability, endurance, tenacity and perseverance.
The third decante of Libra is the Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, stretching from the 4th till the 14th of November. These stars are closely associated with Ariadne, goddess of the labyrinth, who with a single piece of string saved Theseus and all of Athenians from being devoured by a monster. Theseus had to seperate from her, and her grief was shocking! Dionysus, god of wine and song, fell passionately in love with her and couldn't leave her side ever again.
Those people and relationships born under these stars are original, advanced, profound, mystical, and perceptive, with commanding personalities.
Birth Chart for Josephine Baker
Born June 3, 1906, Josephine Baker danced naked to approving Nazi crowds who adored her, all the while being a spy for the French resistance! Known as the Black Pearl, and the Bronze Venus, Josephine is the essence of elegance and grace, loving liberty and freedom, and being completely her own woman.
She is the only American to have won the French Croix de Guerre.
Her moon is Libra, sitting by its triumphant self in the third house; look at the bouquet of planets in Taurus and Gemini in the tenth house of profession. Neptune and Venus together tell us that she was made for fame, and it had to center in ART! Mars and Pluto together gave her fantastic reserves of energy, which her Taurus sun could tame and harness for her own determination! She is one of the strongest women I have ever seen, both mentally and physically; it was her will which triumphed over Hitlers.
Plenty of planets in Libra, no matter what the house, or activity in the seventh house, no matter the sign, always grants us a modicum of judgment, level headedness, and penetration! We can see others clearly, as did the heroine Josephine, who saw the real winning side!!
Libran Hillary Rodham Clinton
In real time astrology, Hillary is a Libra, not a Scorpio; pretty obvious!
Born at 8 PM local time in Chicago on October 26 1948, Hillary sports the sun, Chiron, Venus, and Mercury in Libra. She is a born tactician, negotiator, and statesman! At 0 degrees Sagittarius is Jupiter, making this a 7 point stellium. She is a supreme Libran, with that magickal ability to heal the past, to enervate the present, and to reshape the future!! Her Mercury is retrograde, so she has frustration and delays in her career, but with the moon in Pisces (sacrifice and empathy) in the 10th house of profession and government, it is just a matter of time!!
Venus In Libra
Venus in Libra is beauty, charm, grace incarnate! During this transit, everything is beautiful!
If you were born with Venus in Libra, you attract through good taste and good manners, through creating harmony and ease in places and in relationships.
Invite the Star Goddess into your life by wishing on a star! She can be thought of as our original fairy godmother!!
Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, whose body encircles the universe ...
The Charge of the Star Goddess
"I who am the beauty of the green Earth,
The white Moon among the Stars,
And the Mystery of the Waters,
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto Me.
From Me all things proceed,
And unto Me they must return.
For behold - all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Power and compassion,
Honour and humility,
Mirth and reverence within you.
Know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
Unless you know the Mystery:
You will never find it without.
we are painstakingly fair and balanced, to the point of being unable to decide. This is one of the best transits for study of words, the law, and mathematics. Not the time for taking sides! Special care must be taken of the lower back and kidneys now, as this is at it's most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you have a kidney stone now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
If you were born with the moon in Libra, your very nature is Libran, much more so than that of your sun sign; your refinement, good taste, good manners, and exquisite sense of harmony all attest to that!
The moons placement in our chart always refers to our mom. She may not be a Libra, but this defines our relationship with her; it has harmony, balance, a sense of propriety, beauty, and charm. This is such a fortunate placement!!
When Ceres transits Libra, we think of moms who, through their natural refinements, are a social success.
If you were born with Ceres in Libra, you strive to attain just this grace!
Mars transit through Libra puts energy into our desire for beauty, harmony, and grace!
Since Mars in our chart shows us the type of man we are attracted to, we know want a gentleman, of good taste and education, a diplomat, a man of talent, high minded, with real people skills and social grace. We instinctively know surface polish and window dressing from the real gems!
Vesta in Libra produces some great artists, designers, and choreographers in all mediums.
When Jupiter transits Libra, he brings sound principles, strong leadership, and great business ethics, and usually applies them to Art.
Since Jupiter in our chart shows the type of man who best suits us, look for such a suit; he will probably be older than you by some years, be successful in his career, and be established in his own right. This isn't intimidating, it's grand!
This is the perfect example of Jupiter in Libra; risen though his own efforts in a business that benefits everyone, but especially those who have a need; well to do, hard working, fair, involved and interested in his community. He is a little peculiar, but aren't we all?
Saturn in Libra tells you how and where you end things, draw boundaries, and how you interact with your dad. He may not be a Libra, but this is how you treat him- with compassion and grace, even though you know there is something seriously wrong going on here.
Pallas in Libra will stand by her dad, no matter what!
Uranus toured Libra from 1974 till 1981, as the US court benchs began to swing far left. Perhaps not our finest hour!
Neptune toured Libra from 1955 till 1970, like the Fox Sisters, awakening spiritual sympathies and sensitives.
Pluto toured Libra from 1987 till 1995. This denoted a change in our standards of beauty; I like this form much better than Woody Allens mug!
Who would guess that a Libra lass could be such a temptress? She uses her refined taste and innate beauty to create a startling sex appeal.
The North Node: few if any enemies, very popular, great marriage.
The South Node: you have learned the Libra lessons in past lifetimes, and may now use them subconsciously to benefit all.
You will profit from dealing with others in large numbers, and through marriage. You always win!!
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The Rosary Is A Magickal Tool!
Chanting is so Libra! The colors of the harvest, and of ripe seeds!
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It has become popular of late to think of the universe in mechanical terms, as if the body of the Goddess is a giant celestial clock. It is in fact Her corporealness, Her being, Her physical manifestation. This doesn't end, it transforms.
What happens in 2012 is just a change in mode, or mood.
Case in point: the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Adventists, Hal Lindsey, and lately the Hoagland-bashers have been predicting the End of the World since 1914. How many of them are have been right?
No matter how much many of us wish they could be taken away in a rupture- ah, rapture- here they still are. And here they remain along with all the rest of us, because we belong here, on the earth, in the garden it truly is. Even the Fundy Scriptures relate that 'Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.'
Like the dinosaurs who now fly through the air, there is change coming, good change which embraces us all.
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