Libra, the Scales, is the sign of the Autumnal Equinox.
It marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere,
arriving at the moment when the nights become longer
than the days. This
is not a time of turning away from the world. It is,
rather, a period when relationships take on greater
importance. Perhaps it is the lengthening night that
reminds us of our dependency on one another and
puts the focus on partnerships.
Libra represents the dynamic balance of a healthy
couple. This sign includes the principles of fairness,
diplomacy and the recognition of others as equals.
Librans, therefore, are very socially sensitive. They
notice who is getting his or her share and who isn't.
They understand the role of give and take in the creation
of harmonious communities.The
desire for peace, though, can be so strong that honest
communication becomes stifled. It is vital that we
remember that moments of challenge and conflict are
sometimes necessary for relationships to grow.
Libra is traditionally associated with a sense of
beauty and good taste. This is a period in which we
benefit by paying more attention to how we are affected
by our environment. It's a good time for making
your home or workplace more attractive. Outer harmony
supports inner peace.
has a sense of justice that can lead to non-violent
political activism as expressed by Mohandas Gandhi,
Lech Walesa, Jimmy
Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt or Jesse
Jackson. There are, too, more acerbic Librans,
ranging from Oscar Wilde, John Lennon and Lenny Bruce
to Janeane Garofalo, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
Libra singer-songwriters are Sting,
Jackson Browne, Bruce
Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and
Will Smith. Many Libra actresses are doing well these
days, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenna Elfman, Mira
Sorvino, Neve Campbell, Alicia Silverstone, Joan Cusack
Damon is another Libra who is prospering
in the movie business. There are even two double Libra
movie couples: Catherine
Zeta-Jones and Michael
Douglas and Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.
world of sports has Librans Serena
Williams, Martina Hingis, Mark
McGwire and Evander Holyfield. Barbara
Walters, Anne Rice, Sarah Ferguson and Luciano Pavarotti
are other celebrities born under this sign.