Find out more about your sign and current influences in your life by checking your current planetary transits with interpretations for each sign.
The Scales…September 23 to October 22
Libra your element is Air and your quality is Cardinal. You are the relationship devotee of the Air signs, graceful and strategic, the ‘in charge’ cardinal sign. The Air element means you are a Thinking Type, motivated by mental ideals and communication dynamics.
As the ‘cardinal’ Air sign, you initiate human connections and drive cooperation. Usually tactful and subtle in your push toward relationships, you can surprise people with your feisty side. You can fall into indecision if you are too concerned to make the perfect choice and if you try too hard to please, your honesty is called into question. You are most happy when you achieve a balance between your personal creative efforts and being with the people you love. You are the seventh sign and the lover of the zodiac, your key phrase: “I unite”.
VENUS: Planet of Love
Your Planetary Ruler
A sense of justice and an impulse to initiate relationship are the way your Air shimmers. A cool character with passionate ideals, ancient Arabic astrology says Libra is “of hot and humid nature (aerial). Its angel holds the keys of the creation of states (ephemeral) and of changes.” (Mystical Astrology According to Ibn ‘Arabi) Does this hint at your well-known fence sitting, yes it does. It also suggests you know exactly what you want - you simply change a lot. Venus is the opposite pole of sexual energy to Mars, the magnetic draw card, which displays the nectar for the bees with vibrant colours and sweet allure. Mars wants to win, Venus knows how to! Diplomacy, charm and a magnetic mental quality are some of the gifts of Venus to Libra. Since the love planet rules both Libra and Taurus, you are the ‘day sign’ of Venus. In the body Libra rules adrenals and kidneys, the venous system and the acid/alkaline balance, as well as sharing rulership of the skin. The right balance of rest and play, of optimism and realism is your key to good health.
Mythic Venus was quite a gal with many exploits. Most beautiful and seductive of the goddesses, she was born from the Ocean. When she appeared before the gods in all her naked radiance each wanted to marry her. When she scornfully refused, the king of the gods punished her pride by forcibly marrying her to the lowliest god of the forge, the lame Vulcan. Venus soon deserted him, openly declaring she would please herself. She had many illicit affairs, because love and fertility, not morality, were her main concerns. She bore three children to Mars, her polar opposite - she the lover, he the warrior. Ever on the romantic lookout, she also fell in love with the beautiful Adonis. When he died an untimely death she convinced Jupiter to let her reclaim him from the Underworld for half of every year, just as spring brings new growth and beauty every year. Venus represents a force of nature –attraction and mating, so she was the goddess who helped mortal couples overcome obstacles to love. Her interference could have tragic consequences. Thus she inspired the Trojan War, by promising the beautiful Queen of Sparta to Paris a prince of Troy. Yet she also inspired the one female heroic quest in the very male-focused Roman and Greek myths: these were the labours of Psyche in her quest for union with Eros. Psyche succeeded in winning her ideal love by listening to the forces of nature and asking for their help, by acknowledging her vulnerable feelings and letting them show. As an Air sign, you are prone to staying in your head and rationalising your feeling states. If that sounds like your kind of Libra, then Psyche’s story is rich in meaning and helpful motifs.
Venus represents the vitality of human connections, of relationship balance. Her special message for Libra is to believe in love’s work, even amidst strife and uncertainty.
Metal: Copper, ruled by Venus.
Colours: Colour balances like gold/black, white/black.
Herbs for Health: Dandelion root ‘coffee’ for blood purification, pennyroyal tea and peppermint tea for digestion.
Foods for Health: Celery, apples, spinach, beans, corn, almonds.
Flowers: Violet, primrose, pansy and all balms.
Scents: Rosemary and sandalwood.
You can find out more about the current planetary influences specific to your sign if you check the Current Planetary Transits Astrological Interpretations.
Sometimes miss spelled as Lybra.