The Spiritual Aspects of Libra

General Characteristics:

Dates: September 23 – October 23

Symbol — The Balance Scales.

Keywords — Balanced, diplomatic, indecisive, and aesthetic.

Anatomy — The kidneys and the skin.

Jewels — Sapphire, Opal, Coral.

Flowers — Aster, Belladonna Lily.

Lucky Star — Venus.

Lucky Colors — Green, Dove-Gray.

Egyptian Correspondences:

Alchemy: Sublimation
American Indian: Sturgeon, Salmon Animal: Elephant
Birthstone: Emerald, Beryl, Opal
Color: Green
Day: Friday
Egyptian: Maat
Element: 2nd of three air signs
Flower: Lily
Gods/Goddess: Themis, Maat, Venus
Greek: Themis
Hawaiian: MAHOE HOPE – Gourd Scales
Indian (Sanskrit): Tula – The Scales
Metal: Brass
Perfume: Galbanum, Vanilla, Chamomile
Plant: Aloe
Quality: 3rd of four cardinal signs
Roman: Themis
Tarot: Justice
Weapon: The Cross

Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac; it is cardinal and air, and is the only sign that is depicted as an “object” and not an animal or being. Libra is the diplomat or negotiator of the zodiac. The symbol for Libra is the scales, always balancing two opposing options. Libra does so well at seeing both sides of a question that it sometimes has difficult deciding which option to choose. Libra is concerned with harmonious relationships between people. Representing this idea, the ruling planet is Venus.

BASIC SOUL PURPOSES:

A LIBRA incarnation entails a search for the soul mate. LIBRA is learning to perceive right values and to make perfect judgment in dealing with others. LIBRA is attempting to balance the polarities of life, especially as they relate to the masculine and feminine energies.

QUALITY TO OVERCOME: The urge to be victorious over others.

LESSON TO LEARN: Balance of Will, Love, & Intelligence in every situation.

MOTIVATED BY: The desire for relationship.

 

BASIC NEEDS IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS:

Most Compatible with Gemini & Aquarius Other compatible energies: Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius Incompatible with: Water & earth elements ( Compatible Ascendant energies will largely overcome incompatibilities.) An intimate relationship with another LIBRA means inability to recharge each other’s energy field. There is a tendency to blend and “act as one element.” Unless there are other strong energizing elements present, there can be a slow starvation of the nervous system.

Lesson for all of us

CHOOSE THE SPACE OF LOVE
Libra knows that there are different paths, and they all lead to the same place. Libra teaches us that there is an alternative to endless internal and external conflict. At each moment we can choose which channel we wish to tune into and which dimension we wish to operate from. We can decide not to indulge in self-imposed suffering anymore. Libra asks us, Why subject ourselves to turmoil and torture, when we can live in the space of love? Within each of us is a deep desire to enter the dimension of love. The human mission is to figure out how to get there. We want to experience peace and love. We desperately try to get there through external things, relationships, sex, drugs and alcohol. But none of these methods gets us to where we want to go. Sometimes we feel the love space temporarily by listening to beautiful music, reading a good book, dancing, making-love or being in nature. But how can we stay there? Only deep within our own mind and heart do we find the space where the angels hang out. The Libra impulse makes it possible to enter the space of love within our own psyche and to feel it around ourselves. It is a delightfully relaxing, peaceful and loving place. Once the peace channel opens in our mind and we have a taste, we want (1) to breathe into it, (2) to take in the energy, (3) to partake of the love and (4) to receive sustenance from it. Our desire (5) to feel it more fully and (6) to infuse it into our being entices us into our body. Our whole essence wants (7) to relax into the calm and (8) to imbibe the sweet nectar, which seems almost palpable to our sensual receptors.

GUIDELINES TO ACCESS THE DIMENSION OF LOVE

When we enter the space of love, we realize that this is the place to BE. Here we can hang out, enjoy ourselves, and carry out our life activities in an elevated manner. Here are some guidelines to access the dimension of peace and love. (1) Tune into the neutral channel inside your head and contemplate its attributes peace, stability, neutral, non-judgmental, no stories. (2) As your desire to immerse yourself in this peace deepens, let your body get involved in this experience and feel the attributes. (3) Engage all your senses to infuse yourself with this peace. (4) Feel all your sensations inside your skin to contain this love. (5) Everyday connect with and maintain the stable, peaceful space within. (6) Lovingly hold yourself in the space, as you release resistance. (7) One day we discover that this space is everywhere. IT is Infinite. It is higher love.
So coming from the last Full Moon in Pisces, the opportunity to receive a “baseline” for experiencing what it feels like to be in that pure space of Divine Love ( I know I was gifted with this experience ) is very much about how does one stay in this space with all the external chaos and day to day challenges that are all around us? How can we still function in a world of physicality and settle into the highest vibration which is love and feel that totality of Oneness?.. Ahhh Yes, that is the journey… The main one anyway.. for sure. But the energies that we are in now and around us, if we truly work on achieving this, everyday – of every moment, are greatly supporting us right now so that we CAN tap into this and “remember”.

I hope you enjoyed this article and the insights and make sure you look back soon for my next main posts regarding October.

Much love, Kathy

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Resources: Kathy, Balance for Life, http://www.yogatech.com/nmbcopy/139, http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/astrology/libra.html, http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/divination/astrology/libra_-_the_scales.asp, http://www.luckymojo.com/libra.html

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