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Libra and Right Relations

RisaWe are under the influence of Libra—ruling relationships, marriage and economics, seeking balance between polarities. We presently see polarities between governments, leaders and nations but especially experience polarity within relationships. Always when there is polarity and tension. Tension creates “attention.” In relationships, under the jurisdiction of Libra, polarities, if not integrated (male/female, etc.), create conflict and with conflict a new harmony within relationship is being called forth—difficult yet a process of learning. Out of conflict there will be harmony, but we don’t know what the New Harmony will be while experiencing the phase of conflict. Feeling chaotic is the first step in creativeness. Relationships are not only battlegrounds. They are schools where we learn how to interact, how to cooperate, love and serve each other. In relationships we learn how to be in relationships and we learn who we are.

Libra is a cardinal sign, thus Libras are leaders (like Aries, Cancer & Capricorns). Librans can be very sensitive to others’ needs. Sometimes this overwhelms their fragile inner ecosystems. And they must turn away. Being very social, they also turn aside from conflict, needing to choose cooperation and compromise instead. Librans are artistic, perceptive, and seek multiple relationships for it is through relationship Libra learns how to balance self with the “other.” We are all learning how to balance, how to recognize the harmony that comes forth from conflict, and how to create Right Relations with each other and Earth’s kingdoms during the month of Libra. This is the balance we must achieve before Oct. 23, when the mysterious dark waters and nine personality tests of reorientation begin in Scorpio.

We are now in autumn, the days become darker, soon the autumn festivals will begin … light in our darkness.

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Are you unusually hungry and have your appetites increased? Are you searching for how to be and enjoy yourself more? Self-expression coming forth. Careful though. Others may feel you’re glowing a bit too brightly and may want to compete. Let them win. You know you’re the first and the best. Keep playing.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21) Your work focus is becoming very productive as you are attempting to resolve financial problems and make a secure future for everyone. I’ve mentioned this many times and it continues for you are to tend to the lives of many generations after you come to you for aid and sustenance. Of all the signs you are the most composed and prepared. Careful of things electrical in the home. And rest on Wednesday.
GEMINI (May 22-June 20) It seems as if you’re illumined from within. A golden light emanates from your eyes. With Venus, Sun, Mercury and Ceres in Gemini, the potential love/wisdom resting longingly in your heart is beginning to emerge. When others come in contact with you they are puzzled. What is it that’s different they wonder? Your personality light dims as your Soul light shines forth. Observe how you feel. Study Castor & Pollex.
CANCER (June 21-July 20) Working with your finances and resources becomes exciting when you know you will want to use all that you have to create a future that is sustainable and ecological for not only you and family, but for humanity—those who will come to where you are when many changes begin. Opportunities for more resources fill your mind with ideas as you research and work with others, each of who have their specific gifts. Nurture them.
LEO (July 21-Aug. 22) Are you busy with this and that, here and there? Are you projecting yourself everywhere in order to participate in various activities where others recognize and applaud you? This is good for your self-identity and it’s also good if you’re going to run meetings, group discussions, and community matters. You always have leadership qualities but now they are really seen and heard and your ideas are applied. Stay humble.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) While Mercury (your planet) is retro alongside Sun & Venus in your house of ambition your mind is internally figuring out what achievements you want to accomplish in the coming months. You are busy and you’re working behind the scenes doing research perhaps or tending the ill and weary or reading Karen Armstrong’s books on religion or seeking respite and seclusion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Multiple planets are in your house of travel and I wonder if you are traveling and I hope so to a place where art is on every street corner and restaurants are massed with locals and where you’re staying has a spa because you need care and tending and time away from work because you push yourself to the limits and beyond. You are probably learning something new, with colleagues, and going out each night. Have fun.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Are you realizing how important your place and responsibilities are with your work? Do you see that they are the culmination, up to this point, of your ambitions and achievements? More responsibility may come forth that places you in the public. Do not shy away. You can assume your position with grace. This above all will be recognized by others. Grace and equanimity and Right Speech.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) Work should become very busy, with new structures and disciplines. You may feel overworked with no room for your usual creative endeavors playing in the fields of your fertile mind. Something from the past will reveal itself soon. Perhaps you’re thinking of distant places, people, things, events. You long for what held you in loving care. Let this sway you as long as it can. You’ll assess and then decide.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) It’s time to be a bit more intimate with the one(s) you love. Be aware of this passage of time and have the intention to be closer and kinder to family and partner. You will reap many benefits from this and with more and more contact, more and more love is released. This nourishes you, which you need now, not just from food but from those around you. But you have to initiate it first.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) The planets are lined up in your house of change, transformation, intimacy and shared resources. Which one(s) are you participating in? If you are an artist, this is a time when you should be in your studio or at your computer creating inspired works. Do consider this in between investing, those calling you to love them. It’s a good time. Use it well.
PISCES (Feb.19-March 20) You’re finding yourself back in time, interacting with people from an important past event. You’ve been given an opportunity to fulfill certain wishes. As you perform your work you realize success. It’s taken years to come to this place in time and space. Those you work with recognize your gifts and skills and are appreciative. Because you touch their hearts. This is Soul work. And indigenous work.

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