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The Scales
September 24 to October 23

Traditional
Libra Traits


Diplomaitic and urbane
Romantic and charming
Easygoing and sociable
Idealistic and peaceable


On the dark side....

Indecisive and changeable
Gullible and easily infuenced
Flirtatious and self-indulgent




Libra! About Your Sign...

Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals. Many modern astrologers regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal types because it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons, when the harvest of all the hard work of the spring is reaped. There is a mellowness and sense of relaxation in the air as mankind enjoys the last of the summer sun and the fruits of his toil. Librans too are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters and are often good looking. They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living) and the pleasures that these bring.

They have good critical faculty and are able to stand back and look impartially at matters which call for an impartial judgment to be made on them. But they do not tolerate argument from anyone who challenges their opinions, for once they have reached a conclusion, its truth seems to them self-evident; and among their faults is an impatience of criticism and a greed for approval. But their characters are on the whole balanced, diplomatic and even tempered.

Librans are sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an almost psychic extent, of understanding the emotional needs of their companions and meeting them with their own innate optimism - they are the kind of people of whom it is said, "They always make you feel better for having been with them." They are very social human beings. They loathe cruelty, viciousness and vulgarity and detest conflict between people, so they do their best to cooperate and compromise with everyone around them, and their ideal for their own circle and for society as a whole is unity.

Their cast of mind is artistic rather than intellectual, though they are usually too moderate and well balanced to be avant garde in any artistic endeavor. They have good perception and observation and their critical ability, with which they are able to view their own efforts as well as those of others, gives their work integrity.

In their personal relationships they show understanding of the other person's point of view, trying to resolve any differences by compromise, and are often willing to allow claims against themselves to be settled to their own disadvantage rather than spoil a relationship. They like the opposite sex to the extent of promiscuity sometimes, and may indulge in romanticism bordering on sentimentality.
Their marriages, however, stand a good chance of success because they are frequently the union of "true minds". The Libran's continuing kindness toward his or her partner mollifies any hurt the latter may feel if the two have had a tiff. Nor can the Libran's spouse often complain that he or she is not understood, for the Libran is usually the most empathetic of all the zodiacal types and the most ready to tolerate the beloved's failings.

The negative Libran character may show frivolity, flirtatiousness and shallowness. It can be changeable and indecisive, impatient of routine, colorlessly conventional and timid, easygoing to the point of inertia, seldom angry when circumstances demand a show of annoyance at least; and yet Librans can shock everyone around them with sudden storms of rage. Their love of pleasure may lead them into extravagance; Libran men can degenerate into reckless gamblers, and Libran women extravagant, jealous and careless about money sometimes squander their wealth and talents in their overenthusiasm for causes which they espouse. Both sexes can become great gossipers. A characteristic of the type is an insatiable curiosity that tempts them to enquire into every social scandal in their circle.

In their work the description "lazy Libra" which is sometimes given is actually more alliterative than true. Librans can be surprisingly energetic, though it is true that they dislike coarse, dirty work. Although some are modestly content, others are extremely ambitious. With their dislike of extremes they make good diplomats but perhaps poor party politicians, for they are moderate in their opinions and able to see other points of view. They can succeed as administrators, lawyers (they have a strong sense of justice, which cynics might say could handicap them in a legal career), antique dealers, civil servants and bankers, for they are trustworthy in handling other people's money. Some Librans are gifted in fashion designing or in devising new cosmetics; others may find success as artists, composers, critics, writers, interior decorators, welfare workers or valuers, and they have an ability in the management of all sorts of public entertainment. Some work philanthropically for humanity with great self-disciple and significant results. Libran financiers sometimes make good speculators, for they have the optimism and ability to recover from financial crashes.

Possible Health Concerns...

Libra governs the lumbar region, lower back and kidneys. Its subjects must beware of weaknesses in the back, and lumbago, and they are susceptible to troubles in the kidneys and bladder, especially gravel and stone. They need to avoid overindulgence in food and especially drink, for the latter can particularly harm the kidneys.


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    LIKES
  • The finer things in life
  • Sharing
  • conviviality
  • Gentleness
    DISLIKES
  • Violence
  • Injustice
  • Brutishness
  • Being a slave to fashion


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PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Libran you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.

Problem:   Finding yourself frequently trapped in situations that have no depth and little value to you or the other person.
Solution:   Try not to pretend feelings you do not have and find a way to back gracefully out of a superficial relationship; look before you leap.

Problem:  You find that you do not really like yourself and/or beating yourself up over not being able to please another.
Solution:   If you learn how to please yourself without depriving others, then you will be able to please someone else.

Problem:  The situations that make you ill at ease is only mildly irritating to another.
Solution:  Try to cultivate inner security through spiritual strength and awareness.

Problem:  Feeling like you are nothing: your actions being frustrating to others.
Solution:  Developing your feelings of self worth by expressing the positive in your nature and not letting your elitist, class consciousness show.

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Your ruling planet is VENUS
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Mean distance from the Sun (AU) 0.723
Sidereal period of orbit (years) 0.62
Equatorial radius (km) 6,052
Polar radius (km) 6,052
Body rotation period (hours) 5823
(Retrograde) Tilt of equator to orbit (degrees) 2.12
Number of observed satellites 0


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Some more interesting facts about your sign:



The symbol associated with your sign is the scales of balance
representing the balance that you continually seek in your self and your life. The scales were also
adopted by our judicial system to symbolize a balance of fairness in the law which is emphasized by 'blind justice' holding them.



The color of choice for Libra is Blue



Your starstone is the precious Sapphire. The Sapphire is one of the most beautiful and sought after gems in the quartz family. It is considered good luck in many ways and one of the major healing stones.

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RE:   STARSTONE CONTROVERSY

There is, and always have been, a controversy over "starstones". Starstones are NOT birthstones.  I give you here in these pages the stones that are called your starstones, (planet stones), which viberates the strongest to your planet or sign, NOT to the month that you were born.   I would also like it if those who think they know precisely what their stone is to go to the library and reference some good Astrology books such as 'Parkers Astrology'.    Sorry for the confusion, but confusion over this topic has raged for hundreds of years.

 

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Some Famous Librians That Share Your Sign!

September 23, 1920 - Mickey Rooney - Actor
September 23, 1943 - Julio Inglesias - Singer
September 24, 1896 - F.Scott Fitsgerald - Writer
September 24, 1942 - Linda McCartney - Paul's Wife
September 25, 1897 - William Faulkner - Writer
September 25, 1906 - Dimitri Shotakovich - Composer
September 25, 1931 - Barbara Walters - Interviewer
September 25, 1932 - Juliet Prowse - Dancer
September 25, 1944 - Michael Douglas - Actor
September 25, 1952 - Christopher Reeve - Actor
September 26, 1888 - T.S. Elliot - Poet
September 26, 1898 - George Gershwin - Composer
September 26, 1924 - Marcello Mastroiani - Actor
September 26, 1948 - Olivia Newton John - Singer
September 26, 1956 - Linda Hamilton - Actress
September 27, 1920 - William Conrad - Writer
September 27, 1933 - Greg Morris - Actor
September 27, 1947 - Cheryl Tiegs - Model
September 27, 1958 - Shaun Cassidy - Singer
September 28, 1902 - Ed Sulllivan - TV Host
September 28, 1909 - Al Capp - Cartoonist
September 28, 1916 - Peter Finch - Actor
September 28, 1933 - Sylvia Kars - Sex therapist
September 28, 1934 - Bridgette Bardot - Actress
September 28, 1967 - Moon Zappa - Celebrity
September 29, 1901 - Enrico Fermi - Scientist
September 29, 1907 - Gene Autry - Singer
September 29, 1908 - Greer Garson - Actress
September 29, 1942 - Madeline Kahn - Actress
September 29, 1943 - Lech Walesa - Activist
September 29, 1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis - Singer
September 29, 1948 - Bryant Gumbel - TV Host
September 30, 1921 - Deborah Kerr - Actress
September 30, 1924 - Truman Copote - Writer
September 30, 1929 - Robert Duval - Actor
October 1, 1847 - Annie Besant - Occultist
October 1, 1888 - Mark E. Jones - Astrologer
October 1, 1920 - Walter Mathhau - Actor
October 1, 1921 - James Whitmore - Actor
October 1, 1924 - James Earl Carter - President US
October 1, 1928 - George Peppard - Actor
October 1, 1930 - Richard Harris - Actor
October 1, 1935 - Julie Andrews - Actress
October 1, 1941 - Randy Quaid - Actor
October 2, 1890 - Groucho Marx - Comedian
October 2, 1869 - Mahatma Gandhi - Pacifist
October 2, 1906 - Willie Ley - Science Writer
October 2, 1938 - Rex Reed - Journalist
October 2, 1951 - Sting - Musician

October 3, 1900 - Thomas Wolf - Writer
October 3, 1909 - Chuby Checker - Singer
October 3, 1925 - Gore Vidal - Writer
October 4, 1814 - Jean F. Millet - - Artist
October 4, 1822 - Rutherford Hayes - President US
October 4, 1923 - Charlton Heston - Actor
October 4, 1946 - Susan Sarandon - Actor
October 5, 1923 - Philip Berrigan - Activist
October 5, 1925 - Richard Gordon - Astronaut
October 5, 1951 - Bob Geldolf - Organizer
October 6, 1908 - Carol Lombard - Actress
October 6, 1820 - Jenny Lind - Singer
October 6, 1887 - Le Corbusier - Architect
October 6, 1906 - Janet Gainer - Actress
October 7, 1849 - James W. Riley - Poet
October 7, 1885 - Neils Bohr - Physicist
October 7, 1900 - Heinrich Himmler - Nazi
October 7, 1917 - June Allyson - Actress
October 7, 1927 - R.D. Laing - Psychologist
October 7, 1931 - Desmond Tutu - Statesman
October 7, 1943 - Oliver North - Celebrity
October 7, 1951 - John Mellencamp - Singer
October 8, 1890 - Eddie Rickenbacker - Military
October 8, 1985 - Juan Peron - President
October 8, 1941 - Jesse Jackson - Activist
October 8, 1936 - Rona Barret - Columnist
October 8, 1949 - Sigouney Weaver - Actress
October 9, 1835 - Camille St.Saens - Composer
October 9, 1890 - Aimee S. McPherson - Religious Leader
October 9, 1911 - Charles Jayne - Astrologer
October 9, 1940 - John Lennon - Beatle
October 10, 1813 - Guiseppe Verdi - Composer
October 10, 1900 - Helen Hayes - Actress
October 10, 1924 - James Clavell - Writer
October 10, 1954 - James Eshelman - Astrologer
October 10, 1955 - David Lee Roth - Musician
October 11, 1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady
October 12, 1875 - Aleister Crowley - Occultist
October 12, 1932 - Dick Gregory - Comedian
October 12, 1935 - Luciano Pavarotti - Singer
October 13, 1853 - Lillie Langtry - Actress
October 13, 1921 - Yves Montand - Actor
October 13, 1925 - Lenny Bruce - Comedian
October 13, 1925 - Margaret Thacher - Prime Minister
October 13, 1956 - Judy Blumberg - Skater
October 14, 1888 - Katherine Mansfield - Writer
October 14, 1890 - Dwight Eisenhower - President US
October 14, 1896 - Lillian Gish - Actress
October 14, 1894 - E.E. Cummings - Poet

October 14, 1916 - C. Everett Koop - Physician General
October 14, 1928 - Roger Moore - Actor
October 14, 1938 - John Dean - Attorney
October 15, 1917 - Arthur Schlesinger - Writer
October 15, 1959 - Sarah Ferguson - Royalty
October 15, 1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche - Writer
October 15, 1924 - Lee A. Iacocca - Corporate Figure
October 15, 1943 - Penny Marshall - Actress
October 16, 1854 - Oscar Wilde - Writer
October 16, 1886 - David Ben-Gurion - Political Leader
October 16, 1888 - Eugene O'Neill - Writer
October 16, 1923 - Linda Darnell - Actress
October 16, 1925 - Angela Lansbury - Actress
October 16, 1939 - Batya Stark - Astrologer
October 16, 1946 - Suzanne Somers - Actress
October 17, 1915 - Arthur Miller - Writer
October 17, 1918 - Susan Hayworth - Actress
October 17, 1920 - Montgomery Clift - Actor
October 17, 1931 - Jimmy Breslin - Politician
October 17, 1932 - Paul Anderson - Weight Lifter
October 17, 1938 - Evel Knievel - Dare Devil
October 17, 1949 - Margot Kidder - Actress
October 18, 1922 - Jess Helms - Politician
October 18, 1927 - George C. Scott - Actor
October 18, 1960 - J.C. Van Damm - Actor
October 18, 1956 - Martina Nvratilova - Sports Figure
October 19, 1912 - John Profumo - Scandal
October 19, 1922 - Jack Anderson - Journalist
October 19, 1931 - John Lecarre - Writer
October 19, 1932 - Robert Reed - Actor
October 19, 1945 - John Lithgow - Actor
October 20, 1854 - Arthur Rimbaud - Poet
October 20, 1882 - Bela Lugosi - Actor
October 20, 1859 - John Dewey - Educator
October 20, 1926 - Art Buchwald - Columnist
October 20, 1936 - Bobby Seale - Activist
October 21, 1833 - Alfred Nobel - Chemist
October 21, 1952 - Patti Regan - President’s daughter
October 21, 1956 - Carrie Fisher - Actress
October 22, 1811 - Franz Liszt - Composer
October 22, 1905 - Constance Bennett - Actress
October 22, 1917 - Margot Fontaine - Dancer
October 22, 1922 - Timothy Leary - Professor
October 22, 1942 - Annette Funicello - Mouseketeer
October 22, 1937 - Tommy Lasorda - Sports Figure
October 22, 1952 - Pattie Davis - Celebrity
October 22, 1952 - Jeff Goldblum - Actor
October 23,1844 - Sarah Bernhardt - Actress
October 23,1894 - Charles Atlas - Body Builder
October 23, 1925 - Johnny Carson - TV Host


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