Monthly Transit Talk (MTT) - Libra Traits
By Elizabeth Jones
This month’s Sign: Libra
Date & Time of Suns Entry: September 22nd, 2006 @ 9:04 pm PDT, 10:04 pm MDT, 11:04 pm CDT, 12:04 am EDT on the 23rd [the Fall Equinox is also at these times]
Type: Cardinal Air sign
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Areas of Body Ruled: Lower back and kidneys
Key Phrase: I balance within and thus relate to my outer world in a peaceful waySymbols: The scales of justice
This information is for all signs of the Zodiac. Whatever is going on in the skies Astrologically affects us all, all of the time. Below is information regarding how the current emphasis on Libra may affect you personally and ways to work with this influence.
LIBRA ENERGIES, CHALLENGES & KEYWORDS
Libra rules all our one-on-one relationships and partnerships. It rules our ability to find and maintain balance and to relate from that place of balance. This ability is largely what creates harmony in our lives. Libra accents our need to connect, our basic capacity for personal relationship and how good we are at allowing ourselves to receive and to be supported. As you deal with relationship, intimacy and support issues during this time, what blocks you from having these qualities in your relationships will come up. Also, what throws you out of balance and creates disruption in your life will be highlighted.
Under these influences, we are better able to respond to others and to create harmony. However, there are things we must watch out for. For many, the need to keep peace or to relate in any way can be so strong that you compromise yourselves in order to have relationship at any cost. At the other end of that spectrum, you may push relationship away to such an extreme that this causes an unnatural imbalance in your lives. There are keys to be found in the sign of Libra to this tricky dynamic of human relating. One of them is to find a place of equanimity. Here we are neither attracted to nor repulsed by what is happening, yet are open and responsive. This is a very high level of the Liberian energy. Another is to use the previous sign's qualities of discernment to determine when you are compromising your preferences verses your essence.
Our challenges during the time of Libra are to watch out for indecision for fear of retribution, allowing extremes to pull you off center. Also to watch out for are being insincere or vane. If you have issues or repeated problems with any of these areas then it is likely that you have a challenging aspect or an "affliction" in your natal chart in Libra, with Venus, or in your 7th house. An astrological consultation will give you specific information about these aspects of your own chart.
Libra also rules beauty, art and music (classical), justice, legal matters, cooperation, diplomacy, mediation and Divine Order. Any of these areas may get extra attention during this month.
SOME LIKELY ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH
During this time of the Zodiac year, we are drawn to relate and interact with others more. Hence, our social life can be more active. You may find that you are drawn to the "finer things in life", such as art, music, fine dining and/or theater. You may want to slow down your pace a little and relax more, creating more balance in your life. Your relationships get emphasized now, so spending some extra quality time with your partner is both likely and possibly needed to restore balance now. Any activity that creates more order, harmony and peace in your life is likely to draw you in during this month.
WAYS TO ENHANCE THIS MONTHS ENERGIES
Ways to work with and enhance Libra energy are to practice equanimity and compromise ("Yield on the things that do not matter"), (if you really think about it, you'll be amazed at how many things fall into this category), listen attentively and share who you are. Look honestly at what opposes you, as well as at what is opposite you in life, as this will add tremendous insights into how you relate to others and also to what you attract to you. It is good to do something physically that enhances this energy. Some suggestions are to walk, do yoga and to basically just slow down. Or just try watching the sun rise and set on the same day.
Colors to enhance Libra energies: Colors to work with are light blues, lavenders, creams and pinks—soft tones that instill peace and harmony. Surrounding yourself with these colors will open you up visually to the sweetness and gentleness that can be found during this time of Libra.
YOUR SPIRITUAL FOCUS AND CHALLENGE
Be mindful and stay aware of your thoughts, feelings and actions. This helps you to stay centered, be in harmony and radiate peace. To accept differences in others as well as discrepancy in yourself. To allow support. To be true to yourselves in a way that doesn't negate others.
AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE TIME OF LIBRA
I know that peace is at the core of my being. I open my heart to access that peace and I share it freely with others. I walk with grace and in harmony with those around me.
CRYSTALS TO WORK WITH
Twins: (These are crystals that have two distinct points with a common base.) These are excellent for all relationship issues. They facilitate harmony, understanding and communication. Twins help us to balance yin/yang energies within ourselves, a prerequisite to manifesting and maintaining a healthy relationship.
Watermelon Tourmaline: This beautiful bi-colored crystal is one of the best for healing the heart chakra. The green ray heals emotional wounds and the pink ray increases the flow of love. This combination will rejuvenate the heart that has suffered from the traumas and disappointments of life.
Rose Quartz: Often referred to as the "love stone", this soft pink crystal is wonderful for opening our heart in a gentle way. It is like a soft breeze blowing by and is excellent for calming the inner child. Hold whenever you are afraid of intimacy or letting someone get close. Simple ways to work with crystals: Wear them. Put them next to your bed or under your pillow while you sleep. Meditate with them. Carry them in your pocket. Put quartz or rose quartz in your drinking water. Give one to a friend!
For more information about Mt. Shasta, California, astrologer Elizabeth Jones, visit her website at www.starpathways.com, or you can easily reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her phone number is 530-926-1999.