Libra is the only sign in the zodiac represented by an inanimate object; the scales of justice. But who is holding those scales? These good-looking charmers cannot function well hanging around in thin air by themselves! While Aries, their opposite, are AOK leading the pack or striking out into the wilderness alone, Libra is not a soloist. They seek balance through connection. This makes them excellent in all areas that require diplomacy, negotiation, compromise, and communication. They possess special gifts when it comes to bringing people together. But their addiction to love can prompt Libras to coerce, seduce, cajole, and even con, to get others to engage with them. Sure, they are caring partners, but at the end of the day, what they really want is to be taken care of by you!
Although the Sun is considered “weak” in this sign, Libras are no lightweights. They are empowered through interaction. Idealists, they are drawn to situations where they can pull things into balance. But they hate it when confronted with harsh realities that just aren’t pretty. Art, Literature, and the Humanities are their playgrounds. But you will also find these folks drawn to Law Enforcement, Law, and Politics, where they can put their ideals into action. But beware of the “used car salesman” effect! Political Libras have an uncanny knack of mesmerizing people with their friendly and approachable presentation to get their way.
And yes, they are known to be attractive. Ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, they often exude artiness and style. I remember one of my astrologer friends describing this as the Libra Trap. Sort of like a Venus Fly Trap. It’s all about getting you to come close. Libras make great mates, but sometimes struggle once faced with the reality of their lover’s faults and foibles. They prefer to take the good with the good, not the good with the bad!
Libra gets along with fellow air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, but may tend to seek out partnerships with those who are more “opposite” in some ways. They can match up nicely with a powerful Scorpio or a dominant Aries or Leo. Cancer and Capricorn might possibly be the worst match for Libra, as the tense aspects between these signs can block intimacy, which is Libra’s main goal. Dating a Libra? Make sure you like to talk, in the bedroom, too.
Femastrology Horoscopes for October 2012
For all the Sun Signs: Jupiter goes retrograde the first week of the month, indicating time to take stock and review past lessons and experiences. Saturn will enter the sign of Scorpio on October 6. This will begin to push our karmic truths right into the limelight, so get ready for a heap of reality checks and revelations about things that have been lying beneath the surface. And on October 18 we will enter the dubious “Shadow Period” or preview phase of Mercury Retrograde. This will bring up many issues concerning communication, travel, and technology. Get the computer and the car fixed up early in the month to avoid hassles. Mercury will go retrograde officially on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Election Day, so get ready for a wild ride!
Aries (March 21-April 19) Focus on relationships and networking this month. And breathe a sigh of relief now that Saturn is no longer opposing you. But don’t get too comfy, as Uranus and Pluto are still challenging you to transform in a big way.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Reel yourself in and focus on health and well-being. You are about to enter a phase where Saturn in Scorpio will begin to racket up your lesson learning schedule. Don’t fight it, join it! Be conservative and strong, but flexible when confronted with obstacles.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Jupiter retrograde in your sign may give you some extra time to take advantage of opportunities you’ve tried to avail yourself of this year. Something or someone that didn’t look promising earlier in the year may start to show signs of improvement. Single Geminis, Cupid is gunning for you, so look out!
Cancer (June 21-July 21) Tense but exciting forces are lining up in the career and networking departments of your life. It’s all creating a big push/pull energy that can be at odds with your need for domestic bliss. Strive for balance, not just progress.
Leo (July 23-August 22) You’ve got a lot of great ideas right now Leo, but you can’t run away from the reality of responsibility. Remember not to spread yourself too thin. It will end up costing you a lot in the long run. Hunker down and try to solve one problem at a time. A cautious outlook will lead you to success.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Relationships, both business and personal, might be driving you nuts right now. Don’t focus on things you can’t control. Do focus on financial and career matters. With the proper effort, things will work out better than you think.
Libra (September 23-October 22) You have gone through some heavy lessons with Saturn in your sign for the past couple of years. Finally, you get to graduate! Take a deep breath and get ready to face the world with a new attitude. You are wiser now, and will begin to see the results from your hard work.
Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) Reflect deeply about your priorities and goals as Saturn, the great teacher, enters your sign this month. Be realistic and commit to a steady path. Let go of things that aren’t working and put your energy where it can do some good.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) You will be pleasantly surprised as you begin to see just how much people are really willing to help you at this time. Ask for what you want, you’ll probably get it!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) The pressure is on and you may not be able to enjoy much down-time this month. Time to show people your professionalism and dedication. There will be progress this month, but not without major effort, so get busy.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Pressures at work and over finances may overshadow your mood this month, but there is wind in your sails, so use it. You might even be able to sneak away to do something just for fun!
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Did you get the memo yet! You are supposed to be letting go of an old cycle. Sure, there are some unresolved issues from the past. Stop wondering why and start moving forward.