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Planet Tracker: Moon in Libra, Oct 20 thru 23

Planet Tracker

Moon in Libra

Oct 20, 2014 to Oct 23, 2014

You’re Ginger Rogers today. And everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this Libra Moontime think “grace in space.” If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, dance like you expected it to be there. Libra’s skill is knowing just how to receive whatever shows up. The trick is recognizing its beauty, which is all there is to diplomacy and charm. Any “couple tension” on this Moon is especially instructive. With as much neutrality as you can muster, examine the feedback loop of offering and receiving. If your lower back hurts, you might be doing too much or expecting too much from others. Court the idea that all the support you need lies within, as in a yoga balancing posture. This Moon asks, “Can you keep the peace and your balance at the same time?” The atmosphere is light and neutral today. It’s okay to be indecisive. Enjoy the ability to dance (gracefully) around the possibilities.

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Planet Tracker for Oct. 15: Mercury in Libra, Oct. 10 – Nov. 8

Planet Tracker

Mercury in Libra

Oct 10, 2014 to Nov 8, 2014

Mercury, the communication planet, should be feeling comfortable in the sociable air sign of Libra. The air element is very much about the mind and communication, so it fits very nicely with Mercury’s meaning. Libra is about building bridges and overcoming differences. It recognizes that there is more than one side to any question and seeks to harmonize opposing points of view. Diplomacy, then, is likely to be featured at this time, both in the larger public arena and in our personal lives.

Mercury in Libra can soften speech to ensure peaceful relationships. It’s necessary at times to bring down the noise level so that both sides can be heard. This is, therefore, a good time to heal wounds caused by misunderstandings or different views of reality.

The challenge of this period is that the tendency for being nice can sometimes overwhelm the necessity of being truthful. Being kind then becomes a barrier to real communication. Ideally, we can recognize (in Libra’s well-balanced manner) that there are many ways to connect with one another, and that agreement is not the only one. Expressing opposing points of view with respect and openness is a terrific way to strengthen any relationship. It is about being fair enough to yourself and others to both listen and be heard.

Famous folks born with Mercury in Libra include singers Bruce Springsteen, Olivia Newton-John, Cass Elliott, Art Garfunkel and ultra-charming Julio Iglesias. Actors Jeremy Irons, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Reeves, Richard Harris and Susan Sarandon are part of this group.

Sports stars Doug Flutie, Brett Favre and Scotty Pippen were born with Mercury in Libra, too. Writers Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Michael Crichton and Ken Kesey have entertained us with their thoughts. David Copperfield has shown sleight of hand, Evel Knievel a crazy kind of courage and Larry Flynt more than we really want to see. Mercury in Libra is also found in the charts of artist Peter Max, comedian-activist Dick Gregory, director Penny Marshall and poet-statesman Vaclav Havel.

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The Libra Side of Relationships

The Libra Side of Relationships

Living and loving with the Sun in Libra

Jeff JawerJeff Jawer on the topics of love, libra, blogs, astrology
Fall in the northern hemisphere is the season of relationships. It begins with the Sun in Libra, the sign of the Scales that symbolizes balance, partnership and meeting others halfway. Accommodation and compromise are its primary ways of creating harmonious duos. Scorpio, which follows, is about the next degree of intimacy where we meet at deeper emotional places that aren’t always tranquil. But we’ll set aside Scorpio now and revisit it at another time.

The Sun is in Libra right now, as it is for the first month of fall every year. It reflects a turn toward others as we move into the darker half of the year. Agreeable Libra’s need for peace is reflected in Astrology’s basic premise about compatibility: like attracts like. Harmonious alignments among planets in two charts represent this kind of ease, which is the traditional astrological prescription for relationship success. This is also a basic belief outside Astrology. If we don’t have similarities with someone, it’s going to be difficult to find things to talk about. Still, there’s something missing from this formula.

Facing intimacy

Many people find intimacy difficult. It feels suffocating, confining and limiting to them, which is a high price to pay for sharing one’s life with another person. Limits on personal freedom come with every relationship. There are general rules of behavior and individual preferences in play with every connection we have. Some people are very comfortable with accommodating others. They know how to ride the currents of someone else’s winds, which is very much what airy Libra is about. Others shrivel at the thought of giving up any authority to a partner. They are piloted from deep within themselves and do not readily adjust to external expectations.

The balance of Self and Other is the crux of relationship. It is the dance between I and Thou, Me and You, Me and Us. Individual natal charts done for the moment of a person’s birth are exceptional at describing how people do this dance. Some charts are largely accommodating and fit the profile of needing an easy relationship with someone similar to themselves. Other charts lean heavily toward independence and require much more space within their relationships. Differences in personality, background or philosophy open up spaces where they do not connect, which is what is wanted. Still, the majority of us desire both merging and maintaining our own identity. The astrologer-psychologist Zipporah Dobyns’ called this internal conflict the “freedom-closeness dilemma.” Natal charts show where these are and how they work.

Ebbing and flowing

While the Sun is in Libra, the fairytale sign of beautiful princes and princesses who will marry and live happily ever after, our challenge/opportunity is two-fold. Part one is to open our hearts to the romantic images of joyfully shared experience. It is a vision of liberating compromise that happens when what we give up of ourselves is multiplied in return by what we receive from another. Part two is recognizing that relationship is a process in which we move toward and away from each other, an ebb and flow of combining and separating that is completely natural. Accepting the variability of our emotions gives us the flexibility to find happiness within ourselves and when shared with others.

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What Do The Planets Have In Store For You For Oct. 13 – 19

Weekly Astrology: October 13-19, 2014

Let the good times roll

Maria DeSimone

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Venus in Libra

Venus in Libra

Love gets sweet ‘n light with Venus in loving Libra

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of venus, love, libra, astrology

Love planet Venus, which rules relationships, beauty and pleasure, moves into its home sign of loving Libra on Sept. 29, 2014, setting us up for a sweet time that highlights partnerships and social settings.

Venus in Libra is naturally harmonious. This is a time when we’re friendly, sociable, creative and our diplomatic skills peak. Libra is the most balanced sign, so this time always finds more of us striving to make sure things are fair and everyone is happy.

Libra is an Air sign, so it lends a breezy quality to love and partnerships of all kinds.  We’ll be polite and charming with one another, and peace will prevail. If you tend to argue a lot in your relationships, you will see less of that now.

That said, while relationships are bound to proceed smoothly with Venus in Libra, they won’t necessarily go very deep. This superficial quality comes into play because peacemaker Libra doesn’t want to rock the boat and might tell a few little while lies just to avoid upsetting anyone with the truth.

Compromise is a good thing, but do take extra care during this time to make sure you don’t sacrifice too much of your own needs for the sake of making someone else happy. Be fair to yourself, too!

In addition to creating more harmony in relationships, Venus in Libra is also very appreciative of the arts and beauty. So don’t be surprised if you spend more time than usual shopping for pretty things now or fussing to make your hair look good.

But there’s nothing wrong with that — you need to look good.  After all, Venus is in Libra so you probably have a dinner date!

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Libra Lessons

Libra Lessons

Sun sign Libra is a valuable teacher to us all

Jeff JawerJeff Jawer on the topics of sun, libra, blogs, astrology


Astrology does such an effective job defining our individual traits that we sometimes ignore the experiences we share together. For example, the Sun entered Libra on September 22, marking the first day of autumn or the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring (Vernal Equinox) below the equator.

Its meaning can be interpreted in terms of collective events, in relationship to each of the 12 Sun signs or within the structure of a specific birth chart. Tracking trends in general, by group or individually, is the most common use of Astrology.

People who have consultations with professional astrologers or who purchase a computerized reading of their charts know that these can be rich sources of insight about themselves. The self-awareness we get from such astro-analyses, however, also leaves out a very important part of the story.

That is, in addition to interpretations of individual charts, Astrology provides a powerful set of instructions for tapping into larger patterns.

We can all learn from Libra’s characteristics

The Sun, for example, is now in Libra, where everyone, regardless of her or his sign, has access to this sign’s traits. The objectivity, sense of fairness, social graces and open-mindedness of Libra are not just for those born during the 30-day solar transit we’re now in. This is a period for all of us to learn about and develop the desirable characteristics of this sign so that we can use them whenever they’re needed.

If you’re stuck with a sense of separateness and feel like others are not cooperating with you, a little Libra lesson can help to overcome that isolation. First take a breath, and then take another one, nice and slow, easy and relaxed. The in-and-out of respiration reminds us of the duality of life, that every yin has some yang, and that there are at least two sides to every story. We are not fixed in a single state of mind when we recognize these ideas and we are not quite so alone in the universe. Libra, symbolized by scales, is about the relative nature of everything.

We can inculcate the desirable social qualities of Libra by the way that we walk. Instead of hurrying or plodding, find a comfortable pace and notice the shift of weight from one side of the body to the other. This model of cooperation in the body makes it easier for us to find appropriate ways to cooperate with others.

It also helps to heal the extremism of rigid beliefs and the notion of absolute right and wrong that condemns and separates from one another. I’m not suggesting that we discard our moral compasses, but that we acknowledge that none of us has all the answers, which reduces arguments and increases the chances for having civilized discussions. Libra is also about beauty, as represented by its ruling planet Venus. Noticing attractive things and people allows us to resonate with grace of this sign and to feel for beautiful ourselves.

Shifting into neutral

Libra teaches that we have the right to change our minds. As we shift and circumstances shift it’s only natural that our perceptions are altered. This flexible thinking goes a long way to transforming conflict into cooperation.

Lastly, a wonderful gift of Libra is the notion of neutrality. This position is very useful in a couple of ways. First, it frees us from needing to have an opinion on everything. It’s a place to step back, observe and assimilate information and emotions instead of compulsively reacting to every comment and circumstance.

Neutral is also a useful place to be when we want to alter our behavior. Stepping away from the past without committing to the future gives us breathing space. This allows us to distance ourselves from old habits without the pressure of taking on new ones.

Libra is about building bridges between opposing ideas, conflicting emotions and with people and organizations. It is not a sign of commitment, however, because it’s a season-starting Cardinal sign that’s about taking the first step in a new direction.

The values, challenges and complications we encounter are when the next sign, Scorpio, comes into the picture and choices need to be made, which we will explore next month


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Planet Tracker: Sun in Libra, Sept. 22 to Oct. 23

Planet Tracker

Sun in Libra

Sep 22, 2014 to Oct 23, 2014

Libra, the Scales, is the sign of the Autumnal Equinox. It marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, arriving at the moment when the nights become longer than the days. This is not a time of turning away from the world. It is, rather, a period when relationships take on greater importance. Perhaps it is the lengthening night that reminds us of our dependency on one another and puts the focus on partnerships.

Socially sensitive
Ideally, Libra represents the dynamic balance of a healthy couple. This sign includes the principles of fairness, diplomacy and the recognition of others as equals. Librans, therefore, are very socially sensitive. They notice who is getting his or her share and who isn’t. They understand the role of give and take in the creation of harmonious communities.The desire for peace, though, can be so strong that honest communication becomes stifled. It is vital that we remember that moments of challenge and conflict are sometimes necessary for relationships to grow.

Venus-ruled Libra is traditionally associated with a sense of beauty and good taste. This is a period in which we benefit by paying more attention to how we are affected by our environment. It’s a good time for making your home or workplace more attractive. Outer harmony supports inner peace.

Libran battles
Libra has a sense of justice that can lead to non-violent political activism as expressed by Mohandas Gandhi, Lech Walesa, Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt or Jesse Jackson. There are, too, more acerbic Librans, ranging from Oscar Wilde, John Lennon and Lenny Bruce to Janeane Garofalo, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

Famous Libra singer-songwriters are Sting, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul Simon and Will Smith. Many Libra actresses are doing well these days, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenna Elfman, Mira Sorvino, Neve Campbell, Alicia Silverstone, Joan Cusack and Kate Winslet. Matt Damon is another Libra who is prospering in the movie business. There are even two double Libra movie couples: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.

The world of sports has Librans Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Mark McGwire and Evander Holyfield. Barbara Walters, Anne Rice, Sarah Ferguson and Luciano Pavarotti are other celebrities born under this sign.


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Sun in Libra: Your cosmic guide to life with the Sun in Libra

Sun in Libra

Your cosmic guide to life with the Sun in Libra

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of fall, libra, astrology


Fall arrives in the northern hemisphere as the Sun moves into loving Libra on September 22, 2014, and it’s not just the days and nights that are equal — all of us become equals with the Sun in this balanced sign.

Libra is ruled by Venus, planet of love and beauty, so our attention turns to partnerships, relationships, arts and culture during this time. Gone is the critical vibe of the Virgo Sun we’ve been living under for the past month, so we can now enjoy a more relaxed and social season.

Those born from about Sept. 19-25 were born on the Virgo-Libra cusp, and those born from about Oct. 20-26 were born on the Libra-Scorpio cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the transition time between two zodiac signs, so you retain some qualities from each sign.

Here’s how to make the most of that Libra lifestyle:

What to do: Who knows? We never met a Libra who could make up their mind about anything. There are just too many options to choose from! Everyone’s probably going to have more trouble making decisions while the Sun’s in Libra.

What to say: “You have a point, but… ” Balanced Libra sees both sides of every story, so we’re bound to be agreeable and disagreeable at the same time. Count on Libra to see your point and then come right back at you with another view, and most of us will take on this ability while the Sun’s in Libra.

Where to go: Shopping with friends! Beauty-loving Libra appreciates the finer things in life, so they’re always happiest while out on expeditions for pretty new fashions, home décor or nibbles from the gourmet food store. And you can bet friendly Libra will always have a friend or two in tow.

What to wear: Something relaxed and versatile that will work for any occasion. Libra needs chic, easy outfits that can hop from desk to dinner — or maybe to the beach or the gallery, or maybe even just for staying in on the couch. With the Sun in Libra you never know what’s next, so you’d best dress as middle-of-the-road as the sign itself.

What to buy: Clothing, shoes, makeup, hair products, furniture, art, antiques, musical instruments, fine wine — heck, with the Sun in Libra we should be telling you what NOT to buy. Ok: Don’t buy those five-toed sandal shoes. Admit it, they’re ugly, and Libra can’t for that, no can do.

What to watch out for: Libra energy can occasionally be too nice. They don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings and they want everyone to be happy, so sometimes they refrain from telling a harsh truth that might rock the boat. We love that Libra diplomacy, but while the Sun’s in Libra we all need to remember to put our own needs first sometimes, too!

What to look forward to: Reconnecting with lots of friends in playful social settings. Gone is the Virgo Sun that’s been working us hard for the past month, so now it’s time to relax and enjoy the new season. Get out there to watch the leaves turn colors with all 200 of your best friends!


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