Represented by the scales, Libra season is a time for seeking harmony and balance. With the autumn equinox starting off Libra season, there is significant importance related to the balance of light and dark as the equinox The totality of Libra season is centered around obtaining equilibrium within ourselves as well as with other people. While many may think that Libra is a natural at achieving balance, the sun sign placement generally represents what we are working towards in this lifetime. Libra energy is constantly making adjustments so that it can achieve equilibrium, harmony, and balance desired. Due to cardinal energy, Libra is willing to make adjustments and changes to ensure that the peace and harmony it desires is ultimately achieved. Continue to read on to find out more about Libra’s pursuit of balance.
Libra’s Pursuit of Harmony
What is harmony and how exactly is it achieved? This is a question that Libra is constantly navigating in its experience. As an air sign, Libra is well-attuned to the energies within its surroundings. Harmony is a state that is achieved by being in equilibrium with the self. Ultimately, the equilibrium within the self is reflected in the outer environment. Pursuing harmony does require the willingness to see one’s environment for what it is in order for the necessary changes to be implemented. Thus, there are times when Libra notices the details so that it can actually take cardinal action to make the necessary changes for balance and harmony.
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The Importance of Relationships
Because Libra is a Venus-ruled air sign, there is this desire to have relationships with other people. It is through the process of relating to others that Libra gains insight into itself. Oftentimes, relationships are sought out as a way of moving beyond ourselves. However, it is important to remember that all relationships, whether they be familial, platonic, or romantic, are first based on the equilibrium that we possess within ourselves. If we are not balanced within ourselves, our relationships with others will not be balanced. Thus, it is important for us to consider how the relationships we have with ourselves are reflected in the relationships that we have with other people. For example, an individual that is needy may choose to attach themselves to someone whom they feel will always be there to provide them with the security that they desire. However, this type of relationship pattern can result in codependency. Each of the partners is creating the experience that is the relationship. So, if one or both partners have particular issues with the self, then those issues will be reflected within the relationship. It is for this reason that seeking inner balance within the self is important when choosing to be in a relationship with others.
Another aspect of Libra’s pursuit of harmony and balance is the importance of decisions. Libra has the reputation of being quite indecisive which comes from their ability to see all sides and various options. While this is a very laudable trait, sometimes the ability to see various options and perspectives is a hindrance to making solid decisions. Like the element of air, Libra can flit between yes, no, and maybe in an attempt to decide for itself. Sometimes this indecision comes from the insecurity of not really knowing what to choose, so the advice of others is sought out. Sometimes this indecision is a result of a fear of missing out on something better. Sometimes this indecision is a purposeful passive-aggressive way to avoid taking action. Nevertheless, a change, which is represented by the cardinal energy of Libra, requires making a decision…even if that decision is to do nothing at all. Ultimately, Libra’s decisions are reflected in the movement of the scales up or down. These decisions can deeply impact the quality of life either creating more harmony and balance or disharmony and imbalance that will require additional shifts in order for Libra to finally get to a state of equilibrium.
Can’t Please Everyone
Finally, in Libra’s pursuit of harmony and balance, there is an acceptance that it is not possible to please everyone. In general, Libra is a diplomatic, conciliatory sign. There is a desire to be the mediator and make sure everyone is treated fairly. However, the thing about balance is that it requires compromise. Thus, sometimes everyone won’t be able to get everything that they want. This is particularly true when dealing with other people. Most harmonious relationships require compromise. If there are one or both parties who always insist on having things their way, it creates an uncomfortable disharmony that is expressed directly or indirectly. The Libra scales represent the give and take often involved in personal relationships as well as with the self. On the path to achieving balance and harmony for the self, we encounter the experience of giving and taking to determine what is “just right” for us. Ultimately, it is through the energy of Libra that we learn how to make the necessary compromises for ourselves and with others in order to achieve the harmony, balance, and equilibrium that is desired.