Libra – Sign Interpretation
A Libran’s approach to life is essentially intellectual and they are capable of great mental detachment yet they are always charming and popular socially. These people always want to please other people and be liked by them. It is quite easy for Librans to put their own opinions, needs and ambitions on hold in order to fit in with those around them. They are constantly trying to find a balance in life and do this by means of their associations with others. Their ability to see both sides of an issue and their strong sense of justice make it very difficult for Librans to actually make a decision or commit themselves.
Librans are very suited to careers in law, public relations and diplomacy. In these areas, they can use their considerable intellect and analytical ability and are capable of making judgements in a detached and objective way.
Librans may also be attracted to careers in the arts or selling luxury goods where they can use their strong sense of colour and form. In marriage, the Librans’ natural ability to mediate and compromise is a great virtue. They will create a gracious home.
Cultivation of some of the qualities of their opposite sign, Aries, like decisive action and courage, would enable Librans to approach life with a greater sense of purpose and deal with themselves and others more honestly.
In astrology, the air signs consist of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. They are often called “sweet” in comparison with the “bitter” fire signs.
According to astrological theory, air signs are the talkers and communicators of the zodiac. Typically they are supposed to be intellectual, analytical, articulate, and versatile – able to discuss just about any topic.
Air signs are also seen as the masters of social graces because they enjoy socializing and are very good at “small talk.” They are often seen as so objective that they are unable to be practical and realistic.
Some believe that air signs are supposed to be so changeable they will not stay anywhere for any length of time, and so restless they have trouble with serious concentration on any single job they might be required to carry out, but when need be are capable tapping into a reserve of willpower to get their negative obligations over with.
Air signs’ role is seen as providing the ideas that make the future different from the past, whereas fire signs carry out the actions necessary for this. Air signs continually thirst for interaction and view every experience as a potential opportunity for fun, education and growth as a person.
In human relationships, air signs are said to be gregarious and extroverted, often attracting friends very willingly and easily with their charm and ability to communicate. However, air signs are believed to be lacking in passion and unable to form strong, lasting relationships; astrologers believe few air sign people are able to have a single marriage, for they are said to be as apt to try out new people as new ideas.
On the other hand, they’re usually good at compromising time and space, and given enough leeway from their partners, this helps to keep them from feeling ‘trapped’ in an old relationship.
They are also thought to be extremely lacking in emotional depth because they tend to intellectualise their feelings and generally want to avoid difficult obstacles that might be needed to hold a partnership together.
Air is generally good and societally decent, but can be crafty, underhanded and ingenious when it comes to evil — though not prone to physical violence. Chief fault is trickery, when need be, they can become very convincing liars in order to get what they want.
At their worst, Air can be fault-finding, mean-spiritedness, gossipy and grudging. Air is swift to express opinions and is more opinionated than most. Air is slow to verbally express anger and physical violence is not generally a first choice in terms of an attack.
Libra – Relations With Other Element Signs
Air signs are seen as complementary to fire signs because they provide the ideas that allow the fire signs to carry out their action. However, it is often thought that fire signs are too flagrant and impatient for the air signs to tolerate permanently.
Air signs more or less understand earth signs because they share the same basic rational and objective nature. However, whilst air signs admire earth signs’ will to achieve, they find them too timid, pessimistic, undemonstrative, and cautious; the earth signs, though attracted by the air signs’ unique thoughts, find them overwhelmingly unrealistic and flippant.
Water signs are believed to be much too passionate and emotionally deep for air signs’ flighty, flirtatious nature; indeed, astrology suggests that air signs hate water signs for being too subjective, secretive, illogical and lose respect for them when they come to the belief that the Water signs are unintelligent, and later become astounded by their deductive powers.
For their part, water signs supposedly deride air signs as emotionally shallow, excessively concerned with worldly pleasure, and uncaring towards others, though sometimes an air sign can balance out the traits of a water sign (thus creating a great friendship).
Air signs will find themselves most compatible with fire signs, who share similar traits of being positive, extroverted, outgoing, and fun-loving.
Fire signs may not be as objective as air signs, as air signs may not be as passionate as fire signs, but they can generally adapt to each other’s ways, and find they have a lot of different traits to offer in fulfilling one another.
The Cardinal Zodiac Signs
The four cardinal signs are:
Aries – the Sun’s passage through which begins the spring in the northern hemisphere, and the autumn in the southern hemisphere; Aries (a Fire Sign) is said to be the Sign in which the Cardinal Quality is best-expressed since it is the first sign of the Zodiac and strongly associated with energy, enterprise and new beginnings. Aries is the most fiery of the fire signs.
Cancer – which begins the summer in the northern hemisphere, and the winter in the southern hemisphere; In Cancer (a Water Sign) the Cardinal Quality is said to be most expressed in the desire to nurture, mother and protect.
Libra – which begins the autumn in the northern hemisphere, and the spring in the southern hemisphere; According to astrology, Libra individuals (associated with the element of Air) tend to express their authoritative Cardinal Quality in a subtle and charming fashion.
Capricorn – which begins the winter in the northern hemisphere, and the summer in the southern hemisphere. Being an Earth Sign, Capricorn is thought to have somewhat more perseverance than the other three Cardinal Signs.
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