Some Libra Considerations:
Libra is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are assertive.
Libras push to be appreciated and especially to be listened to.
They want their ideas to be relevant. They are driven by
encouragement and relevance in the eyes of others.
They like to share and can talk too much.
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of values and choices, of attraction and repulsion, of beauty and ugliness, and of love and hate.
When negative Libra can be driven by envy or vanity.
They need to develop worthy values so that they have something significant to share. There is a tendency to trivialize.
If one can’t get what or who one wants, one is inclined to take the next best choice. There is a need to cultivate proper selectiveness and self worth. Sometimes one must do without and wait for what one really wants. One needs to avoid choices of degenerating quality and escalating repercussions.
This is the beginning of Fall or the light half of Autumn.
Darkness is increasing and with it involvement and responsibilities increase. Darkness is now also greater than daylight.
The concerns of others predominate and determine priorities.
This is the trigram of Keeping Still, Mountain.
One can easily be pulled into other people’s concerns
And get nothing accomplished for oneself. Talk is cheap!
One needs to learn to wait and listen for appropriate relevance and true value before speaking or acting.
There is a tendency to do nothing unless someone else is interested or cares. Keeping still works in two ways.
Either it puts one to sleep, or it wakes one up in deep meditation.
Meditation is the cultivation of the experience of silence.
In Libra the Eight-fold Path is Right Effort.
1. One needs to use their will energetically to prevent unwholesome states of mind from arising.
2. One needs to get rid of unwholesome states of mind that have already arisen.
3. One needs to produce and cause to rise good and wholesome states of mind not yet risen.
4. One needs to develop and bring to perfection the good and wholesome states of mind already present.