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Balance

on September 22, 2012

Balance……how many times a day must we hear that word!! You must balance work with pleasure, good with bad, light with dark, positive with negative, anger with peace. The list is endless of all the polarities of life, and to walk through life in harmony we must tip the scales to find our center.

As the Sun moves into the constellation of Libra, the energy is all about balance, art, beauty, relationships, diplomacy, compromise, socializing with friends. Not a coincidence that it is during this time as we come into autumn that night and day reach a perfect balance! Not to mention all the beautiful new fall fashion designs that come out, something that the energy of Libra enjoys tremendously! It’s all about aesthetic pleasure, both visual and subtle. Rarely will you find a Libra who is not well-dressed, perfumed, with a most melodic-sounding voice. And don’t be fooled by those that say, “oh, Libras are just too indecisive. They can‘t make up their minds!” True….but not out of fickleness. It’s truly because they see both sides to ALL things and are simultaneously trying to find the center, the balance of the two opposing thoughts. Not an easy task for anyone, but with justice and principles being first and foremost in a Libran’s nature, it is a feat they can accomplish with grace.

What does it mean to balance? Where do we find balance? Compromise, for one. Ghandi, a Libra, made many compromises to bring about a new India, to return India to its people. In relationships, whether married or in partnerships, we have to compromise for the sake of the relationship, not so much for the sake of the other person. Relationship implies two. So, therefore, you both compromise to reach the union, the center of the nature of the relationship itself. You each sacrifice something to reach harmony.

So what does this month mean for us as this energy prevails? During this time, focus on relationships, aesthetics, both personal and environmental, and focus on truly balancing our life.  All things, good and bad, are there to assist us in centering ourselves which is truly the only way to reach harmony. Each person in our life is there to reflect what we may need to address in ourselves in order to be balanced. Just like our partners, even people who may be our enemies can mirror something about ourselves. Pay attention. Let go of ego in relationships and then compromise.

And have fun!!!! Get together with friends, socialize, and surround yourself with beauty, whether it’s personal adornments or in one’s surroundings. New clothes, maybe, new comforter, pictures.  Whatever beautifies.  Listen to music and become the music. Focus on the beauty, peace, and harmony of life rather than all the ugliness. As Elvis Costello once said in a song, “What’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding.” Nothing!! It’s the balance of life. And again, wise words from another Libra, John Lennon…“Give peace a chance.” Not just hippie words, but truly words of wisdom (most Libras are wise!). Reflecting on those words brings us back to the nature of our beings, that which we are born as…..loving and peaceful. Especially important to think about as we go through a very divisive time right now in this country.

Yoga…..oh, yoga!! During this time as you’re performing your balancing asanas, really try to find your center, not only your physical center to maintain your posture, but your inner center. This can be anywhere! Your center may be your heart, your solar plexus, your third eye….maybe even a particular part of your physical body. As you balance and center, listen to what it is telling you. How is it wanting you to create balance in your life? What do you need to change within yourself to create harmony in relationships and in the world around you?

And then……bring it all to the heart and enjoy the peace and the beauty!

Happy birthday to all you wonderful Libras!

Love & Blessings,

Debbie

 

 


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