Sept 23 - Oct 22
by Sanja Kljaic
If “all the world’s a stage,” as Shakespeare wrote, then Libras are some of the finest players upon it. Libra is love, the lover, and beloved. Her metal is copper, her stone the opal and her color is pink.
Throughout our civilization, poets, storytellers, painters, and philosophers have been inspired by love and beauty. The great artists of the past were aware that human life can be full of turmoil and sorrow, but they had a remedy for this, and the name of that remedy was beauty.
If we were to ask Plato: what is beauty? He would answer: Beauty is a visitor from another world, we can do nothing with it, except contemplate its pure radiance. Beauty is not just a subjective thing but a universal need for all human beings. Through beauty we are brought into the presence of sacred.
For Botticelli, Simonetta Vespucci nicknamed la bella Simonetta, represented that sacredness that was contemplated but not possessed. Born among the waves, Venus, the ruler of Libra, stands on a shell in Botticelli’s masterpiece The Birth of Venus. The enjoyable, thrilling, heart-awakening beauty of her face is a symbol of the life expressed in it, the revelation of Divinity in the here and now. It is spirit in flesh.
And so, speaking of love of beauty, we enter into the realm where the life force of Libra draws its breath.
In the Greek mythology, Libra’s symbol is the scales used by Astraea, Lady Justice, to orchestrates the divine dance between the two polarities: darkness and light, positive and negative, feeling and reason – both must exist in order to keep the world in harmony. Libra is that current that keeps the flow of energies in synch. Whatever energies we embody and set into motion, these energies must return back, like a circle inescapably completing itself.
Ruled by the grace-bestowing Venus, she is culture, aesthetics, refinement, and harmony, weather in art, objects, nature, or people. The lure of color, shape, form, texture and the intriguing sound of music or a voice pushes Libra’s emotional buttons and brings them creative inspiration.
To truly understand this archetype, we must understand that the masculine and the feminine come together strongly in Libra. Their mental processes operate with male logic, she is a cardinal air, potent intellect and can match anyone in any discussion. She is not just Venus beaming sweet mannerisms and grace; she is a brisk monologuer, an accomplished humorist and a brilliant imitator too.
In astrological lore, the idea of marriage and partnership was associated with this sign - to bind together, to connect, so that the circle of life can be cemented together. This form of attachment-fragrant love of heart is one thing Libra treasures above all else on this temporal earth.
Libra is that current that keeps the flow of energies in synch.
Here, in the temple of Venus we would like to invite you to pause for a moment and harness the power of this planetary intelligence.
In your mind’s eye sit yourself under the gentle shade of an ancient tree.
This tree thrives in love’s garden.
Breathe in - to the count of four and out to the count of six.
Continue to breathe in and out to this rhythm.
Each time you breathe out feel yourself sinking more deeply into the arms of your Soul.
Your beautiful blazing soul is an ancient one, older than the mountains.
She loves you, and celebrates you, she lives you and breathes you.
After so long away from home, you are finally returning.
Place your hands on your heart and say to yourself: “You and I are one with the perfection of divine unfolding, now and always.”
May this connection swiftly affect every aspect of your inner world so that your outer experience aligns gently with the great Divine.
There is a great flow at work, and so all there is to do is go with the flow.
The day of St. Francis of Assisi. The original Earth advocate, patron saint of animals and the environment. He loved all creatures and allegedly preached to even the birds. Blessings for all Earth, Water, and Sky beings.
Full moon in Aries.‘ Lead your own evolution’ energy. Standing at the head of the line in the zodiac Aries desires all of life’s possibilities. When the moon is in Aries, collectively, we are clearing away perplexities from our minds.
Happy birthday Oscar Wilde! Thank you for your devotion to the Aesthetic movement, which held that art should exist for its beauty alone. “With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”
- Graciela Iturbide — Eyes to Fly With. Portraits, Self-Portraits, and Other Photographs (2006)
- Celeste — Not Your Muse
- Sarah — The Life of Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Gottlieb (2010)
Sanja Kljaic, by calling, is a dealer in words and the visionary behind Stellar Unfolding.
Her astrology readings are mediumistic in nature, they are a glimpse into the multiverse of you. You exist in many different layers and Sanja explores how these layers of stars align to bring your way of being into the world.
It’s her dream to connect your dots from within so that they can light up the sky from