Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Moon in Libra
Your Moon Sign describes your instinctive or emotional energies, your innate reactions, and the things you need to feel comfortable or secure. It can reveal your emotional, genetic and intuitive makeup. Whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and become, your Moon in Libra describes who you already are.
Born with the Moon in Libra, you are likely to have a deep need for peace and harmony in your life. Libra is an Air sign, governing communication, the exchange of information or ideas, and the protocols around which relationship occurs.
Accordingly, you may find that you have an innate need to connect with the world around you, and may have a talent for creating rapport with others.
Libra is also a Cardinal sign, highlighting the need to act. The action required is whatever is needed to restore balance. Libra is symbolized by the Scales. This need for balance and harmony in your life extends from your personal environment to your social life, and all the relationships you have with others.
You are likely to be a natural peace-maker, with innate diplomatic and negotiating abilities. You are probably adept at seeing things from another’s point-of-view, and can be counted on to both listen when needed, and offer objective advice when required.
Your instinctive ability to get on with others can make you popular and gracious in most situations. You are likely to be quite a social individual, respected for your reasonable, fair-minded approach to life.
Because you are likely to be an excellent negotiator, you will always be good with anything that requires finding common ground. You may do well as a host, counsellor, promoter, mentor or sales person – anything which requires you to balance potentially conflicting agendas. Well-equipped to objectively assess all sides of a situation, you are likely to be very good at communicating with others in ways that are balanced, harmonious and fair.
Born with a need for balance
Principles will be important to you. You are likely to have a strong sense of justice, and will feel disturbed by any situation that you perceive as unfair. Your peace-making qualities may mean you become involved in situations where inequity is an issue, having a need to take action so that principles of fairness and justice are upheld. Conflict may surround you, but when you assert your need to be fair, you show others how to find the middle-ground.
God is sitting here, looking into my very soul to see if I think right thoughts. Yet I am not afraid, for I try to be right and good; and He knows every one of my struggles.- Emily Dickinson, Moon in Libra
Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, suggesting you will have natural talents where other people are concerned. You are likely to be charming, intelligent, witty and gracious, a ready go-between. At your best, you will have an instinctive desire to bring out the best in others, and can smooth over any difficulty in a social situation. This ease can open doors and cement opportunities.
As a sign of relationship, Libra of course needs to interact with others. Therefore this is likely to be a relationship lifetime for you, and everything will work better for you when you do it with others rather than on your own.
Being your best with others
The need for relationship can prove challenging however. You may overemphasize the importance of relationship, and may feel emotionally disturbed if you don’t have someone significant in your life. You may act or think in ways that are not always for your best interest just to keep a relationship alive. Then you may find then yourself involved in situations that are disturbingly out of balance, and do not reflect your true needs.
The downfall here is that you may have a tendency to put your need to please and appease other people over your willingness to have your own needs met, resulting in an instinctual response pattern where you always bend your will to other people, being to afraid to reveal what it is that you truly want.
This can lead to all sorts of passive/aggressive behaviours, as you attempt to co-opt others, and work your will without being honest about what your real agenda is. Your fear of being disliked or confrontational may be so strong that you fail to assert who you really are, so that you go along with situations that are not good for you, rather than “go it alone”.
Those that go searching for love only make manifest their own lovelessness, and the loveless never find love, only the loving find love, and they never have to seek for it – D.H Lawrence, Moon in Libra
This can lead to the double jeopardy of never getting your real needs met, while leaving others with the feeling that you have something to hide. The problem is you may be afraid to be open about your own needs for fear of being disliked, yet so skilled in the art of people-management that you get the result you are after, without the joy of real collaboration that comes in the end.
Not being open about how you really feel can create all sorts of emotional upsets in close relationships, leaving others feeling manipulated and you feeling guilty about the way you have conducted yourself. To avoid misunderstanding, you are encouraged to be open and assertive in all your dealings with others.
Usually, the bottom line here is that you are trying to be fair to all parties concerned. This means you may find it difficult to decide the best course of action to take. You may have a habit of becoming indecisive when you try and do things based on what you think others expect. But if you remember to focus on what is correct and fair, then you can commit to taking action in ways that are fair for everyone involved, including yourself.
A natural sense of design
On another level, those born with the Moon here often have natural design skills. Libra rules all forms of symmetry, proportion and balance. It represents the underlying patterns through which beauty manifests. You are likely to be innately aesthetic, in that you are drawn to harmonious or well-balanced environments and art-forms.
Some of you will have a way of dressing that compliments your proportion and tone. Others will have a strong sense of coordination, and will be very good at making things work together to bring their best features out.
Because of your need for balance, you are likely to find that chaos does not sit well with you. You will do better in environments that are calm, considered or even zen. Your working space should be clear and clutter-free. Your home should reflect a simple elegance and natural understanding of style.
When surrounded by discordant energies, your emotions are easily frayed. When you respond to this need for balance by seeking an harmonious life, you are able to stay in your centre and become a point of equilibrium for everyone else around.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee freely as men strive for Right; I love thee purely as they turn from Praise. Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Moon in Libra
Born with The Moon in Libra
At its best, Libra is an objective, sociably-oriented sign. Born with the Moon in Libra, you are likely to have an innate need to uphold justice in all concerns. Your sense of balance in social situations means you can easily relate to others through finding the middle-ground. Your sense of cooperation means that you need others in your life, and will feel as if nothing works as well for you if you do it on your own. This need also extends to the aesthetic side of life. You will have a natural sense of beauty and will thrive when surrounded by harmony in your environment. With a natural grace and charm, you will always find what you need when focussed on finding the beauty in life.
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