You won’t find hanging dream catchers or truth-telling crystals hanging in or around my home or on my car’s rearview mirror. The many philosophies of astrology and signs of the zodiac, while very interesting, don’t really dictate my life path or influence it to any extreme as it may for some. However, when it comes to pegging down the personality of my official sign and element (AIR LIBRA), the scholars of the great universe are definitely on to something as their theories seem to have my type down to a fine science.
As the cardinal or lead zodiac sign of the air element, which we share with Aquarius and Gemini, Venus-ruled Libras have a strong desire for freedom in our lives, and our inanimate symbol of the weight scale illustrates our need for complete balance, harmony and ideals in all that we do. But because reality often does not always provide us with the ideal circumstances we require in life, we struggle to thrive when conditions are less than perfect. Guess that’s why so many of us are type-A people who are hopelessly curious and over-analytical as a group. Though it’s perfect for careers in fields like communications (explains too why I’m a writer and made a living doing journalism), our idealistic, objective nature comes off as aloof, cold, and detached to others.
We do, however love having companionship, but again have strict ideals we’d like our mates to possess, and this is another interesting characteristic about air zodiac signs in that we tend to choose partners who embody opposite qualities to our own that we are lacking in, another way we seek out balance in the world. These opposite signs serve as a source of inspiration and purpose to us because of that. Guess that’s why I ended up with a fiery Capricorn who is the yang to my yin.
In conclusion, I may be a bit of an agnostic when it comes to the wisdom of the stars, I do feel pretty thankful to have some sort of idea of the origin of my often baffling, neurotic tendencies as a passionate female Libra. That, plus I also attribute some of it to a large volume of Italian blood in my veins.