Libra 2010: Cultivating Kinship - Within & Without

The artist has a special task and duty -
the task of reminding men
of their humanity and
the promise of their creativity!

~ Louis Mumford, Historian/Philosopher ~

Venus rules art, and art is one undeniable demonstration of our kinship. Art transcends language and communicates something directly to your Soul that needs no translation. Kinship means, "a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character" - that applies to us as a human race and as a planet. From our households to our place in the solar system, we are all connected. However, Venus also rules sovereignty, and humans in general are simultaneously seeking a level of independence and a deep connection within, as well as within the context of our relationships, communities and countries. It is time to cultivate that sovereignty and kinship ourselves. A healthy Libra energy working in your life would facilitate balance ... balance and reciprocity in your relationships (personal and professional), balance in your approach to your health, and balance between the self vs. other dynamic.

As Venus preceded the Sun, passing through Libra, together they animate true kinship and remind us of our humanity and ability to attract all that we need, desire and deserve when it is done with unconditional love and contributes to the good of the whole. Twice a year (at least) we get to focus on the push-pull between individual needs and desires and the collective needs and desires. It is our obligation to exhaust every possibility to create win/win situations in all our interactions.

Because no man is an island, no one "does it/gets there" alone or all on their own, it is imperative that you live your life and set your goals in a way that, yes, absolutely serve your needs, but ALSO serve others in some way, shape or form. An example of something tangible, would be my R*Evolutions Datebook. I wanted a datebook that had all the info I think is relevant in one place, at a glance, and in words rather than symbols. Once I mentioned it to a few people, many agreed, that was something they would love to have as well. So now I have created something that serves my needs and others' needs as well, making it an automatic success.

An intangible example would be a common desire for a sense of belonging. Generally, that comes when one is surrounded with unconditional love and infinite beauty. I asked around, it seems others are looking for that same sense of belonging, a sense of community where everyone contributes joyfully to the success of the whole, where everyone is eager to support, uplift and exchange energy as well as resources with each other so that the whole group is exalted to a higher level of existence.

When you want anything in life, you have to broaden your scope and you have to BE what you want to ATTRACT. Libra wants peace, love, beauty, balance, justice and fairness. So you have to BE all that to bring it in to your 3D/realm of existence. You cannot "be" all that if you are drained from making sure everyone else is being or doing all of the above and you are not doing it for your Self. Libra energy tends to give and give and give, until they are empty without any reserves even, then their opposite, Aries anger kicks in, and they reveal the victim consciousness of the Libra energy. But that is not the highest expression of this energy. The highest expression comes when you INTEGRATE the Aries / Libra dynamic by accessing the courage to be an individual who considers all sides before making a move or decision and only does so when they have figured out the win/win possibilities.

The way of honoring (this energy)
is by making things beautiful.
Remembering that the opposite of
'aesthetic' is 'anesthetic'.
There is no solution to anything
unless Venus is involved -
unless beauty and love are present.

~ Caroline W Casey, Astrologer/Activist ~

SOLUTIONS are what we are trying to find and/or create. Venus and the Libra energy can help us in our quest. (Venus also rules Taurus, but that is where values and resources are concerned, among other things.) With Libra, it is more about the vital interrelatedness of all things, of cultivating reciprocal relationships and infusing everything you think, say and do with genuine beauty and boundless, unconditional love. Love and beauty cannot reside where all feeling and sensation have been numbed or disconnected from Source. We must commit to breathing new life back in to, first ourselves and our own households, then move out in to the community and cities across the world.

I believe that ...
imagination is stronger than knowledge,
myth is more potent than history,
dreams are more powerful than facts,
hope always triumphs over experience,
laughter is the cure for grief,
love is stronger than death.

~ Robert Fulghum, Author ~

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COBALT 29th September 2010 9:53 am

This Libra girl is ready for a vacation... :smitten:

Tzaddi 29th September 2010 10:08 am

Re' "...breathing new life into..."
Once again I am not moving away from this place I've lived for over 34 years. I've thought I was finished here, especially in light of all the channeled readings I've read over the past several years that advise us to "shed what isn't working and move on..." But the fates have decided otherwise and my refinance loan that would have provided essential escape money--the one that had already been approved, suddenly was not. Faced with this huge obstacle, I have decided to "breathe new life" into my surroundings, to accept completely where I am now and make it the best I can while simultaneously releasing any painful longings that bring only suffering. Today I am shredding my "Vision Boards" (a.k.a., "Treasure Maps")because they only remind me of dashed hopes and lost dreams. In our local paper this morning I read that "Stress is caused by wanting things to be different than they are." I can attest to that! This is one source of stress I can eliminate from my life--simply by loving what IS. No more wishful thinking.

k 29th September 2010 10:57 am

Tzaddi that is sad, I am sorry things did not work out. No matter where you are...there you are. I have found that it does not matter where I am or what I am facing, the peace and contentment I desire is found from what I find within myself and the attitude that I have as I face trials. It is hard to face disappointment, that is one of the reasons I do not believe in manifestation. It creates a condition where the person starts looking for things outside of them selves to provide them with happiness and it interfers with living in and enjoying the present moment Be good to your self at this time of hardship, it will pay dividends later. You may feel unworthy because you are not able to overcome this obstacle or feel like the God's do not like you enough, but that is not the case. This is a learning experience and how you handle it will determine whether you will have to face something similar again in the future. It is about surrender and accepting, plus facing adversity with a smile on your face.

IC2ITUC 1st October 2010 10:45 pm

The Banks are a good part of the reason the energy flow of money is so stagnant. Many are still run and controlled by the "old world", business as usual, lower vibration Souls who are playing their roles in our current world turmoil. Soon, more of the "Purification" process will be happening to Banks and related systems, revealing the corruption and behind the scenes manipulation of them by powerful forces that believe in World domination.

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