Libra (September 23 – October 23)
Ah, Libra. The Sign of Beauty, Luxury, Balance, and Relationships. Ruled by Venus, Libra is a decadent Sign, and those born with their Sun in Libra will always find a way to live the good life.
Like Taurus, Libra is ruled by the Planet Venus, but due to the difference in ruling elements, they express this energy in a different way. Taurus is Earth, but Libra is Air; where Taurus people have a tendency to get stuck, Libra people have a tendency to be all over the place.
Balance is both the gift, and the life’s work, of Libra. All work and no play is rarely a problem for this Cardinal Air Sign; a Libra will be the first to remind you to relax and to stop and smell the roses.
However, that’s not to say that Libra energy cannot be channeled toward productivity. Their mental acuity and ability to see all sides of a situation enable Libra people to find creative ways to accomplish a lot of work in a short amount of time, while still maintaining a work-life balance.
When Libra Season rolls around, it’s the halfway point of the astrological year. This is symbolized the the Libra symbol, the scales, holding the year in perfect balance. From a wellness perspective, this is the time for us to reevaluate what work-life balance means to us, and how we can best implement practices that can help us achieve the best of both worlds in the most graceful, beautiful, and Libra-like way as possible.
Libra rules the kidneys and lower back – obviously, if you have any reason to believe that your kidneys are compromised, seek medical attention immediately! I like to use these body parts as reminders to keep myself in balance by nourishing and hydrating myself, and making sure that I’m not spending too much time sitting at my desk.
Yoga & Fitness for Libra Season
Libra energy is all about socializing and forming new relationships, so get yourself in the group fitness studio! Alternatively, start or join a walking group, or try a new sport. This is also a great time to seek out a new personal trainer or health coach – tap into your inner Libra to bring out your best self and to magnetize your new partner in health and fitness!
Libra activities are about grace and beauty, so Yoga, Tai Chi, and any form of dance are ideal at this time. On a personal note, as a Libra, it is no wonder that I’ve dedicated a significant portion of my professional life to teaching Yoga and Zumba!
If we’re going to get even more specific, think BALANCE and COORDINATION. Tree Pose, Half Moon Pose, and other asanas that challenge your balance and build your proprioception are all perfect ways to channel and increase Libra energy.
Finally, to release the lower back (the body part ruled by Libra), practice Head to Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana), Revolved Head to Knee Pose (Parivritta Janu Sirsasana), Child’s Pose, or Knees to Chest Pose (lying down).
Crystals for Libra Season
Libra energy is about staying cool and composed, moving through life gracefully, and attracting wonderful people and things. Choose crystals such as Turquoise, Lepidolite, Aquamarine, and Rose Quartz to help you tap into the Libra vibe. Any crystal that you consider to be beautiful, and makes you feel beautiful, aligns with Libra.
Essential Oils for Libra Season
Libra’s aromatherapy speciality is the art of perfumery. Think Venus/Aphrodite: fragrant flowers, perfume blends, and luscious massage oils. Geranium, Palmarosa, Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang are perfect for Libra – but a little goes a long way!
When it comes to the aforementioned essential oils, remember to BALANCE them with other oils (such as Lavender or Cedarwood), as on their own, they can easily become overpowering. A good Libra lesson!
Thank you to Shantelle Louise Photography for the gorgeous photo!