Happy Libra Season!

I love Libra season. The weather, the apple picking and baking, the act of dusting off my cozy sweater collection – and buying more cozy sweaters because one can never have too many. I love Libras too! You can easily turn up a party and also be the best couch potato companion. If I ever need someone to plan or strategize with, you are my go-to sign because your brain is always thinking of possibilities. And flirting! Flirting with you is the best because you are witty, and you enjoy making people feel sexy and great about themselves. Other great things about you: your timeless sense of style, your ability to pay attention to people as if they were the most important person in the world, and the way you can get others to look at different angles of a situation. But what about the things that people don’t acknowledge about Libras? Or what about shining some light on labels that astrologers stick on you? I got you.

The word “balance” is a way of life for you.

“Balancing” doesn’t mean just weighing out options in your head, or rooting for the underdog at a sporting event just to balance out the amount of attention each team gets. Balance to you means eating the right amount of “good” food and “bad” food. It means knowing that you may be the most attractive person in your group of friends, and helping them look their absolute best when you go out together. It means working really hard and fast for a certain amount of time, and lounging around hard and fast, too.

Balance puts you in a good mood, and it puts everyone else in a good mood… Other people just don’t acknowledge its importance the way you do.

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“You know, I use organic products, but I get lasers. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu.”

– Gwyneth Paltrow, born September 27, 1972

Libras are empathetic.

It is a well-known fact that Libra is the sign of partnerships and fairness, which explains a lot about your interactions with others. At first meeting, you approach people with an open mind because you know that is the fair thing to do. As a result, you notice other people’s mannerisms and nuances, and you are open to seeing past people’s facades. Although you are known for being emotionally aloof, this is not actually the case. It is your need for balance, as mentioned above, that motivates you to keep your exterior emotionally detached. On the contrary, you have many feelings. You just know when, where and with whom to express them.

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“Never underestimate the pain of the person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better at hiding it than others.”

– Will Smith, born September 25, 1968

Libras downplay their traits.

You Libras say some outright annoyingly self-deprecating shit sometimes, and it’s because you believe that it helps harmonize your environment. When you say things to downplay your physical attractiveness or your brain power, you aren’t fooling anyone. We all know you know you’re hot shit.

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“I’m not Brad Pitt or George Clooney. Those guys walk into a room and the room changes. I think there’s something more… not average, but everyman about me.”

– Matt Damon, October 8, 1970

Libras are not lazy.

We have all heard of the nickname “Lazy Libra” at some point. But why is this phrase so popular? Is it because it is alliterated and catchy? I have had the pleasure of being close to many Libras, and I can honestly say that “lazy” is not one of the adjectives I would give them.  If you wonder why Libras lounge around so much, it is because they works fast as fuck when they aren’t lounging.

In fact, you Libras work really hard to make your efforts look effortless. If people ever wonder why you seem to stand still when others around you are panicking about something, it is not because you are lazy. It is because you’ve already racked your brain in preparation for unexpected scenarios, or you are strategizing before you act.

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“If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s because he works harder than you.” – Hugh Jackman, born October 12, 1968

 Libras are willing to get down and dirty.

You are notorious for being anal-retentive about certain things, and for not wanting to get your hands dirty. One factor that contributes to this is that the sign Libra is sandwiched between two signs, Virgo and Scorpio, which are both known to have OCD tendencies. And when the Sun is in Libra, Mercury and Venus will be close by – so it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that you might have planets in Virgo or Scorpio. Not to mention that you may even be on the cusp of either sign and take on some of their characteristics!

Seeing you willingly getting your hands dirty is something that only certain people get to experience. Even if you don’t generally get down and dirty, you will still try socially unacceptable things behind closed doors as long as you know the people around you won’t judge you.

Libras are way smarter than people give them credit for.

It’s already a known fact that you are intelligent and calculated, yet others still find it easy to discredit things you say and do. I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with the fact that you downplay certain traits. Actually, it’s fun for you to downplay yourself, and then sneak attack people with your intelligence and powers of manipulation. You, Libra, are one of the most self-aware signs – if not the most. You know exactly what you’re doing when you allow people to think you’re not the brightest crayon in the box…

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 “I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised.”

 – Kim Kardashian, born October 21, 1980

Mary Jo Montevirgen

About Mary Jo Montevirgen

Mary Jo Montevirgen is a 12th house Taurean who likes meditation, food, saving money and soft things. She spends her days healing and reading people through astrology, numerology and Reiki. Follow her on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM to experience her silly Aries Mercury first-hand.