Well, here we are well into the fourth quarter.
No, this is not an account of an NFL football game although, as a symbol of the fall season, that season is in full swing too. This, the fourth quarter of the year, the fall, and its perennial harvest is a time to celebrate the springs offering. This time of year brings along with it a feeling of change as we head toward the coming months of winter. The fall is a time where we celebrate those last few days of warmth. The sky and the sun are at their most dynamic at this time of year as they provide a brilliant backdrop to the colours of nature. It’s a time where family reconnects, celebrates the hard work of the spring and summer months (even if just symbolically) and enjoys the waning warmth while it is still with us. It brings with it an urgency to observe our surroundings as they transition from their brilliance into the grey and bleakness of winter.
This month we celebrate Libra, the romantic.
For the only sign that represents an inanimate object Libra has one of the most personable lists of traits and may be considered the most desirable of the zodiac because it represents the zenith of the year.
How can you not like a Libra?
They are easygoing, sociable, idealistic and overall value peace over conflict, however, also considered hopeless romantics, they can be seen as gullible. The flirtatious side of their personalities can keep them in trouble and their need to please can make them seem more humble than they really are. Because most Libras abhor violence they will most often seek a way to resolve conflict through passive means.
An eagerness to please and a need for balance are key traits to a Libra so they make excellent pharmacists or drug dealers, both empathetic to their cause and devoted to their customers.
Here’s a group of famous Libras (none of which are pharmacists or drug dealers as far as we know). Do they fit?
Sting, Mahatma Gandhi, John Lennon, Le Corbusier, Carrie Fisher, Timothy Leary, Johnny Carson, Jon Favreau, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Geldof, Thelonious Monk, Guy Pierce, Tom Petty, Tim Robbins, Paul Simon and Kate Winslet.
Ok, on to this month’s pithy picks. Here we go…….
NOW magazine, continuing to flex its intellectual prowess, offers:
“Meraki is a Greek word that refers to the bliss you feel when you’re engaged in a task that’s important to you and that you’re doing really well. It’s your theme right now, Libra. According to my reading of the astrological omens, everything’s in place for you to experience meraki in abundance. Furthermore, that’s exactly what your destiny is pushing for. So please get out there and do everything you can to cooperate: make this a meraki-filled month.”
The Grid, has this to appeal to the Libra’s lazy side:
“Don’t let anybody talk you into picking up extra shifts, helping them move or joining any sort of political protests this month. You’ll be in fun mode, and if something sounds like work, then it probably is.”
The National Post has this brilliance to offer:
“Work alone or behind the scenes for the next month, because this is the perfect time to strategize and plan what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. If you give yourself some goals (write them down), you will more likely achieve them.”
The Globe & Mail has this blatantly inaccurate offering:
“The most important thing now is that you resist the temptation to follow the herd. Go your own way, do your own thing and be the kind of person that others look up to for their integrity and independence.”
The Star offers the following instructions (huh?):
“A meeting gets an important project off on the right foot. You could be surprised by all the enthusiasm that surrounds you. You might not be sure which way to go. Allow greater give-and-take. You could feel that finally you have the support and team you need.”
The onion somehow gets away with it again:
“For the third year in a row, no one responds to your well-meaning letters concerning what you consider to be fairly large errors in just about everything.”
Arianna is concerned for your feelings this month and articulates is well with:
“You often like to work behind the scenes, and the Moon-Mars conjunction in your 12th House of Secrets can push you even deeper into your inner world. Your reaction to someone’s evasive behaviour can be so strong that you don’t even know how to put it into words. But bottled up feelings can have negative consequences, so fight against your current tendency to withdraw emotionally and let others know what you’re experiencing as gently as possible.”
The always comedic Adam Sandler somehow nails the issue with poignancy offering:
“You are the artistic type and have a difficult time dealing with reality. Chances for employment and monetary gain are nil. Most Libra women are whores. All Libras die of venereal disease.”
Forget You Tube. Too sappy.
Once again, the best way to sum all this opinion is to look to our friend Austin Kleone. Austin’s take, as always, is fresh and to the point.