Dark Side of Libra: Dramatic, Controlling, Condescending, Repressed
The Sign of Balance = The Illusion of Balance
True Librans don’t like conflict or ugliness. They want tranquil homes decorated artistically. They are so gracious and generous that friends are shocked when they first see Libra throw a tantrum, or realize that Libra told a lie. Why, it’s hard to believe it’s the same person!
Hard to believe? Think of Mahatma Gandhi. He started as a lawyer, but quit and became famous for passive resistance. This was a great and successful political move and also true to his sign. Libra shies away from conflict everywhere— except within the family. Hero though he was, Gandhi ignored his wife and refused to send his sons to college, disowning his eldest who got married instead of being chaste, and I guarantee there was as much yelling in his home as there is in every Libra home. But when the phone rings, Libra will answer it calmly and sweetly.
Librans want peace and negative ones want it at any price, even if it means sneaking around, denying, controlling, and drama. If peace can’t be had, silence and secrets will do. Many Librans won't listen to reports of pain or unpleasantness and fool themselves that things they don't acknowledge didn't happen. Because they repress their pain and everybody else's, they have meltdowns. Think of Judge Judy (born October 21) and the pain she's seen and absorbed over 25 years as a judge in family court. She balances that by verbally skewering and humiliating people. Another judge with an attitude is Simon Cowell (Oct. 7). Men with a Libra Sun or Moon are masters of “the silent treatment” and passive aggression. It took Libran baseball idol Mark McGwire (Oct. 1) five years to confess to using steroids. It might take five years to get your own Libra male off your sofa. He will yell that all he wants is some peace.
Librans speak kindly in public, but even the best ones do not really believe others have feelings or brains. They see everyone as mindless and feel called to enlighten them (Gandhi again, and John Lennon (Oct. 9), who cheated on his first wife "thousands" of times and told her so). A Libra mom still reminds her 50-year-old daughters to say “thank you.”
Libras are born from September 23 – October 22
Libra Guests and Invitations
Librans are worrywarts and being or feeling alone is the most horrible thing they can imagine, one they compensate for with food (especially fats, alcohol, and sweets) and urge others to overindulge along with them. Like the diet sodas they love, negative Librans are artificially sweet.
Often, Libra guests arrive late if at all, and invitations from Libra specify the time you should leave so they can be their irritable selves again. A Libran I worked with began the day by removing her coat and airing her daily 20-minute complaint. She had no idea she had this habit. Another one I knew years later did the same; hard to believe, but true! I invited her to be part of a group, and they made fun of her "opening monologue" behind her back.
A negative Libra will move in with or marry someone to escape the financial or emotional pit they have dug for themselves. When charged with bad behavior, they will say, “Oh, I’m such a bad person. I’ve been so bad to you all this time.” The more articulate Libras will quote Gandhi: “Hate the sin but love the sinner.”
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (Sept. 24)
Al Sharpton (Oct. 3)
Vladimir Putin (Oct. 7)
Lee Harvey Oswald (Oct. 18)
George Zimmerman, killer of Trayvon Martin (Oct. 5)
Sylvia Browne, fake psychic (Oct. 19)
What do you think?
Does this information fit the Libra(s) you know?
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