Gay-Libra

 Gay Libra

Libra - ruled by the planet Venus, this is the cardinal air sign. Libra, in general, is artistic, lover-seeking, choosy with who they associate and easily upset. Pastels are their colors; quartz and opal are their stones. Sexually, Libra enjoys being romanced.

CARDINAL AIR-LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Applies to Libra Sun sign, Libra Ascendant, and those with Venus on the Ascendant.

RULER-Venus
MOTTO-'I balance:' or "l justify:'
SYMBOL-Scales
POLARlTY-Positive/Masculine
COLOR-Green KEY WORDS-Balance, Harmony, Partnership
MALE IDOLS-Montgomery Clift, Johnny Mathis, Gore Vidal
FEMALE IDOLS-Julie Andrews, Rita Hayworth, Angela Lansbury

 

THE LIBRA LOOK

At any gathering of gays, more than likely the ''prettiest'' faces in the room will have a strong Libra influence Ruled by Venus, Libra generally sets the standard for beauty Usually Libra is tall and well-formed proportionately though tending to slenderness or lankiness. The face may be some-what round or oval, with dimpled cheeks, classical features, and an impeccably clear complexion. The hair is generally straight, and may range in color from auburn to blond to flaxen. When genetics permits, Libra will be likely to have blue eyes. In some cases, the eyebrows may be noticeably heavy or darker than the hair.

Libra's tendency towards prettiness can reach the extreme of effeminacy or an androgynous appearance. This may be combined with a softness or a sweetness to the voice.

In dress, Libra almost invariably keeps up with the fashions or trends of the time, or will be careful to follow the dress code for the occasion. But one thing is consistent about Libra's attire: he will always have everything perfectly coordinated, so that all colors harmonize and the overall effect is pleasing to the eye.

It may take Libra forever to get dressed to go out, not because he is slow but because he has difficulty choosing what to wear.

If attending a costume party, Libra will be likely to pick his apparel on the basis of whether or not it is pleasing to the eye. If he has a date for the party, he may attempt to match whatever his partner is wearing.

THE LlBRA NATURE

Libras generally give the impression of having it all-looks, brains, and talent. And to some extent, they do. They carry with them all the blessings of the Autumn Equinox when light and darkness are of equal duration, in the season of bounteous harvest. But that isn't enough to satisfy Libra who knows that winter is coming, but is able to cope only with the present.

Libra is one of the most sociable of the signs, not to mention the most charming and gracious. When Libras smile. which they do often, hearts beat a little faster.

Libra is quite aware of the effect he has on others, both because of his looks and because of his charm. Some consider Libra to be vain, but this is not quite true. lt is more that he has a fine appreciation of beauty, harmony, and comfort; and-assuming that others are just as appreciative-he seeks to please. To some extent, the obsession with his looks and with what others think of him is calculated; abhorring ugliness and unpleasantness, he wants others to be as beautiful and as charming as he is.

Being both artistic and refined, gay Libra can accomplish much, especially in fields where aesthetics and personality are important. An Air sign, he has very creative ideas, and is exceptional at setting projects into motion. But he very quickly needs the help or the approval of others in order to continue. It is not because he is lazy, but because he-like the other Cardinal signs-lacks staying power. Without help or approval, he begins to doubt himself and his creative efforts.

Some consider Libra to be indecisive, but that is not quite true. It may take him some time before he will make important decisions, but he does make them, after carefully perceiving and analyzing all options. It is in making the little choices in life where Libra has great difficulty- choosing what clothes to wear, selecting food from a menu.

His ability to see all sides of an issue makes Libra a great mediator in disputes. He is just and fair toward others, and he expects others to treat him the same way.

In love, Libras are rather difficult to understand. The driving force behind this Cardinal Air sign is the need to achieve partnership, a loving union with one other person. Yet he has great difficulty achieving it. Surprisingly, as beautiful as Libras are, they are not very passionate, and indeed not very sexual. They prefer the mental, emotional, and psychological sustenance of a relationship, and sex just seems to get in the way They want approval, support, and reinforcement from others.

Often the only ones who truly understand their needs are other Libras.

THE LIBRA CHALLENGE

The life challenge for the gay Libra is to learn to love him- self, to realize that the kind of support and approval he seeks from others will always be inadequate so long as he does not truly believe in himself first.

The greatest barrier to Libra's perceiving this fact is his great preoccupation with surface matters. Aware of his own beauty and charm, he tends to doubt the depth of his spirit

fashions or trends of the time, or will be careful to follow the dress code for the occasion. But one thing is consistent about Libra's attire: he will always have everything perfectly coordinated, so that all colors harmonize and the overall effect is pleasing to the eye.

It may take Libra forever to get dressed to go out, not be- cause he is slow but because he has difficulty choosing what to wear.

If attending a costume party, Libra will be likely to pick his apparel on the basis of whether or not it is pleasing to the eye. If he has a date for the party, he may attempt to match whatever his partner is wearing.