As we get deeper into September and arrive at the Fall Equinox (today), you’ve probably seen a ton of articles talking about Libra season. We're urged to “find balance” through yoga, meditation, saying no, setting better boundaries, balance work/life, etc. What bullshit. Life doesn't go like that for so many “normal” people. And the implication that we're doing something wrong in the hell that 2020-2021 has been is potentially destructive to our psyches. Face it, while some of us are experts at just living life safely in the middle, most of us are struggling trying to deal with the tasks in front of us without going under. And guess what, maybe not everyone is supposed to be perfectly balanced all the time. Many of us signed on to stand in the middle of the shit because we're strong enough to handle it. Especially HSPs (highly sensitive people). We're yanked, pulled and pushed out of our safe spaces by the constant assault from the media, trolls on social media, and the fear machine that exists to keep us in a state of UNBALANCE so we're easier to control. Fact. Not fiction.
It's no wonder we're on the struggle bus, careening off the cliff. So what is the whole reason for this? Why are we so easily manipulated out of our ease of life that we hold as the perfect ideal? Because we have so much to lose. We have a lot, so we have a lot to handle. Many Americans have worked their entire lives to enjoy retirement, which is facing destruction. Others are just venturing into marriage and parenthood, hoping to head into fantastic careers they studied so hard for, only to find no work, parents frustrated with conditions at schools, and living in fear of what will happen to their children. We are all at different stages of life, but one thing is certain. No one has a clue what travesties wait around the next bend. I can hear you now. “Wow, Suzie. That's pretty grim stuff. Thanks for freaking us out!” Yes, reality can suck. So why do we go on? What is it that makes us keep trying to regain composure when shock after shock is delivered to our doorsteps daily?
The pendulum always swings back. And we all inherently, spiritually, unconsciously know this. And we have faith even though the pendulum swings wildly, and dark and light exist side by side.
For some, their faith is only the size of that mustard seed we've heard about. Others, it's bushels full. Religious faith, spiritual faith, last-ditch faith, fake-it-til-you-make-it faith, label it whatever you want. We still have a belief that good will triumph over evil. That everything is happening for a higher reason. We believe if we're good enough to others, the balance will return. To gain balance, faith is required. When the scales drop to one side, there's still an open scale to fill on the other side with the opposite experience.
Libra's glyph is the scales of justice. And while we love our Libra friends, most of us can attest to the extremes that unfold in their lives sometimes. Libra energy on this planet is here at its highest to SEE the imbalance, not create it nor fix it. Because until the unfairness, the extreme behavior, the injustice is brought to light, there can be no balance. Libras hold the space for the corrective action that is necessary to return to the middle ground. Libra is ruled by Venus. On the surface, that sounds so lovely—ohhh the planet of love rules this beautiful, harmonious sign. But have you read the mythology? (https://venus-story.com/) Venus had some extreme situationships with some shady characters and paid for it dearly through shame and loss. So yeah, real talk, Libra has some serious shadow.
But even Venus held FAITH in her heart. Faith that love would beat all, that something around the corner would be better. And this is what will get each of us through any hardships. Faith. So this Libra season, rather than forcing yourself into downward dog, crammed into yoga pants trying to convince yourself this is how to find balance, simply recognize what you believe can happen and know it will.
Do you know you can have it all without feeling overwhelmed? Who or what are you putting your faith in? Fill the other side of the scale with the exact opposite of your current experience. But don't kid yourself that it will be all sunshine and lollipops because you do that. Balance is what this entire world is about. Balance of power, balance of nature and humans, balance of energy. Do the best you can with what you've got. And stop trying to live in a place zoned for perfection. Move to one zoned for real humans. And oddly, by doing that, you just might feel a little more in harmony with your own unique soul.
Suzie Kerr Wright is an Astrologer, Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Spiritual Life Coach and the recipient of a 2020 Lightwork Award. Visit www.astrogirl12.com and follow her on Facebook @Suzie Kerr Wright and IG @astrogirl12.musiccitymedium.
Audio Credit: Voice-over by Eileen Bray.