Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gift Giving throught the Zodiac - Libra

This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.

Libra - The Scales
23 September - 23 October
Archetypes: Lover, Peacemaker, Artist

Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and is associated with the qualities of the planet Venus. In the astrological chart (or wheel) of 12 houses it is the ruler of the 7th, the house of relationships and partnerships. Libra is an air sign and is symbolized by the scales or balance which is the only inanimate symbol amongst the zodiac signs. The sign of Libra arrives at the Fall Equinox, a time when day and night are equal. The scales represent the Libra native's drive for harmony, proportion and justice, and the need to keep a balance between the 'I' and the 'We'. This can sometimes lead to difficulties making a decision. Under the rulership of Venus, goddess of beauty and love, Libras are natural lovers and are sensitive to aesthetic beauty. They relate to the world through a need for maintaining balance, harmony and serenity.

People with a strong presence of Libra in their charts: Sun in Libra, Moon in Libra, Libra rising or other prominent influence in their astrology chart can have the following qualities:
charming, easy going, serene, indecisive, diplomatic, peace loving, passive, romantic, changeable, flirtatious, self-indulgent, sociable, idealistic, desire for balance and co-operation, untidy, frivolous, sentimental, generous

Possible vocational calling:
Libras do well in jobs that utilize their tact, diplomacy, ability to bring harmony in relationships and appreciation for peace and justice. With their sense of the aesthetic, balance and harmony, they also do well in the arts, as poets, beauticians, interior design and textiles, music and painting. Most Libras enjoy luxury and a comfortable lifestyle, so it is important that what ever they do as a vocation, it earns them a decent living.

Gift Ideas:
Say it with Flowers

Flowers appeal to the romantic nature of Libra people, especially roses and lilies.

They are also lovers of the arts. Moonrisephoto has captured the Venus-like grace and beauty of this pink lily. This is an original 7x10 colour photograph and has been archivally matted and ready for framing.

Libra's usually enjoy a rich social life and can be the kind of person who does a lot of entertaining. These fun summer rose coasters by RubeeDesigns would make a perfect gift. This set of four coasters are made of ceramic tiles and decorative paper.

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.

Other Gift Ideas:
Jewelry for the Libra
'Just because' gifts for your friend


Alesha Fowlie said...

Great post as usual, beautiful stuff

Carol said...

This post, and the whole series, is a great read. The calla Print is beautiful!
(ppsssttt... I'm a libra.)