The capacity to achieve a balance in life is a skill I am still working to perfect. I have always sought out Libras as friends and lovers, mostly because I think I am craving that innate sense of balance that appears to come so naturally to that sign. My two lifelong best friends, who I met 6 years apart, are not only both Libras, but they both have the exact same birthday. And both are the picture of "just enough" in all areas of life. Anna is a yoga teacher who can also be the life of the party. Her Instagram is a collection of photos of gooey, cheesy, double decker burgers...and her various fitness activities and healthy lifestyle choices. She was never a serial dater, but dated enough to know when she found the right person to marry, and she was the world's most low-key bride who never seemed to stress about anything. She is never overly ANYTHING...never high-strung or excitable or intensely gloomy. She is even keel, and could best be described as just--harmonious. Same goes for my childhood best friend, who although she is a few months younger than me, was tapped by my parents to "babysit" me when they would go out of town. She is a caring, picture-perfect mother of 3, and runs a beautiful house in the 'burbs of Chicago with ease, but is the first one to throw some ice cubes in a glass of red wine and get out on the dance floor on a night out. They are so authentically at peace with who they are, and neither one of them ever feels like they are TRYING too hard at being anything other than authentically themselves. I admire that about them so much.
My first serious boyfriend, also a Libra, had that same lovely ease about all the dualities of his personality--he was Homecoming King, whip smart, and also a bit of a stoner who was once Suspended for ditching school. Everyone loves him. He was not the richest, hottest, best dressed...he was just irrefutably himself in every sense and for every yin there was a yang.
I find myself drawn to these Libras because I know that it is a quality I can lack when I'm not staying aware. I go full throttle between extremes, and I am determined to embody more of those balanced Libra scales...
i am beckee.
Lover, Writer, Artist, Curser, Creator, Moonchild, LA Dweller, and Star Gazer on a Quest to Find the Beauty and Love in Everything