We are still enjoying summer and long warm days. You can sit outside delighting in the balmy breezes of the evening. Or you might travel to other places or countries taking advantage of the nice weather. Everybody loves the spring and the summer but there is something to the other seasons as well. I know the beautiful colors of autumn and the friskiness of winter does appeal to some of you.
I am a person who needs a lot of Sun. I think I am still catching up with a life time of gray and cold weather in Germany where I grew up. I was visiting in April/May this year and in the 5 weeks I was there we had 6 days of sun. That is not enough for me. But I know people who love the winter sports and revel in the cold and snow. What I am getting at here is that we have all this different, very specific qualities throughout the year. And like it is smart to be prepared for snow with winter boots and a warm coat you can prepare yourself for other particularities throughout the year as well.
The Sun is moving through the whole cycle of the 12 signs of the zodiac in one year. Each month is displaying a different theme according to the astrological sign it is in. In the evolution through the year represented by the zodiac, each sign displays a different characteristic and quality in nature and the energy we encounter around us. The cycle starts with Aries and marks the beginning of spring on the planet awakening to new life. Each sign builds on each other in a constant expansion and contraction to consolidate the previous subject.
Therefore you could say that earth bound Taurus consolidates the energies of Aries. After that curious Geminis spread their wings and discover the world in all its variety. Then Cancer consolidates again with its emphasis on home and family. Expressive Leo takes charge and conquers the world. Discriminating Virgo pays attention to details relating to work and health. And with Libra we enter the world and discover the joy of beauty, relating and loving.
Sun Moves into Libra on September 22
The Libra Sun is defining the underlying quality of the coming month in addition with the challenge of the Saturn conjunction September 30. This means we have some work to do in the area of our more intimate relationships as well as in a more global way. For the length of the Saturn transit of two and a half years, we have ample time to redefine our relationships on the planet. Changes are needed and we should reconsider how we relate as rich industrialized nations to third world countries. Fair trade agreements are common sense or should be.
We are beginning to realize more clearly how interdependent we are and how interwoven the whole world’s economy is. We have to take care for things with an eye to the benefit of the whole or it will not work for us very well in the long run.
Libra is ruled by Venus and is seen as the harmonizing force in the zodiac. She is often depicted as the judge holding the two scales for balance in her hands. Venus is known as the Goddess of love, harmony and beauty. For Venus it is more then appropriate to beautify herself with gemstones set into beautiful jewelry. And for Saturn in Venus it will be very supportive as well.
The Concept of True Birthstones
I am sure you know which is supposed to be your birthstone. Most wome women’s coats n I have met and even some men will know their birthstone which is based on their sun sign. There is an official list of birthstones created by the mercurial jeweler’s guild as another sales argument why you should buy jewelry. Hey, being a jeweler myself, I am all for it. Jewelry is a personal statement about who you are in your fashion sense and it gives subliminal messages about your personal self expression, abundance and power. It will give you endless joy looking at beautiful sparkling gemstones and can have a deep sentimental value. It can have deep meaning for you and be a focus as a personal talisman.
But as an astrologer and healer I want you to be able to choose a gemstone which is most beneficial for you in helping you balance out friction in your chart. You can choose from a variety of true birthstones which are associated with your Sun position in your horoscope. And if you want to get more specific you can address the house position and aspect connection with other planets in your chart. That way you will be able to truly distinguish which is your true birthstone. I am an expert in the Gemstone Profile based on your whole astrological chart with a description of your main 12 healing gemstones.
Astrological principles are manifested at all levels of creation, from the largest planets in the universe to the tiniest particles of atomsall are part of the same network of universal energy. Based on the hermetic principle “As above, so below,” these universal principles that govern the universe are also seen on the much smaller level of gemstones, crystals, and metals. That is the reason why we can attribute each gemstone with different planetary qualities. Each gemstone is always a composition of different astrological principles based on their personal uniqueness.
And this personal “signature”specific metaphysical qualities, different for each stone, that arise from the stone’s association with its planets. It reflects the chemical composition, crystal structure, color and translucency of each unique stone. I think you will like the gemstone I am introducing today which is one of the true birthstones for Libra, the Rubellite.
Rubellite Represents the Planets of Mars, Venus, Sun and Neptune
The Rubellite, the pink Tourmaline, represents a lover of mankind, one who loves unconditionally and teaches us self-love. Everybody longs for love but it all starts with our ability to love ourselves. Self-love is achievable with a patient journey of self healing and compassion for that inner child. We know our weaknesses and dark side all too well and thus we are often most unforgiving and hard on ourselves.
Because of our dependency and need for love and approval we learn early on as children to deviate from our own nature to please our parents. We resign ourselves to making do without those deep needs and we give up vital parts of ourselves. The Rubellite heals and strengthens us, helping us to recover those lost aspects of our nature. With its help we learn to love ourselves as we are, in our individuality and beauty. Rubellite helps us to grow and nourish our own needs.
As adults we have the ability to care for ourselves in ways we were not able to do in childhood. We can express our wishes and needs in alignment with our whole being. From that place of self-love and alignment we want to share and give to the world. The Rubellite opens us up to the abundant love that flows through us in all that we do. Our heart is open to joy and exaltation.
Venus and Mars rule the Rubellite in all their different facets. Venus is the goddess of love, harmony, and beauty. She is the muse to artists in all their endeavors. Mars is the pioneer, the warrior who is called to action. Together they help our creativity to be manifested on the earthly plane. They give us the courage and self-esteem to dare to be creative.
Venus and Mars are also eternal lovers. They help us through difficult times in our relationships. They remind us that the bond of love endures beyond all the difficulties that inevitably surface when two personalities merge. It is through our relationship with our intimate partner that we are challenged to grow and examine our behavior and our beliefs. With the solid foundation of love and friendship with our partner, we have the potential to rise out of difficult times like the Phoenix arising from the ashes.
I hope you you enjoyed to meet the Rubellite and see this wonderful friend with new eyes. I wish you a very enchanted journey into the mysterious world of healing gemstones!
Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.