|Beauty and the Beast Jean Cocteau 1946 Criterion|
" Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And oft' is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd: But thy eternal summer shall not fade nor lose possesssion of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade, when in eternal lines to time though growest; So long as men can breathe, our eyes can see; so long lives this, and this gives life to thee."
Shakespeare Sonnet #18
Forecast for the 12 Zodiac Signs ~ Releasing the Fire of your True Inner Purpose through 2012Seventh Sign-Libra Key for 2012 Beauty and elegance Justice Karma is consumed - With Great Grace, you overcome all strife. Peaceful existance without compromise. Achieve freedom from debt; overcome covetousness and love one another as the greatest treasure you could have.
Libra, this is the year to see beyond the veils and costumes of those around you.
Some parade good manners and competence, but inside are empty, needing your support. Others behave as the Beast in the old childrens' story, "Beauty and the Beast" but hiding within is a Prince trapped in outer coarseness. You deal with opposites and dichotomies. Mirrors and see-saws.
With Saturn in the sign of Libra since the summer of 2010, these Topsy turvy situations have needed extra attention in order to maintain your balance and composure. You are seeing what has been inside of people all along, but are now more than ever being forced out into the open.
Your job has been to truly understand the inner world of those close to you, so you can truly make the right assessment about your friends and close ones. It isn't so much to judge them, or to remove yourself from them ( although, with some this year, that might be the case), but to have deeper compassion for all people and their healthy and broken parts, and to also help yourself wake up and be fully aware always what you are in relationship with exactly, so as to not be either fooled and have unnecessary losses, and to also, be strong and help if you can, and not assume the wrong concept about others.
To not take advantage of other's greater strengths, and also to not allow others to take advantage of you or others close to you!
Maybe they are weaker or more fragile than you think, so don't lean on them or trust them so much. Maybe inside they are more princely and filled with goodness and largeness of heart but come across difficult....trust them more, and help soften their expression.
Maybe they are empty, lacking faith and integrity, and have no loyalty, but for their own gain, but come across as critical and perfect....you need to see this too, so you can beware and defend the innocent.
Be strong this year, become more independent, and not so much expecting others you care about to always hold you up. It's possible these past two years, you have had to put your foot down with others.
See the two sides, some it will be one way, others another way.
It's time to rise up and meet the challenge, become even more mature and handle these issues that have now finally come due. You don't want to stay in the same old pattern anyway, right? So 2012, is taking you on an unusual journey, into a land of mirrors, a world where it necessitates using your deeply insightful intuition and inner sense about how things really are, and not what they seem on the outer. Yet all the while, maintaining utter harmlessness towards everything and everyone. You are transcending the human niceness, and the human judge. You become objective, seeing all the roles, all the sides and making new decisions based upon these new heights of wisdom
The Main themes this year for you are
1. Maintaining composure while some people in your life might be acting odd or erratic, causing you some friction. Try to hear what is wrong inside of their hearts, once you get past the difficult behavior.
2. A possible ending to long standing pattern of "niceness and complacency" within yourself, or others, knowing it now needs to change A relationship may significantly change, psychologically, or physically end.
3. Accept the flow of blessings, friendships, new happiness and increased beauty, style, love and social fun, extra money and good things coming to you, from spring throughout the rest of 2012!
4. Brace yourself for a maturing period, accepting a new independence, self sufficiency, realististic perspective, organized, responding to daily needs, bills, accounting, relationship equality, 50/50, fairness and putting in your share, otherwise, someone is going to be complaining!
5. And beginning this summer of 2012 throughout the end of the year, paint, decorate, entertain, exercise, write, play or listen to beautiful music, invest in some essential oils and rare frankincense rocks and charcoal, fill your world with love. Create Art, jewelry, clothing, elegance, beauty! Jupiter begins to bless your Sun sign this summer throughout all of 2012, enhancing all these joys.
For Libras born between September 22-25th, Uranus might show up as an alienating behavior from those close to you from summer 2010 up through the end of December 2011; and for those born on Sept 24th -25th, this ends February 11 2012.
Have you been feeling as if a part of your life is separate from those the closest to you? After February, you can begin to move closer to those loved ones again and shift back into a calmer time.
Try to be kinder, more understanding and present with your family, friends and loved ones now.
A situation at work or about employment may have had you on edge for the past 3-6 months or so.
You are becoming more confident and gentle times are coming in with Jupiter trine your Sun beginning May 2012, and then continuing June 1 through 25th especially. This cycle is perfect for vacations, holidays, love and expanding your work, and creative projects.
The Solar Eclipse especially blesses your life this April 25 up through May 20 2012. This aspect inspires artists and musicians.
People ask for you now. They want you around, miss you, and there could even be an important decision you make based upon friendships and community, to be closer to where you are appreciated and loved the most! A place where life is a bit easier and more fun!
Your money opportunities look better here, and whether it is a physical move, or a change in a group of friends or activities, beginning this April 25 through May, peaking May 20 exact, then continuing to move on this new decision all the way through August 2012, this cycle will keep you busy with your social life. This is because of the solar eclipse on May 20 at 0* Gemini, and the Venus retrograde at 24* Gemini, on May 15 2012, and the Jupiter moving into the sign of Gemini beginning June 11, 2012.
Also, specifically for those Libras Born between Sept 22 through 25, Mercury in Aries will turn stationary and oppose your Sun March 2 through April 23.
For this group of Libras, please try to avoid hostile volatile people and situations. Stay at home and slow down. It is a time of tension, where there could be one who wants to complain and you are the only one around for them to vent upon. It's a time for caution, conservative movement and stay in your right mind during this week!
You're already feeling the pressure, try not to add to it by doing anything risky, or making a testy person more stressed! Some of you in high level challenging positions, might actually see how you could trigger extremely unpleasant reactions from trigger happy individuals during this one cycle of April 1 through 15th 2012.
Also, for Libras born between September 22 through 30th, the time of March 4 through April 26, this Mercury Retrograde in the opposite sign, Aries, opposing your own sign, is where you might need to listen to someones' suggestions and try to accommodate.
Usually the Mercury presents specific reports you must take in, reports at work, data coming in to review, or school reports and reviews for your children that need improvement.
It will require action on your part, a decision once you now have all the info. It's just a good time for all Libras born between Sept 22 through 30th to listen to what someone else is telling you, because its important info you need right now to help you progress.
With Neptune from 0-3* Pisces making an inconjunct to your Libra Sun, you're going through a learning curve with your professional or community activities which requires a powerful change in your self image now.
Something you have never done before, but you know you can tackle it, falls upon you on March 25 through April 2012, then continuing for the rest of the entire 2012. This is a very important position you are now playing.
It could be a new elevated position you know you must do, fill the shoes, learn the ropes, because you are called and no one else can do it correctly but you. You have earned the role or the part.
Libras born between Sept 26th through 30th Uranus opposes your Sun Sign.
April 1 through 12th, 2012
October 20th through November 10th, 2012
January 10th through 25th 2013. These dates can present oppositional behavior from others, or stressful circumstances you need to circumvent, overcome, move around or simply work through.
You know how life is suppose to feel, you want to break through to the real issues, but someone is behaving oppositional, or at the least, a negative attitude.
How can you proceed when there is hostility, arguments and possibly dissension within your very group?
The solution will come from Jupiter trine your Sun this summer.
It will be mostly because you have found a way to elevate yourself to an advantage so the opposition sees you in a different light. This is from June 20 through July 10 2012, especially.
Here is where you can make a breakthrough.
Also, for this birth range of Libras, Venus is Stationary direct : Jun 14 through July 10, Peaking strongly on June 27th 2012.
This time period blesses your love, marriage, partnering, business agreements, money, good fortune with writing, singing, dance, theatre, popularity and all things beautiful or stylish, excellent!! You are like a magnet for wonderful things during this period.
Pluto square Sun In Libra
This aspect simply brings an end to a relationship, partnership, or love of some kind. Either the actual relationship will end for one reason or another, or it will psychologically never be the same again.
Usually this transit of Pluto causes us to be brought to a place of being forced to come out of delusion, out of your unreality about someone. If you have known this person for a long time, you are seeing what they really are capable of being like, or what they can not change within themselves, and it is destructive to your future to remain with them as they really are.
Here are specific dates to know if you fall into this category, since this cycle is so crucial to prepare for, or to also know when you no longer have it, I will list all the categories here of Libra birth dates so you can track this important cycle.
Libra's born during:
If you were born from September 22rd through Sept 28 , Pluto square your Sun is over. It began on December 2008 peaking on January 1 2009, through Dec 3 201, so it is over.
If you were born on:
Sept 29th: Pluto began [peaking } in a square to your Sun, March 1 2011; continuing up through Oct 12 2012.
Sept 30th: Pluto is active from Dec 24 2011 it began,, peaking exact on January 24 2012 up through November 24 2012
Libras born on Oct 1: Pluto is active on Jan 1 2012, peaking exactly on Feb 8 2012 ~ up through Dec 11 2012, ends.
Libra's born on Oct 2: Pluto squares your Sun on Dec 20 2012 begins, Peaking on January 24 2013 peaking............ends November 28 2013.
For Libra's born Oct 3 up through 21st, your Pluto squares are from 2014 through 2023, so we have some time before the Pluto square cycle described above, comes into your life. Get your life in order, and try to be very realistic with whom you associate with now, or the activities you have always thought was your life plan might become re-arranged..... so in the years ahead, you are not too dismayed by the need to let go or make adjustments.
Libras born Between Oct 1 through 9th
Saturn in Libra conjoined your Sun all 2011, and so your maturing lessons are in the past, but now it's important to keep it up, and not fall back into old habits. Embrace the joy and new successes coming your way as you move deeper through the year 2012. You are a new person now. Try to be positive and restore your faith in the goodness of life.
Libra's born between October 9 through 21stThis group will be the ones where you must rise to the new demands coming from life in general or others close to you. You will be tested the most with discovering who your friends are and who are not Some of you have already experienced this, last year, but it continues throughout 2012.
People might in general be expecting you to become more, deliver more, perfect more, get up off the couch and really work at your talent, exercise, get organized with your money, pay off your debts as much as possible before Oct 1 2012! and also enjoy and reap the rewards at the end of the year 2012.
Eat right, try not to indulge in drink or junk food, care about those close to you...you will probably naturally feel more inclined to offer help to your family and loved ones now, because you really truly want to make a difference You want to prove to others, you really really care about them and need their love and acceptance also!
However, during the period between Sept 7 through Oct 30 2012, Jupiter trines your Sun, bringing many happy people your way, wanting to love you, needing your love, desiring to support you, and bringing you presents, opportunities, friends, fun things to do, and just basically success in your life. This period will mark an end to many challenging months of working hard on yourself and your relationships.
Remember the 4 keys at the beginning of this article, for all Libras in 2012. Peace with truth spoken; Love, sharing and boundaries practiced; Faith in others but with realistic expectations.
The World you come from, is filled with magic, where angels guide you, everything is alive, meaningful, a sign. Music accompanies important moments and regularly you dip into events which continually open your heart chakra, filling the atmosphere with a heavenly energy. You come from a place quite like a beautiful Fairy tale filled with hidden meanings and tests and trials meant to be overcome, yet at the end of the story, is the most magical of all moments! Worth all the striving. You have torn the veils off time and space, personalities and posturing, and see who is what and what is real. This world has never gone away, it has only been temporarily diminished in order to guide earth out of her own darkness right now. The magic will return to you.
( In the French Children's Fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, Belle must see beyond the coarseness of the beast to his true self, and see beyond the elegance and passion of one who pursues her, and recognize the coarseness and brutality, greed and negative passions within the other man. Two men, with deceiving outer appearances, change appearances in the end. Her test is to remain in the middle until she knows, maintain balance, in the center of the Rose, in the presence of Love radiating within herself and try, try to be Love and truth at all times, to both sides, both situations, and everyone else in her life. And yes, at the end, they live happily ever after.)
For those who have some moments to indulge in an old French classic, I found the final scenes of one of my fondest movies in my collection. I hope you can sit back and enjoy the symbolism of the two examples presented for the initiate to discern. It's a bit long, about 10 minutes, but I couldn't resist.