Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that cosmic wheel of the Universe otherwise known as the signs of the Zodiac. Not only are the basic personality traits associated with each sign thoroughly discussed in easy to understand language, Brad also relays detailed aspects to each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac most never knew existed, such as their origin along with the variety of everyday things assigned to them such as a sign’s – tree, flower, spice, animal, foodstuff, dedicated cities throughout the globe, as well as famous personalities born beneath each sign and how their personas reflect the nature of the particular sign each celebrity was born under. Accompanying every WTZ show is a formal announcement which opens with three choice quotes said by three famous personalities born beneath that show’s highlighted sign. The series also has a “WTZ Icon” for every show, an image chosen by Brad which captures each sign’s overall essence, as well as a “WTZ Song”, a piece of music chosen by Brad which he considers to be that sign’s unofficial “anthem”.
So join the first astrologer on reality TV and author of the 21st century guide to astrology and relationships “Love in the Stars” on a journey like no other, as Brad Kronen introduces the basic wonders which form the foundation of one of Mankind’s most ancient studies, better known as Astrology by welcoming you to the Zodiac.
WELCOME TO THE ZODIAC SERIES
The Pristine Partner of Charm
or The Indecisively Imbalanced?
“Perhaps the basic thing which contributes to charm is the ability to forget oneself and be engrossed in other people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Libra
“I’m the only man in the world with a marriage license made out “To whom it may concern.” – Mickey Rooney, 8 times married and 8 times divorced Libran
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow, Libra
We leave the thoroughly cleansed albeit sterile atmosphere of Virgo and come upon the land of Pretty – Libra. Being ruled by the planet named after the ancient goddess of Love and Beauty, Venus, two themes which are central to the middle representative of the element of Air are looking good along with having an equally good looking partner. The sign of the Scales is the exact mid-point of the Zodiac where energies turn away from actions and interests based solely on the self to incorporating “others” into the overall game plan. And the role others play in the life of the Libran is crucial.
Those born beneath the sign of the Scales are the most social and sociable creatures you’ll ever find. I personally like to call this sign the “Kings and Queens of Small Talk“. With their natural charm and inherent sense of grace and manners, the typical Libran can engage anyone from any walk of life in the art of conversation.
Libras function best when they are in a relationship but even with that said their pursuit of a partner can become all-consuming if left unmonitored. Equally problematic, these pretty and handsome types are susceptible to losing their individualized sense of self just for the sake of being in a committed partnership.
The House which this sign naturally oversees, the 7th, provides ample warning to every Libra should their Scales tip significantly out of balance while seeking a relationship by virtue of the areas of Life the 7th House deals with – Marriage, One on one Partnerships, along with Open Enemies.
Being the resident of the Zodiac which teeters between the needs of the self versus the needs of others, every Libran should be aware their sign functions best whenever involved in a partnership of equals. But for that to occur, the self and one’s individual needs and interests must be kept in tact if the balance of equality is to be maintained between themselves and their significant other.
So join me, won’t you? Actually, that question applies to individualized Librans only. For those Scale Folk who aren’t there just quite yet – JOIN ME, LIBRA!
Welcome to the Zodiac Icon for Libra: Every sign of the Zodiac has its symbol. Brad has taken things an astrological step further by choosing images which capture each sign’s essence and making them their official “Icon” for his Welcome to the Zodiac series. The icon selected for each sign ranges from the obvious to the esoteric.
A very non-indecisive statue of Justicia stands at the courthouse of Roemer, Germany
Each resident of the Zodiac has its foibles and the sign of the Scales is notorious for theirs – indecisiveness. It’s not that the Libra lacks the mental capacity or possesses an inherent flaw with their rational decision making processes. Far from it. With their key phrase being “I BALANCE” and their symbol being that of the Scales, the typical Libran feels the need to always be weighing their options.
Word of advice for those friends or dates of Scale folk, it’s highly recommended to decide where you’d like to eat or what movie you two should see beforehand. Leaving the small scale stuff for the Scale person to decide puts all parties at risk of waiting a tad longer than usual (Christmas or the next change of seasons, whichever takes longer) until a decisive plan is made.
But as already stated, that’s strictly regarding the small scale stuff.
When it comes to the larger scaled side of things, Libras aren’t only decisive, they tend to have the best judgement out of anyone else out there. Not only are their large scale decisions sound, they almost always are made with the consideration of the better good for all parties involved. The energies of the planet called the “Lord of Karma”, otherwise known as Saturn function best, or are “exalted” in the sign of Libra. This is due to the ringed planet overseeing such critically important large scale things as Time, Wisdom, and the concept that requires strong decision making skills, Judgement.
In the United States, wherever there is a building that actively holds a court of law, one will always find a statue of the ancient Goddess Justicia, or Justice, itself. Most statues of the goddess portray her as being blindfolded, symbolizing impartiality but when represented Justicia ALWAYS bears the symbol of Libra, the Scales of Justice.
Welcome to the Zodiac Song for Libra: As already stated a few too many times, Libra is the sign of relationships. The middle representative of the element of Air has a motivational double whammy to be partnership oriented (aka hitched) due to their planetary ruler being named after the ancient goddess of Love, Venus, as well as the sign of the Scales naturally overseeing the 7th House of Marriage and Partnerships.
Because of this double emphasis, many Libras, most especially of the female persuasion will come out of the womb knowing what color their bridesmaids dresses will be (a very pale shade of café au lait but definitely NOT beige) along with the perfect locale for their wedding party pictures to be taken.
These same Scale Folk that are strongly focused (aka obsessively driven with a one track vengeance) on being involved in a committed partnership of the romantic kind tend to also be susceptible to the false notion that once hitched/dating/engaged/married then EVERYTHING will be super great and all their problems will simply melt away like the tartest of lemon drops away upon the chimney tops.
So sorry. I’m afraid not.
Many romantically over-idealistic Librans end up in relationships that are anything but ideal. Instead of their partnership being the answer to all of their problems it can end up in reality being the source of their worst nightmares. This is due to that seemingly perfect partner turning out to be a ball and chain of the most controlling and domineering kind.
Because of their tendency to be non-confrontational, the Libra risks losing their individualized self-identity over time if things are left unmonitored. With that in mind, the song I have chosen for Libra acts mainly as a warning for those born beneath the sign of Partnerships “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt. And just like that relationship oriented double whammy associated with their sign, the song has a double whammy of an emphasis given it’s sung by a fellow Scale child who happens to be the best example of the most relationship obsessed kind! – fellow Libran, Gwen Stefani.
I highly recommend every Libra not only listen to this ditty but also read the accompanying lyrics while singing along. Remember Scale Kids, Happiness comes from within and never from an outside source.
That, and the best way to regain one’s sense of self is telling that control freak of a partner to not let the door hit them on their way out as you kick their ass to the curb.
By: No Doubt (featuring Gwen Stefani)
You think that we connect
That the chemistry’s correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear
And now I’m stuck in
The web you’re spinning
You’ve got me for your prey
Sorry I’m not home right now
I’m walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I’ll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message
And I’ll call you back
You’re intruding on what’s mine
And you’re taking up my time
Don’t have the courage inside me
To tell you, “Please let me be”
Communication, a telephonic invasion
I’m planning my escape…
And it’s all your fault
I screen my phone calls
No matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls
Now it’s gone too deep
You wake me in my sleep
My dreams become nightmares
‘Cause you’re ringing in my ears
Oooh, the spiderwebs
Leave a message and I’ll call you back
I’m walking into spiderwebs
So, leave a message and I’ll call you back
It’s all your fault, no matter who calls
I gotta screen my phone calls
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