I am a Libra and whenever I read your posts about Aquarians I always wish I was one! Do other people have Sun Sign envy?
The other sign I envy is Sagittarius. But I am glad I am not one because they seem like the sign most likely to never marry! Aquarians and Sagittarians are full of life/energy and attract attention while remaining detached and unconcerned about what others think of them. I love attention and admiration but I get tired of being so vain/conscious of how I come across all the time.
Sag and Aqua seem to breeze through without having to look in every reflective surface, carry a minimum of 4 lipsticks at all times and never leave the house without a teasing comb in case their hair goes flat. I wish that was an exaggeration. I am a beauty/product junkie and a control-freak. But I want to be Bohemian and serene.
What can I do about Sun sign envy?
The Envious Libra.
Astrology Does Not Dictate – It Illuminates And Reflects
Dear Envious Libra,
I understand Sun Sign envy because I used to have it. As a teenager, I read the Seventies Astrology classic Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs and wanted to be Aries. My Sun Sign is Pisces and Goodman portrays the sign as soggy, passive and lunatic. I think she may have originated the notorious “Pisces is the dustbin of the zodiac” phrase. As I am born near the end of Pisces, I decided I was really an Aries.
It’s a bit like when you claim to live in the swankier next suburb over, despite being technically in the less appreciated one. In fact, one of the reasons I got into astrology was to “prove” my Aries status. And then, embarrassingly, I went through a stage when I said I was Scorpio, as they seemed to have more sex appeal.
So I get it. But I think you move beyond this by appreciating the natural symmetry and good judgment of Libra. And look at your entire birth chart, you may well have Aquarius influences or a strong Jupiter/Uranus. Working those areas of your chart will give you the extra nonchalance you desire! Astrology does not dictate, it illuminates and reflects. You can be what you want. And what’s the bet that there are Sagittarius people gazing at your composed image in envy, wishing they had the patience for a proper regime?
Image: Martine Johanna