Friday, September 23, 2011

Libra’s National Holiday

It’s Autumnal Equinox day! To most people that means equal length of day and night. Of course it’s much more complicated than that, but at the least it’s when the sun “appears to cross the celestial equator from south to north.”

The sense of evenness, of balance, is the cornerstone of most new age therapies (followed closely by fighting “inflammation”).

For we Librans— born under the stars that are The Scales--balance is in our DNA. We strive for peace and harmony and evenness. We like when things even out, and are no longer off keel, out of kilter (keel I know from sailing, but what is a kilter?) Making the time of equal light and equal light our national holiday.


The Even Steven of “The Opposite”


Leave it to Seinfeld to bring this idea to the quartet. The subtheme of the classic “Opposite” episode---where George finds success by doing everything the opposite of who he is and what he does—is Jerry, Mr. Even Steven.

Jerry: “Yesterday I lost a job, and then I got another one, and then I missed a TV show, and later on they re-ran it. And then today I missed a train, went outside and caught a bus. It never fails! I always even out!”

Kramer to Jerry: "You know who you are? Even Steven."

Jerry: “Elaine, don't get too down. Everything will even out. See, I have two friends. You were up, he was down. Now he's up, you're down. You see how it all evens out for me?”

Jerry Seinfeld the comedian is an Aires. I couldn’t find a birth day for the character, but I’d bet he’s a Libra.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My dictionary says kilter means good working order so out of kilter would me not in good working order.

M.A.Peel said...

Hi Anon. I found that too. But it feels like it originated as a noun, and that is what's been lost to history.

scribbler50 said...

Gee, and I thought a kilter was someone who wears kilts.
(Sorry about that.) (I mean really sorry!)

Another Libra here, M.A., I'm October fifth.

M.A.Peel said...

A fifth of October, isn't that a rare scotch? (See what happens when you open that door?_

scribbler50 said...

Touche'! :)

Unknown said...

My dictionary says kilter means good working order so out of kilter would me not in good working order.





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Unknown said...

Hi Anon. I found that too. But it feels like it originated as a noun, and that is what's been lost to history.



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