Leo and Libra
Then tell her…. to put out her light.
She can’t put it out…. It just goes out of itself when she falls asleep, same as the stars.
Then tell her to sleep at once, John almost ordered.
She can’t sleep except when she’s sleepy.
It happens that the people quoted above have been discussing Tinker Bell, the faerie. But with Leo and Libra, the topic of conversation makes very little difference. Whatever the subject matter at hand, you can be sure Leo will be rather good-naturedly bossy about it, and Libra will argue about it, often taking both sides at once, to be certain she’s not missing any salient facts. Leo creates the heat, Libra contributes the air. Combined, these result in a fair amount of warm-to-hot conversational breezes between them.
Leo’s pronouncements are expected (by Leo) to be received with more or less unquestioned acceptance, if not downright admiration, with some respectful genuflecting thrown in now and then, and Libra does love to argue (they call it discussing) every point which can be construed as having the slightest possibility of choice. But the choice has already been made (wisely, of course) before Leo has spoken. Didn’t you realize that? No. Libra did not realize that. How can one make an intelligent choice between two courses of action without discussing the pros and cons back and forth for a reasonable length of time? The trouble is, with Libra, a reasonable length of time can drag on for quite a spell. Leo shouldn’t be cross and impatient. All that indecision is more painful to the Libran than to those forced to participate in the weighing of the scales, bringing in the sheaves—of common sense—and so forth.
Leo must learn that by discussion, Libra doesn’t mean dramatic scenes or angry outbursts. That sort of thing is uncongenial, for goodness sake. It prevents a nice, balanced relationship, and destroys any chance of harmony. Since harmony, balance, and peace are a holy trinity to every Libra man or woman or child, it must be realized that they truly don’t initiate all those arguments for the purpose of quarreling, only to clear the air and try to make everyone see the issue fairly, in a logical way. You see? Leo will not always see, but perhaps does see more often than most other people. Fairness is a sacred virtue to Libra.
Since this is a 3-11 Sun Sign Pattern (described in detail in the Sun Sign Patterns section in the back of this book) there will be an extravagant amount of communicating on various levels between them, on the side of one or the other of the two, usually both. Friendships of the really genuine kind are more easily achieved by Leo and Libra than by many others. Theirs is a sextile vibration, therefore life will present them with a nearly unending stream of opportunities together, in every area of endeavor, personal and otherwise. Whether or not they grab these opportunities, and what they make of them, will depend upon their individual Moon Signs, and other planetary aspects between their nativities.
When they join forces, Leo and Libra can achieve almost anything, from a successful love affair or marriage to a sound friendship or business deal. Their elements are Air and Fire, and when the former fans the latter into a brighter torch, both benefit.. as long as Leo takes care not to consume all the oxygen in the airy mental processes of Libra. Unpleasant displays of temperament from Leo can cause Libra to eventually float away. Disharmony of any kind topples those Libra Scales, and leaves the Venus-ruled half of the team in a state of depression, a foreign feeling to this normally bright, optimistic, and cheerful Sun Sign. However, they’ll agree in enough matters to make the relationship smooth more often than bumpy. Both of them share the same sense of outrage over injustice of any kind. Leo is warm and magnanimous; Libra is fair and impartial. When they combine these characteristics, few underdogs will be trampled, few lost causes will remain lost. Underdogs and lost causes have a strange appeal for them both, yet they’re more practical than starry-eyed about their idealism, which is probably why they’re so successful. If anyone can turn defeat into victory for an apparent loser, it’s Leo and Libra. They’re good people to have on your side when the chips are down. The Sun-ruled Leo will loyally defend you, the Venus-ruled Libran will pour such soothing balm on your wounds, they’ll heal almost instantly.
It’s as difficult for Leo to say yes as it is for Libra to say no, which is one reason they get along so well. I’d better explain that.
The proud Leonine personality of either sex will normally say NO! instead of yes when ordered to do anything. Kings and Queens were born to give orders, not follow them. Libra possesses the instinct for knowing exactly how to handle Leo’s ego, and can therefore turn a roar into a purr with the simple expedient of making it appear that an order is a request. It’s called flattering. Librans seldom command. They flatter, cajole, and suggest so sweetly and pleasantly Leo never guesses he or she is being manipulated into the very action Libra wants. Oh, they are mellow, these Librans! Marvelously mellow.
Since Libra people abhor the tension caused by responding to the royal commands of a Leo with a flat no, they’ll give in with a melodious yes rather than create a quarrel (unless the issue is a burning one), which suits the Big Cats nicely. Just remember that the Venus trick of pretending not to be bossy when manipulating a situation, and the Venus pattern of responding with a cheerful yes more often than with an angry no, as beautiful as these traits may be, will not prevent Libra from exercising his or her birthright to discuss it for a brief period before giving in. I trust you all understand by now that discuss is a polite Libra word for argue. But an argument needn’t end up in a quarrel, right? This is just a nice, congenial exchange of ideas. Leo will be fooled by that subtle strategy more times than you might guess, very seldom realizing that he or she is being maneuvered into just what Libra wants by the technique of flattery and the Venus talent for psyching-out human nature.
There are times when Libra’s continual optimism (Have a nice day!) disturbs other Sun Signs, but the Big Cats rather enjoy it. Both of these people reflect the vibrations of masculine, positive Day Forces, so you’ll more often find them spreading light and sunshine than glooming around in the darkness. To some degree, every Lion or Lioness feels a desire to protect the weak and defenseless, and to some degree, every Libran possesses a compelling urge to see justice done. These closely allied purposes form the foundation for their simpático relationship. They also share a deep need for creative expression, preferably in the arts, but they can both be just as happily occupied running a hospital, a shoe store, or a home if a free flow of creativity is encouraged. Each of them is more content when running the show, however, which could cause some fleeting friction now and then. Libra likes to be in charge because Libra is a Cardinal Sign of leadership. Leo likes to be in charge because—well, how can a King or Queen not be in charge? Lions and Lionesses weren’t born under a Cardinal Sun Sign, but they were born under a Fixed Sun Sign, and when you have a Fixed egotist it adds up to the same thing as a leader. Should any of these basic needs of Leo and Libra be denied, Leo can become a pouting or growling Cat, and Libra can become a cranky crocodile of confusion and frustration. Then their harmony may be interrupted, with Leo’s normal beaming benevolence turning into arrogant demands, and Libra’s gentle discussions quickly becoming quarrels.
Although there’s always the chance that Leo’s pride and vanity, combined with the strength and bossiness of the sign, may be too much for the softer, more gentle-mannered Venus-ruled Libran to handle, Leo’s abundant ability to arouse the latent enthusiasm of others will usually more than balance the Scales in the association. Libra will have to remember to give the Leo man, woman, or child an adequate amount of respect and admiration. It’s not an easy task. Still, Libra can call on all that Venus charm to accomplish it. No one can pay a compliment more sweetly than Libra, and no one can appreciate it with more outright glee than Leo.
These Libra persons adore anything beautiful; Leos prefer the biggest and best, so together they can be more than a little extravagant, unless one or both has the Moon in a stingier, more economical sign, like Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, or Cancer. With both Moons in Air or Fire, like their Suns, these two can toss money around loosely, and lean toward luxuries. While they’re tossing, they might have a few arguments about where to toss it.
Libra admires Leo’s courage and willingness to move mountains, if necessary, and is sometimes tempted to build a few, just for the fun of watching the majestic Cat topple them. The mountains may be built of words, not rock, but it’s a kind of game these two are tempted to play. They thoroughly enjoy challenging one another in a game of wits. One major difference between them should be noted. Leo’s sense of humor often ends when the joke is on him (or her). Libra takes a more balanced view of being the target for fun.
There’s no doubt that the Sun and Venus are galactically harmonious, so an association of any kind between the Big Cat and the Libran should brighten the skies above them. Almost all their qualities and character traits blend well. They’re both artistic and sentimental. They both love compliments and excitement. Leo more or less demands happiness from Life and Love—Libra expects it as only natural. There is definitely a difference between demanding and expecting. Not much, but a difference. If Leo roars too often, insisting on his or her right to take all the encores, Libra may eventually feel compelled to remind the Lion or Lioness that a rubber band stretches both ways, that what goes up must come down, that red lights and green lights are both needed to prevent traffic accidents, and—well, you know—all those Libra balancing acts of logic. Shockingly, Leo may actually listen meekly, apologize, and turn over a new leaf. No other Sun Sign can so smoothly lead the Big Cat into the ring to roll over and do somersaults.
The secret in animal training is in the eyes and the whip. Libra eyes are soft and friendly. Libra’s whip is invisible, and when it strikes, it feels just like velvet. Purr-rr-rr, goes the Pussycat. You’re so superior! dimples Libra. And off they go, in their royal chariot. Where? Oh, I don’t know. Somewhere Leo didn’t want to go—to do something Leo had adamantly refused to do. Can you believe it? It’s marvelous what wonders do manifest with a little gentle persuasion and a velvet, invisible whip.
Leo Woman and Libra Man
So they were told they could dance, but they must put on their nighties first.
It’s true. This couple will find their relationship has a better chance to achieve permanency if they stay home together—not every night, mind you—but at least more often than they go out. As harmonious as their natures may be, too many parties can create the framework for anything from friction to fury. Most Libran males adore to attend any kind of festivity, from a sleigh ride to a clambake. This man is also drawn by intellectual soirees, like fund-raising meetings for the new school library, or campaign dinners for his favorite political candidate—particularly if he happens to be the political candidate.
The Lioness will seldom turn down a social invitation either. She loves nothing more than attention and excitement, in equal doses, so any large or even medium gathering of people delight her. It’s a matter of numbers. Simple numbers. The more guests, the more possible compliments. Every Libra male has a touch of the playboy in his nature, every Leo woman a touch of the playgirl. I said a touch. Not that they don’t have their serious moments too; each is capable of dedicated, hard work. But let’s face it, neither was born to live forever in the wilderness, with only a wise owl for company.
I’m not saying they have to stay home and read Hobbit books every night. It’s just that too many parties raise the risk of hearing the disharmonious chords of their Sun Sign symphony. What are the problems? Her jealousy—his appeal to women. Maybe I got that backwards. First, his appeal to women. Then her jealousy. After all, a Leo woman doesn’t become jealous for no reason. There has to be a reason. This man will supply her with a number of them.
Something about him seems to make every woman feel like Cleopatra. It can’t really be defined, except as a charismatic … something. (Most likely his ruling planet, Venus, is the culprit.) His mellow charm has this strange romantic effect on the feminine gender, even when all he’s saying is Would you pass the pickles, please? If he should flash one dimpled smile per pickle, the pickle passer is soon palpitating with interest, and this is not the sort of scene designed to make his Lioness purr. It is the sort of scene which could cause her dainty little polished cat claws to appear—and scratch! Then too, there’s the problem of the entourage of admiring men who gather around her when they go out together, a scene reminiscent of Scarlett O’Hara at the Wilkes barbecue. There’s no denying she encourages them with her tawny looks and gracious manner, the beaming sunlight in her glances. Once more, jealousy is a danger. Not her Libra man’s jealousy of her popularity—it’s his lack of jealousy that bothers her.
You see, most Libra men believe it’s unfair to be jealous. They look at both sides. What right does he have (he ponders) to criticize her for innocent flirting at parties, when all those pickle passers begin to preen their feathers as soon as he enters a room? This sort of well-meaning tolerance will not please his Leo woman, since she tends to be flattered by a little healthy jealousy. Any Fire Sign female can understand that. It proves he cares. When the only response she gets is—You go right on and dance with that interesting ski champion, darling. I’m discussing Greek art with this lovely lady sculptor. I mean, she sculpts the human body in marble. Isn’t that thrilling?—the eyes of the Lioness will glitter a feral warning, her regal smile will turn feline icy … and if he has any sensitivity (and wants to keep her), he won’t waste any time cutting in on the next dance, and telling the skier to go buckle his boots. Of course, there are moments when the Libra man’s Scales tip a little, and his normal, cheerful disposition is out of kilter. Then he even may be resentful enough of her attentions from other men to take a punch at one—but these occasions are the exception, not the rule.
Fortunately, this man has the cure for any minor troubles caused by their socializing. His talent as a peacemaker is unsurpassed, even when the fight he’s mediating is his own, with his mate. Somehow, someway, he’ll think of something touching or sentimental to say, something passionate or delightfully mad and marvelous to do. He’ll do it so gracefully, murmur it so melodiously, the injured Lioness will forget her wounds and melt.. right into his arms again. And love wins another victory. Actually, we might have predicted it, right along. This is a 2-12 Sun Sign Pattern, with a scattering of chances for quarreling, but many more opportunities for making up.
Public figures often demonstrate Sun Sign compatibility lessons quite clearly, when we pay close attention. We can look to the famous Presidential couple, President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, as examples. He was born a Sun Sign Libran, she was born a Leo. On the one hand, Jimmy Carter believes adultery is wrong, a definite no-no for a good husband (or a wife, we trust). His genuine love for his Lioness is unmistakable. He is devoted to her, still romantically in love with her. On the other hand, he feels he has no right to judge those who do commit adultery, since he confessed in an interview for Playboy magazine (struggling desperately to be fair) that he has himself lusted in his heart for other women.
When President, Carter sympathized sincerely with ERA’s goals, stating in July of 1976: I will continue to oppose any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decisions on abortion. On the other hand, he stated publicly, a few months later I never said I would actively oppose every possible constitutional amendment that was proposed on the subject of abortion. Just trying to be fair, and see both sides! Gloria Steinem gritted her teeth, and Rosalynn Carter may have chastised him royally in the privacy of the White House jungle pride.
Just as her husband gained the reputation of being a typical Scale balancer, Ms. Carter, being a typical independent Leo woman, would smile into the cameras like any proud Lioness who wants to be recognized as something more than her husband’s shadow. During the widespread gossip over her Libra mate’s lusting in his heart remarks, while he was struggling to be fair and nonjudgmental, she maintained a majestic, aloof silence. No press person dared ask this proud Queen what she thought of her Libra husband’s views on the subject of lusting (though they wouldn’t have hesitated to ask forthright, good sport Sag Betty Ford the same kind of question). Neither Lioness Rosalynn Carter nor Lioness Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were ever found airing their personal feelings or private lives before the masses. Royalty simply doesn’t do that. Let the peasants whisper. Monarchy doesn’t involve itself in that sort of sordid thing.
A Libra man doesn’t have to be President of the United States to get into hot water with the Leo woman he loves. Her views are somewhat less catholic, also less indecisive, than his. She knows what she believes, has no problem clearly defining her opinions, and can become annoyed when her Libra lover tries to make her see that all things are, after all, in the end—equal.
The Libra man is likely to bring his Leo woman occasional gifts, which make her feel snugly cherished, contentedly adored. This is truly important to a Lioness, whether she’s an opera star at the Met or a mule trainer high up in the Peruvian Andes. She likes presents. Making his woman feel treasured is a talent the Libra male possesses in great, affectionate bundles (unless he has a Virgo or Capricorn Ascendent or Moon Sign). That’s why the physical chemistry between them can range from considerably more than satisfactory to intoxicating exhilaration. When she feels wholly desired and cherished, she’s capable of some very jungle-musty-lusty passion, and a Libra male is delighted by a woman who loves making love.
This Venus-ruled man knows that the way to release her rich emotions is to at least promise to give her the Moon and the stars. (The Sun she doesn’t need, it’s already her own, by birthright.) She’ll drop her aloof manner more easily with him than with most men; therefore their sexual interreactions will ultimately bring them a warm and wonderful closeness. Even their arguments add glamour to their lovemaking. He can apologize for offending her like a charmingly contrite Lord Essex—and she can forgive him with the benevolent grace of a Queen Elizabeth, whose lover has transgressed against her royal dignity. But he musn’t allow his thoughts to absentmindedly wander on the wind while he’s loving her, or be guilty of that far-away look in his eye Air Signs often get in the midst of passion—at some trembling moment when she needs to know his mind is intently centered on her—and only her. He may be frozen by her unexpected, angry command to sleep with his far-away thoughts permanently, while she sleeps alone. She won’t play second fiddle—or even second flute—to his daydreams. Especially not to his night dreams. Nor to his career. She is Number One. It would behoove him to remember this. She’s sure to interrupt every dreamy, absentminded look she notices fleeting across the features of this airy-natured man with a command. Tell me what you’re thinking about. Right now. (You’ve heard about curiosity and the cat? Don’t forget, she’s the Big Cat.)
You know perfectly well what I was thinking about, sweetheart. No. I don’t know. Tell me.
I was thinking about a fine spring day I thought was going to be like any other day. Then I saw you for the first time, and the Sun was brighter than I had ever seen it before.
She frowns. It was January. It wasn’t spring when we first met. There was a blizzard. (He’s in real trouble now.)
Well, spring was just around the corner. I could smell it in the air. You made it seem like spring, so that’s how I remember it. Sometimes I think you could make hyacinths bloom in the snow. You make them grow in my heart when it’s winter there. (He turns on the dimples.)
She smiles, sighs … and stretches, sensuously … purring like a kitten. His Libra charm has triumphed again. But he’ll have to mind his p’s and q’s with her. Those letters could stand for Pouting and Quarrels—if he doesn’t remember that they also stand for Proud Queen.
Leo Man and Libra Woman
How sweet! cried Wendy. Yes, I’m sweet, oh, I am sweet! said Peter, forgetting his manners again.
She can pay compliments so beautifully, you can almost imagine harp music in the background. She can also be bossy and domineering, in a graceful, gracious kind of way. But bossy is bossy, and domineering is domineering, sugarcoated or not. The Lion will lap up her compliments as a cat laps up cream, but he’ll shake his mane and toss her an injured look if she gets too heavy-handed with her manipulative Venusian subtleties. Translated, this means trying to run his life, telling him she knows what’s best for him, and trying to make him see things the logical and fair way—which often means her way.
He likes things his way. What other way is there? Well, granted, there may be other ways, but his is obviously the only sensible and correct way. He will try to teach her this, tenderly at first—then firmly. She will pretend to learn, but beneath her demure demeanor she’ll never give in and admit he knows everything, because she’ll always be convinced she knows what’s proper at least half of the time. She’s Cardinal Air, he’s Fixed Fire. And so, the decision of who rides the lead horse in the parade will be a constant draw. The least she can do, he pouts, is allow him to be drum major, since the drumbeat sets the pace of the parade. If he doesn’t retain an outward semblance of authority, the Leo male will sulk in the corner and refuse to march. He won’t even carry the banner she painted so nicely for him, bearing the words: LOVE IS COMPROMISE. He’s not buying any of that Libra Lib lingo.
A Libra female usually comes on gently, with a penuche fudge voice, starlit smiles, a hint of autumn’s golden-scarlet hues in her aura. She makes you think of football games, soft cashmere sweaters, toasting marshmallows in an open fire, walking through burnished leaves, Indian summer.. sunset.. the smoky season. She makes you think of.. well.. television newscasts. (You didn’t know Barbara Walters is a Libra? Now you know.) Look and listen. Weaving through the smoky haze is a take-charge air that’s unmistakable. Perhaps not unmistakable to the Lion. He may miss it, however, at first. He may miss it for some time, in fact. Leo males are so easily smitten by beauty, and what with hearing all those harp chords every time she smiles, who notices the background static? It takes another woman to sense what’s behind the Libra woman’s Velveeta-cheese manner. Women are more sensitive about such things. An Aries woman can sense it right way. That’s because (a) the female Ram is a little bossy herself, and it takes one to know one, and (b) the Sun Signs of Libra and Aries are opposed or opposite each other on the astrological wheel of Karma.
While one is strongly attracted by the opposite sex of one’s opposite Sun Sign, one is acutely alert to warning nuances in the same sex of one’s opposite sign. Study that, please. It’s fraught with ancient truth. It’s why the Libra woman we’re discussing probably once imagined herself to be in love with an Aries male (however far back in her past) and usually (not always, but usually) keeps her distance from Aries females—for more than just the reason that they are harmoniously trine to her Lion’s aura. It’s why the Leo man may have once thought he loved an Aquarian female (however far back in his past) but usually keeps his distance from Aquarian males—for more than just the reason that they are harmoniously trine to his Libra woman’s aura. If one’s own Moon was in the sign opposite one’s own Sun Sign in one’s own horoscope at birth, all these opposition rules are canceled. Well, perhaps not canceled, but modified—some increasing in meaning, some diluted or negated, depending. Astrology can be tricky if you try to speed-read the planets. But if you take your time, you won’t fail to be graced with wisdom and insight.
The Libra woman receives her charm, her dimples, her honeyed voice, curvy figure, and general beauty (also her appealing manners) from her Venus rulership. Her masculine Sun Sign is responsible for her lingering air of feminine macha. (Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as feminine macha. Lucy has it. Ask Charlie Brown.) Her symbol of the Scales gives the Libra woman her indecision traumas and torments. (It may not torment her, but it traumatizes everyone around her when she’s deliberating one of her dual decisions.)
The Leo man’s Sun rulership is the source of both his pride and his passion, along with his generosity, warmth, and benevolence. The Sun is the most powerful astral influence in the system which is named after it, the Solar system. From his masculine Sun Sign he receives his courage, his own male macho. His symbol of the Lion is responsible for his sensuality and his sense of superiority, also his regal arrogance. It’s what causes his weakness for wallowing in the catnip of compliments. But it makes him a sensational lover. Venus does the same thing for her. They’re both enormously affectionate and demonstrative of their feelings with one another.
If Leo and Libra marry, they’re both likely to work (even Libra wives in the Victorian Age managed to find something to manage outside their homes, husbands, and children). Whether the occupations that draw them are the law or architecture, the theatre, publishing, or commerce, they’ll both aim toward either independence or some sort of authority over others, the former being preferable. She’ll be miserable and unfulfilled if she’s forced to spend too many months as a temporary typist in a pool, or an assistant anything, though she’ll try cheerfully to make the best of it—and he’ll never be content to lead guided tours through Disneyland. Creating a Disneyland, that’s his kind of challenge, not walking people through another man’s dream. A Lion who isn’t either boss of himself or boss over others at work will sometimes excessively assert his superiority at home, over his woman. Who else can he rule? It will seem to her less arrogant of him, if she analyzes the cause. It won’t hurt to allow him to be King for a Day now and then, in his own lair. But she should never let him suspect that her meekness and mildness is deliberate medicine for his bruised sense of importance.
There shouldn’t be any really serious financial fusses between these two. Basically, they both look at money in pretty much the same way. It buys the beauty and comfort they both like and need. He may be a trifle stingier than she is—not with their money, with her. There are Leonine laws of the jungle to be memorized pertaining to shopping and making purchases. It works like this: If it’s something she wants, it’s an unnecessary extravagance. We don’t need a pair of antique brass candlesticks, dear. Besides, they’re overpriced.
If it’s something he wants, regardless of its cost, it’s practical, and it will, of course, save money in the long run—like a tricolor, flashing light to snap on his ankle when he’s jogging at night, a slightly used Rolls Royce, or a new movie projector, plus a new wood-paneled viewing room for home screening of great film hits. You know? Another woman might be frustrated to the point of tears of anger over such consistently (shall we say selfish? Yes. Let us say selfish) … over such consistently selfish behavior. The Libra woman will explode when her Scales happen to be out of kilter, on an occasional Thursday, but normally she’ll just smile brightly, cheerfully agree with him, and keep the peace. You’re absolutely right, sweetheart. Later, she’ll return to the store alone and buy the brass candlesticks. He won’t find out about them right away. It will be an enchanted evening when some people they’re entertaining (preferably someone important) enthusiastically admire the way they gleam in the candlelight. Then he’ll notice. (She brought them out for this special occasion from their hiding place in the laundry room.) He’ll beam, as he remarks, Her exquisite taste is only one of the reasons I fell in love with her. She smiles one of her melted-butter, dimpled smiles at him. He sighs. Camera fade-out.
This is but another of the many examples I keep giving you in this book of a Libra woman’s iron fist in a velvet glove. Aside from skirmishes over who’s going to be first on the escalator and things like that, she’s a fine, intelligent companion for the Lion, and her gracious talent for harmony is her most important attribute as his lady. She somehow knows exactly how to smooth his troubled brow. This is an enormously poised woman, unless she’s upset, then she can be totally unreasonable. Nevertheless, she’s well suited to marriage. Librans so much need to be married, they often rush into wedlock with the wrong mates. But practice makes perfect.
A Libra woman needs lots of romance in her lovemaking, despite her feminine macha, and the Lion can provide it, if he will. Leos are very Rudolph Valentinoish. His languid sensuality answers her need for voluptuous passion through the eternal cosmic compatibility of the Sun and Venus. She’s an intuitive, responsive mate for the impulsive Lion, who can anticipate his fiery desires. She can also fulfill them. When two people love, the same character quirks which cause trouble in other areas of their relationship carry over into their sexual life, although they may be more disguised, abstract. Remember the law of the jungle regarding purchases? Very subtly, it’s also there in their lovemaking. When she needs him, on a night when he’s particularly tired, physically, she’s being sexually demanding and not considerate of his rest. When he needs her, on a night when she’s particularly weary, it’s a normal and healthy demonstration of their love which will make both of them sleep better, and feel more rested in the morning. Other than this, however, their sexual chemistry is nicely balanced, and their mating can be a mellow experience for both of them.
Leo men are always more faithful, genial, and relaxed after marriage than before. They need a castle, someone to protect, and the steadfastness of having someone who loves them waiting there every night. Libra women are magnetized irresistibly toward the mutuality of partnership, and so marriage is good for these two lovers. Very good. Things won’t be dull, and that’s always a plus. It keeps love exciting. There are times when she’ll accept all sorts of nonsense with beautiful calm. Other times she’ll fly into a rage or dip into an argumentative mood for the slightest reason. Her emotional balance is upset, maybe because she wishes her hair could be darker (or lighter), the leg on the coffee table is crooked, and he didn’t fix it, the color of the bedspread makes her nervous … or a chip in her cut-glass pitcher may be the catalyst for her contrariness. Never mind. He’ll affectionately cuddle her out of it, in his warm, cozy, Leonine way.. until she’s smiling her brilliant smile, and they’ll return to being as happy as fools again. (Fools are always happier than the rest of us.)
A man and woman in love become romantically apathetic with only the sexual mating game to interest them. These two will never feel apathy toward one another. There’ll always be something to talk about. She will, of course, be properly and charmingly grateful for the wisdom she receives from her Lion, and she’ll make him aware of this. On the other hand, though she’ll spend her whole life educating him, the beauty of it is that he’ll probably never know when she’s doing it. It’s no good for a man to know how much he needs to learn from his woman—especially a King.
|Ruled by the Sun||Ruled by Pluto|
|Symbols: Lion & Shy Pussycat||Symbols: Scorpion & Eagle|
|Day Forces—Masculine||Night Forces—Feminine|