no intention of arguing the point back and forth, and up and down, with them. Instead, I shall sweetly urge the Pollyana-perfect Librans to bear with me while I continue to tangle and snarl myself up verbally, trying to sort out the differences between them and the Twins.
Air has no particular shape. It just floats around through space, like an interpenetrating ghost. Therefore, when these two Sun Signs team up at home, in the office, on the campus, or anywhere else, it may be difficult at first to see them. It will not be difficult to hear them.
Gemini and Libra will have lengthy discourses on every subject imaginable, and they both have immense imaginations. Sometimes the discussions are friendly, sometimes not. But they will usually remain on speaking terms, since silence for anything but the briefest periods of time is well nigh an impossibility for both of them. These people do like to talk. Neither of them likes to listen.
The reason Libra is symbolized by the Scales is because more Librans have minds so delicately adjusted that no sooner does an idea enter than a contradictory idea is automatically suggested. Can you conceive what it would be like to be cursed with such a mind? Someone says HOT, the computer card flashes COLD. Someone feeds in LONG, you pop out with SHORT. If you hear FAST, you instantly think SLOW. If you hear SLOW, you think FAST. You feel UP, you look DOWN. You feel DOWN, you look UP. Are you still there? Sit down and close your eyes for a moment. The dizziness will pass. Now do you understand why so many Libra people walk around with a dazed look on their beautiful, evenly matched features and a faraway expression in their lovely eyes - half the time? The other half of the time they are doing the exact opposite - staring at you alertly and intently, agitating their air essence into a tornado or making eloquent, impassioned speeches. That's the way it goes (comes!) with these teetering-tottering souls; whatever occurs, they must immediately accentuate the opposite.
In Colorado there is a Libra man named George. One day I was explaining to him certain events in my life which caused me to suspect I was the object of disapproval from a hopefully new extinguished branch of the government, and had thus been persecuted, in subtle ways, for nearly three years. He listened to my brief summary, then dimpled, saying, "I have no doubt that the events which have occurred in your life for the past several years have a sinister basis in provable facts. However, on the other hand, you are a writer, and possess a vivid imagination, so it is entirely possible that the whole thing is actually innocent."
Libran George was not even aware of his own thought process. Now that you have been astrologically initiated and instructed in how the Libra mind works, you can appreciate that no sooner did the word 'sinister' pop into his head his Libra Scales popped up a computer card reading 'innocent' - the exact opposite of 'sinister.' This is the common Libra dilemma. What is truth? Which word should be the final answer? Sinister? Or innocent? The trauma of indecision.
Being an Aries Sun Sign made this particular matter quite simple for me. Sinister. The incidents were based on a situation that was SINISTER. However, you see, as a Ram, knowing that they are now behind me, I have dumped the events into yesterday's trash and am no longer concerned. Geminis do the same thing. Toss away yesterday, enjoy the present, and don't recognize tomorrow until it is here. Libra cannot. What if the summary was wrong? Although, of course, it could have been right. But if it was wrong, and thrown away, how can I recover it to make it right? Sinister or innocent? Bad or good? Real or imaginary? Positive or negative? Polarities, polarities, polarities! Libra is enmeshed in them from morning till night - and dares not discard them, for fear of discarding the only fair conclusion.
Unlike Libras, Geminis juggle polarities and contradictions, not in sequence, but simultaneously, constantly synchronizing their dual thoughts within their Twin selves. Why not? There are always two of