unhappy human, considering the shrill scream of the sirens and the nature of the work.  Add police and firemen sirens and duties to the list of no-no's for Libra.  Any Libran involved in such occupations should already be weighing a change as soon as possible.  Whatever the sex, age, or social status, Libra needs to sink back periodically into a pile of plump pillows and listen to music now and then, to restore harmony to the soul. 

One of the perplexing problems which will plague two Librans in any kind of an association is the metabolism syndrome.  It's like this:  When a Libra person is evenly balanced, the lifestyle will consist of equal periods of what some unfair meanies call laziness, but which is really exhaustion
requiring rest - following exhausting spurts of stamina and energy.  Libra will work like a plough horse, feverishly, efficiently, and uncomplainingly, for a long while - then suddenly reverse gears into a long spell of trancelike lethargy, during which (believe it or not!) even talking is an effort.  It's all Librans can do to keep from taking to their beds at such times.  There should be no guilt feelings associated with the Libra lethargic periods, because it simply means the psychological Scales are demanding balance.  The batteries must be recharged by complete rest in a tranquil, quiet atmosphere.  If a Libra person is unable to do this, but is forced to go to work, mingle with people, and so forth, he (or she) will be so unpleasant, miserable, and just plain nasty, everyone starts to wonder how astrology can possibly be correct in calling these folks peaceful, gentle souls with a smooth temperament and mild manners.  Don't blame me, I've always warned you that Librans are regular cross patches when their bodies and minds don't receive the proper rest at the time they need and demand it.  I'm the one (as far as I know) who coined the phrase 'cranky crocodiles' for Libra, so I haven't led you astray by telling you only about the sweet side of their natures.  But the important thing about all this is that, when a couple of Librans get together, they should chart their individual 'push-retreat' periods and pray that these occur at different times.  Like, when one Libran is weary, dreary, and lethargic, the other one should be in the same 'manic' stage - peppy enough to wait on, soothe, and pamper the former one.  And naturally, vice versa.  If their up-down periods match, maybe one Libra can try to 'turn around,' so to speak, to counterbalance the other Libran's mood swings - because these two can't expect compatibility unless their metabolisms are thus counterbalanced. 

Just imagine the scene when two Librans are both in an upswing, furiously writing poems, cleaning out closets, scrubbing floors, walking the dog, waxing the car, bathing the baby every five minutes, their four bare feet happily stomping in the washtubs full of grapes, to make wine, singing continuously… smiling those dazzling smiles until there's so much light in the house it fades all the colours in the drapes and furniture (which were already pastel before they faded)… getting months ahead of on any work they do, dancing and prancing, and, in general, carrying on in a veritable frenzy of perfume, powerful, and vital activity - bicycling, tricycling, jogging, sun bathing, swimming, winning - sparkling all through the night and leaping all through the day - just thinking about it is enough to fatigue the faint-hearted. 

Next, picture these two Librans hitting a down-swing together, in unison.  .  There they are, sadly synchronized - walking around like zombies, numb and weak, their four eyes glazed, as irritable as can be, making mistakes in their chequebooks, talking back to the boss at work, dangerously crossing the street without looking, listless, unsmiling, pale and frail and wan - both of them draped across the air-conditioner, or flopped on the floor, in a kind of stupor, unable to move or speak, like helpless puppets whose strings have been abruptly cut.  Isn't that a depressing scene to imagine?  I paint these pictures with broad strokes of the planetary brush hopefully to startle the two Libran people reading this chapter into realizing how important it is for them to try to polarize their metabolisms if they're going to spend a lot of time hanging around together.  That way, they can give each other a helping hand - a kind of buddy-boost in the spirits. 

Libra is known to astrology as the Peacemaker, and one of the most beautiful things about two Librans is that they possess the wonderful

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