I started thinking about writing this article about 3 weeks ago when I was wondering around the internet. My main finding is quite simple and I tried to put it in the title – men born under the Libra Sun Sign are all in search of a muse. I am not sure if really all of them, but I know some important folks.
The Libra Man is …
I will begin by creating a little portrait of the Libra Man – he is handsome, usually balanced, finds partnership very natural and he has a way with words. He loves a good debate and he is a man of ideas. The real Libras are urbane and refined. He is fond of beautiful things like jewels, sleek cars, and shiny gadgets. That is because Libra is ruled by Venus, who controls arts and beauty. He loves museums, festivals and cultural activities. By now I hope I made you curious about this man.
Libra Man – the writer
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Libra, born on the 24th of September is one of the greatest American writers and the one who writes about and for the Jazz Age, a term he actually invented himself. We all know him as the author of “The Great Gatsby”, his most famous novel. He was the perfect Libra Man: he was bright, handsome, very ambitious, the pride and joy of his parents. At the age of 15, he started to see he had a thing for writing and that is when he decided to go to Princeton University. There he met his destiny: he met the muse. Was he searching for one? I think so…Daisy from “The Great Gatsby” known in real life as Ginevra King. Ginevra was a society girl, rich and ready for excitement; Scott was the witty student with no money. Their love affair never had a chance. He gave up Princeton only to succeed in becoming one of the best writers of all time.
I loved the way Fitzgerald describes Daisy (Ginevra King) in “The Great Gatsby” – the way she talks is ‘low, thrilling’ and she speaks in a murmur to make people lean in closer to her. ‘It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.’
That makes F. Scott Fitzgerald the Libra Man forever in love with his muse. I say forever and I mean it. Fitzgerald tried to reach out to Ginevra years later. Time after time Fitzgerald used Ginerva as the inspiration for his female characters.
Libra Man – the philosopher
Nietzsche is a Libra man born on the 15th of October. He was a philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer of a German origin. He was the Libra Man of ideas, of ideology and of personal power. His main themes were “the death of God”, the Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy, the Will to Power. Nietzsche’s win has firstly been to reach a much broader readership than any other philosopher of his century. But behind every great man is a woman. At one point in his life, Nietzsche met his muse, the Russian born Louise Andreas-Salome in Rome. She was born on the 12th of February, an Aquarius breed. She was only 21 years old when Nietzsche met her. He was mesmerized.
It is said that of all the women who figure prominently in Nietzsche’s life, Salomé was the most important to him. He describes her: “I found no more gifted or reflective spirit … Lou is by far the smartest person I ever knew.” He fell in love with her and would propose to her at least twice. Lou said she didn’t believe in marriage, so she left Nietzsche with a broken heart. In her memoirs, she admits she did not fully understand Nietzsche until after their break-up 50 years later after analyzing most of his work. Lou was always among the first to read anything that Nietzsche wrote giving permanent feedback.
Nietzsche was the diagnostician of European Nihilism and the most important thinker of the 19th century. Did his muse, Louise Andreas-Salome play a part in all of this glory of his? I am not sure, but I am sure it makes a great story.
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