Lazy, according to Dictionary.com, is defined as “averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion.”
Which sign of the zodiac is most disinclined to work?
I decided to do an Internet search to see what others thought. High among the answers was the sign that the late Linda Goodman in “Sun Signs” branded lazy:
I’m finding Pisces in the top of the lists as well.
I worry sometimes about writing posts like these, for fear of offending. But if Libra and Pisces are truly lazy, they probably can’t be bothered to read my 300 blog entries . . .
While these two signs might be considered lazy, I also associate both with imagination and creativity. Excessive work and activity, then, might tax their creative juices.
Let’s look at a couple famous lazy Libras.
“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”
I was recently introduced to this quote by Kupferberg, Beat poetic and musician. Kupferberg was also author of a book (of poems?) titled, “1001 Ways to Live Without Working.” Kupferberg, oh so coincidentally, was a Libra.
Venus is the planet that rules Libra and also co-rules Taurus, which was Kupferberg’s moon sign.
Kupferberg was from Venus, not Mars.
Venus is about pleasure.
Kupferberg had sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in Libra. That’s an awful lot of Libra. Then there’s moon in Taurus and Uranus in Pisces, also branded lazy on the astrology discussion boards.
If you are creative, 9-to-5 jobs don’t work well in your life. No matter what people say, it is difficult to spend a day in a corporate or other work setting and be creative “after work.” Not only is a 9-to-5 job more than 9-to-5 (usually 8-to-5), you also spend time at lunch and in commute which makes a regular day anywhere from 10-11 hours. If you like to sleep and eat, you don’t have much time for pleasure or empty time where creativity flows.
The major thing to know about Libra is that is it the sign of the other and very interested in love and partnership. Love songs were probably invented by a Libra.
If new worlds emerge when patterns are broken, as Kupferberg wrote, then routine, including work, is not the way to experience new worlds.
I agree with Goodman, however, that Libra is lazy only half the time. Remember, Libra is a cardinal sign and cardinal signs like to boss people around. When Libra does want to work or create or buy a new set of dishes, they are as focused as their opposite sign Aries and you are coming along whether you like it or not.
Kupferberg did have Mars in Virgo, which does worry, so maybe Kupferberg did worry about things, in between bouts of pleasure, like how to pay the rent.
“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today . . .”
John Lennon had sun and Mars in Libra, moon in Aquarius, both air signs. That’s a dreamer for you.
Saturn and Jupiter were in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, which, as mentioned above, also rules Libra.
We know that Lennon was creative and he is fairly worshipped by his fans. While I’ve never liked the sound of his solo music, I do appreciate and think often about his poetry, including the song quoted above “Imagine.”
Was Lennon lazy?
That I don’t know, as I haven’t read a biography of him. Why I included him in the Lazy Libra blog is because I always have that image of him and his wife, Yoko Ono, in bed as a protest.
According to this Wikipedia article, they used their honeymoon to have a week-long “bed-in” to promote peace.
I love it! A bed-in – that’s mixing pleasure and protest. Protest often involves waving one’s fists at the city square and staying up all night while being chased by the police. Having one’s protest in bed is definitely killing two birds with one stone.
Lennon’s moon in Aquarius attests both to his social consciousness and his falling madly in love with a person from a very different culture. With moon in the 11th, the house ruled by Aquarius, social consciousness loved Lennon as much as he loved it.
I do find that connecting with someone from a different culture, social reality or religious belief system is indicated by an aspect in Lennon’s chart – Saturn conjunct Jupiter.
Aquarius is the rebel, often playing opposite just to prove a point. Lennon probably played opposite to everyone in his life. While he’s fun to worship from afar, he may have been a bit frustrating up close.
Imagine a World without Beauty
Before you go to your beloved Libra and say, “See, it’s true that you’re lazy!” imagine a world without love songs, without poetry and without fancy lampshades to add mood to the room.
Imagine if all of your food was served in Styrofoam plates and all M&Ms were beige. If there were no Libra in the world, we would all get socks for Christmas.
Libra brings beauty to the world – to the empty room, the dull office space and the nightly dining room table.
Imagine a world without “lazy” Libra. It’s not so easy.