Self-care Libra

How we take care of ourselves later in life, is distinguished by the way we grow up. However, each Moon Sign evokes different conduct from his peers by communicating his needs non-verbally. Depending on how the needs were met during childhood, each sign develops either constructively or destructively. Libra, for example, needs the reflection of her own basic needs since she tends to adapt to others otherwise. To develop a healthy way of self-care, you first have to distinguish where your anxieties and survival techniques come from – so you can overcome them. Thus, you have to take a look at your childhood by reading the following article.

However, there might be aspects in your birth chart that indicate your Sun Sign played a bigger role during your childhood. Then, you simply can read the self-care article of your Sun Sign. If you are a mother to a Libra child, you can read all about the needs of your child in the following.

Basic needs of every human being:

  1. commitment (needs which the Libra Moon evokes)
  2. a sense of emotional security and comfort (needs which the Libra Moon evokes)
  3. autonomy (needs which the Libra Moon doesn’t evoke)
  4. control (needs which the Libra Moon doesn’t evoke)
  5. orientation (needs which the Libra Moon doesn’t evoke)
  6. appreciation 
  7. pleasure gain (needs which the Libra Moon evokes as a child)
  8. avoidance of displeasure (needs which the Libra child evokes as a child)

What does the Libra Moon child evoke?

Reflection-striving Libra - painted by Nastja Stefanyuk

Libra is a particularly sweet child. That’s because she learns from an early age to perceive changes in the room atmosphere and acquires techniques how to balance the room. If a group of people lacks harmony, she then feels utterly unbalanced. To prevent this displeasure, she redirects her focus onto the needs of everyone surrounding and gains pleasure in satisfying them. Since she manages to make people happy, she receives a lot of appreciation. 

How does the Libra Moon Child educate his mother?

A Libra Moon child quickly teaches his mother to be more peaceful also, because of her own balancing energy. Also, the parents of Libra learn to depend on their child to function as a cushion that softens every conflict. In a way, Libra then quickly gets instrumentalized in the course of childhood and learns that she is only lovable if she fulfills her function as the eternal peacemaker. Then she might disappear behind a constant smile or the facade of an entertainer – completely neglecting her honest and pure self. 

Negligence of the needs: 

Commitment, Emotional security, and Comfort

If Libra’s need for commitment isn’t fulfilled, she has no possibility of meeting herself since she only ever sees herself in the reflection of others. When there is a lack of constant honest emotional security, that doesn’t depend on Libra’s adaptability, Libra learns to hide her true self for the sake of everyone’s happiness but never knows to value her own needs. Also, she can develop an addiction to be in serial monogamous relationships – accompanied by a sheer panic to be left. That’s because she fears to lose herself without a relationship to mirror her when she hasn’t gotten the foundation of honest emotional security.

Negligence of the needs: 

Autonomy, and Control

When parents are strict (or even abusive), the Libra Moon child feels unloved. Then, Libra overcompensates by acquiring a fake personality to meet everyone’s expectations and feel loved again. The problem is, that without the reflection of her own needs, she consequently never learns what she actually wants and who she actually is. As a result, she might be utterly lost and disorientated later in life. 

Survival strategies:

  1. split-off anger personality and passive aggressiveness because of the repression
  2. eternal peacemaker at the expense of the fulfillment of her own needs
  3. hiding behind a smiling mask as a constant entertainer so she feels loves (becoming a reflection for others)

Self-care techniques:

If you want to know more about how to care about yourself as a Libra Moon, you can then read it in the article Happiness Libra.