Happy Birthday Libra, the most balanced sign in the zodiac. On the rare occasions that they’re unbalanced… watch out! There’s nothing worse than Libra having a bad hair day. The sign of the scales loves harmony, diplomacy, and all things nice. Libra hates life’s little curve balls and the ripples of stress they tend to create.

The number one googled celebrity of the moment happens to be a Libra: Kim Kardashian. Sexy Kim, a hyper-driven Libra, manages to maintain that special “je ne sais quoi” at all costs, keeping those coveted google ratings current.

So what drives Kim? Libra’s are not generally known as overly ambitious types, but with the right arrangement of planets in their chart they can be. For example, Kim has Sagittarius rising. This means that Jupiter (Sag’s ruling planet) helps her to push personal boundaries and explore new arenas easily, while lending a larger than life persona… all with zero inhibitions. A person’s rising sign is as important as their Sun sign. It’s easy to find out as long as you have your birth time and location. Just google “rising sign.”

Kim’s placement of Sun conjunct Pluto gives her the intense desire for personal validation and notoriety. We’re talking about a serious case of blind ambition here, with jealousy to boot (watch out Khloe and Kourtney). And we’re also talking about an innate, off the charts sex appeal. So how fitting that Kim’s launch to fame started with a sex tape.

No one really seems to know why Kim Kardashian is so famous, but this powerful Astrological aspect certainly sheds some light on that mystery. Lastly, Kim also has what is called a “fan shaped” chart, which means she is able to focus completely on her goal: Fame.

Elder flower is all the rage right now, rightfully so. But the little known elder berry is as as delicious as the famous flower. So why is elderberry a Libra? Because based on Medieval Herbal Astrology, elder berry–and all fruits, herbs and flowers that are insanely delicious, extraordinarily beautiful or intoxicatingly fragrant–is ruled by Venus, as is Libra. Venus is goddess of unconditional love and the guardian of pure peace. We love Venus, and Libras too… Happy Birthday Libra!


The Kim:

  • 2 oz ruby port (Brotherhood Winery makes a great port)
  • 1 oz elder berry syrup*
  • 1 oz black currant juice
  • ½ oz pressed lemon juice
  • 5 dashes angostura bitters

Shake all over ice. Strain into martini glass. Serve up. Garnish with a twist.

Shake all over ice. Strain into martini glass. Serve up. Garnish with a twist. Elder berry syrup: Simmer 4 c water, 4 c sugar, ½ c dried elder berries (available at health food store or online) for 20 min. Add splash vodka and store in fridge.


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