This summer, Canada Post continues its three-year Signs of the Zodiac series with stamps and stamp products directed at Leos, Virgos, Librans and Scorpios. Like the initial four stamps issued in 2011 (Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer), again this year the stamps were designed by Paprika in Montreal. Created with the same kind of highly-layered graphics that incorporate symbolic imagery, astrological mapping and the colours traditionally associated with each sign, these four issues are not only interesting to collectors, but invite those born under the signs of Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio to personalize their mail.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac, neither creature nor human, but a scale. Modern astrologers tell us it’s a highly desirable sign, coming at the harvest, a time that would have been considered the high point of the year for our ancient ancestors. Born in this season of mellowness and plenty, Librans tend to be the most civilized of the 12 zodiacal signs and are often attractive, elegant, charming and blessed with naturally good taste. They’re seekers of harmony and balance. Most have strong and impartial critical abilities, but once they form an opinion based on knowledge and reason, beware to those who try to challenge them. Emotionally balanced, optimistic and championing moderation, while loathing cruelty and vulgarity, Librans are truly a study in balance.