3 Libras

There’s this song called 3 Libras by A Perfect Circle. I heard it a few years ago and I’m a huge fan of Tool. The lead singer of both bands is Maynard James Keenan, an extremely intelligent man, who also happens to be a winemaker. Nice, right?

The songs Judith and Weak and Powerless are two well known tracks from A Perfect Circle. I like them but when I heard 3 Libras, I instantly felt some weird connection to it, not by the lyrics, but just how it sounded. I didn’t really understand the lyrics at the time and how it related to the zodiac sign, Libra. I didn’t think much about it because I wasn’t into astrology at the time and I ended up forgetting about that song all together until today when I listened to it randomly again. The song stuck in my head for a while.

So what’s the deal with 3 Libras?

I went back to look at the lyrics and searched for the meaning behind it on http://www.genius.com and found this little nugget of clarification by Maynard about the song:

“Up until the mid twentieth century the mountain gorilla was considered a myth. Oddly enough, a legend not unlike Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster. The chance of actually seeing/experiencing this elusive shadow was as likely as finding one’s soulmate. Rare. Precious. Even once discovered they seemed unapproachable. The only way to get close to this magnificent creature was to become empathetic. Abandon all pretense and preconceptions. To bare an open throat. To collapse into the arms of vulnerability. All but extinct, these beings/moments are threatened by the black-hearted. The cold and oblivious. The empty-eyed profit seekers that overlook these precious creatures.”

Boom! I knew exactly what this meant.

The 3 Libras I’ve dealt with recently have all been selfish and I didn’t realize it until now. All of them have showed interest in my existence only when they needed something from me. I’ve done so much for them, and was there when others were not as empathetic towards them, yet they didn’t even seem to care about my well being. They get what they needed from me and skidaddled back to their own life. It made me realize that I put my self worth on the line, just so I could be there when they needed me. It made me a bit angry and feel like shit for a while but I never knew exactly why until now.

I’m not saying this is how all Libras are as my cat is a Libra which I named her after but she can be a bit selfish too. She’ll only come around and purr when she wants food, that’s it and once I feed her, I won’t see her again until next feeding time. Ha!

It’s just crazy how you can listen to a song and think for a minute, “Why did this song come up randomly and why does it resonate with me?” I feel that when a song randomly appears and you can’t seem to get it out of your head, find out why! It’s the Universe trying to tell you something. But don’t overthink it though. I thought maybe I was overthinking, but nope, I really did allow myself to be vulnerable to these 3 Libras. Time to make some changes.

When you are a kind person, set boundaries or people will continue to take advantage of you. It is only when you say no, that they will understand and stop. If they don’t, that is not your problem, it is theirs.


3 thoughts on “3 Libras

  • Wow we have some things in common, I bet you are my son’s age he is 28 and he is a huge tool fan as well. In fact, I took him to see tool for his 16th birthday in concert and it’s a pretty bad ass concert. Have you ever been to any of them? If you haven’t….you should totally go sometime, you will NOT be disappointed 😉 Also have you heard James Maynard in perfect circle? He is a singer for that group also. I thought your post was pretty interesting btw I laughed @ the cat coming only at feedings….a lot of cats are like that actually lol

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