Hannah Arendt was born on October 14th, 1906 and is a Libra. Libras are known for being diplomatic, having a strong sense of justice and a desire for balance and harmony. After growing up in Hanover, Germany, she was strongly inspired by her Jewish heritage, the writings of Plato and Kant, and the philosophical dialogues of the Greco-Roman world. All of these intellectual and spiritual influences deeply shaped her views on morality and justice, even in her academic work.
With this strong sense of justice and boundless intellectual curiosity, Hannah Arendt explored and critiqued a variety of issues including the relationships between violence, power, and politics. She became a passionate advocate for justice and human rights, best known for her book “The Human Condition.” Here Arendt penned her well known work on the ‘banality of evil’ which became an important benchmark for discussions of the Holocaust. As a Libra, her sense of justice and her willingness to speak up against prejudice or abuses of power made her an even more passionate advocate for social justice.
Arendt strongly believed in maintaining a balance in political life and seeking a human way to defend morality. She drew inspiration from the classical likes of Plato and Kant, but also explored current contemporary movements to challenge totalitarianism. The planet Venus, which rules the sign of Libra, is the the symbol for love, beauty and justice. Hannah Arendt personified these traits in her personal and political writings. In her commitment to justice and human rights, Arendt’s humanitarian work also highlighted the importance of defending civil rights for all people regardless of background. Her sense of justice, love and beauty all shined through her work and communicated the importance of harmonious and balanced solutions over aggression.
Her work was always developed from a philosophical rather than a religious perspective, and she was deeply committed to building bridges and understanding between cultures and communities. Arendt’s insistence on seeking balanced solutions in political and social contexts provides a modern-day example of the challenge of achieving true justice by bringing people together through empathy and understanding.
In her conclusion to ‘The Human Condition’, Arendt highlighted the importance of self-knowledge as a pathway to understanding and justice, a path that can only be trodden if people have a willingness to learn from others and share experiences. By being clear-minded and true to oneself, all can find a way to achieve justice and harmony, and Arendt calls us to remain open to those possibilities. As a Libra, she herself exemplified this balance of justice, love and beauty within her own life and work, and her unique style of intellectual engagement has inspired generations of readers.