For my archetype & symbolic visual structure project I want to use the astrological archetype of libra; my astrological horoscope. The libra archetype is often seen as being harmonious, balanced, truth-seeking and for justice.
The libra archetype can be found in today’s society/media, and not just as an astrological symbol. The most popularly represented archetype for libra is justice, and what is morally right and wrong. “Justicia” appears as a blind-folded woman holding a scale in one hand, and a sword in the other.
Aside from being related to that of justice and the law, libra archetype also stands for balance, harmony, and relationships. With balance comes the idea of light v. dark and the cycle of the seasons. Without harmony and balance, often a libra is left in turmoil and can be deceitful, vain, or even passive-aggressive. With relationships, libra archetypes are seen as one for aesthetic beauty and love, and connecting back to the idea of balance, the idea of “pairs” is something a libra often represents.
For my video project I want to incorporate some of these libra archetype themes into my work. I like the idea of having aesthetically pleasing or “pair” relationships, light versus dark, and harmonious elements associated with the libra archetype incorporated into my final project.