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Eugene O’Neil: Libra w Moon in Pisces

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Eugene O’Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was among the foremost dramatists of the America theater in the first part of the 20thc .  He is a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize -winner whose plays portray tormented families and people torn between wealth and noble ideals. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. His plays were among the first to include speeches in American vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. His plays include Beyond the Horizon (1920), Anna Christie (1921), Strange Interlude (1928) and the semi-autobiographical Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1956). His main concern was with the anguish and turmoil that wrack the spirits of hyper sensitive people like himself. Nearly all of his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.

The combination of a Libra Sun sign and and a Pisces Moon sign produces a  very sensitive personality
with much breadth and scope. In their quiet, pensive way, they are always
watching, staring, observing, and mulling over in your mind what you have seen.  They
are extremely sensitive, and there is much more to you than ever really
meets the eye. Pisces is highly receptive and deep. They are quite timid for
social Libra, and most will mistake them as aloof or
distant. As suggested, the Libra influence pulls against this tendency because
it is the most sociable of signs. These contradictory pulls in their nature make them
very difficult for others to understand. Reserve and shyness seem your main
strengths. You are not a social hermit only because a core of strength within
you that urges you to become involved in life instead of sitting on the
sidelines. In group situations, unlike many Libra types, they don’t overwhelm
others with your polite charm and outgoing personality. Instead they express a
quiet, reserved manner that seems to take no effort on your part no matter how
much activity is going on around you. They seem to  have a genuine concern for others and
can convey this sypathy as well.  They are a superb listener. They are an idea people, visionries,
but not necessarily an idealist. They get along with moderate effort, relying on their
good sense. Perhaps a sixth sense helps you in many of your endeavors as they
can grasp abstractions and intricacies, both mentally and emotionally and effectively convey these emotional nuances and complexities.  They are good at guesses and always a good detective.

In his fictitious one actor confessional play, “Midnight Rainbows”,  Patrick Nolan’s O’Neil expounds on his  own emotional complexities as he divulges them to God on his day of judgment: