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Adore Delano by Magnus Hastings (source: Death by Party)

There haven’t been a lot of discussions about astrology on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Adore Delano is one of the only contestants who has actually mentioned her zodiac sign on the show. She seemed to take a lot of pride in being a Libra. The funny thing is that I don’t believe that she knows what a Libra is supposed to be like.

I remember working with a Libra native on a collaborative project that was doomed from the very beginning. When we first met, she said “What are Libras like? Wild and crazy?” I probably smiled politely and changed the subject because I didn’t want her to know that I thought she was out of her mind. She may have been crazy, but she wasn’t wild at all. Amongst the local media, she had the reputation of being a people-pleasing mannequin with the personality of a loaf of white bread.

I would never say the same thing about Adore Delano, but I will say that the sun is at its weakest in Libra, and Libra natives often exhibit qualities that have no traditional relationship to their sun sign.

So why am I picking Adore Delano to be on my Dream Team? Because she did display the temperament of a Libra during her two appearances on the show. She was passive and eager to take good advice where she could get it. Her relationship with Bianca Del Rio worked out the way I would expect a Cancer/Libra relationship to work out. One was the mother/mentor type, the other was the collaborator who needed to figure out exactly which face she needed to turn to the camera in order to succeed.

Yes, Libra individuals can be wishy-washy. They can also be remarkably charming. Adore Delano was talented enough to make it onto the show, but it was her charm that took her to the finale — not a well-developed drag character that would make her an icon amongst “Drag Race” contestants. By the time she made it onto “All-Stars,” she had virtually given up on the sort of drag that would her allow her to compete with her co-stars. Once her lazy Libra nature was revealed as a weakness, she quit the competition.

I still adore her anyway. In fact, I like her so much that I didn’t even bother to look up any other Libra natives who have competed on the show. I have Libra for a rising sign. Maybe I’m just as lazy as Adore Delano.

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