Libra Zodiac Sign
Time Period: September 22 – October 20
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling House: 7th
Key Traits: Diplomatic, Indecisive, Determined
Phrase: “I balance”
Power Colour: Green, Turquoise
Flower: Bluebell, Rose
Libras Eminent Personalities: Will Smith, Ralph Lauren, Margaret Thatcher, F. Scott Fitzgerald
As the Cardinal Air Sign, Librans are born leaders in the fields of communication and higher intellectual thought. You are driven by a strong sense of justice in the world, and your verbal scores are usually through the roof. This can land you in trouble sometimes, but you always find a way to get out of any scrapes you find yourself in. Being a Cardinal Sign means you are an excellent leader. You are great at starting things, whether they are relationships or new jobs, but your follow-through needs some work. At the end of the day, harmony and peace are your middle name, and you are the Zodiac’s diplomat as a result.
As a Libra, you have probably heard enough nice things about yourself to make your head shake in disbelief. People often talk about the scales and how they bring things into balance, but most don’t consider (or haven’t seen) how the scales swing up and down in pursuit of that balance. Libra is thought of as being intelligent and extremely charming, usually taking time to weigh the facts and buy yourself time to reach your final solution. People are also are bowled over by your most powerful weapon: your smile.
It could easily be said that your goal in life is fairness, because a good number of the conflicts that you have in life are about what’s fair and what’s not. People see you as a natural diplomat and peacemaker. You are called upon often to smooth things over, settle down those who are upset, or exact justice in one way or another.
Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to the way you apply yourself. You’ll go at something, whether it be work or play, so hard that you find yourself past the point of exhaustion very quickly. At this point, you’ll relax in such a way that a team of wild horses couldn’t drag you away from your repose. Some of novelty Astrologers will call you lazy, Libra, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
This idea of weighing and balancing to find the point of harmony in life is not the same as having two sides to your personality. For example, when you’re angry, you are, well, angry. It isn’t a completely different identity surfacing, but it is so unusual for you to lose your cool that it will probably startle those around you. This sense of balance is often expressed outwardly as well, in that most Librans have a love of the arts and appreciate the finer things in life. If you aren’t involved in one of the creative professions, others may think you are because of your talent for mixing colors, patterns, and textures. This may extend to music, architecture, or any of a wide variety of artistic pursuits. Not all Librans base their names or careers in the arts, however; there are just as many Libran lawyers, athletes, stock analysts, and even politicians. Librans seem to find themselves drawn to a philosophy of some type; even show-business personalities born under this sign are well known for their association with a cause.
This tendency towards balance is also what keeps most Libra folks healthy. The biggest problem that Libra usually has in this area is overindulgence. Luckily, the adjacent signs, Virgo and Scorpio, are both rather good at discipline, so many Librans catch some of that energy and maintain their glowing complexions and healthy figures well into old age.
Impatience and impulsiveness are human characteristics that Libra cannot abide. Instead, as a Libra, you always deliberate and make a solid decision before making a move. For some, this can become a real problem, causing missed opportunities and frustrating other people.
One of your main lessons in life is letting your intuition guide your decision-making process. Intuition is something Librans have in abundance, but try to squash rather than rely on. Once you learn to break through the deliberation barrier, you can use your gift for the benefit of others.
If challenged, you may very well challenge the challenger. Some may accuse you of being argumentative, which may hit a sore spot. This can be a gift though, and explains why so many fine lawyers are Libras. Even Mahatma Gandhi, who argued down the British Empire wearing homespun cotton, was a Libra. He was also a lawyer by trade.
Although Libras are rarely show-offs or attention seekers, you may get a good amount of unwanted attention from others. This happens because of your friendliness, pleasant demeanor, artistic presence, and most of all, your smile. The person who said it takes fewer muscles to smile may well have been a Libra; if not, this was someone who understood the mystery of Libra very well.
There is nothing you loathe more than drama, Libra, and this is why you are the Zodiac diplomat. You will work things out, and quickly, in almost any area of your life. You are the one that people call when they need someone to restore harmony and balance in their lives, and your high intellect born by your Air Sign nature is adept at problem-solving and restoring the harmony people need. You would rather find a diplomatic solution to life rather than letting one party win or take all. And those in your world love you for it!
Being a Cardinal Air Sign, you are best suited for careers that require a lot of paperwork or communication. You are also an excellent writer, and have flawless attention to detail in your work. Some might think you are a perfectionist, but you just prefer to do it right the first time, or you’d rather not do it at all. Jobs like accounting, justice, the legal world, or anything that requires a lot of paper shuffling are jobs that may bore others, but excite you to the core of your soul.
Love & Relationships
Libra loves to be partnered up in everything, whether you are just running to the grocery store or making a life long commitment. Being ruled by Venus, you are never short of partners when you want them, and your love life is usually very saucy and passionate as a result. When you find someone you love, they get everything their heart desires. When you are single you are often at your worst, because being alone is the worst thing in the world for you. You want to mate for life. You prefer romance over physical affection, though you are never short of either. Because you are ruled by Air, communication is never a problem for you in relationships. Your relationships are usually very harmonious as a result, and are built to stand the test of time.
Want to find out how compatible Librans are with other Zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?
Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what Sun sign you are. At the very heart of astrology — and of Tarot, palmistry, sacred geometry, even ceremonies, and rituals — are the 4 elements.These are Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. If you think about it, we need these 4 elements — all of them — in order to survive on the planet. We heat and cook and purge with fire. We grow things in the Earth; it is the foundation of our existence, and we return to it when our life has ended. We need water to survive; it grows the plants of the earth and quenches our thirst; our bodies are approximately 60% water, and the Earth itself is approximately 70% water. We need air to breathe. Even our words are given life by our breath when we speak them out loud.
The Air signs are always masculine, or positive. If you were born a Gemini, a Libra, or an Aquarius, then you were born an Air Sign.
Of course, not all air signs are going to behave the same. Even two different Libras can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall.
Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.
See if you recognize yourself in these points.
- Social butterfly, enjoys the company of others
- Conversationalist with a lot of interesting ideas
- Quick learner
- Short attention span
- You want people to like you
- Need time to make decisions
- Can change your mind easily
- You find it hard to lay down roots
- Enjoys traveling
- You like to think outside the box
- You like to communicate with others, and may have many communication devices
- Inventive and intellectual
Even though all Air signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of differences between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are 4 elements — Fire, Earth, Air, Water—there are 3 triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.
Here are the qualities of the Cardinal quadruplicity. This quality is active. It’s the ‘get up and go’ of the zodiac. Do you relate to any of these?
- Generator and instigator of ideas
- Willingness to take the lead
- Assertive, sometimes even aggressive
- Unafraid of taking risks
Air Element: Libra
If you were born a Libra, then just like the scales that represent you, you sway from one side of something to the other, often going back and forth many times before making up your mind. This can make you seem like you’re a walking contradiction, but you’re not, not really. You’re just the thesis and the antitheses to every emotion and experience happening simultaneously. You can be sentimental one moment and sarcastic the next, hard working in one situation and lazy in another, or talk someone’s ear off in one moment, and then patiently listen the next. This makes others view you as inconsistent, but that’s only because they don’t know you very well.
You’re very polite and refined, and like nice things. You want people to like you. You may be artistic — and if you’re not, you’re going to have a healthy appreciation for all of those who are. You need harmony and beauty in your life, and you will work to mediate when people are quarreling so that there’s no discord between them. You can’t stand tense atmospheres; you just want everyone to get along.
You’re very cooperative, but you deeply resent someone bossing you around and telling you what to do and how to do it. This will send you into a childish, sulky state, and the more people try to draw you out of it, the deeper you’re going to go. Learning how to cooperate is one of the lessons you’re meant to learn in this lifetime.
You’re naturally charismatic and people enjoy your company. Because you despise discordance, you’ll work hard to make a social gathering pleasant, and to lift the mood of everyone who attends. You may find that you’re easily distracted when focusing on a task, simply because your mind is always weighing everything around you. You find it hard to make any decision under a deadline, and while you’re doing one thing, you will be thinking about what you can do next. You’re a romantic at heart, and will over-indulge the object of your affection.
Here’s a list of some of your more predominant qualities.
- Don’t like to upset people
- Good mediator
- Appreciates the finer things in life
- A good listener who enjoys conversation
- You give everything careful consideration before making up your mind
- You’re sentimental and thoughtful
- You like a good debate
- You’re either artistic or appreciate the arts
- Sensual and romantic
Of course, the good does come with some challenges, and here are some of the areas of your life that may need some work to bring them back into balance.
- Dislike crowds
- Don’t like to be told what to do
- Sulk when you don’t get your own way
- Easily bored
- Often contradict yourself
- Can be lazy
- Sarcastic and stubborn
The Libra Man
- Don’t hold grudges
- Forgive easily
- Good listeners
- Need a lot of attention
- Don’t tolerate unfairness.
- Contradict themselves.
- Have trouble making decisions
The Libra Woman
- Pretty and refined
- See both sides to a situation
- Like luxury and nice things
- Don’t like to be single
- Demonstrates integrity
- Argumentative and stubborn
The Libra Child
- Need a lot of rest
- Kind and compassionate
- Examine every option available to them
- Need privacy
- Will not be made to hurry
- Can’t deal with choices
- Don’t like to be shouted at
Just as your personality is two-sided, the path to your success is twofold. On the one hand, you just need to turn on the charm, and you’ll open doors that can take you where you want to go. On the other hand, you have to stop being so indecisive about things, and motivate yourself a bit more to do what you want to do, rather than depending on others to pave the way for you. If you can do this, then you can get through life successfully, and in quite an easy and relaxed manner, too.