Libra Zodiac Sign


Libra Astrology Dates: September 22 – October 20

Zodiac Symbol: Scales

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Venus

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling House: 7th

Polarity: Positive

Power Color: Green, Turquoise

Birthstones: Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Opal

Flowers: Bluebell, Rose

Key Traits: Diplomatic, Indecisive, Determined

Desires: Security, Appreciation, Stability

Compatible Signs: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Mantra: “I balance”

A Summary of the Libra Zodiac Sign

The Libra spirit emotes a spirit of peace, justice, and balance. Your daily Libra horoscope reading celebrates the insatiable appetite Libra’s share for life, learning, and growth. A common theme seen throughout all daily Libra horoscopes will highlight the victorious sense of independence all Libras value in their lives.

The Libra is an amazing communicator and intellectual that enjoys taking the time to properly process and understand his or her emotions and feelings. The Libra zodiac sign will always be well spoken and make for excellent characteristics needed for leadership. The Libra is motivated by pursuing harmony in all aspects of life and will pursue proper balance in love, health and fitness, and work. As a result, the Libra is incredibly disciplined and knows how to set a game plan, then follow up with the hard work needed to achieve those goals.

Read more about Libra: Tarot Cards for Libra: Which Cards Correspond with Libra?

The Libra Symbol: The Scales

Libra is symbolized through the celestial Scales. Of course, the Scales that are so often associated with justice are also associated with fairness and balance when it comes to the Libra spirit. After all, we associate Libra and liberty together.

More than justice, the Libra spirit is so closely connected with the idea of balance. In all aspects of life, whether it comes to love, relationships, or even self-care, the Libra demonstrates its core strengths by their ability and desire to instill focus. Because of this, the Libra sign can be incredibly adaptable and has a key characteristic of longevity when it comes to career and relationships.

The Libra Element: Air

Element: Air

The Air element is ethereal and intangible. Air is always associated with dreaming, thinking, and is the element that connects our minds to every other aspect of life. For the Libra zodiac, Air is the driving element that fuels the ability to think and process. The Libra spends much of the day in the clouds, often thinking about significant moments of life in the past, or pondering the future. Either way, Air is the connecting force that brings memory and ideation to the spirit of the Libra. The zodiac signs who share the Air element are always strong communicators who can be counted on for support and great conversations. Those who share the Air element include:

The Libra Ruling Planet: Venus

Venus the planet.

Mother Venus rules Libra and serves as a source of warmth and inspiration for this zodiac. Although Venus is often associated with feminine energy, the fact is that Venus is actually depicted as a mother that provides love and security in all aspects of life.

Venus provides a sense of purpose for the Libra and Taurus, helping the zodiac signs this planet rules to find confidence and guidance in love, emotions, and Libras deepest desires.

Libra Quadruplicity

The Libra sign demonstrates many attractive qualities but is better understood as one of the Cardinal signs of the zodiac. This quality reflects the zodiac signs that are energetic, assertive, and willing to go go go. Cardinal signs of the zodiac are well known to be instigators and initiators when compared to other astrology signs. Cardinal signs usher in new seasons in astrology. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and ushers in Fall. Fire and Air element holders share positive polarity. The positive polarity of the Libra zodiac does not mean that the sign itself lacks optimism, but rather, means that the Libra sign has an energy that gravitates inwards.

The Libra is a deep thinker, drawing people in with deep conversation and meaningful relationships. In ancient astrology, Venus is associated with the Greek god Aphrodite and is the ruling spirit of love and sexuality. Venus is also responsible for driving our passions and feelings throughout the astrological year and connects our emotions to the natural world around us.

The Key Personality Traits of a Libra Sign

The Libra zodiac is defined by a spirit of love, service, and dedication to others. The Libra sign values loving others deeply and seeking to feel valued by those the Libra shares meaningful relationships with. Libra horoscope readings are complex because the Libra is both strategic and resourceful, but also immensely emotional and spiritual. Whether it’s work, relationships, or health, the Libra will seek to find practical, meaningful ways to find growth and connection.

Top Libra Traits

The Libra sign is incredibly intuitive and uses much of the Air element it is ruled under to establish a high sense of emotional intelligence. The Libra spirit is able to use its intuition to understand what is in balance and what is out of alignment.

Caring, kind, and always seeking to develop closeness with others, the Libra sees service and sacrifice as part of their identity. The Libra is most happy when with their close circle of friends or family. Throughout life, the Libra sign will find its place in some sort of community and draw strength from the relationships established there. For this reason, Libra zodiac signs are often very close with their families and make outstanding friends that stay around for years.

Read more about the traits of Libra Women and Men: Libra Woman: Personality Traits & Characteristics of the Female Libra and Libra Man: Personality Traits & Characteristics of the Male Libra

Top Libra Challenges

Although Libra has many positive characteristics, there are potential weak spots every Libra must stay considerate of. No one knows how to sit on the fence like a Libra, and this indecisiveness can be the source of many frustrations. The Libra is also prone to become controlling and bitter when their opinion or choices are not selected in group settings or relationships.

Libra During Conflict

Conflict is not a friend of the Libra, as it tips the Scales of the Libra zodiac sign out of alignment. Without the balance and security of stable relationships, the Libra falls into anxiety and stress. Many of those who carry this sign are willing to do anything to make amends and keep their relationships positive, even if it causes the Libra to be exhausted and spent on emotional energy. The Libra holds their emotions very closely and is easily affected by the words others share with them.

Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Libra Lover

Libra Zodiac Love Compatibility sign.

In all things, including love, the Libra horoscope pursues balance and harmony. The loving Libra is compassionate, restorative, and loyal – Libra’s are dedicated to committing to a lifelong partner and to the process of building a relationship. But, uncertainty and doubt can often rob the Libra of the joy just beyond the horizon.

In those times of doubt, read the Daily Libra Love horoscope to understand what the universe is telling you, Libra.

The Libra will seek love with loyalty, dedication, and passion – so it’s no wonder why Libra sex is so meaningful and romantic. The Libra’s ideals and values of love and sex define the purity of what loving sex within relationships looks like. Of course, not all Libra’s currently find themselves in perfect, committed love relationships. As Libra’s continue on their love journeys, they will need to navigate their feelings as they explore love relationships with others. The love journey of a Libra allows these free spirits to explore their passions and to ask who they feel comfortable sharing themselves with. To understand how Libras approach love and sex, read the Libra Sex horoscope.

Read more about Libra & Love: Libra in Love: Relationships and Love Compatibility, and Relationship Tips for Libras

Career & Money: The Libra Sign at Work

While Libras are calm and collected on the outside at work, they are bursting with energy and desire to make change, even on the smallest corporate level. They are incredibly diplomatic, meaning that when something goes wrong personally or professionally they will not hesitate to go directly to the source. Working with a Libra can be a struggle for some less motivated signs as Libras are constantly working to achieve a level of perfection based on their idealistic views, sometimes to a self-sabotaging level. If you ever need an extra set of eyes on a project, a professional person to backup you up in a meeting, or someone to vent to about your latest business bottleneck, you Libra coworker will be there to help.
Read more about Libra and Career: Succeeding as a Libra

Libra Birthstones & Crystals

Read more about Libra: Crystals for Libra

Influential People that Share the Libra Zodiac Sign

  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Kate Winslet
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Matt Damon
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Hugh Jackson
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Naomi Watts
  • Will Smith
  • Lena Headey
  • Zac Efron
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Hilary Duff
  • Tim Robbins

The Libra Man

  • Persuasive
  • Enchanting
  • Handsome
  • Don’t hold grudges
  • Romantic
  • Forgive easily
  • Good listeners
  • Generous
  • Fair
  • Need a lot of attention
  • Judgmental
  • Perfectionists
  • Changeable
  • Over-indulgent
  • Don’t tolerate unfairness
  • Contradict themselves.
  • Have trouble making decisions
  • The Libra Woman

    • Pretty and refined
    • See both sides to a situation
    • Charming
    • Fair-minded
    • Like luxury and nice things
    • Don’t like to be single
    • Submissive
    • Trusting
    • Affectionate
    • Feminine
    • Demonstrates integrity
    • Supportive
    • Argumentative and stubborn
    • Over-emotional
    • Strict

    The Libra Child

    • Need a lot of rest
    • Artistic
    • Kind and compassionate
    • Intelligent
    • Examine every option available to them
    • Need privacy
    • Indecisive
    • Will not be made to hurry
    • Can’t deal with choices
    • Don’t like to be shouted at
    • Lazy
    • Defensive

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