Libra Sign Dates, Traits, & More

Libra Zodiac


As depicted by the sign of the scales, Librans are always trying to find the correct balance in life and within situations and relationships. Unlike the other air signs, they generally really need to be in a satisfying relationship, yet unless other planets fall in flamboyant signs, there will still be that airy, intellectual aura to the relationship as opposed to a fiery, passionate one. Undoubtedly the most diplomatic of all the signs, they love harmony and therefore make great mediators in times of crisis and arguments. They do however often sit on the fence, not taking either side, and are infamous for not being able to make decisions.

They like things to be quiet, fair, and easygoing and give the impression of being a walkover, but are harder to crack than it would at first appear, probably because of their air sign quality of not being governed by emotion but by logic. Theoretically at least, a partnership offering the tact and diplomacy of a Libran and the impulsiveness of a strong-willed Arian could be the perfect compromise! And whereas with Aries, the pronoun is I, with Libra it is we.

Libra Dates: (born September 23 – October 22)

Placement: 7th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 7th House: House of Partnerships and Relationships
Constellation: Libra
Element: Air
Quality: Cardinal
Symbol: The Scales
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Detriment: Mars
Exaltation: Saturn (Modern astrology)
Fall: Venus
Masculine / Feminine: Masculine
Key Words: “I Balance”
My Pleasures: cooperation and fairness
My Pains: Chaos, decision making
Qualities: Soft, Affectionate, Diplomat, Charming
What Libra think about themselves: I would like everything to be beautiful
What others think about Libra: He/she is adorable


Fast Summary:


Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the Balance or Scales. Libras symbol or glyph also attempts to capture this representation of balance. The Sun is in Libra from around September 23 until around October 22 each year. Libra is classified as being of the positive polarity (expressive and spontaneous), of the air element (intellectual, mentally active & communicative), and of the cardinal quality (outgoing and enterprising).

Libra characteristically shows an attitude of relatedness with others, expressing harmony and associated with an urge for unity. As Aries was centred on the self, the opposite sign Libra centres on others. As Aries is an expression of relatedness to self, so the opposite sign Libra is a an expression of relatedness to others, or a special other. Libra has a particular awareness of other peoples feelings. Libra is charming, affectionate and tolerant, and seeks relationship, balance, peace and calmness. The characteristic Libran type has a natural desire to be diplomatic, compromising and co-operative, and is kind and easy-going. Libra has a great sense of fair play, and a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at the world. Libra will do anything for peace and harmony, and is greatly unsettled by any environment of coarseness, discord or conflict. Libra prefers working in a pleasant and harmonious atmosphere, with people who don’t impose undue pressure. Libra also has a particular affinity with the evaluation of relatedness, balance and harmony as seen in aesthetics, beauty, art and form. Libra is idealistic, and at heart a perfectionist.

The sign is sometimes referred to as Lazy Libra, though this apparent laziness is often really indecision, with a dependence on others to shake them from their idealistic dreams. In its quest for balance and harmony, Libra nevertheless rarely indulges in the stronger or more passionate emotions. Libra can experience problems if called on to make urgent snap decisions. When the the Libran manner is overused or unintegrated, it can become too too compromising and easy-going, changeable and vacillating, indecisive, soft, frivolous or squeamish, with a lack of confidence and sit-on-the-fence, peace at any price attitudes.

Physically, Libra rules the kidneys (symbolical of weighing and eliminating what is unwanted and the lumbar region. Libra may have a tendency to kidney complaints. Libra is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Venus.


Libra Life Path


Libra is the first sign that takes others into consideration, it is the sign of relationships and partnerships and this is very important to the Libran. As Libra is ruled by Venus the goddess of love, you are blessed with her peace, grace,charm and gentle, kind demeanor. You love to live in beautiful surroundings, having a good eye for beauty and balance. You love music and will often play some musical instrument or sing or both.

When you Librans are using the energies positively, you are fair-minded, just,

well balanced, with an ability to maintain your own individual identity within the context of your relationships.

You are able to see both sides of a given situation, with an innate sense of fairness, and therefore make good mediators.

Librans are quite creative, very sociable and highly mental, this mental agility is not often seen be others though, because of your easy going friendly appearance and usually it is played out with you using very subtle techniques to get what you want, which you usually do.

Because you enjoy interaction with others so much, it is difficult for you to spend time alone, and feel you need to share your life with someone. When there is discord around you, it is virtually impossible to remain emotionally stable, and this can lead, to you playing doormat and allowing others to take advantage of you, because you need to be liked and want peace at any price, sometimes to your own detriment.

You may, when using the Libran energy dysfunctionally compromise yourself with another, anything for peace, sometimes carrying with you some left over energy from the previous sign Virgo, and thereby being critical, judgmental, and projecting your negativity on to your partner, and so the partner will then mirror you and play out these dysfunctionalities. For example you may project your own unexpressed anger, and then your partner will play it out for you, often erupting into aggression and maybe violence. Once you are aware of this mirror technique and able to see your own shadow side, your disowned parts, being played out for you by others, you can either choose to continue playing the same games, or to move beyond, and begin to evolve to your potential.

Often you are superficial seeking perfection in your partners, someone who really looks good, attractive or beautiful.

You may project a false persona, and what you see is not really me, I am putting on a mask, a front to hide my self consciousness, my lack of self worth, my codependency. Looking for appreciation from others, because you can not see your own beauty within. Developing self awareness, self-sufficiency and independence would be great for you, otherwise you are likely at some time, to have major problems with your kidneys or bladder.

Since you are here this lifetime to learn about relationships you are very much aware of others needs. This looking outside of yourself for information can make you very analytical and objective in everything that happens. You are for ever weighing up information seeking balance and harmony. You have a strong desire to be fair and just at all times particularly with family and those you are close to.

Major Life Lesson:- To learn to relate on an equal basis with others, and cooperate rather than compromise yourself, and learn to achieve balance, peace and harmony in self.

Health Issues:- Kidney or Bladder, when not relating with another or self in a balanced way.

Loves:- Good clothes, good food, decorating home and self. Art, fashion, new people.

Hates:- Being alone, uncouth people and ugliness.

Careers:- Councilor, lawyer, Mediators


Libra Symbol


The Libra symbol is representative of the scales of justice that Libra is known for. Libra has the only nonliving object in the zodiac.

The Libra zodiac symbol is represented by an arched line followed by another line going parallel underneath. This represents the balancing scales of justice.

All Libra people strive for fairness and equality in all the areas of their life.

They also make excellent decisions due to their ability to be objective and impartial. However, one of their most common weak points is their tendency to painfully weigh out their options endlessly in their quest to make the perfect andor correct decision.

This can be helped by simply listing out the pros and cons of their decision on paper so that they can visually weigh out the best choice.

It works for me anyway I have a Libra Moon!

The straight line underneath the arched line is symbolic of Libras great need to stay evenkeeled and stay as balanced as possible in their life.

They are greatly affected by any sort of conflict andor disharmony in life therefore they need to constantly take time out for themselves so that they can regain their equilibrium and peace in their life.

The Libra symbol represents Libras highest truth which is that they must do their part to restore harmony and equality in the world around them.

Libra Personality


Besides being fair Librans are the most romantic and seductive sign in the zodiac. Charm is their middle name and they are very determined in charming the object of their affection. They are faithful but can be possessive.

Librans are very social people and because of their innate empathy they are sensitive to the needs of others. They make people feel better just by being around them. Librans have tact and diplomacy with their dealings and make good diplomats. Their strong sense of fairness and justice makes them perfect mediators as well. Their strongest asset is their ability to bring people together and their love to help people in need.

Librans love beauty and elegance in all areas of their lives and beauty and harmony in all relationships are what the Libran is all about. By reaching out and making compromises they seek to improve and work on relationships. Librans are well balanced and even tempered but they do not like having their decisions challenged.

Libra Traits


libra traits


The seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra, is the judge, the mediator, the peace maker. Some of the more positive aspects of your sign are your ability to sum up a situation at first glance, you’re level headed, making agreements that are fair for all parties concerned, and your deductive reasoning.

Your less positive aspects are your spending habits, sometimes cold attitude toward strangers, and being closed minded.

Your ruling planet is Venus. As a Cardinal sign, you are active, excitable, and dynamic. As an air sign you are intelligent and communicate well. Libra rules the lower back, kidneys, and buttocks. Some Libra?s may experience trouble with back strains, kidney infections and sitting too long is very uncomfortable.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Libra’s your birthstone is opal, and it is said that if worn, it will keep the wearer from jealousy, give clear thought, and bring financial well being.

Famous Libra Men / Famous Libra Women


Libra eminent personalities male


Some famous star males with the zodiac sign Libra are Will Smith, John Lennon, Michael Douglas, Zac Efron, Jeff Goldblum, Jean-Claude van Damme , Sting (musician) and Matt Damon.

Libra eminent personalities female


Some star females with the zodiac sign of Libra are Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Preston, Bonnie Hunt, Kate Winslet, Olivia Newton-John, Gwen Stefani, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julie Andrews and Ashlee Simpson.

Constellation of Libra


The seventh constellation, Libra, is represented by the scales. Libra was once associated with the fall equinox.



During the period of time that Astrea, the Roman goddess of justice, was on Earth, she measured the good and evil deeds of men with her scales. She became increasingly disgusted with the Earth, and thus fled so fast into the heavens that she left her scales behind. In fear of Astrea’s judgement, the Romans placed the scales in the sky next to her. Ancient Greeks do not acknowledge the scales; they see this constellation as the claws of the Scorpion.


Libra Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


libra decans



Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. libra rose says:

    Whenever I think about Libra, I’m reminded of The Great Gatsby. Not Jay Gatsby, per se (who I’m convinced was a Pisces, actually), but his view of the world: elegant, refined, just. Of course, he was wrong, but it’s just a book – let’s focus on the world view.

    Libras hold the highest possible standards, for themselves as well as everyone else (if they didn’t include themselves in that, it just wouldn’t be fair, and they are all about fair, these Libras). They are kind in their judgments, but never forget that they are passing judgment – as much as they don’t like to rock the boat, they will, in their own elegant way, make sure that the right thing gets done, even if they have to go to extremes.

    Libras are the most tasteful sign of the zodiac, more so even than Capricorn, who (although possessing excellent manners and dress sense) is really more concerned with presentation. Libra is concerned with examination, and everything that entails, down to that goddamn notorious indecision.

    If you have a pressing problem, invite a Libra to dinner – they’ll be happy to help.

    Just don’t ask them to pick the restaurant

    Biggest Insult: Why are you being so unfair?

    Quickest Way to Get Libra into Bed: Good luck. These people are not about rush judgements. Make your case and give them a few weeks to evaluate it.

    Most Likely to: Spend three hours torn between two pairs of shoes – and then buy them both.

    Should Have Been Born: in a judge’s chambers.

    To Make Libra Forgive You: explain the reasoning behind your actions and try to see their side of things – you’ll be amazed at how forgiving they can be.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    People born under the scales of Libra have a strong sense of fair play and justice, and are always keen to co-operate with others on an equal playing field. In project work, Librans will usually find their own niche, and focus their efforts on their portion of the assignment, to make sure the work gets done.

    The scales in the Libra indicate that life is also a precarious item which must be balanced, and Librans often find themselves bouncing back and forth between various stages – flirtatiousness vs. shyness, relationship-oriented vs. independent, goal-oriented yet free. Libras enjoy creating new projects and tasks, but often require a push from an external source in order to complete their task.

    Libras often work more for the pleasure of others than for themselves, and often require praise for their work, living up to the standards of others rather than their own. In group tasks, Libras will often work hard until they notice someone else slacking off, at which point they will begin to ease up as well. They are overly-generous, which may sometimes lead to them being used, but it is a risk most Libras are willing to take.

    In arguments, a Libra will almost always speak his or her mind. Others will begin to understand that a Libra will say what they mean, and appreciate them for this exact quality. On the other hand, when others fight, Libras are usually called upon as to mediate the argument. They have a strong sense of right and wrong, adherent to the scales of justice, and are looked upon as a natural peacemaker.

    Libras crave knowledge, and have a particular interest in matters concerning other people and society as a whole. Rather than focusing on mathematics and logical fascinations, a Libra will try to understand the entire concept surrounding the situation. Relationships are very important to Libras, although new ones will continue to emerge through their lives.

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