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.
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|Career||Arts, social work, diplomacy, law|
|Exaltation||Saturn (Modern astrology)|
|Colors||Blue, Pink,Pale Green|
|Countries||Austria, Japan,Burma, Tibet|
|Translation||Arabic: Al Zubãnatain Anglo-Saxon: Pund Chinese: Tien Ching French: Balance German: Wage Greek: Zichos Hebrew: Moznayim Hindu: Tulã Italian: Bilancia Latin: Jugum Portuguese: Libra Spanish: Libra Tamil: Tulam Turkish: Terazi|
The Indian equivalent of Libra is Tula.
The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the idealistic, fair-minded Dog, whose lunar month is 8 October – 7 November.
The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Tiritum, dedicated to Shamash (the Sun).
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.
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.
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
Gwyneth Paltrow (b. Sept 28, 1972) ~ Kate Winslet (b. Oct 5, 1975) ~ Will Smith (b. Sept 25, 1968) ~ Kelly Preston (b. Oct 13, 1962) ~ Bonnie Hunt (b. Sept 22, 1964) ~ Sting (b. Oct 2, 1951) ~ Ashlee Simpson (b. Oct 3, 1984) ~ Michael Douglas (b. Sept 25, 1944) ~ Zac Efron (b. Oct 18, 1987) ~ Olivia Newton-John (b. Sept 26, 1948) ~ Gwen Stefani (b. Oct 3, 1969) ~ Julie Andrews (b. Oct 1, 1935) ~ Jeff Goldblum (b. Oct 22, 1952) ~ Jean-Claude van Damme (b. Oct 18, 1960) ~ Catherine Zeta-Jones (b. Sept 25, 1969) ~ Matt Damon (b. Oct 8, 1970)