Everything You’ve Ever Needed To Know About The Libra Zodiac Sign
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.
What You Will Learn:
- 1 Everything You’ve Ever Needed To Know About The Libra Zodiac Sign
- 2 Libra Dates: (born September 23 – October 22)
- 3 About Libra
- 4 Good Side of Libra
- 5 Bad Side of Libra
- 6 Libra Life Path
- 7 Libra Symbol
- 8 Libra Personality and Traits
- 9 Libra Career and Work
- 10 Famous Libra Men / Famous Libra Women
- 11 Constellation of Libra
- 12 Mythology
- 13 Libra Decans, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- 14 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Libra Dates: (born September 23 – October 22)
Placement: 7th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 7th House: House of Partnerships and Relationships
Symbol: The Scales
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Exaltation: Saturn (Modern astrology)
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
Chinese zodiac sign counterpart: The Dog
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 centered on the self, the opposite sign Libra centers on others. As Aries is an expression of relatedness to self, so the opposite sign Libra is an expression of relatedness to others or a special other. Libra has a particular awareness of other people’s 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 cooperative, 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 Libran manner is overused or unintegrated, it can become 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.
Good Side of Libra
They have an easy time making friends. If you’re looking for someone who would be a wonderful friend and great companion, this would be the person for you.
They’re great at explaining things and figuring out problems. If any of those issues are problematic, they can express themselves diplomatically. They will then work to resolve those issues.
They are the type of people who really think things through before acting upon them. They don’t usually take risks. They like to consider their options carefully before making decisions.
They love socializing with others and seem to be drawn to creative or artistic people.
They are capable of forming their own opinions about a variety of subjects. If the person with whom they are debating has a valid view or if they can justify their position, their opinion might change.
They can be affectionate and tender towards a loved one, a partner, or even a close friend.
It comes naturally to them to have a good sense of taste, a sense of style, and a sense of sophistication.
Bad Side of Libra
When they are left on their own for too long or go into solitude, it seems that they lose themselves a bit and fall apart.
When they’re irritable, they can be extremely argumentative and confrontational.
When they are upset by something, they will usually dwell on it. This can sometimes become borderline obsessive. Occasionally, they may feel sorry for themselves or have a pity party.
It is not uncommon for them to manipulate things or twist events to make them more convenient for themselves. That way, it basically suits their needs or is beneficial to them.
Often, they are very intense. Sometimes the intensity can be aggressive or demanding, especially when they put pressure on others.
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 by 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 a 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 leftover 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 other’s needs. This looking outside of yourself for information can make you very analytical and objective in everything that happens. You are forever 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
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 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 and/or 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 Libra’s great need to stay even-keeled and stay as balanced as possible in their life.
They are greatly affected by any sort of conflict and/or 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 Libra’s highest truth which is that they must do their part to restore harmony and equality in the world around them.
Libra Personality and Traits
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 Career and Work
This is the type of person we can’t live without. They are gorgeous, charming, humorous, and very entertaining. Their cooperative character makes them excellent ambassadors and excellent team leaders. The fact that these individuals are supportive and have a helpful nature makes them the most suitable candidates who would make dealing with customer service a pleasant experience. Sometimes but not always, Libra seems to gravitate toward the artistic or creative side of life. More often than not, if they are into music, they would rather be the lead vocalist in a band, where they can engage and interact with the crowd. This is more appealing to them than being a lyricist.
Some of the best jobs for them are as follows.
Serving as a diplomat or ambassador for a brand or even a country. As an entertainer or performer, such as a musician or dancer. An individual that’s involved in marketing or sales would probably more than likely be able to charm their clients. They would excel at being a mediator or negotiator. They could do well as tour guides or travel agents. And when it comes to the business world itself they would do very well as a supervisor, administrator, or a boss.
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 judgment, 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.