Sign: Libra the Scales
Dates: September 23rd to October 22nd
- Ruling Planet: Venus
- Quality: Cardinal
- Element: Air
- Root Power: Initiating communication
- Positive Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, tactful, ability to take responsibility, graceful
- Negative Traits: Indecisive, avoids confrontations, carries grudges, self-pity, detached, superficial
- Likes: Concerts, rich food, harmony, gentleness, sharing with others
- Dislikes: Dull people, bullies, being pressured to decide, injustice, violence, conformity
- Good Day: Charming, lovable, fair, sincere, sharing, hopelessly romantic, balanced, peaceful, hospitable
- Bad Day: Feel like heart is broken, vain, melodramatic, manipulative, spoiled, delusional
- Turn offs: People who try to take advantage of their friendliness
- Lucky Color: Blue
- Lucky Number: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Lucky Day: Friday
- Flower: Rose
- Basic Trait: “I balance”
- Quirk: They think they are cool and do not care if others agree
- Advice: As much as you love to please others, do not forget to fulfill your own need once in awhile
- Life Pursuit: To be consistent
- Secret Wish: To love and be loved in return
- Known for: Being the balanced beautifier
Libra is symbolized by the scales of justice. Astrologically, it is a small dot in a sea of other extremes; though it is also the brightest. Situated between the Goddess of Purity (Virgo) and a deadly animal (Scorpio), a Libra tends to exhibit parts of each. This is because Libra is the epitome of balance and fairness. Legend has it that Libra is connected to Dike, Zeus’ daughter. She was in charge of measuring the weight of human souls after they passed. Those with vices were punished and those that were honest or just were rewarded.
This burden of balance can cause insecurities in Libras, as they are never quite sure which plate to burden with next. Despite this, the Scales are well aware that all things will pass and as they do, teach us something.
Day to Day
Libra’s are the most desired and diplomatic zodiac. They have a captivating charm and are easy to like, especially since they enjoy helping others so much. This is a very intelligent sign, though they will sometimes hide it behind an easy going exterior. A Libra always focuses on others first and are true team players.
A Libra is extremely sensitive and some things will affect them more than they would others. They can be an insecure sign that just wants everyone to be happy. When this sign is truly down, they will need to retreat from the world to recover. They are rarely angry, but if they are- watch out. This is usually caused by an ongoing injustice that they will actively work to right. They constantly chase justice and equality and despise people who are cruel to others.
When they are up, a Libra can inspire others to seek peace, harmony, and cooperation with both style and grace. When in a good place, Libra’s are confident and poised. This sign’s influence helps restore equilibrium to all affairs. They will always seek compromise, as they do not like conflict or anything that feels unfair. In fact, they will do nearly anything to avoid a conflict and keep the peace. Libra’s are natural diplomats, often able to see both sides and help reach conclusions. This comes straight from their desire for life to be easy and uncomplicated. The sooner and more fairly a conflict is resolved, the sooner the Libra can enjoy the harmony of a calm and uncomplicated life.They are keen strategists who can organize a group of people to get the job done. They are fascinated by balance and symmetry.
Conversely, on personal matters a Libra is rather indecisive. They have to be careful when talking to other people, as they can sometimes find themselves in the wrong place or with the wrong people. Other people’s opinions will have a great influence over their life, making the search for satisfaction really hard. They never make decisions lightly because they take into account too many factors. Libra’s feel a sense of responsibility in everything they do. Though they have excellent instinct and intuition, they rarely trust it. Rather, a Libra is likely to hide or bend their own feelings in order to bring peace with the group or make others like them.
A Libra’s goal is to achieve inner and outer beauty. Their “MO” is peace and love. Often, their pleasant demeanor easily sweeps others away. This social butterfly easily owns the room. They are meticulous decorators, creative, and have a intricate attention to details.
Impact of Element, Quality, and Planet
Air’s influence on a Libra is to develop a need for constant mental stimuli. A Libra has a keen mind and is regularly inspired by good books. Thanks to the further influence of the air element, a Libra has mastery over relationships and diplomacy. The cardinal quality enhances these skills by allowing Libra’s to initiate conversations easily. This combination allows Libra to steer the winds of change so subtly that many people do not realize the shift has occurred.
Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. This influence also helps Libra to develop strong relationships, mostly due to a drive of not wanting to be alone. A Libra knows what to do to make things work. They can inspire compromise and helpful dialogue. Venus also adds charm and embellishment to Libra’s personality. Thanks to the ruling planet, the Scales require their lives to be enriched by music, art, and the beautiful places they get to visit. This sign is a great lover who loves expensive things.
Libra’s look for fun and positivity in people; they are attracted to those that can provide them with intellectual stimulation. They will always shy away from negative people and prefer minimal conflict. This is a sign that prefers balance and harmony. They prefer partnership and love people who have a lot to say. They do not have time for superficial relationships but will have many good, quality friendships.
The Scales will always strive for quality in relationships with others. They will put a lot of their energy into ways to improve lives of those around them. This is a peaceful, fair sign that hates being alone. Often they are the glue that will hold friendships and groups together, since they are responsible for keeping the peace. That being said, a Libra will hold a great many feelings inside, which must be drawn out when forming any kind of friendship or relationship. This sign prefers to always hold something back.
Libra’s love to be around others, and easily make friends with people of all walks of life. A Libra never avoid a party but they are most comfortable at home in a one on one relationship and this is true for both friends and lovers.
Libra men are popular due to their charm and ability to relate to women. However, these guys are always on the search for perfection, which of course can never be found. Mostly, a Libra male will want you to look up to him and admire him. He is a sucker for flattery but do not nag him to make a decision.
Libra women are enchanting and masters of seduction. Their environment is important and showering them with romantic gestures will make them feel special. They also love compliments and being told how much they are appreciated.
A Libra looks for thoughtful ways to please their partner. The Scales rarely have flings without meaning, preferring depth and long lasting relationships instead. This sign is picky for that reason, and really wants a serious relationship that reflects positively to the world. A Libra feels pressure from the outside world to have the perfect relationship. Once they let this go, they can be incredible partners that show how much they value their chosen one every day. If a Libra finds their perfect match, they will be 100% confident in the pairing and will be tied to them for life. A Libra’s partner will need patience and time, as it will take both to be able to help this sign appreciate and accept spontaneity.
Libra are best suited to relationships with Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Their even-keeled response balances the wildness and emotionality of the other signs, giving them a safe, comfortable home to live in.