Symbol: The Scales
Dates: September 23rd – October 22nd. If you were born within three days of a sign change you may belong to a cusp of two zodiac signs
Natural House: Seventh
Ruling planet: Venus
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, ruled by the planet Venus, and reined over by the seventh house.
Libra is bordered by the head of Serpens to the north, Virgo to the northwest, Hydra (the biggest constellation) to the southwest, Lupus to the south, Scorpius to the east and the serpent bearer, Ophiuchus to the northeast.
Libra was first recognised as a constellation in its own right in ancient Rome, when it began to represent the scales held by Astraea, or Dike, who in Greek mythology was actually associated with Virgo. In ancient times, the stars of Libra, The Scales, were also intermingled with those of Scorpius by the Greeks, but were always considered as a separate group by the Romans.
Libra belongs to the Air signs. It is the second one after Gemini, Aquarius being the third. Air signs feel the need to facilitate a connection between the twelve signs in the zodiac while bringing a certain lightness. The sign of Libra is fully in line with the Seventh House, ruled by Venus and exalted by Saturn. Venus represents the sign of love and beauty while Saturn represents wisdom and patience. Libra are therefore a perfect blend of these two planets.
Other than the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac are also classified through the zodiac qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Libra belongs to the cardinal signs.
Cardinal signs are the initiators. They are the pioneers and the project starters and are the ones to get things moving. The Cardinal quality is representative of new beginnings and fresh energy, as Aries season is the at start of the spring, Libra season is at the start of fall, and Capricorn season is at the beginning of winter.
14 Libra Traits
Libra are aestheticism maniacs. They are elegant and refined people. They also have a curious and especially creative nature, an innate talent sometimes leans on the artistic side. The two main colors for the Libra zodiac sign are red and blue, preferably slightly discolored or even pastels.
The human body parts related to the Libra horoscope sign are the bladder and kidneys. Their day of the week is Friday. The favorable numbers for the sign of Libra are 2-6-8-9-19. Tarot card associated with Libra is Justice.
Libra is ruled by Venus, which is the planet of peace, love, and harmony. Libra’s prefer to have happy and peaceful relationships with people; therefore, they rarely stay angry for long and do not hold lasting grudges against others. If you ask a Libra for forgiveness if you have wronged them, they are likely to forgive, forget, and move on.
2. Relationship focused
Libra is the sign of relationships, and due to this, Libra’s crave to be in happy, fulfilling, and harmonious relationships. They can easily maintain a long term relationship and the same counts for their friendships. Libra’s are always willing to adapt and change themselves to ensure a relationship or friendship lasts.
Libra is symbolized by the scales of Justice, and due to this, Libra’s always ensure to proceed with the most honorable course of action. A Libra will always consider two sides to a story, and they will always weigh out all options and make sure everyone is being considered before proceeding with an action.
4. Good negotiators
Libra’s are incredibly diplomatic, and they have a way with words. They are naturally charming and convincing, and due to their ability to see two sides to a story, they know exactly how to debate and persuade others to change their opinions, or to see their side of a story.
Most Libra’s are extremely courteous, as they consider the needs of others before their own. They are polite, friendly, exceptionally well mannered, and always make an excellent first impression. A Libra will never do anything that will cause discomfort or unpleasant experiences for anyone around them, as they always make sure to acknowledge other people’s needs.
A Libra just wants to lead a peaceful existence, and enjoy life. Most Libra’s possess a very relaxed, down to earth temperament. Libra’s prefer to lounge around, listen to music, and soak up the good vibes around them. They try their best to avoid chaos and drama.
7. Social butterflies
People love having Libra’s around! Libra’s tend to be very popular, and they can have many friends from all walks of life. Extremely outgoing, they are always involved with the social scene, as they love to meet new people and mingle. Many Libra’s have a lifelong group of friends who they do almost everything with.
8. Big flirts
Libra’s favorite thing in this world is love and affection, and Libra’s are naturally warm and tender in their interactions with others. To many, they can come across as overly flirty and seductive even when they are just innocently being themselves. Libra’s land themselves in trouble often with their overly charming personality.
As Libra is the sign of beauty, it goes without saying that Libra’s are usually very beautiful and physically attractive, and they place high importance on their appearance. Libra’s prefer to surround themselves with other good-looking people, and only want the be surrounded by the best, most beautiful items. They tend to judge others based on their appearance and status.
10. Overly agreeable
Libra’s are people pleasers, and they would rather agree with others, even when they disagree in order to avoid conflict. They prefer to make others happy and will sacrifice their own wants and needs to do so. Often, this can be detrimental to them as they do not stand up for themselves when they need to, and they let other people walk all over them.
Most Libra’s are always trying their very best to go out of their way to make other people happy. They put a lot of pressure on themselves to be the perfect friend or partner, and they often break and snap under their own pressure. It can be challenging to always be agreeable and personable, and sometimes they do let a darker side show.
Making decisions is not one of Libra’s strength. As most Libra’s prefer to weight out all options before making a decision, they can often take forever to come to a conclusion. Many Libra’s never proceed to take action as they are too fearful of the possible adverse outcomes they can be faced with.
A Libra will not openly be rude or show their anger; however, they will go about it in subtle ways. Libra’s always act gracefully, and it can be confusing to know if a Libra is mad at you, as they will often not tell you outright, but they will instead drop hints that they are displeased until you eventually realize you have wronged them.
Many Libra’s do not enjoy hard work, and they prefer the good things to just naturally come to them. You can easily find a Libra spending days just relaxing in their comfort zone, not lifting a finger, and charmingly convincing those in their life to run errands and get tasks done for them. If a Libra does not need to work hard, they most likely will not.
People born under the Libra zodiac sign have a reputation to be overflowing with love and to respect the rights of impartiality and equality. They are not spontaneous at all but rather rational and thoughtful people. They need to weigh the pros and cons before they make any decision. It is a stability that is more conducive to their development and growth.
The Libra woman is discreet and rather reserved at first. However, when you get to know her, she opens up slowly and unveils a kind, sincere and sociable side of her personality. That said, she is not very emotional … or at least she doesn’t let it show.
This is not the kind of woman who will show off her life and career. On the other hand, she is deeply interested in the history of other people. She is the kind of person who knows how to listen. She is not particularly interested in the essence of the conversation, but in the conversation itself. Indeed, interacting with others is essential for the Libra woman and there is no better interaction than a little conversation.
She is also gifted with great intelligence. She highly appreciates the intellectual mingling she can achieve when meeting someone new.
But behind of this mask of a cold and distant woman hides a particularly indecisive woman uncertain of her choices. Her greatest weakness is this lack of self-confidence and assurance. Nevertheless, it’s an ingenious way to avoid those who would try to take advantage of her big heart. Indeed, she tends to have doubts about the sincerity of the people. She is aware that certain people will be tempted to abuse her kindness.
A Libra woman has a very generous nature. Her loved ones are extremely important for her. She is also famous for offering very good advice to her relatives. She thinks everything through with a great sense of repartee.
A Libra woman gives much attention to her family life. She is a loving wife, but also a devoted mother who instinctively responds to her children’s every need. Be careful though about her more or less frequent mood swings.
Since she does not let her emotions show, it is difficult to know what mood she really is in… You need to talk to her indirectly to learn what is going on. She has this nasty habit of withdrawing into herself if you keep nagging her with questions.
Professionally, a Libra woman is someone who has a lot of good ideas to offer. Unfortunately, most of these ideas will be difficult to materialize because she is too impatient and often pessimistic.
A Libra man is an emotionally unstable person. He can change his mood in the blink of an eye when dealing with sensitive topics that may affect him personally. He tries to hide this fragile and sensitive aspect under a thick layer of confidence.
He can be quite bold, especially in the professional field. It is not just bragging, because he is truly gifted in what he undertakes, without necessarily appearing pretentious.
Libra men mastered the art of communication to perfection. They know exactly how to choose the right words to convince someone and make a difference. So much that they get to influence the decisions of the people around them to steer them toward their own choices. Some will say they are hypocrites or manipulators, but in spite of their character, they don’t have many enemies.
Indeed, people still appreciate them, because in essence a Libra man is primarily a sociable and friendly person. Often, this «manipulation» will not serve his personal interests, but good and righteous causes. The Libra man can suddenly show a great generosity and affection.
Professionally, he has more patience and ambition that a woman of the same sign. He knows that success does not come by chance, but is built step by step. He does not shrink from any difficulty. Challenge is what drives him and he cannot see the point in easy things. The more complex a situation is, the more he will try to interfere and find out a solution.
But a Libra man is not as perfect as he seems. On the rare occasions when he fails to solve a situation in the end, he usually runs away and avoids any responsibility. He does not like to face the problems he cannot bring concrete solutions to. The same goes with conflicts and verbal disagreements where he is unable dominate the conversation.
But the main human quality of Libra men is that they are very respectful to their superiors and elders. This is not a simple sign of politeness. They are well aware that respecting others is the way to be shown respect in turn when their time eventually comes.
A Libra man is the kind of person who cares about the small details. He is well groomed and elegant. He pays special attention to his own image. An image that is a perfect reflection of his narcissism sometimes, but especially of his sense of order and organization. Despite a slightly bad temper, Libra men are charming and flattering. They are often seen as gentlemen with the fairer sex.
Of a calm and pacifist nature, they have a major asset in mediation. A Libra native can play the role of negotiator and facilitate communication. Case in point, they stand out for their ability to always find compromise in situations where they are involved. Therefore, they could have a big career in diplomacy, communication and especially in the world of advertising.
They have innate leadership skills that many businesses value and are always recognized for what they’re worth. The natural assets of Libra people enable a group to move forward to the realization of a project or the accomplishment of a task.
Since Libra are fair and balanced people, they might be interested in legal professions. Some might start a particularly beautiful and rewarding career as a lawyer. This is a more flexible trade that can guarantee the kind of independence they need. But this job mainly lets them prove themselves in the field of persuasion and negotiation.
For others, who wish to pursue their artistic and creative passions, Libra people also have a bright future in the music industry. Many renowned singers were born under the sign of Libra, including Eminem, Usher and John Lennon. The latter even experienced worldwide success with the legendary band «The Beatles.»
But what distinguishes John Lennon from the other 3 members of his band was that he was able to rally his passion with his Libra personality. Indeed, he is mostly remembered for being a great artist committed to pacifism, an activist for world peace.
Libra can also get into the world of movies. There are also many great actors and international actresses born under the sign of Libra. For example we might mention Marion Cotillard, Monica Belluci, Zac Efron or the very famous Will Smith.
The artistic creativity of Libra people can also manifest in other broader areas. It could be dance, interior design, sculpture or even painting.
Compatibility with Sun Signs
Libra people are in perfect harmony with people of the same sign. Gemini and Aquarius are in the spotlight as they share the Air element with Libra. So it’s quite normal that they can easily begin a fruitful collaboration with people born under the sign of Libra. See more about Libra compatibility with other signs.
Libra also get along very well with Sagittarius and Leo, both professionally and as friend. However, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Scorpios will struggle to find common interests with Libra natives. They could certainly have the same goal initially, but the way to achieve their strategies won’t necessarily be the same, or might even be in contradiction.