Symbol: The Scales ♎
Dates: September 23rd – October 22nd. If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign
Element: Air Sign
Natural House: Seventh
Ruling planet: Venus
Key Phrase: “I relate”
Motivations: Balancing and Analyzing
Energy: Yang (Masculine)
Lucky Day: Friday
Lucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, and 24
Colors: Pink (primary), additional colors include: white and orange
Body Associations: kidneys, skin, lumbar region, endocrine system, and buttocks
Birth Stones: Opal (primary) – additional stones
Tarot Cards: Justice and the King of Swords
Air signs feel the need to facilitate connections among the twelve signs in the Zodiac while sharing knowledge and pursuing wisdom. Besides the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac have qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Libra is a Cardinal astrological sign.
Cardinal signs are the initiators. They are the pioneers and the project starters, the ones to get things moving. Cardinal energy represents beginnings, inspiration, and action. Aries marks the start of Spring, Libra marks the start of Fall, Capricorn marks the beginning of Winter, and Cancer marks the beginning of Summer.
Libra Personality Traits
Libra people are gracious and fair-minded. They prefer to negotiate to find solutions that will work for everyone and have strong analytical minds. The list below highlights fourteen Libra traits.
14 key Libra Traits
Libra is ruled by Venus, which is the planet of peace, love, and harmony. Libra individuals 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.
Libra is the sign of relationships, and due to this, Libras crave to be in happy, fulfilling, and harmonious relationships. They can easily maintain a long-term relationship, and the same counts for their friendships. Libras are always willing to adapt and change themselves to ensure a relationship or friendship lasts.
Libra is symbolized by the scales of Justice. Consequently, Libras always proceed with the most honorable course of action. A Libra will consider two sides to a story, and they will weigh out all options and make sure everyone is being considered before deciding and acting.
4. Good Negotiators
Libras are incredibly diplomatic, and they have a way with words. They are naturally charming and convincing, and thanks to their ability to see both sides of a story, they know exactly how to debate and persuade others to change their opinions, or help each person see the other person’s point of view.
Libras are extremely courteous, as they consider the needs of others before their own. They are polite, friendly, exceptionally well-mannered, and do their best to make an excellent first impression. A Libra will avoid doing anything that will cause discomfort or unpleasant experiences for anyone around them, as they make sure to acknowledge other people’s needs.
A Libra just wants to lead a peaceful existence, and enjoy life. Most Libras possess a very relaxed, down-to-earth temperament. They prefer to socialize, share music and movies, and soak up the good vibes around them. These people try their best to avoid chaos and drama.
People love having Libras around! Libras tend to be very popular, and they can have many friends from all walks of life, which makes them ideal diplomats. Extremely outgoing, they are always involved in the social scene. They love to meet new people and mingle. Many Libras have a lifelong friends who form a vast network of support.
8. Big Flirts
Libras loves to be in love, and they 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. Libras land themselves in trouble often with their naturally flirtatious personality.
As Libra is the sign of beauty, it needs to said that they are usually very personable, which makes them attractive. Often, they place high importance on their appearance. Libras prefer to surround themselves with other good-looking people, and only want the be surrounded by the best, most beautiful possessions. Negatively, they can tend to judge others based on their appearance and status.
10. Overly Agreeable
Libras 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 behavior can be detrimental to them because they do not stand up for themselves when they need to, and they let other people walk all over them.
Most Libras 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 Libra’s strength, the best expression of their Cardinal energy. Since Libra individuals prefer to weigh all options before deciding, they can get stuck analyzing and never come to a decision (analysis paralysis). These Libras never act because they are too fearful of the possible adverse outcomes they calculated in their analyzing.
A Libra will not openly be rude or show their anger; however, they know how to show their anger in subtle ways. Since they want to always act gracefully, it can be confusing to know if a Libra is mad at you. They will not tell you outright, but they will drop hints that they are displeased until you eventually realize you have wronged them.
Many Libras do not enjoy hard work, and they prefer the good things to come to them with little effort. You can often find Libras spending days 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.
The Libra Woman
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. This is not the kind of woman who will show off in her life and career. She is the kind of person who knows how to listen. Indeed, interacting with others is essential for the Libra woman and there is no better interaction than conversation.
She is also gifted with great intelligence. She highly appreciates the intellectual interaction she can achieve when meeting someone new. With her generous nature, she makes friends easily. Her loved ones are extremely important for her and she is the link that binds her family together. People who do not know each other will have a chance to become friends through their relationship with her.
Since all relationships are important to her, family is even more valuable to her sign than all the others, except Cancer. She is a loving wife and a devoted mother who instinctively responds to her children’s every need.
The Libra Man
Libra men master the art of communication and negotiation. They know exactly how to choose the right words to persuade someone and their arguments often win each discussion. Their logic, combined with their charm, influence the decisions of the people around them. They are diplomatic, and know how to “read a room”.
Professionally, Libras are patient and thoughtful, turning every remark and comment over and over in his mind until he understands all the dynamics of a social situation. He knows that success does not come by chance, but is built step by step. He is more than capable of long-range planning. Finding balanced solutions drives him and he will exert every effort to get to the needed outcome. The more complex a situation is, the more he will try engage and work to find a solution.
Libra men are very respectful to their superiors and elders. This is not a simple attitude of politeness. They are well aware that respecting others is the way to be shown respect, which, in turn, results in respect from others when their time eventually comes. Because he is adept in social situations, he knows that his appearance is as important as his wit and wisdom. Therefore, he pays special attention to his own image.
The Libra Child
Libra children are among the ones to mature quickly, along with Capricorn and Aquarius. They prefer to learn socially and will want to build relationships with their peers and family members as their key way to grow and learn. Any time they transgress or need correcting, it should be done fairly and justly, no fanfare. The Libra child will be most concerned about the impact any actions have that can harm or heal a relationship.
The best rule of thumb teaching Libra children is to do the work and lessons together. They truly enjoy making the learning process a joint effort. Two heads are always better than one, in their mind. These children tend to mature quickly because they are so adept at paying attention to everyone around them and “reading the room”. They pick up on social norms and cues faster than any other sign.
The Libra Parent
The Libra parent prefers to keep family life peaceful and harmonious. They will notice the slights imbalance with a child and want to address it. They believe discussion and analysis are the best way to teach a child and resolve problems. Punishments will be fair and just, and a matter of following or breaking the rules. This parent stays engaged, even at low levels, which usually helps prevent bigger problems from building and then exploding forth.
Libra individuals often make the best “best” friends. These people easily become your BFF (best friend forever) and will work hard to make a friendship something you both treasure. Libra people are devoted friends. This sign is all about partnership, so friendships are as important to them as family or an intimate partner.
Friendships come easily, and they will put plenty of effort into maintaining and caring for their friends. They know the importance of networking and are often the hinge between other people who may only interact when the Libra person is around. They are especially welcome when you need someone who can see both sides of an issue, help you analyze a problem, or advise you on the likely outcomes of your decisions.
Libra loves to partner up and share in love. They tune into others better than any other sign and want to make every relationship work. These lovers can actually become friends if an intimate relationship ends; they are just that good at relating. What makes them so desirable is their innate ability to see through others eyes and connect with what the other person values. Naturally “graced”, these individuals project an aura of trust that others easily fall in love with.
Libras make some of the best hiring managers, deal-makers, and contract negotiators, whether for a small or large organization. Their sign is known as the “arbitrator”, which often makes them perfect for the tasks involving hiring, firing, managing people, and arranging legal business relationships. If you need to make sure everyone is being treated fairly, then you want a Libra leading the discussion or negotiation.
They love to make sure everyone wins; they want the boss and the workers to get along; they want customer service to make the customer happy. In fact, these are the people you want to send into a situation where there is a breakdown in communication or a deal to be hammered out. Libras make the perfect human relations problem-solvers, contract writers and reviewers, and relationship “maintainers”; they know how to “read a room” or client or opponent better than any other sign.
While it is part of traditional astrology to suggest some jobs are Libra jobs and other jobs belong to other signs, that concept is outdated. Essentially any sign can do any job, whether the person is a hair dresser, surgeon, stay-at-home parent, fighter pilot, and on and on. Ideally, the person doing the job needs to be able to do the work in alignment with his or her sign. Libra prefers to be negotiating, analyzing, and deciding when it comes to work and career.
Behavior, ethics, and personality are really important. They exhibit who you are as a person. In your work environment don’t be known as a workaholic; instead be known as the person people like to work with.
Let your smile be as bright and warm as the radiant sun. Spend lots of time with your loved one watching movies, cooking food and having fun.
Lighten up the mood of your friends. Take them out for dinner at your expense and see their faces flooded with happiness. This will be money well spent.