Libra Zodiac Sign

Libra Zodiac Sign
Libra Dates: September 22 to October 20*
Zodiac Symbol: Scales
Element: AIr
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling House: 7th
Quality: Cardinal
Polarity: Positive
Power Color: Green, Turquoise
Birthstones: Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Opal
Flowers: Bluebell, Rose
Key Traits: Diplomatic, Indecisive, Determined
Desires: Security, Appreciation, Stability
Compatible Signs: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Mantra: "I balance"

A Summary of the Libra Zodiac Sign

The Libra spirit emotes a spirit of peace, justice, and balance. Libras have an insatiable appetite for life, learning, and growth and value their independence. 

The Libra zodiac sign is a fantastic communicator and intellectual that enjoys taking the time to properly process and understand their emotions and feelings. This sign will always be well-spoken and make for excellent characteristics needed for leadership. They have a clear point of view that must be shared with everyone they meet.

Libras are motivated by pursuing harmony in all aspects of life and will pursue a proper balance in love, health and fitness, and work. As a result, Libra is incredibly disciplined and knows how to set a game plan, then follow up with the hard work needed to achieve those goals.

* Note: the dates of each zodiac page change every three years due to the nature of the Earth’s rotation around the Sun—just like a leap year.

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Symbol: The Scales

Libra is symbolized through the celestial Scales.

Of course, the Scales that are so often associated with justice are also associated with fairness and balance when it comes to the Libra spirit. After all, this sign is often associated with liberty and justice.

More than justice, the Libra spirit is closely connected with the idea of balance. In all aspects of life, whether it comes to love, relationships, or even self-care, they demonstrate their core strengths with their ability to instill focus in others.

Because of this, they can be incredibly adaptable and have a crucial characteristic of longevity in careers and relationships.

Element: Air

Air Element

The Air element is ethereal and intangible. Air is associated with dreaming, thinking, and is the element that connects our minds to every other aspect of life. Air is the driving element for a Libra that fuels the ability to think and process.

Libras spend much of the day in the clouds, often thinking about significant moments of life in the past or pondering the future. Either way, Air is the connecting force that brings memory and ideation to a Libra. 

The zodiac signs who share the Air element are always strong communicators who can be counted on for support and great conversations. 

Others who share the Air sign include:

Ruling Planet: Venus

An illustration of planet Venus shows its orange and yellow surface covered in various textures

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. Mother Venus serves as a source of warmth and inspiration for this zodiac sign. Although Venus is often associated with feminine energy, the fact is that Venus is actually depicted as a mother that provides love and security in all aspects of life.

Venus provides a sense of purpose for Libra (and the other sign it rules, Taurus), helping to find confidence and guidance in love, emotions, and deepest desires.

In ancient astrology, Venus is associated with the Greek Goddess Aphrodite—the ruling spirit of love and sexuality. Venus is also responsible for driving our passions and feelings throughout the astrological year and connecting our emotions to the natural world.

Libra Quadruplicity

Even though all Air signs will be very similar, the differences come from triplicities—the qualities of those signs. Like there are four elements, there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

Those who were born under the Libra sign are Cardinal signs. This quality reflects the zodiac signs that are energetic, assertive, and willing to “go go go.”

Cardinal signs of the zodiac are well known to be instigators and initiators when compared to other astrology signs.

Cardinal signs usher in new seasons in astrology. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and ushers in Fall.

Continually, Fire and Air element holders share positive polarity. The positive polarity of this zodiac sign does not mean that the sign itself lacks optimism but instead means that they have an energy that gravitates inwards.

A Libra is a deep thinker, drawing people in with deep conversation and meaningful relationships. 

Key Personality Characteristics

The Libra zodiac is defined by a spirit of love, service, and dedication to others. A Libra values loving others profoundly and seeking to feel valued by those they share meaningful relationships with 

Libra is both strategic and resourceful but also immensely emotional and spiritual. Whether it’s work, relationships, or health, they will seek to find practical, meaningful ways to find growth and connection.

Top Traits

Libras are incredibly intuitive and often have a high sense of emotional intelligence due to the influence of their Air element. Libras can use intuition to understand what is in balance and out of alignment.

Caring, kind, and always seeking to develop closeness with others, Libra sees service and sacrifice as part of their identity. Libra is happiest with their close circle of friends or family. Throughout life, Libra will find its place in some community and draw strength from the relationships established there.

For this reason, Libra zodiac signs are often very close with their families and make outstanding friends that stay around for years.

Challenges & Weaknesses

Although there is a long line of Libra’s positive characteristics, there are potential weak spots every Libra must stay considerate of. No one knows how to sit on the fence like a Libra, and this indecisiveness can be the source of many frustrations. 

A Libra is also prone to become controlling and bitter when their opinion or choices are not selected in group settings or relationships. 

Libra During Conflict

Conflict is not a friend, as it tips the Scales of the Libra zodiac sign out of alignment. Without the balance and security of stable relationships, Libras can fall into anxiety and stress. 

Many of those who carry this sign are willing to do anything to make amends and keep their relationships positive, even if it causes them to be exhausted and spent on emotional energy. 

Finally, they hold their emotions very closely and are easily affected by the words others share with them.

Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Libra Lover

Libra Compatibility

In all things, including love, a Libra pursues balance and harmony. The loving Libra is compassionate, restorative, and loyal – Libra’s are dedicated to committing to a lifelong partner and to the process of building a relationship. But, uncertainty and doubt can often rob them of the joy just beyond the horizon.

Libras will seek love with loyalty, dedication, and passion – so it’s no wonder why Libra sex is so meaningful and romantic. A Libra’s ideals and values of love and sex define the purity of what loving sex within relationships looks like.

Of course, not all Libra’s currently find themselves in perfect, committed love relationships. As they continue their love journeys, they must navigate their feelings as they explore love relationships with others. Their journey through love allows these free spirits to explore their passions and to ask who they feel comfortable sharing themselves with.

Man

The Libra Man

  • Persuasive
  • Enchanting
  • Handsome
  • Don’t hold grudges
  • Romantic
  • Forgive easily
  • Good listeners
  • Generous
  • Fair
  • Need a lot of attention
  • Judgmental
  • Perfectionists
  • Changeable
  • Over-indulgent
  • Don’t tolerate unfairness
  • Contradict themselves
  • Have trouble making decisions

The Libra Woman

  • Pretty and refined
  • See both sides to a situation
  • Charming
  • Fair-minded
  • Like luxury and nice things
  • Don’t like to be single
  • Submissive
  • Trusting
  • Affectionate
  • Feminine
  • Demonstrates integrity
  • Supportive
  • Argumentative and stubborn
  • Over-emotional
  • Strict

The Libra Child

  • Need a lot of rest
  • Artistic
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Intelligent
  • Examine every option available to them
  • Need privacy
  • Indecisive
  • Will not be made to hurry
  • Can’t deal with choices
  • Don’t like to be shouted at
  • Defensive

Career & Money: Libra at Work

While Libras are calm and collected on the outside at work, they are bursting with energy and desire to make a change, even on a minor corporate level. They are incredibly diplomatic, meaning that they will not hesitate to go directly to the source when something goes wrong personally or professionally.

Working with a Libra can be a struggle for some less motivated signs as they are constantly working to achieve perfection based on their idealistic views, sometimes to a self-sabotaging level. 

Suppose you ever need an extra set of eyes on a project, a professional person to backup you up in a meeting, or someone to vent to about your latest business bottleneck. In that case, your Libra co-worker will be there to help.

Birthstones

The Libra birthstone is the Opal, but other crystals can be used to harness the power of this sign.

Influential Libra People & Celebrities

Famous Libra celebrities include: 

  • John Lennon
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Kate Winslet
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Matt Damon
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Hugh Jackson
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Naomi Watts
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Will Smith
  • Lena Headey
  • Zac Efron
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Hilary Duff
  • Tim Robbins
  • Bruno Mars
  • Simon Cowell 
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Mahatma Gandhi 
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