Libra is born between September 23 to October 22
Libra is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and represented by weighing scales. Are you in love with a libra girl or man? Want to know more about their personality traits, what they are like in a relationship and more? Read on to find out what it’s like to date a libra, how best to attract them, and what signs they are most astrologically compatible with!
The Beauty & The Lawyer
Seventh Sign of Zodiac
Key Phrase: I balance
Flowers: Rose, Hydrangea, and Cosmos
Trees: Ash, Cypress, and Almond
Part of the body ruled by Libra: The lower back and buttocks. Also the kidneys.
Ruling Planet: Venus (Venus is the goddess of love, laughter and beauty. In Astrology, Venus rules social pursuits, the arts, adornment, luxury, self-indulgence and pleasure.)
Theme: The mirror of relationships
Tarot Card: The Lady of Justice
Libra Personality Traits
Positive Qualities: Polished and refined, charming, harmonious, diplomatic, easy-going nature
Best Quality: Charm
Shadow Darker Side (weaknesses): Indecisive, superficial, indulgent, hypocritical, gullible, oscillating between two extremes
The Libra zodiac sign is active, easygoing, diplomatic, peace-keeping, prizes beauty and harmony, artistic, polished, charming, socially inclined and have a strong sense of justice.
Affirmation: “I am balanced and in harmony with life.”
All About Libra
Libra, the Scales … begins the Autumnal equinox of the year, when the balance between night and day, light and dark, reaches a perfect equilibrium. The seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra is the archetype of harmony, balance and beauty.
As the first sign that falls directly opposite another on the circle, Libra represents the first sign that actually necessitates a relationship. Libra governs partnerships, relationships and close associations. As a cardinal air sign, Libras are objective and work from the mind, initiating communication.
Libra-born individuals are gentle and kind, the nicest sign some say, seated halfway through the zodiac. The scales hold the lessons of relationships, harmony, justice, balance and equality. Relationships thrive on equality. When both sides give as much as they receive, nourish as much as they take nourishment, and heal as much as they enjoy healing, then the relationship blossoms and radiates harmony.
A Libra is usually very sociable, with lots of friends. They tend to have sweet, melodious voices that make it easy to listen to them. Libras love to talk. Charming and elegant, they have a way of making people feel important. With a Venusian loving way, people love them and they are usually popular.
Associated with enemies, the law, the courts, justice, fashion and design, art, partnerships and relationships, the Libra scales seek harmony, equality and balance. They have an eye for beauty, with a natural gentle, peace-keeping and fair nature. Libras do not like quarrels, disagreements, aggression, vulgarity or rash behavior. This seventh sign of the zodiac adores fairness, with a gentle refined nature. Diplomatic, Libras love justice and are naturally great mediators.
Libras are reflective. They teach that relationships represent mirrors that reveal who we truly are. Artistic in nature, just as an artist reflects the truth within the one who perceives, so too Libra reflects this truth. Our relationships reflect our true nature back to us. What we love in our partners echoes what we love in ourselves. What we loathe in our partners is what we hate in ourselves. Partnerships and relationships enable greater understanding of oneself.
Ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, Libra admires loveliness in all forms … in music, decoration, art and people. Luxury will surround a Libra, as they enjoy the finer pleasures of life.
Libra teaches that all relationships require compromise, to ensure the endurance of any relationship, while keeping the commitment of the partnership in mind. All relationships demand compromise, even sacrifice at times, yet it is important to remember that the sacrifices made are for the sake of the relationship, rather than for our partner directly. This is key, as what is good for the relationship is good for us. You sacrifice for the marriage, the relationship, the partnership, and in doing so you are greatly rewarded.
Negative Personality Traits of Libra
A darker side of Libra may not be the first thing you spot, but it is sure to reveal itself eventually. Libras tend to stir up ill feelings from others in love relationships. This is because they are indecisive and declare their love before it is really true. They tend to anger and dissapoint lovers by leading them on, afraid to hurt their feelings.
Known to be people pleasers, Libras do not always expose their true feelings. They can avoid conflict, at all costs at times, even when confrontation may be extremely important. Their love for harmony is so strong and important to them that they often sacrifice themselves in order to bring peace to a situation. A tendency that leads them into a passive-aggressive expression of the emotions that they bottle-up until one day they explode.
Not being honest to protect themselves from undesirable feelings, leading others on and avoidance of dealing with difficult situations can prove very destructive for the Libra. They may have a difficult time in intimate relationships because of this. Their life lesson is to speak from the heart.
The scales can be difficult to keep balanced and those close to a Libra will see this in the Libran temperament. When out of balance they can be argumentative, stubborn and easily frustrated. When the scale is down they will need some time to recuperate and regain strength.
They are often indecisive, weighing and balancing, which at at its best represents justice, fairness and objectivity … yet at its worst it has to do with a difficulty making or sticking with a decision caused by ambivalence, being connected both here and there. Indecisiveness is the symptom of seeing all the sides, as they are the bridge builder, the peace maker.
Due to the superficiality of the Libra, they tend to judge others by outward appearances and may be the prey for a sophisticated schemer with a charming facade. They can be very gullible, lacking the ability to probe deeper into a situation or person.
Libra in Love
In Love, Libras are one of the most romantic and soft-hearted of the zodiac. They adore being happily coupled. A true child of Venus, a Libra is in love with the idea of loving someone and being loved. Falling in love with love, the Libra born romantics will be quick to find a partner, even if they are not the perfect match. They are so anxious to share their life that they may rush into and emotional relationship before they are ready for it.
The Libra indecisiveness can be hurtful in a relationship. Rather than tell their partner earlier on that the relationship has no chance of going anywhere, they avoid hurting the person’s feelings and carry out in the partnership. It would be better for their partner if they were honest rather, then leading them on.
Libras are the sign of partnerships and marriage. They have a great need for love and frequently do not feel complete until they are settled in a permanent relationship. They are happiest functioning within a union, and often will lose their equilibrium and positive outlook when forced to be alone. When in a serious relationship their romantic tendencies can become rather dominating, sometimes blinding them of reality.
When a Libra falls in love they will give a great deal of themselves, doing everything in their power to please their partner.
Libras need to be appreciated, even adored at times. They respond well to admiration and can never hear enough about their finest qualities. Libras love the finer things in life and have high standards.
Most Libra woman prefer romance to sex. She wants all the vices of romance … the flowers, candy, champagne, travel, etc. Sometimes the emotional demands can be a bit overwhelming for her and when this happens she may have a difficult time understanding the emotional needs of her partner. Also, once her need to razzle and dazzle her lover is complete she begins to lose interest … unless she is ready for her next performance of enchantment.
A Libra man will spend an enormous amount of time and energy in cultivating a relationship. He desires a story book love affair, perfect in every way. No romantic gesture will be missed by him. Elegant and charming, with a refined esthetic sense, the Libra man will enjoy the pleasures of life with his partner.
Due to the Libran nature, their scales cause them to change from being fair and gentle to immediately becoming very argumentative. Listen to their side and they will quickly retreat back to their gentle manner. They are usually calm, and dislike fighting, however their ability to see both sides of a situation gives them a tendency to debate and argue. Their motivation is a desire to be fair.
In love, Libras are superb listeners. A lover who can keep up with the social life of the Libra will be a good match.
Libras specialize in fairness, justice and harmony. They expect their relationships to be balanced, with an equal give and take. This is very important to the health and well-being of a relationship with a Libra.
The Libra does not like being single or staying home by themselves. They serve their highest potential when in a partnership. Built for teamwork they will often love to play games as a team, start a business together or any other pursuit that involves working together.
The Libra desires sexual experiences to be romantic and sensual, with a strong mental connection between them and their partner. A love of luxury, Libras love silk sheets and candles. Creating a romantic environment will make a Libra feel more comfortable in bed and they will be more adventurous and creative when love making.
How to attract a Libra
If you want to seduce a Libra be social and open. Introduce them to others and try to avoid confrontations. They do not like aggression. Compliment them often. The Libra often has a pleasant expression on their face, wearing a smile. Be sure to smile and say hello every time you see them. It’s hard not to be seduced by that irresistible Libran smile.
Libras love strong and determined people.
All Libras, men and woman, love to be admired, like jewels. They love going out, socializing and talking and often have a great many interests … theater, decorating, art, antiques, collecting, fashion, film, photography, etc. They love to talk and listen, often initializing a conversation. This sign loves to debate, but not for the sake of the argument in itself, but rather to express the alternate view. Libras magic is being able to see the multiple sides of a situation.
A Libras favorite subject however is often themselves. Anyone who shows interest in the subject of them will immediately win them over.
Libras often have a sweet tooth, enjoying the pleasures of the palette and will enjoy a gift of candy and homemade baked goods. They have a tendency of being over-indulgent at times. They will enjoy fine dining, fine wines and travel.
To attract a Libra share your thoughts and ideas. Avoid foul language, insults and vulgarity of any kind. Be on your best behavior. They will notice how well you treat others, especially those in need.
Libra’s Love Compatibility Combinations
A Libra has some Sun Signs that they get along better with than others, although it is important to consider that the Sun Sign is only a small portion of the imprint that stars make on an individual. Just because a Sun Sign match is challenging, difficult or unlikely does not mean it is impossible. In reality there is no 100% typical Libra relationship, as every Libra is slightly different. The positions of Venus, Mars, Neptune, and all the other planets at the time of birth all influence personality.
The most compatible signs with Libra are generally considered to be Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Famous Sun Signs in Libra
- Jesse Jackson
- Susan Sarandon
- Anne Rice
- Mickey Rooney
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Oscar Wilde