Here’s everything you need to know about the balanced Libra sign.
We’ll explore the symbolism behind the Libra sign, the correct Libra sign dates, the origin of the Libra constellation, and the sign’s main traits.
We’ll also uncover Libra’s main characteristics, personality, and compatibility with other zodiac signs.
Before we explore the ‘astrological scales’ in detail, let’s do a quick review of the Libra sign’s main attributes:
Libra Sign Dates
September 23 – October 23
Libra Ruling Planet
Extroverted, Friendly, Intelligent, Balanced, Harmonious, Peaceful, Charming, Frank, Artistic
Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, and Sagittarius
Persuasive, Collaborative, Considerate, Justice seeker, Great mediator, Calm, Rational, Team player
Indecisive, Overthinker, Dreamer, Lacks confidence, Vain, Shallow, Extreme self-pity
Cooperation, Symmetry, Balance, High art, Intellectual conversations
Imbalance, Injustice, Chaos, Being disliked, Loneliness, Asymmetries of any kind
Libra Lucky Color
Pink, Baby blue
Libra Lucky Numbers
5, 6, 9, 15, 27, 54
Opal, Rose Quartz, Peridot, Aquamarine, Sapphire
Libra Body Parts
Ruler of the kidneys, bladder, insulin, veins, lower back, and skin sensitivity to touch
Libra Lucky Day
Kim Kardashian, Will Smith, Eminem, Serena Williams, Bella Hadid, Cardi B, Caleb McLaughlin, Anthony Mackie, Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani, Simon Cowell, Matt Damon, Vladimir Putin
Libra is a Cardinal modality Air sign ruling the astrological chart from September 23 to October 22.
Libra dates are from SEP 23 to OCT 20
Libra Signs and Symbols
In astrology, the Libra sign is depicted by the scale (the only inanimate object of the zodiac).
The scale symbolizes Libra’s desire for balance and harmony.
In Roman mythology, Libra is represented by Astraea, the goddess of justice, as she holds a balance scale.
In Greek mythology, Libra is represented by the Scales of Justice held by Themis, the Greek personification of divine justice, law, and custom.
Libra’s symbol is the SCALE
Libra is the only zodiac sign represented by an object (scale).
Animals or mythological characters represent all other zodiac signs.
Libran is an AIR sign
In astrology, the zodiac signs are created from (associated with) one of the four main elements: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water.
The constituting element (Air, Fire, Earth, and Water) impact the sign’s character and provides insight into the best life and love matches.
Together with Aquarius and Gemini, Libra is a zodiac sign made of the Air element.
Like all Air signs, Libra is communicative, friendly, rational, and emotionally detached when dealing with challenging situations.
Characteristic of Air signs, Libra is also interested in big ideas, in particular, social order and justice.
Libra’s ruling planet is VENUS
Libra is governed by Venus, the planet of beauty, money, love, harmony, and arts.
As such, Libras adore high art, intellectualism, and connoisseurship.
In Libra folks, Venus’ energy manifests as a desire to merge, harmonize, and create balance.
Libra has CARDINAL Modality
In astrology, the 12 zodiac signs are further categorized by their Modality (the sign’s energy and vibe).
There are three primary Modalities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable, each hosting 4 zodiac signs.
Cardinal signs: Libra, Cancer, Aries, and Capricorn
Fixed signs: Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio
Mutable signs: Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces
Each Modality group represents how signs express energy, react to circumstances, and navigate life.
Cardinal signs start the year’s season, winter, spring, summer, and autumn.
As such, Cardinal signs are described as trendsetters or the “fresh ideas” people of the zodiac.
The constellation of Libra — Latin for the weighing scales — is the only constellation of the Zodiac to be named after an inanimate object rather than a character or an animal.
The Libra constellation has been long associated with harmony, balance, and justice.
Obsessed with symmetry and aesthetic equilibrium, the suave Libra sign is the uncrowned artist of the zodiac.
Libra folks have exquisite taste and make excellent designers, decorators, art critics, and stylists.
And, as a zodiac sign that governs the skin, Libra people are very interested in physical appearance.
Style-conscious, diplomatic, and highly artistic, Libra people hold great creative and social powers.
Librans think big and use art and beauty to bring balance to the world.
Libra folks are meticulous in creating balance in everything: friendships, partnerships, family, society, and more.
Perceived as the stereotype of indecision, Libra takes time to weigh all available options; the scales of justice must be fair, after all.
Key players in any beauty, fashion, and cultural movement, Libra natives are always ensuring everyone is included and treated fair.
As a Cardinal sign, Libras is best at launching new initiatives, navigating complex social situations, and resolving conflicts, all by turning on the charm.
However, Libras’ simultaneous endeavors in multiple tasks and pursuits make them look indecisive and confused.
As an Air sign between Aquarius and Gemini, Libra individuals have a strong intellect and a sharp mind.
People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and hate being alone.
Libra’s main trait is being harmonious and balanced, attributes the sign uses in its perpetual mission to make life fairer, lighthearted, and more fun.
Libra seeks HARMONY and BALANCE
Born with excellent aesthetics, adornment, and a sense of surroundings, Librans are great at creating harmonious atmospheres and happy environments.
Constantly pushing for harmony and peace, Libra people will try to avoid conflicts at all costs.
Moreover, when the scales of justice are off-balance, Libra folks will try their best to restore it.
Libra is the ARTIST of the zodiac
Harmony-seeking social butterflies, Libra’s heart is drawn to art, music, dance, and connecting with others.
Able to convert convoluted, complex, and messy spaces into masterpieces of beauty, Libra sign people are the most inspired artists of the zodiac.
Libra thrives in RELATIONSHIPS
Relationships are essential to Libra, who spends their life seeking someone with the ability to mirror them.
That is because Libra folks love communicating, exchanging information, and sharing thoughts with like-minded people.
Libra can be PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE
Libra’s desire to create balance, harmony, and fairness at all costs will make this zodiac sign go to great lengths to avoid clashes.
Unfortunately, Libra’s avoidance of disagreements and confrontations will translate into silence and avoidance.
Instead of being open and saying how they feel, Libra engages in passive-aggressive behavior that can be misinterpreted.
Libra could be a DREAMER
Venus-ruled Libra people dream of a life that’s aesthetically pleasing, peaceful, and balanced at all times.
Unfortunately, while these are admirable goals, not much realism holds true.
Moreover, Libra’s flighty and indecisive facet makes it challenging to fight for these goals.
Libra is UNDERSTANDING
Libra’s main strength is the ability to put others first for everyone’s comfort and well-being.
As a great communicator and listener, Libra will weigh all sides of an argument and eloquently defuse the situation in no time.
Libra is FORGIVING
Libra’s natural orientation is toward delivering justice and fairness in society through spoken words or law.
It takes a lot to anger the native Libra folks, and when it happens, the sign holds no grudges.
In pure Venusian characteristics, Libra assumes people have the best intentions, giving them several chances to redeem themselves.
Libra seeks to PLEASE
A potential Libra weakness comes from the signs’ desire to make people happy, making them spread too thin.
Libra sign must learn to guard their well-being by indulging in ‘therapeutic selfishness’ from time to time.
At the opposite of Aries in the zodiacal wheel – a sign that must turn down the self-focused nature, Libra must learn to be self-centered.
Libra hates CONFRONTATIONS
In the name of peacekeeping Libra avoids expressing discomfort, disappointment, or anger.
However, Libra’s suppressed emotions will turn into resentment and come out in the most unexpected ways.
Libra’s main way of soothing resentments is by indulging in forbidden pleasures, from overeating to abuse of alcohol and drugs.
Libra can be INDECISIVE
Libra’s indecisiveness is authentic and rooted in the sign’s desire to weigh all sides.
By wanting to be inclusive, Libras find it difficult to discriminate and, thus, unable to make choices.
Moreover, when Libra commits to a path and sacrifices all other options, they might come across as aloof or snobby.
Libra’s most compatible partners are the zodiac signs of the same Air element – Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini.
Libra is Most Compatible with LIBRA, AQUARIUS, and GEMINI
Libra folks are an excellent match for the intellectual, people-loving Aquarius and the flirtatious Gemini.
That’s because all three signs pursue big ideas of social justice, innovation, communications, and the betterment of the human race.
Libra is Also Compatible with SAGITTARIUS, ARIES, and LEO
Air is the fuel that powers up the fire; as such, Libra (an Air sign) is also compatible with the Fire signs (Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo).
These elements complement each other and share attributes like being free-spirited, independent, speedy, and social.
Libra and ARIES Might Have Compatibility Challenges
Libra and Aries are placed at opposite poles on the zodiac chart for a good reason.
Libra and Aries connect through a shared desire to dream big, see and be seen, and trail-blaze.
However, Aries is centered around the concept of ‘ME,’ while Libra is the perfect exemplification of ‘WE.’
Moreover, Aries is a Fire sign of war and bold actions, while Libra is a nonconfrontational sign seeking balance and peace.
In time, the conflict-seeking, aggressive, ‘me-first’ Aries sign could become the ‘peace-loving’ Libra’s worst nightmare.
Libra is Less Compatible with SCORPIO, PISCES, and CANCER
While able to understand and respect the sentimental nature of the Water signs (Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer), Libra finds it difficult to build emotional harmony and long relationships with them.
Libra’s ‘freedom and peace for all people’ approach to life will confuse the emotional Water signs who seek constant nurturing and almost selfish levels of love at all times.
Libra is Least Compatible with CAPRICORN, TAURUS, and VIRGO
Libra folks might find it challenging to reach common ground with the physical, material-seeking Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo).
Libra’s dreamy nature, driven by ideals and goals, can clash with the safety-first (material, financial, family) nature innate to the Earth signs.
Lovers of anything beautiful, Libra men are searching for partners able to inspire them with their appearance and love of arts.
While this approach might sound superficial, Libra man needs mental and visual stimuli to make easier decisions toward serious relationships.
Libra men are communicative and want to discuss everything with their partners, from daily matters to significant endeavors in life.
Libra man is attracted to partners that showcase strength, will, and confidence – someone to guide the way when he feels lost or insecure.
Once Libra man finds the right partner for life, he will do anything to make them happy, often forgetting his own needs.
Despite being lovers of aesthetics and beauty, the fastest way to the Libra woman’s heart is by being a good listener and communicator.
Libra women enjoy talking about themselves and their interests just as much as sinking deep into their partner’s life.
Charming, intelligent, and resourceful to problems that arise along the way, Libra women love helping and learning new things.
Libra’s love partner must know how to keep her curious, interested, and able to answer any question she might have.
Ruled by Venus, Libra women have a natural tendency to mood swings, but she’s a master at hiding them.
Moreover, if a Libra woman falls in love and shares a home with her partner, she will ensure everything feels and looks good.
Libra In Love
Lovers of cinematic settings with stimulating conversation and artistic elements, Libra folks love fine dining under candle lighting, a leisure stroll on a lit bridge, or a top-of-the-hill bench overlooking the city.
While not admitting it, Libra daydreams about living in a romance novel, so any gestures that resemble that lifestyle – think a reservation at a posh restaurant or a weekend getaway to a luxurious resort) will please them greatly.
However, Libra folks are described as the social butterflies of the zodiac for a good reason.
While Librans adore the idea of classic romance, they also have a relaxed approach to life and love.
A compatible partner, in Libra’s eyes, is romantic but also driven by a deep desire to make this world a better place.
Once Libra starts a romantic relationship, maintaining peace and harmony becomes their primary goal.
Libra’s charming personality and dedication to the relationship make them great partners, but the sign’s Air element might give them trouble committing.
And yet, despite the sign’s Air flexibility, Libra folks feel a strong pull towards family tradition, love, marriage, and children.
Libra searches for deep and meaningful relationships as the sign’s true satisfaction in love life comes from the complete surrender of body and soul.
However, Libra’s desire for family life is challenged by a call for independence and freedom from any kind of drama.
Above all, Libra understands that life and love are more than just blind dedication to their partners; it is ethics, fairness, and remaining true to oneself.
As such, Libra folks enjoy dynamic relationships where love, arts, culture, politics, and justice blend and take center stage.
Libra In Sex
Libras’ adoration for old-school, aesthetically appealing objects extends into the bedroom.
For the Libra sign to relax and enjoy sex, the ambiance must be set in a balanced and harmonious way.
Given Libras’ appreciation for the finer things in life, the sign’s ideal prelude includes scented candles, rose petals on the floor and bed, champagne, and good music playing in the background.
Libra’s Venusian connection makes the sign very visual and appreciative of the partner’s efforts to look polished and pulled together at all times.
Libra loves reinventing their style often – from hairstyle to fashion looks – and also have a thing for luxury lingerie.
Along these lines, Libra will enjoy foreplay or making love in front of a mirror, feeling adored and admired like a celebrity in a movie scene.
Libra also prefers partners that can take the initiative but with warmth and affection.
However, in their desire to keep people happy, Libra might push the boundaries of their sexual relationship, potentially hurting their partners.
Thus, people-pleasing Libras must remember that the health of their relationships is more important than maintaining the attention of distant admirers.
Libra Friends And Family
Highly social and conversational wizards, Libra representatives have no problem with friends taking the limelight.
Like all Air signs, Libra is socially interested in how humans think and interact, making this sign invested in their friends and relationships.
Tactful and calm, Libra is great at diffusing problems and helping parties understand the other side of their conflicts.
However, in a constant search for harmony, Libra folks tend to agree with parents and siblings – even when wrong – only to avoid conflict.
If unchecked, these reprimed emotions might escalate and turn Libra folks bitter and tired of fixing family things.
Libra Career And Money
To Libra representatives, the key to a happy life is maintaining its delicate balance.
As a balance-oriented sign ruled by Venus, the typical Libra folks have the superpower of seeing things from multiple angles.
Unfortunately, this gift can become a curse, leading to indecision and anxiety – at work and in their personal life.
Libra will not commit to working without setting apart enough time for their private life, family, and loved ones.
Moreover, when Libra embraces a career, the sign is plagued by a constant feeling of needing to be set free from it.
Even though the sign lacks the initiative to command people, Libra are great managers and will work hard for any privileges that come their way.
In search of truth and justice, Libras make excellent lawyers, judges, diplomats, artists, designers, singers, and composers.
Libra’s finances are often under control, which wouldn’t be the case if they had an easier time deciding what they wanted to buy.
Moreover, even though Libra enjoys fashion and fine clothes, the sign rarely lets the desires for spending get the best of them, balancing saving and spending quite well.
Now it’s your turn…
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