Zodiac Sun Signs

zodiac sign libra the scales
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LIBRA the Scales - September 23 to October 22

The Libra individual is is co-operative, diplomatic, sees both sides, open-minded, just, urbane, fair, partnership oriented, avoids conflict, refined, balanced, graceful, charming,idealistic, sociable and a lover of debate. They can sometimes also rationalize, be easily deterred, indecisive and lazy Libra is the Cardinal, air, Masculine sign. Libra is symbolized by the Scales. The ruling planet of Libra is Venus, which is the planet of love, beauty and the arts. The air form of Libra is the calm fall winds. The key phrase for Libra is: "I balance".

About The Libra Personality

astrology sign libra the scales

If you were born with the Sun in Libra, charming and have elegant taste. The Sun Sign of Libra has a gift for making others feel special, and they are great listeners. They know how to get other people to come out of their shells. Other people can be quite captivated by not only your outside appearance, but by your genuinly charming personality.

Libra has a strong liking for anything that is related to the arts and beauty. They love music, decorating. They enjoy pleasant surrounding and people. They love to entertain in style. You enjoy all of the finer things that money can buy. Something about your home tends to exude a sense of elegance. Libra natives also expect admiration in return. You secretly wish to be the center of attention and you tend to remember every compliment that has ever been paid to you.

Sometimes Libra have a tendency to judge other people for the wrong reasons. Sometimes you literally judge a book by it's cover. If someone appears to be as charming as you on the outside, you won't look any deeper. This can cause you to be superficial in your dealings with others. There is also a concern that you might be easily taken advantage of by others because their personality might be very convincing. You might not see the deceit that lies underneath.

The energy of a Libra is focused on mixing with other people. You are at your best when you are in a close relationship with someone, but sometimes you can be a little self centered where love is concerned. Although you do take other people points of view into consideration, and you seem to intuitively know what people want. You can see both sides of the coin and understand where someone else is coming from. But sometimes your own self needs and wants can overshadow the needs and wants of others.

Libras are all about balance and harmony. They are happy when they are in a serene and calm environment, where everything is as it should be and organized to their liking. You usually will try to avoid disharmony at all costs and will go out of your way to make peace. You have the tact to smooth things over after an argument. You would make a very good diplomat if it's for a cause you feel is worthy. You are willing to sacrifice your own needs and true feelings about a person or situation in order to avoid anything unpleasant. You like to maintain the peace and harmony around you. Sometmes Libras don't even know how they truly feel about something. You try to be too many things too too many people. Other people might see you as a bit indecisive..

Sometimes Libra natives spend too much time balancing the pros and cons of a situation. Unlike Virgo who must analyze the details of a situation or problem, Libra just can't decide which path is the best to take. The definitely want the more pleasant and harmonious path, and despite the consequences, can literally be at a standstill for quite awhile. They usually consider the advantages and disadvantages, risks and gains. Calm on the surface, but struggling on the inside to make the best choice.

Libra has good instincts but sometimes don't trust themselves enough. You are so easygoing that sometimes you can under-achieve in your life. If you don't want something badly enough, you won't fight for it at all. If you feel you are denied something that you feel you entitled to having, you'll do what needs to be done to get it. Libras also have a tendency to be stubborn, usually when they feel something is not fair. Libra is justice and fairness and can't stand when they are not being treated as equals. Some Libras are very outspoken about the injustices in the world.

You get along well with people who are even tempered and those who tend to not take life so seriously. Libra also appreciates the talents of those in fields such as music, art and literature, and often indulge in these artistic hobbies themselves. Many go on into careers in the arts. Libra natives sometimes dislike hard work. They like the things money can buy and sometimes go into debt. You would love to reap the rewards without the effort if you could.

Libras are idealists and have a romantic nature. They can be affectionate and very warm-hearted individuals. They are also sentimental and optimistic, and love pleasing other people. Overall this charming Libran seeks balance in their life,and strive for a harmonious and peaceful environment.

More About Libra

Symbol and Glyph - The Symbolic representation for Libra is the Scales of Balance: libra icon
The Libra glyph symbol is - libra symbol It is a representation of the scales; also, sun as it's sets.

planet venusRuling Planet- In Astrology, Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. Astrologically Venus is associated with harmony, beauty, emotions, and the urge to sympathize and unite with others. It is also related to pleasure, sensuality, personal possessions, comfort and ease. It governs romantic relations, marriage and business partnerships, sex, the arts, fashion and social life. The influence of Venus over Libra bestows pleasure, social pursuits, the arts, also a tendency to self indulge and a love of luxury. In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods.

Anatomy - In Medical Astrology Libra represents the lower back (lumbar region), lumbar nerves, buttocks, kidneys, adrenal glands, blood vessels, skin. Libras have a tendency to develop strain the lower region of the back from strain, also also infections of the kidneys.

Duality - Libra is considered a Feminine sign. The other feminine signs of the zodiac are Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

Element/Triplicity - Libra is an Air sign. Air signs are intellectual and communicative. The other 2 earth signs of the zodiac are Gemini and Aquarius.

Quality/Quadruplicity - Libra is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are enterprising and outgoing. They are the initiators of the zodiac.The three other cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer and Capricorn.

Polarity - The opposite sign to Libra in the Zodiac is: Aries. Aries is the sign of "the self," and Libra is the sign of "partnerships".

Color - Pastel Colors such as Lavender and Pink, Pale Greens and Blues (associated with romance, harmony, and refinement).

Lucky Number - 6 and 9

Lucky Day - Friday

Gemstones - Opal, Sapphire, Jasper, Sapphire, Lepidolite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Peridot

Metal - Copper, Aluminium

Trees - Acer, Laburnum, Plum, Almond, Poplar, Cypress, and Ash

Flowers/Trees - Cyclamen, Clematis, Rose, Cosmos, Daisy, and Hydrangeas

Animals - Lizards and Snakes

Geography - Libra is linked with China, Japan, Canada, Siberia, Burma Denmark, Austria, Argentina, Tibet, Ethiopia, India, Italy, and South Africa.

Occupations and Talents - Libra are diplomatic, charming, easy-going, sociable, and cooperative. . Suitable Virgo careers/job titles are: artist, poet, diplomat, social worker, cosmetic industry, lawyer, government work, advertising, machine operation, law enforcement, firefighting, sales and education.

libra scales In Mythology, Libra is often associated with the Greek mythological figure of Atalanta. Libra is also associated with the Greco-Roman goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddesses Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Freyja, and Frigg and the gods Xolotl, and Quetzalcoatl.

*Under the Tropical Zodiac, Libra occupied by the Sun from September 23 to October 22. Under the Sidereal zodiac, it is currently from October 18 to November 16 . and is associated with the constellation of the same name.

What's Your Sign?

ARIES - March 21 to April 20
TAURUS - April 21 to May 20
GEMINI - May 21 to June 21
CANCER - June 22 to July 22
LEO - July 23 to August 22
VIRGO - August 23 to September 22
LIBRA - September 23to October 22
SCORPIO - October 23 to November 22
SAGITTARIUS - November 23 to December 21
CAPRICORN - December 22 to January 20
AQUARIUS - January 21 to February 19
PISCES - February 20 to March 20

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