The Definitive Guide To The Libra Zodiac Sign
Welcome to the Libra Sign.
The seventh zodiac sign. The second air sign. This graceful, people-oriented and fair attitude is iconic for fire energy.
We will take a look at Libra as the sign, and the energy of Libra affecting all of the planets that pass through it.
If you have planets in Libra or you will also be able to take a look at Libra through the houses.
Let’s take a deeper look.
Zodiac Libra Sign In Astrology
Libra Sign – The Seventh Sign of the Zodiac
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, and it’s at this point in the zodiac that we start to see a shift.
While the first six signs of the zodiac focus on the individual, the last six focus on the individual’s contact with others and with the world.
Libras are first and foremost focused on others and how they relate to them. We can call this the sign of partnership with a capital ‘P’ because these folks do not want to be alone! For a Libra sign, everything is better if it’s done as a pair.
It’s the Scales that symbolise this astrological sign, and just like that balancing mechanism wants to stay even, Libras wish to be on an even keel. Think of the Scales of Justice and how they work at striking the right balance.
Likewise, Libras are objective, just and want to do what’s best for everyone. They see all points of view.
This zodiac sign is a keen strategist, organising groups with poise and getting the job done (in keeping with the Cardinal Quality assigned to this sign).
Further, you can expect the Scales to be companionable, friendly folks.
Libra is ruled by Venus. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was a smooth seductress who was at her best amid pleasurable excess. Well, Libras are indeed carrying the torch for her today.
The Scales are cultured, refined and love beautiful things. Most of all, they love beautiful people, which is why Libras do so well at cocktail parties or the theatre, opera or ballet.
The element associated with Libra is Air, and that means reaching higher, specifically to the higher mind.
This astrological sign like to put their mind to good use and enjoy communicating their thoughts to others.
They like to use their smarts (and talk) to get to know others better — yes, knowledge about people is where it’s at for Libras. Libras are polite and don’t like to fight, far preferring to talk things through.
Remember, these folks know how to communicate (they’re Air), so they’re bound to make their point. Libras don’t get in a huff when faced with an opposing viewpoint.
Libra Sign Summary
- Sign: Libra
- Dates: September 23 – October 22
- Symbol: The Scales
- Element: Air
- Ruling Planet: Venus
- House Ruler: 7th House
- Modality: Cardinal
- Polarity: Feminine / Yin
- High/Light Traits: Peaceful, balanced, diplomatic, charming
- Low/Shadow Traits: Lazy, superficial, vain, codependent, shallow
- Keyword: I Harmonise
The Libra sign and symbol are represented by the scales, representing fairness and justice.
Libra is from 23rd September to 22nd October every year.
People often ask…
What Month Is Libra?
Well, as you can see from above, it is a bit of both.
It is 8 days of September and 22 days of October.
Libra Symbol: The Balance/Scales
A balance weighs and measures; and so do Libra natives. Librans seek equality, harmony, and balance. The scales are also a symbol of justice. Libra’s symbol is the only symbol in the zodiac that is an inanimate object.
The glyph, or symbol, of Libra, represents the setting sun. It also resembles an “equal” sign, though it more accurately reflects an “approximately equal to” symbol. Again, Libra’s drive to compare and balance is represented in its glyph.
Here we have an image of the Libra constellation seen in the sky.
Obviously, the lines are drawn in so you can see the constellation.
1 The Air Sign
Libra is the foundation following the fire. The practical and dependable provides the building blocks for most things. It represents the earth (and the earth’s resources). It is the ruler of our core material needs that make us feel comfortable. Libra is the second of the air signs, preceded by Gemini and followed by Aquarius.
2 The Cardinal Sign
Libra is the sign of others. The fair and just action taker loves to initiate anything through connections with other people.
Libra is the 3rd of the cardinal signs, preceded by Aries, Cancer and followed by Capricorn.
3 The Ruling Planet
Libra is ruled by Venus. Venus ruling both money and love, Libra has a “you-first” for people and in things. Aesthetics and beautiful connections.
High Libra Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Libra high traits include the following traits:
sharing, supportive, relating, harmonious, balanced, fair, honorable, cooperative, charming, persuasive, accommodating, beautiful, creative, artistic, romantic, gentle, kind, idealistic, just, outgoing, elegant, sharing, democratic, gracious, coordinating, diplomatic, impartial, refined, graceful, adaptable, polished, tactful, responsive, compassionate, compromising, generous.
Low Libra Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Libra low traits include the following traits:
lazy, status-seeking, seductive, hedonistic, materialistic, manipulative, vain, superficial, deceitful, opportunistic, smooth, temporizing, niggling, cowardly, cajoling, compliant, codependent, peer-influenced, indecisive, naive, susceptible, needing approval, hypersensitive, afraid of rejection, vague, indirect, avoiding conflict, aloof, dabbling, over deliberating, trifling.
- The finer things in life
- Being a slave to fashion
When you are looking at Libra compatibility with another sign, there are many things to consider.
“They say” that traditionally, Libra signs are compatible with the other air signs, Gemini and Aquarius.
Purely because fundamentally, their needs are very similar and energetically, their core personalities are the same.
Also, compatibility with their opposite sign, Aries. Relationships with opposite signs tend to be very powerful.
However, to look at compatibility with another sign, you would have to get a synastry compatibility report.
It’s possible to have a loving and meaningful relationship with signs considered “incompatible”. In the case of Libra, these two signs would be Cancer and Capricorn. Yet, I know couples with these signs that work and others that do not.
Planets in Libra
Planets in the Libra Sign – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Libra element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Libra influences the planet in a bit more detail.
Sun in Libra Sign
The Sun (to integrate) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
Libra Sun natives like to weigh the pros and cons of a situation before they come to any conclusion.
If carried too far, this ‘weighing up’ gets to the point where they can’t come decide any outcome. They tip the scales this way, then the other, hoping to find a fair balance.
Libra natives have an instinctual sense of fairness, though, and can be diplomatic, friendly, dependent, insincere, cooperative, helpful, idealistic, lazy and self-indulgent.
Libra natives are happiest when in a
Libra natives find it virtually impossible to remain emotionally stable if there is discord around them. This leads to their wanting peace at any price, which allows others to take advantage of them. They want to be liked by everyone, sometimes to their detriment. As mentioned, indecisiveness can be one of the hardest problems for Libras to overcome. If they wait too long to make a decision, they may miss many excellent opportunities. Since they can see both sides of an argument, they generally do not like to choose either one. Since they are able to see the entire issue, if they are asked for help, they can give sound, practical advice. But their attempt to be all things to all people can lead them into hot water. They have difficulty saying “no”. The other problem Libras find difficult to deal with is the desire to put off work for as long as they can. This gives them a reputation for being lazy. They aren’t lazy, of course, if the proper motivation is there. It is, many times, easy for others to sway a Libra’s opinion. A stronger personality can easily dominate a gentler Libra until the Libra becomes incapable of making a move without consulting the “expert”. Libras need to learn to think for themselves and stand up for their own beliefs and principles. Libras are quite creative, highly mental, and very sociable. This mental agility is usually not seen by others because of the Libra’s easygoing, friendly appearance. Many times this mental agility plays out with them using very subtle techniques to get what they want, which they usually do.
Moon In Libra Sign
The Moon (to react to) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have the Moon in Libra, you are kind, sympathetic, agreeable, optimistic, fair, and very fond of social pleasures. You are a considerate and thoughtful friend and have a real flair for making others feel accepted and appreciated. At the same time, you probably possess good reasoning powers and the ability to form correct judgments.
There is a love of art and music. Possibly a decided ability as a performer. You have a strong need for people, human interaction and relationships.
You strive for peace and harmony, and perfect balance internally.
You feel unsuited for menial physical labour work, and you hate to get your hands dirty, depending on how much Libra you have in your chart.
You dislike personal confrontations or any expression of intense, unpleasant behaviour or emotion. It just does not align with who you are.
You like to be liked by everyone, even if it means you seek peace at any price. So, you can be evasive on issues due to wanting to keep the peace.
You can be quite vacillating and indecisive. It is sometimes challenging for you to make up your mind because you see all sides of an issue and you always want to be fair. You must learn to stand up for your principles.
Mercury in Libra Sign
Mercury (to communicate) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have Mercury in Libra, one of your best talents is your ability to see all sides of an issue and to negotiate and bring about compromise and reconciliation. You are diplomatic, fair, tactful, and reasonable, possessing considerable social finesse. You work well with all groups of people. You are objective and somewhat detached from emotional bias and may make an excellent consultant, mediator, or public relations person. You insist upon fair play and seek peace and harmony in all situations. Your fine aesthetic sensitivities allow you to work in artistic or cultural environments. You have a persuasive, rational, well-balanced mind with artistic sensibilities.
Mentally, you are flexible and willing to listen to all sides of an issue. Bad mercury placements may lead to indecision, though, because sometimes you cannot make up your mind as to which team has the most merit.
Your thinking process works through comparing things and finding analogies. This is when you are at your best.
Venus in Libra Sign
Venus (to harmonise) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have Venus in Libra, you are charming, tactful, courteous, considerate, balanced, poised, harmonious, and have a strong desire to please and not make waves. In trying to be so agreeable, you have a difficult time saying no. Because of this internal dilemma, people can take advantage of you.
Even though Venus is a so-called benefic planet, Venus in Libra can be reasonably ruthless at times within relationships.
With Venus in Libra, one knows just what the other person wants to hear and so can be quite manipulative.
You attract people naturally and things into your life when they are needed.
Sometimes this happens so smoothly that you do not appreciate what you have.
You don’t like dwelling on controversial or emotionally difficult subjects and often try to “smooth things over” or “sweep them under the rug”. You value harmony so much that you will compromise a great deal to keep it.
In relationships, partnerships and marriages you want someone who is equal, someone who balances you and your personality.
You appreciate refinement, good manners and are not happy with a corse, blunt type of person. You’re attracted to people who have a particular delicacy, subtlety, and subtlety.
Socially, you just love doing things with other people.
You possess magnetism and, and you relate well to others. You probably have artistic or musical ability or at least, a fine appreciation of them, as well as excellent colour sense.
On the downside, you may be lazy at times, wanting to take the easy way out or the line of least resistance.
You need people and may find it difficult to feel comfortable in your own company.
Mars in Libra Sign
Mars (to assert) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have Mars in Libra, you swing from being too pushy, aggressive, confrontational, and insistent on doing things your own way to being too eager to please and too compromising. You have a strong attraction to the opposite sex, and if Mars is well aspected, then this brings popularity and goodwill. But if Mars is badly aspected, then this can bring opposition and criticism from the public and the opposite sex, fickleness in love relationships, and trouble from toying with the affections of others.
The desire for cooperation and competition swing back and forth.
You’re always seeking a balance between working cooperatively and interdependently with others and also acting independently and assertively.
You could feel frustrated at times that you can’t just do what you want to. There is a feeling that you always have to accommodate the needs of everyone else.
Because of this, there could be feelings of hesitancy in acting in a positive, assertive manner, unless if you do not have the support and approval of other people.
Either way, you are not a loner.
You’ll achieve the goals you have by working with others, collaborating and joining forces. Mostly being a team player. You’re very concerned with fairness and can become quite vocal if you sense someone is being taken advantage of.
You could be attracted to legal pursuits. You avoid extremism and favour a balanced, moderate approach to living. You are unlikely to push yourself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach your goals. You tend to be persuasive, perceptive, enthusiastic and easygoing, although at times you can be argumentative. Diplomacy and
Jupiter in Libra Sign
Jupiter (to expand) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have Jupiter in Libra, you are philosophical, sympathetic and friendly. You develop your horizons and grow by using your ability to be outgoing with and well-liked by others. You can encourage others towards more significant efforts. There is a love for beautiful things and perhaps an interest in art or law. On the negative side, there is
If you have Jupiter in Libra, you are philosophical, sympathetic and friendly. You expand your horizons and grow by using your ability to be outgoing with and well-liked by others. You can encourage others towards more significant efforts.
Naturally, to you, there is a love for beautiful things and perhaps an interest in art or law.
On the negative side, there is a danger of extravagance of self-indulgence, and this could lead to improving the social status through marriage rather than establishing a partnership based on true love.
There can be a concern to demonstrate to the world that the union has been successful rather than happy. Much expense may be incurred through partnership, perhaps on account of the marriage partner’s extravagant tastes.
Saturn in Libra Sign
Saturn (to control) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have Saturn in Libra, you are diplomatic, tactful, and you have balanced judgment which inspires trust.
There is an innate need for you to cooperate and share love, peace and harmony, with others.
Marriage or partnerships may seem to be restricting, requiring hard work and discipline. This could be so you learn the lessons of cooperation rather than competition.
Marriage and partnerships give you an inner sense of security, and for that reason, you seek them out.
You may marry for practical purposes, for money, or to someone a lot older or younger. There are many options seem to be available for this placement, and all possibilities exist. You could take great trouble to find a mate who is able to demonstrate similar integrity, and thus marry at a later age than most, or you may choose an older partner or a contemporary who is apt to be austere or undemonstrative.
A desire for perfection may make you too demanding in the marriage, or your view of marriage may be too conventional or old-fashioned. If Saturn is badly aspected, then you may be cold or regard marriage as a yoke with which you do not care to burden yourself. Or lastly, you may tell yourself that you will never find a partner who will measure up to your requirements.
Uranus in Libra Sign
Uranus (to deviate) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
Libra will add glamour, more power of attraction, and more of a romantic streak to Uranus. But if Uranus or Venus is a personal planet, problems may arise when the Uranian desire for independence fights with the Libran desire to relate to others. In this case, the individual may want a partnership but not a partner. This placing of Uranus makes for an excellent, caring, helpful, and sympathetic friend. These traits should be developed for use in intimate relationships as well.
Neptune in Libra Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
You tend to be diplomatic and harmonious in a refined way with others. You may dream about matters related to fashion, music and peace. You may believe in universal love between humans (Neptune). You may have notions about freedom and justice (Libra) and equality. You may be involved in forming (cardinal) new idealised relationships between others. Some people in this group take comfort (Venus) in drink or drugs (Pisces). By dissolving issues related to interpersonal problems, you can achieve amazing results.
Individuals with Libra rising are most vulnerable to Neptune’s placement here. Confusion or delusion may be present. If the rest of the chart indicates laziness or lack of self-confidence, Neptune in Libra will increase that influence. If Neptune is not a personal planet, and if Libra is not prominent then it should not be a problem. In that case, Neptune in Libra will endow the individual with sympathy and kindness.
Pluto in Libra Sign
Pluto (to transform) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
Here is a tendency to want to rock the boat in relationships. If the sun or moon is in Libra, there will be an active sex life. If Pluto is negatively aspected, there may be sexual problems. If Libra is prominent in the chart, or if Pluto is a personal planet, jealousy and possessiveness will be a problem.
You transform diplomatically and harmoniously, matters related to relationships with others and partners. You may be obsessed with fairness and justice as it relates to others and to marriage partners. Relationships must be perfect, or they are nothing. (extremes). You deal with these matters intellectually and through communication (air). You are motivated by your values (Libra), and while you are generally diplomatic, there may be explosions of anger (Pluto) at what you consider unfair.
Angular Houses In Libra
Angles In Libra – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Libra affect the
Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Libra
Libra Ascendant usually looks good. They know the best way to walk, dress their hair, and what colours suit them best.
They like physical comfort, personal luxuries and anything that is pleasing to the senses. This ascendant can be very persuasive, preferring to use a “soft sell” when they want to influence others rather than a heavy hand.
They have a tendency to pass blame when they can so they can keep up the image of being nice. They make lovely mediators and are very accommodating.
An artistic, gracious, socially conscious sign, you are active and outwardly focused while engaging with the world. A peaceful environment is necessary to maintain equilibrium. Beauty, diplomacy and intimate relationships are your allies. Libra loves to be social.
Ruled by Venus, you have a deep need for beauty, so to feel comfortable, you must feel coordinated. Whatever form that takes, whether jeans and T-shirt or evening glamour, you dress for yourself, but care what others think. You aim to be appropriate with your fashion choices.
Goddess Venus is Libra’s ruler, and the position of Venus in the chart is essential.
Descendant in Libra Sign
You are drawn to a refined and elegant individual who is charming and graceful.
Your Aries rising can lead you from one adventure to another and your partner may ask just the right questions that lead you to lay down roots.
Descendent in Libra describes a committed and loyal partner.
MC in Libra Sign
If your Midheaven is in Libra, you are inclined to a few different types of careers, but you’d like to be in a position where you can provide harmony and balance.
Because self-driven assertion was a big theme in your childhood, you are now looking for a way to assert your efforts in a field that goes past self-improvement and focuses on others.
You will be inclined to aid in providing justice and harmony to people, places or situations. If your persona is balanced with your inner self, your charming and diplomatic persona will attract great connections and opportunities.
Your knowledge of social position can be used to attract supporters in person and through social media.
Can be drawn to public relations, politics, law, diplomat, interior decorating, designing, musician, counselling, therapy that involves the arts, art dealing, modelling.
IC in Libra Sign
The family theme you inherit here is about love and war. The love theme is evident as your ancestor or close relative may have become so well-known for their marriage or partnership.
That’s the ‘love’ part of the family story. The ‘war’ part might have been about the battle for acceptance within the family, or even the battle between partners if it ended in divorce.
The Libra IC position suggests that not only have you inherited this love/war storyline in your own life, you may also physically resemble the family member who acted it out.
It may be an echo of his/her profile, or perhaps your body type and shape.
Astral Bodies In Libra
Astral Bodies In Libra – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Libra effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.
North Node in Libra Sign
Libra north nodes walk the opposite path. With their fiercely independent Aries south nodes, they have spent lifetimes as free agents, operating independently and beholden to no one.
In this go-round, they are learning how to play well with others. S
haring, compromise, diplomacy—Libra north nodes will have eye-opening experiences that teach them these traits.
They may resist marriage or long-term relationships but also crave them.
When and if they do commit, Libra north nodes need plenty of solo time and breathing room.
In business alliances, they are the happiest working independently and can’t stand to be micromanaged. But they are happy to collaborate with others.
South Node in Libra Sign
The South Node holds the emotional memories from our childhood and the forgotten “loving memory” of a past life.
From the reincarnation perspective, these points show the particular emotional “hangover” from a previous life that is most impacting you in this life now.
We do not usually remember facts from very early in life, nor do most of us remember our past lives, but what we do feel is an emotional tone.
A lunar feeling—that something in our past is unresolved, like waking from an uneasy dream but not remembering the facts—and this is the unresolved issue that the South Node and the Moon in our birth chart describes.
By bringing this to consciousness, we can move into deepening and enriching our present story, by releasing these old patterns that no longer serve us now
Chiron in Libra Sign
Chiron in Libra suggests a relationship that needs to be healed, or maybe they got hurt or rejected in a relationship. Learning to ground themselves may help them deal with their sensitivity.
They may get caught up in a codependent relationship or be abused. They may feel that every relationship they have goes wrong.
By learning that they are whole on their own can come as a great relief. Learning this lesson will create more balance. Chiron in Libra may also learn that a partner can help them heal in some way.
One of the lessons that may be learned with this combination is that conflict may lead to a greater sense of intimacy.
Part of Fortune in Libra Sign
With the Part of Fortune in Libra you achieve happiness and success through cultivating harmonious relationships with others.
You know how to please and make others happy, and your joy will be found in forming relationships with people you like.
You strive to find peace with people who are difficult and can see beyond their faults to find common ground. You understand how to create win-win situations.
Happiness will come through your social connections and intimate relationships. You benefit others, but they also help you in turn, and there’s always someone there with whom you can share your success.
Through diplomacy, tact and grace you find joy in knowing you belong and feel part of something bigger than just you.
The point opposite the Part of Fortune may block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find joy, but only if you take it personally.
If you allow it to manifest impersonally, it will help you achieve happiness. The opposite sign here is Aries, so you understand the desire to succeed and take pioneering action towards a goal.
You know you must consider the effects of your actions before you make them which is why you take others’ perspectives into account before you act. But if you take this too personally, you’ll be pulled into uncertainty and over-sensitivity.
You have refined ideals of behaviour, and the only way you can live up to them is not to take your own desires personally. If you do this, you can find a point of balance at the centre between all perspectives that allows you to see the most ideal solution to any problem.
Libra Pot of Gold
You’ll find joy by finding the point of equilibrium in a world of opposites. Sharing your happiness is the key to your satisfaction.
- Share your success and happiness with others.
- Embrace oneness with all through relationship.
- Allow others to take care of you.
Eros in Libra Sign
If Eros is in the sign Libra, then you’ll experience love, sex and attraction in the most socially charming and graceful manner.
Eros in Libra truly cares about a relationship and isn’t merely looking for a fling – although this sign is definitely capable of casual sex.
Love will also begin in the mind for this placement, and you’ll be incredibly turned on at social gatherings and events where you can show off your beautiful partner for all to see.
Eros in Libra will tend to give more than others in a sexual relationship and love can be a double-edged sword for you because of it. While Eros in Libra will flirt and charm and be as gracious as possible, if you’re not appreciated then at some point you might become resentful.
This resentment might come out in your sex life so to avoid this be sure that in your love life, there’s an equal give and take.
Vertex in Libra Sign
You are expected to bring opposing factions together, counsel or arbitrate on a fair and equal basis, or seek a satisfactory compromise.
You also may develop a cooperative spirit and sense of fair play to help yourself and others to move forward. You may become conscious of a persecution complex that produces inner conflict.
You also can relate to others as equals, thereby creating inner balance and avoiding unreasonable social demands. You are expected to cultivate the arts of compromise and detachment.
Accomplishing these tasks may help you to put aside personal ego in partnerships. You also learn to relate to others with a sense of justice.
Finally, you learn how to accept the need for balance in your personal life and in your environment. Not doing so may result in a situation in which you are biased in judgment, and this result could add to your agitation.
You may become demanding, in which case you could allow self-centeredness that deepens relationship inhibitions. Then you could fall into both indecisiveness and inertia.