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 Libra, and just like that balancing mechanism wants to stay even, Libras want 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. The Libra-born are keen strategists, 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, sociable 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. Libras 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
Dates: September 23 – October 22
Symbol: The Scales
Ruling Planet: Venus
House Ruler: 7th House
Polarity: Feminine / Yin
High/Light Traits: Peaceful, balanced, diplomatic, charming
Low/Shadow Traits: Lazy, superficial, vain, codependent, shallow
Keyword: I Harmonise
Comparison With Its 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.
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
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, they get to the point where they can’t come up with any conclusion, thus they can be very indecisive. They tip the scales one way, then the other, hoping to find the proper balance. Libra natives have an innate sense of fairness, though, and can be diplomatic, cooperative, helpful, idealistic, sociable, dependent, insincere, lazy and self-indulgent. Libra natives are happiest when in
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 have the ability to 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
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 love of art and music with perhaps decided ability as a performer. You have a need for people and relationships. You avoid personal confrontations or any expression of intense, unpleasant behavior or emotion. You strive for peace, harmony, and perfect balance. You feel unsuited for menial physical labor and you hate to get your hands dirty. Your desire to be liked by everyone may cause you to seek peace at any price, thus you can be evasive on issues due to your desire to keep the peace. You can be quite vacillating and indecisive. You are much more at odds with yourself than people would guess by looking at you from the outside. It is sometimes very difficult for you to make up your mind because you see all sides of any 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 sensitivities. You are flexible and willing to listen to all sides of an issue. This may lead to vacillation and indecision, though, because sometimes you cannot make up your mind as to which side has the most merit. Your thinking process works by means of 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. Because you try to be so agreeable, you have a difficult time saying “no.” Thus people may take advantage of you. Although Venus is a so-called benefic planet, Venus in Libra can be fairly ruthless at times within relationships. With this position, one knows just what the other wants to hear and can thus be quite manipulative. You naturally attract people and things into your life when they are needed. Sometimes this happens so easily that you do not appreciate what you have. Harmony is valued so much that you will compromise a great deal in order to keep it. You do not like to dwell on controversial or emotionally difficult subjects and often try to “smooth things over” or “sweep them under the rug”. In marriage and
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 good will. 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.
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 expand your horizons and grow through using your ability to be outgoing with and well-liked by others. You have the ability to encourage others towards greater 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 through using your ability to be outgoing with and well-liked by others. You have the ability to encourage others towards greater efforts. There is a love for beautiful things and perhaps an interest in art or law. On the negative side, there is danger of self-indulgence or extravagance, and a desire to improve social status through marriage rather than establishing a partnership based on true love. There may be more concern to demonstrate to the world that the marriage 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. In matters if health there may be urinary problems or trouble with the kidneys. Saturn tends to obstruct the filtering action of the kidneys, allowing toxic elements to stay in the blood stream and intoxicate the body. Drinking distilled rather than spring, mineral or tap water would be better for your kidneys. There is a need for you to cooperate and share in harmony, patience, and love with other people. Marriage or partnerships may be restricting, requiring hard work and discipline so that you may learn the lessons of cooperation rather than competition. Marriage and partnerships give you a sense of security and for that reason you seek them out. You may marry for practical reasons, for money, or to someone a lot older or younger. Various possibilities exist with this position. You may take great trouble to find a mate who is able to demonstrate a 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 in relation to 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 placing here. Confusion or delusion may be present. If the rest of the chart indicates a 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 sun or
You transform in a diplomatic and harmonious way, 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 normally diplomatic, there may be explosions of anger (Pluto) at what you consider unfair.
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 colors 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 wonderful 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 important.
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
IC in Libra Sign
The family theme you inherit here is about love and war. The love theme is obvious 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 may have been about the battle for acceptance within the family, or even the battle between
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 – 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. Sharing, 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 happiest working independently and can’t stand to be micromanaged.
South Node in Libra Sign
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. They create more balance by learning this lesson. 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 benefit 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 achieve and take pioneering action towards a goal. You know you must consider the effects of your actions before you take 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 to not 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
Libra Pot of Gold
You’ll find joy by finding the point of equilibrium in a world of opposites. Sharing your joy is the key to your happiness.
- 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
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.