Traits, Personality & Characteristics
If you’ve ever cried out to the Universe and begged “Where’s the justice?”.
All you had to do was find a Libra. They had it the whole time. The Libra sign lives for beauty, harmony and justice for all.
Awww. Isn’t that lovely?
And it truly is. Right up until you find out that the Libra mind is a blender that runs 24/7 and is permanently set on ‘Froth’.
Emotional Smoothie anyone?
Libra Sign Table of Contents
- Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
- Physical Traits
- Libra Symbol and Its Meaning
- Facts & Metaphysical Associations
- Compatibility – In Love & Bed
- Libra Children (Girl & Boy)
- Career, Pets & Pastimes
- Best Gifts for a Libra
- Return to all Western Zodiac Signs
- Return to all Zodiac Signs
Libra Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
Be it work, home or inner-space, Libra is all about symmetry and balance. Things that are out of harmony drive you nuts, so you’re forever looking for pragmatic resolutions. This takes a lot of energy and thankfully you have that, but often spread yourself so thin that the proverbial little-engine-that-could simply CAN’T any more.
Most people enjoy the Libra’s sense of fun and bright mind. They do not, however, enjoy the never-ending mood changes people born under this sign experience. It’s like trying to keep up with a Gemini except Gemini’s try on personalities like clothes and Libra’s simply can never truly make up their minds.
Thankfully there are a lot of other good personality keynotes in Libra to keep people inside the gravity well. For one, you’re charming, sensitive and artistic. Even when you’re mood goes into left field you endeavor to offer aid where needed. They are also social and have a knack for offering advice that takes into account both sides of the coin.
There may be some confusion, however, because the Scales correlate to the ever-changeable element of air. This makes Libra great at getting ideas across, so long as you haven’t built a full-blown windstorm emotionally.
The Scales have two sides in any battle – they either retreat and give up, or fight to demonstrate their superior outlook. This duo nature appears again in the way they handle new acquaintances – ever wary of lies but also having a strong empathic nature that wants to make sure all is right with the world.
Libra Physical Traits & Characteristics
Many Libras look a bit like their sign in that their body has balance. Everything is average or middle ground. They dress tidily in quality clothing that lasts the test of time.
Most Libras don’t have to worry about their waist line as they stay on top of their fitness routines. The only time they may gain weight is on the recovery end of a bad breakup.
Libra Symbol and Its Meaning
In Babylon the scales represented Shamash, a solar deity who also ruled over all matters of fairness and truth – the symbolic value of justice and balance.
Part of this value could be attributed to the fact that the sun enters this region of space during the Autumn Equinox when night and day are equal. Romans felt the sales signify Virgo’s scales. The ancients loved this constellation because historians told that the Moon entered Libra when Rome was founded.
Libra Facts & Metaphysical Associations
Dates: September 23 – October 22
Symbol: The Scales
Key Phrase: “I Balance”
Birthstone: Sapphire (September); Opal (October)
Number Vibration Numerology: 6
Flower: Rose, Cosmos, Hydrangeas
Color: Indigo Blue
Chakra: Heart (Anahata)
Chinese Zodiac Twin: Dog
Funny Chinese Zodiac Twin: Dog
Tarot Card Association: Justice (Libra), The Empress (Venus)
Celebrity Libras: Sting, TS Eliot, Ray Charles, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julie Andrews, Mickey Mantle
Libra Compatibility, In Love & In Bed
In relationships there is none so idealistic as a Libra lover. They don’t see love just as romance and happily ever-after.
There’s a grander picture here – a Universal pattern for which they strive. This sometimes means huge disappointments. It takes time for a Libra to get over any relationship gone sour. This ties directly to the fact that Libra is ruled by Venus.
Zodiac Signs that are most compatible with Libra include the practical Aries, the complex Gemini and the tender hearted Aquarian.
Want to know more? Read the full Libra compatibility profile.
The Libra Child
If you have a Libra Child you have a natural diplomat on your hand. He or she will endeavor to keep the house peaceful and in harmony.
Libras are loving with those in their circle and have an uncanny way of communicating in a mannerly way that makes them seem older. The struggle for the Libra child is choosing. They see both sides of every equation and really don’t want to hurt anyone by making the wrong decision.
For parents, remain aware that your little Libra is highly sensitive to conflict. They will do anything – and we mean anything – to avoid a fuss. Though the constant burying of their heads in the sand is one kind of challenge for the Libra Child, so is the explosion that inevitably happens when they’ve had “enough”.
It can be helpful to teach your Libra Baby to work through their fear of rocking the boat so their emotions don’t get stored up to the point where they can no longer be contained.
Want to know more? Read the full Libra Child astrological profile.
Your Libra Girl is quite the conversationalist, but not on a grand stage. She prefers intimate discourse to crowds any day.
You will find her curiosity nearly endless. There will be hundreds of questions then insights that follow. Teach her how to surf the Internet and she may never come out of her room!
Endeavor to listen to your little Keeper of The Scales – as this is how she shares her ideas and outlooks, even those of a private sort.
Almost from the time they are babies and toddlers, Libra Girls are intimately aware of what’s right and wrong – and will point it out in spades. Fairness is incredibly important to her, so when you do offer correction be sure to illustrate the whys.
Want to know more? Read the full Libra Girl personality profile.
Your Libra Boy is a romantic in the making!
He’s charming as all get out, has the grace of an athlete and always supports the ones he loves.
As with Libra Girls, young Libra men gravitate toward situations that seem fair and noble. He’s not fond of confrontations, but also sometimes backs off of an opinion to avoid discord.
Socially, this Libra Child adapts fairly easily thanks to an upbeat demeanor and wicked grin.
Even as babies and toddlers, Libra Boys are likely to take long, hard looks before leaping and trying to rush him is a exercise in futility.
Want to know more? Read the full Libra Boy personality profile.
Libra Career, Pets & Pastimes
Libras are highly employable thanks to an outgoing, rational personality.
This Star Sign also has great aptitude with complex research and tracking, making them ideal for technology, finance and other positions requiring detail.
Because of their outstanding communication skills, terrific Libra career choices include positions like radio announcer, marketing, teaching and counselling.
Because of the need for Libras to maintain a harmonious home you won’t find them seeking out hyper little dogs or any creature they consider aggressive or poorly trained.
Great Libra pet choices include gentle dogs, dignified cats and intelligent birds fit the bill.
When a Libra thinks of hobbies, they think of leisure. Sitting with a good book, enjoying music with an intimate group of friends or watching a great comedy movie is just as fun as other pastimes.
When this Zodiac Sign wants something more active they may get involved in playing musical instruments, learning to dance or taking a trip to a classical art gallery.
Best Gifts for a Libra
The one area in life where Libra goes over the top is in their love of gifts, particularly those for no reason at all. Find them something lovely, mysterious or comforting.
Best gifts for a Libra definitely include a Zen waterfall for the office, hand carved candle holders, a package of gourmet food and richly written music.