Understanding Libra Individuals
As we transition into Autumn and the Solstice we welcome the ever balanced and justice-loving Libra, the seventh sign in the Western Zodiac. This year Libra starts its transit on the actual first day of Autumn, beginning on September 23 and going through October 22. The Autumn Equinox, which is a time of balance between day and night, is a perfect depiction of the energy that fuels a Libra. This sign is all about equilibrium and fairness and many find their career paths leading them towards jobs that utilize this inherent talent. Law, politics, diplomacy, and mediation are natural extensions of themselves; however, they are also prone to strong creative streaks and find happiness in music, makeup and beauty, painting, and gardening. This is probably thanks to the fact that it is ruled by beauty-loving Venus, something they share with Taurus.
So, let’s delve a bit deeper into the keeper of the scales, find out what helps them to stay in balance, and what might tip them over.
A Cardinal Air Sign
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. When we pair up the ‘beginning’ energy of the Cardinals with the fantastic insight that is inherent of the Air element, we have a sign that is amazing at coming up with invigorating ideas, especially when the situation has been bogged down by the ideals of everyone involved. On the flip side of the coin, we have a sign that can be very indecisive, naive, detached, and vain when it comes to themselves and their own lives. The same talent for being able to step back and see both sides in a conflict can cause issues with relationships, and this is a sign that desperately needs harmonious relationships.
Ruled by Venus
Venus rules the seventh house, where the focus is on relationships and partnerships. This is also the house of marriage, so if you are planning on getting married, take a look to see how compatible your seventh house is and how your proposed wedding day stacks up. You’ll want to make sure that your life together starts off on the right foot and that any bumps ahead of you will be small ones. Venus reigns over sociability, relatedness, harmony, and charm. These are all words that describe Libras, what makes them tick, and what is important to them.
Positive Libra Traits: A Lover of Beauty and Balance
As already mentioned, this sign thrives in harmonious surroundings and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. They are natural peacekeepers and mediators, always happy to lend an unbiased ear to hear the positions, concerns, and needs of all concerned. They are usually considered one of the more outgoing and charming signs of the zodiac and love meeting new people. They also have an amazing ability to quickly put people at ease, which helps both in their professional and personal lives.
Possessing a love for the finer things of life, the Libra likes to surround themselves not only with harmonious energies but also with beautiful things. Whether home, furnishings and décor, the food they eat, or the clothes they wear, Libras have exquisite taste. When they need to purchase a gift for a friend or loved one, they will take their time in selecting the perfect piece and make sure that the wrappings are just as gorgeous as what is inside.
When the Scales are out of Balance
All that need for harmony can lead to the holder of the scales becoming unbalanced themselves. One of the obstacles to being a Libra is that they want to please everybody, to their own detriment. It is not possible to be everybody’s everything. This is one way that they end up diminishing their own energy, and subsequently, they feel guilty for taking time to recharge.
Money may not be able to buy happiness, but Libras are always willing to test that theory. As they love indulging in the finer things for both themselves and for others, many Libras have a hard time keeping their checkbooks balanced in a positive way. They do try to put money aside for a rainy day, but things happen: a sale at their favourite store, a fundraiser for a wonderful organization, or treating friends to dinner. Learning restraint in this area is one way to help stressors that come up.
The Libra Child
“To love beauty is to see the light.” This quote from Victor Hugo so perfectly sums up the Libra child. This child will be able to see the beauty in anything and everyone. They don’t get caught up in the differences in people, they see the big picture and where people might find common ground. This is the child who will set up their classmates with play partners, and will try to sooth wounded feelings by showing friends how to merge their ideas into an amazing play experience.
Parents of the little Libran will quickly notice that their child is one of the popular kids in the class; however, they may also soon realize that their child has more acquaintances than true friends. As long as they have one or two close companions there is nothing to worry about. It is only when their child doesn’t have any close relationships that they may resort to creating an abundance of make-believe friends to fill the lonely void.
Another challenge that the parent of a Libra child may have will come from their need for fairness, because, let’s face it, life isn’t always fair. You will need to have many conversations explaining how sometimes, even when things should play out one way, they go another. Luckily you can speak to even the youngest Libra like an adult and they will understand. Honestly, this child will usually enjoy the company of adults over that of children, mainly because adults tend to be less emotional.
Allow them to have opportunities to express themselves artistically and help them to create the beauty that they love seeing in the world.
The Romantic Side
Libras are passionate, caring, and considerate lovers who are experts at balancing both home and work life so that neither side suffers. This is one of the most romantic signs in the zodiac and lucky is the lady or gent who has a Libra lover and partner. They tend to approach love with a bit of a ‘Fairy Tale’ ideal and will do whatever it takes to make their partner feel like the prince or princess in a fantasy.
Libra’s day of the week is Friday. Although their birthstone is Sapphire there are other stones that will resonate with them. Ametrine (a blending of Amethyst and Citrine), Jade, Pink Tourmaline, Blue Tiger’s Eye, and Mahogany Obsidian help Libras make balanced choices and once made, fill them with the knowledge that they made the right decision. Apatite helps with opening up blockages so that the uplifting and peaceful energy that flows through them is channeled into the situations and people in their lives.
Plants that are aligned with this sign are Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena, Violets, Roses, Pansy, Primrose, Daisy, Lavender, and Lilac.
Libra is definitely not without some notable members: Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rumi, and Alfred Nobel are all Libras. However famous Libras aren’t limited to the scientific, diplomatic, or philosophical fields, take a look at all the artistic and sporty Libras there are that bring beauty and excitement to our lives. Kate Winslet, Michael Douglas, Viggo Mortensen, Sting, Gwen Stefani, Scottie Pippen, Lindsey Vonn, Will Smith, and Serena Williams. We can also add Giuseppe Verdi, Luciano Pavarotti, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Carrie Fisher, and even the controversial Aleister Crowley. Whether famous or infamous they each show a different aspect of this most balanced of signs.
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