Libra Characteristics and Personality
Libra Zodiac Sign meaning
Libra is not randomly represented by the Scales, the only non-animated symbol; this is the sign that symbolises civilisation and whose energy involves no animalistic components. This trait separates it from the rest of the signs, by endowing Libra people with a more delicate disposition, but on the other hand, it also forms a thorn in their side, because it makes them overlook many elements of the human nature that are barely associated with civilisation (in absolute contrast to Scorpios).
At this point, the individual enters the stage of the "We" and starts to become more conscious of her/himself as a member of society.
- Libra dates are September 23 – October 23.
- Element: Air
- Mode: Cardinal
- Libra symbol: ♎
As is the case with Taurus, the ruler of Libra is Venus; that is why Libras are renowned for their inherent tendency to acknowledge beauty and elegance, and why people with Libra prominent in their birth chart often exude charm and politeness. With Venus also being the planet of relationships, Libras make ideal companions and comrades. Read here for Libra Daily Horoscope
Libra, the seventh sign of the Zodiac is one of the most concerned with society and keeping its order. The Libra personality can be described as just & over-achieving but under the surface there’s so much more to this order-keeping sign. The sign’s forcefulness comes from its Cardinal Quality, while its sociable nature is due to the sign’s association with the Air Element. Now while you may think that this information only concerns astrologers, it's important to you too as the quality of each sign largely shapes its compatibility with other zodiac signs.
Even though one would expect for Libras to only form calm relationships ruled by logic, the opposition to the sign of Aries causes fights and tension more often than not. Besides, in order to maintain peace oftentimes one has to start wars. It is characteristic of a person under the sign of Libra to understand this and act on it, even if not consciously. This is also a sign very hesitant to make changes, just like Virgo, as the natural order must be disrupted as little as possible.
Libra’s ruler is Venus, something the sign shares with Taurus. Libra personalities have a great appreciation of elegance and good looks and quite often people with strong Libra presence in their charts emit charm. People under the sign of Libra make ideal partners as Venus is the planet of relationships.
Libra and Aries: They contrast and simultaneously complement each other. If a balance can be struck they can form a particularly powerful bond. Aries cab imbue Libra's life with dynamism and passion, while Libra can initiate Aries into a romance based on mutual consideration and generosity.
Libra and Taurus: Despite their differences, this love match can result in a profoundly authentic union, enabling both partners to enjoy the emotional security they both yearn for.
Libra and Gemini: Founded on mutual freedom and generosity, they are bound to get on just fine. This is a particularly flexible love match, but for their relationship to blossom, they both need to put in some effort to cultivate their bond and turn it into something special.
Libra and Cancer: This love match can prove very challenging for both partners. However, despite their differences, they can satisfy each other’s need for companionship and emotional closeness, as long as they form a bond based on mutual respect.
Libra and Leo: This is a great match! Enthusiastic and passionate Leo is bound to be immediately captivated by refined and sophisticated Libra, who is likely to quickly cotton on to Leo’s romantic nature.
Libra and Virgo: This love match can prove very harmonious and well-balance. Thy share the same love of order and the same fear of disarray and chaos. Their common need for a streamlined life-style ensures that they understand each other perfectly.
Libra and Libra: This romantic match can be a very harmonious with the potential to grow into a well-balanced and devoted relationship. Everyday lifa will be filled with romantic moments for this couple. This love is made to last.
Libra and Scorpio: This match can lead to an incredibly passionate romance. Libra is romantic and sensual and Scorpio is synonymous with sexuality and passion. Put the two together and they are likely to experience a powerful and overwhelming attraction to each other.
Libra and Sagittarius: These two can experience strong chemistry together, which can last for a very long time.
Libra and Capricorn: This love match is filled with moments of extreme intensity, both positive and negative. They need to show patience when their incompatibility brings them into conflict for, if they manage to endure, the rewards will be invaluable.
Libra and Aquarius: These two are likely to feel an instant attraction to each other and can eventually forge a strong bond founded on mutual independence.
Libra and Pisces: This combination appears incompatible at first glance. But the fact that these signs place a high value on love can eventually bring them closer, and they may be willing to overlook their (sometimes large) differences in the name of romance.
Find out more about Libra best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!
The Libra Man
The Libra man will take longer in the bathroom than you. Once he does emerge in a haze of cologne and moisturizer and hair wax, he’s great company and, just like a posh umbrella, you can take him anywhere and he won’t ever embarrass you. Neither will he rain on your parade because he’s a little vain ray of sunshine.
How to win the heart of a Libra Male
Anybody’s better than nobody – that’s the single lovelorn Libra male’s battle cry! He hates ding-ding meals for one. Yet his relationships are a series of ‘capsule wardrobe’ dalliances, as he prefers not to ‘pack for the long haul’ because he falls in and out of love so damn easily. As for you, he’s so busy people pleasing that he’s often turned on by a badass that doesn’t care – which is why Aries does it for Libra. Just like Bonnie and Clyde.
The Libra Woman
Little miss perfect - pretty, flirtatious and sophisticated - that’s Lady Libra. She will bat her eyelids and smile at you, as well as the mailman and your sister. She just can’t help it. The art of seduction is in her blood. Lady Libra has impeccable manners and being loveable and gracious is second nature to her. She’s very sociable and the perfect hostess to any party you’d want to throw whether it’s for ten people or a hundred. She can do everything - cook for an army, compliment every guest individually and look stunning all at once! As for her diplomatic skills, they can calm down even the ugliest ogre.
Beauty, elegance and culture are important to her so, it’s funny that she’s often drawn to the opposite end of the spectrum. Brutes. Bad boys. She has a penchant for diamonds in the rough that she can polish up and play at being Lady to their Trump. This fair lady has oodles of charm and you will rarely find her single for long. If you do, snap her up! Like a rare treasure, she’ll already be surrounded by an army of suitors to choose from. Lady Libra doesn’t like public emotional displays and prefers to present a polished and polite face to the world. She has a keen intellect, great aesthetic talent and a good sense of humour. Indecision is her biggest flaw. That and her need to please people. Thankfully, you’re first on her list.
How Libra acts when they first fall in love
Stop all the clocks! Where were you when Libra fell in love? Libra acts like they discovered cloud 9 when they first fall in love and that nobody could have ever felt the way they do. Their friends and family might never hear from them again, and they’d rather buy clothes than food and live off seeds like a little lovesick sparrow!
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