Zodiac characteristics
06 Jul 2018
Libra Characteristics and Personality

Libra Characteristics and Personality

(September 23 – October 23)

Element: Air
Mode: Cardinal
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 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).
The primary attribute of Libras (clearly denoted by the symbol of their sign) is their tendency to weigh situations with the intention of striking a balance. They have a strong proclivity for justice and compromise, and that is why they excel in law-related professions and positions that require diplomacy.
Contrasting with Virgos and their inclination to serve within their relationships, Libra people aspire to equality and cooperation, unable to regard anyone as greater or lesser that the other and to bear with injustice. In addition, although it is Virgo that is generally considered the sign of cleanliness par excellence, Libras are actually far more preoccupied with order, as its lack makes them feel insecure due to their constant need for harmony.
Even though harmony and equilibrium are vital to them, people born under the sign of Libra often form relationships ruled by tension and conflict –besides, their opposite sign is Aries. This is due to the fact that, as polar opposites go hand-in-hand, in order to become a peacemaker, you first have to experience war, which Libras seem to fully understand, even if on a subconscious level. This is also the quality from which stems their indecisiveness; they always try to find a solution that will upset the normal course of things as little as possible.

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 Traits

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.

Libra Personality

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.

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

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.

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! 

Date Modified: 06 Jul 2018