September 21 - October 20
Libra is the seventh Sign of the Zodiac, and it is 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. Librans 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 Libran, everything
is better if it's done as a pair. Librans are good when paired up, too, since
they epitomize balance, harmony and a sense of fair play. While they are
true team players at work, their favorite partnership is at home: marriage.
Librans feel most complete when they are coupled up with their lover, forever.
It's the Scales which symbolize Libra, and just like that
balancing mechanism wants to stay even, Librans want to
be on an even keel. Think of the Scales of Justice and
how they work at striking the right balance. Likewise,
Librans are objective, just and want to do what's best
for everyone. It's possible, though, that this penchant
for fairness is for a different reason: Librans abhor conflict.
The Scales study every possible angle in the hopes of achieving
peace and harmony, so much so that others may see them
as fickle and indecisive. If that's what it takes to avoid
a confrontation, that's fine with the Scales. The Libra-born
are keen strategists, organizing 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 the Planet Venus. In ancient Roman mythology,
Venus was a smooth seductress who was at her best amid
pleasurable excess. Well, Librans are certainly 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 Librans do so well at cocktail parties
or at the theater, opera or ballet. Those born under this
Sign always have the right thing to say and know how to
make others feel comfortable. Suave? You bet. Librans are
so adept at charming conversation that they need to be
mindful of overstepping their boundaries and appearing
vain or gossipy (the Scales do love intrigue). When these
folks are on their game, however, they are a pleasure to
be with. Librans are artistic, stylish and enjoy creating
a beautiful world. The converse of this is that bored Librans
can become apathetic and lazy -- but they'll smile anyway.
The Element associated with Libra is Air, and that means
reaching higher, specifically to the higher mind. Librans
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 Librans. You can expect
the Scales to make a fair argument, too, since they live
by the principles of diplomacy and compromise. When this
approach doesn't work, however, Librans are not above using
their persuasive charms to get their way. Manipulative?
Nah, Librans really are too nice for that. Plus, any end-runs
that these folks use are usually to build themselves up,
since the Scales can be easily deterred. Librans 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. Librans
don't get in a huff when faced with an opposing viewpoint.
Rather, they take a deep breath and consider all the options
in the spirit of cooperation.
Librans at play may not be as energized as at work, if you
call socializing work (and the Scales do). That's why exercise
for Librans needs to have a social component to it, such
as that found at a gym. Alternatively, Librans love the outdoors,
so riding and biking can also prove fun. They also love the
colors of the sunset sky, that melding of ivory, pink and
light blue. In the game of love, Librans are a bundle of
energy, romantic and loyal to the core. The Scales need to
be on the lookout for their lower backs, though, which tend
to shoulder any burdens they may be carrying.
The great strength of the Libra-born is their quest for
fairness, peace and harmony. That the Scales are the great
diplomats of the Zodiac further helps their case. A beautiful
journey this will be, thanks to the Libran's inimitable
sense of style.
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