Libra (September 23 – October 22) is the seventh sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the Scales. It is a Cardinal Air sign ruled by Venus. Those born under this sign seek out harmony in all parts of their life and tend to have a strong moral compass. Justice is of utmost importance to Libras; they will go out of their way to make sure that the people around them are being treated fairly or give advice to those in need. While this typically makes them popular, a Libra’s commitment to acting in accordance with their creed may make them appear indecisive, foolish, or hypocritical in the face of genuine conflict. By finding balance in themselves, Libras can prove to be life ambassadors worthy of their peers’ respect.
Rose quartz is the ascendant and moon stone for Libra. It’s the Stone of Unconditional Love that supports self-love, inner peace and relationships. Libras often feel incomplete when not in a relationship. Many have an unspoken belief that they need a romantic partner to feel happy. Through reinforcing your self-worth, rose quartz can inspire you to see the beauty in yourself. While relationships can be wonderful, self-love is the path to true happiness. Along with encouraging self-love, rose quartz releases anger and resentment. It can also soothe arguments and even attract a new love into your life.
Blue Lace Agate is a soothing crystal that helps Librans remain calm when faced with chaos. As a stone that restores balance to your mind, Blue Lace Agate allows you to focus on your goals, without worrying about other people's opinions. This Stone of Articulation can also improve your communication, by dissolving the urge to react with anger.
Lapis Lazuli is a wonderful crystal for Libras, as it symbolizes power and freedom. This crystal emanates a sense of serenity. If you tend to avoid confrontation, Lapis Lazuli will inspire you to voice your thoughts without escalating the situation. As Libras don't like being alone, a network of positive relationships is essential. Lapis Lazuli, as a Stone of Friendship, can strengthen existing relationships, whilst helping to develop new ones.
Amethyst is a calm, high vibrational moon stone for Libra. Meditation is important for Librans, as it brings clarity and spiritual insights. Amethyst, as the Stone of Meditation, encourages inner reflection, whilst promoting emotional balance. This teaches you to feel more certain of your beliefs. It also helps you to feel secure in your surroundings, allowing your gentle and easy-going nature to flourish.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths – The biggest qualities of Libra are their tact, fineness and their ability to take responsibility. This is a sign that leads us to our final verdict, and when in a good place, satisfied and confident, a Libra can be just and incredibly balanced. The thing they strive for is quality in relationships with others and they will put a lot of their energy into ways to improve lives of those around them.
Weaknesses –That justice Libra feels is their obligation to serve is sometimes colored with judgment and resentment. Every person born under this Sun sign has to understand that this is a challenge of the Ego and it always needs to be pushed up, fed, so they can get confident and ready to face every challenge that comes with an “I can” attitude. In case of truly poorly built personality, other people’s opinions will have a great influence over their life, making their search for satisfaction really hard.
Libra In Relationships
In general, Libra will rarely settle for superficial relationships. Their tendency to be unreliable from time to time is rather a consequence of their laid back, Venus attitude, than of disrespect or flakiness. These individuals will tend to focus on the way things (and other people) look, and they can get vain and too obsessed with physical appearance from time to time. If you feel like your Libra is measuring your place in their surroundings, maybe you have to set thicker boundaries and choose to act apart from their influence.
As partners – When a Libra gets romantically involved, it will rarely be a fling with no meaning. Even though many Libras give that confident vibe, as if they are Don Juan descendants in the flash, they exalt Saturn and love things that have depth, and last for a long time. To enter a serious relationship, Libra will be picky and care about their partner’s physical appearance, and the way their entire bond will reflect in the outside world. This can get tiring for those free souls that want to be liberated of all opinions, judgments, and prejudice of others. Once a Libra discovers true inner confidence and stops thinking about the way things seem to the world, they become incredible partners that show how much they value their chosen one every day.
As parents – this is someone who will have an incredible amount of patience for their child. Since they often miss their own child within or feel in a way restricted in their own childhood, in most cases they will be tactful and careful, as if they were afraid to do something wrong and hurt their offspring. However, their attitude and lack of respect they got can lead to a tendency to play the part of a victim, or be too strict and demanding in their approach. If they spend too much of their energy on teaching their kids good manners, while demeaning their potentially explosive or challenging personality, they could lose all authority and respect.
As children – Libra needs someone who will give them ultimate respect and in many cases, they are simply taught what they are supposed to do without much room for decision-making and the building of a healthy personality. Their indecisiveness can only drive impatient parents crazy, and they need time to come to solid and deep conclusions they cannot be happy without. Libras need time, patience and freedom, a life without meaningless obligations and orders that have no foundation in the way they understand the world. In case their personality gets the right treatment, they can become incredible people that bring true balance to the world.
Love And Intimacy
There is something strange about a single Libra. As a glow of sadness around them, that might even reject potential partners and make them undesirable. Libra truly shines when in a happy relationship, as if their mission in life is to get married. This is not the case, of course, but it is true that they easily get dependent on their life with another human being. If they get too clingy and unable to have activities on their own, this will put limitations on the entire scope of their relationships and make them a bit difficult to be with. Sex life is very important to Libras, as they are ruled by Venus and value physical satisfaction much more than other Air signs in the zodiac. They will be fully aware when they have found a perfect match, and easily get tied for life once they are certain of the way they feel.
Depending on their self-esteem, Libra representatives can reach incredible heights or lose their positions and have trouble advancing. Their career is usually important and something they need to dedicate to, in order to build a certain image they want others to see. Unfortunately, this is not a good enough reason to keep them satisfied and they really need to find a job they love in order to be successful. While choosing their career path, they should be given space, however indecisive, and their decisions should be made by them alone, without interference or suggestions from family, partners, or anyone else. If they do what they love every day, their own progress will become something like an irrelevant issue, and all they will care about is their creative strength and their ability to find joy in their calling.
Understanding Your Libra
To truly understand a Libra, you must have to realize the sense of responsibility they feel in everything they do. Their decisions are never taken lightly because they take too many factors into consideration, including your opinion and probably everyone else’s. This is an impossible task when you think about it, and unless they manage to find respect for their individuality and separate from other people, they will have trouble creating true intimacy as individuals that don’t even know who they actually are. They need patience and time, but also enough strength and initiative to truly make changes in life and accept spontaneity with all its beauties and excitements.
Positive Libra Traits
Charming for Libra is a likable sign that can be incredibly sensitive to the way they seem to others. Tactful, finely dressed and balanced, this is someone who seeks love and approval, and often finds it due to their ability to communicate and say just the right word at the right moment.
Balanced as a sign of balance itself, Libra will never give up on their need to find it, dig it up and find a middle ground in any situation that comes along.
Diplomatic for this is someone who knows exactly how to handle an argument, remain calm and focused on the solutions that will bring results in the long run. Their zone of comfort lies in settled relationships and they will enjoy creating them wherever they go.
Negative Libra Traits
Detached for this is a sign that exalts Saturn. Libra can become too strict in their judgment and lose the ability for true compassion and intimacy with other people.
Indecisive until they drive everyone around them crazy. The good thing in this trait is their certainty of the decision made, once they finally make it.
Lazy and to understand this, we have to understand that this is a sign opposite to Aries. This puts them far from initiative energy to take on challenges. If they could avoid stress they would do it at any cost.