Symbol: Libra sun sign symbol

Polarity: Positive

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Venus

Favorable Colors: Blues and pastels

Lucky Gems: Sapphire, jade, and opal

Part of the Body: Kidneys and skin

Metal: Copper

Key Phrase: I balance

Opposite Sign: Aries


Possitive Traits

Intellectually creative: a constant source of new ideas. Very active social life, can get along with others fabulously. Cosmopolitan. Diplomatic: will always try to create harmony among other people. Artistically and/or musically talented. great sense of humour, the born entertainer.

Negative Traits

Not genuine: often creates a sort of “false harmony”, merely to avoid any sort of conflict with other people. Indecisive. Appears to be very open, yet is in fact extremely stubborn in his ideas, which he won’t alter even when faced with logical evidence to the contrary. Not at all practical, very often lazy and addicted to pleasure.

Possitive Side

Where elegance meets cool, and sense meets sensibility: That’s Libra. Refined and even-tempered, amiable and observant, you’re the ultimate diplomat (when you want to be). You seek serenity, respond strongly to art and music, and thrive in aesthetically agreeable surroundings (though ordinary nuisances like noise make you tense and tired). Your artistic sensibility is highly developed, your social sense even more so. Easy-going, graceful, smart, and charming, you’re a sought-after dinner party guest who very much wants to be liked. And although you can’t stop being flirtatious, you’re also a committed partner for whom relationships are indispensable.

At the same time, as an air sign, you have a sophisticated intellect and you pride yourself on your sensible approach to life. You’re conscious of the implications of any and all decisions. You seek out information and opposing points of view, and you do your best not to jump to conclusions, often arguing a point just to work your way around all sides of an issue. (Plus, let it be said that you enjoy a good debate.) Because reason is a high value for you, you naturally try to be objective. That’s the meaning of the scales, your symbol, which represents your ability to weigh both sides of an issue as well as your need to achieve emotional balance. (Libra is the only sign symbolized by a physical object rather than a living creature.) Most of the time, your thoughtful, objective approach works. The harmony and balance that you seek are achievable.

Negative Side

Your amiable personality may conceal a festering dissatisfaction and a terrible struggle with emotional complexities. You have a deeply ingrained predisposition to worry, combined with — at your sorriest — a woeful lack of confidence. (If you have planets in Virgo, as many Librans do, you’re undoubtedly your own harshest critic.) Anxious for the good opinion of others, you may try too hard to satisfy. And yet in other ways, you don’t try hard enough. When you’re down, you can be vague, dependent, self-indulgent, and withdrawn, and your refined sensibilities are so easily injured that it’s sometimes laughable.

You can’t bear squabbles — and yet you’re more than capable of generating them.

And as much as you need balance, you have trouble maintaining it. Because you’re a serious thinker, you can be indecisive to the point of paralysis, especially when you need to make a serious choice. Uncertainty undoes you. You wobble back and forth, balancing pros and cons. You compare and contrast. You work yourself up into a tizzy, becoming distant, argumentative, or obsessed. Making up your mind so that you can move forward can be your greatest challenge. In your search for peace, beauty, and equilibrium, you can wear yourself out. Your best approach is the Roman one: Moderation in all things.

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