What Is A Libra?

Libra Scales

I thought this post I would talk about the Libra since I myself am a Libra.  Born 12 Oct, I can tell you I am a true Libra.  If there were ever a description that fit me it was this one.  I even have the scales tattooed on me.  Anyway, I thought I would educate everyone else about us Libra’s for those who always wondered but never knew.

Libra Astrology 23 September – 22 October

Libra Strength Keywords:

  • Diplomatic
  • Graceful
  • Peaceful
  • Idealistic
  • Hospitable
  • Urbane
  • Romantic
  • Charming
  • Easygoing
  • Sociable

Libra Weakness Keywords:

  • Superficial
  • Vain
  • Indecisive
  • Unreliable
  • Changeable
  • Gullible
  • Easily Influenced
  • Flirtatious
  • Self-Indulgent

Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals.  Many modern astrologers regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal types because it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons, when the harvest of all the hard work of the spring is reaped.  There is a mellowness and sense of relaxation in the air as mankind enjoys the last of the summer sun and the fruits of his toil.  Librans too are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters and are often good looking.  (Yea that’s me)  They have elegance, charm, and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living) and the pleasures that these bring.

They have a good critical faculty and are able to stand back and look impartially at matters which call for an impartial judgment to be made on them.  But they do not tolerate argument from anyone who challenges their opinions,  (DAMN RIGHT) for once they have reached a conclusion, its truth seems to them self-evident; and among their faults is an impatience of criticism and a greed for approval.  But their characters are on the whole balanced, diplomatic and even tempered.

Librans are sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an almost psychic extent, of understanding the emotional needs of their companions and meeting them with their own innate optimism.  They are the kind of people of whom it is said, “They always make you feel better for having been with them.”  They are very social human beings.  They loathe cruelty, viciousness and vulgarity and detest conflict between people, so they do their best to cooperate and compromise with everyone around them, and their ideal for their own circle and for society as a whole is unity.  Libras like to be around other people, they are all about partnerships and groups.  Libras are great at getting along with people, everyone likes a Libra.  They are the glue that hold a group together because they are the ones responsible for keeping harmony and peace.  Libras have mastered the art of relationships, no just romantic but business, personal, and family relationships just to name a few.  No one is able to see another person’s point of view better then a Libra.

Their cast of mind is artistic rather than intellectual, though they are usually too moderate and well balanced to be avant garde in any artistic endeavor.  They have good perception and observation and their critical ability, with which they are able to view their own efforts as well as those of others, gives their work integrity.  Libras love excitement, new situations, adventure and the unusual.  They make friends with people from all walks of life and they are always up to something new and exciting with enthusiasm.

Libras dislike hard work.  Fortunately, their intuitive instincts are good at telling them where money can come from.  They can think up great business ideas that are original and bound for success, they can initiate the idea but they need someone else to do the work.  Libras make good business partners but no good business people on their own.  Libras have potential of being a good leader with their diplomatic ways.  A good way for Libra to become wealthy is through artistic endeavors.  They can be painters, interior decorators, actors or writing screenplays or composing.  These are great ideas because it incorporates Libra’s hobby with a moneymaking venture.

Libras have excellent instincts and intuition, most of the time they do not trust them enough.  Libras are likely to be underachievers due to the easygoing attitude.  This does not mean that they are necessarily lazy, they just make do with whatever comes their way.  They do not want anything badly enough to fight for it.  The only time that a Libra will usually stand up is if a situation is unfair, the only time a Libra will definitely stand up is if they feel something involving them is unfair.  They need their respect and their fairness, after all, Libra has done so much for other people, it deserves at least fairness, right?  When this issue comes into play, Libra becomes courageous.

Libra Zodiac In The Stars


They are also likely to hide or bend their own true feelings in order to bring peace with a group and to make others like them.  Sometime this results in them not really knowing what their true feelings are because they are trying to make everyone happy.  Other people can see this and Libras have earned themselves a reputation for being indecisive, they simply do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings or cause disorder or friction in a situation.  This spills over inside the person and many times, Libras have difficulty making decisions.  Inside, the Libra is very insecure, they suffer from a lack of self confidence, they are always searching for something to complete them.  This is another reason why they are social butterflies, it is an unconscious attempt to find the missing peace through other people.  By trying to appease other people all the time, Libras don’t really know who they are inside.  Libras desperately need love and approval, they will do the favors that people ask and have a hard time saying “no” or “I’m too busy” in order to prove how nice they are, this gradually builds up resentment and negative self esteem issues inside.  Libra’s indecisiveness is cause by fear, their fear that a wrong decision will make everything come crashing down around them and cause turmoil in their lives.  Life is not like that and the Libra that acknowledges the fact that life has ups and downs will be less emotionally wound up, not so hard on themselves and as a result, they will be a much happier person.

In their personal relationships they show understanding of the other person’s point of view, trying to resolve any differences by compromise, and are often willing to allow claims against themselves to be settled to their own disadvantage rather than spoil a relationship.  They like the opposite sex to the extent of promiscuity sometimes, and may indulge in romanticism bordering on sentimentality.

Their marriages however, stand a good chance of success because they are frequently the union of “true minds”.  The Libran’s continuing kindness toward his or her partner mollifies any hurt the latter may feel if the two have had a tiff.  Nor can the Libran’s spouse often complain that he or she is not understood, for the Libran is usually the most empathetic of all the zodiacal types and the most ready to tolerate the beloved’s failings.  Ruled by Venus, they are charming, thoughtful and diplomatic, always remembering to pay compliments, buy anniversary presents and open the car door.  Easy going Librans like everything to run smoothly, and hate discord.  They will go to any lengths to avoid an argument.  They feel like only half a person without a partner, so they don’t shy from commitment.  In fact, a happy marriage or partnership is high on their list of must haves.

The trouble is, Librans never know when to turn off the charm, and can arouse jealousy by continuing to spread the love even when they’ve been snared.  Make sure your ease with relationships doesn’t get you into big trouble, because nothing is more ugly than two Scorpios fighting over the same Libran.

The negative Libran character may show frivolity, flirtatiousness and shallowness.  It can be changeable and indecisive, impatient of routine, colorlessly conventional and timid, easygoing to the point of inertia, seldom angry when circumstances demand a show of annoyance at least; and yet Librans can shock everyone around them with sudden storms of rage.  Their love of pleasure may lead them into extravagance; Libran men can degenerate into reckless gamblers, and Libran women extravagant, jealous and careless about money sometimes squander their wealth and talents in their over enthusiasm for causes which they espouse.

A Libra woman is enchanting and charming, she is the master of the art of seduction.  The environment is important for Libra, make sure the first date is somewhere classy and elegant with posh surroundings, such as lunch at an elegant bistro then a walk along the tree lined pathways of a ravine in the summertime with the flowers blooming.  Libra will feel at peace and love it. Give her compliments and tell her how much she is appreciated.  She may reply bashfully but with each compliments, the radiant glow inside her will shine brighter and brighter.  Once the initial seduction is over with and the relationship has become more stable, she will stop her sweet seductive ways, not because she has completely lost interest, but it is because she is lazy in love.  She may need a few days away without you, this is like pressing the reset button on the relationship. Be romantic with her and she won’t lose interest.  Be dramatically romantic, sweet love notes tucked in her pocket, flowers, these things bring great joy to the Libra woman and they make her feel special, which is essentially important to the Libra woman.

The Libra man is very popular with women because he is charming, harmonious and can relate to women on their level – a characteristic of Libra is the ability so see the world through the eyes of others.  Libra men do this to seduce the girl and it always works.  He always seems to be on the search for the perfect women, unfortunately, that does not exist.  The closest thing a perfect woman could do is appreciate and be in awe of his stardom.  Look up to him, admire him, he is a sucker for flattery.  Do not nag or pick on his inability to make a decision, it will simply put pressure on him.  You make the decision if he cannot, he will happily go along with you and deep inside will be happy that you took control.

Libras are easy to attract, they probably have attracted you first with their easygoing nature.  First and foremost, admire and flatter them.  Treat them like a prince or princess.  Libras love to talk, they can talk about anything but are especially interested in themselves.  Want to leave a lasting impression on a Libra?  Ask questions about them and talk about their interests, hobbies, anything regarding them.  Even though Libras are diplomatic, they enjoy seeing things from other points of view.  Engage in a light debate about an issue exploring both sides and the conversation will flow.  Dress nice, keep the atmosphere posh and upscale and clean your house before they come over for the first time.  First impressions are lasting for Libras. Have fun, be yourself, you are almost guaranteed a good time with the easygoing, interesting Libra.

The lower back is the most sensitive region on a Libra.  Caressing it softly or even slow dancing will heighten the sensual experience for any Libra.  Libra are usually very fond of a light pinch or smack on the buttocks.

Sex is enchanting, sensual experience, like a sex scene out of a movie.  Lots of gentle rubbing, stroking, caressing. Libras make very imaginative and creative lovers.  They are good at what they do and they are willing to try something new. Always keep it classy however, Libras are not one for bathroom stall sex.  Set the mood with lots of teasing foreplay and create ambiance with candles and scented massage oils.

Libras are the envy of all their friends and not hard up for partners.  Romance is more important to than sex but they find time for the down and dirty.  This is the only sign that can go for months without making a move.  The build-up is as important as taking you to bed.  First, he has to decide if he really likes you – that can take forever.  Once he decides, he still wants to create ideal, endless romance.  He’ll go all out with roses, champagne and poetry, all while you sit there hot and bothered.  Making the first move may be in order but creat an atmosphere first:  Everything must be beautiful, including high-thread count sheets and flattering lighting.  For Libras, sex is, like everything, an art form.

Extra care is taken to please the partner.  Librans can be provocative in a quiet way.  Their need for balance and perfection in their relationships may manifest itself at all the wrong moments.  In bed, these lovers want things to be balanced.  They love working on getting things right, and are especially turned on by role-playing sex games.  They have a strong need for change and growth in their sexual expression.  They are givers in bed, but they fully expect you to give equally in return.  Although they can be pushed around for a time, their lovers must be aware that the best way to keep Libra lovers happy is to keep everything fair.  These lovers can be a little picky when it comes to mood and atmosphere while making love.  Make them happy, however, and you have a lover who is going to think about you and your needs.  These lovers can charm the birds out of the trees when they want too.

Libra in a Nutshell:  Libras are the diplomat of the zodiac.  They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view.  They are the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their life, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them.  They have captivating charm, elegant taste and they are easy to like due to their eager-to-please, easygoing nature.  In return for a Libra’s amazing ability to be a good listener, sooth and calm people, they expect admiration.  Libras will gather a group of people, everyone will become friends then the Libra will be in the center of the group.  They like the attention and the admiration for the people that they have brought together.  Libras are very intelligent, they often hide this inside their easygoing exterior.  They express their intelligence through creativity, most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit.  Many people overlook just how intelligent a Libra actually is. When others see a Libras wide range of interests and hobbies, their intelligence and creativity is more then obvious.  Libras love variety and different situations.  They welcome change. Libras love luxury.  They will spend lots of money and surround themselves with beautiful things and they seem to be constantly fussing over their appearance.  They love anything upscale and classy.  Libras work hard to please others, this they do an others find them incredibly captivating.

The symbol associated with this sign is the scales of balance representing the balance that they continually seek in themselves and their life.  The scales were also adopted by our judicial system to symbolize a balance of fairness in the law which is emphasized by “blind justice” holding them.  The color of choice for Libra is Blue.  The starstone is the precious Sapphire.  The Sapphire is one of the most beautiful and sought after gems in the quartz family.  It is considered good luck i many ways and one of the major healing stones.

Libra Zodiac Tattoo


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