You’ll know a Libra Zodiac sign when you meet one… Like when you’re knee deep in a rant about your co-worker who insists on eating tuna salad at their desk and your friend responds with: “Well, it’s THEIR work space too…”?
If this sounds familiar, you’re probably friends with (or are) a diplomatic, fair, and peace loving Libra.
Libras (born from September 23rd – October 22nd) are inherently peacekeeping.
They’re like the middle children of the earth, sent here to balance out the rest of the tuna salad hating signs.
Let’s dig into the Libra Zodiac sign now and talk about their personality traits, compatibility, challenges, and best careers. We’re also dishing the dirt on Libra men and women!
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Libra Personality Traits
The Libra Zodiac sign has a strong diplomatic nature that makes them a great impartial opinion for a fair judging.
They are fiercely creative and easily stimulated by fine art, music and all things beautiful!
While they reserve opinions, they’re not reserved in nature. In fact, Libras are highly social! They generally hate to be alone and can often be found with a close friend at hand — even if they’re just running to the store.
Because Libra is an air sign, they have the tendency to fit in wherever they go. It’s possible for a Libra to have friends from all over: yoga class, the grocery store, high school, and previous jobs.
The Libra Zodiac Sign is:
- Lover of beauty
Libras and Friends
Friends know they can rely on their Libra for fair advice, but also for a great time. They’re almost always up to try anything and accompany their friends anywhere they go (as long as it doesn’t stir up too much trouble).
The Libra sign can be found pushing their friends into the spotlight and encouraging them to chase their dreams. They have high standards for themselves and those around them, so close friends can feel like they’re disappointing them if something doesn’t work out.
Libras and Family
While the Libra Zodiac sign loves fairness, they hate conflict and drama. If they get the sense conflict is coming, they’ll run in the opposite direction.
Family members know they need to address any and all issues with their resident Libra sign in a certain manner.
All debates must be handled in gentle and fair manner in order for a Libra to hang around. More often than not, a Libra Zodiac sign will simply agree with their siblings or parents in order to keep peace in the house.
Because they don’t like to spend time alone, they’re easily influenced by others opinions and can often adapt them in order to avoid rocking the family boat.
Libra Astrology Challenges
While they’re fantastic creatives, peacekeepers, and friends, they can also be flighty, indecisive, and avoidant.
When the going gets tough, the Libras typically get going! On their way out, it’s possible they’ll grab a glass of Chardonnay (they do like the finer things in life) and wallow in some self-pity.
Every man in every jewelry commercial ever made was probably a Libra man!
Once a Libra man decides what (or who) he wants, he’s not one to give up. He’s one to plant roots – and dates with the intention of marrying.
Libra guys are the epitome of romance. It’s common for them to sweep their partners off their feet with evenings of romance at wine tastings and art galleries!
Gifts from your Libra man?… They love to spoil their partners!
Obviously, Libra men are super fair and they expect to be treated the same way in all their relationships. If they get the sense they are being strung along or used, they may respond in a near childish manner.
It’s their tendency to imagine everything as a personal insult, even if it has nothing to do with them. However once they’ve calmed down, Libras return to their reasonable and diplomatic selves.
A Libra women can be a tough nut to crack, but on the inside she is loyal, committed, and loving.
Once she finds her mate, she’ll do almost anything to make it work. (On the flip side, she loves her independence!)
Women with the Libra Zodiac sign try really hard to please their family, friends and partner… so much so that they are plagued with guilt if she doesn’t give it her all. And of course, because she hates conflict, she may suppress her emotions and push through her unhappiness to avoid any sort of argument.
On the surface, it may seem like Libra women love to step up and take charge. And that’s partly true! They show a LOT of initiative (she’s not one to leave things to chance).
In love, her “take charge” nature can seem controlling, but she’s totally fine letting her partner take the lead… as long as they know what they’re doing.
In a partner, Libra women need someone to bring balance and calm. They need someone who will appreciate life’s luxuries with them, but also reel them in if they go too far. (Notice the balance theme again?)
Loved ones know to let their emotions take course before stepping in to offer a Libra woman advice. Because they are so future focused, they have the tendency to over-analyze things and come to dramatic conclusions.
Their partner must understand their buried emotions and let them run their course without getting scared off.
Libra Astrology: History and Background
It’s probably obvious by now that Libras are the fair ruling, peacekeeping, justice seeking signs of the Zodiac.
Those positive qualities stem from Libra being ruled by Venus (the planet of all things love, balance, romance, inspiration, and peace).
Venus also has a way of finding beauty in everything and creating a fine balance in relationships… sound familiar? :)
Libra in the Zodiac
Like a lot of astrological signs, the Libra does not coincide with it’s own constellation. In fact, the Libra position is smack dab between Virgo and Scorpio…
That’s the interesting thing about the constellation of Libra – it’s actually part of the claws of the Scorpion…
Which technically makes it part of the constellation of Scorpio.
Soooo, (while there is some debate about this), there’s really no true constellation of Libra.
However, there’s no debate that this sign was created to maintain balance between the signs — which is exactly what it does.
The Libra Zodiac Sign
An air of mystery and uncertainty surrounds Libra. However this sign is mostly thought to be linked to Dike (daughter of Zeus). Dike was the goddess of justice in charge of judging every soul that passed away.
If the souls were honorable, she would reward them, but if they were not she was in charge of punishing them. Her natural need for a fair ruling falls right in line with Libra’s diplomatic tendencies.
This theory could also explain the Libra sign’s need to avoid conflict, as Dike eventually left her position and gave up on the human race (I mean, really, can you blame her?).
Best Libra Compatibility
Libra and Aries
Move aside, Brad and Angelina — the Aries and Libra are the new power couple in town. Even though both of these signs are on the masculine side, there’s no doubt that this match is made in heaven.
While the Aries helps the Libra Zodiac sign gain some assertiveness and decisiveness, the Libra sparks an inner fire in the Aries. Of course nothing is all rainbows and butterflies, so trust issues may show their face in this relationship.
Because both signs are naturally skeptical, they will need to learn to open up and trust more easily. However, their emotional language is one in the same which means their communication should flow easily and allow them to conquer anything.
Libra and Pisces
Peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, Libra and Pisces. This pair is another classic that simply can’t be beat.
While both astrology signs thrive on romance and creativity, they still see the world differently. The Libra Zodiac sign relishes in change. But, the sentimental and steady Pisces has a hard time with change…and loves their quiet nights at home.
Because of their inherent differences, these signs need to invite constant communication and respect to live in the relationship. But their opposite tendencies complement each other well and draw each sign out of their comfort zones.
When this pair is together, they enable each other to embrace a side of life they never have before!
Libra Zodiac Sign: Least Compatible
Libra and Taurus
People with different perspectives can teach valuable lessons, but the road to understanding will be bumpy — at best. The Taurus is notoriously unchangeable and steady, while the Libra enjoys new experiences and adventures.
Their opposite desires in life will feed each other’s fears and bruise egos along the way. However they both place value in drama-free relationships and trust, so with enough communication and understanding they may make it work!
Libra and Virgo
Even though these two signs love communicating, it’s rare that they’ll find common ground to discuss. Their emotional personalities will do anything but compliment each other, leading to more drama than General Hospital.
Sure, the Libra Zodiac sign tries to keep peace and tailor themselves to their partner, but in this case that tendency will force them to be completely un-authentic. This can lead to stifled emotions and frustrated feelings that continue to accumulate over time.
While their values may initially seem to be in line, it will likely quickly become obvious that value systems alone will not cause a happy relationship. But, if this pair can establish mutual respect and open communication they may form a great intellectual bond.
Best Libra Sign Careers
Libras at work are very much like Libras at play — they require balance, fairness, and flexibility. It’s rare to find a workaholic Libra because they place high value on a work-life balance.
So no matter what career they end up in, they’ll likely be the ones ducking out at 5:05 pm and declining overtime to spend time with family.
However they’re hardworking, and will never be happy on the bottom level of a company. They take pride in their work and job title so they’ll often work their way up to mid-level executives before putting on cruise control.
Great Careers for the Libra Zodiac Sign:
- Lawyers (no shock there)
- Interior designers
- School principals
- Graphic designers
Wherever they end up, they’ll need the ability to express themselves and offer balance to a situation.
They’ll also need the ability to spread themselves equally in every direction. They won’t respond well to typical office politics or being overworked.
Libras and Money
Libras are natural savers — but not because they love to save. Because of their indecisive nature, it’s likely that they’ll question their purchases so much that they don’t make any!
Like most aspects of their life, they crave balance. You probably won’t see a Libra Zodiac sign put all of their money in one stock, one house, or one investment! Balance is key, of course! So they are more likely to spread their investments out.
While Libras do enjoy the finer things in life, they’re rarely extremely flashy or extravagant with their purchases. More often than not, having their finances in order is just another day in the Libra life.
Libra Zodiac Sign Takeaways
- The Libra Zodiac sign is the most balanced, peaceful and loving in all of astrology.
- A cardinal sign, Libra represents new beginnings and energy. Those born September 23 – October 22nd often represent that with their natural creativity!
- Because of their air sign status, the Libra sign can struggle with being indecisive and overly sensitive. On the other hand, they don’t pause when it comes to settling a debate! This nature often leads them to careers in law or public service.
- The Libra Zodiac’s tendency to chase true love leaves them romantic at heart (and their partners spoiled). One of their best matches is Aries, closely followed by Pisces who allow them to be themselves and take more action!