Libra: September 22 – October 22
Ruling Planet: Venus, the Planet of Love and Relationships
Where You’ll Find Them: Daydreaming about their lover, decorating their home, hosting a party
What They Avoid: Getting too serious too soon, explaining their emotions, making a decision
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac — an Air sign characterized by their intellect, desire for balance, and love of beauty and harmony. Libra is able to adapt to any situation they’re thrown into, and get along with practically anyone they meet. A charming people-person, Libras are wonderful communicators, artists, hosts, speakers and writers. Being ruled by Venus makes them charismatic and aware of how the beauty that exists within and around them. Some people call Libra vain or superficial, but those are often the same people who wish they had Libra’s personal sense of classic aesthetic.
Professionally, Libra makes a great lawyer due to their propensity for justice-related causes. Libras are also natural artists, singers, dancers, painters, actors and poets because of their desire to express their fluid emotions to a wider audience. Libras have a need for balance and fairness in their lives, so they may gravitate towards a career where they have a fair shot of advancing and achieving their goals. But sometimes Libra plays it too safe, preferring to take the tried and true route rather than risk it all. Libra isn’t that comfortable with extremes, but they’d benefit from daring to tip the scales every now and then. Libra is known for using their intellect and logic over their sensitivity and intuition, but a deeper emotional analysis can benefit them in the long-run.
As a friend, Libra is a social butterfly — people call Libra their best friend, but Libra may not really call that many other people their best friend, because they have so many friends. Even the shyest Libras have an approachable, warm, loving demeanor about them that helps them stand out from the crowd. Libra’s smile and welcoming energy can open many doors for them. People feel relaxed around Libra, and Libra is able to bring much harmony to every environment they’re in. The main thing Libras must work on as friends is not skimming the surface of their relationships and daring to dig deeper and get to know their friends on a profound level. Sometimes Libra flutters from friend to friend so easily that others question their level of investment in the friendship.
Romantically, while Libra comes off as an open book, once you really observe them you realize how elusive Libra really is. Like all Air signs, Libra will flutter from experience to experience, but Libra is the most relationship-oriented sign of the zodiac, so although they have a flirtatious nature, they’re ultimately seeking to attract a soulmate match — someone who challenges them intellectually, emotionally and physically. Once a Libra falls in love, they’re able to focus on improving their self along with their partner. They can become philosophical and more sensitive as a lover, and this crystallizes the bond.