Facts About The Libra Zodiac Sign That Explain These Peaceful, Intellectual People Perfectly

Libra Zodiac Sign Guide: Horoscope Dates, Personality Traits & Astrology Sign Compatibility
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Find your inner zen with this sign.

Kick back and relax, Libra! You've earned it! 

The Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. Libra's horoscope dates fall between September 23 - October 22, which is also the start of the fall season. So if you're usually enjoying your first cup of cocoa of the season and getting out all your cozy socks and sweaters for your birthday, congrats — you're a Libra, according to the zodiac!

What is the Libra zodiac sign like?

If Snow White had a zodiac sign, she'd absolutely be a Libra. Characterized by love, peace, and beauty, the Libra is most certainly the fairest of all the zodiac signs. 

Libra is one of the three air signs of the zodiac. However, unlike Gemini, the Libra isn't a strong gust of air. Instead, the Libra seeks to divert the Gemini's powerful presence into a peaceful, more harmonious breeze. The Libras encourage us to slow down and enjoy this pleasant change in the air. 

To be honest, this is probably one of the Libra's biggest downfalls. They care very deeply about others and feel a strong sense of responsibility not only for their own opinions and well-being but for everyone else's around them as well. The Libra is often guilty of caring a little TOO much about what others think. This can cause them to lose sight of their own individuality. A Libra will eventually be able to find their true selves — the journey getting there will just take them a little longer than most signs.

Although the Libra may have a lack of independence, they definitely don't have any shortage of interesting ideas to bring to the table. Like the other air signs, Libras are intellectual and are always ready to communicate fresh opinions. Nonetheless, you probably have time for a lunch break while the Libra tries to make a decision — that is, if they ever actually come to one. Decisions will never be taken lightly when a Libra's involved as they're careful to take every factor into consideration and examine everyone's opinion before coming to an assessment.

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Dates & Details about Libra

  • Horoscope Dates: September 23 - October 22
  • Element: Air
  • Ruling Planet: Venus
  • Color: Pink
  • Day: Friday
  • Strength: Diplomatic
  • Weakness: Indecisive
  • Birthstone: Opal

Libra personality traits:

Libras are the stuff of fairytales. The charming and polite Libra will never fail to sweep you off of your feet. 

As peacekeepers of the zodiac, a Libra won't stand for any kind of unfairness. Everything must be peaceful and balanced or the Libra becomes upset. In fact, injustice is just about the only thing that can make a Libra get all fired up. This sign will do anything to avoid a conflict and is at their most happy when everyone gets along.

Libras make for great friends. They thrive on being social and are always up for a good time with their crew. And you can feel confident in knowing that your group will remain tight when there's Libra in it. A Libra is more than happy to be the negotiator in an argument and makes sure that every dispute is resolved equally. It's never a bad choice to have a Libra as one of your BFFs.

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What does the Libra symbol mean in astrology?

The symbol for the Libra is unique in that it's not an animal. However, it couldn't be more accurate. The Libra symbol is the scales. Everything in the Libra's world must be balanced, just like a scale. 

A Libra doesn't feel right unless justice is served and everything is equal and in perfect harmony. For such a peaceful sign, you're pretty badass, Libra. In fact, we're starting to think that the Libra was a superhero in another life.   

Best Libra compatibility:

Libras are hopeless romantics. Finding love is very important to a Libra and they don't make it hard for you to fall in love with them either. Libras are naturally charming and exude a beautiful energy that makes them quite irresistible. Libras require a deep, meaningful romantic relationship and it is crucial that it also must be an equal union for it to survive.

That's why the Libra will make a beautiful astrological match with their fellow air sign, the Gemini. Geminis share many of Libra's traits, but most importantly they have that same strong desire for romance. As air signs, they are both very sociable and communicative people. This will fare well in making and keeping a successful long-term relationship as both partners are open to going out and trying new things and will always keep an open line of communication. 

Both are passionate signs and Libra definitely appreciates the investment a Gemini will put into making their relationship romantic. Libras yearn and often spend much of their time looking for that traditional, old-school type of romance. They believe in courting and swoon over romantic gestures no matter if they're small or big. And they have no problem doing their part as well in returning their love whether through words or gifts.

It's easy for a Libra to lose themselves in their relationships, which can become a bit of a problem to both partners. Most of this couple's issues will lie in the fact that Gemini is more independent than Libra. While a Gemini no doubt loves their relationship with their Libra, they also value their independent streak. This is something Libras have a harder time wrapping their heads around. They wouldn't mind spending all of their time with their partner, which can clash with the independent part of a Gemini's personality. The good thing is that since both signs are excellent communicators and Libra is great at keeping the peace and values equality, their problems are always resolved quickly and diplomatically.

Overall, the Libra and Gemini romance is definitely a relationship role model for the rest of the zodiac. Their partnership is a harmonious, exquisite one that will last well into their golden years, which is exactly what the Libra is looking for. 

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Best career for a Libra:

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Libras are natural born diplomats. They're also extremely social people, so any occupation where they can be part of a collaborative team will be a successful choice for them.

Obviously, a diplomat is a great choice for Libras. But a Libra will also make a great judge or lawyer. This type of career will fulfill the Libra's intense need to find justice and truth. A Libra excels in any job that has projects where they can work alongside other people and contribute fresh, new ideas to the team. With their beautiful visions and friendly personalities, they would also make great designers.

The Libra sign is the best at being able to separate their work lives from their personal lives. Libras understand more than anything that they need balance in order to have a happy life. Libras are wise in choosing careers that allow them to have this balance and set aside special time for their relationships. 

Oh, and Libras are just as amazing at balancing checkbooks as they are at balancing their lives. So, you never have to worry about financial issues with a Libra by your side.

Famous Libra celebrities (and their birthdays):​​

  • Actor Will Smith - September 25
  • Actress Kate Winslet - October 5
  • Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren - October 14
  • Rapper Eminem - October 17
  • Television Personality Kim Kardashian - October 21

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