Jean teaches astrology & metaphysics. She is an author, reader, ordained nondenominational minister, and member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
Basic Libra Facts
Libra is a cardinal air sign that is symbolized by the scales of justice and ruled by the planet Venus. Cardinal signs are natural leaders who like to have things their own way. Since they are ruled by loving Venus however, they know how to charm you so that you think you are getting your way when it’s really the other way around! Birthdays for Librans fall approximately in between September 21st and October 21st, and the correct sun sign can be verified in a book called an ephemeris. Many people believe that their birthday or sun sign “falls on a cusp.” This is not possible, your Sun could be in one sign only on your day of birth. The ephemeris is a book that shows the sign every planet was in every day of the month for usually a period of fifty years.
Libra sun sign people like life to be just, harmonious, and in balance, and you will know if their “scales get tipped.” A Libra person likes to see a problem from all perspectives, a good habit, but it makes it difficult for them to make decisions. If you are someone who makes quick, decisive decisions, this trait will drive you to distraction. Libran sun sign people all love to be surrounded with beauty, whether it is outside in nature, wearing good clothing, choosing tasteful art, or decorating and furnishing their homes. Hobbies that cater to this love of nice things such as painting or sculpting, making perfumes or soaps, or owning a hair salon are ways they can share beauty with other people. They can help them feel catered to, or create lovely things for others to appreciate.
Free Spirits and Partnership Potentials
Air signs are usually free spirits, and Libra is no exception. They love to travel, or go out socializing as often as possible. Their personalities are so friendly, people naturally gravitate towards them. They do well in sales jobs, travel agencies, the fashion industry, and have a talent for trades such as welding or carpentry. These skills are often put to use by parlaying objects they make into interesting pieces of original artwork. Libran sun sign people are also good at real estate, as they can convince people to buy a house and describe it so beautifully the clients will not notice the flaws. They are not insincere; they just have a positive outlook.
They are usually good looking people, so also excel at selling health club memberships, as the clients will hope a little exercise will help them look that good! Working in the hospitality industry would be another good choice. Librans are very open- minded and accept everyone for who he or she is. They are attracted to the opposite sex, and are usually seeing someone romantically, as they like partnerships.
Libra rules the 7th house of marriage, which is also the house of war. They most likely will marry, probably more than once, so it would be wiser if they wait until they are older and more mature. In this way they can understand their own selves and motives better, and the marriage has more of a chance to be successful. In health matters Libra rules the lumbar region of the spine and the kidneys. It is important they get enough rest and eat healthy, as they are people who like to burn the candle at both ends! Libra sun sign people like to work in partnerships too, and frequently buy a home or business with a friend. They are team players, but also enjoy competing against themselves, in sports like rock climbing, biking, or running. Your Libra sun sign friend is the one you call when you need to get out and forget your troubles, their cheery attitude will be just the right medicine for you! Libran people almost always have dimples. They are often on the cheeks when they smile, but I’ll leave it up to you to discover the correct location if it is somewhere more private!
Gemstones of Protection
Opals, with their rainbows of colors, are considered lucky stones for Libra people to wear. In ancient Greece they were believed to grace the wearer with the gift of foresight and the gift of prophecy. These colorful stones also were said to appear brighter when the person was involved in a successful endeavor, or duller if warning them the venture would be a disappointing one. Opals are sensitive to atmospheric conditions, and are soft stones, so the one wearing them should treat them gently.
Coral is also considered a safeguard against disease when worn by a Libran person. Coral is classified as a gem, although it is really the product of marine life. Most of it is found off the Mediterranean, Australian and African coasts. Roman women wore amulets of coral suspended from their necks as charms against sterility. Coral can be found in pinks, reds, oranges and sometimes white. It was also used in a powdered form and mixed to drink to ward off all kinds of ailments by the Romans
Show Your Appreciation!
Libran sun sign people have so much charm and grace, and a really deep need to be liked by others. They will not, however, compromise their principles in order to make people like them. Their feelings get hurt much more easily than you would suspect. My Libra brother has accused me of “screaming at him” most of his life, and I have proof from other family members and friends that I have never once raised my voice to him. It is said I give off a certain “aura” when angry, I’ve heard it from enough people! But I am older than him, so perhaps he perceives my words as correcting or negative when I do not mean it that way.
I tell you this for a reason, if you have a close Libra in your own life. You need to speak gently and tippy toe around their tender feelings a bit. Libra sun sign people love to be out in public, and always know of interesting places to go and things to see. They are up on all the latest shows and newest good restaurants. They love going to concerts. They really enjoy nightlife, so dancing and clubbing is a must! Companionship matters a great deal to them, hence their strong desire to accomplish things in a partnership. Libra sun sign people have a good sense of fair play, as they are ruled by the scales of justice. They will speak out bravely if they think anyone was wronged in any way. They are intellectual, always learning and getting interested in new things. They need lots of mental stimulation.
Leaders Who Get Results
Although Libra sun sign people are mostly good natured, remember I told you they are cardinal signs, or want to be the leaders? I meant they always want to be the leaders! If you cross them on an issue that is important to them, be prepared for an all out tantrum, or to be told off for at least an hour. This is not the norm, but watch out for when those scales get tipped! Libra sun sign people can get physically ill from being upset though, so they prefer to be in control of situations, and of their anger. Your Libran friend is the one that motivates (or nags) you to get out of the house more. They have very active schedules, and often attend several functions on the same evening.
I have one Libra sun sign friend who is active in a local political club, The League of Women Voters, on both the local and County Open Space Committees, (making sure there is land available for parks and enjoyable leisure activities), she invested in her own makeup and toiletry business and became the District Manager in a very short time span. It's Arbonne, and it is all natural botanicals. She is devoted to shopping in local stores in our community to keep businesses open here, and has strong opinions on whatever happens in our town. She is actively looking for space for us to begin a community garden, and I have no doubt that she will find it. Together we have grown our community’s food pantry, important in today’s economy.
She’s a peaceful Libra, but taught me everything I know about how to wage an environmental battle—and very sweetly, with a smile on my face. Her philosophy is simple. She tells me that when you argue a point, never be against something. Be for something else. It’s so much more positive! Libra sun sign people are brainy and can be good teachers, as they pleasantly believe no question is dumb except the one that is not asked. Most Libra sun sign people are whirlwinds of activity. But this is why Librans must really take time out to rest and unwind once in a while. Anyone with a Libran in their life will never lack for something to do or a cause to care about, and will always surround themselves with interesting people.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2010 Jean Bakula
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 10, 2020:
Thank you for the feedback. I wrote those a long time ago, but they can always be improved.
Peter Kiarie on February 28, 2020:
I find this article super accurate. Do you know me? I'm Libra, and I think most of the things you said (95+%) about Libra people are correct. Thank you.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 20, 2014:
Nice to see you. I'm glad you concur!
Alice Lee Martin from Sumner, Washington,USA on November 30, 2010:
This is me! I love that you posted this!