September 24 - October 22
ruled by Venus
slogan: "I balance"
Librans are the judges of the zodiac, and they seek beauty, harmony, and security.
Positive libran qualities include fairness, intelligence, charm, gentleness, emotional balance, and a romantic nature.
On the negative side they tend to be indecisive, dependent, lazy, argumentative, materialistic, and temperamental. They procrastinate, and can be self indulgent.
Beauty is intrinsic to the Libran nature and they tend to be very good looking. They have tremendous charm and charisma, which they use to get whatever they want out of life - which tends to be adoration, as they are very self-centred and self-loving. They spend more time and money and effort on their looks and clothes, than do other signs. They aim to be surrounded in life by beauty and harmony, and to be loved and adored by the whole world. They are only happy when they are loved, admired, and cherished.
They abhor anything that is disharmonious or dirty or violent, and they seek pleasure and refinement. They are intelligent, creative, and thoughtful, and have a languid sensuality which has universal appeal. They blend the mental and the emotional. They are caring yet not confining, loving yet not too sentimental. They seek harmony and balance in all things.
Libra is the most peace-loving sign - they look for peace and quiet, at almost any cost, and will go to great lengths to avoid upsets and arguments. They find solutions to problems, and compromises over issues that others would not consider worth the time and effort. They hope that charm will get them everywhere, and will not resort to force to solve a problem. Sometimes they appear lazy and indecisive, when in fact they are simply taking the time required to concentrate and find the easiest way out of difficulties. Their judgment is refined - they assess issues and reflect on them very carefully, before reaching any decisions.
Librans are intensely idealistic, believing inherently in he fairness of life. Their sign symbolizes ethics, morality, judgement, and apportionment. They have a tendency to get stuck in a choice, whether it is between partners, or vocations, or philosophies, or whatever. While Librans cannot bear division or disharmony in the Universe, they create division within themselves, so that they can discover inner knowledge through the process of choice.
They only like change if everyone approves of it, and nobody gets hurt, and everyone lives happily ever after! As the real world is not so perfect, they get apprehensive about the future. They are very worried by big decisions that will affect their long term future: they find it hard to choose which friends to mix with, who to marry, which career to follow - so they look at the future with mixed feelings.
They can be superficial and flighty, and lack concentration and vision, and so are better at game-playing than they are taking on heavy responsibilities. They are spendthrift and can face bankruptcy without a qualm. They like to combine business with pleasure, and their self-seeking ways and sensuality permeate everything that they do.
They have plenty of friends, but they can lose them through ingratitude and thoughtlessness. They are shrewd and sly, and cultivate friendship for business or social advancement, often using friends in various ways for their own ends.
Librans love to love, being affectionate and romantic, and have a basic need for a partner to share in everything that they do. Life is meaningless to them if they cannot share it. A happy Libran is a married Libran, and they are seldom without someone to share their life, their thoughts, and their work. They are romantic idealists, and long for the perfect love. They cannot resist an attractive face, and are constantly being swept away by their strongly sensual emotion. They seek meaning in life through the experience of a partner, and wish above all else to create a long-lasting relationship. They need beauty, harmony, and security. Their excessive demands for love can alienate those close to them. They can be fickle and capricious, even compulsively unfaithful, and they need a great deal of emotional support. They will often marry and divorce more than other signs, perhaps because they fear being abandoned so much that they will betray their partner first, or perhaps because they are so maddeningly indecisive. Because they are lazy, they get bored very easily and shirk their responsibilities, preferring to be the playboy or the femme fatale. They don't try very hard to understand their own nature, and are very low in endurance.
Librans are balanced even in their own sexuality: Libran men have an affinity with the feminine sphere of adornment, ornamentation, and beautification, while Libran women can think clearly and rationally, and are good organizers.