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Libra Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality

Karen Frazier
Libra zodiac sign

Libra Dates: September 23 to October 22

Element: Air

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling Planet: Venus

House: 7th

Colors: Soft hues such as pink, aqua, and lavender

Birthstone: Lapis lazuli, opal, peridot, agate

Lucky Numbers: 6, 15, 24, 33

Most Compatible With: Libra, Gemini

Libra Traits

Are you a typical Libra? Like all signs of the zodiac, Libra traits are both positive and negative. Libra's positive characteristics include the following:

  • Charming
  • Gracious
  • Creative
  • Idealistic
  • Easy-going
  • Intelligent
  • Resourceful
  • Diplomatic
  • Optimistic
  • Fun

What Are Libra's Weaknesses?

Of course, Libra has a dark side as well. For example, Libra can be vain and self-involved. Their desire to be people pleasers can also lead to poor personal boundaries, and they have a tendency to be insecure and passive aggressive with a propensity to gossip. Additional negative Libra traits include:

  • Naive
  • Unreliable
  • Indecisive
  • Pot-stirrer
  • Superficial
  • Vain
  • Self-indulgent
  • Petty

What Personality Is Libra?

Libras are outgoing and charming. They tend to be light-hearted, spontaneous and fun. However, they may also come across as being overly logical and even unemotional or detached at times.

Libra Symbol

Libra has both a symbol and a glyph. The symbol for Libra is the scales, which represent justice, balance, and harmony. The glyph for Libra represents the rising and setting sun since Libra begins at the autumnal equinox when the days and nights have equal length.

Libra symbol

Libra Love and Compatibility

Libra compatibility with other signs may depend on what else is in the individual's chart; however, Libra sun signs tend to be more compatible with certain astrological signs than others.

Who Should a Libra Marry?

For example, Libra is most compatible with the following signs, which bodes well for a successful marriage:

  • Libra
  • Gemini
  • Sagittarius

More challenging pairings may require more work in a marriage. Least compatible sun signs with Libra include:

  • Cancer
  • Capricorn

Libra Man Characteristics

A Libra man's characteristics determine how he is in romantic relationships. Whether you're looking to seduce a Libra or you want to begin dating one, the Libra man is looking for an intelligent, articulate, and fun partner. When he's in love, the Libra man is sweetly romantic and sentimental, and Libra men tend to be a faithful partners.

Libra Woman Characteristics

When she's at her best, the Libra woman is charming, flirtatious, intelligent, and agreeable. The best way to attract a Libra woman as a romantic partner is with charm and plenty of romance. However, when a Libra woman is hurt, those qualities may fly out the window to be replaced by righteous anger, which can be surprising to a partner who has only experienced her positive, upbeat side in the past.

Is Libra a Good Sign?

Libra is a balanced sign; in fact, balance is right there in the Libra symbol of the scales. And Librans have many positive characteristics such as tact and diplomacy as well as plenty of charm. In that way, Libra can definitely be a good sign, but all zodiac signs have potential negative expression as well. Therefore, it's up to the individual to determine whether the expression of the characteristic Libra traits take a more positive or negative slant; you get to decide whether you give into Libra's tendency towards vanity and lack of emotion or you choose to express the more positive aspects such as being spontaneous and fun.

Libra Constellation

Constellation Libra consists of stars forming a set of balanced scales, which represents the ideas of justice, harmony, and balance. Among the stars in the Libra constellation is the oldest known star in the universe, Methuselah.

Libra constellation

Getting to Know Libra

Want to know more about Libra? Discover what it means to have a Libra ascendant (rising) in your chart or how having Libra as a Moon sign manifests. Likewise, discover the typical aspects of the Libra body characteristics. As with other zodiac signs, Libras have a set of characteristics and traits that are prevalent, but other chart factors will affect the Libra sun sign as well, so they're all different.

Libra Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality