All About Libra

LIBRA

    Libra is the only zodiac symbol that’s neither animal nor human — but surely that doesn’t make them any less human. In fact, Libra is among the most sociable of the signs. As scales of old were really “balances,” so to do they seek balance in all that they do. Libras respond to situations with grace as they attempt to put others at ease. Artistically, Libra tries to balance form, content, colors and elements, and for this reason can be drawn toward creative endeavors.

    The greatest balancing act is between self and others, and it is here that many Libras focus their energy. Here, in the realm of interpersonal relationships, they are  champions. Libras know how to be the charming hosts or hostesses. Libras can sense what others want before they ask for it. And they can make the needs of others a higher priority than their own. In fact, Libra is the shuttle diplomat of the zodiac, going back and forth between the extremes until a solution is negotiated.

The Libra motto should be, “To every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.” It is their innate sense of cause and effect that makes them so effective as strategists. Whether it’s playing chess, relationship counseling or civic planning, they know how to be effective while staying in the middle of the road. Their easygoing attitude can serve them and others well, but they shouldn’t forget that their needs cannot go totally unfulfilled or they won’t have anything to give to others.

ELEMENT: AIR

    The astrological element of air represents movement. And the most efficient movement between two points is often a thought. Air signs are thinkers. They emphasize the intellect over other functions. With active minds and a good command of language, the air signs are the natural born communicators. They can be light and breezy as the breath of spring, but their words can also carry the power of a gale force wind.

SEVENTH HOUSE: PARTNERS

    If the First House represents the self, the Seventh House opposite it, represents the other. This can be a business partner, a spouse or any other type of relationship amongst equals. Most often, this is where we look to see how you relate to others in your life.

RULING PLANET: VENUS

    Venus is the planet of love and desire. She is in charge of romance and beauty. But Venus isn’t only about physical love; she’s also symbolic of the ideal love. When we see a beautiful painting or other work or art, Venus is present. She is the beauty of a rose as much as she is the attraction we have to someone we love. As the ruling planet of Libra, Venus is about the perception of beauty as an ideal. Here, she is the proper blend of colors, the right mix of music or the perfect poetic description of love, itself.

Biggest Strength: your grace and charm when helping others

Potential Weakness: forgetting to take care of your own needs

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