Libra is known as the Scales of Justice for those born September 24th through October 23rd. This is an approximation because of the irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every year will Libra begin exactly on the 24th or even end on the 23rd.
When I think of Libra what comes to mind is definitely the concept of the balancing act, the person trying to juggle all the balls without dropping any of them. Your life is dedicated to have all things in harmony and all relationships at peace. Of course this is a tall order to perform but it doesnít stop you at taking the role of the peacekeeper even when you should keep out of it.
The symbol associated with your sign is the Scales of Justice.
The reason for the scales of balance or justice is that most Librans come into this lifetime feeling out of balance and are so driven with having harmony, peace and beauty that you compromise your own personality to constantly make peace with others. When you should be saying no, you will still say yes. And eventually trying to keep a lid on your normal resentments in life the lid blows off like a pressure cooker exploding and then when enough pressure has been released you put the lid back on tight before everything is resolved because you want harmony returned as quickly as possible at the expense of your individuality. And so you will see a pattern of Libranís swinging from gentleness and rudeness. If you could only let the scales go out of balance and leave it alone until it finds its own balance you wouldnít have to keep blowing like a Grey whale.
In your personal relationships you show understanding of the other person's point of view, trying to resolve any differences by compromise, and you are often willing to allow claims against yourself to be settled to your own disadvantage rather than spoil a relationship. You like the opposite sex and may indulge in romanticism bordering on sentimentality. Your marriages, however, stand a good chance of success because you frequently believe that you have found your soul-mate. The Libran's continuing kindness toward his or her partner mollifies any hurt the latter may feel if the two have had a tiff. Nor can the Libran's spouse often complain that he or she is not understood, for the Libran is usually the most empathetic of all the zodiacal types and the most ready to tolerate the partnerís failings.
In matters of the heart you have a strong idea and fantasy of what true love is and you will constantly pursue this journey for your soul mate. However you probably will experience heartaches on your search because you have such a clear vision of the perfect partner that you can easily be disillusioned by the imperfection of most other human beings. But disappointment will not deter you from your mission of marriage.
When a Libra matches up with another Libra magic can appear if only one of you would make a commitment to the relationship; funny how you want it so bad but then often indecisive about commitment because what if this is not the true one you have always fantasized about. However, when two Libras are mature and have committed to each other a fairy tale romance is a definite possibility. Scorpios keep you guessing too much because you are so different but you could make money with them; Sagittarius will certainly entertain your mind but the passion could soon turn into a brotherly or sisterly love; Capricorns will set up a home with you gladly but they may not seem romantic enough at first; Aquarians are your eternal lovers and playmates; Pisces are best left alone because you both romanticize life to the hilt but there is no structure to keep you together long; Aries is your opposite sign and therefore your marriage partner; Taurus will push your buttons and make you grow up which is not very romantic for the long haul; you will want to travel the globe in search of greener pastures with Gemini; Cancers are best left to business unless you are both very committed to a family business; Leos can make great friendships which is a solid basis for a great love union; and Virgos can be your secret or unrequited lover.
Emotionally you are always sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an almost psychic extent, of understanding the emotional needs of your partners. You are very social human beings. You hate cruelty, violence and crudeness and detest conflict, so you do your best to cooperate and compromise with everyone.
The immature Libran character may show flightiness, flirtatiousness and shallowness. You can be changeable and indecisive, impatient of routine, and timid, too easygoing, seldom angry when circumstances demand a show of annoyance at least; and yet Librans can shock everyone around them with sudden storms of rage.
I have often seen the analogy of the pressure cooker when associating with Libras. What I mean is that Libras will try very hard to keep peace and will give up there own individual needs for the sake of harmony. But like a pressure cooker slowly and eventually the steam and pressure builds up and if the Libra continues to keep a tight lid on their true feelings, which is usually the case, well, that lid is going to blow right off the cooker.
Unfortunately, what I have seen too many times is that the Libra, for the sake of peace, will put the lid back on before all the resentment and anger has been aired so that the lid will only blow again at a later date. You will know what I am talking about when you have to confront the anger of a Libra who when they finally speak their mind, you will find yourself arguing about some slight or hurt from 7 months ago and not from that day or even that week. Libras will think they are being so civilized by holding onto their anger but instead they are storing it up for a future date that always surprises the confused victim of this outpour. Again, if only Libras would learn to say no more often they could release the pressure on a more natural basis.
Libras are not wishy-washy or indecisive as written in many astrology books. You just spend too much time weighing all the possibilities before making up your mind. And when you do you are very determined, it just takes you so long because of your overly cautious analyses.
The scales are the only inanimate symbol of the zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals. The inanimate aspect is the quality of the mind being objective and rational like our courts of justice. Librans are among the most civilized of the twelve zodiacal characters. You have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty and harmony. But most importantly you have a great judge of character and a passion for justice and equality for all and therefore your sign makes for excellent judges, diplomats, counselors, advisors and even the occasional attorney.
Therefore you have good critical minds and you are able to stand back and look impartially at matters that call for an impartial judgment to be made on them. But you do not tolerate argument from anyone who challenges your opinions once they are set. But your character is on the whole balanced, diplomatic and even tempered.
You are usually more artistic than intellectual, though you are too concerned about what others think so that you usually arenít too avant-garde in any artistic endeavor. You have good perception and observation and your critical ability gives your work integrity.
But your greatest talents usually fall in the world of creativity. With your keen eye to color and symmetry you would do very well from interior to fashion design, sculpturing, painting and especially acting. But you would also do very well with owning an art gallery or going into the investment field of collecting art.
Your sign is one of the most physically attractive and handsome, which is why so many of you are attracted to show business and modeling. And for those very few who think you look ordinary, you still know how to dress and how to carry yourselves to appear striking and make heads turn. You have a magnetic and sexual allure compelling other sun signs to pursue you. You have no trouble attracting potential partnerís, itís just that you might not even notice the attention because you are totally focused on your fantasy concept of love which can make you not notice the attention of your admirers.
Libra governs the lower back and kidneys. You must be aware of weaknesses in the back, and you are susceptible to troubles in the kidneys and bladder. You need to avoid overindulgence in food and especially drink, for the latter can particularly harm the kidneys. An interesting note is that the kidneys are a match pair and healers will notice that when your kidneys are sensitive or the lower back region where the kidneys reside is sensitive the root cause of the problem often comes from stress or feelings of insecurity with oneís significant relationship.
The scales of Libra had a deep significance for the Egyptians for they believed at the time of death that a goddess placed the human soul on one scale and a feather on the other. If the scale tipped even slightly, the soul must return to earth for another life to learn to reduce its karmic weight. We donít often see Libraís today concerned with the weight of their souls. The constant balancing act they involve themselves today is for the sake of partnership, which ultimately weighs them down. Libraís scales are constantly weighing and measuring their ongoing relationships.
Your spiritual or philosophical outlook on life is that of kindness and loving compassion. Which is why you are the sign of marriage and partnership and why you would make the best family and marriage counselors and diplomats and judges.