Libra – Non A Split Personality, Just Seeking Balance…Constantly

If you were born between September 23 and October 22, then YOU are a Libra!

Gemini is the Air sign known for being talkative, but Libra can run a close second.  Libra can talk almost anyone into almost anything.  Libras intuitively know the “right” thing to say to someone in order to smooth ruffled feathers, get someone on their side, motivate someone to get involved, or buy an air conditioner for their igloo.

Venus is the natural ruler for Libra, so like their fellow Venusians, Taurus, Libras like beautiful things, beautiful people, the arts, design, and music.  Libras are constantly redecorating their house or rearranging their furniture.  It’s not that they are easily bored, it’s just that they were captivated by a sofa (or rug, or shelving unit, or antique writing desk) and now need to re-do the room so it is showcased the way it deserves to be.  Libras are clothes-horses – both genders.  Many end up in businesses that revolve around personal appearance: stylists, designers, personal trainers – they love beauty and they love to help create it.  Libras love spa services, movement classes (dance or yoga) and anything that is indulgent and comforting.

Libras are the last to understand that “life isn’t fair” and they think it SHOULD BE. They try to maintain fairness in all their dealings with people. They can almost always find a compromise.  They hate conflict, HATE IT, and while they are naturally strong-willed and honest people, they will gloss over some of their sharper feelings and often “go along to get along” because harmonious relationships mean a lot to them.

Libra is the natural ruler of the 7th House, the house of partnerships, romantic and business.  Libras are not loners – they’re very social and form good friendships and warm acquaintances, and really love to be “in love”.  Libras have had crushes on people since kindergarten or earlier.  They work well with others because they are masters at the art of compromise.  They make excellent lawyers or mediators.

Sometimes because Libra can see both sides of a situation, they can be the Devil’s Advocate.  If Libra is in a debate class, they wouldn’t have a problem arguing passionately for either side of the debate….it’s harder for them to make a choice with serious conviction. They can appear superficial because they change their minds so easily, but perhaps we should admire their open-mindedness. Unless they have some challenging aspects in their chart, Libra is the last person to get into a vicious flame-war on the internet because opinions and ideas aren’t more important than finding common ground to them.  Some Libras do tend to cling to being “right” and can be argumentative, but usually more about interpersonal stuff than “ideas”.

Being indecisive is a common Libra stereotype, but its not that Libras are wishy-washy: Libras fear being trapped by making a decision and need to know that they have an escape route in case going all in on a choice ends up making them unhappy.  Libras can commit in relationships, but can become bored if their partner starts to take them for granted and stops taking care of their physical appearance or lets the romance die.

Libra loves the beginning of relationships, the uncertainty and flirtation and the seduction is extremely powerful for them.  Once they’re committed to someone, they don’t always want that flirty seduction to stop with the one they love and can become insecure when the relationship evolves into something “comfortable”.  They need to know they’re desired.  They will sometimes flirt with others outside the relationship to get that feeling, but they are quite loyal and it won’t translate into cheating. They value their partnership, they just want to feel like they’re attractive to the whole world, not just their partner.  They need to reassure their partner sometimes, but will eventually resent someone who doesn’t trust them.  Libra prides themselves on their ethics.

Because they’re so friendly and charming, many people believe Libra is flirting with them even when they’re NOT – Libra can be shocked when they hear someone thought they were hitting on them. Libra doesn’t see their effect on others, and don’t always know how to turn it off.

Libra is an excellent listener, they’re quite compassionate and can come across as very non-judgmental (they usually keep their judgments to themselves, they want to get along!). They love to analyze things with their friends, their quick minds are always analyzing what is happening, but they’re not as detached as fellow Air sign Aquarius, their Cardinal nature keeps their heart in the game.

Libras can appear moody or unreliable, but they’re just seeking balance.  If they’re out whirlwind shopping and socializing with friends one day, they need to hole up with a book and turn their phone off the next.  If they study really hard one night, they’ll need to watch stupid movies or do something really physical. They tend to over-commit to people because they think they can do it all and don’t realize that they need to recharge their batteries, they’re not robots.  Libras rarely find the perfect balance in life (who does?) so they’re always adjusting and counter-adjusting.  It can be fun to watch or just jump in and ride along, they love to have someone riding shotgun.

Libra’s traditional birthstones are Sapphire(September) and Pink Tourmaline or Opal (October).  Other stones that enhance Libra’s energy are: Peridot, Ametrine, Bloodstone, Prehnite, Sunstone, and Tanzanite.

Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Opal, Peridot, Ametrine, Bloodstone, Prehnite, Sunstone, Tanzanite

Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Opal, Peridot, Ametrine, Bloodstone, Prehnite, Sunstone, Tanzanite

Stones that can help balance their Cardinal/Air nature would be: Rose Quartz, Chiastolite, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Tourmalinated Quartz, Azurite/Malachite.  Libra could use a little more

Rose Quartz, Chiastolite, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Tourmalinated Quartz, Azurite/Malachite

Rose Quartz, Chiastolite, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Tourmalinated Quartz, Azurite/Malachite

Tourmalinated Quartz is a GREAT  stone for Libra since it combines the grounding, anti-negativity energy of Black Tourmaline with the high vibration, amplifying energy of Clear Quartz. A great grounder/energizer combo for the Libra always seeking that balance.

Naturally, I recommend the Grounding Stones for Libra and maybe they can double down on them.

Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian

Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian

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About leswatkins

Singer/songwriter, jewelry designer, crystal healer, Level II Reiki Practitioner, avid reader, crappy photographer, married mom of two rockerdudes, lover of life.
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