Astrology Sun Signs - Meet Libra - September 24th - October 23rd

Recognizing Libra

First off, let me tell you there is no such thing as a 'typical' Libra! They hate being rude, but they will follow along behind you 'straightening' your picture frames and quietly rearranging your knick-knacks! (My mother developed this into an art form - drove my sisters right round the twist!) They are famous for mediating and patching up quarrels, yet they love a good argument - they are generally good natured and pleasant, yet at times can be quite sulky and hate taking orders - are extremely intelligent, yet are naïve and gullible - can talk the ears off a field of corn then turn around and be exceptional listeners - they seldom rush or hurry, yet can be restless...confused yet? Welcome to the club!

Have you ever seen how a set of scales works? The trick is to match both sides so they balance, but achieving that isn't always pretty to watch. I knew a Libra who appeared to balance every single thought - it was really quite amusing. You could actually see the process mirrored in his expression! (Don't tell, but if you look closely, you can watch that same process with almost every Libra - some hide it a bit better, but it's still there!)

Never assume that Libra is a balanced sign - they can be, though generally a lot of thought and effort goes into the mix before they are, and the process can be painstaking, if not painful. If you keep in mind that for every feeling and action there is an opposite - organized/chaotic, lazy/workhorse, happy/depressed, soothing/annoying, or even peaceful/quarrelsome, and that every Libra (in order to be or maintain balance,) has attributes from both sides of the coin in varying degrees, then you might have a handle on understanding this Sun sign. If not, then I suggest you take up juggling...

Libra the scales
Libra the scales

Physical attributes

I'm warning you now, you need to be as astute at spotting a Libra's appearance as you are at identifying their personalities. There is no one-size-fits-all way of picking out this Sun sign from the crowd except for one possible feature - the Venus dimple. (Yes you read that correctly...)

Libra is pleasing, and their features are almost always well balanced, but they are not especially noticeable, so...back to the dimples. If you don't see any in their facial features, then they will usually be behind the knees or small of the back. Just keep in mind that any sign can have dimples if they have Libra or Venus in their charts.

The Venus born is curvy and can be slightly round, as opposed to sharp and angular. They have a softness about their features that lends others to believe Libra is a bit of a pushover. The Venus smile has the power to defrost your refrigerator and can turn the Libra's pleasant features into a vision of beauty, especially when accompanied by their melodic and infectious laugh, and Libra seldom raises his voice unless pushed to extremes.

The Libra woman will have a hefty dose of masculinity, and the Libra man will also exhibit signs of femininity. This does not mean that either one are any less a man or woman, just that this sign above others has the ability to combine a bit of both sexes for better understanding.

The Venus temperament

Many people who come in contact with Libra will misinterpret his need to weigh decisions and look at both sides of an issue before making up his mind, as being wishy-washy. But lets be fair - Libra can take an absurdly long time to come to a decision, and it can be very painful to endure - even for them! However, Libra is the true chameleon of the Zodiac, with the ability to submerge his ego for the sake of harmony and balance.

Remember that pushover comment? Don't let the softness around-the-edges fool you. Libra is hard as nails - he just chooses to wield that iron fist in a padded glove. After all, you can attract more bees with honey than with vinegar...

Libra instinctively knows that in order to keep himself balanced mentally and physically, he needs to have his downtime...which gives rise to the "Lazy Libra" slogan. When the scales are in need of balancing, Libra can become quite a lethargic couch potato - able to sleep hours at a single stretch! However, look out when they are done hibernating - it will be hard to catch one sitting still long enough to eat.

And speaking of eating...

One weakness for the Libra person, is the tendency to overindulge - whether it's food, drink, work or play. (Personally, I prefer the food...) Generally, the Venus makeup is healthier than most, unless they don't give in to their natural tendencies to rest when it's needed, so often times the over indulgences get overlooked. However, their waistlines will show the slip ups!

In conclusion

Few Librans are show offs or terribly eccentric, even if they do have a slightly twisted sense of humour. Most of them are well balanced, wholesome - girl/boy next door types and are honest in business - personal and otherwise. They are seldom careless, preferring instead to take their time and do it right the first time, instead of the alternative.

The Libran dislikes exaggeration, however I know of several who enjoy the telling of tall tales, and the majority of them are deep thinkers, even if they give the illusion of being rather shallow and flighty. They love the richness of colour, music, and words, both spoken and written, and are artistic souls at heart.

The Venus influence insures a Libra home will be comfortable and welcoming, regardless of size or stature, and there will generally be a fairly extensive library hiding in the wings. Should you decide to visit, and bring a book or movie along, make sure you have a snack or beverage in the other hand...after all...balance is everything!

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Enelle, you are one great Hubber. I am certainly enjoying this series, and they just keep getting better. I am very impressed with your writing. Thanks for another great Hub. - I await the comments with interest and shall be back to snoop, LOL ;)

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi Red - thank you so much - it's wonderful to have a fan as loyal and dedicated =) Love reading your comments :P

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Ok Enelle, your genius status has been confirmed! Imagine an indecisive, lazy, round cat who likes to read and you've got me pegged! :P

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Welcome FP - I would never presume you to be lazy ;) you are just resting from that round of extensive exercise, or stressful workday that you just put in =) but I know what you mean! You got an extra chair? I'll bring my own book LOL Thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment!

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Jaspal 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

Enelle, you're so right about the Librans .... there's a magnetic charm about them, and there is so much of gracefulness in whatever they do.

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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Great hub again enelle. I guess the libran month starts from 24 sept and not 25. Just have a look at that again. BTW librans are charming and graceful. Keep up the good work

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thank you Jaspal, I have been told I have a magnetic personality LOL

Hi jay - Oops! My bad lol...should have caught that typo - guess I was thinking of my daughter's birthday instead :P Trust a Leo to spot it LOL thanks!

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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

This is one of the most entertaining and illuminating portraits of Libra I have ever read. While FP curls up with her chocolates and books, I avoid the mirror at all times when I'm making a decision...not only is my face pained from the effort of weighing one thing against the other, you can actually see the gears move underneath my skull while steam comes out my ears. Not a pretty sight. Well done!

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

LOL! You hit the nail on the head Sally :D It can be MOST painful to decide! So happy you enjoyed.

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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Right-O, seems quite spot on for this Libra here! I can almost see my mental scales balancing to complete writing this comment! Just one exception, that being the tendency to overindulge, particularly with food :-) Kudos!

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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

By the way, sorry to clog your comment space, but you forgot me in the section on famous Libras. Ahem.

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

ST and Elena are Libras too? And Enelle? I'm in good company! :)

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Elena - Can you ever forgive me for the oversight? I am TERRIBLY sorry to have overlooked your name, and I promise I will do my best to never let it happen again...ahem...

LOL So glad you enjoyed it!

FP - We are in good company no matter where we are my dear, but I do agree with you :D and thank you so much!

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ZippoLighterFanat 7 years ago

I don't really believe in this stuff, but I have to say you described me to a "Tee!" Thanks for the fun read.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

ZippoLighterFanat - Believe it or not, it's the people who are disbelievers who are best described LOL...I'm glad you enjoyed the hub, thanks for stopping by!

franki79 7 years ago

I guess I need to find more to read on astrology,,, I've never heard some of this before. Can you guess I'm Libra???

Great hub, thanks for sharing!!!

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

franki79 - strangely, that doesn't surprise me...I have a Libra friend who professes the same thing! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :D

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Hookah 7 years ago from Kentucky

I've read a lot of astrology profiles on sun signs for Libra but this is one I've read that is fairly accurate and concise. You've done a marvelous job in portraying this sun sign well. Kudos!

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hookah - thanks so much for the compliment! It is hard to capture the essence and characteristics of a sign accurately. So pleased you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by

confused about mother 5 years ago

i'm an aquarius, and i have a libra mother and it's very difficult. i don't understand her at all. she is in my eyes very weak willed and naïve about people and relationships but at the same time, there is strength in her to stay in a bad relationship, through the abuse and cheating. is this a good thing? maybe for people who believe in long term relationshps with the abuser. i really don't understand her at all. and she tries to give her daughters advise but her advise is bad because she doesn't even follow her own rules.

she's a terrible mother to be honest, as she doesn't understand us and tries to be controlling and is cruel and bitter.she's still my mother so i will always love her. i just moved far away from her and keep in touch. she's my mother so i believe in family, even if family is disappointing. but i also don't blame her, she is very naïve about people, and scared deep down. someone has to protect her, is what i am getting from her kind of situation. i wished she had married another libra because they're the only sign that truly understand eachother and can put up with it.

confused about mother 5 years ago

by the way, the reason why i think she should be with another libra is that it's the only way she'll actually find real peace. all other signs she has interacted with, including myself has ended in a rage of war and abuse/verbal and phsyical. my experience with her, is that she won't back down and i wont either, so she charges at me and slaps me and starts phsyically hitting me so she can hit home. she couldn't control me so she resorted to punching and hitting. it was awful, i will never forget. it's like she has to win and i wont back down with my own way of life /living. she does this with her mother who is a pisces and she fights with my pisces grandmother too, even when my grandmother was in a wheelchair and she was taking care of her. all she did was fight with her while my old grandmother was helpless. she just loved to argue, it was driving all of us in the family crazy. i don't understand this kind of approach at all. and why i think another libra would love to give her the same argue and still put up with it smashingly without running away and being disgusted with her.

confused about mother 5 years ago

i'm sorry if those two posts were depressing but it's all the truth. i was a very willfil child but i never hit my mother back or did anything to her but she loses control and she abused all of us in the family. i had to write these all down because we were all depressed coming out of that family. my siblings had to take medication and go to counseling and doctors to get prozac and many meds to get through life. she also slapped them and abused them too. they were all fire signs btw. they are the worst for libra as well. the only person in the world that got along with her is her cancer father who died too early. and i think another libra.

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi confused - I don't think what you have experienced is the result of her being a Libra. The majority of Libra people are happy, calm, dislike confrontation etc. There were indeed many stressors to have her act as you have said.

Many Libras get along well with Gemini, Leo, Cancer (to a degree as Cancer is also a Cardinal sign,) Virgo, Aquarius, and Scorpio. (I may have left out a couple.) The signs that would have the most conflict would not necessarily be the fire signs, as air and fire work well together, but would be the Cardinal signs, as each Cardinal sign prefers to be in charge as they are the natural leaders of the zodiac. Cancer, water, Cardinal sign, Aries, fire, Cardinal sign, Libra, air, Cardinal sign, Capricorn, earth, Cardinal sign.

Amber 4 years ago

I think in Confused's situation the mother might have other planetary placement in more aggressive signs to make her violent like that, or she might just have some sort of mental illness and that does not relate to astrology at all.

Libras can get along with pretty much all sorts of people because they are supposedly very tactful, diplomatic and relationship-oriented; they're believed to do better with fire and air signs though. Personally, being a Libra myself, i get along with most people just not too well with Cancers, not as in relationships with them are bad, it's just that i'm not entirely comfortable with them :-/

Lol i know this is such a late reply but I just recently found this post when looking for some kind of explanation as to why i don't have any sort of dimple whatsoever D'; (i find that a very painful truth/fact apparently).

And to Enelle, thank you for a very insightful, easy and pleasant to read article on the Libra sun sign! It's true what the others say, yours is one of the most put-together and well written out there ;D

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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thank you so much for your kind words Amber, and there is no such thing as a late reply :) I agree with your comment as to the above comments, but being a Libra myself, I did my best to be tactful LOL! It took me a while to get comfortable with Cancers, it could possibly be an age related thing LOL

puja 2 years ago

My date of birth is 9 th it should be leo.but I find my qualities are similar to libras...kindly suggest..

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Enelle Lamb 2 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Just wondering if you read the Leo horoscope - I find that many qualities are similar, but Leo is more pronounced. Not as fluid as Libra, meaning there is more dedication/drive to succeed at a given task. Libra will do well, but aren't as self motivated in most cases.

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