Libra Qualities and Characteristics

Ruling PlanetVenus
Body PartLower back, kidneys, buttocks
Terrestrial Locomotion Biped
ColorsDark colours
Luminary RulershipSun
Symbolthe Scales
Symbol DescriptionA human carrying a scale and busy in business and trade
Positive KeywordsDiplomatic, Cooperative, Gracious, Fair-minded, Social, Charming, Idealistic, Refined, Peaceful, Romantic, Beautiful, Artistic
Negative KeywordsIndecisive, Gullible, Flirtatious, Self-indulgent, Socially aware, Superficial, Lazy, Fickle, Materialistic, Showoff, Fragile, Easily influenced
Related Careers (unverified)Lawyer, Diplomat, Artist, Designer, Interior Decorator, Stylist, Event Planner, Public Relations, Politician, Social Worker, Law Enforcement, Actress, Musician, Dancer, Model,

If Libra is your Sun Sign

You, being a Libran, have a characteristic balance in your personality, work and also strive for this equality and harmony in your personal and professional equations. You tend to compare and analyze to make the choice in almost every sort of situation. This also shows that you are apt for giving justice, whatever that might mean to you. These are the symbolic attributes; other than these, you have many other qualities that are not as highlighted.

You are intelligent and your strife and tussle is in the inner direction; you challenge yourself and try to achieve whatever you want, so any intellectual feet is expected more from you than from anyone else. But the balancing and comparing attitude of yours keeps you aloof from Quality Company; you might lose even the few friends you make in due course. You can be quite influential and tactful in your interactions with people but at the same time indecisive and yielding.

You don’t possess the power to say ‘no’ and this may lead to some pretty unnerving and awkward situations for you. You are good too many things and find it difficult to stick to one and do it for a long time. You would prefer a job where you are in contact with people rather than a desk job, and even at that you are quite easygoing and don’t want to sweat out.
Qualities that make you lucky are charismatic, intellectual, awareness, and evenhanded. Qualities that hinder your success are easygoing, insecure, lazy, and self-centered.

Eminem, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Silverstone, Kate Winslet, Catherine Zeta-Jones; We know them as famous Librans.

Libra Personality

Librans are known most for their laziness. But there is really a lot more to it than meets the eye. Librans actually know how to cool down, and how to relax and just let things go. That’s why, even when they hustle, they seem to have a lot of time for petty things like dressing up and making coffee. They even have time to just lie around and take a time out, with all the work of the world piled up, much to the chagrin of friends. If you look through their eyes, you’d feel people are too impatient to take pleasure in the small things in life.

As you might expect from people with such a bend, Librans are very romantic. They always long for a long-lasting, committing, all-in kind of relationship. And as long as they don’t have it, they will always feel like something is missing within them. So they are definitely marriage material, but this comes with a glitch. Their inherent need for intimacy makes them rush into relationships without even taking the situation into account – in some cases, they are so young that they don’t even understand what a relationship means.

Libran children tend to be good students. They eventually become their teachers’ pet because of their charming and well-mannered demeanor. But as I have already said, they tend to feel incomplete with maturity. This feeling is removed only when they get into a relationship. Librans have an extremely soft and sacrificing nature. This is good in the sense that if the Libran has to give up a better job opportunity for the family, he/she can do so quite easily. But the negative side is that he/she tends to avoid or escape from situations where one needs to be tough. This is the reason why at some point the Libran starts to feel that he/she is being played by his/her kids.

Libra in Friendship

If you are Libran, you will definitely make a very good friend. You respond to others’ suggestions with a great amount of enthusiasm. But when it comes to taking decisions about where to go and what to do, you never have say. Even if you oppose your friends, they would surely want you to give an idea once in a while. This lack of involvement is sometimes taken for disinterest, thus creating barriers in your friendship. But don’t think for one moment that all this makes you a loner – you are not! You have a variety of interests that you share with your friends and show great verve and enthusiasm in. You enjoy organizing and taking part in activities with your friends. It’s just that you like to have a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere when with friends.

An issue with your style of friendship is that you find it very hard to forgive someone who wrongs you. Once you have broken a friendship, it is very hardfor you to make up  and mend broken roads. It might do you a little good to remember that people are not as demonic as you might them out to be when you are cross with them – they are the same as the ones that you made friends with. What you should also understand is that others do not show their gratitude and respect as emphatically as you do – that’s the way they are. So, at some level, you are not as reasonable as you might wanna be. So give that little smile or nod after a quarrel to tell the other person that everything is fine.

You are not as involving as others, but a lot more aggressive and energetic in the friendship. So sometimes, for the less cozy kind, the Libran might seem to be a little too forthcoming or overwhelming, just as they might seem too cold and lonely to the Libran. Friendship is all about making allowances for the other person and learning not to force the friend to make allowances. You know that better than anyone.

Libra in Love

Libra are terribly in love with love – that’s the best way of putting it. Libra at any point in their adult life, are either in love with someone, or chasing the someone’s love. The L-word means so much to you that you just can’t stay put without it. So when you are in love, you are genuinely in love. The partner has all your warmth, care and affection. The only allegation against you is that you fall in love too easily. You are so much in love with love itself that you hardly watch who you are falling in love with. And that’s not a petty problem by any measure! Your very longing for a permanent relationship might turn out to be the reason for your inability to have one.

As alarming or sacrilegeous as it may sound, in relationships, you always need to step out of yourself and think about your relationship impartially – whether the two of you are fit for each character-wise, whether you see yourself with him/her ten years from now, whether you feel you and your partner can sustain such a relationship.

The magic of first love works on everyone, but the young Libran is probably the softest victim. He/she might be gullible enough to think about marriage without even knowing the other person completely. Now all this can be learnt only through practice and experience. So if you have been in and out of too many relationships, don’t fret. This will only make you stronger and more understanding, and thus better equipped for future relationships.

Sexually, you enjoy your relationships quite a lot, but in a rather different way. For you to be at your best, you need a relaxed atmosphere, void of stress. You enjoy the quiter and more mellow part of the act, and you might not get what you want that often, even after marriage. So try and learn how not to disappoint your partner in that front.

Libra in Marriage

Being a Libran, you will feel complete and more with yourself only after getting into a relationship. So a marriage will do wonders on you. You might even say the Libran balance is achieved after the marriage. But the balance is again the very issue with the Libran. You tend to think too much in tems of the couple. All the decisions you take has this flavor, which is good in quite many ways.

But for quite a lot many reasons, you need to maintain your individuality. It is too easy for you to give in to your partner’s opinion, sacrifice opportunities and careers and make all sorts of amends in your life for the partnership. At some point, it is important to you how the world looks at you as a single person, and the picture is not a very normal one for them. Not only that, in case the relationship does not work out, you will be the one to point out that you gave up everything to make it work, even though you didn’t need to. I know you feel this is a very selfish way of thought, but it’s not! After a certain extent, it is not prudent to jeopardize your career and your individuality for any relationship – that’s the hard truth.

Marriage is like two trees across a road – both of them have to bend in order to meet. You’d obviously want the partner to act in a peace at all cost kind of way, but that does not quite happen. Instead of putting your demands in a strong enough way, you tend to tell yourself that the demands are too unreasonable to be accepted and lay low. I am not telling you to fight, all I’m saying is that you have the experience and intelligence to decide what is good for the two of you just as much as the partner. As for children, you need to know how to discipline them. They can take you for a ride, and you will solely be responsible for that. These are things you need to work on.

Libra Career and Money Profile

As such, there is no walk of life that a Libran can’t make headway in, but some are naturally more suited than others. One of the most important things that matter is the work atmosphere. As we have discussed, Librans thrive in a relaxed and stress free atmosphere. If he/she is made to work in a cluttered, noisy kind of workspace, he/she might be successful, but not especially happy. Over many years, this might lead to a breakdown.

Other than this, in a lower position, the person has good company and not so much of a responsibility; so he/she can work happily. But when taking up the top post, one must understand that tension and stress are bound to plague him/her. So, Librans making to the top spot need trustworthy and faithful assistants. Decision making does not come naturally to them, so they need all the information and technical support they can get to make up for it. You see, this is why Librans make such good architects – they like to share their responsibility with others, and work in tandem with colleagues whom they can trust and rely on for advice and help.

Also, with files piling up on desks every day and deadlines that have to be met at any cost, the Libran is bound to feel suffocated. In such cases, one of two things may happen – they will either break down, give up and find a different way of life to sustain themselves, or if they are the stronger kind, they will learn fast, catch up with the speed of work, and bring balance to themselves and to others working with them.

Librans also have the great quality of giving importance to others and listening to them. So, they can make great progress in the personnel or human resource department of a firm. Other than that, this trait also brings with it an exceptional skill at diplomacy. So professions of this kind are meant especially for Librans.

  1. Ethan December 21st, 2019

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  2. asma shaheen December 27th, 2017

    i am a libra girl and i want to know that how will be my relation with capricon man???

    • sonia February 2nd, 2019

      Wow, Im a libra female and have been involved with a Capricorn male for over 15 years. We are not meant for each other, he is a good guy but not for the Libra female. Where she is intelligent and would rather enhance her mind, he’d rather watch something less stimulating. These two can make it if you work hard, such as I did. Realistically think 10 years down the road…you will not be happy.

  3. brenda April 20th, 2017

    my boyfriend and I share the same day 17 october

  4. LovetobeinLove58 May 27th, 2016

    I have a different question – you always say that libra male is so romantic and he ‘almost always’ gets his girl.
    My question is, since he is so romantic, and suppose he can’t get his girl, is he more likely to become upset and emotionally broken than men of other star signs?

    • Jeanne Brooks Vocke March 6th, 2018

      Not from what I’ve both seen and read about them. A lot of times, they can either be emotionally detached from experiencing heartbreak, or are otherwise really quick to bounce back into the dating realm. They just like the ideas of love and involvement within itself, but at the same time, they don’t like taking a chance at things, if it means for them to make any kind of major sacrifices and change. A lot of them tend to become quiet and even disappear due to such possibilities. For them to react the opposite would really have to depend more on their Moon and Venus placements.

  5. justusforever October 12th, 2014

    Librians one thing we do and people hate us for it and that is the fact we hang on to every detail then we read more into something than what is there. Control your thoughts realize truth and bullshit. We are considered the romantics so go out and actually sweep a woman off her feet and keep her. I did wasn’t easy she helped me find myself. And bettered my life. Stuck with me through the 2 years I was in prison. I’ll give this girl anything she knows it but asks for nothing. So I get to surprise her with little nic nacs. Thank God for Virgo women.

  6. shawanna27 September 12th, 2013

    Well I read it over and over and it sounded alot like me..

  7. Stargirl88 August 5th, 2013

    It cloys me with a libra guy. a taurus guy is my gentleman, a saggitarius guy is articulate, and talks with me capricorn best.

  8. Stargirl88 August 5th, 2013
    i hope me, a capricorn girl can do something about my fsiled courtship with a libra guy. He’s feeling for me came too intensely, i am overwhelmed. I thought he’s like dreamy about his feeling for me. He said he loved me. It’s on and off courtship, but never a formal connection /relationship. When he wants ” the talk,” he’s overprotecting himself from me, he’s so measured in his manners and speech. the longer our curcuitous courtship became, the worse u percuevd it to be. I guess i marred the boy. He’s love he can’t br obliged yo explain to me. And capricorn i think finds sokace in reason, rational, even with feelings. I hope he reads about capricorn. I liked our attraction, but we can’t seem to bring it up and forward. So far, we went on circles. at times, ibwould not bothet rekindling our connection because soon i’ll find it tiring and it cloys. My boy. Dashing pretty Libra. I hurt him, not only several times. I cant tell how many times. I lost my dashing librs guy. 

  9. July 13th, 2013

    Iam a libra woman  and it’s true libran’s are in love with love and when they find “the one” they are committed and nothing or no one can come In between. .. But I also know that my tragic experience of losing love left me empty and void , a love I believed would never ever be replaced he was a Gemini I believed him to be the one and only match for me , and true love can only happen once… Many years have passed , and I found my self liking and then eventually loving 
    a Capricorn something that was never possible for me.. To love again and a Capricorn .. Our bond is like none that I’ve known. And he is as reserved as they come and Iam the only person he has ever truely opened up to. It isn’t an easy relationship but the love and respect is real we are both strong cardinal signs and communication is the essential ingredient for this Capricorn and libra bond

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  11. chills May 10th, 2011

    i dont know about that soft stuff ,,,i dont play that with my kids or anyone you tries to under mind me,,and i have the fist scars to prove it

  12. adrian March 17th, 2011

    I’m a libra man and I totally agree with this…..I’ve dated women and never really feeling anything for them…..but I did say I love you to them….when I was younger…I loved being loved and loving back…..and as a young libra male….sex is always great… I’m older, i’m more honest with women….i tell them straight out that I don’t want a relationship with them or if I’m causally dating i tell them that’s where its at….For some reason, women appreciate my honesty and they keep coming back…..but I stay true to not move forward…..I still haven’t found that person I click with…..actually my whole life I haven’t really clicked with anyone…..I have friends who I love to death….but were not always the same….I know how to coexist with them and we have fun…..I really want to express my love to someone….but only to the one I feel is deserving of it……or the one that “balances me out.”

  13. santuonline March 10th, 2011

    me too! i am a libra, n dis analysis works just right, actually i discovered myself much better from this analysis

  14. Angel February 22nd, 2011

    @Memory- Its the same with me and i’m a libra!!! So i think its correct!

  15. Anna February 4th, 2011

    I’ve read nearly all the signs. And whoever wrote this was most unprofessional. The spelling mistakes and bad grammar were quite appalling actually.
    What are you, 14?

  16. jen January 10th, 2011

    I am still in love with a Libra man after he broke up with me. We continued to communicate everyday until his interest went towards a woman he knew years ago and is not separated after 21 years. She’s planning on a future with him and I’m so upset. He’s admitted she is his girlfriend but has not admitted to have a future with her, but he is private in that way. He ran from me because it was too close, and now look what he’s doing, being there for someone coming out of her marriage who is doing everything to make it work between them. I’m so hurt he looked at our relationship being so negative when if I felt I could trust that he was into the relationship for the long haul, it would have worked out perfectly. It’s been 5 years and I can’t be past it !

  17. m December 22nd, 2010

    Thank you Joe Davis! I’m in love with a Libra man. Oy! It has been a challenging road to say the least. But only b/c I fell in love and he hasn’t. Your words are helpful and though I realize everyone is different in their own ways and unique in personality – there is something about your statement that puts things into perspective for me. It’s been almost 3 years since I met my Libra guy and its been very on/off, but he hasn’t come around in terms of wanting anything more than a casual thing with me and I’ve got to accept that for what it is. I’m a Pisces female, and I’ve expressed my love for him repeatedly. One thing that’s gotten under my skin is that I’m always left hanging – he hasn’t ever told me either way, but it’s most likely b/c to tell me to “get lost” would be a negative thing and Libras are all about making Love not War so that makes sense.

  18. joe davis November 25th, 2010

    This was interesting to say the least, and very entertaining to say a bit more, lol. I’m a libra guy and that has been the story of my life, more so when I was a teen though… Now, I am very cautious about who I love or even like for that matter… and I do love sex, but will only enjoy it when in a committed relationship. I’m guilty of the booty calls and one night stands or a slightly more extended affair, but they really don’t do it for me. To me that feels more like having a friend help me masturbate and let out some pent up energy… lol. The sex just isn’t as good or it might be that I just don’t let my self go as much… So I def agree with the comfort, quiet, sensual comments. I don’t see any reason to rub up and kiss up on some chick I don’t even like! If it’s just a fun time, then that’s all it is and nothing more you know? Or if I can’t envision ever introducing you as my girlfriend then it’s a no go… 

  19. Atea Greene November 3rd, 2010

    I am a Libranm.To be honest i agree with this to a certain extent, like sometimes i say i love someone and i really dont mean it, like at the time i think i do. And, im always in and out of relationships,because i don’t take it as serious as the other person, like i dont like all the emotional attention, it gets annoying. I just want to have fun and party, but on the other hand i want someone i love, im just a confused girl haha.

  20. Atea Greene November 3rd, 2010

    To be honest i agree with this to a certain extent, like sometimes i say i love someone and i really dont mean it, like at the time i think i do. And, im always in and out of relationships,because i don’t take it as serious as the other person, like i dont like all the emotional attention, it gets annoying. I just want to have fun and party, but on the other hand i want someone i love, im just a confused girl haha.

  21. Q October 18th, 2010

    I am not a libra but my 1st love was my present love interest is. I find some of what was written to be true as far as how much in love with “love” libras are. They do fall quickly, too. Sometimes they do need to back up from overly-romanticizing a relationship and concentrate more on the more practical parts. But they are very charming and affectionate and so willing to please their mate, especially sexually, that it makes them very endearing and easy to love back. The challenge for libras is finding balance. The scale represents them for a reason. I find that in life and in love, their struggle is to find a balance that they can maintain and that keeps them happy.

  22. Jessica October 18th, 2010

    Libras make the best partners because of their willingness to make sacrifices for the other party. that is what true love is all about. going to the ends of the world for the one you love. It’s true, Libra doesn’t feel complete unless they’re in a relationship. losing someone they love is more frightening to them than petty things like their job, which they are lazy and apathetic about, anyway. Libras try to make it work in every way possible. Libra longs for a relationship, but they don’t rush into things. you can’t say that Libra is indecisive, and then turn it around and say that they just JUMP into the one thing that is the most important to them. as the other commenters said, i am very cautious in love as well. i will only get into a relationship if i have intentions of making the other person “the one”

  23. ladylove♥ October 6th, 2010

    im an aquarius , I recently seperated from a libra. we were inbreakable. and we were happy together. yes , we had our ups and downs ( a lot ). but we always made up. my best compatable sign is a libra , I’ve had my good and bad times with him but I figured we would be together for a long time thru all the positives and negatives. he finaly decided that it wasn’t good to keep going back and forward with being together and breaking up , so he decided to break up for reall. months went by and he admited he made a bad mistake. but I’ve already got over all my emotional break downs and finaly moved on to an aries.. another great match. I turned my poor libra down and now I feel bad. due to the fact that he can move on but wont cause’ he’s prossesing slowly. I don’t kno what to do but accept all the hurt , regrets , and momories.. all im saying is that love is tricky and wen your in too deep it doesn’t work unless God is involved properly. it is never bad to love. but be cautious wen your “IN” love.. cause if your heart is strong but sensitive you will be hurt.

  24. danielle October 4th, 2010

    i agree with you sean, i dont fall in love easy at all,i want to make sure that its the right person to the fullest before i even think about saying those words

  25. Memory June 26th, 2010

    Unfortunately this completely and utterly broad stroked analysis has I failed to depict the true Libra, very poor analysis – and no I am not a Libra!

  26. SkyHawk April 18th, 2010

    pfft … typos! “As of Yet”, “Quiet”

  27. SkyHawk April 18th, 2010

    Sean, I think you are missing the point, but that is understandable considering the way that this is written. While you may not, yet as of yet, fallen in love you WANT to be in love. You WANT, in fact NEED a companion, a partner, love and romance. You do not feel whole and complete without it. As far as sex is concerned, the author did not mean “quite” as in no noise. You like affirmations of being good, special and loved, in word and practice. What I think the author meant by the “quieter, more mellow part” is that you love foreplay, sensuality, teasing. Gentle, slow, long and loving sexual relations versus rough, hard and fast. 😀

  28. sean busby March 24th, 2010

    and when it comes to sex i like the moaning part of it screw quiet lol they are really tripping on the sex part also

  29. sean busby March 24th, 2010

    dont agree with the love part never been in love never said those words because i no when i do i want it to be the 1st and last person i say it too. lol so its kinda wrong

  30. Christina November 6th, 2009

    Wow.. Me exactly..I think I will share this link with my husband. He will laugh 😛

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