Libra, the 7th Sign of the Zodiac, is represented by the symbol of the Balancing Scales. Naturally, the buzzword here is ‘Balance’. Unsurprisingly, most Libra individuals are balancers – of varying degrees. Also, since a pair of Scales always has two aspects, two sides – Libra-born too has two sides to his/ her personality and thinking. Yet, unlike Gemini, the most Libra individuals don’t let this aspect rule their personalities. They are, rather, what you would call, as ‘the weighing options and then deciding (and picking the peaceful option) kinds’. They value fairness and justice above most things, and are natural soothers and harmonizers. On their own, most Libras will steer clear of conflict or arguments, and would also not prefer to create or cause conflicts and disagreements. Owing to this trait, they make for good team players. Friendly, amiable and attractive, Libra individuals are also quite popular among their friends, more so because they tend to play able, trustworthy and balanced team strategists for their groups. However, many a Libra are found to be too manipulative or stubborn – for their own good. They can be critical of others’ ways, fixed in their own or may be too manipulative; and, they can be quite difficult to manage, once they get into any of these modes. Good thing is that most Libra-born are able to effectively reign in this side of their personality, rather using the gift of tact and diplomacy to get positive results. In relationships, the Scales or Libra are very loving and careful. They make for beautiful, elegant partners, always well turned out, and are a treat to be taken along on dates, parties and social dos. Most Libra-born are graceful, polite and admire beauty in all its forms. They love a good life!
Ruling planet : Venus
Element : Air
Quality : Cardinal (= activity)
Symbol : The Scales
The Symbol denotes : Harmony, Justice and a Balanced Nature
Characteristics : Airy, Cardinal, Masculine, Positive, Humane
Noteworthy qualities : Thoughtful, unbiased, graceful, modest, adaptable, persuasive, affectionate, cheerful, sympathetic, generous, tactful, balanced.
Undesirable personality traits : Indecisive, extremist, reckless, hasty, susceptible, aloof, tend to get carried away by others’ opinions. You might also be interested to explore about Libra Moon Sign.
Birthstone : Diamond, White Sapphire and White Topaz
(The gemstone is suggested considering Aries as the Ascendant/Lagna Sign. To know your Ascendant/Lagna Sign, click here.)
Birth Colours : All shades of pink, White,
Other lucky colours : Shades of Blue, Pale and Light Green
Lucky Numbers : 6, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51, 60
Compatible Signs : Gemini, Aquarius
Lucky Day : Friday
Deepest need : Love, Romance, Social Harmony.
Quality most needed for balance : A Sense of Self, Self-Reliance, Independence
Detriment : Mars
Exaltation : Saturn
Fall : The Sun
Associated Flowers and Plants : Hydrangeas, Large Roses, Lilies, Violets, All Blue Flowers
Best Sign/s for marriage and/or partnerships : Aries
Anatomically Libra corresponds to : The lumber region in general and the kidneys in particular; loins, ovaries and the substance of the kidneys; lumber vertebrae, just below the ribs; lower back muscles at the top of the pelvic bone; arteries going to the kidney and lower back; veins coming from the kidneys and lower back.