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Libra Sign Dates, Characteristics & Personality Traits

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Libra Facts


Element: Air

Polarity: Positive

Quality: Cardinal

Ruling Planet: Venus

Rulling Houses: Seventh

Spirit Color: Blue

Lucky Gem: Sapphire

Flower: Rose

Top Love Matches: Gemini

Libra Sign Dates - September 23 to October 22

Kind. Generous. Benevolent. Libra forms the seventh sign of the zodiac. Being the first sign of the zodiac that focuses more on their relationships with the outer world, these natives hate being left alone. As the master of diplomacy and compromise, Libra gives weight to harmony above all.

People born under this sign live life happily, especially when they have somebody to share the journey with. Libra has a vivid imagination. While some people may confuse it with daydreaming, when their imagination is put to work, they can surprise the world with their artistic abilities.

Libra Traits & Overview

Librans are fascinated by balance and power. They keep their hyperactive brains occupied by investing time in acquiring knowledge and uncovering new ways of life. Although Librans love working in teams, they often self-indulge in material things. They aren’t spendthrift, but when given a chance to splurge, they make the most of it.

The Libra zodiac sign epitomizes fairness, which means they often act as mediators and patch things up during a quarrel. They play by the book and try to keep everyone happy. Charming everyone with their intellect and positive vibes, they are often described as “social butterflies”.

Libra Symbolism & Myth

Balance Scales is the symbol of the Libra zodiac sign. It is based on the Scales of Justice held by the Greek goddess Themis, who later became the interpreter of the gods’ will.

She was also the divine voice who introduced mankind to the justice system, laws, and morality. Not just that. Along with being an early bride of Zeus, Themis was also his first counselor, advising him in worldly matters, and maintaining peace in the society.

Libra Element, Mode, & Season

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Element - Air; Mode - Cardinal; Season - Fall

Natives born under this air sign find themselves “up in the clouds.” While these individuals are down to earth, they can sometimes set such unrealistic expectations for others. When working professionally with detail-oriented Virgos, Libras can cope with their shortcomings.


The Libra season marks the beginning of the fall season. It’s that time of the year when the chilly mornings are followed by beautiful, sunny days. Nights become longer, temperatures begin to drop, and leaves start falling off the trees.

The Autumn Equinox also depicts the change in the direction the sun’s rays fall on Earth.

Cardinal Mode

These natives possess the ability to change their lives in no time, and sometimes, this quality deeply affects all their closest relationships.

The cardinal quality of this sign reflects in the natives’ decision-making ability. Although Librans are indecisive in general, once they make up their mind, nothing can go wrong in this entire world.

Air Element

Air is the element of Librans. Even though Air is invisible, the element has the power to connect all other elements. Libra’s love for peace, balance, and harmony is akin to the active element. Socially active and comfortable, Librans are the life of a party.

Libra Planetary Rulership


Venus rules the zodiac sign Libra. This planet of love and beauty expresses itself in Libra by bestowing them with the gift of artistic abilities. These natives become great poets, painters, and critical thinkers.

Venus in Libra is elegant, lovable, and diplomatic. This means these individuals can easily negotiate their way out of a stressful situation.

Domicile of Venus

Librans are true romantics at heart. When in love, they aim to please and do everything they can to keep their partner happy. Venus in Libra natives have a polished manner in love. They are kind, sweet, and sometimes too distant.

When their feelings of love aren’t reciprocated, they get offended and work their way towards achieving balance in life.

Exaltation of Saturn

Saturn, the planet of structure and discipline is said to be exalted in Libra. Such a sign placement is beneficial for the natives who originally epitomize balance and fairness.

Saturn in Libra amplifies the discerning qualities of the zodiac sign. These natives pursue careers in law and judiciary.

Detriment of Mars

Mars, the planet of war and conflict, is said to be in detriment in Libra. In such an unfavorable sign placement, Mars has to do all the extra work, presenting these natives with the theme of needing to work on their anger management and confrontation skills.

Since Librans are the harbingers of peace and harmony, they cannot handle the pressure of confrontation. But Mars in Libra makes these natives do the unimaginable. These natives may find it difficult to express their anger but in order to achieve peace of mind, they will take the necessary steps.

Fall Of The Sun

Sun is said to be in its fall in Libra. This means Sun in Libra natives will lack energy, creativity, and warmth. They may have to work harder to safeguard themselves from the cruel world. And rather than putting others before themselves, they must learn to give importance to the self.

Librans will have to be careful of who they call their friends. Because if something goes wrong, Librans may not find a helping hand.

Libra House Rulership

house rulership

The house ruler is the planet ruling the sign located at the cusp of the respective house in the horoscope.

The Seventh House

Libra is assigned the seventh house of the birth chart. Although this house is the house of marriage, it rules all of our relationships. Natives born in the seventh house of Libra choose their partners wisely. Carefully considering whether the other person will reflect their core personality, Librans make this important decision. And once they do, they grow from confident solitary lovers to faithful partners.

The Fifth House

Venus, the ruler of Libra, is said to find its joy in the fifth house of pleasure. Natives born in the fifth house of Libra are extremely lucky and artistic. Their natural talent gets an extra boost due to the amplification of Venusian qualities in Libra.

Libra Characteristics

Socially Active. Gentle. Loving. Librans are good at hosting social gatherings, parties, and events. Being the diplomats that they are, they act as mediators and patch up the quarrels happening around them, whenever possible.

Even when they are the subject of an argument, they readily smooth things over, often displaying their kindhearted nature. Keeping everyone happy and engaged, they woo the audience with their fine taste in art, intellectualism, and music.


In life, Librans spend a lot of time figuring out what’s important and what’s not, which makes them easily frustrated at certain occasions. On the other hand, Librans are at their best when they follow a structured schedule and spare some time for self-care. These confident natives often deal with insecurities and struggle with an identity crisis.

Intelligent and sexual, these individuals fall for partners who are quirky and intellectual. There’s one thing they love more than peace that is a life partner who can make them weak in the knees.


Typical Libra traits are a general everyday reminder, “Let’s all get along”. This zodiac sign believes in compromise and sacrifice. Librans want to make everyone around them happy. Always up for a conversation, these natives are a support system for all their friends.

Adaptive, and ready to change, Librans understand things from everyone’s perspective and further, enlighten everyone with their power of communication. Lovers of nature and people, these natives forgive easily. They see the best in others and give them ample chances to come clean.


These peacemakers of the society experience immense discomfort and frustration when they suppress their emotions for long. Always avoiding confrontation, Librans live life with regrets and pent up stress. They cannot say no, and the fear of letting others down leads them to overcommit. Which is yet another reason why Librans suffer from anxiety and stress.

Being very Venusian, they aren’t able to see people for what they really are and end up hurting themselves in the process. Libra is a poor judge of character, which gives birth to their indecisiveness.

Libra Compatibility


When in love, Librans are very thoughtful, charismatic, and put a lot of effort into capturing their lover’s attention.

The most compatible signs with Libra are Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The least compatible signs with Libra are Cancer and Capricorn.

Libra Health

Balance is key to Libra’s health. These natives usually suffer from problems related to blood pressure and sugar. In order to stay physically fit, Librans need to consume a balanced diet and follow a healthy routine. Furthermore, Librans are prone to throat, kidney, and skin infections.

Their hectic work life and emotionally draining personal life may trigger stress and anxiety. So, they must learn to express their emotions timely and indulge in pleasing the self more than the entire world.

Esoteric Libra

The Three Decans of Libra

According to traditional astrology, each zodiac sign forms a 30-degree piece of the 360-degree band of constellations. The thirty degrees of each sign are further divided into three decans of ten degrees each. Each decan contains a slot of 10 days, and every decan is governed by different planets and different characteristics are attached to it.

First Decan of Libra: Moon

Born from September 23 to October 02 (Degrees 180 through 189)
Moon is the ruler of the first decan of Libra, which makes the people born in this range nurturing, sensitive, and protective. The qualities of the Moon overpower the otherwise social nature of Librans. Therefore, these natives come across as extremely shy.

Second Decan of Libra: Saturn

Born from October 03 to October 12 (Degrees 190 through 199)
Saturn is the ruler of the second decan of Libra, which makes the people born in this range highly disciplined and artistic. These folks communicate with authority and therefore, pursue careers in journalism and law.

Third Decan of Libra: Jupiter

Born from October 13 to October 22 (Degrees 200 through 209)
Jupiter is the ruler of the third decan of Libra which makes the people born in this range extremely intellectual, philosophical, and socially active. These natives are philanthropists and want to bring a change in society.

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