Libra, September 22 to October 23

  • Symbol: Scales
  • Element: Air
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: 7th, Relationships
  • Planet: Venus
  • Color: Blue
  • Body Part: Kidneys
  • Trait: Fair, Balanced
  • Semi-precious stone: Blue Lace Agate

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Libra represents balance, peace, and harmony. Those born under the sign of the scales of justice want things to be fair.

Libra also represents beauty and grace; the Venus de Milo statue comes to mind. They tend to be cheerful, optimistic, and artistic.

Relationships, romance, and cooperation are important to Libras. Speaking in a crude or unrefined way may be a turn-off to someone with strong Libra influence in her or his natal chart.

An out-of-balance Libra may have problems making decisions or communicating what needs to be said in a relationship. Many learn that living under the false belief that "peace at all costs" or "don't rock the boat" will help them find harmony. They find out that speaking their truth sooner, even though it will rock the boat, creates greater harmony in the long run.

Libras can also have trouble with indecisiveness, since both sides of an argument frequently seem perfectly reasonable to them.

It is interesting to note that many great military leaders, like Dwight Eisenhower, were in the peacekeeping sign of Libra.

Libra rules the kidneys, adrenal glands, cosmetics, fashion, marriage, divorce, clear air, fine arts, and weddings.