Libra Zodiac Sign: Characteristic Personality Traits Profile

A Reading by Richard Hills - Astrologer

libra zodiac sign

libra zodiac sign

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This profile indicates personality traits you will have if the zodiac sign of Libra is prominent, but not necessarily your Sun sign, in your birth chart. If Libra is your ascendant or Moon sign or if Venus is prominent these characteristics are likely to show.

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Libra Zodiac Sign - Basics:

Element: Air, Quality: Cardinal, Ruler: Venus.

Characteristic traits

Libra, symbolised by a pair of scales, has an ideal of peace, balance and harmony in all life. A pity reality rarely matches this ideal for long. The desire for relationship is strong, but like all air signs Libra has a problem with the emotional complexities therein.


Libra is a cardinal sign so wants to take the initiative. The problem is it doesn't know what to do, or fears to act lest the delicate balance in any matter be disturbed. Contrast Aries, the opposite sign, which has no problem at all here.

A word of advice

Consider a matter carefully before deciding, certainly, but then act boldly and risk getting it wrong. Perhaps more than any other sign Libra learns through its mistakes. And who knows, maybe your mistake is someone else's opportunity. The deeper level of the soul may have a different idea of what constitutes a mistake than the mind does.


As a Libra your ideal mate is attractive and full of ideas, and wants to be close to you without clinging. You may attract partners more assertive than you are, which may please you (it saves you having to make up your own mind about something) provided you can see it as balancing your own more diplomatic nature. See Libra Man or Libra Woman for hints about your Libra partner

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Libra Star Sign - a Deeper Look

The goal for Libra is to witness to the importance of co-operation and harmony in human life. Libra is represented by a pair of scales - the only sign to be represented by an inanimate object. This says something about the Libra objective - to be fair and balanced in everything in a detached way - it is an air sign and therefore seeks an ideal. At its best, Libra can view complex situations, maybe emotionally highly charged ones, and come to a balanced view based on a fair consideration of all the options. However, it may take a while to come off the fence! Come down in favour of one side of the scales and the other side goes up, and Libra always seeks to restore balance.

Libra is the sign most commonly associated with relationships, and justly so in the sense that one is always seeking another for balance. On one's own one is unbalanced. But like all air signs, Libra finds the emotional complexities and compatibility issues of love relationships can be difficult to deal with. Air signs have an ideal image of how things ought to be, and for Libra the ideal is of how relationships ought to be. Emotional entanglements complicate the ideal image, and Libra has to learn how to live through them. No criticism should be attached to the need to make space for oneself in relationship, as long as one is aware of the temptation to escape from facing the issues. At its best, Libra can view emotions with a helpful detachment without escaping from them.

The lessons in life which you have to learn as a Libran may be illustrated by other features of your birth chart. If you have many planets in Scorpio, for instance, you will inevitably be drawn to situations which challenge your Libran ideals, and which may give you much anguish in life until you learn how to deal with them. The Moon in Aries would give you a fiery assertive side to your nature which would form a polarity with the Libra in you, and you may feel embarrassed from time to time about how much you want to have your own way, never mind what the other wants! Venus in Scorpio would indicate a tendency to form relationships having strong emotional overtones, and which unearth buried feelings from the past which you thought were no longer an issue. Such feelings may give any current relationship a flavour which does not really belong to it, and may lead to one partner blaming the other for perceived (rather than real) faults. This would give the Libran a good opportunity to practice the detachment appropriate to all air signs, so as to see the complexities of the situation from another perspective. A good relationship could thus be saved from disaster, or a poor one adjusted, or ended, without reproach.

© Richard Hills - Astrologer

Links to other Signs
aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo
libra scorpio sagittarius capricorn aquarius pisces

See moon signs to compare Libra moon sign and sun sign

See Libra Moon for a profile of Moon in Libra

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