Libra Zodiac Sign - a Deeper Look

Home Page: Astrology Readings

libra zodiac sign

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.

The above is just a brief sketch of the sort of qualities Libra should be aiming for. If you are experiencing difficulties on the way, the rest of your birth chart will indicate where these difficulties are, and a consultation would very likely provide clues as to how to deal with them. All aspects of our nature, as represented by the planets in signs and houses of our charts, need to be honoured and respected.

© Richard Hills

This article is copyright. You are welcome to reproduce the article provided you acknowledge as follows:

This article is by Richard Hills - Astrologer. Richard offers birth chart and other astrology readings. Find out more at Astrology Readings, Birth Charts

This page indicates qualities 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.

The positions of, and relationships between, the planets in your birth chart will show the predispositions you have and how best to use them successfully in life in the world.

A look at Libra Moon

Would you like an astrology consultation? Please see Astrology Readings

To order a Report (Natal Chart Report, Career Horoscope, Child/Baby Horoscope or Compatibility Horoscope) and see details of half price offers click: Astrology Reports

For an overview of how astrology can help individuals and couples with compatibility issues in their relationships click: Compatibility

See brief sketches of other signs (with links to in-depth articles):
aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo libra scorpio sagittarius capricorn aquarius pisces