There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Libra is symbolized by the Scales, which are all about balance — Libra’s lifelong pursuit. This sign is happiest when everything around it is in equilibrium; when everyone is happy and getting along, and there are no major injustices making life seem less sweet.
A Cardinal Air Sign that’s ruled by Venus the love planet, Libra is all about living the sweet life. Parties and romance are just two of this sign’s favorite pastimes. Librans can’t stand confrontations and seek out happy, beautiful people. Their motto might be, “Why can’t we all just get along?” For this reason, they make excellent partners in love and business, but they can also be somewhat wishy-washy. Libra would rather waffle around, not really giving a solid response to a question, than put its foot down on an issue and potentially alienate or upset someone. This sign is known to be indecisive, but really it’s that Libran desire to please that gets in the way of ever taking a firm stance.
Similarly, Libras can be prone to telling little white lies, also in the name of sparing someone’s feelings. This is the friend who will say, “That dress looks great on you!” when secretly they think it adds ten pounds to your frame. And this is the lover who won’t speak up when their feelings are hurt, because they just want harmony at home. But whatever else one might say about a Libra, that search for harmony makes for a sweet, gentle and refined friend.
Libras make great diplomats, artists and party planners.