Modality : cardinal
Element : Air
Ruler : Venus
Season : Autumn
7th sign of the zodiac
Metal : Copper
Stone : Quartz Marble Diamond
Colour : Pastel Green
Anatomy : Kidneys
Keywords : just, sociable, refined,
accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful,
Comparison with the Libra symbol, the Balance:
balance ,weights and measures; and so do Libra natives. Librans seek
equality, harmony, and balance. The scales are also a symbol of justice.
symbol is the only symbol in the zodiac that is inanimate (it is not
represented by an animal or person).
is Libra in your chart? This is the area in life where you strive for
balance and equilibrium. If this part of your life seems unbalanced, you seek
to change that. It is in this sphere of your life that you strive to be fair
glyph, or symbol, of Libra represents the setting sun. It also resembles an
"equal" sign, though it more accurately reflects an
"approximately equal to" symbol. Again, Libra's drive to compare
and balance is represented in its glyph.
Sun in Libra
Libra natives are generally thought to be sociable, somewhat intellectual
souls. They have an almost innocent way about them that makes them
very approachable. Generally quite eager to cooperate, Librans spend a lot
of their time trying not to rock the boat.
theory, Libras are peace-loving. In practice, they can quietly stir up all
sorts of trouble with their ways. Because Libra enjoys balance in their
lives, they seek the middle ground. In the process, they may end up trying
to be everything to everyone. This is where their reputation for
untruthfulness comes from. Generally, their untruths spring from a true
desire for peace and fairness--although they may not be comfortable with
direct and malicious trickery, they feel totally justified when they lie in
order to avoid making waves. Peace at any price! In this sense, they seem
harmless. But, what can result is quite a ruckus! People involved with
Libras may crib about their lack of directness and their apparent inability
to take a stand. Librans are experts at avoiding being the one to blame.
When confronted, they'll (calmly and reasonably) say, "What, me? No, I
just want peace."
the fence", "middle ground", "middle road" --
these are all expressions that we can safely associate with Libra.
more powerful signs may consider Libra a little on the weak side. This is
all a matter of opinion, however! Without Libra, life simply wouldn't be as
are known for comparing and thinking in relative terms, instead of in
absolutes. This weekend is not just a good weekend, it's better than last
weekend. These people are always looking for the "best" way or
the "right" way to live. Harmony is the ultimate goal, but their
idealism and high expectations can mean plenty of discontent. Since life
presents all of us with an extraordinary amount of choices, if Libra
doesn't learn to live in the moment at least some of the time, they'll be
in a constant state of unrest.
needs rules, and these rules attempt to bring justice, equality, and
fairness. On an individual level, Libra represents these laws of
civilization. Libra comes across as very civilized and rather
Famous people with Sun in Libra: e.e. Cummings (Sun and Venus in Libra), Matt
Damon (Sun and Mercury in Libra), Zac Efron (Sun and Mars in Libra), Eminem
(Sun, Venus, and Mars in Libra), Sarah Ferguson (Sun and Mars in Libra), F.
Scott Fitzgerald (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Libra), Angela Lansbury (Sun,
Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Libra), Avril Lavigne, John Lennon (Sun and Mars
in Libra), Heather Locklear (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Libra), Emily Post
(Authority on etiquette - Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Libra), Kelly Preston
(Sun and Mercury in Libra), Christopher Reeve (Sun and Mercury in Libra),
Susan Sarandon (Sun and Mercury in Libra), Alicia Silverstone (Sun and Mars
in Libra), Bruce Springsteen (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Libra), Jean-Claude
Van Damme (Sun and Ascendant in Libra), Kate Winslet (Sun, Moon, and
Mercury in Libra), Yo Yo Ma (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Libra), Catherine
Zeta-Jones (Sun and Mercury in Libra)
Moon in Libra
Moon in Libra people have a strong need for partnership. Without someone to
share their lives with, they feel utterly incomplete. This is why many
people with this position get involved in marriages or living-together
arrangements quite young.
this drive for harmony, peace, and sharing is so powerful, Lunar Librans
are apt to do a lot of conceding. They are sympathetic and concerned for
others, enjoy socializing, and revel in a good debate. Mental rapport with
others is especially important to them.
Librans feel safe and secure when they are in a partnership. These are the
people who seem to always need to have someone tag along with them wherever
they go -- even if it is to the corner store. They find strength and
reinforcement in and through others.
men and women with this position are often quite charming. They can be very
attractive to be around, and are often given to flirtatiousness. Rarely
directly aggressive, these people win your heart with their gentle and
in Libra natives simply can't help but see flaws in their environment and
their relationships. In fact, anything out of whack will bother them until
it's fixed. Although diplomatic with acquaintances, when Moon in Libra
natives argue with their long-standing partners, they rarely let up until
they win. And, winning an argument is a Libran specialty--in fact, they may
not even believe what they are saying, but will adopt all kinds of ideas
just to get the last word. Living with Lunar Librans can sometimes feel
like you are on trial, and Libra is the expert lawyer. Sometimes, though,
Libra is defending you and supporting your point of view.
Librans' idealistic outlook and constant striving for the best, most
harmonious lifestyle can lead to much discontent. Looking for that one
(elusive) perfect way to lead their lives can detract from enjoyment of the
Famous people with Moon in Libra: Alec Baldwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
George Bush Jr., Nicolas Cage, Geena Davis, Leonardo Di Caprio (Moon,
Mercury, and Ascendant in Libra), Emily Dickinson (poet), Walt Disney,
Angela Lansbury (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Libra), D.H. Lawrence
(Moon and Venus in Libra), Emily Post (Authority on etiquette - Sun, Moon,
and Mercury in Libra), Christian Slater, Bruce Springsteen (Sun, Moon, and
Mercury in Libra), Pete Wentz, Vanna White, Kate Winslet (Sun, Moon, and
Mercury in Libra)
Mercury in Libra
Libra communicators come across as very pleasing. Diplomacy comes
naturally to these natives. At the very least, they take many pains to be
diplomatic. Whether they succeed or not depends on their audience--but more
on that later.
in Libra people long for equality in the intellectual world. They view
mental affinity as one of the most important themes in any relationship
they have. If they are not getting it (and many do not), they should look
within themselves for answers. Perhaps they are trying too hard to score
intellectual points with their partners instead of truly listening to what
they are saying. Mercury in Libra attempts always to be fair in any
discussion, but to more personal communicators, Libra's constant
comparisons can, in effect, seem unfair! Libra can go off on so many
tangents, and offer excessive disclaimers for any opinion presented, that
they end up all over the place.
you think Virgo is critical and a perfectionist, spend some time with a
Mercury in Libra person (and many of them have Virgo Suns too). They can't
quite help themselves. But because they always aim to be kind and fair,
they employ tact to get their message across. Mercury in Libra comes
across in an unassuming manner, and handles people with care. When they
find fault with others, they express it gently, consciously tending to
others' comfort levels. One accountant I know whose Mercury is in Libra
feels she instinctively hones in on imbalances in her work. When her
co-worker was struggling with "balancing the books", this lady
immediately saw her co-worker's oversight. Instead of simply pointing it out
and risking embarrassing him, she pointed to the general area of the
mistake and said, "perhaps the problem is somewhere here?" This
way, she stayed out of trouble, and no one had to feel uncomfortable.
in Libra looks for compromise. Middle ground is constantly sought. In fact,
they are extraordinarily uncomfortable with extremes of opinion! This makes
them excellent counsellors and go-betweens, but it also gives rise to
plenty of indecision in their personal lives. In their desire to find the
best, fairest, most just choice, they can swing from a pro to a con, and
back to a pro again--but we can't forget another "con" just to
balance the last "pro". It can be dizzying for others to observe!
They simply can't help but see the other side. This maddening characteristic
leads to a strange paradox -- they can end up seemingly in capable of
giving a compliment without a "but". After all, complimenting you
is essentially drawing a conclusion, or forming an opinion. This is a
paradox because Libra is charming, but give them a little time with
something, and they will have a hard time arriving at a totally good (or
totally bad) conclusion.
ability to think in the abstract gives them a good measure of
objectivity. These people have a subtle intelligence. Their thoughts
are generally dominated by relative thinking--they simply can't seem to
evaluate their environment without comparing one thing with an other. This
trait contributes to refined tastes.
in Libra is generally good at making connections with others, but remember
that Libra can be a lazy sign--and for Mercury in Libra natives, this means
mental laziness. This can prevent them from following up and maintaining
the connections they've made.
in Libra hates to be thought of as the bad guy (or gal), and can end up
trying to make too many people happy.
in Libra often has to turn to others for opinions when making a decision.
The maddening part of it is this: Give these people an answer to their
question, and they'll probably take the other side. For example, if they
are deciding between two different restaurants, and you give them an
answer, they are almost sure to suddenly see the other restaurant's merits.
These natives play devil's advocate far too often. Many times they don't even
truly believe the side they have taken--they are simply engaging in an
intellectual argument. Mercury in Libra would be wise to look inside
themselves to do a check on what they really feel every now and again. They
can get so caught up in trying to win an argument and correcting the
(perceived) biases in others' beliefs and actions that they totally lose
sight of what really matters to them.
expression: "On the other hand..."; "But then again..."
Famous people with Mercury in Libra: Leonardo Di Caprio (Moon, Mercury, and
Ascendant in Libra), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in
Libra), Richard Gere (Mercury and Venus in Libra), Stephen King (Mercury
and Venus in Libra), Angela Lansbury (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in
Libra), Heather Locklear, Emily Post (Authority on etiquette - Sun, Moon,
and Mercury in Libra), Kelly Preston, Christopher Reeve, Tim Robbins (Sun
and Venus in Libra), Susan Sarandon (Sun and Mercury in Libra), Bruce
Springsteen (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Libra), Kate Winslet (Sun, Moon, and
Mercury in Libra), Yo Yo Ma (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Libra), Catherine
Zeta-Jones (Sun and Mercury in Libra)
Venus in Libra
Venus in Libra people will try to impress you with their kindness, even handedness,
and willingness to make your relationship work. They have a polished manner
in love, which sometimes makes them appear insincere or superficial. They
are gentle lovers who hate to be offended. They are threatened by bad
manners and direct or abrasive expression of feelings. They not only prefer
to choose the middle road, they seek the middle ground in their
relationships. You can expect to be treated fairly, and you may be turned
on by Venus in Libra's willingness to concede and adjust their lives to
fully accommodate you.
in Libra men and women have idealized images of their relationships, even
to the point where the relationship becomes bigger than life, taking on a
life of its own. They can become quietly resentful if they feel they are
being taken advantage of -- and they make it easy for more aggressive types
to bully them around.
Venus in Libra involves treating them kindly and fairly. They love to share
everything with you, so let them. Foreplay for them can be mental -- they
love to communicate with you about the relationship. Sharing turns them on,
and tactless or uncouth behaviour is a turn-off. Although they seem to
put up with a lot, be fair with them. Over time, imbalance in their
relationship is sure to make them unhappy, and when it comes to this, they
may try to even the score in subtle, roundabout ways. Don't let it come to
that, and you will be rewarded with a lover who puts themselves in your
shoes and treats you exactly how they would like to be treated.
Famous people with Venus in Libra: Lisa Bonet, e.e. Cummings, Eminem (Venus
conjunct Mars in Libra), Gloria Estefan, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Libra), Calista Flockhart, Richard Gere (Mercury and
Venus in Libra), Stephen King (Mercury and Venus in Libra), D.H. Lawrence
(Moon and Venus in Libra), Yo Yo Ma (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Libra)
Mars in Libra
Mars in Libra natives often reflect about things before they act.
Decisiveness is not their strong point, but they do, eventually, get things
done. Many people with this position procrastinate, generally because they
feel the need to weigh all of the alternatives before taking action.
isn't always fair, but Mars in Libra will seldom accept this notion. These
natives can easily get caught up in defending themselves and others.
Although their overall goal is to live peacefully, they stir others up with
their desire to balance everything. Still, they always play innocent when they
are challenged, and can generally charm the birds out of the trees to win
your favour. Passive-aggressiveness is practically the hallmark of this
position. They don't want to look like they are ever being mean or unfair,
but aggression has to go somewhere! Too often, this results in sneaky behaviour
and subterfuge. On the other hand, some Mars in Libra people turn the
Mars energy into action, and they fight for Libran justice and fairness in
the up side, Mars in Libra people are adept at predicting when problems and
discord will occur well in advance. They know how to compromise and are
excellent at conflict management.
Famous people with Mars in Libra: Billy Ray Cyprus, Zac Efron (Sun and Mars in
Libra), Eminem, Sarah Ferguson (Fergie), Brendan Frasier, Whitney Houston,
Nicole Kidman, Angela Lansbury (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Libra),
John Lennon (Sun and Mars in Libra), Heather Locklear, Prince William,
Sinead O'Connor, Robert Plant, Alicia Silverstone (Sun and Mars in Libra)
Everybody seems to like Libra Ascendant natives. They just come across as
nice, pleasant, and fair. Look a little closer at their lives, and these
nice people may have had quite a few problems in their relationships. Some
of them have had a string of relationships, and it can be hard to imagine
why! These natives attract others to them effortlessly. Besides, they
simply don't know what to do with themselves without a significant
rising generally appear to be smoothing everything over. They have charming
smiles, a gentle approach with others, and an easygoing image. Even if they
were not endowed with good looks, they are attractive. Most pay a lot of
attention to their personal appearance -- the colours they wear, their
hair, the way they walk.
rising people can be enormously persuasive, although they will almost
always use a "soft sell" approach when they want to win others
over, which is all of the time! A tendency to pass the buck and keep up
that "nice guy/gal" image are their worst qualities. However,
they can make excellent mediators and will generally be the first to
rising natives are usually attracted to competent, active partners. Their
relationships are often characterized by bickering or competitiveness until
they learn to drop their sweet image once in a while and to stop blaming
their partners for everything that goes wrong.
Famous People with a Libra Ascendant: Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears, Jon
Bon Jovi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Diamond, Shari Lewis, Suzanne Somers,
Erich Segal, Paula Abdul, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Anne Heche are
celebrity examples of the Ascendant in Libra. Also, Freddie Prinze Jr.
has a Libra Ascendant with