Sun Sign Traits of LIBRA
September 23 – October 23
Symbol: The Scales
Positive Expression: Diplomacy
Negative Expression: Opportunism
Gems: Citrine & Tourmaline
Citrine: The stone of success. Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into one's life. This amazing stone is one of only two minerals on the planet that do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it.
Tourmaline: Tourmaline is excellent for channeling and communicating with the higher forces. Tourmaline helps to break up energy blockages, which we mentally experience as anxiety, stress or confusion. It helps one to move beyond limited thinking to an expanded sense of reality, and see past experiences in new ways.
Color - Indigo Blue: The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping one achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition.
Personality: Libras are both lovers and leaders. Harmony and peace is what they seek, but often that cannot be accomplished without going to war. They are often caught in the battle between pleasing others or expressing their truth – not everyone wants to hear it. This means they have to be ready to stand alone. When a Libra finds a truth worthy of following, then the natural leader emerges. Attracted to beauty and harmony, they are patrons of the arts and design. Beauty is essential to their spirit and they find it in the physical, in truth and in the unknown. Mental to a fault, the Libra can get stuck in ideas, verbal battles, and the exchange of ideas. They know that the right one can change the world.
Personal Challenge: The challenge for a Libra is to go deeper into their heart and commit to their passion. They must follow their own truth, even if it means standing alone.
Talents & Gifts: Libra is air and that means ideas. These are mental souls who would love to solve your problems as well as their own. Invested in the truth, they can be either very conciliatory or very argumentative. They love beauty and find it whether it is in the world of art, in nature or in the law and justice. Socially adept and good communicators, they make natural leaders because they try to balance everyone’s needs in an attitude of fairness. Great at bringing the knowledge of others together under a new point of view, they often offer their strength and their talents to those with less, hoping that they can make a difference.
Women’s Fashion: Beauty and harmony are the masters of a Libra and when it comes to their appearance they can be impeccable. Looking good and dressing appropriately for the event is important to them. They like simplicity and a sophisticated look. They’d rather be tasteful and tactful than stand out. However, they love clothes and are very fashion-conscious. Libras who have gotten caught up in presenting an image rather than being themselves, can lean too much on labels and glitter. Naturally a romantic sign, many Libra women opt for the frilly skirts or those with feminine floral designs, and yes jewelry is an essential part of their appearance. Fashion Icons: Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian
Men’s Fashion: Libra men are the stars of the fashion world when they’re into quality and style. Many have two wardrobes, one for work and one for play. They are seldom overdressed and prefer to be elegantly understated. This air sign loves ties, and they know how to make accessories a major part of their look. Color is important to them, especially pastels. When they find a style and texture they love they’ll buy it in all colors. Natural leaders, they have an intuitive sense of harmony and style. They want quality more than a label, and they’re interested in things that last or go beyond the life of a fad. Men in Fashion: Will Smith, Hugh Jackman, Sting.
Personal Growth & Spirituality: The more the Virgo can use their strength and power to help others improve their lives, the more the Libra grows spiritually and professionally. Libra is about being used for the right reason. They want their wisdom, experience and position to make a difference in the lives of others.
Career & Goals: Libras are good-looking, charming, gracious and entertaining. Their cooperative nature makes them excellent ambassadors and team leaders. If you ever have to deal with customer service over the phone, it will go much more smoothly if the operator is a Libra. More so than any sign, Libras are people people. They are not the type to slave away in some dark room; they thrive in buzzing social environments. Many Libras gravitate toward the arts and will most likely be the lead singer of a band, interacting with the audience, rather than a brooding songwriter.
Best careers: Diplomat, dancer, salesperson, host, negotiator, travel agent, supervisor, architect, designer, lawyer, counselor and behind-the-scenes in the arts.
Career to avoid: Conventional jobs that lack creativity and independence of mind.
Relationships: The Libra is always struggling with balance and can fluctuate between extremes and so they need a partner who is clear on who they are and where they are going. They are attracted to those with faith; someone who exhibits either great talent or confidence in what they do. Beauty is important, so their partner will either be stunning in a physical way or have a beautiful soul. The Libra loves truth and justice and so they appreciate someone who can speak the truth in spite of the consequences. Filled with ideas, they love verbal combat and need a partner that challenges their mind. They love to enjoy the luxuries of life, so it’s important to be able to relax and be spoiled. Spiritual strength, decisiveness, and the ability to lust after life with passion, is something that turns them on and keeps them interested.