Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac, and the second of the air signs, which means that you are a thinker with an objective, logical mind. Your ruling planet is lovely Venus, so you are probably attractive, Libran ladies in fact can be very beautiful and dress in feminine styles, and both sexes are graceful and amiable with a strong eye for colour. Your colours are really anything which matches, but pastel shades such as lemons and pinks appeal more to your need for harmony and balance. Your stone is the opal. Libra rules the bladder and kidneys so you tend to be prone to ailments in these areas, but many Librans also encounter skin problems, especially in times of stress.
Libra’s symbol is the Scales, and people assume this means you are well-balanced and never get your feathers ruffled. This can be true, but the key here is that you strive for balance. Sometimes you achieve it, sometimes you don’t, and in the process the scales can tip rather dramatically! Indecision, for example, is a typical Libran bugbear in all areas of your life, and stems from your strong ability to weigh up all your options. Your Venusian desire for harmony also means you cannot abide discord, seeking peace at all costs. You need your surroundings to be attractive too, and this added to your inventive approach means that many of you are excellent at interior design.
Librans are extremely intelligent, with versatile minds and immense talent for impartial judgement. You are fair, and consider all angles before reaching a conclusion, for this reason you will find many Libran people working in or around the law. You also have a wonderful ability to be tactful but truthful, and are extremely diplomatic with excellent negotiating skills. You tend to work best with a partner, as you like to have someone around to discuss things with, and you are extremely kind and affectionate, and romantic and idealistic too, always seeing the best in people. You treat everyone with respect and are elegant and refined in social situations, engaging them with your affable, light hearted approach. Your co-operative, easy going nature makes you tolerant of most people, but you can’t abide coarseness or injustice.
The trouble begins when those Scales start to tip. Your indecision and hesitancy at times can make choices so difficult that you go into a state of inertia, unable to decide on anything! This can then lead to apathy, as letting others decide for you becomes easier. You also change your mind constantly and in this respect you can be quite fickle, which is sometimes interpreted as insincerity, because you promise something and don’t do it! If only they knew the fight going on in that brain! Many Librans also experience marked mood swings, changing quickly from fun and frolics to lethargy and laziness, as your energy levels fluctuate. Because of this there is a tendency towards irritability and even depression.
Avoiding conflict is another by product of your need for balance, and this can make you overly passive and complacent, taking the easy road through life. You tend to accept things as they are because changing them would cause stress, and you don’t always speak up for yourself, instead preferring to lose yourself in sentimental, idealistic dreams of a world of peace! Like all clever people you also need to take care that your intelligence is not used for manipulative or calculating purposes. And one more thing. Vanity! A legacy of the lovely Venus unfortunately. You can be rather conceited at times, even narcissistic. But you can’t help that, because you’re so lovely!