Here's our in-depth guide to the Libra star sign (23 September - 22 October).
Element : Air
Ruling planet: Venus
Body part: kidneys
Age: youth to maturity
Key phrase: we are
Complementary and opposing sign: Aries
Time period: August/September
Symbolic image of the sign
As an instrument of measurement, those born under this sign often show this incessant duality from deep within their being. We often forget that Libra, although a masculine sign, is governed by Venus, its master and role model. Venus/Aphorodite does not reveal her shape generously: she is less sensual and voluptuous, but more well-known, esthetic and refined, sentimental and romantic.
An elegant man with a charming smile, who is a good listener. He has a well-defined mouth. Like all those born under the sign, he lives with dependence, attaches great importance to others' judgement, and uses all his energy trying to be appreciated by interesting people.
What he loves above all is to be surrounded by beautiful things: you'll find him at art galleries, antique shows or DIY shops. He’s interested in fashion and beauty and has talent - he'd make an excellent fashion designer, tailor, hairdresser or beautician. Diplomatic careers and all mediation and negotiation posts would suit him. He can be an excellent judge, as he is honest and sensitive. He uses his intuition to go beyond appearances and discover others' true intentions.
His sentimental life is complicated for one simple reason: he hates causing pain and can never say no. He is also capable of having several realationships at the same time and suffering the consequences! In all cases, final decisions won't come from him - and that’s all he wishes for. He prefers to be dumped and not to leave someone he loves and values; this seems to make no sense to him.
She has charm, finesse and beauty! She has something about her that seduces everyone she meets, men and women alike. Even if she is very slim she will never be skinny; she'll always have shape, and she has a childlike manner that adds to her appeal. However, she is very selfish and never goes without for anything or anyone.
More of a fighter than Mr Libra, she can hold positions of responsiblity because of her natural seduction and she knows how to use intelligence and psychology. However, she has difficulty being her own boss and prefers to be second in command. She's a shrewd and precise co-worker. She loves her social life, nights out, going out to the theatre and being seen.
A conformist with a middle-class background, Miss Libra aspires to marriage and will do all she can to get her man down the aisle if she admires and loves him! She's not the type of woman who can be alone. She will have difficulty divorcing, only because of her fear of being alone. She prefers to close her eyes when she walks out of the door and seeks revenge in an often cruel way.