Libra is the 7th zodiac sign in astrology, and those who are born between September 23rd and October 22nd are considered to be a Libra zodiac sign. This sign is ruled by the planet Venus, making them the only sign represented by a non-living creature. That’s why they’re often referred to as The Scales.
There are 12 total zodiac signs, and each one of us fall under a particular one depending on your birthday. The Libra horoscope is considered to be the second of all air signs, and kin to Gemini and Aquarius.
But Unlike Gemini who is mutable, and Aquarius who is a fixed air sign, the Libra sign is a cardinal because they offer an opportunity to start something new, particularly love.
Each zodiac sign has specific personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes that are reflective of those born under that sign. For a Libra personality, those weaknesses and strengths are manifested in relationships.
Let’s say you run a company and are trying to figure out the best way to utilize the talents of your employees. Why not consider the strengths and weaknesses of their zodiac signs as a method of determining what’s a good fit for them in the company?
The same goes for yourself. If you’re trying to find a good career path but have no clue where to begin, look at the characteristics of your zodiac sign and narrow down choices that compliment your personality, strengths, and likes.
Libras are a popular zodiac sign, especially since they have a lot of really likable qualities that make them easy to get along with. Whether or not you believe in astrology and the stars, there’s no denying it’s a useful guide in helping you understand yourself and the people in your life better.
While Libra traits include a peaceful demeanor, there are also some myths and facts to know if you want a better understanding of The Scales.
Myth 1. Libras prefer to be alone.
Considering that one of the weaknesses of someone who falls under the Libra zodiac sign is that he or she avoids confrontation, you’d think that this sign enjoys solitude. But as it turns out, it’s just the opposite.
Libra can’t stand to be alone and absolutely hates the idea of having to deal with that. Your best bet is to always include anyone who is a Libra when making plans. They will appreciate you for it.
Myth 2. They don’t like to stand out.
Libra is all about maintaining diplomacy and balance, which makes it easy to assume that they would be strong conformists, not wanting to rock the boat in any way. On the contrary, Libras very much dislike conformity.
They want to remain peaceful, but not at the expense of losing what makes someone unique and interesting. Even simple things like uniforms would be frustrating for Libra to wear because they want to show off their individuality.
Fact 1. Libra’s zodiac symbol is The Scales.
The Scale represents the balance and fairness that are characteristics of a Libra personality. These people are very diplomatic and peaceful, which is why a scale perfectly symbolizes their personality traits.
If you ever encounter a Libra who isn’t sure of a career path, these folks would make a great fit for work in international diplomacy.
Fact 2. They love the outdoors.
These people will appreciate any time spent outdoors. Being out among nature makes a Libra zodiac sign very happy.
If you’re a Libra and you happen to be feeling down, head outdoors for a bit to lift your mood. Nature therapy will always work.
Fact 3. Libra is an air sign.
There are four element categories that zodiac signs can fall under: earth, water, fire, or air. Libras are an air sign.
These zodiac signs are said to have a strong intellectual connection to the world around them, which makes sense considering air is an element of the mind. This makes Libras very inventive as well, so encourage their new ideas, because they can very well discover and create some amazing things.
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