7th Sign of Zodiac
Stone: Diamond, Quartz, Marble
Color: Pastel Green
just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair,
diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, artistic
Comparison with the Libra symbol, the
A balance weighs and measures; and so do Libra
natives. Librans seek equality, harmony, and balance. The
scales are also a symbol of justice.
Libra's symbol is the only symbol
in the zodiac that is inanimate (it is not represented by an
animal or person).
Where 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 and just.
The 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.
(The Sun is in Libra from approximately September 23 to
October 22, depending on the year).
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.
In 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!
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."
"On the fence", "middle
ground", "middle road" -- these are all expressions
that we can safely associate with Libra.
Some 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 fair.
Librans 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.
Society 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 refined.
Some 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 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.
Because 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.
Lunar 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.
Both 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 refined ways.
Moon 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.
Lunar 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 moment.
Some 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
Springsteen (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Libra), Pete Wentz, Vanna White,
Kate Winslet (Sun, Moon, and 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.
Mercury 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.
If 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.
Mercury in Libra looks for
compromise. Middle ground is constantly sought. In fact, they are
extraordinarily uncomfortable with extremes of opinion! This makes them
excellent counselors 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
Their 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.
Mercury in Libra hates to be
thought of as the bad guy (or gal), and can end up trying to make
too many people happy.
Mercury 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.
Favorite expression: "On the
other hand..."; "But then again..."
Some 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)
Libra people will try to impress you with their kindness,
evenhandedness, 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.
Venus 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.
Pleasing 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 behavior 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.
Some 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
Life 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 favor. 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 behavior 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 world.
On 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. (See
Some 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
Libra 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 colors they wear, their hair, the
way they walk.
Libra 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
Libra 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. More on
Some 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.
Freddie Prinze Jr.
has a Libra Ascendant with Pluto
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