Libra Personality: September 23 - October 22

By: Jill M. Phillips  | 
The symbol for Libra, the seventh sign of the astrological year, is the Scales. Numerology Sign/Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Libra is the seventh sign of the astrological year and is known by its astrological symbol, the Scales. Libra individuals are artistic, affectionate, and refined. With Venus as the ruling planet, people born under this sign are considered to be attractive and fashion-conscious. They seek peace and joy through personal and professional relationships.

Below you’ll find general characteristics for the Libra man, woman, child, lover, and friend. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find links to articles with detailed personality profiles for every day that falls under the Libra sign. Read on to see if the characteristics ring true for you or the Scales in your life.


The Libra Man

When it comes to charm, there is no one more appealing than a Libra man. He is often the handsome tough-guy type but with a rare sensitivity that makes him irresistible. Men born under this sign are often drawn to artistic and creative careers. They usually marry, often at a young age. Because they are generally good-natured and accommodating, Libra men are happy to do their share of housework. They are supportive and enthusiastic about their spouse's career.


The Libra Woman

Because she is usually so attractive and charming, it is sometimes difficult for men to appreciate the talents and intellect of the typical Libra woman. In many ways she is the most feminine of the zodiacal types. It has been said that although she thinks like a man, she reasons like a woman. These women have a natural ability to make relationships work. Though self-sufficient, they are not happy alone and usually have a partner in their lives.


The Libra Child

Libra children are naturally sweet and obedient. Even on rare occasions when their behavior is rebellious or aggressive, they are more well-mannered than other children. Adolescence brings big changes; this is often the first time that the placid Libra child becomes difficult. They usually manage to retain their lovableness, but their freedom-loving nature often draws them into controversy.


The Libra Lover

Libra men and women are the most romantic among the zodiacal types. Venus-ruled, they have an idealistic view of love and togetherness. Once these people fall in love, they start thinking of marriage. Libras don't enjoy romantic suffering. Whenever they are disappointed in a relationship, a Libra man or woman will spend a little time grieving and then move to another partnership.


The Libra Friend

Because they are very social people, Libras make good friends. Libras are great counselors, because they have the ability to weigh the pros and cons of an idea fairly and without bias. They love giving parties, and they have talent for making people feel at ease. Although they may seem superficial at times, anyone who knows these charming men and women understands that they have an intriguingly profound side to their nature.


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Originally Published: Aug 21, 2007

Libra FAQ

Who is a Libra compatible with?
Libras are compatible with Leo, Gemini, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
What kind of person is a Libra?
Libras are charming and beautiful. They tend to have a balanced life where they constantly strive to maintain peace and order. They know how to juggle different aspects of their lives.
What are Libras’ weaknesses?
Libras are compromising people because they want peace at all times. They try to refrain from confrontations and ignore conflicts. Since they can't seem to articulate their feelings, they tend to have unresolved issues and grudges. Libras are often known to indulge in self-pity, too.
What are Libras famous for?
Libras are famous for their well-balanced lifestyles. They try to maintain discipline and peace between two parties, making them efficient organizers and negotiators.
Why are Libras so difficult to befriend?
Befriending a libra can be difficult because they often pity themselves over frivolous things. They have a constant need to feel loved, wanted and cared for. They crave company at all times. Libras tend to think that the world is unfair to them every time they stumble over a minor inconvenience.