Libra is the seventh Sign of the Zodiac, and it is at this point in the Zodiac that we start to see a shift. While the first six Signs of the Zodiac focus on the individual, the last six focus on the individual’s contact with others and with the world. Librans are first and foremost focused on others and how they relate to them. We can call this the Sign of partnership with a capital ‘P’ because these folks do not want to be alone! For a Libran, everything is better if it’s done as a pair. Librans are good when paired up, too, since they epitomize balance, harmony and a sense of fair play. While they are true team players at work, their favorite partnership is at home: marriage. Librans feel most complete when they are coupled up with their lover, forever. It’s the Scales which symbolize Libra, and just like that balancing mechanism wants to stay even, Librans want to be on an even keel. Think of the Scales of Justice and how they work at striking the right balance. Likewise, Librans are objective, just and want to do what’s best for everyone. It’s possible, though, that this penchant for fairness is for a different reason: Librans abhor conflict.
The Scales study every possible angle in the hopes of achieving peace and harmony, so much so that others may see them as fickle and indecisive. If that’s what it takes to avoid a confrontation, that’s fine with the Scales. The Libra-born are keen strategists, organizing groups with poise and getting the job done (in keeping with the Cardinal Quality assigned to this Sign). Further, you can expect the Scales to be companionable, sociable folks. Libra is ruled by the Planet Venus. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was a smooth seductress who was at her best amid pleasurable excess. Well, Librans are certainly carrying the torch for her today. The Scales are cultured, refined and love beautiful things. Most of all, they love beautiful people, which is why Librans do so well at cocktail parties or at the theater, opera or ballet. Those born under this Sign always have the right thing to say and know how to make others feel comfortable. Suave? You bet. Librans are so adept at charming conversation that they need to be mindful of overstepping their boundaries and appearing vain or gossipy (the Scales do love intrigue). When these folks are on their game, however, they are a pleasure to be with. Librans are artistic, stylish and enjoy creating a beautiful world. The converse of this is that bored Librans can become apathetic and lazy — but they’ll smile anyway. The Element associated with Libra is Air, and that means reaching higher, specifically to the higher mind.
Librans like to put their mind to good use, and enjoy communicating their thoughts to others. They like to use their smarts (and talk) to get to know others better — yes, knowledge about people is where it’s at for Librans. You can expect the Scales to make a fair argument, too, since they live by the principles of diplomacy and compromise. When this approach doesn’t work, however, Librans are not above using their persuasive charms to get their way. Manipulative? Nah, Librans really are too nice for that. Plus, any end-runs that these folks use are usually to build themselves up, since the Scales can be easily deterred. Librans are polite and don’t like to fight, far preferring to talk things through. Remember, these folks know how to communicate (they’re Air) so they’re bound to make their point. Librans don’t get in a huff when faced with an opposing viewpoint. Rather, they take a deep breath and consider all the options in the spirit of cooperation. Librans at play may not be as energized as at work, if you call socializing work (and the Scales do). That’s why exercise for Librans needs to have a social component to it, such as that found at a gym. Alternatively, Librans love the outdoors, so riding and biking can also prove fun. They also love the colors of the sunset sky, that melding of ivory, pink and light blue. In the game of love, Librans are a bundle of energy, romantic and loyal to the core. The Scales need to be on the lookout for their lower backs, though, which tend to shoulder any burdens they may be carrying. The great strength of the Libra-born is their quest for fairness, peace and harmony. That the Scales are the great diplomats of the Zodiac further helps their case. A beautiful journey this will be, thanks to the Libran’s inimitable sense of style.
Libra Man Personality: Positive Traits
Librans love harmony. It is one of their most outstanding character traits. They are interesting in achieving balance; they admire beauty ad grace in things as well as in people. Generally speaking, they are kind and considerate people. Librans are usually very sympathetic. They go out of their way not to hurt another person’s feelings. They are outgoing and do what they can to help those in need. People born under the sign of Libra almost always make good friends. They are loyal and amiable. They enjoy the company of others. Many of them are rather moderate in their view; they believe in keeping an open mind, however, and weighing both sides of an issue fairly before making a decision. Alert and often intelligent, the Libran , always fair-minded, tries to put himself in the position of the other person. They are against injustice; quite often they take up for the underdog. In most of their social dealings, they try to be tactful and kind. They dislike discord and bickering, and most Libras strive for peace and harmony in all their relationships. The Libra man or woman has a keen sense of beauty. They appreciate handsome furnishings and clothes. Many of them are artistically inclined. Their taste is usually impeccable. They know how to use color. Their homes are almost always attractively arranged and inviting. They enjoy entertaining people and see to it that their guests always feel at home and welcome. The Libran gets along with almost everyone. He is well-liked and socially much in demand.
Libra Man Personality: Negative Traits
Some people born under this sign tend to be rather insincere. So eager are they to achieve harmony in all relationships that they will even go as far as to lie. Many of them are escapists. They find facing the truth an ordeal and prefer living in a world of make-believe. In a serious argument, some Librans give in rather easily even when they know they are right. Arguing, even about something they believe in, is too unsettling for some of them. Librans sometimes care too much for material things. They enjoy possessions and luxuries. Some are vain and tend to be jealous.
Libra Man in Relationship : Boyfriend
Libran man who can be active or passive, will be laid-back, indecisive and fluctuate between love and sex in his head, easy-going, well mannered and everybody’s friend. Someone with wit and humour, who curves through life rather than angles through it. He is essentially a relaxed man who is fair and lovely about the world and naturally charming with every female he meets.He needs harmony, beauty and idealistic truth in his life. For him, life has to fulfill dreams of romance, particularly when love and sex are involved. But this is where he gets confused. Not because he’s a soppy sentimentalist, far from it, but because he thinks sex is love and love is sex. You just can’t have onewithout the other, it wouldn’t be fair.
This sociable man needs and demands a lot of friends of both sexes. If you get involved with a Libra be prepared to tolerate all the other female friends he spoils. Some of them may be ex-lovers that he hasn’t quite decided whether to see again or not.
But there are times when a Libran won’t be forced into making a decision at all and, when it comes to any conflict, emotional or physical, he would rather walk out than fight. The eternal problem for Librans is not making a decision. What bugs him is why he has to make a choice about commitment in his relationship, because essentially he hates to reject anything, and that mostly includes his freedom.
He can fall instantly in love, but he falls in love with the essence of the affair, rather than the girl. The face value of the romance is all that matters to him initially.He is attracted to the appearance of life, not any underlying spiritual meaning.
He loves the romance of sex, the caresses, the body language, the first meetings. Sexually his head rules his body. This sexual egalitarian is wonderful lover and romantic, but remember, he can fall out of love as easily as he fell into it!
Libra Man in Love
Falling in love comes naturally to Librans, whose whole reason for living centres around happy and enduring relationships.
For them, a life without love is not worth contemplating, since they find it hard to function properly without someone special in their hearts. They long for the emotional security of knowingthat they are loved.
As a result, many Librans can fall in love with the idea of love, confusing infatuation with the real thing. There are lots of sad Librans who married in haste at an early age and lived to regret it. They prefer to endure an unhappy relationship rather than leave and live on their own again.
Romance could have been invented by Librans, who use everything from poetry to expensive dinners when wooing a prospective partner. They are born flirts, but often do not change even when they have met the partner of their dreams. Instead, they want to practise on other people, just to make sure that they have not lost their touch! Librans are one of the most attractive signs, oozing great charm and diplomacy. They enjoy the good things in life and ensure that their partners do, too.
Librans are in love with love, Loving relationships are the center of their world and they expend a great deal of energy achieving harmony. For them, romantic partnerships are virtually an art form, but problems arise when an innate inability to make a definite and binding decision about a relationship comes to the fore.
Libra Man Friendship
The Libra person makes an interesting friend. These people instinctively look upon everything in life as an art, and while they do not throw themselves into friendship with the passion put into love, they treat the relationship with the reserve and dignity that their natural predilection for partnerships suggests.
They become the friend who advises coolly, sees even the intimates not too frequently, and always puts his or her most gracious and amusing self forward. Friendship with a Libran usually has a touch of formality about it, no matter how willing they are to assume responsibilities or do favors for those they cherish. Like Aries people, they always hold something of themselves in reserve. But unlike Aries, they do not tire their friends with the weight of personality. The keynote of the friendship offered by the Libran is discretion.
Libra Man in Career
The Libra person is the ideal partner. Libra is the sign of partnership, and these natives are the most composed, balanced, temperate and rational of all the twelve signs.
They can adapt themselves to any personality and bring out the best in the other fellow. They never fall down on their own share of the work, and can be trusted implicitly to give an honest account of themselves. They accept the most advanced standards in whatever the field of endeavor, but they are seldom willing to adopt the extreme or the revolutionary. This is not beacons they are reactionary, but because they can not with perfect justice permit anyone to risk their means on an untried or unproved method or system. Intellectually they might be interested in the extreme renovation, but materially they would not be willing to take the risk.
The weak Libra type lacks direction, and passes out a good deal of smooth diplomatic talk to serve for facts and action. They are not such a good bet as a partner, and the benefits of partnership with a weak Libra are just as doubtful as a relationship with other less productive types.
Libra Man as a Husband
The Libra husband is not an easy man to please. Temperamentally the sameness of domesticity is not to his liking, but he is a very passionate man, and a respecter of tradition, hence, marriage is the reasonable result. The Libra husband is reasonable; he is a born judge, and no other Zodiacal type can order the life with so much wisdom. His superior ability to guide the destiny of his home is one of his greatest they have the surface smoothness, but not the high intellectual development of which the best Libra men are capable. These men provide very well for their families, and seem to feel with the intensity of a woman the necessity of elegance and luxury in the home surroundings.
As has been said, the Libra husband is apt to be a very passionate man. His whole attitude toward love differs from the response made by the rest of the Zodiac. To the Libran, love is a high art. His passions are overwhelming, and he rises to great heights in the expressions of his love nature. This type of husband would be deeply disappointed if he did not meet with a satisfactory response to his passions. Even when the domestic partner is agreeable, he might be tempted to seek variety, but this is merely variety of expression. The Libra husband does not seek divorce, unless the conditions of his life are non-adjustable. He has an instinctive distrust of the untried, and will strain his judiciary talents guiding the domestic routine to satisfy his fastidious taste.