Sun Sign Astrology: Libra

Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac, with the sun visiting September 23rd and leaving October 22nd. Libra is an Air sign, alongside Gemini and Aquarius. Due to the influence of Air, Libran’s are very good communicators, being highly diplomatic and sociable. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty. Signs ruled by Venus are creative and artistically inclined, and often driven by their own pleasure and self indulgence.

Libran’s flourish in social situations, and captivate those around them with their charm and beauty. A Libran is an excellent listener, and this attracts others around them like a magnet – a Libran has the ability to make everyone feel like the most important person in the room. This also allows a Libran to be very diplomatic, in both social and professional settings. They are able to take into account all sides of a debate, and restore peace and harmony by smoothing over a potentially unpleasant situation. However, they often suppress their own opinions to do so, and people can sometimes view them as wavering and indecisive. In reality, the Libran is a people pleaser, and longs desperately for approval – not wanting to choose a side.

Not only is the Libran lovely to look at, they themselves have a great admiration for anything beautiful, particularly in the form of the arts, whether it be music, art, literature, or theatre. However, their admiration of beautiful things comes at a cost, and a Libran will always have the best of everything – the most beautiful flowers, champagne, expensive furniture, clothes and jewellery. They also tend to look down their nose at those they see as being less than lovely, judging a person solely on their outward appearance, and perhaps their bank account, rather than striking up a conversation or getting to know a person first. As a result, a Libran is often narcissistic, expecting nothing less than adoration from others, and thriving on compliments.

Some famous examples of Libran’s include: Simon Cowell, Brigette Bardot, Jackie Collins, Ralph Lauren, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Arthur Miller, and Oscar Wilde.

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