September 24th through October 23rd
charming, fair-minded, diplomatic, sophisticated, artistic, sociable, clear thinking
The Shadow Side:
people-pleasing, gullible, passive, indecisive, gossipy, co-dependent
Quality and Element:
Libra Suns have an easy grace and charm that is enviable. Many have melodious voices that are easy on the ears, which is fortunate since they love to talk. When their gift for the gab meets an inspired purpose, they’re at their very best.
Libra is associated with the scales, and they’re able to harmonize and bring peace to conflicted situations. They thrive in calm, aesthetically pleasing environments, and can be easily discombobulated by the chaos of modern life.
It’s hard and perhaps even not natural for a Libra to “go it alone,” since more than any other sign, they work best in a social environment. They enjoy bouncing ideas off other people, and joining forces as a team, which makes them great business partners. Many Libras are drawn to creative fields, since their eye for beauty is often quite refined.
Love to Be in Love
In romance, the Sun in Libra has a natural gift for being the ideal in the eyes of their beloved. This is partly because they’re so instinctively aware of what it is the other wants and needs them to be. And while some Libras end up losing their sense of self in the process, a more romantic, devoted partner is hard to find.
At a party, you’ll find that Libra is the one playing host or hostess and looking fabulously at ease. They’ve got an artful way of spreading around the cocktails and the scintillating ideas -- watching them might make you think of a lava lamp because it’s just as hypnotic.
The same languid style that puts everyone in a relaxed mood can lead to self-indulgence and a passive attitude toward life. And even though Libras take a lot of heat for being indecisive, they make up for it with an idealism that has the power to change their world.
People with Libra Sun
Robert Phoenix, John Lennon, Lech Walesa, Pedro Aldomovar, Rumi, Samuel Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mata Amritanandamayi ("Amma"), Bernice Johnson Reagon
Simon Cowell, from (People, Oct 2011): ...Simon Cowell is explaining why he's particular about home decor. "I'm a Libra, so I'm literally obsessed with the way things look."