Libra’s strengths and weaknesses
|Diplomatic||“Peace at any price”|
|Refined||Style more important than substance|
|Charming||Confrontational (in a “devil’s advocate” sort of way and sometimes a “Miss Manners” sort of way)|
|Creates beauty & harmony||Avoids confrontation on issues that matter|
|Good with one-on-one interactions|
This is the glyph for Libra. It represents an old-fashioned scale, in which 2 sides had to balance to determine the weight of something.
Libra is the cardinal air sign. Cardinal signs are the most direct. Air signs are the most communicative. Planets in Libra indicate a need for one-on-one communication. Librans have a talent for diplomacy and seeing things from other people’s point of view. They have an innate sense of fairness.
Because Librans can see things from multiple perspectives, they have a hard time making decisions. Both sides look reasonable.. They need a good, impartial friend whom they can talk it out with. Then things will look much clearer.
Venus is the ruler of Libra. Librans appreciate beauty, art, and aesthetics. Where you have Venus in your chart indicates an area where beauty and harmony are very important. Here you have the gifts of grace and charm, and a refined sense of taste.
The other side of Venus is laziness. Sometimes you will find a Libra who is sloppy as the day is long. It’s just two sides of the same coin— love for the finer things in life. For some, it’s broken in sweat pants, beer and a couch; for others, diamonds and gourmet dining.
Librans tend to see themselves through other people. If they are around negative people, they absorb a negative view of themselves. That’s why it is very important for Librans to have good friends whom they can trust.
Balance and harmony are so important to Libra, that he may try to balance a situation by unbalancing himself, rather than directly addressing the imbalance. This is especially harmful in close personal relationships. Libra is afraid that if he says what is on his mind, the other person won’t like him. So instead of saying anything, Libra will say “I don’t mind,” and let the tension build, even when it’s obvious that something is wrong. He can be very passive aggressive.
Learning to directly express needs and wants is key for Libra. He is so focused on the other person and their wants that he forgets that he has a role and responsibility in the relationship. He must also clearly state his boundaries. It’s okay to have peculiar habits and pet peeves. “It really bothers me when you pick your toenails on the couch,” is all he has to say. Then, as if by magic, the other person understands his needs, and the relationship has room to become much healthier.