Libra Positive Traits
• Diplomatic and urbane
• Romantic and charming
• Easygoing and sociable
• Idealistic and peaceable
Libra Negative Traits
• Indecisive and changeable
• Gullible and easily influenced
• Flirtatious and self-indulgent
gentleness, sharing, conviviality and the "finer" things of life
injustice, violence, brutishness, disharmony, quarrels and bad manners
Libra is the Seventh sign of the Zodiac. The origin of the word Libra derives from the Latin meaning "balances" or "scales." Often, a statue of the Goddess of Justice holding the scales or balances is erected over the domes of modern court houses. A typical Libra is artistic and refined. You have very strong opinions regarding right and wrong, and are a born diplomat. You are charming and sincere. You have an idealistic and generally peace loving nature. You are easygoing and sociable. Librans are also considered to be among the most civilized of the twelve signs. You are good looking and have certain elegance, charm and fine taste. You are happiest when socializing and at the top of your social strata and you do whatever it takes to maintain a relationship. You are well known to be objective and impartial in making judgment calls.
Libra is the natural ruler of the Seventh House of the Zodiac, commonly referred to as the "House of Marriage, Partnerships and Open Enemies" and known in Vedic Astrology as the "Setting Place."
Librans prefer to cooperate, compromise and will give up, even when you feel you are in the right rather than putting up with the ordeal of an argument. Discord makes you totally insecure, and uncomfortable. You need and want harmony in your life and will do whatever it takes to have it. You can be changeable and indecisive, impatient of routine, boringly conventional and timid. Librans are slow to anger and you shock everyone around you with your sudden outbursts of rage.
Your star stone is the precious Sapphire. The Sapphire is one of the most beautiful and sought after gems in the quartz family. It is considered good luck in many ways and one of the major healing stones.
Venus has a sensual quality which represents the higher aspirations of spirit and shows our softer aspects of femininity; giving us the power of attraction. It is the sign that represents our more artistic side and denotes the spiritual vibrations over mundane matter.
Venus is the goddess of love and beauty. With few exceptions the surface features on Venus are named for female figures; Venus has been known since prehistoric times. It is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon and has been referred to as the "Jewel of the Sky" the planet was so named because it is the brightest of the planets known to the ancients. It was popularly thought to be two separate bodies: Eosphorus as the morning star and Hesperus as the evening star, but the Greek astronomers knew better.
Venus is associated with Taurus and Libra and is concerned with love and personal relationships, as well as arts and fashion. It encourages one to be generous and tactful but it can also cause a person under stress to be indecisive and co-dependent on another as well as possessive.