Libra Traits, Dates & More

Easily seduced by the finer things in life, it’s hard to find a Libra who doesn’t enjoy shopping. This zodiac sign is ruled by the planet Venus, which governs beauty and love in astrology. This zodiac sign can easily become relationship-obsessed, flirting and charming their way through life comes ever so natural. Libras posses the ability to weigh the pros and cons, which is great when it comes to debating, but not the most efficient when it comes to making decisions. Indecisiveness can get the best of them from time to time, but you know they’ll be looking their best.

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Libra Traits

Wondering what makes a Libra so distinctive? Here are the Scales’ top traits that make them stand out from the crowd.

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Cultured: Art, film, theater. Libras love to experience all forms of culture all the time. Their sensory skills are top of the line, thanks to their ruling planet, Venus. Their intellectual air sign nature compels them to go out into the world and seek inspiration wherever they can find it. Of course, they also hate feeling at a loss for words during a conversation and love to share, so they also feel the need to be informed on all the latest buzz. Libras have great taste and as such, will be the first to show you around an art gallery or help you decorate your home.

Conflict Averse: A Libra finds it difficult to be happy when there is discord in their lives. They go above and beyond to make everyone happy and soothe any potential conflict, even sensing it before it becomes a problem. Even if they’re on the sidelines, expect a Libra to jump in and try to settle the score. They are just natural referees! On the negative side, this can lead them to miss learning how to navigate conflict. Sometimes, this can even mean not sticking up for themselves when they need to.

Balanced: If there is one thing that defines the sign of the Scales, it’s their sense of balance. Making all things equal is their goal and their specialty! It’s important for a Libra to achieve balance in their lives, with an equal focus on love, family, friends, hobbies, and work. They’ll become stressed and unhappy if the Scales shift too far in one direction. This lifelong search for balance also makes them naturally inclined toward social justice, as they want everyone to get a fair shake. It’s a magnetic quality that makes more scattered signs that have difficulty knowing their priorities flock to them for some instant zen.

Gregarious: Like their fellow air sign, Gemini, Libras are very social. They don’t need to be the center of attention, but they are generally extroverted and enjoy social gatherings, be they large or small. Libras get a lot of energy from interacting with and supporting their friends. This isn’t a sign that is only about lip service either—Libras will pitch in and help their loved ones whenever they can. They have a natural sense of ease and comfort about them, which helps them fit in wherever they go.

Self-Sacrificing: Libras go above and beyond to make the people in their life happy, even if it’s to their own detriment. When it comes to making sure everyone is satisfied, there is no “off” button for this sign. Unfortunately, this leads them to often put themselves last. They figure that sacrificing their needs is oftentimes the fastest way to get things back to “normal” and make everyone else happy. If they don’t have a good support system that encourages them to speak up, this can lead to problems in their interpersonal relationships down the line.

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Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22

Libras are born during September and October, ranging from September 23-October 22. This timeline has Libras kicking off the autumnal equinox and the start of fall! When you think of fall, what comes next? Tall boots and chunky sweaters? Librans are known for their unparalleled style, so it’s not surprise that they rule the time of year that asks us to reinvent our wardrobe (and recognize fashion in general: hello, Fashion Week!).

As the seventh sign in the zodiac, Libra also governs the area of the zodiac wheel that represents our one-on-one relationships. And when’s the best time to couple up and make things more official after a summer fling? Cuffing season!

Libras can be portrayed as one of the more love-obsessed zodiac signs, eager to share experiences and memories with another. Traveling through their world alone can feel unbearable—but weighing decisions is easier with a partner on hand! It makes sense that our love guru Libras usher in cuffing season.

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