ℒibra, the Scales


Ruler: Venus

Modality: Cardinal

Season: Autumn

Element: Air

Stones: Diamond, Quartz, Marble

Color: Pastel Green

The Libran Woman

The very epitome of yin and yang, Libran women are a fascinating mix of rationale logic and erratic emotion. She’s equal parts sugar and spice. The best way to truly comprehend the Libra profile is to take into account this sign’s planetary ruler, Venus, as well as its symbol, the scales of justice. As ancient as Egypt, the scales first appeared in the hieroglyphs that lined the ancient pharaohs’ tombs. The proverbial heart and feather were weighed, and the outcome determined the mortal’s entrance, and experience, in the afterlife. To this day, the scales are not only the symbol for bartering, but also for justice. As a result, she is forever weighing two ideals while trying to find the perfect balance between opposing viewpoints.

The most memorable quality about Libra is her quintessential grace; in every movement she makes, every word she utters, she is poetry in motion. Libra is the very personification of charm. Whether the Libra Lady needs to smooth over ruffled feathers or make someone new feel welcomed, this sign excels in any situation where social grace is needed.

Libra Women have an almost innocent way about them that makes them very approachable. Generally quite eager to cooperate, they spend a lot of their time trying not to rock the boat. The downside of this diplomatic trait is an unwillingness to take a strong stand even when the gravity of the situation demands it. Similarly they may take too long to make up their minds and often vacillate between extremes until they find a personal equilibrium. The desire for harmony may also slide into an inability to confront harsh realities of life. The lovely Libra may turn away from unpleasant situations or refuse to talk about uncomfortable issues.

In theory, Librans are peace-loving. In practice, they can quietly stir up all sorts of trouble with their ways. They need balance in their lives, and seek the middle ground. In the process, they may end up trying to be everything to everyone. This is where their reputation for untruthfulness comes from. Generally, any untruths spring from a true desire for peace and fairness–although they may not be comfortable with direct and malicious trickery, they feel totally justified when they lie in order to avoid making waves. Peace at any price.

A romantic idealist, she’ll wander the Earth looking for the perfect match. Often wondering “Is this person right for me or not? Could I do better or is this as good as it gets?”. In fact, she’ll wait years until the right person comes along, leaving friends and family wondering why someone with her charm and good looks is still single.  While it’s fine to take it slow, she could lose some great catches to her endless deliberating. Libran women do not play games when they fall in love. They are scrupulously impartial and sometimes painfully honest. No mind games here please, it’s simply not fair.

The Libran daughters of Venus personify everything that is feminine. You don’t stand a chance of resisting her. With her wit, finesse and style, she can have plenty of admirers. Venus endowed her with curves and she may be a bit self-conscious about them. Keep telling your lady how gorgeous she looks without a stitch on.  An intellectual like her other Air sisters, the Libra woman treats sex as a mental exercise. Her approach in the bedroom is to consider what her own needs, as well as her lover’s are, then go about providing. She loves seduction and foreplay, with plenty of sexy pillow talking leading the way into the main event. The Libran woman adores lighter foreplay activities and is a world-class kisser. If you haven’t yet tapped into this aspect of her, you are missing one of life’s true experiences. She takes pleasure in being loved, and will be utterly devoted to her chosen one. Treat your lady with love, kindness and fairness and you will be rewarded with a lover who puts themselves in your shoes and treats you exactly how they would like to be treated.

 The Libran Man

 A balance weighs and measures; and so do Libra natives. Handsome and charming, the Libra man’s intriguing stride and striking physical appearance have eyes turning wherever he goes. Libra is ruled by Venus and the Libran man is an ambassador of the Goddess of Love. He is urbane and refined, an intellectual of sorts who enjoys discussing his ideas with others. Libras are very good debaters, with an innate sense of fairness that leads them to weigh the merits and demerits of every argument. Libras seldom choose sides, content to sit on the fence and play referee instead.

True justice is a very important issue with Libra, and sometimes you might find him moping around murmuring “It’s not fair!”. No one has yet succeeded to convince him that life in general isn’t fair. Librans have strong ideas about making life fair, and they make their decisions and arrange their actions around what they feel is the most just and equitable solution. You can expect any decision made by a Libra man to be extremely level-handed, with every possible angle considered, and no one person given preference over the other.

He is a pacifist and dislikes conflict. Nothing can be achieved with a temper tantrum and a Libra man will go to any lengths to avoid confrontation. He much prefers peace and quiet. He strives for harmony and balance. He’d rather talk things through and try to understand your side of the story, than slam doors or throw plates. It’s hard to be patient with a Libra man at times. Picking a movie to watch, what to eat, and where to meet – these questions may take some time to be answered if you leave it all up to him. Remember that his vacillation isn’t an indication of weakness, but his predilection towards impartiality. Take a deep breath and wait for him to come to a conclusion. It will be a firm, fair assessment of all the choices available as a neutral judge, and an objective decision maker.

It’s easy to understand the popularity of this gentleman. Legitimately optimistic, the Libra man will look past the flaws of a person and see the good in almost every individual he meets. If you want a best friend, you’ll find a good one in him. He’s sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and will go out of his way to make his friends feel important. Even when he’s right, the Libra man will forfeit an argument just to keep the peace. He is a refined diplomat whose charm and outgoing personality make him a favorite wherever he goes. Attractive and easygoing, this man has no problem finding a date for dinner.

Libran men have so many friends and are so charming themselves, that it is hard to know where you stand, at least at the beginning of a relationship. They are very loyal once they commit, but until then, this air sign tends to flit around like a butterfly and is rather hard to pin down. Initially, what you have to do is draw attention to yourself in a ladylike way and make him realize you are the companion he wants to spend his time with. The Libra man craves an interdependent, equally balanced relationship. He wants you to be autonomous and capable of finding your own happiness, with or without him. At the same time, he likes to feel like you’re the missing piece in his romantic puzzle, to create an even higher state of bliss together. A slight contradiction, but that’s Libra. If you provide the counterweight that balances out his bad habits and shortcomings, he’ll gladly join forces.

A Libra man in love is someone who has found the secret to perfect harmony. An incorrigible romantic, he loves being in love. He enjoys the process of seduction, something he has elevated to an art form, and he will take his time with his woman, careful to attend to her emotional needs as well as her physical ones. Sex provides him with a double dose of pleasure – in the giving of it, and in the receiving. It is a win-win situation and exactly the sort of outcome the Scales like to engineer. You will find the Libra man eager for seduction, foreplay, and some dirty talk. He is as charming in the bedroom as he is out of it, and he is a sensual and sentimental lover. Expect to find rose petals strewn on the silk bedspread, champagne, and waltzing in the moonlight. He is quite visual in orientation and likes his to see you dressed in elegant lingerie. When you are getting ready to make love, wear your most elegant jewelry, like pretty earrings and a fine necklace, with little lacy underthings he can easily remove. Love is the ultimate expression of emotion to the Libra man.

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Image: “Secrets” by Chris Saunders


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