– The Diplomat
Characteristics: cardinal masculine air sign ruled by Venus. Libra connects the initiative of the cardinal sign, restlessness and sociability of the air element with the charm and the aesthetic feeling of the planet Venus. Libra has pleasant and social nature (sometimes too volatile) with highly developed sense of beauty and harmony.
Key words: COOPERATE, COMPARE
Symbolic picture: wind
Zodiac phase: 7th – realisation
In humanistic astrology Libra symbolise the association with the others based on the equality or common values and ideals thus representing the energy of group cooperation.
Complementary opposite sign: Aries
Relationship with other signs: Libra is compatible with other air signs – Aquarius and Gemini, they can establish a friendly relationship with Leo and Sagittarius but there is tension between them and other cardinal signs – Cancer and Capricorn.
Nature: Usually charming personality with refined manners and behaviour. Distinctive charm and elegance. Extreme desire for harmony characterises Libra people, they subordinate their whole nature to this. They are usually diplomatic, neutral, tolerant, adaptable and perceptive to other beings. They are good at finding compromises. Libra have difficulties with the life in its ugly and aggressive forms which is why they try to „embellish“ the harsh reality if they can. They usually posses artistic skills or at least strong aesthetic feeling. They love order and justice. Their need for harmony predestines them to search for it in other people, therefore Libra are the sign which affects the relationships the most. Despite this, it is very difficult to tame them, because they love freedom. Libra often tends to be Don Juan or bohemian. They use their sense of beauty to cover up imminent conflicts and paint them pink in order to escape the fear of separation. Libra hate rows and tense air therefore they would rather suppress their negative feelings than hurt someone, but in some people this may grow into strong hypocrisy, because they may find it very difficult to tell you what they really think. Although Libra is born to plan, they seldom achieve their goals on their own – usually there is someone to help them significantly. Their strength lies in the ability to make a lot of friends and useful social contacts which help them in their career. Some of these people are very sophisticated and calculative. They are usually great companions and seldom tend to be loners. It is easy to influence Libra through flattering. They hate extremes and prefer the golden mean. They usually cannot stand too much labor and try to avoid it. They are often self-indulgent or lazy. Enormous mood swings make their character very fragile. Sometimes they are manically dependent on other people's liking and they have morbid fear of conflicts. Libra often has kind but a little cold and aloof manners. They incline to aristocratic behaviour.
Appearance: affable kindly glance, dark eyes, brown (or sometimes black) smooth hair, tall slim symmetrical well-built body, distinctive but soft facial features (usually very attractive), straight eyebrows, round face, soft sensitive skin, dance-like gait (valid mostly in case there is an ascendant, although each person reflects several elements from whole horoscope. Appearance may be significantly changed by the characteristics of the ascendant planet).
Body: kidneys, lower back, urinary tract, womb.
Predispositions to diseases: kidney problems, urinary tract diseases, diabetes, pain in lower back, womb diseases.
Professional dispositions: occupations connected with beauty and aesthetic feeling – cosmetician, hairdresser, make-up artist, decorator, arranger, florist, perfumer, graphic designer, designer; work with fashion or arts; jobs requiring social skills and sense of relationships with other people – politician, diplomat, higher officer, relationship counsellor, hostess; occupations connected with rules and justice – lawyer, legal expert, notary.
Fatal influence: the analogy of the 7th House of the individual horoscope – general influence on marriage, love relationships, close friendship, public enemies, lawsuits, ripe age and the grandfather.
Famous personalities: Brigite Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Rita Hayworth, Sting, Will Smith, Christopher, Reeve, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Zlatan Ibrahimovič