Date: September 23–October 22
Ruled by: Venus
Lucky Color: Purple
Gemstone: Opal, emerald
Positive Traits: Team player, balanced vision, diplomatic, charismatic
Negative Traits: Self-absorbed, non-confrontational, fickle in love
Famous Libras include: Julie Andrews, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Carter, Mahatma Gandhi, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Groucho Marx, Barbara Walters
Libras are known for a gentle, delicate nature that seems to draw people in naturally. They have a love for beauty, fairness, and harmony, but have trouble maintaining the latter on a regular basis. In part this is due to the peace-keeping attribute of this sign. While Libra tries diligently to be diplomatic and restore order, the effort is not always well received.
In work and play, Libra measures everything, seeking ever after stability. Things too far outside the box, too risky, make this sign very uncomfortable. Fast decision making is not an attribute of the Scales, but once a choice is made they'll stand by it with ferocity.
At home the Libra loves elegance. Most born under this sign have an eye for placement, appreciate good art, and exhibit an uncanny knack for hospitality. Everyone in the home and those who visit can anticipate an eye-filling and tasty experience.
In relationships Libras seek ever to please, even if it means giving up personal desires. Friends, loved ones, and acquaintances alike find Libras open, welcoming, and approachable, being good listeners and genuine with words. But when the scale swings, suddenly Libras disconnect — they don't want to worry anyone, and in turn keep too much inside. Additionally, Libras hold on to the past easily, meaning this sign needs a partner who can help him or her maintain that delicate balance between learning a lesson and letting go.