Briefing on the astrology of Libra

Libras (September 23 – October 23) are represented in the Zodiac by the Scales, the symbol of perfect balance. Because of this, one would think that Libras are balanced, even-tempered, and calm.

One would be wrong. Yes, Libra can balance, and when she does, those moments are absolute heaven. But there is a space before the trays of the scales balance–that time when the weights are not even, when a little bit more needs to be added to one side or the other–and Libra represents that, also. This tends to make Libras a bundle of contradictions, though definitely not as much as Gemini.

You do not have to have this as your Sun sign to carry the qualities of this energy. If you have an Ascendant in this sign, or heavy placements in your birth chart, this can show up in your life as well. If you have your North Node in this sign, try and bring the positive energy of this sign into your life. Having the South node here means that you need to lean away from the more negative qualities of this energy. Some of those qualities may show up in your personality.

The Energy of Libra

Libra is the only sign of the Zodiac represented by an inanimate object, the Scales. Every other sign is represented by an animal or sea creature or person. Libras, as ruled by Venus, are one of the most attractive signs in the Zodiac. It’s natural for Libra to be warm and friendly. Libras will drift from one side to the other. At times, they can take over a conversation, and then just as suddenly turn into the perfect listener. Their inborn fairness make them a perfect mediator, but after a wonderful track record at settling arguments they’ll choose sides and start a fresh argument just for the fun of it. When they’re balanced, they’re easygoing, diplomatic, and charming. When they’re not balanced, they are just as easily gullible and resentful.

One of a Libra’s favorite statements will be something similar to “…but on the other hand…” Libra constantly searches for the real truth. They enjoy a good debate, and won’t hesitate to take the other side of an argument solely for the sake of the argument. They cannot stand the idea of unfairness or prejudice, and will not hesitate to challenge someone on broad generalizations–and that’s the Libra’s weakness.


A Libra can be prone to indecision. Libras hate to make decisions without analyzing all of the possible results, and all of that forethought can be maddening to others, especially those born under more impulsive signs. That indecision can also lead to the Libra being influenced by others.

Most of all, Libra is a dreamer, who follows her soul wherever it might lead. Libra is the very first sign of the astrologers’ Great Year, and occurred between 15,000 and 13,000 BCE. It marked the dawn of Man and his expression of his condition beyond basic survival mechanisms. This is the approximate date of the monumental Lascaux cave paintings. It also marks the appearance of humans in the Americas, crossing from the Bering Strait into North America.

If you are this sign, this is not the only energy that is running through you. Book a reading with me so we can flush out all the rest of the energies that make up who you are.

Dennis R. Sumlin CPC DTM
Confidence Coach, Astrologer/Numerologist
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