1. The best quality of Libra lies in your natural social skills. The worst quality is your capacity to vacillate or approve without careful thought. A key phrase is “I balance.” The Libra personality is peaceful in general, although you can be formidable champions of justice when aroused. You are changeable, willing to go along with the decisions of others in all cases where the outcome is not of deep personal importance to you. The tendency to be indecisive may change as you gather experience, but you may always go through a “what if” scenario or two before choosing a course of action.
Vacillation has its positive side in adaptability. Libras are willing to dabble in many different areas, and this is how you gather enough information to hold your own in any social situation. You can be perfectionists in matters of personal importance, and can surprise others with occasional definitive expressions of your ideas and ideals.
The Libra temperament is sensitive and refined. There is an artistic quality to your mental and emotional outlook – you seek harmony in all things. Libras go along with the group, but this does not mean you are submissive. You are fully able to hold your own ground intellectually. You often supply the argument that leads to synthesis and equilibrium.
The Libra disposition is sympathetic and kind. You are considerate and would never think of causing harm intentionally. You enjoy social interaction and can meet others with impartiality. You are generally approving of the actions of others, and in leadership positions you will find gentle ways to point out the proper path.
The desire to be around other people inspires a cooperative attitude. Your clarity of communication can make Librans an inspiration to others – when you express your beliefs, you reveal your ideals, your creative sense, and your ability to integrate data into a balanced assessment of the needs of the moment. You appreciate the efforts of others.
SOURCE: What Astrology Can Do for You, Stephanie Clement
2. The Judge
Keyword Phrase: I BALANCE
Libra’s refined sensibilities are seen in artistry of all forms. Social and diplomatic, Libra can be highly impartial. As the Cardinal Air sign of the zodiac, Libra represents the need to initiate relationships and make connections. Yet Libra can also be distant, inconsiderate, and conceited. Symbolized by the Scales, Libra strives for balance and harmony, but is sometimes caught in indecision. Libran energy tends toward a high degree of logic and consideration, but can also be expressed through placating or argumentative attitudes. Ruled by the planet Venus, Libra is continually judging the value of everything. Libra knows there are two sides to every story, and when called upon to mediate, can be an exceptional arbitrator. Where you see Libra in the chart, there is a need for harmony, beauty, and refinement.
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