Libra is probably the most confusing among the zodiac. Here’s a masculine sign ruled by the very feminine planet, Venus. As an air sign, they are cold, detached, and restless, but their cardinal aspect makes them focused and ambitious.
Libras love people but hate the crowd. They seek harmony and order but also tend to argue and indulge in petty quarrels. These frustrating inconsistencies make it hard for others to feel really close to them.
Libras swing back and forth. They want to see all the sides of an argument before they make a decision. In search of harmony and peace, they wear themselves out. They are also prone to overthinking, which further confuses them.
Of the 12 zodiac signs, Libra is the only sign represented by an inanimate object—the scales.
It’s true that Libras believe in fairness and justice. But don’t expect them to lead perfectly balanced lives. After all, the scales need some adjustments before achieving balance.
Their fickle mind irritates people. In Libra’s defense, they just want to explore all their options. But once they made a choice, they stick with it.
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Companionship is an integral part of Libra’s life. Under the influence of Venus, the goddess of love and pleasure, Librans are always searching for the ideal partner.
They love being in love and most of them get lonely when they are alone.
But remember that this is an air sign, ruled by logic rather than emotion. Sounds contradictory, right? That is Libra in a nutshell.
To water signs like Cancer and Pisces, Libras can be cold and detached. To others, they are too softhearted—bordering on the doormat type. They surround themselves with people because they love attention.
This overwhelming need for validation stems from a desire to be loved, which can make them vulnerable and easily influenced. At times they mistake friendly conversations for flirting. An impulsive Libra often dives into a relationship prematurely without thinking things through.
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Being with a Libra is not all puppies and rainbows. Sure, they are peace-loving people, but when in the wrong mood, they can be argumentative and ill-tempered.
Don’t embarrass them or question their opinion; you’ll never hear the end of it.
This sign hates arguments and will do anything to avoid conflict. But they can also be pretty spiteful. Hurt them and they will never forget your name. The goddess of justice will not tolerate unfair treatment. No matter how long it takes, she will get her sweet revenge.
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There are two reasons why the Lazy Libra moniker sticks up to this day. First, Libras are notoriously indecisive. They don’t lack the right skills, it just takes time for them to make up their minds.
Libras can organize groups, plan a wedding, and run their own company and still get stalled by trivial matters. They are always weighing the pros and cons. Always comparing each option against all others.
Mind you, these people are hardworking but they spend a great deal of time conceptualizing and dissecting ideas rather than working towards achieving their goals.
Second, this sign is a stickler for better work-life balance. Because they prefer a relaxed lifestyle, Libra natives usually give the impression of being lazy or laid-back. They work hard and party harder. To a culture of constant stress and busyness, self-care looks like laziness.
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Librans are obsessed with beauty and luxury. They have excellent taste and sense of style, so they always look their best. But such obsession earned them a reputation for being vain and shallow.
While Taurus (also under Venus rule) appreciates luxury for the sheer comfort it brings, Libra, on the other hand, cares more about aesthetics than comfort.
Beauty is pain. And they would go to great lengths just to look picture-perfect. Wanna know who is a textbook Libra? No other than Kim Kardashian. From her fashion style to her law school journey, her profile fits the Libra sun perfectly.
Taurus is fixed earth and Libra is a cardinal air sign. This is not an ideal pairing, as they have different personalities. However, both are ruled by Venus and share a penchant for art, beauty, and luxury.
Libras are innately charming and good with words, which appeals to Taurean’s romantic side. But Libra’s indecisiveness may irritate the direct and stubborn Taurus. Romance and sensuality are important to Venusian signs, so this match could work on a physical level.
Mars governs Scorpio in ancient astrology, which is the planet of energy and aggression. Libra is influenced by Venus.
This can be a hot and intense pairing as these two planets provide the right balance of feminine and masculine energy.
However, Scorpios are prone to jealousy or possessiveness, while Libras are shameless flirts. Despite the strong physical attraction, Scorpio will not tolerate Libra’s flirtatious behavior.
Whether for love or money, Scorpios are intensely hardworking. The fence-sitting Libra will not be able to catch up.
Libra needs a partner that can help them make decisions. But it’s a stretch to say they would get along with a bossy Virgo.
The Venus in Libra is sensual and partner-oriented; Mercury in Virgo is practical, responsible, and somewhat introverted. Their approach to life and love can lead to disagreements.
This could work if Libra allows Virgo to lead since mutable Virgos are adaptive and see life from different perspectives. But cardinal Libras are born leaders. Looks like this union would be an endless battle of who’s going to be in charge.
Here are two romantic signs that love to spend time together. Both Libra and Pisces navigate life in search of a fairytale romance.
The relationship seems ideal at first. But Pisces’s sluggish disposition and Libra’s dithering will eventually wear them out. Air signs don’t get along well with water signs.
Libras are fair-minded but their placid and airy demeanor clashes with the emotionally needy Pisces. Also, some devious Libras may take advantage of Pisces’s self-sacrificing nature.
Libra and Gemini are equals intellectually. You may call it “love at first sight.” These two speak the same language.
Airy types are good communicators who find initiating relationships much easier than other zodiac signs.
But there’s one downside here, Gemini is not good at making decisions, either, so there’s no rushing into things no matter how freakishly attracted they are to each other. Besides, Geminis are likely to enjoy being unattached at a relatively young age.
While this looks like a match made in heaven, Gemini must learn how to brush off Libra’s mood swings, and Libra must be able to tolerate Gemini’s quick wit and sharp tongue.
A Leo-Libra pairing makes for a harmonious relationship. Fire and air personalities are active and social. Their elements fuel their romantic bond and keep it going.
The lion can be fussy and nitpicky, demanding a lot from their partner. Fortunately, they have a great deal in common and will never run out of things to do.
Big-hearted Leo will overlook Libra’s “wait and see” attitude to decision-making. Libra’s ability to see right through any person helps smoothen the rough edges.
Leo requires admiration, praise, and encouragement. But the lion must remember that Libra needs some of these compliments back.
Air plus air combo simply fit together like puzzle pieces. This may sound like the two are inseparable, but the truth is, they enjoy having their own sacred space.
Libra is more romantic and sentimental than Aquarius but understands the latter’s propensity for solitude. Aquarians are natural-born activists and visionaries, which means they usually put romance on the back burner.
Two intellectual air signs are well matched but the water-bearer must be more responsive to Libra’s desires. Aquarius has a cold side. They must learn to communicate well for their relationship to thrive.
As Libra symbolizes the quest for balance, expect a harmonious relationship when two Libras fall in love.
Libra natives need to be constantly reassured that they are loved and desired. The element of air will tick all these boxes.
Another factor adding an intriguing dimension to this partnership is their obsession with beauty. They are fascinated by elegant clothes, furnishings, and other luxuries. Most of them are artistically inclined.
However, both of them have a tendency to initiate things and not finish them. It’s only when they learn to choose their priorities and follow through that they are really ready for a serious relationship. Overall, this is a fantastic match that will bring out the best in each other.
Libras come in so many different varieties that you can expect to meet some gems and a few oddballs from the bunch. One thing is for sure though: they are great romantics who can make you weak in the knees. Appearances matter to them, so always put your best face forward.
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