Libra symbol

Element: Air.

Quality: Cardinal.

Animal: the Butterfly.

I balance.


Ruler: Venus.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and it is widely known as the "planet of love".

The glyph of Libra represents the balance.

Gems related to Libra



The origin of the word Opal can come from the Sanskrit word "upala", meaning "valuable stone" or the Greek word "opallios", meaning "change of colour".

The opal is a delicate gem, as drastic temperature changes or excessive pressure can cause fissures or lack of lustre.

Notables born under the sign of Libra

Teresa de la Parra

* Teresa de la Parra.

* Miguel de Unamuno.

* Miguel Angel Asturias.

* Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi.

* Lech Walesa.

* Desmond Tutu.

* Violeta Parra.

* Mahatma Gandhi.

* Oscar Wilde.

* Giuseppe Verdi.

How much Libra do you have?

If your Sun sign is Libra, it is quite probable that you think "I try to balance my Libra scales" and this verb really suits the case, as Libra's motto is "I balance". However, there may be some Libra in you even if your natal Sun is not in that sign.

The position of the Sun describes our core, our essence (it is not a coincidence that the Sun's symbol is a circle with a dot in the centre!). Therefore, a person born when the Sun was in Libra can identify with the Scales attributes in an objective and balanced way ... impartiality and equilibrium are certainly very Libran! However, every person is a mosaic of energies and each astrological factor represents various facets of our configuration; that is why the Libra energy can be part of your potential at a different level from the Sun. Some people may have several astrology points in Libra, while others just have a few or none in this sign.

I will describe in broad brushstrokes what Libra can mean when it manifests through some astrological variables so you may have an idea.

If your Ascendant is Libra (a.k.a. Rising sign), you will recognize certain level of idealism and a conciliatory spirit in you as far as the way you begin your activities is concerned. In addition, you will tend to present yourself to the world with politeness and aesthetic sense.

The Moon can be in any sign of the Zodiac independently of the Sun's position at birth. Consequently, your emotional style can have something of the Libran indecision, even if, for example, you are a self-assured Taurus.

If your Sun sign is Virgo, Libra or Scorpio, then it is possible that Mercury was in Libra when you were born and this will grant you an impartial mind as well as a diplomatic communication style (for example, a person with the Sun in Scorpio can be very sharp, but he/she will tend to weigh his/her words if Mercury is in Libra). Likewise, if your Sun sign is Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio or Sagittarius, it is probable that Venus is in Libra in your birth chart, which will influence you to promote your social relationships with harmony and charm, even if you have a timid essence (e.g. a Sun in Virgo).

The planet Mars can manifest in your case through Libra, no matter what your Sun sign is and if so, your physical energy will tend to fluctuate according to your personal relationships and your need to reaffirm yourself can be manifested through mediation activities. Analogously, Jupiter can be in Libra in your natal chart independently of your Sun sign, which will express enjoyment of artistic activities and fair authority exertion at various levels. If Saturn is in the sign of the Scales in your birth chart, you will try to assume responsibilities with balance and valuing personal commitments.

If you belong to the generation of people born under Uranus in Libra, you will promote changes as a way to restore harmony or justice.

The essence of Libra is to harmonize through a fair and diplomatic mediation, which can be expressed through any of the areas referred above and at different levels, both positive and not so evolutionary, depending on your birth chart as a whole and your free will.

You can make good use of the best Libra can give you in the area where you have received that energy, but it will all depend on the conscious choices you make. The search for harmony can bring reluctance to face perturbations at any level, but it can also lead you to conciliate opposite points of view tactfully and for the common good.

Do you recognize something of Libra in you?

Body parts ruled by Libra

The kidneys, the urinary system and the lumbar region

Colours associated to Libra

Light yellow Light green Light lilac

Pastel shades of all colors

Rose pink

Rose Pink

Light blue

Light Blue