In addition to justice and diplomacy, Libra rules marriage and contracts. It symbolizes the time in life when one has matured enough to engage in important decisions, like whom to settle down with. Since Libra is a Cardinal sign--the first sign of fall--Libras are natural strong leaders, despite the popular stereotype that they're indecisive.
September 23 - October 22
Libra's scales balance this Venusian beauty's charismatic and graceful personality with a touch of laziness and vanity.
Since Libra is a Cardinal sign—the first sign of fall—Libras are natural strong leaders, despite the popular stereotype that they're indecisive. The first Cardinal sign, Aries, acts instinctually; the second Cardinal sign, Cancer, acts protectively; but Libra needs time to deliberate before making a move.
Libra is the second Air sign, and Air is all about intellect and communication. It also corresponds to the Justice card in the Tarot. All the zodiac signs work together: Libra's work is to judge the information gathered by the first Air sign, Gemini, and processed by Virgo, a practical Earth signs that falls just before Libra in the zodiac wheel. "I know this outfit is cute," says a Libra, "But is it cute on you?" One can always expect a touch of superficiality from a sign ruled by Venus; however, once you get a judgment, you can trust it was well thought-out. Judge Judy is a famous Libra-how archetypically fitting!
In addition to justice and diplomacy, Libra rules marriage and contracts. It symbolizes the time in life when one has matured enough to engage in important decisions, like whom to settle down with. That being said, the symbol isn't the individual: Not all Libras always itch for a commitment; many of them enjoy flirting, and being charming and social come naturally to them.
Libra's glyph illustrates a sunset, the equal balance of day and night on the fall equinox.
Body parts ruled by Libra include the kidneys (fitting, as they control and balance our body's fluid balance and electrolytes), as well as the booty. (Hello, Libra Kim Kardashian!) Soft, pastel colors are associated with Libra, and, being ruled by Venus, design and art are important themes relating to our favorite celestial symbol for balance. Libra isn't the only sign that Venus rules-she also presides over Taurus. Since Taurus is a practical Earth sign, Venus is more concerned with physical manifestations of beauty there. With Air sign Libra, the Venusian themes of beauty and harmony comes in intangible forms, like poetry, justice, and kindness.
A new study found that the music you listened to in high school could have made you more depressed—so we asked emo kids to weigh in.May 24, 2017
Paying back tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt is a universally horrific experience, but it's worse for women.May 24, 2017
Before director Ridley Scott settled on Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, he experimented with multiple combinations of leading women. A new book, excerpted here, explores all the backstage drama.May 24, 2017
When a law review article I wrote about nonconsensual condom removal—or "stealthing"—went viral, I knew I'd struck a chord with countless victims throughout the world.May 24, 2017
Women ask me, 'Can I give birth at home? My boyfriend says he can deliver the baby.'"May 24, 2017
Marriage equality doesn't exist in most of Asia, but LGBTQ activists hope that Taiwan's landmark court ruling will inspire change.May 24, 2017
We asked a professional to share their tips and tricks to perfecting the art of the nude selfie.May 23, 2017
Memed into history, the split-screen face-off between O'Donnell and conservative pundit Elisabeth Hasselbeck over the Iraq War captures a time when it wasn't trendy for celebrities to oppose the President.May 23, 2017
On the first page of his new budget proposal, Donald Trump has both named Planned Parenthood and called for its absolute defunding—among other cuts that disproportionally affect low income women.May 23, 2017
But Rachel seemed to like it?May 23, 2017