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Zodiac Facts: Libra

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What's your sign? The sun is in the Libra constellation from September 22 to October 22, and people born between these dates are considered Libras or Libra individuals. It's represented by the symbol "the scales," which represent balance. What does it mean to be a Libra?

Facts about Libra:

  1. Libra is the seventh sign in the Zodiac and is the only inanimate sign. It's also one of the four cardinal signs of the zodiac, which are the four signs that initiate a change in the season. Libra is the cardinal sign for autumn because the sun enters Libra at the moment of the autumnal equinox. Libra is an air sign, and its ruling planet is Venus.

  2. Libras are most often considered compatible with other extrovert air and fire signs. Those are Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Aquarius. Their balancing nature, however, can make them viable for a give-and-take relationship with some of the more introverted earth and water signs. Libras can build strong relationships with Taurus individuals, since both Libra and Taurus are ruled by Venus, creating compatibility based on their mutual love for beauty and sensuality.

  3. The star stone for Libra is the sapphire, which is also the birthstone for September. Sapphire jewelry is the perfect gift for a Libra, especially one born in September. Blue is the preferred color for Libras, so other blue stones, like lapis lazuli, aquamarine, and some opals are appropriate as well.

  4. Just like the symbolic scales, Libras have a tendency to search for balance in life. Libras will want to surround themselves with blue, whether in their clothing or their home decor. If you're looking for a gift for a Libra, try a scarf or handbag in a soothing shade of pastel blue, green, and violet, all of which signify tranquility and balance. If you want to give home accessories, look for items that come in a pair, like a set of bookends or a pair of candlesticks.

  5. Libras are, above all, inspired by beauty. They appreciate the skill and the tranquility found in art, especially in nature landscapes. Music is also very important to a Libra.

  6. Libras are typically outgoing but also value time to themselves. They are peacemakers and people pleasers, but can be indecisive as they weigh all options equally. In general, Libras are easygoing, charming, and pleasant, but are prone to occasional annoyance or anger as they try to balance their emotions. Libras would appreciate a spa gift basket, so they can spend time being peacefully alone.

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