Sun in Libra: Zodiac Signs and Natal Charts

Balance Provocateur

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Libra is a charged Zodiac sign that's often a provocateur of balance. It's an air sign of refreshing clarity, and many are intellectually oriented.

Libra has the distinction of welcoming Autumn with Fall Equinox, on or around September 21st.

It's the sign of the Mirror and knowing the Self by looking into the reflection -- either an actual mirror or the eyes of another person. That's why Libra is the sign of relating. Libra wonders, "Who am I in relation to her?" 

Libra is hypersensitive to reactions and is expert at reading people. It's hard to get away with a lie with Libra, as they're sharp and spot fakery. Some become essayists or media observers. Others get drawn into beautification livelihoods, like design, fashion or the arts. 

Libra in Love is choosy, as they're selecting a partner to become a "We." Libra has an instinct for how to join forces with others, and are great sounding boards.

Libra is often very social and might have a dream of living in two places. They're ambitious, but don't like to get their hands dirty or work long hours. But if Libra hits on a worthy goal, she will show tenacity, and surprise those that think she's all talk and no action.

The Dark Side of Libra is being relentless with others, and needing attention all the time, even if it's negative. Close friends can feel on duty 24-7 for reactions, and be targets of ire if they say the wrong thing. 

Some Libras avoid clashing with others and pretend everything's fine, even when it's clear they are barely holding it together. It's hard on Libra to go through dark nights of the soul, and trust that they will re-emerge stronger. 

Teen Libras are very looks-conscious and hypersensitive to peer pressure. They may want to be popular, and have a super hard time if bullied or talked to in a harsh or vulgar way. 

Venus Inspiration

Libra Suns have an easy grace and charm that is enviable. Many have melodious voices that are easy on the ears, which is fortunate since they love to talk. When their gift for the gab meets an inspired purpose, they’re at their very best.

Libra is associated with the Scales, and they’re able to harmonize and bring peace to conflicted situations. They thrive in calm, aesthetically pleasing environments, and can be easily discombobulated by the chaos of modern life.

It’s hard and perhaps even not natural for a Libra to “go it alone,” since more than any other sign, they work best in a social environment. They enjoy bouncing ideas off other people and joining forces as a team, which makes them great business partners. Many Libras are drawn to creative fields since their eye for beauty is often quite refined.

Love to Be in Love

In romance, the Sun in Libra has a natural gift for being the ideal in the eyes of their beloved. This is partly because they’re so instinctively aware of what it is the other wants and needs them to be. And while some Libras end up losing their sense of self in the process, a more romantic, devoted partner is hard to find.

At a party, you’ll find that Libra is the one playing host or hostess and looking fabulously at ease. They’ve got an artful way of spreading around the cocktails and the scintillating ideas -- watching them might make you think of a lava lamp because it’s just as hypnotic.

The same languid style that puts everyone in a relaxed mood can lead to self-indulgence and a passive attitude toward life. And even though Libras take a lot of heat for being indecisive, they make up for it with an idealism that has the power to change their world.

Libra Sun Speaks

TV Personality Simon Cowell, from (People, Oct 2011): Cowell is explaining why he's particular about home decor. "I'm a Libra, so I'm literally obsessed with the way things look."

The Dates

September 24th through October 23rd


Charming, fair-minded, diplomatic, sophisticated, artistic, sociable, clear thinking

The Shadow Side

People-pleasing, gullible, passive, indecisive, gossipy, co-dependent

Quality and Element

Cardinal and Air