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The Harmonious Libra
With charming Libra as your star sign, the Sun shone through a masculine sign on your birthday. The Sun in astrology stands for your inner nature, the mark of your real character. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty and social grace, and is the seventh sign of the Zodiac. A cardinal sign, creative Libra governs partnerships, the arts, and making sense of self in relation to other. It is an air sign, so Libran people seek aesthetic pleasure, balance in relationships and a harmonious environment. And although you can always see both sides of any issue, this often leads down the slippery slope to procrastination and vacillation.
The Sun, the ruler of our inner nature, falls in Libra, the exaltation of Saturn. Your love of justice, combined with the need to be fair and even-handed contributes to that characteristic difficulty you find in making decisions quickly.
Wit and Charm
You should beware of falling for flattery, because you love to be admired, especially for your taste, charm and appreciation for excellence in the arts, including personal adornments, dress, home decor, hair styling and so on. You graciously accept praise for your achievements and will gladly give praise to others, when they deserve it (and even when they don't, should you be trying to talk them into something...)
In spite of your need to be liked, and reluctance to face confrontations, you are surprisingly strong-willed. You set out to accomplish your chosen goals and will find ways to succeed one way or another, usually by using your wit and charm. The "iron fist in a velvet glove" approach is one key to your success. If you become convinced nothing more is to be gained no matter what you do, you won't hesitate to walk away from a situation with no further explanation or thought of returning. The Balance is Libra's astrological symbol and you require balance in your life. In relationships, you invariably give back in kind what you have been given.
Pleasure in Beauty
Emotional, physical, and psychological pleasure comes to you from beauty in all its forms. Books, music, flowers, and perfume are typical delights. If your environment is less than pleasing, you can become unhappy without even realizing that your surroundings may be responsible for your despondency.
Social grace begins with good manners, extends to high level diplomacy, and ends with abhorrence of disagreeable confrontations. You promote peace and harmony, and usually opt to bypass hostile confrontations whenever some other method can be employed.
Seek the Balance
You can exert impressive physical energy at times, but your stamina tends to run in cycles. You work hard and play hard, then collapse into inertia until nature restores the balance. Addicted to luxuries and creature comforts, your inclinations sway to the slothful, especially when the subject of physical exercise rears its ugly head.
That fondness for rich food and sticky buns means you actually need proper physical exercise. Tennis, hiking, horseback riding, skating, and aerobics have some appeal, but the virtues of physical fitness may indeed fail to attract you; watch you don't turn into a couch potato.
Libra rules the kidneys, lower back, and ovaries. Lower back pain, and problems caused by too much sugar or rich food are common complaints. Librans are also subject to interminable hovering between alternatives, or inability to make firm decisions, especially under pressure, when you can be pushed by others into taking steps you later regret.
Libra's colours are ivory, pink (or rose), turquoise, and blue. A traditional birthstone for Libra is the blue sapphire, but another useful stone for you is the opal. This unique gem consists mostly of ordinary sand and water. Just as hidden water in opals cause the fire in the gem, there is more emotional content than is apparent behind the brilliant flashes of the Libran intellect. Libra rules flowers in general but particularly appropriate blooms for Libra include roses (white or pink), daisies, violets, asters and orchids.