Literally Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Libras

Emmalea Russo

From Cosmopolitan

You already know: every sign of the zodiac has personality qualities and archetypal traits associated with it. Let’s get into some vibes we often associate with Libra—the good, the bad, and the luxurious—shall we?

Pause for a quick disclaimer: before reading on, please remember the first astrological commandment: *thou shalt not astroprofile* and know that literally any sign can have any personality quality. These are simply the ones most commonly associated with our Libra friends. Also, the way that these qualities get expressed varies from person to person.

LIBRA AT THE OFFICE

Libra is the Venus-ruled air sign of the zodiac. Thanks to Venus (planet of love, harmony, art, and beauty), Libra is excellent at mediating, people-pleasing, and noticing injustices.

Libras are often stereotyped as the head-in-the-clouds, luxury-seeking loungers of the zodiac. The truth? Libra seeks beauty and harmony, but also knows that everyone deserves happiness. It makes sense that Libra as depicted as the scales of justice. Libra believes in peace, love, and justice for all. I repeat: Justice for all. Everyone. No exceptions. Libras are also known for their keen social skills and ability to socialize with anyone. This is that effusive combination of Venus and the air element.

LIBRA IN LOVE

Venus-ruled Libras are lovers, not fighters. Unlike the other Venus-ruled sign, Taurus, Libras are just as keen to flirt and date casually as they are to settle down with one partner. This is thanks to that air element. Air is dynamic; it likes to move and talk. A lot. Libras are also more social than the typical Taurus, meaning that dating a Libra will be filled with nights out on the town, meeting new people, and eating at the best restaurants. Libras like the finer things in life, and they also have a knack for remembering the names of and life stories of everyone they meet. Win over a Libra by chatting about art, fine food and wine, and social justice. The downfall? Libras are notorious for their indecision. This means that you might have to lead the way. Be bold and make the first move, pick the restaurant, and take things to the next level. Otherwise, you’ll stay in the Libra friend zone.


LIBRA WITH FRIENDS

The typical Libra has countless acquaintances and only a few close friends. Once you truly befriend a Libra, you’ve got a friend for life. Their Venusian natures make them famously conflict-avoidant. This means that a Libra friendship is a drama-free zone. You might need to be the pursuer—calling and making hangout plans. While those with strong Libra placements in their charts avoid drama and conflict in their own lives, they love to watch human drama play out in all its forms, making them the people-watchers of the zodiac. A classic Libra move involves simply finding a great bench and kicking back with a cup of tea while watching passersby. They’re also likely to know the latest and greatest gossip but also make excellent secret-keepers. Word to the wise: they expect you to do the same. Trust, flattery, and good conversation are the way to win a Libra friend for life.

LIBRA BEHIND THE SCENES

The look, feel, and design of a Libra’s home is everything. Venus is the planet of sensuality and aesthetics and in Libra, this manifests as excellent taste in home decor. However, they're not known for being the most neat-and-tidy of the zodiac signs, and all their fine designs are often covered up by a righteous mess. Still, a Libra can throw a sweet dinner party replete with flowery centerpieces. Their special Libran sociability gives them a talent for bringing people of all walks of life together—so a Libra’s house can serve as a social hub. They don’t require as much alone time as other signs, preferring to be in proximity to their partner or close friends. If they work from home, they’ll usually opt for a coffee shop or workspace where they can people watch and chit-chat with the barista. The art of distraction is Libra’s strong suit.

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