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The sign Libra is initiated by the autumnal equinox, one of the two times of the year when the days and nights are of equal length. The days of summer are giving way. For a moment we hesitate at this point of balance, before the long nights of winter overtake us.

Libra is the sign most associated with the idea of balance. The symbol for Libra is the scale that weighs two items at the same time. The individual born under the sign Libra is always weighing ideas against each other. "Should I do this? - Or that? Is this more important than that? Is this more valuable to me than that?" It is no wonder that the Libran individual is famous for having difficulty in making up his or her mind. The words "on the other hand" were most likely written to describe a Libra. Libra can always see both sides of the question. While this can contribute to indecisiveness, it can also lead to great skill as a diplomat. Librans hate conflict and disharmony. They often use their ability to see all points of view to solve problems and maintain the peace in their surroundings.

Libra is a creative sign that loves symmetry and beauty. The Libran individual strives to surround themselves with soothing colors and lovely objects. Their own sense of well being is maintained by being in an environment that is pleasing to their eyes.

Libra represents the point of the zodiacal wheel when the individual is preparing to enter into relationship with others. The Libra individual values all relationships - from intimate to family to friends to acquaintances. Sometimes the desire for relationship is more important to the Libra than the individual to whom they are relating. The desire to please can be very strong - they do not want to be the source of conflict. A chameleon quality can emerge, as the Libra attempts to give the object of their interest whatever it is they seem to want.

The challenge for the Libran native is to find and maintain the point of balance within him or herself.

Sign of the Times Archive:

 Aries  |  Taurus  |  Gemini  |  Cancer  |  Leo  |  Virgo  |  Libra  |  Scorpio  |  Sagittarius  |  Capricorn  |  Aquarius  |  Pisces 

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