Life as a Libra

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I’m not one of those who puts all of their beliefs in the horoscope basket, but I do believe there is something to be said about our signs. I’m a Libra whose birthday falls between September 23 and October 23. I’m right there in the middle, October 8. 

Libras are in good company. Our ranks include Zac Efron, Will Smith, Bruno Mars, Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackamn…I wish I could keep going. We are creative and expressive in all aspects of life. 

The Libra Sign

Libra is the sign of the scales, the only inanimate object in the zodiac. We like everything balanced. While this seems like a good thing, I have found it to be a curse in many ways. There is a constant struggle to keep life balanced, people balanced, and relationships balanced.

We are loyal to a fault. We will stick by you until you force us away. When a Libra makes a commitment, you can bet they will see it through. This trait has gotten me in a lot of trouble, especially in recent years, forcing me to learn that it is OK to say no. Knowing that, sometimes, you need to break a commitment and that you can not do it all is an important life lesson for the people pleas-er. 

Harmonious Loyalty

A huge source of anxiety for Libras is keeping everyone happy. A Libra never wants people fighting whether with them or not. If they are arguing with someone, or if there is in-fighting within their circle, a Libra will not rest until the situation is resolved. I feel such guilt and unrest when those around me are not getting along, and I will obsess over it until everyone is happy once again.

Libras cannot take sides; it goes against their nature. Seeing the side of every story and having empathy for most situations can be both highly irritating and enduring at the same time. Do not build your army with only Libras; we will wave the white flag and force everyone to sing kum-bah-yah. 

It’s Not All Roses

Inside we are very stressed and often filled with anxiety. The pressure Libras put on themselves leads to huge amounts of self-imposed strain. Spending copious amounts of energy and time ensuring everyone else is happy and cared for takes its toll.

From one Libra to another, don’t forget about yourself. You need harmony, too. Take care of you. Schedule me-time. A Libra takes their time pouring into everyone else, but there is nothing to pour if your cup is empty. 

I love being a Libra. It truly is who I am. I’m not sure if this is mere coincidence or just who I am, but it’s hard to ignore. Understanding who we are, the best and worst parts, helps us become better humans for ourselves and others. 

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