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Do you have a Libra in your life who always has your back and talks you out of your bad decisions? Is their birthday coming up and you would like to make them feel extra special by giving them the best birthday present and thinking of an activity they would enjoy on their annual celebration? Read on to learn more.

Libra is the seventh astrological sign of the zodiac, which spans the 30-day period between approximately September 23 and October 23 each year. Libra is the only sign not represented by a living being. 

The scales (Libra) that the Romans believed balanced the fate of humanity is a suitable image for those born under Libra’s sign. Scales offer a perfect metaphor for the Libran ideal of harmony and justice, and it is this quest for balance that makes them such popular friends and partners. While they do not suffer fools gladly they will stand by a friend or partner through thick and thin. 

Their pursuit of harmony and balance also means that they can be indecisive, sometimes avoiding confrontation at all costs. Although this makes them excellent diplomats, it can also result in them missing out on opportunities. 

Librans love beauty and harmony but there is nothing conventional about them. They often follow their own path regardless of what others might think or say. Their appeal lies in their need for beauty and their ability to spin almost any situation into an opportunity to create something harmonious and beautiful. 

Their need to weigh up both sides before making a decision also means that they are great negotiators, able to see both points of view, although their keen intellects mean that they are rarely deflected from their chosen path!

Libra at a glance

Element: Air

Quality: Cardinal

Ruler: Venus

Strengths: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social

Weaknesses: Indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge, self-pity

Libra likes: Harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors

Libra dislikes: Violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity

Libra aesthetics

Libra has a strong sense of aesthetics, so they have an eye for beauty and harmony. One of the greatest pleasures they enjoy is something that looks or feels beautiful to them. Whether it be a work of art or something natural. 

They really appreciate it if things are harmonious together, so if you want to win their affection then you should consider things that are symmetric and in balance. 

Libras are keen on looking good and always put on something beautiful and stylish. They are extremely attentive to their appearance, but know how to dress in such a way that it does not distract from their personality and originality.

Favourable Colours: Pink, Cream, Green, Black

Colours to stay away from: Neon Colours


  •  Lapis Lazuli – access your intuition, achieve serenity
  • Aquamarine – promotes tolerance to others, makes open minded
  • Labradorite – releases anxieties and nervousness and replaces with expectation and bliss
  • Citrine – makes less sensitive to criticism
  • Clear quartz – helps be present in the moment 
  • Celestite – brings peace and receptiveness to new experiences, helps with making room peaceful for negotiations
  • Amethyst – helps with decision making

Auspicious day of the week: Friday

Lucky numbers:4, 6, 13, 15, 24

In the sky

Libra is a constellation in the zodiac. Its name is Latin for “scales,” and it is commonly represented by two scales. If you are born between September 23 and October 22, you will be under the influence of the Libra constellation.  It is home to HD 140283, popularly known as Methuselah Star, one of the oldest stars known. 

The constellation was seen when the days and nights were equal. The only zodiac not represented by a living creature. 

Libra has been associated with Astrea, the Virgo character who was said to have invented scales to weigh justice. She was a virgin as well. The scales used to be part of Scorpio, which signified power and lawlessness but eventually it was separated into Libra and Scorpio as we know them today.

The mythological depiction of Libra involves a group of witnesses that were supposed to be judging whether or not someone has committed an act of injustice. The goddess Astrea became so concerned about the poor souls that she turned herself into a constellation so that she could continue to fight for them from above.

Libra birthday messages

Sometimes you can be stuck on what to write in a birthday card. Libras appreciate beauty and adore harmony. Make their heart sing with the feelings aroused by your appreciation. Here are some examples of birthday verses for Libra I would write in the birthday card:

‘Happy Birthday (their name)! Wishing you many more beautiful years ahead.’

‘Happy Birthday (their name)! Lots of love and adventures for your next year. ’

‘Happy Birthday (their name)! May your next year be filled with wonderful moments and beautiful sights.

Libra birthday activity ideas

These Zodiac representatives are all about harmony and balance, therefore don’t do anything that could bring out the competitive spirit and could cause ammities between the guests. Here are some ideas:

  • Beautiful dinner
  • A short or long trip 
  • Visiting a beautiful garden
  • An exotic club