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All About: Libra
ElementAir
ColorsPurple
QualityCardinal
Ruling House7th - Relationship
Ruling PlanetVenus
Tarot CardJustice

The Scales are the only zodiac symbol that's neither animal nor human -- but surely that doesn't make you any less human. In fact, you are among the most sociable of the signs. As scales of old were really "balances," so to do you seek balance in all that you do. You respond to situations with grace as you attempt to put others at ease. Artistically, you try to balance form, content, colors and elements, and for this reason can be drawn toward creative endeavors.

The greatest balancing act is between self and others, and it is here that many Librans focus their energy. Here, in the realm of interpersonal relationships, you are a champion. You know how to be the charming host or hostess. You can sense what others want before they ask for it. And you can make the needs of others a higher priority than your own. In fact, you Librans are the shuttle diplomats of the zodiac, going back and forth between the extremes until a solution is negotiated.

Your motto might be "To every action there is an opposite and equal reaction." It is your innate sense of cause and effect that makes you so effective as a strategist. Whether it's playing chess, relationship counseling or civic planning, you know how to be effective while staying in the middle of the road. Your easygoing attitude can serve you and others well, but don't forget that your needs cannot go totally unfulfilled or you won't have anything to give to others.

Element: Air
The astrological element of air represents movement. And the most efficient movement between two points is often a thought. Air signs are thinkers. They emphasize the intellect over other functions. With active minds and a good command of language, the air signs are the natural born communicators. They can be light and breezy as the breath of spring, but their words can also carry the power of a gale force wind.

The air of Libra is about equilibrium. Even the atmosphere needs to rest, so here, we seek ways to give our thoughts temporary respite from their never-ending movement.

Greatest Strength:
Your grace and charm when helping others

Possible Weakness:
Forgetting to take care of your own needs