Characteristics of those born on the
Cusp of Libra and Scorpio
Cusp dates: October 22 to October 25
Known as: The Cusp of Drama and Criticism
This starsign combination of Libra and Scorpio with the ruling planets of Venus (loving and balanced) and Pluto (obsessive and compulsive) may prove too hot for some people to be able to handle! This is one powerful combination of intelligence, drive, gorgeousness and sex appeal.
They have larger than life, dramatic personalities and are not afraid of voicing their opinions, which may lead to friction as they annoy the heck out of people who do not enjoy their directness.
Libra brings to the combination their great judgement and Scorpio is very precise, so they have to be careful of not being seen to want everything their own way.
But the inner conflict comes when Libra’s thought and intellect is disturbed by Scorpio’s powerful and very deep emotions. Libra is ruled by the head and Scorpio is ruled by the heart.
However, both signs like to get to the bottom of things and discover the truth, so they are happy to look at things from every angle to achieve this. However, this combination can be stubborn. They will refuse to give up when others have lost interest in a project and they are determined to see it through and reach their goal
The Libra and Scorpio combination makes for a seductive and attractive individual who has a commanding presence and can be very intense. They are happy to be communicative and talkative and love social situations.
They may repress their emotions, so they can be misunderstood and a negative characteristic is that they can be sly or manipulative when trying to get their own way, without people realising.
Libra and Scorpio are both mystical signs that have great depth but if they are not careful their passionate natures could get them into trouble. You may also be surprised to hear that they can be lazy, despite enjoyiong challeging pursuits, particularly outdoors.
If these cusp signs can find a position where their opinions really count, like in teaching or some form of leadership, then they will do great.
Please note the Cusp Dates above are general and may differ in some years.
Characteristics of those born on the
Cusp of Virgo and Libra
Cusp dates: September 18 to September 27
Known as: The Cusp of Beauty
If you were born between September 18 and September 21, you are more of a Virgo, with a bit of Libra thrown in. True Virgo-Libra Cuspers will have birthdays on September 22 or 23. Those born between September 24 and 27, will be Libra with Virgo influence.
The Element of Virgo is Earth and Libra is Air. Will Virgo stifle Libra? Or will Libra lighten Virgo?
Ruled by the planets of Mercury and Venus, Virgo and Libra make for a delightful Zodiac combination thanks to the influences of the planets representing communication and love.
Lovers of beauty in people, art and nature, this Zodiac combination does have a more serious side. They have brilliant analytical skills and have a strong work ethic, which grows even stronger with age. They have an excellent head for business because of their logical approach to problem solving, combined with their diligence and reliability.
But they have to be careful that the perfectionist nature of their Virgo side, does not take over too much and because their highly balanced nature means they can always see every side of a dilemma, it can make it difficult for them to make decisions.
When Virgoan/Librans set goals for themselves, they have a dogged determined to succeed in reaching those goals. Because they tend to want to improve the lives of others, rather than constantly looking inwardly at themselves, the Virgoan association with health will often influence this combination to seek a career in medicine.
Because of the influence of Venus, the Zodiac combination of Virgo and Libra are at their happiest when they’re in a relationship and they have a strong sense of loyalty. They rarely display anger but if their sense of fair play has been violated, they are not beyond using subtle means to get even.
Virgo/Libra has a wonderful ability to see all sides of a situation, making them one of the most just and fairest of the Zodiac combinations.
Please note the “Cusp Dates” given under the image may vary from this in some years.
Libra, you value peace, harmony and equality above all else. You are loving, compassionate and devoted to your family and friends.
So who are you really, Libra? What’s your best colour? What’s your lucky number? Which starsigns are you most compatible with?
Even if you don’t believe in astrology or “the stars”, you probably at least know what your Zodiac sign is! This page gives a basic overview of the starsign of Libra and a links to your annual Libra horoscope.
So, who are you Libra and what do the stars have in store for you? Keep reading to find out!
Stop! Are you sure you are a Libran?
Were you born on the cusp?
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. Just two hours before I was born, the sun moved into the next star sign. Are you absolutely sure that your star sign is Libra? Or are you really a Virgo or Scorpio?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie within a few days of either the 20th October or 20th November) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs to check exactly which star sign the sun was in on the day you were born (link opens on a new page on this website).
Introducing Libra: “I Balance”
September 24 – October 23
Libra is the 7th sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) is the balancing scales, bringing equilibrium to the cosmos and harmony to nature.
In Western astrology, Libra is considered to be a “masculine”, positive and extrovert sign, along with the other five even-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Libra can be seen by the naked eye, but is a relatively dim constellation that sits between Virgo and Scorpio. It is the only constellation that does not depict a living being.
The Story of Libra the Scales
The constellation of Libra
The constellation of Libra represents the scales of justice. The story of how this constellation came to be is greatly debated. Libra was originally believed to be the claws of the Crab of Scorpio, but was given its first accolades as an individual constellation during ancient Roman times.
Unlike the other constellations, there is no particular story or myth that tells the tale of how Libra made it into the stars. Some believe that Libra is so entwined with Virgo, the Goddess of Justice, that they originate from the same source. Others believe that the Romans named Libra to represent Julius Ceasar’s Scales of Justice.
Still others believe that Libra originated somehow with the story of Hades and Persephone. As the ruler of the underworld, Hades falls in love with Persephone’s beauty and forces her to become queen of his dark domain.
Persephone’s mother, Demeter, was the Goddess of Agriculture. While mourning the loss of her daughter, she neglected her growing duties, causing a drought on the earth.
Zeus, Demeter’s brother, is angered by this and demands that Hades release Persephone. A compromise is reached and it is decided that she will split her time between the Underworld and the Upperworld.
Could the scales represent the balance of Persephone’s time between two worlds? Or is Libra simply a representation of the scales of justice and world harmony? This is most likely a subject that will always be debated.
The ruling planet of Libra
Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, which is the giver of harmony, balance and beauty.
Famous people born under the Zodiac sign of Libra
Do you identify with anyof these…?
Johnny Appleseed – 26 September
Simon Cowell – 7 October
Hilary Duff – 28 September
Mohandas Gandhi – 2 October
Rita Hayworth – 17 October
John Mayer – 16 October
Eleanor Roosevelt – 11 October
Susan Sarandon – 4 October
R.L. Stine – 8 October
Noah Webster – 16 October
Kate Winslet – 5 October
Libra is an Air Sign
The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be harmonious with each other.
The Element of Libra is “Air”, which it shares, and is compatible, with Gemini and Aquarius.
The Element of Air symbolizes man’s intellect and his advanced ability to communicate and reason. It also emphasizes the social aspect of human nature.
Image: The Aristolean Elements, in the Public Domain
The Qualities of Libra
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable and signs that share a Quality are generally regarded to be hostile to each other.
The Quality determines the basic temperament of an individual. Those that fall within a certain Quality will tend to have dominant characteristics that remain with them throughout their lifetime. The four Qualities view the world in different ways and reacts to stimuli differently so that their reactions may be contradictory to each other.
The Quality of Libra is “Cardinal”
The Cardinal, or moveable, Quality is known to be a dynamic force. The original Latin word “cardinal” translates to “hinge”. It is used to describe the Quality of each of the starsigns that mark the transition into a new temperate season. Therefore, these signs are known for taking action and having strong leadership skills.
On the other hand, Cardinal signs tend to be stubborn and demanding, as they are confident that their way is the right way.
Cancer, Aries, and Capricorn are also Cardinal signs and are therefore less likely to be compatible with Libra.
Librans value harmony and balance, so they will value careers that allow them to work toward creating equality. They desire a comfortable workplace, so they are not suited to outdoor construction-type jobs or any position that would carry safety risks.
Those born under the sign of Libra are social by nature. They will do best in a job that allows them to work closely with co-workers or clients.
Great careers for Libra would be: mediator, counselor, hair stylist, interior decorator, lawyer, waitress/waiter, volunteer coordinator or community organizer.
Possible medical weaknesses of Libra
Libra governs the back and kidneys
Libra rules over the lumbar and back regions, including the kidneys. They are prone to back pain and problems in the urinary tract, such as gravel in the bladder, stones in the kidneys and infections in these organs.
Those born under the sign of Libra should be especially prudent in eating a healthy diet to avoid the occurrence of these issues.
Libra’s Lucky Number is 6
Libra shares the Lucky Number 6 with Taurus
Six is associated with the ruling planet Venus and the Number 6 represents:
Libra’s Lucky Colour: Green
The fresh colour of nature and harmony
The lucky colour for Libra is green, the colour associated with it’s ruling planet, Venus. Green is reminiscent of nature, fertility, balance and harmony.
Green suggests good health and youthfulness. It symbolizes growth, vitality and adventure. It is also the colour of money, bringing with it success and financial security.
Positive qualities of Green: balance, harmony, fertility, peace and tranquility
Negative qualities of Green: greed, inexperience, boredom, stagnation and laziness
Librans find luck with the color green because it provides the feelings of balance and equality they desire. Librans are often the great equalizers, attempting to bring harmony to everything and everyone around them.
Other favorable colors for Libra: blue, pink and white
Unfavorable colors for Libra: grey, brown and red
Libra on Holiday
Suggested Vacation for Libra
Librans prefer to vacation in the lap of luxury rather than roughing it in the great outdoors. They love cushy hotel rooms and comfortable travel accomodations.
Librans want nearby places to shop and dine and enjoy experiencing local culture with their friends and loved ones.
Or do you love a Libra? Will your love last and are you truly compatible?
Find out about which star signs are the most compatible with Libra.
If it’s one thing that Librans love in life it is balance and harmony. So if you love a Libra you have to understand that they would rather make a run for it than face the music.
Thanks to their ruling planet, the romantic Venus, Librans want to perfect their partnerships and crave finding a life-long relationship.
Venus makes them extremely attractive to many prospective partners but which star signs are the best suited to Libra?
Who makes a good match for the romantic, tantalising Libra?
Sociable and refined
Libra is the sign of partnerships so Libra man would far rather be in a relationship than on his own. But until they find someone they feel they can commit to, they can flit around the zodiac and be very hard to pin down.
Not one to hold grudges, in any dispute Libra man will make it quite clear how he feels and then move on.He does not hold on to an argument.
Extremely sociable, male Librans are not attracted to women who are not ladylike so first impressions will be important. Libra is a very sophisticated and refined sign, so girls after a Libran lover had better be careful not to be too “cheap” in the way they dress as they find “flashy” a complete turn-off.
Generally speaking a Libran Lady is very pretty and her clothes will be color co-ordinated right down to her undies – no white bra, with black knickers for Libra lasses!
Always well groomed, Libra girls will never leave the house without spritzing on their favorite perfume so they will always smell sweet.
Powerfully persuasive, she usually manages to get her way over most things but although Libra Woman may protest if her man stands up to her every now and then, she will actually prefer that to someone who allows her to walk all over him.