Libra ladies have a reputation for being the quintessential “manic pixie dream girl” of the zodiac, the kind of woman who is always up for a wild and playful adventure, even if it’s just hitchhiking over to the local carnival to eat candy-apples and ride on the Ferris wheel.
She wants to take pictures in the vintage photo-booth while smooching you and making silly faces, she wants to blow bubbles in meadows of wildflowers, and she wants you to fall in love with her. She’s a die-hard romantic who loves the imagery that seemingly spontaneous dates like these create – and walks a fine balance in keeping the picture-perfect adventures that she posts on social media looking spur-of-the-moment and authentic, rather than glossy or contrived. Balance is the key word for those born under the sign of the Scales – because Libra natives are always seeking equilibrium in their lives.
Another key word for this sign is delight. A Libra thrives on fun, laughter, joyfulness, and beauty. She loves to feel free and keep it light, instinctively turning away from people whose energies feel too negative or heavy for her. These babes have a natural cool to them that comes from not trying too hard and keeping things chill. Their style is of the moment and easygoing, but always attractive and comfortable. The Libra woman is also known for being a great beauty – even when her look is less than conventional, she's known for being the girl that everyone has a crush on. And she wields that knowledge with a confidence that makes it easier for her to talk – and flirt – with anyone.
THE LIBRA WOMAN: LOVE AND SEX
A Libra woman seems to always be in love – either with her long-term partner, or with an ever-changing series of rotating lovers. These amorous ladies may never truly settle down, but if they do partner for the long haul, they may not have a conventional marriage.
Open minded companions who don’t tend to get very jealous make good matches for a freewheelin’ Libra, who never appreciates being reined in. As long as she knows that she’s completely free to do whatever she wants, she’ll often remain quite loyal to the commitment she made – especially if there is plenty of wiggle room for the occasional flirtation, make out, or friendly fling.
Some Libras get a little too wrapped up in the fantasy of the “perfect lover” and can become disenchanted with their one and only if the dream version strays too far away from harsh reality of human fallibility and flaws. Romance can reign for a Libra when she can accept all aspects of her lover. This doesn’t mean she has to like every single thing about this person, but merely find a way to give permission for him or her to be perfectly imperfect.
At the same time, it’s necessary for Libras to reveal their true self to the person they choose to share with. There can be a tendency for her to hide her pain and deepest hurts in the interest of keeping everything light. The contribution from both partners in any union has to feel equal and reciprocal, or a Libra will find a way to bow out of the relationship.
Known for being erratic in their dalliances and even promiscuous in their heydays, Libra women are notorious for being fantastic lovers, well-versed in the arts of sensual pleasure.
Sexuality and touch are like bread and water for a Venus-ruled Libra. Do not expect them to ever go without.
THE LIBRA WOMAN: HOME AND FAMILY
The Libra woman enjoys making her living space a haven for sharing ideas, meals, and good company with those she loves. Her home feels airy and light, and she is usually a fan of fairly modern or repurposed decor, with a taste toward simple, clean lines: lots of pale, neutral tones, and black-and-white geometric patterns. Natural lighting is a big deal for a Libra, and she will always eschew harsh or ugly lighting. Lots of windows and skylights will appeal to this air sign, and if her personal bedroom or studio can be upstairs in a loft, that's best – she’ll always choose an elevated perspective. A Libra manages to integrate all aspects of her household harmoniously, so the kitchen flows easily into the living room, and even if she has kids, their stuff never dominates the home. There’s a sense of unity and harmony in her environment, so the entire house will have a shared aesthetic or theme that won’t vacillate wildly from room to room.
Everything in her world is kept clean and pretty, and she loves having vases of fresh flowers here and there. Even when going for a laid-back style, a Libra can easily dress it up and translate her space into a nonchalant glamour that feels very polished and yet totally unpretentious. A sense of symmetry is essential to Libras, who loathe feeling out of balance. They might study feng shui and remove any offending items from their flowing abode.
Motherhood comes easily to many Libra women, who take to extreme feats of multitasking with seeming ease. They have a straightforward way of talking with their children, who develop trust and respect for their mom in return. Libra parenting is a fun mix of humor and curiosity, and a Scales mama will always treat her children like the independent people they are, which engenders confidence and a strong sense of self in her progeny.
THE LIBRA WOMAN: WORK AND MONEY
It may take a while for a Libra woman to settle into a career path and find her groove. She might spend years in her twenties and even into her thirties bopping from idea to idea, doing a lot of freelancing, starting little projects that eventually fizzle out, and generally just being queen of the side hustle. Despite this, she’s always working steadily, and it never really seems like she’s flailing. There’s not a lot of concern with what she should be when she grows up or how to define herself or her life purpose, because everything she puts her hand to just feels like part of the bigger picture.
For some reason, even with all this, Libras aren’t often accused of being dilettantes or treated like space flakes, because they’re always doing something – or usually several somethings. They start businesses like other people change their socks, and thus don’t stress too much when one folds, because they’re already on to the next one. They adore the conceptual aspect of starting new endeavors: designing the logo, imagining the reach of their pet project, and developing a buzz via social media. But most of these burgeoning enterprises are abandoned after a little while, or somehow organically morph into another sort of business entirely.
It’s best when a Libra can focus her energy on something that has real meaning for her, particularly activism or any work that involves helping create more equality and balance. Often a Libra will become inflamed at social injustice and inequality, and will strive to become part of the solution. The classic Libra trait of lofty ideals that she can’t always quite manifest into something concrete is her constant struggle.
Work/life balance can also become an issue if she’s not careful, juggling so many things at once. But somehow this brilliant dynamo gets it all done, always seeming to have just enough in the bank to keep all her castles in the sky afloat.
THE LIBRA WOMAN: GIFT GUIDE
A Libra woman appreciates thoughtful gifts that highlight her comely appearance, and appeal to her Venus-ruled vanity.
Like the Goddess of Love, most Libra ladies will enjoy decorating their limbs with precious ornaments and putting up their lovely locks in pleasingly wrought hair combs. No matter their age, Libras will always approach getting dressed up with the delight of a young child twirling around a costume closet.
Though their everyday wear tends to be fairly modern, sleek, and elegant (think lots of gray, white, solid silks and statement jewelry in gold or silver), this beauty-loving air sign will never stop appreciating the playfulness and pleasure in adorning one’s self.
Gazing upon her own countenance in her gilded looking glass, a Libra is truly the fairest of them all – and an interesting hand mirror makes a perfect gift, especially considering that Venus’ symbol (and the symbol for woman) is a hand mirror.
If you’re looking at antiques, consider going with something from the art deco period in black, white or silver. Native American and Mexican jewelry also generally holds appeal – but go with older things that still translate into a modern look, with geometric elements and interesting lines. They will prefer these styles over crusty-dusty rococo bric-a-brac with overwrought arabesques and too many rosettes.
Libras abhor anything crudely made or garish, so use good taste and discernment when shopping for them, and remember – they are romantic so, when in doubt, fresh flowers and a love poem will always work.