"But I want first of all...to be at peace with myself...I want to
live... an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated
into outer harmony." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Ruled by Venus and associated with the seventh house, Libra is about
learning cooperative efforts to maintain balanced and harmonious
relationships. Learning the art of diplomacy and getting others to
relax and calm down are endpoints, as well as learning to maintain
within oneself a sense of solid inner peace, serenity, and balance.
Tapping into aesthetic and artistic beauty can be part of the process
of maintaining inner balance. Libra sees the harmonious relationships
among texture, color, shape, and form in an artistic way, and can
satisfy the need for balance and harmony through creative expression.
Libra can be the artist and the counselor.
Acutely sensitive to discord, Libra spots disharmony and is motivated
to be a balancer and counselor around it. The downside occurs when he
is so wired toward keeping the peace that he doesn't assert his own
needs or desires within the context of relationship. Learning that
healthy conflict can be an end to achieving balance is often a lesson,
as is learning that maintaining outward peace when inner issues are
simmering leaves him compromised and out of balance. Very oriented
toward the "other", Libra is often adept at spotting the needs of
others, but isn't quite so adept at spotting his own needs. He may need
to learn discernment between using diplomacy wisely and getting caught
up in conflict in which he cannot be effective and dissipates his
Additionally, Libra can have a struggle with decisiveness because of an
ability to see paradoxical sides of every issue. If Libra waits out
decision-making or allows others to make decisions for him, he isn't
making commitments that will ultimately bring that inner sense of
harmony he craves. Libra's highest expression is attainment of an
unflappable inner peace that carries into the ability to form a peaceful
environment both aesthetically and in his relationships with others. He
can then be the calming counselor to others, enabling them to relax and
feel that sense of ease that he has achieved.