FUN FACTS, THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR, AND RELATIONSHIPS
The two zodiac signs associated with the month of October are Libra and Scorpio, with the former occupying the majority of the month. Birthdays that take place on October 23rd and beyond fall under the Scorpio sign. Late September to late October babies are Libras. If this describes you or someone you love, then listen up because some seriously helpful insight just might be coming your way!
For the sake of full disclosure– no, astrology hasn’t been regarded by professionals as an exact science. However, the merits of the belief system are valid. Think of it as a placebo for your personality. Seeing that you have a predisposition for certain toxic traits will encourage you to change them. Therefore, seeing the positive traits will encourage you to protect and enhance them. Your personality changes over time, and while your birth date, year and even time, won’t necessarily be an accurate representation of you throughout your life, broad traits can stick with you forever. Take these ideas at face-value. The human condition is complex, but astrology reflects a solid frame of reference for personality points. That being said, you came here for the fun stuff…
Some Fun Facts:
- Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the zodiac.
- Your birthday falls between September 23rd and October 22nd.
- The ruling planet of Libra is Venus.
- Air sign (along with Gemini and Aquarius)
- Key characteristics- refined, social, artistic, intellectual, communicative
- Compatible star signs- Gemini, Aquarius, Leo, and Sagittarius
The Scales of Harmony
The Libra is represented by scales, which happens to be the only inanimate object in the zodiac. So what does all this mean for the Libra personality? The scale reflects a fixation on balance and harmony. This makes them incredibly fair and cooperative with everyone around them. The Libra is typically an intellect, a thinker, and a socialite. This combination makes them wonderful communicators with a knack for negotiating and getting their ideas across in a way that gets things done. Like the scale, they know the value of balance and mediation in social and professional situations. They excel at making decisions, and are comfortable as an impartial figure during arguments. Their harmonious character makes people feel comfortable in any environment. As their ruling planet, Venus, suggests, they are in line with a “soft and gracious planet, and feminine by nature” (Astrology.com).
As an air sign, they’re like a breath of fresh air. They’re creative, calm, and emotionally intelligent. With the combination of natural creativity and a willingness to put ideas into action, they’re unstoppable forces. Being in control of their talents has its perks when it comes to careers that Libras would be great for, including— interior designer, event planner, lawyer, human resources manager, detective, and counselor, etc.
What to look out for
This talent for balance can, however, make them a bit indecisive. They’re business oriented and very competitive. While these traits are extremely helpful in the professional sense, it’s something to be wary of in personal squabbles. Libras tend to be very big spenders and pretty careless when it comes to money. It’s normal for them to want to spend money on others with big generous gifts. That’s something to look out for though, especially considering that they are willing to indulge themselves just as much as they’re willing to help others. They “tend to spend more on people they care about, and that is why people sometimes take October borns for granted for their generosity” (Zodiac Thing). Indecisiveness also precedes a pretty toxic trait– flakiness. If you want to make plans with the Libra in your life, beware of their flighty tendencies.
Love and Relationships
Libras can be difficult to get to know, but once you pass that barrier, no one is more romantic or loving. When you’re dating a Libra, it’s important to shower them with compliments. They’re very extroverted creatures and showing affection early on will set you apart as someone they can feel connected to. With curious minds, they like to adventure and try new things. Take them somewhere new and do a fun activity. Libras don’t forget things like that. At the same time, they can be very idealistic, so in a relationship they’ll “have great intentions and think the best of people” (prepscholar). This trust should not be mistaken for naivete, and it’s nothing to take for granted.
Friends and Family
If your child is a Libra, you might want to pay close attention to how you’re treating other people in front of them. Libras grow up to appreciate honesty and open-communication. Let them practice that early-on. They need space to realize their own voice and power. As peace-makers, it is essential to recognize their “tendency to agree with their parents and siblings only to avoid conflict” (astrology-zodiac).
Some Famous Libras:
- Nick Cannon
- Anthony Mackie
- Will Smith
- Barbara Walters
- Donald Glover
- Serena Williams
- Bruno Mars
- Cardi B
- Snoop Dogg
Image source/Dimitrios Kambouris