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19 Fun Facts About Libra

Looking for the best fun facts about Libra? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this harmonious and fun-loving star sign.

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The cardinal air sign of the Zodiac, Libra is known for their easy-going people pleasing attitude and their desire to live in balance and harmony with themselves and others.

This makes Libra one of the best friends, partners, and co-workers a person could hope for. Everyone wants to be around a Libra who will listen attentively, laugh at all your jokes, and accompany you on a crazy adventure!

But what other fun facts about Libra can we uncover? Did you know that Libra is the only astrological sign that’s represented by an inanimate object? That’s what this article is all about!

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How much do you know about Libra?

That’s right, Libra is represented by the scales. Not being influenced by a living creature is quite advantageous, as it means Libra isn’t prone to huge emotional swings, hence their dominant trait of life balance.

We’ll also take a look up into the sky and discover Libra’s constellation, which is one of the faintest in the Zodiac. However, the Libra star system has 5 planets and might support life – more on that below!

Okay, are you ready to learn even more about Libra? Let’s get into it and discover what makes Libra one of the most intriguing signs in the Zodiac!

It’s time to learn all about Libra

19 Fun Facts About Libra

1. What are the birthdates for Libra?

If you were born between September 23rd and October 22nd you’re represented in the Zodiac by the scales, otherwise known as Libra. 

Interestingly, Libra is the only Zodiac sign represented by an inanimate object. But what does it all mean? Let’s find out!

2. What are some of Libra’s strengths?

Libras have the most balanced personality of the Zodiac – do you understand the representation of the scales now?

Other than balance, Libras are charming, calm and have great communication and interpersonal skills that set them apart from some of the other more fiery signs of the Zodiac.

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Libras are all about the balance in life

3. Is Libra an air sign?

Yes. Libra is actually the cardinal air sign of the Zodiac. This means that Libra begins the fall season (spring in the southern memisphere) and is the natural born leader out of the other air signs.

What are the other air signs you ask? Aquarius and Gemini.

4. Why you want to marry a Libra

Libras are one of the most romantic and loyal astrological signs, making them desirable life partners. A Libra’s constant search for work/life balance allows for a relationship built on strong priorities free of obsession and jealousy. 

It doesn’t hurt either that Libra’s are considered among the most attractive in the Zodiac!

5. What are some of Libra’s worst traits?

Don’t leave the decision about what restaurant to eat at or what movie to watch to a Libra. Since Libras are constantly searching for balance, indecisiveness is their Achilles heel. 

Also, Libra is a notorious people pleaser, so they will likely go along with your decision anyway!

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The scales represent balance in a Libras life

6. Why is Libra represented by the scales?

When the Romans looked into the night sky on the fall equinox, the scales were chosen to represent the Libra constellation. The scales signify the perfect balance between day and night during this time of year.

7. Do Libras have a sense of humor?

Typically, a Libra is not known for their sense of humor. However, one of Libra’s best traits is that they love to laugh. 

A captive audience for the funnier Zodiac signs, Libra’s good nature makes them so fun to be around. And what is a good sense of humor when there’s no one to laugh at it?

8. What planet rules Libra?

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is known as the planet of love, relationships, and harmony. The perfect fit for our balanced and romantic Libra, right?

Venus is also the brightest object in the night sky other than the moon, so we are naturally drawn to it, just like loveable Libra.

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Gemini and Leo are good matches for Libra

9. Who are Libras most compatible with?

What better to balance out a Libra than another Libra? That’s right, one of the most compatible signs is a double helping of Libra. 

Libras appreciate similar things, are not confrontational with one another, and will share the same lighthearted sense of adventure. Other good Libra matches are Gemini and Leo.

10. Who are the enemies of Libra?

We’re sorry Capricorn, but you’re not a great match for a happy-go-lucky Libra. The seriousness of Capricorn just doesn’t mesh with the people pleasing, fun-seeking Libra. 

This is a case where opposites do not attract. Think of Libra and Capricorn as oil and vinegar.

11. Libra in Greek mythology

Libra is most often represented by the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis. You have probably seen the image of Themis before. A woman holding a set of scales while blindfolded? 

It’s still a popular symbol today that represents justice and impartiality of the courts.

Themis is the symbol of justice and balance

12. How do you pronounce Libra?

Lee-brah? Lie-brah? Lib-rah? Have you been pronouncing Libra wrong this whole time? 

Most people go for the lee-brah pronunciation, but it isn’t wrong to use lib-rah as well. However, unlike library, lie-brah is definitely a more uncommon way of pronouncing it.

13. Are Libras known to be healthy?

Libras above all are known to be sociable. So if a Libra gets into a friend group with sporty people, they can be super-fit. 

A Libra is great at team sports that require communication and positivity. A solo trip to the gym or monotonous laps in the pool does not jive with personable Libra.

14. Where is Libra in the sky?

Amateur astronomers, are you ready to find Libra in the sky? You’re going to have to search hard for this constellation as it’s one of the faintest out there. 

Set your telescopes to quadrant SQ3, right ascension 15, declination -15° and look for Beta Librae, the brightest star in the constellation.

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This is the Libra constellation to look out for

15. More constellation of Libra facts

Here’s one of the most interesting fun facts about the Libra constellation – it’s home to a planetary system. 

Known as Gliese 581, the system has a total of 5 planets. This includes Gliese 581c which is considered an Earth-like extrasolar planet. Forget life on Mars, there might be life in Libra!

16. Famous September Libras

Okay, we found a pretty cool link with some of the most famous September Libras – so many great young actresses!

Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega (September 27th) and her co-star from the film The Fallout, Maddie Ziegler (September 30th) were both born under the scales. Also, Bella Ramsey, the breakout star of Game of Thrones and The Last of Us, was born on September 30th.

17. Famous October Libras

Looking to be the next greatest rapper? If you were born an October Libra you might have a step up on the competition! 

Look at this insane list of legendary rappers that were born under the scales. Cardi B (October 11th), Eminem (October 17th), Snoop Dogg (October 20th),  NBA YoungBoy (October 20th), and 21 Savage (October 22nd).

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Jenna Ortega is one of the most famous Libras

18. Libras in the bedroom

Libras are notoriously good lovers who are in tune with their bodies and attentive to their partners. We mentioned earlier that Libras are people pleasers!

They are easygoing, affectionate, and naturally inclined toward romance and pleasure. This has strong ties to their ruling planet of Venus. 

19. We bet you didn’t know this Libra fact

This is probably one of the most interesting facts about Libra we discovered. Did you know that the “lb” that represents a pound, is actually a libra? 

That’s right, the libra was the basic unit of measurement in the Roman Empire. Also, the symbol for the British Pound (£) is also an L for Libra.

Who wants more fun facts?

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If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite fact books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Interesting Facts for Curious Minds
  2. 1,144 Random, Interesting & Fun Facts You Need To Know
  3. The Intriguingly Interesting Book of 555 Fascinating Facts

We really hope you enjoyed all our fun facts about Libra! Did you learn something new? 

If there’s any Libra facts we missed, you can let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them to this article! 

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