Crystals for Libra
September 23rd - October 22nd
The Sun enters the zodiac sign Libra during the midpoint of the season cycle, the perfect balance of nature’s youth and age. Days and nights are of equal length during this time, and the Earth and Sun are in harmony. Libra is the only sign represented by an inanimate object; the other signs have animals or humans representing them. The symbol that represents Libra is the scales of balance, also known as a balance beam. Its glyph is represented by the Greek Omega letter over a horizontal line. This also represents a balance beam and depicts the horizon with the Sun setting.
Libra is one of three air signs. Air zodiac signs are the thinkers, communicators, and innovators of the zodiacs. They make decisions without emotions clouding their judgment and will approach situations from a logical standpoint. Although, there are times when they are indecisive and stuck in their head. This causes them to have difficulty grounding themselves.
Ruling Planet – Venus
Libra is ruled by Venus, the second planet from the sun and is often called Earth's twin because of its similar size and density. It is the sixth-largest planet in the solar system. Because Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon, the ancient Romans and Greeks gave it the name of the Roman goddess of beauty and love, Venus, whose Greek counterpart is Aphrodite.
Venus is the planet of love, attraction, beauty, satisfaction, creativity, and gratitude. Due to Venus' influence, Libras enjoy indulging especially in luxuries and are equally concerned with pleasure as they are with productivity.
Libra shares this ruling planet with Taurus.
Libra is the 29th constellation in size and contains three stars with known planets. The brightest star is Zubeneschamali, also known as Beta Librae. It has no Messier objects and is associated with one meteor shower, the May Librids. The Libra constellation was once considered part of the Scorpio constellation as the scorpion’s “claws.”
Greek mythology links Libra to the goddess Themis, who stands for divine law. Themis is frequently portrayed as blindfolded and clutching the Scales of Justice, which she employs to maintain her balance and practicality. According to Greek mythology, Themis' daughter Astraea carried these scales to heaven, which later became the constellation of Libra.
Libras are obsessed with symmetry and seek to achieve balance in all aspects of life. They are constantly seeking fairness and justice. With their charisma, intelligence, sincerity, and ability to connect seamlessly with others, Libras are well-equipped to attain peace and harmony. They are incredibly skilled in coming up with compromises and mediating situations. You can say they are masters of compromise and seeing all sides of a case. Sometimes Libras can be seen as indecisive. However, they enjoy comparing the best solutions for themselves and those around them. Weighing all options can cause Libras to overthink.
Libras tend to be compassionate and sympathetic people. They are prepared to go above and beyond to assist others. However, due to their intense aversion to conflict, they can occasionally be relatively resistant to conflict. Unfortunately, those unfavorable emotions don't just go away, and their persistent suppression of them can make them passive-aggressive or cause them to erupt one day after the slightest transgression.
Leadership is a skill that comes naturally to Libras. They enjoy thinking, analyzing, and learning new information. They are inspired by great books, challenging conversations, and articulate people. In a professional setting, Libras take on the role of the mediator, settling disputes and fights between coworkers. They tend to always see the bright side of situations and the best in people.
One of Libra’s favorite pastimes is going shopping. They love fashion and good quality clothes. However, they won’t let spending money on fun ruin their budget. Libras enjoy being pampered and enjoying beautiful possessions and luxuries. Libras also enjoy DIY. It allows their creativity to shine.
Libras are in love with love and make wonderful romantic and devoted partners. They yearn for a vibrant partnership in which politics, vision, art, culture, and justice may flourish. The main issue with Libras is that they tend to fall in love quickly. However, when a Libra is deeply in love, it is genuine. All their love, care, and attention will be given to their companion.
A traditional stone for those born under the zodiac sign Libra is Opal. In the metaphysical world, Opal acts as a prism within the aura, bringing a full spectrum of Light energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of one’s earthly existence. It enkindles optimism, enthusiasm, and creativity and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates flashes of intuition and insight.
Opals promote a sense of calm security, easing stress and depression and encouraging one to stop brooding to better direct one’s thoughts and energies. They are antidotes to restless thoughts and racing minds that rehash the past or anticipate the future.
A stone of protection, Opal is a marvelous shield to keep from absorbing other people’s negative thoughts and energies. Just as it uses interference and diffraction to produce its colors, it can also run interference around challenging people or situations that affect your mood or hurt your feelings. Opal can also provide a “cloak of invisibility” when one does not wish to be noticed or needs to fade into the background.
Another stone for those born under the zodiac sign Libra is Peridot. Peridot is highly beneficial for attuning to and regulating the cycles of one’s life, such as physical cycles, mental or emotional phases, and intellectual progression. It also helps dissipate negative patterns and old vibrations that repeatedly play, keeping one from realizing they are deserving of success. By working with Peridot, one can remove those blockages and move forward quickly, opening the heart and mind more fully to receive from the Universe with grace and gratitude.
Peridot stimulates psychological clarity and inspires a sense of happiness and contentedness in one’s life. It empowers one to detach the mind from outside influences and have confidence in one’s abilities, looking inward for guidance and accessing the wisdom of the higher mind. It initiates independence and assertion without aggression, accepting the world as it is, then transforming it with clear intention to create the reality one wishes to have.
Crystal Items Made for Libra
These are specially formulated products by our Certified Crystal Alchemists and Masters to bring compromise, success, and opportunity. Using these items will provide a soothing vibration as a Libra. They are optimized to bring the energy of the Cosmos to those born under the sign of Libra.