Libra is a cardinal, masculine, air sign dedicated to peace, love, and the arts. Libra exerts a soothing effect on the world. Visually there is something very beautiful about her. Her words are kind even when she is angry or attempting to get her way. She is highly sensitive to her environment both visually and emotionally. A piece of art wrongly placed, a cluttered corner, ugliness, harsh words, or conflict of any kind can feel like an assault on her nervous system and soul. When it comes to balance and beauty she is highly sensitive and refined.
Libra’s sensitivity to harshness tempts her to avoid conflict and to accept peace at any price. She tends to compromise when she should be asserting herself, to shut down when she should be speaking out. Ironically one of Libra’s great strengths is resolving conflict through active participation. She is very talented in her ability to understand both sides of any issue. She can see the strengths and weaknesses of all arguments. She is able to suggest solutions and compromises that all can agree on. And she is able to deliver her suggestions with a style and grace that calms, soothes, and makes everyone feel that they’ve won.
In relationship, Libra requires a sense of equality with her partner. Subservience or domination can never provide Libra with the sense of cooperation and inner peace that she requires. Compromise works for her within limits. Within a relationship, schedules, work division, and how she spends her free time can all be negotiated, but the essential nature of who she is can never be compromised. If her partner challenges her core essence she has no choice but to “let the lines be drawn” and to fully participate in any battle that ensues. And she must win.