The therapist of the Zodiac, Libras are widely prized for their “Prozac” effect on more highly-strung types, particularly Fire elementals. The only astrological sun sign represented by an inanimate object, namely, a set of scales, Librans are gifted with a talent for two-way communication critical to promoting balance and perspective in the face of raging fires.
Presided over by Venus, Goddess of Love, Librans have a unique knack for empathy as well as romantic connections, and often wind up together, like a pair of oxygen atoms linking up to form the molecule of Life.
A natural though often reluctant leader, Libras reign in the arts of communication. Diplomatic, charming and devoted to peace, he also tends to be a bit of a sucker and incurable flirt. These failings come from his habit of seeing both sides to every story, and from his sense of universal love, in which no adoring suitor is wholly unworthy.
Libras mate for life…the question is, with how many different partners? Despite craving lasting relationships for stability’s sake, Librans often get off the seesaw just to see it fly up.
While holding an idealistic loyalty to a partner, Librans have little sales resistance, especially when the product is flesh in his face. Some couples solve this problem by adding a third partner, or a fourth, or a roomful of sweaty strangers, or entire cruise ships including the Capitan and all the crew…
Libra can generally be found at the center of a small crowd, most often in bohemian coffee or book shops. He’ll stand out as a patient listener, which is unusual for those with a tendency to gab.
Perennial students of human nature, Librans feel obligated to give every member of the human race (and frequently animals as well) at least a few moments of attention. Having been shanghaied in the past by long-winded time thieves, however, he’ll curtly cut you off if your communication does not meet his exacting standards.
Lead Libra into a new realm of speculation, and the rapid-fire exchange of ideas can pass the night away with scarcely a notice of dawn. Nothing appeals to Libra quite so much as a dynamic meeting of the minds, and he’s not likely to take your body very seriously if he’s not impressed with what you pack between your ears.
Masters of the meandering topic, Librans enjoy discussing politics, religion, and philosophy in an offbeat and provocative way. Science, books, and of course, astrology are also great to bring up, if the dialogue is getting stale. Librans generally abhor a silence, and think aloud even when alone; so do your best to break those pregnant pauses.
He’s in a constant state of arousal and secretly wants to rock the world, so if you don’t bore him to flaccidity, it shouldn’t be hard to get things cooking. He enjoys a one-night celebration as much as anyone, but if he wants to see you a second time, he’s probably got a serious crush.
In love with love, Libra has an innate need to pair up, so he’s thinking about tomorrow even if you’re just cruising.
Typically endowed with juicy, rounded buttocks that beg to be groped, Librans are easily aroused by any sort of backrub, and not likely to protest if the massage wanders below the waist.
A yen for oral arts extends to the bedroom as well, where Libra is widely renowned as an enthusiastic participant on either end of the transaction, or, preferably, both. A slow, passionate lover who enjoys service for the pleasure it brings him, he’s more given to prolonged foreplay, than to exhausting acrobatics in the bedroom.
What to expect on a Libra date
Librans don’t date; they interview. By the end of the evening, you’ll be able to complete each other’s stories. Don’t interrogate him, though, or you’re prone to run across his pet peeve. He’ll answer an intelligent question or two, but expects you to intuit the truth or be content to live without it, if he deigns to keep details to himself.
Libra is eager to share the details of his unique study of the human condition, handing over his life’s story like last week’s paperback, but only in the fashion and order which suits his sense of plot development.
Librans go Dutch, as a rule; besides having a general affinity for the Netherlands, economic exchanges between lovers are tantamount to marriage. If you do decide to live together (lucky you!), he’ll be expecting to merge finances, life goals and wardrobes with his partner, moving through life as one unified body.