the male domicile of Venus
Libras strive for harmony and balance in everything they touch. They understand the need for compromise, the value of the middle way and the technicalities of fairness better than any other sign. This is an air sign that uses the powers of the intellect to dissect complex matters and judge them from at least two different perspectives to redress inequalities and establish justice.
Libra's desire to keep the peace and maintain equilibrium makes people born under this sign likeable members of any group. They are social and love conversations and new friendships. Libras will never be the ones to say something rude, to make chaotic or unmeasured gestures, to misplace a comment or otherwise disturb the status que that has been established. They avoid open conflict like the plague. Instead, they would much rather smooth over the differences and sweep the problems under the carpet. This approach often makes them look wishy-washy and unable to take stand. Sometimes, they may seem unauthentic.
The key thing to understand about Libras is that their minds are wired to see the two sides of every coin. When someone expresses a strong opinion, Libras are the first ones to start playing the Devil's advocate. Not necessarily because they truly believe in the opposite statement but because they automatically see it and feel the need to redress the disbalance of this conversation by introducing the other side of the coin.
This is why, despite their sharp minds, Libras have a hard time with decision-making. They see the advantages and disadvantages of any situation. Forcing them to make a choice and make it fast is the worst thing you could do to a Libra. In their minds, this is a recipe for mistakes that cause chaos and mess, the very opposites of its balance-loving nature. As a result, they may come across as people who never stand up for anyone or anything. In reality, they just never go to extremes because they see the innate value of every side of the argument. After all, Libra is the only sign in the zodiac that is symbolized by an inanimate object - they are dispassionate.
Libra's gentle manners, soft conversational skills and a sense of measure help them win over people instantly. They know what the others want to hear and give it to them in just the right dose. They want to be liked by everyone and accepted in all circles so that they could play their part of peace-makers if needed. Sometimes this could make them look like they are trying to be all things to all people. Is this even possible? Not really, but you would be surprised how long Libras can beat around the bush of a hard "No". They are not known for short and direct answers, especially if these answers are in the negative. If they have to deliver the harsh truth, they will do it in such a roundabout ways that even Cancers would take a out a pen and put down some notes. Sometimes, Libras lie in order to avoid saying the things you don't want to hear, or things that may upset the others. Or to be more precise, they lie in order to avoid causing extreme and/or emotional reactions.
This can result in Libras not standing up for their own selves too. Predisposed to always look for compromises, they argue not for what's best for them but for what's the best compromise between what they want and what the other person wants. It goes against their nature to argue for what's best for them only without conceding something to the other party as well. If this goes on for too long, the pent-up sense of disbalance may cause the Libra to explode and end the partnership altogether.
In romantic relationships, Libras are charming and flirtatious. They know how to woo anyone, and impress their partners with their fine-tuned sense of justice. Very often, people born under this sign need partners for the sake of being within a partnership more than because they feel deep love for this particular person. They like to be admired and complimented. They are the Prince and Princesses of the zodiac. Classy behavior, gentle atmosphere, candlelit dinners and very balanced behavior are bound to leave them with a good impression. What would really seal the deal for them is to see that the two of you can establish mental rapport together. They need to see that you understand the unspoken rules of Libra-land.
In final reading, this is a sign that has been chosen to represent the logic that we exist within numerous partnerships and in order for our lives to be built on a stable foundation we need to take into consideration the wants and needs of others. Libra is the first sign of the second part of the zodiacal wheel i.e. it is the first sign that pertains to the life of the individual in the world at large. At this part of the journey through the zodiac, the individual comes to understand that we need to make place in our lives for the Other.