The Pure Libra Native
Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)
He is companionable and easy to be with, because he himself wants company and wants to create an
atmosphere of pleasant delight. “He” will have a pleasantly furnished home and “she” will wear pretty
clothes and usually be “easy on the eye” and be welcoming and happy. His love of the other is more
as a complement to himself than to satisfy any deep emotion and his marriages are not always
successful for this reason. “The other” is a necessary part of the furnishings to complete the harmony,
which must be obtained. The Libra native is unhappy and nervous if in ugly or dirty or inadequate or
uncongenial surroundings. He is usually tactful in his dealings with others and likes to bring people
together for some desirable end. Unless of the completely vapid “chocolate-box” type, he is usually
intelligent and says, “I think” rather than “I feel.” He has been called “Lazy Libra.” Another phrase
which has stuck is “Lazy Libra loathes a duster,” but this Cardinal sign is not really lazy, being far too
interested in getting what it wants, especially if this can be through “the other” or with a partner. The
customary pose is that of languor, but it is only the beauty of calm restfulness till the next occupation
In love he is charming, longing to attract; in love with love itself, rarely quarrelling, since that would
“upset the balance.”
Overstress or misuse of these traits can mean a discontent with real life which, in its very nature, can
never be completely harmonious. Also a fatal tendency to “sit on the fence.” The constant “seeing
both sides” leads to indecisiveness and vacillations. The Libran finds it very hard to say “No” and then
suffers regret. He tries too hard to please too many people, and fails.
Inhibition of his natural traits will be caused if subjected to loneliness or to ugly depressing
surroundings. Resnetful “Air” becomes inactive.
As a child the Libran attracts because he is so pretty, yielding and easy to train to charming manners.
He is rarely rough or rude. He is perhaps the most popular of all children since he is so naturally sweet
and lovable. He is very ready to be friendly and is thought a credit to his parents because of his good
There is usually a regularity of the features that is pleasing and beautiful. The figure will be well
proportioned, the colour good, the eyes gentle. The most characteristic feature is the spontaneous
smile which comes so readily to eyes and mouth. “She” may be of the extremely feminine dimpled
type; “he” may be so good-looking that he is almost effeminate. The voice is usually softly modulated
and often a little drawling.
Usually healthy, but inclined to headaches, and kidney trouble.
Way to living
The Libran is at his best in any sphere where his natural urges can be reasonably expressed. He is
therefore better in clean, beautiful surroundings which satisfy his idea of harmony. He is better at the
learned professions than at anything rough, or at artistic pursuits. If in trade, the objects made or sold
should be beautiful or for the obtaining of beauty. His tactfulness makes him a good diplomat or
“contact” man of any kind. He is better with a partner than by himself.
Any lazy happy occupation, Sunbathing, chatting with a friend from the arm-chair, reading in comfort,
having beauty treatments, Painting, writing, making lovely clothes, dancing.