There is no denying it — the concept of horoscopes and astrology isn’t for everyone.
But with that said, even for the biggest skeptics among us, there is something reassuring (and at times, enlightening) about identifying with predictions that seemingly align with our habits and tendencies, moods, lifestyle, and our professional and romantic status.
Are our stars truly accurate in regards to actually predicting our future? Or is astrology predominantly hinged on self-fulfilling prophecy? I’m never entirely sure, but I do believe that these observations tend to tap into our innermost desires and thoughts, the details to our internal state and personality that we may already be aware of, but need someone else (or a greater force of some kind) to confirm for us.
These predictions and observations can also prove especially true in the realm of our careers, and the professional habits that drive (or at times, inhibit) our momentum. Libras (born between September 23rd and October 22nd), are known as the intellectual, justice-driven, fair minded and social sign of the Zodiac. In that same breath, Libras are also known for their indecisive and non-confrontational nature.
So for the Libras hoping to gain some insight into their career path and tendencies, or anyone working with a Libra who hopes to tap into their professional disposition, here are 5 points to consider:
1. Libras are Incredibly Relationship Driven
Libras consider partnership to be a driving force and purpose in their life, always looking for someone to act as their mirror or counterpart — a desire that is tied to their unrelenting interest in balance, symmetry and peace. With this in mind, the relationships in their life tend to be relatively non-confrontational and drama-free at their core, as Libras are a natural companion and seek to keep the peace wherever possible. You can trust that the Libras on your professional circle will usually be the last to blow anything out of proportion or get wound up over something ridiculous. This trait can make them a pleasure to work with (and negotiate with) in professional scenarios, as you can trust that they will act as the level-head and voice of reason amongst other more passion-driven, conflict-oriented signs.
The flip side? Since the maintenance of peace is of the upmost priority to Libras, they can often feel severe effects of emotional turmoil when trouble strikes within relationships — whether romantic, professional or otherwise. They often feel responsible for the relationships that exist around them (assuming the role of peacekeeper), which can prove to be exhausting and, in many professional scenarios, frustrating. Libras expect the people in their lives to always set clear boundaries and exercise organization and effective communication within relationships, which is not always a priority for other personality types, especially within the workplace. Libras also can’t stand selfish or seemingly inconsiderate people, and will generally tune out anyone who comes across as arrogant or close-minded.
2. Libras Need to be Intellectually Stimulated
Libras require constant mental stimuli, with a considerable appreciation for books and stimulating, logical and intellectual discussions. These are people who crave the opportunity to get totally lost in conversation. In fact, they are noted for possessing some of the most clever and ‘switched on’ brains in all of the zodiac, known for their critical thinking and ability to defend and explain their ideas with logic, reason and fairness (all while maintaining a calm and laid-back persona). Their intellectual nature often makes them highly persuasive, inherently charming and strong listeners and mediators — traits which can make them a force to be reckoned with in a professional setting, especially one which requires a great deal of interpersonal interaction, diplomacy or negotiation.
The flip side? Libras are always seeking out a greater, deeper connection with others; a social expectation which isn’t always met (to their satisfaction) within the workplace, and can leave them feeling bored or checked-out during surface-level conversations and interactions.
3. Libras are Always Trying to Find the Balance
Libras generally aren’t workaholics, meaning that they understand the importance of setting aside time for their private life and their loved ones. The have the capability to be great leaders with credit to their knack for group settings and public speaking; however, they generally don’t care to over-exert their dominance in a professional role or isolate others in the process. Notoriously honest and always in search of justice, Libras often make great lawyers, judges, diplomats, designers and composers.
The flip side? Always seeking to maintain perfect balance in their lives, Libras may find themselves thrown off kilter by the timely demands of certain career roles. Generally speaking, they will not commit to work if they feel it does not allow ample time with their private life and the maintenance of relationships — a tendency which can prove frustrating to co-workers or managerial figures, at times. Their desire to be fair and non-confrontational at all times can also impact their assertiveness as a leader, when tough decisions need to be made.
4. Libras are Always Thinking Ahead
Libras are anything if not calculated and tactful. Always making good use of their keen minds, Libras generally avoid making regretful, impulsive or irrational decisions by always thinking several steps ahead of every professional scenario. This not only makes them a great co-worker to have on your team, but also allows them to be extremely competitive in their chosen career path. They are able to effectively communicate through any problem if they want to, and can help others to see the bigger picture as well.
The flip side? Libras, at times, can be too plugged into their calculations and intellectual observations. With this in mind, they tend to be notoriously indecisive, spending too much time weighing and considering which option is best for them when faced with a choice, which can become a frequent obstacle.
5. Libras Are Invested in Everyone’s Happiness
The true people-pleaser of the Zodiac, Libras are endlessly invested in the happiness and satisfaction of those around them. This is likely due to their desire for peace and harmony within their social settings, but regardless, Libra’s often feel it is their responsibility to keep everyone happy which can make them incredibly considerate, gracious, patient and selfless. They will not think twice about going out of their way for someone else, if they think it will advance the greater good and happiness of that person or the group.
The flip side? Libras absolutely hate to say no, a trait which can allow others to take advantage of their good intentions. Their social awareness (trying to ensure everyone is happy) makes them more susceptible to the influence of other’s opinions and ideas, which can create continuous internal conflict and indecisiveness for Libras. Their desire to please can also create a vibe of superficiality or detachment, in scenarios where they are pretending to be pleasant to save face, but aren’t genuinely invested in that interaction.