By Lucy Verlaque
Elm Staff Writer
Libra season is currently in full swing, having started on Sept. 23 and lasting until Oct. 22; anyone born on or between those dates is considered a Libra. According to Cafe Astrology, Libra is seventh out of the 12 zodiac signs and is associated with the element air, the planet Venus, and the symbol of a balancing scale. Common traits include sociability, indecisiveness, and diplomacy.
Because of their charismatic and intellectual nature, Libras tend to be well-suited for leadership positions, according to Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and Associate Professor of English Dr. James Hall.
“They’re easy to get along with,” Dr. Hall said. “They don’t like conflict or fighting — they want everyone to get along, so they seek balance in those ways.”
Dr. Hall, a “proud” Libra themself, adds that their open-mindedness makes Libras good at mediating conflict when it does arise.
Junior Asia Elliot is also a Libra and has a tattoo dedicated to her sign. She says she resonates with many of the traits linked to her zodiac sign, describing herself as personable and fair-minded.
“Some people say that Libras are indecisive, which we can be,” Elliot said. “But I think people describe us as indecisive because we see multiple sides of everything.”
But not all Libras are exactly the same. Junior Ryan Morrow says that while she aligns with some of her sign’s characteristics, she does not always relate to them as strongly as Elliot and Dr. Hall do.
“I like helping people kind of find balance, or giving people advice,” Morrow said. “But I do love a good conflict.”
When it comes to relationships, Libras are most compatible with fellow air signs, which include Gemini and Aquarius. According to previous Elm coverage, Libras may find it difficult to connect with Virgos due to their different organizational approaches.
For the most part, though, “Libras tend to get along with just about everybody,” according to Dr. Hall — a sentiment Elliot shared.
“I literally make friends with any and everyone,” Elliot said. “If you are nice to me, I am nice to you back. If I recognize you I’m going to wave to you, I’m going to say hi…I love being around people.”
However, Libras’ people-oriented disposition can make it difficult for them to be alone.
“Because we’re ruled by the planet Venus, which is the planet of beauty and partnerships, Libras tend to want to be in relationships,” Dr. Hall said.
Libras’ amicability can also lead them to be people-pleasers; it is important for them to remember not to put others’ needs above their own.
For the rest of October, Libra season is likely to bring about “a lot of honesty” and “open communication,” according to Elliot. Morrow predicts that there will also be a lot of conflict resolution during this time.
“For Libras, I hope they’re all having a good time,” Morrow said.
Once Libra season ends, Scorpio season will begin on Oct. 23 and last until Nov. 21. Stay tuned for a future Elm article about the season.
Photo courtesy of Asia Elliott.
Photo Caption: Junior Asia Elliott has a tattoo of the Libra astrological sign.