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The Personality & Love Compatibility Of A Libra, Explained.

This charming, beauty queen is known for stealing hearts and captivating minds. Get to know more about the enchanting Libra.

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Just like Taurus, Libra is also ruled by Venus—planet of love, beauty, and harmony. In Taurus, the energy is embodied in a more physical way with the intent of indulging the senses. In Libra, the energy is expressed through communication with the intent of stimulating the mind. As a Cardinal Air sign, these natural socialites often find themselves amongst the creme-de-la-creme of an eclectic group of friends. Their natural curiosity of others makes them easy-going and engaging in conversation.


Even though the gift of gab gets them into some opulent spaces rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, they would much rather prefer more intimate exchanges where they can really connect with someone minus the distractions of a big crowd.

As the 7th house ruler, Libra is associated with one-on-one connections which often makes this diplomatic zodiac sign a compromising companion

Physiologically, Libra is associated with the lower back. Given their selfless nature (unlike their more self-centered opposite Aries), this region of the body can be a hot spot for pain that manifests due to their tendency to carry most (if not all) of the weight within their relationships. Often overly responsible for others, Librans need to give others the room to make their own mistakes and to fix them as well!

In addition to the back, this beauty queen also governs the biggest organ of our body—the skin. Underneath their soft glam beat lies their flawless, dewy skin that they've spent literally no time perfecting but, hey, that's just the blessing of having Venus as your ruling planet. *In my best Kim K. voice—"Jealous?"* Well, you should be.

The Libra Zodiac Sign: An Overview

Born between September 23rd and October 22nd, these social chameleons have a knack for charming their way into the hearts (and pockets) of others. Represented by the scales, Librans find balance through their partnerships which sometimes runs the risk of them becoming codependent or staying in relationships long past their expiration date.

Their innate desire to find their match—whether in romance, friendship, or business—can sometimes delude them in thinking they've lucked up when in actuality the relationship may be all smoke and mirrors.

It's important for these (compromising) sweethearts to be more discerning and not so willing to settle for just any ol' body just to have somebody there. Speaking up for their needs can prove to be difficult as Librans tend to be conflict-avoidant. However, learning how to advocate for themselves will be a feat worth conquering that will ultimately improve the quality of their connections.

Libra Best & Worst Personality Traits

Best Libra Personality Traits:

  • Sociable
  • Charming
  • Diplomatic
  • Fair

Worst Libra Personality Traits:

  • Indecisive
  • Codependent
  • Self-Pitying

The Libra In Career 

Given their Venusian influences, Librans are often found working in the beauty or fashion industry. Their eye for design makes them exceptional wardrobe stylists, personal shoppers, or retail associates. Typically indecisive in every other area of life, they tend to be very clear about what looks good and what doesn't.

Even if they don't work within a field that allows them to exercise their creative skills, you'll likely see their artistry portrayed in their home which is often a place of luxury, beauty, and comfort.

Due to their social butterfly nature, they are work well within social media and communications. Librans have an uncanny ability to smooth over even the most scandalous scenarios, making them your go-to PR. As much as they value fairness, these ethical individuals can often be found working in the justice system advocating for the rights of others. Their mental astute and eloquent style of communication make them suitable for work as public defenders, attorneys, and judges.

The Libra In Love

With Venus as their planetary ruler, it's rare that you ever find the lovebirds alone. Their natural affinity for being in partnership typically makes them an easy person to be with. However, be equipped to read in between the lines if you're getting romantically involved with a Libra. They have a hard time speaking up even regarding the most annoying, and sometimes even disrespectful, behaviors. This isn't to say that they're naive and willing to put up with being mistreated for too long. Just like with anyone, they have their breaking point, too.

As accommodating as they can be, it's important that Libra have a thoughtful lover that is willing to give their personal helper a little assistance as well. Even though they are self-sufficient when it comes to their work, it doesn't hurt to offer some assistance which can be as simple as figuring out where the two of you will eat for dinner.

Known for being ridiculously indecisive, a simple decision can turn into a day-long affair. Although their inability to make a quick decision can get annoying after while, you'll equally find appreciation in their ability to see both sides of a story.

Ruled by the air element, the way to capture a Libran's attention is through conversation about anything. Given their wide scope of interests, there's something you're bound to connect with them on. Music, the arts, and entertainment could be topics to initiated if you're starstruck by their natural beauty and sex appeal. As attractive as they know they are, it's important that you affirm the value of their thoughts and opinions. By doing so, you'll make them feel safe enough to speak up for their needs and you'll have a much happier Libra which means a happier relationship as well.

Generally, other air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), Leo, and Sagittarius are compatible matches for this love child.

Famous Libra Celebrities

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  • Serena Williams
  • Kamala Harris
  • Will Smith
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Lil Wayne
  • Ashanti
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Usher

For a more in-depth look into what is in store for your zodiac sign each month, read our monthly horoscopes.

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Over the past four years, we grew accustomed to a regular barrage of blatant, segregationist-style racism from the White House. Donald Trump tweeted that “the Squad," four Democratic Congresswomen who are Black, Latinx, and South Asian, should “go back" to the “corrupt" countries they came from; that same year, he called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas," mocking her belief that she might be descended from Native American ancestors.

But as outrageous as the racist comments Trump regularly spewed were, the racially unjust governmental actions his administration took and, in the case of COVID-19, didn't take, impacted millions more — especially Black and Brown people.

To begin to heal and move toward real racial justice, we must address not only the harms of the past four years, but also the harms tracing back to this country's origins. Racism has played an active role in the creation of our systems of education, health care, ownership, and employment, and virtually every other facet of life since this nation's founding.

Our history has shown us that it's not enough to take racist policies off the books if we are going to achieve true justice. Those past policies have structured our society and created deeply-rooted patterns and practices that can only be disrupted and reformed with new policies of similar strength and efficacy. In short, a systemic problem requires a systemic solution. To combat systemic racism, we must pursue systemic equality.

What is Systemic Racism?

A system is a collection of elements that are organized for a common purpose. Racism in America is a system that combines economic, political, and social components. That system specifically disempowers and disenfranchises Black people, while maintaining and expanding implicit and explicit advantages for white people, leading to better opportunities in jobs, education, and housing, and discrimination in the criminal legal system. For example, the country's voting systems empower white voters at the expense of voters of color, resulting in an unequal system of governance in which those communities have little voice and representation, even in policies that directly impact them.

Systemic Equality is a Systemic Solution

In the years ahead, the ACLU will pursue administrative and legislative campaigns targeting the Biden-Harris administration and Congress. We will leverage legal advocacy to dismantle systemic barriers, and will work with our affiliates to change policies nearer to the communities most harmed by these legacies. The goal is to build a nation where every person can achieve their highest potential, unhampered by structural and institutional racism.

To begin, in 2021, we believe the Biden administration and Congress should take the following crucial steps to advance systemic equality:

Voting Rights

The administration must issue an executive order creating a Justice Department lead staff position on voting rights violations in every U.S. Attorney office. We are seeing a flood of unlawful restrictions on voting across the country, and at every level of state and local government. This nationwide problem requires nationwide investigatory and enforcement resources. Even if it requires new training and approval protocols, a new voting rights enforcement program with the participation of all 93 U.S. Attorney offices is the best way to help ensure nationwide enforcement of voting rights laws.

These assistant U.S. attorneys should begin by ensuring that every American in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons who is eligible to vote can vote, and monitor the Census and redistricting process to fight the dilution of voting power in communities of color.

We are also calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to finally create a fair and equal national voting system, the cause for which John Lewis devoted his life.

Student Debt

Black borrowers pay more than other students for the same degrees, and graduate with an average of $7,400 more in debt than their white peers. In the years following graduation, the debt gap more than triples. Nearly half of Black borrowers will default within 12 years. In other words, for Black Americans, the American dream costs more. Last week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with House Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Maxine Waters, and others, called on President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower.

We couldn't agree more. By forgiving $50,000 of student debt, President Biden can unleash pent up economic potential in Black communities, while relieving them of a burden that forestalls so many hopes and dreams. Black women in particular will benefit from this executive action, as they are proportionately the most indebted group of all Americans.

Postal Banking

In both low and high income majority-Black communities, traditional bank branches are 50 percent more likely to close than in white communities. The result is that nearly 50 percent of Black Americans are unbanked or underbanked, and many pay more than $2,000 in fees associated with subprime financial institutions. Over their lifetime, those fees can add up to as much as two years of annual income for the average Black family.

The U.S. Postal Service can and should meet this crisis by providing competitive, low-cost financial services to help advance economic equality. We call on President Biden to appoint new members to the Postal Board of Governors so that the Post Office can do the work of providing essential services to every American.

Fair Housing

Across the country, millions of people are living in communities of concentrated poverty, including 26 percent of all Black children. The Biden administration should again implement the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which required localities that receive federal funds for housing to investigate and address barriers to fair housing and patterns or practices that promote bias. In 1980, the average Black person lived in a neighborhood that was 62 percent Black and 31 percent white. By 2010, the average Black person's neighborhood was 48 percent Black and 34 percent white. Reinstating the Obama-era Fair Housing Rule will combat this ongoing segregation and set us on a path to true integration.

Congress should also pass the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, or a similar measure, to finally redress the legacy of redlining and break down the walls of segregation once and for all.

Broadband Access

To realize broadband's potential to benefit our democracy and connect us to one another, all people in the United States must have equal access and broadband must be made affordable for the most vulnerable. Yet today, 15 percent of American households with school-age children do not have subscriptions to any form of broadband, including one-quarter of Black households (an additional 23 percent of African Americans are “smartphone-only" internet users, meaning they lack traditional home broadband service but do own a smartphone, which is insufficient to attend class, do homework, or apply for a job). The Biden administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Congress must develop and implement plans to increase funding for broadband to expand universal access.

Enhanced, Refundable Child Tax Credits

The United States faces a crisis of child poverty. Seventeen percent of all American children are impoverished — a rate higher than not just peer nations like Canada and the U.K., but Mexico and Russia as well. Currently, more than 50 percent of Black and Latinx children in the U.S. do not qualify for the full benefit, compared to 23 percent of white children, and nearly one in five Black children do not receive any credit at all.

To combat this crisis, President Biden and Congress should enhance the child tax credit and make it fully refundable. If we enhance the child tax credit, we can cut child poverty by 40 percent and instantly lift over 50 percent of Black children out of poverty.

Reparations

We cannot repair harms that we have not fully diagnosed. We must commit to a thorough examination of the impact of the legacy of chattel slavery on racial inequality today. In 2021, Congress must pass H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to study reparations and make recommendations for Black Americans.

The Long View

For the past century, the ACLU has fought for racial justice in legislatures and in courts, including through several landmark Supreme Court cases. While the court has not always ruled in favor of racial justice, incremental wins throughout history have helped to chip away at different forms of racism such as school segregation ( Brown v. Board), racial bias in the criminal legal system (Powell v. Alabama, i.e. the Scottsboro Boys), and marriage inequality (Loving v. Virginia). While these landmark victories initiated necessary reforms, they were only a starting point.

Systemic racism continues to pervade the lives of Black people through voter suppression, lack of financial services, housing discrimination, and other areas. More than anything, doing this work has taught the ACLU that we must fight on every front in order to overcome our country's legacies of racism. That is what our Systemic Equality agenda is all about.

In the weeks ahead, we will both expand on our views of why these campaigns are crucial to systemic equality and signal the path this country must take. We will also dive into our work to build organizing, advocacy, and legal power in the South — a region with a unique history of racial oppression and violence alongside a rich history of antiracist organizing and advocacy. We are committed to four principles throughout this campaign: reconciliation, access, prosperity, and empowerment. We hope that our actions can meet our ambition to, as Dr. King said, lead this nation to live out the true meaning of its creed.

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