Libra is the sign of the zodiac for those born during 24 September - 23 October.
People born during this time are said to have been 'born under the [astrological] sign of Libra' and are sometimes referred to as 'Librans', while many books and articles simply use phrases such as 'Libra Man', 'Libra Woman', 'Libra Child' and so on.
Libra is one of the three "Air Signs", the other two being Aquarius and Gemini. It is represented by an image of a pair of weighing scales. The simple black line symbol shown here is widely used to represent the astrological sign of Libra.
Libra characteristics are generally said to include:
The symbol of the sign of libra is the "balance" or "scales", reflecting the nature of those born under this sign to balance passion and intellect.
In spite of their strong desire to be liked and reluctance to face confrontations, librans tend to be strong-willed. They often achieve their goals using their wit and charm. The "iron fist in a velvet glove" approach is a key to their success.
In relationships librans have a tendency to reflect back in kind what they have been given. More generally, they react intellectually to their experiences of life. They can be outrageous flirts and true romantics. However, their passion is rarely sustained if their interest in someone does not include intellectual, as well as physical, rapport.
Some people like to choose crystals and gemstones according to the astrological sign of the person they are for.
For more about the gemstones for each sign, see Crystals & Gemstones for Signs of the Zodiac.