Updated 27 May 2020
Libras can excel at any job if they put their mind to it. However, the traits associated with this star sign make Libras particularly well suited to certain jobs and career paths.
Though not a scientific approach to choosing a career, a career horoscope can help Libras identify their strengths and weaknesses, and find a fulfilling job where their talents will be put to best use.
In this article, we explore how typical Libra characteristics translate into the workplace and set out some of their best career matches.
If you were born between September 23rd and October 22nd, read on for your Libra career horoscope.
Libras are known for their sense of fairness, their sociable nature, and their appreciation of beauty. They are excellent communicators and good at forming genuine, lasting relationships.
Libras dislike confrontation and strive for harmony and equilibrium wherever they go. While generally well liked, their weaknesses can include indecisiveness and a degree of moodiness.
Libras are likely to be drawn to peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environments that offer the opportunity to collaborate and socialize with others. Mess and disorder disturb them and they will do everything they can to beautify their surroundings and restore calm where they see conflict.
They are naturally intelligent and enjoy learning and absorbing new information. Libras tend to find it difficult to say no, which can create problems. And their indecisiveness can make it difficult for them to assert, or even truly understand, their own values and opinions.
Libras’ friendly nature makes them a popular part of any team. Their diplomacy, tact and charm all come into play in the workplace, where they can forge strong relationships with both colleagues and clients, and promote company policies and messages.
Libras have a strong business sense and value partnerships and collaborative effort. They place great importance on justice and fair play, and require others around them to display the same qualities.
Libras dislike conflict or confrontation and are likely to take on the role of mediator where necessary. Their natural diplomacy and ability to empathize with others also make them strong negotiators. Libras will always carefully weigh up all the options before coming to a considered conclusion, making them a cool head in a crisis.
While this level-headed, fair-mindedness can be valuable in the workplace, it is coupled with a less helpful indecisiveness that can see Libras vacillate for too long before coming to a decision. That said, while Libras can struggle to make decisions for themselves, they are skilled at supporting others in their decision-making.
Libras do best in roles where they can help others, build relationships and restore or uphold fairness, while indulging their eye for aesthetics where possible.
They also tend to thrive in roles where they can gain a greater understanding of the work they’re doing and its wider significance, as well as ones that offer opportunities for professional growth.
Based on the character traits associated with this star sign, below are ten Libra career ideas that might give you a little inspiration.
Libras’ excellent people skills and ability to mediate, gain trust and build relationships are all key to a successful career in HR.
This role involves overseeing recruitment and coordinating a workforce to make the best use of the talent available. Other aspects of the job include managing training and development, handling staffing issues such as disputes and disciplinary procedures, and serving as a link between management and employees.
As strong communicators with a sense of fairness and a desire to create peace and harmony, Libras are likely to do well in this job.
Libras have a keen sense of right and wrong. They are not afraid to lay down the law and they take an unbiased, fact-based approach to administering justice. They also like to get to the truth of a situation, believing that this is the best starting point for fair-minded decision-making.
All of these traits are ideally suited to a job as a detective, which involves conducting interviews, analyzing evidence and recording findings to solve cases and bring criminals to justice.
A Libra’s knack for gaining trust, reading others and understanding motives would also come in useful.
This is another role where Libras’ passion for justice comes to the fore and, indeed, Libras tend to thrive in all aspects of the legal profession.
A lawyer is someone qualified to offer legal advice to individuals, businesses and organizations, and to represent them in court and legal transactions.
Aside from the satisfaction of fighting for fairness, a Libra would enjoy putting their analytical skills to good use as a lawyer. Their gently persuasive powers would put them in a strong position when advocating or negotiating for their clients.
First and foremost, counselors must build a strong relationship of trust with their clients, and this is an area where Libras excel. Libras are highly caring individuals who form bonds easily and enjoy helping people in need, so working as a counselor and helping people deal with issues of mental health and well-being could be a perfect fit.
Libras are adept at guiding others through complex and difficult processes and helping them to consider all options before deciding on a way forward.
A Libra’s innate attention to detail is also crucial in this role, which involves reviewing all the information provided by clients and keeping detailed, accurate records.
Libras’ strong interpersonal skills and diplomatic nature make them ideal recruiters.
This role involves publicizing job openings, seeking out talent through career fairs and other avenues, and coordinating interviews.
With their innate ability to read others and communicate effectively, Libras have a talent for recognizing potential and sensing which candidates might be the perfect fit for a particular role. Their love for collaboration and helping others is likely to make this a fulfilling and rewarding career choice.
A job as a stylist would allow a Libra to tap into their creative, artistic nature and make the most of their eye for aesthetically pleasing design.
All aspects of the world of fashion and beauty appeal to a Libra and this career would allow them to indulge this passion. And a Libra’s desire to learn and build on their craft would ensure that they researched looks and trends thoroughly, while not being afraid to experiment.
Their communication skills help them to understand a client’s needs and desires, and they would enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise. As naturally elegant individuals who take pride in their appearance, Libran stylists are likely to be a good advertisement for their own work.
A job as an art dealer brings together two typically Libran traits – an affinity with art and culture, and a strong business sense.
Libras have an innate sense of style and a finger on the cultural pulse, and can recognize a beautiful, high-quality piece of work when they see one. They are also highly skilled at building rapport with clients. This helps them to understand what a customer is looking for and gain their trust in delivering it – crucial skills for a successful art dealer.
This role is ideal in allowing Libras to express their artistic tendencies and love of beauty, while also helping and advising others through the process of buying and selling art.
Libras may struggle with making decisions for themselves but they are adept at successfully guiding others through the process, which is a key skill for this role.
Event planners coordinate events for businesses or individuals, and must be able to form strong client relationships, work closely with vendors and suppliers, and stick to an agreed budget to make sure everything happens as planned.
Libras’ close attention to detail and eye for aesthetics, along with their excellent communication skills and desire to help and support others, makes this job a good fit.
A retail buyer researches and selects products to be sold in a retail outlet.
As well as sourcing new merchandise, a buyer reviews products currently on sale to ensure they remain competitive. The role requires a good business sense, an eye for what looks good and an understanding of what customers want, all attributes commonly associated with Libras.
Successful buyers also need to be able to create and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers, and negotiate favorable contract terms for their employers.
Libras would excel in this area of the job and would also enjoy the detail-oriented aspects of being a buyer, such as researching market trends, forecasting sales and managing logistics.
With their appreciation of form and style, and their desire to create beauty and harmony, a job as interior designer suits Libras down to the ground. This role allows Libras to unleash their creative side while also satisfying their desire to collaborate, build relationships and provide a service that enhances other people’s lives.
It is an interior designer’s responsibility to plan a layout and color scheme, and select items such as lighting, furnishings and decorative items that will make an interior both functional and visually pleasing.
Along with an innate sense of taste, Libras have a natural talent for understanding people – the perfect combination for an interior designer, who must translate a client’s wishes and desires into a beautifully designed space.
Naturally, it is important to remember that career horoscopes are based on a belief in astrology rather than science. Many will say that your star sign has no bearing on your personality or the direction your life is likely to take.
The fact remains that there are plenty of people who regularly look to their horoscopes for guidance, comfort or just a bit of fun, and they often find the answers they are looking for.
We certainly wouldn’t advise that you base your career decisions solely on your star sign. But there can be no harm in having a look at your career horoscope and considering to what extent your strengths and weaknesses reflect those of a typical Libra.
It could be a useful exercise in starting to form a picture of the type of career you may be best suited to.
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