From September 23-October 22, the world belongs to Libras, who celebrate their month by giving out calming energies. This Air sign is known for its peace-keeping abilities, so now is a good time to enjoy a more simplified, fuss-free outlook on life. If you’re lucky enough to have a few Libras in your life, it’s not too late to learn a little more about these interesting folk. Below, we give you the lowdown on the sign of the moment, and a list of gifts that are bound to make them feel special.
Libra personality traits
Friendly, social, and undeniably brilliant, people born under the sign of Libra possess all the down-to-earth qualities of the sign before them (Virgo), and the charm and wit of the sign that comes right after, Scorpio. One could say—no pun intended—that Libras are the perfect balance between two worlds, so it comes as no surprise that they make wonderful company, whether they’re your colleagues, friends, or partners in life.
Ruled by Venus, Libra individuals love harmony in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to aesthetics. Plush fabrics, soothing hues, and delicate craftsmanship often dominate their picks, but if they’re not careful, this need for beauty can lead to overindulgence. Beyond the sphere of material goods, however, Libras are all about moderation, prizing equality above all else. They also have a very strong sense of right and wrong, meaning they make noble, loyal friends who are always there to lend a helping hand.
Famous Libra celebrities
A balanced lifestyle usually leads to immense success. That’s probably why some of the most famous people in the world are Libra. Cases in point: Huda Kattan, Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Julie Andrews, Serena Williams, Lilly Singh and Will Smith. Also sitting pretty on the scales are the likes of Kate Winslet, Catherine Zeta Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bruce Springsteen and Zac Efron. Given their love for harmony, it’s also important to note that some of the world’s most followed musicians also fall under this star sign: Usher, Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, Cardi B, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Halsey, Doja Cat and Hilary Duff.
The best birthday gifts for Libra individuals
Nothing makes a Libra happier than a good decor piece that can amp up their already picture-perfect home. Treat your best friend to a set of pearl-detailed Completedworks vases this month, or complement their ever-growing home library with Tom Dixon’s vibrant bookends. Always ready to widen their horizons, Libras are the perfect recipients for books and art—so a copy of Vital Voices would make a great present, as would a thought-provoking print that can serve as a conversation-starter in their cozy den. Another absolute hit in the Libra box is a soft throw blanket that’s bound to come handy on movie nights, and a statement-making knick-knack tray (because even the tiniest addition in a Libra’s world has to be a thing of beauty).
For the Libra who loves their music, the new AirPods Max are a no-brainer, while the beauty addict will be more than satisfied with products that indulge the senses—think aromatic hair oils, diffusers in crisp, energizing fragrances, and for those who love a good backstory, Huda Beauty’s latest Em[power]ed eye palette, which aims at giving one lucky beauty enthusiast a mentorship with fellow Libra Huda Kattan.
If you’re leaning towards gifting your Libra a fashion piece, however, keep in mind that you’re walking a fine line. This zodiac sign loves all things luxe, but has little patience for unnecessary frills. Look to understated pieces that quietly elevate daily ensembles. Chopard’s sapphire-detailed timepieces are every watch collector’s dream, while Gucci’s ivory and gray shawl is a fall must-have. A simple bracelet in opal, Libra’s birthstone, will make a special gift, as will Taller Marmo’s fringed kaftan in a buttery soft hue.