Libra goes from September 23rd to October 22nd. Known as “the scales,” Libras strive for balance in all things.
If you’re reading this, you probably are a Libra or know one who needs to get their life together.
You’re in the right place! We’ll go over your personality traits (good and bad) to find what might be wrong and how to solve it.
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Libra: Why Your Life Sucks and What to Do About It
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Whether you know what’s wrong with your life or you’re trying to figure it out, consider these points going forward:
1). You’re not being honest
Since Libras are constantly trying to make everyone happy, there is a fair amount of crowd pleasing to do. This might mean agreeing with a friend that her boyfriend sucks, when deep down you know that she’s being ridiculous. This might mean telling two sides you agree, then having both sides talk and the situation blows up in your face.
Equally, perhaps you aren’t being honest with yourself. Deep down, you KNOW your truth. You might need some time to unearth it, but take that time, Libra. You’re worth it.
The Solution: Honesty is tough, but it’s totally worth it in the long run. Seek the truth and strive to speak it with love.
2). You’re holding onto resentment
All that people pleasing is bound to leave you feeling drained. You may find yourself resenting someone for not considering your opinion, when you haven’t given it to them in the first place. See #1 and confront the people who need to hear the truth from you.
You might have other resentments for any number of reasons. We tend to hang onto these because we feel that they protect us from getting hurt again. However, that’s not actually true. Resentments weigh us down and erode our own self-worth over time, as well as making our relationships much worse.
The Solution: If therapy isn’t an option for you, I recommend journaling all of your resentments. Write them all out and burn them. If therapy is an option, please seek it out! A good therapist can help you review resentments and find the nugget of truth and growth inside.
3). You’re ignoring the obvious
In your quest for balance, you may overlook glaring details that tip the scales a certain way. If everyone else has been telling you the same thing, maybe they have a point. Additionally, you might just be too busy to pay attention. Maybe you’re too close to the situation and simply can’t see what’s going on.
I’m not talking about situations where you have no idea what to do. The important distinction here is that deep down, you know what’s obvious. You’re just ignoring it because you don’t want to deal with the actual problem.
The Solution: You have two options here, Libra. You can dig deep and solve the problem, or continue to ignore the issue, but modify your own behavior.
For example, let’s say you’re in a toxic relationship. You know the obvious solution: You need to leave. However, maybe this isn’t an option for you. That’s fine, but you need to acknowledge the obvious: Your relationship is toxic. Since you can’t leave, what can you do about it? You can change your own behavior, or work in other ways to alleviate the issue (build a support system, get therapy, etc).
The great news is that YOU hold the power for change, so once you confront the issue, you’ve finished the hardest part.
4). You’re withdrawing too early
You’re easily influenced by outward factors, Libra. That’s not a bad thing, per se, but you may be tempted to give up when things look tough. Have you carefully considered it, or are you retreating too quickly?
This could be trying a hobby but quitting as soon as it gets challenging, or backing down from an argument as soon as the other person gets heated. Behind both of these is a fear that you won’t succeed.
The Solution: Building up your confidence and self-worth is a practice, but it’s so worth it (I’m told, I haven’t done it lol). However, this is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you push through and complete the challenge, you’ll build up your confidence for next time. It feeds into itself and helps you with the next challenge.
I haven’t read this yet, but Tess Whitehurst just released a book on Self-Love, and I’m going to preemptively recommend it because I’m sure it’s good!
5). You don’t know what you really want
This goes back to not being honest, but this tip should be on its own. Forget everyone else for a moment, Libra. What do YOU want? Even if it seems impossible, even if it means you’ll ruffle some feathers.
Maybe you’re realizing you don’t want what you thought. Maybe you’re going through a lot and you’re getting lost in the details. Or, maybe deep down you *do* know what you want, but you’re ignoring the obvious (see above).
The solution: Figure out your ideal outcome. You don’t have to pursue it, necessarily, but you need to know what it is. How can you make a fair decision if you don’t know your own bias?
Once you know your ideal outcome, you can list other possible outcomes and figure out how they could work for you.