We’re currently in the thick of Libra season. You might notice, through October 23rd, that your calendar is filling up with birthday party invites and dinners to celebrate your favorite late September and mid October-born friends. But, let’s face it: sometimes finding the right gift for these it-girlies can be tough as they seem to always look so put together; usually rocking the latest trendy fashion looks.
That said, conduit, astrology, and tarot expert, Amber Finney, reminded us that Libras are also ruled by the planet Venus. “It’s the planet of all things beauty, aesthetics, pleasure, values, and style,” Finney tells ESSENCE. “So naturally, makeup, skincare, and beauty products are the perfect gift for your favorite Libra.”
Additionally, Amber says that, this particular Libra season, Libras will be undergoing a lot of changes. The New Moon on October 14th, particularly, is hitting Libra’s 7th house of partnerships. In other words, “relationships, friendships, business partnerships, familial dynamics, and romantic relationships are all under a microscope,” says Finney. That said, blessing them with the gift of self-care could be especially appreciated at this time.
Below, you’ll find information from Finney to help you learn more about your Libra bestie, in addition to gift suggestions to help you find the perfect one.
“Libras are born between September 23 and October 23. Associated with the element of air, a key to a Libra’s heart is a stimulating conversation with beautiful scenery. They are usually the friend in the group that goes hard to maintain balance, but peace-keeping can easily turn into people-pleasing. It’s important that Libras enforce clear boundaries with themselves and others to avoid energetic burnout, as well as steering clear of seeking external validation.
This Venusian sign values art and creativity through the mediums of fashion and beauty so it’s expected that when they show up, they show out. Their spaces are likely a representation of their personal style, too. It’s important that Libras follow their heart and intuition to avoid indecision while they weigh the pros and cons of a situation. They see both sides like Chanel! The Justice tarot card is represented by Libra, hinting at their diplomatic and truth-seeking nature. Aligned values and morals are essential to getting some quality-time in with a Libra.”
In store for your Libra friends this season
“The solar eclipse and New Moon in Libra on October 14th is hitting Libra’s 7th house of partnerships, stirring up changes in relationships. New moons usher in a clean slate for a fresh start whilst eclipse energy is fiercely committed to exposing what’s been hidden below the surface. Encourage your Libra friend to take heed when someone’s true colors are exposed or the Universe shines a light on situations where they’ve overcompensated or made themselves too accessible. Encourage them to not shy away from the uncomfortable conversations, as it may be just exactly what they need to peel back the layers and take their connections to the next level.
Mercury, the planet of communication, also transits into the Libra on October 4th. Libras can find their power through written and verbal communication, or spending their birthday at their favorite destination. Encourage them to write a love letter to themselves (or someone they love.) Start a new group chat with them and pencil in more time for socializing. Press play on their favorite love story (Love Jones is calling!).
Libras shouldn’t forget, a new year around the sun calls for more than just a birthday fit. They can use this as an opportunity to revamp their closets, try new beauty looks or play around with different styles that feel tailor-made to who they are at this moment.”