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When we think of zodiac signs, it’s not just about daily horoscopes and determining compatibility with a potential life partner.

The zodiac can also give us insights into our core characteristics as people.Among them are empathy— the ability to understand and share the feelings of another— stands out as a noble trait.

While every sign has its own unique qualities, there are certain signs that seem naturally wired to lend a listening ear, a helping hand, or a comforting shoulder.

Happy Birthday, Libra (September 23 - October 22) is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra's fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life. These air signs are the aesthetes of the zodiac: Ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty, and money, Libras adore high art, intellectualism, and connoisseurship. Suave Libras need to surround themselves with stunning objects and create environments that reflect their exquisite tastes. Accordingly, these air signs make excellent designers, decorators, art critics, and stylists.

Libras are amazing readers of minds, we tend to pay attention to some common body language signals, such as:

  • Gait (a relaxed gait hints at more confidence and a sense of calm than a rushed walk)
  • Body postures (crossing one’s arms is a sign of defensiveness and withdrawal while putting one’s arms on one’s hips is an assertive – and sometimes aggressive – gesture)
  • Speed (quick and jittery motions point to anxiety or impatience)

Even when we are keeping silent, our body is still communicating how we feel. A person who’s a good judge of character will take notice.