Libras are born between September 23rd and October 22nd. Being the middle sign of the zodiac, it is represented by scales that signify balance, equality, harmony, justice, and order. Libras are generally characterized as diplomatic, charming, intelligent, and outgoing. Their sense of balance also extends to their impeccable taste in fashion, decor, and art.
There is no universal agreement on which spirit animal represents the zodiac sign of Libra. Some believe it’s the gray wolf, while others believe it’s the raven, swan, rabbit, snakes, or panda.
In order to figure out which one is your core spirit animal, you have to allow your heart to open, rekindle your primal connection with other species of the earth, tune in to the spirit of nature and listen to your intuition.
In the following sections, we’ll look at the most common spirit animals linked with Libras, their fantastic attributes, and the underlying message they are trying to convey. Tap in your inner wisdom, see if anything resonates with you, and disregard everything that doesn’t.
Libra’s Spirit Animals
1. Gray Wolf
The most popular spirit animal associated with Libra is the gray wolf. This apex predator symbolizes protection, leadership, sharp intelligence, loyalty to family, compassion, confidence, strong instincts, and an appetite for freedom.
If you are having difficulties in your personal or professional life, the gray wolf urges you to howl, scream at the top of your lungs, stand up for yourself and voice out whatever it is that’s troubling you. Releasing the heavy load can be cathartic and liberating.
If you have been treated unfairly, pigeonholed, marginalized, or misunderstood by the people around you, remember that the people around you are operating based on the degree of awareness they have. Hold space to other people’s humanity and communicate with kindness and honesty to restore harmony within your pack.
In terms of work and creative endeavors, the wolf advises you to focus on maintaining a steady pace. Wolves are marathoners, not sprinters. By keeping a slow and steady progress, the less likely they are to overexert themselves and lose sight of the beauty of the voyage.
Wolves are also associated with receptiveness and sensitivity. With regard to relationships, the wolf reminds you to be mindful of your partner’s facial expression and body language so you can pick up on their emotions even if they don’t express themselves directly.
Another powerful animal totem associated with libra is the swan. These dashing waterfowls epitomize elegance, purity, grace, beauty, feminine intuition, and gentleness. They also represent preparedness and detachment. Amid a crisis and troubled waters, finding balance, unsinkable faith and flow are critical for Libras.
In The Vedas, Hinduism’s ancient sacred text, swans are considered the beastie that doesn’t anchor itself to any worldly matters. Looking at things with detached equanimity is essential in order to gain more clarity and to avoid giving yourself unnecessary suffering.
When it comes to your vocation, don’t be afraid to move on if the working conditions are becoming less and less nourishing. Go forth and pursue something more fulfilling. If you believe your current career path isn’t right for you, don’t be afraid to switch it up. Have faith that the universe has your back at all times.
Swans have an unusual way of incubating their eggs: they use their webbed feet to cover them instead of using their breast. This is their way of sharing the most grounded part of themselves with their offspring.
When it comes to your art projects, it might be helpful to tune in to the rhythm of the universe by going out in nature, whether it’s taking a walk, hiking, or swimming. This will assist in calming your thoughts, allowing the universe easy access to express itself through your artwork and see it through to completion.
As for your relationships, don’t forget to express gratitude to everyone who helped you get where you are. Even the ones who broke you down and mistreated you. They propelled you to be a better version of yourself, so rather than spewing more negativity in the world, be grateful for them. Focus on what’s ahead of you and keep being the graceful and classy swan that you are.
If you want love, as Bo Burnham puts it, “then loves gotta come from you.” What you put out there will eventually find its way back to you. Therefore, if you’re looking for love, you must pour love into everything you do. If you already have love in your life, nurture it by discovering what ignites your partner’s soul and acting on it.
In Eastern culture, pandas represent good fortune, perseverance, tranquility, gentleness, and nourishment. Their black-and-white coat represents the harmony of yin and yang, action and inaction. This exceptionally delightful and adorable creature embodies spectacular calm and peace and meanders through life at a relaxed pace and equanimity.
This spirit animal encourages you to take deep breaths and work through your goals methodically, slowly, and mindfully.
Whenever you feel stressed out and agitated, find a quiet place where no one can disturb you and sit there in silence for at least 10 minutes. Close your eyes and open your senses, Breathe into every part of your body and be mindful of them. This will help you reset to presence and focus on the task ahead.
When choosing a career path, it’s best to focus on one area and become an expert in it. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you do it superbly well. Guard your cognitive bandwidth and be present with every step you take. These small steps can lead to staggering results.
Known for their intelligent and perceptive qualities, the spirit animal raven matches Libras perfectly. Raven also signifies mischief, adaptability, change, guidance, and partnership. When Libras are not in their charming self, they tend to become brash, demanding vindictive, and rude. Despite this, they are extremely nurturing and loving creatures who will make excellent caregivers, teachers, and physicians.
Since the raven is a symbol of transformation, this spirit animal heralds impending change and directs you towards rebirth, introspection, healing, and awakening.
Snakes usually trigger a sense of fear. But as Marie Curie said, “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” These slithering snakes have long been linked with espionage and evil. However, if you’re a Libra don’t be dismayed if snakes are your spirit animal. Be curious instead. Get to know your spirit animal. Make friends and learn from them.
The snake is also a symbol of healing, empowerment, sensuality, wisdom, primal energy, and rebirth. This spirit animal can guide you to the process of letting go of everything that is no longer serving you, shedding your skin, and upgrading your entire life. And this reinvention won’t be a slow, coddling process but rather a swift and agonizing one.
The snake reminds you to rise up, stand up for yourself, and take responsibility for your life. It’s time to face your fears head-on. Nothing is being withheld from you. Whatever you want can be yours. You just have to take the plunge and flush down your ego and fear.
Snakes have a proclivity to swallow their whole prey without chewing it. If a new opportunity presents itself to you, take it. Even if it looks intimidating, just grab and gobble it up. After that, you can break it down into smaller, manageable pieces, devise a strategy, and master it.
In order for you to thrive and build the life you dream of, you will have to strengthen your physical and mental boundaries. You need to build a mighty exoskeleton to drive out predators that will suck out a huge portion of your energy and hold you back.
Libras who identify with the rabbit spirit animal might be harboring fear in their minds. It’s okay to feel fear. Our amygdala has served us well, as a survival mechanism that evolved in the brain to protect us from sabertooth tigers and certain death. But you must not allow fear to dictate your life.
Your past experiences might have made you hesitant about trusting others. However, you have to trust yourself and the universe that you are going to be fine no matter what. When you find yourself in a rabbit hole, it might be frightening at first, but then you’ll be surprised to find that it’s a treasure trove full of hidden jewels you otherwise wouldn’t have discovered had you’d stuck to the well-worn road.
Rabbits have a broad field of vision of almost 360 degrees. However, they have poor depth perception and small blind spot right in front of their nose, under their chin, and directly behind them.
You must recognize your blind spots, the aspects of yourself that you might not be self-aware about or have been suppressing. Reevaluate your past mistakes and ask yourself how you could have done better.
The world is teeming with messages and support. Nothing is being withheld from you. Nothing is impossible. You just have to open your eyes, allow unfolding, and flow with life’s currents. Tune in to the nature’s rhythm, be receptive to its messages and honor it by applying it in your life. Perception creates reality, so pick wisely on what message you take in from it.