Born on October 3rd? Your Zodiac Sign is Libra

by Lucas Vanderlinden Were you born on October 3rd? If so, then according to Western astrology, your zodiac sign is Libra, the sign of the Scales. This means that when you were born, the Sun...


by Lucas Vanderlinden

Were you born on October 3rd? If so, then according to Western astrology, your zodiac sign is Libra, the sign of the Scales. This means that when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Libra. Let's delve into the basics of your horoscope below.

Libra Overview

Libra is known as तूला (tula) in Sanskrit, which translates to "measuring scale." Each zodiac sign is characterized by specific traits, including symbols, planetary rulers, elements, nature, and gender. Here's an overview of the Libra sign:

  • Sign of the Scales: Libra natives are known for their balanced and judicious nature, although they can be somewhat selfish at times.
  • Ruled by Venus: Venus, the planet of sensuality, fine food, the arts, and affairs of the home, governs Libra. People influenced by Venus are fond of luxury and living the good life.
  • An Air Sign: Individuals with a Libra moon are imaginative, logical, and curious.
  • A Movable Sign: Those born under the Libra sign are fluid, spontaneous, and embrace change.
  • A Masculine Sign: This gives Libra natives an aggressive, bold, and thick-skinned disposition.
  • Libra's Preferred Gemstone is Diamond: Libras can also benefit from white sapphire and white topaz.

Traits of the Sun in Libra

In Western Astrology, a person's zodiac sign is determined by the position of the Sun. If you were born on October 3rd, you are considered a Libra according to most people in the Western world. While the influence of the Sun in a birth chart varies based on its location, relative position to other planets, and other factors, here are some general traits often found in natives with the Sun in Libra:

  • Restlessness: Of the twelve signs of the Zodiac, the Sun is weakest in Libra. Ruled by Venus, Libra is a sign of diplomacy and refinement. You may feel uncomfortable in social settings, struggle with indecisiveness, and often find yourself torn between multiple paths in life.
  • Frequent Travel: One advantage of this planetary placement is the opportunity for frequent travel, which you generally enjoy. You are unlikely to settle in your place of birth as you grow older.
  • Life's Frustrations: The Sun represents self-confidence, vigor, and enthusiasm. When the Sun is in Libra, natives may face obstacles in these areas and encounter various frustrations. You might feel like you haven't found your true calling in this lifetime, but this can also lead to detachment and spiritual exploration.
  • Excessive Desire for Sex: Be cautious not to overindulge in romantic pursuits. Short-term pleasures cannot compensate for inner feelings of deficiency, low self-esteem, and boredom. By practicing yoga and meditation, especially bhakti-yoga, you can gain mastery over your mind and senses, potentially achieving enlightenment in this very life.
  • Social Adaptability: You have a flexible personality that allows you to get along with people and adapt to any situation. You easily fit into various social groups and circles.

Check out all our articles on Vedic astrology to learn more about the different signs of the zodiac, as well as the planets, houses, and nakshatras.

Libra Careers

Librans thrive in professions that offer a certain degree of independence. When working for themselves, they can be very enterprising. Consider the following career options:

  • Recommended Careers: Lawyers, judges, doctors, academics, artists, poets, sculptors, designers, and architects.
  • Careers to Avoid: Librans value refinement and may struggle working under less intelligent or organized bosses. Careers requiring selfless service or offering little recognition, such as secretaries, janitors, plumbers, or mechanics, may not suit you.

Libra Mantras

A mantra is a short phrase that uplifts and cleanses the mind, heart, and consciousness. By practicing mantra meditation, one can find relief from suffering and negativity. Librans can benefit from meditating with the following mantra:

ॐ परषुरामाय नमः Om parashuramaya namaha

While Vedic wisdom texts offer many different mantras tailored to individual circumstances, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or "super mantra," is beneficial for people born under any zodiac sign:

हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

In ancient times, all astrologers made calculations using the same sidereal system used in Vedic astrology. Check out our article on the differences between Western and Vedic astrology to learn more.

Famous Birthdays on October 3rd

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • ASAP Rocky
  • Neve Campbell
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Alicia Vikander
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Tommy Lee
  • Lena Headey
  • Seann William Scott
  • Yoon Eun-Hye
  • Yuriko Ishida
  • Clive Owen
  • Jessica Parker Kennedy
  • Ashlee Simpson
  • Sergei Yesenin
  • Aramis Knight
  • Stefano De Martino
  • Shannyn Sossamon
  • Fred
  • John Morris

Events in History on October 3rd

  • 2021: Pandora Papers investigation reveals the secret wealth of 30 current and former world leaders, including Jordan's King Abdullah II, Czech PM Andrej Babis, and former UK PM Tony Blair.
  • 2017: US President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
  • 2017: King Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum, stating that organizers have "broken the rule of law."
  • 2013: Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans for a "21st Century Maritime Silk Road."
  • 2012: Star Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Champions League hat-trick.
  • 2008: The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.
  • 1995: Former NFL running back, broadcaster, and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1993: Boris Yeltsin declares a state of emergency in Moscow.
  • 1985: Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris.
  • 1993: Battle at TV station Ostankino, Moscow townhall, approximately 25 people are killed.
  • 1989: Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails.
  • 1985: Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma.
  • 1977: Indira Gandhi arrested.
  • 1975: George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in the UK.
  • 1957: German statesman Willy Brandt is elected mayor of West Berlin (1957-1966).
  • 1945: Elvis Presley's first public appearance at the age of 10.
  • 1942: FDR forms the Office of Economic Stabilization.
  • 1941: Adolf Hitler says Russia is "already broken and will never rise again" in a broadcast to the German people.
  • 1913: US Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%) by President Woodrow Wilson.

Learn About the Zodiac

Discover more about your Zodiac sign by checking out our complete guide on Libra. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family!

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Find the birth sign for any day of the year on our comprehensive archive page!

Discover Your Nakshatra

In Vedic astrology, the nakshatra is used to determine many important aspects of your life and personality. Use our free nakshatra calculator to find your nakshatra.

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