In the Zodiac calendar, being born a day early or late can make all the difference. The October Zodiac sign is split between Libras and Scorpios, and your Libra horoscope could be completely different from a Scorpio horoscope.
Even though they share a birth month, there are many differences between these two signs. We’re going to take a look at their distinctions and their similarities so you can see how you can relate to those you share a birth month with.
Overview of a Libra
A Libra is an air sign ruled by Venus, just like Gemini and Aquarius. This means people born under the sign will easily adapt to any social situation and go with the flow. They are formless and changing, ready to fit in with any crowd and follow wherever the wind takes them.
They aren’t set in their ways and are open to change. They are peaceful, diplomatic, kind, and adaptable. If there is friction within a group, they have the best chance at helping both sides come to an agreement.
Aries (March 21 to April 19), a fire sign, does not have the compatibility Libra is looking for. Aries is quick to anger and fight stubbornly for their cause, while the Libra zodiac sign wants to pacify those from their heated tempers. They’ll get frustrated when they can’t calm down an angered, passionate Aries.
A Libra looks to comfort and connect, an Aries looks to conquer and confront. Libras are all about collaboration and using their diplomatic skills to solve conflict and bring peace to any group. This group could be friends, colleagues, or family.
They accept leadership positions, not because they want power, but because they can lead from a position of kindness and respect with everyone’s best interests in mind.
They lead with their head, not their heart. They rely on their intelligence to guide them, rather than deep emotion.
Overview of a Scorpio
The astrological sign Scorpio is a sign represented by the scorpion, the snake, the eagle, and the Phoenix.
Scorpios are well-known among the zodiacs as the passionate ones. When they love, they love deeply; they are extremely emotional, and they let these emotions guide their relationships.
If they consider you close, they’ll do anything to make you happy and feel protected. With this emotion, they can fall into pits of moodiness and you can’t be sure when or why this mood strikes. Checking their daily horoscope might give you insight as to when you can expect these mood swings.
Love from a Scorpio is sacred; they are secretive, and don’t let just anyone into their inner world. It takes a while to tear down their walls, but once you do, there isn’t anything they won’t do for you.
Scorpios take this passion into the working world as well. They’re extremely determined and powerful. Once they decide something needs to be done, they’ll stop at nothing to accomplish their goal.
They like to lead, both because they like things done their way, and also because they like the status symbols that come with leadership. They are staunch perfectionists, so working with or under someone that doesn’t appreciate their attention to detail will frustrate them. They have high standards for themselves and the team.
Differences and Similarities Between the October Zodiac Signs
Even though they share a birth month, these two signs have some marked differences. Even in their similarities, they have different approaches to the same goal.
Let’s break down some of these differences to compare and contrast the signs.
Love & Relationships
Both signs are known for their capacity to love. However, they love in very different ways.
Libras try to love everyone. They show this love through kindness, compassion, and diplomacy. They believe everyone should be treated with respect, and when they make decisions, they try to make them with everyone’s best interests in mind.
Sometimes they love to a fault; they’re so focused on making a decision that makes everyone happy that they are paralyzed, unsure how to move forward when an answer doesn’t present itself.
Scorpios are much more selective with their love. They’re more guarded, and aren’t as focused on sharing their love with everyone. They’re more interested in investing deeply into the people they deem closest to them.
They don’t freely give their love, but if they’ve chosen to share this love with you, you truly mean something special to them.
Leadership & Career
Both signs excel in leadership, but for very different reasons.
A Libra leads to resolve conflict and bring peace. They’re interested in making the people they work with happy, and want to make sure everyone feels heard and appreciated.
They use diplomacy to take into account everyone’s concerns and find a middle ground that works for everyone. They are a champion of compromise and try to get everyone as close to their desired outcome as possible.
A Scorpio, on the other hand, is both interested in leading and receiving the accolades that come with successful leadership. A Libra’s satisfaction comes from a job well-done by happy team members, but a Scorpio revels in praise.
They have an extreme attention to detail and have high expectation levels for themselves and their teammates. You can be sure that the quality of their work will be excellent, but they don’t have time to spare feelings in the process.
These two signs use very different techniques to arrive at a decision.
A Libra will use their head to find the answer to their problem. They rely on their intellect, and don’t let emotion guide their thought process. They are very level-headed, and use this clarity to their advantage.
The only time their emotions get in the way is when they feel they cannot make the compassionate choice that suits all parties involved in a decision.
Scorpios, on the other hand, let their hearts guide them. They are very in touch with their passionate emotions and let that shape their decisions both at work and in their personal lives. Sometimes their emotions are so powerful that it gets the best of them.
Zodiac Sign Dates
While the exact end and start dates change depending on leap years, here are the dates of each of the zodiac signs. If you fall on a start or end date, check the specific calendar from the year you were born.
If you’re looking for more detailed information, use our birth chart calculator to generate a free personalized birth report for yourself.
- Aries Dates: March 21-April 19
- Taurus Dates: April 20-May 20
- Gemini Dates: May 21-June 20
- Cancer Dates: June 21-July 22
- Leo Dates: July 23-August 22
- Virgo Dates: August 23-September 22
- Libra Dates: September 23-October 22
- Scorpio Dates: October 23-November 21
- Sagittarius Dates: November 22-December 21
- Capricorn Dates: December 22-January 20
- Aquarius Dates: January 21-February 18
- Pisces Dates: February 19-March 20
October Zodiac Signs Are a Sign of Love
Both the October Zodiac signs show this affection in different ways, but they both are very passionate lovers. Libras love friends and family by solving conflict through peaceful interpersonal communication, and when a Scorpio falls in love, they fall deeply with great passion.
They both have different skills as leaders, and these areas of expertise in leadership might make them great co-leaders. If you’re looking to develop your leadership skills as either a Libra or Scorpio, join WBD! We have the tools to help you use your gifts to succeed in business.Published in
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