Being a Libra born on October 5th, you are perhaps most well-known for your thoughtfulness. You always seem to be helping others and display great patience in doing so. Your friends and family always turn to you in tough times, because you offer a supportive and non-judgmental ear. There are many times when you seem to put the needs of others above your own, which is fact that your loved ones appreciate deeply.

Air

Your sign's paired elements air and in fact, of the 12 zodiac signs, you are the only one to possess a fundamental connection with air. As if stirred by a gentle wind, curiosity always seems to stir within you. It is air's influence that takes this curiosity and pushes you to acquire knowledge and understand interesting topics. Embracing air's positive qualities will support an active and social lifestyle, but be aware of air's stagnant qualities, which will cause aloofness and lack of emotion.

Venus is the planetary ruler of your sign, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are subject to the planetary influence of Saturn and Uranus as well. Venus's influence is linked to your defined appreciation for beauty, desire for harmony and social nature. Likewise, Saturn and Uranus are linked to many of your qualities, including your patience, discipline and desire for freedom. Your unique planetary influence makes you selfless and determined for success. Although it would seem you would do anything for another human being, you rarely allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to accept help for yourself. It may be uncomfortable to be open with your own feelings of insecurity, but do not shy away from help in situations where it is really needed. Your friends and family are eager to return the support and help you've always given them.

Your perseverance and social skills combine to make numerous career paths open for success. You want to interact with the world, which may lead you into a career in public relations, advertising or media. Seeing as your main concern is usually the well-being of others, a career in social work, education or law may be very rewarding. If the appeal of the entertainment world is too great to ignore, you may gravitate to a career in acting or music, such was the case for Kate Winslet, who was also born on October 5th. In whichever career path you choose, try to take a light-hearted and enjoyable approach, much like Bernie Mac, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is children blowing soap bubbles. While reality should always be the focus, you must not loose the importance of your imagination. A creative and active mind stimulates a youthful spirit. It may be a good idea to give yourself time for relaxation and joy.

Here are a few Libra celebrities born on October 5th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Kate Winslet (Libra) and Sam Mendes (Leo)
Daniel Baldwin (Libra) and Holly Willoughby (Aquarius)

Oct 5

October 5 is associated with Birthday Number 6
October 5 is associated with Tarot Card 3 of Wands