October 8 Horoscope

As a Libra born on October 8th, your considerate and thoughtful nature are amongst your most appreciate qualities. You thrive for a social setting, where your understanding and sensitivity can emerge. You really do put the needs of others above your own, as it seems you would do just about anything for another human being. Likewise, you always are available to offer a non-judgmental ear or supportive words to those closest to you. Its very likely that someone has described you as the "perfect friend."

Your sign's paired element is air and in fact, you are the only zodiac sign with a cardinal connection to the element. Air's influence makes you active, which becomes obvious when you discover a new interest. As if pushed by a strong wind, you will work tirelessly to pursue intellectual and social pursuits. Embracing these initiating qualities of air will play a pivotal role in future successes, but avoid the aloofness that accompanies stagnant air.

Venus is the Libra's planetary ruler, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also subject to the mysterious planetary powers of Saturn and Uranus. While your appreciation for beauty, harmony and social skills can be attributed to Venus, it is your discipline, humanitarianism and patience that are linked to Uranus/Saturn. This unique combination of planetary powers makes you far more serious than the other Libra Decans. You are driven to your goals and are very realistic about your strengths and weakness. You may be so in tuned with yourself, that you find it hard to open up to others about difficulties and insecurities. Allow others to help you in the same way you help them, as it will make life a lot less challenging.

Your greatest challenge may well be choosing a career, but fortunately, you have natural abilities that would be well-served in a number of careers. Your desire for justice and to help others may lead you on a path towards law or social work. Likewise, you may feel most comfortable as your own boss, which may lead you on an entrepreneurial path. If creative expression is more alluring, you may find the entertainment world to be a good fit, such was the case with Matt Damon, who was also born on October 8th. In whichever career you choose, try and embrace a light-hearted, yet dedicated attitude, much like Chevy Chase, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is a boat landing in need of reconstruction after a storm. You have the fortitude to weather emotional, physical and spiritual storms, but this does not mean that you are invincible. In order to maintain mental and physical health, repair is necessary. There is nothing wrong with enlisting the help of others in this task, especially close friends and family members.

Here are a few Libra celebrities born on October 8 and their past or present romantic connections:

Nick Cannon (Libra) and Mariah Carey (Aries)
Matt Damon (Libra) and Penelope Cruz (Taurus)

October 8 is associated with Birthday Number 9
October 8 is associated with Tarot Card 3 of Swords