If your fall birthday happens to land between September 23 and October 22, you identify with one of the most dynamic characters in “The Walking Dead” universe, Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). While the horrors of the post-apocalypse seem to only harden most survivors, Carol always seems to find a balance eventually. Carol’s personality epitomizes Libra energy as she balances calm, meek, and maternal with fierce, ruthlessly practical, and hardcore. A self-described “people person,” Carol can be tender, deeply compassionate, and whimsical, all traits that endear her to her superbestie Daryl (Norman Reedus). Even when she leads a life of solitude outside the Kingdom, she remains close to her community, maintaining ties through Ezekiel.
Although Libras are known for their diplomacy and peacemaking, Carol comes to understand that sometimes achieving peace requires neutralizing a threat, often with the help of her handy brass knuckles knife. She also maintains a strong sense of justice and does what needs to be done to protect the group, as when she kills Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) after the sociopathic child murders her sister. It’s also Carol who teaches the prison children to protect themselves when no one else will. If you should find yourself a Libra in the zombie apocalypse, just remember to be careful about soup-related kitchen meltdowns and you’ll probably be alright.