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Spirit of Libra

Libra is an astrological sign, related to the constellation Libra, in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Virgo. In the tropical zodiac, the Sun meets Libra from September 23 to October 23, and in the sidereal zodiac, it ends on November 15. Libra, (The Scales of Balance), is the only symbol of the zodiac that is inanimate (it is not represented by an animal or person). The opposite sign to Libra is Aries.

The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Tišritum, made for Shamash (the Sun).

The Symbol

Libra's symbol, the scales, is the only symbol in the zodiac that is not represented by an animal or person.

The Zodiac Sign of Libra

Mythology

In mythology a Libra is related to the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis,[1] the Greek mythology version of Atalanta (meaning balanced), and Astraea (daughter of Themis), who went up to heaven and became the constellation of Virgo, and carried the scales of justice, which is the constellation Libra.

Libra is also related to the Greco-Roman goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddesses Eris/Discordia & Hermione/Concordia, Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Freyja, and Frigg and the god Xolotl.

Characteristics

Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of Libra:[2][3][4]

Positive Traits

'Negative' Characteristics

Astrology

In astrology Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. The Indian version of Libra is Tula, the Chinese version is the Dog.

Occupations

People born in Libra are said to be good in jobs to do with human relationships and a harmonious (social) place is very important for them; for example places for an artist, poet, diplomat, social worker, fashionable people with cosmetics.

Body and health

People born in Libra have a graceful and balanced body: for example a pretty person with a round head and quite a small person with a nice face, for example a high forehead; a thin nose; a dimple; and thick eyebrows. They are also charismatic.

In medical astrology and anatomy, Libra rules any part in the body to do with excretion, for example the kidneys, skin, lumbar region, buttocks, adrenals and vasomotor system, and lumbar vertebrae.

Traditional relationships with Libra

Libra People

References

  1. Libra, Characters of Greek Mythology
  2. Barack Obama & George Washington Be Your Own Astrologer pp 24 - 33; Pan Books Ltd, London 1984
  3. Maritha Pottenger, Astro Essentials, pp 31 - 36, ACS Publications San Diego, 1991
  4. Jeff Mayo, Ibid, pp 41-55, 1979