- Libra (astrology)
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Libra is the seventh
astrological signin the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Libra is considered a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air signand is one of four cardinal signs. [ Jeff Mayo, "Teach Yourself Astrology", pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979 ] Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Taurus). It is governed by the 7th House (House of Love & Relationships).
Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Libra individuals. Under the
tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Libra around September 23[http://horoscopes.astrology.com/dailylibra.html Astrology.com] ] [http://www.lisashea.com/lisabase/astrology/art5570.html Lisashea.com] ] - 24 [http://www.astrographix.com/astrology/libra.htm Astrographix] ] and exits around October 22- 23. Under the sidereal zodiac, it ends on November 15.
Libra, also known as The Scales of Balance, is the only symbol of the zodiac that is inanimate, i.e. it is not represented by an animal or person.
mythologyLibra is often associated with the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis, [ [http://mythology.tonyarn.com/stars/libra.html Libra, Characters of Greek Mythology] ] the Greek mythological figure of Atalanta(meaning balanced), and Astraea (daughter of Themis), who ascended to heaven and became the constellation of Virgo, and carried the scales of justice, the nearby constellation of Libra.
Libra is also associated with the Greco-Roman
goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddessesEris/ Discordia,Fact|date=April 2008 along with Hermione/Concordia, Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Freyjaand Frigg, and the Aztec god Xolotl.Fact|date=April 2008
astrological symbolfor Libra represents the scales.Many modern astrologers regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal types because it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons, when the harvest of all the hard work of the spring is reaped.
The following traits are widely associated with this sign.
* Diplomatic / compromising according to [http://www.astrology-online.com/libra.htm Astrology-online.com] ] however possibly manipulative Alan Oken. "Alan Oken's Complete Astrology" Revised Edition, 1988. ISBN 0-553-34537-0, pages 109-117]
* Cooperative [http://www.elore.com/Astrology/Study/libra.htm elore.com] on Libra]
Many astrologers believe that each of the twelve signs has identifiable physical traits. Some of them consider that physically, individuals born under the sign of Libra supposedly tend to have a graceful figure, a charming appearance, refined features, a high forehead, and a 'trademark' dimple. [ The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ] They are often very good looking individuals and use their good looks well.
Libra is widely thought to be compatible with the same element signs,
Aquarius, The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ] [http://www.astrology-online.com/quick.htm Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide] ]
Gemini,and Libra itself.
There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, houses, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Libra do not reflect an "individual profile" or "individual reading" as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as "Qualities" and "Elements" within the
The following items are traditionally associated with Libra: [ Derek and Julia Parker, "The New Complete Astrologer", pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990 ]
* The Indian equivalent of Libra is Tula.fact|date=January 2008
* The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the idealistic, fair-minded Dog, whose lunar month is 8 October - 7 November. [ Theodora Lau, "The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes", pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005 ]
* The corresponding month in the
Babylonian calendaris "Tišritum", dedicated to Shamash(the Sun).
* [http://www.elore.com/Astrology/Study/libra.htm elore.com] on Libra
* [http://www.astrology-online.com/libra.htm Astrology-online.com] on Libra
* [http://www.astrologyindepth.com/Libra Libra In-Depth]
* [http://www.tomorrowsedge.net/libra-child.html The Libra Child]
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