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The golden scales
The golden scales
Libra
Zodiac Symbol Golden Scales
Birth Dates (Tropical) September 23 - October 23
Birth Dates (Sidereal) October 18 - November 16
Constellation Libra
Zodiac Element Air
Zodiac Quality Cardinal
Domicile Venus
Detriment Mars
Exaltation Saturn (Modern astrology)
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Libra is the seventh astrological sign in 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 sign and is one of four cardinal signs.[1] Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (Which also rules Taurus). It is governed by the 7th House (House of Love & Relationships). Image File history File links Libra2. ... Image File history File links Libra2. ... Image File history File links Libra. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the star grouping. ... Libra (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... In astrology, a triplicity is a group of three signs belonging to the same element. ... In astrology, an air sign refers to any of the three signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. ... In astrology, a cardinal sign (also called by older astrologers a moveable sign) is a sign of the zodiac that initiates a change of temperate zone season when the Sun makes its annual passage into them. ... In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ... (*min temperature refers to cloud tops only) Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 9. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... In astrology, exaltation is the second strongest essential dignity of a planet, after the rulership or domicile. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... In astrology, the fall of a planet is the sign or zoidion which is opposite that planets sign of exaltation. ... Sol redirects here. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... Image File history File links Astrologyproject. ... The history of astrology encompasses a great span of human history and many cultures. ... Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of pre-history: vestiges of these are still found in astrology, a discipline long interwoven with public and governmental astronomy, and not completely disentangled from it until a... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Much of the survival of classical sciences like astronomy, mathematics, geography and philosophy in the Western world is due to the fact that it was preserved and used by the Arab world from about the 8th Century, when Europe was going through its Dark Ages. ... Chinese astrology is the divination of the future from the Chinese calendar, which is based on astronomy, and ancient Chinese philosophy. ... Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically Hellenistic Egypt sometime around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE. Endnotes Note 1: See David Pingree - From Astral Omens to Astrology from Babylon to Bikaner, Roma: Istituto Italiano per LAfrica e... It has been suggested that Indian astronomy be merged into this article or section. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... This is a list of differentiated systems of astrology. ... Horoscopic astrology is a form of astrology which uses a horoscope or chart to gain information from the position of cosmic bodies. ... Natal astrology, also known as genethliacal astrology, is the system of astrology based upon the concept that each individuals personality or path in life can be determined by constructing a natal chart for the exact date, time, and location of a persons birth. ... Electional astrology (called Muhurt or Muhurtha in Hindu astrology) concerns itself with finding the best time to do a particular activity. ... Horary astrology is a very old branch of astrology by which an astrologer will try to answer a question by drawing up an astrological chart or horoscope for the exact time and place at which that question came to mind or when it was put to them. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Political astrology. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Astrological represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. ... For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ... Libra (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... The precession of Earths axis of rotation with respect to inertial space is also called the precession of the equinoxes. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... In astrology, a positive, diurnal or masculine sign refers to any of the six odd-numb ered signs of the zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius. ... In astrology, the air signs consist of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. ... In astrology, a cardinal sign (also called by older astrologers a moveable sign) is a sign of the zodiac that initiates a change of temperate zone season when the Sun makes its annual passage into them. ... In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ... Planets in astrology have a different meaning to the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. ... Taurus the bull Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. ...


Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Libra individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Libra around September 23[2][3] - 24[4][5] and exits around October 22[2][3] - 23[4][5]. Under the sidereal zodiac, it ends on November 15. The Sun in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The tropical zodiac is a zodiac based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ...


Libra, (The Scales of Balance), is the only symbol of the zodiac that is inanimate (it is not represented by an animal or person).

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Mythology

See also: Libra (constellation)#Mythology

In mythology Libra is often associated with the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis,[6] 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 (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Hesiod mentions Themis among the six sons and six daughters—of whom Cronos was one—of Gaia and Ouranos, that is, of Earth with Sky. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... For other meanings, see Atalanta (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Astraea (star-maiden) was a daughter of Zeus and Themis or of Eos and Astraeus. ... Virgo (pronounced , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ...


Libra is also associated with the Greco-Roman goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddesses Eris/Discordia,[citation needed] along with Hermione/Concordia, Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Freyja and Frigg, and the Aztec god Xolotl.[citation needed] For the 1934 film, see The Goddess (1934 film). ... The Birth of Venus, (detail) by Sandro Botticelli, 1485 For other uses, see Aphrodite (disambiguation). ... The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli c. ... A goddess, a female deity, contrasts with male deities, known as gods. A great many cultures have their own goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both of the conventional genders and in some cases even hermaphroditic deities. ... Eris (ca. ... Eris is also a genus of jumping spiders. ... In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the immortal goddess of harmony and concord. ... In Roman mythology, Concordia was the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony. ... For other uses, see Hera (disambiguation). ... Vatican statue of Juno Sospita This article is about a figure in mythology. ... For other uses, see Ishtar (disambiguation). ... -1... For other uses, see Frigg (disambiguation). ... Gods can refer to: Plurality of Gods (see polytheism); Postulated preternatural beings (see deity); The upper levels of a theatre (see the gods); A 1991 video game (see Gods (video game)); A sixties rock band (see The Gods (band)). An internet term, common among usenet veterans, for those who engage... In Aztec mythology, (and among the Toltecs), Xolotl was the god of lightning and the one who aided the dead on their journey to Mictlan. ...


The astrological symbol for 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. ...


Associated traits

The following traits are widely associated with this sign.

  • Diplomatic / compromising [7][4] however possibly manipulative [8]
  • Gullible / influenceable [7][4]
  • Flirty / frivolous [7][4] however loyal in marriage [4]
Attributes
Likes Fairness • Equality • Harmony [7][4] • Beauty [7][4] • Justice [7]
Dislikes Cruelty [7][4] • Offensive Behavior [7][4] • Conflict and Discord [7][4] • Vulgarity and Coarseness [7][4] • Injustice [4]
Ideal careers Artist [7] • Entertainment [7] • Design, especially fashion [7] • Interior decorator [7] • Lawyer [7] • Administration [7]

Physical traits

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.[9] They are often good looking individuals and use their good looks well.[4]


Compatibilities

Libra is widely thought to be compatible with the same element signs, Taurus, [10] Aquarius,[11][10] Gemini,[11][10] and Libra itself.[10] Taurus the bull Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. ... Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. ... An animation of the constellation Gemini (center), the twins, shows two parallel stick figures. ...


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 Zodiac. For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ...


Correspondences

The following items are traditionally associated with Libra: [12]

Associations
Birthstones Sapphire [13]Jade [13]
Colours Pink [13] • Pale Green [13]Lavender
Gemstones Jade [14][13]Peridot [14]
Flowers Rose [13][14]Daisy [13]
Metal Copper [13]
Countries Japan [13][15]Burma [13][15]Austria [13][15]Tibet [13][15]China [15]
  • The Indian equivalent of Libra is Tula.[citation needed]
  • The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the idealistic, fair-minded Dog, whose lunar month is 8 October - 7 November.[16]

A birthstone is a gemstone or other semi-precious stone which is associated with a month of the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Sapphire (disambiguation). ... A selection of antique, hand-crafted Chinese jade (jadeite) buttons Unworked Jade Jade is used as an ornamental stone, the term jade is applied to two different rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals. ... This article is about the color. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Lavender is a color that is a light shade of violet. ... A selection of antique, hand-crafted Chinese jade (jadeite) buttons Unworked Jade Jade is used as an ornamental stone, the term jade is applied to two different rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals. ... This article is about the mineral. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... Look up daisy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the 2007 film, see Year of the Dog (film). ... In the Babylonian calendar a year consisted of 12 lunar months, each beginning when a new crescent moon was first sighted low on the western horizon at sunset. ... Shamash or Sama, was the common Akkadian name of the sun-god in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu. ...

References

  1. ^ Jeff Mayo, Teach Yourself Astrology, pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979
  2. ^ a b Astrology.com
  3. ^ a b Lisashea.com
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac according to Astrology-online.com
  5. ^ a b Astrographix
  6. ^ Libra, Characters of Greek Mythology
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae according to elore.com
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Alan Oken. Alan Oken's Complete Astrology Revised Edition, 1988. ISBN 0-553-34537-0, pages 109-117
  9. ^ The Diagram Group, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac, pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997
  10. ^ a b c d Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide
  11. ^ a b The Diagram Group, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac, p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997
  12. ^ Derek and Julia Parker, The New Complete Astrologer, pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l elore.com
  14. ^ a b c according to Crystal-cure.com
  15. ^ a b c d e Countries & Cities; retrieved on 2008-05-29
  16. ^ Theodora Lau, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005

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Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... In astrology, a fire sign refers to any of the three signs Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. ... In traditional Western astrology an earth sign is considered to be one of the earth triplicity, which is Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. ... In astrology, the air signs consist of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. ... In astrology a water sign refers to any of the signs Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. ... In astrology, a cardinal sign (also called by older astrologers a moveable sign) is a sign of the zodiac that initiates a change of temperate zone season when the Sun makes its annual passage into them. ... In astrology, there are four fixed signs. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bicorporeal sign. ... Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign of the zodiac and its origins are from the Aries constellation. ... Taurus the bull Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. ... An animation of the constellation Gemini (center), the twins, shows two parallel stick figures. ... Cancer astrology sign on the ceiling of the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal. ... Leo the lion Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. ... Virgo the virgin or maiden Virgo is an astrological sign which originated from the constellation Virgo, and is the sixth sign of the zodiac. ... Scorpio the animal Scorpio is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Scorpius, and is the eighth sign of the zodiac. ... Sagittarius the archer Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Sagittarius. ... A Capricorn from a 15th century book Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. ... Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. ... Symbol of Pisces Pisces is an Astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Pisces, and is the twelfth sign of the zodiac. ...

 
 

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