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Libra
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Zodiac symbol Balance Scales
Duration (tropical, western) Script error: No such module "Zodiac date". (2020, UT1)
Constellation Libra
Zodiac element Air
Zodiac quality Cardinal
Sign ruler Venus
Detriment Mars
Exaltation Saturn
Fall Sun
AriesTaurusGeminiCancerLeoVirgoLibraScorpioSagittariusCapricornAquariusPisces

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
The Zodiac Sign of Libra

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

Mythology

In mythology a Libra is related to the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis, 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.

Astrology

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

Traditional relationships with Libra

Libra People

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