Libra (astrology)

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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).

Symbol[change | change source]

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

The Zodiac Sign of Libra

Mythology[change | change source]

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 & Harmonia/Concordia,Dike, Themis, Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Freyja, Persephone, Frigg and Forsetti the god Xolotl.

Traditional relationships with Libra[change | change source]

Libra People[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Libra, Characters of Greek Mythology". Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. Retrieved 2007-08-21.