Musical Libra Picture

8Th installment....Libra


//Astrological background:------------------------------------------

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. 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 - 24 and exits around October 22 - 23. Under 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).


//Traits and qualities associated with Libra:--------------------

-Diplomatic / compromising however possibly manipulative
-Cooperative -Fair / balanced / impartial
-Idealistic (in relationships) -Charming
-Easy-going / sociable -Indecisive / changeable
-Peace loving -Gullible / influenceable
-Elegant / graceful -Refined / artistic / good taste
-Pleasure oriented -Gentle -Sensitive to others
-Kind -Cheerful -Romantic
-Flirty / frivolous however loyal in marriage


//Compatibilities:------------------------------------------------------

Libra is widely thought to be compatible with the same element signs, Aquarius, 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 Zodiac.


//Mythology:-----------------------------------------------------------

In mythology Libra is often associated with the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis, 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 goddesses Eris/Discordia,[citation needed] along with Hermione/Concordia, Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Freyja and Frigg, and the Aztec god Xolotl.

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.

+info courtesy of wikipedia.com
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