Libra, the Scales, is the seventh sign in the Zodiac and represents those born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 22.
Libra is often associated with Greek Mythology, specifically the Goddess of Justice, Themis. As the goddess of justice, she is usually seen as a woman who is blindfolded and holding the scale in her hands. Additionally, she is the mother of Astraea. Libra's connection to Greek Mythology likely stems from its representation of balance and justice.
It is located along with Virgo and Scorpius, not far from the ecliptic plane. The constellation contains faint stars that are difficult to see without a telescope. However, its main feature is Zubenelgenubi, which appears as two separate stars to the naked eye. This star is actually a double star system made up of two blue-green stars
The constellations of Virgo and Libra shine side by side in the celestial sky. She is also said to return with her daughter when the Golden Age comes again.
According to Astrology Libra is one of the three zodiac air signs. The ruling planet of Libra is Venus, which influences the sign's characteristic focus on relationships and partnerships.
Libra people are social beings and their happiness is based within relationships.
People born under the sign of Libra are known for their charm and social skills, but they also have a strong sense of fairness that makes them want to work towards improving society as a whole. They may be drawn to careers in law or politics because of this intense desire for justice.
See Also: Capricorn, Aquarius, Scorpio, Sagittarius
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