THE KEY PHRASE for Libra is “I balance” and it governs the number 7
Libra 24 September -23 October (approx)
Libra is the diplomat of the zodiac. It is the seventh sign of the zodiac, beginning at the Autumn Equinox when day and night are exactly equal. Libra is the sign of harmony and balance always weighing up all their options. Libra ardently believes in justice and in peaceful solutions.
Librans are well known for their superb dress sense and artistic taste. Their homes are full of designer items – they could not bear to buy something that wasn’t pleasing to the eye. They are huge fans of the art world, the opera and good restaurants. For them the experience of dining has to be done in elegant and refined surroundings.
Planetary Ruler and Qualities
Libra is a cardinal air sign. It is ruled by Venus in her role as patron of the Arts. Venus attracts people because of her charm and grace. Librans create a harmonious and peaceful environment. The glyph is a symbol of the setting Sun and sunsets are breathtaking in their beauty. However the Sun is weak in Libra as it is setting and losing energy. Also the Sun is a King, and in Libra it always has to take into account the needs of others. Saturn is exalted in this sign which lends a business acumen.
Librans are the perfect partner as they will always complement you. They seek to find affinity with everyone they meet. They admire and seek beauty. They love to socialise and air their views with friends. Partnering is essential to be able to know themselves and have balance in their lives.
Librans opposite sign is Aries and this is the classic Venus/ Mars magnetic passionate attraction. If a business relationship Aries will take the lead, but the Libran is best at talking. Librans get on well with Taurus as both are ruled by Venus, but you have more in common with Gemini. Aquarians are a meeting of minds and are also social but prefer groups and a cause whereas you prefer dinner a deux. However fire signs have more going for you if you want to achieve something. You adore Leo and it works as long as you let them be boss. Sagittarius is a true friend who joins in enthusiastically with your social life.
Libra is the smallest constellation of the Scales. The scales relates to the ancient myth of the Egyptian goddess Maat who personified the concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality, and justice.
Her role was in upholding the laws of the Creator. In the underworld she weighed the human soul (thought to reside in the heart) after death on one scale and a feather on the other. If the soul was too heavy it had to reincarnate. If it was light the soul would go to paradise.
Strengths and weaknesses
Librans are charming and soothing and feel good to be around. Their social life is very important to them, so need to find balance and this can result is many ups and downs. When they find the stillness at the centre of the scales, the point of true balance, they will be peaceful.
Keywords Impartial and balanced mind, perfect partner, sociable and gregarious, graceful and charming. indecisive, extravagant, pleasure seeker, superficial
Tarot Card: Justice.
Colours: white and multi colours
Gemstones: diamond, quartz crystal
Best Day of the Week: Friday
Anatomy and physiology: Kidneys, skin, lumbar region, buttocks
Herbs, plants and trees: watercress, strawberry, vines, violets, pansy, primrose