Zodiac Sign Libra: September 23 to October 23
Libra is an astrological sign, whichis associated with the constellation Libra, in the Southern Hemisphere nearScorpius and Virgo. Under the tropical zodiac, Libra is occupied by the Sunfrom September 23 to October 23, and under the sidereal zodiac, it ends onNovember 15. Libra, (The Scales of Balance), is the only symbol of the zodiacthat is inanimate (it is not represented by an animal or person). The signopposite of Libra is Aries.
In mythology Libra is oftenassociated with the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis, the Greek mythologicalfigure of Atalanta (meaning balanced), and Astraea (daughter of Themis), whoascended to heaven and became the constellation of Virgo, and carried thescales of justice, the nearby constellation of Libra.
Libra is also associated with theGreco-Roman goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddessesEris/Discordia & Hermione/Concordia, Her/Juno, Ishtar, Freyja, and Friggand the god Xolotl.
In astrology Libra is ruled by theplanet Venus. The Indian equivalent of Libra is Tula, the Chinese equivalent isthe Dog.
Many modern astrologers regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal typesbecause it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons.
Individuals born under this sign arethought by practitioners of astrology to have a pleasant, clever, articulate,charming, charismatic, beautiful, outgoing, fair, artistic, social, refined,diplomatic, even-tempered and self-sufficient character. The Libra person issaid to be co-operative, sees both sides, open-minded, just, urbane,partnership oriented, avoids conflict, balanced, graceful, debative,idealistic, and equalitarian. They can sometimes also rationalize, be easilydeterred, indecisive and lazy, and are also thought to be flirtatious,extravagant, frivolous, impatient, envious, aloof, and quarrelsome.
Astrology claims that in love theLibra person has achieved something of their ideal, and though they mayrecognise even the smallest failing in their loved one they are afraid to argueover it for fear of 'disturbing the balance'. They are usually romantic andsentimental, but there is also the shallow flirtatious type. Frequentlyrelationships are a 'marriage of minds' rather than 'an earthy mating of thesexes'.
Libra's Compatability- Aries, Libra,Virgo, Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Possible Compatability- Taurus, Capricorn, Pisces
Opposite Compatability- Cancer, Leo
Suitable occupations are said to bethose where human relationships and a harmonious environment are important;such as artist, poet, diplomat, fashion and hairdressing, teacher, socialworker, cosmos/space industry.
Physically, individuals born underthe sign of Libra supposedly tend to have a graceful figure; charmingappearance; a roundish head; small and refined features; a high forehead; and a'trademark' dimple.
In medical astrology and terms ofanatomy, Libra is popularly said to rule the excretory functions via thekidneys, skin, lumbar region, buttocks, adrenals and vasomotor system, and lumbarvertebrae.
Perhaps the most typical Libracharacteristic is the "Dimple of Venus." Natives of this Sign willoften have a couple on the cheeks or one on the chin. If not apparent in theface, then such dimples may be found in the knees or even the elbows. Onoccasion, the dimples do not appear until the Libra individual smiles and then,this trademark comes shining through. Indeed, the smile of these natives issaid to melt even the coldest of hearts or brighten the most melancholy ofmoods. This is a smile that crinkles the corners of the eyes and proliferatesthe irresistible Libra message of peace, love and beauty.
The following items are traditionallyassociated with Libra:
Birthstone = Opal, Sapphire
Colours = Pink, Pale Green, Blue, Lavender
Gemstones = Lapis, Tourmaline, Aventurine
Metal = Steel, Gold, Platinum
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