Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac, is shown as a woman holding a pair of scales. Libra is a Masculine, Cardinal Air sign.
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Libra - The Scales

Libra - The Scales

Libra - The Scales - 23 September - 22 October

A Masculine, Cardinal Air sign.

Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac, is shown as a woman holding a pair of scales. The 13th century Cathedral of Chartres in France, on a column to the south of the 'astrological door' is a small carving of the symbol of Libra. One of the zodiacal sculptures by Benedetto Antelami, depicts a man holding a set of scales.

The Egyptian symbol for Libra, showed a disc above a bowl like form, said to represent the setting Sun above the Earth. More importantly, the space between the Sun and Earth represents the airy realm of Libra. It is this space that exists between the male principle and the female, that the impulse of Libra is trying to bridge.

Correspondences

Alchemy: Sublimation
American Indian: Sturgeon, Salmon Animal: Elephant
Birthstone: Emerald, Beryl, Opal
Colour: Green
Day: Friday
Egyptian: Maat
Element: 2nd of three air signs
Flower: Lily
Gods/Goddess: Themis, Maat, Venus
Greek: Themis
Hawaiian: MAHOE HOPE - Gourd Scales
Indian (Sanskrit): Tula - The Scales
Metal: Brass
Perfume: Galbanum, Vanilla, Chamomile
Plant: Aloe
Quality: 3rd of four cardinal signs
Roman: Themis
Tarot: Justice
Weapon: The Cross

Characteristics
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac; it is cardinal and air. Libra is the diplomat or negotiator of the zodiac. The symbol for Libra is the scales, always balancing two opposing options. Libra does so well at seeing both sides of a question that it sometimes has difficult deciding which option to choose. Libra is concerned with harmonious relationships between people. Representing this idea, the ruling planet is Venus.

Egyptian Symbol for Libra

Egyptian symbol for Libra, showing the
Sun above the Earth. The enclosed space
denotes Air, the realm of Libra.

 

Hawaiian Astrology
MAHOE HOPE - Gourd Scales. In Hawaiian mythology is depicted similarly to the Scales in Greek mythology, the cardinal airy sign of the Statesman or Manager.

Celtic Tree Astrology

Cypress: 26/07 - 04/08

ROWAN TREE (the Sensitivity) - full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Beth-Luis-Nion Tree Alphabet : Gort (Ivy) September 30 to October 27

Native American Medicine Wheel

The Crow/Raven September 22/October 23
The Butterfly Clan

Element: Air
Direction: Southwest
Directional Color: Black
Directional Totem: Grizzly Bear
Season: Time of falling leaves
Mode: Birth of ideas,balance
Plant Totem: Mullein/primrose
Stone: Opal,jasper,azurite
Colors: Blue,brown
Personality: Good natured Need to Cultivate impartiality

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