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Sep 23 – Oct 22
(the scales) is a constellation of the zodiac. It is a
fairly inconspicuous constellation and has no star of first
magnitude, lying between Virgo to the west and Scorpius
to the east. As the names of the brighter stars testify,
it was at one point part of Scorpius' claws. The brightest
stars in Libra form a rectangle creating the scales' balance
beam and weighing pans.
constellation is the youngest of the Zodiac and the only
one not to represent a living being. In Greek mythology,
the constellation depicts the scales held by Astraea (the
Virgin), the goddess of justice.
The astrological sign Libra (September 23 - October 22) is associated
with the constellation. In some cosmologies, Libra is associated with
the classical element Air, and thus called an Air Sign (with Aquarius
and Gemini). Its polar opposite is Aries. Libra is a Cardinal Air sign.
As the seventh stage in the evolutionary process of the zodiac, Libra
is the first sign that projects itself over the horizon, and the first
sign in our development where we can recognize another individual on
a one-to-one basis. Being Cardinal and initiating, and Air and social,
Libra is motivated to initiate one-to-one relationships.
for Libra are "I BALANCE"
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