The Latin word for "scales" is Libra. It ranges from 180 to 210 degrees of celestial longitude. On average, the Sun transits this sign between September 23 (September equinox) and October 23. The Sun is now transiting the constellation of Libra from October 31 to November 22 in the sidereal zodiac.
Zeus, the Greek god of thunder, was also the ruler of the heavens and Earth before being dethroned by his son Prometheus. He is often depicted with a torch in one hand and a scale in another. Like Zeus, Libra is a double-sided coin: it has two values equal to its face weight in silver. The term "Libra money" is still used for currencies that are valued at a fixed rate to each other.
In terms of astrology, Libra is the second sign of the zodiac. It lies between Scorpius on the one hand and Sagittarius on the other. Its ruling planet is Venus. As you might expect, Libra is associated with harmony and balance. This is because Venus needs two things to survive: air to breathe and earth to stand on. To represent the need for equality between men and women, Libra is composed of five different constellations. Each constellation has a different role to play in achieving balance and harmony within society.
Venus is the goddess of beauty and love.
From October 31 to November 22, 2002, the Sun is visible in the constellation Libra. From September 23 to October 22, the Sun is regarded to be in the sign of Libra in tropical astrology, and from October 16 to November 15 in sidereal astrology. The brightest star in Libra is Antares, which is also known as "the Harbinger", a name that comes from the myth that when it goes out at night on fire with five other stars, then another war will begin.
In ancient times, people believed that the fate of entire nations was decided when Jupiter, Mars, and the Sun were aligned in Libra. Today we know this to be false, but many people continue to believe in such things; hence the name "harbinger" for Antares.
Libra is one of the constellations located in the zodiac constellation zone, along with Scorpius, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces. These constellations are all part of what used to be called "the Milky Way". Our galaxy is among hundreds if not thousands in the Universe, and yet it's impossible to say exactly how many due to different estimates coming from different scientists. But they all agree that it is a very large number.
Libra is the only zodiac sign represented by an inanimate item, with the other eleven signs represented by either an animal or a legendary figure. Virgo (astrology)
|Duration (tropical, western)||September 22 – October 23 (2021, UT1)|
Virgo (September 23-October 22) Libra is an air sign whose symbol is the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate thing in the zodiac), an association that represents Libra's obsession with balance and harmony. The Virgin Mary is the queen of heaven and earth during this period, which explains why some people who were born during this time are called "mature adults."
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Libra is a water sign whose symbol is the scorpion, an animal that is aggressive but capable of showing affection too. This is another sensitive period for those who were born during this time because they will be able to feel everyone's moods around them. They will also have a strong sense of justice.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Libra is an earth sign whose symbol is the centaur, a creature that is half man, half horse. Those who were born during this time will be practical and responsible, but at the same time, adventurous and optimistic. They like to see problems resolved peacefully rather than through conflict.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Libra is a cardinal sign whose symbol is the capricornus goat, a creature that looks like a cross between a deer and a goat. Those who were born during this time will be serious and determined, with great willpower.