Libra is a cardinal air sign,
Cardinal – represents new beginnings and the energy of things that are just starting. A deep change of direction and focus, down and in
air – divine
This is a sign where the Sun sets, where heat and light fades and the summer has ended making room for autumn to come. Marking the beginning of autumn, it represents the cycle of nature where everything starts dying down, entering hibernation.
The symbol for Libra represents the scales of a balance, but it also shows the setting Sun on the horizon. There are many views on the symbol of Libra, but the most revealing one of all is the view of it as an obstacle that needs to be overcome. The lower line of the symbol represents the earthly, rational approach that has no obstacles on its way, but the higher line that reaches for the sky seems to be a huge hill to be crossed in order to reach the other side of the balance. The work we need to do. From the lessons we have learnt this year.
Ruled by Venus The symbol for Venus is consisted of a circle and a cross below it. A circle represents the divine spirit and points to the divinity of Venus and the sign of Libra, while the cross denotes physical matter and practicality and is linked to the sign of Taurus. The connection of the two speaks of our need to bring the divine to Earth, to create beauty in our physical reality and live the divine love in our everyday life. Venus’ role is also to balance our entire existence, while leading our body to a balanced hormonal status and helping us sense what we need to consume in order to stay beautiful and healthy.
Libra is the only zodiac sign that is represented by an object; with the other eleven signs represented by either an animal or mythological character.
The sign of Libra does not coincide with the constellation of Libra.
In the zodiac, this sign is located between Virgo and Scorpio, taking the seventh 30 degrees of the zodiacal circle.
In a way, the constellation of Libra doesn’t really exist, for it represents the claws of the Scorpion, making it a part of the constellation Scorpio. In truth, Libra represents a point of absolute balance, shown through the 15th degree of the sign of Libra. All of the other points related to this constellation are actually a part of a different constellation. The Measure of Our Souls The shortest myth of them all seems to present a good analogy to the shortest constellation in the sky, you might even say that it is non-existent, presented by the pliers of Scorpio. Libra is one dot of balance in the sea of different extremes, manifested only through the fifteenth degree of this magnificent sign, an object among animals and people.
On one hand, it is often connected to Astraea, the Greek goddess of innocence and purity, but this goddess is in general link to the sign of Virgo, Libra’s preceding sign. The link of Libra with Astraea is related to the role of Astraea after she gave up on the human race and decided to leave the humans to their corrupted nature. As it is the stars of Scorpio which make the constellation of Libra. It is almost as if Libra was a connection of Virgo and Scorpio, more than a sign by itself.
It is best correlated to Dike, the Greek goddess of justice, the daughter of Zeus. Even though she is often in correlation to Astraea, she still seems to be an individual independent of other signs of the zodiac. In service of her father Zeus, Dike was in charge of measuring the weight of human souls after they passed away. Her job was to punish souls mired in vice and reward souls that were honest and just.
The interesting thing here lies in the fact that the most important balance needs to be found between the goddess of purity and innocence, the harvest of all the good that has come, with the deadly animal that is linked to our deepest animalistic side, what did we not harvest? Because of the nature of Scorpio, stars from this constellation are usually in connection to some sort of karmic punishment. They speak of a person’s debt that was measured on the scales of justice, before this lifetime.
The sign of Libra represents justice in our typical, everyday sense, and the balance that needs to be found in order for all sides of any equation to be satisfied. It speaks of a relationship between two things that need to find middle ground.
So in this period of taking stock Virgo harvests the good stuff, (www)Libra acknowledges what didn’t work out so well over this past growing year (ebi -even better if) acknowledging the shadow side and why and learning the lessons so we don’t keep repeating them, forgiving ourselves/ others and letting go to start a clean slate.