Tarot – Justice … Professional Tarot
Daughter of the Lord of Truth, The Holder of the Balances
Clarity, Contracts, Victory, Fairness, Action
Those born under the sign of Libra, the Scales (September 24 – October 23), have a wonderful balance of traits. They’re considered to be diplomatic and urbane, romantic and charming, idealistic and peaceable. Even their darker characteristics aren’t so terrible. They can be flirtatious, easily influenced and indecisive. Curiously, Libra is the only sign of the Zodiac represented by an inanimate object, the Scales. Every other sign is represented by an animal or sea creature or person.
Libra is the very first sign of the astrologers’ Great Year, and occurred between 15,000 and 13,000 BCE. It marked the dawn of Man and his expression of his condition beyond basic survival mechanisms. This is the approximate date of the monumental Lascaux cave paintings. It also marks the appearance of humans in the Americas, crossing from the Bering Strait into North America.
Like the scales of justice that represented Libra, this sun sign makes good lawyers and judges. They’re able to stand back and look at situations with a critical, objective eye. They’re among the most civilized of all the signs, with elegance and culture among their traits.
As a partner, Libras are willing to bend over backwards to resolve an issue amicably. The best match for a Libra is a Gemini; they’re least compatible with Capricorns because Capricorns like a little more excitement in life, while Libras prefer a more laid-back existence. You won’t find Libra sitting out all the dances that’s for sure! Very easy going and likeable, you will find Libra’s company a pleasure to enjoy. Even though they are outgoing, they are also surprisingly peaceful and calm of spirit.
Famous Librans include John Lennon and Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish singer. Doris Lessing, Luciano Pavarotti, Oscar Wilde and Johnny Carson are just a few of the Librans who have enriched our lives in the arts.
Libra remains the only sign that is not a person or an animal.
Astrology – Libra
Libras are represented in the Zodiac by the Scales, the symbol of perfect balance. Because of this, one would think that Libras are balanced, even-tempered, and calm.
One would be wrong.
Yes, Libra can balance, and when she does, those moments are absolute heaven. But there is a space before the trays of the scales balance–that time when the weights are not even, when a little bit more needs to be added to one side or the other–and Libra represents that, also. This tends to make Libras a bundle of contradictions, though definitely not as much as Gemini.
Libras, as ruled by Venus, are one of the most attractive signs in the Zodiac. It’s natural for Libra to be warm and friendly.
Libras will drift from one side to the other. At times, they can take over a conversation, and then just as suddenly turn into the perfect listener.Their inborn fairness make them a perfect mediator, but after a wonderful track record at settling arguments they’ll choose sides and start a fresh argument just for the fun of it. When they’re balanced, they’re easygoing, diplomatic, and charming. When they’re not balanced, they are just as easily gullible and resentful.
One of a Libra’s favorite statements will be something similar to “…but on the other hand…”
Libra constantly searches for the real truth. They enjoy a good debate, and won’t hesitate to take the other side of an argument soley for the sake of the argument. They cannot stand the idea of unfairness or prejudice, and will not hesitate to challenge someone on broad generalizations–and that’s the Libra’s weakness.
A Libra can be prone to indecision. Libras hate to make decisions without analyzing all of the possible results, and all of that forethought can be maddening to others, especially those born under more impulsive signs. That indecision can also lead to the Libra being influenced by others.
Most of all, Libra is a dreamer, who follows her soul wherever it might lead. The planet Venus rules Libra. Undoubtedly the best love match for Libra is Aries.