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Definition: Libra from Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained

In astrology, the seventh sign of the zodiac, between Virgo and Scorpio.

In Western astrology, Libra is the sign of zodiac for those who are born between 24 September and 22 October. The symbol for Libra is the balance (a pair of scales), and the sign is ruled by Venus. Librans are said to be agreeable and artistic, although they can seem indecisive. Libra is believed to be an air sign, having an affinity with the element air.


Summary Article: Libra from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Faint zodiacal constellation on the celestial equator (see celestial sphere) adjoining Scorpius, and represented as the scales of justice. The Sun passes through Libra during November. The constellation was once considered to be a part of Scorpius, seen as the scorpion's claws. In astrology, the dates for Libra are between about 23 September and 23 October (see precession). The name is said to reflect the fact that the entrance of the Sun into the sign once marked the September equinox, when day and night are approximately equal. Its brightest star, Zubeneschamali (or Beta Librae), is about 120 light years from Earth.

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