Libra as Defined
It's that time of year, where I get to figure out a little more about myself. I thought this article sums it up pretty well on Wikipedia.org. For starters:
Libra, also known as "The Scales" or "Balance", is the only symbol of the zodiac that is represented by an inanimate object, rather than an animal or human.Although I find that funny, I have to say it's true enough to explain my obsession with technology and other forms of nerdery...
Libra: is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Libra is considered a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four cardinal signs. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Taurus). Being the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra has been associated with the astrological seventh house. Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Libra individuals. Libras are commonly referred to as feisty and fiery individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Libra on the moment of autumnal equinox by definition on September 23, leaving it on October 22. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly around October 19 and November 16. Libra, also known as "The Scales" or "Balance", is the only symbol of the zodiac that is represented by an inanimate object, rather than an animal or human.
MythologyIn Greek mythology, Libra is considered to depict the scales held by Astraea (identified as Virgo), the goddess of justice.
CompatibilitiesGenerally, the Libra sign are considered to be compatible with other airy signs such as, Aquarius, Gemini. These signs share an airy demeanor and are believed to relate with each other on that merit of airiness. There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Libra do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac. The branch of astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry.