In Western astrology, Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and the second of the air triplicity. It is believed to govern the period between September 23rd and October 23rd. Libra represents cardinal air, typified by rationality and sociability. It is ruled by the planet Venus and has its exaltation (highest personification of its energies) in the planet Saturn. It is symbolized by the scales of justice – demonstrating the classic Libran approach to rationality and balance. It is the only sign of the zodiac to be represented by a man-made object. This may be due to its classical association with the Roman State.
In Western astrology, Scorpio holds the position as the 8th sign in the zodiac and is the third of the water triplicity. It is linked to the time frame between October 23rd and November 21st. Scorpio symbolizes fixed water, akin to an immovable glacier or the profound depths of the abyssal oceans.