The sign of Libra

The sign of Libra

Dec 04, 2023Office Gnome

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. 


Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, new beginnings, and vegetal growth. In this way, when taken in concert with its exaltation in the sign of Saturn, Libra can be seen as the sign that symbolizes the balance of nature and human relationships. Indeed, Libra is often seen as the “peacemaker” of the zodiac and naturally rules the 7th house of marriage, contracts, and relationships. However, this desire to see both sides and the balance in all things can often lead to Libra being unable to fully stand up for themselves. Natives of this sign are prone to overthinking, and to constantly trying to see the better angels in others, even to their own detriment. 


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Libra is associated with the Justice card in the major arcana of the tarot. It is the great mediator among the signs. 


In more traditional Renaissance astrology, is masculine in nature – perhaps paradoxically considering its rulership by the traditionally feminine Venus. It is considered a diurnal, or daytime, sign and is known for bringing facts to light. It is associated with airy places of all kinds, such as hawking grounds, windmills, and high-domed places. Due to its association with the planet Venus, Libra is associated with physical beauty and youth. 


Our Libra Crystal Candle is an amazing gift for the scales in your life. With a 100+ hour burn time, this candle is embedded with 3-4 unique crystals/runes/rings/amulets/charms associated with the energies that are best suited to helping a natal Libra embrace its unique astrological strengths. It’s a great gift for those who want to help a natal Libra continue to see the best in others, but also develop a greater decisiveness and ambition. It can also aid this traditionally airy sign in getting in touch with their feelings and exploring the more emotional rather than rational side of a situation. It’s a perfect gift for those who need to feel what they do and learn to stand their ground in the face of adversity. 

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