Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac. It is the sign of the scales, or Balances. It runs from October 18th through November 16th, any year. It is a Cardinal, Air sign. It governs the kidneys and urogenital system and lower back.
The planetary Ruler for Libra is Venus. The gemstone for Libra is diamond. The colour for Libra is white.
The sign of Libra is represented in symbolism as "the balance". People born in this part of the year, exhibit a wide variety of character, but they are distinctly "mental" in all they undertake.
They are so strongly endowed with the desire to reason, that they very often stand in their own light. If however, they once make up their minds to pursue definite course of action, they will carry it through at any cost.
They weigh and balance in their minds any arguments resented to them. They have either a great command of language or they express what they want in short, forcible sentences, but in either case language means to them a great deal.
Person born in this part of the year are very often found in public life, but they generally go in for it from the standpoint of their desire to adjust the balance of things for the betterment of their fellows.
Under ordinary circumstances many of them appear to drift naturally into the study of law, they have a wonderful sense of logic and reason, they are much inclined to frame and make laws or write on such subjects.
Many born in this sign of Libra spent a lifetime in study or research work of some particular kind; some make excellent scientists and doctors who pursue a special line of study, whatever they do they generally do thoroughly.
Persons born in this part of the year are unusually sensitive to their surroundings. If these are inharmonious they easily become melancholy, suffer from nervous depression and shrink into themselves. They are as a rule very even-tempered; they are born" peacemakers: for they detest "scenes" disputes and quarrels. They are neat and tidy and dislike seeing things in disorder. They are particular about their appearance and dress but not showy in matters of clothes.
Persons born in this period of the year have the Solar Orb posited in the Zodiacal Sign of Libra, ruled by Venus in its negative aspect with Saturn in its "exaltation" and the Sun in its "fall".
The particular position of the Sun in this Sign is responsible for their intricate and varied nature, their predominant sense of equanimity and the blending in their temperament of the sanguine and the melancholy. They have a many-sided nature having numerous moods, to which they give great variety of expression. Lofty idealism and high moral principle form the fundamental basis of their character. Positive and decisive in thought and action, they are endowed with a strong desire to keep down their wonderful nature intuition by critical reason, and accept little or nothing without definite proof.
In love and affection persons born in this period of the Zodiac are not very demonstrative, rather too analytical, rather inclined to weighing motives forgetting that the wings of love were not made for the lens of the microscope. Thus they often suffer disillusion and disappointment. As a rule these Libra people enjoy great popularity, and make hosts of friends, and at the same time live very much in themselves. They have little or no regard for the value of money and rarely involve their affairs through rash speculation and reckless enterprise.
They love good surroundings and are much affected by their environment. They are highly susceptible to the psychological influence of those about them and often take on their mental land physical conditions. The artistic side of the nature is very pronounced; they are extremely found of music and art and often have much ability in that direction. Studious, investigative and fond of research, they also attain prominence in the educational world. Because they live habitually in the present, they will care little for the ties of the past and less still for the obscurities of the future.
Persons born in this period of the Zodiac on account of the aspects of Venus and Saturn generally sacrifice themselves to others through ties of affection or by their sense of duty. In the ordinary run of life they usually have a parent or relative to care for and look after, or if not they marry early and are likely to have a invalid husband or children to hold them back from carrying out their own ambitions.