Libra (astrology)

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Zodiac Symbol Scales
Duration (Tropical, Western) 23 September – 23 October (2014, UTC)
Constellation Libra
Zodiac Element Air
Zodiac Quality Cardinal
Sign ruler Venus
Detriment Mars
Exaltation Saturn
Fall Sun

Libra () is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 180-210th degree of the zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox) September 23 and October 23, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Libra from approximately October 16 to November 15.[1][2]


In astrology, a planet's domicile is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. Libra is partnered with Taurus in regards to its planetary ruler. The planet said to be ruler of Libra is Venus, second planet from the sun.[3]



  1. ^ Geocentric Positions Of Major Solar System Objects and Bright Stars, United States Naval Observatory, Retrieved 2/8/2012
  2. ^ The Constellations IAU, The International Astronomical Union (IAU), Retrieved 2/8/2012
  3. ^ Heindel, p. 81.


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