Symbol: The Scales
Element: Air Group: Intellectual Polarity: Positive Favorable Colors: Blue Key Body Part: Kidneys Chinese Zodiac Counterpart: Dog Ruling Planet: Venus Cross/Quality: Cardinal House Ruled: Seventh Opposite Sign: Aries Lucky Gem: Sapphire Period: Sep 23 - Oct 22
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.