LIBRA: THE SCALES, “I BALANCE!”
| SEPTEMBER 22/23 -October 22 | Color = Dark Green | Tone F Minor |
The symbol is a universal symbol for the scales. Many believe that the scales of justice are those of the Goddess Astraea that were left here to help keep humanity in balance. Some accounts recognize this symbol as the scale of Ma’at to be used in the Hall of Judgement.
The planet Venus rules over the zodiac sign of Libra and Taurus. Venus is the sister planet of the earth but rotates in the opposite direction on her axis and is around 900 degrees.
The Goddess Astraea can be associated with many goddesses of justice and ethics all over the world. The most familiar goddesses that she is associated with are Ma’at and Venus. In Astrology, she along with the Virgin Andromeda, are associated with the sign of Virgo, and the scales of Justice she carries is in fact Libra. Libra is the only inanimate object on the zodiac ecliptic. Libra also represents the chariot of Pluto or Hades. This chariot was drawn by four dark horses and aided with the abduction of Persephone (Proserpina). Persephone’s mother Demeter (Ceres) is said to be depressed through the winter because that is the season that Persephone is with Pluto in the underworld.