Libra Sign Symbol
The seventh sign on the zodiac circle, Libra represents the transition of the Sun through the sign of the Scales between September 23 and October 22 every year, according to the tropical astrology.
The Scales is the only inanimate symbol from the zodiac and represents not only a measurement instrument but also the symbolic image of justice.
Just as the scales stay in balance, Libra natives search for equilibrium and symmetry in their lives and are always thriving in partnerships.
Symbolism and history of the Scales
The Scales in the Libra astrology meaning are the representation of balance, symmetry and power of analysis. These are the scales of justice that were held in mythology by the Greek goddess of justice, Themis.
This is the equivalent of Justice in Roman mythology and also the common symbolism used to express morality in judicial systems.
Libra natives are just like the scales: objective and observant. They always seem to be aware of what is going on around them and make great judges of character.
The symbol of the Libra zodiac sign depicts the scales, either on their own or carried by a maiden. They glyph consists of two parallel horizontal lines: a top one which includes half a loop and symbolises the metaphysical and divine justice and a straight bottom line which symbolises the physical plan.
Characteristics of the Scales
The Scales suggest justice and a high moral spirit so Libra natives can only act as role models of correctitude and elegance. They are modest and balanced. They seek for accomplishment in life in the quietest way and they take pleasure from partnerships.
These people are quick to help others in need but are also the first to throw the stone when someone is wrong.
They do not like confrontations and would rather compromise and accept defeat than enter an argument.
They work great in partnerships, be it in personal life or in business and they make trustworthy and loyal partners.