Friday 21 September 2018


Libra (♎) is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. Under the tropical zodiac, Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox) September 22 (23) and October 23.

The ruling planet of Libra is Venus. Libra is the only zodiac constellation in the sky represented by an inanimate object.

The Libra sign follows the Virgo sign.

We could almost say that Virgo (Lady) "holds" Libra (Scales) in her hands.

Libra is also another Zodiac sign which can help us understand the true nature of the Zodiac. Which is that the Zodiac is Solar and not Stellar system of signs.

I have already written several article explaining how zodiac sings mark periods of time when important natural events happen during Solar year. These events are linked to the climatic changes in temperate zones of Evroasia and occur every year at more or less the same time. And are not in any way affected by any other star except our own, our Sun.

So far I have shown that four zodiac signs, Aries (ram), Taurus (bull), Pisces (fishes) and Capricorn (goat) mark important cyclical natural events related to animals who live in temperate zones of Evroasia.  

These events occur every year at the same time, during the time period marked by the images of these animals. And these events are not in any way affected by any star. And they are not in any way influenced by the precession. 

But what about Libra? How does it fit into this fixed Solar zodiac?

Well the part of the Solar year marked by the Libra zodiac sign start the day after the Autumn Equinox. Autumn Equinox marks the moment when day and night are of the equal length. 

The day after the Autumn Equinox, night becomes longer than day. This is the moment when the feminine principles (dark, cold, wet), the Yin principles of Mother Earth, finally overpower the masculine principles (bright, hot, dry), the Yang principles of Father Sun. 

I talked about this in my post "Yin and Yang". 

From that day the scales tip and Mother Earth, The Lady, The Virgo, becomes dominant force in the Sun - Earth system. 

This event, the tipping of the equilibrium of day and night in favour of night, occurs every Solar year at the same time (22nd of September). And this event is not affected by stars and is not influenced by precession. It is firmly fixed on the Solar circle. 

And this is why we find the Zodiac sign Libra where it is. To mark this event. 

So what do you think of all this? 

BTW, Mesopotamians seems to have viewed Libra in the same way, as their name for this sign suggest: ZIB-BA AN-NA, The Balance of Heaven. I talked about this in my post "ZIB-BA AN-NA"...

PS: I have since finished the full analysis of the European Zodiac. You can find the jump page to the articles about all the signs here...


  1. >> And they are not in any way influenced by the precession.

    Actually, precession will change the time of year the constellation appears. In 13,000 years a winter constellation will be a summer constellation. That is the nature of precession. Perhaps you meant to say something else?

    1. No this is exactly what I meant. Except that you didn't understand the point of the article. The zodiac signs were not created to mark the constellations. They were created to mark events on the climatic solar yearly cycle. Constellations were later mapped to already existing zodiac signs. The position of the constellation on the solar circle is affected by the precession, but the solar cycle itself, the natural events triggered by the changes in the solar cycle, and the zodiac signs that mark these events are not.

  2. LIbra's scales are also often views as scales of justice. In a society of temperate northern hemisphere farmers, Libra's month coincides with the grain harvest which is how Nature renders judgment on all of your toils for the past year and determines how much scarcity you will face until the next harvest. Farmers reap what they sow only a few times a year, with the autumn harvest being most important because hunting and gathering alternatives are meager in the winter months. They rest of the year, you work in the hope of a good outcome at harvest time. For children and the elderly, the difference between a good harvest and a bad one was a matter of life and death in Neolithic and Bronze Age society. And, it is only human to assign karmic or moral or divine justice to the outcome with a good outcome presumably reflecting how good you have been in the past year, and a bad one reflecting how bad you have been.

    The scales are also a symbol of commerce, and then, as now, harvest time would be a time of peak commercial activity during which the thin layer of people who made non-agricultural goods would make a disproportionately large share of their sales in exchange for agricultural goods like food and wool. They too received their yearly "performance evaluation" at this time of the year.