Libra: constellation, traits and mythology

Libra constellation traits and mythology


Libra’s constellation is not very bright. We can observe it between the Virgo’s (West) and Scorpio’s (East), It’s observable exclusively from the Austral Emisphere, especially from April to July.
Originally, Libra’s constellation was part of Scorpio’s constellation, forming its claws. Today, this part symbolises the two “plates” of the Libra.

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Libra constellation traits and mythology


Libra’s mythology is rooted in the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, that also underlines the principal qualities and traits of this sign. According to this myth, Eros, the God of Love, was forced by his mother Venus to make Psyche fall in love with a horrible man because She was jealous and envious of her. As fate would have it, he was struck by one of his arrows while he was about to shot Psyche, so he fell in love with her.

Eros was afraid of his mother’s angry, so imposed to Psyche to meet each other only in the dark, but the curiosity of seeing his beloved pulled Psyche to make a huge mistake. Eros, full of angry, got away.

The thought of the pain of two separate lovers relents Venus, that decided to rejoin them provided that Psyche would complete four tests: the first one was about separating a bunch of seeds – from here the Libra’s order obsession. The second test was about the harvest of the Golden Veil, but she had to wait for the mutton to lose its fur – here borns the patience of this sign.

The third test was about the gathering of the Styx’s water, the river that separates the world of the living and the world of the dead – from here, the great Libra’s spirituality.

The fourth and last test was about the descent into Hell to steal some Persephone’s ointments – from here the capacity to overcome insuperable challenges. At the overcoming of the tests, Venus was so impressed by Psyche’s stubbornness that decided to let his son rejoin her.

Libra constellation traits and mythology


Libra’s people, as their own symbol suggests, look for equality in everything that surrounds them. All their actions and words have the purpose to make peace in their world. For this reason, they have superlative diplomatic skills. The harmony that characterises the Libra’s temper helps them to avoid prejudice, and they’ll gladly give their selfless and punctual help.

Being ruled by Venus, those who were born under this sign have a strong aesthetic sense, researched in themselves and in others at the same level. For this reason, they’re graceful, fascinating, neat, elegant and at the endless research of beauty. This trait influences a lot their relationships: Libra looks for a self-cared partner, never sloppy. Perfectionist people, you know.

Being the sign of equality for excellence, they will always try to maintain respect to the other person. For Libras, respect is the base of their relationships. I underlie “the base”: Libras are awesome partners and friends, ready for everything. Try to cheat them! They will pass from being a quiet and equal Angel to the Devil just came out from Hell. I would not risk. At all.
They’re kind and hate fighting, they prefer to solve arguing with words: being an Air sign, communication is their strong point. You will hardly find them upset if you think differently from them, at the contrary: they will try to analyze patiently every single point of view. They are well-known for their diplomatic skills and the ability to listen with a great deal of patience.

Libras are artists, fashion-forward, and they find fun creating their own wonderful world. The reverse of this is that bored Libras can become apathetic and lazy – but they smile anyway.
Because they have a strong desire for material comforts, they may tend to waste a lot of money on unnecessary luxuries.

Libras people are prone to back pain, kidney problems, skin diseases and eczema. The Libra must also be alert about not gaining weight, as they tend to turn to sweets to avoid or get rid of their insecurities.

Libra constellation traits and mythology


Libra’s people are ever keen to learn more. All kinds of work that postulate the physical exertion of their intellect appeal to them, and they would love to make a career out of such work. Since Libra natives have natural artistic and aesthetic abilities, all those careers related to fashion, design, arts and beauty are great. I’d add also all those professions which require them to socialise, to teach, advise and guide fit perfectly to them.

In their professions, they need variety, harmony and a regular exchange of ideas. Endowed with great idealism, a sense of justice and refined taste. Many of them are never completely satisfied in a subordinate position. In fact, they love to lead the pack, especially in their profession.

When: 23 September – 23 October
Element: Air
Planet: Venus
Colour: Green
Material: Copper
Stone: Green Tourmaline, Lapislazuli
Flower: Lily

Libra constellation traits and mythology

Best Match.

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Sagittarius – They feel caught up since the very beginning, and they may start a wonderful love story. If things work good, they won’t hesitate to take important decisions such as marriage: just Sagittarius may have some mistrust at first. Both generous signs that may become very supportive of each other. It’s important that the Sagittarius partner avoid betrayals, or you’ll see the Libra’s wrath!

Emotional plan: 5/5
Communication: 4,5/5
Sexual plan: 5/5
Affinity: 4,5/5

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Leo – There are cool projects around this couple. They both love family and they’re ready to make sacrifices for their children. They often need to save money since both of them love to spend money. In the beginning, there’s also a strong physical attraction. They both love to dress up well and surprise their friends, it’s a kind of hedonistic relationship. Pay attention to jealousy!!

Emotional plan: 4/5
Communication: 3,5/5
Sexual Plan: 4/5
Affinity: 4/5

Libra constellation traits and mythology

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