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Libra Astrological Sign Information

From SkyView / NASA
From SkyView / NASA

A Historical and Present Day Reference Guide

Includes year 2017 astrological, astronomy, and other relevant calendar events.

Libra is ruled by Venus.

This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Libra by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modification by others.

This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for an easier Third Millennium read. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances it is worth the read.

Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.

There is a short metaphysics experiment at the end.

Known as an airy, movable, masculine, cardinal, equinoctial sign and is ruled by Venus. The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd and passes into Scorpio on October 23rd.

Personality Traits

Libra personality traits include generally being thoughtful and contemplative. They usually analyze whatever gets their attention. This personality is very imaginative and prone to build dream castles in the air. They are intuitional, but tempered by reason.

They are modest, neat and particular; disliking dirty work, have average ambition. Other personality traits include being affectionate and often marrying very young, many marry more than once.

They like music and art, etc. People born under this sign are known for an even temper. They dislike discord and disharmony.

Faults

The Libra can be generous to excess.

Can be too easily influenced by others. If not careful, their trusting nature can lure them to bad financial and/or business decisions.

Harmony and Compatibility

Libra people are compatible and harmonize best with Aquarius and Gemini; they also get along with Leo and Sagittarius. They should never marry an Aries, Cancer, or Capricorn.

Venus via a different spectrum.
Venus via a different spectrum.

Best Career Paths and Jobs

Libra people are best suited to be doctors, artists, musicians, or writers. They can also be good in careers that require traveling, public speaking, and contact with the public.

Many become musicians when given the chance.

Best Places to Live

People born under the Libra sign prefer cities and other places with a high degree of activity. They are discontent unless their mind is kept occupied. They want to be busy all the time.

Health

Libra people are subject to kidney problems, backaches, and digestion problems (often caused by a sweet-tooth). They are not long lived, but are average.

Gemstones and Birthstones

The fortunate gems for persons born under the Libra sign are ruby and sardonyx.

The Original Manuscript

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Astrological, Astronomy, and Other 2017 Calendar Events.

A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, surveying, and navigation in the 14th century and beyond. More information at source.
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Events

Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal. All event times are given for UTC+0:00: Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) without Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

December 2016

01 Th Venus: 43.2° E

01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S

05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S

06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node

07 We 09:03 First Quarter

10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction

11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E

12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km

13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120

14 We 00:05 Full Moon

14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N

19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node

21 We 01:56 Last Quarter

21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice

22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10

22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km

28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.

29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S

29 Th 06:53 New Moon

January 2017

01 Su Venus: 46.8° E

02 Mo 09:20 Moon-Venus: 2° S

02 Mo 18:14 Moon Descending Node

03 Tu 06:47 Moon-Mars: 0.3° S

03 Tu 14:10 Quadrantid Shower: ZHR = 120

04 We 10:59 Perihelion: 0.9833 AU

05 Th 19:47 First Quarter

09 Mo 09:03 Mercury-Saturn: 6.7° N

09 Mo 14:07 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

10 Tu 06:07 Moon Perigee: 363200 km

11 We 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

12 Th 11:34 Full Moon

12 Th 12:59 Venus Elongation: 47.1° E

* 13 Fr 00:00 Friday the 13th *

15 Su 04:07 Moon-Regulus: 0.9° N

15 Su 10:45 Moon Ascending Node

19 Th 05:26 Moon-Jupiter: 3° S

19 Th 09:59 Mercury Elongation: 24.1° W

19 Th 22:14 Last Quarter

22 Su 00:14 Moon Apogee: 404900 km

24 Tu 10:37 Moon-Saturn: 4° S

25 We 11:59 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

26 Th 00:46 Moon-Mercury: 4° S

* 28 Sa 00:00 Chinese New Year *

28 Sa 00:07 New Moon

29 Su 22:21 Moon Descending Node

31 Tu 06:12 Jupiter-Spica: 3.5° N

31 Tu 14:34 Moon-Venus: 4.2° N

February 2017

01 We Venus: 45.5° E

01 We 01:09 Moon-Mars: 2.4° N

* 02 Th 00:00 Groundhog Day *

02 Th 10:11 Venus-Mars: 5.4° N

04 Sa 04:19 First Quarter

05 Su 21:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.2° S

06 Mo 13:59 Moon Perigee: 368800 km

07 Tu 18:34 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

11 Sa 00:33 Full Moon

* 11 Sa 00:45 Pen. Lunar Eclipse *

11 Sa 14:04 Moon-Regulus: 0.8° N

11 Sa 19:49 Moon Ascending Node

15 We 14:55 Moon-Jupiter: 2.9° S

18 Sa 19:33 Last Quarter

18 Sa 21:14 Moon Apogee: 404400 km

20 Mo 23:44 Moon-Saturn: 3.9° S

21 Tu 20:50 Moon South Dec.: 18.8° S

26 Su 06:28 Moon Descending Node

* 26 Su 14:54 Annular Solar Eclipse *

26 Su 14:58 New Moon

March 2017

01 We Venus: 32.5° E

01 We 18:58 Moon-Mars: 4.4° N

02 Th 02:22 Neptune Conjunction

03 Fr 07:24 Moon Perigee: 369100 km

05 Su 02:38 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.2° S

05 Su 11:32 First Quarter

07 Tu 00:08 Mercury Superior Conj.

07 Tu 00:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

10 Fr 22:20 Moon-Regulus: 0.9° N

11 Sa 04:17 Moon Ascending Node

* 12 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time starts *

12 Su 14:54 Full Moon

14 Tu 20:04 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

18 Sa 17:25 Moon Apogee: 404700 km

* 20 Mo 10:29 Vernal Equinox *

20 Mo10:49 Moon-Saturn: 3.8° S

20 Mo15:58 Last Quarter

21 Tu 05:22 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

25 Sa 10:31 Venus Inferior Conj.

25 Sa 15:41 Moon Descending Node

28 Tu 02:57 New Moon

30 Th 12:39 Moon Perigee: 363900 km

April 2017

01 Sa Venus: 13.4° W

* 01 Sa 00:00 April Fool's Day (you've been warned) *

01 Sa 08:49 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S

01 Sa 09:59 Mercury Elongation: 19° E

03 Mo 06:12 Moon North Dec.: 19° N

03 Mo 18:39 First Quarter

05 We 12:45 Moon-Beehive: 4° N

07 Fr 04:30 Moon-Regulus: 0.8° N

07 Fr 09:14 Moon Ascending Node

07 Fr 20:58 Jupiter Opposition

10 Mo 21:20 Moon-Jupiter: 2.4° S

11 Tu 06:08 Full Moon

14 Fr 05:43 Uranus Conjunction

15 Sa 10:05 Moon Apogee: 405500 km

16 Su 18:39 Moon-Saturn: 3.6° S

17 Mo 13:12 Moon South Dec.: 19.1° S

19 We 09:57 Last Quarter

20 Th 05:46 Mercury Inferior Conj.

21 Fr 08:16 Mars-Pleiades: 3.5° S

21 Fr 22:30 Moon Descending Node

22 Sa 11:40 Lyrid Shower: ZHR = 20

23 Su 17:59 Moon-Venus: 5.3° N

26 We 12:16 New Moon

27 Th 16:18 Moon Perigee: 359300 km

28 Fr 17:20 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S

30 Su 13:33 Moon North Dec.: 19.2° N

May 2017

01 Mo Venus: 39.9° W

02 Tu 18:23 Moon-Beehive: 3.7° N

03 We 02:47 First Quarter

04 Th 09:49 Moon-Regulus: 0.6° N

04 Th 10:42 Moon Ascending Node

05 Fr 00:54 Eta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 60

05 Fr 13:51 Mars-Aldebaran: 6.2° N

07 Su 21:24 Moon-Jupiter: 2.3° S

10 We 21:43 Full Moon

12 Fr 19:51 Moon Apogee: 406200 km

13 Sa 23:07 Moon-Saturn: 3.4° S

14 Su 20:29 Moon South Dec.: 19.3° S

17 We 22:59 Mercury Elongation: 25.8° W

19 Fr 00:33 Last Quarter

19 Fr 01:30 Moon Descending Node

22 Mo 12:32 Moon-Venus: 2.4° N

24 We 01:20 Moon-Mercury: 1.6° N

25 Th 19:44 New Moon

26 Fr 01:23 Moon Perigee: 357200 km

27 Sa 23:36 Moon North Dec.: 19.4° N

30 Tu 01:50 Moon-Beehive: 3.4° N

31 We 11:56 Moon Ascending Node

31 We 16:08 Moon-Regulus: 0.3° N

June 2017

01 Th Venus: 45.8° W

01 Th 12:42 First Quarter

03 Sa 10:59 Venus Elongation: 45.9° W

03 Sa 23:57 Moon-Jupiter: 2.5° S

07 We 03:19 Mercury-Pleiades: 5.5° S

08 Th 22:21 Moon Apogee: 406400 km

09 Fr 13:10 Full Moon

10 Sa 01:25 Moon-Saturn: 3.4° S

11 Su 03:36 Moon South Dec.: 19.4° S

15 Th 02:40 Moon Descending Node

15 Th 09:15Saturn Opposition

17 Sa 11:33 Last Quarter

20 Tu 21:13 Moon-Venus: 2.4° N

* 21 We 04:25 Summer Solstice *

21 We 13:55 Mercury Superior Conj.

22 Th 14:23 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S

23 Fr 10:49 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

24 Sa 02:31 New Moon

24 Sa 11:12 Moon North Dec.: 19.4° N

26 Mo 11:18 Moon-Beehive: 3.2° N

27 Tu 16:26 Moon Ascending Node

28 We 00:26 Moon-Regulus: 0.1° N

Glossary/Definitions/Descriptions/More

  • Object-Other: Object occults Other.
  • Occults: Passes in front of.
  • Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.
  • Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.
  • Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.
  • Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.
  • Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).
  • Ecliptic: The Earth-Sun plane.
  • Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.
  • Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet
  • Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.
  • Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.
  • Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.

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Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA's GSFC).

Succeeding months posted as or before they become due.

Metaphysics Experiment for Libra:

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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

What an interesting look at Libra from the early 1900s. Not too much has changed, I think. I definitely build air castles, but also entreat those who would lay the bricks according to my mental plan.

Thanks for a good view into astological intrepretation a hundred years ago.


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evvy_09 5 years ago from Athens, AL

The general description fits me pretty well. Medium build light brown hair, I'm a little shorter than average and I do have a big temper. It's all really interesting and now I'm gonna go look at the Tauras page


logic,commonsense 4 years ago

Viva Libra!

They also make good librarians! :)


libraeye 2 years ago

That's it for a libra.Many write horoscopes as they are rounding off things. There is a straightfarwardness in the text.


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Joy56 22 months ago

Cool.... Bad kidneys that's me alright


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JRScarbrough 7 months ago from United States

Very accurate. I love being a Libra and I love your articles person of interest. I'm interested. ;)

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