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Topic: Libra constellation

  The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
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  Constellation hercules and constellation hercules including omega constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Constellations orion in http://USS-Constellation-Cva-64.alunix.com USS Constellation Cva 64.
Orion the constellation in http://Constellation-Virgo.alunix.com Constellation Virgo.
http://greek-constellations.alunix.com greek constellations and the constellation Gemini.
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 The Zodiac - Enchanted Learning Software
[Abbreviation: Tau] Taurus (the bull) is a constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Vir] Virgo (the virgin) is a constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Sgr] Sagittarius is the ninth constellation of the zodiac.
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 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: June Constellations
It is one of the 13 constellations of the Zodiac.
This constellation received its name thousands of years ago when it was noticed that the Sun passes through it during the autumnal equinox, when day and night are of equal length.
This constellation is famous for a group of stars known as the Little Dipper and for Polaris, the North Star, which is located at the tip of the dipper's handle.
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Libra (the scales) is a constellation of the zodiac.
The constellation, which originally formed part of the scorpion's claws, is the youngest of the Zodiac and the only one not to represent a living being.
In Greek mythology, the constellation depicts the scales held by Astraea (the Virgin), the goddess of justice.
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 Libra Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It's considered that the constellation of Libra was invented to symbolize the equinox that divides day and night equally.
Libra is the original point of the third cosmic ray.
Parent Star: HD 134987 or 23 Librae (G5 V) in the constellation of Libra is located at a distance of 81.54 Light Years from our Solar system Co-ordinates of Right Ascension: 15 13 28.6676 and Declination: -25 18 33.649.
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 LIBRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The constellation of the Libra originated from the Romans in the period of Julius Caesar (first century b.C): but the reasons of its introduction are not clear.
In the sky the Libra is near the Virgo (Dike, the goddess of justice) and it was considered as her means of judgment.
Formerly the Libra's constellation didn't exist in the sky: the two stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali, respectively a and b Librae, were considered the pincers of the Scorpio.
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 The Festival of Libra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Libra, therefore, controls the "moment of reversal of the wheel" in the life of every aspirant, for there comes a moment in the cycle of lives wherein a point of balance is reached and a relative equilibrium is attained, and over this event Libra presides.
Then follows the experience in Libra wherein a life is spent in quiet, thoughtful reflection or in a condition of static unresponsiveness; it may be a life of balancing, of weighing this and that, and of determining which way the scales shall fall so that in the next sign certain designed results will occur.
Libra has been the "sponsor of the law." Legislation has hitherto been engrossed with the enforcing of those negations and those attitudes of fear which have been preserved for us in the Mosaic code and imposed through the medium of punishment for infringement.
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Libra was not considered a separate constellation by the ancient Greeks and was called Chelae, or the Claws of Scorpio, which sign was made to consist of 60 degrees.
In Mesopotamia, Libra was an altar, or a lamp held in the claws of the Scorpion.
Libra, like the season it falls in, is a precarious balance of what was and what is promised and metaphysically it is the ego relinquishing its dominance in order to accommodate changing needs and there follows this inborn sense of personal insufficiency.
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 CalendarHome.com - Libra - Calendar Encyclopedia
, Unicode ♎) is a constellation of the zodiac.
The constellation, which had originally formed part of the claws of the scorpion (Scorpio), is the youngest of the Zodiac and the only one not to represent a living creature.
Since Libra was originally part of Virgo (as scales), and before that part of Scorpio, it was not a distinct entity for which a zodiac sign was named.
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 Constellation Libra
The Romans invented Libra and gave it importance as a constellation of the Zodiac.
Libra was "the Scales of Justice" held by Julius Caesar.
As a symbol for equality, the constellation came to represent Justice in several middle Eastern cultures.
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 White: Chelasque sequentis: Augustus Occupying Libra's Place in Georgics I. 32-35
Roman poets, however, in the generation after Vergil were well aware of the designation of Libra as a constellation in its own right, although they continued to use the traditional name of the Claws alongside the new name of Libra.
Vergil, aware of the new identification of Libra, makes use of this knowledge to honor Augustus: a new constellation occupies the place where the Claws of Scorpio used to be, and that constellation represents Augustus and his government.
That name, in addition to being suggested by the shape of the constellation, possibly arose from the fact that the sun occupies this sign during the autumnal equinox.
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 Libra: Heavenly Properties
This constellation is a relatively obscure collection of murky stars, usually located most easily by finding Spica (in the constellation Virgo) to the south-southwest and Antares (in the constellation Scorpio) to the south-southeast.
Although the Romans claimed to have been the first to create Libra from the claws of the ancient Scorpion, at least as early as 2000 B.C., this constellation was associated with the judgment of the living and the dead in Babylonia, where Zabanitu (who represented the Scales) weighed the souls of the deceased.
The Romans referred to Libra as Jugum, meaning the "Yoke," the "Beam" or the "Balance." The people believed that the city of Rome was founded when the Moon was in the constellation of Libra and that this grouping of stars represented the balance and moderation present in Roman society.
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 libra characteristics astrology
Libra, the seventh constellation of the Zodiac, is located between Virgo and Scorpio and is best seen in the Northern Hemisphere in spring.
Among Libra's stars are three binaries: the two stars of Alpha Librae are just barely resolvable to the naked eye; Beta Librae, with the unusual colour of green, is a spectroscopic binary; and Delta Librae is an eclipsing binary.
Opal, the birthstone for Libra and a semiprecious gem long valued for its play of colours and milky-to-pearly opalescence, is usually rounded and polished to display these properties best.
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 Libra Constellation
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 Lesson 5
LIBRA is the seventh sign of the zodiac, its symbol is known as the scales or the balance.
In ancient Egypt, Astrologers held that the Constellation Libra represented a pair of scales; however, it was not until the time of Ptolemy that the Greeks and the Romans assented to this relationship.
Libra can be the ambassador of good will for the policy of the company, sit in on the board meeting and re-interpret for the boss when the latter offends executives from his own or other companies.
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 Libra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The constellation of the zodiac found easily in the middle of the line connecting the bright stars Spica in Virgo (the Virgin) and Antares in Scorpio (the Scorpion).
The constellation has been known as the Scales - symbol of justice - since the time of ancient Rome.
Component A is a close binary with a companion only 0.1 " distant, component B is also a double star with a companion of 11.0 mag at a apparent distance of 1.9".
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Nowadays the Sun is in the constellation of Libra from October 31st to November 22nd approximately.
The image of Justice associated with Libra can be seen in the symbol from the Major Arcana of the Tarot, in which the personification of (Astraea of Virgo) Justice appears holding her scales.
Myths of the Zodiac by Kalev Pehme for the myths associated with the constellation Libra and Scorpio.
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 Libra, an July Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Libra the Scales or Balance is the seventh zodiacal constellation.
Libra is to the left of the head of Scorpius.
Visibility Libra is to the north in New Zealand at 9 pm early in July.
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 Libra Zodiac Sign Information at Astrology Insight - Libra Explained In depth
Libra isn't so big on "fun" and adventure, but is intriguing, to say the least.
Libra is visible between latitudes 65 and -90 degrees.
Libra Daily Horoscopes As well as this Libra zodiac information page, can be bookmarked and linked to your web site if you like, no need to ask permission.
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 Libra. Zodiac signs of Apocalypse Horoscope
In antiquity the constellation Libra was known as the "Claws of the Scorpion."
Although now associated with Virgo, a goddess of justice who had scales as the emblem of her office, it was once associated with the fall equinox.
Libra is represented in the heavens next to the hand of Virgo.
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 Skyscript: Star Lore of the Constellations - Libra the Scales
The constellation of Libra the Scales was originally known as the 'horn' or 'claw' of the Scorpion, for which reason early classical authors claimed that although there were twelve divisions of the zodiac, there were only eleven zodical figures.
Classical authors acknowledged the influence of Egypt, where 'the scales' were seen as a symbol of justice, and used to weigh the souls of the dead against the Feather of Truth as part of the ritual for gaining entrance to the underworld.
This direction is averse to the Honour of the Native, and doth impeach the Health of Body, it threatens the Native with a poysonous or very sharp Feaver; if he Navigate, he suffers extreamely by Shipwrack, and shall be in danger of death; yet it promises good from Martiall employments, both Preferment and Estate.
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Libra means "The Scales" or "Balance", so named because when the zodiac was still in its infancy, some four thousand years ago, the sun passed through this constellation at the autumnal equinox (21 September).
As a symbol for equality, the constellation came to represent Justice in several middle Eastern cultures.
Eventually, however, these stars of Libra came to represent the Golden Chariot of Pluto.
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Libra is the point of balance in the zodiac, the place where neither spirit nor matter dominates.
Libra governs all interludes, including the present period of transition between the Piscean and Aquarian ages.
The three constellations primarily associated with Libra are Crux, the Southern Cross; Lupus, the Wolf; and Corona, the Crown.
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 Constellation families
The constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear)is certainly one of the most famous constellations; it includes the familiar asterism Big Dipper (the Britsh call it the Plow, the Wain or the Wagon; in German it is known as the "Große Wagen").
The constellation Cancer, the Crab, is not only part of the Zodiacal Family but as well associated with the Hercules Family.
One of the most conspicous constellations of the southern hemisphere is build from the 4 bright Magnitude stars forming the famous Soutern Cross Crux.
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 Mythology of the constellation Libra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In ancient times, the stars of LIBRA, The Scales, were sometimes intermingled with those of SCORPIUS by the Greeks, but they have always been considered as a separate group by the Romans.
This zodiacal constellation is associated with balance - balance of both Nature and of Justice.
Some 3000 years ago, the Sun entering LIBRA marked the beginning of Autumn, when days and nights were of equal length, i.e.
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 Libra (Star Chart)
Libra, The Scales or the Balance [Middle English, from Latin libra, balance, the constellation Libra], appears on the Meridian on June 20.
In Roman times the Sun entered Libra on the autumnal equinox (about September 23), when the length of day and night are about equally balanced (in earlier Egyptian paintings the constellation also appears as a balance).
The Sun is no longer in Libra at the autumnal equinox (but September 23 still marks the start of the astrological period known as Libra).
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 Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Libra
The Greeks saw Libra, perhaps the most recent constellation of the Zodiac, as the claws of the scorpion.
The "libra" was also a unit of weight used to balance the scale.
The first map is a wide area view of the constellation, suitable for naked eye browsing.
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 Monthly column at www.dawnastrology.com
Libra is the 7th house and is located at the 3 o'clock position on your astrology chart.
Libra's have many friends, are involved in groups, have a good sense of vision for the future, work well with children and can make their dreams come true.
Libra is the is the sign that asks us to look at the situation on our planet, and make adjustments in our life styles so we may create a balanced environment.
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 Constellation of Libra, Plate 7 from "Atlas Coelestis," by John Flamsteed, Published in 1729 Giclee Print by Sir James ...
Constellation of Libra, Plate 7 from "Atlas Coelestis," by John Flamsteed, Published in 1729 Giclee Print by Sir James Thornhill at AllPosters.com
Constellation of Libra, Plate 7 from "Atlas Coelestis," by John Flamsteed, Published in 1729 by Sir James Thornhill
Constellation of Libra, Plate 7 from "Atlas Coelestis," by John Flamsteed, Published in 1729
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This theme has inherent connection to Libra itself, and this is the significance of the Libra star grouping, between Virgo and Scorpio.
Libra pertains to freedom: freedom from the personality, freedom from blindness, or freedom from all the seven planes of our planetary existence — the planes which are sometimes referred to as the arenas of human and superhuman evolution.
Esoterically, Libra is connected to the circumpolar constellation Draco, the Dragon.
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Early legends concerning the constellation of Boötes reflected the fact that parts of it are close to Polaris, the pole star, and as such, it was considered to be the man who held up the heavens, Atlas.
The greeks did not consider Libra as a separate constellation (considering it part of Scorpio), it is uncertain as to what took its place, but it may have been Boötes, since it is a large constellation in the approximate area.
The tale's presence, unconnected with Libra, may have originated when the connection to the Zodiac was lost, and an association was made instead with having to travel to the Atlas mountains via africa, and hence via egypt.
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