Those born between September 23rd and October 22nd are born under the influence of Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac. Continuing our on-going posts on the signs of the zodiac we will be taking an in-depth look at the star sign, discussing its history and mythology as well as the unique traits of a Libran. Basic Facts: Your element: Air Your ruling planet: Venus Symbol: The Scales Your stone: Opal History & Mythology The history and mythology of Libra goes way beyond simply representing a set of scales. In fact its origins are directly linked with the story of Virgo, which we discussed last month. The ancient Greeks spoke of the two Goddesses of Justice; Themis and her daughter Astraea (immortalised as the constellation Virgo.) Themis embodied and taught mankind about divine law, equilibrium and justice, sitting on the throne at Olympus giving counsel to Zeus. Her function was to maintain peace and harmony on Olympus and to call the Gods and Goddesses to gatherings, both common Libran traits. Themis, as the scales, was placed in the sky as Libra to shine alongside her daughter. Traits Unsurprisingly, Librans are naturals at striking balance, rarely going to any extremes and keeping perfect equilibrium. They are famous for their diplomatic skills and ability to listen to differing viewpoints without losing patience. They tend to be emotionally impulsive and love to be in love. As friends, Librans are popular and well liked. All relationships are important to Libra, the sign which simply can’t do without other people. They are eager to please as well as being affectionate, sympathetic and hugely interested in others. Logical and cooperative, Librans are good team players in the workplace but tend to avoid conflict and overbearing co-workers. Librans eager to please attitude may often find themselves saying ‘yes’ when they should be saying ‘no.’ They can be very appearance orientated, and that begins with themselves, taking time to make sure they look their best. Librans are well known for their indecisiveness, and they shouldn’t be pressed to make a decision quickly. They truly want to find the right solution by weighing up all sides of the argument. If you suffer from this as a Libran, be careful not to be swayed by others opinions, and be sure to stand on your own two feet. Famous Librans Librans enjoy the company of people, music and theatrical events, so it’s unsurprising that notable Librans include Simon Cowell, Will Smith, John Lennon, Sharon Osbourne and Zen loving Gwyneth Paltrow represent all of you chilled out, easy going Librans out there! If you would like to learn more about your star sign, and discover what is in store for you this month then you can visit our horoscope page here. Many of our readers are especially talented in astrology and may be able to tell you more about what the future holds for all the Librans out there. Look out for specialist readers on the Psychic Light reader’s page, and get in touch!