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In the night sky there are exactly 88 constellations, with different shapes and names, some larger than others and more relative among the others. Among those 88 is the constellation of Libra.

The constellation of Libra does not have stars of first magnitude or such a high splendor, Libra is distinguished from others by representing an inanimate object, unlike the others that personify an animal or mythological beings. This represents the equity and balance of the forces .

la constelacion de libra


The constellation of Libra is the seventh of the constellations that form the 12 constellations of the zodiac, it is known for representing equity , justice and equality , it is the only constellation of this type that does not represent an animal or person , but its shape is that of a balance.

The stars that make it up are not among the brightest of the sky, since none of them becomes magnitude 1, so it does not become a very striking constellation. It is located between the constellations of Virgo and Scorpio.

Its star with greater luminosity, with bluish white tones, is called Zubeneschamali and has some stars with planets , adding a total of 20. Its highest moment in the sky is the first day of the month of the month of the month May, it is that is very easy to see despite not being so luminous .

This constellation of Libra is shaped like a rectangle, made up of the double star called Librae, and the southern cross, which is a very beautiful constellation, its colors and the nebulae make this constellation one of the most majestic of the Galaxy.


The constellation of Libra is related to the astreas and says , that together they represented justice and in their hands you carried the balance of equality. Astrea who was a titanid, daughter of Zeus and Temis, along with her sister was the representation of justice.

It is said that during the war of the Titans these fought with Zeus, loading the rays that the God used as a weapon. thanks to his help Zeus managed to defeat the Titans and granted him permission to conserve his virginity eternally, becoming the only titanic that he did something like that.

It is said that the names of the stars of Libra are a memory for the Greeks that this constellation was part of scorpion, the constellation who is now one of its neighbors.

At the time of the Romans who libra appeared as an independent constellation. There are several explanations for this separation. Some versions say that astrologers separated her to maintain the 12 -signs division.

It is also said that the saucers of the balance indicated the balance of the day and night . And it is just in times of Julio César through Libra passed the autumn equinox because of which the night and the day had the same duration. Virgil echoes in one of his verses that on this date the farmer could dedicate the same time to sleep as to work.

la mitologia de la constelacion de libra

Fuente del autor: Damon Hellanbrand


In the constellation of Libra there are several stars accompanied by planets in orbit. One of them first has an orbital period of 258 days while the second, in a more external orbit, uses about 5000 days to complete it. His two main stars are Zubeneschamali and Librae.


is the brightest star of the constellation. It has an apparent magnitude of 2.61 and is approximately 185 light years away from the solar system, it is a dwarf blue-white has a speed of 250 km/s is 130 times more luminous that the Sun. This star is presented as a unique star, however, when presenting small variations in its luminosity, the presence of an accompanying star is presumed.


His name southern claw is the second brightest star in Libra. It is a multiple system that forms a binary star . This star is very close to the ecliptic, and is hidden by the moon on many occasions sometimes by other planets. The characteristic of this star is that it has a emerald green color . It is between Spica and Antares, in the ecliptic.


From the September 23 to October 24 all of the Libra sign, an air sign. The pounds have a extroverted nature, they are communicative and sociable .

They constantly seek balance and feel very attracted to intellectual challenges .

have an emotional personality, which value the love of the couple and the family . They are usually very conditioned by the closest affections, suffer or enjoy great crushes and endearing friendships.

They have a big heart and this makes them get more involved in the problems of others. They feel them as theirs, which affects the decisions they make when, for example, they are observing an injustice.


We all know that each sign of the Zodiac has some individual characteristics that differentiate them from all the others. But it is also true that some share common traits and totally contradictory traits.

Some may be more emotional than others, more or less sociable, ambitious, passionate and a very long etc. often guided by their element: air, fire, earth or water.

compatibilidad de signos
compatibilidad de signos