Libra Constellation
The Scales Of Justice
Balancing The Cosmos

libra astrology symbol

Libra is Latin for scales. The Libra constellation while known as the beam balance also represents the balance of the cosmos.

It is the only zodiac constellation not animal or human.

Originally though Libra was the claws of Scorpius the constellation scorpion.

libra lines

Constellation Libra In Space

Right Ascension: 15 hours

Declination: -15 degrees

Visible between latitudes 65 and -90 degrees

Best seen in June (at 9:00 PM)

Named Stars: Zuben Elgenubi (Alpha 2 Lib) Zuben Elschemali (Beta Lib) Zuben Elakrab (Gamma Lib) Zuben Elakribi (Delta Lib) Brachium (Sigma Lib)

Pounds And Uncias

Libra was an ancient Roman measure of weight. the abbreviation of which is LB.

This become the symbol for the pound

The uncia, a bronze Roman coin, would become "ounce".

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