Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. It spans the 180-210th degree of the Zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degrees of celestial longitude. The Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox) approximately September 23 to October 22 each year.
Libra is the only inanimate sign of the Zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals. Nevertheless, many modern astrologers regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal types because it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons when the harvest of all the hard work of the spring is reaped.
Every zodiac sign is ruled by a Tarot card from the Major Arcana! For example, the zodiac sign of Libra is ruled by the Justice card. Here we take a look at the symbolic connections between Libra and “Judge” Justice…
Libra and the Balance of Justice
Libra, the Zodiac sign of those born from September 23 to October 22, is represented by the scales in astrology. So, the harmony-seeking duality of Libra is heavily represented in the Justice Tarot card, but what does all of this symbolism mean?
Native Libras have an intuitive desire to maintain balance and harmony in their personal relationships and are represented by the scales to show this quest for balance in all things. Libras are quite possibly the most popular sign of the Zodiac because they know how to charm and befriend all the other signs! Not to mention Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, making this an exceptionally attractive sign.
Libras are not completely without fault — they are often accused of painstaking indecision. This is in direct response to their internal scales weighing right vs. wrong before making any decisions. But even with these sporadic bursts of momentary confusion, Libras manage to make decisions with grace once they balance their knowledge with intuition!
The Intuition of the Justice Card
And speaking of decision-makers, this judge can really call the shots! The judge (Justice) depicted in the Tarot card radiates that charming Libran energy and maintains a diplomatic equilibrium through the scales of Karma in her left hand. Coming to any decision, she weighs both her intuition and expertise to balance the karmic laws of the UNIVERSE!
But where does this intuition come from? The number 11, of course! The number 11 is incredibly intuitive and is one of only three numbers in Numerology powerful enough to be called a “Master number.” Not only is Justice the 11th Tarot card, but the balanced and symmetrical shape of the number 11 is even mimicked in the stone pillars behind Lady Justice — this lady has got one powerful seat to fill!
But just like everyone else, Libra’s equilibrium can go off-kilter too. She won’t stay frazzled for long, though. As an official truth-seeking, Judge Justice arms herself with a double-edged sword, allowing her to cut through any fog or confusion standing in her way. In addition, this allows her to clearly identify areas in life that need closer examination – even when these truths may be uncomfortable to come to terms with. Just like the scales represent Libra’s balance, though, this sword points upward, signifying victory and restored balance! And, nestled in her crown of authority is a sparkling green gem that acts as a third-eye chakra, allowing her to see simply and clearly what has before been hidden in the shadows of concepts and confusion.
Libra, Justice, and the Tarot have so much to offer. Make sure you know everything about this sign and card if it comes up in a reading because justice will be served and decisions made in a just manner.