How to use Libra in a sentence
In the zodiac of Merton College, Oxford, Libra is represented by a judge in his robes and Pisces by the dolphin of Fitzjames, warden of the college, 1482-1507.6 The great rose-windows of the Early Gothic period were frequently painted with zodiacal emblems; and some frescoes in the cathedral of Cologne contain the signs, each with an attendant angel, just as they were depicted on the vault of the church at Mount Athos.
In Bryzantine times in Egypt glass was used for coin-weights (30), averaging 68.0 for the solidus = 4896 for the libra.
Both Libra and the sign it eventually superseded thus owned a Chaldaean birthplace.
Reminiscences of the Greek signs of Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricornus and Pisces are obvious severally in the Hindu Two Faces, Lion's Tail, Beam of a Balance, Arrow, Gazelle's Head (figured as a marine nondescript) and Fish.
Thus Mercury, as the planet nearest the sun, obtained Virgo, the sign adjacent to Leo, with the corresponding lunar house in Gemini; Venus had Libra (solar) and Taurus (lunar); and so for the rest.Advertisement
The Greek signs of the zodiac, including Libra, are obvious upon both these monuments, which have thrown useful light upon the calendar system and method of stellar grouping of the ancient Egyptians.16 Planispheres.
Taking a wider range of place and time, the Roman libra has an average variation of 1/50 in the examples of better period (43), and in those of Byzantine age 1/35 (44).
It also passed into Italy, but in a smaller multiple of 35 drachmae, or 1/4th of the Greek mina; 12 Italian weights (44) bearing value marks (which cannot therefore be differently attributed) show a libra of 2400 or 1/4th of 9600, which was divided in unciae and sextulae, and the full-sized mina is known as the 24 uncia mina, or talent of 120 librae of Vitruvius and Isidore (18) = 9900.
At Athens it was 2 x 4900, and on the average of all the Greek weights it is 2 x 4825, so that 4950 -- the libra -- is as close as we need expect.
In the Libra, as in most other standards, the value which happened to be first at hand for the coinage was not the mean of the whole of the weights in the country; the Phoenician coin weight is below the trade average, the Assyrian is above, the Aeginetan is below, but the Roman coinage is above the average of trade weights, or the mean standard.Advertisement
A beautiful set of multiples of the scripulum was found near Lyons (38), from 1 to 10 x 17.28 grains, showing a libra of 4976.
This unit passed also into Italy, the libra of Picenum and the double of the Etrurian and Sicilian libra (17); it was there divided in unciae and scripulae (44), the mean of 6 from Italy and Sicily being 6600; one weight (bought in Smyrna) has the name "Leitra" on it.
In the Prologue to the "Parson's Tale" (so) there is, on the other hand, a mistake of Chaucer's own, which no judicious critic would think of removing, the constellation Libra being said to be "the moon's exaltation" when it should be Saturn's.
But Supposing The Instant Of The Sun'S Entering Into The Sign Libra To Be Very Near Midnight, The Small Errors Of The Solar Tables Might Render It Doubtful To Which Day The Equinox Really Belonged; And It Would Be In Vain To Have Recourse To Observation To Obviate The Difficulty.
In the interior and in all domestic transactions the old Spanish weights and measures are still used - including the Spanish libra of 1.102 lb avoirdupois, the arroba of 25 libras (122 kilogrammes), the quintal of Too libras (50 kilog.), the carga of 250 libras (125 kilogs.), the vara of 80 centimetres, and the fanega.Advertisement
At the end of that time he appeared in public with his Saggiatore, a polemical treatise written in reply to the Libra astronomica of Padre Grassi (under the pseudonym of Lotario Sarsi), the Jesuit astronomer of the Collegio Romano.
Nay, his complexion shows that Venus touches Libra.
Saturn in Libra is essentially dignified no matter where he is in the chart.
Leo would appreciate Libra's effort in making everything look luxurious.
Libra - cool, lower temps rather than heat, airy breezes, favors dry; pleasant.Advertisement
Palmyra, judging from numismatic evidence, claimed the favour of Libra, Zeugma that of Capricorn; Leo protected Miletus, Sagittarius Singara.
The metric system of weights and measures has been officially adopted, but many older standards are used, such as the libra (1.012 lb avoirdupois), alqueire (0.36 imperial bushel), moio (2.78 imp. bushels), almude of Lisbon (3.7 imp. gallons) and almude of Oporto (5.6 imp. gallons).
Certain older standards remain in common use, notably the quintal (of 101.4 lb avoirdupois), the libra (1.014 lb as-oirclupois), the arroba (31/2 imperial galluns for wine, 23/4 imperial gallons for oil), the fanega (11/2 imperial bushels).
Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are considered air birth signs.
Have you considered using the zodiac to investigate Virgo and Libra love relationships?Advertisement
Whether or not you believe in astrology, you may learn a thing or two about your Virgo or Libra partner.
The sun sign-such as Libra and Virgo, is the dominant sign.
When you announce that you are a Virgo or a Libra, you are telling what your sun sign is and announcing the approximate time of the year that you were born.
Libra is an Air sign, which means they tend to be intellectual, quickly changeable, and enjoy having their space.
Every zodiac love relationship has some good traits, including Virgo and Libra.Advertisement
Virgo finds Libra to be charming and they appreciate how Libra likes to be fair and do the right thing.
Libra is a little more out-going than Virgo and Virgo enjoys how this opens up more social possibilities when they are together.
Virgo's observant nature allows them to learn things about their Libra partner that the Libra may have not even been aware of.
Just like any relationship, Virgo and Libra love relationships will face their share of struggles.
Virgo likes structure, and Libra, being an Air sign, finds this to be too confining.Advertisement
Meanwhile, the hardworking Virgo may think that Libra is kind of lazy.
The social qualities that initially attract them to Libra may turn to spite if they think Libra talks to avoid work.
As you might expect, Libra doesn't understand why Virgo likes to work so hard.
When the Virgo perfectionism is carried too far, Libra will feel further restricted and confined.
Communicating how you feel is important in all relationships-not just Virgo and Libra relationships.Advertisement
Virgo and Libra are fairly different in how they approach the world.
Of course, still leaving enough room for spontaneity will keep Libra happy.
Adopting this feeling will then cause Virgo not to feel like Libra is lazy.
Stay away from the Fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, as well as Air signs Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius; they''ll only serve to get on your nerves.
Born somewhere between September 23 and October 22, Libra animals are some of the hardest working animals in the kingdom.Advertisement
Libra animals are gentle creatures, but watch out for that rare display of their stubborn streak.
Libra is usually a very intellectual sign (when they're not hiding it!) and is inherently good at seeing both sides of an issue.
Aries gets along great with Libra, other Aries, Leos, Sagittarians, Gemini and Aquarius.
Leo loves being with Aries, Sagittarius and Libra.
Libra loves the energy of Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Gemini.Advertisement
Sagittarius should turn attention to Aries, Libra and Leo.
Aquarius loves the energy of Libra, Gemini, Aries and Sagittarius.
Air signs are Libra, Gemini and Aquarius.
Libra, Gemini and Aquarius just "get" one another.
Violate Libra's cardinal rule of fair play, and you run the risk of conflict.
You'll find this same process at work in an individual who has a Libra sun coupled with a Scorpio ascendant.
Whereas Libra may only be concerned with things that are beautiful and just, Scorpio will provide a depth of character.
The conversation with a Gemini can be fulfilling, and the fantastic sex followed by cuddling will leave the Libra wondering how heaven could be any better.
The best love matches for Sagittarians are Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.
All that is beautiful is pleasing to Libra moon natives, and they are usually impeccably groomed, with equally fashionably furnished homes.
Moon in Libra people like to balance their emotional responses with those around them.
An Air sign (Libra, Gemini and Aquarius) can rationalize just about anything.
No doubt, the entire process of watching Libra make up his or her mind is a maddening one.
This means that Libra rules a lot of the intangibles of life like those of beauty, and justice; things you "feel", but can't necessarily put our finger on.
The concept of justice is very important to Libra.
Everything must be equal because Libra cannot stand the fact that someone might be "getting over" on someone else.
Even though Libra presents a very light-hearted and optimistic outlook on life, under that beautiful veneer beats the heart of a coolly calculating mind.
Libra doesn't mind telling you exactly what he or she is thinking.
To Libra, it is perfectly rational to oppose the death penalty in some cases, only to openly support it in others.
It doesn't occur to Libra that this explanation might frighten a small child.
To Libra, those are the medical facts, and everyone, no matter how small, should be able to see the logical consequences of ignoring those facts.
Much like a delicate scale taking its time to find the right balance, so too does Libra flutter this way and that, weighing both sides of an issue before finally reaching a decision.
This weighing of options is inherent to Libra personalities; making snap decisions does not come easy for them.
Another, more astrological reason for this is that Saturn, the planet of karma, retribution and time, is "exalted" in Libra.
Beauty to Libra is like oxygen to others; they need it because it helps them feel balanced.
After all, the world is full of ugly injustices, and if Libra's house is not beautiful, where is the balance to all that pettiness and greed?
Without it Libra may look elsewhere to fulfill that need.
Libra does not understand that love generally becomes more stable, comfortable and placid over time, and this is one of the main causes of why a Libran may stray.
No matter what Libra is deciding or doing, he or she is constantly weighing both sides of the argument.
Eventually, Libra will come to a decision that he or she feels is fair to all.
When the moon is in Aries, it is opposite any planets that are in Libra.
There is attraction with Libra, but also a lot of push and pull because they are opposite signs.
However, Gemini pairs well with other air signs like Libra and Aquarius.
Libra is a sign that Cancer does not mesh with since Cancer can become annoyed with Libra's indecisive nature.
The sign also pairs well with Sagittarius or Libra.
Libra is known for being one of the loftiest signs in the Zodiac.
Libra also pairs well with Capricorn on the intellectual level and with Sagittarius on the sexual level.
Cancer and Aries tend to cause conflict for Libra.
Scorpio, Pisces and Libra also provide solid matches.
Libra seeks harmony and balance throughout life.
Signs that match well include Aries, Libra and Aquarius.
Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and other Aquarians fit this bill.
Not every Libra, for example, acts in the same manner that every other Libra does.
For example, if one partner has a fiery Aries moon sign and the other has a Libra moon sign, the relationship may be difficult in the long-term because both partners may become frustrated with the others nature.
If you are a Libra moon, you require balance and harmony.
Aries moon does not provide the balance the Libra moon needs.
As a result, it is not very likely that you will ever see a Libra defacing a famous painting or hoodwinking someone.
The three air signs - Aquarius, Gemini and Libra - all form intellectually based relationships when matched together.
They also balance each other out well (something especially important to Gemini and Libra).
The Libra man and romance can often make for a confusing situation for women interested in a man of the Scales.
While this man is quite the romantic, many modern day women may find that their definition of romance falls far from the Libra man's vision of love.
While modern women are happy with flowers and a kiss, the Libra man's version of romance involves far more intrigue and glamor.
The Libra male puts high importance on appearances.
Libra men see romance as a requirement of love, not a possibility.
They also find chivalry attractive, so if you are interested in a Libra, expect many doors to be held open for you.
Indeed, there can be numerous pros to the Libra man and romance.
Are you wondering how the Libra male sways his romantic interest?
While some people may find compliments fake, the Libra male speaks his mind.
Conversely, a great way to seduce a Libra man is to compliment him.
When a Libra male has pleased his lover, he feels at one.
While Libra may not historically be a sign known for loyalty to one partner, this man will plant roots with any partner who he can please.
When the Libra male has pleased his lover and is happy with who he is in the relationship, he can move forward with his partner.
For the Libra male, sharing in beauty is one of the most romantic things he can do.
Libra men love women who are knowledgeable about the finer things in life.
While romantics at heart, Libra men often have trouble making up their mind.
Much like every sign in the Zodiac, not all Libra men fit the mold for the perfect Libra.
However, as a general rule of thumb, you can assume that romance will always be a part of the horoscope for Libra man.
The only question is, are you prepared for a male Libra?
For example, Libra is represented by the Scales.
This symbol shows Libra's constant need for balance.
The other two air signs are Gemini and Libra.
Geminis looking for love or friendship should seek other air signs like Libra or Aquarius.
Steady Cancer would make a wise choice to avoid Libra.
However, Virgos don't usually go well with Pisces or Libra.
They also get along with Aries and Libra.
For example, Virgo and Libra don't often make the best match because one partner wants to stay in while the other wants to go out and party.
A relationship with a Libra will help you to find balance.
With passions similar to Aquarius, Libra knows how to keep the relationship fresh.
However, Libra's passion for people might hinder Aquarius' need for a strong connection.
Libra's balancing and cardinal nature also pairs well with a Leo and, of course, Sagittarius and Aries which are from the same fire family.
Listing the most common characteristics of Libra is a great way to understand this zodiac sign.
Libra is represented by a set of weighing scales and is known for balance.
This sums up Libra nicely because a Libra is usually able to keep a balanced perspective of life.
Most of the characteristics of Libra are centered around the belief that everything in life has an opposite.
It's the yin and yang of the world that Libra is most in tune with and seeks out in his daily life.
Libra sees both sides of any argument and can take up either one with equal conviction.
While Libra craves harmony in his life and detests any form of conflict, he'll fight against anything he believes to be an injustice.
It won't be a half-hearted fight either, because Libra has a well of passion that is reserved for important causes.
Libra has a need to keep the scales of justice balanced. and he'll move on to other things like selecting a fine wine for dinner once that's accomplished.
This Libra characteristic can be put to good use in a career where negotiating is the main function.
Libra's innate ability to see both sides of the coin at once makes him an ideal candidate for a judge or some other job that deals with the law.
Libra is the ultimate master when it comes to fine living.
Libra understands energy and how beauty has its own vibrational quality that stimulates various emotional responses such as happiness, joy, bliss and even tranquility.
Chances are that Libra has a wonderfully landscaped yard as well as having many houseplants.
Libra's personal space will be decorated with an elegant flair.
The kitchen in a Libra home will be the heart of everything that goes on.
Your Libra is probably an accomplished chef and enjoys every aspect of food preparation from grocery shopping to plating his creations.
Libra likes to cook for his friends and will always serve the perfect wine choice.
Libra likes to select music to backdrop anything he's doing, whether it's washing dishes or creating an ideal evening of love and romance.
Libra likes to surprise you and will always enjoy your excitement and appreciative thanks.
Libra has a tendency to overindulge in sensual pleasures which includes food and drink.
Libra usually has a very liberal perspective and believes in the inherent goodness of most people.
Libra is enamored of the art of love and considers himself something of a Casanova, but a rather humble one.
His quiet unassuming mannerism can be very seductive . It's easy to look at Libra and sense the passion he keeps in check just below the surface of his calm exterior.
When you spend your life with Libra, you'll learn to appreciate all of those finer things in life that he enjoys.
Libra is a very creative sign and may be an artist, poet, writer or musician.
If there is one thing Libra finds disturbing, it's his idealistic view of the world when compared to the real world.
If you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, a Sagittarius profile reveals many of compatible traits the two of you will share as life mates.
Examples would include Aries and Libra or Virgo and Pisces.
The only potential difficulty with Aries' pairing with Libra, Gemini or Aquarius is that these signs love the abstract, while Aries prefers things to be a bit more concrete.
Libra has a more calming effect on Gemini than Aquarius.
Libra is by far more sensual than Gemini, but that doesn't mean Gemini is unaffected by this air sign's romantic side.
In fact, Gemini is captivated by Libra's cool calm and debonair persona.
Libra is the arts sign, and Gemini thoroughly enjoys expanding her creative side under the encouragement of her Libra lover.
Libra can teach Gemini how to achieve greater balance in her life while Gemini can help Libra to lighten up whenever he gets too mental over a problem or situation.
For example, a Gemini will readily grasp where a Libra is coming from more than she would a Taurus.
Libra is the most sensual of the three air signs and craves being involved and surrounded by art.
Balance is what truly inspires Libra who is most compatible with signs that appreciate beauty, charm and change.
Aries' first house moon (usually in April) is Libra's seventh.
Taurus, being an earth sign, is more of a materialistic sign than an air sign like Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.
His sensual nature is best matched with that of the air sign Libra who, like Taurus, is also ruled by Venus, the goddess of love.
While things are mutually shared, Taurus won't have much patience for what he perceives to be Libra's wishy-washy way of viewing life.
That's because Libra isn't a fixed sign and life is all about balance.
Libra is plagued with the ability to see both sides of an argument equally, while Taurus can only see his side of life.
This ability makes Libra appear flaky to the steadfast bull who has his feet firmly planted in the ground.
Libra, who sees both sides of all issues and has difficulty making decisions may end up frustrating the ram.
For the most part, the zodiac air signs such as Aquarius, Gemini and Libra can compete with the Aries drive when it comes to a love of change and theorizing.
Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, and in Libra, Venus bestows quite a sociable personality.
There are two other air signs, Gemini and Libra that also make good companions for Aquarius.
Libra will have a more calming effect on Aquarius than the high Gemini energy does.
Libra is all about balance and does most things in moderation.
Excess is too unbalanced for Libra's sensibilities.
Libra is the mot sensuous of the three air signs and something Aquarius appreciates.
Both enjoy social affairs, although Libra isn't the social butterfly that Gemini is.
Aquarius has a genuine appreciation for Libra's ability to see all sides of an issue.
Libra's need to weigh all options before acting often leads to procrastination, that can become trying for Aquarius who'd rather just jump in and see what happens.
The fire signs of Sagittarius, Aries and Leo tend to overheat Virgo's circuits, while the air signs of Libra, Gemini and Aquarius simply baffle Virgo with their need to understand and dissect emotions.
At first, Libra and Pisces will hit it off as if they are friends from a past life.
If Libra and Pisces typically part amicably, you'll find that Scorpio and Pisces are just the opposite; love ties between the two never seem to go away.
For this reason, Pisces may want to choose Libra, Gemini and Aquarius as friends, not lovers.
Libra is quite compatible with Aquarius because the seventh sign is the only one that is represented by an inanimate object -the scales.
This suits Aquarius quite nicely since Libra is primarily concerned with concepts that can't be seen, such as justice.
In order to render an opinion, Libra will weigh the evidence and, if necessary, dislodge all emotion in order to reach the correct conclusion.
Additionally, Aquarius and Libra will have a wonderful time discussing literature and hypothetical situations.
The classic symbol for Libra is a pair of old-fashioned scales in perfect balance.
If you are a Cancerian it is expected of you to love the water, just as a Libra should have a strong sense of right and wrong.
Libra is 31 years old, hails from Texas, and is a married professional working in human resources.
Prentice, the historian of the Anti-Corn-Law League, who was then editor of the Manchester Times, describes how, in the year 1835, he received for publication in his paper a series of admirably written letters, under the signature of "Libra," discussing commercial and economical questions with rare ability.
The monetary unit is the Peruvian pound (libra) which is uniform in weight and fineness with the British pound sterling.
Libra was not of Greek invention.
At the moment of crossing the equator towards the north the sun is said to be at the first point of Aries; some thirty days later it enters Taurus, and so on through Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Pisces.