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The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).

Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.

Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.


Libra Glyph Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Scales. It is a masculine Air sign, ruled by the planet Venus. People whose birthdays fall between September 23 and October 22 are said to be born under the sign of Libra. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Libra marks the Autumn Equinox. The Tarot card associated with Libra is Justice.

The Sun in Libra makes you gregarious and considerate, with a strong social sense. Yearning to please and be pleased, you recoil from injustice and disharmony - you therefore need to learn to handle conflict firmly. Procrastination comes naturally to you because you have the ability to see every point of view, and dislike taking sides in an argument. Although you have considerable physical energy, you can sometimes be accused of laziness - often because you choose to relax and take time to listen to the problems of friends and family.

You are a great romantic and are vulnerable when in a partnership. Your usual indecision is swept aside and if you marry in haste you may have to repent at leisure. As a parent you are loving and caring but sometimes spoil your children for the sake of peace and quiet. As a child you were easy to please and tended to rely on a parent to make decisions.

You enjoy the high life and need to earn good money. You thrive in positions that need diplomacy and tact; fashion and the beauty and cosmetic industries would suit you. You do not really enjoy physical exertion but you need exercise to avoid becoming overweight. You should also control your love of rich food.

Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Libra you really are.

Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.

Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!

1st Decan 23rd September - 2nd October: Ruled by Venus, you have a soul-deep need for true harmony, real companionship and beauty. You are a staunch and generous friend. Your social skills and gift for self-expression take you far in your career. For you, sex and love are one and indivisible, and you're very romantic.
2nd Decan 3rd - 12th October: Influenced by Uranus, you are cooler, more independent and candid than is typical in a Libran - driven more by logic, less by love-hunger. You are a free spirit, sexy, popular and outgoing. Your gift for self-expression and original thinking can make for real wealth. You have a natural link with future technology, plus genius ideas and the ability to sell them.
3rd Decan 13th - 22nd October: Influenced by Mercury, you are lively, versatile, chatty, witty, eternally youthful with a touch of the 'wild child' about you. You thrive in the world of communications and attract many friends. Like all Librans, you love love (making it and feeling it) and have exciting fantasies to share.

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