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Libra is the positive sign of Venus, cardinal air, the lower abdomen of the Cosmic Person, the scales or balance. As sign 7, it gives leadership, power and command of ideas.

Libra has a somewhat different meaning in the Vedic system than in the Western. It is the sign of reformers, revolutionaries, prophets, idealists and fanatics. Libra individuals have a strong sense of harmony, justice and balance, particularly in the realm of ideas. They want to see heaven on earth. They are sensitive and humanitarian, with the power to arouse and influence the masses. Their orientation is often political, in which sphere they often become leaders, even great generals.

Librans love the truth and are devoted to their ideals but may go too far in their zeal and become propagandists. Their idealists may also express itself through art and drama, which for them becomes a vehicle of social change. They like fame and recognition, seek an audience for their ideas, and have a strong social sense.

Librans are usually attractive and have a charisma that may become sexual. They are not much concerned with home and family but, being under the rule of Venus, they do like to have beauty around them. They like to have circles of beautiful or famous friends. They often live in the clouds and have strong connections with the higher astral plane. They can attune themselves to the love of truth and quickly learn to transcend the world. Because of their sociable nature, they are often successful and want to make a mark upon the world. They like business situations that give them administrative power or the ability to influence other. Yet they can lose themselves in their goals and projects. They ever seek an ideal balance and harmony, even if they have to cause disharmony to get it!

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