Libra, the seventh sign of the natural zodiac, is known as Tula (तुल/துலாம்) in Sanskrit. It represents balance and those born under it are said to have balance in all aspects of life. As the second air sign (following Gemini) and third cardinal sign (after Aries and Cancer), Libra inherits qualities from its predecessors while being a distinct combination of movement and air. It embodies the ever-changing desires of humanity.
Represents constant mental and physical actions due to its moving nature
Loves engagement, communication, friendships, love, trade, and making terms due to its air nature
Does not accept failures easily, loves multiple tries to get desired results due to rajassic nature
Ruled by Venus, representing love, partnership, business, commercial activities, and natural balance
Depicted by a scale used in markets to find balance
Represents lower abdomen, including kidneys, large intestine, pelvis, and lower back of Kalapurusha
Gender is male
Consists of three nakshatras: Chitra, Swati, and Vishakha, explaining Libra in a profound manner
Direction is West
Colour is black
Fruitful sign due to Lord Venus and its nature
Associated with countries like India, Israel, Austria, Portugal and cities like Vienna, Frankfurt, and Lisbon
Associated with trade centres, chamber of commerce, common areas, mountain tops, and roads
Connected to Anahata (heart chakra/dorsal plexus)
Connected to the Mahakala jyotirlingam of Ujjain
Exaltation sign of Saturn
Debilitation sign of Sun
Mooltrikona sign of Venus
Longs for balance
Libra's desire for balance often creates a paradoxical situation where it becomes both the most balanced and imbalanced sign. It has a tendency to constantly seek what's next and doesn't easily settle for happy endings, finding them mundane. Instead, Libra values the interplay of good and bad and seeks a mix of flavors in all aspects of life, including their food.
Considering all the qualities associated with Libra, it is understandable why Saturn is exalted in this zodiac sign, as it embodies many of the same principles as Libra.
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Libra is the Moolatrikona sign of Venus, representing the essence of core qualities such as love, marriage, and union in the office room of Venus.
Libra and Seventh House
The seventh house in astrology is considered to be the house of marriage, partnership, business, and significant others. It is said to reflect the qualities of Libra, which is known for its focus on love, balance, and union. Understanding the sign of Libra is therefore essential in comprehending the seventh house, as both share similar traits such as rajassic nature, same body parts, and the desire for partnership and harmony in relationships. Thus, delving into the qualities of Libra can provide deeper insight into the themes of the seventh house in an individual's natal chart.