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Libra (Balance)

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The brightest stars in Libra form a quadrangle. Libra is home to the star Gliese 581, which has a planetary system consisting of at least 6 planets.

Libra being the 'scales' were sacred to the sun god Shamash. The scales are associated with law, fairness and civility and the only symbol in the zodiac that's not a living creature.

Neighbouring Constellations

Serpens (Serpent)

Virgo (Virgin)

Lupus (Wolf)

Scorpius (Scorpion)

Ophiuchus (Ophiuchus)

Centaurus (Centaur)

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Picture of Libra