This Constellation, “Libra” — the seventh of the signs of the Zodiac — also called “the Scales” — exerts its influence from September 22 to October 21.
It endows those born under its influence with great gentleness, straightforwardness and pure moral principles; it renders the soul merciful and the heart affectionate and constant.
The disposition is frank, open, confiding, slightly melancholy; anger is easily aroused and rapidly quieted down again.
This sign causes indecision in opinions and in actions; it bestows upon one inventive genius, a special aptitude for mechanical arts and sciences and for navigation; but all these gifts, will not profit the subject.
The will-power, although plentiful, knows not how to bring about final results.
The subjects of Libra are prone to study, handy with tools as well as quick at figures, but care little for the fine arts, except music, being devoted, heart and soul, to business.
Otherwise, in the choice of their pleasures, they show refinement.
Their passions are deep and honest.
They are changeable in their opinions, although strongly attached — for a time — to the idea or theory that rules over them temporarily.
Toward the middle of his life, the subject born under Libra will make a fortune, thanks to some industry connected with navigation, or at least with water as motive-power. He will have to defend his wealth in court; a great law suit which he will ultimately win, will create bitter enmities, perhaps even a serious disagreement between him and his spouse or partner.
He will have many brothers, and sisters, some of them by a second wife of the father or by a second husband of the mother; these blood relations will be constantly at odds between themselves and with the subject.
He may have some trouble with his parents, especially with his father, who will lack the paternal fiber. If the subject is born between noon and midnight there is a risk of his losing his father early in life.
Few children will come to him, and one of them will be the cause of great anxieties.
Family relations will be frequently disturbed; there is a prognostic of a second family, perhaps an adopted one; or the subject himself may be the object of adoption.
Diseases characterized by a flow of some kind are to be expected; the weak organs of those born under Libra are the bowels and the bladder. The hands and feet are threatened with wounds.
The sign which presides over marriage, in the arrangement of the Zodiacal Constellations, is “Aries” in House VII. It is fickle, violent in temper, and barren; it is directly opposed to Libra, but unsatisfactory as this opposition is, the subject will gain riches through marriage. Through the death of the spouse he will make a large inheritance totally unexpected.
Those born under this sign had better beware of sea voyages; they will prove dangerous and never profitable.
Toward middle age, there is a threat of loss of position, and a warning that the mother of the subject may be the cause, direct or indirect, of this disastrous happening.
The subject has in prospect the probabilities of reaching some high and honored position; his relatives will assist him in his ambitions; he will possess protectors and friends among the great people of this world; they will show themselves steadfast, assist him to a brilliant marriage, lend him their moral and material support in matters of business; and yet, it will come to pass, that, willingly, or not, the subject will do grievous harm to one of these powerful friends.
He will meet with serious enmity on the part of certain clergymen on account of family matters; other enemies will come up among lawyers and men of learning.
An ancient tradition says that the persons born under this sign will be the cause of tneir own troubles and perhaps of their death. In southern latitudes the subjects of Libra are naturally sanguine-bilious; in northern climates they are nervous-bilious.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain