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Astrological sign of Libra
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: September 23 - October 23

First Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Scales

Birthstone of Libra: Opal

Alternate Birthstones of Libra: Peridot, Agate Aquamarine,  Tourmaline and Sapphire

Ruling Planet of Libra: Venus

Ruling Element of Libra: Air

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Libra, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Libra represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Libra, influences people who were born between the dates of September 23 - October 23. The Zodiac sign of Libra is ruled by Venus, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Venus rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Opal. The Opal has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Opal gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Libra is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Libra.

Libra Characteristics & Personality

Libra (the sign of the Scales) is the seventh sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between September 23 - October 23. The Air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are associated with thought, perspective and communication. Combined with other elements, air feels that water will obscure it, earth will suffocate it, but fire will inspire and uplift it. Those born under the sign of Libra possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Charming

  • Perceptive

  • Diplomatic

  • Pleasant

  • Refined

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Frivolous

  • Flirtatious

  • Indecisive

  • Insecure

  • Deceitful

    The Libra Birthstone - the Opal
    The birthstone for Libra is the Opal. The Zodiac sign of Libra also responds to Peridot, Agate Aquamarine,  Tourmaline and Sapphire. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Opal is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Venus with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

    Properties of the Opal - the Libra  Birthstone
    The properties with which the Opal, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Libra, is associated are as follows:

    • Hope, innocence and purity

    • Happiness, faithfulness, loyalty and confidence

    Healing Properties of the Opal
    The healing properties of the Libra birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

    • Eyes and eye infections
    • To enhance the healing process

    Gemstone Opal

    Myths & Legends about Opal

    October Birthstone: Opal

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