© Johfra Bosschart (1973)
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|'...On September 23rd, the Sun enters the sign of Libra (Balance or Scales), and this is the autumn equinox. Once again the days and nights are of equal length. But now it is time to harvest the ripe grain and fruit as nature enters a new period of repose. After the ascending phase, from Aries to Virgo, comes the descending phase, from Libra to Pisces.
Libra is the seventh sign on the zodiacal belt. Why, you may wonder, are there scales in the heavens, and what do these scales teach us? Libra is the only sign of the zodiac that does not represent a living being – human or animal. And it is not just any inanimate object, it is an instrument of precision that serves to weigh things. It is as though it were there with its two pans to maintain a state of equilibrium between the powers of darkness and light, of life and death...
Libra, the Scales of the zodiac, is a reflection of cosmic balance, of the equilibrium between the two opposite and complementary principles, thanks to which the universe came into being and continues to exist.'
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