If you are someone that believes in astrology, Zodiac tattoos will be excellent for you. There are twelve Zodiac signs and each of them has its own traits. Each sign of the Zodiac possesses some weaknesses and strengths, some great and bad qualities.
Zodiac signs belong to four different categories, which are the four elements: water, air, earth, and fire. Fire signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. People with these Zodiac signs are very dynamic and passionate. Air Zodiac signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The people who belong to these signs are social, rational, and very caring and loving people.
Earth signs are Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. The people belonging to these signs are grounded. Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The people belonging to these signs are very sensitive and have extreme emotions.
Zodiac tattoos are quite popular everywhere around the world. Every country in the world has its own interpretations and version of Zodiac signs. They are quite important around the world. Zodiac tattoos are extremely fascinating and very popular.
Libra, which is an air sign, is very popular in tattoos just like the other signs of the Zodiac. Below, we are going to talk about the characteristics of this sign and its use in tattoo art.
- Characteristics of Libra (23rd of September – 23rd of October).
Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It actually spans 180°–210° celestial longitude. Under the tropical Zodiac, the Sun is transiting this area on average between the 23rd of September and the 23rd of October. However, under the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun currently transits the constellation of Libra from the 31st of October to the 22nd of November.
The symbol of the scales finds its basis on the Scales of Justice that Themis, the Greek personification of custom and divine low holds. She actually became the inspiration for the modern constellation in the sky which an inanimate object represents. The rest of the signs are represented as an animal or some mythological characters throughout history.
Libra belongs to the three Air signs of the Zodiac, the others being Aquarius and Gemini. In astrology, these signs are described as calm, detached, and rational when dealing with situations. The scales symbolize the sign of Libra, and it has its association with the Roman deity Iustitia.
Moreover, the people born under this particular sign are peaceful, fair, and they hate to be alone. The partnership is quite important for them, as their mirror. Symmetry and balance fascinate these individuals, and they constantly chase justice and equality.
- Libra tattoos, meaning, and symbolism.
Just like we already said, the Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac. It begins at the midpoint of the astronomical year, as the Sun passes from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere. Symbolically, this sign is shown as two horizontal lines. The top line arches into a curve in the middle, before returning to a straight line. Pictorially, scales represent this sign.
Usually, the people that are born under this sign have Libra tattoos on their bodies. According to astrology, the Libra is a sign which has a lot of meaning. Libra tattoos are usually a pair of scales. These scales may have numerous items in them that they are weighing. There are cases where the tattoo has a hand holding the scales. This tattoo will mean that the wearer believes in higher powers controlling the balance of aspects in their life.
Sometimes, Libra tattoos will symbolize justice. In such cases, the tattoo depicts Lady Justice holding the scales. She weighs innocence against guilt. She also has her eyes blindfolded. This also means that she is impartial in her judgment. She is going to deliver the verdict without any influence from the defendant or plaintiff.
When a person wears Libra tattoos with Lady Justice also represented, it means that the person is impartial when giving judgments. In fact, the person has the ability to deliver a fair verdict after listening to both sides of the story.
In some other cases, Libra tattoos often represent the scales set on a rock. This actually means that they perform on a solid base. When people have Libra tattoos represented in this way, it means that they have the ability to give impartial judgments. This judgment is not based on stable or solid knowledge, as well as experience.
Another reason why people often get Libra tattoos is that they symbolize balance in their lives. These tattoos remind them to remain centered on their lives. Moreover, they remind them of the various degrees of challenges and triumphs that their lives can have.
Sometimes, Libra tattoos are in combination with other signs of the Zodiac, elements or object, or even beings and creatures. For example, a person may have an angel sitting on one side of the scales and a devil on the other. In such cases, the person that wears the tattoo is constantly weighing the good and the bad in him or her. He or she also faces dilemmas that force him to choose between being good or bad.
There are different places on your body where you can place your Libra tattoo. It is your own choice. However, it depends on the size of the tattoo. So, before tattooing, think well about the placement and the reasons why you want to get a Libra tattoo.