Libra Dates of Birth
The Zodiacal Sign of Libra commences on September 23st, but for seven days it does not come into full power until on or about September 28th. From this date onwards it is in full strength until October 20th, and is then for seven days gradually losing power on account of becoming overlapped by the incoming sign Scorpio.
As their zodiac signs and meanings would indicate, Libra’s are all about balance, justice, equanimity and stability. They easily surround themselves with harmony and beauty, but sometimes go to extremes to do so if their goals are unreasonable or unhealthy. With Venus as their ruling planet, Libra’s are very understanding, caring, and often the champion of underdogs. They have keen intuitions, but often don’t give themselves enough credit for their perceptions. They can be quiet and shy if not persuaded to come out of their shell. Ironically and in spite of their introverted nature they make excellent debaters, often proving a point from out of seemingly nowhere.
In astrology, your Libra Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it’s not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That’s why we have leap years.
Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there’s an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it’s evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Libra starts on September 23 and ends on October 23, but that’s just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
If you were born on the 23rd of September or the 23rd of October, you have to check if you’re really a Libra or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Libra is on the 22nd or 23rd of September, and the end of it on the 23rd or 24th of October. People born on other dates need not be concerned.