Libra is a sign of Air and is therefore associated with the spirit and intellect like Aquarius and Gemini. The sun is in this sign from 23 September to 22 October.
Libra, like all other zodiac signs, and as every zodiac sign, also has a deity associated with it.
Which deity is associated with Libra?
Hera, goddess of marital unions and feminine energy
The royal and beautiful Hera (Juno to the Romans) was consort of Zeus, the supreme god of Olympus who reigned over the whole earth. Her name means “Great Lady” or “Heroine” and represents the feminine form of the Greek word “hero”.
When described, she was referred to as “bovine eyes”, for her adorable and alert eyes.
The peacock was another symbol that was placed next to it, as the feather of its iridescent tail had an “eye”, another symbol of its vigilance.
It was believed that the Milky Way was formed from the mother’s milk that sprinkled from Hera’s breasts. Any drop that fell to the ground became a lily, a symbol of the self-fertilizing power of the female body.
Hera’s symbols show that she was a powerful goddess worshipped long before Zeus; in Greek mythology, Hera was solemnly revered in rituals as a powerful goddess of marriage. Hera’s beauty attracted Zeus a lot, and Hera wanted to get married so badly that this was her only goal in life.
Zeus had had other spouses before Hera, and although he had remained faithful to her for 300 years, he reverted to his former promiscuous ways, infuriating Hera and causing her to become extremely jealous of the other women in his life.
Due to continued infidelity, Hera, instead of being angry with Zeus, unloaded her anger and revenge on other women and their offspring. Marriage was sacred to Hera, and this form of dishonor made her extremely angry. But her anger was very destructive. For example, Hera unleashed a dragon to destroy the entire city of Aegina, consort of Zeus.
When Dionysus was born, he drove his adoptive parents crazy. When Zeus betrayed Hera with Callisto, Hera turned Callisto into a bear in order to try to trick her son into killing her. But Zeus decided to place the mother and son in the sky, giving them the name of the current constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
She was insulted again when Zeus gave birth to Athena from himself—it is said that Athena was already born adult and armed from the head of her father after he had eaten her mother Meti—she decided to give birth to a son without him.
He conceived Hephaestus, God of fire, who, having been born with a crooked foot, was not perfect like Athena. Zeus didn’t even need a wife to have a child. Hera is a goddess who supports a woman who wants to get married so badly that they feel incomplete without a partner.
Her grief for being single is as deep and painful as the grief of women who try many times to have a child and are unable to do so. For this reason, Hera is also defined as the Greek goddess of marriage.
Main qualities Hera has in common with the sign of Libra
Libra is influenced by the planet of love and beauty, Venus. They love to surround themselves with art and music to enjoy their cathartic properties. With a collaborative nature, Libra has no problems working in a team, on the contrary, they work better with a team than independently.
The Libra symbol recalls the symmetry and balance of this fascinating sign. Impartial, they hate injustices and avoids confrontation, they opt for a quiet and peaceful life, away from tensions and conflicts. The sign of Libra is linked to the kidneys, so you should always pay attention to them. The first difficulties could be felt when you force Libra to make a choice.
By analyzing the arguments of both sides, they end up forgetting that they have ideas of their own. Which is why one could blame them for strong indecision and lucidity. As a Libra, you have the incredible talent of making life sweeter.
Sociable, charming, and nice, you never give in to euphoria and always try to understand the situation, warm the atmosphere, and find harmony. Whatever the circumstance, you are always the one who pushes for conviviality, wants to restore balance, and create a peaceful environment. It is a real pleasure to have you in one’s life. Your home is warm and welcoming, and you always make sure that every guest feels at home.
As a couple, once you have found your soul mate, you get into symbiosis very quickly and experience happy moments. You are sensitive, romantic, seductive, and loving. Try at all costs to avoid conflicts by playing the role of mediator.
You need to grow up in a peaceful environment and always avoid vulgarity. This also applies to your activities, where you reach your goals while maintaining the discretion that distinguishes you and always respecting others. You have a great sense of justice and therefore treat everyone with extreme care and respect. You are often in company, in fact, you prefer team jobs to solo jobs, where you give into your innate talent of being able to reconcile everyone’s ideas and opinions.
But be careful, because for you the shape is (probably) more important than the substance. These are the traits that are most linked to you as a Libra.
The loving energy, the faithful energy, your need for a family, and intimate space to cultivate love and happiness make you feel one with Hera.
How to connect with Hera?
If you want to connect with Hera, consider casting a love spell in her name or performing a ritual for setting your intentions about your love life, like getting married or a similar milestone for you.
If you are already in a relationship, you can invoke her to guide you and your partner to live your love deeply and you can ask her for some guidance if your marriage is not in a very good place right now. She will definitely help!