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Libra Zodiac Sign – The Reason and Origin of Scales Sign of Libra

Have you ever wondered why Scales is the sign of Libra Zodiac? It is widely believed that it was ancient Hindus and Egyptians who divided a year into spring, summer, autumn and winter and assigned to each season three constellations through which the Sun passed. The reason and origin of Scales Sign of Libra is amusing but apt.

Libra is also referred as Scales (September 24 – October 23) as per Solar Calendar.

The reason for the name Libra is because day and night are of equal length during this period just like the two scales having equal weight.