the Scales

The last of the 12 signs of the Zodiac to be created. The stars of Libra were once part of the constellation of Scorpius. The two brightest stars, Zubeneschamali and Zubenelgenubi, mean "northern claw" and "southern claw", which indicate they were once the claws of the scorpion. Libra became a separate constellation with the Romans. During that time the sun entered this constellation during the Autumnal equinox, a time of year when day and night are nearly equal, or balanced. Libra can be found to the immediate west of Scorpius.