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Libra is located in the summer sky just below the celestial equator between Virgo and Scorpius. As one of the constellations of the zodiac, the Sun passes through Libra from October 31 to November 23. Libra is the only zodiac constellation that is not a creature. Libra was not always considered to be a separate constellation. The two brightest stars, Zubeneschamali and Zubenelgenubi, are the Northern and Southern Claws of the scorpion Scorpius. However, the constellation is seen to be a balance and is often associated with the Goddess of Justice, neighboring Virgo.