The sign of the new zodiac entered in September is Libra, the personification of law and justice. The almanac shows libra as a male figure holding a balanced pair of scales in his left hand, one side of the scale extends off the edge of the parchment. The figure’s right hand is raised with a digit extended and eyes looking upward, perhaps in judgement or in deference to heavenly law. Libra is more often represented as a woman, recalling Themis the Greek goddess of divine law and order. The man depicted here wears brown leg coverings and a green tunic with a high neck, cinched waist and band near the bottom. His hair is red with a suggestion of short curls. He appears under the heading ‘Sol in libra’ denoting that the sun is in the longitude of the constellation of libra.