Signs of the Zodiac - When the Stars Speak

March 25, 2018

 

 

 

Understanding the signs of the Zodiac

 

The stars have a lot to say. They influence you everyday, whether you are knowledgeable or receptive to this or not.

 

If you are interested in learning more about yourself and what has helped to make you who you are since birth, understanding the signs of the zodiac might be fascinating to you. Even skeptics might find themselves surprised by some of the accuracies they find while studying their signs.

 

If anything, it’s always fun to explore something from a different perspective. Astrology has been present for centuries and rooted in beliefs across the world.

 

Take a moment to analyse yourself and those close to you and see if you can uncover some truth from the stars’ alignments.

 

Sun Signs

The most popular aspect of astrology and what you might already know is your sun sign. To figure out your sun sign all you need to know is your date of birth.

 

Then you can probably find the horoscope section in your local paper or online and see what sign your birth date falls within.

 

There are twelve signs of the zodiac, meaning that the sign that the sun was traveling through at the time of your birth is your sun sign.


The position of the sun in your birth chars governs your individuality, distinctive style and your drive to fulfill your goals in life.

 

 

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If you are born at the very beginning or end of an astrological sign, you are on the ‘cusp.’  To be more specific, you are on a ‘cusp’ if your birthdate is within the first five days or the last five days of a sign.

 

If this is the case for you, you are under the influence of both signs, however, your true sun sign holds the stronger influence over you. 
 

The twelve signs of the zodiac are:

 Aries (March 21-April 19)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Pisces (February 19-March 20)


 

 

 

Your Sun Sign Explained 

Aries (March 21-April 19)
The Ram
Fire Sign
Ruled by the Planet Mars
 
Characteristics:

  • Leader

  • Energetic

  • Accepts challenges

  • Risk taker

  • Jealous

  • Impulsive

  • Brash

Concerned with:

  • Action and adventure

  • Asserting themselves

  • Competition and winning or being first

  • Having personal control

  • Courage and honesty

 
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The Bull
Earth Sign
Ruled by the Planet Venus
 
Characteristics:

  • Careful and conservative outlook

  • Dependable and loyal

  • Loving and artistic

  • Thorough and attentive

  • Stubborn

  • Tendency to be self-indulgent

  • Materialistic

Concerned with:

  • Beauty and romance, sentimentality

  • Wealth and prosperity

  • Nature, harmony and love of living things

  • Habit and organization

  • Cautiousness & trustworthiness

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The Twins
Air Sign
Ruled by the Planet Mercury
 
Characteristics:

  • Youthful and quick

  • Inquisitive

  • Entertaining and charming

  • Inventive

  • Gossipy and noncommittal

  • Impatient and fickle

  • Dual personality

Concerned with:

  • Communication and articulation

  • Wit, instinct and persuasion

  • Intellect and education

  • Curiosity and exploration

  • Attention to details

 
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The Crab
Water Sign
Ruled by the Moon
 
Characteristics:

  • Kind and compassionate

  • Helpful and protective

  • Shrewd and intuitive

  • Easily hurt and moody

  • Possessive

Concerned with:

  • Sensitivity and defense

  • Home, protection and comfort

  • Family and sentimentality

  • Money, business, and response to public need

  • Nurturing instincts

 
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The Lion
Fire Sign
Ruled by the Sun
 
Characteristics:

  • Honest and loyal

  • Friendly and kind

  • Courageous

  • Sense of dignity and pride

  • Stubborn and arrogant

  • Cold-hearted when hurt

 

 Concerned with

  • Pleasure, fun and playfulness

  • Romance and love affairs

  • Taking risks

  • Performance, drama and the limelight

  • Appreciation and compliments

 

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The Virgin
Earth Sign
Ruled by the Planer Mercury

Characteristics:

  • Humane and helpful

  • Witty and charming

  • Organized and knowledgeable

  • Cranky and irritable

  • Nervous and worried

    Concerned with:

  • Self-perfection

  • Altruism and responsibility

  • Strength of character

  • Logical thought and hard work

  • Cleanliness and Health 

 
Libra (September 23- October 22)
The Scales
Air Sign
Ruled by the Planet Venus

Characteristics:

  • Good companion and sincere

  • Excellent mediator and negotiator

  • Charming and cooperative

  • Loving and romantic

  • Narcissistic

  • Indecisive

    Concerned with:

  • Partnerships and relationships

  • Ideas, opinions, and diplomacy

  • Harmony and balance

  • Tact, argument and self-control

  • Rational thought


Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
The Scorpion
Water Sign
Ruled by the Planets Mars and Pluto

Characteristics:

  • Emotional and sensual

  • Protective and passionate

  • Compassionate and concerned

  • Quick tempered and suspicious

  • Secretive and moody

    Concerned with:

  • Pushing the boundaries of discovery

  • Regeneration and transformation

  • Social revolution and change

  • Passion, life and sensuality

 
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
The Archer
Fire Sign
Ruled by the Planet Jupiter

Characteristics:

  • Frank and open

  • Sees the best in people, optimistic

  • Spiritual and enthusiastic

  • Happy-go-lucky

  • Happy-go-lucky

  • Indulgent and uncommitted

    Concerned with:

  • Philosophy, idealism and spiritual growth

  • Positive outlook and optimism in forward thinking

  • Travel and freedom of movement

  • Imagination and aspirations

  • Wit and intellect


Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
The Goat
Earth Sign
Ruled by the Planet Saturn
 
Characteristics:

  • Cautious and realistic

  • Hard working and good organization skills

  • Calculates risks effectively

  • Loyal and concerned

  • Egotistical and unforgiving

  • Anxious tendencies

    Concerned with:

  • Practicality, realism and accomplishment

  • High status and good quality with success

  • Responsibility, difficulties and problems

  • Wisdom and loyalty

  • Sensitivity to beauty


Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

The Water Bearer
Air Sign
Ruled by the Planet Uranus and Saturn
 
Characteristics:

  • Independence of thought and action

  • Communicative and inventive

  • Intense interest in people

  • Communicative

  • Unwillingness to fight for beliefs

  • Uncertainty and lack of confidence

    Concerned with:

  • Scientific analysis, experimentation and detachment

  • Friendship, courtesy and kindness

  • Eccentricity and independence

  • Recognition and creative arts

  • Mystery, intrigue and originality


Pisces (February 19-March 20)

The Fishes
Water Sign
Ruled by the Planet Neptune
 
Characteristics:

  • Loving and caring

  • Shy and mystical

  • Understanding of others

  • Creative

  • Self-pitying

  • Can lose touch with reality

 


Concerned with:

  • Compassion, sympathy and love

  • Art, drama, music, and dance

  • Sensitivity and intuition

  • Fulfillment of life

  • Unusual talent, memory and wisdom



Birth Chart

 

Astrology for each individual goes much deeper than sun signs though, and the above descriptions just scratched the surface. Every one has a complete birth chart.

 

This is the alignment of all the planets at the time of their birth. Each planet and the zodiac sign it falls within reveals varying characteristics and life traits. For example, the moon sign reveals a person’s inner emotions.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the signs of the zodiac, there are various online Birth Chart calculators you can use or visit a local professional.

 

 

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