Astrology signs

Aries Sign Astrology

Element: Fire
Quality: Cardinal
Polarity: Yang
(positive, male)
Ruling Planet: Mars
House: 
1st
Symbol: 
The Ram
Aries sign ram sketch

Psychological Need: To be self-confident and free; to lead

Best Quality: Leadership

Downside: egotistical, quick tempered, aggressiveness, hatred of restraint, officiousness (minding other people’s business, meddling)

Keywords: self-esteem, initiative, activity, pioneering, ambition, enterprise, courageous, energetic, impulsive, optimistic, egotistical, innovative, original, strong drive, leader, enthusiastic, extroverted, competitive, self-reliant, self-assured

Aries Sign Dates: approximately March 20 – April 22

About The Aries Sign

Aries is Cardinal Fire, and the first sign of the zodiac. It’s the sign of action, new beginnings, and initiative. It likes to plunge right into things without planning. The Aries sign is high energy. The birth chart house with Aries on the cusp is where you’ll tend to be active, energetic, and take initiative. Aries is the archetype of the warrior. Planets in Aries will be highly charged, expressing themselves strongly in your life.

Planets in Aries will be colored by the qualities of: self-willed urge for action, and self-assertion.

 

Taurus Sign Astrology

Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed
Polarity: Yin
(negative, female)
Ruling Planet: Venus
House: 
2nd
Symbol: 
The Bull
Sketch of a Taurus bull

Psychological Need: To be resourceful and productive

Best Quality: Stability

Downside: obstinacy, stubbornness, argumentative, possessiveness, love of rich food, dull

Keywords: affectionate, dependable, patient, stable, determination, endurance, thoroughness, conservative, harmony, possessions, practicality

Taurus Sign Dates: approximately April 21 – May 22

About The Taurus Sign

The Taurus sign is the fixed Earth sign. It is slow, steady, and mostly easygoing. They say that “slow and steady wins the race,” and Taurus proves this to be true. Taurus loves to build things, and has the determination and will-power to carry out long projects.

With Venus as its ruler, Taurus is a hopeless romantic. Taurus truly appreciates the physical beauty of the world and physical comfort. It is genuinely impressed by beautiful appearances. Taurus focuses its attention and hard work on attaining the finer things in life.

Its purposeful determination and power is used to achieve security. Taurus is a practical sign, and will not make a move unless it is assured that the person, situation, or relationship will be of use. It is sensual, perceiving through the physical senses, mostly touch. But the need for security extends to emotional security. Taurus’s need for inner security results in a possessiveness that borders on absurdity. It regards another person’s affection as it’s own property. Like a bull, Taurus plods along, dull, apathetic, and slow to anger, but once provoked, it can be cruel and malicious. Taurus is methodical and resistant to change.

Planets in Taurus will be colored by the qualities of: possessiveness, retentiveness, and steadiness

 

Gemini Sign Astrology

Element: Air
Quality: Mutable
Polarity: Yang
(positive, male)
Ruling Planet: Mercury
House: 
3rd
Symbol: 
The Twins
Gemini sign sketch

Psychological Need:To communicate

Best Quality: Versatility

Downside: changeable, fickle, indecision, superficiality, restless, nervousness

Keywords: versatile, adaptable, nonconformist, inquisitive, curious, quick-witted, communication, networking, congenial, tactful, mentality, thinking, writing, speaking, literacy, speech, intellectual

Gemini Sign Dates: approximately May 21 – June 22

About The Gemini Sign

The Gemini sign is mutable air, flitting about from place to place. Gemini has expert speaking and writing skills, able to charm the uncharmable. It captures its environment, responds immediately, and moves to a new environment. Gemini is the sign of networking and communications, gathering bits of information here and there and spreading them to others who can benefit from them.

The Gemini sign is known for its restlessness. Because of their restlessness and buzzing activity, Geminis need periods of down time. Gemini people need alone time to recharge their batteries (although Gemini does not like to be alone).

Gemini is an air sign. Emotionally detached, this is a thinking sign. The dichotomy here is that, while Gemini is ruled by Mercury, possessing genius mental powers, its energy is scattered and dispersed. The result is that “success” by society’s standards is not easily achieved. It is not focused and directed at one goal; rather it craves variety, change, and novelty. Success with Gemini can happen if the energy is somehow focused.

The Gemini sign gets bored easier than any other zodiac signs. Gemini changes and adapts to the new in the blink of an eye, leaving others wondering what happened to the “other.&quot. Maybe the symbolism of the twins originated because Gemini types change so often as to make others guess that the new personality must be someone else…a twin, perhaps.

Planets in Gemini will be colored by the qualities of: changeable curiosity, talkativeness, and friendliness

 

Cancer Zodiac Sign

Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Polarity: Yin
(negative, female)
Ruling Planet: Moon
House: 
4th
Symbol:
 The Crab
Cancer sign sketch of a crab

Psychological Need: To give and receive emotional warmth and security

Best Quality: Tenacity

Keywords: domesticity, sympathy, sensitiveness, artistry, tenacity, protectiveness, caring, nurturing, maternal

Downside: touchiness, timidity, clannishness, restlessness, indolence, overemotional, over-sentimental

Cancer Sign Dates: approximately June 21 – July 22

About The Cancer Sign

The Cancer sign is cardinal water. As such, it is something of a contradiction. As a cardinal zodiac sign, Cancer is assertive, a self-starter, and a “go-getter.” These qualities are good for business. As water, Cancer is intuitive, feeling, and nurturing. These qualities are traditionally good for being a homemaker, among other things.

Intuitive abilities also make Cancer good for business, since it can feel out good and bad situations. But, above all, Cancer is led by its emotions. The Cancer sign is highly attached to the emotional roots of the past, and it is very sensitive. Cancer’s main purpose is to build a family and acquire domestic security. It is family-oriented, and will fight to protect its own. When hurt or threatened, its immediate response is to protect itself by retreating into its shell, motivated by a need to protect its inner sensitivity. Although, it will lash out to protect family. It can also be mean and moody. Generally, Cancer is caring, nurturing, and motherly.

A planet in Cancer will be colored by the qualities of: feeling, reserve, moods (moodiness), sensitivity, and self-protection

 

Leo Sign Astrology

Element: Fire
Quality: Fixed
Polarity: Yang
(positive, male)
Ruling Planet: Sun
House: 
5th
Symbol: The Lion
Leo sign sketch of lion.

Psychological Need: To create and express oneself

Best Quality: Kindness (generosity)

Downside: domination, arrogance, autocracy, cruelty, overbearing, vanity, ostentatious, false pride

Keywords: affection, nobility, generosity, loyalty, dignity, leadership, radiant, vitality, authority, will, power

Leo Sign Dates: approximately July 21 – August 22

About Leo Zodiac Sign

The Leo sign is the fixed one of the fire signs. It is forceful, magnetic, generous, and impulsive. It has a strong and ardent love nature. Leo is moved through the heart rather than through reason. Like the lion, Leo is commanding, resolute, courageous, and high-spirited, sometimes boastfully asserting his superiority. Leo’s warmth and kindness is of the type which a good king has towards its subjects. Leo is a loyal friend or a noble enemy.

The main need for the Leo sign is to develop a genuine sense of self, present it to the world, and take pride in the expression of its creative accomplishment. The Leo sign has a never-ending source of creative energy because the Sun rules the sign of Leo. Leo focuses on the healthy expression of individual self-discovery.

Planets in Leo will be colored by the qualities of: pride and urge for recognition, and sense of drama.

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Virgo Sign Astrology

Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable
Polarity: Yin
(negative, female)
Ruling Planet: Mercury
House: 
6th
Symbol: 
The Virgin
Sketch of the Virgo sign

Psychological Need:To analyze and find order

Best Quality: Analytical

Downside: criticism, cynicism, fear of disease, perfectionism

Keywords: discrimination, analytical, methodical-ness, service, helpful, studiousness, hygiene, purity, mentality

Virgo Sign Dates: approximately August 21 – September 22

About The Virgo Sign

The Virgo sign is mutable Earth. It is critical, discriminating, fastidious about food, alert, inquisitive, ingenious, studious, industrious, smart, neat and orderly. Virgo is characterized by spontaneous helpfulness, humility, and a need to serve. Virgo works meticulously and efficiently, continually refining its efforts and skills to develop technique leading to mastery within a chosen field. It finds security if offering practical, dependable service to an organization or a cause. Virgo uses intellect critically to organize information clearly, accurately, and usefully, bringing order out of chaos.

Planets in Virgo will be colored by the qualities of: perfectionism, analysis, and fine discrimination.

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Libra Sign Astrology

Element: Air
Quality: Cardinal
Polarity: Yang
(positive, male)
Ruling Planet: Venus
House: 
7th
Symbol: 
The Scales
Sketch of Libra sign

Psychological Need: To create harmony and balance

Best Quality: Affability

Downside: always needing approbation, indecision, lack of poise, emotional fluctuation, can’t say no

Keywords: balance, harmony, companionship, charm, social grace, justice, courtesy, hopefulness, artistic ability, attractiveness, fairness

Libra Sign Dates: approximately September 21 – October 22

About The Libra Sign

The Libra sign is cardinal air. It is intuitive, perceptive (ability to see both sides of any situation), impartial, just, fair, harmonious, amiable and diplomatic. Libra is always comparing and reasoning. Because of this, Libra seeks a balanced exchange in one-on-one partnerships and marriage, and seeks harmony in groups.

Thanks to its ruling planet, Venus, Libra has finesse. Libra uses diplomacy and tact to make social efforts effective. It is motivated by a need to see justice done. Libra will negotiate for fairness with regard to every group represented within a community. Ruled by Venus, Libra has artistic talents, loves music, singing and dancing, and has a strong capacity for partnership. Libra is in love with love, and loves to be in a relationship.

Being gifted with the ability to see both sides of any situation, and the endless weighing of options makes Libra changeable, moody and somewhat fickle. It’s inclined to build castles in the air. Libra is light and suave, but also easily disturbed like the balance. Libra avoids disturbing the peace, and will be dishonest rather than ruffle someone’s feathers. Libra does not like to create waves or add flame to a fire.

Planets in the Libra sign will be colored by the qualities of: balance, impartiality, and tact.

Scorpio Sign Astrology

Element: Water

Scorpio sign sketch

Psychological Need:To experience intense emotional transformation

Best Quality: Resourcefulness

Downside: discord, misuse of sex, passion, temper, willfulness, vindictive, resentful, jealousy, envy, possessiveness, troublesome, uncompromising

Keywords: regeneration, courage, desire, resourcefulness, cunning, secretive, austere, determined

Scorpio Sign Dates: approximately October 21 – November 22

About The Scorpio Sign

The Scorpio sign is fixed water. It is a potent, powerful sign, characterized by an ardent love nature, tremendous staying power, intense emotions, compulsive desires, secrecy, and stinging revenge. Scorpio is extremely loyal with loved ones, but when hurt, it becomes self-centered ever ready with stinging sarcasm. Scorpio is industrious, strong willed, and self-assertive, while silent, subtle, tricky, and surprisingly heroic in danger. Scorpio is a good detective, focusing on working out the hidden issues that arise from partnerships. It must learn to feel emotions without restraining them, and without going to extremes. Restraining emotions causes blockages that lead to compulsive behaviors. Scorpio is associated with the secret forces of nature, sex, healing power, military affairs, surgery, and magic.

Planets in the Scorpio sign will be colored by the qualities of: compulsive desires, depth, control, passion, and secrecy.

Quality: Fixed
Polarity: Yin
(negative, female)

Ruling Planet: Pluto/Mars
House: 
8th
Symbol: 
The Scorpion

Sagittarius Sign Astrology

Element: Fire
Quality: Mutable
Polarity: Yang 
(positive, male)
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
House: 
9th
Symbol: The Archer/Centaur
Sagittarius sign sketch of a centaur

Motto: I see.

Psychological Need: To explore and expand horizons

Best Quality: Loyalty

Downside: over-confidence, dogmatism, bluntness, exaggeration, fanaticism, antics, gambling

Keywords: aspiration, love of freedom, expansion, exploration, idealism, luck, orthodox religion, philosophy, law, generosity, optimism, honesty

Sagittarius Sign Dates: approximately November 21 – December 22

Sagittarius Characteristics

Sagittarians are very restless. They are visionaries, and they need to seek out new horizons. Whatever life throws at them, they go around with a bold and optimistic attitude. To them, life is a trip full of adventures.

They are positive and enthusiastic, and many times fortune smiles at them. When faced with the whims of destiny, they always react with generosity, tolerance and joy.

They are expansive people, who need to explore new territories and continuously challenge themselves.

This restlessness is reflected on the intellectual plane in their love of study, and on the material plane in their insatiable passion for travel. In fact, many try to combine both hobbies

 

Capricorn sign Astrology

Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Polarity: Yin 
(negative, female)
Ruling Planet: Saturn
House: 
10th
Symbol: The Goat/Sea Goat
Capricorn sign art: sea goat sketch

Motto: I use.

Psychological Need: To find structure and social acknowledgment

Best Quality: Diplomacy

Downside: pride, suspicion, selfishness, resentfulness, pessimism, unforgiving, deceitfulness, justice without mercy

Keywords: ambition, conservatism, conscientiousness, organization, position, honors, justice, caution, economy, authority,

Capricorn Sign Dates: approximately December 21 – January 22

Capricorn Characteristics

Capricorn are ambitious, aspiring to reach the very top. They carefully plan the climb to the top and work tirelessly until they get what they want. They proceed at a regular pace and cling to their goals with determination and tenacity.

As soon as they conquer a goal with success, instead of getting comfortable, they continue scanning the horizon in search of new goals.

They are serious and disciplined, and they need to do lots of organizing and planning before making a move. They set long-term objectives and well-defined goals. They like to know where they are going and why.

Patient, cautious, and straightforward, they only worry about practical and tangible things.

Capricorns place great importance on their career, since their self-esteem depends on the success and respect they obtain in it.

 

Aquarius Astrology sign

Element: Air
Quality: Fixed
Polarity: Yang (positive, male)
Ruling Planet:Uranus/Saturn
House: 11th
Symbol: The Water-bearer
Aquarius zodiac sign sketch: water bearer

Motto: I know.

Psychological Need: To innovate, be original, and break forms

Best Quality: Altruism

Downside: argumentative, impractical, emotionally-detached, dictatorship, stubborn or closed-minded, rebellious

Keywords: humanitarianism, independence, originality, progressiveness, cooperation, brotherhood, diplomacy, altruism

Aquarius Sign Dates: approximately January 20 – February 19

Aquarius Characteristics

Aquarians have a strong and independent personality that encourages them to rebel against conventional and restrictive attitudes.

They are bright and restless and have an open character.

Idealists and innovators, they always have an original point of view.

Fascinated by the idea of a global village, Aquarius finds it difficult to adopt a single point of view.

When they feel restricted, they rebel immediately.

They hate to fall into routine. When that inevitably happens, they make sure to mark out a radical and exciting change in their lives.

They are passionate about technological advances, and often rush to acquire the latest gadgets.

Aquarians are very persuasive and somewhat (ironically) inflexible in their opinions.

They tend to be pacifists and reject all forms of violence.

Pisces Astrology Sign

Element: Water
Quality: Mutable
Polarity: Yin 
(negative, female)
Ruling Planet: Neptune/Jupiter
House: 
12th
Symbol: 
The Fish
Pisces sign fish sketch

Psychological Need: To gain faith and belief in transcendence

Best Quality: Sympathy

Downside: worry, psychic negativity, introspection, lack of confidence, secretiveness, seclusion, procrastination, sorrow

Keywords: compassion, universality, intuitiveness, inspiration, renunciation, sacrifice

Pisces Sign Dates: approximately February 18 – March 21

About The Pisces Sign

The Pisces sign is mutable water. It is characterized by sensitiveness to super-physical (supernatural) influences, a sense of unity with all life, mysticism, ripe destiny, and sacrifice. Pisces is mediumistic, sympathetic, gentle, negative, shy, timid, loyal and dependent.  It is extremely sensitive to its surroundings, and to the thoughts and feelings of others. Pisces unconsciously absorbs its surroundings.

Pisces blends into its environment much like a chameleon does. The benefit is the ability to fit in anywhere, but the downside is that Pisces disappears in the process. It is confiding, trustful, and easily led. Pisces serves and sacrifices itself others. At the same time, one cannot hold or grasp Pisces.

Pisces is fond of sensation and inclined to drift. It is a lover of peace, ease and security. Pisces habitually lives in its feelings, not protecting them like them Cancer or Scorpio, but actually living in the feeling world, as if the intangible were tangible. For Pisces, the intangible is tangible. For sensitive Pisces, feelings are as real as any material substance; the spiritual world is as real as the physical.

Pisces has extra-sensory perception, and is attuned to a higher dimension (that the rest of us who lack that vision call “imagination”). Having VIP access into the intangible world of imagination, Pisces possesses artistic, musical, and poetic qualities. On the negative side, Pisces might escape into that world, never to return.

Planets in the Pisces sign will be colored by the qualities of: soul yearnings, idealism, oneness, inspiration, and vulnerability

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