Zodiac Sun Signs: Birth Dates, Characteristics & Meanings
Aries (Mar. 21 – April 19)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Symbol: The Ram.
Ruling Planet: Mars.
Cardinal Fire Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Am.”
Colors: Red, Black, White.
Flower: Tiger Lily.
Rules: The Head.
Gems: Ruby & Diamond
Aries is: restless, impatient, creative, on the go, and loves new challenges, life & experiences. Aries acts as the pioneer adventurer with courage, daring and boldness.
Symbol: The Bull.
Ruling Planet: Venus.
Fixed Earth Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Have.”
Colors: Pastels & Blue.
Rules: Neck & Throat.
Taurus is: sensual, earthy, loyal, materialistic, possessive, stable, stubborn and jealous. Taurus is steady, deliberate, and determined.
Symbol: The Twins.
Ruling Planet: Mercury.
Mutable Air Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Think.”
Colors: Silver & Orange.
Rules: Hands & Lungs.
Gems: Agate & Citrine.
Gemini is: a communicator, has an active mind and a quick wit and is mentally agile. Gemini can be nervous, versatile, excitable, inventive, conversational, unreliable and curious.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Symbol: The Crab.
Ruling Planet: Moon.
Cardinal Water Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Feel.”
Colors: Pearl, Lavender, Silver.
Rules: Breast & Stomach.
Gems: Alexandrite & Moonstone.
Cancer is: intuitive, psychic, sensitive, creative, possessive, moody, creative, domestic, empathetic and insecure. Cancer can be protective, domestic and sympathetic.
Symbol: The Lion.
Ruling Planet: Sun.
Fixed Fire Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Will.”
Colors: Golden Yellow & Orange.
Rules: Heart & Back.
Gems: Amber & Citrine
Leo is: a leader, vain, stubborn, generous, proud, independent, spirited, dramatic, assertive, enthusiastic and loyal. Leo can be self-aware, proud, regal, challenging, brave and creative.
Symbol: The Virgin.
Ruling Planet: Mercury.
Mutable Earth Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Analyze.”
Colors: Indigo, Green & Grey.
Rules: Hands, Abdomen.
Gems: Sapphire & Tiger’s Eye.
Virgo is: logical, serious, thoughtful, modest, critical, reserved and clean. Virgo can be busy, concerned, careful, practical, analytical and discriminating.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Symbol: The Scales.
Ruling Planet: Venus.
Cardinal Air Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Weigh.”
Colors: Blue & Pink.
Flower: Pink Rose.
Rules: Lumbar & Lower Back.
Gems: Sapphire & Opal.
Libra is: modest, artistic, particular and sensitive. Libra can be diplomatic, compassionate, attentive, wimpy, charming and peaceful.
Symbol: The Scorpion.
Ruling Planet: Pluto.
Fixed Water Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Desire.”
Colors: Dark Red.
Flower: Honeysuckle & Gardenia.
Metal: Iron & Steel.
Rules: Pelvis & Reproductive System.
Gems: Opal, Topaz & Hematite.
Scorpio is: intense, secretive, powerful, energetic, creative, scientific and competitive. Scorpio can be penetrating and genuine.
Symbol: The Archer or Centaur.
Mutable Fire Sign.
Key Phrase: “I See.”
Colors: Purple & Red.
Rules: Hips & Thighs.
Gems: Topaz & Lapis Lazuli.
Sagittarius is: self-reliant, ambitious, honest, charitable, noble and social. Sagittarius can be enthusiastic, profound, generous, optimistic, unpredictable and frank.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Symbol: The Sea Goat.
Ruling Planet: Saturn.
Cardinal Earth Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Use.”
Colors: Brown, Earthy Colors.
Rules: Knees & Bones.
Gems: Onyx & Garnet. Capricorn is: persevering, patient, conventional, practical and disciplined. Capricorn can be practical, unemotional, sober, orderly, controlling and manipulative.
Symbol: The Water Bearer.
Ruling Planet: Uranus.
Fixed Air Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Know.”
Colors: Electric Blue, Psychadelic.
Flower: Lilacs, Orchids.
Rules: Legs, knees & ankles.
Gems: Amazonite, Turquoise.
Aquarius is: idealistic, independent, philosophical, patient, unconventional and a humanitarian. Aquarius can be aspiring, unconventional and humane.
Symbol: The Fish.
Ruling Planet: Neptune.
Mutable Water Sign.
Key Phrase: “I Perceive.”
Colors: Turquoise Blue, Sea Green.
Flower: Lotus, Tuber Rose.
Rules: Feet, Lymphatics & Liver.
Gems: Aquamarine, Amethyst.
Pisces is: mystical, compassionate, tolerant, modest, emotional, submissive and changeable. Pisces can be intuitive, accepting, understanding, willing to sacrifice and accepting.
Qualities of the 12 Zodiac Signs.
The Zodiac Elements.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. People with lots of fire in their chart are very active and involved and “can do” all kinds of things. Those with little fire can’t get started and may need someone to light a fire under them.
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. People with lots of earth are very practical. They can see how to do and use things. Those with little earth can’t be objective, aren’t grounded or practical.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. People with lots of air are analytical; they are able to resolve and draw conclusions. Those with little air have trouble with abstractions and ideas – getting the “big picture.”
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. People with lots of water are very feeling and “sense”-ative. Those with little water can’t get a feel for things; they run cool.
The Zodiac Modalities.
Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn. People with a heavy emphasis in cardinal signs are self-starters, doers. They initiate and get things moving. Folks with few planets in cardinal signs may have trouble getting the ball rolling.
Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. People with a heavy emphasis in fixed signs hang onto and preserve life. They are at the center of things and are hard to budge. Folks with few planets in fixed signs may have trouble persevering and lack stick-to-it-ive-ness.
Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces. People with a heavy emphasis in mutable signs are on the move and transformative. They communicate and assist things to change. Folks with few planets in mutable signs may have trouble adapting or being flexible.
The Zodiac Chart Wheel
First house — News, impulse, start. Live action, what’s “happening” or fresh. The way you come across, thus appearance, persona, head, identity.
Second house — Possessions, money. How you receive, have, value, or embody things.
Third house — Searches, investigations, inquiries, explorations. Communications – thinking, writing, letters, gossip, media.
Fourth house — Home and property. Environment, sensate body, experience, heart of the matter. Prime of life or center of an experience – body, incarnation. Finding.
Fifth house — Awareness, pride, self-discovery. Self-expression, emotions, stepping-out. Offspring, creations, teaching, acting, playing. Sports.
Sixth house — Maintenance, salvage, conservation, purity, harvesting, service, repair. Working for others. Analytical skills. Health and sickness. Detailed work, crafts.
Seventh house — Your marriage, partner, union, and yoga. Compassion, response. Spirit of cooperation.
Eighth house — Obligations, debts and assets, excess, death. Initiation, purification, purgatory. Dross, furnace.
Ninth house — Seed essence, bare facts, relics, religion, philosophy. Enduring thoughts, ideas. Long thoughts, long journeys.
Tenth house — Career. Practical talents. Ideals. Where you see most clearly, clairvoyance. Thus your particular management, practical vision, and supervisory skills. Where you can see to do.
Eleventh house — Larger goals. Putting ideas to work. Impersonal drive to realize your ideals. Working with others in groups, organization, friends. Planning. Humanitarian, community to improve.
Twelfth house — Limits, confines, hidden faults. Therefore confinement, prisons, dues, karma. Attitude, psychology, acceptance, sacrifice, forbearance.