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The 12 Zodiac Sign Meanings, Characteristics and Dates
Aries (born Mar. 21 – April 19)
Symbol: Ram. Aries is: restless, impatient, creative, on the go, and loves new challenges, life & experiences. Ruling planet: Mars. Aries is a cardinal fire sign. Key phrase: “I am.” Colors: red, black, white. Flower: Tiger Lily. Metal: iron. Rules: the head. Gems: ruby & diamond. Aries acts as the pioneer adventurer with courage, daring and boldness.
Taurus (born April 20 – May 20)
Symbol: Bull. Taurus is: sensual, earthy, loyal, materialistic, stable, stubborn, jealous and possessive. Ruling planet: Venus. Taurus is a fixed earth sign. Key phrase: “I have.” Colors: pastels & blue. Flower: violets. Metal: copper. Rules: neck & throat. Gems: emeralds. Taurus is steady, deliberate, and determined.
Gemini (born May 21 – June 20)
Symbol: Twins. Gemini is: a communicator, has an active mind and a quick wit and is mentally agile. Ruling planet: Mercury. Gemini is a mutable air sign. Key phrase: “I think.” Colors: silver & orange. Flower: orchid. Metal: quicksilver. Rules: hands & lungs. Gems: agate & citrine. Gemini can be nervous, versatile, excitable, inventive, conversational, unreliable and curious.
Cancer (born June 21 – July 22)
Symbol: Crab. Cancer is: intuitive, psychic, sensitive, creative, possessive, moody, creative, domestic, empathetic and insecure. Ruling planet: Moon. Cancer is a cardinal water sign. Key phrase: “I feel.” Colors: pearl, lavender and silver. Flower: lotus. Metal: silver. Rules: breast & stomach. Gems: alexandrite & moonstone. Cancer can be protective, domestic and sympathetic.
Leo (born July 23 – August 22)
Symbol: Lion. Leo is: a leader, vain, stubborn, generous, proud, independent, spirited, dramatic, assertive, enthusiastic and loyal. Ruling planet: Sun. Leo is a fixed fire sign. Key phrase: “I will.” Colors: golden yellow & orange. Flower: marigold. Metal: gold. Rules: heart & back. Gems: ruby. Leo can be self-aware, proud, regal, challenging, brave and creative.
Virgo (born August 23 – September 22)
Symbol: Virgin. Virgo is: logical, serious, thoughtful, modest, critical, reserved and clean. Ruling planet: Mercury. Virgo is a mutable earth sign. Key phrase: “I analyze.” Colors: indigo, green & grey. Flower: forget-me-nots. Metal: nickel. Rules: hands & abdomen. Gems: sapphire & tiger’s eye. Virgo can be busy, concerned, careful, practical, analytical and discriminating.
Libra (born September 23 – October 22)
Symbol: Scales. Libra is: modest, artistic, particular and sensitive. Ruling planet: Venus. Libra is a cardinal air sign. Key phrase: “I weigh.” Colors: blue & pink. Flower: pink rose. Metal: copper. Rules: lumbar & lower back. Gems: sapphire & opal. Libra can be diplomatic, compassionate, attentive, wimpy, charming and peaceful.
Scorpio (born October 23 – November 21)
Symbol: Scorpion. Scorpio is: intense, secretive, powerful, energetic, creative, scientific and competitive. Ruling planet: Pluto. Scorpio is a 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 can be intense, penetrating and genuine.
Sagittarius (born November 22 – December 21)
Symbol: Archer or Centaur. Sagittarius is: self-reliant, ambitious, honest, charitable, noble and social. Ruling planet: Jupiter. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign. Key phrase: “I see.” Colors: purple & red. Flower: jasmine. Metal: tin. Rules: hips & thighs. Gems: topaz & lapis lazuli. Sagittarius can be enthusiastic, profound, generous, optimistic, unpredictable and frank.
Capricorn (born December 22 – January 19)
Symbol: Sea Goat. Capricorn is: persevering, patient, conventional, practical and disciplined. Ruling planet: Saturn. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. Key phrase: “I use.” Colors: brown, earthy colors. Flower: geranium. Metal: silver. Rules: knees & bones. Gems: onyx & garnet. Capricorn can be practical, unemotional, sober, orderly, controlling and manipulative.
Aquarius (born January 20 – February 18)
Symbol: Water Bearer. Aquarius is: idealistic, independent, philosophical, patient, unconventional and a humanitarian. Ruling planet: Uranus. Aquarius is a fixed air sign. Key phrase: “I know.” Colors: electric blue & psychedelic. Flower: lilacs & orchids. Metal: aluminum. Rules: legs, knees & ankles. Gems: amazonite & turquoise. Aquarius can be aspiring, unconventional and humane.
Pisces (born February 19 – March 20)
Symbol: Fish. Pisces is: mystical, compassionate, tolerant, modest, emotional, submissive and changeable. Ruling planet: Neptune. Pisces is a mutable water sign. Key phrase: “I perceive.” Colors: turquoise blue & sea green. Flower: lotus & tuber rose. Metal: platinum. Rules: feet, lymphatics & liver. Gems: aquamarine & amethyst. Pisces can be intuitive, accepting, understanding, willing to sacrifice and accepting.
Qualities of the 12 Zodiac Signs.
The 12 zodiac signs have different qualities. Certain groups of zodiac signs share similar qualities. The two most popular methods for zodiac sign grouping are elements and modalities.
The Zodiac Elements.
A very popular grouping of the signs is that of the four elements – fire, earth, air, and water.
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.
: 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.
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.”
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.
Another popular way of grouping the zodiac signs is by cardinal, fixed, and mutable.
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.
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.
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
Here are some brief descriptions of the 12 astrological zodiac houses and what they mean.
: News, impulse, start. Live action, what’s “happening” or fresh. The way you come across, thus appearance, persona, head, identity.
: Possessions, money. How you receive, have, value, or embody things.
: Searches, investigations, inquiries, explorations. Communications – thinking, writing, letters, gossip, media.
: Home and property. Environment, sensate body, experience, heart of the matter. Prime of life or center of an experience – body, incarnation. Finding.
: Awareness, pride, self-discovery. Self-expression, emotions, stepping-out. Offspring, creations, teaching, acting, playing. Sports.
: Maintenance, salvage, conservation, purity, harvesting, service, repair. Working for others. Analytical skills. Health and sickness. Detailed work, crafts.
: Your marriage, partner, union, and yoga. Compassion, response. Spirit of cooperation.
: Obligations, debts and assets, excess, death. Initiation, purification, purgatory. Dross, furnace.
: Seed essence, bare facts, relics, religion, philosophy. Enduring thoughts, ideas. Long thoughts, long journeys.
: 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.
: Larger goals. Putting ideas to work. Impersonal drive to realize your ideals. Working with others in groups, organization, friends. Planning. Humanitarian, community to improve.
: Limits, confines, hidden faults. Therefore confinement, prisons, dues, karma. Attitude, psychology, acceptance, sacrifice, forbearance.
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