Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments of the sky, each represented by a symbol. Together these are called the Zodiac, and form form a circle around Earth. These segments called constellations are centered on the ecliptic. (The ecliptic is the path that the Sun follows through the sky over the course of the year).
According to astrology, celestial phenomena in the zodiac reflect or govern human activity , so that the twelve signs are held to represent twelve basic personality types. As the Earth revolves around the Sun , a different part of the sky becomes visible each month, thus a different one of these 12 constellations can be seen above the horizon. The visible constellation at the time of your birth represents your birth sign.
There are also Sun signs and Moon signs, both of which depend on your date of birth. The position of the Sun is considered within one of the twelve zodiac signs depending on the month of birth. This sign is then called your sun sign or star sign of the month you were born. The position of the Moon is also considered. The moon is associated with a person’s emotional make-up, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories and moods. It is also associated with the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, and the past.
Each sign has certain characteristics; but the astrological signs are also categorized in several ways :
First, they are grouped by element :
are associated with action, enthusiasm and leadership, as well as an openness to change.
embody emotion, sensitivity and compassion.
symbolize practicality and a focus on material goals.
are the signs of the intellect.
The Three Qualities
The Qualities assign the Astrological Signs into three groups of four. They are occasionally referred to as crosses because each quality forms a cross when drawn across the zodiac.
- Aries – (Spring)
- Cancer – (Summer)
- Libra – (Autumn)
- Capricorn – (Winter)
If you are a Cardinal sign your job is to initiate the season. You are the leader which brings forth that season. Cardinal signs are pioneering and enterprising.
- Taurus – (Spring)
- Leo – (Summer)
- Scorpio – (Autumn)
- Aquarius – (Winter)
If you are a Fixed sign, you are the second month in that season and it is your job to maintain that season. Fixed signs concentrate energy and solidify ideas.
- Gemini – (Late spring)
- Virgo – (Late summer)
- Sagittarius – (Late autumn)
- Pisces – (Late winter)
If you are a Mutable sign, your sign is the third (and final) month within each season. The role for these signs is to prepare for the transition to the next season. Their traits are communication, flexibility, and destruction.
|NAME||ENGLISH NAME||ELEMENT||QUALITY||POLARITY||PLANET||PERIOD OF BIRTH|
|Capricorn||The Sea-goat||Earth||Cardinal||Negative||Saturn||December 23 – January 20|
|Aquarius||The Water-Carrier||Air||Fixed||Positive||Uranus||January 21 – February 19|
|Pisces||The Fish||Water||Mutable||Negative||Neptune||February 20 – March 20|
|Aries||The Ram||Fire||Cardinal||Positive||Mars||March 21 – April 20|
|Taurus||The Bull||Earth||Fixed||Negative||Venus||April 21 – May 21|
|Gemini||The Twins||Air||Mutable||Positive||Mercury||May 22 – June 21|
|Cancer||The Crab||Water||Cardinal||Negative||Moon||June 22 – July 22|
|Leo||The Lion||Fire||Fixed||Positive||Sun||July 23 – August 21|
|Virgo||The Virgin||Earth||Mutable||Negative||Mercury||August 22 – September 23|
|Libra||The Scales||Air||Cardinal||Positive||Venus||September 24 – October 23|
|Scorpio||The Scorpion||Water||Fixed||Negative||Pluto||October 24 – November 22|
|Sagittarius||The Archer||Fire||Mutable||Positive||Jupiter||November 23 – December 22|