March 21- April 19
Aries is ruled by Mars, and its symbol is the Ram. Aries is a Fire sign, impulsive and energetic.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and thus, it represents new beginnings. Arian’s are typically full of creative energy, enthusiasm, and a great inner drive to prove themselves. They express themselves through action and are constantly seeking experiences that give them the opportunity to prove they are the best.
There is little timidity in people under this sign – like the Ram, Arians are confident doers who often forge ahead confidently, regardless of the consequences. This impulsiveness can sometimes lead to problems when they leap before they look. They are not afraid to take risks or to gamble to have their way. If they can temper their impulsive drives, Arians can accomplish much and be successful leaders. They constantly seek to be the best at whatever they do and would rather have fame and fortune than material wealth.
Arians crave independence and often seek positions of authority. Optimism runs through their veins and it is hard to discourage them from tasks they have begun (However, they are notorious for not finishing what they start). Their high-spirits are very contagious and are never daunted by fear of failure.
As friends Arians are high-spirited and generous, though sometimes they must control their competitive impulses and how they affect those around them. They must learn to temper their aggressiveness and use reason and diplomacy when dealing with others.
July 23-August 22
Leo is ruled by the Sun, and its symbol is the Lion. Leo is a Fire sign, creative and grandiose.
Just like the Sun is the center of our planetary system, Leos see themselves as the center of all life. There is no sign in the Zodiac more proud or regal. Like their symbol the Lion, Leos rule majestically over their respective kingdoms, be they an entire nation, an office, or simply a household.
Leos are warm and generous by nature and believe in giving themselves wholeheartedly to the right causes. In return, however, they expect the same loyalty and integrity they exhibit from others. The role they assume is that of nobility and therefore tend to do things in a grand and flamboyant manner. Leos feel most in their element when they are the object of everyone’s attention and will seek the spotlight whenever they can. They have a talent for appearing regal and stately before others and spend a great deal of energy influencing how others perceive them.
Leos are practical, enthusiastic, hard working, and remarkably self-confident. They tend to gravitate towards positions of authority and their strong sense of integrity and optimism make them excellent leaders. They are at their best in positions of power and responsibility. However, like the Lion, they can become lazy and indolent if their desire for authority is not fulfilled.
Leos like the good life and will spare no expense to surround themselves with the finest luxuries and most lavish possessions. Nothing is too good for them, from the restaurants they frequent to the way they dress. They have a dislike for the ordinary and the routine, and are constantly seeking new excitement.
If Leos have an Achilles heel it is in their insatiable thirst for admiration. Their egos demand constant flattery and praise. If they not receive their share, they become withdrawn and sulky, but are too proud to ask for complements. However, their natural optimism and sunny disposition brings them back around, and before long, they are back to their original pomp and flamboyance.
November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and its symbol is the Archer. Sagittarius is a Fire sign, straight-forward and free.
Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, Sagittarians always seem to be in the right place at the right time. Like the arrow that always finds its target, Sagittarians always find themselves in the best of fortunes. They are naturally enthusiastic, restless, and too optimistic to let anything rain on their parade.
Sagittarians have a longing for the new and exciting and have an inner desire to always roam free and unrestrained. They prize freedom and liberty above anything else, and they are often energentic and outgoing. Their inquisitive nature leads them on never-ending adventures that involve travel, discovery, or unconventional diversions. This comes at a cost, however, as many Saggitarians drift towards relationships that are never allowed to develop deep roots. This is not to say that they cannot be excellent friends, though „no strings attached“ is usually the rule.
Sagittarians are very idealistic and straight-forward. They will let you know what is on their mind whether you like it or not. They posses an uncanny sense of intuition though they bore easily once they have figured something out. They are gifted story tellers, and their charms and sense of humor are amongst the most liked in the zodiac. Their honesty and candor are admired traits, but many Sagittarians easily assume that everyone else shares in their integrity.
Though Sagittarians live for tomorrow, they can be the best of companions. Despite their occasional irresponsibility, it is often hard to resist the charms of a Sagittarian.
The Significance of The Signs:
The planets represent the energies that drive your physical, emotional mental and intuitional systems. These energies manifest themselves differently depending on the positions of the planets in the signs of the zodiac. Different signs channel the energies into different behavior patterns, which are then recognized as personality traits. The traits associated with each sign are as follows:
Aries: Outgoing Taurus: Conservative
Gemini: Versatile Cancer: Emotional
Leo: Authoritative Virgo: Exacting
Libra: Helpful Scorpio: Determined
Sagittarius: Optimistic Capricorn: Cautious
Aquarius: Independent Pisces: Impressionable
When the ancients noticed the planets moving along the ecliptic path, they also noticed the background of fixed stars behind that path. It would be as though you noticed a background of billboards around a racetrack. You could tell the positions of the horses around the track just by identifying the billboards behind each horse. The ancients used the background of fixed stars the same way. They divided their racetrack (the ecliptic) into 12 equal sectors. Each sector was named after the fixed-star group seen in that sector (for example, Aries „the ram“). The ancients referred to these sectors as the „little zoo“, which in Greek is „zodiac“.
Every sign falls into a group of signs, either fire, earth, water, and air; depending on their orientation in the zodiac. These ancient astrologers had associated each Element with their temperaments, and each group of elements are at 120 degree angles to each other.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
Enthusiastic, courageous, passionate and impulsive.
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Practical, materialistic, conservative, and inhibited.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Intellectual, adaptive, impractical, and superficial.
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Emotional, sensitive, placid, and susceptible.
These four groups of signs: fire, earth, air, and water, combine to form two major groups that represent two fundamental approaches to life; active and passive. The fire and air signs make up the active or masculine signs, while the earth and water signs make up the passive or feminine signs. It is unfortunate that the ancient astrologers called the active signs masculine and the passive signs feminine.
Another group of traits occurs among signs that are 90 degrees apart from each other. There are four signs in each group of Qualities, which are cardinal, fixed, or mutable. They suggest the basic kinds of activity a person will be engaged in–getting things started, keeping them going, or steering them in different directions.
Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.
Initiating, enterprising, ambitious, domineering.
Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.
Determined, conventional, organizing, dogmatic.
Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius.
Adaptable, imaginative, tutorial, critical.