Western astrological signs are defined by twelve 30 Degree sections of the apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere, beginning with the vernal equinox also known as the celestial equator. These divisions “as you may know them” are most often referred to as sun or star signs, although there are many other names depending on the depth of study and origin of field. Understanding and not to mention of course interpretation of the very system is a far more complex process than simply associating your birth date with a chronologically aligned celestial body, but this is not to say that horoscopic astrologers that write for publications like newspapers and magazines cannot have insight to your being.
Studying the traditional rules of divine meanings for each sign separately in relation to the time of year and The Moons approximate location relative to Earth, modern sun sign astrology forecasters are able to develop a broad suggestion for what may follow within an individual’s day, week or even month. This forecast is broad by nature only as the writer/interpreter of the horoscopic signs is by virtue unable to gain the further information required for a more in depth study of any one particular person.
The 12 sun signs, their traits and planetary rules
Aries March 21 – April 20
Aries or Ariens sometimes represented by a Ram, their governing celestial body is Mars. Aries personalities are independent. Being the first of the zodiac signs, they venture out and are go-getters, often leading the way. Their upbeat and magnetic personality often entices others to follow their lead because Aries personalities bring excitement into others’ lives.
Taurus April 21 – May 20
Taurus or Taurians’ planetary representation comes in the form of Venus and is often associated with The Bull. Taurus is not the one who ventures out into the unknown and leads the way, Taurus is the one that will follow the leader and strengthen and build upon the discovered, in other words they are the one that will “dot the I’s and cross the T’s”. This perseverance is given to them by their stubborn streak. Taurus stubborn streak is what gives their independence. They like to do things their way. They are perfectly fine on being alone, this way things get done the way they want them to be done. Taurus is not a follower, but they are not the brave one either. Taurus is perfectly independent. With their perseverance, they get things done and can do quite well for themselves.
Geminis May 21 – June 20
Mercury rules Geminis, they will often be referred to as “The Twins” in modern Western astrology. Gemini tends to disperse their energy on different tasks and not just focus on one thing thus leaving a trail of unfinished projects in their wake. If they were to focus their energy in one place, their cleverness and intelligence would allow them to complete their project with success and creativity. Gemini makes an excellent manager, they can motivate a team with their enthusiasm and vitality. They also make excellent salespeople because their ease of communication allows them to be clever and make a comeback to anything a person says. They can persuade and manipulate very well. They can easily justify any move they make and explain any action.
Cancer June 21 – July 21
Cancer or Cancerians do not have a planetary body, instead are represented by The Moon. The Crab is a common symbol for Cancerians. They are complex, fragile, unpredictable and temperamental, they need constant support and encouragement, more than any other astrology signs, Cancer needs to be needed. Even when all needs are satisfied, they can be irritable and cranky. The contradictory nature of Cancer gives their temperament the wild mood swings and possible temper tantrums. They are easily offended and will sulk and wallow in self-pity for a long time when they get hurt.
Leo July 22 – August 21
Leo, The Lion, governed by The Sun are often symbolised with fire. They possess a kingdom that they protest and cherish. They are high esteemed, honourable and very devoted to themselves in particular! The kingdom could be anything from work to home to a partner, whatever it is, you rule it. Leo is always centre stage and full of flair, they enjoy basking in the spotlight. A Leo always makes their presence known. Leo are full of energy that acts like a magnet for other people. Others are attracted to Leo’s wit, charm, and what they have to say for they speak of things grand and very interesting. Leo will never settle for second best. They want only the best which can cause lavish excessive spending habits as they enjoy their life of luxury, which is all too easily justified by the grand and magnificent Leo.
Virgo August 22 – September 21
Virgo the Maiden and governed by Mercury. A Virgo thinks before plunging into anything, from a problem to a vacation idea, they need to analyse all the facts and know all the details before they make a decision. This makes them seem indecisive and slow. Virgo’s perception is their reality, more so then other astrology signs. What they believe is what will be, if they have a negative outlook on life, things will present themselves to be negative and they will be very moody and isolated/detached. If they are positive, the same events that occur will be held in a positive light and they will be a pleasant, well adjusted person
Libra September 22 – October 21
Libra’s planetary alignment is to Venus and are ordinarily depicted by The Scales. Libras love excitement, new situations, adventure and the unusual. They make friends with people from all walks of life and they are always up to something new and exciting with enthusiasm. Libras are great at getting along with people, everyone likes a Libra. They are all about partnerships and groups; they are the glue that holds a group together because they are the ones responsible for keeping harmony and peace.
Scorpio October 22 – November 22
Scorpio are represented by scorpions and Mars. The Scorpio is the astrology sign of extremes and intensity. Scorpios are very deep, intense people; there is always more than meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive. Scorpios have a very penetrative mind, do not be surprised if they ask questions, they are trying to delve deeper and figure things out and survey the situation
Sagittarius November 23 – December 21
Sagittarius or The Archer are affiliated with Jupiter. Sagittarius are not emotional moody people, in fact they can be downright emotionally detached but they do get irritable when they are bored. Sagittarius is optimistic and positive, even deep inside because they believe that no matter what has happened, something good is always around the corner and the sun will always shine again.
Capricorn December 22 – January 20
Capricorn is aligned to Saturn are very ambitious people, they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want, when the opportunity arises, they will plan their steps carefully to others, they might appear hesitant but this is not true, they know that there is only one chance to succeed and they are filing together their information to take the proper steps to accomplish their goal with flying colours, not just second rate.
Aquarius January 21 – February 19
Aquarius are shown in Western Astrology as the Water-Bearer, they are governed by Saturn and elementally by air. Aquarius tend to be rebels just for the sake of having their own way. Their stubbornness sometimes causes their failure, they will continue to do something their way even though others have proved it is wrong, they are very smart people and know it is wrong but they will continue just because it is their way, they are very fixed in opinion and stubborn when confronted. Despite their stubbornness and fixed opinion, they will never impose their ideas on others, they have respect for everybody’s differences.
Pisces February 20– march 20
Pisces or The Fish is aligned with Jupiter. The Pisces personality is hard to pin down, it is very mysterious and elusive. Pisces are moulded by their surroundings, they incorporate their experiences and surroundings into themselves. They have extreme compassion and they feel the pain of others. If something is wrong in the world that affects them, it affects them deeply; they take it to heart and feel extreme feelings regarding the matter. When they are happy, they are extremely happy and when they are sad, they are extremely depressed.