Astrology Basics – The Signs

Astrology Basics – The Signs

The 12 Signs of the Zodiac

Signs can be categorized by their components of polarity (masculine or feminine), element (fire, earth, air or water) and mode (cardinal, fixed or mutable).

Signs can be interpreted by these three distinct components in a broad way.

This time we will take a look at the meaning of each sign in more detail and discover some of the personality traits, body parts, careers, and correlations associated with each sign.

This is not to say that someone with the Sun in a particular sign will have that specific career, but it shows the inclinations for someone with a strong sign energy, through multiple planets, or if the Midheaven in that sign, to be attracted to the type of a careers and activities associated with the sign.

 

The Meaning of the Signs

Each sign has a different meaning and when a planet is in one sign it will behave differently to when in another sign.

In your chart the planets will be in a variety of signs.

The Sun passes through all the tropical signs.

There are twelve signs of the tropical zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

The signs start at Aries the first sign and end at Pisces the twelfth sign.



Aries

The Sun is in Aries from March 21 to April 20. More on Aries.

Taurus

April 20 – May 21 More on Taurus.

Gemini

The Sun is in Gemini from May 21 to June 21.

More on Gemini.

Cancer

The Sun is in the sign of Cancer from June 21st to July 23rd.

More in Cancer.

Leo

The symbol for Leo is the lion. The Sun is in Leo from July 24th to August 22nd.

More on Leo.

Virgo

The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin and the Sun is in Virgo from August 23rd to September 23rd.

More on Virgo

Libra

More on Libra

Scorpio

The symbol for Scorpio is the Scorpion and the Sun will be in Scorpio from October 23rd to November 22nd.

More on Scorpio

Sagittarius

The symbol for Sagittarius is the Archer and the Sun is in Sagittarius from November 22nd to December 22nd.

More on Sagittarius

Capricorn

The Sun is in the sign of Capricorn the Sea Goat from January 1st to January 21st and from December 22nd to December 31st. More on Capricorn


Aquarius

The Water Bearer is the symbol for Aquarius and the Sun is in your sign from January 21st to February 21st. More about Aquarius.

Pisces

Pisces is the sign of the Fish. Its symbol is two fish tethered together but swimming in the opposite direction. The Sun is in Pisces from February 21st to March 21st. More about Pisces.


 

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