Each sign has certain characteristics; but the signs are also categorized in several ways. First, they are grouped by element:
Here are the typical symbols used by astrologers to represent the sun signs: Click Your Sign To View
Signs can also be cardinal, fixed, or mutable, which are related to movement, resistance to change and ability to change freely, respectively. And finally, each sign is either masculine or feminine, alternating around the zodiac. This designation is not related to what most of us think of as gender, but instead to the chinese concept of Yin and Yang, in which, to oversimplify a complex subject, opposing forces or traits both define and create one another.
March 21-April 19
Aries is the cardinal fire sign of the Zodiac. Being a cardinal sign, Aries is the most energetic of the fire signs and usually takes the initiative.
Pioneering spirit, natural leader, creative, quick minded, warm, analytical, believes the best of others, energetic, helpful to others (as long as they are in charge), competitive and willing to accept most challenges, defends the vulnerable, courageous, adventurous, very strong willpower.
Must be the boss-dislikes being told what to do, jealousy, selfishness, impulsive, stubborn, intolerance, poor judge of character, brash & blind to their effect on others.
To learn the meaning of selfless love.
April 20-May 20
Taurus is the fixed earth sign of the Zodiac.
This sign represents enduring, practical reality.
Dependable, calm and patient, resourceful, gentle and placid, good sense of time, orderly, conservative, traditional, attentive, values the talents of others, very loving, loyal, moral and emotional courage, has practical common sense, deeply sensual, homeloving, enjoys comfort, takes excellent care of material posessions, will work steadily toward achieving what they value.
Self-indulgent, very stubborn, obstinate, can easily get stuck in a rut, very materialistic, delays action by heavily pondering, slow moving, easily embarrassed, dislikes change.
To learn the value of insights.
May 21-June 20
Gemini is the mutable air sign of the Zodiac.
The quality known as mutable means adaptable.
Liberal, broad minded, youthful, never predjudiced, charming, versitile, entertaining, charismatic, quick, excellent communicator-great conversationalist, always on the move, can do two things at once, witty, diplomatic, optimistic, has many interests, notices every detail, friendly.
Restless, gossipy,nervous, manipulative, impractical, irritible, impatient, fickle, noncommittal, easily bored, can become emotionally dependent.
To learn how to cooperate.
June 21-July 22
Cancer is the cardinal water sign of the Zodiac.
They are covert leaders and the introverts of the zodiac.
Kind, compassionate, helpful, nurturing, protective, sensitive,domestic, intuitive, tenacious, caring, psychic, loves children and animals, doesn't mind being alone, sentimental, nostalgic, great imagination, enjoys strong family ties.
Possessive, too easily hurt, moody, crabby, holds on to insults, holds a grudge, overpowering, passive aggressive, introspective-does not share feelings easily.
To learn how to take a balanced view of things.
July 23-August 22
Leo is the fixed fire sign of the zodiac.
Being a fixed fire sign, Leos may be loyal,
stubborn and proud of their achievements.
Friendly, loyal, honest, generous with affection and money, warm, hospitable, sunny in disposition, extroverted, Courageous to the point of self-sacrifice, lively, creative, kind, a mature sense of responsibility, acceptance of people at face value, dramatic, playful, silly, fun, trusting.
Stubbornness, willfulness, arrogance, smugness or boasting, indifference or an uncaring attitude, a tendency to cut others down to size, lazy, coldhearted when hurt, a need to keep up appearances, needs to be admired.
To learn the true meaning of love.
August 23-September 22
Virgo is the mutable earth sign of the zodiac.
They are known for their practicality.
Virgos modestly live a life of service and hard work.
Dedicated, scientific, witty, charming, knowledgeable about good health, sympathetic, gentleness with the helpless, humane and helpful, hard working, physically sensual, organized, modest, responsible, shrewd logical thought, altruistic, conservative.
Perfectionist, critical, untidy (but still organized), eccentric, loner, over demanding, undemonstrative, hypochondriac, nervous and worried, prudish, dogmatic, cranky and irritable, scathing criticism of the lazy.
To learn to discriminate between destructive
criticism and simple wisdom.
September 23-October 22
Libra is the cardinal air sign of the zodiac. Libras are doers rather than thinkers, although they may spend a long period thinking about a situation before making a decision and acting upon it.
Cooperative,diplomatic, artistic, refined, has clear opinions, good companion, sense of fair play, charming and charismatic, an excellent mediator, uses intellect when going into action, loving and romantic, very strong beliefs, able to lead on behalf of good causes, sincere, master in the art of romance.
Narcissistic, sulky, fearful, indecisive, manipulative, overbearing, flirtatious, "sell out", gives advice too freely, fickle, can not be hurried.
To maintain balance.
October 23-November 21
Scorpio is the fixed water sign of the Zodiac.
Scorpios cannot easily be deflected from their purpose because of their intensity.
Dynamic, passionately caring, tenacious, intense, penetrating, magnetic, emotional, unshockable, psychic, very sexual, probing, compassionate, protective, penetrating, investigative, self-critical, keenly intuitive,
impenetrable, mystical, mysterious.
Self-destructive, ruthless, overbearing, suspicious, jealous, possessive, dangerous, obstinate, moody, secretive, intolerant, vindictive, cunning, quick-tempered, sadistic, insulting.
To openly communicate feelings in such a way where they will not be misunderstood.
November 22-December 21
Sagittarius is the mutable fire sign of the zodiac.
Mutable means adaptable and Sagittarians can adapt to almost any situation.
Frank and open, Optimistic, sees the best in people, honest and fair-minded, spiritual, enthusiastic, talkative, inspirational, disarmingly happy, stimulating, happy-go-lucky, holds no grudges, sensual, theatrical.
Argumentative, impatient to be moving, critical of those who deny their talents, a gambler at heart, hotheaded, fails to plan adequately, tends to preach, fears any responsibility that curtails freedom, blundering and inept, indulgent, uncommitted, makes the same mistakes over and over.
To learn to use their talents to guide others.
December 22-January 19
Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign of the zodiac.
Thoroughly practical, the Capricorn always reaches the heights,
beating others who are faster, but less determined.
Good organizer, cautious and realistic, hardworking, fearless, takes risks only when necessary, an admiring spectator, has high but realistic standards, respects authority, loyal to tradition, conventional, concerned, scrupulous, manager.
Tendency to believe their way is always the best, egotistical, a slave driver, unforgiving, anxious-allows inner fears to dominate decisions, a perfectionist who is never satisfied, status seeking, uses others to get ahead, takes a critical view.
To learn to understand the feelings and needs of other people.
January 20-February 18
Aquarius is the fixed air sign of the zodiac.
Air represents the mind and the ability to think.
Aquarian ideas may be unusual or original,
but once formed theytend to remain fixed.
Communicative, thoughtful and caring, cooperative and dependable, scientific, strong belief in human reform, takes interest in politics, loyal in friendship, inventive, intense interest in people, independence of thought and action.
Unwilling to share ideas, tactless, rude, perverse and eccentric individuality, self-interested, unwillingness to fight for beliefs, uncertainty and lack of confidence, voyeuristic curiosity about people.
To learn how to develop true self-confidence.
February 19-March 20
Pisces is a mutable water sign. Mutable means changeable and thus, Piscean feelings can change a dozen times a day.
Loving and caring, trusting, hospitable, and will help all in distress, shy, helpful, romantic, psychic, creative, mystical, intuitive, imaginative, dreamy, gentle and kind, compassionate, understanding of others, artistic.
Self-pitying, extremely gullible and will give all in a lost cause, temperamental, dependent, escapist, sensationalist, depressive, can lose touch with reality, too emotionally involved with the problems of others, tends to blame self for everything.
To learn the meaning of peace through service to others.