Astrological Signs

by Richi Who

Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments of the sky, each represented by a symbol. Together these are called the Zodiac, and form a circle around Earth.

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These segments called constellations are centred 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.

Astrological Signs are first grouped by elements

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Fire Signs

  • Aries
  • Leo
  • Sagittarius

These fire signs are associated with action, enthusiasm and leadership, as well as an openness to change.


Water Signs

  • Cancer
  • Scorpio
  • Pisces

The water signs embody emotion, sensitivity and compassion.


Earth Signs

  • Taurus
  • Virgo
  • Capricorn

The  earth signs symbolize practicality and a focus on material goals.


Air Signs

  • Gemini
  • Libra
  • Aquarius

And the air signs are the signs of the intellect.

Astrological Signs are then grouped by qualities

The Three 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.


Cardinal Signs

  1. Aries - (Spring)
  2. Cancer - (Summer)
  3. Libra - (Autumn)
  4. 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.


Fixed Signs

  1. Taurus - (Spring)
  2. Leo - (Summer)
  3. Scorpio - (Autumn)
  4. 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.


Mutable Signs

  1. Gemini - (Late spring)
  2. Virgo - (Late summer)
  3. Sagittarius - (Late autumn)
  4. 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.


Below I have listed the astrological signs with the English names and the element and quality associated with each sign, as well as the ruling planets and birth dates. 

Capricorn

Capricorn is the Sea Goat with the element of Earth, the cardinal quality, a negative polarity, the planet is Saturn and the birth dates are December 23 - January 20

Aquarius

Aquarius is the Water Carrier with the element of Air, the fixed quality, a positive polarity, the planet is Saturn and the birth dates are January 21 - February 19

Pisces

Pisces is the Fish with the element of Water, the mutable quality, a negative polarity, the planet is Neptune and the birth dates are February 20 - March 20

Aries

Aries is the Ram with the element of Fire, the cardinal quality, a positive polarity, the planet is Mars and the birth dates are March 21 - April 20

Taurus

Taurus is the Bull with the element of Earth, the fixed quality, a negative polarity, the planet is Venus and the birth dates are April 21 - May 21

Gemini is the Twins with the element of Air, the mutable quality, a positive polarity, the planet is Mercury and the birth dates are May 22 - June 21

Cancer

Cancer is the Crab with the element of Water, the cardinal quality, a negative polarity, the planet is Moon and the birth dates are June 22 - July 22

Leo

Leo is the Lion with the element of Fire, the fixed quality, a positive polarity, the planet is Sun and the birth dates are July 23 - August 21

Virgo

Virgo is the Virgin with the element of Earth, the mutable quality, a negative polarity, the planet is Mercury and the birth dates are August 22 - September 23

Libra

Libra is the Scales with the element of Air, the cardinal quality, a positive polarity, the planet is Venus and the birth dates are September 24 - October 23

Scorpio

Scorpio is the Scorpion with the element of Water, the fixed quality, a negative polarity, the planet is Pluto and the birth dates are October 24 - November 22

Sagittarius

Sagittarius is the Archer with the element of Fire, the mutable quality, a positive polarity, the planet is Jupiter and the birth dates are November 23 - December 22

Star Signs and Cusps

If you were born on the first or last day of a star sign, it is said that you were born on a cusp. When that is the case, you will benefit from reading your own star sign and the sign that ends or begins adjacent to your date of birth. As an example: if your birth date is June 21, your star sign is Gemini, but you also have some Cancer traits as well. 

As a long time psychic and clairvoyant I have these observations to make about using astrology and horoscopes:

  • First and foremost - you have free will! - That is a Universal Law.
  • The guide lines - and that is what your horoscope is - are showing you what life lessons are currently there for you to learn.
  • Of course if you do not learn your life lessons as they present, than you are doomed to have to repeat them until they are learnt.
  • In my humble opinion, your life is not pre-destined, however you do have certain life lessons to learn or fulfil, regardless of which life path you choose.
  • In other words - your horoscope does not determine your fate!
  • The function of the cycles of your star signs is not to rule your life, but to reveal your path, your life lessons, to you.


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