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Ancient astrologers divided the zodiac into twelve equal parts, naming each after a constellation in that area of the sky. These twelve divisions make up the twelve signs of the zodiac. As the earth orbits the sun during the year, the sun appears from earth to move along a line relative to the fixed stars. This line is called the ecliptic, and the band that extends to about eight degrees either side of this line is the zodiac.

Horoscope

A horoscope is a prediction of someone's possible future based on the relative positions of these planets. It can also be referred to as a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place.

Interpreting a horoscope involves consideration of the positions of the planets and the houses, and the angles made by the planets to each other (aspects). The signs of the zodiac provide the framework in which the planets interact.

By knowing the constellation that the sun was in at the time of birth, one can discover common charac teristics to people born under a specific sun sign (also called your birth sign, or star sign). By charting the positions of the planets, and their relationships to each other for a specific time period, one can reasonably predict some things about the future. This is best done by a qualified astrologer who has studied the many factors that go into creating an individual astrology chart.

Characteristics of the Sun Signs: The Elements

Each sun sign is assigned one of the principle elements of nature. These are:

  • Fire - These signs tend to be lively, impetuous, aggressive, bright, and enthusiastic. They are self sufficient and can become forceful and demanding with those around them.
  • Air - These signs have quick minds and are gifted in abstract concepts, communications, reasoning, intellect. They express themselves well and demonstrate good logic reasoning. They can sometimes be cold and impractical.
  • Earth - These signs are matter of fact and controlled. The earth is solid matter, it is stable and can be built upon.
  • Water - Sensitive and intuitive, these signs have deep emotional feelings. They are receptive and in tune with the environment in which they live, like a flowing water current.

There are three zodiac signs for each element:

Fire Signs

Aries

Leo

Sagittarius

Air Signs

Gemini

Libra

Aquarius

Earth Signs

Taurus

Virgo

Capricorn

Water Signs

Cancer

Scorpio

Pisces

Characteristics of the Sun Signs: The Qualities

Each sign has a quality assigned to it. The qualities are:

  • Cardinal - initiative, movement, vitality
  • Fixed - steadfastness, stability, earthiness
  • Mutable - adaptable to changes in life, capable of guiding and influencing circumstances

Cardinal Signs

Aries

Cancer

Libra

Capricorn

Fixed Signs

Taurus

Leo

Aquarius

Scorpio

Mutable Signs

Gemini

Virgo

Pisces

Sagittarius

Click on the sun signs to discover more about each sign along with its ruling planet, lucky numbers, colors, symbol, flower, gemstone and primary characteristics.

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March 21 - April 20

April 21 - May 20

May 21 - June 20

June 21 - July 20

July 21 - August 21

August 22 - September 22

September 23 - October 22

October 23 - November 22

November 23 - December 20

December 21 - January 19

January 20 - February 18

February 19 - March 20

 

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