Aries is the pioneer of the zodiac. Aries want to always be the
first to do something. It is a cardinal,
fire sign. Aries represents the first month of
springi, and as such it can be very self-sensitve and easily discouraged,
just like an early flower in spring can be hurt by a late frost.
The planetary ruler of Aries is Mars,
representing the energy that Aries displays, and the traditional
symbol for the sign is a ram -- headstrong and aggressive. A
medieval type for Aries is the soldier.
While Aries is good at initiating things, the sign is not good at
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, a
Taurus can be very practical and concerned with material realities.
Taurus is very sensual and may love to enjoy pleasures of the body.
Taurus can also be stubborn because, after all, their way is the
right way. The planetary ruler of Taurus is
venus, the symbol for Taurus is a bull, and
a traditional association is the farmer.
Taurus is pleasure-loving but stubborn.
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac,
air sign. Gemini
is represented by the Twins, and Gemini people are often of two
minds. Gemini is the communicator of the zodiac, always talking with
others. The planetary ruler of Gemini is
representing the sign's use of the mind. A medieval type for
Gemini is the jester, whose livelihood depended on the use of his
mind. Gemini's are so interested
in everything that it is difficult for them to remain focussed on
one thing for very long.
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. It is
Carcer's are very nuturing and motherly for both sexes, even though
this behavior is more difficult for the males to express. Cancer is
very emotional, and often like a crab, hard on the outside and soft
inside, and the symbol is a crab. The planetary ruler of Cancer is
the moon, and like the tides, a Cancer's
emotions can shift back and forth.
A medieval association for cancer is the mother.
Leo is the fith sign of the zodiac, a fixed
fire sign. Leo
represents the king, and Leo can be a very noble sign, though their
may be some problems with ego-inflation. Leo can be very dramatic,
always putting on a good show for their subjects, and very
protective of them as well. The planetary ruler of Leo is the
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, a
earth sign. An
important keyword for Virgo is service. Virgoans find people
important, and often remain behind the scenes while the Leo's are
taking the credit for the work the Virgo actually performed. They
are interested in health and nutrition, and can become overly
concerned with these matters to the extent of worrying. The ruling
planet of Virgo is Mercury;
the Mercury-ruled Gemini tends to see
the forest and miss the trees, whereas Virgo sees the trees and
misses the forest.
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac; it is
Libra is the diplomat or negotiator of the zodiac. The symbol for
Libra is the scales, always balancing two opposing options. Libra
does so well at seeing both sides of a question that it sometimes has
difficult deciding which option to choose. Libra is concerned with
harmonious relationships between people. Representing this idea,
the ruling planet is Venus.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac;it is a
Scorpio is represented by several symbols: the Eagle, the Scorpio, and the
Serpent. Scorpio's can either be very, very good (like the little
girl that had a curl right in the middle of her forehead) or very
very bad (for example, Charles Manson and Jack the Ripper). There
is always much more to a Scorpio than meets the eye, and the sign
likes mysteries. A medieval type for Scorpio is the magician. The
traditional ruling planet is Mars, and the modern
ruling planet is Pluto.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac; it is
Sagittarius finds it very dificult to tell a lie, and are known for
being blunt. Sagittarians are the philosophers of the zodiac, always
concerned with the Big Picture, the Philosophical Idea. A medieval
reference is the lawyer. The symbol for
for Sagittarius is the mythical centaur, an archer half human and
half horse. The ruling planet for Sagittarius is
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac; it is
Capricorn tends to be old when they are young and get younger (or
more youthful) as they get older. A traditional image of Capricorn
is of two steps forward and the one step backwards: they never give
up, but can be very persistent. The planetary ruler is
Saturn, and the symbol is the mythical
capricorn, a half-goat, half-fish. A medieval role for Capricorn i
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac,
air. Aquarius is
concerned with people in groups, large masses of people, but can
sometimes have difficulty with people as individuals. They
are extremely future-oriented. Aquarius is the inventor or
scientist. The planetary rulers of Aquarius are
The two rulers indicate the dual nature of the sighn, both inventive
and conservative. The symbol is a Water Carrier.
Pisces is the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac; it is
Pisces are very sensitve the the things and people in their
environment. sces are also emotional, vulnerable and imaginative.
Pisces is represented by two fish, tied at the taills
and swimming in opposite directions. A medieval role for Pisces is
the mystic. The planetary rulers are Jupiteri
(traditional) and Neptune (modern).