Each of these signs are named for constellations within them, and they are what most people know of astrology. When you say “I’m a Virgo”, you mean that your sun was in Virgo when you were born. Each sign has a different energy, and different planets translate the energy in various ways.
The heavens are split into twelve 30° slices.
March 21 - April 19
The Ram. A Fire sign, ruled by Mars…
Aries energy is adventure loving, energetic and courageous. Warm but also quick-tempered. It brings high energy levels but also a penchant for taking unnecessary risks. Aries imparts leadership skills, and confidence, but not an eye for detail. Aries energy is very dynamic, and people with much Aries energy are noticed when they enter a room. There is some selfish behavior associated with this sign, but also great passion and fire.
April 20 - May 20
The Bull. An Earth sign, ruled by Venus
Taurus energy is above all reliable and patient. It’s also loving and brings a strong need for security. However, Taurus is a very jealous sign and can be resentful and rigid. This sign is all about a need for security, and pushes for emotional contentment. Security is key. This sign is represented by a bull, which is very fitting. Fortitude, purpose, reliability and honesty are all key words.
May 21 - June 20
The Twins. An Air sign, ruled by Mercury
Gemini energy is extremely versatile. Also inquisitive, talkative and quick-witted, this energy leads to intelligence. Gemini energy can cause duel personalities-quick tempers and changeability are both negative and positive. Geminis are cunning, witty, and easily bored. Communicative and charming, natives with Gemini energy are well-liked, until they show the other side of themselves which often includes a sharp tongue. Regardless, their can-do attitude and outgoing personalities bring people back around to them.
June 21 - July 22
The Crab. An Water sign, ruled by the Moon
Cancer energy is emotional, loving, nurturing, and motherly. It’s intuitive and imaginative, although it can push towards moody and over-emotional. Cancer is also exceedingly creative. Cancer is the sign of the artists and designers. Cancer brings flare. It is sensitive, protective and nurturing, but with a hard shell. Cancer doesn’t like to take risks. Sometimes this energy can seem quarrelsome or too sensitive. There is also a penchant for devious behavior.
July 23 - August 22
The Lion. A Fire sign, ruled by the Sun
Leo energy is romantic, generous and loving. These natives go to the end of the earth to please their mates. Warm-hearted by nature, Leos can also tend to be bossy and patronizing. Leo is flamboyant and approaches art with unbridled enthusiasm. Leo is actually quite like a lion in many ways. Leo loves to be the center of attention, but are also generous and caring. Hopeless romantics live here.
August 23 - Sept. 22
The Maiden. An Earth sign, ruled by Mercury
Virgo energy is perhaps the most misunderstood sign. That’s because of vilification of the feminine, and it’s important we correct the mistake. We think that Virgo means “fussy, nitpicking, over critical and conservative”. Virgo is actually from a Latin word meaning “self-contained”, not the concept of Virgin. Virgo energy is actually self-sufficient. That’s the most important word, and the energy Virgo brings is much like “mother to all the earth”. Virgos do not need others to create their world. They do a fine job themselves, and they nurture from that place of their own creation. Virgo does like for everything to have a place, but it’s more about having it where the Virgo wants it…traditional neatness, therefore, is sometimes indicated but certainly not always. Intelligent and analytical holds true across the true and popular descriptions.
Sept. 23 - October 22
The Scales. An Air sign, ruled by Venus
Libra energy is graceful and charming. Flirtatious and frivolous, Libra loves theatre, sports, all sorts of entertainment. This energy is social, idealistic, and brings considerable poise. Libra is about balance and fairness-equality is an important concept for Librans. Librans tend to have great judgement and intuition, except when their own considerable emotions cloud their judgement. There is a tendency to waste time daydreaming and playing imaginary games.
October 23 - Nov. 21
The Scorpion. A Water sign, ruled by Pluto
Scorpio energy is passion. Scorpios are powerful intuitive and emotional forces of nature. Creative, spicy, determined and magnetic, Scorpios will get your attention. They are likeable and popular, and this is one of the most powerful signs. On the negative side, Scorpio energy can be quite temperamental and prone to outbursts or even vindictive. In relationships, Scorpio goes all-in in a way that’s incomprehensible to the other signs. When relationships go badly, you see the sting in the tail of the scorpion.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
The Centaur. A Fire sign, ruled by Jupiter
Sagittarius energy prefers to be attached. They are fun, optimistic (sometimes to a fault) and honest. These natives speak frankly and see the world as an adventure. Sagittarius is the best at finding the most positive angle for any situation and tend to be very patriotic. You will find safety with Sagittarius and they will make you laugh a lot. This energy is extremely honorable and you can trust these natives.
Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
The Mountain Goat. An Earth sign, ruled by Saturn
Capricorn energy is steadfast and practical. These natives are disciplined and have excellent poker faces. Capricorn natives are ambitious and disciplined, understanding that climbing social and corporate ladders is an exercise in determination and will. Capricorns excel with finances and businesses. They are also dedicated and faithful lovers.
Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
The Man who Carries Water. An Air sign, ruled by Uranus
Aquarius energy is fiercely independent. Extroverted by nature, Aquarius is exceedingly friendly and also a bit rebellious. These people are creative thinkers and quite idealistic. Sometimes these natives seem to lack tact and appear overly stubborn. This is because they are quite sure their way is the right way. Life for Aquarians is a grand adventure.
Feb. 19 - March 20
The Fish. A Water sign, ruled by Neptune
Pisces energy is sympathetic and intuitive. Artistic, gentle and soft, Pisces is the most loving and sensitive of the signs. Pisces can appear weak, and can be led astray easier than most, but are very perceptive. Their combination of intuition and perception makes them exceptional healers. A Pisces native will help you when you need help and will not feel you owe them.