Astrology consists of several systems of divination, based on the premise that there is a close relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the…
Astrology literally means “the science of the stars” from the Greek words Astron (star) and Logia (study of). Astrology seeks the meaning and application of the influence of the stars, planets and other celestial bodies in human’s lives. According to astrology, the position of the Sun, Moon, stars and planets at the time of someone’s birth affect their personality, relationships, and economic fortunes.
Astrology claims that heavenly bodies have an influence on human destiny and offers us insight into all manner of situations. Astrology can be a great tool of self-discovery because when life gets hard, astrology can offer an explanation and understanding of the problems. It also offers us a way out of the difficulties and comfort that perhaps everything in life happens for a reason. Astrology also gives a deeper understanding of our relationships with parents, children, friends, partners, and bosses.
Western astrology is a form of divination based on the construction of a horoscope for an exact moment, such as an individual’s birth, in which celestial bodies are said to have a huge influence. What most of us know about astrology is our sun sign which refers to one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. This is sun sign astrology, which takes into account only the individual’s date, time and location of birth or to be exact, the position of the Sun at the moment of birth.
Astrology is extremely popular nowadays, so people love reading their daily horoscopes and they are constantly wondering: “What does my horoscope say today?”
The zodiac is a belt of twelve constellations through which the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets move on their journey across the sky. In modern astrology, the twelve signs of the zodiac represent the basic personality types. They are divided into four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, and three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable.
Continue reading to find out more about the zodiac signs and their traits!
The sign of Aries is associated with the element of Fire. The ruling planet of Aries is Mars; the planet of action, energy, sex, and anger.
Being the first sign of the Zodiac may explain why this sign has a “me first” attitude. People born under this sign are determined and unstoppable – if they see something they want, they go for it and nothing stops them. These people are courageous, energetic, ambitious and have leadership qualities. They are competitive, impatient, and very confident but also have a tendency to be quick-tempered and critical.
When it comes to relationships, people born under this sign have to be in charge. They want a strong partner and will go to great lengths to make sure their needs are taken care of.
Taurus is associated with the element of Earth and is ruled by the planet Venus. This is the planet of beauty, love, harmony, and music. Taureans are very reliable, dependable and stable individuals. The drive for security can often make a Taurus quite greedy and materialistic. They are committed, loving and patient partners. On the other hand, they can also be very possessive, self-indulgent, overly emotional and jealous. They are prone to being stubborn, inflexible, and short-tempered.
People born under the sign of Taurus are great workers. Their bosses and employees love them because they are task oriented, well-respected and honest people.
Gemini is associated with the element of Air. The ruling planet of this sun sign is Mercury – the planet of communication. Geminis are usually very lively, quick-witted, youthful people who are also great conversationalists. They want to make everyone around them happy, which often gets them into trouble. Their changeable personality makes them appear restless or superficial.
Geminis are very flexible, intelligent, and versatile individuals, but at times they can be insensitive, cold and vain. Some of them can be rigid idealists, which is a result of the duality of this sun sign.
The element associated with the sign of Cancer is Water. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so people born under this sign have maternal instincts and desire to protect their home and loved ones. Cancers are domestic – they love their family and home. They can be overly emotional or sensitive at times, which makes them appear moody, clingy and irritable. When disappointed and hurt Cancers will become quite introverted and could stay that way for days.
Intimate relationships and close friendships are very important for Cancers. They are generous, kind individuals who are deeply attached to their parents. Cancers are also very caring and loving partners. They are loyal, but they also demand honesty and fidelity from their partners. People born under the sign of Cancer can drive others crazy because they can be too lazy, cautious and selfish at times.
The sign of Leo is associated with the element of Fire and is ruled by the Sun. This means that people born under this sign simply love being in the limelight. They are charismatic, magnetic, warm, caring, proud and generous individuals. They are born-leaders and have a high level of self-esteem. At times they can be very bossy and stubborn – they believe they are always right. Leos love drama and they like to dominate in all social situations. They crave for attention and suffer when they feel unnoticed.
When it comes to romantic relationships, Leos want to be dominant partners, but they will shower their loved ones with love if they show their appreciation.
Virgo is associated with the element of Earth and is ruled by the planet of Mercury, which influences a person’s mental life. Virgos are very calm, careful, dependable and helpful individuals. These people have fragile egos and they are very responsible and practical. At times, they can be very picky, critical, petty and disorganized. They can go overboard with their health consciousness. However, a Virgo is unselfish and reliable person – always ready to help. Virgos have great organizational skills and work well in teams. They are also romantic partners, great conversationalists and have a good sense of humor.
Libra is an Air sign ruled by the planet of Venus – the Goddess of beauty and love. Libras have a strong sense of justice and they strive for balance, peace and harmony. They are charming, kind and gracious individuals who like to please everyone around them. However, they are easily influenced and quite gullible. They hate injustice and do not tolerate disharmony. Libras are honest and hardworking individuals. They can be flirtatious, but they are romantic, loyal and kind partners.
The sign of Scorpio is associated with Water. This sign is ruled by the planet of Mars. People born under the sign of Scorpio are highly intuitive and intense individuals, who always know what’s going on under the surface. These people are mysterious, competitive, resourceful, courageous, bold, and direct. However, they resent others questioning their views or decisions, and will work hard to seduce or manipulate others to their way of thinking. At times, they can be extremely jealous, sarcastic, and controlling. Scorpios always think they know more than others. They don’t seek out the company of others and they are one of the most introverted personalities of all zodiac signs.
When it comes to love, these people are committed to their relationships. They are intuitive and private individuals, who are able to pickup on what their partners need from the relationship. Scorpios are very helpful and loyal friends.
Sagittarius is associated with the element of Fire while it is ruled by the planet of Jupiter. People born under this fiery sign are easy-going, straightforward, and free-spirited individuals. Sagittarians often see the results before they happen and they are seekers of knowledge. They get along well with their co-workers and are very optimistic people. However, at times they can be judgemental, hot-headed and outspoken. They are restless and love challenges and adventures.
Capricorn is an Earth sign ruled by Saturn. These people are calm, cool and self-disciplined. They love respect and power and possess an inner strength that raises them to the top. They are patient, prudent, practical and responsible individuals. Capricorns approach finances with planning and discipline. Many people consider this sign to be demanding, stubborn and egoistic status seeker. They are the eternal opportunists of the zodiac, who will always find a way to make something work. They take work seriously and are very punctual workers, who don’t have problems staying late until the task is completed. People born under this sign are loyal and stable partners.
Aquarius is associated with the element of Air and is ruled by the planet of Uranus. They are unconventional thinkers who live outside of the box and actively seek out change for themselves. Many consider these people to be too radical, rebellious, impractical and unrealistic, because of their unique way of thinking. Their unconventional attitude may not go over well with a traditional boss. When it comes to relationships, Aquarians accept the flaws in others without comments and they expect the same from their partners. They are fun, smart and quick individuals who like group activities.
Pisces is associated with the element of Water. This sign is ruled by the planet of Jupiter. These people are patient, perceptive, peace-loving, sensitive and imaginative individuals who are considerate to the feelings of others. Pisceans are compassionate, but they are often influenced and vulnerable. They often lack practicality and clarity, so they give others the impression they are pessimistic. In fact, Pisceans are very creative and artistic souls. They are dreamers who will show compassion and understanding without complaining. Pisceans are easygoing and charming workers. They are caring partners who will go to great lengths not to offend their partners.