ARIES-The Ram (March 21-April 20)
Key words: Action, Pioneer, Assertive
Key phrase: I Am!
Physical correlations: Head, Blood, face
Natural House: First
Natural House qualities: Angular and Life
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and is ruled by the planet Mars which is located in it's natural First House. It is associated with the beginning of a cycle. When a planet or house cusp is in Aries, the planet or house will describe how or where you strive to be first. Aries turns ideas into action, is spontaneous, competitive and enthusiastic. It will also show qualities of impulsiveness, selfishness and aggressiveness.
A person born under the sign of Aries will tend to be a natural leader with great passion. They like to start things for others to finish because they become easily bored and want to move on to some new challenge.
Positive traits: Initiating, pioneering, eager, courageous, independent, dynamic.
Negative traits: Quick-tempered, violent, impatient, egotistical, intolerant.
TAURUS-The Bull (April
Key words: Stability, practical, sensual
Key phrase: I Have
Physical correlations: Neck, Nape, shoulders, throat
Natural House: Second
Natural House qualities: Succedent and Substance
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Venus, which is located in it's natural house. When a planet or house cusp is in Taurus, it will describe how and/or where you will seek stability and security.
People with the Sun in Taurus are usually very practical and levelheaded; they won't be easily led by idealism. Risks are taken only if it is absolutely necessary and only after much consideration. This is a sign that's slow to change and would prefer a steady routine in life. They are not afraid of hard work because they value emotional and material security.
Taurus can be very caring and warmhearted but there is a tendency to be extremely jealous, possessive and very stubborn. Taurus must strive to keep an open mind because his strong personal convictions can blind him to the ideas of others.
Positive traits: Stable, dependable, practical, conventional, determined and patient.
Negative traits: Possessive, stubborn, materialistic, lazy.
GEMINI-The Twins (May 21-June 20)
Key words: Versatility, congenial, quick-witted
Key phrase: I Think
Physical correlations: Lungs, bronchial tubes, collarbone, arms and hands
Natural House: Third
Natural House qualities:Cadent and Relationship or Relative
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac and is ruled by Mercury. When a planet or house cusp is in the sign of Gemini, the planet or house will describe how or where you communicate the most. It also represents the conscious mind and the thinking process.
In general, a person born under the sign of Gemini will tend to need constant change and variety in their lives; as well as the need to communicate on all levels. They are the happiest when they have more than one interest to pursue. Sometimes this can lead to inconsistency and irresponsibility because they fail to complete what they start. In spite of this trait, they have excellent memory, quick minds and can be very logical and rational people.
Positive traits: Versatile, adaptable, inquisitive, intelligent, quick to learn.
Negative traits: Superficial, short attention span, restless, nervous, nervous, lacks concentration, conniving.
Crab (June 21-July22)
Key word: Devotion, intuitive, maternal
Key phrase: I Feel
Physical correlations: Stomach, female breasts, glands
Natural house: Fourth;
Natural house qualities: Angular and Terminal or Endings
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the Moon, which is located in it's natural fourth house. When a planet or house cusp is in the sign of Cancer, it will describe how or where you will be affected by influences of extreme sensitivity and intuition.
A person born under the sign of Cancer will have a strong attachment to home and family and will do whatever it takes to protect their domestic security. Cancers are intelligent and have great foresight, but their hesitancy and self-doubt can hold them back. At times, they can be extremely moody and prone to depression, often driving them to isolation. These are very complex people, sometimes appearing very strong and at other times extremely vulnerable. The Cancer Sun sign must constantly work to improve their self esteem and self confidence. Cancers are usually shy and timid, and they have a tendency to react more from intuition or emotion rather than from reason. They can be directed through kindness, but if forced, they become immovable.
Positive traits: Nurturing, protective, traditional, sensitive, understanding, caring, intuitive, tenacious.
Negative traits: Self pity, moody, clinging, manipulative, overly-emotional, insecure.
LEO-The Lion (July 23-August 22)
Key word: Power, dramatic, generous
Key phrase: I Will
Physical correlations: Heart, circulatory system, spinal column
Natural house: Fifth
Natural house qualities: Succedent and Life
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the Sun, which is located in it's natural fifth house. When a planet or house cusp is located in the sign of Leo, it will describe how and where you will be affected by influences of optimism, capacity for enjoyment and self-expression.
Leos are powerful personalities. They are usually ambitious and enthusiastic people who enjoy drawing attention to themselves. Sometimes they can be overly confident and outspoken. On the opposite side of the coin, Leos are courageous when needed, loyal and generous and will defend their loved ones with surprising force.
Leos can be too sensitive to personal criticism, and when their dominance is threatened they can go into a sudden rage.
Positive traits: Dignity, will-power, generosity, loyalty, confidence, ambitious.
Negative traits: Conceited, arrogant, laziness.
(August 23-September 22)
Key word: Practicality, discriminating, methodical
Key phrase: I Analyze
Physical correlations: Intestinal tract, metabolism, solar plexus
Natural house: Sixth
Natural house qualities: Cadent and Substance
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Mercury, which is located in it's natural 6th house. When a planet or house cusp is in the sign Virgo, that house or planet will be influenced by the qualities of seeking perfection, discrimination, and attention to details as indicated in the natal chart.
A person born under the sun sign of Virgo will show qualities of being very detail oriented, practical and efficient. Sometimes they become so involved with details that they lose sight of the 'big picture'. They can make themselves so useful to others, it often leaves them vulnerable to exploitation. When confronted with obstacles, they will stay calm and rational and work on finding a solution rather than loosing their cool. This calmness is sometimes seen as being cold and calculating. In spite of this, Virgos are friendly and outgoing people; however, they still need to avoid being shy or inhibited when it comes to dealing with others interests as well as with their personal interests
Positive traits: Practical, analytical, neat, industrious, detailed.
Negative traits: Fault -finding, cynical, too shy, perfectionist, worrying, critical of self/others.
LIBRA-The Scale (September 23-October
Key word: Harmony, artistic, diplomatic
Key phrase: I Balance
Physical correlations: Kidneys, renal pelvis, bladder, skin
Natural house: Seventh
Natural house qualities: Angular and Relative or Relationship
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Venus which rules the natural seventh house. When a planet or house cusp contains Libra, it will show where one will strive for harmony, creativity and balance as indicated in the natal chart.
People born with the Sun sign Libra usually have an even temperament and they will try to avoid extremes of all kinds. However, if a Libra feels like they are being mistreated or imposed upon, they will fight back uncharacteristically. This may throw others off and lead them to view the Libran as cold or indignant. Their strong sense of fair play and companionship makes them extremely sensitive to this kind of response. Sometimes Libra will make sacrifices for the sake of peace and give in to the demands of others. Libra must strive for not being knocked off balance by the burdens of emotional and/or physical attachments either of themselves or others.
Positive traits: Romantic, cooperative, gracious, sociable, tactful, diplomatic.
Negative traits: Fickle, dependent, indecisive, sulking, Peace at any cost.
SCORPIO-The Scorpion (October 23-November 22)
Key word: Intensity, investigative, aware
Key phrase: I Desire
Physical correlations: Genitals
Natural house: Eighth
Natural house qualities: Succedent and Endings or Terminal
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Pluto, which rules the natural eighth house. When a planet or house cusp is in Scorpio, it will be influenced by the qualities of deep emotions and desires, forced changes and sometimes fatalistic attitudes as indicated in the natal chart. Scorpios usually have a strong will and an intense emotional drive in whatever they do; therefore, they must keep their integrity high. Otherwise they may become susceptible to jealousy, hatred, possessiveness, or even violence. On the positive side, they are hard workers and are willing to help others as long as they are willing to help themselves.
Positive traits: Motivated, passionate, resourceful, investigative, penetrating, aware.
Negative traits: Intolerant, violent, jealous, resentful, distrusting, secretive, temperamental.
SAGITTARIUS-The Archer (November 22-December 21)
Key word: Freedom, philosophical, broad-minded
Key phrase: I See
Physical correlations: Hips, thighs, liver and gallbladder
Natural house: Ninth
Natural house qualities: Cadent or Life
Sagittarius is the ninth house of the zodiac and is ruled by Jupiter which rules the natural ninth house. When Sagittarius is on a house cusp or any planet is in Sagittarius, it will be influenced by qualities of abundance, optimism, lack of discrimination, or hunches playing a significant role.
Sagittarians tend to be extroverted and outspoken people. They are opposed to the mistreatment of others. They possess a quick wit and uncanny insight and intuition; however their mistakes often come from not following it. Sagittarians can also be very restless people wanting to know everything that is going on around them and wanting to go everywhere. They become bored when they are surrounded by people or situations they are not interested in. They have a tendency to be unconcerned or seem unaware of the thoughts and feelings of others.
Positive traits: Honest, open-minded, straight forward, ethical, charitable, generous, good sense of humor.
Negative traits: exaggerating, blunt, impatient, pushy, tactless, talks too much.
CAPRICORN- The Goat (December 22-January 19)
Key word: Ambition, cautious, hardworking
Key phrase: I Use
Physical correlations: Bone system, knees, nails
Natural house: Tenth
Natural house qualities: Angular and Substance
Capricorn is the tenth house of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Saturn, which rules the natural tenth house. When a planet or house cusp is in Capricorn, it will be influenced by qualities of self-discipline, seriousness, desire for status, responsibility, and hard work as indicated in the natal chart.
A person born under the sign of Capricorn will have a tendency to be goal oriented. They seek positions where they can have great control and authority. They don't function well in subordinate positions. If they believe they can succeed in attaining a goal, they will perservere until it is reached.
Sometimes Capricorns can lack self-confidence, making them extremely defensive because deep down they fear rejection and/or ridicule from others. They can also hold a grudge, sometimes for many years. Capricorn must learn to make allowances for other peoples mistakes with no hard feelings.
Positive traits: Ambitious, hard working, responsible, practical, perseverance, self-discipline.
Negative traits: Stubborn, overbearing, unforgiving, inhibited, fatalistic, condescending.
AQUARIUS-The Water Bearer (January 20-February 18)
Key word: Independence, individualistic, altruistic
Key phrase: I Know
Physical correlations: Lower leg, pancreas
Natural house: Eleventh
Natural house qualities: Succedent and Relationship or Relative
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Uranus, which rules the natural eleventh house. When a planet or house cusp is in the sign of Aquarius, it will describe how and where one will be affected by the influences of a need for independence, unconventional behavior, humanitarian ideals and sudden changes and events as indicated in the natal chart. People born under the sign of Aquarius tend to be idealistic and open minded. They are also extremely independent, determined and stubborn. They don't mind being asked to do something, but they resent being told to do it. When Aquarians suddenly change their minds or do something unexpected, they will do so for practical or advantageous reasons. They are not limited to their environment and disappointments don't deter them from their goals. They often adopt a life style that goes against the trends, because the odd and unique fascinate them. They are rarely caught off guard by people or situations that may seem strange to others.
Positive traits: Progressive, independent, inventive, friendly, humanitarian, originality.
Negative traits: Unemotional, aloof, temperamental, unpredictable, eccentric, fixed opinions.
PISCES-The Fishes (February 19-March 20)
Key word: Understanding, sacrificing, introspective
key phrase: I Believe
Physical correlations: Feet and ankles;
Natural house: Twelfth
Natural house qualities: Cadent and Endings or Terminal
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Neptune, which rules the natural twelfth house. When a planet or house cusp is in the sign of Pisces, it will be influenced by qualities of mystical experiences, activity behind the scenes, and sympathy. People born under the sign of Pisces tend to be very sensitive and responsive to the thoughts and feelings of others. They always want to do the right thing, but sometimes there is a struggle between their desires and their needs, between their being pessimistic and optimistic. As a result, they find it difficult to make up their minds. They often make excellent artists in all fields because they have great imaginations.
Positive traits: Understanding, instinctive, compassionate, artistic, sacrificing, charitable.
Negative traits: Pessimistic, impractical, unrealistic, fearful, emotionally restrained, melancholy.