These descriptions apply to both Sun Sign and Ascending Sign.
Click the Sign’s name below to read more about it.
Aries, the Ram, is the first sign of the Zodiac. It is a Fire* Sign, ruled by Mars. The Sun enters Aries on or around March 21st each year. In Aries, the Sun is exalted, Venus is in detriment, and Saturn is in fall.
Aries is traditionally classified as hot, dry, positive and masculine. Some other keywords associated with Aries include action, ambition, impatience, impulsiveness, belligerence, and excitability. Aries is also associated with some events, like Tuesday and Ramadan. Biblically, it corresponds to the Angel Sharhiel and the Prophet Malachi.
Aries rules the skull and face, the temporal and internal carotid arteries and the cephalic vein. Naturally, then, Aries people are more prone to injury and illness of the head and face, although natives of other Signs who have an ill-aspected planet in Aries may also have or face health issues with the head.
Aries people do first, and ask questions later! They’re most happy when they’re active and in charge. They can be fiery and passionate and liable to extremes. They reek of determination and willpower, and succeed when quick action and decisions are necessary. Many have keen mechanical skills.
Taurus, the Bull, is the second sign of the Zodiac. It is an Earth Sign, ruled by Venus. The Sun enters Taurus on or around April 20th each year. In Taurus, the Moon is exalted, Mars is in detriment, and Uranus is in fall.
Taurus is traditionally classified as cold, moist, negative, and feminine. Some other keywords associated with Taurus include trustworthiness, endurance, composure, stubbornness, being covetous, and obstruction. Taurus is associated with Atlas, as well as anything concerning material wealth, and the Israeli tribe of Ephraim.
Taurus rules the neck and throat – and those who are Taurus natives, or who have a fortuitous Taurus planet or aspect are often singers to some extent. Taurus also rules the jugular veins and thyroid gland. It is a sign susceptible to weight gain, due to an inherent love of good food and a fondness for ease.
Taurus people are self-reliant and persistent folk. They can appear gentle and laid-back, but one would be wise not to overlook the raging bull – which can be easily provoked! They’re sympathetic, fond of nature and music, sociable but reserved, and typically make loyal friends.
Gemini, the Twins, is the third sign of the Zodiac. It is an Air Sign, ruled by Mercury. The Sun enters Gemini on or around May 21st each year. In Gemini, the Moon’s North Node is exalted, Jupiter is in detriment, and the Moon’s South Node is in fall.
Gemini is traditionally classified as masculine, moist and positive. Some other keywords associated with Gemini include sanguine, duality, intelligence, dexterity, superficiality, effusiveness, and restlessness. Gemini is associated with Krishna, Castor and Pollux, Romulus and Remus; also Cain and Abel and the Prophet Zachariah.
Gemini rules the nervous system and so by default, communication within the body, as well as the ribs and chest area and the associated blood paths. Therefore, Gemini and Gemini associates may find themselves at risk of anxiety or other nervous disorders, as well as respiratory infections.
Gemini’s are curious, social and inquisitive people who are poster children for multitasking. They’re usually sensitive and fun, but can also be perceived as shallow and flighty – it can be difficult to hold a Gemini’s interest for long. Like butterflies, they easily move on to the next thing.
Cancer, the Crab, is the fourth sign of the Zodiac. It is a Water Sign, ruled by the Moon. The Sun enters Cancer on or around June 21st each year. In Cancer, Jupiter is exalted, Saturn is in detriment, and Mars is in fall.
Cancer is traditionally classified as feminine, cold, moist, and negative. Some other keywords associated with Cancer include kindness, receptivity, metamorphosis, patience, vanity, touchiness, disorder and indolence. Cancer represents possession and retention. Biblically, Cancer is associated with the Prophet Amos and the Disciple John.
Anatomically, Cancer is associated with the breasts, stomach, pancreas and the muscles and blood vessels associated with them. The stomach of a Cancer is often sensitive and easily irritated, and digestive complaints may arise depending on the location of the Moon, seeing as Cancer is a Moon child.
Cancer people are genuinely loving, affectionate people who take in everything and who can be very sensitive to the vibes of others. Sometimes guilty of mothering or smothering, they can take offense at being told as much. Rarely combative, a Cancer is more likely to retreat to its insular shell when offended or provoked, and may use passive-aggressive means to retort.
Leo, the Lion, is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. It is a Fire Sign, ruled by the Sun. The Sun enters Leo on or around July 20th each year. In Leo, Neptune is exalted, and Uranus is both in detriment and in fall.
Leo is traditionally classified as hot, dry, masculine, and positive. Some other keywords associated with Leo include pride, arrogance, loyalty, ardor, generosity, condescension, pomposity, dominance, and magnanimity. Biblically, Leo is associated with the Prophet Hosea and the Israeli tribe of Judah. Leo is a beast of the cherubim.
Leo rules the heart and spinal matter, as well as the muscles of the upper back, the aorta and coronary veins. Therefore, Leo and Leo associates are susceptible to heart disease, palpitations and meningitis, so keeping the stress level down is imperative. As well, benefits come from a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle.
Leos in general are generous to a fault and usually outwardly kind. Frank and free, outspoken and independent, they’re often the life of the party and that suits them well! Fond of power and command, it’s no wonder many Leos are in some way famous – if not notorious. Always a performer, and always a lover.
Virgo, the Virgin, is the sixth sign of the Zodiac. It is an Earth sign, ruled by Mercury. The Sun enters Virgo on or around August 22nd each year. In Virgo, Mercury is exalted, Neptune is in detriment, and Venus is in fall.
Virgo is traditionally classified as cold, dry, feminine, and negative. Some other keywords associated with Virgo are thoughtfulness, seriousness, discretion, sensitivity, calculation, apprehension, skepticism, detail-orientation and thoroughness. Virgo is also associated with Bethlehem, Mary, Joseph and the Disciple Andrew.
Virgo’s domain of health is the bowels and abdomen. It rules the rectal and abdominal muscles and the veins and arteries related to those organs. Given to anxiety and worry, Virgos commonly experience IBS and digestive issues. Classically identified as obsessed with health and diet, the preoccupation must be warranted!
Virgos are modest, generally shy and retiring types. They care deeply and profoundly, but usually employ a cold defense to deflect any perceived weakness. Virgos are diplomatic and shrewd, and are often misunderstood. Most Virgos don’t put all the goods on display. Ironically, many Virgos become performers and politicians, perhaps as a result of the facades they employ to keep their true selves private.
Libra, the Scales, is the seventh sign of the Zodiac. Libra is an Air Sign, ruled by Venus. The Sun enters Libra on or around September 22nd each year. In Libra, Saturn is exalted, Mars is in detriment, and the Sun is in fall.
Libra is traditionally classified as hot, moist, masculine, and positive. Some other keywords associated with Libra include indecision, impartiality, justice, hesitance, refinement, arts, peace, and vacillation. Libra is Biblically associated with the Disciple Bartholomew and the Apostle Luke. Curiously, in modern culture, Libra is aligned to upholstered furniture!
Libra rules the kidneys and the lumbar region of the body generally, including the ovaries in women. Therefore, Libra is responsible for distillation, filtration and to some extent, fertility. Nephritis, kidney diseases and ovarian cysts can be common ailments of Libras and Libra associates. Also affecting Libra could be escalating lower back pain, muscular or skeletal.
Libras love justice, neatness and order. They love nature and natural balance. They detest acrimonious disputes and will bend over backwards to placate enemies or soothe disturbances, often choosing inertia and inactivity over real or potential conflict. Libras love the arts, and beauty – and make harsh fashion critics. Libras are often found as musicians or curators of collections.
Scorpio, the Scorpion, is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. Scorpio is a Water Sign, ruled by Pluto and Mars. The Sun enters Scorpio on or around October 22nd each year. In Scorpio, Uranus is exalted, Venus is in detriment, and the Moon is in fall.
Scorpio is traditionally classified as cold, feminine, and negative. Some other keywords associated with Scorpio include violence, reproduction, eloquence, fearlessness, tenacity, devotion, callousness, suspicion, and dogma. Additionally, Scorpio is associated with Judas Iscariot, Antares, and is part of the cherubim.
Scorpio rules both reproduction and destruction. The bladder, male gonads, lower pelvis generally (in conjunction with Virgo) but also – intriguingly, the sense of smell – are Scorpio’s domain.
Scorpios are often reserved, tenacious, secretive, and often inclined to suspicion or sarcasm. However, they are also progressive and regenerative, preferring to bury the old and inaugurate the new. They usually display grit and enterprise, ignoring the naysayers and welcoming the champions. Scorpio can be constructive or destructive – the choice is theirs.
Sagittarius, the Archer/Centaur, is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. It is a Fire Sign, ruled by Jupiter. The Sun enters Sagittarius on or around November 22nd each year. In Sagittarius, the Moon’s South Node is exalted, Mercury is in detriment, and the Moon’s North Node is in fall.
Sagittarius is traditionally classified as hot, dry, masculine, and positive. Some other keywords associated with Sagittarius are sincerity, honesty, frankness, joviality, rashness, brusqueness, defiance, uncompromising, and charity. Sagittarius is also associated with Jehovah, Jove, Oedipus, and the Apostle James.
Sagittarius rules the sacrum and the sciatic nerve, as well as the hips, butt and thighs. Consequently, it is not unusual that a Sagittarian or one with Sagittarian influences might be “bottom heavy” or prone to sciatic pain. Sagittarians are also more susceptible to sepsis than other signs.
Sagittarius might be that person who inadvertently puts their foot in their mouth, making a blunt and brutally honest statement in front of the wrong person! But their frank and brutal honesty is refreshing, if a bit brusque. They are loyal and dedicated people when honesty rules the relationship and all the facts are on the table. They’ll be the first on a rocket to space, or backpacking a foreign country.
Capricorn, the Old Goat, is the tenth sign of the Zodiac. It is an Earth Sign, ruled by Saturn. The Sun enters Capricorn on or around December 22nd each year. In Capricorn, Mars is exalted, the Moon is in detriment, and Jupiter is in fall.
Capricorn is traditionally classified as cold, dry, feminine and negative. Some other keywords associated with Capricorn include melancholia, prudence, caution, ambition, organization, limits, conceit, jealousy, selfishness, authoritarianism, and capriciousness. Its Biblical Disciples are Peter and Thomas, and its tribe is Zebulon. Capricorn is also related to Naphtali, son of Jacob.
Capricorn rules the dermis (skin) and joints, especially those of the knee and the patella; the skeleton in general belongs to Capricorn. Muscles and blood sources belonging to the knees are also in its domain. Capricorn is often associated with old age (via Saturn, its ruler), and bad knees and aching joints are often no strangers to the elderly. Supplements, good nutrition and regular activity are necessary. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis also fall to Capricorn.
Capricorn is a regal, professional person, preferring the finer things in life, association with those of good standing and desirous of wealth and prestige. Capricorn prefers quality. Stern, wise and discerning, they do not settle. Capricorn will work hard to build security and takes pleasure in tastefully displaying that security – the Old Goat will share it with you, too, if you have proven value.
Aquarius, the Water Jar, is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac. It is an Air Sign, ruled by Uranus. The Sun enters Aquarius on or around January 21st each year. In Aquarius, Uranus is exalted, the Sun is in detriment, and Neptune is in fall.
Aquarius is traditionally classified as moist, masculine, and positive. Some other keywords associated with Aquarius include sanguine, science, electricity, idealism, revolution, progressive, humanitarian, utopian, radical, extremism. Additional associations are Ganymede, Cygnus; Biblical parallels include John the Baptist, Reuben, and the Disciple Matthew. Aquarius is a part of the cherubim.
Aquarius minds the coccyx at the base of the spine. It also oversees the calves and ankles, as well as the eyes, their components, and vision. Afflictions of Aquarius can lead to corrective lenses, Lasik, charley horses and weak balance. Aquarius is also involved with anemia and nasal allergies.
Aquarians tend to be unusual, progressive and buoyant people. They’re the ones who do the unexpected, embrace a different or shocking appearance or lifestyle, and listen to music no one else knows about. Aquarians know what’s next because they practically curate what’s next. Independent and self-sufficient, they’re mental people who need people – lots of people – to be at home. The mobile world suits them just fine.
Pisces, the Twin Fish, is the twelfth sign of the Zodiac. Pisces is a Water Sign, ruled by Neptune. The Sun enters Pisces on or around February 20th each year. In Pisces, Venus is exalted, and Mercury is both in detriment and in fall.
Pisces is traditionally classified as cold, moist, feminine and negative. Some other keywords affiliated with Pisces include fruitful, lymphatic, emotional, inspirational, perception, dreamy, lethargic, apologetic, submission, and indolence. Biblically Pisces is aligned with the Prophet Joel and the Disciple James, and Holy Water.
Pisces governs the feet and the toes. Pisces also oversees the lymphatic system, as well as the extremities of the body. While Virgo may oversee the organs of digestion, Pisces rules the process via peristalsis. Thus the axis of Virgo-Pisces is rather dedicated, health-wise; they’re dependent on each other, in an almost internal-external way.
Pisces is kind, loving, trusting and understanding in a universal way. It is the culmination of the previous signs, and so conveys an intuitive understanding. Pisces is forgetful and distracted, because they’re concerned with the Universe and not the day planner. Pisces ignores the dishes and laundry because they’re looking at the Bigger Picture, and that might be a portrait you can’t fathom.
Fire Signs are action-oriented and desire driven
Earth Signs are security-oriented and sustainability driven
Air Signs are mentally-oriented and think things through
Water Signs are emotionally-oriented and feelings come first