Masculine and Feminine Star Signs

The zodiac is also divided into symbolic masculine and feminine signs. The masculine signs represent assertive, more extrovert tendencies, while the feminine signs suggest qualities that are more sensitive and receptive to others. Don’t assume that a man with the majority of his planets in feminine signs is automatically gay – on the contrary, he [...]

Qualities of the Zodiac

QUALITIES The zodiac can also be divided into three ‘qualities’, which describe the way people respond to their environment and those around them. Four signs fall into each of the three categories: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. CARDINAL SIGNS Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn make up the quartet of signs that are known as Cardinal signs. [...]

Elements of the Zodiac; Fire, Water, Earth and Air Signs

The 12 signs of the zodiac can be subdivided into four different groups – elements, qualities, polar signs, and masculine and feminine – all of which allow a deeper interpretation of the chart. The zodiac can be divided up into the four essential elements of life: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. None of us can [...]

Aries Sun Sign

Aries Around 21 March – around 20 April Symbol: The Ram Quality: Cardinal Element: Fire Ruler: Mars Since Greek times Aries has been linked with the vernal equinox or first day of spring (autumn down in the Southern Hemisphere), when the days and nights are of equal length once more, but the Sun is ready [...]

Taurus Sun Sign

Taurus Around 21 April – around 20 May Symbol: The Bull Quality: Fixed Element: Earth Ruler: Venus Taurus once represented the beginning of the zodiac. In Egypt it was during the period of Taurus that the cattle and oxen ploughed the fields. As a result, it has always been associated with earthiness and practicality. It [...]

Gemini Sun Sign

Gemini Around 21 May – around 21 June Symbol: The Twins Quality: Mutable Element: Air Ruler: Mercury The constellation of Gemini is dominated by two stars of seemingly similar sizes. In mythology these were representative of Castor and Pollux, the inseparable twin sons of Zeus. While Pollux was immortal, Castor was not. When his brother [...]

Cancer Sun Sign

Cancer Around 22 June – around 23 July Symbol: The Crab Quality: Cardinal Element: Water Ruler: Moon The Egyptians symbolized Cancer with a scarab beetle, while the Greeks denoted it with a turtle or tortoise. Later, however, it became the sign of the crab – like its predecessors, a creature with a hard exterior and [...]

Leo Sun Sign

Leo Around 24 July – around 23 August Symbol: The Lion Quality: Fixed Element: Fire Ruler: Sun Leo’s lion symbol was probably derived from an Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet, a lion-headed deity who represented the Sun at its height in the sky at mid-day. This time of the year also coincided with the Sun at its [...]

Virgo Sun Sign

Virgo Around 24 August – around 23 September Symbol: The Virgin Quality: Mutable Element: Earth Ruler: Mercury Virgo is associated with the harvest season. Indeed, the allegory or symbol for the sign represents the harvest goddess holding grain. It is during this season that summer gives way to mellow autumn. In a personal sense, this [...]

Libra Sun Sign

Libra Around 24 September – around 23 October Symbol: The Scales Quality: Cardinal Element: Air Ruler: Venus Libra represents the period of the autumn equinox (spring in the Southern Hemisphere), another important transitional moment in the year. Once more, the days and nights are of the same length. Unlike Aries – when the forces of [...]

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