The Zodiac Signs

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    Zodiac is derived from the Greek word meaning circle of animals. The Zodiac itself is a wheel, a cycle that shows the order of all, the twelve Zodiac or astrological signs. The twelve signs are derived from the twelve lunar cycles or months when the sun returns to its original position. The twelve signs are also identified by twelve constellations that help lead the sequence and movement of the seasons. These signs are each broken down into elements, qualities, ruling planets and houses. In order, the Zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,  Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

 ARIES

  ARIES

Ruler: Mars/Element: Fire/Quality: Cardinal/1st House

Unbridled expression of your inner nature; activity that is self-motivated, unaffected by others; new beginnings, the start of new cycles, birth; enthusiasm and vitality.

TAURUS

   TAURUS

Ruler: Venus/Element: Earth/Quality: Fixed/2nd House

Grounding, bringing down to earth; constancy, steadiness, fixedness; spirit becoming embodied, entering matter, taking on a form; a vessel or container for spiritual forces.

GEMINI

  GEMINI

Ruler: Mercury/Element: Air/Quality: Mutable/3rd House

Curiousity, cleverness, skill, communication; making connections with surroundings, trying to “figure things out”; the first display of intelligence by embodied spirit.

CANCER

  CANCER

Ruler: Moon / Element: Water / Quality: Cardinal/4th House

Nurturing, support, belonging, emotional bonds; your roots, source, ground of your being; the unconscious, feelings, emotion; the Great Mother, Universal Womb; spirit’s first emotional attachments to the world.

LEO

  LEO

Ruler: Sun / Element: Fire / Quality: Fixed/5th House

Spirit entering the realm of the individual person; ego development, setting yourself apart from the rest of the world, becoming your own person; self-expression, being true to your inner nature, acting from the heart; dawning awareness of self in relation to others.

VIRGO

  VIRGO

Ruler: Mercury / Element: Earth / Quality: Mutable/6th House

Embodiment of the individual in the world; problems of adjustment dealing with the world and others; perfection of your approach to life, development of mundane skills; ability to change to adapt to life better.

LIBRA

  LIBRA

Ruler: Venus / Element: Air / Quality: Cardinal/7th House

Spirit as individual entering into relationship with others; partnership, one-to-one relationships, meeting others as an equal, interdependency; encountering repressed parts of yourself through others (via projection); going beyond ego boundaries; peace, harmony, balance; social awareness.

SCORPIO

  SCORPIO

Ruler: Pluto / Element: Water /Quality: Fixed/8th House

Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence; intense emotional involvement with the process of personal growth; movement from individual certainties to the “mysteries of life”; spirit breaking through the limitations of individual ego.

SAGITTARIUS

  SAGITTARIUS

Ruler: Jupiter / Element: Fire / Quality: Mutable/9th House

Spirit moving beyond the realm of the individual into the world at large; becoming a member of a wider society; experiences that lead to consciousness expansion, being receptive to new points of view, wisdom, enlightenment; using your talents for the benefit of the greater whole.

CAPRICORN

  CAPRICORN

Ruler: Saturn / Element: Earth / Quality: Cardinal/10th House

Spirit’s attempt to bring about the perfect society, to create heaven on earth; making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane; ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments; concern with truth, reality, “hard facts”; relationship to authority.

AQUARIUS

  AQUARIUS

Ruler: Uranus / Element: Air / Quality: Fixed/11th House

Spirit’s attempt to create ideal relationships and organizations, based on freedom and cooperation between individuals; free-thinking, unorthodox, not shackled by outdated ideology; the perfection of society.

PISCES

  PISCES

Ruler: Neptune / Element: Water / Quality: Mutable/12th House

Surrender to the universe, to higher goals; ego sacrifice; compassion and empathy, selfless work; seeing the unity of all things; the ends of cycles, forming “seeds” for the next cycle of growth; spirit as individual dissolving back into pure spirit.

  

  

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