THE ZODIAC IS COMPRISED OF 12 SIGNS. THEIR GLYPHS, AS THEY’RE OFTEN REPRESENTED, ARE ILLUSTRATED IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE.
THE SIGNS ARE GROUPED ACCORDING TO THEIR ELEMENT AND QUALITY. ELEMENTS ARE DEFINED AS WATE, EARTH, FIRE, AND AIR. THE QUALITY IS DEFINED AS CARDINAL, FIXED, OR MUTABLE.
SIGNS BY ELEMENT
The water signs, Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio are emotional, protective, sentimental, and deep.
The earth signs, Capricorn,Taurus, and Virgo are practical, grounded, realistic, results oriented, and solid.
The fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are action oriented, impatient, warm hearted, hot blooded, and self-centered.
The air signs, Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini, are planners, thinkers, objective, and full of ideas.
Another way to think about the signs – Fire signs storm their way through life. Earth signs work their way through life. Air signs think their way through life. Water signs feel their way through life.
SIGNS BY QUALITY
Signs are further delineated by quality. Qualities are defined as cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Additionally signs are divided between masculine and feminine. All water and earth signs are feminine or receptive and all fire and air signs are masculine or active.
The cardinal signs, Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, and Libra, display enterprise. They create and begin things.
The fixed signs, Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio display stability. They change and maintain things.
The mutable signs, Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Virgo, display adaptability. They transmute and end things.
THE FOLLOWING ZODIAC CHART SHOWS THE SIGNS THAT RULE EACH OF THE 12 HOUSES
I WILL BRIEFLY DEFINE THE SIGNS HERE, BUT I HAVE WRITTEN ESSAYS FOR EACH SIGN AND THEY ARE ON THE HOMEPAGE ON THE RIGHT SIDEBAR IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE.
Aries initiates things. He’s impulsive, impatient, and impresses his will on the world. He is willing to fight for a worthy cause even if that worthy cause is himself. He is the one most likely to put ideas into action. Aries are born between March 21 – April 21
Taurus is the natural man. He conserves his energy and always holds something in reserve just in case you might need it. He is practical, attentive to finances, a sensualist, enthralled with nature and the natural world. Taurus is born between April 21 – May 21
Gemini is concerned with the world of thought. He is flexible, adaptable, and his perceptions are crystal clear. He prides himself on knowing the facts and communicating them. He is forever be in search of learning something new. Gemini is born between May 21 – June 21
Cancer lives in the world of emotion. Feelings have the most impact on his life. Protective of all things having to do with the home, family, the past, and their emotional security, they naturally care for others. Cancers are born between June 21 – July 21
Leo is a big hearted, self-centered, fun loving, childlike, creative soul born to show the rest of the world how much fun it is to be alive. Leos love life, are born creatively talented, prideful, and always in search of an audience needing to be entertained. Leos are born between July 21 – Aug. 21
Virgo is the sign most in need of a project. Often the project is themselves as they continually work to self improve. Humble, wanting more than anything to provide excellent service, Virgo is attentive to detail and able to find the flaw in anything masquerading as perfection. Virgos are born between August 21 – September 21
Libra is concerned with equal measure in all things. He is concerned with balance in relationships, and balance in life. Libra has a highly refined sense of beauty and is soothed and calmed by a beautiful environment. Libra is born between September 21 – October 21
Scorpio seeks depth of experience and complete transformation in this lifetime. Highly sensitive, Scorpios are often haunted by betrayals that shake their trust in humanity. The strive for intimacy and their power is palpable. Scorpios are born between October 21 – November 21
Sagittarius is concerned with freedom, tolerance, beliefs, and faith in the future. Optimistic, they keep it all in perspective, Sagittarians can make you laugh. Their sense of humor and need for a breadth of experience is extraordinary. Sagittarians are born between Nov 21 – Dec 21
Capricorns are the most likely to succeed because they simply will not have it any other way. Demonstrating consistent commitment, business savvy, and outstanding leadership qualities, Capricorns are the ones you inherently trust to follow through. They are born between Dec 21 – Jan 21
Aquarians are the outsiders, the ones who don’t fit in and don’t necessarily want to. They’re busy playing there own game, working for causes they believe in,, loving their friends, expressing their own brand of genius, and remaining detached from the things most others live for. Aquarians are born between January 21 – February 21
Pisces are sensitive to subtle energies most of us are too busy to feel. They feel tremendous compassionate toward animals and the less fortunate. They feel your pain as though it were their own. The world affects them harshly and when it all gets too much they retreat into a beautiful world all their own. Pisces are born between February 21 – March 21
THESE ARE THE SYMBOLS FOR EACH SIGN
HERE ARE A FEW QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE. THE ANSWERS ARE AT THE END.
1. Name the fixed earth sign that rules the second house.
2. Name the sign whose symbol is the scales.
3. Which sign is most likely to retreat into their own dream world when life gets too harsh?
4. Which sign is the most enterprising fire sign?
5. Which sign is the most stable air sign?
6. Which air sign rules the 3rd house?
7. Which fire sign is both action oriented and adaptable?
8. Which house is ruled by the sign symbolized by the crab?
9. Is Aquarius a water sign? If not why do you think many people mistake it for being one?
10. What are the traits most associated with a mutable earth sign?
11. Name a masculine water sign.
12. Name a water sign that changes things.
1) Taurus 2) Libra 3) Pisces 4) Aries 5) Aquarius 6) Gemini 7)Sagittarius 8) 4th house 9) No. Its symbol is the water bearer 10) practical and adaptable 11) there is no such thing as a masculine water sign. All earth and water signs are feminine 12)Scorpio