The goal is to keep things simple!
In the next 12 months I will update this site to include so much more about the beautiful geometry of signs, planets and aspects. For now, I have some links to blog articles and a quick summary of the energy of each sign.
Our sun sign is what we all know as our star sign, it is our zodiac sign. There are 12 signs of the zodiac, the first one is Aries.
Aries arrives at the end of March with the Spring Equinox. I have discussed the 12 signs briefly including detail on how they relate to one another.
The signs according to Frank 🙂
Aries says “ME FIRST!” Headstrong, fearless, gullible, reckless, immature, optimistic, inspirational, energetic, proactive and sometimes angry. Aries knows what it wants and goes for it! This can be overpowering to some people, but as long as you don’t get in their way you’re fine. Aries is very competitive and success orientated and operates with the blinkers on. Learning to calm down and slow down can be helpful. However, Aries people believe in themselves and start early! They make things happen and are brilliant entrepreneurs and leaders as they don’t question themselves too much. “Done is better than good,” would be their motto. Aries wants results and is ACTIVE in their pursuit of getting what they want. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is like a baby crying and screaming to get its own way. To say that Aries is selfish isn’t fair. Aries is natural like a baby, it screams and throws a tantrum when it is upset, but it is warm, trusting and friendly and loving the rest of the time.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and concerned with getting things started, Taurus is keen to maintain what has begun. Taurus doesn’t want change and is happy to watch and participate rather than take the lead. Ruled by Venus, Taurus is concerned with pleasure, earthly and bodily pleasures. Taurus represents the part of life when a baby understands it has its own physical body and begins to possess things, “more” and “mine” are words that represent this time of life and the Taurus principle. Gardening, food, massage, cooking, architecture are all interests pursued by Taurus, they appreciate stability, strength, beauty and peace. Generally calm, balanced and contented with small delights of nature, they love animals as much as your average toddler enjoys a trip to meet the animals at a farm. Taurus will anger when you try to make it change or take away something it loves. Taurus is loyal, a lovely characteristic, but learning to gently let go of things can be helpful for happiness and progress.
Following on from Taurus, Gemini loves and enables change! Everything that Taurus has maintained, Gemini wants to carve up, refresh and disperse. Geminis are communicators; they are witty, intelligent, diverse, unreliable, interesting, hyper and often anxious. Chatty children asking “why?” every two minutes, learning to read and write, thinking and then running around screaming represent the Gemini principle! I don’t think I know a Gemini out there who hasn’t at some point been very seriously riddled with anxiety. Maybe there are one or two exceptions to prove the rule? However the Gemini intellect MUST be entertained, if it isn’t it will start to destroy itself and its relationships, jobs and happiness. Give a Gemini a project, some responsibility and some space to be creative, then urge to flit around in a realm of indecision will dissolve. Gemini should try to focus on 3 things, not 30 and then they can really shine. They have a brilliant, genius mind that needs to be used constructively, otherwise it will turn on itself and create negative spirals and problems. Gemini needs to communicate, hard work in a back office will not satisfy their need to transfer information and ideas to lots of groups of people.
Again, following on from Gemini, Cancer also HATES and LOATHES change in a way that only their Taurus friends can really understand. Cancer loves the past, its family, where it came from, where it grew up. Cancer revels in memories of the past, in the emotions it felt and will find a real sense of self sitting looking at old photos and crying. Cancerians cry, they are emotional, hyper sensitive, caring, maternal or paternal and nurturing. Cancer thrives when it can care for people whether that is in a nursery or as a PA, if they are looking after people then they feel NEEDED and that is what Cancer really loves. Just as Aries is a ME FIRST, Cancer is another Cardinal sign but this time, WE first… FAMILY FIRST. Cancer fights to keep the family together with the same determination that an Aries seeks to go it alone. Home and family is everything to the Cancer. Their friends are important too but Cancer is ruled by the moon and just like the moon they are constantly changing and their moods sometimes make them want to hide from the world. Be gentle with your Cancer pals and they will peep their heads out of their shells and make you laugh with their loony sense of humour.
Leo loves to shine! Look at me baby, I’m hot, I’m a leader, I’m funny, I’m generous and I think I’m pretty cool! Leos have a warmth and optimism like all fire signs but Leo needs to be acknowledged as being so. Aries wants to build and lead, Leo is happy to create then manage from afar. Leos are great managers; they empower people, fill them with praise and fan the flames of their independence. Leo will invest in you. However, you must let your Leo know that you respect them, that you are proud and appreciative. Leos are great with children because they give their energy so generously, they take time to understand the child and make it laugh and in turn the child will adore them; they both win! Leos are very warm, generous and supportive, taking time, care and attention to look after people. The caveat? They must always be in control. Leo’s always look good too, that’s for sure. The women dazzle and the men somehow always manage to have some sort of strong presence even if they are not drop dead gorgeous, which very many of them are! Leo leads. If you are happy with that then enjoy, you’re in great hands.
Where Leo needs to be the boss, Virgo thrives as the PA. Organised, helpful, conciliatory, detail driven, obedient, neat, tidy and kind; Virgo is a fantastic worker. Virgos are so prone to worry and anxiety, they generally do not want to take the lead and are happy with the support of security and routine. Virgos are good fun, reliable and very concerned with health. Virgo is very materialistic; quality, over quantity but ideally quality and quantity! They love a bargain, but it has to be good quality. Altogether, Virgo is an interested, thoughtful, kindly friend who notices everything and is partial to a party and a glass of vino. I’ve not seen this written anywhere but 99% of Virgos that I know love a drink to help them forget their worries and are prone to having one too many! Funny, observant, critical, concerned, thrifty, leggy and reliable. They are generally a smiling, good looking bunch with a whirlpool of thought and anxiety under the surface. Relax Virgo, it’s going to be OK!
As the opposite of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac Libra says, “What would you like to do, Darling?” Cardinal, it gets things going but Libra is concerned with partnership, with the OTHER, Libra is a people pleaser and a diplomat. When talking to a Libra they will always give you the opposite point of view, “well maybe…” or “have you considered this…” they graciously present alternative ideas but leave you to make your own mind up. Their calm and poise actually enables them to eventually get their point across simply because they remain centred. On their own, indecisiveness can be a huge problem; swinging from one idea to the next, constantly considering all possibilities. With a partner, friend, lover; they have someone to bounce ideas off and find BALANCE. Libra is all about balance and harmony, so they like to look good and enjoy harmonious living spaces.
Where Libra loves to share, Scorpio doesn’t, if Scorpio opens up to you, it merges entirely. Intensely private, possessive, calculated, fiercely loyal, totally focused. Scorpio is an intense, controlled and powerful sign. I think that Scorpios are the best of the best and the worst of the worst. They are the most charming, considerate, thoughtful, loyal, dynamic, magnetic, interesting, transformative, determined and giving people you can meet. They can also be the most hateful, perverse, addicted, selfish, violent, unreasonable, nasty arseholes around. What is wonderful about Scorpio is that they can always transform, they have the potential to start again, “this is me, a new leaf” and if they mean it, it happens. They have powerful energy reserves and seem to need less rest than most of us, they keep on going. They must stay healthy, just like all the fixed signs; they will HOLD on to hurts and let them fester within. Learning to let go is very important for everyone, especially the Taurus / Scorpio axis. Loyalty can be a vice when it’s this extreme, they call it stalking. However, as I said, the best of the best, we all have to watch our “shadow side” particularly Scorpio. Holding on to anger only burns the person holding it.
Where Scorpio is private and secretive, Sagittarius is decidedly OPEN. Your Sagittarius friend will turn up, lay all their cards on the table, tell you everything they think, fall over your feet, accidentally say something else they weren’t supposed to tell you and then leave. Optimistic to the extreme, Sagittarius is not worried about over-sharing; they see the best in everyone so why wouldn’t you? It’s a little naïve, but it works out as most people sense good natured intentions and don’t take offence. Sagittarius is a non-committal, immature energy that wants to roam free, discover, share ideas, eat, drink, be merry and then do it all again. JK Rowling has a great knowledge of astrology and Hagrid is your classic Sagittarius archetype; over sized, foot in mouth, big heart, love of nature and all things foreign, loud, clumsy, independent, generous, blunt, reckless and relentlessly optimistic. Blind optimism is lovely but it can lead you down the wrong path on more than one occasion! Sagittarius will not be put off by these disappointments, licking their wounds for a short while they will soon bounce back with renewed optimism and the belief that life is generally good.
Back to the cardinal leader, Capricorn says “I’ll lead this team.” Capricorn and Leo are both leaders, however where Leo wants to delegate, praise and reward. Capricorn rolls up his sleeves and joins in the work with you, he leads by example. Capricorn has a reputation for being a little dour, work orientated and serious. However, Capricorn understands that hard work gets results. The Capricorn outlook starts to brighten when they begin to reap the fruits of their labour. Capricorn is practical, reliable and considered; these are not qualities to be sniffed at, especially when you’ve just been dealing with a footloose Sagittarius who abandons you at every corner. Where Sagittarius wants space to roam, meet people, learn and explore; Capricorn is at home, chopping the logs, making sure there is money in the bank and patiently waiting for you to come home. Serious? Yes. Pessimistic? Very. However your Capricorn pal is practical, level headed and full of dead pan wit that you may not have expected.
Fixed Air? How does that work? Only an Aquarian can live with being FIXED AIR… whilst being simultaneously loyal (fixed) but impossible to pin down (air.) Aquarius is a paradox. Ruled by Saturn and Uranus this is not surprising! Saturn rules Capricorn and all things serious, hierarchical and regulated. Also, Uranus rules Aquarius and all things rebellious, unpredictable and shocking. Aquarius somehow operates within these two modes of conduct; logical / maddeningly stubborn, intellectual / intuitive, loyal / distant, hardworking / erratic, scientific / creative, warm and friendly / isolated loner. Your Aquarian friend is open, honest and funny. They are also, private, secretive and removed. Overall, you benefit from the same relentless optimism of Sagittarius, mixed with a love of fresh ideas and a cool calm collected way of dealing with things. Rationally irrational.. or is it irrationally rational? It can be annoying, but it’s good fun.
Moving on from the paradox of Aquarius we are left with Pisces who effortlessly MERGES ideas and ideals. Pisces has no boundaries. A romantic, sensitive soul who not only empathizes with those around him, Pisces FEELS what other people feel; particularly their suffering. Pisces seeks out those in pain and feeds off their energy, healing them and simultaneous healing themselves. It is through investigation of the self and others that Pisces can unravel themselves, gain understanding and insight that enables them to become whole. Pisces are big dreamers, not all of them will be artists, cooks, alcoholics and musicians… Fish are capable of manifesting their big dreams. Ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, Pisces has the luck, optimism and explorative soul of Sagittarius; they also have the intuition, creativity and confusion that Neptune infuses. This can lead to BIG over indulgence, alcoholism and huge boundless depression, but it can also work the other way. Jupitarian insights, big dreams, luck and opportunity that stems from their intuition. As the ‘oldest’ and wisest sign of the zodiac it is up to Pisces to untangle themselves and manifest their highest insightful dreams.
These signs are split into various categories. I love the categories, they are almost tangible, when you meet someone you can try to pinpoint them: Fire, Earth, Air, Water.
Fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
As a rule the fire signs are direct, bossy, ‘fiery’, warm, open, impulsive and have quite bad tempers. They are brave, bold and they try things, they are doers.
Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
The earth signs are steady, level, balanced, calm and maybe a little lazy and dour. They are good organisers, very practical and ‘earthy.’
Air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius (it’s not a water sign, despite its name!)
Air signs talk all the time. They are chatty communicators, interested in lots of things, they see opposing points of view and can argue a case all night long. They can also be quite unreliable and flaky. They are ‘air heads’.
Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Water signs are emotional. They are creative, sensitive and intuitive. The operate in the realm of feeling and thought. Dreamy, but steely too. They have to protect themselves against their own sensitivity somehow.
We all know people who simply do not relate to their sun sign. A meek cancer child who flies off the handle… probably has a Leo ascendant; more on that another day!
For now I will leave you with some old blog posts that illustrate other areas of astrology that you may wish to know more about. I will keep adding things here!