Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac, and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself “
Fire – Fixed – Masculine – Ruled by Mars – March 21 to April 19
The other eleven signs, that end with Pisces, have worked themselves through all the experiences of life, and have discovered and accumulated understanding. Aries breaks free from this collective, and starts the cycle again, with individuality and curiosity for the potential that this life has to offer. Aries is filled with the energy of self-awareness and expansion.
Aries is the first of the fire signs. Those born under an Aries sun usually have pioneering charcteristics. They are usually energetic, dominating, progressive and can have an aggressive disposition. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of war. Despite the strong and progressive nature of the Aries there is also an aspect to them that is childlike and inoccent, which can be completely trusting and vulnerable.
The Aries aspiration is to transmit energy in the form of love, life, and thought, so that these will become engrained into Taurus, who nutures them into form.
Positive attributes of Aries
Leader to the weak
Courageous and Bold
Development areas for Aries
Can be egotistical and opinionated
Can be selfish and careless with other peoples feelings
can be naive
Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself through what I have.”
Earth – Cardinal – Feminine – Ruled by Venus – April 20 to May 20
Taurus uses the energy that Aries has emanated, to cultivate and nurture the resources that they gather, for the expansion of life in a practical but conservative way. Taurus then turns this into concrete form, in readiness for Gemini to sprout it out, into the sphere of the full experience of life.
Those born under a Taurus sun are typically in control of their money and possesions, and have a strong desire to purchase property, land and real estate, which supports their need for security. They are sometimes capitalistic, jealous and possessive, and may often experience the loss of money to teach them to let go of the hold that the physical world can have over them.
Ruled by the planet Venus, Taureans love all things beautiful and cultural, like art, exquisite clothing, and beautiful furnishings in their tasteful homes.
Known for their “stiff-necked” stubbornness, it is no wonder that the sign of Taurus is associated with the neck and thyroid gland.
The aspriration of Taurus is to acquire and nurture
Positive attributes of Taurus
Loyal and steadfast
Generous and caring
Practical and steady
Calm and Tranquil
Fertile and generative
Development areas for Taurus
Unwilling to do anything unless receiving gain
Gemini is the third sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself through what I think.”
Air – Mutable – Masculine – Ruled by Mercury – May 21 to June 20
Gemini takes the solidity, form and stability that Taurus has provided, and uses it to communicate and make connected networks with the outside world. Gemini questions all, and is particularly interested in relationships between people and ideas. His Mecurial mind, which darts in all directions at once, is constantly examining every side to a story, so that he is able to give Man ideas and principals that are needed for evolution.
Gemini’s ruling planet, Mercury, is the planet of communication, causing an electric cable effect, always ready to tranfer information from one point to another They are the intellectuals who desire to know everything, because to them, knowledge is the power that enables them to decide what is right or wrong. Once a Gemini has found the sense of certaintly that he is seeking, there is no greater channel. One who can learn, understand and teach, setting those who may have become lost, back onto their pathway.
The aspiration of Gemini is to think and communicate.
Positive attributes of Gemini
A clear and objective thinker
Cheerful and light
Development areas for Gemini
Nervous and excitable
Unemotional, cold and aloof
Too intelligent to reach others
Impatient and testy.
Cancer is the forth sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself through what I feel'”
Water- Cardinal – Feminine – Ruled by the Moon – June 21 to July 22
Cancer takes the ideas and principals that Gemini has garnered, and organises them into structured units, where the resources of the land are used to create buildings, amicably housing these co-habitating groups. In Cancer, it has now becomes neccessary for Man to shift his focus off Self, in favour of following the larger Universal plan.
Cancerians are domestic folk, their house is their fortress, and they are strongly connected to the family and their home. They love all things old, like antiques, history and archaeology. They also have sensitive stomachs, where they tend to hold a lot of their unresolved emotional issues. To boost your relationship with one of these sensitive people, open your heart to them, and create a trusting relationship by listening and understanding, without judgement.
The aspriration of Cancer is to emotionally connect through feelings.
Positive attributes of Cancer
Sensitivity to feelings of others
Care about needs of others
Strong family bond
Understanding of human conditions
Psychic and intuitive
Developement Areas for Cancer
Selfish and oblivious of other peoples needs
Unreasonable fears and imaginings
Tendency towards hysteria
Tendency towards irritability
Leo is the fith sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – ” I seek myself through what I create.”
Fire – Fixed – Masculine – Ruled by the Sun – July 23 to August 22
Leo breaks away Cancer’s society unit, to create his own domain, inhabited by his own loyal and adoring followers, on whom he can generously bestow pride and protection. Leo’s essense is strength, which comes from the security established over the other four stages of mans developement. It is due to this that Leo is able to propell himself by self assurance into a new set of circumstances.
Those born under the sign of Leo are ‘sun like’ in their attributes of leadership, determination, power and domination. This combination however can lead to pride, and being absorbed by ego. It would do well for the Leo to remember to exercise self-control, lest he loose his ability to help others through overfocus on self importance. Remember to work on being a stronger vessel to carry the Light, and this will help to overcome the strength of your ego. A Leo finds his fulfillment by purely giving for the sake of sharing, with no alterior motives.
The Leo aspiration is to receive acclaim through his creation.
Positive attributes of Leo
Affectionate, warm and sincere
Creative and expressive
Confident and assured
Regal and refined
Development areas for Leo
Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is -“I seek myself through what I learn.”
Earth – Mutable – Feminine – Ruled by Mercury – August 23 to September 22
Virgo has seen Leo asserting his independence, extrovertion and extravagance, and has decided that there has not been enough attention given to the finer details behind the scenes. Virgo steps back from the strain of this over emotional nature and choses to lead the simple life of service to others. The stage that the human soul has come to in Virgo, is in preparation for him to have the correct place in society.
Virgo’s are usually successful when they choose careers as doctors, nurses, social workers, service technicians, bankers, accountants or in professional beauty and fashion. They are gentle, hard working, serving, but very detailed folk. Their main motivation is perfection, which can cause them to be over critical.
The way to improve your relationship with a Virgo is not to take their critisisms too personally, but rather choose not to engage with them when they are in a testy frame of mind. You should instead, try to encourage them to relax more, and ofter your own critisism in return by suggesting alternative options to them rather than a lecture. You will get a lot more response like this.
The Virgo aspiration is to be the unselfish servant of humanity.
Positive attributes of Virgo
Reliable and self-reliant
Development areas for Virgo
Over critical and nit picking
Reliant on others
Forgets where things are
Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself through what I unite.”
Air – Cardinal – Masculine – Ruled by Venus – September 23 to October 22
Libra has come to the point of Man’s development in which he sees that we all need each other in order to survive. He is filled with this realisation and is drawn to interact with others to afirm his societal identity and harmonise, so that he does not become a single entity again. This feeling is akin to that which Aries feels, when he considers returning to the collective unconscious of Pisces, that he has independently emerged out of.
The symbology of the scales shows the measuring and balance between good and bad deeds in life. This describes the constant seeking of justice that the Libran experiences. They can not bear unfairness in any way.
The planet Venus rules the sign of Libra, and also rules love, money, art and couples, which makes the Libran sensitive, romantic, loving and good in business. They do however have a tendency to want to please the whole world, and because of this, can sometimes lose their balance. It is good for a Libran to learn to say no, and to let their no mean no, and their yes mean yes, otherwise they could be seen by others to be ‘wishy-wishy’ or unreliable.
The Libra aspiration is to unite all Mankind in love.
Positive attributes of Libra
Balanced mind and emotions
Refined and artistic especially with design
Inspires the talents of others
Development areas for Libra
Hedonistic and pleasure seeking
Dependent on others
Deceitful and manipulative
Seeks gain through relationships
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself through what I desire.”
Water – Fixed – Feminine – Ruled by Pluto (previously Mars) – October 23 to November 21
Where Libra has formed alliances to secure his societal identity, Scorpio strives to secure the continuance of society by uniting in the sexual process. The interchange of life force is what gives rise to divine expression and it can be achieved not only through sex, but also through the use of other peoples energies and resources.
Scopio being a water sign, can be completely irrational when it comes to their emotions, and can go to exremes. For them there is only black and white, no grey. If you are not their friend, then you must be their enemy. They tend to have a tremendous desire for power and control and can seek these at any cost if it suits them. Mars, (the Greek god of war), is the traditional planet ruling Scorpio, making them the warriors that will stop at nothing to eliminate their enemy.
The hardest correction for them is to let go, instead of avenging, becasue they do not like to feel as though they have lost control.
That is why Scorpio constantly has a choice between rising up to merge with the Light or losing themselves in the depths of oblivious darkness.
Pluto (Scorpio’s more recent ruler) is master over life, death, and the seed of mankind, manifesting as new life through their sexual desires to propagate the human race.
The Scorpio aspiration is to extract and regenerate the energy from others.
Positive attributes of Scorpio
Strong and loyal friend
Gives strength and inspiration to others
Seeks to merge with Spirit
Has the ability to rebuild
Development areas for Scorpio
Uses people for personal gain
Desires others to merge with him
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – ” I seek myself, therefore I am.”
Fire – Mutable – Masculine – Ruled by Jupiter – November 22 to December 21
The Sagittarius uses the energy that was extracted by Scorpio, and establishes it into moral, religious and judicial codes, preparing the framework that will be needed by Capricorn for socioeconomic structure building. Sagittarius is concerned with the state of humanity in general, seeing to it that man has laws to govern his behaviour and lead him to righteousness.
Sagittarians are ever prone to over-optimism, and are natural philosophers, teachers, lovers, communicators and friends. They strive for freedom and therefore love travel, world exploration and the study of people behaviour, cultures and religions.
Most Saggies like sport, as they like the challenge and the exileration of it, but can sometimes take unnessary risks. Jupiter being the ruling planet of Sagittarius, causes them to do everything on a large and expansive scale.
The aspiration of Sagittarius is to lead individuals toward self discovery
Positive attributes of Sagittarius
Has a vast understanding
Teacher and judge
Development areas for Sagittarius
Dictator / Propagandist
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself through what I use.”
Earth – Cardinal – Feminine – Ruled by Saturn – December 22 to January 19
Capricorn uses all the diverse energy of the multitudes, turning it into a larger unit called the State, which serves as the nuturing parent, protecting all that are abiding beneath it.
Capricorns are family orientated, reliable, responsible, punctual, and thrifty. They may lack faith in the creator, being easily manipulated by the physical aspects of life, and fearing what tomorrow might hold. This drives them to always be aware of how they will survive in the future, and to make provision for this.
Capricorn finds himself pragmatically striving to climb ever higher on the success ladder, constantly aware of his power and image. They are excellent business people, engineers and accountants, who thrive in any disciplined enviroment. After all, Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn, is master of disipline and time.
The aspiration of Capricorn is to succeed through hard work.
Positive attributes of Capricorn
Loyal and trustworthy
Aware of the needs of others
Deep spiritual understanding
Development areas for Capricorn
Regards prestige over other qualities
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – ” I seek myself through humanity.”
Air – Fixed – Masculine – Ruled by Uranus (previously Saturn) – January 20 to February 18
From the rise of Aries, we have seen man move through all his stages of development such as the family, in Cancer, awareness of his social abilities in Libra, understanding of the universal plan in Scorpio, and the relating of his sacred knowledge to the world in Sagittarius, in order to establish a civilised state in Capricorn.
Once the sun moves ino Aquarius it becomes fixed and strong, manifesting itself in the form of inventions, social philosophies, and ideas. It is up to the Water-Bearer to rehabilitate the state through his inventions and revelations. If these changes are not observed, there will be forced change by means of revolt.
Aquarius is the bohemian of the Zodiac who is eager to try anything, and who likes the company of minority groups. He also likes to join groups and clubs who are like minded, as the group spirit is very important to the Aquarian. Humanity is king with Aquarius, and he is able to see beauty in all people, regardless of creed, or any other affiliation.
Aquarians succeed well in the professions of computer technicians, scientists, and social workers, and they thrive on doing revolutionary work in the social-political field.
Saturn is the planet of order, judgement, responsibility, discipline and law. Uranus is the planet that elevates us to a new consciousness beyond limitation, this sets the age of Aquarius and the month of Aquarius as a time of change, heralding new knowledge, inventions and charity to humanity.
In Pisces, it will be revealed whether Aquarius will reap the benefits or pay the price, for the ideas and ideals that he has introduced into society.
The aspiration of Aquarius is to liberate mankind through positive social change and freedom.
Positive attributes of Aquarius
Loyal to a cause
Love for all
Fresh and new ideas and ways of doing things
Intuitive and fast mind
Development areas for Aquarius
Can be cold and aloof with minimum sympathy for others
Can be impractical and outlandish
Zealous and fanatical
Tries to push their ideas onto others
Pisces is the twelth sign of the Zodiac and the message that it carries is – “I seek myself, and I don’t seek myself”
Water – Mutable – Feminine – Ruled by Neptune (previously Jupiter) – February 19 to March 20
By the time Man reaches the stage of Pisces, he has passed through all of the degrees of the human experience and finds himself in the collective stream of life which encompasses every action that the soul has undertaken.
This is why the Pisces person can empathise with any problem or situation that is brought before him, as he feels everybody’s pain and is able to tap into the collective unconscious memory of all time. It is very easy then to become lost in life, and in your own identity, as sometimes, it may become imposible to seperate your own feelings and experiences, from that of others.
It is vital for Pisceans to steal away from the crowds once in a while, so that they can be totally alone to re-group their own thoughts and identity. This helps them to build up their inner resolve, giving them strength once more, to face the world, with all it’s problems.
In Pisces, Man has learned to give up the illusion of seperateness, and to accept that we are all one, this will lift him out of suffering to be reborn through the womb of God. This is symbolic of the resurrection (Easter) – and is where the cycle will begin again in Aries.
The Pisces aspiration is to merge with the collective consciousness of life.
Positive attributes of Pisces
Self sacrificing and unselfish
Creative and expresive
Development areas for Pisces
Gives to obtain control
Difficulty releasing self-potential
Not secure in their own individuality
Paranoid and hallucinatory
Seeks pleasure too readily and can lose themselves in their indulgances