The 12 Signs of the Zodiac: Characteristics, Qualities and Personalities
Your sun sign dominates everything else. It represents your external "I", the part that you show to others and that is difficult to hide. Discover the main characteristics of each sign.
Astrology divides the circle of the heavens into twelve segments, each of which corresponds to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Your astrological sign is determined by the position of the Sun on the date of your birth. In each sign, Astrology recognizes certain qualities and characteristics that can be expressed in multiple ways. Knowing them is a tool to get to know yourself better as a person and discover the meaning of your life.
The 12 Signs of the Zodiac
Knowing the traits of the personality of each of the signs of the Zodiac allows you to learn to analyze your personality, to better understand that of others and to identify the less positive aspects associated with each of the sun signs. However, remember that they are not the planets that, by themselves, make us be or do something. They are not the cause of our behavior, our personality or events in our life. These are made and built by each of us along the way.
Below, you will find certain characteristics associated with the typical natives of each of the signs of the Zodiac. To learn more, advance to the detail page of the respective sign.
Aries - March 21 to April 20
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and this is the most important clue to understanding your personality. A typical Ram likes to be first in everything. Ruled by Mars , Aries is the sign of the ego that needs to assert itself and express itself.
Being the first of the Zodiac, the natives of Aries are pioneers and innovators. They are spontaneous and direct and prefer action to thought and are brilliant at getting things done without causing confusion. Patience is not one of their strengths and the laziness of others can make them lose their minds. The Aries native needs to learn that the ego cannot always be instantly satisfied.
After the realization of SELF in Aries, Taurus returns us to Earth and unites us to the physical world. Taurus is ruled by Venus , the goddess of love in Roman mythology (in Greek mythology, it corresponds to the goddess Aphrodite). A typical bullfighter embodies his attributes: sensual, materialistic, sensitive and full of appetite. Taurus demeanor is placid, kind, peaceful, and level-headed. Live and let live could be his motto and it represents well the way he leads life.
Taurus likes to live surrounded by luxury and beauty. When you are in the difficult days, shopping, true therapy for bullfighters, can help you regain your good mood. The Taurus native is cautious and thoughtful and does not like to take risks. Security is another of its characteristics. You need to feel attached to anything firm - like family - to structure your life. He hates being caught or pressured to make decisions. All in good time. Resistance to change can lead to stubborn behaviors, but deep down, you just need to feel safe.
The Gemini symbol suggests duality and this is an important characteristic of this sign. This duality is reflected in various aspects of the life of the native of this sign. The typical Gemini is a person who is happy to do more than one thing at the same time. It is possible that the mind is occupied with one matter while the hands are occupied with another task. The planet of Gemini, Mercury , regulates the hands and the Gemini uses them quite a bit to express themselves.
Gemini is the communicator of the Zodiac, as its key phrase "I SPEAK" demonstrates. The natives of this sign love to talk, argue, chat. They can attack and defend at the same time, just to keep the conversation lively. They are curious and spiritual, always on the go and can become the person of the seven offices. They are more dedicated to generating than to specializing, which makes them manage to give a hand to everything and avoid boredom.
Like all Zodiac signs of the Water element, the natives of Cancer are sensitive, although their resistant outer shell cannot always reveal it. In the end, this is nothing more than a self protection that hides a soft and vulnerable interior in which it is collected when it feels hurt or unsafe. The Moon , the ruling planet of this sign, regulates its habits and a typical Cancer appreciates, above all, the predictability of its routine.
Cancer natives do not appreciate confrontation and, in a situation of direct conflict, are more likely to withdraw than to fight. Its nature is indirect, cautious and evasive, which is not to say that it does not achieve its objectives and get results. Patience and tenacity are your greatest resources. The natives of this sign are the best to take care of others. The Moon, your ruling planet, symbolizes family, motherhood and home and these concerns are at the top of Cancer's priorities.
The sign Leo is the king two signs of the Zodiac and likes to be treated with the reverence that the title deserves. Leo is the only sign of the Zodiac ruled by the Sun , and just as this star is at the center of the solar system, the natives of Leo are also the center of their own universe. Like the hot rays of the Sun, Leo has a bright and boundless personality.
Their creativity and need for attention, leads many natives of this sign to the performing arts or other artistic expressions where their performances are appreciated by a vast public. Value pride and personal dignity. When you feel worthless or unappreciated you can sink into inertia, leading to depression or illness. More than any other sign, Leo flourishes when recognized and fades when he doesn't have the recognition or attention he thinks is fair.
Virgo is the perfectionist of the Zodiac. Ruled by Mercury , this native can earn a reputation for being overly critical or overly demanding. On the other hand, the elevated fence that he places before others he also uses with a standard of behavior for himself. Virgo is meant to serve. He has a strong work ethic, sometimes at the cost of his personal life. He is meticulous and has a vice for work. At home, it is neat and organized. Everything has to be in its proper place.
His ability to detail makes him easily excel at all the tasks in which he engages. For the typical Virgo, you have to do whatever it takes, but well done. Otherwise, it is not worth even starting. This skill requires attention, accuracy, and patience - skills Virgo has plenty of. Owner of an intelligent and sharp sense of humor, Virgo tends to hide this more relaxed side. Expecting too much of others can easily lead a Virginian to disappointment and criticism.
Balance and harmony. These are two characteristics almost immediately recognized in the natives of Libra. Although these are important attributes, its main symbolism lies in the fact that it is the seventh sign of the Zodiac, and therefore, the opposite of Aries, the sign of the ego and individuality. Ruled by Venus , Libra represents the opposite, that is, that in principle it gives importance to others and relationships.
Libra is communication, sharing, society. The typical native of this sign hates being alone or doing things without company. You need to be united with others by sharing ideas, for a relationship of true friendship or in a love relationship. Its powers of negotiation, arbitration and mediation are unbeatable. Always seeking consensus, his typical question is "What do you think?" They are also quick to apologize when they make a mistake.
The natives of Scorpio have a reputation for being complicated and mysterious, a reputation that little bothers them. Being a fixed water sign, they can present a cold and distant faced, far from the truth. Scorpio lives life with great intensity. His feelings are passionate and deep, despite his difficulty in seeing halftones. Everything is black and white. Either you love it or you hate it. A situation is good or bad. It is all or nothing. There are no intermediate measures.
Scorpio is the sign of the sixth sense and has a lot of difficulty in dealing with the indifference of other people. In Modern Astrology, Scorpio is ruled by Pluto , god of the underworld, Scorpio is curious about the occult and mystery. Mars (considered the ruling planet of this sign by Classical Astrology), is its correcting planet in Modern Astrology, and the typical native of this sign is energetic, determined and meticulous. In the negative mode, Scorpios can become vindictive and jealous, unable to make compromises.
Sagittarius is full of energy and enthusiasm. Ruled by Jupiter , this is the sign of the travelers of the Zodiac, in such a way that, most of the time, they feel as good at home as in the places where they have just arrived. Optimistic by nature, the native of Sagittarius does not waste much time in vague considerations about what could have been. Always look ahead, to the future on the horizon.
Your frankness can scare the other signs of the zodiac. Sometimes they can be too direct and not measure words causing unnecessary stress. Honest and upfront, hates lies. A sad or crying Sagittarius is rarely seen. These moments are lived in recollection or in a friendly shoulder. For the world, the native of this sign is always happy and well with life. Sagittarius is also the sign of the higher mind. Seek meaning and wisdom with the same appetite with which you travel.
A typical Capricorn is intrepid, steadfast, well-grounded, and with definite goals. The natives of this Zodiac sign are ambitious and never lose sight of their goals, regardless of the stones they encounter along the way. However, everything must make sense. Without a purpose, the effort is wasted. They believe in hard work, dedication, and planning.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn , the planet of borders, and he likes to know where he is. In the same way that they believe in the need for time for great materializations, they are also cautious in relationships. They bet on the gradual conquest of trust instead of quickly assuming intimacy. The Capricorn child looks like a small adult. The sense of duty and responsibility are attributes that are soon recognized in the natives of this sign.
Aquarius is an Air sign , the element of the mind, and the natives of this sign have above-average intelligence. It is ruled by two planets: Uranus and Saturn . Aquarius is the sign of the intellect, of ideology, of political and social concerns, of humanitarian and ecological causes. Aquarius natives are objective and superimpose the interests of the group over those of the individual. All in all, Aquarius greatly appreciates his individuality and herein lies his paradox. Worried about all the issues that concern society and that affect everyone in general, he does not stop valuing his own identity.
Aquarians tend to be uncomfortable or uncomfortable with emotional displays and can disconnect from their feelings. Intimacy is not easy for them despite craving affection. Rational and objective, they need to be intellectually stimulated. Love relationships can evolve more easily from friendship than from a game of physical attraction. Whenever possible, the natives of Aquarius maintain a friendly relationship with their former lovers and partners.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune , the king of the sea. It is very rare for the native of Pisces who does not feel an affinity for water. Being near the sea, practicing water sports, taking care of an aquarium or simply listening to the waves of the sea. Pisces frequently struggle with realities from day to day. Like the sea, his personality knows no limits and he is terrified of being deprived of his freedom. Finding a meaning for life is the greatest challenge for the Pisces native. After finding your way, you can accomplish great things, but when that doesn't happen and you can't set goals, it feels like a ship adrift.
Extremely sensitive Pisces absorb the energy charges around them like a sponge. Their receptivity to other people's emotions makes them need to protect themselves from ill-intentioned people. The typical Pisces has a great desire to please and conforms to what is expected of him. When he does not find stability or rules, he feels lost, which makes him take refuge in his fantasy world.
Your star (or solar) sign is the sign of the Zodiac (Aries, Taurus, etc.) in which the Sun was at the time you were born. The start and end dates of the 12 signs are approximate, since the day of the month that the Sun enters the signs can change each year. On the other hand, it is impossible to pretend that all people born on the same date have the same personality, think in the same way, or have similar relationships and experiences. The star sign is a clue to reveal the nature and the most relevant traits of the astral personality, while remaining generic and partial. Only your astral map will allow you to obtain individualized information about your way of being and your potential for development.