Archive for 'Signs of the Zodiac'

Intro to the Signs

In our culture most knowledge of astrology – if a person has any – begins and ends with our Sun signs.

“I’m a Cancer so I’m sensitive.” 

or “He’s a Virgo – that’ll never work out!”

or maybe “I have a thing for Scorpios…”

Those statements may have truth in them, but it’s not just because of your Sun sign.

For example, I have a Libra friend ...

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Why I Chose Astrology…or Why it Chose Me

Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt birthdays meant something. It was an intuitive thing, really. I was constantly asking people when their birthdays were before I had a clue the signs of the zodiac even existed. As in, the first time I’d meet someone, within a few minutes of conversation I’d be all “So when’s your birthday?” out of the blue.

I just needed to know.

More than cake and ice cream, presents, and friends, birthdays were the celebration ...

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Surrendering Scorpio


Approximate Dates: October 23 – November 21

Symbol: The Scorpion & Phoenix, representing death/life/rebirth, the true nature of something, power

Ruling Planet: Pluto

Element: Water (feminine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 8th

Color(s): Black, red, orange, purple

Body Part(s): Sexual organs, genitals, bladder, bowels, rectum, anus

Chakra(s): Muladhara/Root/Red, Swadhistana/Sacral/Orange, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Sahasrara/Crown/Violet

Metal/Stone: Steel or Iron/Topaz or Opal

Characteristics: Scorpios have long held the “Most Dangerous” superlative title in the zodiac, not only for their ability for instant stinging revenge (often in the form of biting sarcasm) but even more so for their serving of it cold…and ...

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Caring Cancer


Approximate Dates: June 21 – July 22

Symbol: The Crab & the Moon, representing self-protection, cyclical nature, nurturing self and others

Ruling Planet: Moon

Element: Water (feminine)

Quality: Cardinal

Associated House: 4th

Color(s): Blue, cream, white, silver

Body Part(s): Breasts, stomach

Chakra(s): Swadhistana/Sacral/Orange, Anahata/Heart/Green, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue

Metal/Stone: Silver/Pearl

Characteristics: Cancers love their mothers, the moon, and boobies. Yep, that’s what I said. All of those things archetypically represent nurturing, protection, and the softer side of life. Cancers are intuitive, creative, intellectual, social, bossy, and crabby. Their maternal nature means they love babies and animals. They ...

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Perceiving Pisces


Approximate Dates: February 19 – March 20

Symbol: The Fish, representing intuition, primal/primitive connection, unity

Ruling Planet: Neptune

Element: Water (feminine)

Quality: Mutable

Associated House: 12th

Color(s): Blue, green, white

Body Part(s): Feet

Chakra(s): Anahata/Heart/Green, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo, Sahasrara/Crown/Violet

Metal/Stone: Tin/Jade or Coral

Characteristics: It may seem odd that the least-grounded zodiac sign is associated with feet…the physical part of us that is most grounded.

But interestingly, our feet are covered with large pores and are highly absorptive. Maybe the most spiritually connected sign of Pisces is in part symbolized by the absorptive feet to ...

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Germinating Gemini


Approximate Dates: May 21 – June 20

Symbol: The Twins, representing duality, changeability, communication

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Air (masculine)

Quality: Mutable

Associated House: 3rd

Color(s): Yellow, silver

Body Part(s): Nervous system, hands, arms, shoulders, thymus gland, lungs

Chakra(s): Swadhistana/Sacral/Orange, Manipura/Solar Plexus/Yellow, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Mercury/Agate

Characteristics: Geminis are the Pandora’s Box of the zodiac. You never know what you’re going to get. Usually a bunch of crazy shit flies out, but then they like to finish with a little bit of hope – you know, for humanity’s sake. They are the multi-frequency ...

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Analyzing Aquarius


Approximate Dates: January 20 – February 18

Symbol: The Water Bearer, representing advancement of humanity, the collective, working together

Ruling Planet: Uranus

Element: Air (masculine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 11th

Color(s): Blue

Body Part(s): Ankles, shins, circulatory system

Chakra(s): Manipura/Solar Plexus/Yellow, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo, Sahasrara/Crown/Violet

Metal/Stone: Uranium/Amethyst

Characteristics: Aquarians often come off as emotionally distant, removed, or cold to other signs that operate more openly at a deeper emotional level. They’re quite loving though, just not always traditionally demonstrative. Don’t expect warm fuzzies to constantly come your way or overt shows of physical ...

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Leveraging Libra


Approximate Dates: September 23 – October 22

Symbol: The Scales of Justice, representing balance & harmony, fairness, beauty

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Air (masculine)

Quality: Cardinal

Associated House: 7th

Color(s): Blue, green

Body Part(s): Kidneys, urinary tract, lower back

Chakra(s): Manipura/Solar Plexus/Gold, Anahata/Heart/Green, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue

Metal/Stone: Copper/Diamond

Characteristics: Libras just want everyone to get along, and to look good doing it. These Venus-ruled folks are all about being social and harmonizing everyone around them. They generally have a lot of friends and enjoy getting together often. So often, in fact, it can be extremely difficult for some ...

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Searching Sagittarius


Approximate Dates: November 22 – December 21

Symbol: The Centaur (Chiron), representing a seeker of higher truth, hunter, healer

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire (masculine)

Quality: Mutable

Associated House: 9th

Color(s): Orange, turqoise, purple

Body Part(s): Thighs, hips, muscles

Chakra(s): Swadhistana/Sacral/Orange, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Tin/Topaz

Characteristics: Just like any of the other signs, Sagittarians have choices to make about how they’ll use the energies that come naturally to them. The difference with Sagittarians is that whatever they do, they do it BIG.

Sagittarians are great mimics, like being social, say what they mean without thinking, ...

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Leading Leo


Approximate Dates: July 23 – August 22

Symbol: The Lion, representing leadership, presentation, strength, loyalty

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire (masculine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 5th

Color(s): Gold, orange, purple

Body Part(s): Hair/mane, chest, upper back, spleen

Chakra(s): Manipura/Solar Plexus/Gold, Anahata/Heart/Green, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Gold/Ruby

Characteristics: Don’t let a purring Leo fool you…there’s a lion in there no matter how kitty-like they may play it. And play they do, as Leos love any games, sports, speculation (that’s a nice way to say “gambling”), or general fun that involves other people and friendly competition. They also ...

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