IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE ZODIAC,
HERE ARE A FEW INTERESTING FACTS:
IMarcus Manilius (fl. 1st century AD) was a Roman poet, astrologer, and author of a poem in five books called Astronomica.
A Star stone is connected to your zodiac sign, the western and Amerind earth magic zodiac signs begin and end within the months. A birth stone is designated for an entire month.
Astrology is mainly concerned with a narrow “belt” of space around the Sun’s apparent path across the sky. We call this belt the Zodiac and we divide it into twelve equal portions called Signs. Each sign is unique and has its own influence. They can, however, be grouped according to certain similarities. One way is by Element, or basic character. The other way to group signs is by Quality, or by how they tend to act.
The Cardinal Signs: take action. They charge right in and get the job done (or fall flat on their face, depending on the situation). These are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. If there is no crisis for them to take care of, they have been known to create one just to have something to do. Please remember that everyone has every sign somewhere in their horoscope. The Cardinal Signs show where in your life you will tend to take action.
The Fixed Signs: like stability. Cardinal Signs like to Run things. Fixed Signs want to Own things. They want to be the boss and let the cardinal signs run things for them. Fixed Signs are stubborn, fixed in position. They frequently take longer to start, but they never seem to stop. Cardinal Signs want to move. Fixed Signs want everything else to move around them while they sit still. The Fixed Signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Please remember that everyone has every sign somewhere in their horoscope. The Fixed Signs show where in your life you will tend to stand fast under pressure.
ARIES - March 21st - April 20th
Cardinal Sign of Fire
Symbol: The Ram
“The Ram will ever cherish hopes; he will rise from the sudden shipwreck of his affairs to abundant wealth” (Manilius, 1st Century)
Many people think of the Ram as symbolizing a battle with rivals. It also reflects other qualities of those born under Aries, such as determination, hotheadedness, and being adventurous.
Each zodiac sign is commonly assigned an element, with Aries being a fire sign. In ancient philosophy fire is often associated with keeping us warm and providing new resources. Related to Aries it’s also said to indicate physical attributes such as energy, or a fiery personality.
This is the gem most closely related to Aries, and its ruling planet of Mars. Not to be confused with a birthstone, said to relate to the month someone is born, rather than the star sign.
Wearing the diamond is said to provide balance, clarity, and abundance in the wearer’s life. It is also said to increase inner strength and enhance relationships. Some also believe the stone has healing properties relating to brain diseases and drawing out toxins from the body.
Star signs are related to both positive and negative characteristics in a person. Arians are Commonly known as; Adventurous, Energetic, Confident, Selfish, Impatient Daredevils.
Arians are also said to make good leaders, and will likely inspire others with their courage, creativity, and strong personalities.
Astrologers compare the characteristics of each star sign to work out which signs are likely to be compatible with each other, in terms of friendship and relationships. They also relate this to the elements. Fire signs should get on best with other fire signs (Leo and Sagittarius) or Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius).
Taking the belief back to nature, water will drown a fire and earth smothers it.
So it was predicted that the star signs under water and earth elements won’t be compatible with Aries.
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TAURUS - April 21st - May 21st
Fixed Sign of Earth
Symbol: The Bull
“The sons of the Bull have a love of unsung excellence; in their faces dwells the boy-god love” (Manilius, 1st Century)
Each zodiac sign is commonly assigned an element, with Taurus being an earth sign.
Many metaphors have been used to describe those under an earth sign, such as ‘salt of the earth’ or ‘feet firmly planted on the ground’. Earth signs are also related to creation, building, making things grow. This could mean anything from building a home and family, to acquiring worldly possessions.
Emerald is the gem most closely related to Taurus and its ruling planet of Venus. It has often been seen as the most prized of gems, especially in its purest and rarest form. In folklore, the emerald is said to cure poor eyesight and IQ, and enable wearers to predict the future.
Security is very important for a Taurus, in every sense of the word! Security in an emotional and physical sense will enable all aspects of their lives to prosper.
Those born under Taurus enjoy creature comforts and the finer things in life, so are often accused of being materialistic. Like their symbol the Bull, they can also be hot-headed and stubborn. On the positive side they are reliable and ambitious to a certain extent, and also make generous friends.
As an earth sign, Taurus is most compatible with other earth signs (Virgo and Capricorn), and water signs (Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer).
Astrologers compare the typical characteristics of each star sign to work out which is most compatible. Then they relate this to nature and the element assigned to each star sign. Earth signs are well known as builders, so earth added to earth would enable growth, the same being true when water is added to earth.
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GEMINI - May 22nd - June 21st
Mutable Sign of Air
Symbol: The Twins
“The life of the Twins is a life of ease and unfading youth spent in the arms of love.” (Manilius 1st Century)
As a symbol, the Twins have several different meanings for Gemini. They are most commonly associated with a dual or two sided personality. Often this is related to a Gemini being very flexible and adaptable, thus like two different personalities. The ruling planet of Gemini is Mercury, the planet of communication, and so The Twins also symbolize interaction and exchanging ideas.
Air represents some core human behaviors such as movement and it’s also seen as a strong intellectual symbol. The power of the mind is strong among Gemini’s, breeding many thinkers and communicators.
It can also represent freedom of speech. A fresh wind could also indicate new beginnings.
Pearls and Moonstone have been related to Gemini but this link is associated with the month of birth rather than the star sign. Moss Agate is seen as the star-stone for Gemini. Wearers are said to obtain relief from depression and more finely tuned thoughts.
As mentioned above, Gemini are great communicators and thus enjoy talking and socializing. An above average number of them work in the media, and they are also said to make persuasive sales people. Gemini are also lively and great at multi-tasking, but there is a down side to their characters. A Gemini can be a restless spirit that’s easily bored. They are also filled with nervous energy that can lead to stress and depression.
Gemini often have a love of adventure, change, and new experiences, so often seek out those with similar characteristics. Gemini are at their best with other Gemini, and also get on well with Libra and Aquarius, the other air signs.
The fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius do find common ground with a Gemini, but the relationships don’t often go as deep as with an air sign.
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CANCER - June 22nd - July 22nd
Cardinal Sign of Water
Symbol: The Crab
“The crab risks money upon sea-winds to amass sudden wealth. His is a shrewd nature, ready to fight for profit." (Manilius, 1st Century)
The large claws of a crab symbolize how a Cancerian will snap if crossed, or they need to defend themselves. The crab is also an excellent survivor, its tough shell and soft center relate well to the characteristics of this sign.
The element of water is closely related to feelings and emotions. Although cold and wet in nature, this suggests a water sign to be passive, rather than cold of feeling. Water signs reflect on, and absorb all around them before responding to changing circumstances. Water also suggests moistness, which in ancient astrology relates to the release of emotions, and shared experiences.
The pearl is an object that takes on many different and shimmery shades of silver and white from the shell in which it grows. With the ruling planet of Cancer being the Moon, it’s no surprise the pearl has been linked to this star sign. Wearing pearls can be a symbol of purity, or a happy marriage.
Those born under the sign of Cancer generally have good instincts, but they are also cautious and wouldn’t take risks with things like money. This could be because they tend to be hoarders and have an inaccurate view of the true state of their finances.
Cancerians have powerful emotions, making them loyal friends and romantic lovers. This can also mean they are over sensitive and take offense easily.
Their excellent powers of recall have both positive and negative ramifications too, so watch out for their mean and moody sides. A typical Cancerian is also a homebody and likes a large family.
The compatibility of any zodiac sign is worked out by comparing the characteristics of those born under the sign, and thus who they would get on well with.
In general, Cancerians will get on well with other water signs (Pisces and Scorpio) and air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius). Air will help water signs balance their feelings and thoughts.
One of the most important things for a Cancerian is to be needed, and loved, and secure, so partners or friends who provide these qualities will get on well with this sign.
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LEO - July 23rd - August 23rd
Fixed Sign of Fire
Symbol: The Lion
“They swagger about displaying the fruits of luxury- but the sentiments of their honest hearts are without guile.” (Manilius, 1st Century)
Throughout history the Lion has been known as the king of the jungle, and revered for its strength and courage. Similar qualities are seen in a Leo, who also enjoys leadership and being the center of attention.
Those born under Leo are associated with Fire, and thus a fiery personality. It can also indicate creativity, and a great enthusiasm for life. Although on the flip side, fire signs can easily burn out of control.
The Ruby is one of the rarest and most beautiful star-stones. The wearer of a Ruby is said to be protected from misfortune, with the powers increasing if the Ruby is set in jewelery.
Leos may have strength and courage like a Lion, but they can also have egos too, and like to take control. Their protectiveness can also come across as being bossy and interfering. On the positive side, a Leo can be generous and protective to those around them. They also have an optimistic, enthusiastic, outlook on life. One of their most important leadership qualities is good organization.
Leos don’t always like to share the spotlight, and are also very competitive so get on best with star signs that won’t overshadow them. A Leo will generally be compatible with other Fire signs (Aries and Sagittarius) and Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius). Although Air and Fire signs seek it for different reason, both find common ground in their love of freedom.
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VIRGO - August 24th -September 22nd
Mutable Sign of Water
Symbol: The Virgin
“She has a tongue which charms, a mastery of words, and not so much wealth as the impulse to investigate the causes and effects of things.” (Manilius, 1st Century)
The true origins of the name are unknown, but Virgo has most often been associated with the symbol of a virgin, or specifically the Virgin Mary. As the sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo is known not only as the god of fertility, but of agriculture too, as its sign falls in harvest time.
Linking a star sign to an element occurs mainly in Western astrology, with Virgo being an Earth sign. Earth is also a strong indicator of stability and grounding in a star sign. Another buzzword associated with Earth signs is ‘physical’, which refers to their nature and a need for physical security. They share a need for security with water signs, but these signs seek it on an emotional level.
Sardonyx is a member of the quartz family which comes in a wide variety of colours. There has been little written about its properties in relation to the zodiac, but those that believe in crystals as an aid for well being use and sell Sardonyx. It is known in these circles to increase stamina and self confidence, and thus giving the wearer an optimistic view of life.
A Virgo likes routine, which enables them to be practical and industrious workers. They are also very good at absorbing information. On a personal level, Virgo’s are at their happiest when looking out for other people.
Virgo’s can also be mistaken for introverts, as they are very shy and modest, partly due to an awareness of their own short-comings. Although modesty is a known aphrodisiac, few Virgo’s will react to any love interest without some self doubt.
The negative side to their character can also find them too conservative, and weighed down by the details of a project.
For centuries the zodiac elements have been used to describe basic personality traits in human nature, and this can be quite accurate in predicting which star signs will be most compatible. Virgo’s are known for their dependable natures and it’s this trait they look for in others.
They will find this in the other earth signs, (Taurus and Capricorn). The water signs of Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer are also compatible with earth signs. The nature of earth signs means they are often ‘guiding’ water signs towards achieving their goals, while in turn, water signs can help mold or release emotions in an earth sign.
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LIBRA - September 23rd - October 23rd
Cardinal Sign of Air
Symbol: The Scales
“Whatever dispute needs resolution, the scales will see to it, well acquainted with the tables of the law.” (Manilius, 1st Century)
Libra is the only sign of the zodiac not represented by any living creature, but that doesn’t make its symbol any less powerful. The scales represent a Libras need for balance and peace in their lives. This can mean an avoidance of decision making, or acting as a mediator to resolve conflict.
Just like The Scales, Air can also represent a need for balance, and objectivity. Air signs essentially rule their lives with their minds, making them clever thinkers and astute observers. The other main quality associated with air is flexibility, enabling an air sign to adapt or bring new viewpoints to situations.
A sapphire is considered to be one of the luckiest star stones, unless you are unfaithful in a relationship. Legend has it that a Sapphire losing its shimmer indicates impurity. Legends also state that Sapphires were prized tools for ancient priests when they were predicting the future.
Characteristics: With the need for balance and peace, comes a dislike of conflict, and so many Libras will refrain from taking sides and offending people. A Libra's need for peace and balance can also have a positive effect in their friendships, making them great listeners and problem solvers. They hate to be alone so this also makes them very sociable beings.
Compatibility: Surprisingly, Libras are not always compatible with fellow Libras due to their laid-back attitudes. You can have too much of a good thing with some personality traits! Libras generally get along well with the other air signs (Gemini and Aquarius), and the fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The core characteristics of both these elements can complement or mirror each other, often leading to the peace, harmony, intellect, or social buzz that Libras seek.
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SCORPIO - October 24th - November 22nd
Fixed Sign of Water
Symbol: The Scorpion
“The Scorpion creates natures ardent for an argument, and a spirit which rejoices in it.” (Manilius, 1st Century).
As an animal, the Scorpion has a mighty sting in its tail, and the same can be said of those born under the Scorpio sign, who have been know to attack with vengeance. This is perhaps the strongest imagery associated with the symbol. Classical mythology, dating back to the time when the constellation Scorpio was named, also mentions a Scorpion as a symbol. Among the myths are references to the warrior Scorpion and his slaying of Orion, and the appearance of Scorpion-like men on Babylonian boundary stones.
The element of water is related to waves of feeling and emotion, giving those under its radar a finely tuned insight into moods and relationships. Emotion can also add value and meaning to the mundane and everyday occurrences in life.
One of the enduring myths surrounding this stone is that anyone other than a Scorpio wearing it will receive bad luck. This myth was started by Sir Walter Scott in his novel Anne of Gierstein.
Opals are also popular in rituals and spells, with different colours said to prevent anything from hair losing its colour to bad dreams. The Opal has also been recognised as a symbol of faithfulness and confidence.
Characteristics:Unfortunately, Scorpios have a bad reputation and are often talked about for their jealous, vengeful streaks. Whilst outwardly calm, they tend to have infinite stores of emotional energy that can easily erupt, or lead to obsession over something.
On a positive note, this energy and zest can lead to a determined and forceful approach to life, which will bring results. Scorpios are also known for their sexual magnetism, and compatibility in a physical relationship is highly important to those born under this sign.
Compatibility: With a water sign such as Scorpio having great depth of feeling, combining it with another water sign (Pisces, Scorpio, or Cancer) can have a very positive effect, and almost lead to telepathy between the two. Earth signs also have a positive relationship with water signs. Earth can provide the security and foundation on which a Scorpion can live their lives. Air and water have no real use for each other, and can often clash, while water would just put out the flame of the fire.
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SAGITTARIUS - November 23rd - December 21st
Mutable Sign of Air
Symbol: The Centaur
“The Centaur imparts strength to limb and keenness to the intellect, swiftness of movement and an indefatigable spirit.” (Manilius, 1st Century)
The Centaur is a famous half-man, half-beast figure from Greek mythology. The horse represents the physical nature of human beings, while the human torso symbolizes intellect. Often depicted with arrows, the Centaur also highlights the Sagittarian tendency towards constant challenges and targets in life.
Sagittarius is another of the fire signs, and is known for its intuition and passion. Passion burns within, much like the flames of a fire, and can flare up when a Sagittarius is inspired.
Legend has it that the Topaz stone has the widest ranging powers of all the star-stones. It was said to give the Greeks strength and relief from ailments such as asthma and insomnia. If a Topaz stone changed colour then it was also said to indicate poison.
Sagittarius have a great sense of fun and optimism, and enjoy being with people who share this philosophy in life. Freedom is also very important to this star sign, and friends or partners should avoid putting a Sagittarius in a claustrophobic situation.
Although generally an open-minded and trusting sign, there can also be issues with their frank and at times tactless way of expressing themselves. When bored, a Sagittarius' reckless attitude comes to the fore as well.
Compatibility charts show Sagittarius to be a match with the other fire signs of Aries and Leo, and the air signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Astrology also states that there are two types of Sagittarius, the intellectuals, and the sporty types. Generally they will mix well with those that share the same interests, although their enthusiasm can draw other people in too. Non platonic relationships are known to flourish when they go beyond the physical and involve shared/complementary interests.
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CAPRICORN - December 22nd - January 20th
Cardinal Sign of Air
Symbol: The Goat
“To pry for hidden things, to smell out riches hidden in the veins of the earth- these skills will come for you.” (Manilius, 1st Century)
The goat symbolizes a surefooted, steady character that will see life’s goals as mountain’s to climb, and will climb them slowly but surely.
The name Capricorn comes from the Latin words ‘Caper’ (goat) and Cornu (horn). In ancient times a goat’s horn was seen as a sign of royalty, strength, and abundance. Throughout history, horns have generally been depicted as symbols of wisdom too.
Those born under an earth sign are grounded and reliable individuals, and much like the earth itself, are known to help create and build things in life. There is a darker side to earth signs however, as they can be materialistic and inconsiderate of others as they aim for their goals.
Star-stone: Black Onyx
The Black Onyx belongs to the Agate family of stones and is said to have good medical and metaphysical applications. It’s said to be useful in the treatment of bone marrow and blood disorders, and also ear problems. This stone is also said to give strength, stamina, and self control with regards to sex.
Capricorns are born with a lot of potential, but are often held back from achieving by their own pessimistic attitude to life.
This is partly down to lack of confidence, and they often under estimate their abilities/achievements.
Just like famous Capricorn Rowan Atkinson, many under this sign will have the gift of humour. Other positive aspects of their character include common sense and patience.
Capricorns can be one of the hardest zodiac signs to find compatibility with, partly due to the conflicts between loyalty, stoicism, and sometimes jealousy. They tend to be wary until they really get to know someone, and those that do form a bond, must be patient and encouraging. This will help to break down the barriers, and switch on a Capricorns capacity to enjoy life. Capricorns tend to share similar outlooks on life with Leo and Aries, and to a lesser extent will also get on with Gemini and Libra. (an air-fire sign match)
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AQUARIUS - January 21st - February 18th
Fixed Sign of Air
Symbol: The Water Carrier
“A gentle sort and a lovable breed- no meanness of heart is theirs, and of riches they have neither need nor surfeit.” (Manilius 1st Century)
The Water Carrier has been associated throughout history with the gods, and how they nourish and energise the earth. One of the first and most famous Water Carrier’s was the Greek God Zeus.
Air in the zodiac symbolises both intellect and communication. Air signs are also traditionally great thinkers, and love to analyse situations. Just like the wind they won’t always be calm and collected, so look out for the raging storms. Fresh winds can also indicate movement and new beginnings.
Turquoise stones are often found, and mined in Australia, South America, Iran and Tibet. It ranges in colour from sky blue to green and has many mystical properties. It was said to help prevent falling from horses, and when fixed to a bow would ensure arrows would always hit their target. In modern times the stone has also been linked to happiness and good fortune.
Aquarians are one of the few star signs you can’t really generalise about, as no two are alike. Individuality is the main buzz word with this sign, which can sometimes mean they are hard to relate to and understand. An Aquarian can be unpredictable and will often add surprising opinions to a debate.
An Aquarian is a creative, independent spirit, so will generally not be a match with those star signs that are dependent in nature. Although they desire intellectual stimulation, they can flourish in many relationships that give them the freedom to do so. This outlook on life and their creative nature means they will get on best with other air signs, (Gemini and Libra), and fire signs, (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius).
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PISCES - February 19th - March 20th
Mutale Sign of Water
Symbol: The Fish
“The children of the Fishes are endowed with a friendly disposition, swiftness of movement, and lives in which everything is apt to change.” (Manilius, 1st Century)
The symbol of Pisces is often two fish depicted swimming in different directions. This indicates the Pisces trait of deciding upon a plan of action, and then moving in the opposite direction. It can also suggest the tensions between two different traits, or trains of thought, within a Pisces character.
Water as an element is connected with the emotions. Water signs have fluid, flowing emotions, but are ultimately wavering, which goes along with the indecisive actions of Pisces. Water signs, like rivers, let their feelings run deep and have great empathy and understanding.
As well as a stone linked to the Pisces zodiac sign, it is also the gem that represents the 3rd year of marriage. It is a stone strongly linked to emotional well being and inner calm.
In a physical sense Moonstone is said to balance hormones, aid the digestive system, and reduce aging conditions in the hair, teeth and skin.
A Pisces is an emotive being. They are highly sensitive creatures with a great empathy and generosity of spirit. As one of the kindest signs in the zodiac they are often helping others, and will make friends for life.
Known as the poets of the zodiac they can have an idealistic, escapist view of life, which can be their downfall. A Pisces child should be taught that deceit is wrong, as this is a sign also prone to secretive and deceptive activities.
The best matches for a Pisces are those that won’t be put off by the high emotions they will level at a romantic partnership. Pisces friends will often lack confidence in their abilities, and will appreciate those who aid or encourage their artistic endeavours.
A water sign like Pisces will be a good match with other water signs (Scorpio or Cancer) or Earth signs (Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo). The core traits of each of these elements will complement each other, and help guide a Pisces through life.
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