Star Signs

In Astrology - Star Signs (also commonly known as our Sun Sign) describe general characteristics of each particular sign. The following is a list of the general qualities for each Sign of Zodiac:-


Dates: 21 March to 19 April

Planet Ruler: Mars

Element: Fire

Modality: Cardinal

Aries needs a battle to fight, a mission to take on; 'The Knight in Shining Armour' syndrome. The need to fight for the underdog. Without adventure Aries can be bored or frustrated. Like the other fire signs, Aries has difficulty with the humdrum life. Action, colour and movement are required. The Aries sign likes to win.

Positive Traits: Excited, joyous, passionate, courageous, decisive, youthful, vital, enthusiastic, initiating

Negative Traits: Selfish, impatient, aggressive, reckless, opinionated, pushy, rushed, headstrong

Career: Needs to involve initiative and to be enterprising. They are often not good employees as they don't like being told what to do.

Image Keywords: the warrior, the pioneer, the initiator, the leader

Love: In love, Aries likes the pursuit, the chase. Enjoys a challenging, independent and exciting relationship.



Dates: 20 April to 20 May

Planet Ruler: Venus

Element: Earth

Modality: Fixed

Taurus loves security and pleasure. As Taurus is an earth sign the five physical senses are heightened. They love good food and wine, appreciate beauty, colours and smells and are very sensual. They can be the sign of indulgence. Taurus likes security.

Positive Traits: Centred, simple, serene, content, magnetic, sensual, loyal, persistent

Negative Traits: Stubborn, resistant, unchangeable, controlling, brooding, proud, jealous

Career: Likes routine work - accounting, farming, gardening, real estate, building, art, dance, crafts, singing, massage, aromatherapy, beauty therapy, fashion, cooking

Image Keywords: the craftsman, the gardener, the builder

Love: In love, Taurus is conventionally romantic. Loves good food and wine, comfort and security.



Dates: 21 May to 21 June

Planet Ruler: Mercury

Element: Air

Modality: Mutable

Gemini is motivated by the need to understand the world around them. They love collecting ideas and information. They are the natural networkers. They need lots of change and stimulation, their greatest fear is boredom. They fill their lives with chatter, social interchanges, study and general busyness. They can sometimes have difficulty committing to one specific area deeply. Their mind is very switched on they can watch TV, talk and listen on the phone, send text messages and prepare dinner all at the same time.

Positive Traits: Versatile, friendly, playful, communicative, youthful, bright, quick, perceptive, adaptable

Negative Traits: Contradictory, changeable, restless, disconnected, over-rational,fickle, inconsistent

Career: Loves variety, often doing several jobs at the same time and/or -more than one career. Teaching, writing, networking, journalism, advertising, sales - anything involving communication.

Image Keywords: the student, the teacher, the story-teller

Love: In love, Gemini needs to understand (and be understood) and to share ideas. Often changeable, they enjoy stimulation and diversity.



Dates: 22 June to 22 July

Planet Ruler: Moon

Element: Water

Modality: Cardinal

The crab helps us to understand Cancer and their need for emotional protection.  At times hard on the exterior they are real softies inside. Cancer is motivated to establish some sort of emotional security. They need to feel needed. Ruled by the Moon there is a constant ebb and flow of feelings (often aligned with the Moon's cycle). They fear rejection and abandonment. Some people with strong Cancer sign traits never fully escape from their mother.

Positive Traits: Unconditionally loving, trusting, protective, creative,healing, industrious, vulnerable, sensitive, nurturing, mothering, psychic

Negative Traits: Shy, insecure, self-pitying, despondent, defensive, clingy, moody, hypersensitive

Career: Work with the sea, catering, domestics, real estate, hotels, healing, social work, nursing, medicine, midwifery

Image Keywords: the child, the mother, the healer, the family historian

Love: In love, Cancer needs emotional security, to be needed and to have a nest. It's important for them to be able to withdraw into their shell periodically. They are very romantic in a quite sentimental way.



Dates: 23 July to 22 August

Planet Ruler: Sun

Element: Fire

Modality: Fixed

The Sun is at the centre of our solar system and everything resolves around it. This is how it feels to be a Leo star sign! This is their reality - the world is an extension of them. Other signs can experience them as egocentric and insensitive. The urge of the Leo is to creatively express itself - to shine like the Sun and bring warmth into the lives of others. They can show up as a flamboyant, dramatic, creative, larger than life expression.  Or as the retiring, timid Leo who secretly aspires to this. Scratch the surface and you'll find a closet star orperformer. Leo can dramatise and romanticise life and are bewildered when reality does not meet their ideals. They search for a role to play. The real journey is within. Like the lion, Leo has a regal nature and a fierce pride.

Positive Traits: Charismatic, magnetic, self-confident, loving, trusting, generous, affectionate, playful, creative, passionate

Negative Traits: Proud, stubborn, ostentatious, self-centred, demanding, domineering, controlling, insensitive

Career: the performing arts, creative pursuits, public speaking, working with children, good managers and organisers

Image Keywords: the ruler, the performer, the drama queen

Love:In love, Leo need to be adored and constantly admired.



Dates: 23 August to 22 September

Planet Ruler: Mercury

Element: Earth

Modality: Mutable

The sign Virgo has the worst press in pop Star Signs Astrology. They are driven to perfect and refine themselves and the world around them. Virgo has an eye for detail, to see what is wrong and how it can be improved.  They set high standards for themselves and others. Virgo fears the unknown and the chaos. They try to create order to feel safe. They want to be useful and needed.

Positive Traits: Refined, simple, ordered, harmonious, aesthetic, purifying, immaculate, loyal, humble

Negative Traits: Critical, fussy, negative, pessimistic, aloof, picky, skeptical, anxious

Career: Virgo like to be of service - the social worker, healer, nurse, chemist, servant, nun, priest, teacher, secretary, accountant, organiser, systems analyst, programmer

Image Keywords: the perfectionist, the analyst, the craftsman, the health worker

Love: In love, the Virgo tend to be contained and loyal, enjoying a meeting of the minds. Due to their high standards they can be rather critical of loved ones.



Dates: 23 September to 23 October

Planet Ruler: Venus

Element: Air

Modality: Cardinal

The symbol for the Libra star sign is the scales, indicating the need and desire for balance. Libra Star Signs often try to balance opposites within themselves; masculine/feminine,light/dark, intellect/emotions, spiritual/material etc. Seeking harmony Libra tends to focus on others. Theyconstantly try to work out how they need to be in order to please and keep the other happy. The lesson forLibra is authenticity. They hate disharmony seeking the good, true and beautiful in life. They often make the world a better place.

Positive Traits:Peaceful, harmonious, co-operative, charming, friendly,idealistic, romantic, artistic

Negative Traits:Indecisive, procrastinating, idealistic, dependent,pleasing, insincere

Career:Involving others eg counselling, attorneys, interior decorating,beauty therapy, art, architecture

Image Keywords:the artist, the diplomat, the counsellor, the poet

Love:In love, Libra has many theories and romantic ideals about love and how it should be. However they are not always good at the emotional component involved. They may need to bring love down from the ivory tower to ordinary human love.



Dates: 24 October to 22 November

Planet Ruler: Pluto (Ancient ruler-Mars)

Element: Water

Modality: Fixed

The Scorpio looks at what really goes on below the surface of intimacy. They like to dig beneath the surface. There is nothing superficial about this sign. Due to the intensity of the feeling nature this Scorpio sign tends to be heavily protected and private. If emotionally threatened they will sting (like the scorpion) knowing exactly your weakest point. Scorpio is dealing with power - this can be used either constructively or destructively.

Positive Traits:Sympathetic, empathetic, deep, intuitive, perceptive,powerful, wilful, determined, resourceful, courageous

Negative Traits:Uncommunicative, controlled, wallows in emotion, sarcastic,resentful, possessive, jealous, rigid, vindictive

Career:Needs to require total involvement and determined effort. Research, detective work, mning, engineers, scientists, surgeons,medicine, psychology, garbage collectors, recycling

Image Keywords:the snake, the businessman, the politican

Love:In love, Scorpio Sun Signs wants totality. It's all or nothing.



Dates: 23 November to 21 December

Planet Ruler: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Modality: Mutable

Sagittarius searches for something uplifting with a universal perspective. Sagittarius needs to expand their horizons through travel, movement, study and experiences. To do this they require freedom. They are on a quest for the 'holy grail'. Finding a belief system or philosophy, they can identify.  They fear meaninglessness and restriction of possibility. This sign is interested in other cultures, languages, religions and philosophies, taking snippets from each to create their own picture. They love giving the smallest thing huge meaning. Commitment and finishing tasks can be difficult.

Positive Traits:Expansive, limitless, risk-takers, lucky, enthusiastic,inspirational, jovial, generous, optimistic

Negative Traits:Judgemental, fanatical, intolerant, restless, quarrelsome, dictatorial,irresponsible, self-righteous

Career:Involving foresight, adventure and risk. explorers, sportsmen,travel occupations, lecturers, ministers, lawyers, sales, publishing, teaching, advertising and promotions.

Image Keywords:the gypsy, the traveller, the joker, the philosopher

Love:In love, Sagittarius Star Signs have difficulty with commitment.They require fantasy, spontaneity, fun, excitement, plus a sense of freedom and expansion.



Dates: 22 December to 20 January

Planet Ruler: Saturn

Element: Earth

Modality: Cardinal

Capricorn are motivated to master whatever it is they want to do. This can also apply to the spiritual life, as well as attaining success in the outer world. Their approach to life is one of caution. Nothing is done without purpose. They can sometimes find it difficult to allow others to help them. They have enormous pride and independence. Often after midlife they loosen up and look and feel younger. They can be loners, they are very dependable and give out sound practical advice.

Positive Traits:Integrated, crystallised, responsible, wise, clear, mature,practical, patient, disciplined, self-contained, efficient,earthy, loyal, honest, realistic

Negative Traits:Reserved, aloof, fear of dependence, suspicious, cautious, serious, isolated, protected

Career:Organising ability, politician, administrator, government service, management, businessman/woman

Image Keywords:authority, the father, the parent, the master,the administrator

Love:In love, the Capricorn sign has difficulty allowing their suitof armour to come down. However, once they are committedthey are very loyal.



Dates: 21 January to 18 February

Planet Ruler: Uranus and Saturn

Element: Air

Modality: Fixed

Aquarius feels a need to change the world. They have a vision of how things could be and are often ahead of their time. Through their desire to make a difference they are often involved in science, literature, technology and politics. They like to establish new human understanding leading to friendships between communities, cities, states and nations. Aquarians can be very idealistic with fixed ideas. They have a lot of difficulty with emotions. This gives them a rather impersonal energy. They like to be different. They have a fear of being ordinary or trapped.

Positive Traits:Communicative, intuitive, original, inventive, individualistic,intelligent, experimental, futuristic, high moral ground

Negative Traits:Impersonal, unpredictable, uncommitted, cool, disconnected,rigid, irrational, erratic, eccentric, rebellious

Career:Astrology, electrical, aviation, inventor, science, actors,computers, social work, humanitarian areas, photography,radiology, radio and TV

Image Keywords:the inventor, the rebel, the reformer, the genius

Love:In love, Aquarian Star Signs need to share friendship and ideals with a partner. They often have a hard time settling down and being intimate. They need their freedom in a relationship.



Dates: 19 February to 20 March

Planet Ruler: Neptune (ancient ruler - Jupiter)

Element: Water

Modality: Mutable

The Pisces star sign receives impressions from the environment almost like a psychic sponge. They long forsomething transcendental, universal and magical.They are often found helping others and involvedin art or spiritual practices. Pisces can feel the suffering of others as though it wastheir own. They are extremely sensitive to rejection.

Positive Traits:Receptive, sensitive, flowing,intuitive, imaginative,self sacrificing, compassionate, sympathetic,psychic, devotional

Negative Traits:Fear, self-denial, escapism, self-pity, hypersensitivity,impressionable, overwhelm

Career:Pisces rules anaesthetics, drug, hospitals, metaphysics,institutions. Helping others healing, animals, the sea,film, photography, music or artistic pursuits

Image Keywords:the poet, the mystic, the dreamer, the artist, the victim,the martyr

Love:In love, Pisces wears rose-coloured galsses. They are lookingfor the fairy-tale would of castles, princes and princesses.They are looking to merge, to lose themselves in the other- a spiritual, unconditional love.

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