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Sun Signs: Their Traits, Elements & Types

We are NOT one dimensional – we have Astrological layers! There are 12 signs of the Zodiac. In addition to the characteristics that are assigned to a Sun sign, each will also have traits of one of 4 Elements – Air, Fire, Water, Earth and exhibit the behaviors of one of 3 personality types (modes)-  Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable.

The attributes that are associated with these Elements and Modes add depth to the personality of our Sun sign.


Elements: (Triplicities)

Air: Analytical, social, cerebral- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Water: Emotion, sensitive, artistic – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Fire: Enthusiasm, energy, volatile – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Earth: Dependable, practical, hardworking – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Modes or Type: (Quadriplicities)

Cardinal: Initiators, leaders – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn (Notice that they follow the Equinox/Solstice seasonal changes in North America)

Fixed: Focused, stubborn – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Mutable: Flexible, changeable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Sun Signs:

AriesMarch 21-April 19 * Cardinal / Fire

TaurusApril 20-May 20 * Fixed / Earth

Gemini:   May 20-June 20 * Mutable/Air

CancerJune 21-July 22 * Cardinal / Water

LeoJuly 23- Aug 22 * Fixed / Fire

VirgoAug 23-Sept 22 * Mutable / Earth

LibraSept 23-Oct 22 * Cardinal / Air

ScorpioOct 23-Nov 21 * Fixed/ Water

SagittariusNov 22-Dec 21 * Mutable / Fire

CapricornDec 22-Jan 19 * Cardinal / Earth

Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18 * Fixed/ Air 

Pisces: Feb 19-March 20 * Mutable / Water 

A Sun sign along with their Element and Mode can contribute to how we operate, how we respond and often how we get along with one another.

Air signs are usually most compatible with Fire signs and Earth signs are most compatible with Water signs. But, as always – it’s all good.

 

Moods? Feelings? – Blame The Moon!

The Moon affects our subconscious (the Sun = conscious). As the Lunar orb  moves thru the 12 signs of the Zodiac, about 2 ½ days in each sign, our moods and feelings can change according to the charaAstro signs with Glyphcteristics of each sign. It can make us sensitive to emotions, undercurrents, vibrations that surround us and influence how we act/react during a day. (Whenever I write something like this, I hope no one gets visions of those Full Moon Werewolf movies from the 30’s and 40’s.)

Not everyone is affected by Moon transits all the time, or in the same way. Sometimes the mood won’t be picked up on. There are always additional planet activity in a chart creating other energy. Often, there is so much going on in a life, time isn’t taken to notice that because the Moon is in Gemini people get way too chatty, or if the Moon is in Capricorn, too many want to take charge of a work project and boss everyone around. If you don’t “feel” the difference, don’t worry about it – your subconscious is still doing something :)

The Moon in Zodiac Signs:

Aries: Volatile, can be quick to confront, high energy

Taurus: Solid, sensual, stubborn, money focus

Gemini: Master of multi-task, communication, clever

Cancer: Nurturer, emotional, family concerns (ruled by the Moon)

Leo: Fun with melodrama, creative, generous

Virgo: Health, work, details, responsible

Libra: Social, good time to re decorate (home or self), relationships rule

Scorpio: Passion, sensitivity, intense and focused

Sagittarius:  Philosophical, looking for adventure, laughter, bigger is better

Capricorn: Authority, organization, in charge

Aquarius: Group focused, innovative, rebellious, independent

Pisces: Intuitive, impressionable, imaginative, unclear


2015 Chinese Lunar New Year of the Goat!

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The Chinese New Year, on February 19th, begins the year of the Goat (Sheep or Ram).

Gong Hay Fat ChoiHappy New Year!

 

 

Pisces Sun 2/18/15 – Imagine!

astrology_chartwheel 2Solar energy enters this compassionate, intuitive, emotional Water sign making the next few weeks a good time for our imagination to shine. Piscean characteristics are heightened, meaning the subconscious is very important. It can be great for anyone associated with the arts – new ideas for music, dance, writing might push to the surface faster than usual. Pay attention to your dreams (take notes) but remember to stay grounded and connected. Over sensitivity to adverse energy or vibrations is no excuse to drift away from reality. Be productive, be creative.

The 12th sign of the Zodiac’s planet ruler, mystical Neptune, transits the sign until 2025. We will probably notice the influences of this outer planet somewhere in our chart. Neptune has a reputation for clouding the water, fading boundaries, and fostering escapism, but, the things that make life unsettled can also enhance creativity and imagination. Use the best of it.

World peace has to start somewhere, so tap into the sympathy / empathy that Pisces is known for and spread kindness among family and friends. Use clear judgment while offering assistance where it is genuinely needed.

As always, those most affected have the Sun and/or Ascendant in the specified sign.

Sun into Pisces – February 18, 2015:  6:50 PM EST / 3:50 PM PST

* Gemstone: Amethyst * Power color: Purple * Body Part: Feet

 

 

Astrology Pairs, Partnerships, People!

hearts-Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14th, isn’t just about flowers and candy. It can also be about acknowledging delightful partnerships, a special someone. Remember that party mixer question from the 70’s – “Hey, what’s your sign?” That pick up line changed eventually, but it’s a great question if looking for “interesting” company. Zodiac signs are grouped from Aries to Pisces – all 12 have a partner. Does it mean that the sign opposite yours is your “soul mate” – no, but, there may be undeniable heat and attraction.

Sun Signs are listed below with their direct opposites in the Zodiac. Either you will find spending time with the other sign tangy and energizing or the relationship may need compromise and patience, but, generally, consider them the other side of your coin, another piece of the “couple” puzzle:

Astro signs with Glyph

Aries: March 21-April 19 (Energetic, Impulsive) and

Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22 (Charming, Social)

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Taurus: April 20-May 21 (Solid, Responsible, Patient) and

Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 21 (Intense, Deep Connections)

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Gemini: May 22-June 20 (Logical, Communicative, Versatile) and

Sagittarius: Nov 22-Dec 21 (Adventurous, Enthusiastic, Optimistic)

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Cancer: June 21-July 22 (Family Oriented, Emotional) and

Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 19 (Traditional, Disciplined, Ambitious)

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Leo: July 23- Aug 22 (Pride, Fun Loving, Generous) and

Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18 (Unpredictable, Freedom loving)

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Virgo: Aug 23-Sept 22 (Its All in the Details, Service) and

Pisces: Feb 19-March 20: (Dreamer, Sensitive)


Happy Valentine’s Day!

May there be lots of XOXOs for you & your partner, regardless of Sun Sign.

 

My “Disclaimer”  :)

Of course there are other factors that create great couples,

But, I thought I would give romance an Astrological slant.


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Lovely, Lively Libra Moon This Weekend!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lSaturday’s Libra Moon, February 7, 2015, could be the start of a weekend full of relationship possibilities – personal or business. The 7th sign of the Zodiac, is ruled by the romantic, beautifying planet Venus. With the “scale of justice” as its Astrology symbol, no surprise that cooperation and harmony are important. (Persuade someone over to your point-of-view? Find a compromise?)

Air sign Libra also fosters artistic expression, creativity, wanting to be with people and just generally expecting, and accepting, good times.

Be charming, be social – make it a beautiful weekend!

 

 

Full Moon in Leo (But, It’s Really NOT All About You)

Astro Moon FullTuesday’s Full Moon, 2/3/15, will be in dramatic, Fire sign Leo – no better way to heat up, perk up a long winter! A “Full” phase intensifies the traits of the sign it is visiting and with Sun ruled Leo, (its Zodiac symbol is the glorious Lion, King of the jungle) we feel generous, creative and get the urge to flame and sparkle while flitting across the world stage. (“Look at me!”).

So take that spotlight, wear some regal purple, be royally magnanimous to your subjects (friends and family) and have a great time. Also, use the Full Moon’s energy to finish projects begun at the time of the last New Moon (1/20/15). Its considered a fortunate time to complete things and it will last for about 10 days even as the Moon moves into practical Virgo on Wednesday.

*Full Moon: February 3, 2015 – 6:09PM EST / 3:09PM PST

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Gemstones & Colors By Astrology Sign!

Just about everyone knows their Astrology Sun Sign based upon their date of birth. But there are also certain gemstones and colors that express each sign. (The gems listed next to the Sun Signs below may differ from the traditional “Birth Month” stone that you’re used to.)

 

 

*Aries (March 21-April 19) = Gemstone: Garnet /Power color: Red, fiery colors

*Taurus (April 20-May 21) = Gemstone: Rose Quartz / Power color: Soft rose-pink

*Gemini (May 22-June 20) = Gemstone: Agate / Power color: Yellow

*Cancer (June 21-July 22) = Gemstone: Emerald /Power color: Moon colors – silver, pale gray

*Leo (July 23- Aug 22) = Gemstone:Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Sun colors – Gold, orange

*Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22) = Gemstone: Carnelian/ Power color: Deep green

*Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22) =  Gemstone: Opal, Agate / Power color: Blues and violets

*Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) = Gemstone: Topaz / Power color: Deep, dark shades of red

*Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) = Gemstone: Citrine, Sodalite / Power color: Lilac, Mauve

*Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) = Gemstone:  Obsidian, Onyx/ Power color: Black, grays

*Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) = Gemstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Ultramarine blue

*Pisces (Feb 19-March 20) = Gemstone: Amethyst / Power color: Purple

Yes, this can all just be great excuse to buy a rock of some kind for the jewelry collection and add some finery to your wardrobe – but, it can also be used as a way to have fun while fully expressing your power. Let yourself glow!

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1st Mercury Retrograde Of 2015 (Until 2/11)

Just a reminder: Mercury Retrograde, which began on 1/21/15, lasts until 2/11/15. The Communication planet stopped motion and appeared to go backwards in the sky in the unpredictable, revolutionary, group oriented, Air sign of Aquarius. The areas of life affected are the usual Mercury influenced things – speaking / writing, travel, transportation, education, manual dexterity, small electrical gadgets, etc. With Aquarius, ruled by erratic, eccentric Uranus, in the mix, personal interaction misunderstandings and technical snafus are even more prone to happen. As mentioned in a previous post, some preparation can help. Back up, double check, confirm. Try to avoid disasters and mayhem with diligence and care until the winged planet goes Direct again.

Astro Planet Glyphs 2Organization is key. Copy your files now, locate the  chargers (make sure they still work for the gadgets your have), set aside extra ink for the printer, check the batteries in the pacemaker, make sure the bills are paid, etc. Don’t create problems because of carelessness.

As always, Mercury Retrograde is a good time to make future plans, complete projects and of course to exercise all those “re” actions: re evaluate, re write, re assess, re acquaint, re fresh. Take the time to pause and reflect, rather than jump into new schemes, new contracts, etc.

However, life happens regardless of what planets are doing. Be present, be aware and we will get through to the other side, again.

*1/21/15 Mercury Retrograde 10:54 AM EST / 7:54 AM PST

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Moon in High Octane Aries This Weekend!

Astro New Moon CrescentFrom Saturday morning, January 24, 2015, until early Monday, the Moon will be in feisty Fire sign Aries. When the Lunar orb transits the 1st sign of the Zodiac, which is ruled by warrior planet Mars, we feel braver and more physical, more “up for anything”. Depending upon what the “anything” is, it could be the best of times or the most precarious of times.

Aries is great for energy and adventure. You won’t want to sit around for too long in one place. Take advantage of the urge for action and movement – do something exciting, do something different. However, make no rash moves, curb any “in your face”, “won’t back down” reactions. Power down occasionally so that loved ones don’t feel that they’re in the presence of a bulldozer. Have fun and be nice.

Have a dynamic weekend!

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