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Astrology & the Zodiac
Secrets of the Sun Signs

Okay, so you're not really into the Zodiac and it's hard for you to believe that anybody is. Nobody's really asked you your sign since the 70's and even then you weren't sure.

But admit it, we'd all like to know a little bit more about ourselves and if somebody wants to spend a few minutes talking to us about us - well why not? And nobody's ever going to know you read this - unless of course you want them too.

There is a lot more to the study of astrology then the twelve sun signs, or signs of the Zodiac. Many factors are taken into account when your chart is "read" and/or plotted. Things like time of birth and geographic location play an important part of a complete reading.

But that's not what we're doing here. We're just giving some of the general personality characteristics of each sign. See if they fit. Then check out your friends, family and significant others. Maybe the answer to your true happiness really dies lie in the heavens.

Each sign has an ELEMENT. They are:

  • Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

    Three "E's" describe the Fire Signs. Energetic, Excitable and Enthusiastic.

  • Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

    You've heard the expression "Down to earth" and it probably originated with these three signs. Ever practical and stable the Earth signs are not easy to excite.

  • Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

    When you think of the air around us you can't help but think of fluffy clouds and pleasant breezes. This is the temperament of the air signs. They are friendly and sociable and just generally pleasant to be with.

  • Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

    There is no better way to describe the water signs than to say they are highly emotional and extremely sensitive. They surround themselves in feelings and passions that may or may not have a strong foundation.

In addition, each sign has a QUALITY. They are:

  • Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

    If you want the job done, find someone with a Cardinal Sign. They are self-motivated and very enterprising.

  • Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

    No point in arguing with a Fixed Sign. They are right. They know they are right. You will never convince them otherwise. They are generally inflexible and naturally stubborn.

  • Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

    Easy-going and adaptable, that's the Mutable Signs. As their name implies they will change easily and often, whatever it takes.

And of course, each sign has ATTRIBUTES. They are:

Aries (The Ram) March 20 - April 18

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. The ram is driven to succeed and has the courage to do so. He will accept any challenge, as long as it remains a challenge. Once the prize is won or the stakes are diminished the Ram will walk away and look for a new thrill. The thrill is in the chase for the Ram, not in the prize.

Taurus (The Bull) April 19 - May 20

Taurus is not willing to change quickly. They are sensible and pragmatic so they see no reason to "fix something that's not broken". They will never change just for the sake of it, or to try something new. When feeling safe and secure, Taurus can be very affectionate. But watch out when the security blanket is snatched away! They are possessive and territorial and their generally sweet, loving disposition can turn cold if challenged.

Gemini (The Twins) May 21 - June 30

There is no sign more flexible than the easy-going adaptable Gemini. They have the attributes of two - twice as curious, twice as intellectual and twice as popular. But they can also be two-faced and a little on the fickle side. They love to talk and are extremely sociable.

Cancer (The Crab) June 21 - July 22

Cancer is constantly looking for security, but most often does not find it. They are moody people, easily offended. They put up a brick wall defense, but in reality it is easily penetrated. The Crab looks for people able to help him stay safe.

Leo (The Lion) July 23 - August 22

If there is one sign screaming for attention and affection, Leo's the one. The Lion never shuns the limelight and can easily get carried away. Good, bad, or indifferent, if Leo does it - people will notice. As the name implies, the Leo is lion-hearted and courageous and will stop at nothing to defend his family and friends, no matter how difficult the situation. Leo is as loyal as can be.

Virgo (The Virgin) August 23 - September 22

If you can prove your case to a Virgo you can make a believer out of them. They want facts and statistics and are willing to accept even an opposing opinion if the facts back it up. Always on a quest for the right answer, Virgo would do well with a little time to relax.

Libra (The Scales) September 23 - October 22

As the scales are balanced, so is a Libra. You'll find them diplomatic and balanced, trying to keep everybody happy. Libra needs friends, and can adapt to almost every situation. Libra will sacrifice for the sake of harmony.

Scorpio (The Scorpion) October 23 - November 21

Scorpio has a reputation for being secretive, manipulative and even vengeful. And, in truth, it is probably well earned. Do not cross a Scorpio. They do not forget and they always get even. They don't forgive easily. But, if you manage to make a Scorpio your friend, they will be your friend forever, being extremely loyal. They are known for their passion in all things including sex. With Scorpio, it's all the way or not at all!

Sagittarius (The Archer) November 22- December21)

The Archer is always in pursuit of something, so it is good there is so much energy and action in this sign. Don't try to domesticate this Archer; he won't be tied down easily. It's all about the hunt and they cling fiercely to their independence and freedom.

Capricorn (The Goat) December 22 - January 19

Capricorn plans and studies and plans some more. Always looking to the future and wondering what the next step should be and weighing the consequences of all possibilities. The "almighty dollar" is uppermost in a Capricorn's mind. Financial security for the future is paramount. Accordingly, they are very hard workers with a tremendous sense of responsibility.

Aquarius (The Water Bearer) January 20 - March 19

Absolutely the most rebellious sign of the Zodiac. Aquarius will say black when it's white and just when they have you convinced that it really is black, they'll change to keep the "discussion" going. They are original thinkers, not fitting any standard molds. Individual freedoms are important to Aquarius.

Pisces (The Fish) February 19 - March 19

The end of the Zodiac calendar. Pisces would rather have your pain and feel your misery than watch you suffer. They are more empathetic than any other sign. They are often guilt-ridden, whether there is a basis in fact or not. Pisces are often very religious and often do a lot of volunteer work.

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