Astrology is a fascinating science that encompasses much more than the daily horoscopes that we read in the newspapers or on the Internet.
Astrology is the study of the movements and positions of the Sun, Moon and the other celestial bodies at the time of one's birth. In the West, astrology consists of a system of horoscopes purporting to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in their life based on the positions of the celestial bodies.
Based on your birth chart, the astrologer can accurately determine which are your positive and negative traits, and can also predict your success in particular fields.
A good astrologer should be also an accomplished psychologist, who will help the client to get through the crisis, trough clever and thoughtful advice.
However, astrology does not offer definitive answers and solution to all problems, but it can give us good guidelines and provide helpful advice, which a person may or may not accept.
In the modern Western astrology there are 12 zodiac signs, and they are grouped into four essential elements: air, fire, water and earth. Most people are familiar with their sun sign and usually they can name at least a few common traits of their sign. Read on to learn more about the twelve signs in the zodiac and their traits!
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, which is quite obvious for those born under this sign, because they always see themselves as leaders. Aries-born are energetic, active, dynamic, charming and charismatic individuals. This sign is ruled by Mars which was the God of War according to Roman mythology, so these people are very courageous, aggressive and true fighters. Aries-born do not lack energy or vitality, so they can stay in the game longer than most anyone else. They are usually very independent and aware of their interests in a given situation. They are determined and full of energy. At times, their approach can be interpreted as arrogant and superior, but this is due to their huge desire for leadership.
The element associated with Aries is fire, hence the enthusiasm and the desire to play the game to the end. They are not afraid to explore new environments and new things. Their greatest strengths are courage and determination. They are fearless and their competitive spirit helps considerably in their efforts to succeed.
Taurus-born enjoy physical pleasures and material goods. They love comfort, enjoy good food, nature walks and want to be surrounded by fine things. People born under this sign are very stubborn, persistent and will do anything to achieve their goals. They don't get upset easily, but when they lose patience, they lose their heads. One of the most important thing for the Taurus is stability and harmony. They are inclined to sensual pleasures, and tend to be very romantic, loyal and possessive in relationships.
The element associated with the Taurus is earth, which is reflected through its calm and grounded behaviour. Sometimes, they need more time to decide what they really want to do, but they are very patient and tolerant.
Geminis are very talkative and curious individuals. They are intellectually inclined and always looking for information. People born under this sign are fun and have rich imagination, so socializing with Geminis is always enjoyable and interesting.
They are prone to frequent mood swings. However, they are easily adjustable and can handle many things at once. Geminis are very curious and smart. Although they are very talkative, they are also very good listeners.
The element associated with Gemini is air. One of their greatest strength lies in their ability to think clearly and communicate effectively.
People born under this sign love their home and family the most. Cancer is happy, if they have peace and harmony at home. Cancerians are often moody, but persistent and strong-willed. Sometimes they use emotional manipulation to achieve their goals.
Cancerians are very emotional and vulnerable. Sometimes, they have difficulty in sharing their secrets, but this depends on their mood at the moment. They are usually very kind and positive individuals. The ruling planet of the Cancer is the moon, which is reflected through their maternal instinct and the desire to protect their home and loved ones.
Leos always want to be in the center of attention. They are ambitious, creative and entertaining. Leos are extremely talented and dramatic. Since the Lion is the king of the jungle, Leo is also the ruler of the zodiac. Leos tend to be dignified and strong. They are born leaders, though they can be very arrogant and rude at times. They are well organized, idealistic and inspiring to others. Leo is ruled by the Sun which is center of the universe, hence their desire to be always in the spotlight.
Leos are very confident, enthusiastic, determined and generous. The element associated with Leo is fire. People born under this sign are strong and powerful, but very warm hearted.
Virgo is an earth sign, so people born under this sign are very quiet people who love nature. Virgos pay much attention to detail, making them skilled and talented. Virgos believe that they are born to serve others. They are always willing to help others and sympathize with their problems. Virgos tend to be very shy and sensitive, but they are very generous. People born under this sign skillfully use their mental perception and are skilled in communication with the environment.
Virgos enjoy analyzing things in every aspect of life. Their intelligence and analytical thinking can make them a bit skeptical. Virgos are neat and clean, reliable and practical people.
Libras seek equality, harmony and balance in everything. Sometimes, they have difficulty making decisions, and that is because they look at things from all angles. They always strive for perfection and balance, and want to be surrounded by beautiful things and harmony. People born under this sign avoid conflicts and will strive in every possible way to preserve peace. They are team players, always objective, fair and willing to do what is best for everyone. They possess great organizational skills, self-confidence and charm. Libras are also very positive and social people, who always know what to say to make others feel comfortable.
Libras have a highly developed sense of beauty and art. Many people born under this sign are talented artists. Libras enjoy creating a beautiful world.
Scorpios are usually quiet, sensitive and mysterious people. But, when they get anxious, they can become very aggressive and defensive. They are extremely curious and have a bad tendency to poke their nose in every matter. Scorpios are able to tell the difference between good and bad, and to identify the positive and negative sides of the people around them. They have a highly developed sense of justice and are not afraid to try new things. Scorpios are able to help others to overcome their fears and they can cope well with situations that require thinking and understanding, which makes them excellent psychologists.
Scorpios can be stubborn at times and they are able to work long and hard, in order to be satisfied with themselves. Their feelings are intense, passionate and complex. They are extremely smart, strong and loyal and always seek excitement. Their strong will to live is crucial in their need for continuous success and achievements.
Sagittarians are eager for knowledge and new experiences. They love to travel and to experience new adventures, to meet new people and learn new things. They are keenly interested in philosophy and other disciplines that deal with the knowledge of the world. Sagittarians need freedom, because they want to have the opportunity to experience the best of life.
People born under this sign are enthusiastic, great thinkers and very good listeners. The element associated with Sagittarius is fire, which explains their untamable behaviour. Sagittarians are curious, honest, open and they know how to have fun. They are usually very self-confident, optimistic and generous people.
Capricorns are self-confident and they know exactly what they want in life. People born under this sign have precise goals in life and they are willing to work long and hard. Their self-discipline enables success in everything they do.
They are ambitious and determined people who are not afraid to work hard. They enjoy winning and want their qualities to be recognized by others. Capricorns can be really dominant and egoistic at times. They are efficient and have great organizational skills. People born under this sign tend to be very ambitious, but they are cautious, responsible and always play fair.
Aquarians are humanitarian, philanthropic and want to contribute in making the world a better place. They are very generous, sociable and can easily make friends.
They often have a lot of friends and acquaintances, and their ideas are always original and inventive. People born under the sign of Aquarius love freedom and individuality. They enjoy traveling and exploring new places and things.
Aquarians are generally happy and positive people. Their greatest treasure are their family and friends, but they have difficulty expressing their emotions. They are very communicative and have a unique ability to present their revolutionary ideas. Their approach can be unpredictable and cold at times.
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac and the element associated with this sign is water. Pisceans are artistic people, lovers of music and poetry, and prone to daydreaming. They have a rich imagination and live in their own world most of the time. People born under the sign of Pisces are romantic, over-sensitive, shy, withdrawn and practical. Their sensitivity and creativity makes them successful as artists, writers and musicians.
Love is a very important part of their life and in relationships they are tender and romantic. Pisceans are usually selfless and dedicated people, who always put others' needs before their own. They are dedicated to spiritual values and humanity, and some of them are very religious. Pisceans are dreamers, so sometimes they are unable to distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary.