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Over the next few weeks there are several planetary configurations that will affect our solar houses in different ways. We are using sunsigns and the solar chart to interpret how the aspects will spread their influences. The main players over the next fortnight will be Pluto which is all about transformations and strengthening its neighbours. The new moon might signify fresh starts for some and the presence of Saturn should bring a bit of structure into many of our lives. Mercury and Venus will be all about secrets and disclosures! Please select your sunsign from below.

Horoscopes for the period 1 - 14 January 2005

Aries - ( March 21 - April 19 )

If you have had difficult choices to make concerning a life direction, a resolution or shift in attitude might be possible now. With Pluto and Venus working in the visionary area of your chart, 9th house, your New Year begins on the 3rd. A set back might occur around the 8th, a broken agreement might annoy a close partner. You will feel the need to think about your home surroundings near the 13th and feel urged to set the running on a more structured path. Expect some news now that will enhance the way others see you, boosting your moral.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Taurus - ( April 20 - May 20 )

Your finances will now undergo a period of transformation, helping to relieve any difficulties perhaps by simply reorganising them. Others may receive a financial boost around the 3rd. Your confidence at work might suffer a setback on the 8th as Jupiter squares with the Sun in your 6th and 9th houses. You will bounce back from this very quickly when you pursue your ambitions with a renewed vigour. Expect to hear or disclose something about this around the 13th. Personal development is starred on this date.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Gemini - ( May 21 - June 21 )

This coming fortnight is all about finances for Geminis. With all the major planetary influences occurring in your houses of joint and personal finance, a period of positive transformation is probable with a partner. Though by the 8th a fall out could very well occur over your financial arrangements. A fresh look at this area and how it impacts you both is quite probable around the 10th but expect some positive news a few days later that will encourage you to take a firmer grip and a more structured path in this very important area of your life.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Cancer - ( June 22 - July 22 )

Your working routine may undergo a period of positive transformation perhaps to the extent of bringing in some extra cash. However by the 8th you might experience a bit of friction in the home with financial commitments at the heart of this. You should try to address this on the 10th when you seek out better ways with all your commitments. Saturn and Venus on the 13th will urge you to take a fresh look at your ambitions and what they mean to you. You will slow down in this area and try to focus on bringing a bit more structure into this area of your life. If you are awaiting news of a business transaction, expect a positive outcome now.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Leo - ( July 23 - August 22 )

With Pluto and Venus coming together in your 5th house of love and pleasure, expect something to emerge around the 3rd. With Pluto being all about transformations, helping to strengthen the presence of Venus, the celestial lover, an improvement or major change in a relationship is favoured. You will be missing your usual sparkle on the 8th, your concentration may dip finding it a bit more difficult to concentrate at work. The new moon in your 6th house on the 10th just as the year is taking off might very well have you sowing seeds for change in your career. This may be an opportune moment to think forward for the coming year. A little romantic secret that affects you personally might get spilled on the 13th, so watch out!

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Virgo - ( August 23 - September 22 )

You will start the New Year urging for change in your domestic environment. With Pluto and Venus both active in this area a smooth and harmonious transformation could be put into place now. On the 8th, money might be flowing out a bit too rapidly for your liking. If you have children, they might be the cause of this. Otherwise you might be trying to please a loved one. By the 10th you might be thinking twice about this and make up your mind to stem the flow in future. Your ambitions are in the spotlight on the 13th causing you to think carefully how you might balance your time between commitments with working colleagues and commitments with your loved ones. With Mercury, the planet of communications and diplomacy, nuzzling up against Venus now, perhaps a heart to heart at home will sort this out.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Libra - ( September 23 - October 22 )

Pluto and Venus on the 3rd should help you to start the year in a positive frame of mind with your intellect sharpened. Any cobwebs hanging over from the holiday period will quickly vanish. But watch your health on the 8th and don't overdo things. A cold or bug won't linger for long and by the 10th you will feel ready for making a fresh start to things at home. By the 13th you may be thinking on yourself and how you appear to others. You may wish to pause and reflect on your commitments to others and how this relates to your ambitions. By trying to bring a sense of consistency to this area you may need to stand back and have a closer look at the way you live your life. A communication at this time might make you feel like moving on to another location.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Scorpio - ( October 23 - November 21 )

You may have stretched the budget over the holiday period but any shortcomings should quickly disappear at the start of the New Year. As Jupiter squares with the Sun on the 8th you may be a bit unsettled and lack concentration. This though, should vanish by the 10th as you feel a sense of mental stimulation kicking in, and a renewed enthusiasm for the year ahead. In fact by the 13th you will be positively alert and feeling a need to express yourself and get out and communicate as much as possible. At the same time you will feel a need to concentrate on your ambitions but in a slow and careful manner. Adding structure to your thoughts and putting down solid roots for growth.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Sagittarius - ( November 22 - December 21 )

Your vitality might have dipped over the holiday period but by the 3rd you should be moving back on to top form, feeling a renewed interest in the year ahead, all with the help of Pluto and |Venus nuzzling close in your 1st house. Watch your spending on the 8th as commitments with friends may leave you out of pocket. Perhaps you will be left to foot the bill for a night out. By the 13th you will probably want to have a look at your joint finances and put them on a firmer footing. The presence of Saturn in this area of your chart would suggest a more structured period will now emerge. Perhaps you will receive some positive news in this area that motivates you to consolidate any savings you have made.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Capricorn - ( December 22 - January 19 )

By the 3rd your mood will be lifted and you may experience a period of inner harmony, a re-awakening of your senses. Jupiter squaring with the Sun on the 8th may knock your confidence a bit but you will lift yourself straight away by the 10th, perhaps givinng yourself a makeover or a fresh start in other areas of your life. When the Sun opposes Saturn on the 13th you may feel a need to forge a more even balance between the things that drive you personally and the things you feel committed to. A talk with someone on this day or a piece of news you receive may set you thinking further down this line.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Aquarius - ( January 20 - February 18 )

Friendships are changing in a positive way now and after the 3rd a significant development might alter your path. The presence of Pluto in this area touching Venus, is all about social enhancement and perhaps romance for some Aquarians. Don't loose sight of your goals on the 8th as you may experience some doubt or slowdown in your thought process, the New Year begins on the 10th for this area of your life. You will wake up on the 13th determined to put your career on a more structured and stable path. A complete overhaul will not ground you but give you a more solid footing. Your private thoughts could be aired now as you might feel the complete urge to let go of your secrets.

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

Pisces - ( February 19 - March 20 )

By the 3rd you will be entering a period of inner transformation that could bring about an enhancement of your reputation. With Pluto nestling alongside Venus in your 10th house expect some positive and peaceful thoughts, kicking off the New Year in great style. The 8th might bring some short term difficulty with finances as your financial sector will be troubled by a difficult influence from Jupiter. By the 13th you might feel a sense of responsibility to your children and use your experience and wisdom to assist them. Expect some news or a phone call from a friend spilling the beans about something interesting!

Use the chart on the right as a guide while reading your horoscope. Select the houses (1-12) or planets from the inner chart as you can follow the report. You can return to the horoscope by selecting the flashing pulsar on the outer edge.

How Horoscopses Work

Firstly we should say that astrology and horoscope prediction is an intuitive science and not a form of clairvoyance or psychic interpretation. The celestial chart is a large three-dimensional machine, like the inside of a watch, with planets and satellites in a state of continual motion. The positions of the planets have been studied and recorded for thousands of years. This historical information allows us to say quite clearly, where in the sky the planets are heading and at what speed. When planets cross our celestial chart, they bring influence. By understanding the nature and effect of each planet, we can make an interpretation of the events and know what sort of influence to expect. Secondly it is important to say that the influence that is felt from the planets does not make things happen for us. The influence of Venus for example, which might throw up romantic possibilities, only has any bearing if we embrace it and take positive action ourselves. If we don't act, the opportunity passes us by. Likewise negative influence from other planets can be guarded against. Horoscope interpretation is not a fate, but a stage we can walk on or off when we so desire. The planets are never wrong, it is usually we humans who are wrong in not taking action or misunderstanding the planetary influence.

There are many strands of astrology dating back as some historians say to 5800BC. The most notable recorded was by the Chaldeans of Babylonia in 3000BC. The ancient Indians, the Chinese and the Maya of Central America developed unconnected strands, but the present day Zodiac as we understand and recognise has been in its developed state since 180AD. Our sun sign is the sign that lay alongside the sun when we were born. This is our sun sign as opposed to the planet that lay alongside the moon, our moon sign (Vedic moonscopes). Our signs are influenced by each of the planets as they move through our chart. Depending on which house, and there are twelve, we can interpret the influence. If we look again at Venus as an example, a planet that rules affections, love and pleasures, and finances, can respond differently in each of the twelve houses. When its influence is combined with neighbouring planets, the influences are different. Venus / Mars could indicate passionate love, whereas Venus / Pluto could indicate creative power, and Venus / Jupiter could indicate grace and charm.

If the Sun, the most powerful and central of influences is alongside, then the influences can be magnified. Planets have both positive and negative aspects and in the last scenario the negative aspects of Venus / Mars could be difficult love relationships, while Venus / Pluto could be self-destructive lust and Venus / Jupiter could be infidelity. Each of the planets affects us differently in this way, but it is how we react that is the key to horoscope interpretations. We are all individuals with our own birth (natal) charts and our own set of natal planets. We have our own personalities and sign characteristics, and when Venus / Mars indicates passionate love, it is only setting the conditions. If we don't take part the opportunity is lost and if we do take part, an Aquarian for example, would react differently to a Virgo.

At a basic level the combinations of the planet positions and the house they reside in forms the basics of our sun sign horoscopes. Select a sun sign from the chart or from below, then choose a planet and the house it resides in (1 - 12) to make an interpretation between the influences.

The Planets

The Sun : The Sun governs the spirit, will, pride, energy, determination, vitality, wholeness, self-integration, rulership, organisation and power. Lying at the heart of our solar system, it is the vital heart of astrological interpretations. It also acts as an amplifier for other planets it touches, strengthening or illuminating their power.

The Moon : The Moon governs mood fluctuations, feelings, sensitivity, changeability, instinct, intuition, emotions and reactions. It indicates woman, all the women in one's life, and affects how they are perceived. It rules one's background, history and roots and activates life cycles on an emotional level. New beginnings are highlighted every month by where the new moon lies in our charts. When this new moon occurs, the combined effects of gravity from both the Sun and Moon happen from the same direction. With a full moon two weeks later, the effects of gravity are pulling from opposite directions.

Mercury : Mercury governs the intellect, rational and objective thought, communication, ambiguity and confusion especially when in retrograde (3 or 4 times each year), writing and diplomacy. It can also indicate weakening of the intellect, untruthfulness and unreliability. It remains within one sign of the Sun and relates strongly to both mind and spirit, being unemotional its information is usually quite reliable.

Venus : Venus governs love, seduction, sensuality, harmony, attraction, affection, art, physical beauty and feminine sexuality. It can also indicate strong financial gain. It remains in a sign for up to two or three weeks, unless it retrogrades, where it may linger for up to five months.

Mars : Mars governs passion, courage, stamina and strength. It gives an aggressive and forceful energy to the other planets it touches. It remains in a sign for up to six or seven weeks unless it retrogrades, where it may linger for up to eight months.

Jupiter : Jupiter governs wealth, financial gain, vision, loyalty, confidence, optimism and justice. If it features predominantly, it indicates extreme indulgence. The planet of good fortune, Jupiter can remain in each sign for up to one year.

Saturn : Saturn governs ambition, permanence, productivity, wisdom and a strong sense of responsibility. Saturn's restricting, contracting and depressive influences compliment Jupiter's expansive and manic influences. It therefore slows down experiences as it passes through events in our chart. It can remain in each for up to two and a half years.

Uranus : Uranus governs eccentricity, peculiarity, intuition, imagination, invention, impulsiveness, the experimental, the unpredictable and scientific genius. It is called the Great Awakener as it's influence can be felt suddenly, and moves events along very quickly. It's influence can overturn convention, break rules and create radical change. It can remain in each sign for up to seven years.

Neptune : Neptune governs dreams, fantasies, the immaterial world and psychic activity. Neptune's influence is inspirational and teaches us to be more compassionate and enter a more ideal, spiritual state. The planet of inspiration, Neptune can remain in each sign for about 14 years.

Pluto : Pluto governs the process of regeneration and transformation and is symbolic of rebirth. It adds it's influence to any planet it touches by strengthening it and helps to overcome difficulties. It can remain in each sign from between eleven and thirty two years.

Chiron : Chiron is the wounded healer that helps to mend pain and wounds that have been suppressed. It works on different levels as it passes through our charts and can focus and adapt its influence to our various needs. Its influence is coupled to the other planets it touches and so uses their influence to greater benefit.

The Moon's North Node : The North Node is one of the moon's orbital points intercepting the Earth's path around the sun. It represents our direction in life, the area we have most to learn from in our lifetime. It rules meetings, relatives and ties, and our karmic relationships.

The Houses

The First House rules personality, appearance, drives, goals, and vitality. It is ruled by Mars.

The Second House rules material foundations, financial obligations, and self-confidence. It is ruled by Venus.

The Third House rules mind and intellect, education, and problem-solving. It is ruled by Mercury.

The Fourth House rules your home and location, and those within it, and future lifestyle. It is ruled by the Moon.

The Fifth House rules romance, love and pleasure, your children, and creativity. Ruled by the Sun.

The Sixth House rules daily routine, team-work, workplace, and employees. It is ruled by mercury.

The Seventh House rules marriage, unions including business agreements, and agreements in general. It is ruled by Venus.

The Eighth House rules birth, regeneration, joint financial arrangements, sex, and psychic experiences. It is ruled by Pluto.

The Ninth House rules visions and dreams, distant voyages - including spiritual, attitudes, and the higher mind. It is ruled by Jupiter.

The Tenth House rules status and reputation, fame and honours and distinctions. It is ruled by Saturn.

The Eleventh House rules wishes, friendship, higher aspirations, platonic relationships, and contacts. It is ruled by Uranus.

The Twelfth House rules solitude, dreams, secrets, rest, end of cycle, self-sacrifice, and healing. It is ruled by Neptune.

Our Characters

Each of the zodiac signs from Aries to Pisces have their own qualities that go towards the personalities that lie deep within us. Select a zodiac sign from below to explore the characters of our signs.

 

Aries - The Ram

Arians by nature are enthusiastic, are generally very sociable and fond of good company. Despite their warm personalities they have a tendency to put themselves first, but usually are affectionate and generous. Arians like doing things on impulse and with a great sense of urgency. Conversely they will happily put off much of the most important details for other days. They are self-motivating and have a great urge to be kept busy, excelling with the nitty gritty of problem solving or going out after a cause. They are instinctively bold and like to take the initiative and take risks in their lives. They hate any sort of delay and become unbearable if kept waiting, to the extent of causing difficulties for themselves. They have an uncompromising nature that will avoid at all cost, situations that might inconvenience or not interest them, resorting to lies if need be. In a nutshell! Arians are generally energetic, impulsive, enterprising, courageous, self assertive, original, ambitious, and enthusiastic. They can also be selfish and quarrelsome.

Most compatible with Scorpio, Sagittarius, Libra (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel),

Aries Ruler - Mars Colour - Red Gem - Ruby

A Cardinal Fire sign

Other Cardinal signs - Cancer, Libra, Capricorn Other Fire signs - Leo, Sagittarius

Cardinal Fire sign. Cardinal signs are those born within the first thirty days of a season. They represent the beginning and like the way seasons urge to regenerate. They tend to be active, restless, aggressive, and purposeful.People who are Fire signs also show characteristics of the way fire can burst into life with energy and vitality. They are enthusiastic, are independent, have strong egos, are creative and make natural leaders.

 

Taurus - The Bull

Taureans are practical, down to earth and extremely faithful. They have a strong desire to live in a secure and stable environment with a settled routine. This is their motivator. They are very trusting as colleagues who can be expected to use their utmost care in professional dealings. They are patient and conservative and manage to stay calm and tolerant of situations that would be difficult to other signs. Being cautious in their general approach, they can be inflexible and stubborn, strong and silent. They will become a force to be reckoned with though if pushed too far. People know where they stand with a Taurean. They can be warm and sensual and in touch with their physical senses and enjoy the finer things in life. In a nutshell! Taureans are generally determined, efficient, reliable, strong willed, sensuous, warm, stable and trustworthy. They can also be stubborn and lazy.

Most compatible with Leo, Taurus, Capricorn, Pisces Their opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel is Scorpio

Ruler - Venus Colour - Red-orange Gem - Topaz

A Fixed Earth sign.

Other Fixed signs - Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, Other Earth signs - Capricorn, Virgo

Fixed Earth sign. Fixed signs are those born during the middle phase of the seasons. The seasons at this stage are established and consistent. They don't allow themselves to be distracted and they can be stubborn, sustaining, stable and tend to finish what they start. People who are Earth signs also show characteristics of the way earth is grounded and solid. They are disciplined and ambitious. They make things happen by their will to succeed. They are perceptive and have a precise sense of timing and usually make long term plans.

 

Gemini - The Twins

Geminis have an intellectual attitude to life and when socialising, like to gather as much information as possible from people they meet. Call it curious or an enthusiasm for learning, they are natural communicators who enjoy change and variety in their social lives. They have dual personalities (the twins) and their ever-changing moods cause them to flirt from one thing to another. They get bored easily and tend to tackle two things at once deferring time on each depending on their mood. While they don't suffer fools gladly they themselves can become superficial and inconsistent in their dealings with people. Living in the present and for the moment they can be capable of tackling almost anything, excelling as speakers or writers. Their playful and mischievous nature can make them lively romantic partners. In a nutshell! Geminis are versatile, restless, lively, quick-witted, charming, logical, spontaneous and amusing. They can also be inconsistent and superficial.

Most compatible with Libra, Leo, Aquarius, Sagittarius (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel).

Ruler - Mercury Colour - Orange Gem - Tourmaline

A mutable Air sign.

Other Mutable signs - Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, other Air signs - Aquarius, Libra

Mutable Air sign. Mutable signs are those born during the last thirty days of a season. They are the most flexible and adaptable of the signs and like the seasons, they are preparing for change. They have two sides to them and are constantly trying to resolve their differences. People who are Air signs also show characteristics of the way air is unobtrusive, light and becomes elusive when you try to capture it. They are the most intelligent and restless of the signs and need lots of stimulation. They absorb information and even people's personalities and characteristics and have a knack of disseminating this into a usable state before giving it back.

 

Cancer - The Crab.

Cancerians place great importance on security, both material and emotional, putting their heart and soul into a relationship. Marriage or partnership is important and they make faithful loving partners. The family is also very important and they have an instinct to protect and care for the people around them. Cancerians are imaginative, self-assured and enterprising. They are intuative and resourceful in their relationships, knowing when to care for or retreat from a situation. They can however, develop inferiority complexes and have a fear of being hurt in a relationship. They can be inclined to dwell too much on the past and be possessive and clingy. Their actions are generally emotionally motivated and have acute instincts towards others. They are good home-builders who, despite a cautious and traditional nature, can carry out radical change precisely when required. In a nutshell! Cancerians are maternal / paternal, protective, sympathetic, cautious, quiet, calm and imaginative. They can also be moody, changeable and unforgiving.

Most compatible with Cancer, Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio.

Their opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel is Capricorn.

Ruler - Moon Colour - Yellow orange Gem - Amber, Moonstone

A Cardinal Water sign.

Other Cardinal signs - Aries, Libra, Capricorn. Other Water signs - Pisces, Scorpio.

Cardinal Water sign. Cardinal signs are those born within the first thirty days of a season. They represent the beginning and like the way seasons urge to regenerate. They tend to be active, restless, aggressive, and purposeful. People who are Water signs also show characteristics of the way water can change from a swelling tidal wave to a gentle flowing stream. It rules the soul. Their emotions and passion can flow and bubble and run deep. They are perceptively in tune with other people and are often inspired by the qualities in the human race.

 

Leo - The Lion

Leos are very romantic and passionate and their greatest love is being spoilt by their partners. Their second is being in the limelight. They are natural leaders and good organisers if put in charge and can organise themselves too if they are so motivated. Leos are self-confident, flamboyant, and broadminded. They can also be status-conscious and arrogant and can sulk if not in the exact epi-centre of attention. While they tend to be a bit touchy about a lot of things they are also very protective to others and have generous natures. Leos are creative and their urge to leave their mark on the world and get recognition is one of their chief motivators. While they can become susceptible to flattery, they do possess tremendous charm and spirit and make very charismatic social companions. In a nutshell! Leos are ambitious, creative, extroverted lover of limelight, honourable, generous, dramatic, competitive and natural leaders. They can also be jealous and vain.

Most compatible with Gemini, Cancer, Libra, Aquarius (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel).

Ruler - Sun Colour - Yellow Gem - Cat's eye

A Fixed Fire sign.

Other Fixed signs - Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio. Other Fire signs - Aries, Sagittarius

Fixed Fire sign. Fixed signs are those born during the middle phase of the seasons. The seasons at this stage are established and consistent. They don't allow themselves to be distracted and they can be stubborn, sustaining, stable and tend to finish what they start. People who are Fire signs also show characteristics of the way fire can burst into life with energy and vitality. They are enthusiastic, are independent, have strong egos, are creative and make natural leaders.

 

Virgo - The Virgin.

Virgos are perfectionists and set themselves very high standards. With an exceptional talent in fine detail, they could become experts in their chosen field. They have a very cautious and analytical approach to life, always looking before they leap and choosing between things that are practical and those that are not. This, they are masters at. They find it hard to show their affections but in the right circumstances come out of their shells and really blossom. Virgos can be very discriminating and critical when they make their judgements on people or situations. They have a great ability to offer constructive criticism, though sometimes to the point of fault. They share their knowledge freely and so underline their sense of intellect. Being unpretentious, their standards are borne through a sense of realism and control over their surroundings. In a nutshell! Virgos are practical, responsible, analytical, meticulous, modest precise and dedicated. They can also be hypercritical and discriminating.

Most compatible with Pisces (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel), Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn.

Ruler - Mercury Colour - yellow-green Gem - Peridot

A Mutable Earth sign. Other Mutable signs - Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini.

Other Earth signs - Capricorn, Taurus.

Mutable Earth sign. Mutable signs are those born during the last thirty days of a season. They are the most flexible and adaptable of the signs and like the seasons, they are preparing for change. They have two sides to them and are constantly trying to resolve their differences. People who are Earth signs also show characteristics of the way earth is grounded and solid. They are disciplined and ambitious. They make things happen by their will to succeed. They are perceptive and have a precise sense of timing and usually make long term plans.

 

Libra - The Scales

Librans have highly developed social skills that are motivated by their desire for harmony in all their relationships. Their greatest love is love itself and they crave happy long lasting relationships with both friends and partners. They excel when they have someone special in their lives that can provide emotional security, becoming especially charming and romantic in these circumstances. Librans love to get out of the house and socialise bringing their natural sense of justice with them. They have a skilful ability to fully understand both sides of an argument (the scales), and can therefore be relied upon to seek out a compromise in difficult situations. They make good diplomats and peacemakers. Their biggest and most obvious fault is indecisiveness, where they appear to try and please everyone and can come over as two faced. This is a misunderstanding as they genuinely swing from one point of view to another rather quickly. In a nutshell! Librans are idealistic, diplomatic, kind, charming, easy going, and romantic. They can also be indecisive and frivolous.

Most compatible with - Aquarius, Gemini, Aries (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel), Scorpio.

Ruler - Venus Colour - Green Gem - Emerald

A Cardinal Air sign. Other Cardinal signs - Aries, Cancer, Capricorn.

Other Air signs - Aquarius, Gemini.

Cardinal Air sign. Cardinal signs are those born within the first thirty days of a season. They represent the beginning and like the way seasons urge to regenerate. They tend to be active, restless, aggressive, and purposeful. People who are Air signs also show characteristics of the way air is unobtrusive, light and becomes elusive when you try to capture it. They are the most intelligent and restless of the signs and need lots of stimulation. They absorb information and even people's personalities and characteristics and have a knack of disseminating this into a usable state before giving it back.

 

Scorpio - The Scorpion

Scorpios are intensely passionate and magnetic by nature, both in their romances and their interests. The downside of this is there can be a lot of conflict with others, despite their attempts to create harmony. Being deeply emotional can lead to jealousy and make them secretive, but this also gives them a great ability to understand and reach out to people who might need their help. This often influences their choice of career and path through life. Their secretive and sometimes manipulative side can be used to their advantage. Using their passion and powers of perseverance, they see life as a challenge and meet obstacles head on. They take great pride in their efforts and give everything their total attention. In a nutshell! Scorpios are intense, committed, emotional, loyal, courageous, mysterious, and subtle. They can also be moody, unforgiving and secretive.

Most compatible with Pisces, Taurus (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel), Aries, Cancer.

Ruler - Mars and Pluto Colour - Blue- green Gem - Snakestone, Turquoise.

A Fixed Water sign.

Other Fixed signs - Aquarius, Leo, Taurus. Other Water signs - Cancer, Pisces.

Fixed Water sign. Fixed signs are those born during the middle phase of the seasons. The seasons at this stage are established and consistent. They don't allow themselves to be distracted and they can be stubborn, sustaining, stable and tend to finish what they start. People who are Water signs also show characteristics of the way water can change from a swelling tidal wave to a gentle flowing stream. It rules the soul. Their emotions and passion can flow and bubble and run deep. They are perceptively in tune with other people and are often inspired by the qualities in the human race.

 

Sagittarius - The Archer

Sagittarians have a philosophical outlook that constantly seeks to develop their knowledge and wisdom. Footloose and fancy free, their relationships tend to be fun and light-hearted intrusions in their lives. Despite this they will be very warm and caring when love comes knocking on their door. They tend to tell it how it is and can at times be over frank in their assessments. They are optimistic and very trusting, usually taking the time and effort to get to know and really understand people. Sagittarians are adventurous and high spirited and don't like their lives to be constricted. They prefer to remain restless and value their freedom, having an attitude that life should be fun. If they get bored they can over indulge themselves to the detriment of their health. In a nutshell! Sagitarrians are optimistic, freedom-loving, restless, open-minded, sincere, frank, jovial, honest and loyal. They can also be outspoken and boastful. Most compatible with Aries, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius.

Their opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel is Gemini.

Ruler - Jupiter Colour - Blue Gem - Jacinth

A Mutable Fire sign. Other Mutable signs - Gemini, Pisces, Virgo.

Other Fire signs - Aries, Leo.

Mutable Fire sign. Mutable signs are those born during the last thirty days of a season. They are the most flexible and adaptable of the signs and like the seasons, they are preparing for change. They have two sides to them and are constantly trying to resolve their differences. People who are Fire signs also show characteristics of the way fire can burst into life with energy and vitality. They are enthusiastic, are independent, have strong egos, are creative and make natural leaders.

 

Capricorn - The Goat

Capricorns have ambitious and serious natures with a strong sense of right and wrong. Social standing, power and wealth are main ingredients in their psyche and they know that success in these areas depends on hard work and self-discipline. Two of their greatest strengths. By nature they are self-contained and can remain detached from others, taking a long time to get to know them. Their sense of humour however, brings them into contact with others. Their partners provide great emotional support and in return they make wonderful partners with a deep sense of loyalty and responsibility. Capricorns often seem authoritarian, as they need to remain in control, to the extent that they come over as unsociable. They are practical and prudent with a great talent for business, making good managers, expecting to see concrete results from their efforts. In a nutshell! Capricorns are ambitious, reliable, prudent, disciplined, methodical, and organisational. They can also be rigid and over exacting.

Most compatible with Cancer (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel), Capricorn, Scorpio.

Ruler - Saturn Colour - Indigo Gem - Black Diamond, Jet

A Cardinal Earth sign.

Other Cardinal signs - Aries, Cancer, Libra. Other Earth signs - Taurus, Virgo.

Cardinal Earth sign. Cardinal signs are those born within the first thirty days of a season. They represent the beginning and like the way seasons urge to regenerate. They tend to be active, restless, aggressive, and purposeful. People who are Earth signs also show characteristics of the way earth is grounded and solid. They are disciplined and ambitious. They make things happen by their will to succeed. They are perceptive and have a precise sense of timing and usually make long term plans.

 

Aquarius - The Water Bearer

Aquarians are ahead of their time and take great pleasure in doing what seems like the ridiculous, knowing that the rest will eventually follow suite. Being extremely independent, they none the less make loyal and faithful partners. They stick rigidly to their promises and give help immediately when asked, but will not tolerate being exploited in this way. They are unpredictable and can swing from one extreme to the next, taking pleasure in doing so. They can be tactless, stubborn and eccentric, appearing cold and detached. Aquarians need to treat people as equals and demand that in their relationships. They have a progressive and original outlook in life and a knack for assimilating information and making great sense of it, allowing them to focus on the overall picture. Their main motivator comes from their strong sense of fairness and justice and value of friendships. In a nutshell! Aquarians are individualistic, unconventional, unpredictable, humanitarian, friendly, original and inventive. They can also be stubborn and contrary.

Most compatible with Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, Leo (opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel).

Ruler - Uranus Colour - Violet Gem - Glass, Chalcedony

A Fixed Air sign.

Other Fixed signs - Leo, Scorpio, Taurus. Other Air signs - Gemini, Libra.

Fixed Air sign. Fixed signs are those born during the middle phase of the seasons. The seasons at this stage are established and consistent. They don't allow themselves to be distracted and they can be stubborn, sustaining, stable and tend to finish what they start. People who are Air signs also show characteristics of the way air is unobtrusive, light and becomes elusive when you try to capture it. They are the most intelligent and restless of the signs and need lots of stimulation. They absorb information and even people's personalities and characteristics and have a knack of disseminating this into a usable state before giving it back.

 

Pisces - The Fish

Pisceans are sensitive and emotional and have a great depth of feeling and empathy towards others. They belong to the collective group to such an extent that their own individuality and sense of separation is largely removed from their psyche. They are so in tune with the collective that they themselves often take on the symptoms of illness of close associates. Being the most poetic and romantic of the zodiac signs, they possess a great deal of imagination and artistic talents and are born romantics and dreamers. They have a very forgiving and tolerant nature and cannot bear to see anyone suffer. A Piscean can sometimes feel like a victim of circumstances and become locked in a negative trait that is difficult for others to break down. They can punish themselves mentally during this phase and drift from the collective ideal they normally reside in. Their overall qualities lend them well to become natural psychic mediums. In a nutshell! Pisceans are supersensitive, intuitive, sympathetic, receptive, artistic, compassionate, psychic and spiritual. They can also be manipulative, weak-willed and indecisive.

Most compatible with Pisces, Libra, Taurus, Leo.

Their opposite/complementary sign that can strongly attract or repel is Virgo.

Ruler - Jupiter Colour - Red-Violet Gem - Pearl

A Mutable Water sign.

Other Mutable signs - Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo. Other Water signs - Cancer, Scorpio.

Mutable Water sign. Mutable signs are those born during the last thirty days of a season. They are the most flexible and adaptable of the signs and like the seasons, they are preparing for change. They have two sides to them and are constantly trying to resolve their differences. People who are Water signs also show characteristics of the way water can change from a swelling tidal wave to a gentle flowing stream. It rules the soul. Their emotions and passion can flow and bubble and run deep. They are perceptively in tune with other people and are often inspired by the qualities in the human race.

 

 
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