One's sun sign is just one part of his/her zodiac persona. Astrological personality is so much more than sun signs. There is a person's Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto signs. Also there is the ascendant sign. In essence, a person's astrological personality is composed of all these aforementioned signs plus the ascendant or rising sign.
For instance,if a person's sun sign is in Taurus but his/her ascendant is in Leo and tthe other planets are in fire and air signs,he/she will not exhibit the characteristics of a typical Taurus which is adherence to tradition/conservatism, steadfastness,and adversion to change. He/she will exhibit a more aggressive(fire element) and intellectual(air element) to his/her personality. This Taurean will be highly proactive in his/her life. He/she will also love pursuing intellectual things.
Also there is the cardinal, fixed, and mutable emphasis. A person's sun sign can be in a fixed sign; however, if the majority of his/her planetary placements is in a cardinal sign, he/she will exhibit cardinal characteristics. He/she will be a self-starter and an initiator in his/her own life affairs.Another instance of this is a person whose sun sign is in a mutable sign.Now, if the majority of his/her planetary placements is in a fixed sign, he/she will be more resolute and determined regarding his/her own life affairs.
I am a sun sign Virgo. My rising sign is Pisces. My Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus are in Cancer. My Mercury and Neptune are in Libra. My Venus and Saturn are in Scorpio. My Mars is in Capricorn. My Pluto is in Leo. I have 5 planets plus the ascendant in water signs.
I am not a typical cut and dry,by the rules Virgo. I am highly creative and a little intuitive. I believe in doing what one is passionate and sincere about. I am drawn to the arts and other creative endeavors. I also believe that there is a real world beyond what is seen and obvious.
I have 6 planets in cardinal signs. I am always looking for something new and fresh. Monotony is my enemy. I have 3 planets in fixed signs. I can be quite stubborn and resolute once I believe in something. Now the sum is that my astrological personality is basically a Cancer/Scorpio emphasis.I am drawn to psychic and metaphysical things (water). I am love the underside of things. and fascinated with the darker side of things(Scorpio). I can be quite a homebody and love history(Cancer). I am a New Ager so astrology fits right in.