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Astrological Signs: More than just a horoscope?

Updated on December 18, 2014

To infinity and beyond!

Space is expansive, some say infinite! It's interesting to think that we're simply a civilization of evolved ape-like creatures living on this rock, while floating through space. However large the Universe may be, there is still much controversy surrounding how directly the cosmic-sphere actually influences us as we go about our daily lives.

As most people understand, the stars in our sky make up constellations. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially recognized 88 of them, while other cultures and nations have their own beliefs about their star-lit sky. The constellations which I will be talking about in this specific article relate to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

Each Zodiac sign represents a different constellation and many individuals believe that depending on the date, time, and place of your birth, these constellations may have (and continue to have) much influence on your day-to-day life.

*For this article, I will only go into a brief description of each of the twelve Zodiac signs. It is important to note that these are not horoscopes! Horoscopes are like 'emotional fore-casts' that may determine how the day has gone, or will go. They are more subjective and should be based solely on how the individual perceives them.

If you find that you are very interested in this type of astrology, I'm going to provide a link to a 'natal-chart'. Natal-Charts can pinpoint (or relatively close) the location of each star constellation at the very moment and place which you were born. The Natal-Chart will give you a visual chart as well as physical descriptions of what each planet/star placement means in terms of you. Simply input your information, and then click OK!


Many individuals believe that correlations between signs can indicate the possibility for compatibility.

Each of the Zodiac signs can be compartmentalized with an 'element'. The four elements Fire, Air, Water, and Earth, possess their own broad characteristics which relate to their respective individual zodiac signs.

Fire (Spontaneous, Impulsive, they apply their energies wholeheartedly. Their emotional response is quick and they have a lively imagination.)

Fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Air (Quick and animated. They apply their energies in very diverse ways. They tend to intellectualize their feelings and expectations.

Air signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini

Water (Feeling types, very sensitive. Their imaginative and emotional lives are deep and rich.

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Earth (React quietly and slowly. They apply themselves with endurance. Emotionally they are deeply rooted and slow to change.)

Earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo

12 Signs of the Zodiac

Sign: Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Characteristics: Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious

Birth Stone: Aquamarine, Diamond

Sign: Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Characteristics: Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience

Birthstone: Diamond, Emerald

Sign: Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Characteristics: Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable

Birthstone: Emerald, Pearl, Alexandrite

Sign: Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Characteristics: Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective

Birthstone: Pearl, Alexandrite, Ruby

Sign: Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Characteristics: Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative

Birthstone: Ruby, Peridot

Sign: Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Characteristics: Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful

Birthstone: Peridot, Sapphire

Sign: Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Characteristics: Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection

Birthstone: Sapphire, Tourmaline, Opal

Sign: Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Characteristics: Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding

Birthstone: Tourmaline, Opal, Topaz, Citrine

Sign: Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Characteristics: Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism

Birthstone: Topaz, Citrine, Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise

Sign: Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Characteristics: Determination, Dominance, Persevering, Practical, Willful

Birthstone: Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise, Garnet

Sign: Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Characteristics: Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous

Birthstone: Garnet, Amethyst

Sign: Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Characteristics: Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive

Birthstone: Amethyst, Aquamarine


Astrology is a subjective topic. There are those who find this field to be fictitious, and there are also those who live their lives according to the zodiac. It is up to YOU whether or not you want to believe in this cosmic influence. From my own experience, it has provided me with much understanding, joy, and comfort.

I should also add that broad characteristics are NOT all there is to this field. With things like Natal-Charts, there are a lot more factors involved than simply generalized traits. Also the Nature vs. Nurture paradox has a lot to do with who we are. Although we are biological beings, it is our experiential learning that molds us.

Wishing you all the best on your journeys!

- Jared


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      Voted up and interesting!


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