Astrology Explained: Understanding What Your Sign Says About You

The alignment of the stars has for thousands of years been used to navigate the earth. But, ancient civilizations also used the sky to make mystical predictions about life, from health to relationships. 

Our lives can be a mystery to us sometimes, so we continuously seek answers. Today, we still find those answers in the stars in the form of horoscopes. 

Depending on your day, month, and even year of birth, your personality has been laid out just like the constellations of the stars. 

Read on to find out what your sign says about you and how you can use the predictions of the stars to understand this world better.

Deciphering Your Zodiac Sign

Astrology signs is not an exact science as it depends on how much research you do on your own. Basic horoscopes can give you a general overview of common personality traits, emotional tendencies, and even possible fortunes.

Elements Associated With Your Sign

Earth, air, fire, and water control the physical dimension that we see all around us. Each of the horoscope signs is dominated in one particular element. This shows your strengths and weaknesses as a human on an emotional level.

Qualities Related to Your Sign 

In addition to the elements that define your personality, there are fixed, cardinal, or mutable tendencies that relate to your actions. These characteristics can clearly be seen by others, such as leadership or social skills.  

Planets That Rule Your Sign

A dominant force in the way you view life, interact with others, and the types of relationships you form is the planet that rules your sign. If you want to know how to understand astrology, you must have some knowledge of astronomy. 

What Your Sign Says About You

So, what is astrology, and how can it help you know more about yourself? According to astrology, your sun sign depends on the position of the sun when you when born. Certain constellations are in line with the sun at various times.

This is the constellation that represents the type of person you are and shows the potential person that you can become. 

Certain traits of each zodiac sign are commonly known and accepted. There are, however, daily horoscopes. Ask astrology tells you what to expect from your day in turns of predictable circumstances like luck, love, and money. 

This article will focus on the general traits of each zodiac sign to get an overview of what do horoscopes mean to you personally. 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Ruled by the planet Mars and the element of fire, this ram zodiac sign is aggressive and driven. However, your drive is internal, which may make you more of an introvert.

The force of Aries makes them impatient, ready to take on a new challenge, and continuously changing their minds to stay active. 

Taurus (April 20- May 20) 

Venus is the planet of love, and romance, and a Taurus follows this pattern. They are loyal and trustworthy souls that expect the same in return. However, sometimes, their kindness gets taken for granted. 

Their spirit animal, the bull, is docile when treated well but becomes a wrecking ball when deceived. Their element sign is the earth which coincides with their trusting nature and unwillingness to make big changes.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Represented by twins, Geminis are social butterflies but often have more than one dominant personality. This makes them great for conversation, but not so well when it comes to decision making. 

The planet Mercury, makes them intuitive and quick-witted. This makes them equipped to solve problems and get along with many different types of personalities. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The crab sign, cancer, is ruled by the emotional Moon. This makes them a caring and intuitive soul. They are also looking to see if others are having a good time. 

However, they tend to keep to themselves and prefer times alone or in small groups. Their water element makes them friendly and confident on the outside but reserved and critical on the inside. 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Ruled by the Sun and dominated by the lion, a Leo also wants to be in the center of attention and in charge of the situation. This makes them have large egos that can be difficult to break. 

If tamed, a Leo can be a driving force of energy, but the ego can reduce them to an overbearing ego. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

As a Mercury sign, a Virgo communicates well. They are also extremely logical and analytical. Their tendency for organization can make them fussy and irritated at others who do not hold up to their standards. 

Socially, they prefer small groups or individual conversations to keep small talk minimal. Intelligence is their strong suit.  

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Another Venus dominated sign, Libras love romance, but often move from relationship to relationship. They are constantly looking for perfection.

Their inability to stay in one romantic relationship until they find “the one” is balanced by their active social life. Hence, their sign is represented by a scale. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Just like the mysterious nature of the scorpion, a Scorpio keeps many secrets to themselves. They can also be competitive and jealous at times.

With Pluto ruling over their emotions, they can feel extreme senses of power to make a change, but also sometimes feel powerless. 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Governed by Jupiter, a Sagittarius is the lucky one who always seems to be the life of the party. They love to entertain and strive for the next adventure.

They are not the best lovers because they tend to be less emotional and have too much energy to stay put. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Just like their planet counterpart of Saturn, Capricorn means business. They have a dry sense of humor and avoid social situations in exchange for driven success. 

Their discipline is like no other, and they love to keep busy like their animal symbol, the goat. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

As unpredictable as their ruling planet Uranus, Aquarius shows up when they want and makes unpredictable, clever statements. 

They tend to be independent and optimistic yet rebellious and adventurous. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The planet Neptune can be irresponsible yet imaginative just like their constellation Pisces. This makes then creative but also lazy when it comes to achieving financial success. 

Their focus instead is on other people’s feelings as they are full of empathy, but can shift gears quickly like their fish symbol.

Using Horoscopes to Improve Yourself

What your sign says about you can be a great eye-opening experience. You may realize your weaknesses and strengths that help you be more aware of your actions.

After you read your horoscope, use these realizations as a catalyst to remove the ego that restricts you from growth. Then check out our health and wellness section to find more ways to improve your mind, body, and soul.

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