Sun Signs

What’s your sign?

Aries     March 21-April 20

It’snot the earth the meek inherit; it’s the dirt.     ~Camelot

Symbolized by the Ram, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and Aries natives are the first to start and the first to finish whatever they set out to do. Ruled by the planet Mars, people with Sun in Aries are direct, straightforward and uncomplicated. They expect the same from others, and are baffled when they don’t always get it. Sun in Aries people are natural athletes. At the very least, their natural inclination is to use their bodies to get things done. Many have a fiery temper that goes just as quickly as it comes. Their favorite pastime is shooting first and asking questions later. They’re not given to long, drawn-out, emotional moments; nor are they big on planning ahead. Instead, what is happening right now is most important. Impatience is a definite vice, and innovation is a huge strength. Aries loves to start anything new. They are pioneers in whatever they do, and there is a very basic quality of bravery in these people that is unmistakable. Aries generally knows what they want, and they know the quickest route to getting it.   Some Aries people are bold, but even the quieter ones are brave and plucky in their own way. Independence is their birthright. Nothing gets them going more than a fresh slate, the promise of a new day, and a brand new start. Aries loves a challenge, and Aries Suns are happiest when their lives are moving forward and active.

 

Taurus     April 21- May 21

What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine.

For centuries, the Bull has been a symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power. And as their symbol suggests, these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. This sign has a Fixed quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. Taureans are not big on sudden change, or change of any kind really.  That said, they don’t start out with the intention of getting stuck. They like routine- and that steady, dogged persistence winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Ruled by Venus, Taurus natives have a love of all things beautiful, whether it’s their home, belongings, or spouse. They can be very possessive people and they value harmony in their relationships. Their comfort-loving nature sometimes makes them appear lazy. This is because they separate work and leisure so well.  They work very hard but when it is time to relax there is no budging them. Security is very important to a Taurus. Some of them actively seek wealth, while others are content to be “comfortable.” Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to move steadily along, in pursuit of their goals. The good thing about this is that once they get to the finish line, they’ll reward themselves with material goods. A tad self-indulgent? Perhaps, but if you worked as hard as these folks do, you’d reward yourself too. The great strength of Taurus Suns lies in their stability, dependability, loyalty, and dogged determination.

 

Gemini     May 22- June 21

All I can to do is be me, who ever that is.  ~Bob Dylan

Geminis are said to have a dual nature, as symbolized by twins. The truth is  Geminis have many sides. Gemini is very adaptable and flexible, sometimes to the point of seeming to have different personalities. You never know what side of a Gemini you may see but at least you’ll never be bored. With the Sun in this Sign the urge for self-expression is strong. They are often as interested in collecting information as they are in sharing it. Curiosity is a trait all Gemini’s share and many have an iron in a lot of different fires. Being flexible and changeable gives Gemini the ability to fit in with others. They easily adopt the moods of those around them. They are friends with people from all walks of life and are not easily intimidated. Their ability to detach themselves can make Gemini’s very objective and observant, but difficult to get close to. Many often have trouble knowing what they really feel at any given moment.  Although they have many acquaintances, intimacy does not come easily to someone with Sun in Gemini. They can be very impressionable and scattered with a nervous energy that others may find hard to understand. This is because they constantly seek a new perspective about everything. They are excellent communicators. Immensely sociable, no other sign can play with words like Gemini. They wrote the book on how to get anyone to agree to anything.

 

Cancer     June 22-July 22

Cry Me A River                                   

The Sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The Sun in this Sign gives intuitiveness, sensitivity, a shadowy nature and moods that can and do change in the blink of an eye. Cancer Suns have a very strong survival instinct. They are very protective of those they love and of themselves too. If you love one, God help you, but that’s another story.  Like the Crab that is their astrological glyph they rarely approach or do things in a direct way. A Cancer Sun can be easily hurt when people are blunt with them. Their reactions to hurt will depend on how thick a shell they have developed. If crossed they can hold a grudge until the end of time. However, most Cancers react by withdrawing or retreating into themselves. The Cancer’s dual nature lets them operate from two prospectives– caretaker and guilt inducer. You can cause one to sulk by moving the furniture around without permission. They work hard to make their homes a place of warmth and security, something they need above all things. Cancer’s imagination is so vivid that it’s like they are watching home movies inside their heads. For them, every life experience can be replayed over again and again in Technicolor, and that same internal landscape revisited. This is used for creativity as well as a tendency to get stuck in an emotional undertow. That hard shell belies their tender heart and an instinctive nurturing side. They seek a sense of belonging and a cozy secure home life. Once they commit to you, they’ll prove to be the ultimate family man or woman, and likely never stray too far from the nest.

 

Leo     July 23- August 23

I have a love interest in every one of my films–a gun.                   ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

People with the Sun in the Sign of Leo are inclined to be extroverted, theatrical, dramatic, and attention grabbing. Unless the Lion in your life has an Earth-bound Moon or a lot of Water in their astrology chart, you are likely to get left with a kiss and a promise as they race out the door to go play and have fun. Leos thrive upon and need your undivided attention, just like the planets revolve around old Sol. Leos, like their astrological symbol the lion, are thought to be strong leaders. They have a reputation for being conceited, but think again. Leos do feel important, but this generally takes the form of wanting to change the world in some way, to make the world a better place. Many Leos are motivated by their affection for people and a desire to make others happy. Leos are some of the most humble people you will meet. The worst thing you can do to one is accuse them of bad intentions. Displaying behavior that makes them think you don’t appreciate them runs a close second. These happy, jovial, sunny egomaniacs become very hurt when others don’t see them for their noble intentions. Leos are suckers for compliments, admiration, flattery, and even blatant overtures they know are bullshit. But being ruled by the Sun has its charms. Leos are trusting, idealistic, loyal, humane, and intelligent. The generous nature of a Leo includes a generosity of spirit and fair play that is unmatched by any other Sign.

 

Virgo     August 24-September 22

Everlasting Know-It-Alls Need Love, Too

In astrology the Virgo’s symbol, the Virgin, shows itself in the lives of Virgos through a love of all things natural and a great purity of spirit. This keeps Virgo self-contained and self-sufficient, at least on the surface. Sensitive to their surroundings they can be quite shy when faced with anyone or anything new and many tend to embarrass easily. However, once they feel comfortable, they really open up. Virgo is the best sign in the zodiac for details. There is a great curiosity and drive to know things. Those Virgos that find a true interest or “calling” easily become connoisseurs–their attention to those details and enormous powers of observation give them the ability to learn all the ins and outs of any subject. They seek perfection in everyone and in everything they do. Because of this, no one will ever accuse them of looking at life through rose-colored glasses. Every imperfection in existence is glaringly obvious to a Virgo. Being ruled by Mercury means these nitpickers will always have something to say about it. Virgos would like to be as unstructured as a Gemini but their feet are planted firmly in the Earth. Virgos are deliberate, not spontaneous. Sun in Virgo people are compelled to heal the sick, save the sinful, and correct everyone’s spelling. Virgos are also beset by self-doubt and worry. They worry about everything. As critical as they can sometimes be toward others, they reserve their harshest judgment for themselves. Despite this tendency toward criticism and worry, Sun in Virgo people truly want to be of service to those they care about. They need your respect and appreciation for all the little things they do. The happiest Virgos feel appreciated and useful. Add plenty of worthwhile projects to keep them busy, and Virgos are some of the sweetest, kindest people around.

 

Libra     September 23-October 23

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…

Where is Libra in your astrology chart? This is an area of life where you strive for balance and equilibrium. Libra’s placement in your chart shows where you strive to be fair and just. Being the Sign of partnership puts a Libra natives main focus on others and how they relate to them. While they are great team players at work, their favorite partnerships lie in their personal relationships. They feel most complete when they are coupled up with the one they love forever. Because a Libra Sun’s need  for balance and harmony is so strong, they seek the middle ground.  They work every angle they can find for the desired outcome, peace, and happiness.  They don’t want to rock the boat. Because of this they are sometimes seen by others as fickle and indecisive. In the process of trying not to make waves, they may end up trying to be everything to everyone. The astrological symbol of Libra represents the setting Sun. It also resembles an “equal” sign. Libra’s drive to compare and balance is represented in its glyph. The ancients believed Venus to a be a beautiful captivating seductress who was always wallowing in pleasurable excess. She must have taken a break long enough to bestow culture, charm, refinement and a love of beautiful things in all Libra natives, not to mention, an endless hunger for perfection. Some of these boys and girls may never be satisfied with themselves or anyone else. If you think Snow White’s wicked Queen was vain, jealous, and in love with her mirror, you’ve never fought a Libra for a spot in the bathroom. However, these diplomats of the zodiac are capable of pursuing a goal with single minded determination that borders on obsession. Their rational and fair-minded opinions are needed by all who seek their counsel.  A Libra’s deeply held beliefs set them apart from the rest of the world.

 

Scorpio     October 24- November 22

All Is Fair In Love And War

Scorpios are known for their intensity. They are determined people that absolutely throw themselves into whatever they do. But getting them to commit to something is rarely an easy task. In fact, it’s better not to try to get them to commit to anything. Scorpio Suns absolutely have their own mind. Their primary motivation is unlikely to be prestige like their Capricorn friends, or even authority, like Leos– its real power. They don’t mind having power “behind the scenes” as long as they have it. To others Scorpio seems to have plenty of willpower. They do. Scorpios do know what they want and they won’t go out and grab it at the wrong moment. They simply sit back and expertly watch for just the right time to make their move. This apparent patience is really their skills as master strategists at work. Being the Sign of extremes, Scorpio is not afraid of getting their hands, bodies, or minds dirty. The darker, seedier side of life intrigues them, and they are always ready to investigate it. Like one of their astrological symbols, the Scorpion, their metaphorical stinger is always poised for attack. Don’t let the sunny ones fool you. Scorpio Water is a bottomless rolling paradox. What you see is seldom what you get. The Scorpio reputation for vengeance is fully justified, and unenlightened ones can wait years to try to shock and humiliate you or ruin your reputation. Ruled by Mars the God of War and Pluto the ruler of the Underworld, many Scorpios possess a hot temper and a secretive nature. Their moods range from irritable to pissed off– and that’s on a good day. Telling a Scorpio to go with the flow or lighten up is ridiculous. They don’t do moderation. Control is the forte of Scorpio. All Scorpions share a love of the unknown and an insatiable curiosity about human behavior. Guided by instinct and fueled by passion they have a shrewd insight and resourcefulness to see them through tough times and guide their many successes.

 

Sagittarius     November 23- December 21

Too Much Information

As the ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarians are truth-seekers. They all have a thirst for knowledge that aides them in their internal quest. Being ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, gives these wanderers the ability to see the bigger picture and this fuels their broad-minded approach to life. Knowledge is key for Sagittarius. Those born under this Sign are very interested in philosophy, religion, politics, travel, and freedom, just to name a few. The Centaur is the astrological symbol of Sagittarius. In ancient times these mystical creatures were thought of as intellectuals. Like their counterparts, Sags are forever reaching for knowledge, understanding, and answers. They love to impart what they learn to others and many are wonderful teachers. Generally easy going, they are outspoken in their beliefs, at times to the point of exaggeration. I suspect this is due to their unflinching optimism. The golden glow of Jupiter bestows the gift of Luck on people with Sun in Sagittarius. This is  really good for them because many Sags are very accident prone. They also have no filter or manners whatsoever. Whatever they happen to be thinking just falls out of their mouth at the worst possible moment. They consider bluntness a virtue and will say things like “Hey, I just found out I have a  sexually transmitted infection, you might want to get checked out,” in front  of your family or co-workers  and then be genuinely perplexed as to why you took offense. Often however, their words serve to inspire others and get things going. Sagittarians are curious, spiritual, true believers. They attract others with ease. They have a great sense of fun and enjoy a good time.

 

Capricorn     December 22- January 20

Do As I Say Not As I Do        

Capricorn is a feet on the ground, eye on the prize Sign. Capricorn Suns have a realistic, grounded approach to life that is very prominent no matter how dreamy the rest of their astrology chart shows they may be. Very capable people, Capricorns have a strong sense of tradition and responsibility.  These people know how to get things done. They like to pare things down and take pleasure in the simple things in life. However, many are attracted to status symbols and these Capricorns will wear the best clothes and drive impressive cars. Unlike some Leos or Libras, Capricorn’s taste for the finer things in life is not flashy or gaudy but rather quiet and understated. Success, prestige, and money are very important nevertheless. Those with the Sun in this Sign can see into the future, and plan for it. They don’t mind taking things slowly, but they absolutely will get to the top of the mountain in life. Their intense drive for achievement is what makes this sign the business head of the zodiac. Capricorns can sometimes be rather lonely people although they rarely let it show. They are often reserved–even standoffish. This is because they seldom wear their hearts on their sleeves. Capricorns astrological symbol is the Sea Goat, the head of a goat and the tail of a fish. This makes sense when you consider that the metaphorical mountain associated with these folks can also be used to climb up out of emotional excess that can confuse and depress a Capricorn. The fishtail signifies their “wet ” emotional nature. They are not sentimental like a Water Sign. They have a tendency to smother any feelings that surface. Saturn rules Capricorn. This ancient curmudgeon bestows a dogmatic no-nonsense personality. Goats have careers; not lives. They also have the strongest will of anyone on the planet. Once they reconcile their emotional needs with their drive to succeed nothing can hold them back.

 

Aquarius     January 21- February 18

The Spy Who Loved Me         Movie Title

Aquarius is the Water Bearer. The water from the vessel this Sign holds washes away the past, leaving a fresh new start. Aquarius is forward-looking and growth oriented. They are concerned with equality and individual freedom for all people. The glyph for Aquarius depicts these ideas as a symbol of open-ended spiritual energy. Aquarians need space and they value personal freedom. They will happily return any favor and will treat people from all walks of life as equals. If you are quirky and different, all the better. The irony here is despite the fact that they advocate and love freedom, they can be very controlling. Usually this takes the form of being quite strict in their expectations of what others should do in order to be acceptable. Sometimes a bit aloof, Aquarius Suns nonetheless are usually well liked. Curious and observant, they are tolerant in a broad sense. Prejudice and bias is offensive to many Aquarius natives. The element of Air gives these innovative thinkers brilliant ideas that can be years ahead of their time. Their ability to think outside the box can freak some people out and put them at odds with the prevailing view of society. Don’t be surprised if you find out your Aquarius is a card carrying member of some conspiracy theorist club and has also been trying to get tickets to be part of the live audience for the latest episode of Jerry Springer.  They march to the beat of their own drum. Whether that’s the beat of a Polka Band or Elevator Music is something you may want to find out before you get seriously involved with one. Like its Scorpio cousin, Aquarius is ruled by two planets. Uranus, the plant of sudden change brings a revolution. Saturn, the planet of repression, likes things as they are. In Aquarius Suns these two bad boys can create an unpredictable personality torn between changing the world and needing security. Just when you think you understand them, that Aquarian Air will change and present a new opinion, interest, or alliance that allows you to see your Aquarius in a whole new light.

 

Pisces     February 19- March 20

Purple Haze     Song Title

The twelfth and last Sign of the zodiac, Pisces, contains within it a little bit of all the Sun Signs that come before it. This gives Pisces the gift of empathy and understanding of others on a very deep level. The glyph for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. It can also be seen as two crescents of receptivity pointing outwards, held together by a line of matter. Aquarius is the genius who knows. Pisces is the mystic who feels. Many Pisces Sun people often feel like they are being pulled in two different directions, making it difficult to make concrete decisions. They are thought of as wishy-washy. What you will find behind a vaguely directionless, spacey manner is a very deep person with real dreams. They are tuned in to a higher purpose and their dreams transcend the individual. Sensitive Pisces alternates between reality and fantasy. This is in keeping with their introspective natures. Their journey between consciousness and the unconscious dream state says volumes about their intuitive, almost psychic abilities. They typically tend to need more sleep than any other Sign and can use escapist behavior to try and let go of all the negative energy they absorb  on a daily basis. Pisces fantasizes about people, other lives, ways things could look differently and ways life could be different just for the sake of fantasizing. They believe in people and have a hard time saying no. Many are very hurt by compassionless behavior. Pisceans are not known to be cutthroat business types, nor are they given to throwing themselves out into the world in an aggressive manner. Most Pisces are resistant, not realistic. They are so afraid of conflict they would rather eat worms that confront a problem. But they can be extraordinarily successful when given the chance to express themselves. Creativity abounds in all Pisces people.