The Signs

January 20 - February 18 Aquarius

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Uranus vaguely represents individuality while Saturn is well known for representing limits and boundaries - restriction. Although Aquarius is seen as eccentric and full of energy, a lot of the time they still need their alone time to re-charge.  Commonly mistaken as a water sign, it is actually an air sign and its modality is fixed, they are stuck in their ways and focused on what they think is true.

Traits of the Aquarius Archetype;

  • Social, enjoy being with friends
  • Fighting for causes they believe in
  • Really good listener
  • Tend to be progressive
  • Can be temperamental
  • Do not always express emotions effectively/ avoid them
  • Really dislike disagreements
  • Dislike being alone

February 19 - march 20 Pisces

Pisces is ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. Neptune can be summarized by an illusion or a fog that creates uncertainty while Jupiter represents moral, philosophy and justice. Pisces tend to be selfless and are always helping other people, perhaps even to the expense of their own health. It is a water sign that is full of compassion and intuition. Its modality is mutable, which makes them able to cope with change and ‘go with the flow’. 

Traits of the Pisces Archetype;

  • Enjoys being alone
  • Are perceived as gentle
  • Can be a romantic
  • Tend to enjoy spirituality (many practices fall under this, it is open to interpretation. Not necessarily religion.)
  • Dislikes being criticized 
  • Dislikes cruelty or injustices 
  • Can be overly fearful
  • They enjoy escaping reality
  • May play the victim sometimes

March 21 - April 19 Aries

Aries is ruled by Mars which is typically associated with passion, aggression and sex. Aries holds the traits of a natural born leader being a determined self-starter and as a cardinal modality and a fire sign. Competition is something Aries loves and they want to be number one. They are the most active sign in the zodiac and despise doing nothing. Aries takes initiative and nothing will hold them back. 

Traits of the Aries Archetype;

  • Enjoys physical activities
  • Being in charge/ leading others
  • Honest
  • Optimistic
  • Dislikes inactivity 
  • Dislikes obstacles or delays in work
  • Can be impulsive
  • Can be aggressive or short tempered 

April 20 - May 20 Taurus

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet best known for beauty, romance and money. If anything, Taurus is devoted to those they care about and are reliable. Their modality is fixed, they struggle with the ideas of change both in surroundings and in thought process. Taurus loves to indulge in comforts; for example they could overindulge in fancy food. They are also an earth sign.  

Traits of the Taurus Archetype;

  • Enjoys outdoor activities
  • A passion for cuisine 
  • Stylish clothing/ well decorated home
  • Dislikes sudden changes
  • Dislikes complications as they causes insecurity
  • Patient 
  • Can be possessive 
  • Struggle with compromise

May 21 - June 20 Gemini

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation and technology. Curious and always searching for new information, Gemini love to exchange gossip, news and general information. In general they just love being social. They just have a love for the world and want to experience it all. Gemini is a mutable modality, flexible and adaptable to new ideas and ways of thinking and it is of course an air sign. 

Traits of the Gemini Archetype;

  • Able to learn quickly 
  • Affectionate
  • Can be nervous or anxious or just ‘jittery’
  • Can be inconsistent/ indecisive due to the constant flow of new information
  • Enjoy reading, can be books or online articles
  • Enjoys chatting with anyone (small talk)
  • Routine is repetitive and boring
  • Prefers to not be alone

June 21 - July 22 Cancer

Cancer is ruled by the Moon which is associated with family, the mother and children. Cancer can take charge if they’re pushed to it, being a cardinal sign you don’t want to underestimate that ability. Although well know for their emotions as a water sign, they are also tenacious, loyal and persistent. They will get what they want. Sympathy and empathy come naturally to cancer, their abilities to feel and understand other’s pain can allow them to help but it can become overwhelming at times.

Traits of the Cancer Archetype;

  • Enjoy helping people they care about .
  • May enjoy art or just be artistic/ creative
  • Persuasive
  • Emotional
  • A tendency to be wary of strangers
  • Usually not fond of revealing their personal life
  • Can be insecure
  • Can be pessimistic

July 23 - August 22 Leo

Leo is ruled by the Sun, best known for representing our core, our ego. Leo is passionate,  cheerful and typically has a great sense of humour. Their modality is fixed, which is where their stubbornness comes from. The goal of Leo is to grow in ego and the self, they want to be the best.  Leo is a fire sign and loves to be involved in situations where they will be recognized for their accomplishments. 

Traits of the Cancer Archetype;

  • Leo enjoys being out with friends 
  • May enjoy attending the theatre 
  • May enjoy attention/ being admired
  • Warmhearted
  • Loyal
  • Can be self-centered
  • May be inflexible
  • Can be arrogant
  • Hates being ignored 

August 23 - September 22 Virgo

Virgo is ruled by Mercury like Gemini, but it expresses the energy differently. Virgo focuses more on the practicality and use of the information so they can facilitate it to their advantage. They have a difficult time accepting their feelings and tend to push them away. Virgo is also an earth sign and is naturally drawn to the outdoors and its modality is mutable, which makes them flexible.

Traits of of the Virgo Archetype;

  • Analytical 
  • Hardworking
  • Like being right (and typically are)
  • May enjoys cleanliness
  • May be into healthy eating/ exercise etc
  • Nature lover and animal lover
  • Dislikes relying on others
  • Dislikes people who lack common courtesy
  • Can overly self critical as well as critical of others
  • May focus too much on work- overwork themselves 

September 23 - October 22 Libra

Libra is ruled by Venus, but focuses more on love, peace and balance instead of its counterpart Taurus. Libra is eager to please and keep the peace, so it strives for equality and fairness. They are very charming people and easy to talk to. They also can be hopeless romantics. As a cardinal sign, Libra is also one born to lead and is also an air sign.

Traits of the Libra Archetype;

  • Cooperative and diplomatic
  • Fair-minded
  • Gracious
  • Enjoys pleasant social gatherings
  • Enjoys the outdoors 
  • Naturally dislikes injustice 
  • Dislikes people who disrupt the peace
  • Dislikes violence

October 23 - November 21 Scorpio

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, Mars is associated with aggression and passion while Pluto is associated with death, destruction/transformation and the occult. Scorpio is resourceful, stubborn but someone who can be a true friend. They are more than just ‘sex’. Scorpio is a fixed modality, once they set their minds to do something, nothing will get in their way. They are loyal and will do anything for those they care about.

Traits of the Scorpio Archetype;

  • Long lasting friendships
  • Protective/possessive
  • Hard working
  • Magnetic
  • Secretive
  • Able to transform
  • Can be distrusting 
  • Dislikes revealing secrets
  • Dislikes Dishonesty

November 22 - December 21 Sagittarius

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of philosophy, justice but most importantly in this case, travel. Sagittarius has a need to be free and loves to be able to travel. Sagittarius is a fire sign with a mutable modality, their flexibility and adaptability go hand in hand with their need to be free and work together. Sagittarius is always searching for a deeper meaning.

Traits of the Sagittarius Archetype;

  • Idealistic
  • Generous 
  • Enjoys philosophy
  • Dislikes clingy people
  • Dislike theories with no base or merit
  • Can be impatient 
  • Very opinionated but doesn’t always think before speaking
  • Tend to take on more then they can handle
  • Don’t tend to make detailed plans

December 22 - January 19 Capricorn

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which represents karma, restriction and boundaries. Capricorn is known for being responsible and self disciplined which are good traits to have being a cardinal sign. They acknowledge their mistakes and grow from them which allows Capricorn to rise to the top based just off their own life experience. Also an earth sign, Capricorn are stable, strong leaders .

Traits of the Capricorn Archetype; 

  • Disciplined 
  • Good for management type positions
  • Enjoy family 
  • Very traditional
  • Appreciate good quality work
  • Enjoys music
  • Can be a ‘know it all’ 
  • Can come across condescending 
  • Dislike careless mistakes
  • Dislike quitting and people who quit easily

*Each sign has more traits and is more complicated than what is listed here, this is just a super brief breakdown. Same with what the planets represent.*