(Approximate dates March 21 - April 20)
Aries represents the pioneering spirit, executive ability, competition, enthusiasm and dynamic, independent action. The challenging side is domineering, arrogant, impulsive, “me first”, impatient and “I want it right now”. It relates to the planet Mars and the 1st house.
Taurus, The Bull, Key Phrase “I Have”
(Approximate dates April 21 - May 20)
Taurus represents dependability, practicality, artistry, patience, stability, thoroughness, material beauty and loyalty. The challenging side is stubborn, slow, possessive, greedy, materialistic and self-indulgent. It relates to the planet Venus and the 2nd house.
Gemini, The Twins, Key Phrase “I Think”
(Approximate dates May 21 - June 20)
Gemini represents versatility, the ability to do more than one thing at a time, adaptability, quick-wittedness, congeniality, curiosity and intelligence. The challenging side is scattered, restless, scheming and lacking in concentration and follow-through. It relates to the planet Mercury and the 3rd house.
Cancer, The Crab, Key Phrase “I Feel”
(Approximate dates June 21 - July 21)
Cancer represents feeling, intuitiveness, women, the mother, domestic instincts, sensitivity, sympathy, patriotism, good memory and tenacity. The challenging side is moody, hurt too easily, takes things too personally, brooding and indulges in self-pity. It related to the Moon and the 4th house.
Leo, The Lion, Key Phrase “I Will”
(Approximate dates July 22 - August 22)
Leo represents drama, pride, ambition, creativity, children, romance, generosity, self-assurance and idealism. The challenging side can be insensitive, conceited, prideful, childish, overbearing, cruel, boastful and pretentious. It relates to the Sun and the 5th house.
Virgo, The Virgin, Key Phrase “I Analyze”
(Approximate dates August 23 - September 22)
Virgo represents a person who is methodical, detailed, industrious, discriminating, exact, clean, neat and loves perfection. The challenging side can be overly critical, feel rejected if they or their work is not perfect, nit-picky, petty, anxious, worried and skeptical. It relates to the planet Mercury in traditional astrology. However, I believe it more relates to the planetoid, Chiron. It also relates to the 6th house.
Libra, The Scales, Key Phrase “I Balance”
(Approximate dates September 23 - October 22)
Libra represents cooperation, a peace-loving nature, refinement, a love of beauty, justice, art, diplomacy and sociability. The challenging side can be peace at any price, pouting, indecisiveness, fickleness, apathy, overly pleasing and passive. It relates to the planet Venus and the 7th house.
Scorpio, The Scorpion, Key Phrase “I Desire”
(Approximate dates October 23 - November 21)
Scorpio represents determination, motivation, penetrating insight, executive ability, resourcefulness, investigative ability and great depth. The challenging side can be vengeful, secretive, controlling, prone to power struggles, jealous, sarcastic, overbearing, violent, angry and intense. It relates to the planets Mars and Pluto and the 8th house.
Sagittarius, The Archer, Key Phrase “I See”
(Approximate dates November 22 - December 20)
Sagittarius represents philosophy, a love of freedom, generosity, optimism, the courts, higher education, the higher mind, religion, straightforwardness and tolerance. The challenging side can be argumentative, hypocritical, pushy, too blunt and someone who exaggerates, talks too much, procrastinates and lacks discipline. It relates to the planet Jupiter and the 9th house.
Capricorn, The Goat, Key Phrase “I Use”
(Approximate dates December 21 - January 20)
Capricorn represents caution, seriousness, boundaries, tradition, hard work, economy, responsibility, practicality, the father and career. The challenging side is overly serious, domineering, status-seeking, overly ambitious and pessimistic. It relates to the planet Saturn and the 10th house.
Aquarius, The Water Bearer, Key Phrase “I Know”
(Approximate dates January 21 - February 18)
Aquarius represents freedom, independence, individualism, science, logic, a love of humanity, intellectualism, altruism and detachment. The challenging side can be unpredictable, rebellious, eccentric, radical, stubborn, too impersonal and cold. It relates to the planet Uranus and the 11th house.
Pisces, The Fish, Key Phrase “I Believe”
(Approximate dates February 19 - March 20)
Pisces represents compassion, sensitivity, selflessness, sympathy, sacrificing, intuition and music. The challenging side can feel victimized, procrastinate, be melancholy, shy, indolent, overly sensitive and lack boundaries. It relates to the planet Neptune and the 12th house.
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