Zodiac Signs Traits

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Persons born under Aries are keen, creative and highly adaptive but they are also impetuous and headstrong. This is accentuated by the governing planet, Mars, which adds an aggressive touch to an already active and ambitious nature. Their incessant drive gets them off to a good start on any project but they are apt to become diverted and scatter their further effort. Though quick to anger, Aries people often calm easily. They are naturally humorous and quick of wit. They enjoy music and entertainment. They say the right thing at the right time and as students, they are often keen and have the ability of applying whatever they learn to good advantage. Aries people like new things and have a way of rousing and swaying other persons to work along with them. There is a strong ego in the Aries nature, which causes them to become visionary and idealistic, thereby rising to positions of importance and esteem.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Strength is the dominating feature of this sign. With it, however, there is a stubborn, firm-set nature that is difficult to change. The governing planet, Venus, emotional and fraught with primitive urge, furthers these Taurus trends rather than repressing them. At the same time, it accounts for the sympathetic side of this strong willed nature. Taurus people are won over through emotion rather than by reason. Taurus persons are opportunists but they take what comes along rather than going after it. They absorb ideas and retain them, due to the remarkable memory so often found with persons of this sign. Being practical minded, they plan ahead and usually carry their purposes through to a finish. By then, they regard any ideas that they have borrowed as being something all their own. Their generosity is genuine and when they make money, they are liberal with it, particularly among friends.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Adaptability is the keynote of this sign. Gemini people are not only versatile, they are quick to grasp situations and will act on the spur of the moment, often very effectively. The governing planet, Mercury, is a strong factor in the "act now, explain later" policy so prevalent with this sign but Gemini persons are so naturally adaptable to any turn of affairs, that they frequently come up with answers during the course of action. Duality of nature is a concomitant of the Twin sign and while cases of split personality are comparatively rare, the Gemini mind runs to contradictions. When they go to such extremes, they manage to make their policy sound plausible, at least to their own satisfaction. As well as being imaginative, they are generous and affectionate but their frequent desire for a change makes them dissatisfied with existing conditions. They are clever, witty and have an easy way of covering or excusing their faults, without ever intending to correct them.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Here we find people who are tried and true, who cling to tradition as though they were part of it. Yet their moods and even their purposes may become as changeable as the sign's ruling planet, the Moon. This self-contradiction is understandable, when recognised as part of the individual's innate nature. These people are home loving, fond of family life and domestic tranquillity but they also enjoy travel and adventure. They love the past and sometimes practically live in it, which accounts for the way they seek the new, yet always come back to the old. Persons born under this sign are very sensitive, though they frequently din not show it. Argument wears them down, criticism hurts them and crablike, they crawl into their shells. Though strongly conservative, they are fond of amusements and social life. These people are frequently vivacious and are humanitarians as well, devoting themselves to worthy causes.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

This is the sign of exuberance, denoting powerful personality and born leadership. Both ambition and idealism are present under Leo, for the brilliance of this sign reflects the grandeur of the governing planet, the Sun. But Leo, as well as being high-minded, can be high-handed. When persons of this type fall victims to their own shortcomings, the result can prove disastrous. Worse, it is usually not noticeable until after the crash. There is little of the negative in Leo. That is what makes this sign deceptive and sometimes deceitful. Leo people are impulsive, generous, and brave, quick to follow their own intuition. Their success is furthered by their own marked influence upon all persons that they meet, often winning over those who oppose them by their sheer magnetic qualities. Leo people insist on charting their own course and do so with an inherent vigour.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

This is the sign of analysis. Under it are found some of the most capable and yet most difficult personalities in the entire zodiac. The governing planet, Mercury, may be the cause of this, for it supplies quickness to a nature which could well afford to be more deliberate and given to deeper purposes. Added to the keen Virgo mind, it produces good reasoners and convincing talkers, though they are apt to spend too much time over trifling details and also talk a subject dry. Virgo people have inquiring minds that will not rest until they have learned all they want to know about something. They are skilled at drawing information from people, then filling in from other sources or rationalising facts into a complete and remarkably accurate picture. Often they pick up essential data without anyone realising what they are about. Along with keen analysis they have remarkable memories.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

This is the sign of justice, indicative of persons who balance everything to a nicety, always trying to promote good will and friendship, even if they must go to extremes to do so. This is actuated by their inherent love of harmony and beauty, as reflected by the beneficent gleam of the sign's ruling planet, Venus. Sympathy and understanding are paramount with Venus. They are never deaf to an appeal from family or friends and they will often side with total strangers if they seem to represent a deserving cause. The Libra person tends to champion the underdog, even against their sounder judgement. Again this seems due to their urge to equalise matters and produce harmony. Intuition is a guiding force with Libra and often enables them to ferret out deceit and insincerity, no matter how much it is glossed over. Though imitative in conduct, they are original in ideas and often quite farsighted because of their intuitive qualities.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Here is the sign of bold enterprise, a fearless nature guided by self control and confidence but geared for action when the time demands. The governing planet, Mars, provides the power with which this sign is packed, denoting the will to surmount all obstacles. Scorpio people are quiet, even secretive in manner, yet highly observant. Once roused to action, they are determined, aggressive and dominant, always ready to champion a cause. When they work for the good of others, they rise to great heights and are much respected, but Scorpio people, always well satisfied with themselves, can become domineering and arrogant. When seeking reform, they show little mercy toward those who oppose them and it is not uncommon for Scorpio folks to stretch a point and justify their actions regardless of honest opposition. Scorpio people are blunt, argumentative and natural fighters but their coolness under fire deceives the opposition and adds to the Scorpio strength.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Activity is the keynote of this sign and while the persons born under it are often capable in many ways, they have the faculty if concentrating upon the project of immediate importance. Like the bowmen, they aim for their target and are apt to score a hit. Add to that a cheerful, happy disposition, stemming from the governing planet, Jupiter, and Sagittarius has the makings of an excellent sign. However, there are pitfalls. Their natural energy which gains such good results can be wasted through over zeal or the feverish excitement that too often accompanies their work. Sagittarians wear themselves out in their anxiety to get things done therefore they should seek projects worthy of their efforts, offering rewarding prospects. Being workers, not seekers, these people can accomplish twice as much as others and will apply themselves to charitable or helpful causes with the same energy that they devote to their own aims.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

This is the scholarly, intellectual sign, producing deep thinkers and philosophers, yet with it, Capricorn people apply themselves to practical things. This aspect helps them shake off the gloomy moods caused by their governing planet, Saturn. As a result, Capricorns are generally regarded as extremists, though often they are simply striving to strike a proper balance. These people are calm and deliberate in method and action. They approach new subjects in a scholarly fashion and instinctively try to increase their range of knowledge. They are good organisers as well as philosophers and they like to think things out alone. Here, they show the Saturnian love of solitude, which is good when practically applied, but should be avoided if it produces morbid trends. Capricorns have something resembling a psychic sense and are often quite aware of it.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

This has been styled the humanitarian sign because many persons born under Aquarius dedicate themselves to causes, take on great missions and advance the affairs of humanity in general. Their governing planet, Saturn, supplies them with a reticence or natural reserve which enables them to accomplish things in a quite, surprising way. It also has a studious influence and helps to endow them with fine and useful memories. Primarily, Aquarians are simple, unassuming persons. They absorb knowledge readily and show a frank and friendly attitude that makes them popular. They often like to be alone but not for morbid reasons. They use solitude to concentrate on new ideas and to make important decisions. Also, much of their real work is done when they are by themselves. Aquarians who develop the honesty and kindly sentiments of this sign will attain great heights.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Here is the most modest and unassuming sign of the zodiac. Pisces people acquire knowledge, then fail to show it, often regarding it of little consequence and believing that other people who brag about their ability must actually know more than they do. Their governing planet, Jupiter, has much to do with this, for it endows these Pisces people with a nature so generous that it becomes overly trusting. Because of their unselfish dispositions, persons of this sign fail to realize their own possibilities. The greater their honesty, the more doubtful they become as to their own ability. This produces fear of the future, which in turn causes them immediate worry. Hence, Pisces people are perhaps the most cautious of all, where their own efforts are concerned. But, thanks to their jovial dispositions, people of this sign ride over deep troubles almost as trifles.