Zodiac Signs

By Nadia Malik

Sun signs are very important to the making of a chart. Your sun sign is the Zodiac sign associated with your day of birth, and probably the one that you have heard about the most. Your sun sign is your sense of self, and your core personality, but your astrological chart is not as simple as that. There are many aspects that make up a chart, based on the position of each of the planets at your moment of birth. There is also a form of astrology based on a wheel broken into 12 houses, in which your ascendant/rising or first house is the sign that is the most powerful and acts as your sun sign.

Each of the signs is assigned either a fire, water, air, or earth element, and each represent a specific group of traits that someway interconnect and relate to each other. People that have the fire element are often passionate, headstrong, and moody. They have the power to make great change, but can change course very quickly. They are often very adventurous and their enthusiasm is contagious. Air signs often want things happening and are the ones who come up with original ideas and strive for change. They are unpredictable and are always moving in unconventional ways. Earth sign are practical and loyal; they tend to be the ones that stay with you through hard times. They are stable and dependable, and not fans of change. Water signs tend to be very intuitive, mysterious and secretive. They are very in touch with their emotions and are very empathetic and compassionate.  All the elements are able to be cohesive and exist in harmony with each other all bringing important traits to the table.

Aquarius

January 20 – February 18

  • Aquarius’ are progressive, creative, and independent. They are the ones that come up with original ideas, but with good traits comes bad ones, for example they tend to be temperamental, insensitive, and stubborn. They are unique independent thinkers that exude a “go with the flow” vibe, which makes them easy friends to most other signs of the zodiac.
  • Element: Air

Pisces

February 19 – March 20

  • Pisces’ are very kind and selfless. They are compassionate, artistic, gentle, and wise. They are often seen as the softest sign of the zodiac, and make sure to act in a way so that they do not hurt anyone. However, they can be self-absorbed and overly sensitive in some cases.
  • Element: Water

Aries

March 21 – April 19

  • Aries’ are extremely passionate, courageous, determined, and confident. They have the ability to make great change. Aries need to constantly be on their toes, excited by each new adventure that they delve into. They put their all into the things that they do. They can be impatient, moody, and aggressive; it is scary when you get on their bad side.
  • Element: Fire

Taurus

April 20 – May 20

  • Taurus’ are very chill, patient, practical, and responsible. They are very good friends and down to earth, but when it comes down to it they will put themselves first. They can be stubborn, possessive, and lazy.
  • Element: Earth

Gemini

May 21 – June 20

  • Gemini are affectionate, curious, and friendly. They are also very easygoing and are often friends with everyone. They can be very indecisive and two-faced. This comes from a desire to be liked and a need for attention.
  • Element: Air

Cancer

June 21 – July 22

  • Cancers are imaginative, loyal, and empathetic. They are very good friends and will always look out for you. They are also very sympathetic and persuasive. Sometimes they can be moody and manipulative.
  • Element: Water

Leo

July 23 – August 22

  • Leos are creative, passionate, and cheerful. They were born to be leaders. They are generous and funny. However, Leo’s are known to be vain and need constant validation, and can often be selfless to a point, but in their hearts they are most concerned about their own personal self interests above all.
  •  Element: Fire

Virgo

August 23 – September 22

  • Virgos are loyal, hardworking, and practical. They are often overly critical of themselves and others. They work hard to please, and make wonderful and helpful friends. They are often introverted and find themselves thinking through things over and over to make sure they are doing it perfectly.
  • Element: Earth

Libra

September 23 – October 22

  • Libras are very diplomatic, social, and cooperative. They want equality and harmony. They are one of the most easygoing signs of the zodiac, and will do anything not to disturb the peace. They are also indecisive and afraid of commitment.
  • Element: Air

Scorpio

October 23 – November 21

  • Scorpios are brave, passionate, and resourceful. They are one of the most complex of all of the signs, as they often have many thoughts going on in their heads, but most Scorpios prefer to keep to themselves. They are also known to be jealous and secretive.
  • Element: Water

Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21

  • Sagittarius are bold, idealistic, and funny. They are honest sometimes to a fault, which can be perceived as meanness. They tend to make empty promises, so they are not always reliable. They are also very impatient and constantly need something new to excite them.
  • Element: Fire

Capricorn

December 22 – January 19

  • Capricorns are very responsible, disciplined, and very intelligent. They are one of the most organized and intelligent signs of the zodiac, and they get things done. Their intelligence can sometimes come off as arrogant, condescending, and unforgiving.
  • Element: Earth

If you would like to learn more, or obtain a simple birth chart reading please contact maaryah_malik@brown.edu.

 

References:

http://zodiac-signs-astrology.com/zodiac-signs/zodiac-elements.htm

http://astrostyle.com/learn-astrology/the-elements-fire-earth-air-and-water-signs/