Astrological Signs and Meanings
Understanding the astrological signs and meanings will take you through a fascinating journey through each of the signs of astrology. This will enable you to deeply understand yourself and the people in your life.
The character traits of zodiac signs differ greatly and each one has their own distinct outlook and priorities in life.
A lot of this is determined from examining the zodiac elements and qualities of each of the zodiac star signs.
In order to fully grasp the astrological signs and meanings, let’s take a look at how you can divide up the signs of astrology into groups where they have common characteristics.
Zodiac Elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water
The astrology fire sign characteristics in Aries, Leo and, Sagittarius give them all the common thread of enthusiasm, confidence, and courage. Each of these signs of astrology are vibrant and dynamic in their natures.
The astrology earth sign characteristics in Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn give them all the common traits of being highly practical, detail-oriented, and responsible. Each of these signs of astrology tends to be very calm and patient in their basic temperaments.
The astrological air signs include Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. These signs all have the common themes of being very social, communicative, and intelligent. Each of these signs of astrology tends to value the learning process and needs to be able to be heard for their thoughts and ideas.
The zodiac water signs include Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. These signs all have the common characteristics of being very intuitive, emotional sensitivity (which is great for counselors and artists), and a need for forming deep emotional bonds which gives them a sense of security.
Now, that we’ve looked at the zodiac elements, let’s take a look at the astrology qualities to help us even further understand the astrological signs and meanings.
Astrology Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable
The astrology cardinal signs are the first group and consist of Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer. These signs of astrology all have excellent leadership potentials and capabilities. They naturally take the initiative and therefore, are the self-starters of the zodiac.
The fixed signs of astrology are the second group and are comprised of Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, and Scorpio. This is the “slow and steady wins the race” group. They take their time making up their mind because they are very thorough. Once their mind is made up, they can be quite stubborn and/or “fixed” just as their name implies.
The mutable signs of astrology are the third group and are comprised of Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini, and Pisces. This group is highly flexible, adaptable, and the most open to new thoughts and ideas. They are also quite known for their communication skills. They tend to value philosophy and are quite curious about the ideas and attitudes of other cultures.
Okay, now that we’ve taken a look at the broad themes to help us more fully understand the astrological signs and meanings. Let’s take a much closer look at each of the signs of astrology.