Welcome to a little basic information on zodiac signs, elements, zodiac angels and colours. This information is in no way inclusive of all information as there are many different forms of astrology in Eastern and Western culture. So here is a little taster if you will. I have gathered the following information over the years from various sources but I would like to acknowledge Marisa St Clair and her book Sun & Moon Signs. It has been a wonderful reference for me over the years.
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In the 18th century it was commonly believed that we human beings were made up of different elements, indeed that our whole world consisted of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. It was widely believed that each astrological sign was predominantly one of the four. Each of these elements made up a basic character or attributes. See below
EARTH SIGNS include: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. All of these sun signs are very different and they manifest the earth element very differently. However they do tend to be more practical, sensible, and stable than most. I myself am a Capricorn. Earth signs are very grounded. They are not prone to “airy notions”. Earth signs like to muck in and get the job done without much fuss. Earth elements like the name suggests benefit from being around nature, ideally mountains and hills and vast landscapes.
WATER SIGNS include: Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces. These signs are very emotional, intuitive and often psychic. They can link in with the unseen energies of the universe to receive wonderful inspiration. However they can also be plunged into depths of despair. Cancerians can bury their feeling deeply and hide them away. Scorpios can be like magnets drawing you in with their intensity and mystery. Their emotions run extremely deep! The Piscean can be tricky as their emotions can run all over the place, with sudden outburst when emotions rise to the surface. They can change direction at the drop of a hat! Water elements function mainly through their emotions.
FIRE SINGS include: Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius. These signs are very passionate about things, sometimes that passion can become too intense and can develop a form of self-love that is very egotistical. Fire signs are very ambitious, and when they are all fired up they get things moving very quickly. They are natural leaders, with warmth and charm. Aries can become very childish and selfish wanting to do things their own way.
AIR SIGNS include: Libra, Gemini and Aquarius
Gemini’s tend to talk a lot! They have quick movements and rapid speech, they live a very fast pace. Librans are a lot calmer and cool, they are great diplomats of the zodiac, and they can be slow to make a decision weighing up all the options! Aquarians are the idealists and will fight causes on behalf of others. Sometimes they can be too zealous in their efforts to “save the world” and fail to concentrate on what’s around them. They can appear very reserved and cool.
We live on a beautiful planet where balance of the elements is essential. All elements are needed in order for a harmonious life. Earth for food, air to breathe, fire for warmth, water to drink. If these elements become unstable our planet can suffer earthquakes, floods avalanches, fires, tornadoes, landslides and tsunamis. This can all happen in the blink of an eye. Leaving death and destruction in its wake. At this very moment in time, our world is experiencing unprecedented change, which can be quite frightening and unsettling as we see thousands of people left homeless while the elements destroy their worlds.
We must cultivate a loving and respectful relationship with the earth and her bounty. Only when we live in harmony taking only what we need, can mother earth regenerate herself.Today we go about our daily lives not thinking much about the elements or their symbolism. But the four elements do speak to the unconscious mind, often in daydreams and dreams. Many people dream of flying, or have dreams with water and fire or of beautiful scenery. Take time to observe your emotions in these dreams. What is your unconscious trying to tell you?
ZODIAC PLANETS AND COLOURS
Traditionally it was thought that each Zodiac sign had its own colour, ruler and gemstone, which could empower everyone born under that sign. Also the colours were also associated with the ruling planet of the sign.
ARIES ruling planet MARS COLOUR RED
TAURUS ruling planet VENUS COLOUR GREEN VERDANT
GEMINI ruling planet MERCURY COLOUR YELLOW & GOLD
CANCER ruling planet MOON COLOUR PALE BLUE, & SILVER
LEO ruling planet SUN COLOUR GOLD YELLOW & ORANGE
VIRGO ruling planet MERCURY COLOUR RICH BROWNS & RUSSET REDS
LIBRA ruling planet VENUS COLOUR ROYAL BLUE & PINK
SCORPIO ruling planet PLUTO COLOUR RED & BLACK
SAGITTARIUS ruling planet JUPITER COLOUR PURPLE & DARK BLUE
CAPRICORN ruling planet SATURN COLOUR BROWNS, RED, BLACK, GREY
( brighter colours are needed for this sign!)
AQUARIUS ruling planet URANUS COLOUR ALL COLOURS
PISCES ruling planet NEPTUNE COLOUR SEA GREEN & MAUVE
There are also thought to be ruling Archangels governing each planet and zodiac sign. You will find though that sometimes more than one angel is listed for a planet depending on which texts you read!!
Michael ruler of the Sun governs Leo day Sunday
Raphael ruler of Mercury governs Gemini and Virgo day Wednesday
Anael ruler of Venus governs Taurus & Libra day Friday.
Gabriel ruler of the moon governs Cancer day Monday
Samuel ruler of Mars governs Aries day Tuesday
Sachiel ruler of Jupiter governs Sagittarius day Thursday
Cassiel ruler of Saturn governs Capricorn day Saturday
Uriel ruler of Uranus governs Aquarius day Uriel does not have a specific day.
Azariel ruler of Pluto governs Scorpio day Azariel does not have a specific day
Amnitziel& Sachiel Ruler of Neptune &Jupiter governs Piscis day Thursday
ARIES - I AM
TAURUS - I HAVE
GEMINI - I THINK
CANCER - I FEEL
LEO - I WILL
VIRGO - I ANALYZE
LIBRA - I BALANCE
SCORPIO - I DESIRE
SAGITTARIUS - I SEE
CAPRICORN - I USE
AQUARIUS - I KNOW
PISCES - I BELIEVE
Aries - Latin for "the Ram” (Krios in Greek).
March 21 - April 20
Aries likes to lead they are feisty and have lots of energy. They make great motivators. People born under the sun sign Aries are generous, straightforward and very adventurous. They have a great sense of fun, and childlike optimism. Arians can be very blunt and their words can hurt their loved ones, they can be cutting and sarcastic, usually slim build and with angular features they can be a little awkward in their bodies and have sharp elbows and knees. Arians have issues with their eyes, teeth and upper jaw. They are prone to tension headaches and stress.
Taurus Greek for Tauros, meaning "the Bull."
April 21 - May 21
Taurus is very persistent and steadfast. Taurus is affectionate and loves to be touched. Taurus loves to be pampered. Taurus usually excels at work, because they place importance on method and order. They have a wonderful sense of humour and often use humour to be the centre of attention. Taurus can be very stubborn and self-indulgent. They can be very jealous and have sudden outbursts of rage. (Bull in a china shop)Taureans are loyal and faithful friends. As a lover, Taurus is sensual and amorous. Taurus is also very fond of music. They are physically strong can be short and stocky. Taurus can suffer stress from life changes i.e. moving home. Their home is their castle no matter how humble. Health problems occur in their necks and throat.
Gemini is the Latin translation of the Greek Didymoi, "the Twins."
May 22 - June 21
Gemini has an abundance of intellectual energy they usually express this as often as possible. They are also the life and soul of parties charming everyone they meet. Gemini can make quick changes in any aspect of life. They cannot bear to be bored. They tend to have a short attention span. Gemini craves variety. They do not like being on their own.They can appear physically wiry and bursting with nervous energy, they remain quite youthful looking. Health wise they can burn out from their nervous energy. They are sensitive to smoke and should never take up smoking, as their lungs are very delicate and the first organs to cause them problems. Gemini’s are quite wary of deep emotions and are uncomfortable and distressed when their space is encroached.
Cancer - "the Crab" (Karkinos in Greek and Cancer in Latin).
22 June- 22 July
Cancer is a very homely person, patient and family centred, with tender hearts. Cancer feels all moods very deeply, joy, sorrow, compassion, horror and sadness. Often psychic, intuitive, artistic, and practical. Cancerians are great worriers. They can love very strongly but if offence is taken they can distance themselves very easily sometimes for years! Cancer is a giver and can be easily taken advantage of. They are often small in appearance and tend to put on weight. They have abundant shiny hair with soulful eyes. Health wise Cancerians can be couch potatoes which they need to guard against. Cancerians can suffer from stomach problems, heartburn, and ulcers.
Leo - Latin for "the Lion", (Leon in Greek).23 July- 23 August
Leo is the powerful king, the optimist and great protector they are out going, loving generous and kind. They are great commanders and command very well. Leo is straightforward. The Leo has very high integrity and morals. They love company and can give their heart away quite easily. They love being centre of attention and can be party animals. Leos rarely live alone, even if that means lots of animals. Leos can be dogmatic in pursuing their ideology. They can inspire pupils for life, but also knock confidence in those who are more timid. Leos hate failure. They like to be praised and flattered, but they can see through fake insincerity. Appearance wise they can have big wavy hair often reddish or brown. They tend to be dramatic and larger than life characters. They tend to have a direct stare with wide slanting eyes. When suntanned they look very stunning. Health wise Leos need to protect their hearts, and watch their weight from over indulgence of rich fatty foods. They also can suffer back and spine problems, which can make things worse by being overweight.
Virgo - The Virgin in Latin, (Parthenos in Greek).
24 August- 22 September
Virgos are meticulous, tidy and organised, cheerful and calm. They have a sharp power of discrimination about them. They make excellent managers. They can be workaholics especially when trying to avoid emotional upsets. Virgo should watch out though and not be too critical of others. They can be quiet and unassuming, hard workers rolling their sleeves up to get the job done. They listen carefully, but will voice opinions with intelligence getting to the heart of the matter. They also have a dry sense of humour and can have people rolling around in laughter. It takes a lot of hard work to win their hearts but once their love is given it grows and grows. Appearance wise Virgos have great bone structure with beautiful eyes that sparkle with intelligence. They have glossy thick hair. Health wise their stomach can cause problems, especially irritable bowel syndrome, they can have food intolerances and allergies. They really need to relax and unwind they are sensitive to all kinds of medication as well.
Libra (Latin for scales or balance in Greek Zygos)
23 September – 23 October
Librans love peace and harmony they make great diplomats. They seek balance and calm. They are pleasant and friendly. Love and marriage is important to Libra and they like to fill their homes with art and music! They are wildly romantic. They like a certain amount of order and tidiness. They hate rudeness although they can be blunt themselves at times. Librans are famous for being hesitant, they dither and dather trying to make up their mind, they are very cautious. But really they like to weigh up options! They have a strong head for business and are capable of working for themselves. They are restless although they rarely express this in a physical sense. Appearance wise they are quite rounded with beautiful smiles and an open face, hair is usually wavy or with curls. Because of their differing emotions Libras are susceptible to kidney and bladder problems, stress headaches and migraines. Sometimes they have allergic reactions and get rashes on the chest and face.
Scorpio - ( Latin for "the Scorpion" Skorpios in Greek).
24 October- 22 November
The Scorpio is an energetic sign they are very secretive and have tendencies towards jealousy and possession. They are loyal but their love can turn to hatred .They usually have high sex drives and are very passionate. Scorpios have real magnetism. They love a good party. This is a sign of extremes, of black and white and light and dark. They are very theatrical and love to shock. However they are protective of family and they can rise like the phoenix from disasters. Scorpio is known as the physician's sign, as Scorpio also wants to give to others. Scorpio is often psychic, making excellent diagnosis of illness. Health wise Scorpios have trouble with gall stones, stomach trouble, constipation, and even diabetes. Traditionally they are supposed to suffer from genital problems and some do. However in some cases they get lower back pain and often get fat around their tummies from sitting about too much in middle age! They are very indulgent when it comes to food. But if they get a health scare they can turn it around pretty quickly.
Sagittarius (Toxotes in Greek)
23 November – 21 December
Sagittarians are likeable open fun, enthusiastic and tolerant. They are free spirits who hate to be tied down. They seek adventure and fun. They have insatiable curiosity, real party people; a little crazy at times, and can be foolhardy. Jupiter as their ruler Tradionally makes them very lucky! Sagittarius can make wonderful teachers and students as they love knowledge, and all kinds of people. They love the outdoors and most sporting activities. Sometimes Sagittarius finds it better not to marry as they love freedom. Sagittarians come in several types to the slim athletic to being muscular and bronzed. They have darting eyes, which flash with laughter. Whatever their age they like youthful clothing, and can be eccentric at times. Due to their exuberance Sagittarians need to look before they leap, often times they have bumps and bruises even broken bones. Traditionally they suffer with hip and thigh problems.
Capricorn - Capricornus is a Latin compound of "she-goat" (Capra) and "horn" (cornus), which translates the original Greek Aegocerus, "goat-horned."
22 December – 20 January
Capricorn loves tradition; they are loyal, scrupulously honest, sensible, methodical and sensitive. They can seem aloof at times. Capricorn is usually interested in the welfare of people and the wider community, environmental issues, and supporters of “green” campaigns. They tend to be in the background providing steady support, they are great organisers, but they are not natural stars like Leo or Scorpio. They hate extravagance, untidiness mess or dirt. Capricorn has a noble ambition and has great adaptability. Capricorn can be too pessimistic and disinclined to move forward, they are very cautious and see pitfalls and failure everywhere! Capricorn has a self-deprecating humour. Capricorn can be a flirt, and usually waits for a long time before marrying when they do it is normally successful. They are very passionate in private. Capricorns are known to be quite elegant they love classical looks and being neat and tidy. The female Capricorn tends to have mousey hair and strong features and of medium height. Health wise Capricorns suffer from their joints and teeth. Their tendency to bottle emotions can also cause stress. They can get arthritis and can be very stiff.
Aquarius (In Greeks Hydrochoos, "the Water-Pourer” Aquarius is a Latin translation of the Greek name.
21 January – 18 February
Aquarians are friendly and open minded, idealistic and independent. They carry an air of superiority. They are a very varied group. They hold very strong political views. They are not very comfortable with close relationships and can come across as very distant and cold even though they have sharing, caring attitudes. They are wary of emotions. They like their own space physically and mentally. Aquarians are very intellectual and are deep thinkers, with lots of mental energy. They like to help the downtrodden. Aquarians come in different shapes and sizes. They tend to be clean cut with attentive expressions. Health wise Aquarians have sensitive lungs cigarette smoke should be avoided. Tradionally they have problems with their legs and ankles. Also their circulation can cause problems.
Pisces (Ichtyes in Greek meaning "the fishes") Pisces is the Latin translation
19 February – 20 March
Pisces is emotional, dreamy, psychic, loving and kind. Pisces has no real interest in making money, but cares deeply about ideals and aspirations. Pisces likes escapism and to dream a lot. They hate competition. Pisces is very creative and is drawn to the arts, especially the stage. They are often found helping the underdog. They are brilliant with animals and have a deep empathy for ill or distressed animals. They love their homes and make them as comfy and welcoming as possible. Pisces can be moody and vague and at worst manipulative and deceitful. Sometimes Pisces can become very depressed as life does not live up to their rose tinted fantasy. Pisces can become addicted to many things. Pisces may have many marriages. Pisces tend to be small or medium height but pack the pounds on later in life; they have soft delicate eyes, with generous mouths and quirky smiles. Both sexes tend to be well groomed and they pay attention to the details. Health wise they are highly strung and react to many pollutants and allergies such as dust, chemicals, and smog, emotionally they are prone to anxiety and can become hypochondriacs. They absorb psychic debris which can disturb them, leaving them drained and suffering from headaches. Pisceans traditionally suffer with their feet but a lot of their health problems are psychosomatic. They carry around a lot of unexpressed emotions. Which then become internalised and much bigger than they need to be.
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Each zodiac sign also has qualities that are represented as Fixed, Mutable, and Cardinal.
ARIES CANCER LIBRA CAPRICORN
TAURUS LEO SCORPIO AQUARIUS
GEMINI VIRGO PISCES SAGITTARIUS
•Cardinal - initiative, movement, vitality, can be ambitious, full of ideas
•Fixed - steadfastness, stability, earthiness, traditional, find it hard to move on, hate change
•Mutable - adaptable to changes in life, capable of guiding and influencing circumstances, Charming, can be unreliable and irresponsible, with butterfly minds, always moving either physically or mentally.
Please remember the above qualities affect each zodiac sign very differently.
I thought some of you may be interested in learning about the meaning behind numbers.Divine guidance often comes in this form.Often times our answers or reminders are received in number sequences. For years I kept seeing the numbers 1111. Whenever I looked at my watch or looked at my phone or even my work computer it would say 1111. It wasnt until I dug deeper into my beliefs that I bought some books on numerology.One of the simplest reads is the Doreen Virtue Angel Numbers 101 book.Numerology has been around for thousands of years and is often used as a tool to help people understand more about themselves. So what does 1111 mean? I hear you ask. Well it means Keep your thoughts vibrationally high, as you are manifesting instantly.Let go of fearful thoughts, keep your mind focused on your desires!. I was getting signs long before I understood them!
The number four also relates to practice,completion,realization of power, and an ability to use practical thinking.Four is the faithful friend!
The Zodiac images are taken from Clip art