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An Introduction to Astrology

zodiac-wheelBy: Selena Shifflett and Kate Walz

 

 

Disclaimer: Do not let these tidbits of information discourage you. Any sign can be compatible if they want to be. Follow your dreams and take control of your life! Don’t let anyone hold you back!

 

Before You Read:
Element: Your element explains main traits about your sign.

 

  • Earth: reliable, ambitious, stubborn
  • Air: intelligent, outgoing, flighty
  • Water: compassionate, loyal, sensitive
  • Fire: enthusiastic, generous, abrasive

 

Planetary Ruler: Your ruling plant’s energies are in charge as a primary influence
Opposite sign: This sign can be very compatible with yours or not at all.

 

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Element: Earth

Planetary Ruler: Mercury
Opposite Sign: Pisces

Most Compatible: Taurus, Capricorn

Least Compatible: Gemini, Sagittarius

Traits: organized, intelligent, reliable, practical, sometimes anxious, quietly emotional

 

 

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Element: Air

Planetary Ruler: Venus
Opposite Sign: Aries

Most Compatible: Gemini, Aquarius

Least Compatible: Cancer, Capricorn

Traits: peaceful, social, friendly, appreciative of beauty, indecisive, flaky

 

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Element: Water

Planetary Ruler: Pluto
Opposite Sign: Taurus

Most Compatible: Cancer, Pisces

Least Compatible: Leo, Aquarius

Traits: emotional yet will not show it, loyal, jealous, territorial, passionate, dedicated

 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Element: Fire

Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
Opposite Sign: Gemini

Most Compatible: Leo, Aries

Least Compatible: Virgo, Pisces

Traits: adventurous, open-minded, enthusiastic, impatient, restless, brutally honest

 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Element: Earth

Planetary Ruler: Saturn
Opposite Sign: Cancer

Most Compatible: Taurus, Virgo

Least Compatible: Aries, Libra

Traits: sensible, down-to-earth, serious, stubborn, ambitious, determined

 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Element: Air

Planetary Ruler: Uranus
Opposite Sign: Leo

Most Compatible: Gemini, Libra

Least Compatible: Taurus, Scorpio

Traits: generous, helpful, insightful, philosophical, can be spaced out, flighty

 

Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Element: Water
Planetary Ruler: Neptune
Opposite Sign: Virgo

Most Compatible: Cancer, Scorpio

Least Compatible: Gemini, Sagittarius

Traits: compassionate, intuitive, creative, sensitive, caring, escapist

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)
Element: Fire
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Opposite Sign: Libra

Most Compatible: Leo, Sagittarius

Least Compatible: Cancer, Capricorn

Traits: brash, bold, natural-born leader, enthusiastic, passionate, abrasive

 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Element: Earth

Planetary Ruler: Venus
Opposite Sign: Scorpio

Most Compatible:Virgo, Capricorn

Least Compatible: Leo, Aquarius

Traits: caring, efficient, loyal, independent, stubborn, materialistic

 

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Element: Air

Planetary Ruler: Mercury
Opposite Sign: Sagittarius

Most Compatible: Libra, Aquarius

Least Compatible: Virgo, Pisces

Traits: intelligent, social, fun, witty, constantly-changing moods, frequently late

 

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Element: Water

Planetary Ruler: Moon
Opposite Sign: Capricorn

Most Compatible: Scorpio, Pisces

Least Compatible: Aries, Libra

Traits: spontaneous, sensitive, generous, creative, kind, moody

 

Leo (July 23-August 22)
Element: Fire

Planetary Ruler: Sun
Opposite Sign: Aquarius

Most Compatible: Aries, Sagittarius

Least Compatible: Taurus, Scorpio

Traits: loyal, generous, charismatic, can come off as self-absorbed but actually insecure, sensitive
These are just your sun sign. In fact, you have an entire birth chart that you might want to look at! If you’d like to quickly map out your birth chart, you can go to online birth chart calculators. One of these is this one: http://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php .

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