What are Sun Signs in astrology?
Sun sign astrology is a simplified system of Western astrology which considers only the position of the Sun at birth, which is said to be placed within one of the twelve zodiac signs. This sign is then called the sun sign or star sign of the person born in that twelfth-part of the year.
Sun sign astrologers take this basic twelve-fold division and relate all the current movements of all the planets to each other, using traditional rules to divine meanings for each sign separately. Because the Moon has the fastest apparent movement of all the heavenly bodies, it is often used as the main indicator of daily trends for sun sign astrology forecasts.
The western zodiac is a circle of twelve 30 degree divisions of the sky, aligned with the twelve constellations that border the zodiac. The sun sign is the zodiac sign that the sun is in charge of your birth date. The sun sign affects matters such as your personality, appearance, and how others see you.
The 12 sun signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People believe that different sun signs of the zodiac present different characteristics and talents. Whether you are an Aries, Taurus, or any of the other signs, each has its strengths and weaknesses. The best you can do is know yourself and understand the positive and negative traits each sign carries along with it.
What each sign means is not as important as knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. Acting in the opposite way from your nature is likely to cause more problems than it solves. On the other hand, acting in accord with your nature will make life easier for you.
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Capricorn Sun Sign personality (December 22 - January 19):
You are determined and ambitious. You also tend to be a bit stubborn at times. You may appear reserved or aloof to others. You are a hard worker who strives for security and stability. You are very practical and level-headed. You are also somewhat reserved and tend to keep your emotions to yourself.
You are a leader and an idealist. You want to help others, but you also have the ability to see things in black and white. If something is good or bad, it's either that way or no way at all. You don't like being told what to do; if someone tells you how to live your life, then they aren't really telling you anything new since they haven't lived their own yet. You're not one for rules and regulations. You've always been rebellious, so you tend to go where the wind blows.
The most important thing about yourself isn't who you are, but rather who you can be. You strive to be true to yourself and give everyone else the same opportunity.
For you, it's important that your friends have similar goals and ambitions as you do. It's difficult for you to be friends with people who don't share your work ethic or people who are lazy.
When you were a child, you learned to never judge a book by its cover. Even though someone may appear to be nothing, they may in fact be something. It's easy to forget that everyone has a story. Your life philosophy is to treat everyone how you'd like to be treated.
You are proud of your accomplishments and even prouder of the fact that you've managed to stay sane despite all the chaos in the world.
Aquarius Sun Sign personality (January 20 - February 18):
You are original and inventive. You prefer to do your own thing and rebel against the status quo. You are a free spirit who marches to the beat of your own drum. You are friendly and accepting of all people and you have a very humane nature. You also have a sense of fun and whimsy, which can make you a bit unpredictable at times.
You are an original thinker and a true eccentric. You like to explore the outer reaches of philosophy, art and abstract concepts. You might not be the most grounded person in the world, but you are always willing to listen if someone has something meaningful to say. You're very empathetic and compassionate towards others. Your biggest pet peeve is when people aren't authentic or genuine. You have no patience for phoniness or nonsense.
You are a true humanitarian and you don't care what color, race, religion or creed people are. You treat everyone with respect and kindness. Your life is guided by your individual sense of right and wrong and you try to always do the right thing even if it means sacrificing your own self-interest. You're a bit of a romantic and you tend to see beauty in things that other people might overlook. You also have a very active imagination which often leads you to interesting places.
You tend to see the world from a macro point of view. You have a true global consciousness and you understand that all people are connected. You know that the problems of one person can affect another person on the other side of the world. You are aware that everything is energy and that we are all part of the universe.
Pisces Sun Sign personality (February 19 - March 20):
You are dreamy and imaginative. You tend to lack direction in life or motivation. Sometimes you may feel a little lost. This is not meant to be a substitute for a horoscope. You are creative, sensitive and emotional. You are also very intuitive and perceptive about other people's feelings.
You are the dreamer and the idealist. You see the world as a place where anything is possible. More than likely you are very creative and intuitive. You tend to be very sensitive and easily wounded. You must guard against being too trusting of others, because you have a tendency to be a soft touch.
Your life is ruled by your emotions and you go through a wide range of feelings on any given day. You are very imaginative and creative. You have a vivid imagination and you often find yourself slipping into fantasy. Your ideas can be so compelling that they seem more real to you than actual reality. You have the ability to put on masks and roles that you feel are necessary in any given situation.
At times, you may feel that you have to take care of everyone else's needs before taking care of yourself.
Aries Sun Sign personality (March 21 - April 19):
You are bold and daring. You are confident in yourself and your abilities. You tend to be impatient with others. Fire is the element of your nature. You are a person of action and excitement. Your life is ruled by your impulsiveness and the thrill of taking risks. You are very courageous and daring.
You cannot be content with a sedentary lifestyle because you always need something to do. You are an explorer at heart and you need to discover new lands and frontiers that you can conquer. You have a powerful sex drive and a lot of stamina.
You are attracted to people who are adventurous and strong-willed. You are an independent thinker and you have a hard time conforming to rules and regulations. You believe that rules are meant to be broken. You have a lot of enthusiasm for life and you want to experience all of it, even the bad things because you know that you will grow from the experience. You are capable of great kindness and generosity but you can also be quick to anger and retaliation.
Fire is the element of your nature. You are a person of action and excitement. Your life is ruled by your impulsiveness and the thrill of taking risks. You are very courageous and daring. You cannot be content with a sedentary lifestyle because you always need something to do. You are an explorer at heart and you need to discover new lands and frontiers that you can conquer.
Taurus Sun Sign personality (April 20 - May 20):
You are patient and practical. You tend to be finicky and have high standards for yourself and others. You like to gather all the information before making a decision. You tend to be quite determined and hate to fail at anything. At times you can be a little stubborn and possessive of what you consider yours.
You may appear reserved or aloof to others. You are enthusiastic and impulsive. You tend to like change and new experiences, but can't handle too much of it in your life. You tend to get bored or bothered if things don't seem to be exciting enough. You are a hard worker who is willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals.
You are a person of great endurance and stamina. You can handle any task, no matter how difficult, for long periods of time. You are stubborn and once you set your mind to something, it's difficult to get you to change it. You are practical and grounded but you also have a bit of a wild side.
You tend to be wary of strangers and new situations, because you feel that they might not be safe or reliable. You are drawn to stable and secure relationships because you need a calm and secure environment in order to feel at ease. You have a lot of passion for life and you enjoy simple pleasures like food, drink, and spending time with loved ones.
Sometimes you may find yourself worrying too much about other people.
Gemini Sun Sign personality (May 21 - June 20):
You are flexible and can go with the flow. However, you also change your mind a lot. You may think you know what you want, but that changes quickly. Volatile and changeable are words that describe you.
You are talkative, intelligent and quick-witted. You also have a very active mind that craves constant mental stimulation. Your restless nature may cause you to feel trapped in a mundane environment.
Air is the element of your nature. You are a person of thought and communication. Your life is ruled by your intellect and you enjoy analyzing everything around you. You are very curious and you take great pleasure in learning new things. You are always reading, looking up new facts, or taking classes.
You are a master at finding the truth in any situation or topic. You can easily see through people's nonsense and you always get to the bottom of any mystery or problem. You are adaptable and flexible, but you also have a tendency to jump from one interest or project to another.
You get bored easily and you're always on the lookout for something new. You can be careless at times because you are so eager to take on the next big thing. You have a lot of energy and you feel most alive when you're in the middle of an active scene.
Cancer Sun Sign personality (June 21 - July 22):
You are moody and emotional. You are sensitive and tend to be a bit of a loner. You can also be a bit possessive of those close to you. You tend to withdraw when you're uncomfortable or insecure.
You are emotional and nurturing. You may find it difficult to leave the house or make a decision if it concerns someone you care about. Your soft heart is one of your best attributes, but it can also be your worst trait.
You are extremely protective of your family and loved ones. You prefer to stay close to home because you feel most comfortable when you're surrounded by people you know. You are very intuitive and sensitive. You are in tune with the people around you and can easily pick up on emotions and feelings.
You are very family-oriented and you place a high value on traditions and legacies. You have excellent leadership skills even if you don't think of yourself as a leader. You're most content when you're taking care of your loved ones. You are a creative and imaginative person.
You often find yourself tuning out the world around you in order to daydream and reflect. You tend to hold on to negative emotions and dwell on the past. You need to learn how to let go of these feelings because they are holding you back.
You are a person of deep feelings and hidden depths. You are intuitive and you often know what others are thinking or feeling, without them telling you. You have a great memory and you never forget a face. You also never forget a betrayal. You are drawn to people who share your values and opinions.
You feel like you can't be yourself around people who don't understand you. You are a sensitive soul and you can be hurt very easily. You have a lot of love to give, but you have a hard time expressing it to others. You have a vivid imagination and your greatest pleasure in life is escaping into your own private world, where you can be free from criticism or judgment.
Leo Sun Sign personality (July 23 - August 22):
You are proud and confident. You are creative and like attention. You tend to be a little over the top at times. You are warm-hearted, generous and enthusiastic. You tend to be a bit on the egocentric side. You also are very protective of your loved ones and tend to be domineering at times.
You are a person of great creativity and originality. You are born with a strong sense of who you are and you know exactly where you stand on any issue. You are confident and self-assured. You are clear about your goals in life and you always know what you want out of any situation.
You are a natural leader and people naturally look to you for guidance. You have an incredible amount of willpower and discipline. You are very passionate and you let yourself be ruled by your heart. You are kind and generous, but if someone crosses you or hurts you in some way, there will be hell to pay.
Virgo Sun Sign personality (August 23 - September 22):
You are practical and logical. You tend to nitpick a lot and may appear fussy at times. You can also be complacent at times. You are analytical, intelligent and precise. You also have a great deal of common sense and are practical in most things that you do. You may have difficulty relaxing or taking time for yourself.
The keys to your personality are perception and communication. You are logical and analytical, but you also have a very high amount of common sense. You are realistic and you see things as they are, not as you want them to be. You are constantly absorbing new information and you're always ready to learn more.
You have an excellent memory. You are rational and objective. When you are presented with new information, you weigh it carefully before accepting it or rejecting it. You are reserved and quiet. You only speak when you have something important to say. You are self-sufficient and you like to work alone.
Libra Sun Sign personality (September 23 - October 23):
You are balanced and you prefer peace over conflict. You value harmony in all things and strive for it. You are gentle, diplomatic and merciful. You also tend to be trusting to a fault. You have a tendency to put the needs of others above your own.
You relate to people through diplomacy and tact. You are a natural mediator and people often come to you to settle their arguments. You are fond of beauty and you like things to be balanced and harmonious. You dislike conflict and you prefer to walk away from it. You work well with others and you are able to combine strength with flexibility.
You are a good leader because you know how to give people what they want. You are fair-minded and you always seek out the truth. Once you get an idea in your head, it is difficult to make you change your mind.
Scorpio Sun Sign personality (October 24 - November 22):
You are passionate and intense. You tend to stick to the facts and prefer to work alone. You are intense, private and passionate. You have a very strong will and are able to accomplish much under difficult circumstances. You are also very resourceful and can become very powerful if you set your mind to it.
You are also very intuitive and perceptive. You can often get inside the head of another person and understand what they are thinking or how they feel.
You are a very private person and you keep your feelings and your thoughts to yourself. You have difficulty trusting people, but when you do trust someone, you place that person in your inner circle, which is a very difficult place to get to.
You are passionate. You are very jealous and you react very strongly when anyone starts trying to get close to you emotionally or physically. You have great inner strength. When you believe in something, you dedicate yourself to it one hundred percent. You are trustworthy and loyal.
Sagittarius Sun Sign personality (November 23 - December 21):
You are philosophical and broad minded. You believe that you are meant to travel and have many changes in your life. You are trusting, direct and honest. You are also very adventurous and love to explore the world around you. You have a very optimistic view of life in general and always look on the bright side of things.
The fears and anxieties of others may cause you to feel sad or uncomfortable. You really don't like it when people are upset.
The key to your personality is freedom. You are a free-spirited person and you need a lot of space. You never feel comfortable being tied down to one place or one person. You are enthusiastic and energetic. You love adventure. You have a philosophical outlook on life. You always try to find the lesson in every situation. You are an optimist at heart, but you're not naïve. You know that not everything is going to go right all the time.
You are accepting of other people. You don't judge people based on their race, religion, gender or sexual preference. You want everyone to be treated equally. You are honest and truthful. You have a strong sense of justice and you don't let yourself get pushed around.