The Nature of the Zodiac Signs
Symbolized by two fish, swimming in opposite directions, Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac. The Fish are versatile and fluid, and gift its natives with a wide-ranging traits. You, as a Pisces, could be as dangerous as a shark in the ocean, or as docile as a fish in the pond. You are quiet, submissive and friendly on surface, but inside you have an immense potential hidden, along with a strong, fierce independent streak. The biggest dreamers of the Zodiac, you like to live in your own world – fantasy, imaginary or idealistic whatever it is, but it has to be your own world. Many of you also tend to look at life through rose-tinted glasses, something that lends you charm, profundity and romanticism rarely found elsewhere in the Zodiac. You, by nature, shun confrontation, and that is what makes you rather vulnerable. When encountered by harsh realities of life, you may retreat into your own world of imagination. People may view you as passive, or even slow and weak, but you often know the best course for yourself. Yes, you can be stubborn, but the ones who know you well will take this tiffle shortcoming in their stride, usually because you are so loving, caring and compassionate. You have a tender heart, and reach out to rescue the less fortunate ones.
Being born under the sign of the Water Bearer, the 11th sign of the Zodiac, you can be extremely vulnerable and sensitive. You may be surrounded by many people, but in reality you have very few close friends and acquaintances. You are a good communicator as long as you stay down to earth. You enjoy the company of like-minded people. You are straight-forward and don’t like changes too often, but tend to get upset when people try to take advantage of this. And when someone hurts or cheats you, you almost always harbor sinister feelings of revenge. You prefer your personal life to be peaceful. You hardly ever get emotionally attached to your relationships, and will stick to them even if the sensitivity and passion are lacking. You are intelligent and witty, which attracts others to you. You are a quick learner. You are curious and take a keen interest in everything around you, which in fact can prevent you from focusing on any one particular thing.
The Goat is the symbol of your sign, and like a mountain goat, you wish to climb higher and higher in life, which means you are very ambitious. You are confident and set high goals for yourselves. It is a matter of great satisfaction for you that others respect you for what you are. You do not shy from taking risks, but you are not reckless. All your actions are preplanned and rehearsed before implementation. Your every move is calculated, not spontaneous. Your relationships tend to be rather complex. You can be extremely selfish, and have a strong desire to acquire enough leadership and power that will give you a higher status in society. You appear to be calm and composed, but looks can be deceptive, and it is possible that you may be very emotional below the surface. You are pretty self-motivated, and will somehow manage to find opportunities when you need them. You have good powers of concentration, but can be unemotional and harbour a rather high opinion about yourself.
Your sign Sagittarius is the ninth of the Zodiac, symbolised by a Centaur with an upper portion of a human and the hind portion of a horse. You possess, therefore, both the higher and lower instincts. The human part, holding a bow and arrow pointing towards the heaven, indicates that you have a spiritual nature. It also means that you are very optimistic and always look at the brighter side of things, never getting cowed down by the difficulties in store. On the flip side, you can be rather rude and reject even the best of suggestions. You are highly active and love the outdoors, and outdoor activities. You take interest in all kinds of sports and physical activities. You are kind-hearted and sincere; always trying to fix problems for your loved ones. Although you are very active, it can sometimes manifest as a sort of restlessness. You also often find it hard to concentrate on several things at a time. You lack the ability of multitasking.
Your sign is symbolised by the mighty and dangerous scorpion. Some astrologers consider yours to be an introverted feminine sign. However, your nature is too diverse, and as you grow older, your nature keeps evolving, touching higher and higher planes. It can be an interesting experience being around you Scorpios, but at the same time it can be dangerous too. Some astrologers classify your sign into three types: the poisonous ones, who are dangerous; the noble, high-spirited ones who can be very kind and compassionate; and the chamelions, blending into different hues as the situation demnds, but by and large harmless. At times judging their true intention can pose a big problem. Some think you are a rather passive sign, and quitely hold your grudge with untold patience until you get a chance to sting back. However, the analogy apart, you are very adverntrous and are more fascinated by what is hidden than what is obvious. You possess great strength, and are not afraid to confront big problems head-on.
An acute sense of balance and vast reserves of energy mark out a Libra. Since you belong to this seventh sign of the Zodiac, aptly called the Scales, your consciousness is also pervaded by ideas about how to balance everything around you, whether it is at home or at your work-place. What you seek is to maintain harmony between opposing parties. You are also very level-headed and therefore are much sought after for practical solutions. And, because you are so energetic, you are also very agile, but since you exert yourself so much, you tend to run out of steam easily. You are prone to bouts of moodiness. Sometimes you come across as being very positive, helpful, joyful and friendly; however, at other times there will be an unmistakable dark aura surrounding your head, and at such times you can be utterly negative and extremely insensitive to the pains of others. Although you are endowed with enough potential to make the best for yourself where you are situated, you often tend to lose focus by exploring around for other opportunities. In a nutshell, you are an intelligent and fun person to be around with. Naturally, you make great hosts and hostesses.
Your sign of Virgo is symbolised by the Virgin, which depicts purity. Your can be prudish but are not invariably so. You have a very strong sense of good and bad, which makes you highly discriminating. You have an uncanny ability to sense the ulterior motives of people. This makes your very circumspect in your dealings with others. Though you are rather passive, when the situation demands it, you can be very agile. You are a cleanliness freak, which may seem irrational to others. Although you are intelligent, you can frequently feel confused about your daily chores. You may not exactly be an extrovert, but you are good at making new contacts. Your keen sense of responsibility can often lead to heavy stress. You can be emotional, too, but you rarely make your emotions public, preferring to keep them to yourselves, which, at times, can add to the stress. You tend to be over-critical most of the time, which can rub your near and dear ones the wrong way. You are sticklers for tidiness, and everything around you will be in a neat and clean condition.
Your sign Leo is the most masculine sign of the Zodiac, fittingly symbolised by the Lion. You radiate power and majesty. You are born leaders, and like to be associated with people of great social standing. However, you are warm spirited, eager to leap into action and are driven by the desire to be loved and appreciated. You are full to the brim with latent strength, which you can summon up at the mere sight of your prey. You are also very ambitious, and strive to reach the very top in your chosen field. Being party people, you love being the centre of attention. You can be very touchy, and don’t take lightly to criticism. Ironically, you yourself can be arrogant at times and hurt other people’s feelings. However, at the core, you are soft, and go to great lengths to help others out of their predicaments. In relationships, though you are unlikely to compromise on your independence, you will be a caring partner. You greatly appreciate beauty and are naturally attracted to beautiful people.
Your sign of Cancer is symbolised by the Crab. You are very emotional, though you have a very hard shell. Because you are so soft and sensitive from inside, harsh words from others can easily hurt you deeply. You are apt to sink into depression quite frequently. You tend to seek solace in your family members and close friends, but soon realise that they can at best provide only temporary happiness. You may find the higher, permanent happiness quite elusive. You are also prone to mood swings, and can lose your temper over things that seem trivial to others. You also have a habit of latching on to things from your past, and find it very difficult let go, which in turn impedes your progress towards your defined objectives in life. There may be a bit of a contradiction here, but you can be cunning and selfless at the same time. However, you do have a keen sense of humour, and with the things you say, you can send your friends rolling in laughter. You are a family person, and your nest for you is the most important thing in the world.
The symbol of your sign Gemini is The Twins, which explains the duality in your nature. A marked inconsistency in your behaviour sets you apart from others. For instance, one day you may profess a liking for one thing, and the next you may say that you like just the opposite thing. You can feel love and hate at the same time; indeed, sometimes it may be difficult for you to distinguish between the two emotions. It can be very confusing, not just for you, but even for others around you. It can affect your judgement, too. You could end up thinking of a true well-wisher as your enemy. However, you are gifted with the power of insight. Though you may often be oblivious of it, when you are aware of it, you may tend to misuse it. You are a good communicator, a good orator and very witty, traits that can win you some really good friends.
You are the second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus, with the Bull as your symbol. Though the charging Bull represents power and strength, don’t let the symbolism confuse you – You can be rather soft and sophisticated in your nature. Just like a bull is docile until it is tempted, you are also easy-going till the time you are provoked or instigated. You are known for your determination, though, and there is not much that can distract you from your goals. You give a lot of importance to simplicity and stability in life, though many others around you may find you boring and lacking in excitement. You simply refuse to take unnecessary risks that can jeopardise your stability. You also attach a lot of significance to creature comforts, and can be quite materialistic, but this is what gives you that pragmatic touch. Though you cannot exactly be called an extrovert, you can be an excellent friend. You tend to assume the role of protector and guide to the friends who are close to you.
Being a Ram, you have the honor of being the first sign of the Zodiac. Needless to say, you possess strong and powerful characteristics. You have a strong sense of purpose and march forward towards your goals with great zeal. Your reserves of energy are practically unlimited and it is not easy to make your tired. Courage is your most outstanding quality, so you are happy to lead from the front, while people in your circle are more than content to follow in your footsteps. You are also frank and straightforward, and prefer to face problems head-on, instead of trying to beat around the bush. Since you are always eager for action, you may sometimes tend to be impulsive, and vulnerable to being misled.