Aries is a Fire Sign on the Cardinal Power Cross. Aries Sun Sign people get the ball going with a decisive can-do spirit! They are daring, courageous and adventuresome but tend to be impulsive and impatient. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the point of “I am!” The Aries Sun person must choose between a selfish egocentric awareness or strive to put on Higher Consciousness. Headstrong, he learns best by his own experience. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. Aries Sun Sign people typically wrestle with anger, arrogance and pride! Gaining dominion over fire in the physical body requires patience! When the Sun in Aries person consistently acts rather than react he begins to make true spiritual progress! Aries relates to the head. The chakra he must master most is the heart chakra.
Taurus in an Earth Sign on the Fixed Love Cross. Taurus’ key phrase is “I have.” Taurus Sun Sign people seek material comfort and security. Patient, deliberate, steady and practical, they also can be stubborn, defiant, materialistic and self-indulgent. They ponder well before settling upon a course of action. They need to guard against procrastination. Once they decide, they are unmovable! Desire is very compelling in Taurus (and polar opposite Scorpio). During certain cycles they accumulate and build and in others they must let go or risk losing all. Ruled by Venus, the planet of Love, they magnetize beauty. When they are greedy, possessive or fearful they are subject to compulsive desire but when they surrender their fears to love, the light of the Kundalini rises to the Third Eye Chakra and they become illumined! Taurus relates to the neck and throat, the thyroid gland and the vocal chords.
Gemini is an Air Sign on the Mutable/Wisdom Cross. Geminis pick up information and learn quickly but they are very impressionable. Versatile and flexible, they also can be fickle and non-committing. Mercury ruled, Gemini governs whatever helps us get our message across—i.e. early education, writing, communication and transportation. Siblings, cousins, kin in general and/or neighbors often play a pivotal role in the Gemini Sun person’s life. Geminis are challenged to efficiently manage the details of everyday life. Without a practical schedule, they tend to get scattered and feel disconnected. Ultimately, knowledge must be transformed into wisdom. Gemini relates to the Throat Chakra; they have much to share but need to avoid envy and gossip. Gemini governs the hands, the face, the lungs, the respiratory and the nervous systems. Geminis’ spiritual initiation is to seek and know the Higher Way!
Cancer is a Water Sign on the Cardinal-Power Cross. Cancer sits at the lowest point on the natural chart, the home, the foundation, the roots! Cancer relates to the mother; people with their Sun in Cancer are naturally caring. They nourish, protect and sustain life. If possessive, they must overcome fear of abandonment. Ruled by the Moon, Cancers pick up energy easily and tend to be reactive and moody. When they take things too personally they become defensive and their judgment is skewed. With discipline and good financial habits, this can be an excellent position for wealth! Cancer relates to the Base of the Spine Chakra. Consider these two images; one is a beautiful fountain rising and nourishing all the chakras; the other is a muddy puddle of tears and frustration. Discipline is the key. Diet and exercise make a difference. Cancer relates to the breast/chest and to the stomach. Cancer’s spiritual initiation is to maintain emotional harmony.
Leo is a Fire Sign on the Fixed-Love Cross. Leos are natural leaders. They radiate love! Warm-hearted and magnanimous, they command a charismatic presence. Ruled by the Sun around which all the planets revolve, Leos often grab center stage. Leos are loyal friends but they like to be in charge. They naturally act with authority but sometimes are perceived as being stubborn and bossy. Leo relates to the heart. When Leos harden their hearts as to not feel pain they also shut out love! A childlike innocence colors their personality and attracts others to them. Nevertheless, they can be childish, pouting when they don’t get their way. Flattery is the Achilles Heel of many Leos. Generally positive and optimistic, they need to guard against emotionally crashing when things go awry. Leo relates to the Seat-of-the-Soul Chakra; Leos develop real soul sensitivity and are remarkably intuitive but they sometimes become emotionally dense to block out pain. Pride comes before the Fall; they best stay humble lest they be humiliated.
Virgo is an Earth Sign on the Mutable-Wisdom Cross. An Astrological adage states that Virgos can make a silk purse out of a cow’s ear – they are extraordinarily resourceful! Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury; Virgo represents the Teacher. They enjoy analyzing and taking things, people, situations apart, explaining the function of the many parts, and putting them back together again even better than before! Although Virgos tend to be industrious, they need to guard against working obsessively. Virgo relates to the Solar Plexus Chakra and to the digestive track. Tied up emotions usually indicate a need to forgive or to resolve anger from a sense of “why me, it isn’t fair!”. Virgos benefit by practicing a positive mental attitude to combat waves of anxiety; they have a sense of perfection which their attunement with divine design. Nevertheless, they need to recognize the importance of experimentation, the benefit of learning from mistakes. They need to seek a perfection of the heart! Anxiety, to which they are prone, indicates the need for greater faith.
Libra is an Air Sign on the Cardinal-Power Cross. Librans are sociable. They seek meaningful partnerships. When Librans focus too much attention upon others and not enough on themselves, their lives become unbalanced and circumstances oblige them to carve out their own sense of identity. Endowed with a fierce sense of justice, they argue skillfully, are fair mediators and outstanding advocates. They need to guard against being judgmental. Ruled by Venus, planet of love and beauty, Librans are artistic, elegant and courteous. They use diplomacy to bypass disturbing altercations but should guard against buying peace at any price. Conflict often precedes resolution. Truth may demand standing alone! During life’s storms Librans find peace while abiding in the eye of the hurricane! Like Aries, Libra’s polar opposite, Libra relates to the heart. Through the balanced heart, Librans access higher intuition, express wisdom and make accurate discernments free of condemnation. Libra governs the kidneys.
Scorpio is a Water Sign on the Fixed-Love Cross. Super sensitive, Scorpios pick up nuances of vibration that escape most people. They excel at ferreting out secrets and are capable of laser beam accuracy. Scorpios’ cutting edge no-nonsense approach often manifests as executive power. Kindness and deep compassion are Scorpio traits and yet Scorpios can be self-absorbed and cruel. Ruled by Pluto and by Mars, Scorpios wrestle with conscious as well as unconscious anger and pain. At best, they love deeply and sincerely but they can be jealous, controlling and blinded by compelling desire. Scorpio relates to the Third Eye Chakra; Scorpios naturally perceive perfection. Their efforts to manifest in time and space the geometry of their inner vision sets them apart but also can lead them to be unreasonably demanding of themselves and others. Circumstances and multiple temptations bring Will and desire into conflict within them. As they will to love, they pass through stages of metamorphoses as that which is deadly within them (the Scorpion’s sting) transforms (the Phoenix) into the freedom of the soul fused with the Higher Self (the Eagle). Scorpio governs the genital area and the blood. Love, which purges all that is unlike itself, is the key –in the beginning, the middle and the end!
Sagittarius is a Fire Sign on the Mutable-Wisdom Cross. Idealistic visionaries, Sagittarians have fire of mind! The Archer, half man and half horse, symbolizes the quest for enlightenment. The Archer must use his higher mind to tame his carnal nature, symbolized by the horse. Until he does so, life feels like a roller coaster of highs and lows. Ruled by Jupiter, planet of expansion and of opportunity, Sagittarians are natural explorers; they transcend limitation! Like Gemini, Sagittarius relates to the throat chakra. Sagittarians love to talk, relate and advise, often too loudly. They are prone to be blunt, to exaggerate and to proselytize with missionary zeal. They need to guard against being fanatical. Resentment, spiked by heated arguments and even thoughts of revenge, reveals pride and non-forgiveness. They win by practicing forgiveness as a way of life and by maintaining a positive mental attitude. Sagittarius governs higher education, religion, philosophy, publishing and long distance travel and rules the hips and the thighs.
Capricorn is an Earth Sign on the Cardinal-Power Cross. Endowed with many attributes of a successful producer – well organized, responsible, practical, prudent and efficient — Capricorns get the job done! They make strong leaders. They are generally patient and willing to work hard to succeed. The goat makes his way up the mountain on his knees which Capricorn rules, a reminder to natives of this sign to stay humble lest they become intoxicated with and corrupted by the power they wield. Capricorn relates to the Father and is ruled by Saturn, the law; Capricorns tend to be objective and insistent about the way things should be done. They are advised to take care to guard their reputations; their actions may make them or break them! Complaining is symptomatic of feeling impotent. Misuses of power include being unduly critical and judgmental. As Capricorn relates to the crown chakra, there is potential here for great wisdom translated effectively into works. Capricorn rules the gallbladder as well as the knees.
Aquarius is an Air Sign on the Fixed-Love Cross. Lovers of freedom, Aquarians espouse universal brotherhood and innovative, evolutionary change. Perceiving a world of great diversity bonded by love, they are broad-minded and unusually tolerant of differences. They are typically surrounded by friends or groups of people whom they lead through their progressive ideology and daring to be different. Ruled by Uranus, planet of revolutionary change, they appear highly individualistic, ahead if the times and even strange! Even so, they think they’re right, and typically octave out into their own head space, becoming stubbornly inaccessible. Aquarius relates to the Seat-of-the-Soul chakra; when the soul feels threatened, Aquarians grow by confronting their fears and opening their hearts. When they erect mental walls, blocking out anyone who openly opposes their way of thinking, they shut out love and become intolerant, irritable and hateful! Co-ruled by Saturn, the lawgiver, Aquarians learn that without discipline freedom becomes anarchy, chaos and rebellion! Aquarius governs the ankles.
Pisces is a Water Sign on the Mutable-Wisdom Cross. Pisceans easily place themselves in another’s shoes. Compassionate and understanding, they reach out to those in need whom they try to save. The mature Piscean recognizes the wisdom of teaching a man to fish rather than carrying his woes. Ruled by Neptune, Pisceans pick up and absorb subtle energies. Co-ruled by Jupiter, many devotional Pisceans embrace religion or philosophy by whose tenets they guide their lives. Imaginative and attuned, they nevertheless need to guard against falling into illusion, delusional hopes and a tendency to worry excessively. A tendency to ignore or to escape from what they fear or deem unpleasant often results in serious consequences. Pisceans are challenged to use their minds to gain mastery over the Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of emotional energies. Once they successfully assume a joyous and peaceful consciousness, Pisceans become increasingly intuitive and wise. Others seek them for healing and counsel. Pisces governs the feet and the lymphatic system.