Friday, December 14, 2018

Year of the Pig 2019: Zodiac Symbols and Zodiac Signs

Those dazzling zodiac signs spinning through the constellations of our lives. Mesmerizing, and charming. Sometimes our zodiac signs can be scary, but their meanings are always powerful. Our zodiac symbols and signs offer us a peek into the diversity of human character and personality. Now there are some who don’t subscribe to the art of astrology. Some folks deem the attributes of the zodiac as hooey.


Aries: March 21-April 19

One of the best ways to get to know an Aries sun-sign is through their zodiac symbols. Observing the symbols for each sign is akin to taking note of a person’s eye color, or mannerisms. These seemingly innocuous symbols linked to each sign can tip us off to a deeper understanding of Aries and their ways.

How so? Well, for example…one of the zodiac symbols associated with Aries is fire.

What do we know about fire? It’s the poster-child for passion, creativity, inspiration. Ergo, Aries and their kinship with fire will tend to be hot, hot, hot – in love, sometimes temper, and certainly in seeking excitement.


Taurus: April 20-May 20

Ah, Taurus…the tried, the true, the stable, dependable sun-sign of the zodiac. What would we do without you, dear Taurus? I for one would be utterly lost without your stoicism, and your solid presence in my life.

True to their sun-sign nature, Taurus zodiac symbols mimic that earthy, grounded essence that all Taurus’ express in one way or another.
For example, the elemental zodiac symbol for Taurus is earth. What better way to express connection with strong foundation and that “feet on the ground” persona than earth?!

Maybe you’re a Taurus, and want to dig deeper into the layers of your zodiac symbols. Or…perhaps you have a Taurus friend and you’re curious about their bullish qualities. Learning about the symbols associated with a sign is a sure-fire way to peek into the deeper intricacies of an astro-personality type.


Gemini: May 21-June 20

Dear Gemini, how I so love your energy! Your zodiac symbols are highly appropriate for your adaptability, flexibility and intelligence. Take yellow, for instance. Yellow is your governing color. Bright, radiant and symbolic of enthusiasm and ebullience. That’s a Gemini sun-sign to a T.

I particularly appreciate Gemini’s quick wit. Gemini tend to have a fabulous ability to communicate clearly – and they get their point across succinctly.

Air is Gemini’s ruling element, and this is a big factor in your ability to think, speak and react well. Air is the element of communication. Think about cell phones, and WiFi. All that data speeding through the ethers. Gemini has intricate networks of intellect emitting from them all the time. No wonder you have such bright ideas!


Cancer: June 21-July 22

Tender, loving, loyal Cancer – where would we be without you? We’d be without the finesse you execute in sensing what is needed in the moment. We’d be without a deep streak of sympathy and compassion. We’d be without vital memory-keepers in the world.

To be sure, Cancer is a integral part of society. Your zodiac symbols reflect a deep influence upon others and the world.

Your ruler is the Moon, and as such, you are involved with affecting the ebb and flow of emotional waters around you. It’s a big job, but as a healthy, whole Cancerian, you are up to the task of managing emotional drips and/or flooding.

Every sign has its flip-side. Cancer’s, you can be the shoulder everybody cries on – the one who soothes away the wrinkles in the fabric of life. But your element is water – which can be unpredictable. Combine the sometimes erratic nature of water with your ruling Moon – we sometimes get a cocktail of variables. One day you are the gracious healer, the next, a hermit concerned with only your own challenges.


Leo: July 23-August 22

Charismatic, opinionated and creative. That’s a cocktail for a radiant Leo sun-sign personality. A lot of Leo’s shining qualities are evident in their zodiac symbols. For example, Leo is ruled by the sun – the center of our solar system. Similarly, a lot of Leo’s kinda figure the world revolves around them too (or at least it should). Nothing wrong with that. After all, Leo’s are incredibly powerful, potentially influential, and certainly smart enough to command authority.

Another of Leo’s zodiac symbols is an indicator of promising personality. Take gold, for instance. Gold? Yep – that’s Leo’s governing metal. It makes sense. Leo’s tend to have the ‘Midas Touch’ – meaning most things they set their will upon often turns into a golden result.

Gold is also Leo’s color, as well as orange and/or yellow. These hues are bold statements of creativity, expansiveness and energy.


Virgo: August 23-September 22

Compassionate, caring, nurturing and extraordinarily tender-hearted – Virgo strums the human heart strings in the zodiac. As they do, Virgo’s create beautiful music within their communities all around the globe. How so? Well Virgo’s shine brightest when they are called to a noble cause. They particularly excel in standing up for justice. They simply can’t tolerate injustice are mistreatment of the weak.

This is why many Virgo’s are champions for the underdog. Whether they are adopting every stray cat and dog in their neighborhood, or lobbying reform in for underprivileged children…if there is a higher cause that protects the weaker, or vulnerable amongst us…you can bet a Virgo is behind the scene pulling strings somewhere.

It has to do with the virginal symbolism attached to the sign of Virgo. As you’ll see in the zodiac symbolsfor Virgo – you’ll notice a theme of purity. Virgo is a sign of idealism. In an ideal world, all children are nurtured and are raised in pure, positive environments. In an ideal world, animals are protected, and live unmolested in their domains. Likewise, a Virgo’s life is at its best when it is clean, clear and free of messy, ugly stuff.


Libra: September 23-October 22

Charming, harmonious and filled to the brim with energy. Libra’s have a lot going for them – often in many different directions. Getting to know the zodiac symbols for Libra is essential to crack the intricate code of this fascinating sun-sign.

For example, Libra’s ruling planet is Venus. We all know Venus is symbolic of love, passion and beauty…but there is more to this energy than that. Venus – and Virgo stand for appreciation, specifically appreciation for the lovely, fine things life has to offer.

Libra has a tremendous sense of style, and has a knack for introducing pleasurable experiences to any environment. In fact, Libra’s often excel in occupations dealing with art and decor.

Libra’s colors, pastel blues and lavender, are symbolic of sophistication and style too. Lavender is a healing color, and Libra’s heal through refining their environment with loveliness. Libra’s are attuned to color. They know that colors can uplift and inspire. Light blues and purples will invigorate, inspire and offer illumination to Libra’s. These colors are also helpful in injecting clarity, good communication and tranquility to the Libra psyche.


Scorpio: October 23-November 21

Extreme, powerful, elusive…Scorpio’s are in the zodiac to keep us all scratching our heads saying “huh?” To be sure, Scorpio’s can be hard to cipher. But that’s okay.

They’re absolutely worth the time we take to crack their complicated codes. Learning Scorpio zodiac symbols is a great start to decoding this mysterious sun-sign.

For starters, we can contemplate Scorpio’s governing color for meaning. Bright reds are the colors for Scorpio. This hue is symbolic of intensity, passion, assertion.

Blood red is a keen alignment to Scorpio’s deep sense of self, and their understanding of the undercurrents that make life flow. Red is also the color of the root chakra, which is symbolic of action, physicality, sex and base nature of the self. Red is a core color for prime need and function. Similarly, Scorpio’s have a wicked-sharp understanding of what’s at the core of life. They innately understand what makes things tick, and they have a remarkable way of turning over stones to animate anything that was once stagnate.


Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

Inspired, wandering, optimistic Sagittarius…what would the world do without you dreamers of the zodiac? I’ll tell you what we’d do…we’d become mired in the minutia of the mundane, forever yearning for the sparkles you bring to the world.

As with all the zodiac signs, Sagittarius is just as complex and hard to figure as everybody else. But Sag might give us an easier time in ciphering who they are, because they have a tendency to ‘let it all hang out.’

Sagittarius sun-signs are pretty much what-you-see-is-what-you-get.

Take Sagittarius’ ruling planet, for example – Jupiter. It’s a planet symbolic of generosity, fortune, zeal and expansiveness. When a Sagittarius turns on these features in society, it’s hard to miss. There’s no denying a Sag when they are high on a new adventure or in the throes of enthusiastic excitement. Further, Jupiter is a highly visible planet…even by the naked eye in certain times of the year. So too is the Sagittarius. You just can’t remain blind to a switched on Sagittarius within your midst.

Another element of obvious transparency regarding the Sagittarius personality is their governing color. Sagittarius is governed by the color purple. This is a long-held color of royalty. As in the old days, when such pomp and circumstance was observed, when the community saw purple, they knew a biggety wiggety was in their presence. Same with Sag. When a healthy, whole Sagittarius comes on the scene, you’re going to know you’re in the presence of a bombastic being. 


Capricorn: December 22-January 19

If it weren’t for a Capricorn, it’s highly doubtful I would be sitting here writing this post today. It took a Capricorn’s strong, patient, stable, reliable influence to pull me out of some pretty dark moments.

Maybe you’ve had the same encounters with this solid sign. If so, you’ll know Capricorn’s have a keen intellect. They see the inner-workings of things and deftly maneuver elements to strategically obtain goals.

In doing so, they employ admirable determination and discipline. What’s more, Capricorn has an innate understanding of personal responsibility. A peek at Capricorn’s governing zodiac symbols can elaborate on these traits. Take the symbolic planet Saturn, which rules Capricorn. Saturn is named after the Roman god of agricultural harvesting. Anybody who knows about farming, knows it takes fortitude to manage all the risks of agriculture. It’s a dicey industry. Weather, economics, strength/weakness of plants, implementing proper nutrition…it’s toiling work too. No wonder the Roman’s sought the blessings of such a powerful god over their crops. Capricorn’s share that hard work ethic with Saturn. The planet Saturn is symbolic of many things. It’s primary theme is: Control. Capricorn’s share that personality trait as well as all those mentioned.

The theme of control shows up in alchemical zodiac symbols for Capricorn, namely, lead. Lead is the metal that governs Capricorn. As a metal, lead is dense and highly resistant to corrosion. In Capricorn terms, this translates to their ability to resist dissuasion or distraction from their goals.


Aquarius: January 20-February 18

Uncompromising, individualistic, thoughtful Aquarius…oh how I love what you bring to the zodiac buffet of diversity! To be sure, the world would be a pale shade of grey without your ideas and intelligent insight. There’s a lot to learn from Aquarius, and learning about this sun-sign’s zodiac symbols is a great start!

Take Aquarius’ high-minded color, blue. Bright sky-blue to be more precise.

This color reflects the high flying ideas Aquarius’ are often prone to think up. This color also describes Aquarius’ tendency to fly into blue skies of dreams, intellect and far reaching philosophical clouds. Blue is the color of clarity, something Aquarians value. Blue is also associated with the throat chakra, which is symbolic of communication. Aquarians are typically good communicators. In fact, many of our greatest teachers are Aquarians.

Another glimpse into Aquarian aspects can be found in the planet and Greek god, Uranus. Uranus is the ruling planet for this sign, and is symbolic revolution and inspiration. The planet governs neat stuff like: Art, science and invention. All of these symbolic factors jive well with Aquarius disposition. The Greek sky god, Uranus, was said to have no parents. Rather, he was born from chaos. This ties in with Aquarius’ personality because chaos, in Greek terms, is that point of pure potential just before creation sparks. Aquarius digs this place, and in fact likes to party there. Ever seeking the “what ifs” in every scene, Aquarius is okay with the blank canvas before the first bold stroke of paint is placed.


Pisces: February19-March 20

Soulful, mysterious, insightful Pisces…You bring a level of depth to the zodiac like no other sign. To be sure, it’s not easy being you. Straddling the realm of physical and spiritual can be extraordinarily taxing on you.

Nevertheless, your ability to see into the astral plane is a gift that is both rewarding and necessary to the world.

As the last of the procession of zodiac signs, Pisces represents the culmination of all that has been before its arrival on the scene. As such, Pisces is incredibly rich and deep in many areas.

We can tap into that depth and diversity by learning more about the zodiac symbols for Pisces. Why? Because their symbols are clues that dive deeper into this soulful sun-sign.

For example, platinum is the governing metal for Pisces. Platinum is a rare metal, and therefore considered a prized commodity. In many ways, so is Pisces. Pisces expresses rare gifts of perception, and has an uncommon ability to glean information from unorthodox sources. Often, the information they intuit from these unlikely sources (like dreams, meditation or the spirit realm) are highly prized…by themselves and others. In alchemical wisdom, platinum is symbolic of manifestation. This jives with Pisces because they are incredibly adept at manifesting concrete results from seemingly nothing. In other words, they can take fluffy data and seem to magically make it real.

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