About the Signs

SIGN

QUALITY

ELEMENT

PRINCIPLE

RULER

GLYPH

OPPOSITE

SIGN

KEY PHRASE

KEYWORD

ANATOMY

ARIES

 

Cardinal

Fire

Active

Mars

Ram’s Horns

Libra

I AM

ACTIVITY

Head, Face, Brain, Upper Teeth

Positive Characteristics:  Pioneering – Executive – Competitive – Impulsive – Eager – Courageous – Independent – Dynamic – Lives in Present – Quick

Negative Characteristics:  Domineering – Quick-Tempered – Violent – Intolerant – Hasty – Arrogant – “Me First Mentality” – Brusque – Lacks Follow-Through

TAURUS


Fixed

Earth

Passive

Venus

Bull’s Head & Horns

Scorpio

I HAVE

STABILITY

Throat, Neck, Ears, Vocal Chords, Thyroid, Tongue, Mouth, Tonsils, Lower Teeth

Positive Characteristics:  Patient – Conservative – Domestic – Sensual – Thorough – Stable – Dependable – Practical – Artistic - Loyal

Negative Characteristics:  Self-Indulgent – Stubborn – Slow-Moving – Argumentative – Short-Tempered – Possessive – Greedy - Materialistic

GEMINI

Mutable

Air

Active

Mercury

Roman Numeral 2

Sagittarius

I THINK

VERSATILITY

Lungs, Collar Bone, Hands, Arms, Shoulders, Nervous System

Positive Characteristics:  Dual – Congenial – Curious – Adaptable – Expressive – Quick-Witted – Literary – Inventive – Dexterous - Clever 

Negative Characteristics:  Changeable – Ungrateful – Scatterbrained – Restless – Scheming – Lacking in Concentration – Lacking in Follow-Through

 

SIGN

QUALITY

ELEMENT

PRINCIPLE

RULER

GLYPH

OPPOSITE

SIGN

KEY PHRASE

KEYWORD

ANATOMY

CANCER

Cardinal

Water

Passive

Moon

Crab’s Claw

Capricorn

I FEEL

DEVOTION

Breast, Stomach, Upper Lobes of Liver

Positive Characteristics:  Tenacious – Intuitive – Maternal – Domestic – Sensitive – Retentive – Helpful – Sympathetic – Emotional – Patriotic – Good Memory - Traditional

Negative Characteristics:  Brooding – Touchy – Too Easily Hurt – Negative – Manipulative – Too Cautious – Lazy – Selfish – Sorry for Self

LEO

Fixed

Fire

Active

Sun

Lion’s Tail

Aquarius

I WILL

MAGNETISM

Heart, Sides, Upper Back

Positive Characteristics:  Dramatic – Idealistic – Proud – Ambitious – Creative – Dignified – Romantic – Generous – Self-Assured - Optimistic

Negative Characteristics:  Vain – Status Conscious – Childish – Overbearing – Fears Ridicule – Cruel – Boastful – Pretentious - Autocratic

VIRGO

Mutable

Earth

Passive

Mercury

Spelling of Greek word for VIRGIN

Pisces

I ANALYZE

PRACTICALITY

Intestines, Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, Lower Plexus, Upper Bowel

Positive Characteristics:  Industrious – Studious – Scientific – Methodical – Discriminating – Fact-Finding – Exacting – Clean – Humane – Seeks Perfection

Negative Characteristics:  Critical – Petty – Melancholy – Self-Centered – Fears Disease & Poverty – Picky – Pedantic – Skeptical - Sloppy

 

SIGN

QUALITY

ELEMENT

PRINCIPLE

RULER

GLYPH

OPPOSITE

SIGN

KEY PHRASE

KEYWORD

ANATOMY

LIBRA

Cardinal

Air

Active

Venus

The Scales

Aries

I BALANCE

HARMONY

Kidneys, Lower Back, Adrenal Glands, Appendix

Positive Characteristics:  Cooperative – Persuasive – Companionable – Peace-Loving – Refined – Judicial – Artistic – Diplomatic – Sociable – Suave

Negative Characteristics:  Fickle – Apathetic – Loves Intrigue – Peace at any Price – Pouting – Indecisive – Easily Deterred

SCORPIO

Fixed

Water

Passive

Pluto

Scorpion’s Tail & its Sting

Taurus

I DESIRE

INTENSITY

The Genitals, Bladder, Rectum, Reproductive Organs

Positive Characteristics:  Motivated – Penetrating – Executive – Resourceful – Determined – Scientific – Investigative – Probing – Passionate - Aware

Negative Characteristics:  Vengeful – Temperamental – Secretive – Overbearing – Violent – Sarcastic – Suspicious – Jealous - Intolerant

SAGITTARIUS

Mutable

Fire

Active

Jupiter

Archer’s Arrow

Gemini

I UNDER-STAND

VISUALI-ZATION

Hips, Thighs, Upper Leg

Positive Characteristics:  Straightforward – Philosophical – Freedom-loving – Broadminded – Athletic – Generous – Optimistic – Just – Religious – Scholarly - Enthusiastic

Negative Characteristics:  Argumentative – Exaggerative – Talkative – Procrastinating – Self-indulgent – Blunt – Impatient – Gambler – Pushy – Hot-Headed


SIGN

QUALITY

ELEMENT

PRINCIPLE

RULER

GLYPH

OPPOSITE

SIGN

KEY PHRASE

KEYWORD

ANATOMY

CAPRICORN

Cardinal

Earth

Passive

Saturn

Seagoat’s Horn & Tail

Cancer

I USE

AMBITION

Knees & Lower Leg

Positive Characteristics:  Cautious – Responsible – Scrupulous – Conventional - Businesslike – Perfectionist – Traditional – Practical – Hardworking – Economical – Serious

Negative Characteristics:  Egotistic – Domineering – Unforgiving – Fatalistic – the Mind rules the Heart – Stubborn – Brooding – Inhibited – Status-Seeking

AQUARIUS

Fixed

Air

Active

Uranus

Waves of Water or Electricity

Leo

I KNOW

IMAGINA-TION

Ankles

Positive Characteristics:  Independent – Inventive – tolerant – Individualistic – Progressive – Artistic – Scientific – Logical – Humane – Intellectual – Altruistic

Negative Characteristics:  Unpredictable – Temperamental – Bored by Detail – Cold – Too Fixed in Opinions – Shy – Eccentric – Radical – Impersonal - Rebellious

PISCES

Mutable

Water

Passive

Neptune

Two Fish tied together

Virgo

I BELIEVE

UNDER-STANDING

Feet

Positive Characteristics:  Compassionate – Charitable – Sympathetic – Emotional – Sacrificing – Intuitive – Introspective – Musical - Artistic

Negative Characteristics:  Procrastinating – Over-Talkative – Melancholy – Pessimistic – Emotionally Inhibited – Timid – Impractical – Indolent – Often Feels Misunderstood

 

Table is original but text is from “The Only Way to LEARN ASTROLOGY, Volume 1” by Marion March and Joan McEvers