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12 Signs and The planets

Updated: Jul 16, 2023



Hello readers this post is a little different than my usual personal development content. Still, I’ve been wanting to write more guides on my blog and I haven’t touched on the spiritual side of personal development.


I personally have multi-layer beliefs and have a great interest in the different types of beliefs throughout the history of humanity even if they are not personally mine. If this is not something you agree with or find too woo-woo or weird, please don’t leave any hateful remarks. Even if you don’t like it, believe in it, or find it annoying, just x out as this is a personal development blog and for many people, this is a part of their interests and/or belief systems.


Note: This is what I personally learned about astrology so far and I feel like creating guides will be a continuous process and these guides will have multiple parts.


The Zodiac signs


In astrology, the zodiac signs are used as a tool to understand an individual's personality traits, characteristics, and life path. There are 12 zodiac signs, each associated with different elements, planets, and ruling traits. These signs are believed to influence the way a person interacts with the world around them, as well as how they navigate their own personal development.


Astrologers use the position of the planets and stars at the time of a person's birth to create a natal chart, which is a snapshot of the sky at the moment of their birth. This chart provides a unique blueprint of an individual's personality and life path, as well as potential challenges and opportunities in the future.


Zodiac signs are grouped by:


Elements ( Fire, Air, Water, and Earth): Each element is associated with certain personality traits and characteristics. Some astrologers associate certain elements with yin or yang energy based on the characteristics and traits associated with each element. The elements provide a framework for understanding an individual's personality and potential and can be used in conjunction with the zodiac signs and ruling planets to create a more nuanced understanding of an individual's astrological profile.


Modalities (Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable): The modalities provide further insight into an individual's personality and approach to life, and can be used in conjunction with the zodiac signs and ruling planets to create a more nuanced understanding of an individual's astrological profile.


Before getting into each zodiac it is important these meanings.


Elements


Fire: Associated with Yang (masculine) energy; passion, creativity, and impulsivity. These signs are known for their fiery and enthusiastic nature, and they tend to approach life with passion and energy. Fire signs are often seen as creative and confident, and they may have a tendency to act impulsively or without thinking things through.


Air: Associated with Yang (masculine) energy; intellect, communication, and social connections. These signs are known for their intellectual and communicative nature, and they tend to approach life with an air of detachment and objectivity. Air signs are often seen as clever and adaptable, and they may have a tendency to overthink or intellectualize their emotions.


Water: Associated with Yin (Feminine) energy; emotions, intuition, and sensitivity. These signs are known for their emotional and intuitive nature, and they tend to approach life with a deep sense of feeling and empathy. Water signs are often seen as compassionate and nurturing, and they may have a tendency to become overwhelmed by their emotions.


Earth: Associated with Yin (Feminine) energy; practicality, groundedness, and hard work. These signs are known for their down-to-earth and reliable nature, and they tend to approach life with a sense of stability and security. Earth signs are often seen as responsible and dependable, and they may have a tendency to be too focused on material possessions or tangible results.


Modalities

Cardinal: Associated with leadership, initiative, and action. They are known for their ability to start things but may struggle with follow-through.


Fixed: Known for their stability, determination, and perseverance. They are often associated with stubbornness, but also have a strong sense of loyalty and commitment.


Mutable: Known to be adaptable, flexible, and changeable. They are known for their ability to go with the flow and make adjustments as needed. However, they may also struggle with making decisions and sticking to a plan.


Each zodiac sign has a ruling planet it is associated with. It is important to note only Leos and cancers aren’t ruled by planets. The sun is considered a star and the moon is a natural satellite, so technically those signs are known as luminaries


Also, the sun sign time is based on the researched day but depending on the system used by the person the sun sign time frame may not be accurate. Knowing your exact birthday is best if you are using the Placidus system instead of Whole Signs.


Now that we got those definitions down we can move on to the actual signs. Also please don't be offended by the traits, I used AI to help me put together the list.



Aries


Sun sign time frame: March 21- April 19

Represented by: The Ram

Ruling Planet(s): Mars

Element: Fire

Modality: Cardinal

Traits:

  • Energetic

  • Passionate

  • Confident

  • Independent

  • Impulsive

  • Competitive

  • Adventurous

  • Quick-tempered

  • Short attention span

  • Brave

Sister Sign: Libra


Taurus


Sun sign time frame: April 20- May 20

Represented by: The Bull

Ruling Planet(s): Venus

Element: Earth

Modality: Fixed

Traits:

  • Practical

  • Loyal

  • Patient

  • Reliable

  • Sensual

  • Stubborn

  • Materialistic

  • Possessive

  • Artistic

  • Indulgent

  • Stubborn

  • Persistent

  • Conservative

  • Stable

Sister Sign: Scorpio


Gemini


Sun sign time frame: May 21 - June 20

Represented by: The Twins

Ruling Planet(s): Mercury

Element: Air

Modality: Mutable

Traits:

  • Adaptable

  • Curious

  • Communicative

  • Versatile

  • Intellectual

  • Social

  • Witty

  • Nervous

  • Restless

  • Inconsistent

  • Indecisive

  • Superficial

  • Gossipy

  • Impulsive

Sister Sign: Sagittarius


Cancer


Sun sign time frame: June 21 - July 22

Represented by: The crab

Ruling Planet(s): Moon

Element: Water

Modality: Cardinal

Traits:

  • Emotional

  • Intuitive

  • Sensitive

  • Nurturing

  • Empathetic

  • Caring

  • Compassionate

  • Protective

  • Moody

  • Tenacious

  • Imaginative

  • Creative

  • Family-oriented

Sister Sign: Capricorn


Leo


Sun sign time frame: July 23- August 22

Represented by: The Lion

Ruling Planet(s): Sun

Element: Fire

Modality: Fixed

Traits:

  • Confident

  • Creative

  • Bold

  • Passionate

  • Charismatic

  • Assertive

  • Dramatic

  • Generous

  • Self-assured

  • Loyal

  • Romantic

  • Proud

  • Energetic

Sister Sign: Aquarius


Virgo


Sun sign time frame: August 23- September 22

Represented by: The maiden

Ruling Planet(s): Mercury

Element: Earth

Modality: Mutable

Traits:

  • Practical

  • Analytical

  • Detail-oriented

  • Reliable

  • Hardworking

  • Modest

  • Methodical

  • Intelligent

  • Organized

  • Perfectionist

  • Critical

  • Reserved

  • Shy

  • Conservative

Sister Sign: Pisces



Libra


Sun sign time frame: September 23 - October 22

Represented by: The scales

Ruling Planet(s): Venus

Element: Air

Modality: Cardinal

Traits:

  • Diplomatic

  • Fair-minded

  • Social

  • Charming

  • Romantic

  • Idealistic

  • Indecisive

  • Superficial

  • People-pleaser

  • Balanced

  • Gracious

  • Non-confrontational

  • Cooperative

  • Artistic

  • Peaceful

  • Harmonious

  • Intellectual

  • Analytical

Sister Sign: Aries


Scorpio


Sun sign time frame: October 23 - November 21

Represented by: The Scorpion

Ruling Planet(s): Mars, Pluto

Element: Water

Modality: Fixed

Traits:

  • Passionate

  • Intense

  • Mysterious

  • Determined

  • Resourceful

  • Independent

  • Secretive

  • Private

  • Complex

  • Emotional

  • Powerful

  • Resilient

  • Transformational

  • Magnetic

  • Investigative

  • Jealous

  • Possessive

  • Stubborn

  • Unforgiving

Sister Sign: Taurus


Sagittarius


Sun sign time frame: November 22 - December 21

Represented by: The Archer

Ruling Planet(s): Jupiter

Element: Fire

Modality: Mutable

Traits:

  • Optimistic

  • Adventurous

  • Curious

  • Independent

  • Philosophical

  • Generous

  • Honest

  • Blunt

  • Restless

  • Impatient

  • Commitment-phobic

  • Tactless

  • Overconfident

  • Careless

  • Exaggerating

  • Extravagant

  • Impulsive

  • Non-committal

Sister Sign: Gemini


Capricorn


Sun sign time frame: December 22 - January 19

Represented by: The goat

Ruling Planet(s): Saturn

Element: Earth

Modality: Cardinal

Traits:

  • Practical

  • Ambitious

  • Responsible

  • Reserved

  • Disciplined

  • Patient

  • Organized

  • Resourceful

  • Loyal

  • Serious

  • Traditional

  • Pessimistic

  • Stubborn

  • Perfectionist

  • Materialistic

Sister Sign: Cancer


Aquarius


Sun sign time frame: January 20- February 18

Represented by: The water bearer

Ruling Planet(s): Saturn, Uranus

Element: Air

Modality: Fixed

Traits:

  • Independent

  • Original

  • Unconventional

  • Eccentric

  • Rebellious

  • Innovative

  • Humanitarian

  • Intellectual

  • Analytical

  • Detached

  • Aloof

  • Friendly

  • Social

  • Outspoken

  • Quirky

  • Eccentric

  • Visionary

Sister Sign: Leo


Pisces


Sun sign time frame: February 19- March 20

Represented by: The fish

Ruling Planet(s): Jupiter, Neptune

Element: Water

Modality: Mutable

Traits:

  • Intuitive

  • Imaginative

  • Compassionate

  • Sensitive

  • Creative

  • Dreamy

  • Spiritual

  • Selfless

  • Escapist

  • Idealistic

  • Indecisive

  • Overly trusting

  • Easily influenced

  • Paranoid

  • Self-pitying

  • Self-sacrificing

  • Gullible

  • Confused

Sister Sign: Virgo


More Vocabulary referring to the signs


Signature sign: refers to a person's dominant sign, which can be determined by analyzing the positions of the planets and houses in their natal chart. It is the sign that has the most influence over a person's personality and life path; is determined by analyzing the entire natal chart


Stellium: refers to a grouping of three or more planets in a single sign or house in a person's natal chart. This can indicate a concentration of energy and focus in a particular area of life, depending on the sign and house involved; is a specific configuration within the chart.


Big three: refers to the three most important signs in an individual's natal chart. These signs are the sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign (also known as the ascendant).


Big Six: a concept in astrology, which refers to the six most influential planets in an individual's natal chart. These planets are the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter.


The Planets


Please note: Rising Signs are NOT an actual planet, but a sky point, so it will not be referenced in this post. It will be defined in upcoming posts.


Vocabulary that refers to the planets

Inner planets: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus. The personal planets are the inner planets and are believed to have a direct influence on an individual's personality and daily life.


Outer planets: are planets that are further from the sun than the asteroid belt. In traditional astrology, the outer planets include Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. These planets are believed to have a more generational influence on society, rather than a personal influence on individuals.


Sun: associated with the self, creativity, and vitality. It represents an individual's core identity and their innermost desires. For personal development, understanding the placement of the Sun in your natal chart can offer insights into your sense of self and what drives you. By understanding your Sun sign and the traits associated with it, you can work on developing your strengths and overcoming any challenges that may arise. Additionally, understanding the placement of the Sun in relation to other planets in your chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if the Sun is in a challenging aspect to Saturn, you may struggle with self-doubt or feelings of inadequacy. By recognizing this potential challenge, you can work on building your self-confidence and developing a stronger sense of self-worth.


Moon: associated with emotions, intuition, and the subconscious. It represents an individual's emotional world and instinctual reactions. For personal development, understanding the placement of the Moon in your natal chart can offer insights into your emotional nature and provide guidance on how to work with and integrate your emotions in a healthy way. By recognizing your emotional patterns and tendencies, you can work on developing greater emotional intelligence and cultivating healthier relationships with others. Additionally, the Moon's placement in relation to other planets in your chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if the Moon is in a challenging aspect to Saturn, you may struggle with feelings of insecurity or inadequacy. By recognizing this potential challenge, you can work on building your self-confidence and developing a stronger sense of self-worth. The Moon can be a powerful tool for personal development in astrology, helping individuals to better understand and integrate their emotions in a healthy and productive way.


Mercury: associated with communication, intellect, and information. It represents an individual's thought processes and how they communicate with others. For personal development, understanding the placement of Mercury in your natal chart can offer insights into your communication style and provide guidance on how to improve your communication skills. By recognizing your strengths and weaknesses in communication, you can work on developing better listening skills, speaking clearly and effectively, and understanding the perspectives of others. Additionally, the placement of Mercury in relation to other planets in your chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if Mercury is in a challenging aspect to Saturn, you may struggle with self-doubt or feelings of inadequacy in your communication. By recognizing this potential challenge, you can work on building your self-confidence and developing a stronger sense of self-worth in your communication.


Venus: associated with relationships, aesthetics, and pleasure. It represents an individual's values and their approach to love and beauty. For personal development, understanding the placement of Venus in your natal chart can offer insights into your values and desires, especially in the areas of love and relationships. By recognizing your values and desires, you can work on cultivating healthier and more fulfilling relationships with others. Additionally, understanding the placement of Venus in relation to other planets in your chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if Venus is in a challenging aspect to Saturn, you may struggle with feelings of inadequacy or unworthiness in your relationships. By recognizing this potential challenge, you can work on building your self-esteem and developing healthier boundaries in your relationships. Venus can be a powerful tool for personal development in astrology, helping individuals to cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness and develop more fulfilling relationships with others.


Mars: associated with drive, ambition, and determination. It represents an individual's ability to take action and assert themselves in the world. For personal development, understanding the placement of Mars in your natal chart can offer insights into your drive and ambition, as well as your ability to take action in pursuit of your goals. By recognizing your strengths and weaknesses in these areas, you can work on developing a stronger sense of determination and resilience. Additionally, understanding the placement of Mars in relation to other planets in your chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if Mars is in a challenging aspect to Saturn, you may struggle with feelings of frustration or impatience when pursuing your goals. By recognizing this potential challenge, you can work on developing more patience and perseverance in the face of obstacles. Mars can be a powerful tool for personal development in astrology, helping individuals to cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness and develop a stronger sense of drive and ambition in pursuit of their goals.


Jupiter: associated with growth, optimism, and luck. It represents an individual's potential for growth and prosperity. Jupiter can be used for personal development by helping individuals to cultivate a sense of optimism and positivity, and by encouraging them to take risks and pursue opportunities for growth. By recognizing their potential for success and taking steps to achieve their goals, individuals can harness the energy of Jupiter to create a more fulfilling and prosperous life. Additionally, understanding the placement of Jupiter in relation to other planets in the natal chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if Jupiter is in a challenging aspect to Saturn, the individual may struggle with self-doubt or a lack of confidence in their abilities. By recognizing this potential challenge, they can work on building their self-confidence and developing a stronger sense of self-worth.


Saturn: associated with limitations, boundaries, and authority. It represents an individual's ability to set boundaries and take responsibility for their actions. Saturn can be used for personal development by helping an individual understand their boundaries, limitations, and responsibilities. By recognizing their own limitations and taking responsibility for their actions, an individual can develop a stronger sense of self-discipline and self-control. Saturn can also help individuals cultivate a greater sense of maturity and wisdom and a deeper understanding of the consequences of their actions. Additionally, understanding the placement of Saturn in relation to other planets in the natal chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if Saturn is in a challenging aspect to the Sun, the individual may struggle with self-doubt or a lack of confidence in their abilities. By recognizing this potential challenge, they can work on building their self-confidence and developing a stronger sense of self-worth.


Uranus: associated with originality, independence, and freedom. It represents an individual's ability to think outside the box and make radical changes in their life. Uranus can be used for personal development by encouraging individuals to challenge their beliefs and break free from limiting patterns or behaviors. By embracing their unique perspective and exploring new ways of thinking and being, individuals can tap into the transformative energy of Uranus and cultivate greater independence, creativity, and innovation in their lives. Uranus can also help individuals to break free from societal expectations and live life on their own terms, rather than conforming to the expectations of others. By embracing their individuality and pursuing their own passions and interests, individuals can harness the energy of Uranus to create a more fulfilling and authentic life.


Neptune: associated with intuition, mysticism, and inspiration. It represents an individual's ability to tap into their spiritual side and connect with the universe. Neptune can be used for personal development by encouraging individuals to tap into their intuition and connect with their spiritual side. By exploring their inner world and delving deeper into their subconscious, individuals can cultivate a greater sense of empathy, creativity, and inspiration. Neptune can also help individuals to develop a deeper sense of compassion and empathy for others, and to use their creativity and imagination to bring about positive change in the world. Additionally, understanding the placement of Neptune in relation to other planets in the natal chart can offer insights into potential areas of growth and development. For example, if Neptune is in a challenging aspect to the Moon, the individual may struggle with feelings of confusion or disconnection from their emotions. By recognizing this potential challenge, they can work on developing a greater sense of emotional awareness and learning to trust their intuition.


Pluto: associated with regeneration, transformation, and rebirth. It represents an individual's ability to transform themselves and their lives through challenging experiences. Pluto can be used for personal development by encouraging individuals to embrace transformation and change in their lives. By recognizing the areas of their lives where they may be stuck or resistant to change, individuals can work with the transformative energy of Pluto to break free from limiting patterns or behaviors and create a more fulfilling and authentic life. Pluto can also help individuals to develop a deeper understanding of the cycles of life and death and the importance of letting go of what no longer serves them. By embracing the energy of Pluto, individuals can tap into their inner strength and resilience, and use their experiences of transformation and rebirth to create a more meaningful and purposeful life.


Minor Planets

  • Chiron: Chiron is often referred to as the "wounded healer" and is associated with the archetype of the "wounded healer" in mythology. In astrology, Chiron is believed to represent the areas in our lives where we have experienced pain and trauma, but also where we have the potential to heal ourselves and others. Individuals with a strong Chiron placement in their natal chart may be drawn to healing professions or have a deep desire to help others. By recognizing the areas in our lives where we have been wounded and using that knowledge to help others, we can turn our pain into a source of strength and healing. Chiron can therefore be used for personal development by helping us to understand and heal our own wounds, as well as by guiding us toward careers or activities that allow us to help others in a meaningful way.


  • Ceres: Ceres is a minor planet in astrology associated with the archetype of the "nurturing mother". It is often linked to issues of nurturing, nourishment, and emotional fulfillment. In astrology, Ceres is believed to represent our ability to nurture ourselves and others, as well as our relationship with food, home, and family. Individuals with a strong Ceres placement in their natal chart may have a natural talent for cooking or gardening or may feel a deep sense of fulfillment when caring for others. Ceres can be used for personal development by helping individuals to understand their relationship with nurturing and nourishment and to cultivate a deeper sense of emotional fulfillment and connection with family and home.

Planet Conditions


"Dignity" refers to a planet's placement in a zodiac sign where it is believed to be particularly strong or powerful, regardless of whether it is exalted or not.


"Debility" refers to a planet's placement in a zodiac sign where it is believed to be particularly weak or challenged, regardless of whether it is in detriment or fall.


Exaltation: refers to a planet's placement in the zodiac sign where it is believed to be particularly strong or powerful. This means that the planet is able to express its positive qualities in a more potent and effective way. When a planet is in its sign of exaltation, it also indicates a time of growth and expansion in the areas of life associated with that planet.


Detriment: refers to a planet's placement in the zodiac sign where it is believed to be particularly weak or challenged. When a planet is in its sign of detriment, it may struggle to express the positive qualities associated with that planet. Understanding a planet's sign of detriment is important because it helps to identify areas where an individual may need to work on developing their strengths and overcoming their challenges.


Domicile: refers to a planet's placement in the zodiac sign that it rules. This is considered to be the planet's most powerful position. When a planet is in its domicile, it can express its positive qualities in a very potent and effective way. Understanding a planet's domicile is important because it helps to identify areas where an individual may have natural talents and abilities that they can cultivate and develop.


Fall: refers to a planet's placement in the zodiac sign where it is believed to be particularly challenged or weakened. When a planet is in its sign of fall, it may struggle to express the positive qualities associated with that planet. Understanding a planet's sign of fall is important because it helps to identify areas where an individual may need to work on developing their strengths and overcoming their challenges.


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