Signs are divided in the Celeste Sky into twelve equal parts. The 360° of the roof divided by 12 gives 12 Signs of 30°. The reference point of the zodiac is the spring equinox, when the length of the days and nights is the same on our planet. The Sun passes each year at the Horizontal of the Earth, which point is called the vernal point, the astronomical measure corresponding to the first degree of the Sign of Aries. The twelve signs always follow the same fixed order:
The Signs are in relation to the exterior, the « energies » that colour the experiences linked to the mobiles proposed by the planets.
One classifies the Signs in:
• cardinal or angular (synonym)
• fixed or cadent (synonym)
• mutable or double (synonym)
The Cardinal energy connects the 4 cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. These signs have points in common : adaption to the outside world, thrust into life, of a straight line, beginning, exit, external adaptability.
The fixed energy is characteristic of the signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, with a joint association with the personality, adaptation to interior, power, it seeks all within itself, which can cause an "internal war" in an individual who has many fixed planets in his Theme, until he manages to find a solution to his problems coming from within.
The Mutable energy characteristic of the 4 signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, related to the mentality ; the energy is a mixture of two others and it may result from this combination a harmony, propaganda and all can reversed, for good or for evil.
The Positive Signs are a reaction to the passive nature of negative Signs. This is an indication of extraversion, the Sign is the energy within the human and retransmits it to the outside in order to act according to his profile.
Negative Signs are a reaction to too-energetic positive signs. The energy leaves from the outside to guide man in his inner world.
The Signs are a mixture of planet rulerships (those with a Ruler of the Sign. Pisces, for example, is a mixture of the planets Jupiter and Venus. Neptune is not the master of Pisces, but is a planet with similar effects as the Sign. For the rulers of Signs consist only of visible planets. When a person ruler something, one sees it. An invisible control is a skill that serves only itself, and is thus either unnecessary or selfish. The Masters correspond for nearly 2 500 years, and one would like to change their order because one has discovered three new planets ... The position of these planets, depending on their Aspects, their position in the >Houses, etc., is essential to understand how the sign of Pisces will act in a particular theme.
The Greek astrologer of Alexandria, Ptolemy in the second century, used elements of the theory. He compiled the work and put some order in the knowhow at the time. Thus he attributed the four elements with three signs, which is called the “triplicity”.
FIRE is common to the signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. According to Jungian psychology, the function coming from the fire element is intuition. Strength, competition, courage, resolution are there, sometimes with exaggeration and a certain dramatization of situations.
The EARTH brings together Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. According to Jung, the perception corresponds to the Earth. The Earth wants to possess, to secure, she likes objects. Practicality and perseverance are at the rendezvous, but often also obstination and stubbornness, even the worst of inaction. Getting up to speed is difficult because the Earth type is afraid of being wrong.
The AIR is common to Gemini, Libra and Aquarius and regulates the function of thought. Flexibility, imagination, intellect and ingenuity are often at the rendezvous at the same time as some dispersion is related to their attempt to want to unify everything, the type Air goes around in circles.
The WATER link Signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, whose psychological function according to Jung is feeling. The Element is related to traditionalism, receptiveness, sensitivity and dreams or sometimes illusions. There may be some emotional instability, a heavy atmosphere and sometimes a side that is a little corny, that may show according to Star Charts. The water feels and judges.
Cardinal sign of fire. Ruling planet: Mars. Exaltation: Sun. Fall: Saturn. Exile: Venus
This sign is made to begin with, less than to complete. Always a little adolescent, it is a sign of creation, combat, challenge, the need to excel. It is the need to address oneself before any thing else, this being not necessarily an indication by a certain selfishness, though it often may be.
One may be afraid to engage oneself and to continue. One must overcome all one’s fears and dare to assert oneself without fear of losing one’s integrity, identity and freedom. The Sign is enthusiastic, active. It is the spirit of the knights with noble hearts who fight for a purpose or, in other cases, the sign of bloodthirsty madman seeking only the fight. One can be provocative, or be ahead of one’s time.
Sign of Earth and fixed. Ruling planet: Venus. Exaltation: Moon. Fall: none. Exile: Mars.
In this sign, the character is regular, stable, sometimes with a few peaks in the moods. He wants
peace and quiet. One side is stubborn, recalcitrant and obstinate and animates Taurus. Loyal, tough, dominant, he is productive once the
steady state is achieved. Indomitable over the long term, his temperament is equal to himself and nothing will deviate him from the path he has chosen,
he will go through to the end. He can be difficult to stop and would want to be foolproof. Do not push him too far, because his anger is memorable.
Air sign and mutable. Ruling planet: Mercury. Exaltation: None. Fall: none. Exile: Jupiter.
Curious, eager to know, the mind always alert, everything that passes through this Sign reflects, thinks, learns, glosses over, juggles, this duality and a permanent restlessness that makes him do two things at once. The Gemini, the sign of twins, is looking for an accomplice and an intelligence, just as if looking for a soul accomplice, able of sharing his views on a plan as brilliant as it is mischievous. He needs contacts and intelligence, intellectual stimuli, in the same way as the natural need for food.
Water Sign and a cardinal.Ruling planet: The Moon. Exaltation: Jupiter. Fall: Mars. Exile: Saturn.
In this sign, one learns to manage emotions. If the individual can be filled with nobility and ethics, the Cancer may, in its negative sense, degenerate into a systematic search of thrills. Discrete, sensitive, amazed, they are either dependent and submissive, or imaginative and generously open. Cancer is not a sign that is realistic. One needs to dream and the spirit needs to travel, because one likes the changes. It is sometimes difficult to move from one situation to the next.
Sign of fire and fixed. Ruling planet: The Sun. Exile: Saturn. Exaltation: none. Fall: none.
In Leo, one seeks recognition of one’s value. The Sign wants things to shine and have a soul. One needs here nobility and panache. Managed by the Sun, the heart of the Solar System, the Leo wants to be a centre, the centre of the situations or circumstances. He is often considered arrogant, haughty or selfish, but he can also be generous, lucid, he has the gift of having an excellent overview and the “eye of a Master.”
Earth sign and mutable. Ruling planet: Mercury. Exaltation: Mercury (also). Fall: Venus. Exile: Jupiter.
The Virgo is an intellectual sign. In this sign, one dissects, analyzes, sorts, one generates equations and algorithms, this about everything, leisure, family, love or otherwise. Discreet and withdrawn, the Sign generates a certain introversion, as well as a great honesty. The Virgo needs things to be in order, in its way. It can be lost in the labyrinth of its mind, being a perfectionist, seeming to lack heart, always wanting to protect itself and be extremely careful, the Virgo is neutral and seeks above all to always improve everything.
Air Sign and cardinal. Ruling planet: Venus. Exaltation: Saturn. Fall: Sun. Exile: Mars.
Libra is a complex area as soon as we enter the worlds of relationships, things get complicated. The world of relationships is the territory of Libra. If the element concerned can be friendly, open, appearing to be Librad, and in seduction, it also turns on the contrary to hypocrisy, laxity and turns in circles if the Theme is weak.
Water and fixed. Ruling planet: Mars. Fall : The Moon. Exile : Venus.
This Sign is constructed by internal stimuli more or less well controlled. Due to strong internal insecurity, feelings are hidden. Ruthless and passionate, insightful, displaying great energy and strength, of a deep wealth, or cunning and ambitious. Magnetic and ambitious, the Scorpio is a Sign looking for things in a profound way. Weak, it switches to more antisocial behaviour towards depravity or sometimes sadism or cynicism, up to a certain self-destruction.
Sign of fire and mutable. Ruling planet: Jupiter. No Exaltation. No Fall. Exile: Mercury.
The territory of Sagittarius makes personalities who are communicative, challenging as much as mundane, as well as natural. They are excessive. If they can be subtle policymakers, they can let themselves go carried away by the circumstances and expediency. Showing great confidence, generosity and liberality, they are formidable organizers, because they see large and they are philosophic. However, weaknesses increase the bragging, megalomania, superficiality and instability.
Earth Sign and cardinal. Ruling planet : Saturn. Exaltation: Mars. Fall : Jupiter. Exile: The Moon.
This Sign is governed by the most distant visible planet, Saturn. This area often takes on for this reason colours that are dark and ominous, cold and hidden. Anxiety and doubt are important. Those tainted by this jurisdiction must have a purpose, otherwise they decline and become their own source of problems, becoming self-destructive. If the depth, erudition, hardness towards themselves, and their integrity can be large, the Sign may suffer from loneliness and a lack of generosity. If they can come to exercise self-deprecating humour (it's an antidote), they can then show a rare intelligence tinged with great finesse.
Air Sign and fixed. Ruling planet: Saturn. Exaltation: none. Fall: none. Exile: The Sun.
This Sign is sometimes surprising, because it wants to be free. It loves to shock to see the effect that it causes. Aquarius does not like morality without objectivity and sometimes has difficulty putting things into practice. Understanding, kindness, altruism and friendship. It sometimes has intuitive flashes that set it apart from others. It loves adventure and discovery. At worst, it shows a lot of confusion, illusion and inconsistency.
Water Sign and mutable. Ruling planet: Jupiter. Exaltation: Venus. Fall : Mercury. Exile: Mercury (also).
Something vague and are often incommunicable exists in this territory. Always seeing the extraordinary, driven to dreams, those affected are troubled by internal impulses that are incomprehensible. Unanswered, they can seem capricious, confused and indecisive. Seeking peace, they can be good, then driven by interior violence, they say yes and no at the same time, but still remain sincere. They surf from kindness to internal violence, through the ups and downs that are incomprehensible. Disinterested, they can sacrifice themselves for a cause, with an almost sacred sense of love. On the negative side, they can sink into mythomania and amorality, in a great confusion of values.