What's Your Sign?
Everybody is familiar with the Zodiac, at least in passing. When someone asks you “what’s your sign,” they want to know what zodiac constellation the Sun was passing through when you were born. The zodiac is actually a ring of constellations that form a band around the earth's horizon. Each constellation is thought to represent a particular form of energy, which is projected through people born in each sign.
It should be noted that the energy of each sign is simply energy. This means that you must take responsibility for how you use that energy. In other words, a Sun in Aries does not make you angry and a Sun in Taurus does not make you pig-headed stubborn. Each constellation has a positive and negative interpretation to it. You task is to use the energy of the sign in the most constructive way. A Sun in Aries can use pent up energy to courageously pioneer a new path. A Sun in Taurus can persevere to accomplish great tasks, yet know when to release a project.
The Sun sign is what you read in your daily newspaper horoscope. Although the Sun is the very important life-giving force in your life, there are many other influences in an astrology chart. In actuality, you are made up of all twelve zodiac signs, eleven planets (including the Sun and Moon), and their placement in the twelve houses of the chart. If you seem to take issue with people who are of a particular zodiac sign, that is a clue as to where you are having a problem within yourself. Look to the house placement of that sign in your chart to show you where you need to do some self-improvement.
If you want to get more out of the daily horoscope, read your Sun sign as relating to why you get out of bed each day. Read the sign the Moon was in when you were born as your feelings and emotions about the day. Lastly, read the sign of your Ascendant (also called a Rising Sign) as to how you are going to project yourself into the world each day. The meanings of the planets and Ascendant are located elsewhere in this web site.
In reading information on the signs below, please keep in mind that it is necessary to look at the entire birth chart to gain a comprehensive understanding of the person.