Stars, Rocks, and The Universe 101


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Astrology: The Basics

Has someone ever randomly asked you what your sign is or when your birthday is? They are probably asking for your zodiac sign. There are 12 astrological signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. But what does it all mean?

What is Astrology?
Astrology is a system that studies the effects that the planets and stars have on humans. Astrologers examine the correlation between the positions of constellations and their relationship to events on earth. By studying the patterns and positions of the planets at the time of a person’s birth, astrologers believe we can get an idea of that person’s character and potential. Not only can astrology give insights into your personality and possibilities for achievement. Placements can also help with timing events, exploring compatibility with a significant other, and making conscious decisions.

There are twelve zodiac signs, each sign having many different characteristics that make it unique.

There are four different elements; fire, air, earth, and water. The elements help us understand how the zodiac works.
Fire signs ( Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) can be described as energetic, confident, passionate, courageous, dynamic, spontaneous, and impulsive.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) can be described as quick-witted, intellectual, born communicators, and indecisive.
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) can be described as dependable, reliable, grounded, loyal, and practical.
Water signs (Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio) can be described as emotional, sensitive, empathetic, imaginative, intuitive and dramatic.

Qualities There are three qualities; cardinal, fixed, and mutable.
Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) are the first sign of each season. Just like how they initiate the season they take that energy to everything they do. These signs have natural leadership skills, but they might lose motivation when difficult, big things come along.
Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) tend to have great endurance and want to go the extra mile. They tend to be unreasonable and stubborn.
Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) typically adore change, super flexible and ingenious. Adventure
is consistently calling their name and therefore erasing their boredom. They might have trouble figuring out who they are and are nervous folk.
Each sign is also divided into masculine (positive/yang) and feminine (negative/yin) energy. All the fire and air signs are masculine, meaning they are more likely to be more assertive and positive. The feminine signs, water and earth, tend to be receptive and passive.

Opposite signs
The twelve signs are divided into six groups, two signs in each. These groups are called polarities meaning opposites. Your zodiac sign’s polarity is its opposite sign on the other half of the zodiac.
Each sign has a “high vibe” and a “low vibe”. The high vibe of a sign is the more positive side and the low vibe is the more negative side. Every sign has tendencies, how we choose to use these tendencies.

Aries ~March 21-April 19
Element: Fire
Quality: Cardinal and Masculine
Polarity: Libra
High Vibe: fiery, intense, passionate, leader, bold, courageous, original, audacious
Low Vibe: selfish, impulsive, impatient, temperamental, hot-headed, bossy, reckless
Ruling Planet: Mars
Symbol: The Ram
Opposite Sign: Libra
Part of the body ruled: The head
Animals ruled: Rams and sheep
Lucky Day: Tuesday
Lucky Number: 1 and 9
Special Color: Red
Celebrities with Sun in Aries: Lady Gaga, Kourtney Kardashian, Maya Angelou, Elton John, Vincent Van Gogh, and Emma Watson.

Taurus ~April 20- May 20
Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed and Feminine
Polarity: Scorpio
High Vibe: dependable, gentle, patient, perseverance, determined, methodical, sensuous, artistic
Low Vibe: obstinate, materialistic, grasping, unreasonable, lazy, slow, greedy, dogmatic, unyielding, resistant to change
Ruling Planet: Venus
Symbol: The Bull
Part of the body ruled: Neck and throat
Animals ruled: Cattle
Lucky Day: Friday
Lucky Number: 4 and 6
Special Color: Pale blue and Mauve
Celebrities with Sun in Taurus: Audrey Hepburn, Stephen Colbert, Gigi Hadid, Janet Jackson, Adele, and Leonardo da Vinci

Gemini ~May 21- June 20
Element: Air
Quality: Mutable and Masculine
Polarity: Sagittarius
High Vibe: witty, clever, intellectual, fun, adaptable, curious, loves to learn, versatile, free spirited, inquisitive
Low Vibe: flaky, immature, lack of empathy, superficial, judgmental, two-faced, gossip, moody, sarcastic, unreliable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Symbol: The Twins
Part of the body ruled: Hands, arms, shoulders, and lungs
Animals ruled: brightly colored birds and butterflies
Lucky Day: Wednesday Lucky Number: 5 and 9
Special Color: Yellow
Celebrities with Sun in Gemini: Marilyn Monroe, Paula Abdul, Courtney Cox, Tom Holland, Johnny Depp, and Amy Schumer

Cancer ~June 21- July 22
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal and Feminine
Polarity: Capricorn
High Vibe: sensitive, nurturing, motherly, caring, loyal, intuitive, kind expressive, sentimental, seeks security
Low Vibe: clingy, holds a grudge, overbearing, nagging, moody, worrier, brooding, touchy
Ruling Planet: Moon
Symbol: The Crab
Part of the body ruled: Breasts and stomach
Animals ruled: Those with shell covering
Lucky Day: Monday
Lucky Number: 3 and 7
Special Color: Sea green and silver
Celebrities with Sun in Cancer: Princess Diana, Elon Musk, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Ariana Grande, and Khloe Kardashian

Leo ~July 23- August 22
Element: Fire
Quality: Fixed and Masculine
Polarity: Aquarius
High Vibe: bold, glam, loves to rule, exuberant, exciting, regal, generous, big-hearted, affectionate, loyal
Low Vibe: overly dramatic, self-centered, egomaniacal, flirtatious, bossy, vain, demanding, unreasonable, overbearing
Ruling Planet: Sun
Symbol: The Lion
Part of the body ruled: Back, spine, and the heart
Animals ruled: All felines
Lucky Day: Sunday
Lucky Number: 8 and 9
Special Color: Gold and orange
Celebrities with Sun in Leo: Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Chris Hemsworth, and Cole Sprouse.

Virgo ~August 23 September 22
Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable and Feminine
Polarity: Pisces
High Vibe: perfectionist, service-oriented, detail-oriented, intellectual, logical, industrious, seeks to improve, chaste, analytical, orderly, hard-working
Low Vibe: tightly wound, nitpicky, not easily satisfied, tend to be boring, worrier, critical, cold
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Symbol: The Virgin
Part of the body ruled: The nervous system and the intestines
Animals ruled: Small domestic pets
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Lucky Number: 3 and 5
Special Color: Navy Blue and Gray
Celebrities with Sun in Virgo: Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, and Freddie Mercury

Libra ~September 23- October 22
Element: Air
Quality: Cardinal and Masculine
Polarity: Aries
High Vibe: charming, seeks balance, fair, elegant, stylish, loves beauty, cooperative, relationship-oriented, intelligent, team player, even-tempered, idealistic, diplomatic
Low Vibe: superficial, indecisive, passive-aggressive, puts relationships above everything, dependent, frivolous, seeks validation, vain, non-confrontational
Ruling Planet: Venus
Symbol: The Scales
Part of the body ruled: The lower back and kidney
Animals ruled: Snakes and lizards
Lucky Day: Friday
Lucky Number: 6 and 9
Special Color: Blue and Lavender
Celebrities with Sun in Libra: Simon Cowell, Doja Cat, Hilary Duff, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, Zach Efron, and Kim Kardashian

Scorpio ~October 23 – November 21
Element: Water
Quality: Fixed and Feminine
Polarity: Taurus
High Vibe: intense, deep, mysterious, psychic, strong, magnetic, emotional, seeks purpose, shrewd
Low Vibe: vindictive, scheming, controlling, moody, secretive, resentful, obsessive, power-hungry
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Symbol: The Scorpion Glyph
Part of the body ruled: The genitals
Animals ruled: Insects and crustaceans
Lucky Day: Tuesday
Lucky Number: 2 and 4
Special Color: Crimson, Burgundy, and Maroon
Celebrities with Sun in Scorpio: Julia Roberts

Sagittarius ~November 22- December 21
Element: Fire
Quality: Mutable and Masculine
Polarity: Gemini
High Vibe: truthful, candid, optimistic, lucky, enthusiastic, wanderlust, adventurous, philosophical, open-hearted, seeks freedom, humorous
Low Vibe: tactless, flighty, tends to be afraid of commitment, reckless, irresponsible, fickle, shallow, rebellious
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Symbol: The archer
Part of the body ruled: Liver and hips
Animals ruled: Horse
Lucky Day: Thursday
Lucky Number: 5 and 7
Special Color: Purple
Celebrities with Sun in Sagittarius: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, DJ Khaled, Scarlett Johansson, and Nicki Minaj.

Capricorn ~December 22- January 19
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal and Feminine
Polarity: Cancer
High Vibe: industrious, disciplined, serious, steadfast, reliable, determined, patient, diligent, witty, cautious, seeks security, loyal
Low Vibe: status-obsessed, materialistic, aloof, somber, social climber, competitive, prideful, controlling, miserly
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Symbol: The Goat
Part of the body ruled: Bones, joints, and knees
Animals ruled: Goats and animals with cloven hoofs
Lucky Day: Saturday Lucky
Number: 2 and 8
Special Color: Dark Green and brown
Celebrities with Sun in Capricorn: Elvis Presley, Timothée Chalamet, Dolly Parton, Florence Pugh, John Legend, and Lebron James.

Aquarius ~January 20- February 18
Element: Air
Quality: Fixed and Masculine
Polarity: Leo
High Vibe: intellectual, eccentric, futuristic, logical, friendly, unorthodox, truthful, rational, objective, curious, idealistic, inventive
Low Vibe: tends to be empathetic, stubborn, distant, detached, afraid of commitment, rebellious, argumentative
Ruling Planet: Uranus
Symbol: The Water Bearer
Part of the body ruled: The Circulatory System
Animals ruled: Large birds
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Lucky Number: 1 and 7
Special Color: Electric Blue
Celebrities with Sun in Aquarius: Meghan Thee Stallion, Alicia Keys, Harry Styles, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, and Ed Sheeran

Pisces ~December 22- January 19
Element: Water
Quality: Mutable and Feminine
Polarity: Virgo
High Vibe: emotional, sensitive, dreamy, creative, intuitive, sacrifice, poetic, aware, unselfish, soulful, visionary
Low Vibe: escapist, impractical, addictive, tendencies, overly-emotional, lazy, unreliable, stubborn, unpredictable, against self
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Symbol: Two fish tied together
Part of the body ruled: The feet
Animals ruled: Fish
Lucky Day: Friday
Lucky Number: 2 and 6
Special Color: Pale green and turquoise
Celebrities with Sun in Pisces: Rihanna, Justin Beiber, Millie Bobby Brown, Kesha, Drew Barrymore, and Steve Jobs

Does your sun sign description not quite fully fit you? Well, that’s because your sun sign is only a small fragment of your astrological chart!