What's Your Sign?

Updated: Aug 23, 2020

Of course everyone knows their typical sun sign. For example, Taurus, the stubborn bull. The qualities of these signs come from the position of the planets when they are in their natural "house". Typically, the equinox alignment along the equator of the Earth. Some of these properties can have a significant affect on your life, while other may be considerate distant traits. Sometimes your sign may even hang on by a cusp; when the planet is extremely close to entering a different position. Geminis must be the house of cusps. LOL! A lot of particular details can be concluded by the alignment of the skies. Here I quickly go over each sign and a few of their traits, including which house it is determined to rule.

"The Ram"

ARIES (1st House Ruler)

1st Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Fire

Ruler: Mars

Season: Spring

Metal : Iron

Stone: Amethyst, Diamond

Color: Red

Anatomy: Head, Face

Flower: Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily

Keywords: Active, Initiating, Leading, Independent, Aggressive, Impatient, Combative, Energetic, Pioneering, Naive, Assertive

Constellation: Hamal, Sheraton, Mesarthim, 41 Arietis

"The Bull"

TAURUS (2nd House Ruler)

2nd Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Fixed

Element: Earth

Ruler: Venus

Season: Spring

Charge: Negative

Metal: Copper

Stone: Emerald

Color : Green

Anatomy: Neck, Throat

Flower: Rose, Poppy

Key Phrases: "I Have..."

Keywords: Persevering, Down-To-Earth, Stable, Stubborn, Possessive, Prosperous, Dependable, Physical, Sensual

Constellation: Only constellation crossed by the galactic equator, celestial equator, and ecliptic.

"The Twins"

GEMINI (3rd House Ruler)

3rd Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Mutable

Element: Air

Ruler: Mercury

Season: Spring

Charge: Positive

Metal: Mercury

Stone: Agate

Color: Yellow

Anatomy: Hands and Arms, Lungs

Polarity: Yang

Flower: Lily of the Valley, Lavender

Key Phrase: "I Think..."

Keywords: Talk, Mental, Adaptive, Flexible, Changeable, Responsive, Sociable, Superficial, Versatile, Inquisitive, Witty

Constellation: Pollux, Castor

"The Crab"

CANCER (4th House Ruler)

4th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Water

Ruler: The Moon

Season: Summer

Metal: Silver

Stone: Pearl, Opal

Color: White, Yellow

Anatomy: Breast, Stomach

Keywords: Gentle, Conservative, Feeling, Nurturing, Defensive, Contemplative

"The Lion"

LEO (5th House Ruler)

5th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Fixed

Element: Fire

Ruler: The Sun

Season: Summer

Metal: Gold

Stone: Ruby

Color: Orange, Gold

Anatomy: The Heart

Keywords: Magnanimous, Generous, Hospitable, Caring, Warm, Authoritative, Active, Open

"The Virgin"

VIRGO (6th House Ruler)

6th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Mutable

Element: Earth

Ruler: Mercury

Season: Summer

Metal: Mercury

Stone: Sapphire

Color: Blue, Beige

Anatomy: Intestines, The Nervous System,

Flower: Morning Glory, Aster, Chrysanthemum

Keywords: Analytical, Intelligent, Reserved, Critical, Helpful, Conscientious

Constellation: Spica

"The Scales"

LIBRA (7th House Ruler)

7th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Air

Ruler: Venus

Season : Fall

Metal: Copper

Stone: Diamond, Quartz, Marble

Color: Pastel Green

Anatomy: Kidneys

Flower: Rose, Narcissus

Keywords: Just, Sociable, Refined, Accommodating, Kind, Fair, Diplomatic, Likable, Indecisive, Respectful, Artistic

Constellation: Beta Librae

"The Eagle/ The Scorpion"

SCORPIO (8th House Ruler)

8th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Fixed

Element: Water

Ruler: Pluto, Mars

Season: Fall

Metal: Steel, Iron

Stone: Topaz, Opal

Color: Gold , Purple

Anatomy: Genital Organs, Bladder, Bowels

Flower: Chrysanthemum, Geranium, Rhododendron

Keywords: Passionate, Perceptive, Resourceful, Possessive, Psychological, Prowling, Determined, Probing, Fixed, Focused

Constellation: Antares

"The Archer"

SAGITTARIUS (9th House Ruler)

9th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Mutable

Element: Fire

Ruler: Jupiter

Season: Fall

Metal: Tin

Stone: Topaz

Color: Turquoise

Flower: Carnation, Hydrangea, Peony

Anatomy: Hips, Thighs, Muscles

Keywords: Optimistic, Restless, Enthusiastic, Adventurous, Honest, Irresponsible, Outspoken, Independent

"The Goat"

CAPRICORN (10th House Ruler)

10th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Cardinal

Element: Earth

Ruler: Saturn

Season: Winter

Metal: Lead

Stone: Amber, Onyx

Color: Purple, Brown

Anatomy: The Knees, Bones, Skeleton

Flower: Pansy, Lotus

Keywords: Tenacious, Conservative, Resourceful, Disciplined, Wise, Ambitious, Prudent, Constant

Constellation: Denab Algedi

"The Water Barrier"

AQUARIUS (11th House Ruler)

Modality: Fixed

Element: Air

Ruler: Uranus

Season: Winter

Charge: Positive

Metal : Uranium

Stone: Amethyst

Color: Sky Blue

Flower: Orchid, Gladiolus

Anatomy: Ankle, Shins, Circulation

Key Phrase: "I Know..."

Keywords: Individualistic, Assertive, Independent, Humanitarian, Inventive, Original, Eccentric, Opinionated, Intellectual, Idealistic, Cool, Friendly, Detached

Constellation: Beta Aquarii in the "Sea" Region

"The Fish"

PISCES (12th House Ruler)

12th Sign of the Zodiac

Modality: Mutable

Element: Water

Ruler: Neptune

Season: Winter

Metal: Tin

Stone: Jade, Coral

Color: Sea Green

Flower: Water Lily, Violet, Orchid

Anatomy: Feet, Veins

Keywords: Intuitive, Dreamy, Artistic, Humane, Sympathetic, Sensitive, Compassionate, Perceptiv) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership

In astrology, a planet's domicile (or less commonly house) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. A planet is considered to be in domal dignity when it is positioned in the sign it rules. This is the strongest of the five essential dignities of a planet.

The assignments of the ruling planets appear to be based upon the Northern Hemisphere seasons, as the sun (Sol) and the moon, the principal bearers of light and heat, were awarded to Leo and Cancer, respectively, since the months the sun passed through these signs (in ancient times) were the warmest and had the longest days.

Conversely, Saturn, the most distant (and hence the "coldest") of the planets known to ancients, was accorded the rulership of Aquarius and Capricorn, the signs opposite Leo and Cancer, respectively.

Jupiter, being next farthest away, was given the signs on either side of Aquarius and Capricorn (Pisces and Sagittarius), and Mars, next in order, received the next two (Aries and Scorpio).

Since Mercury never appears more than one sign from the sun in either direction, it was deemed to rule the two signs on either side of Leo and Cancer (Virgo and Gemini), and since Venus can never be found more than two signs from the Sun, it obtained the rulership of Libra and Taurus.

Some modern astrologers assign what is called "natural" rulership of each house of the horoscope to a different planet, in the same way as the zodiac signs are said to have rulers. Traditionally, however, the rulership of houses was understood to apply only in the individual birth-chart, in what is called "accidental" rulership. This understanding is followed by most astrologers. In this case, the rulership of a house in the "native's" horoscope is associated with the planets that rule the sign on the cusp of the house and with any planets found on or near the house cusp. The ruling planet guides the expression of the planets occupying that house, similar to the way a planet on the ASC expresses and mediates the expression of planets throughout the chart as they filter through one's personality (symbolized by the ASC and 1st house.)

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