astrology basics: zodiac signs

Astrology Basics: 12 Zodiac Signs + Moodboards

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This is the first part of an astrology basics series. In this part, I cover the basics of the 12 zodiac signs: their characteristics and mood boards for each of them.

Please keep in mind with astrology in general that we aren’t just our sun sign that we look up in daily horoscopes.

Each of us has a unique birth chart. It consists of planets and 12 houses.

The sign you got in a planet or house is based on where and when you were born.

This means that you also have a Mars sign, Venus sign, Saturn sign,… and so on in a certain house.

All of these have their own characteristics. So, that in the end, you got a whole birth chart not looking like anyone else’s. Except you were born at the exact same time and place.

You can check out your birth chart here

 

You just need to know where you were born and the exact time.

In the other parts of the series, I’ll cover the characteristics of the 12 houses and the personal planets, also making a mood board for each of them.

As you go through the zodiac signs, you will notice that not all of the traits fit 100% to one person.

That’s because we all have other signs in our chart balancing out harsh character traits or having signs in opposition to each other making us act in contradiction to our sun sign.

For example, a Leo sun thriving when they have alone time because of a Scorpio moon. Our moon and rising signs have a huge impact on our behavior. But more on that in another post.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19):

House: 1th

Planet: ruled by Mars

Element: Fire

Tarot Card: The Emperor

Characteristics: ambitious, impulsive, emotional around people close to them, action-oriented, expressive, dynamic, brave, independent

Aries mood board, astrology signs, zodiac

 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20):

House: 2th

Planet: ruled by Venus

Element: Earth

Tarot Card: The Hierophant

Characteristics: patient, calm, easy-going, productive, dependable, sensual, pleasure seeking, trustworthy

Taurus mood board

 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20):

House: 3th

Planet: ruled by Mercury

Element: Air

Tarot Card: The Lovers

Characteristics: sociable, adaptable, curious, energetic, vibrant, funny, talkative, versatile

gemini mood board, astrology signs, zodiac
astrology basics 12 zodiac signs

 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22):

House: 4th

Planet: ruled by the Moon

Element: Water

Tarot Card: The Chariot

Characteristics: caring, sensitive, private, instinctive, nostalgic, protective, intuitive, compassionate

cancer mood board

 

Leo (July 23 – August 22):

House: 5th

Planet: ruled by the Sun

Element: Fire

Tarot Card: The Sun

Characteristics: generous, witty, optimistic, fun-loving, charismatic, entertaining, dramatic, playful

leo mood board astrology signs, basics, zodiac signs

 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22):

House: 6th

Planet: ruled by Mercury

Element: Earth

Tarot Card: The Hermit

Characteristics: detail-oriented, rational, modest, giving, helpful, organized, logical, gentle

virgo mood board astrology

 

Libra (September 23 – October 22):

House: 7th

Planet: ruled by Venus

Element: Air

Tarot Card: Justice 

Characteristics: charming, fair, approachable, graceful, affectionate, sociable, agreeable

libra mood board astrology signs, basics

 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):

House: 8th

Planet: ruled by Mars and Pluto

Element: Water

Tarot Card: Death

Characteristics: perceptive, intuitive, private, determined, emotional, sensitive, resourceful, intense

scorpio mood board astrology signs

 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):

House: 9th

Planet: ruled by Jupiter

Element: Fire

Tarot Card: Temperance

Characteristics: adventurous, spontaneous, easy-going, fun-seeking, independent, freedom-loving, outgoing, knowledge-seeking, optimistic

Sagittarius mood board, astrology signs

 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):

House: 10th

Planet: ruled by Saturn

Element: Earth

Tarot Card: Devil

Characteristics: reliable, practical, determined, reserved, resourceful, consistent, structured, driven

capricorn mood board astrology

 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):

House: 11th

Planet: ruled by Uranus

Element: Air

Tarot Card: The Star

Characteristics: imaginative, independent, open-minded, quick wit, unconventional, progressive, visionary

aquarius mood board

 

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th):

House: 12th

Planets: ruled by Neptune and Jupiter

Element: Water

Tarot Card: The Moon

Characteristics: intuitive, creative, empathetic, romantic, dreamy, easy-going, gentle, soothing, kind-hearted

pisces mood board, astrology signs

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