The 12 Zodiac Signs
What’s your sign? You are more than your sun sign, so here’s a handy reference for the 12 signs of the zodiac, from Aries to Pisces. You can learn more about where the planets like to have fun and struggle on the Planets and Luminaries page.
Ruled by Mars, Aries starts the astrological year. Ready for battle, brave, and enterprising, Aries can’t wait and has to be the first!!!!1!1! Can get pissed off easily but also moves through anger easily. That can have Aries be reckless, acting first and asking for forgiveness later.
Taurus is ruled by Venus and is quite sensual. Life is about the five senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. The hedonist of the zodiac, Taurus embodies pleasure. Taurus likes to savor and take their time — steady on! The resting bull should not be bothered and cannot be rushed.
The twins! Gemini is ruled by Mercury and can be a witty chatter. Very cerebral, data-driven, and perpetually curious. Always up for some good gossip. Can talk their way out of anything. Can also cannot stop talking. The mutability of the sign has Gemini changing their minds once they gain new information. Can get lots in their thoughts.
Ruled by the moon and associated with mothering and nurturing, Cancer can be quite oriented with family, home, and security. The moon changes signs every 2.5 days, so Cancer’s moods can change quite quickly. Cancer cares, feels, and intuits a lot and can secretly wish that everyone operated the same way.
Leo is ruled home in the sun. Heart-led, glam, loves to entertain and the limelight and needs an audience. Just like the sun, embodies being the center of the universe. Full of courage and pride. The sun just is and Leo just is — the light never goes out. Has a regal, royal vibe.
Virgo is uniquely both ruled and exalted in Mercury. Loves processes and organization — in their own way that makes sense to them. A deep analyzer and a skilled technician. Can worry a lot and lives in the land of “what ifs?” Virgo wants to make sure that everything is OK and shows care in a nurturing, precise way. Perfectionism nips at Virgo’s heels.
Venus rules Libra, the charming aesthete. They’re focused on the other with perpetual crushes, forever flirting. Another brainiac of the zodiac. Cultured and worldly, lover of art and beauty, wants a just and fair world. May have trouble deciding because can see both sides.
The scientist, sniper, and spy — Scorpio loves subterfuge, depth, and mystery. Ruled by Mars, Scorpio can be intense, ambitious, passionate, and obsessive. So what is the truth? Scorpio wants to find it and will not rest. But don’t expect Scorpio to be as open or revealing. Must earn trust. Can be suspicious.
Here comes the life of the party, the stamped passport, the experience seeker. Fueled by wanderlust, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and is forever the optimist and focuses on The Big Picture. Seems to perpetually lucky. Has the best stories but can also be quite meandering. Can be sanctimonious and blunt.
Traditional, conservative, risk-averse. Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is Benjamin Button, born as an old person and then aging backwards. Work hard, play hard. Demands respect. Strives to do the right thing. Wants the max ROI in every interaction. Can be fatalistic, too hard on themself, unrelenting. The pessimist of the zodiac.
Aquarius is the alternative. Fuck the establishment, which can sound weird as ruled by Saturn but Aquarius re-structures. Sees things their way and sticks to that vision. The contrarian of the zodiac. Also the bestie of the zodiac, an ideal friend. Accepting and tolerant of everyone. Standoffish, aloof, detached. Looks at life from high above.
Pisces is the flower child musical artiste of the zodiac. They love everyone, non-judgmental, but escapes to find their own space and me-time. Jupiter rules Pisces. Other ways of viewing Pisces includes: Perpetual romantic. Wise child. Life of the imaginative mind. Spiritual mystic. Soulful poet. Mermaid/siren vibes. Can get lost in ideals and illusions. Approximating. Vibey. Closes out the astrological year.