The 12 signs of the Zodiac are divided into 3 groups; Gender - masculine & feminine, Quadruplicity (Mode) - cardinal, fixed & mutable, and Triplicity (Element) - fire, earth, air & water. Keywords associated with these are as follows.
|Masculine||spontaneous, outward-going, extrovert, active|
|Feminine||content, self-satisfied, introvert, passive|
|Cardinal||enterprising, initiating, restless, direct|
|Fixed||stable, steadfast, patient, "fixed"|
|Mutable||adaptable, resourceful, changeable, responsive|
|Fire||ardent, creative, assertive, enthusiastic|
|Earth||practical, reserved, cautious, materialistic|
|Air||intellectual, communicative, sociable, abstract|
|Water||sensitive, intuitive psychic, emotional|
The signs are thus described:-
|Aquarius||The Water Bearer ||Masculine||Fixed||Air|
|Aries||PRINCIPLE: energy, initiative, impulsive, sharpness, activity, direct, urgency. |
HUMAN: courageous, leadership, aggressive, leader of the flock, self-assertive, extraverted, freedom loving, gregarious, pioneering.
PROFESSIONS: passionate types, soldiers, surgeons, engineers.
BODY AREA: the head.
|Taurus||PRINCIPLE: practical, conservative, solid, averse to change, determined. |
HUMAN: reliable, patient, slow to anger, dogmatic, stubborn, sensual, love of luxury, strong feelings, possessive, love of music, singing, gardens.
PROFESSIONS: civil servants, accountants, builders, farmers.
BODY AREA: the throat and neck.
|Gemini||PRINCIPLE: Mentality, versatility, adaptability, communication, fickle, dualistic. |
HUMAN: nonconformist, dual nature, tend to do two things at once, intellectual, spontaneous, inquisitive, liking variety and change, routine is death, flirtatious, coolly-affectionate, love of books, letters, all types of communication.
PROFESSIONS: communicators, writers, reporters.
BODY AREA: the shoulders and arms.
|Cancer||PRINCIPLE: domesticity, sensitivity, receptive, tenacity.|
HUMAN: sympathetic, sentimental, imaginative, mentally shrewd, intuitive, needs security, home important, withdrawing nature, soft interior, inclination to nourish and protect, easily hurt within but outwardly self-assured and tough, protective and loyal to family and friends, great collectors, very good memory, quite politically minded.
PROFESSIONS: jobs looking after people, the sea, liquids, estate agents, public speaker.
BODY AREA: the breasts (chest).
|Leo||PRINCIPLE: creative, vitality, authority, powerful, regal, passionate, ambitious, sunny.|
HUMAN: faithful, sincere, generous, warmhearted, self-assured, courageous, proud, dignified, trustworthy, enthusiastic, dramatic, likes to be centre stage, likes to lead, stick to their principles, good organiser, love of luxury and pleasure, does things in a big way, quick to take offence, but quickly forgives.
PROFESSIONS: manager, director, organiser, actor.
BODY AREA: associated with the heart and back.
|Virgo||PRINCIPLE: selective, methodical, precise, reserved, conventional, practical, adaptable, urge for efficiency and perfection.|
HUMAN: critical, shrewd, able to assimilate things in great detail, intelligent, helpful, evaluates life by facts and logic, analytical, thorough, conscientious, interested in hygiene, diet and cleanliness, undemonstrative, modest - often a lack of self-confidence.
PROFESSIONS: teaching, anything to do with work for others.
BODY AREA: the belly.
|Libra||PRINCIPLE: harmony, companionship, balance, order, idealistic, perfectionist.|
HUMAN: refined, artistic, intuitive, lovers of beauty and elegance, charming, kind and easy going, indecisive, easily influenced by others, tactful, diplomatic and co-operative, dislike discord and conflict, strong dislike of vulgarity, romantically sentimental, sensitive, feelings and emotions strong, requires fairness.
PROFESSIONS: needs harmonious, congenial conditions, away from noise and coarseness.
BODY AREA: the loins (lower back).
|Scorpio||PRINCIPLE: regenerative, resourceful, secretive, determined, powerful, intense, tenacious.|
HUMAN: keenly perceptive, intuitive, strong willed, self-confident, magnetic personality, direct in manner, capable of biting sarcasm but sensitive themselves, strong reasoning powers, passionate, jealous with strong sexual feelings, very loyal friends, selective, choosy about who gets close to them, interested in life and death, like to unravel mysteries.
PROFESSIONS: research workers, investigators, doctors.
BODY AREA: the groin (sex organs).
|Sagittarius||PRINCIPLE: ardent, hasty, impulsive, restless, aspiring, exploring, love of freedom.|
HUMAN: jovial, benevolent, optimistic, sincere, just, tolerant, frank, outspoken, lover of liberty, freedom of speech, speak the truth but not diplomatically, need others' company but are independent and dislike restraint, love sport, intellectual, open-minded, deep thinkers, philosophical, religious tendencies, conventional, like change and novelty, highly strung.
PROFESSIONS: teachers, explorers, religious types.
BODY AREA: the hips and thighs.
|Capricorn||PRINCIPLE: conservative, ambitious, organising, persevering, economical, methodical, resourceful.|
HUMAN: restrained, conscientious, dutiful, patient, able to take knocks in life, mentally cool and calculating, cautious, serious, just - but hard and stern, dislike waste, tendency toward gloom and despondency, self-contained, strong-willed, suspicious, make good friends but reserved with strangers, conventional, cold, persevering, reliable.
PROFESSIONS: clerk or anything which needs organising.
BODY AREA: the knees.
|Aquarius||PRINCIPLE: independent, original. inventive, communicative, intuitive, unpredictable.|
HUMAN: intellectual, detached, humanitarian, high ideals, friendly, broadminded, original thinkers, unconventional, intuitive, attracted to the unusual, like public meetings, theatre, etc., in relationships faithful but very independent, can read a character, fixed ideas, strong-willed, na´ve, undemonstrative.
PROFESSIONS: charity work, own boss.
BODY AREA: the lower legs and ankles.
|Pisces||PRINCIPLE: idealistic, universal, adaptable, fluid, escapist, illusory.|
HUMAN: emotionally sensitive, kind, sympathetic, compassionate, intuitive, easy-going, self-denying, anything for a quiet life, quickly moved to tears, dislike seeing suffering, can be gullible, timid and shy, dislike of violence and vulgarity, will not conform to disciplined or regimented pattern of behaviour, lack of concentration, impractical, quick to understand, listen and learn, deceptive, mystical.
PROFESSIONS: hospitals, charitable institutions, acting.
BODY AREA: the feet.
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