In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial which are surrounded across the earth. Indian Sages has divided the whole sky on the basis of Star shape and their unique characteristics.
At the time of Birth, in whatever zodiac sign the moon is present, that is the zodiac sign of a person. Since the moon represents our mind especially the emotional side, the zodiac sign gives us a clue of how our thought process would be.
Using Zodiac sign, Astrologer can come to know about individuals’ personalities, thought processes and also, related to Transits like Sade Saati, Kantaka Shani, Rahu-Ketu Transit, Jupiter transit, etc. Here are the description and classification of Zodiac sign:
Ruling Planet: Mars
SYMBOL: The symbol of Aries sign is Horn of RAM- This represents an aggressiveness, adventurous and putting efforts tirelessly. How RAM is energetic, assertive, lively and courageous the same quality can be seen in Aries Zodiac sign. The other interpretation of Aries is it represents the eyebrow and nose of a human face. That’s why Aries zodiac sign rules the head and it is more considered as strong-willed sign who is acting first and thinking about it later on. Since this is the first sign of zodiac sign, it is like a child who is always ready to start new things and show adventures.
Upside: You guys are highly energetic, you don’t have any problem in working long hours on a single project. It can be easily seen you guys are taking initiatives, discovering new things and always wants to experience new discoveries. You are very clear in your thought about what you want to do. Whatever you do you do with full potential. You are the people who live Hard, love hard and play hard.
Downside: Since you guys are having a strong will and taking initiative, It has been seen you guys don’t care about others and their’s opinion and that makes you sometimes selfish. Due to high energy, if you guys meet someone who is not at your level of intellect or not similar to you temperamentally, you guys become impatient. If people are not acknowledging your accomplishments then you become sarcastic and rude. Sometimes the dedication to a project can become stubbornness, possessiveness, and can lead to a withdrawn and sullen attitude.
Ruling Planet: Venus
Symbol: The symbol of the Taurus zodiac sign is Bull. The symbols denote the round face and upwardly crying horns of the bull. The bull is a magnificent animal that is hard, if not impossible, to budge; possessiveness about its space; dangerous when roused; but can be lazy, slow-moving, and sensual. If you belong to Taurus zodiac sign you may be concerned with material security, and acquiring wealth. You may become possessive about possessions and usually cautious about change.
Upside: You guys almost always finish what you start. You are deliberate thinkers and when you make a decision you usually make the right one. You are generally adaptable, adjusting easily to new circumstances especially if there is the reward of luxury, comfort, or sensual reward. This sign loves to laugh and spend time with family.
Downside: You guys sometimes become stubborn and bullish about ideas that you have adopted. This makes you difficult for others when you have to cooperate in a shared project. You need to be a leader and to be held in high esteem. If you are not, you refuse to work, often finding small ways to sabotage projects, relationships, or undermine the authority that they deem unworthy of leadership.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Symbol: This symbol of Gemini is “The Twins”. Gemini is a dual sign and traditionally representing all forms of duality, for example, light and dark, positive and negative, quiet and talkative. If you are Gemini then your character is versatile and communicative but your mood often gets changed and your energy level also gets fluctuated. You always involve in more than one work at a time.
Upside: You guys have great conversation skill and you know how to charm people. You have a little bit of knowledge of several subjects and people enjoy speaking with you. You are optimistic and have a great sense of humor. You make your own fun to kill the boredom.
Downside: You guys always attention seeker and if the situation is not in favor then you leave it in between. This includes your relationship, careers, and friendship. In order to see yourself as important, you sometimes stretch the truth. When you focused on yourself, you seem to be unsympathetic and rude. It has been seen that Male Gemini changes jobs often and female Gemini change partners often due to boredom.
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Symbol: The Symbol of the Cancer sign is Crab. Two circles with tails represent either a woman’s breasts or alternatively, the crab with its powerful, curving claws. The breasts symbolize motherhood and nourishment. The crab’s hard shell protects its vulnerable interior too. Cancerians are usually very emotionally self-protective and butter-soft within. Cancerians are highly emotional and require constant counseling & consoling otherwise they lose their heart.
Upside: If you belong to Cancer zodiac sign then you have an offbeat sense of humor, often finding something humorous that others don’t. You are extremely good listeners and have a heart for the problems of others. In fact, many other zodiac sign people get attracted to this sign because they intuitively know that a Cancer zodiac sign people will understand them. You tend to be dependable and reliable. You guys are very honest and usually tell whatever other people want to know from you, you don’t hide anything.
Downside: You guys can be moody, clingy, and often become incredibly insecure if you feel that you are about to lose the friendship or love of someone close to you. If the situation calls for it, you don’t hesitate to tell lie but inside you always feel insecure about loneliness.
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Symbol: The Lion. A curving line represents the lion’s mane, the symbolic animal belonging to this sunny, summer sign. Some important Leo characteristics are feline in nature – the proud, graceful bearing; the need for rest followed by intense activity; the sensual love of pleasure and playful qualities. The lion’s roar, too, can be easily imagined when an angry Leo finally lets off steam.
Upside: Leo tends to be honest and decent people, opting to do the right thing regardless of the situation. They love organization so that they can find their ‘things’. Leos love material goods and luxury and want those that they love to experience this wealth as well. Leo is generally accepting of everyone initially and makes decent, lasting relationships.
Downside: Leo has a great sense of self-worth which can cross the line into arrogance. Leo can tend toward extravagance if they are not satisfied with what they have. Because they like to be in charge, they can often become smothering to their mates and friends, which may leave them alone (which Leo hates). Divorce and loss are devastating to this sign as they are all about the community and family.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Symbol: The Virgin. The Virgin of Virgo is the only female figure in the Zodiac, the other single human figure being the male Water Bearer of Aquarius. The maiden, or virgin, usually holds a ripe ear of wheat, linking her with ancient goddesses such as Roman Ceres and the Greek earth goddess Demeter. The coiled’ of this glyph is said to represent the intestines, a part of the body ruled by Virgo, or the ovaries, vagina, and uterus. Virgo is traditionally linked with health, hygiene, and all forms of service and healing. Virgos are often most concerned with diet and suffer from nervous indigestion when upset or worried.
Upside: Virgo has a heart for their fellow man. They are kind, patient and love to laugh. They are not loud ‘look at me’ signs, but rather prefer to be the strong, silent type. They are creative thinkers and true family-oriented people. Male Virgo, once they are committed to relationship never walk away (unless there is a betrayal, and even then it isn’t written in stone). Female Virgo are dedicated parents, often parenting other children in the neighborhood.
Downside: Virgo is particularly attentive to health; theirs, yours, everyone’s, which can often lead to obsessive behaviors toward health (hypochondria). They can also be judgmental and critical of those that they feel are not living up to their potential, or are going about a project in an inefficient way. Virgo is opinionated and has no problem sharing their opinions, even when they should not.
Ruling Planet: Venus
Symbol: The Scales. Libra is the only zodiac sign represented by an inanimate object, the scales of balance and harmony. The Sun begins to travel through the sign of Libra at the autumn equinox in late September when the day and night are of equal length. Libra is concerned with justice, and the scales of justice in which evidence is weighed. Libra’s reputation for indecisiveness stems from their desire to evaluate everything so that they can make a perfectly balanced judgment.
Upside: Libra all have a sense of fair play about them and become completely upset if they perceive that something is unfair or unjust. They are prone to talking for long periods of time about their favorite subjects. Generally, the decisions that a Libra makes are the ones that will benefit the most people. Libra are often self-sacrificing for the good of the team or the family.
Downside: Because Libra takes so long to make decisions it can be perceived as laziness or absent-mindedness. Libra, because of their sense of justice and fair play, will often become argumentative to the exclusion of decorum or appropriateness. Libra doesn’t like to be in charge, but they like to have a say and to be heard.
Ruling Planets: Mars
Symbols: The Scorpion and The Eagle. The ‘M’ like glyph with an arrowed tail is said to represent the scorpion and its deadly sting. Intense and brooding, Scorpios do have a certain reputation for revenge and retribution – the ‘sting in the tail’ is considered part of their character. The Eagle represents the higher nature of Scorpio – concerned with transformation and rebirth through ecstatic sexual love, plus the ability to make a conscious decision to rise far above jealousy, resentment and poisonous, destructive urges.
Upside: Scorpio exhibits extreme self-control in many areas, and as a result expect that of those around them. They are disciplined, protective and are very interested in others. They give of themselves but do expect the same in return. Scorpio males and females both need to be the leaders, and excel at problem-solving and troubleshooting projects and situations.
Downside: Scorpio invented the term ‘vendetta’. Once a Scorpio is crossed, they don’t forget it. Female Scorpio are worse about this than the others, often going decades without making amends with friends and family. Scorpio also tends to be pessimistic, often seeing threats where there aren’t any, which can make them suspicious, stubborn and paranoid without cause.
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Symbol: A centaur (half man, half horse) with a bow and arrow. The glyph shows an arrow, or occasionally a bow and arrow. The mythic centaur has the upper body of a man, and the legs and lower body of a horse – ever restless and eager to gallop off in search of new horizons, like many people born under this sign. The arrows represent ambitions, dreams, and hopes being shot into the air towards some mystical target. Sagittarius is often a philosophical character, able to see paradox and duality because they are an essential part of the Sagittarius personality.
Upside: Sagittarians are highly intelligent and love to be around intelligent people. They enjoy learning new things, traveling to new places, and experiencing unique adventures. Creativity is at the core of who they are and Sagittarians are often creating and recreating their living situations, work situations, and human relationships. Sagittarians are spiritually inclined and are among the types that would travel to the Himalayas to commune with the monks, or take the book, Eat, Pray, Love and go to each spot mentioned in its pages to seek their own enlightenment.
Downside: Confining a Sagittarian and not allowing for ample space to roam will make this sign rude and uncooperative. Sagittarians often come up with unrealistic, big plans, but lack the ability to follow through with them. This isn’t because they aren’t capable, but rather they can become sidetracked chasing another avenue of adventure or thought. Sagittarians are about the bigger picture and details often bog them down and bore them.
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Symbol: The Sea-Goat, a mythical creature with the upper body of a goat and the tail of a fish. The ‘V’ shaped glyph is said to represent the goat’s horned head, with the curling, sinuous fish’s tail behind. There are a number of sea gods in ancient myth, ruling over the mysterious unconscious realms of the ocean. When the goat climbs up onto the land, it brings spiritual wisdom to the practical tasks and needs to build, symbolized by the earth. Capricorn is an ambitious sign, but able (in its highest expression) to understand that simply satisfying the individual ego is never truly fulfilling.
Upside: Capricorns are the superheroes when It comes to making realistic, logical decisions. Their ability to cut through the red tape and see the bottom line is what makes them a real asset to any relationship or occupation where teamwork is valued. Capricorn is family-oriented but will keep their distance if the family is perceived to be violent, harmful, or unfulfilling. Capricorn has a dry sense of humor and their sarcastic wit is only appreciated by those who find humor everywhere. Highly intellectual, good with numbers and analysis, this sign is not often loud, but they are most definitely the muscle and the power behind the very successful machine.
Downside: Because they are so dedicated to the big picture and the minute details, they can seem dull to others, who don’t understand the active internal nature of the Capricorn. While seeming almost emotionless on the surface, the Capricorn’s mind is always running on overdrive. They can often seem selfish and stingy, keeping information to themselves, or strategically withholding information for their own gain. Often they can be the less imaginative of the signs and refuse to face the facts about a situation because it would signal that they were wrong about something (which they hate).
Ruling Planets: Saturn and Uranus
Symbol: The Water Bearer is pictured as a man holding a large jar or vessel, from which water pours out onto the land. The glyph is two wavy, zig-zag lines, representing the water (also an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph), or alternatively the electricity associated with Aquarius’. Aquarius is an airy, intellectual sign, thinking, talking and analyzing everything. They can be emotionally detached but have strong feelings about justice and human rights. The water pouring from the jar symbolizes communication – the endless pouring out of mental energy and original ideas which often typifies an Aquarian personality.
Upside: Aquarians are among the friendliest of the signs, making friends everywhere. They are often chosen among co-workers and family for special awards and honors because of their ability to network. Highly intelligent they are energetic and talented, often using their abilities to help others. Despite their extensive people skills, they often crave alone time to reflect and think about things. Meditation is recommended for this sign as it helps to maintain that sense of alone time, while at the same time a feeling of connectedness with something greater than themselves.
Downside: If this sign does not have alone time and time to do much-desired reflection, they become dour, emotionless, and even are prone to depressive interludes. They can become highly resentful if they believe that their voice is not being truly heard or valued. Because they do self-reflect, this sign can become quite eccentric in some of the hobbies that they pursue, or activities they enjoy.
Ruling Planets: Jupiter and Neptune
Symbol: The Two Fishes, joined together, but swimming in opposite directions. Another dual sign, like Gemini, the two fishes of Pisces represent the lifelong battle of the Piscean nature. One fish swims towards the soulful, mystical oceans, intent upon sacrificing itself for the good of others, or for some spiritual or political belief. The other swims towards self-fulfillment and achieving personal goals. Piscean intuition, symbolized by the waters in which the fishes swim, is what makes it possible for them to sense the whole picture and balance their inner struggle. Learning how to trust and develop their intuition is especially important for this complex, sensitive sign.
Upside: Pisces are empathetic people, often feeling bad for someone whose life is not going well. They feel the need to reach out to those who are less fortunate and will often find themselves involved in the drama that they hadn’t intended. They are kind, caring individuals who feel everything deeply, even though you would not know it on the surface. They can be creative and imaginative when they believe that they have support to make those leaps.
Downside: Because they feel everything so intensely, this sign can often become a clinical worrier. They will worry that they are not worrying. This tendency to worry also leads to indecision on their part, fearing that if they make a decision that others disagree with that they will have upset someone. Pisces don’t like to hurt people’s feelings and as such become conflicted when they have to make decisions. They do not do well as leaders but are impressive support personnel. Sometimes the have a lack of follow-through due to this indecisiveness and require a gentle nudge from other signs to complete tasks on time.
CLASSIFICATION OF ZODIAC SIGNS
Male: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius
The male signs are dominating, active and aggressive
Female: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces
The female sigs are mild, submissive and passive.
ODD and Even Sign:
ODD: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius
EVEN: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces
Directions: The four directions are also represented by these twelve signs as under:-
East: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius; (Fiery sign)
South: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, ; (Prithvi sign)
West: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius; (Airy sign)
North: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces; (Watery Sign)
STRENGTH OF PLANETS as PER DAY and NIGHT
Strong during day time: Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Pisces
Strong during night time: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Capricorn.
Note: Day is considered as a Sunrise to Sunset and Night is considered as Sunset to Sunrise.