ARIES, the astrological RAM, is the element of FIRE and a CARDINAL quality. Both are ACTION; as the only sign with an action element and quality, that’s why its energy is so active. Used well, the energy is INDEPENDENT and COURAGEOUS, at the forefront of everything on the new FRONTIER. Not used well, it’s IMPATIENT and ACCIDENT-PRONE. The color for Aries is RED, symbolizing VITALITY, STRENGTH, and WILL. It’s the FIRST sign in the zodiac - the astrology NEWBORN!
TAURUS, the astrological BULL, is the element of EARTH and a FIXED quality. Both are GROUNDING. Taurus is the only sign with a grounding element and quality which makes its energy very STABILIZING. Used well, it’s PATIENT and SENSUAL; Taurus loves stimulating the senses, feeling at one with its natural self. If its energy isn’t used properly, it’s IMMOVABLE, LAZY, INDULGENT, and SLOW to act. Taurus’s color is GREEN, symbolizing GROWTH and FERTILITY. It’s the SECOND sign of the zodiac.
GEMINI, the astrological TWINS, is the element of AIR and a MUTABLE quality. Air rules the mind, and mutable is changeable, so Gemini is constant MENTAL activity. This can manifest as TALKATIVE, ENGAGING, and CURIOUS. On the downside, it can be RESTLESS and OVER-THINKING. The colors for Gemini are VIOLET, for its wonderful IMAGINATION and to calm its over-activity, and WHITE, to help bring mental CLARITY and symbolize the INNOCENCE within its curiosity. It’s the THIRD sign of the zodiac.
CANCER, the astrological CRAB, is the element of WATER and a CARDINAL quality. Water is EMOTIONS and cardinal is action, so Cancer has DYNAMIC feelings. This can be NURTURING and SENSITIVE or MOODY and CRANKY. The colors for Cancer are SILVER, having a SOOTHING effect on its emotions, and GREEN, which is RESTFUL and good for its WELL-BEING. It’s the FOURTH sign of the zodiac.
LEO, the astrological LION, is the element of FIRE and a FIXED quality. This makes Leo energy DELIBERATE before action and stay on the same PATH. Leo can be LOYAL, GENEROUS, and WARM. On the downside, Leo can be SELF-CENTERED and DRAMATIC (drama queen!). The colors for Leo are GOLD, the color of WEALTH, optimism, and a good life, and ORANGE, symbolizing LIVELINESS, lasting vitality, and sincerity. Leo is the FIFTH sign of the zodiac.
VIRGO, the astrological VIRGIN, is an EARTH element and MUTABLE quality. Earth is grounding and mutable is changing, so this energy makes CHANGES that it can stick with and takes time beforehand. Virgo notices the LITTLE things, can be DETAIL-ORIENTED and HARD-WORKING. It can be a PERFECTIONIST and require too much of the SELF. The colors for Virgo are INDIGO, symbolizing SELF-INSIGHT and a BREAK from everyday life, and RUST, which stimulates SOCIALIZING. Virgo is the SIXTH sign of the zodiac.
LIBRA, the astrological SCALES, is the element of AIR and CARDINAL quality. Air is mental and cardinal is action, so Libra takes much THOUGHT before action and thinks a lot about their actions. Libra can be SOCIAL, FAIR, HARMONIOUS, and seek BALANCE. It can also be JUDGMENTAL, VAIN, and MATERIALISTIC. The color for Libra is BLUE-GREEN, symbolizing TRUTH and TRAQUILITY. Libra is the SEVENTH sign in the zodiac.
SCORPIO, the astrological SCORPION, is a WATER element and FIXED quality. Water rules emotions and fixed signs are grounded, so Scorpio energy is grounded in its emotions, giving it very STRONG emotions. It’s INTENSE, PASSIONATE, and SEDUCTIVE, or JEALOUS, VENGEFUL, and DARK. No happy medium here! Scorpio’s colors are SCARLET, symbolizing POWER, and BLACK, symbolizing the MYSTERY Scorpio loves. Scorpio is the EIGHTH sign of the zodiac.
SAGITTARIUS, the astrological ARCHER, is the element of FIRE and a MUTABLE quality. Fire is action and mutable is change, so Sagittarius is a need for CONSTANT change (similar to Aries, but more fluid). Sagittarius energy can be ADVENTUROUS, OPEN, GREGARIOUS, and love TRAVEL. It can also be UNRELIABLE or ERRATIC. Sagittarius sees the BIG picture. The color for Sagittarius is PURPLE, symbolizing its SPIRITUAL quest and giving PEACE of mind. Sagittarius is the NINTH sign of the zodiac.
CAPRICORN, the astrological GOAT, is an EARTH element and CARDINAL quality. Earth is stability and cardinal is action, so Capricorn does to provide STABILITY. Capricorn energy can be AMBITIOUS and DEDICATED or COLD and DISTANT. This signs also rules TRAGIC ambition. The colors for Capricorn are BLACK symbolizing SELF-CONTROL, and BROWN symbolizing TRADITION and ORDER. Capricorn is the TENTH sign of the zodiac.
AQUARIUS, the astrological WATER-BEARER, is the element of AIR and a FIXED quality. Air is mental and fixed is grounding, so Aquarius is grounded in IDEAS. It can be IDEALISTIC, ORIGINAL, CHARITABLE, and ECCENTRIC, or ALOOF, UNPREDICTABLE, and prone to WISHFUL thinking. The color for Aquarius is SKY BLUE, symbolizing INSPIRATION and HIGH ideals. Aquarius is the ELEVENTH sign of the zodiac.
PISCES, the astrological FISH, is a WATER element and MUTABLE quality. Water is emotions and mutable is change, so Pisces is constant emotional FLUCTUATION. Pisces can be ALTRUISTIC and DREAMY or SELF-DEFEATING and prone to ESCAPISM. The colors for Pisces are WHITE, symbolizing KINDNESS and the PURITY of its emotion, and LAVENDER, symbolizing GRACE and GENTLENESS. Pisces is the TWELFTH and last sign of the zodiac.
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