ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20)
The symbol for Aries, "The Ram," suggests an upright, bold scepter of authority with the horns of a ram flaring from its top end. Aries is the first Sign of the zodiac. What's suggested here is the combination of authority with the Arian tendency to forge ahead individualistically, courageously, with aggression, a thrust of spirit, usually without caution.
TAURUS (Apr. 21 - May 21)
The symbol for Taurus, "The Bull", when compared to the Aries symbol, immediately shows heaviness, organization; it is stolid, stubborn.It is when you try to take the bull out of its pattern that it becomes agitated and shows its temperament.This description of the bull's nature coupled with its stolid symbol gives us a clear explanation of the Taurean archetype.
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
The symbol for Gemini, "The Twins," immediately projects the idea of duality, of more than one thing at a time. It shows two staves or scepters or two arms or both lungs. One feels parallel polarity issues.There is constant activity and stimulation and, because of this, energies will tend to go from one thing to another to maintain the sense of new excitement.
CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
Cancer's symbol depicts the breasts. This is a very easy symbol to remember both in its drawing and in its life manifestation. In addition, the association of Cancer with the crab constellation reveals an archetype with a very protective outer nature that serves to hide a very soft, sensitive core. Cancer represents emotional and home security.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)
The symbol for Leo, "The Lion," has two different meanings traditionally. We can see it as the tail of an aroused lion or as the symbol of the heart and its two valves. It is a strong, domineering, prideful, vain, creative influence with a central requirement for recognition, respect, love, and honor.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)
Virgo is misleadingly given the name "Virgin." This naturally leads the mind into thoughts connected with sexual inexperience. The virginity associated with Virgo actually relates to discernment, to the idealism of choice. Think of a woman cutting down virgin wheat stalks with a scythe.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)
The symbol for Libra shows two halves of one unit, signifying Libra's zodiacal reign over partnership and marriage. In addition, the symbol shows a setting Sun balanced between day and night, the operative word being "balanced."
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)
The symbol for Scorpio is easily confused with the symbol for Virgo. The important distinction between the two is that the Scorpio symbol has a pointed tail on it to show the Scorpion's sting. This is a deeply complex, emotional archetype that runs the gamut from being extremely emotional and passionate to soaring the high realms of mystery, to being inspired by spirituality and religion.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)
The traditional symbol for the Sagittarius constellation depicts an arrow being shot from its bow by a centaur. Sagittarius is connected with a strong thrust of thought -- often idealistic -- an outpouring of ideas in an enthusiastic, to-the-point manner that is often seen by others as impulsive, even brusque.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)
The Capricorn symbol is the most difficult to learn to draw. It takes practice.The Capricorn archetype is essentially connected with affecting progress and making things happen. Capricorn is a Sign of leadership, ambition, practicality, and patience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
Aquarius is called "The Water Bearer." This is the name given to this Sign from the constellation in which it was formerly found. The "water bearer" is simply pouring new ideas, innovation, inspiration, and concepts into a stream of influence upon the world, in the name of social progress and humanitarianism.
PISCES (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)
The symbol for Pisces shows two fish, back to back, swimming in opposite directions, both joined by a horizon line of earthly experience.Swimming in opposite directions in water suggests emotional confusion, the importance of finding one's way in the higher realms. there is the idea of Pisces bringing deep, subconscious sensitivity down to earth, joining consciousness with the subconscious.