The 12 Zodiac Signs
"Zodaikos" is Greek for "circle of animals". Zodiac Signs signify how life is guided, through personality, manner, and energy.
Each sign has their element, quality, and polarity, which are all very helpful in understanding the signs' significations and similarities.
The Zodiac Signs represent 30° of sky on the ecliptic (the path the Sun travels from Earth's perspective). Each sign relates to the change of lightness and darkness throughout a solar year and how this energy changes and manifests throughout seasons.
Self-discipline, integrity, objectivity, may "age" in reverse, persistence, self-reliant, self-limitation, pursue fulfillment, traditional wisdom, where we gain respect and honor, guarded, repressed depression, obsession with the past, authority, honest manifestation.
The 4 Elements
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Intuition, consciousness, primal energy, energetic, active, enthusiastic, passionate, needs to express oneself, impulsive, thoughtless, insensitive, takes initiative, innate awareness of their individuality, unique personality, concerned with the purpose of their lives, susceptible to burnout, is their fire conscious or unexamined?
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Senses, stories, body and form, reliable, sensual, practical, organized, stable, places importance on security, patient, industrious, lacking in vision, petty, narrow-minded, strong-willed, can become lethargic and stagnant, able to apply oneself towards long-rage goals.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Mental, thinking, communicative, likes to deal on the mental plane, quick to grasp ideas, can speak or write effectively, impractical, learns to use the mind in a constructive way, detached, hyperactive, unemotional, can live too often in ideas and opinions, alienating others and themselves.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Fluid, feeling, heart, peaceful, psychic, vindictive, vengeful, withdrawn, timid, moody, easily manipulated, uncommunicative, lacking in confidence, sensitive to surroundings and subtle vibrations, receives and tunes into realms unseen, creative, imaginative, empathetic, hidden depths.
The 3 Qualities
Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn
Gets things started, assertive, controlling, initiating, motivated by crisis, open to change, action oriented, tries to change the environment, projects themselves onto their surroundings, tackles obstacles directly, self-motivated, might struggle with following through.
Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius
Sticks to the plan, builds, reservoir of stability, passive, self-contained, loyal, steadfast, concentrating, single-minded in pursuits, molds the environment to their will, manifesting, fixed to their "kingdoms" around them, resistant to change, may go in denial, needs time to prepare for change.
Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces
Works out the details, lets go, changeable and flexible, disrupts and loosens structures, adaptable, connecting, mentally explorative, emphasizes intellectual activity, adaptable to their environment, energy can disperse and dissipate easily, scattered, restless, prone to anxiety, worry, fear, and mental tension.
The 2 Polarities
Fire and Air signs
Yang, "positive", more active and assertive than receptive.
Earth and Water signs
Yin, "negative", more receptive and reactive than assertive.