Astrology was born for the very first time when people looked up at the stars and realized that those shimmering, distant orbs formed pictures in the heavens.
The study of Astrology – the prediction of personality traits and the divination of future events based on the relationship between Sun, Moon, and planets – dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, who were the first to make a science of it. The Babylonians, Greeks and Romans also held it in high esteem.
This section is all about you, the inner core of your spirit, and the guiding force of your personality – the real you.
Aries [March 21 – April 20]
Aries individuals are willful, positive, and independent. People born under this sign have amazing stamina and a potent drive to succeed.
THE ARIES MAN: Even if he isn’t handsome – though he usually is – he’s noticed by everybody when he walks into a room. Aries men are dedicated to their career aspirations and getting ahead. People often presume that family life doesn’t fit in with their lifestyle, though this is quite unfair an assumption. The ideal Aries man combines rugged masculinity with urbane charm.
THE ARIES WOMAN: This independent lady knows what she wants isn’t the least bit shy about going after it! Aries women have quick tempers and mat often give them impression of being bossy. These women have a bold sense of style, that ads to their natural beauty. They prefer to be noticed for their intellect and capabilities, rather than for their good looks.
THE ARIES LOVER: They have a powerful love nature and a strong sexual drive. Once they set their sights on a romantic interest, they go after that individual with all the enthusiasm and purpose, so very typical of this sign. Both Aries men and women are extremely romantic. They have a highly idealistic view of what love should be. Unfortunately, Aries natives often revert to type after they marry, devoting the greatest amount of their energy to career goals.
Taurus [April 21 – May 20]
Taureans are loyal, thrifty, kindhearted, and they possess great personal charm, good looks, and a lovely speaking voice.
THE TAURUS MAN: Taurus men possess a great deal of what used to be called “animal magnetism”. They are often dark and brooding in appearance and taciturn in speech. They become good husbands and fathers, cherish traditional values and rarely lose their temper. Most are more concerned with achieving success in their personal life, than their professional life. They have a great deal of creative talent, though this may require some coaxing.
THE TAURUS WOMAN: She is stylish, well-groomed, and socially involved. Whether she turns her energies towards domestic or professional aims, she is certain to give it all she has. Taurus women are stubborn, practical, and budget-minded. They have the ability to balance family and career life without losing their emotional equilibrium. These women have their feet planted firmly on the ground.
THE TAURUS LOVER: These men and women are passionate individuals who prefer marriage or long term relationships. The Taurean lover is persistent, consistent, and always eager to please his / her partner. The never forget a birthday, anniversary, or other romantic occasion. The drawback to their approach is inflexibility. An adventuresome person who enjoys a lot of experimentation and diversity may grow weary of the Taurean lover’s practical approach.
Gemini [May 21 – June 20]
Gemini individuals are bright, changeable, and inquiring. They have many interests and great social adeptness.
THE GEMINI MAN: The typical Gemini gentleman has strong intellectual inclinations but isn’t the intimidating sort. These men are often dedicated to their career, seeing it almost as a calling rather than simply a way to make a living. Gemini men excel in advertising, media, politics, teaching, or any field where language and communication skills are useful.
THE GEMINI WOMAN: Gemini women are glib, self-assured, and sophisticated. Smart, sassy, and sarcastic, these women will always have the last word. Often exceptionally good looking, Gemini women are more interested in showing off their brain power. They are often career-driven, and even when they have children, are likely to seek a career outside their domestic circle. They make good mothers, always encouraging their children to get involved in a variety of interests and hobbies.
THE GEMINI LOVER: These versatile, witty, and fun loving individuals possess so much charm, that they can be almost impossible to resist. Whether through a clever fax, a romantic letter, or a few endearing words left on an answering machine, the Gemini lover understands the erotic power of language. It takes a unique individual to get a Gemini to settle down. Even when a Gemini does tie the knot, he or she can lose interest if the excitement wears off.
Cancer [June 21 – July 22]
Cancer individuals are intelligent, organized, generous, home-loving, and tenacious. They are also devoted to family members and provide enormous emotional support.
THE CANCER MAN: Cancer men can be loving and attentive one minute, remote and unreachable the next. They have the potential to be a bohemian or a family man. They are adaptable to family life, which means a great deal to them. They cherish their children and often take an active role in their upbringing.
THE CANCER WOMAN: She has a strong maternal instinct and the desire to make her home a place of domestic bliss. They have great loyalty to family members and close ties to their mothers. They also have a large circle of friends and associates. The typical Cancer woman looks beyond her career or home-centered activities to find interests through which she can contribute to others.
THE CANCER LOVER: Cancerians are extremely romantic and passionate people. They enjoy all the traditional rituals of wooing and winning a sweetheart and usually opt for marriage or a long-term relationship. They make loyal mates and will champion their spouse’s career and expect the same in return. These individuals are keenly attuned to the needs and wants of their partner; they are exceptionally sensitive lovers.
Leo [July 23 – August 22]
Leo individuals are dynamic, self-confident, and highly dramatic. They are considered to be good organizers, with an ability to lead and inspire others.
THE LEO MAN: Leo men are good-looking, personable and possess a swaggering grace that makes them attractive to women. They are friendly and good-natured, although they have a tendency to sulk. They have a strong ego and can seem preoccupied with their own concerns at times. Image is important to these men, and they take great care in cultivating just the right one for themselves.
THE LEO WOMAN: The typical Leo woman is glamorous and regal. She isn’t complicated – in fact she’s more upfront and honest. She revels in the spotlight and often finds herself the centre of attention. No matter how happy she is in her personal life, a Leo woman needs more. That usually means a career or, in some cases, an involvement in social or community affairs that showcase her creative interests and organizational skills.
THE LEO LOVER: From the amorous love letters of Napoleon Bonaparte, to the liberated sexual antics of diva Madonna, Leos have always shown a driving need to express their true love nature. They have a talent for blending the tenderest romantic sentiments with bold sexuality. Leos are great devotees of the dating ritual. They love giving gifts and will go to almost any lengths to make their adored feel special. They retain their romantic persuasion even when they marry and continue to ‘court’ their spouse by showing just how thoughtful and generous they can be.
Virgo [August 23 – September 22]
Virgos are intelligent, patient, and humble. People born under this sign are quick-thinkers, observant, and analytical.
THE VIRGO MAN: The typical Virgo man has a quiet dignity. He has discriminating tastes and an appetite for learning. Many Virgo men are stylishly unassuming. They are concerned with their health and fitness, and are careful about their diets. Cooking for the Virgo man can be trying; he has a tendency to be fussy. He is a gentle soul with much charm.
THE VIRGO WOMAN: She has discreet charm. She is intelligent, thoughtful, and careful about her grooming. Virgo women are efficient and hard-working. They are ethical and never put career achievements ahead of their moral code. They want to earn what they get and refuse to be manipulative or controlling. They are well-organized and do a good job of balancing personal and professional responsibilities. Most Virgo women are especially adept at handling the family budget. They need to learn to ease the stress that is brought on by their high standards.
THE VIRGO LOVER: They may not be the most romantic, but they offer their whole heart. There is no pretence involved in how they act or what they say. Because they are loyal, Virgos are big on fidelity. They value more than the superficial aspects of a love relationship, and they generally attract people with a similar belief system. Marriage is a major commitment; they value their union as both a love relationship and a working partnership.
Libra [September 23 – October 22]
Libra individuals are artistic, affectionate, and refined. People born under this sign are considered to be attractive and fashion-conscious. They seek peace and joy through personal and professional relationships.
THE LIBRA MAN: When it comes to charm, there is no one more appealing. He is often the handsome, tough-guy type but with a rare sensitivity that makes him irresistible. Men born under this sign are often drawn to artistic and creative careers. They usually marry, often at a young age. Because they are generally good natured and accommodating, Libra men are happy to do their share of housework. They are supportive and enthusiastic about their spouse’s career.
THE LIBRA WOMAN: Because she is usually so attractive and charming, it is sometimes difficult for men to appreciate the talents and intellect of the typical Libra woman. In many ways she is the most feminine of the zodiacal types. It has been said that although she thinks like a man, she reasons like a woman. These women have a natural ability to make relationships work. Though self-sufficient, they are not happy alone and usually have a partner in their lives.
THE LIBRA LOVER: Libra men and women are the most romantic among the zodiacal types. They have an idealistic view of love and togetherness. Once these people fall in love, they start thinking of marriage. Libras don’t enjoy romantic suffering. Whenever they are disappointed in a relationship, a Libra man or woman will spend a little time grieving and then move to another partnership.
Scorpio [October 23 – November 22]
Scorpio individuals are enigmatic, strong-willed, and passionate. People born under this sign are considered to be dynamic and extreme in their opinions.
THE SCORPIO MAN: Scorpio men are enigmatic and appealing. They have a steely exterior but possess much sensitivity. Men born under this sign are moody and need emotional ‘space’. They are secretive and keep everyone at a distance. They prefer the stability of home and heart. Scorpio men enjoy being part of their children’s upbringing. They can be demanding in their family relationships, but their actions are generally motivated by love. Career success means a lot, but they never mistake it for personal achievement.
THE SCORPIO WOMAN: She is a woman of mystery – part tomboy, part femme fatale. She has a provocative magnetism. She is maternal, but not smothering. Whether she has a satisfying career or family life – or both – she gives everything. She can be demanding but is equally demanding of herself. Always looking to transform herself for the better, she never seems to age but grows in wisdom and maturity.
THE SCORPIO LOVER: Astrology has made the words ‘lover’ and ‘Scorpio’ virtually synonymous, but it is misleading to think they are preoccupied with sex. Scorpio nature is complicated, and the typical Scorpio is interested in marriage and long-term commitment. It is true that Scorpio men and women have strong sexual appetites and may be tempted to stray if their mate does not provide the spiritual and physical attraction they require.
Sagittarius [November 22 – December 21]
Sagittarian individuals are jovial, intelligent and freedom-loving. People born under this sign are considered to be understanding and principled. They have an appetite for learning and travel.
THE SAGITTARIAN MAN: The typical Sagittarian man is well-travelled and well-read. He has as boundless enthusiasm. Sagittarian men need to love their work. Career concerns often take them away from family life, but they aren’t as driven as other fire-signs. They are philosophical and a bit old-fashioned. The typical Sagittarian man keeps himself in good physical condition.
THE SAGITTARIAN WOMAN: She is friendly, sociable and outgoing. They have a reputation for being blunt speakers who don’t worry how their opinions will be received. Like their male counterparts, Sagittarian women love to travel and are curious about other cultures. Like other fire-sign females, they are not afraid to take risks. Sagittarian women are often tall and svelte, though they have a tendency to put on weight in middle age. They have a fashion style all their own.
THE SAGITTARIAN LOVER: As soon as they fall in love, the typical Sagittarian begins to worry about what he / she is going to have to give up. So they may put off making a commitment as long as possible. When they do settle down, they adjust well. They refuse to let the relationship get stale and always look for ways to bring excitement to the union.
Capricorn [December 22 – January 19]
Capricorn individuals are controlled, conscientious, and practical. With Saturn as the ruling planet, people born under this sign are self-disciplined and hard-working. They are highly efficient and dedicated to becoming a success.
THE CAPRICORN MAN: The Capricorn man will often conceal things about his life for little reason. Being defensive comes naturally; he is afraid that if he allows himself to be open, he will be exposed. This is why he seems so serious. With those he trusts he shows his wicked sense of humor and good nature. He is principled, though he keeps his beliefs and philosophy to himself. Capricorn men are often devoted to their career, which can make them seem distant regarding family responsibilities.
THE CAPRICORN WOMAN: They have a cool, standoffish charm. Elegant and glacial, they may seem unapproachable. Actually this is a mask to hide their vulnerability. Capricorn individuals are afraid of ‘losing face’. They fear criticism and can’t abide being forced to be self-critical. This woman is competitive, though she is usually more interested in besting her own efforts than those of rivals. If she is not involved in an outside career, she will turn her home into a career. She is a good, if overly strict, mother and expects the best from her children.
THE CAPRICORN LOVER: The Capricorn lover may seem cautious and a bit cold, but can be downright naughty! Capricorn’s biggest problem is confidence. They always worry that a love interest will prove faithless. Capricorns respond well to domestic life because it provides stability. Once they fall in love and commit, the typical Capricorn is unlikely to jeopardize the union. They place great importance on personal happiness.
Aquarius [January 20 – February 18]
Aquarius individuals are intelligent, progressive, and independent. People born under this sign are free-thinking and unconventional. They will fight avidly for the rights of others.
THE AQUARIUS MAN: Aquarian men may seem distant and unapproachable, or warm and welcoming. They have charisma and can draw people to them. Despite their intelligence and creativity, they are not difficult to know. Though dedicated to making their personal lives a success, they are usually focused on something greater. They care about a number of issues-politics, the environment, and the economy- and believe they can make a difference.
THE AQUARIAN WOMAN: She is unusual, startling, and even unclassifiable. The typical Aquarian woman is atypical and unique. She wants to experience as much as possible and is not afraid of consequences. Every experience is valuable if it shows something about herself and the world. Intelligent and talented, she would rather be judged for her abilities than her glamour and sex appeal.
THE AQUARIAN LOVER: The Aquarius lover is full of surprises. They simply cannot be happy or fulfilled unless they are free to do as they like. No matter how deeply in love an Aquarius man or woman may be, they are never willing to sacrifice their autonomy. This has doubtless ended many a love affair or marriage, but they always put honesty ahead of romance.
Pisces [February 19 – March 20]
Pisces natives are in touch with their emotions, though not to the point of mawkishness. They are apt to be idealists. Pisces natives are physically and emotionally strong but may put their hardiness to the test if they try to resolve others’ emotional conflicts.
THE PISCES MAN: The man born under this sign has great warmth and charm. He is not afraid to show vulnerabilities – in fact, he displays them with pride. He connects with others on an emotionally satisfying level. As a parent or guardian, he may try to relive or remake his early relationships to spiritualize them. If his work or profession does not provide the self-expression he needs, he will look for it in hobbies. Relationships make up the primary focus of this man’s life.
THE PISCES WOMAN: The Pisces woman is mysterious but not aloof. She possesses an ageless charm that is enthralling to those who know her. Her capacity for sympathy and her understanding make her stand out. Pisces women find their greatest fulfillment through personal relationships. Even when talented, they may not respect their gifts. Many Pisces women are self-conscious and need a stronger individual to bring out their best qualities.
THE PISCES LOVER: Pisces men and women have an idealistic view of love and romance. Because of their sensitivity, they often prefer a fairy tale scenario to the real thing. Pisces know their vulnerabilities and are sometimes afraid the magic ‘bubble’ will burst. The Piscean individual who is deeply in love may sacrifice themselves for their lover.