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This is a page all about the 12 signs of the zodiac and some other useful information. Hopefully, you will get to understand your sign and birth info a little better. Here ya go...



**BIRTHSTONES**

January : Garnet



February : Amethyst



March : Aquamarine



April : Diamond



May : Emerald



June : Pearl



July : Ruby



August : Peridot



September : Sapphire



October : Opal



November : Topaz



Debember : Turquoise


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~*~THE ZODIAC~*~


**ARIES**

March 21 - April 19

SIGN - Fire

SYMBOL - The Ram

RULING PLANET - Mars

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Outgoing and Outspoken

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and represents new beginnings. Aries are creative and enthusiastic. They are constantly trying to prove themselves to others. They express themselves through actions not words and they seek experiences that give them the opportunity to prove that they are the best. Like the Ram, Aries are very confident and are usually never timid. They often forge ahead confidently, regardless of the consequences. This impulsiveness can often lead to problems for the Aries as they often leap before they look. Aries are not afraid to take risks or to gamble to have their way. Aries can accomplish a lot and make very successful leaders. They constantly strive to be the best at whatever they do and would rather have fame and fortune than material wealth. Aries crave independence and often seek positions of authority. Optimism runs through their veins and it is hard to discourage them from tasks they have begun. Their high spirits are very contagious to those around them and is usually what draws others to them. Aries tend to be dynamic, impulsive, quarrelsome, easily bored, selfish, aggressive, enthusiastic, and forceful.



**TAURUS**

April 20 - May 20

SIGN - Earth Sign

SYMBOL - The Bull

RULING PLANET - Venus

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Conservative and Timid

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. Taurus is the sign of determination, stubbornness and steadiness. The Taurus greatest strength lies in their relentless drive to accomplish their goals. They are practical at heart and constantly strive to master their earthly and material surroundings. The Taurus has a desperate need for security, both emotional and material. They are most comfortable dealing with the familiar and have great bouts of anxiety and uneasiness about change or the unknown. The Taurus takes a wait and see approach to new situations. They must be sure that a new person, situation or relationship will be beneficial to them before embracing them. Once the Taurus has done this, though, they will develop a life-long loyalty and commitment that is unmatched by that of any other sign in the zodiac. This however makes them intensely jealous. It is not good to cross a Taurus with the temper they possess. The Taurus is also very fond of materials and earthly possessions. They are happiest at home surrounded by their possessions. Their sensuous nature leads them to live the good life. They often seek the finest clothes and foods and have a fine appreciation for beauty. Beneath their stubborn exterior lies a gentler, softer side. The Taurus tends to be very sentimental and passionate and they believe in pampering their partners. Deep down inside unseen to most the Taurus is a hopeless romantic. The Taurus tends to be materialistic, greedy, lazy, impatient, practical, steady and endurance (they may be slow but they always finish what they start).

**GEMINI**

May 21 - June 21

SIGN - Air

SYMBOL - The Twins

RULING PLANET - Mercury

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Versatile and Talkative

The Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac. The Gemini is best described as intelligent and communicative. They are probably the most intelligent people of the zodiac. The influence of Mercury on the intellect gives the Gemini an insatiable quest for learning and knowledge, which in turn they wish to tell everyone about. Their imagination and wit allows them to jump from one topic to another in any conversation. They can keep an audience listening to them forever with their charm and originality. Geminis are often moody and unpredictable . They constantly crave variety and are prone to depression if this urge is not satisfied but not for long, their energy and quick thinking always steers them in a new direction. A happy Gemini is a Gemini with four or five interests going on at one time. Geminis are restless by nature and they often find themselves with more than one job, hobby, career and lover. The down side to the Gemini is their constant contempt for authority - breaking the rules is their motto. This can sometimes work against their best efforts. With so much going on with the Gemini only the surface can be scratched in many endeavors, leaving them with a feeling of unfulfillment. However, Gemini's quick thinking and their gift for improvisation can save the day by allowing them to creatively turn their negative tendencies into potentials for success. The Gemini tends to be superficial, witty, inquisitive, intelligent and versatile. Some of their interests include: Communication of all kinds, travel, learning, talking, writing and reading.

**CANCER**

June 22 - July 22

SIGN - Water

SYMBOL - The Crab

RULING PLANET - The Moon

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Emotional and Sympathetic

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. Cancer is the sign of emotion, sensitivity and sympathy. They are the most sensitive of all the zodiac signs. This sign, more than any other, is very domestic. Cancers are known for being very complex and often difficult to understand due to their mood swings. One minute they can be cranky and combative and the next they are the sweetest most caring individuals. Cancers have a highly developed instinct for self-defense that protects them from their inner vulnerability and shyness. Like a Crab's shell, their personalities often project a tough exterior within which they can retreat to. When hurt, Cancers often withdraw and sulk. They have perfected this tactic. Cancers can be extremely stubborn and child-like and they do not usually give in until they get their way. But underneath lies a softer side, a gentle, sensitive and emotional interior. Cancers are by nature caring and protective. Their maternal instincts lead them to form life-long bonds and not just with family members, but anyone they come to care about deeply. Their main drive in life is to establish domestic security for themselves and for those around them. Cancers desire wealth but only as a means to achieve this stability and to have money for a rainy day. They are very fond of the past and are very aware of their family lineage. Their great sensitivity makes the Cancer almost impossible to deceive. They have their own way of doing things. Like a Crab's walk, their direction is often sideways and ambiguous, but they always seem to reach their goals. If they can learn to temper their moodiness, Cancers can guide themselves into positive directions. If one can learn to deal with their mood swings, they can be loyal and devoted allies at work or at play. The Cancer tends to be moody, domestic, family oriented, sensitive and emotional.



**LEO**

July 23 - August 22

SIGN - Fire

SYMBOL - The Lion

RULING PLANET - The Sun

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Authoritative and Dignified

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. Just like our sun is the center of our planetary system, Leos see themselves as the center of all life. There is no sign more proud or regal. Like their symbol the Lion, Leos rule their respective kingdoms, be it an entire nation, an office or simply a household. Leos are warm and generous by nature and believe in giving themselves wholeheartedly to the right causes. In return, they expect the same loyalty and integrity from others. The role they assume is that of nobility and therefore they tend to do things in a grand and flamboyant manner. Leos feel most at home when they are the object of everyone's attention and will seek the spotlight whenever they can. They have a talent for appearing regal and stately before others and spend a great deal of energy influencing how others perceive them. Leos are practical, enthusiastic, hard working, and remarkably self-confident. They tend to gravitate towards positions of authority and their strong sense of integrity and optimism make them excellent leaders. They are at their best in positions of power and responsibility. However, like the Lion, they can become lazy if their desire for authority is not fulfilled. If Leos have a weakness it is their insatiable thirst for admiration. Their egos demand constant flattery and praise. If they do not receive their fair share of compliments and attention they become withdrawn and sulky. The Leo is much too proud to ask for compliments they just expect them. However, their natural optimism and sunny disposition brings them back around and before long they are back to their flamboyant selves. Leos tend to be romantic, idealistic, ambitious egotistical, temperamental, loyal, enthusiastic, generous, optimistic, domineering and affectionate.



**VIRGO**

August 23 - September 22

SIGN - Earth

SYMBOL - The Virgin

RULING PLANET - Mercury

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Exacting and Shy

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac. Mercury (the planet of motion) inclines those born under this sign to a state of constant activity. Tremendous energy is directed towards doing and accomplishing. While the other signs are dreaming of things to do, Virgos are busy doing them. Virgos value work and the work ethic highly. They are meticulously organized and prize efficiency. Something about their nature enables them to attend to the smallest of details. Their analytical minds work round the clock to bring order to the chaos of day to day life. Nothing escapes their microscopic analysis and they seldom tolerate laziness or bad workmanship. But while Virgos may be excellent at performing the job, they sometimes miss out on the pleasures of life because the are too busy focusing on their work. Not being able to see the forest through the trees is another common Virgo shortcoming. They become so focused on the intricate details that they sometimes lose sight of the big picture. Many Virgos need to learn to be more tolerant of others who are not as exact or do not have the same high standards as they do. Despite their apparent outward coolness, Virgos are kind, devoted and loyal to those who can see past their efficient exterior. They tend to be loving parents and their devotion to duty makes them a confident and responsible members of any family. Virgos tend to be critical, methodical, neat, reliable, practical, mental, industrious and cautious.

**LIBRA**

September 23 - October 22

SIGN - Air

SYMBOL - The Scales

RULING PLANET - Venus

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Helpful and Charming

Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. Libras are very social beings and they are naturally drawn toward people. They have a special need for companionship and for contact with the public whether it be politics, law, performing arts or even business partnerships. Libras have a natural attraction to beautiful things, thanks in part to the influence of their ruling planet Venus. They possess elegant tastes and enjoy all the best things money can buy. Their admiration of the beautiful tends to make them just as hungry for the praise and attention of others. Libras can become overly concerned with outward appearances and will judge others by their looks most of the time. Libras strive for balance and harmony in life. They tend to see every side of an argument before choosing sides, and many times they will try to smooth over disputes between others. Since peace is paramount to Libras, they will go to any lengths to achieve it, even if it means betraying their own feelings. It is because of this that Libras are often seen as indecisive. Sometimes they aren't even sure of what their own true feelings are. Hard working and optimistic, Libras are known to be great partners in business and team sports. They attract the respect of those who interact with them for their sense of fair play and charm. They make good counselors and judges. Libras are warm-hearted, pleasant and naturally romantic. They may not save the world, but they will do everything in their power to make it a better place to live in. The Libra tends to be romantic, dependent, fickled, cooperative, gracious, extravagant and somewhat materialistic. Some of their interests include: Partnerships, justice, peace, companionship, beauty and social gatherings.



**SCORPIO**

October 23 - November 21

SIGN - Water

SYMBOL - The Scorpian

RULING PLANET - Pluto

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Determined and Intense

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac. Many astrologers consider this sign to be the most powerful of all the signs of the Zodiac. Pluto, the ancient god of the nether-world, death and regeneration exerts its influence very strongly on those born under this sign. Scorpios are known for their intensity and passion. Their drive in life is to improve their status through their actions and to change the world for the better, provided that they can temper their own desires. Scorpios are a major defender of justice and will fight to the end for a cause they believe in. They are idealistic and are guided by the highest principles. Scorpios never get into anything "half-way". Scorpios live their lives in extremes. They can be powerful and weak, independent and clingy, passionate and cold all at the same time. Beneath a confident exterior often lie turbulent and temperamental urges. They are prone to being possessive and jealous, and their relationships are often stormy. Their unpredictable nature and their intensity often leads others to keep their distance but if a Scorpio is given a chance, they can prove to be loving, generous and fiercely loyal. Despite the negative aspects emphasized by some astrologers, Scorpios can prove that strong emotions can be channeled positively. Scorpios are passionate about everything that they become involved in and that includes romance.



**SAGGITARIUS**

November 22 - December 21

SIGN - Fire

SYMBOL - The Archer

RULING PLANET - Jupiter

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Optimistic and Expansive

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, Sagittarians always seem to be in the right place at the right time. Like the arrow that always finds its target, Sagittarians always find themselves in the best of fortunes. They are naturally enthusiastic, restless and too optimistic to let anything or anyone rain on their parade. Sagittarians have a longing for the new and exciting and have an inner desire to always roam free and unrestrained. They prize freedom above anything else. They are often energetic and outgoing. Their inquisitive nature leads them on never-ending adventures that involve travel and discovery. This comes at a cost, however, as many Sagittarians drift towards relationships that are never allowed to develop deep roots. This is not to say that they cannot be excellent friends, though "no strings attached" is usually their rule. Sagittarians are very idealistic and straight-forward. They will let you know what is on their minds whether you like it or not. They possess an uncanny sense of intuition though they bore easily once they have figured something out. They are gifted story tellers and their charms and sense of humor are amongst the most liked in the Zodiac. Their honesty and candor are admired traits, but many Sagittarians easily assume that everyone else shares their integrity. Though Sagittarians live for tomorrow, they can be the best of companions. Despite their occasional irresponsibility, it is often hard to resist the charms of the Sagittarius. Sagittarians tend to be optimistic, friendly, argumentative and easy-going.



**CAPRICORN**
December 22 - January 19

SIGN - Earth

SYMBOL - The Goat

RULING PLANET - Saturn

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Cautious and Serious

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac. The one trait that best describes those born under this sign is ambition. Their lives are devoted to achieving something, whether it be a new discovery, meeting a personal commitment, fulfilling a business obligation or some other mission. They carry on methodically until they finish what they have set out to do. Like their symbol the goat, they are steady and sure-footed, and they take very few risks along the way. Capricorns are highly intelligent and take naturally to positions of authority. They are excellent administrators and use every tool at their disposal to organize, plan and problem solve their way to meet their goals. Capricorns constantly strive towards security and they regard hard work and financial rewards as a way to secure their well-being. They only desire money because it is a guarantee against whatever the uncertain future holds. Capricorns are very confident and have great faith in their own abilities. Often, they feel that they can only depend on themselves and this is sometimes misinterpreted by others who think them cold and detached. This is far from true, however, as Capricorns can be very sympathetic and understanding. Just when you least expect it, Capricorns can show you an excellent sense of humor which is wry, witty and very funny. Capricorns tend to be serious, frugal, ambitious, realistic, cautious, responsible, worriers and hard working.



**AQUARIUS**

January 20 - February 18

SIGN - Air

SYMBOL - The Water Bearer

RULING PLANET - Uranus

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Independant and Considerate

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. Born under the influence of Uranus, the planet of change, Aquarians tend to live in the future. They are extremely independent and tend to have little patience with those who either wish to change them or those who simply don't understand their radical ways. Aquarians frequently argue just for the sake of arguing but if they have a strong opinion about something they will defend it the point where they will simply ignore those who are opposing them. Aquarians are not anti-social as some may believe. Quite the opposite is true. Aquarians constantly crave the company of others. They hold their close relationships very dear to them. They are humanitarians and their thoughts are constantly on the welfare of mankind. They are dreamers and idealists and often come up with schemes to save the world. All of this dreaming takes its toll and many an Aquarian has known the sting of disillusionment with the real world. Aquarians tend to spend so much time in the clouds that often they are perceived as aloof and detached. They would rather dream up grand solutions to the problems of mankind than to involve themselves in the boring details. Their greatest weakness is their tendency to find faults in others. They seem to take their own faults for granted while they are busy judging others for theirs. Despite this, Aquarians are amongst the kindest people in the Zodiac. They are easy going, reasonable and never boring. So long as they are given the freedom to be themselves, they can be the most entertaining and loyal companions. Aquarians tend to be tactless, independent, naive, broadminded, rebellious and impersonal.



**PISCES**
February 19 - March 20

SIGN - Water

SYMBOL - Two Fish

RULING PLANET - Neptune

SIGNIFICANT TRAITS - Impressionable and Idealistic

Just like Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and represents beginnings, Pisces is the twelfth and last sign and represents eternity, reincarnation and spiritual rebirth. Pisces are said to have deep intuitions into the human psyche. They have a sensitivity to their surroundings unmatched by any other sign in the zodiac and are therefore highly spiritual beings. Since they are ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion and mystery, the Pisces personality is mysterious and hard for others to define. The symbol of the Pisces (one fish swimming upstream and the other downstream) is a good representation of their personality - one of duality and indecision. Pisces sometimes have trouble defining themselves against their environments but they use their powers of perception to blend into their surroundings like chameleons. They are quick to avoid a fight and are usually taken advantage of for this reason. Their charm, humor and sympathy are what draws others towards them. They are usually gentle and kind but sometimes suffer from extreme mood swings that are explained once again by their dual nature. This moodiness can be irritating to others who can't relate to their extreme sensitivity. Inner conflicts, negativity, jealousy and emotional confusion are all traits that afflict those born under this sign. However, Pisces have an inner confidence that allows them to shine through. Pisces enjoy retreating to a dream world where they can make all the rules. They live in an uninhibited reality and have an intense imagination. Many of the world's finest poets, writers, artists, and dancers have been Pisces. Pisces make great friends because they are blind to outward appearances. They do not usually judge others by their outward appearance but instead they look at what's on the inside. They can often lead their partners to new and exciting levels. Pisces tend to be sensitive, impressionable, changeable, day-dreamers, compassionate, psychic, careless and dependent.

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