Astrology signs are in fact zodiac signs that are supposed to be the determinants of our fates. It is believed that each sign has its own characteristic features. These signs are assigned to a person according to the time of his birth. The positions of the planets, the relative positions of sun, moon and other comets at that particular time altogether have great significance here. Astrologers calculate the positions and identify the sign of a person.
There are many astrological traditions, namely Western, Vedic and Chinese. In each school, the names of astrology signs are different. But in each tradition of astrology you would find 12 signs. The most widely known 12 signs of western school are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
The astrological sign of a person determines his personality. His intelligence level, nature, behavioral qualities, mindset, creativity are controlled by his zodiac sign. In fact, it affects the entire course of his life. His success and failures, love life etc everything has close connection with his zodiac sign. According to western astrology, all signs are grouped into four elements – air, water, earth and fire. These four elements help in understanding a person’s place in this world. These zodiac elements are very symbolic.
In Western and Vedic astrology, these signs are related to constellations but in Chinese school, it represents only a line of the equator which is divided into 12 segments. In western school, these astrology signs determine the energies of each planet in a way when it enters the signs. Take a quick look on the three categories as per western school.
Fire Signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius fall in this category. Fire is representative of desires and creative energies. People with fire signs are passionate, confident, warm, bright and proactive. Fire has a feeling that water will douse it, air will fan it and earth will smother it. This element indicates focus and prosperity.
Earth Signs – This category includes Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. These signs are associated with stability, sensation and practicality. Earth sign people are generally dependable, cautious, overprotective, over-exertive and quiet. Earth is the element of strength and growth. Earth feels that water will refresh it but air will suffocate it and fire will make it burn.
Air Signs – This category includes Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air represents intellect and communication. People with air signs are generally objective, idealistic, articulate and lively. Air feels that fire will inspire it, water will make it vague and earth will suffocate it. This sign is an icon of beauty and agility.
Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces fall in this category. This element represents imagination, one’s ability to love, human feelings, healing, spirit and sustainability. These astrological signs are associated with growth processes and emotions. People with these signs are intuitive, loving, secretive, seductive, insightful, learned and moody. Water has a feeling that earth will give it a shape and channel it into a direction but fire will boil it and air will evaporate.