Constellations of the Zodiac

Constellations of the Zodiac

These stations of the zodiac were named thousands of years ago for the constellations that were behind them at the time. The signs of the zodiac act like a light filter, coloring the qualities of life force. As the Sun, Moon and other planets move through the zodiac, the following influences are energized:

 Aquarius (Air): Community, ingenuity, collaboration, idealism. It’s time to honor the philosophy of love and the power of community.

 Pisces (Water): Introspection, imagination, sensitivity and intuition. We process and gestate our dreams

 Aries (Fire): Brave, direct, rebellious, energized. Our inner teenager comes alive; our adult self needs to direct the energy wisely.

 Taurus (Earth): Sensual, rooted, nurturing, material manifestation. We slow down, get earthy, awaken our senses, begin to build form, roots, and stubborn strength.

 Gemini (Air): Communication, networking, curiosity, quick witted. We connect with like minds and build a network of understanding.

 Cancer (Water): Family, home, emotional awareness, nourishment. We need time in our shell and with our familiars.

 Leo (Fire): Creativity, charisma, warmth, and enthusiasm. Gather with others to celebrate and share bounty.

Virgo (Earth): Mercurial, curious, critical, and engaged. The mood sharpens our minds and nerves, and sends us back to work.

 Libra (Air): Beauty, equality, egalitarianism, cooperation. We grow more friendly, relationship oriented, and incensed by injustice.

 Scorpio (Water): Sharp focus, perceptive, empowered, mysterious. The mood is smoky, primal, occult, and curious; still waters run deep.

 Sagittarius (Fire): Curiosity, honesty, exploration, playfulness. We grow more curious about what’s unfamiliar.

 Capricorn (Earth): family, history, dreams, traditions. We need mountains to climb and problems to solve.

adapted from Heather Roan Robbins' Sun Signs and Sun Transits

© Mother Tongue Ink 2016

 




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