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
Most people, when considering astrology’s benefits, are familiar with their Sun Sign; however, each of the planets within our solar system has a specific part to play in the complete knowledge of “The Self.” Here is a quick rundown of our planets’ astrological effects