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Astrology: Summary of the Signs.

clear.gif (807 bytes) The table below collects a number of keywords for the signs puts together what has been learned so far. This table shows how the meanngs of the signs can develop from particular keyphrases for the signs from their other qualities.

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The table is better studied after studying the individual qualities their keywords, it then becomes much easier to understand, as a consequence, your knowledge of astrology increases.

Summary

      Keywords Cardinal, etc Positive Element Personal  
1 Aries ariesS.gif (1232 Byte) Energetic, Urgent Enterprising Active Forcefully Personal Self
2 Taurus taurusS.jpg (1046 Byte) Enduring, Possessive Stable Passive Practically
3 Gemini geminiS.jpg (946 Byte) Versatile, Variable Adaptable Active Thoughtfully
4 Cancer cancerS.jpg (1002 Byte) Instinctive, Protective Enterprising Passive Emotionally Family
5 Leo leoS.jpg (1026 Byte) Impressive, Creative Stable Active Forcefully
6 Virgo virgoS.jpg (930 Byte) Analytical, Critical Adaptable Passive Practically
7 Libra libraS.jpg (988 Byte) Diplomatic, Harmonious Enterprising Active Thoughtfully Social Group
8 Scorpio scorpioS.jpg (856 Byte) Intense, Secretive Stable Passive Emotionally
9 Sagittarius sagittariusS.jpg (890 Byte) Free, Tolerant Adaptable Active Forcefully
10 Capricorn capricornS.jpg (937 Byte) Prudent, Reserved Enterprising Passive Practically Public
11 Aquarius aquariusS.jpg (956 Byte) Indifferent, Unconventional Stable Active Thoughtfully
12 Pisces piscesS.jpg (1012 Byte) Impressionable, Inspirational Adaptable Passive Emotionally

Associations

 

      Keywords de Vore Associations
1 Aries ariesS.gif (1232 Byte) Energetic, Urgent Aspiration  
2 Taurus taurusS.jpg (1046 Byte) Enduring, Possessive Integration  
3 Gemini geminiS.jpg (946 Byte) Versatile, Variable Vivication  
4 Cancer cancerS.jpg (1002 Byte) Instinctive, Protective Expansion  
5 Leo leoS.jpg (1026 Byte) Impressive, Creative Assurance  
6 Virgo virgoS.jpg (930 Byte) Analytical, Critical Assimilation  
7 Libra libraS.jpg (988 Byte) Diplomatic, Harmonious Equilibrium  
8 Scorpio scorpioS.jpg (856 Byte) Intense, Secretive Creativity  
9 Sagittarius sagittariusS.jpg (890 Byte) Free, Tolerant Administration  
10 Capricorn capricornS.jpg (937 Byte) Prudent, Reserved Discrimination  
11 Aquarius aquariusS.jpg (956 Byte) Indifferent, Unconventional Loyalty  
12 Pisces piscesS.jpg (1012 Byte) Impressionable, Inspirational Appreciation  

Correspondences

Especially for the associations, I am not suggesting, for instance, that all Arians are cavemen, or all Gemini are thieves. Or all Scorpians are assassins! The use of these expressions is metaphorical.

SIGN   Symbol Mode Element Body Associations Expression
ARIES ariesS.gif (1232 Byte) Ram Cardinal Fire Head, Brain Warrior Pioneer Engineer Daredevil Caveman I am
TAURUS taurusS.jpg (1046 Byte) Bull Fixed Earth Neck, Ears, Thyroid Builder Artist Farmer I have
GEMINI geminiS.jpg (946 Byte) Twins Mutable Air Arms, Lungs, Thymus Teacher Journalist Agent Thief I think
CANCER cancerS.jpg (1002 Byte) Crab Cardinal Water Breasts, Stomach, Liver Carer (Mother)  Commerce I feel
LEO leoS.jpg (1026 Byte) Lion Fixed Fire Heart King Father  Performer Gambler I will
VIRGO virgoS.jpg (930 Byte) Virgin Mutable Earth Abdomen, Sympathetic Nervous System Worker Servant  Nurse I analyze
LIBRA libraS.jpg (988 Byte) Scales Cardinal Air Girdle, Kidneys Statesman Lawyer Partner I balance
SCORPIO scorpioS.jpg (856 Byte) Scorpion Fixed Water Genitals, Prostate, Lower Abdomen Detective Researcher Sorcerer Assassin I desire
SAGITTARIUS sagittariusS.jpg (890 Byte) Archer Mutable Fire Thighs Seer Philosopher Explorer Professor I see
CAPRICORN capricornS.jpg (937 Byte) Goat Cardinal Earth Knees, Skin, Joints, Hair Boss Architect Slave-Master Devil Scientist I use
AQUARIUS aquariusS.jpg (956 Byte) Water-bearer Fixed Air Ankles, Lower Limbs Researcher Truth Seeker Humanitarian Anarchist I know
PISCES piscesS.jpg (1012 Byte) Fish Mutable Water Feet, Toes, Fibrin Poet Mystic Psychic I believe

Rulers, Exalted, Detriment

Signs are ruled by planets, and planets enter and leave the signs. These can be thought of as guests in the sign. A planet which is a ruler in a sign is in its detriment in the opposite sign, so Mars, which rules Aries, is in its detriment in Libra. Certain planets are honoured guests. For instance, the sun is exalted in Aries, and in its fall in the opposite sign Libra.

An exalted planet works very well in the sign, perhaps even better than the sign's rules. A planet in its fall is incompatible with that sign. It is an unwelcome guest, or one that is tolerated.

  Sign Ruler Exalted Detri -ment Fall     Sign Ruler Exalted Detri -ment Fall
1 Aries Mars Sun Venus Saturn   7 Libra Venus Saturn Mars Sun
2 Taurus Venus Moon Mars and Pluto Uranus   8 Scorpio Mars and Pluto Uranus Venus Moon
3 Gemini Mercury North  and South Lunar Nodes Jupiter     9 Sagit -tarius Jupiter   Mercury North and South Lunar Nodes
4 Cancer Moon Jupiter Saturn Mars   10 Capri -corn Saturn Mars Moon Jupiter
5 Leo Sun   Saturn and Uranus     11 Aquar -ius Saturn and Uranus   Sun  
6 Virgo Mercury Mercury, North and South Lunar Nodes Jupiter and Neptune Venus and Pluto   12 Pisces Jupiter and Neptune Venus and Pluto Mercury Mercury, North and South Lunar Nodes

Decanates

The signs can be divided into three (ten degrees each), which are called decanates. The first is from the beginning to 9 degrees. The second from 10 degrees to 19, and the third from 20 to 29. (Note the signs go from zero to 29, which is 30 degrees in total, and 30 degrees is the beginning of the next sign). A planet in a sign is in one or the other decanates.

The decanates, in one system, are governed by the signs in the same element. For instance, the first decan of Aries is governed by Aries; the second by Leo; and the third by Sagittarius. The first decan of Taurus is governed by Taurus; the second by Virgo; the third by Capricorn. This pattern follows throughout. The rulership of each decan is the planet which rules the sign governing that decan. So, for Gemini, the rulership of the second decan is the ruler of Libra, or Venus. The first decan of Scorpio is governed by Scorpio; the second by Pisces; and the third by Cancer. The rules of these decans are: Mars or Pluto for the first; Neptune for the second; and the Moon for the third.

 

     

Decanates

      First Second Third
  SIGN Glyph 0-9 10-19 20-29
1 ARIES ariesS.gif (1232 Byte) Aries Leo Sagittarius
2 TAURUS taurusS.jpg (1046 Byte) Taurus Virgo Capricorn
3 GEMINI geminiS.jpg (946 Byte) Gemini Libra Aquarius
4 CANCER cancerS.jpg (1002 Byte) Cancer Scorpio Pisces
5 LEO leoS.jpg (1026 Byte) Leo Sagittarius Aries
6 VIRGO virgoS.jpg (930 Byte) Virgo Capricorn Taurus
7 LIBRA libraS.jpg (988 Byte) Libra Aquarius Gemini
8 SCORPIO scorpioS.jpg (856 Byte) Scorpio Pisces Cancer
9 SAGITTARIUS sagittariusS.jpg (890 Byte) Sagittarius Aries Leo
10 CAPRICORN capricornS.jpg (937 Byte) Capricorn Taurus Virgo
11 AQUARIUS aquariusS.jpg (956 Byte) Aquarius Gemini Libra
12 PISCES piscesS.jpg (1012 Byte) Pisces Cancer Scorpio