Each of the twelve astrological zodiac signs has different traits, thinking systems, and priorities, characteristics which in turn lead to each sign having very different perspectives on life, too. Knowing more about the zodiac signs and understanding the way in which they work will help you better approach and interact with other people.
The following list of personality traits is a general guideline, based on the Sun’s position on the day of a person’s birth. In the case of a more thorough study, all the other planets – The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto – are taken into consideration given that their positions influence one’s traits as well.
One thing you should keep in mind is that if a person is born near the end of the month – and thus near the end of a certain sign’s period –, then they take on a few of the closest sign’s characteristics as they were born on one of the astrology cusps. Now let’s see which are the traits of each zodiac sign.
Dynamic and energetic, Aries individuals know precisely what they want to achieve in life and go in the direction of their dreams wholeheartedly and fearlessly. They’re open to trying new things and taking strange, innovative measures, and they don’t shy away from taking charge when needed, aspect which turns them into leaders, true trailblazers that others follow. Their courage and ingeniosity inspire those around them and easily win their respect. A few famous Aries people are Celine Dion, Elton John, Reese Witherspoon, Vincent Van Gogh, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Marlon Brando.
Although Taurus people are generally seen as rigid and extremely stubborn, they never stick to this kind of attitude unless they know deep down in their hearts that they’re doing the right thing for everyone. They take their time when it comes to making a decision, analyzing and weighing all possibilities and consequences. Once they make up their minds, nothing can determine them to adopt a different course of action. Among the famous Taurus people are Leonardo Da Vinci, Janet Jackson, Bono, Shirley Maclaine, Uma Thurman, and Jack Nicholson.
Characterized by a curious nature, Gemini individuals are flexible, easily moving from one area of their lives to another. This ensures that they gather knowledge about various things, making them quite versatile. The downside of this is that they don’t take the time to focus on one thing for a longer period, which means that their knowledge is sometimes shallow. However, once they focus more, they become great students, always looking to learn more. John F. Kennedy, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Kathleen Turner, Paul McCartney, and Bob Hope are a few famous Gemini people.
Due to their naturally emotional nature, Cancer people are quite sensitive, feeling emotions much more strongly than other signs and, thereby, being more affected by their emotions, be it a happy or a sad one. They’re family-oriented, loving and nurturing. Their sensitive nature enables them to empathize a whole lot easier with others, characteristic which makes them perfect for jobs such as therapist or counselor. A few aamous Cancer people are Tom Hanks, Princess Diana, Dan Akroyd, Ann Landers, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, and Ringo Starr.
Confident and charismatic, Leo is described as the sign of royalty. They are optimistic by definition, their positive energy flowing out of them and warming others just like the Sun’s rays warm the Earth – the Sun is the ruler of this zodiac sign. They’re very confident and strong, so they can easily achieve anything they set their mind on. When it comes to relationships, Leos are loyal persons on whom you can always count if you find yourself in trouble. Famous Leos are Lucille Ball, Amelia Earhart, Henry Ford, Mick Jagger, Dorothy Hamill, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Despite the fact that most horoscopes depict Virgos as analytical and – to be frank – boring, they are, in fact, amazing people who fascinate those around them with their vast knowledge. They know a lot about various things, aspect which turns them into real-life encyclopedias. They always strive to learn, read, and to grow intellectually, thus continuously bettering their performance in life. Hard-working and determined, they have high standards. Helping others and trying to make their lives at least a bit more pleasant is one of the biggest joys for a Virgo. Among famous Virgos are Michael Jackson, Sean Connery, Agatha Christie, Regis Philbin, Mother Teresa, and Linda Gray.
Libras are easily recognizable because of their aspiration for balance and calm. They are known as diplomats and peacemakers, objectively analyzing any given situation and helping others to reach a compromise which will prove satisfying for both parties. Sociable and charming, Libras excel in jobs such as promoter, entrepreneur, and sales-person. Plus, the ruler of Libra, Venus, endows them with beautiful physical features).Their relationships are based upon honesty and loyalty, and they love to share their thoughts and feelings with their dear ones. Some famous Libra people are John Lennon, Barbara Walters, Julie Andrews, Christopher Reeve, Olivia Newton John, and Johnny Carson.
Scorpios are people who like to live life to the fullest. They never engage in an activity and they never enter a relationship unless they’re truly passionate about a specific thing or a specific person. Although they are the kind of persons who don’t forget easily those who have wronged them, Scorpios make loyal friends and can turn out to be excellent spiritual leaders for those around them. Due to their strength and fearless attitude, they serenely face challenges that would determine other zodiac signs to crumble to pieces. Famous Scorpios are Winona Ryder, Hilary Clinton, Bill Gates, Theodore Roosevelt, Grace Kelly, and George Patton.
Characterized by a positive, adventurous, outgoing nature, Sagittarius people can always be counted on for a spontaneous trip in new places. They love to explore and to travel as far as possible, because they find great pleasure in learning more about other cultures, countries, religions, and so on. Open-minded and honest people, Sagittarians easily win others’ respect due to their openness and straight-to-the-point-manner of sharing their opinions. Among the famous Sagittarius people are Tina Turner, Andrew Carnegie, Kim Basinger, Mark Twain, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and Katarina Witt.
People born under the Capricorn sign are usually characterized by an ambitious character and an impressive intelligence. They are productive, accomplishing a lot in just one day, and they never run away from hard work, quite the contrary. Being extremely disciplined persons and possessing great organizational skills, they prove to be very good leaders. Famous Capricorn people are Mel Gibson, Annie Lennox, Susan Lucci, Diane Keaton, Howard Hughes, and Denzel Washington.
Aquarius are hard to understand due to their complex nature and a tad weird attitude. They’re all about propelling humanity into a brighter future, being visionary and disposing of an ability to see things completely differently than those around them. Inventive, creative, and ingenious, Aquarius come up with brilliant new ideas and solutions to any problem they may be facing. This is why this zodiac sign has a great deal of geniuses under its patronage. Wolfgang Mozart, Paul Newman, Gena Davis, Lewis Carroll, and Oprah Winfrey are a few famous Aquarius.
Generally described as being spiritual individuals, Pisces have a deep compassionate love for those who weren’t fortunate enough to enjoy the same blessings as them. Also, they have a soft spot for animals, especially if they’re stray ones. Pisces always seek to help and rescue other people around them, regardless of the efforts required for such an endeavor. However, they should be careful not to lose themselves in the process of helping others. Something that makes them feel happy and serene is practicing some form of spirituality. Among famous Pisces people we can mention Elizabeth Taylor, Albert Einstein, James Taylor, and Ron Howard.