Physical Signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini
Emotional Signs: Cancer, Leo, Virgo
Mental Signs: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Spiritual Signs: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
I keep making references to this— the whole, “Physical vs Emotional vs Mental vs Spiritual” aspect. So, I just thought I’d get this on my blog, incase if you were wondering ‘what sign was considered what.’
"The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one’s environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual’s first, natural reaction to new people and situations."
The Moon, in Astrology, represents our deepest personal needs, our basic habits and reactions, and our unconscious.
Where the Sun acts, the Moon reacts. How do we instinctively react or respond to problems? What do we feel we need for a sense of security? Look to the Moon in your natal chart for answers.
The Moon is associated with the mother and with feminine energy in general. The Moon is both our inner child and our inner mother. It is responsive, receptive, and reflective. The Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions.
Just as the Moon circles the Sun, in a symbolically protective manner, and reflects the Sun’s light, the Moon in our chart shows how we protect ourselves, as well as make ourselves feel secure, comfortable, and safe.
We can also think of the Moon as that which gives us animation. It rules rhythmic ebb and flow of activity and energy. The Moon is a mediator between the inner world and the outer world. While the Sun is rational, the Moon is irrational. Habitual behaviors and prejudices are ruled by the Moon. Prejudices may not be acted out, as our Sun may censor them, but the Moon rules our spontaneous reactions and feelings.
For some of us, our Moons seem to drive our personalities more than the Sun does. This is particularly true if the Moon is in a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces), or if it is conjunct an angle in the chart (near the Ascendant, Descendant, 4th house cusp, or 10th house cusp).
With respect to the other luminary (the Sun), the Moon infuses the past into our lives through the feelings, while the Sun reflects the present or the “here and now”.
When we are “acting out” our Moon, we are imaginative, creative, intuitive, sentimental, adaptable, introspective, and protective. On the negative side, we can be moody, restless, and irrational.
In the natal chart, the position of the Moon by sign shows how we emote and respond to our environment, as well as our instinctual habits, especially in our homes and in private. By house, the Moon’s position shows which areas of life we feel the most “at home” or comfortable.
Take a closer look at the Moon’s glyph, or symbol.
The Moon’s glyph resembles the Moon itself when it is a crescent shape. The crescent shows reception, and the Moon is a lens that focuses the light of the Sun.
The Sun, the giver of life, represents our conscious mind in Astrology. It represents our will to live and our creative life force.
Just as the planets revolve around the Sun in our solar system, we derive our life purpose from the Sun in our natal charts. The Sun is our ego. It is also our “adult”— the part of us that censors our “inner child”, that reasons things out, and makes final decisions. The Sun is our basic identity, and represents self-realization. When you are asked, “Who are you?”, and you’ve passed your basic statistics and occupation, your answers will be a description of your Sun. The Sun also represents our overall vitality. The Sun directs us, and can be considered “the boss” of our chart.
The Sun is so important in the chart, that the happiest people on this earth are those who identify (without over-identifying) with the Sun’s expression. Though one might think that the traits of their Sun would come easy to them, the truth is, the Sun shows what we are learning to be. It is very important to remember that the Sun represents reason as opposed to instinct.
With respect to the other luminary (the Moon), the Sun reflects the present or the “here and now”, while the Moon infuses the past into our lives through the feelings.
When we are “acting out” our Sun, we are purposeful, directed, proud, and creative. On the negative side, we can be haughty, overly willful, self-centered, and judgmental.
In the chart, the position of the Sun by zodiac sign represents the native’s life purpose and the style in which they leave their mark in the world. By house, the Sun’s position shows where our personalities shine. The areas of life associated with that house reveal the types of experiences which contribute to our sense of individuality and which shape our sense of pride. These areas of life are ones in which we seek to express and focus our Sun sign qualities.
Take a closer look at the Sun’s glyph, or symbol. It shows the circle of Spirit, indicating potentiality, brought to focus in the central point or dot.
The Ascendant (also known the “rising sign”) is the sign on the cusp of the first house of the natal chart. It is the sign (and degree of that sign) that is rising on the Eastern horizon at the moment of birth, with respect to the place of birth.
The Ascendant defines, in part, the first impression we make on others in a personal rather than professional sense. It represents our physical appearance, our physical bodies and overall health, and the body ego. The Ascendant is often referred to as the mask we wear, although I don’t consider it to be as superficial as this might suggest. What it does represent is our natural and personal defense mechanisms that we use to adapt to, and cope with, our environment.
The Ascendant also shows our first impressions of the world around us, and reveals our expectations of the world around us—whether we are naturally hesitant or enthusiastic, for example. How we begin new projects, and our attitude towards new experiences come under the rule of the Ascendant.
IN OTHER WORDS: REPLYING TO THE MESSAGES IN MY INBOX
So, I’ve gotten a few messages asking me about my most recent posts. I was hoping this wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but I realize I probably need to reorganize my blog a little to make this information a little more apparent? It is already there, but I understand that it might not be so obvious? And, perhaps, I ought to have made a post like this before making cusp & decan posts. I’ll make a note of that in the future. c:
So, everyone is born under a sun sign, right? Whether it be Pisces, Aries, Taurus, etc. Each sign is further divided into three sections— ten days per section. These subdivisions are known as “decans.” So, when I was using, “Pisces I,” “Pisces II,” and “Pisces III,” that was referring to the three decans. Each decan has different main traits.
Um, for example? Pisces are notably shy. However, Pisces II tend to be the most shy, and all-around loners. Another Pisces trait? Spiritual? Yes, it’s to be seen in all three decans, but Pisces I usually tends to be the most spiritual of the decans. Make sense? c:
I posted detailed posts a while back on the three decans and cusps, and clicking that link up there will show you the different posts. In the posts, you will find the different dates. c: