Sun Sign Characteristics |
Free daily horoscopes, astrology information, Chinese horoscopes, and more.

Sun Sign Characteristics

What is a Sun Sign?

Ecleptic1As the sun travels around the earth once each year, it moves through all twelve signs of the zodiac, spending approximately one month in each sign. The sign that the Sun was transiting at the time of your birth is your Sun Sign. Astrology based upon your sun sign is a generalized outline of your individual astrological characteristics. The Sun is the most important influence in your horoscope, and in many ways determines how others view you. However, it does not take into consideration the astrological influence of the other planets and only by studying the entire birth chart can an astrologer begin to get a complete picture of your personality.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

AriesimThe first sign of the Zodiac, Aries demonstrates a restlessness and energy that gives the impression of someone exciting and vibrant. Their enthusiasm and optimism make them irresistible and natural born leaders who are determined to succeed one way or another. Aries are the “doers” of the zodiac but if success is not immediate they can become easily bored, giving them a reputation for not finishing what they have begun. Aries people are high-spirited, courageous, and independent – though they can turn sulky if they have to take orders. Generous to a fault, they love to help others in need – but often seek credit for their good deeds. Notorious for childish tantrums and taking offense at imagined slights, Aries must learn that they are not the center of the universe. As a lover, they are passionate and giving – preferring to be the pursuer and not the pursued!

Erogenous Zone: The head and the face.

Most Likeable Trait: Courage

Element: Fire (energetic and enthusiastic)

Ruling Planet: Mars (planet of energy and assertiveness)

Keyword: I AM

Birthstone: Diamond

Aries Lovers Aries romance and relationships.

The Emperor Tarot card is associated to the astrological sign of Aries. It’s the card of responsibility and authority. The Emperor represents actions and leadership. Logical and methodical he uses his intellect to navigate through the world. As an Aries, the Emperor examines situations from a very organized and rational perspective. Dynamic in nature, he has a keen aptitude for discriminating the truth from the false.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

vector of the taurus zodiac sign of the beautiful bright stars oPeople born under the sign of Taurus are most noted for their dependability, patience and perseverance. These qualities often lead them to success in achieving their goals in life. Their quiet strength and determination inspires others to trust them and they are quite faithful to those they love. Taureans are stubborn and not fond of change. Preferring time to prepare for things, they simply cannot be rushed into anything new. Their strongest desire is for personal security and any threat to that may lead to feelings of bitterness. Though basically quiet, patient and reserved they can also be secretive, stingy, and suspicious. Dependable Taurus also loves the comforts of the good life – enjoying good food and plush surroundings. In love they are sensual, affectionate, possessive and faithful.

Erogenous Zone: The neck and throat.

Most Likeable Trait: Dependability

Element: Earth (practical and stable)

Ruling Planet: Venus (planet of love and pleasure)

Keyword: I HAVE

Birthstone: Emerald

Taurus Lovers: Taurus romance and relationships.

The Hierophant Tarot card is associated to the astrological sign of Taurus. In Tarot readings, The Hierophant represents stability, natural order, and often reminds one that laws and harmony go hand in hand. To achieve happiness there must be a balance between the world of order and one’s own value system. The Hierophant is the spiritual messenger and as a Taurus his true gift lies in his capacity for self-discipline.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

geminiGemini’s have a need to communicate and share their ideas. Intelligent and adaptive, Gemini people are curious about everything. Their restless nature is always on the lookout for new ideas and experiences. With a tendency to spend their energy on too many projects instead of concentrating on one, Gemini’s know a little about a lot of different subjects but not to any degree. This may make them somewhat superficial, on the other hand it makes a great first impression! Amusing, charming and witty, Gemini’s are usually surrounded by many friends. Their changeable personality gives them a unique ability to understand what others are thinking and maneuver themselves into many favorable positions. They are too willing to adapt the traits of others and tend to say what others want to hear instead of saying what they really think. Romance will prove intriguing and exciting as the Gemini lover has imagination and flair. However they may not seem fully committed and can appear to be preoccupied.

Erogenous Zone:Hands, arms and shoulders.

Most Likeable Trait: Responsiveness

Element: Air (communicative and intellectual)

Ruling Planet: Mercury (planet of the mind)

Keyword: I THINK

Birthstone: Agate

Gemini Lovers: Gemini romance and relationships.

The Lovers Tarot card is associated to the astrological sign of Gemini and is one of the most powerful cards in the Tarot Deck. The Lovers tarot card often refers to the unconscious and conscious parts of our psyches.The unconscious represents our hidden feelings, desires and motivations. The conscious represents the rational, reflective and objective processes. On another level, the Lovers Tarot card represents important crossroads and the need to make definitive decisions on one’s journey.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

cancerCancer is the sign of home and family life. Always ready to supply emotional nurturing by “mothering” everyone who appears to be in need, Cancerians can be kind, sympthetic, patient listeners. Their astrological symbol – the Crab, has certain behaviours directly associated with the nature of this sign. The hard outer shell protects the soft vulnerable flesh underneath. Often grumpy, snappish, and cold at times, Cancerians can be real softies underneath their tough exterior. Just as the Crab walks sideways, people under this sign never take a direct approach to accomplishing their goals. This complex, and unpredictable sign needs constant support and love but resent needing approval so badly. However if they are made to feel secure you will earn their affection and undying loyalty. In love they prove to be devoted, protective and possesive lovers. Not known for their ability to forgive and forget, the emotional Crab feels most things very strongly, so don’t be the one to cross them!

Erogenous Zone: The breasts and stomach.

Most Likeable Trait: Loyalty

Element: Water (emotional and imaginitive)

Ruling Planet: The Moon (planet of emotions and instincts)

Keyword: I FEEL

Birthstone: Pearl

Cancer Lovers: Cancer romance and relationships.

The Chariot Tarot card is associated to the astrological sign of Cancer. The message of the Chariot tarot card is one of victory, confidence and self-discipline. The Cancer Chariot represents one’s drive and willingness to take on life’s challenges. He is there to remind us to focus our intentions and get into action.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

leoEnthusiastic and generous, Leo’s have a true love for life and the pleasures it offers. They rule their kingdoms (big or small) and thrive on drama and attention. Affectionate and cheerful, no one could ask for a better friend but their ego demands flattery, adoration and praise in return. Leo’s are hard workers, taking on projects that others would not attempt. They are ambitious and full of enthusiasm as long as they are in the limelight. Stubbornly clinging to their pride, Leo’s do not readily change their opinions or behaviour for others. Their egos simply will not allow them to admit to being wrong – even to the point of clinging to bad relationships. They are often guilty of turning a mundane problem into an overblown crisis. Like their symbol, the Lion, Leo is playful, fun and extremely social. In love they are passionate, sensual and inventive.

Erogenous Zone: The back and spine.

Most Likeable Trait: Exuberance

Element: Fire (energetic and enthusiastic)

Ruling Planet: The Sun (planet of vitality and individuality)

Keyword: I WILL

Birthstone: Ruby

Leo Lovers: Leo romance and relationships.

The Strength Tarot card is associated to the astrological sign of Leo. It is a card of energy and power which is symbolized by the lion. The physical force of the lion is unified with his gentle master, the feminine young maiden. Because these two forces are connected, the Strength Tarot card represents the instinctive awareness of one’s own power. As a Leo, the Strength Tarot Card refers to the command of one’s inner courage and vitality. His significance in tarot reading often reflects courageousness in the face of adversity.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

virgoVirgo is the sign of service and self-improvement. The symbol is a young woman gathering wheat. Virgo’s harvest information and put what they learn to practical use. With an analytical approach to life and a critical eye for organization, Virgo’s are in constant search of perfection. Their heightened awareness of the world’s imperfections often leave them unhappy and hypercritical. Disappointment can harden into cynicism and skepticism. Virgo consequently becomes quite critical with self as well as circumstances. Reserved and shy, it’s hard for them to relax or make small talk with strangers – prefering one-on-one encounters. Logical and rational, Virgo’s like to bring order out of chaos and feel a need to justify their lives. In love, Virgo’s are a much misunderstood sign. Outwardly they may appear calm and unreachable but this is a disguise. Underneath that cool facade they are sensuous, passionate and cautious all at the same time.

Erogenous Zone: The stomach and navel.

Most Likeable Trait: Conscientiousness

Element: Earth (practical and stable)

Ruling Planet: Mercury (planet of the mind)

Keyword: I ANALYZE

Birthstone: Sapphire

Virgo Lovers: Virgo romance and relationships.

The Hermit Tarot Card is associated to the astrological sign of Virgo. The Hermit is the wise sage and his mission is to light the path for those who seek spiritual enlightenment. He represents man’s search for self-knowledge and he feels a tremendous sense of responsibility. Like all Virgos, the Hermit Tarot Card is both analytical and careful in nature. His diligent and methodical nature enables him to remain true to his values. For the Hermit, self-knowledge is the key to his survival.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

libraLibra is the sign of partnership. They are easy to like with a captivating charm and a gift of making others feel important. Born under the sign of the scales, Librans look for balance and harmony. Because of their ability to see both sides of an argument they are born diplomats. However with their reluctance to face confrontations, they try to be all things to all people, giving an impression of indecisiveness. Libra loves to be admired and responds readily to praise and flattery. In love they are imaginative and sensuous and will enchant and dazzle you with their charm – but beware if they become bored…they lose interest fast!

Erogenous Zone: The lower back and buttocks.

Most Likeable Trait: Charm

Element: Air (communicative and intellectual)

Ruling Planet: Venus (planet of love and pleasure)

Keyword: I BALANCE

Birthstone: Opal

Libra Lovers: Libra romance and relationships.

The Justice Tarot Card is associated to the astrological sign of Libra. As a Libra, Justice is a symbol of equilibrium, balance, harmony and equality. In Tarot Readings, the Justice Tarot card refers to fairness, diplomacy and the willingness to explore all sides of a problem. Her appearance typically suggests a need to put things back in balance or order. Her Libra nature makes her intuitive, fair, non judgmental and patient.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

scorpioThe sign of extremes, Scorpio people are a bundle of contradictions encompassing the best and worst in human nature. Scorpios need a positive avenue of expression or negative aspects such as brooding, jealousy and vengefulness may present themselves. When positive emotions are engaged the Scorpion energy, drive and endurance shine through. They can accomplish many things in life because of their tenacity in sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina. They never forget a kindness and repay generously. On the other hand if you cross them they make a dangerous enemy and getting even is never enough. Emotion rules Scorpio. They are passionate about everything they become involved in. In love they are very affectionate and loyal but also demanding and possesive.

Erogenous Zone: The genitals.

Most Likeable Trait: Idealism

Element: Water (emotional and imaginitive)

Ruling Planet: Pluto (planet of transformation)

Keyword: I DESIRE

Birthstone: Topaz

Scorpio Lovers: Scorpio romance and relationships.

The Hanged Man Tarot Card is associated to the astrological sign of Scorpio. The meaning of the Hanged Man tarot card never refers to a literally hanging, but rather to acts of trust and the relinquishment of control. It can also represent the need to find one’s own individuality. As a sign of Scorpio, the Hanged Man is dynamic and independent. In tarot reading, the Hanged Man urges the expression of one’s thoughts and visions, balanced with the need to temper one’s energy and emotions.

Saggitarius (November 22 – December 21)

sagitarusOptimistic Sagittarius appears to breeze through life. Ruled by Jupiter (planet of fortune), they always seem to be in the right place at the right time. Restless and independent they prize their freedom above all. Sagittarians are hard to pin down for long and do not welcome enduring, profound relationships. They are among the most likeable people of the zodiac as well as the most straightforward and honest to the point of being blunt. Ironically they are thin-skinned and too easily hurt by the thoughtless remarks or actions of others. Extravagant and wasteful, Sagittarius lives for today believing in their luck for tomorrow. Flirtatious and charming, this free spirit finds love passionate and challenging but domesticity boring. The perfect playmate – but only as long as the game is worth playing!

Erogenous Zone: The hips and thighs.

Most Likeable Trait: Optimism

Element: Fire (energetic and enthusiastic)

Ruling Planet: Jupiter (planet of luck and expansion)

Keyword: I SEE

Birthstone: Turquoise

Sagittarius Lovers: Sagittarius romance and relationships.

The Temperance Tarot Card is associated to the astrological sign of Sagittarius. The Temperance Tarot card is the card of moderation, restraint, and equilibrium. Its association to Sagittarius highlights the characteristics of compassion, honesty and generosity

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

capricornCapricorns are ambitious and motivated by a desire for success, status, money and position. Practical and patient, they are determined to succeed one way or another but they must learn, however, that the end never justifies the means. They have a good sense of humor but will not forgive being ridiculed or slighted. The loner of the zodiac, they are experts at concealing their insecurities prefering to be admired and respected. With a tendency to always test the loyalty of those closest to them, Capricorn has a great need to be loved and appreciated. If you can break through their cool exteriors, passions run deep and love will prove to be faithful and long lasting.


Erogenous Zone: The knees.

Most Likeable Trait: Steadiness

Element: Earth (practical and stable)

Ruling Planet: Saturn (planet of discipline and limitation)

Keyword: I USE

Birthstone: Garnet

Capricorn Lovers: Capricorn romance and relationships.

The Devil Tarot Card is associated to the astrological sign of Capricorn. The Devil, so dubious in character, never truly represents the Devil himself nor does he represent evil or dark forces. On the contrary, the Devil Tarot Card represents a part of our own selves…

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

AquarusAquarians are unorthodox, original people who refuse to follow the crowd. They are so determined not be like anyone else that they are sometimes contrary just to be different. They are independent thinkers with ambitions of doing something important and meaningful. With a strong stubborn streak they resist changing their opinions or accepting new ideas that they do not like. Loyal, kind, and easygoing they tend to attract many friends and aquaintances through life. Aquarians are idealists and humanitarians at heart. In love they are stimulating, innovative and creative – faithful as long as they don’t feel fenced in.


Erogenous Zone: The calves and ankles.

Most Likeable Trait: Friendliness

Element: Air (communicative and intellectual)

Ruling Planet: Uranus (planet of change and originality)

Keyword: I KNOW

Birthstone: Amethyst

Aquarius Lovers: Aquarius romance and relationships.

The Star Tarot Card is associated to the sign of Aquarius. It’s association to the Star emphasizes the Aquarius’s natural inclination towards higher levels of consciousness and a developed sense of perception. In Tarot readings, the Star Tarot Card is the classic symbol of hope and healing. As an Aquarius she is the independent, open-minded, and cares for the well-being of others.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

vector of the pisces zodiac sign of the beautiful bright stars oThe last sign of the zodiac, Pisces is the sign of eternity, reincarnation and spiritual rebirth. Compassionate and fair-minded Pisces have the ability to see deep into the human psyche. Intuitive and sensitive, others would be wise to pay attention to their hunches. This extraordinary sensitivity can also be their downfall. They may fall prey to picking the wrong companions because they so readily identify with the feelings of others, and willingly adapt themselves to different people. Pisceans react emotionally and are not afraid to break the rules if the situation demands a more humane approach. Creative and intensely imaganitive, people under this mysterious sign are often successful artists, writers, and musicians. In love, romance is the way to this sign’s heart!

Erogenous Zone: The feet.

Most Likeable Trait: Compassion

Element: Water (emotional and imaginitive)

Ruling Planet: Neptune (planet of spirituality and illusion)

Keyword: I BELIEVE

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Pisces Lovers: Pisces romance and relationships.

The Moon Tarot Card is associated to the astrological sign of Pisces. The Moon and the astrological sign of Pisces make the perfect partnership. They both refer to the symbol of water and they both represent the realm of emotions. They deal directly with the power of intuition and often reflect the legitimacy of a spiritual domain.