ZODIAC SUN SIGNS

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The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).

Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.

Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.

THE ZODIAC SUN-SIGNS

Take a look at our Aries Gift Ideas ARIES
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Ram. It is a masculine Fire sign, ruled by the planet Mars. People whose birthdays fall between March 21 and April 20 are said to be born under the sign of Aries. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Aries marks the Spring Equinox. The Tarot card associated with Aries is The Emperor.

The Sun in Aries makes you energetic and direct, with a strong sense of individuality; you enjoy a challenge and initiating action; you hate giving up and need to learn patience and moderation. You are adventurous and enthusiastic. You need to achieve, to succeed in all of your aims, whether at work or socially, and can sometimes be selfish in attaining them. Lack of success affects you more than most people, and you are likely to become irritable and self-obsessed as a result.

You tend to fall in love at first sight and can win hearts easily. Your partner must be lively and quick to react to you both intellectually and sexually. You like to encourage your children, though impatience can make you unsympathetic. As a child you were extremely competitive and thrived best in a flexible, stimulating environment.

You have a good business mind and can make money by combining caution with your keen sense of enterprise. Your lively mind would make you an especially good psychiatrist. Dentistry is also favoured. Your hobbies should include energetic sport, because you need plenty of exercise to keep in shape. You should beware of injury through over-enthusiasm. A love of spicy food can prove trying to your sensitive digestion.

Take a look at our Taurus Gift Ideas TAURUS
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Bull. It is a feminine, Earth sign, ruled by the planet Venus. People whose birthdays occur between April 21 and May 20 are said to be born under the sign of Taurus. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Taurus is The Hierophant.

You are patient and determined, with a lusty physical appetite. You value stability and possessions and dislike upheaval and being rushed. You need to learn to be more adaptable. You like to build a home in which you feel secure, and you prefer to work in a stable environment. Ruled by Venus, you have strong aesthetic tastes and like to create beautiful surroundings. You have a methodical, decisive mind, but can be inflexible and reluctant to change.

You are a considerate lover who enjoys sensual pleasure, but you can regard a lover as a possession, and jealousy can threaten the most secure partnership. Your ambition for a comfortable home can be so strong that you may neglect your partner or children in your eagerness to earn a sufficient income. As a child you were usually happy and content, but needed routine.

You are ambitious but do not like risks - a regular income is very important to you. Your interest in money is not emotional, but highly practical too. Taureans are commonly found in careers connected with money such as banking and insurance. You also enjoy horticulture and agriculture, or any work that takes you out into the open air. Often interested in music, Taureans make excellent musicians, especially singers. You enjoy your leisure and often pursue outdoor interests such as gardening or golf. You love food and wine but tend to put on weight. Aerobics, dancing or jogging can help keep you trim.

Take a look at our Gemini Gift Ideas GEMINI
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Twins. It is a masculine Air sign, ruled by the planet Mercury. People whose birthdays fall between May 21 and June 20 are said to be born under the sign of Gemini. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Gemini is The Lovers.

You are alert and communicative, with a switchboard capacity for learning. Thriving on variety and novelty, you resent mental drudgery. You need to learn the value of commitment. You have a talent for communication, and journalism would be an ideal occupation for you. You tend to have a very quick intellect fired by curiosity and a rational mind, and your strong sense of logic enables you to grasp the elements of a situation or subject quickly.

You will not tolerate a dull partner, however attractive, for long. Shared interests are important but not necessarily shared views, because discussions and argument are the spice of life to you. Geminis make lively parents, but can be too faultfinding, forgetting that their children may not be so quick-minded as themselves. As a child you were intelligent but were easily bored and were probably encouraged to finish all tasks that you started. Work in all branches of the media is ideal for such a communicative and versatile person. Geminis are often salespeople and prove to be shrewd in business. However, you dislike solitary work and may be unhappy if promoted to lonely positions of power.

You don't know what leisure is! You fill every moment with activity and are always seeking ways to amuse yourself. You should burn off your nervous energy with sports such as squash, tennis or jogging.

Take a look at our Cancer Gift Ideas CANCER
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Crab. It is a feminine Water sign, ruled by the Moon. People whose birthdays occur between June 21 and July 21 are said to be born under the sign of Cancer. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Cancer marks the Summer Solstice. The Tarot card associated with Cancer is The Chariot.

You are emotional and intuitive, with a strong sense of personal achievement. You love familiarity and dislike confrontation and emotional quagmires - you need to learn to be less touchy. Kindness and caring are strong traits, and your instinct and intuition are sharp. If problems arise, you show natural courage and resolution in adversity.

You are a naturally caring partner and sensual lover. You are firmly committed to your partner and family, and demand an equal commitment in return. You can be deeply sentimental and will be easily hurt and upset by insensitivity. You tend to cosset your children and may suffer more than usual when they grow up and leave home. In childhood, you were intuitive and sensitive, which may have given rise to volatile moods.

All roles in the caring professions will be attractive to you, while your strong sense of nostalgia may draw you to the antiques business or to work in museums. You are extremely canny, often with excellent commercial sense. In business, your instinct and intuition will serve you particularly well. Regular, rhythmical exercise such as swimming and dancing are recommended for you, as you tend to have a delicate constitution. Your digestive system can suffer from time to time, especially when you are worried or over-stressed; you tend to be easily upset by changes of diet.

Take a look at our Leo Gift Ideas LEO
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Lion. It is a masculine Fire sign, ruled by the Sun. People whose birthdays fall between July 22 to August 22 are said to be born under the sign of Leo. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Leo is Strength.

The Sun in Leo makes you warm and generous, with a flair for dramatisation - you positively flourish when you are centre stage. You dislike authority and being ignored, and need to learn to soften your pride and accept criticism. You have the strongest creative urge of all the Sun signs, and this must be expressed either practically (such as gardening or dressmaking) or artistically (such as painting, composing music or writing). You are full of vitality and will be frustrated and unhappy if unable to express your creativity.

You can be surprisingly sensitive and easily hurt. Infidelity strikes not merely at your heart but at your sense of self-assurance. You are sensual and enjoy sex, but it must always be in comfortable surroundings. You encourage talent in your children but should beware of pushing them too hard. As a child you had a sunny disposition, but you liked to organise and parents may have corrected early signs of bossiness. Intensely ambitious, you are interested in money for the comfort and beauty it can buy. You enjoy a sense of drama in your work and a job in the theatre is a strong possibility, but so is any trade in which glamour and luxury play a part.

You have a strong constitution, which stands up well to your frenetic life. You enjoy exercise with an imaginative element and love rich food, but should eat sparingly.

Take a look at our Virgo Gift Ideas VIRGO
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Virgin. It is a feminine Earth sign, ruled by the planet Mercury. People whose birthdays fall between August 23 to September 22 are said to be born under the sign of Virgo. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Virgo is The Hermit.

The Sun in Virgo makes you conscientious and methodical, with a fine eye for detail. You love to be of service and to create order and hate not being in the know - you need to learn self-worth and to trust your feelings. Talkative, lively and precise in conversation, you enjoy expressing yourself economically and clearly. Mostly practical, however you can be overwhelmed with fine detail and tend to over-analyse a situation.

You can be self-critical and become convinced you are not good enough for your partner. This arises from a natural modesty that is otherwise attractive. Alternatively, you can be too critical of others - a trait that should be curbed. You work hard to provide for your family, but should be careful not to neglect your partner or offspring. As a child you were naturally shy, and self-confidence was probably encouraged by your parents.

Virgoans make first-rate personal assistants and your critical sense can be a great help to colleagues less devoted to fine detail. They also make excellent teachers and doctors. Fresh air is essential for you to enjoy good health. Holistic remedies often suit you and if you find life becoming frenetic, relaxation techniques such as yoga would help to restore your equilibrium.

Take a look at our Libra Gift Ideas LIBRA
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Scales. It is a masculine Air sign, ruled by the planet Venus. People whose birthdays fall between September 23 and October 22 are said to be born under the sign of Libra. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Libra marks the Autumn Equinox. The Tarot card associated with Libra is Justice.

The Sun in Libra makes you gregarious and considerate, with a strong social sense. Yearning to please and be pleased, you recoil from injustice and disharmony - you therefore need to learn to handle conflict firmly. Procrastination comes naturally to you because you have the ability to see every point of view, and dislike taking sides in an argument. Although you have considerable physical energy, you can sometimes be accused of laziness - often because you choose to relax and take time to listen to the problems of friends and family.

You are a great romantic and are vulnerable when in a partnership. Your usual indecision is swept aside and if you marry in haste you may have to repent at leisure. As a parent you are loving and caring but sometimes spoil your children for the sake of peace and quiet. As a child you were easy to please and tended to rely on a parent to make decisions.

You enjoy the high life and need to earn good money. You thrive in positions that need diplomacy and tact; fashion and the beauty and cosmetic industries would suit you. You do not really enjoy physical exertion but you need exercise to avoid becoming overweight. You should also control your love of rich food.

Take a look at our Scorpio Gift Ideas SCORPIO
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Scorpion. It is a feminine Water sign, ruled by the planet Pluto. People whose birthday falls between October 23 and November 21 are said to be born under the sign of Scorpio. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Scorpio is Death.

The Sun in Scorpio makes you strong-willed and self-contained, with a talent for probing. Prizing loyalty and total involvement, you deplore indifference and superficiality - you need to learn to be more open. Scorpios are regularly accused of being obsessively interested in sex. This arises from the fact that Scorpio rules the genitals. Many Scorpios express their sexual energy through sport and work. It is vital for their abundant energy to be positively used. You are capable of very deep and systematic thought and can get to the root of a problem.

You need a sympathetic partner who will meet your physical needs and emotional demands with empathy and warmth. Finding such a person, you will pursue him or her with intensity. You demand a great deal of your children and are eager for them to be successful. As a child, you tended to bottle up your emotions and were probably encouraged to communicate.

You are very ambitious and appear devoted to making money. Your sense of purpose means you could be an excellent businessperson, and you incisive mind could help you to be a successful researcher or detective. You are often extremely involved in your work. Scorpios often wait until retirement before they take up interests outside work. You are intense in work and play - moderation does not come easily, but should be cultivated. Swimming is especially good exercise for you, and you could be attracted to the martial arts, for the physical aspects as well as the philosophy.

Take a look at our Sagittarius Gift Ideas SAGITTARIUS
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Archer. It is a masculine Fire sign, ruled by the planet Jupiter. People whose birthdays fall between November 22 to December 20 are said to be born under the sign of Sagittarius. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Sagittarius is Temperance.

The Sun in Sagittarius makes you optimistic and sincere, with an insatiable thirst for exploration. Cherishing freedom and aiming high, you hate detail and hypocrisy - you need to learn to be more disciplined. Your enthusiasm can often lead to risk-taking and foolhardiness - you will therefore need to govern, if not curb, you ardour. Your tendency to move swiftly from one task to another is a useful quality, but there can be a tendency to do too many things at once. You have great breadth of vision but often find details boring.

Claustrophobia is your enemy, and any partnership in which your lover is possessive will be difficult. Relationships need to be based on shared intellectual pursuits. You would make a wonderful parent because you would encourage and stimulate your children. As a child, you were enthusiastic and were probably encouraged to concentrate your zeal in one direction.

Challenge is essential for you; publishing and the law are typical Sagittarian professions. You tend to learn languages easily and would make an enthusiastic teacher or lecturer. You enjoy physical and intellectual travel. You love food and drink and, even with a strict exercise regime, tend to put on weight.

Take a look at our Capricorn Gift Ideas CAPRICORN
Capricorn is tenth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Goat. It is a feminine Earth sign, ruled by the planet Saturn. People whose birthdays fall between December 21 and January 20 are said to be born under the sign of Capricorn. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Capricorn marks the Winter Solstice. The Tarot card associated with Capricorn is The Devil.

The Sun in Capricorn makes you resourceful and persevering, with a strong sense of duty, you believe fervently in tradition and order and therefore distrust the untried and untested - you also need to learn compassion. You can be a slave to convention, always concerned to be seen to do the right thing, what often saves you is a captivating sense of humour, which can take over even at the most serious moments, disarming anyone who is about to give up on you. If you can be persuaded to relax and break out in some way, a lighter side of your personality will emerge.

You find it difficult to express yourself verbally, and tend to regard your partner as a possession. You are always eager for the success of your children, but may place more emphasis on material wealth than love. As a child you were loyal, but needed to be able to respect your parents and have a secure environment.

You relish working alone and exercising control - the self-made businessperson is often a Capricorn. If you do work with others, your ambition drives you steadily to the top of your career. Capricorns do well in local government, banking and finance. You tend to enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening, golf and walking, but music and books give great satisfaction too. You are more likely than most people to spend hours behind a desk, and exercise is necessary if you are not to develop stiffness in your joints and, at worst, arthritis.

Take a look at our Aquarius Gift Ideas AQUARIUS
Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Water-carrier. It is a masculine Air sign, ruled by the planet Uranus. People born between January 21 and February 19 are said to be born under the sign of Aquarius. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Aquarius is The Star.

The Sun in Aquarius makes you companionable and quirky, with a humanitarian streak. You love originality and independence and shun practicalities, you need to learn to accept the dark side of emotions. You are likeable and open, and always ready to be supportive to friends - highly conscious of the needs of others, you will help whenever you can. You need to express your originality in order to feel fulfilled.

You often find it difficult to sustain a close emotional relationship, because this means adjusting your lifestyle to accommodate the habits of another. When you make a commitment you are extremely loyal, but you are likely to prevaricate before making any pledge. As a parent you find it difficult to understand a child who is more conventional than yourself, whilst as a child your individuality was sometimes construed as waywardness.

You would enjoy work in humanitarian professions and in communications, such as the technical areas of television and radio. Your natural sense of drama would expression in theatre work, the fashion industry, and in a career that calls for flair and originality. You possess originality and creativity and should try to express these qualities in your leisure activities. Regular, creative exercise such as dancing would be beneficial for you. However, ankles are ruled by this sign and could be vulnerable, so care should be taken to protect them, especially if you enjoy skiing or winter sports. Being an Air sign, you thrive best on a light, nourishing diet.

Take a look at our Pisces Gift Ideas PISCES
Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Two Fish. It is a feminine Water sign, ruled by the planet Neptune. People whose birthdays fall between February 20 and March 20 are said to be born under the sign of Pisces. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Pisces is The Moon.

The Sun in Pisces makes you sympathetic and impressionable with a powerful imagination. You value giving, escaping and mystery, and resent drab reality and suffering - you need to learn to be less self-pitying. You are one of the most compassionate and kindly people, often giving more time to the problems of others than you allow for consideration of your own. Your imagination when positively expressed is an enormous asset, but you must learn not to allow your imagination to work negatively, magnifying small problems into major ones. You can tend to lie to yourself and others, rather than face harsh reality.

Sensitive and romantic, you often seem ready to deceive yourself rather than admit any fault in your partner. You are not especially passionate, your view of sex is essentially a romantic one. As a parent you are very encouraging to your children, but can be too easy going, whilst as a child you tended to embroider the truth and were probably taught to be honest from an early age, and encouraged to use your strong imagination positively.

You have an innate talent for caring and are always ready to listen to other people, so you would make an exceptional counsellor. You love beauty and would work contentedly in any area of the arts. Highly sensitive to atmosphere, your constitution is easily disturbed by tension, and stress can cause you to over eat or drink. Tension should be relieved with inspirational exercise such as yoga or tai chi.

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