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Sun Signs
Where Do you Shine?

By Dikki-Jo Mullen, Astrologer

“What exactly are zodiac signs?” wondered a friend recently.
The familiar astrology or birth sign that nearly everyone the world over knows is really called The Sun Sign. It’s the Earth’s place in its annual journey circling around the Sun on the day of birth. When your birthday occurs the event is celebrated with candles, gifts and cake to bring good fortune to the new year to come. Astrologers call this the solar return and a special horoscope is prepared to analyze what the future holds.
The Sun shows where you shine. It‘s the sense of identity. It offers a quick and easy overview of the essence of a person, but in reality it is only the tip of the astrological iceberg of information. An individual horoscope calculated for the month, day, year, time and place of birth reveals much, much more detail. If, for example, you are a Taurus, yet feel different from a coworker or friend who is also a Taurus, that‘s because you probably have different Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and ascendant or rising signs.
Then there are the twelve houses of the zodiac which link to different areas of life. The aspects, the angles between the planets, show how the cosmic energies interact with each other in your life. Fixed stars, element balances, the asteroids and other factors add to the complexity of the whole picture.
Residence, travel, spirituality, compatibility, career planning and numerous other important factors can be analyzed in a complete birth chart reading. Below is an explanation of the basic traits of each Astrological Sun Sign, along with the lucky day. The days of the week are named for the Sun, Moon and visible planets. The celestial rulers of each birth sign determine the lucky days.
Aries
Born March 21 – April 19
Enterprising and confident, Rams are born with the springtime and ruled by dynamic Mars. Excitable and rather impatient, you are competitive, athletic and welcome challenges and adventures.
Lucky days: Tuesdays

Taurus
Born April 20 – May 20
The Bull, your emblem, has long represented wealth. Quality and security are always top priorities. There‘s a sensual side present and you definitely have a taste for life’s finer things. The persistent and reliable Bull will almost always arrive at the desired destination eventually. Ruled by Venus, you are affectionate and appreciate the arts, especially music.
Lucky days: Fridays

Gemini
Born May 21 – June 21
Inquisitive and intellectual Mercury is your planet. The Twins symbolize information exchange as well as a characteristic duality. Gemini is always at least two people in one and will adapt according to surroundings and circumstances.
Lucky days: Wednesdays

Cancer
Born June 22 – July 22
Fluctuating like the Moon, Cancer is responsive, emotional and generous. Moonchildren have an empathy with others. This gives you a wonderful, warm sense of humor. Like your emblem, the Crab, you shield a soft inner self with an exterior shell.
Lucky days: Mondays

Leo
Born July 23 – August 22
Vivacious, dramatic and self-expressive, Leo is ruled by the Sun and represented by the Lion. Comfortable being the center of attention, you have a memorable personality and are a born entertainer and leader.
Lucky days: Sundays.

Virgo
August 23 – September 22
Thoughtful, discriminating and particular, Virgo often seems aloof and reserved. However those born under this Mercury ruled sign harbor a deep inner sensitivity. Your emblem is the Virgin, suggesting purity and humanity.
Lucky days: Wednesdays

Libra
September 23 – October 23
Symbolized by the Scale and ruled by Venus, Libras respect justice and always seek balance. Romantic, peaceful and focused on sharing as well as partnership, you must overcome your natural tendency to vacillate.
Lucky days: Fridays

Scorpio
October 24 – November 21
Intense and determined, you will always seek that which is truly meaningful. The Scorpion scorns shallowness in any form. Secrets are a favorite subject of yours. Pluto, planet of subtle power and the afterlife, is your ruler.
Lucky days: Tuesdays

Sagittarius
November 22 – December 21
Friendly and idealistic, your independence is cherished. A child of expansive Jupiter, you are a wanderer and adventurer. Animals are especially important to you.
Lucky days: Thursdays

Capricorn
December 22 – January 19
Capricorn, the zodiac’s responsible achiever, is symbolized by the steady and surefooted Goat and ruled by serious Saturn. You are persistent yet cautious with a subtle and wry sense of humor.
Lucky days: Saturdays

Aquarius
January 20 – February 18
Unpredictable and detached, you forever astound and intrigue others. Your symbol, the Water Carrier, generously dispenses the watery fluid of spiritual life energy. Uranus, the planet of innovation and freedom, is your ruler.
Lucky days: Saturdays

Pisces
February 19 – March 20
The nature of Pisces is compassionate and visionary; symbolized by the pair of Fish which are bound together while swimming in opposite directions. Dreamy and impressionable Neptune is your ruling planet, revealing a link with the glamorous Lord of the Seas.
Lucky days: Thursdays
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