Astrological signs are in fact constellations. Your “sign” is based on the fact that, at the moment of your birth, the Sun was in one of the 12 constellations which are defining the astrological sign.
Among all the planets which are influencing us, Sun is considered to be your main personality, your soul. So, your “sign” description is mainly a description of how your Sun “behaves” in certain constellations.
But there are also many other factors which are influencing our chart. According to astrology, other planets are also playing a big role in our Psyche, each of them ruling one part of it (Venus is ruling beauty and attraction, for instance, Saturn is ruling lessons and inhibitions, etc).
A part from planets, there are also astrological houses. Simply put, these houses are projections on Earth of the twelve astrological signs. Each house represents a specific sector of our earthly activity.
The combination of the Sun sign, planets in signs and houses creates a highly specific profile for each individual, making every astrological chart unique and special.
The goal of astrology is to determine the most important potential traits of each personality, giving to each individual actionable tools to enhance his life and continue his evolution.
As such, the “astrological sign”, or the “Sun sign” as astrology calls them, are just very general traits pertaining to very large sectors of population. If one would like to know more about his or her personal chart, then the combination of planets, signs and houses should be taken into account.
Nevertheless, the Sun sign will give you a very specific “canvas” on which you may paint the other traits. From this point of view, knowing the general characteristic of your Sun sign is a very good starting point if you want to know more about astrology and about yourself.
Now read on for a detailed description of each sign.