The word Zodiac literally means animals. It refers to the patterns or configurations of creatures as seen in the stars.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19) - The Organizer of the Zodiac, Capricorn is ruled by SATURN, and its symbol is the SEA-GOAT. Its natural place is the TENTH HOUSE, the house of Status and Career. Ambitious Capricorn is an EARTH sign, worry-prone and steadfast. Come to Capricorn with your troubles, and be prepared for worried -- even meddling -- advice, but also a strong shoulder to lean on.
Element: Earth. Glyph: The Goat. Planet: Saturn. Tree: Pine, elm, poplar. Gemstone: Garnet. Power stones: Diamond, quartz, onyx, black obsidian. Anatomy: Knees, joints and skeleton. Key Phrase: I Use. Colors: Dark green, brown and black. Key Word: Structure. Oil and Incense: Patchouli, musk, champas. Flower: Carnation and Ivy. Meditation: Mastering the Challenge of the Physical Plane.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18) - The Scientist of the Zodiac, Aquarius is ruled by URANUS, and its symbol is the WATER-BEARER. Its natural place is the ELEVENTH HOUSE, the house of Friendships and Experimentation. Revolutionary Aquarius is an AIR sign, idealistic and inventive. Aquarius often moodswings, optimistically reforming the social structure one minute, then despondent at the impossibility of perfect happiness the next.
Element: Air. Glyph: The Water Bearer. Planet: Uranus. Gemstone: Amethyst. Power stones: Aquamarine, chrysocolla and black pearl. Anatomy: Ankles and circulatory system. Key Phrase: I Know. Colors: Violet and electric blue. Key Word: Unconventional. Flower: Orchid. Tree: All fruit trees. Oils and Incense: Lavender, patchouli, mastic, sage and lemongrass.
Meditation: Creating New Paths by Focusing the Mind.
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20) - The Mystic of the Zodiac, Pisces is ruled by NEPTUNE, and its symbol is the FISH. Its natural place is the TWELFTH HOUSE, the house of Sorrow and Karma. Intuitive Pisces is a WATER sign, sensitive and adaptable. A chameleon, insecure Pisces can powerfully attain the attributes of any other sign -- all to help it fit in.
Element: Water. Glyph: The Fishes. Planet: Neptune. Gemstone: Aquamarine. Power stones: Bloodstone, tourmaline, amethyst and sugilite. Anatomy: Feet and lymphatic system. Key Phrase: I Believe. Colors: Violet, turquoise and sea green. Key Word: Transcendence. Flower: Water lily, white poppy and jonquil. Tree: Fig and willow. Oils and Incense: Jasmine, sage, sandalwood, sweet pea.
Meditation: Surrendering to the Heart of Divine Compassion.
Aries (Mar 21- Apr 19) - The Pioneer of the Zodiac, Aries is ruled by MARS, and its symbol is the RAM. Its natural place is the FIRST HOUSE, the house of Personal Identity. Independent Aries is a FIRE sign, impulsive and energetic. Rarely looking before it leaps, Aries sometimes has a problem completing tasks, too caught up in the allure of the Next Big Thing.
Element: Fire. Glyph: The Ram. Planet: Mars. Gemstone: Diamond. Power stones: Ruby, carnelian, and bloodstone. Key Phrase: I Am. Key Word: Initiative. Anatomy: The Head. Flower: Geranium, honeysuckle, sweet pea. Tree: All thorn-bearing trees. Colors: Red. Oils and Incense: Dragonís blood, pine and tobacco for grounding.
Meditation: I Actively Pursue the Fulfillment of my Destiny.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20) - The Builder of the Zodiac, Taurus is ruled by VENUS, and its symbol is the BULL. Its natural place is the SECOND HOUSE, the house of Possessions. Productive Taurus is an EARTH sign, reliable and materialistic. With a fine aesthetic sense and stubborn will to have things its own way, Taurus invariably surrounds itself with material beauty -- be it artistic or natural.
Element: Earth. Glyph: The Bull. Planet: Venus. Gemstone: Emerald. Power stones: Amethyst, rose quartz, blue lace agate. Key Phrase: I Have. Key Word: Conservation: Anatomy: Neck and throat. Colors: Pale blue, mauve and green. Flower: Violet and poppy. Tree: Cypress and apple. Oils and Incense: Vanilla, rose, heather, rose geranium and ylang ylang.
Meditation: I am Steward of my Environment.
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20) - The Communicator of the Zodiac, Gemini is ruled by MERCURY, and its symbol is the TWINS. Its natural place is the THIRD HOUSE, the house of Communication. Curious Gemini is an AIR sign, analytical and ever-changing. Often times overly intellectual and unstable, Gemini reserves the right to change its mind, often "forgetting" to communicate the unpleasant.
Element: Air. Glyph: The Twins. Planet: Mercury. Gemstone: Agates. Power Stones: Herkimer diamond, aquamarine, celestite. Key Phrase: I Think. Key Word: Versatility. Anatomy: Hands, arms, lungs, shoulders. Colors: Yellow and bright orange. Flower: Lily of the valley and lavender. Trees: Nut-bearing trees. Oil and Incense: lavender, sage and peppermint.
Meditation: My Mind is Linked to the Source.
Cancer (Jun 21 - July 22) - The Home-Maker of the Zodiac, Cancer is ruled by THE MOON, and its symbol is the CRAB. Its natural place is the FOURTH HOUSE, which is concerned with Matters of Home Life. Nurturing Cancer is a WATER sign, supportive and emotional. Prone to emotional tides, a Cancer believes "a man's home is his castle" -- and cocooning a legitimate lifestyle choice.
Element: Water. Glyph: The Crab. Planet: The Moon. Gemstone: Pearl. Power Stones: Moonstone and turquoise, celestite. Colors: Sea Green, silver and pearl white. Anatomy: Breasts and stomach. Key Word: Receptivity. Key Phrase: I Feel. Oils and Incense: Jasmine, myrrh and sandalwood. Meditation: Awareness of Inner Feelings.
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22) - The Entertainer of the Zodiac, Leo is ruled by THE SUN, and its symbol is the LION. Its natural place is the FIFTH HOUSE, the house of Children and Pleasure. Expressive Leo is a FIRE sign, creative and grandiose. Keep Leo at the center of attention, and you'll both be happy.
Element: Fire. Glyph: The Lion. Planet: The Sun. Gemstone: Ruby and peridot. Power Stones: Topaz, herkimer diamond, black onyx. Flower: Sunflower and marigold. Tree: Orange and all citrus trees. Colors: Gold, black, red and orange. Anatomy: Heart, back and spine. Key Phrase: I Will. Key Word: Magnetism. Oils and Incense: Cedar, sandalwood, heliotrope, civet, copal, orange blossom. Meditation: Self Glows with Light from the Source.
Virgo (Aug 23 -Sep 22) - The Perfectionist of the Zodiac, Virgo is ruled by MERCURY, and its symbol is the VIRGIN. Its natural place is the SIXTH HOUSE, the house of Work and Duty. Practical Virgo is an EARTH sign, detail-oriented and obsessive. Clean-freak Virgo wants a tidy desktop -- and will do anything to get it.
Earth. Glyph: The Virgin. Planet: Mercury. Gemstone: Sapphire. Power Stones: Amethyst, rhodocrosite, rose quartz, amazonite. Flower: Morning glory, aster and pansy. Tree: Nut-bearing trees. Colors: navy blue, gray and teal. Anatomy: Intestines and nervous system. Oils and Incense: lavender, pine and tobacco for grounding. Key Word: Perfection. Key Phrase: I Analyze. Meditation: Experience Love through Service.