As a professional astrologer, people ask me all sorts of questions. One of the most common curiosities is “what are they best Zodiac signs?” along with his evil twin, “What are they worst Zodiac signs?” While I appreciate all astrological inquiries, including zodiac sign compatibility, let me get the sentence straight: there are no winners or losers in astrology. Indeed, when you enter the metaphysical realm (the world of stars, tarot cards , tea leaves, etc.), this black and white binary goes straight out the window.In this magical, mystical realm, we work with nuance.
Each sign is a powerful, vital piece in the zodiac puzzle. The four elements – Air sign, Fire sign, Water sign, Earth sign – all work together to create an encompassing whole that shows up in your life as your unique personality traits. Although astrology is an extremely complex study, the most basic principle of astrology focuses on the 12 known zodiac signs of the zodiac. Over the centuries, each sign has developed its own associations – including myths, animals, and colors – and its own characteristics. Each character is illuminated by their own point of view, complete with strong strengths and exhausting weaknesses.
From an astronomical point of view, we know that the sun does not move because its stability anchors the entire solar system. But from our vantage point here on planet Earth, the sun is in constant motion. We can rely on its daily performance (including inspirational sunrises and dramatic sunsets) as well as its location in the sky. The exact position the Sun occupied at the time of your birth is known as your “sun sign” (sometimes referred to as your “zodiac” or “birth sign”) and is the cosmic launch pad for both novice and professional astrologers. (Your rising sign is another very important placement and you can read about it here). Determined by your date of birth, your sun sign represents your core personality, confidence, basic preferences, romantic compatibility, and way of moving through the world. This astrological placement sheds light on your innate gifts as well as your hard-to-see blind spots. Your joys, desires, flaws and fears make you special, and when your sun sign is combined with the other planets and placements in your natal chart, it creates a distinctive celestial profile that serves as your cosmic fingerprint.
I have it? Good. Now let’s take this to the next level. The twelve signs of the zodiac are also divided into subgroups: four triplicities and three quadruples. If this sounds a bit confusing to you, don’t worry, there is a method to the madness. Tripplicities refer to the four zodiacal elements of which there are three Zodiac signs in each group: Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). In general, fire signs are passionate and exuberant, earth signs are practical and grounded, air signs are intellectual and curious, and water signs are intuitive and emotional.