Astrology and Your Personality

Our Sun Signs are what make us shine, but there is much more to our core identities than this. What else is influencing our personality traits behind the scenes ?

It is widely understood that our astrological sun signs are what allow us to determine our character and personality traits. We were able to determine these signs with the constellations that are along the path of Earth's orbit around the Sun. The Sun and the Moon are hugely influential in Astrology as they determine human behaviour on Earth. The Sun represents our ego and our conscious minds, whilst the Moon represents our reactions and our intimate personal needs. Both of these heavenly bodies influence who we are and what we stand for in society. However, the Sun is the celestial body that truly defines our character in more depth. That, alongside our birth date, is what allows us to explore and identify what type of person we are and how the stars impact and identify with each of us on Earth. It is not only the Sun that depicts our character traits, in fact there are many other factors to take into consideration when it comes to personal analysis using the powers of astrology.

Signs and planets

We are all unique and we all have strengths and weaknesses regarding our personalities, which is why the 12 zodiac sun signs alone are not enough of a basis to identify character and human nature. Astrology can help shed light and provide an explanation for why we are the way we are, applying its methods and techniques to each individual on Earth based on varying signs. Each planet foreshadows different elements within our personality: the Sun shows how we shine, the Moon reveals how we react, Mercury shows us how we communicate, Venus reveals how we love, Jupiter shows us how to be prosperous, Saturn demonstrates how we are with patience, Uranus reveals our rebellious side, Neptune explores our creativity, and Pluto reveals big transformations we go through in life. It is the combination of all these planets that affirm our nature and temperament.

Your rising sign

In addition to the planets, we have the Rising Sign. This is the sign that was rising up at the exact moment we were born, down to the minute! The Rising Sign is just as powerful, if not more so, as our Sun sign, and tells us a great deal regarding our identities. The characteristics revealed by the Rising Sign tell of our exterior and how we come across to other people. Our Sun sign, on the other hand, exposes our inner, deeper and more honest traits that are only visible to those closer to us or those who have known us for a long time. The fact that there are more signs than previously thought will explain why some characteristics cross over into other star signs, due to the Rising Sign reflecting an alternative constellation groups. Therefore, next time you read your horoscope it may be worth reading your Rising Sign to see if there are any crossovers to which you can relate. To locate your Rising Sign, you need to find out your exact birth date and research online a reliable Rising Sign calculator that will tell you your ascendant.

Seasonal affects

We are starting to develop an understanding of how seasons can affect our personalities due to the position of the sun during each season. Depending what season you were born in according to which hemisphere (N. S.), the Sun could have affected your personality greatly considering what position it was in along the ecliptic. It is likely that those of you who were born in spring (NORTH: Aries, Taurus, Gemini / SOUTH: Libra Scorpio, Sagittarius) are considered extremely optimistic with a happy nature. However, contrary to the positivity you possess as a spring baby, you are also susceptible to emotional moments and can struggle with your self-worth. If you were born in the summer (NORTH: Cancer, Leo, Virgo / SOUTH: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) you will possess some of spring's optimism, alongside moments where you may feel low, but overall you have a very light and approachable personality that makes others happy to be around you regularly. Those of you born in fall (NORTH: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius / SOUTH: Aries, Taurus, Gemini) will see the balance between summer and winter, where you are capable of tackling most of what comes your way and you shouldn't struggle too much with feeling downcast overall. Finally, those of you born in winter (NORTH: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces / SOUTH: Cancer, Leo, Virgo) should buckle up for a rough ride. Depression and bipolar disorder resonsate with babies born during this season. However, a bright and succesful future could be in store as creativity and imagination correlate with the winter months.

It goes to show that there is a lot more to reading into our personalities than that of our Sun signs. The planets and the constellations make up such an enormous part of who we are and what we are like under different circumstances. The next time you want to research into the ancient methods of astrology so you can find reasoning for who you are, make sure you look extensively into all the other signs and factors mentioned in this article that have shaped you as a human being. Remember, we are all individual and are completely different to one another, something Astroteam believes to be a beautiful aspect with regard to human nature.