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Zodiac personalities, cusps & traits overview

Zodiac personalities and key traits

Discover the personality characteristics associated with each zodiac sign and learn how they influence relationships with friends, family, and loved ones. Enhance your knowledge of astrology to gain richer insights into these influences.

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Zodiac cusps

If you were born in the days that border either side of two sun signs, you are said to be ‘on the cusp’.
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Sun sign Aries

Aries dates: (21 March - 19 April)

Aries, no wonder it is the first sun sign in the zodiac, the number one place is reserved for the Aries person. With a bold personality and an ambitious drive to excel, they dive into every challenge, and aim to win. A natural born leader who helps build communities with a relentless, but always cheerful, determination. There is no front to an Aries, what you see is what you get, they are uncomplicated and move towards people, and situations, with a direct approach.

Optimistic and full of the joys of life the Aries sun sign dashes through all obstacles, and rarely considers the consequences. Ruled by Mars, the god of war, Aries are mentally armed, and ready, for battle. The Aries temper is explosive, but luckily short lived.

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Sun sign Taurus

Taurus dates: (20 April – 20 May)

The first earth sign in the zodiac calendar, Taureans enjoy the nicer things in life, the softer things. Governed by Venus, the goddess of love, the Taurus adore the sensual and the luxurious. When not luxuriating and being pampered the Taurean rolls up their sleeves and always puts in a good days work. This sun sign is famous for knowing the value of cash, and with their ability to earn money, it is no surprise that Wall Street is represented by a bull.

Both homebuilding and home loving, home as sanctuary, the typical Taurus makes this sanctuary a place of comfortable opulence. Nothing minimalistic about their preferences. Take a seat, and relax. Taurus represents a loyal and protective nature. And a threat to them, or those they love, is taken very seriously. Dedicated and steadfast, these traits can appear to some to be mere stubbornness. And it is true that Taurus do tend to stay in non-productive activities longer than they but should.

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Sun sign Gemini

Gemini dates: (May21 – June 20)

The playful sun sign, intellectual curious, and passionate. The Gemini is the social butterfly of the zodiac. Open minded and fearless, Geminis rarely have a hidden agenda, they are certainly not two-faced despite the old Gemini reputation for duplicity. The famous Gemini quick wit and ability to talk anybody into anything keeps them busy, and popular. Governed by Mercury, the planetary messenger, the typical Gemini displays their feelings and emotions openly. The Gemini loves the novel, the intriguing, and has a very short attention span.

Often thoughtless in speech, the Gemini never intends to hurt or even cause an argument, but they are just so talkative that things simply slip out. Luckily the famed Gemini ability to recover from any embarrassment helps them avoid being challenged on their words, or on their actions. Their quick wit will always save them.

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Sun sign Cancer

Cancer dates: (21 June – 22 July)

Cancers are so very sensitive that they hide behind a hard skin to seem tougher than they actually are. Often seen as reserved, even cold. Nothing is further from the truth because Cancers have an extremely gentle nature and are compassionate and empathic. Cancer is ruled by the moon, and are blessed with maternal energy. They are comforting and comfortable. They love warm cosy spaces, They seek sanctuary. The typical cancer is highly perceptive and can read rooms and people easily.

Although Cancers avoid confrontation, it is truly abhorrent to them. If directly challenged they can, and will, protect themselves by either attacking their challenger, or by being passive-aggressive. Once won over to a person, an institution, or a cause, Cancers will then be loyal and trustful for life.

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Sun sign Leo

Leo dates: (23 July – 22 August)

Vivacious, passionate, theatrical, Leo demands the limelight. Represented by the lion, and like it's namesake they are king and queen of the zodiac jungle, and they love their royal status. Natural leaders, they see themselves as celebrities and bask in the limelight. Leo is ruled by the sun, the always present sun. And like the sun the Leo is loyal, faithful, and consistent.

The Leo is renowned for their bravery because they have physical, mental, and emotional strength. The typical Leo is an optimist who refuses to accept failure. This fortitude only increases with age, as the Leo matures they become even more imposing.

It is likely that Leo's lives are full of drama, even their romances start, and end, as if by a diva, in a soap opera. Leo never tires of the good life, parties, dinners, holidays. The Leo need for attention is all consuming but in their favour they are generous and caring participants in life, and warm any room they enter.

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Sun sign Virgo

Virgo dates: (23 August – 22 September)

The most grounded of the Earth signs, represented by the goddess of farming and agriculture. Virgos are perfectionist and logical. They work hard to improve their skills through eduction and training. They are at home in the world of barter and commerce. Hard working and confident they enable others to excel and prosper.

Attention to detail is the Virgo hallmark. The typical Virgo takes detail and transforms this information into organised and clear concepts. Constantly reaching to better themselves with an analytical nature, they chase after the ideal.

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Sun sign Libra

Libra dates: (23 September – 22 October)

As proven by their representation of a set of scales, the Libra is all about balance and harmony. This makes the Libra the artist and designer of the zodiac. Ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty and love the elegant Libra surrounds themselves with objects of desire and high end art, they are famed for their good taste.

Being natural aesthetes the Libra traits of attention to detail can lead others to perceive Libra as being vain. And the flirty can appear to be flighty. But Libra can work a room like no other sun sign and are extremely sociable and completely but charming.

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Sun sign Scorpio

Scorpio dates: (23 October – 21 November)

Looking at the power, and passion of the Scorpio, one would be forgiven that they were a fire sign. In fact Scorpio is a water sign. What gives the impression of heat, is the sting in the tale that Scorpios can give. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the god of war and destruction, this translates as the Scorpio being both enticing, and controlling. Scorpios know what they want, and will work hard to get it.

The fiercest sign of the zodiac, Scorpios approach their goals and passions with relentless dedication. They love as if their life depends upon it. Others may see Scorpio as stand offish and reserved, Scorpios take their time opening up to people. The quiet intensity of the Scorpio is a force of nature and blessed are those enfolded in their care.

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Sun sign Sagittarius

Sagittarius dates: (22 November – 21 December)

The last fire sign in the zodiac, and the most desiring of knowledge and travel. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius, the god of growth, abundance, and spirituality, no wonder Sagittarius likes to wander the world. Born story tellers they liven conversation with their wit and humour. Yes, they can be blunt, but this is just to shorten the journey to understanding. Detractors may think they are arrogant, but they are simply confident.

Sagittarius, whose symbol is the archer, is always ready for an adventure of one kind or another. Natural scholars, academic, philosopher, or even explorer. Hard to track down, pin down, or keep down, Sagittarius is a wanderer.

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Sun sign Capricorn

Capricorn dates: (22 December – 19 January)

The determined Capricorn can overcome all hurdles and obstacles. It is not that they are stubborn, it is that they have fortitude and stamina. They will achieve their goals no matter what it takes. Because of this some people see Capricorn as cold and ambitious but in fact Capricorn are compassionate and caring. An interesting fact about Capricorn is that they become more youthful and optimistic as they age.

Capricorns work hard to build safety and security into their, and those they love, lives. They have a fastidious attitude to life. They can become easily irritated by others being flippant about what they hold dear.

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Sun sign Aquarius

Aquarius dates: (20 January – 18 February)

How can a sun sign with water in the title be an air sign? This is not the only conundrum. Ruled by Uranus, therefore by innovation, novelty, and technology, the Aquarian is a free thinker, a rebel with a cause, a revolutionary. The typical Aquarian is seen as eccentric, and always questions authority. Up beat style, unusual hobbies, Aquarians certainly do not conform.

High level thinking and an egalitarian mind set inspire others, and thereby improves society. But perhaps Aquarius pays more attention to the outside world than to their nearest and dearest. Aquarius is the most high-minded of all the sun signs.

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Sun sign Pisces

Pisces dates: (19 February – 20 March)

Pisces is the last sun sign in the zodiac, ruled by Neptune so obviously a water sign, the Piscean is the epitome creativity and dreams. Pisces is the most caring, empathic, and compassionate of the whole astrological wheel. Overly optimistic Pisces can be seen as fantasists, always ready to avoid confrontation and wilfully ignoring obvious truths.

Known for their sweet dispositions, Pisceans have and enchanting sense of creativity and a powerful clairvoyance. Their acute ability to pick up non-verbal clues can make them appear clairvoyant. Open minded and easy going in relationships. Pisces are quickly wounded by more assertive people and thus they tend to avoid fast talking types. But in fact Pieces are over sensitive in this area and need to look for intent to hurt, before feeling hurt.

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