Astrology is a very sophisticated and complex system with many layers. Most people are familiar with what I call the “pop culture” version of astrology where daily horoscopes are offered according to your zodiac sign. I have a basic understanding of astrology and want to acknowledge to any advanced students or practitioners of astrology that the information I am sharing here is a very surface look at the 12 zodiac signs.
I feel there is some value to understanding the energetic influence of astrology in your life. Like anything, it's about the credibility of the source. I have a close friend who is very schooled in this methodology and what I have learned from him about my birth chart and sun and moon signs has been extremely insightful.
Is my Energy Type compatible with my zodiac sign?
Most people know their zodiac sign. Mine is Capricorn. I am often asked if our Energy Types are parallel to or compatible with our signs. The answer is, rarely. There may be an occasional person, like myself, where there is a strong compatibility. But as a rule, they do not correlate.
As a Type 3, secondary 4 Energy Type, my Capricorn sign is very compatible. I am very determined, I move forward with decisions in my life with confidence, and with my secondary Type 4, I have great follow-through and commitment.
Just like my Capricorn energy, it just adds more emphasis on these traits. When I say I am going to climb a mountain (metaphorically), I will!
When Energy Type and zodiac signs don't match...
More often the case is that someone's Energy Type and zodiac sign are not as compatible. Take my husband, Jon, for example. He is a Type 2 with a secondary Type 1 energy. His zodiac sign is Aries! His Energy Type is soft and calm with an attention to details and an added lightheartedness. His Aries energy is another layer that influences him to be very outdoorsy and adventurous, and a bit strong-willed at times.
Here's how I see it: our Energy Type is the foundational energy of who we are. When we add the layers of our zodiac sign, we are adding diversity to who we are. Think of a house; the foundation of the house is like your Energy Type. The rooms and design of the house are your zodiac sign.
Find your own zodiac sign.
Is your zodiac sign the same as your Energy Type?
- Aries: March 21 - April 19
Aries people are determined, creative, strong-willed, and ambitious. They can also be moody and impatient. Their sign is fire, and this matches their passionate personality. They love humor and are easy to get along with. Aries tend to be loyal to their family and friends, and they are natural leaders.
- Taurus: April 20 - May 20
The Taurus is all about strength, stability, and reliability. They are practical and well-grounded. What may be interpreted as stubborn by some is actually their natural gift of commitment. They stick to their decisions and carry out their plans efficiently and to completion. They are generous and enjoy beauty.
- Gemini: May 21 - June 20
Gemini are adaptable, curious, and love to be around people. Naturally social creatures, they dislike being alone and love to take action. Their sign represents twins, or two personalities, and this is expressed in a hot-and-cold moodiness. You never know which one you'll get! They are inspiring and motivating individuals, and this shows in their charisma.
- Cancer: June 21 - July 22
Cancerians love being home, being near water, and spending quality time with their family and friends. Intuitive and imaginative people, they can be sympathetic with others as well as moody when influenced by their surroundings. They tend to keep private details about their lives to themselves, due to their admiration of traditional and conservative perspectives.
- Leo: July 23 - August 22
Leo's are natural born leaders, and they are driven by achievement and growth. While highly opinionated and dominant, they're also usually correct in their original statements. They are passionate, warm, creative, and generous people. Their bravery can sometimes come across as aggressiveness, but their heart is in the right place as they unite different groups of people into one cause.
- Virgo: August 23 - September 22
Virgo's are inquisitive and intuitive people, naturally seeking details and memories. They are kind and delightful to be around and have a gentle way with animals. They are independent and hard-working, but this can sometimes become unbalanced if they're not careful.
- Libra: September 23 - October 22
As the zodiac sign would indicate, Libra's are all about balance, harmony, justice, and stability. They tend to be gentle, but indecisive. Diplomatic, but can hold grudges. They are energized by good discussions and being with others, because quality connections are very important to them. Naturally peacemakers, they avoid confrontation at all costs.
- Scorpio: October 23 - November 21
Scorpio's have a bold and creative personality, and they will continue to search for the truth until they find it. They are trustworthy people who can keep others' secrets, although this can manifest and cause them to become secretive themselves. They like having a massive goal to strive for and have incredible focus when needed.
- Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21
Sagittarius is an outgoing, generous philosopher who tends to be intense and impatient. They need to be in touch with the world as much as possible, and this works well with their open-mindedness and love of travel. They don't like being tied down or constrained by details. Even so, they are generous and loyal with their friends and family.
- Capricorn: December 22 - January 19
Capricorn's are independent and philosophical leaders by nature. They are masters at self-control, able to manage themselves and others with great patience and perseverance. They do well maintaining stability and order by being both responsible and disciplined. While very intuitive and caring with others, they often keep their own problems to themselves.
- Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
Aquarians are simple, shy, and tend to be quiet. But at the same time, they love being around others and engaging in lively, intelligent conversations. Dull conversations and situations bore them. They are humanitarian and excellent problem-solvers, since they are gifted at seeing both sides of the problem. They love time alone but need to be careful to not let this turn into laziness.
- Pisces: February 19 - March 20
Pisces love knowledge and are known for their wisdom, but they also keep a low profile in these intuitive tendencies. They are honest, friendly people who are easily generous and trusting—sometimes too trusting as this can cause them to be taken advantage of if they're not careful. Their empathetic nature allows them to be friends with many different kinds of people.
I'd love to hear how you relate to your zodiac sign. Does it correlate with your Energy Type? Leave me a comment and share what you've discovered.
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