Aries Characteristics Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac - the beginning of the twelve signs in Astrology. The astrological symbol for Aries is the Ram - especially the Ram's horns. This should give us our first clue to the Arian personality - agressive; the one who charges into things; the pioneer; the impulsive, enterprising individual who, like the Ram, plows into things "head first." The Arian appears constantly in motion, continually active, with bounds of energy, as they go venturing into new projects and uncovering new horizons. But alas, they leap into projects so enthusiastically, that they seldom stick with them long enough to complete them -- they get too bored halfway through and as others complete the task they have initatiated, they go head first into new avenues. Taurus Characteristics Taurus, second sign of the Zodiac, is traditionally associated with money and security, comfort and amiability. Taurus is considered to be a most practical sign concerned with accumulation and retention of material possessions. While other signs may pursue life's dangers, Taurus pursues its pleasures and satisfactions. Represented by the astrological symbol of the Bull, strong and powerful; this is the Bull who would prefer to graze rather than to hunt, to enjoy life. But, like the Bull, once alerted -- once the flag is waved -- his attention caught -- this sign, this Bull can be a tremendous force of strength capable of accomplishing great feats -- as well as destruction. When charging in a Bull like rage, there is no going back with sign. This is one sign that does not forget easily. However, beneath the strength and stability that is projected is to be found a most sensitive and emotional individual. Gemini Characteristics Gemini is the third sign of the Zodiac, one of the most curious and alert, communicative and restless of all the signs. The traditional symbol for this sign is that of the Twins, expressing the duality in Gemini's nature. A sign of extremes, both in life and within their personality. At one time overly generous and at another so frugal they squeak. A sign that demonstrates amazing courage and daring and then confuse you with an attack of timidity and shyness. Gemini is an extremely progressive sign at moments, and then turn around being completely conservative. It is this unpredictability that is Gemini's greatest flaw, and most fascinating virtue. Gemini is a sign possessing a great mental capacity -- but without the rigidity of other signs. Gemini's mind and ideas are flexible --changeable, and in need of continual stimulation -- they get bored easily, and have a notorious lack of attention-span. Adding to this their love of communication -- talk, and more talk, this is a sign that can sell you almost anything ... quickly. Cancer Characteristics A sign of great sensitivity -- they are emotional sponges. They, as their astrological symbol suggests -- the Crab -- are not to be taken lightly. And like the protective shell also suggests, this is a sign that coins the term, 'protective.' No one is better at defending their loved ones as is the Cancer. Their sense of loyalty and protectiveness can at times become even obsessive -- overly protective of those they loved. But as strong as they are in defense of others, they for themselves are hurt more easily than most signs. A sign that finds it hard to let go -- of anything. They invented the phrase,"I might need this one day." They are also noted for tending to exaggerate at times. Considered by many to be the domestic sign, this is misleading. This is the sign for whom the home plays a major part of their life. Not the hotel or motel type. Also a sign that needs to be needed. The sign that will support you behind the scenes -- but don't let that mislead you, this is a sign that craves attention and acknowledgment. Leo Characteristics Leo is one of the most energetic and gregarious of the twelve signs. A sign that enjoys having a good time, entertainment and entertaining; not to mention love affairs, and children. Leo can quickly becomes the center of attention at dinner parties because of their outgoing love of life -- and no fear of expressing it. An independent, super-ambitious and highly goal-oriented sign can roar the loudest, as their astrological symbol the Lion suggests; but down deep they are really pussycats. The king or queen of the jungle who lead the parade...even if they're the only one marching. Known for their temper and the capacity of being bossy and boastful at times, Leo is a stubborn sign -- sometimes to a fault. However, even when being demanding they can turn suddenly and become overly generous. More Leo's pickk up more food or bar tabs than any other sign. Their greatest asset and failing -- is their sense of pride. How others view them is of great importance... their greatest weakness. At times this can be of more importance to Leo than money or even love. Virgo Characteristics Don't let the astrological symbol for Virgo -- the Virgin Maiden -- fool you. Although thought to being a prudish sign, this is one sign that is really two different people. During the day -- in view of everyone -- they can appear straight laced and practical; but once the curtains are drawn -- watch out -- the wild side of this sign comes out. Virgo is the most hard working of signs, dissecting and investigating the slightest of details. Their greatest ability is to uncover and to find what is wrong, so their critical side becomes paramount. No one can be more critical than a Virgo, however no less so on themselves. A sign known to continually remind others of short-comings or problems, they often become the teacher, the detective, the nurse or investigator. Interested in doing well at work, they are also into issues of health. Virgo also has the ability of being extremely witty; and are the unlikely lovers of playing jokes on others.