Quirky, individualistic and highly altruistic, Aquarius is the humanitarian hippy of the zodiac. You’re very independent and definitely a free thinker, refusing to conform just for the sake of conformity. With your own sense of style, ethics and rules, you’re often viewed as a bit of an eccentric, but most people recognise the kind and gracious nature beneath the hype.
Your honesty, sincerity and loyalty make you a steadfast friend and a fantastic partner in love. Your urge to bend the rules leads to a very unpredictable and quite volatile state of mind, however. Indeed you can be your own worst enemy at times, doing things which you know are not in your best interests out of some perverse notion of self punishment.
Logical and rational, you sometimes struggle to express your emotions and as such you can sometimes appear a little distant and remote from others. Your challenge is to find a way to let others in, without sacrificing your integrity and individuality. You benefit from being around people who are grounded enough to not take it personally when you need your privacy or appear temporarily aloof. Highly strung people simply irritate and annoy you.
Dynamic, forthright and very, very brave, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac for a reason – you’re a born leader. You’re a very active sign, always keen to get on and give something a go rather than worrying about it.
Your self-confidence shines strongly and you have a very healthy level of self-esteem and an inner strength that helps you always achieve your goal, no matter what.
What Aries wants, Aries gets – usually through your own hard work and focus. Sometimes, your boldness and assertiveness comes across to others as selfishness and you do on occasion find it hard to put others’ needs before your own. In your desire to win at all costs, you don’t necessarily realise that you might be trampling on someone else’s dream. It’s not that you mean to be ruthless, it’s simply a lack of awareness.
Sexy, adventurous and ardent, your passion is matched by a fiery temper. Those close to Aries people need to respect your independence and your desire to do things your way. Those who try to curtail your freedoms or to boss you around will quickly find themselves on the sharp
end of your temper.
Quick Tempered, Impulsive
Kind, compassionate and caring, Cancer is known as the mother of the zodiac. Your home and family are your passions, but you’re surprising shrewd in the business world too.
Deeply romantic at heart and a wonderfully loyal friend, you love to nurture others and you can’t help but worry about them too. Your mind is emotional and intuitive, but not so bogged down in emotions as to be a stranger to common sense. With a lot of determination and a strong sense of purpose, you’re outstanding in a crisis.
Although your rich imagination is one of your strongest assets, when coupled with your tendency to worry it can also be one of your biggest challenges. It’s difficult for you not to think the worst and you can easily become very stressed, anxious or depressed. It’s essential that you have a trusted “safety valve” in whom you can confide when your fears become too much.
Cancer needs a sense of security in order to thrive, so you are at your happiest in a stable, predictable environment. Flighty people and sudden changes of plan upset you so you won’t be happy around those who are too impulsive.
Sensible, dependable and brimming over with common sense, Capricorn is the rock in any crisis. Very hard working, ambitious and with a delightfully dry sense of humor, you take setbacks in your stride and simply resolve to do better next time.
You are one of the zodiac’s most determined signs and you have a knack of getting where you want to be – eventually, no matter how long it takes. Tenacity is one of your greatest strengths.
Generally mild tempered, you have a high tolerance level for other people’s foibles provided they treat you with respect too – your live and let live attitude makes for healthy relationships all round. You keep your emotions well hidden; although you come across as cool and confident, you do however have as many self-doubts as the rest of us do. It’s not always easy for Capricorn to open up to others, but confiding in someone helps you to keep your emotional balance and frees your mind to concentrate on what you do best – achieving!
Stability is vitally important to Capricorn and you become very stressed if you’re not in control. Make sure others keep you fully informed of their plans so you can avoid any nasty surprises!
Witty, intelligent and gregarious, Gemini is the multi-tasker of the zodiac. You always have several different ideas and projects on the go and you’re well known for your ability to hold five separate conversations at once!
Your rational mind doesn’t spook easily so not much upsets your emotional apple cart. You have a lot of energy at your disposal and this, together with your bright and sunny nature, makes you a very appealing and enchanting friend or lover.
Although having such a wide variety of interests is positive and healthy, your short attention span does mean that you bore easily and sometimes you find it very hard to finish what you start. On occasion, you bore of people just as easily and some find you a little bit fickle when it comes to friendships and romance.
Understanding that you can navigate bumps in the road instead of just bailing out is one of your key challenges. Gemini needs lots of variety in order to be happy, so you are at your happiest with plenty of friends and an active social life. Freedom is also very important to you, so you won’t be happy around people who are too restrictive.
Larger than life, vibrant and generous, Leo is truly the king of the zodiac. A born leader, people gravitate towards your gregarious, sunny and optimistic nature and you find it very easy to inspire others.
With a passionate, full on approach to life, you don’t do things by halves and you’re known for your love of the finer things in life. With plenty of self-confidence and determination, your charisma and power will see you easily rising to the top of your chosen tree.
Leo’s biggest challenge is keeping that ego under control! You can be rather proud and arrogant at times and you don’t easily take advice or direction. Your tenacity and single-mindedness are admirable, but you do yourself no favours by being so dogmatic in the face of common sense.
Try to be a little more flexible and understanding of other points of view. You are warm-hearted, though, and you don’t hold grudges, so arguments blow over quickly.
Admiration from others is key to your happiness – you think – so you need to be liked and adored. People who fail to fall under your spell annoy you, so when you’re feeling fragile stick around those who know and love you the most.
Serene, peace-loving and naturally charming, Libra is the diplomat of the zodiac. You’re socially adept and you find it easy to fit in with all kinds of people and circumstances.
Your kind and affectionate nature means that you’re much in demand as a friend and a partner and since conflict is your personal horror of horrors, you can always be relied upon to smooth away arguments and disagreements and to find a win-win solution to any crisis.
Librans do have a reputation for laziness, although it’s not so much physical laziness as a desire to avoid mental and emotional challenges. You will always take the easy option where you can, which does limit your personal growth opportunities. It can also lead to deceitful tendencies, as your little white lies are sometimes in danger of growing out of control.
Your challenge is to embrace the occasional uncomfortable, tricky situation and to roll with it, rather than trying to sweet-talk your way free. Decision making is not your strong point and you benefit from being around strong, inspirational people who will do their thing giving you the freedom to do yours. Grace under pressure is one of your talents, but you much prefer a predictable, stable routine.
Kind, loving and totally sincere, you possess a dreamy, ethereal quality that is absolutely fascinating to others. You feel emotions very deeply indeed and you’re a creature of instinct, living by what your heart tells you rather than relying on logic.
Artistic and creative, you’re very good at anything which requires a rich imagination. You’re also one of the most empathetic signs of the zodiac and your ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes makes you a very genuine and sympathetic friend and lover.
A lack of self confidence sometimes holds you back, because you are very easily hurt and can’t bear to put yourself in the firing line. Sometimes, your desire to be liked means that others are able to take advantage of your wish to please – there’s a streak of gullibility which you must always strive to overcome. Try not to let your emotions run away with you; Pisces people are easily prone to depression and anxiety, often over imagined fears which are blown out of proportion.
When you’re feeling good, however, you exude a magnetic kind of serenity and spirituality which others feel drawn to, or even compelled to follow.
Easily Swayed, Oversensitive
A born adventurer with a real sparkle in your eyes, you have enormous charisma. Sagittarius is vibrant, exciting and direct and your friends and family appreciate that with you, what they see is what they get. Not given to airs and graces, you have a
knack of cutting straight to the heart of the matter and your determination and “can do” approach to life ensure that you get the most from all kinds of situations and challenges.
Nothing much scares or intimidates you and you throw yourself into new experiences with enthusiasm and joy. Speaking straight from the heart can land you in trouble as tact is not your strong point. You don’t understand why others might sometimes find you abrasive, rude or demanding – and you absolutely cannot see the point in procrastinating or sugar coating words that need to be said.
The reckless, restless edge to your personality can also lead to a slight fickleness in your choice of friends and partners, but independence is of the utmost importance to you and you will kick against any kind of restraint, whether emotional or intellectual. The urge to let your individuality shine through is one of your most fundamental drives.
Freedom Loving, Optimistic
Intense, mysterious and with a mesmerizing brand of charisma, you are perhaps the most enigmatic sign of the zodiac. Very few people are privileged to get to know the real Scorpio, but those who do speak of your exceptional loyalty, stunning imagination and inspirational intellect.
With an undeserved reputation as the sex maniac of the zodiac, you are actually a romantic at heart, with a fiercely emotional view of life, love and everything in between. Never one for half measures, your every move stems from deep within your soul. Those intense emotions can be both a blessing and a curse; your challenge is to learn how to handle them in a positive, constructive way.
Jealousy is a real issue for you, as is scorn, and you sometimes go
to great lengths to extract revenge for even an imagined slight. This part of your personality adds to the “mad, bad and dangerous to know” mystique, but it can be exceedingly hurtful to those who care for you the most. Life’s superficialities and social niceties mean nothing to you, so you favour being around people who are direct and the point.
Hard working, modest, practical and loyal, Taurus is often viewed as “the salt of the earth” and certainly we would all like a Taurus friend when times are tough. A very methodical sign, full of common sense and tenacity, you don’t give up when you believe something is worth fighting for.
People depend on you to get the job done and you’re always organised. Planning ahead is a natural talent of yours, and you’re very focused on material security. Recklessness scares you, especially with money, and you like to create a stable home life for yourself and your loved ones. You might decorate your home yourself, too, since a delightfully creative streak shines strongly and you can be among the most artistic of the zodiac signs.
With a love of the good life, you are sensual by nature and very affectionate and demonstrative. Sometimes your stubborn streak turns you into your own worst enemy, though, as you have an almost biological inability to back down once you’ve got yourself into a corner.
Taurus is happiest with solid, reliable friends and partners. You are deeply trustworthy yourself and simply do not have time for those who are untrustworthy or who are too flighty by nature.
Determined, Warm Hearted
Intelligent, hard working and intensely private, Virgo is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. You’re very choosy about your friends, with the result that not many people know you at all well. Deeply loyal and protective of those you love, people trust and admire your inner strength.
Generally well organised and diligent, you keep a cool head in a crisis and you always seem to know what to do, when and how. Although you’re a modest person, you do have confidence in your own abilities and your determination and tenacity means that more often than not success comes your way.
You have a tendency to worry, especially about your health, which can be a vicious circle – the more you fret, the more stress you put yourself under and therefore the worse you feel. It’s not easy for you to remain optimistic so sometimes you do find yourself becoming a little down and depressed. Your challenge is to find ways in which you can stay positive, both in mind and body.
Virgo thrives on routine and organisation, so you are at your happiest when you know what’s coming next. Surprises – even nice ones – leave you edgy and uncertain.