Getting to know a Cancerian can take time, especially because in today’s busy world the focus is on action and swiftly moving ideas. Understanding what makes this sensitive water sign tick requires patience, and building trust. Many are creative, some in business settings – and in fact numerous Cancerians nurture ideas into commercial success, if not a significant fortune. Others use this in the arts, yet others for home and family. Being creative, many have multiple lives and careers, and manage to devise a unique blend of creativity, business, property and a rich home life.
Dynamic Leos live with a zest that suggests they have their own power source. Some are quiet, others the centre of attention, but they all radiate a warmth, and often glamour, that draws others to them. This, plus their fierce determination to achieve their goals, could make them seem overbearing. Yet their genuine interest in others, from family and partners to colleagues, creates intense bonds. For somebody who lives with such passion, they can be creatures of habit and furiously resist change, to the extent it must sometimes be forced on them, by others or sometimes destiny.
Being an earth sign, Virgo combines a pleasure in the sensual world with the crisp intellect that comes with being perhaps the most rational sign of the zodiac. Nothing escapes analysis. This can sometimes be critical, but is as often compassionate. This trait is behind their caring nature, one from which friends, colleagues, loved ones and, sometimes, the world benefits. Yet there’s a critical side, of self and, occasionally, others. The trick is finding a balance between these two, then surfing what life offers, using those skills to support others, be creative and enjoy simply being themselves.
Libra’s symbol is the balance, and it symbolises their finest characteristic, their instinctive understanding of others and capacity for diplomacy, with their greatest challenge, anxiety about confrontation. This, combined with their clever mind, gives them a deft ability to handle even very difficult individuals, thus their success in ‘people-professions’ from public relations to the law. It’s the same personally, they’re universally adored yet often spend years seeking that perfect personal love. In both, the trick is balance, enjoying what each day offers, yet enthusiastically exploring the encounters and options life brings each day.
Born under perhaps the most cautious, thorough yet emotionally vulnerable of the signs, gaining the confidence of a Scorpio takes time. The patience required is rewarded by a relationship as deep as it will be lasting. Their rare perceptive abilities result in creative and analytical gifts, thus, career possibilities in anything from the sciences to the creative realms, art or design world. Eerily observant, they understand others, often better than they do themselves. Trust is built over time, and those who have a Scorpio in their life benefit from a rare wisdom and loyalty.
Sagittarius, possibly the most idealistic and certainly the most energetic of signs, adores living for the sake of it, which means they thrive on freedom, and their activities and alliances must be rewarding or they’ll suddenly rethink things, if not make dramatic changes. Inquisitive, restless and always eager to learn more, routine is their enemy. Yet in certain settings, for example, those that involve acquiring complex skills or academic degrees, it’s necessary. Learning to create, and maintain, a balance between this freedom and self-discipline is key to both Sagittarian achievement and happiness.
Most Capricorns are born with a line up of goals, and many know those objectives from a young age. For some it’s a classic career, for others the perfect family, for a few, a carefully crafted profession, possibly as a world expert in their particular passion. These pursuits fuel their drive, and achieving each step gives their life form. It’s also part of their greatest challenge, which is learning to truly relax, rather than just taking a vacation. Often the best moments are with family and intimate friends, alliances built up over years, the kind that matter most to Capricorn.
It’s said that Aquarians live a couple of decades ‘ahead’ of the rest of the world. Their inborn inquisitiveness, combined with their sharp mind means they’re playing with trends – in ideas, lifestyle, and fashion and food – long before anybody else. This usually leads to enduring friendships, often with those whose nature is as questioning. It’s the same with career or life plan, there needs to be room for change, if not re-inventing themselves from time to time. Not surprisingly, many find themselves in settings, personal or professional, that are central to pivotal changes.
Hang out with a Pisces and you’ll discover an art of living, and loving, that’s unique to their idealistic nature. Their basic philosophy is ‘why should anything be merely adequate when it could be superb?’ While Pisceans are sometimes found in the most mundane of jobs and lifestyles, they bring a special something - to each day, each task and each relationship. While usually this brings magic in their own life, the pressure can lead to stress, if not dramas. Practical compromise doesn’t come naturally but, for Pisces, is an essential key to living in the world.
Dynamic, quick-thinking Aries usually have more to do than they have time for – and like it that way. They loathe routine. Ideally, passion – in life, love or work – takes priority. Still, even the most independent-minded and impatient Aries will become astonishingly tolerant with loved ones, working for something that matters or those they care for deeply. These individuals, and often their own new projects, take priority. Still, for Aries, there’s nothing better than a new challenge, whether it’s training to run a marathon, planting a garden or starting a new business.
Sensual and sensible, Taurus has a powerful instinct for what, and who, is worthwhile. They’ll work diligently to create this existence, for themselves, loved ones and at work. This often leads to a world of elegance and even wealth. It’s the same with love—they aim high. Once life, family or career is organised, they’re creatures of habit. If forced to make changes, they’ll battle, give up reluctantly, then settle happily with new arrangements. Their sensual nature is reflected in their affection for luscious colors and textures, in their clothing and home.
Clever Geminis think and learn swiftly, and living up to their symbol - the twins - often live dual lives, with two distinct careers, or even very different residences. Although they rarely give it much thought, their legendary charm opens doors, personally, romantically and in their career. As an air sign, they’re inquisitive, and will explore something intriguing then switch to that, often overnight. Stunningly stylish, they’ll create a new ‘look’ or re-invent themselves and their lifestyle. Family and long term friends expect these changes. It is, in fact, what makes being around a Gemini exciting.