Astrology is the ancient science of interpreting the movements of the planets and their relationship to human destiny or human potential. It is used to calculate the timeliness of a particular course or action and offer the individual seeking knowledge a list of possibilities. The trick in is in understanding the various aspects involved and acting accordingly.
The earliest known astrological chart is Babylonian, dating from 409 BC. In the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, the ancient Greeks developed the idea of the 12 signs of the zodiac. They saw a relationship between people’s personalities and their season of birth and thus identified 12 character types which they connected to the signs named for 12 constellations. Zodiac is Greek for “circle of animals”.
There are four elements of the Zodiac are as follows:
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. They represent the pure flame of spirit. Fire signs are restless, energetic, optimistic, and assertive.
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. They represent various phases of the physical body. Earth signs are practical, sensual, persevering and reserved.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. They represent the power of the mind. Air signs are objective, sociable, independent and mentally active.
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. They represent various aspects of the emotional nature. Water signs are emotional, sensitive and intuitive
Zodiac Signs and Their Related Stones:
ARIES: Red Stones: initiative, ambition or creativity and spiritual adventuring.
TAURUS: Yellow or Pink Stones: Love, wisdom, persistence and perseverance.
GEMINI: Violet Stones: Dualites of life and death, joy and sorrow, health and sickness, plenty and poverty.
CANCER: Green Stones: The gateway to life; life and love.
LEO: Gold or Orange Stones: Activity inspired by wisdom; divinity, humility.
VIRGO: Purple Stones: Reason transforming to wisdom; knowledge and understanding.
LIBRA: Yellow Stones: Related to the mind; a turning point, balance, love, unity.
SCORPIO: Red, Clear Crimson Stones: Duality, transmutation, purification of animal nature.
SAGITTARIUS: Deep Blue Stones: High idealism and noble aspirations; spiritualized mind.
CAPRICORN: Black and White Stones: Crossing from darkness to light; conquest of the monster of self.
AQUARIUS: Clear Blue Stones: Communication and group work.
PISCES: Soft Blue and Indigo Stones: Loving selfless service equals victory.