The zodiac wheel looks like a big clock divided into 12 sections that represent each sign.
Each section is about a month long, marking the Earth’s annual orbit around the Sun.
The wheel starts at 21:00/9:00pm on the left side starting with Aries, and is read in counterclockwise fashion, ending in Pisces.
Each sign comes with its own traits, qualities and elements, which guide us toward the areas in our lives that need attention.
The Elements of Astrology
Each zodiac sign is attributed to one of four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. The elements dictate the basic drive and perspective exhibited in each sign.
Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Represents energy and passion. Fire signs are often temperamental.
Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Represents the material world. Earth signs seek comfort, stability, and possessions
Signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Represents thought and intellect. Air signs are curious, have a lot of ideas, and are always in the pursuit of knowledge.
Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Represents deep emotions. Water signs are highly intuitive to their feelings as well as to the feelings of others.
Qualities represent the traits and characteristics of a zodiac sign. There are three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable.
Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
These four signs mark the start of each season:
Spring starts with Aries
Summer starts with Cancer
Fall starts with Libra
Winter starts with Capricorn
People born under these signs are forward-thinking leaders and trendsetters who put their ideas into action.
Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
These four signs mark the middle of each season.
Those born under these signs tend to be patient and hardworking and have strong foundations to stabilize their environments and push through challenges.
Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
These four signs mark the end of each season.
People born under these signs are flexible adapters who are comfortable with change, and excellent closers who can wrap up old projects to move on to the new.