How To Guess Someone's Astrological Sign

Astrology has never been considered an exact science. It is calculated by where the stars in the sky were on the day you were born.  One of the most important aspects of astrology to remember is that it has many layers. When a person asks, "What's your sign?", he really means, "What is your sun sign?"

Sun signs are the most widely known astrological sign, and you can find predictions in newspapers and all over the net. They are interpreted by many, and some will hit dead on while others are far off.

The art of learning to recognize someone's sun sign can be more than helpful when it comes to making new friends. Once you have learned his sun sign, it is easier to get an idea of his character and personality by looking up his sign online or in the library.

Let's go over some basic clues that you can use to make a guess at someone's sun sign.

*Just remember that the Sun Sign alone will not tell you exactly about a person. For that, you would need exact information to figure out his moon and rising sign.

Step 1

The first step towards recognizing a person's Sun Sign is getting a crash course in the characteristics and personality traits of each sign. I will attempt to keep this short and chock full of information.  

Capricorn (Dec-Jan). These horny old sea goats are always on the lookout for the next highest peak. Determinedly struggling for a foothold on the highest hill, the Capricorn strives to be a master of his domain. Ruled by the karmic planet Saturn and the element of Earth, they are great lovers when they are not working. The true Capricorn is diligent, trustworthy, nurturing, hardworking and patient.

Look out for these traits:

  • Stubborn/hard-headed
  • Thick-skinned
  • Eats like a goat
  • Honest
  • Reserved

Aquarius (Jan-Feb).  Ah, the Water bearer, a sign that is true to its form. With the element of air leading the way, the Aquarius is often gone with the wind. With high hopes for adventure, the Aquarius is quite an explorer. This often makes them great candidates for being scientist, inventors, or investigators. They love the thrill of just being free, and will feel smothered if in one place for too long. Artistic, adventurous and antidisestablishmentarianism are the ways of the Aquarian.

Look out for these traits:

  • Has a hard time holding down a job
  • Loves music
  • Has commitment issues
  • Moves a lot
  • Creative
  • Friendly/open
  • Flirtatious
  • Thick-headed

Pisces (Feb-Mar).  This scaly water sign is known for its many facets and slippery mind. Pieces are obviously ruled by the water element and it shows. Often daydreaming of bigger streams but rarely swimming there, they have the capability to be great teachers and healers, but only if they can stay focused. Shiny objects and food-covered hooks often bait the Pisces into traps that they can’t get themselves out of, so they just sit back and grab a book. The true Pisces is respectful, polite, well groomed and warm.

Look out for these traits:

  • Could be a bookworm
  • Quiet at first/good listeners
  • Short attention span
  • Artistic
  • Geniuses in their own weird way

Aries (Mar-April).  Flashiness and arrogance are the Arians worst vice. They must achieve victory at all costs! Brilliant minds are stiffened by brash attitudes and emotional outbursts, which make this thickheaded old ram even more heated. True Arians are bold, authoratative, and make great leaders if they can learn to slow down a little.

Look out for these traits:

  • Impatient
  • Often violent
  • Brilliant
  • Emotional
  • Dominant
  • Usually in the middle of all the action

Taurus (April-May).  This big bull is the most stubborn of all the zodiac signs, refusing everything but the best and possessing everything they must have. When the bull takes a moment to learn from its ruling element Earth, and stops pining for greener pastures, it has the capabilities of becoming a great leader, lover and all-around person. The Taurus is passionate, determined and great with money.

Look out for these traits:

  • Stubborn
  • Thick skinned
  • Reliable
  • Great lovers
  • Can turn and ram you with their sharp horns at any second

Gemini (May-June).  Being the sign of the Twin, many Geminis have a hard time deciding which side of the coin they are on. Often carrying a few different personalities, they are highly adaptable to almost any situation. Geminis can be quiet and reserved or open and emotional--it’s really anyone’s guess as to what they will choose next. When the Gemini isn’t licking its wounds from the last attack on their character, they will talk your ear off. It's not for your pleasure, but mostly because they love to hear themselves talk.

Look out for these traits:

  • Great lovers
  • Can hold a grudge for a loooooong time
  • Two faced
  • Indecisive
  • Polite/graceful
  • Flighty

Cancer (June-July).  This crusty old crab is comfy on its beach and is scarcely brave enough to wonder out of its comfort zone. Be careful not to scare the Cancer, as those pinchers are very sharp and when they feel attacked, you will be going home bleeding. If you’re lucky and you only scare them, they will hide in their shells and scamper off for a while. If you're patient, they will come back to check out the scene. With a love of great food, you will find a Cancer in or out of the kitchen, as long as it involves eating something good.

Look out for these traits:

  • Reliable/dependable
  • Nurturing
  • Can you say “mood swings?”
  • Great musicians
  • Awesome lovers
  • Likes to fix and tinker with things

Leo (July-Aug).  The majestic King (or Queen) of the jungle is as bold and dashing as you always pictured. They love the thrill of the hunt, and they are determined to be the best. Impatience and dominating attitudes get the Leo into trouble often. Not that this bothers the lion, as they love to be in the spotlight, even if it’s not how they pictured it. Most Leos are strong, bold and beautiful.

Look out for these traits:

  • Stubborn
  • Strong willed
  • Usually have a long beautiful mane
  • Are hard to tame
  • Tend to be the life of the party
  • Dramatic
  • Tends to be a “cat person”

Virgo (Aug-Sept).  The virgin Virgo loves to be in the know, and most of them have the greatest gift for gab. Masters of communication and intellect, the Virgo knows a lot and wants to share it all with you. If he ever stops talking, you will notice that he seems to be very attached to the mirror and he is offended if you don’t agree with his spontaneous ideas.

Look out for these traits:

  • Kind/loving
  • Talkative
  • Have a hard time finding a job they like
  • Great debaters
  • Bookworms/intellectuals

(Sept-Oct).  Libras have the best abilities as peacemakers and have the chance to go anywhere they want with their talents, if only they could make up their minds as to where they want to go. You will often find the true Libra to be grooming herself often, as she takes pride in her appearance and loves to look at herself. Being children of Venus, they make great lovers if you can get them to settle down and focus.

Look out for these traits:

  • Make a lot of things up/lying
  • Can’t make any real decisions
  • Often find themselves in the middle of others' fights because they want to see balance and peace
  • Short attention span
  • Great judges of character

Scorpio (Oct-Nov).  Watch out for the Scropion stinger! It’s poisonous, and so are their mood swings. This is not a sign to get into a debate with. Scorpio is ruled by the water element and so their moods are with the tides. They are the most sexual of the zodiac signs, and have a passion and zest for life like no other. If they can keep their temper and possessiveness in control, they will find their way to very wealthy futures.

Look out for these traits:

  • Many mood swings
  • Callousness
  • Reject authority
  • Dominate
  • Bad temper
  • Great debaters
  • Will love you a long time

Sagittarius (Nov-Dec).  The archer is always aiming for the next spot where he can perch and explore the new surroundings. Sags love to learn and hate to be tied down, but you will hardly ever know as they bottle a lot of it up. Sagittarius is great with kids and education and when they share their talents with the world, they go very far.

Look out for these traits:

  • Great talkers
  • Usually have a few kids
  • Love to travel/have a hard time staying put
  • Overly optimistic
  • Trusting
  • Dependable
  • Great organizers

Step 2

The next step to recognizing a sign is to do your research. Optimize your search engine by typing in "Astrological Signs" or something similar. This will take you into the world and art of Astrology.

 Here are a few sites I might recommend:

Once you have done some research and become familiar with ALL the traits of the zodiac signs, then you will be more prepared to make more educated guesses as to someone's sun sign.

Step 3

Step 3 is the easiest step of all.  Ask your friends when their birthdays are, then look them up online. This is a great way to apply astrology to your daily life, as you can start reading the horoscopes of the people you know as well as your own.

Guessing someone's Sun Sign is tricky, but many find it fascinating to try. I hope this "How To" has helped you become a better guesser!

The Magick Green Fairy....

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