Ever since childhood, the stars fascinated me not only from a scientific perspective but also a spiritual perspective. Astronomy is the study of the stars from a scientific and physics point of view where astrology is the study of the stars from a psychological point of view.
Most people argue that astrology is a pseudo-science and has no relevance to humanity. I disagree. I do think astrology plays a major role and impact in the individual and collective consciousness and evolvement on this planet. The stars are a blueprint that navigated humans in migration, agriculture pursuits and sea journeys. However, in terms of predictions, astrology may not always be right.
I believe vibrational frequency, free will and manifestation can trump the fate of the stars. And most people believe the stars are solely about the newspaper predictions. Astrology is a system that has to be looked at in its entirety and looking at one's birth chart helps one analyze their strengths, weaknesses and characteristics of who they are, why they are are and what energies best support them.
As a trainer, health coach and lover of the stars, I know the stars fairly well. I am not an astrologer but I believe through what I've seen in human behavior, most people suffer from things that are very relatable to their sun and moon sign.
Everyone is sent to planet earth to evolve their soul. And I believe astrology can help. There are two sides of every coin, and every zodiac sign has a "good" and "bad" side.
This is a general overview of some of the biggest weaknesses, or challenges, that I have seen in my work for each of the zodiac sign and what I think they should do to overcome these problems.
If this does not relate, it is because you have to look at your overall birth chart to understand how much earth, air, fire and water is in your blueprint.
Aries - Overcoming Depression & Issues of the Head
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac. The sign rules and governs the head. Many Arians I know suffer from depression or "issues" of the head revolving around mental health, which results in low self-esteem, pity parties or fears of living their dreams. Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars, which impulsivity and many of them live in their head and some who are not in control of their behavior, cope their problems through excessive drinking and/or drugs. It's time to get a therapist and work on that head stuff.
Taurus - Overcoming Addictions to Earthly Pleasures
Taurus is a fixed air sign ruled by Venus. Venus governs the pleasures of earth and love. Love, sex, wine, sports, food, drugs - these people easily fall into addictions. I've read in past astrology books that Taurus Decan 2 were the most prone to addictions, and I've seen through friends and clients, many of these people if vibrating at a lower frequency are susceptible to addictions....and stop being so stubborn!
There is more to life than the imprints of pleasure. Those lost in pleasure need help and balance.
Gemini - Controlling Your Flight Patterns
Geminis, you guys are beautiful, intelligent and intellectual creatures ruled by Mercury. You are the communicators of the zodiac. You see both sides of the story so for some, this results in indecision. Not all are true Jekyll and Hyde's where their "double life" is a sociopath or psychopath, but some struggle with say the Buddha vs. the Ballerina or the Happy vs. the Sad Man. Geminis are also curious and this curiosity can lead them astray especially when fidelity is concerned. Some people who have strong placements of Gemini in their charts are known to be Play Boys, Cheaters and Heart Breakers. So use that noggin of yours to think about what you're doing so you don't emotionally damage your partner.
Ground your feet in the earth like your predecessor Taurus, so you stop floating in the ethers like a balloon, flowing in any which way the wind takes you. And talk to your partner when bored, communication - your strength - is the key to making or breaking any relationship.
Cancer - Walk Forward, Not Sideways...for Godsake
I love Cancer. It is my ascendant sign, which compliments and contradicts my sun sign Aquarius. My sister is a Crab and though we are like the sun and the moon, we are best friends. Anyways....
Cancers you are children of the moon, so emotional and deep like the ocean. If you've ever been on a beach, you notice crabs walk sideways and then throw out their pinchers when threatened.
My sweet moon children, many of you repeat the same history in your life, chronically choosing the same garbage, toxic partners, patterns and whatever else because you continue to walk SIDEWAYS! Take it from my Aquarius sun sign which is all about the future....you need to walk forward in life to overcome past mistakes, behaviors, let downs etc. Retreating and permitting in your shell is normal as you are sensitive, but just make sure you are processing your emotions as with all this water and emotions, many of you tend to alcohol and drugs to cope your emotions.
Swim in the ocean not in a swamp of sea trash sugar coated with countless bottles of vino trying to pinch every alligator that comes your way.
Leo - Pride Can Take the Best of You
Like a lion prowling the safari, Leo has a big heart. But those vibrating at a lower frequency can become arrogant, egotistical, intolerant and complete a**holes. Your strength and your weakness is pride. Pride according to biblical texts is one of the main issues in humanity. People have so much pride and ego that they "unknowingly" operate destructing others and become attention seekers.
Hmm maybe humanity is partly operating on the dark side of Leo?
Virgo - Stop Worrying & Get a Therapist for the Love of God
Well this is another sign I know well. My moon sign is in Virgo and it took years of healing in my twenties to figure out why the hell my brain was hyper analytical, worrisome and somehow I became an insomniac. Virgo's mind is their strength but also their weakness if not controlled
Virgo, ruled by Mercury, is very much in their head like Gemini. They are rational, critical, judgmental analytical and pretty much quasi-negative creatures prone to stressing out their nervous system the easiest of anyone in the zodiac sign. Many Virgos who do not control their mental health end up having sleep issues, addicted to pharmaceuticals or expend countless hours in worry, stress an anxiety. Not everything in life will be a perfectionist. As a mutable earth sign, you need to ground your feet and get out of your head.
Virgos you also need to calm down. Get a therapist. Join a stress management group. Meditate. Whatever you believe in do it as your brain will not change until you stimulate it with peace and serenity. Virgo is the sign of health and healing and humanity needs you guys to be in good health to help us further analyze things in life.
Libra - It's Okay to Make a Commitment You Charmers
I love my sister sign Libra. Many of you I only know the best of your sign, constantly seeking balance, justice and beauty in the world.
But, many Libras have a hard time making a decision or commitment. This is totally normal for an air sign. People with their Venus in Libra are known to not exactly be the most faithful as they will be social butterflies, enjoying the moment, flirting with whoever occupies their present moment. Many Libra men can be charmers, constantly charming the pants off women in a social setting meanwhile their spouse or girlfriend is at home. Be honest and don't just tell people what they want to hear.
Scorpio - Your Dark Side is Darker Than Most
Scorpios get a bad rap on nearly everything and are known as the most sexual in the zodiac. An older astrologer friend I met in graduate school told me to never date a man with a scorpio moon sign. Why? Apparently their emotions have a dark side that can lead them into the seedier side of life.
Now, this may not be applicable to every Scorpio, as there are plenty of amazing ones out there who are amazing, intuitive and mystical. If Scorpios operate from the dark side of their genitals through lust, passion and jealousy, things may not exactly go healthy in their life or relationship. It's okay to share your secrets Scorpio....at least with a therapist so that deep emotional state rises to the surface.
Sagittarius - Slow Down, Think Before You Speak & Act
As an Aqua girl, Sag and Aqua make the best of friends. I know this sign very well because I was once married to a man who's Sun + Ascendant was in Sag.
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign. If you look at the zodiac sign, it is of a Centaur, a half man half horse creature who holds a bow and arrow. Humans have long used horses as a mode of transportation and there is a reason why we say cars have "horse power." Like a horse, an arrow shot from a bow moves fast. Coupled together, Sag is like an unstoppable asteroid jamming through the solar system.
Sag, not everyone moves as fast as you guys. Your sign has a shit ton of energy to burn and your sign is also known as the "slut of the zodiac." Fire signs are impulsive and you guys really need to push on the break pedals and really consider your words and actions and not react with visceral and impulsive emotion. Many Sag client's I've trained and coached were also sex addicts. Men especially have a high and animalistic libido, and if not controlled, you guys can become sex and porn addicts.
Sag needs grounding and sometimes fixed energy or a bloody harness to keep the horse from running too far into the wild and into the distance.
Capricorn - As Grim as Winter
Like Sag, Capricorn is a "bi-racial" sign. These seagoats are half land goat and half sea goat.
Ruled during the darkest time of the year, winter can be a struggle for most people. And like the dark of winter, these individuals can be a grim and miser soul like Scrooge who needs the light to guide them back to life. Some caps are completely self-absorbed (sounds like Scrooge). If you don't want your life to look like the dead of winter, find help.
Aquarius - Just Get a Therapist
Hey Yo Aqua girl here. I love being an Aqua but my word there is no one word to describe Aquarians.
Some of us are refined. Some of us are eccentric. And some of us are a mix of both. Aquarian women are like a breath of fresh air and bring out the raja in most men because we are fair and drama free. But, many men (people in general) take advantage of our good-hearted nature.
I feel like Aquarians should just get a therapist. Aquarius rules astrology but also technology and science. Our scientific and analytical mind can lead us to the nut house, overthinking everything. We love science but are also mystical mamas which leads to a bagful of identity issues as today, you either believe in science or spirit, generally not both. Sometimes we stress out about humanity and we know we can't control this shit but we cry because we care and can "see" the future heading down a dark path.
Sometimes people think we're cold and detached when we are not, we are just stuck in our heads future tripping about humanity or if this man is actually going to commit to us and stop taking advantage of our bleeding heart. We really are warm-hearted, caring and affectionate humans who wants the best for everyone. Aquarius also rules anger. And we are in the Age of Aquarius. Is this why everyone is so damn angry these days?
Aquarians need to discover and appreciate the "power of now" and carpe diem.
Pisces - Swim to the Surface Fishy
Pisces is a highly emotional water sign symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions.
Dreamy and artistic, those swimming in the dark side of their emotions may end up in lusty and secretive waters. If Pisces doesn't control their mind and dreams, they end up lost in a fantasy world, completely checked out of reality. Sometimes this ends up in disappointment as the fairy-tale they cooked up in their head about a romantic partner doesn't match reality.
Those with Pisces moons have so much emotions to process many end up using drugs and alcohol as a form of escapism. It's important to recognize these behaviors. If drowning in the depths of the ocean , look up to see the sun glistening on the surface and swim towards the light. Pisces needs a dose of a reality check coupled with healthy coping mechanisms. Sex and chronic drug abuse rarely help people so channel that energy towards your athletic and artistic pursuits. Ride the wave Pisces. Don't get caught in the undertow.
Now sun signs are affected by one's moon and rising sign. What do you struggle with the most?
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com