Astrological tattoos, the 12 zodiac sign symbol tattoos explained. Read the meanings and view designs to get your own astrology sign tattoos ideas.
The connection between heavenly bodies and our life on earth has been a subject of much study for thousands of years. for millions of people worldwide astrology plays a very significant role in their everyday life.
All zodiac symbol tattoos, Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo are explained.
Each element of the zodiac has a negative or positive aspect. This is referred to as polarity. Each sign of the zodiac does have certain qualities which are known as cardinal, fixed or mutable.
Polarity Polarity is a positive or negative reaction pattern, modality is the form of expression and the element describes the basic temperament. Positive polarity means that those born under a particular zodiac sign are assertive, extrovert and objective. Negative polarity means introverted, subjective and receptive.
Modality Modality describes the form of expression i.e. how a person born under a particular zodiac signs likes to operate. Cardinal signs like to be pro-active rather than reactive and like to initiate events. Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are all Cardinal signs.
Fixed signs like to preserve the status quo. Resolute and focused these zodiac signs prefer stability and consolidation, fixed zodiac signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Multiple signs like Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are open to change and so, are, versatile and flexible.
Elements The four elements of the zodiac are fire, earth, air and water. These elements express the temperament of each zodiac sign.
Fire is associated with intensity, passion and vitality. The fire signs in the zodiac are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The characteristics associated with this practicality are a can-do attitude and common sense.
The element of air provides a sharp intellect combined with heightened sociability. The air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. The zodiac signs with the element of water are Cancer, Scorpio and Pieces. Water signs are intuitive and emotionally aware.
Astrology Tattoo, Zodiac Symbol Tattoos of the planets
The Sun, Moon and Stars all have roles to play in the individual zodiac signs and subsequently astrological tattoos. The sun represents your very basic being; it represents your core, elements such as vitality and individuality. The sun is also used to represent men in general terms.
The Moon represents your instinctive, emotional behavior, habits and memory. As the Sun represents men in general, the Moon represents women in general,
Mercury represents your power of reasoning and your ability to communicate what you think.
Venus symbolizes the love, beauty, possessions and art aspects
Mars represents your levels of desire and aggression that converts into combative, sometimes courageous, energetic behavior.
Jupiter deals with personal growth, generosity and forming a high intelligence. It is also associated with material gain and prosperity. The position of Jupiter in your horoscope tells you when your luck is in.
Saturn symbolizes mapping out your destination, dealing with the hurdles placed in front of you and your disciplined and determined focus to get where you are going.
Chiron is not used by a lot of astrologers but when it is used it represents holistic healing.
Uranus symbolizes independence, individuality, originality and the unexpected.
Neptune represents the intuitive, spiritual aspect. It also symbolizes deception and illusion.Pluto symbolizes destruction and renewal, transformation through breaking and re=building.
Astrological tattoos, The Ruling PlanetsThe zodiac sign in which a particular planet operates at its most effective is the zodiac sign that a planet is said to rule. The images below show the astrological symbol/glyph for the ruling planet first, then it shows the astrological glyph and zodiac sign for each particular zodiac sign.
The Sun rules over Leo,
Moon rules over Cancer,
Mercury rules over Gemini,
Mercury rules over Virgo,
Venus rules over Taurus,
Venus rules over Libra,
Mars rules Aries,
Jupiter rules Sagittarius,
Saturn rules Capricorn,
Uranus rules Aquarius,
Neptune rules Pisces,
Pluto rules Scorpio,
You can read plenty more about the individual zodiac signs and astrological tattoos as well as Chinese zodiac symbol tattoos on our mainpage about zodiac symbol tattoos