All About YOU
                                      By Bejan Daruwalla
(Ganesha says this is a very comprehensive, all inclusive information about each and every sign of the zodiac by Western Astrology. Yes, your astrologer openly admits that the material is collected from various sources. I am sure you will relish it. Enjoy!)
(March 21 – April 19)
Gender:- Masculine
Element:- Fire
Qualities:- Cardinal
Aries is raw, primitive energy, a courageous, assertive, passionate, headstrong, pioneering spirit; full of physical strength.
Ruling Planet:- Mars – ancient god of war, aggression, conflict. In astrology, Mars’ influence creates tension and accidents; it rules over fire and danger.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Ram represents the horns and nose of the Ram. It also pictures the eyebrows and nose of man (the head is the part ruled by Aries). Combative, obviously, the horns go with the head and the face in any animal.
Opposite Number: Libra (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number).
Body part ruled by Aries: The head. Aries  people are prone to headaches, and facial injuries.
Animals ruled by Aries: Sheep and, especially rams.
Hazards: Fire, war and injury from sharp instruments. They may suffer from accidents in sports, surgical operations especially on the head and face.
Traditional associations of Aries
Gemstone: Diamond
Metal: Iron
Colours: Red, scarlet and carmine
Cities: Florence, Verona, Naples and Marseilles
Countries: France, Germany, Poland, England and Denmark
Lucky for Ariens
Day: Tuesday
Number: Nine
Flowers and trees
Anemone, honeysuckle, thistle, mint, bryony
Hawthorn, evergreen thorn, spruce, all thorny trees
Most strong-tasting foods such as onions, leeks, garlic. Hot spices associated with Aries are mustard and cayenne pepper.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Aries) : A,L,E.
(April 20 – May 20)
Gender: Feminine
Element: Earth
Qualities: Fixed
Taurus is quiet, affectionate, patient, stable, determined and practical, stubborn and resistant to change.
Ruling Planet: Venus. In astrology, Venus’ influence inclines toward a love of luxury, beauty, artistic pursuits and love.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Bull. Strong, stubborn, plodding, can be both fierce and gentle. The symbol represents the horns and head of the Bull. It also outlines the chin and Adam’s apple of the human throat (the part of the anatomy that Taurus rules).
Opposite Number: Scorpio (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number… Taurus is the sign of property and money, possessions and Taureans are known to cling to what is theirs. Scorpio, Taurus’s opposite sign, is the sign of legacies and shared wealth. The wealth of Scorpio people tends to be spiritual rather than material, which they give to others in the form of teaching, writing, and the healing arts.
Body parts ruled by Taurus: Neck and throat. Many Taurus people have beautiful speaking and signing voices, but they are vulnerable to colds and thyroid problems, laryngitis, sore throats.
Animals ruled by Taurus: Cattle, especially the bull.
Hazards: Taurus people often antagonize others over love and money. They are famous for their stubbornness and possessiveness.
Traditional associations of Taurus
Metal: Copper
Colours : Pale blue, yellow, pink and pale green
Cities: Palermo and St. Louis
Countries: Ireland, Switzerland, Cyprus and the Greek Islands
Lucky for Taureans
Day: Friday
Number: Six
Flowers and trees
Narcissus, lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, poppy
Fig, vine, apple
Wheat and most other cereals, grapes, apples, pears, artichokes, asparagus and most spices are associated with Taurus.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Taurus) : B, V, U, O

(May 21 – June 20)
Gender:  Masculine
Element: Air
Qualities: Mutable
Gemini is lively, energetic, versatile, and intellectual, lives primarily in the mind rather than the emotions, and is extremely adaptable to new situations.
Ruling Planet: Mercury. In astrology, Mercury rules communication and travel; its influence emphasizes a nervous temperamnent.
Symbolic Interpretation: Sagittarius (the seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Gemini is the sign of thought, self-expression and communication on a personal level. Natives of Gemini strive for, and try to impose, their point of view on others. Sagittarius people tend to shrink from close personal involvement and, unlike Gemini, are shaped by what others think of them.
Body parts ruled by Gemini: Hands, arms, shoulders and lungs. Geminis are susceptible to sprains, and accidents involving arms and hands; also prone to bronchitis and respiratory ailments.
Animals ruled by Gemini: Parrots and other brightly colored birds, monkeys and butterflies.
Hazards: Gemini people are susceptible to accidents while traveling, especially by air. Their changeability and fickle nature also tend to irritate others.
Traditional associations of Gemini
Gemstone: Agate
Metals: Quicksilver/mercury
Colours: Yellow, slate grey and spotted mixtures
Cities: London, San Francisco, Cordoba and Bruges
Countries: Belgium, USA, Sardinia and Armenia
Lucky for Geminians
Day: Wednesday
Number: Five
Lavender, blue violet, lily-of-the valley, ferns
Hazel, chestnut and all nut-bearing trees
Nuts and all vegetables grown above the ground, except cabbage, are foods associated with Gemini, as are such herbs and spices as marjoram, caraway and aniseed.
Alphabets (that vibrates to Gemini) : K, GH, Q

(June 21 – July 22)
Gender: Feminine
Element: Water
Qualities: Cardinal
Cancer is emotional, and possesses an active, shrewd, and intuitive mind. Cancerians are sensitive, kind, often sympathetic, and receptive to change.
Ruling Planet: The Moon. In astrology, the Moon governs the emotions and intuitive behaviour.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Crab, possessing a hard, and crusty exterior, covering soft flesh underneath. The symbol represents the claws of the Crab.
Opposite Number: Capricorn (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Cancer is the sign of home and family life, personal relationships. Capricorn, Cancer’s opposite sign, is the sign of reputation and public standing, even advancement of self.
Body parts ruled by Cancer: The breasts and stomach. Cancerians love to eat and have to fight overweight in later years and, also digestive ailments.
Animals ruled by Cancer: Crab and other shell-covered animals, all crustaceans.
Hazards: Cancer people are susceptible to theft, losses and accidents in the home.
Traditional associations of Cancerians
Gemstones: Moonstone and pearl
Metal: Silver
Colours: White, opal, iridescent silvery hues, smoky grey, sea green and blue
Cities: Amsterdam, New York, Istanbul, Tokyo, Algiers
Countries: Scotland, Holland, New Zealand and Paraguay
Lucky for Cancerians
Day: Monday
Number: Two
Flowers and trees
White lily, acanthus, white rose, larkspur, convolvulus, water lily, all white flowers
All trees, particularly those rich in sap
Milk, fish, fruits and vegetables with a high water content, white and red cabbage and herbs such as verbena and tarragon are all linked with Cancer.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Cancer) : H,D
(July 23 – August 22)
Gender: Masculine
Element: Fire
Qualities: Fixed
Leo is dogmatic and fixed in opinion, large-hearted, creative, self-willed, powerful, full of generosity and extra vagance.
Ruling Planet: The Sun. In astrology, the Sun is the most powerful planetary influence, bestowing vitality and authority.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Lion. Regal, brave, dominating, sometimes indolent. Possessing nobility and pride. It represents two valves of the human heart (a part of the anatomy that Leo rules). It is also the Greek symbol for the first letter of Leo. In symbolic terms, it is two incomplete circles of the Sun joined by a crescent Moon, symbolizing power derived from both the intellect and the emotions.
Opposite Number: Aquarius (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number). Leo is the sign that governs pleasure and creativity, domination and ego. Aquarius, Leo’s opposite sign, is the sign of hopes and wishes and the higher ideals of mankind.
Body parts ruled by Leo: Back, spine, and the heart. Back and spinal ailments are common in Leo people.
Animals ruled by Leo: Lion and all felines. (i.e. the entire cat family.)
Hazards: Leo people tend to be challenging and boastful. They are also prone toward being victims of slander and violence, since they are impulsive and often domineering.
Traditional associations of Leo
Gemstone: Ruby
Metal: Gold
Colours:  Orange, gold rich shades of yellow, brown
Cities: Rome, Madrid, Damascus, Mumbai and Hollywood
Countries: Italy, Sicily, southern Iraq, Romania and Lebanon
Lucky for Leos
Day: Sunday
Number: One
Flowers and Trees
Sunflowwer, marigold, celandine, passion flower
Laurel, bay tree, palm, walnut
Honey, rice and green vegetables with a high iron content such as spinach, kale and watercress are typically Leonine foodstuffs. These also include meat and the herbs rosemary, rue and saffron.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Leo): M
(August 23 – September 22)
Gender: Feminine
Element: Earth
Qualities: Mutable
Virgo is reserved, modest, practical, discriminating and industrious, analytical and painstaking, seeking to know and understand.
Ruling Planet: Mercury. In astrology, Mercury rules intelligence and reason, and bestows a highly-strung temperament.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Virgin represents purity, modesty, industriousness service to fellow workers. The symbol represents a Virgin.
Opposite Number: Pisces (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Virgo is the sign of work, perfectionism and self-improvement. Pisces, Virgo’s opposite sign. Is the sign of illusion, dreaminess, self-delusion, and escapism.
Body parts ruled by  Virgo: The nervous system and the intestines. Virgos are particularly susceptible to ulcers, nervous disorders, and stress-related illnesses.
Animals ruled by Virgo: Small domestic pets, cats and bees.
Hazards: Virgos have critical and sharp tongues, a tendency to interfere and are not very emotional. They can easily offend others. They are hypochondriac.
Traditional associations of Virgo
Gemstone: Sardonyx
Metal: Quicksilver/mercury
Colours: Shades of green, dark brown, slate and spotted patterns
Cities: Boston, Heildelberg, Paris, Strasbourg, Corinath
Countries: Greece, Turkey, Crete and Lower Silesia, West Indies
Lucky for Virgoans
Day: Wednesday
Number: Five
Flowers andTrees
Buttercup, pansy, forget-me-not, morning glory, aster, mimosa
Hazel, horse chestnut, and all nut-bearing trees
Potatoes, carrots, turnips, Swedes and all vegetables grown under the earth. Also nuts of all varities.
Alphabets (that vibrates to Virgo): P, TH, AN
(September 23 – October 22)
Gender: Masculine
Element: Air
Qualities: Cardinal
Libra is diplomatic, polished, and very socially inclined. Very charming too.
Ruling Planet: Venus. In astrology, Venus rules pleasure and luxury, social pursuits, art, and adornment.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Scales, signifying balance, equilibrium, order, and justice. The symbol represents the scale which is in perfect equilibrium.
Opposite Number: Aries(The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Libra is the sign of marriage, union and partnership. Aries, Libra’s opposite sign, is the sign of ego,  personality and self.
Body parts ruled by Libra: The lower back, kidneys, hips. Librans are prone to kidney infections, lower back strain and problems in the lumbar region.
Animals ruled by Libra: Snakes, lizards and other small reptiles.
Hazards: Libra people are indecisive and sometimes make a declaration of love too easily, and can hurt and disappoint people who care for them.
Traditional associations of Libra
Gemstone: Opal
Metal: Copper
Cities: Copenhagen, Vienna, Lisbon, Charleston, Frankfurt and Nottingham
Countries: Austria, Burma, Argentina, Tibet, China and Japan
Lucky for Librans
Day: Friday
Number: Six
Flowers and Trees
Dahlia, cosmos, daisy, lilac(purple), cabbage rose, bluebell, hydrangeas
Ash, poplar, both black and white
Berry fruits, apples, pears, grapes, wheat, barley and other cereals, artichokes, asparagus and almost all spices.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Libra): R, T
(October 23 – November 21)
Gender: Feminine]
Element: Water
Qualities: Fixed
Scorpio is intense, obstinate and unyielding but can be passionate and emotional as well. They can be both tenacious and carping but also very subtle and caring.
Ruling Planet: Pluto. In astrology, Pluto rules regenerative forces, and the beginnings and ends of phases in life.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Scorpion, Secretive, often fatal. The symbol depicts the stinger of the Scorpion and is connected to a representation of the human reproductive organs.
Opposite Number: Taurus (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Scorpio is the sign of inheritance. They have a sense of purpose and destiny. Taurus is the sign of possession, ownership.
Body part related by Scorpio: The genitals. Scorpios are susceptible to exhaustion and ill health, infections of the urinary tract and sexually transmitted diseases.
Animals ruled by Scorpio: Snakes, insects and other invertebrates.
Hazards: Scorpios are secretive and jealous. Their  sharp tempers and harish tongue can cause others anger.
Traditional associations of Scorpio
Gemstones: Topaz and malachite
Metal: Plutonium
Colours: Dark red, maroon, crimson and the colours of smoky cloud formations
Cities: New Orleans, Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Newcastle, Valencia and Liverpool
Countries: Morocco, Norway, Uruguay, Syria, Tahiti, Algeria
Lucky for Scorpios
Day: Tuesday
Number: Nine
Flowers and Trees
Red chrysanthemum, red carnation, rhododendron, honeysuckle, gentian
Blackthorn, thorn apple, hawthorn, branches of thorn
Strong  tasting foods, onions, hops, leeks and shallots. Most of the pungent, sharp tasting foods are attributable to Mars and Aries
Alphabets (that vibrate to Scorpio): N, YU, Y
( November 22 – December 21)
Gender: Masculine
Element: Fire
Qualities: Mutable
Sagittarius is ambitious, even driven, generous, focused, freedom-loving, and a seeker of challenge, open to new ideas, innovation and exploration.
Ruling Planet: Jupiter. In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, optimism, expansion, abundance.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Archer : He is the symbol of directness, high aims, a love of outdoor activity and the chase. The free-ranging, pointed arrow of the Archer is represented. It is also a picture of the human leg from thigh to knee (the  part of the anatomy that Sagittarius rules).
Opposite Number: Gemini (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Sagittarius is the sign of broad concepts, philosophy, higher learning, exploration. Gemini is the sign of personal expression and “one-to-one” communication.
Body parts ruled by Sagittarius: The liver, the hips, and the thighs. Sagittarius have a sensitive liver and need lots of outdoor exercise to stay healthy and fit.
Animals ruled by Sagittarius: Horse and those which are hunted – deer etc.
Hazards: Sagittarius can be hurt by fire and explosion, especially while travelling. Their freedom-loving can make them loners, and make other people either jealous or insecure.
Traditional associations of Sagittarius
Gemstone: Turquoise
Metal: Tin
Colours: Rich purple, violet, red and indigo
Cities: Toledo, Budapest, Sheffield, Toronto, Cologne and Acapulco
Countries:  Spain, Australia, South Africa, Arabia and Hungary
Lucky for Sagittarians
Day: Thursday
Number: Three
Flowers and Trees
Narcissus, golden rod, pinks, pink carnation, dandelions
Oak, ash, birch, mulberry, chestnut
Bulb vegetables such as onions, leeks and celery. Currants sultans, mulberries and bilberries. Grapefruit is also attributed to Sagittarius
Alphabets (that vibrate to Sagittarius ) : F, DH
( December 22 – January 19 )
Gender: Feminine
Element: Earth
Qualities: Cardinal
Capricorn is patient, disciplined, determined, and quick to seize opportunity. Capricornians seek security, want acquisitions, and rely on cunning rather than brute-force. They are reserved, prudent and sometimes aloof and withdrawn.
Ruling Planet : Saturn. In astrology, Saturn represents obstacles, limitation, restriction, discipline.
Symbolic Interpretation: The Goat, who is able to ascend the heights because of its nimble surefootedness. The goat butts its way through obstructions. The symbol represents the V-shaped beard of the goat and the curved tail of the fish (the sea goat, which was the ancient symbol for Capricorn). It also pictures the human knee and circular kneecap.
Opposite Number: Cancer (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Capricorn is the sign governing reputation, career, standing in the community, honor, praise, and approval of the world at large. Cancer, Capricorn’s opposite sign, is the sign of domesticity and home life.
Body parts ruled by Capricorn: The bones, joints, and knees. Capricornians may suffer from stiff joints, rheumatism, and orthopaedic problems…
Animals ruled by Capricorn: Goats, all animals with cloven hoofs.
Hazards: Capricornians can be aloof, uncaring, reserved and unemotional and may thus seem to be intentionally hurtful.
Traditional associations of Capricorn
Gemstone: Garnet
Metal: Lead
Colours: Dark grey, dark green, black, dark brown and indigo
Cities: Delhi, Mexico City, Ghent, Brussels, Oxford, Chicago and Montreal
Countries: India, Mexico, Macedonia, Orkney and Shetland
Lucky for Capricornians
Day: Saturday
Numbers: Eight and Two
Flowers and Trees
Red poppy, amaranthus, pansy, red carnation, ivy
Elm, pine, aspen, poplar, holly, weeping willow
Potatoes, beets, barley and malt are attributed to Capricorn – also starchy foods, onions, spinach and quinces.
Alphabets  (that vibrate to Capricorn) : j, KH, X
( January 20 - February  18)
Gender: Masculine
Element: Air
Qualities: Fixed
Aquarius is original and inventive, has strong dislikes and firm opinions. Aquarians can be very progressive, strong-willed and assertive. They are independent and analytical and are born leaders and free thinkers.
Ruling Planet: Uranus. In astrology, Uranus is the planet of change and the unexpected, invention and modern science (Discovered in 1781.0
Symbolic interpretation: The Waterbearer: bearing the gift that gives life. The symbol represents the water which flows from the vessel of the Waterbearer. It is also a picture of the human ankle in motion.
Opposite Number: Leo (The seventh sign from yours is your opposite number.) Aquarius is the sign of idealisitic humanitarians who often remain personally detached in their own relationships. Leo, Aquarius’s opposite sign, is the sign of pleasure, affection, love, close ties, fun and good times.
Body parts ruled by Aquarius: the circulatory system, shins and ankles. Acquarians may suffer from varicose veins and hardening of the arteries, fractures and sprains.
Animals ruled by Aquarians: Large, far-flying birds
Hazards: Aquarians are often eccentric, usually innovative and unconventional. Their “way out”  bohemian attitudes can also cause trouble.
Traditional associations of Aquarians
Gemstone: Aquamarine
Metals: Uranium and aluminium
Colours: Aquamarine, turquoise and electric blue
Cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Buenos Aires, hamberg and Salzburg
Countries: Russia, Sweden, Ethiopia and Poland
Lucky for Aquarians
Day: Saturday
Number: Four, one and seven
Flowers and Trees
Apple blossom, peach blossom, elder flowers, orchid
Cherry, plum, fig, and all fruit trees
Zestful citrus fruits such as lemon and lime, peppers, chillies, herbs and spices with sharp, distinctive flavours.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Aquarius) : G, S, SH
(February 19 – march 20)
Gender: Feminine
Element: Water
Qualities: Mutable
Pisces is very changeable, impressionable and mystical, adaptable. Pisceans are usually romantics, who are both kind and receptive and are strong on both intuition and emotion.
Ruling Planet: Neptune. In astrology, Neptune is the planet of illusion, glamour, mystery, deception and was discovered in 1846.
Symbolic Interpretation: Two Fishes tied to one another in opposite directions, signifying hidden depths, shifting emotional currents. The symbol represents two fishes tied together. It is also a picture of the human feet (the part of the anatomy that Pisces rules.)
Opposite Number: Virgo, Pisces is the sign of dreams, intuitions, psychism and mysticism, spiritual values in life. Virgo, Pisces’s opposite sign, is the sign of work and service.
Body parts ruled by Pisces: The feet. All foot ailments from corns to sprains and aches.
Animals ruled by Pisces: Sea-loving mammals and all fish
Hazards: Pisceans can be unpredictable, vacillating and indecisive. They can be unbalanced, and prone to addictions.
Traditional associations of Pisces
Gemstone: Amethyst
Metals: Germanium and strontium
Colours: Mauve, purple, violet, sea green, silver
Cities: Hollywood, Alexandria, Lisbon, Seville, Dublin, Warsaw and Jerusalem
Countries: Portugal, many small Mediterranean islands, the Gobi and Sahara deserts and Scandinavia
Lucky for Pisceans
Day: Thursday
Number: Seven, two and six
Flowers and Trees
White poppy, iris, orchid, water lily, angelica, violet, jonquil
Weeping willow, all trees growing by water, fig.
Foods with a high water content – such as cucumber, watermelon, lettuce, and the gourd family.
Alphabets (that vibrate to Pisces) : Z, CH, D, X
Note: Strictly speaking the alphabets given here in all the signs really go with the Indian Moon signs. However, only as an experiment, I have incorporated them here and placed them with the Western sun signs. You can take it or leave it.


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