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Negative Characteristics of Each Astrological Sign

Jean teaches astrology, tarot & metaphysics. She is an author, ordained nondenominational minister, & member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.

Astrology wheel.

Astrology wheel.

Learn the Negative Zodiac Traits

Many articles have been written to help people understand the characteristics of the signs of the zodiac. Most discuss the positive traits of each sign, but wherever we have good, we have bad. We could not understand cold if we did not have hot. We would not recognize love if we never experienced hate. So too there are opposite traits evident in each of the astrological signs. Just as we have discussed all the positive characteristics of each sign, the negative characteristics should be discussed as well. So let’s take a look at those difficult traits, but not in a mean-spirited way. In a spirit of fun. Feel free to share some of your experiences in the comments below.

Aries: Self-Centered, Poor Planners, Hot-Tempered

Since Aries is the first zodiac sign, Aries people are astrological babies. That is why everything is about “me, me, me.” You could be dying and your Aries companion will still be going on and on, not even noticing you are having a problem. They are a bit self- absorbed and do not really listen to other people when they are speaking. Do not be surprised when you ask their opinion about whatever your important dilemma is, and just get a blank look. Aries people do not understand the concept of forethought, so they never plan ahead. It’s up to whoever they are with at the time to make plans or prepare for contingencies. Aries people say whatever is on their minds; they just blurt things out before they think. They have bad temper tantrums. Then they cannot understand what is wrong with you and why you are upset with them. They think they are right all the time.

Taurus: Passive- Aggressive, Lazy, Stubborn

Taurus is ruled by the Bull, and bulls mostly like to rest in the shade of a nice tree for long periods each day. So your Taurus friend is a tad lazy, and will try to get by with doing as little work as possible. If they can get someone else to do it, that’s even better. Taurus people like to get their own way, and will not budge an inch. They are as stubborn as mules. But since gentle Venus is their ruler, they go about it so sweetly they can catch you unaware. And if they do not want to do a certain thing, be prepared for the passive aggressive approach. They are masters at it. Taureans will act really kind, give you that calm smile, and gently continue not doing whatever it is they were supposed to do. Taurus people have a great love of beauty, art, music, and the opposite sex. But they tend to try to ignore the harsher realities of life, and guess who has to face them? You. Because you are so good at whatever it is. See, I told you they would try to charm their way around it.

Gemini: Can't Keep Secrets, Superficial, Talks Too Much

Gemini people love to talk, talk talk. If you have a secret, do not tell them, unless you want the whole world to know. Geminis have quick minds and both think and talk about several subjects at one time. This can be confusing to the other people listening, as it is hard to be sure which subject they are talking about when. It can be very hard to keep up, and it will annoy them if you are having trouble. Gemini people are normally in a hurry and do things fast. This gives them nervous stomachs and sometimes headaches, because they are thinking and doing too many things at once. They will be cranky when their minds get frazzled. Also, be aware they are not opposed to telling the occasional white lie if you find out they exposed your secret, or if they slipped and said the wrong thing and do not want to take responsibility for it. Geminis can be fickle and superficial.

Cancer: Needy, Holds Grudges, Creative

It’s only 6 p.m., and your Cancer friend has already checked in with mom for about the fifth time today. Learn to get used to it, or maybe just include mom in more of your activities. It’s just easier that way. Cancer people are kind and understanding. They will give you all their attention as they listen to your problems, but they expect the same from you. They do not take criticism well at all. If you want to give them advice and you think they are approaching an issue the wrong way, choose your words very carefully. Cancers never forget it if you offend them or someone they love. I hate to say they hold grudges, but they hold grudges. Also, never make a negative comment about their children or loved ones. They can do it, but don’t you dare. They are also big worriers, and can drive you up the wall with all the little things they worry about. They are prone to getting sick easily and require rest, so do not wear them out. It’s mostly because they are so emotional; they just drain themselves. Their moods change, like their sign's ruler, the Moon, moves into new signs every 2 ½ days. Buy one of those astrological calendars and keep track. Then you will understand the behavior pattern. Keep a journal too!

Leo: Self-Centered, Stubborn, Arrogant

Leo people act very regal. In fact, sometimes forget they are not really royalty. They are always late when you make plans to go out with them. This is annoying, because your time is valuable too. They love to make a grand entrance because they are such drama queens. Leos are generous and like to throw parties, but it is usually after they have just bought some expensive new toy or room full of furniture. The party is really just an opportunity for them to show it off, not because they want to see you. Like their Lion symbol, Leos love to rest and feel that others should cater to them and do most of the work. This is another fixed sign, so they are also very stubborn and do not like to change their minds. They love to advise others on hairstyles, clothing, home improvement projects, and career, but sometimes forget others have different opinions. It is difficult for a Leo to understand that not everyone thinks the way they do and will not always agree with them. Their arrogance and self-centered attitude can get old fast.

Virgo: Obsessive, Hypochondriacs, Perfectionists

Virgo people are big, big talkers. They can chat away all night. The problem is that they talk about very trivial matters that can drive you crazy. If you go out to lunch, the Virgo can take 15 minutes to compare two kinds of salad dressings and will expect you to sit and listen. They are intelligent and witty, so they can be fun, but they just cannot stop talking when their minds grab onto something. They are big worriers and hypochondriacs and will also worry about chemicals and ingredients of medications. They're likely take about 20 kinds of vitamin supplements for all sorts of reasons, deciding they are safe because they are “natural.” Even so, they will have lyme disease, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and several other health-related problems every day. Never let them read medical books or see commercials about any disease, or they will think they have that too. Virgos vent about the things they need to do, instead of just doing them. The issue is that by the time they waste so much time venting, the work or problem could have been finished. Some Virgos can seem prissy. They are always very neatly dressed. In a working environment, every document must be perfect, every folder in order, and each paper clip in place. Virgos insist on a neat and clean environment, but they lack the sense to see that some situations do not require so much attention. They are too critical, as we cannot all be as perfect as they are.

Pictures to match Astrology signs.

Pictures to match Astrology signs.

Libra: Vain, Financially Irresponsible, Passive-Aggressive

Libra people are also ruled by Venus, so they want life to be pleasant and for their days to pass by smoothly. This is nice, but they will hold in their feelings if you do something to upset them because they want to avoid what could be an unpleasant conversation. They do not want to rock the boat. Their sense of balance is important to them. Because Libra people want to fit in and be liked, they are easily influenced and must learn they should not always go along with the crowd if it is wrong for them. They have a deep love of beauty, and both the men and women love fashion and nice clothing. This also means they will flirt with anyone they think looks good. They also like good furniture and like to live in beautifully decorated homes. They can be manipulative, because behind all that sweetness and light they like to be the leaders of whatever is going on without coming right out and saying so. The women can be slaves to fashion to the point where their shoes are hurting their feet and posture and they are running up huge clothing bills. They believe they deserve the best and have no qualms about not keeping to a budget. They know if they need more money, somebody will bail them out. They get very upset if you disagree with them and may accuse you of “screaming” at them, even though you may have just expressed a different opinion. Libra people also like to show off.

Scorpio: Obsessive, Competitive, Secretive

Scorpio people may have the most fixed opinions of all. Disagree with them on something dear to their hearts, and you will be the recipient of the famous “icy glare.” It’s like a death ray. To say they are strong-willed is an understatement. Determination is their middle name. Scorpios are very competitive, although they may not seem that way at first. They cover it well. They are usually secretive, have a dark side, and are obsessed with death. They are possessive and jealous in love relationships. When they are interested in any subject, they will research it so they know every last detail. This is the reason so many of them are research scientists. Many of them are vegetarians or some kind of picky eater, so it is hard to go out with them. The Scorpio believes the whole group has to cater to their likes and dislikes, and thus always eat at the place of their choice. They are also very frugal, so do not expect them to chip in extra for the check if you go out. They are blunt in speech, but have tender feelings themselves. They will also hold a grudge, insisting they are not holding a grudge. They are individualists and do not care what other people think. They live life on their own terms.

Sagittarius: Blunt, Klutzy, Overly Optimistic

There are two kinds of Sag people: the talkative ones and the very quiet ones. They all are intelligent and interested in higher education, philosophy, different cultures, and such. Most of them love to travel. When they do speak, they are very blunt and get right to the point—sometimes not realizing they hurt feelings along the way. They like sports, especially outdoor ones, but are very klutzy and reckless, and often break bones and hurt themselves. They are almost annoyingly optimistic. They are likely to cheat on you. They will get involved in many causes trying to save the world, but they can have so many petitions going and meetings to attend that they get frazzled and exhaust themselves. Sagittarians think big and like to leave the little details to other people. Sag people always get in philosophical arguments with others and it is hard for them when others have different views. They are freedom-loving people though, and will not like it if anyone tries to clamp down on their activities or freedoms. Try not to talk about politics or religion with them.

Capricorn: Easily Embarrassed, Ambitious, Social Climbers

Capricorn people are generally serious and will not appreciate it if you are joking around about something that is meaningful to them. They are very ambitious people and may engage in social climbing, so do not be hurt if your Capricorn friend dumps you to hang around with someone who can help them. If they are the principal of a school, they most likely want to be the superintendant of the district one day. If they are going to town meetings to advocate their views, they have their eye on a council seat or the mayor’s job. They are workaholics and do not like to be spontaneous. They do not like to take risks unless they are very well-calculated. Although Capricorns are emotional, they dislike public displays of emotions and will die of embarrassment if you take them out to dinner on their birthday and tell the waiters to bring a cake and sing. They hate to be involved in scenes of any kind. These are people who always think ahead and want to be in charge. Your relationship with a Capricorn will go smoothly as long as you understand they are very ambitious and are always thinking years ahead of everyone else.

Aquarius: Aloof, Uncaring, Annoyingly Nonconformist

Aquarius people are always nonconformists and if you try to tell them what to do, they will act even more outrageous just to annoy you. They love the attention it brings them and are usually living in the future already. If you do not like to try new things and take risks, an Aquarius will be hard for you to understand. They change like lightning and barely understand themselves. These are people who think rules are for other people. They need a lot of freedom, as they bore easily. An Aquarius mind is a stubborn one, but since they enjoy freedom so much they understand when other people want to do things their own way too. Aquarians have unusual friends from all walks of life. If this makes you uncomfortable, these are not the companions for you. They love to try out new personas all the time. They may insist they love you madly, then they will forget your birthday or forget to call you. Aquarius people can come across as aloof and uncaring.

Pisces: Dreamy, Not Judgmental, Easily Led

Pisces people are the dreamers of the zodiac. As the last sign, they are the most complex people. Having been through every incarnation in all the other astrology signs, they understand most of what anyone confides in them. But being so dreamy, they do not really offer good advice. Water signs, and Pisces in particular, need to be careful with drugs and alcohol. They are easily led and are followers, not leaders. Restless and bored, they often start new projects or interests and then abandon them. They are very kindhearted but must be careful they do not let others take advantage of them. Pisces people also do not like to handle serious affairs, having a bit of a Peter Pan complex. they like to leave the details to others. They often get scammed because they want to help others, but do not always use good judgment. Pisces rules the feet, and many of them have tons of pairs of shoes. Go ahead, check out their closets.

The Astrology Signs.

The Astrology Signs.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: I’m an Aquarius sun, Taurus moon, and Cancer Rising, with a Pisces Venus. Will I ever gain confidence and find a career path? Why do I keep attracting toxic people?

Answer: You have some very sympathetic planets in zodiac signs here. Cancer rising means you seem nurturing and kind. Taurus Moon is a kind emotional outlook, but a sensible one, so you can use that sense to be sure nobody takes advantage of you. Venus in Pisces is so romantic, and you will do anything for loved ones. The Aquarius Sun is more detached, so that's an area and tool you could utilize more.

Aquarius and Taurus are fixed signs, so you are stubborn and persistent. You are a bit of a nonconformist and know who you are. Cancer rising people are normally outgoing and ambitious. So I don't know what is causing the lack of confidence. It could be you are hanging out with the wrong people because these planetary positions shouldn't make you feel unsure of yourself. Of course, there's a lot more to astrology then what zodiac signs your planets are in.

In astrology and life, we have Free Will. If the people in your life are toxic, get away from them. If it's at work, or a place you must be around them, interact with them as little as possible. You are creative, and being Aquarius, may want to have a business of your own. Both Aquarius and Cancer people aren't really the 9 to 5 office type. Think about what you are good at, or maybe consider taking some courses, or getting a new job. Then you could meet new people. Maybe the job is so wrong for you, it's bringing you close to people too different to you. So you can do inner work, figure out what another type of work you may like more. If you meet someone and think they will be a drain on you, don't get to know them better, don't call them back. If it's a love relationship, and after a short time, it seems to be going in a direction you feel is toxic, break up. This is all in your power. Do something about it. You can do it! Let me know how it goes. Take baby steps. Make a list of jobs that may interest you. Make a decision if one toxic person really needs to be in your life. Get rid of them if possible, or if they are family, don't see them if you don't have you. It's up to you to take control of your life.

Question: I was born May 28, 1971, around 6 a.m and am a double Gemini with a Cancer Moon and a ton of planets and in Taurus. I am neither talkative or superficial, however, I find that I do take on a lot of Taurus traits and some Cancer as well. Is that a common thing? I also have Taurus in the 12th house and when I read about it in astrology it sounds so negative and sad but it really resonates to my life experiences. How can I change the negative affects of Taurus in my 12th house?


You don't say what planet is in the 12th house in Taurus, but I find that some astrology books, and even sites, get way too gloomy about the effects of many things. Taurus is ruled by Venus. It's the house of secret sorrows or just plain secrets. So you should experience some good things here too. So if you have Gemini on the Ascendant, that means you probably have some Gemini in the 12th house too, it depends on the degrees on the cusps of the houses. That should make experiences a little upbeat at times. But since you say it does resonate with your life experiences, you would know. I'm sorry. Does this have anything to do with Saturn? If so, write back. Depending on your age, you could be experiencing a Saturn return, and I can explain that. Actually, I have an article on it:

I would use the resilience of your Cancer Moon when going through trying times. You are correct in the way you interpreted this, if you are not talkative or superficial, you do show more Taurus traits. Taurus energy is strong and can deal with a lot in life. The Bull is its symbol, and you have patience, something people overlook when things get tough. Gemini is not always superficial, especially when mixed with two sensible signs like Cancer and Taurus, both have very serious sides. So the Gemini in you should allow you to distract yourself with one of your many interests when life gets hard. These negative experiences can be triggered off by a planet transiting NOW, or when you had hard experiences, but I can't see that without a chart.

Right now planet Uranus is in Taurus, and it's causing a lot of the political uproar we see in the US and other countries. Taurus wants everything to be the same or familiar, but it's not going to happen when Uranus is around! Uranus is all about bringing in the new and getting rid of the old to make space for new and exciting, timely things. This is the last gasp for conservatism which marginalizes people.So expect the unexpected, and it could trigger some better vibes in the 12th house. Do you work for a large company or institution? They are ruled by 12th house too. Let me know how it's going.

Question: My daughter was born on 03/30/2018 at 9:44 a.m. in Brooklyn, NY. What I found is that Mars, Saturn, and Pluto are in the 8th house. I am extremely worried. Does this mean anything bad?

Answer: Congrats on the baby! Her Sun is in Aries, Ascendant in Gemini, and Moon in Virgo. No, planets in one house or in one zodiac sign are never inherently bad. They can be positive or negative, depending on how they interact with the all the rest in a chart. The 8th house does rule sex and death, but this rarely means physical death, so please don't worry. It's usually a big spiritual change or transformation she will go through when she's an adult. The 8th house is the Scorpio house, no matter what sign she has there, so it means she may be intensely interested in math, she will get to the bottom of anything when she wants answers, and will be strong and independent. This house rules money of the partner, insurance policies, shared real estate, stuff like that. So it's all for much later in her life, probably once she has a partner. Plus I can't cast a whole horoscope here on a group site. But I can assure you that she is safe and she is not going to die, which I think is what scared you.

Mars in the 8th house means she is going to be a strong willed person. She will persist until she accomplishes her goals. I think she will have a corporate career in which she manages other people's money. She may have strong intuition or psychic abilities if she chooses to develop them. Later in life, she could have issues with inheritances, or taxes. She is going to be secretive.

Saturn in the 8th house again gives her responsibilities with joint finances, corporate money, taxes, insurance, and inheritance. She will need a strong stance on justice if she will be trusted to deal with other's finances. She may get divorced and have a big settlement to pay, or marry someone who is a financial burden. But with Pluto, the planet of drastic change and awakening, she will realize this fast and act in her own interests. She can suffer from nightmares, but I think we are still speaking of years in the future. Saturn takes 30 years to go through all the signs of the zodiac, and we have what's called our first Saturn return at 30. It's sort of a judgment point of how far we have come as adults by this age.

She will be bold and enterprising. She has a lot of planets in Capricorn and Aries, so will be a leader in what she does. She will be lively, playful, whimsical. She is going to be aggressive and forceful, but I don't see anything bad about her health. I see what worried you, someone saw aspects called squares to the planets in her 8th house and interpreted it with doom and gloom, but don't listen to that. She's going to be fine. I can always cast a chart if you look for me on Google.

Question: I was born March 22nd, my Dad was born the 23rd. Could negative astrology be why we bump heads all this time?

Answer: Without the birth years, I can't tell if you have the same Sun Sign or not.

Question: I was born 09-07-04, and I see that you talked about how we like natural things. We do like natural things, but because we like natural things we are very healthy. We barely have diseases. Why would you think that we have diseases?

Answer: I wrote that piece in jest. It is Negative Astrology Characteristics, so some negative traits of the signs were exaggerated, in an attempt to soften the blow and make it fun to read. I was suggesting that Virgos worry too much about having health problems, and that it's silly because they usually live such healthy lifestyles. It's humor. I don't think Virgos have diseases, but they can become hypochondriacs if the sign's traits are taken to extremes. All of the sign descriptions were extreme; it was supposed to be a fun piece, so please don't take it so seriously.

Question: I was born 9 Aug 1960 but I'm nothing like a Leo. Could I be taking my moon traits?

Answer: Yes, that's entirely possible. All of the other nine planets in your chart are in astrology signs. Plus there are twelve houses, and they all have three or four meanings. You have a rising sign. The distance between each planet matters. It takes around 12 hours for me to interpret an astrology chart, that's why questions like this are difficult to answer in this question and answer format. If you look on, I have articles on every Moon sign, with a table so people can find their own. On Letterpile. com, I have a whole series of Venus articles. Between and, I have over 100 articles on astrology which explain the basics. If people actually read them, I wouldn't be getting all these questions they are designed to answer.

Question: I find myself being good at nothing, yet adequate at a handful of things. As an Aquarius, how can my sign help me profit from being this way?

Answer: So I think you are telling me you are "a jack of all trades and a master of none." This really has more potential than you think.

In decades past, people worked at one job for one company all their lives, and then when the market crashed, or because people didn't feel any obligation to workers who made their companies what they were, they dumped the loyal people. They were denied pensions, medical and life insurances, things that hurt them at the time in their lives when they most needed these businesses to give back.

I don't know how old you are. But I see many young people who have a lot of skills, or a small interest in many things, as you describe. You are intelligent and probably good at computer issues as an Aquarian. You may be a good electrician. You don't judge people and can be a counselor. There are many ways to make a living doing what young people call "side hustles."

I know several people in their 20s and 30s, who work one day in a supermarket that gives health insurance. I believe Starbucks does this too. I write articles on sites for money, but on topics I love. I make money casting horoscopes and tarot readings. Since I am a good writer, I write job resumes for people. My son finds old furniture people are getting rid of, and repurposes it and makes it into something beautiful, and sells it for a great profit. You could do that, and tutor some older people in computer skills. Or teach English as a 2nd language. Make a living out of doing several small interests you have skill in. Be a life coach; there aren't a lot of qualifications you need.

It's a way to live and also have a happier way of life. I've seen too many people in my life die in their 50s doing the corporate thing I described above. Aquarians are always into causes, start an organization, or begin speaking out on something you believe in right a wrong, and eventually, you will be paid for it. Use your imagination. You have skills in dealing with people. Cobble together a few things you are good at, and it will be enough money to support yourself, and be happy doing it. Good luck. Aquarius people are not the 9-5 corporate type. I hope it goes well for you.

Question: I am the double Gemini and I have asked a previous question if I could possibly resonate more with Taurus at times because I have Mercury, Venus & Saturn in Taurus as well as Taurus in my 12th house? You said I could possibly have Saturn return happening now. The store I work for is owned by a bigger corporation and there is a bit of scandal happening in my specific store now. Not sure if this has to do with Uranus.

Answer: Yes, having 3 or more planets in the same astrology sign is called a stellium. It doesn't matter if you are double Gemini, and it was Cancer, wasn't it? You are going to always exhibit a lot of Taurus traits. Saturn returns happen approximately every 30 years, it takes the planet that long to travel through the whole zodiac. So we have them at ages 27-30, 57-60, and 87-90, if we live that long. Your concerns about the job are probably due to the transit of Uranus in Taurus.

Venus in the 12th house means you have a love of quiet and solitude. Your social contacts are often secretive, and you could have secret affairs. You are probably a little shy when it comes to social life, which can lead to loneliness or frustrations. You have an emotional and artistic attunement to your unconscious mind, which can give you deep artistic inspiration. Much of your emotional behavior is motivated from an unconscious level. You are kind and sympathetic to those in trouble, and your own feelings are easily hurt.

Mercury in the 12th means your decisions are made by your heart, not your head. You are secretive about your inner thoughts and ideas. You hesitate to tell others what you really think. You have a very active imagination.

Saturn in the 12th tells me you will spend time in seclusion, or working behind the scenes in a large company. This sounds like the place you described. You would also do well in psychology or charitable organizations. It's hard for you to gain recognition. You need to get away from your own problems by serving others, this will help you get more energized.

Without a whole chart, I can't really tell when you will be affected by this Uranus transit, but it is when the degree of the moving planet now is near the degrees of Taurus these other planets are in. Best Wishes.

Question: I am a Libra/Scorpio cusp born on 10/23/1977 in Brooklyn N.Y. at 11:15 a.m. Many people think I am overly critical. my rising is Capricorn. I left a crazy company to start all over again in retail. Will I make it?

Answer: First, it's a myth that anyone is born on a cusp. Your Sun can only be in one zodiac sign. Cusps exist, but are the imaginary lines which divide the 12 houses of astrology, having nothing to do with your Sun Sign. Your Sun is in 29 degrees of Libra. 29 is a really important degree of any astrology sign. It's called Anarectic. It means it's about your karma, and that you need or are about to finish an issue from a Past life.

To be honest with you, I am confused and don't understand how you don't know your Sun sign, yet know your Rising sign, because a person needs a whole astrology chart to get the rising sign. So I don't know what you are doing or how you are getting your information. Both Libra And Capricorn are what we call cardinal signs of leadership, so I believe you are ambitious and will do well in retail or whatever field you choose, and become a leader in it. Capricorn is serious and hardworking, and Libra gives you charm and a kind nature that makes people like you.

Your Moon is in Pisces, Mercury in Scorpio, Venus in Libra, Mars, and Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Leo, Uranus in Scorpio, Neptune in Sag, Pluto in Libra. Mercury rules how we think, and in Scorpio, you have very fixed ideas, and need people to prove something to you before you believe it. Cancer is also a leadership sign, easy going like Libra, but a little more opinionated. I like all these leadership signs; I think you will make it for sure! If the rising sign is Capricorn, you are careful about who you let into your life and who you will trust. Cancers are like that as well, and you have two planets there. So I don't know that you are critical, it's more cautious about other people's ideas and whether you want to trust them or not. I think you have lots of potentials, and with intuitive Cancer planets, did the right thing to leave if you didn't like the vibes at the crazy company. I think you will go far.

Question: I was born 3/10/1989 at 10:38 AM in San Bernardino CA anything you could share about why I've been having such a hard time lately and how to overcome any of it? Sorry I know you probably don't answer these questions for free and understand if you can provide any insight.

Answer: You have a Gemini Ascendant, Sun in Pisces, and Moon in Taurus. Many of your planets are in the last three houses of your chart, what is called the Eastern Hemisphere. This means you are self-motivating, initiating, action-oriented, and self assertive. You believe strongly in Free Will, which I like, because our astrology charts aren't fated, we always have Free Will and if we are forewarned about somethings in our lives or personalities, we have the ability to change that to a certain degree.

Your Mercury and Venus are also in Pisces. The Sun in Pisces means you are intuitive and sensitive, very caring and philanthropic. Mercury rules how you think, so you don't think with your head, but with your heart. Venus rules our social and love lives, so you are romantic and sensual, sort of ethereal. This Pisces stellium (three or more planets in the same zodiac sign) is in your 10th, or career house. So you would do well in a career that is oriented to caring for others, or performing some kind of service that helps them.

One thing I notice is your Moon, which rules your emotions, is in Taurus. This means you are loyal and devoted in love and to friends. But it's in the 12th house of secret sorrows, and right now planet Uranus is in Taurus as well, in the beginning, degrees. So is the issue some kind of emotional burden or sudden change which is causing this difficult period? Taurus is a stubborn sign, and Uranus rules chaos, so this may be upsetting you. It will pass in a while as Uranus moves on.

The Gemini Ascendant means that is how others see you. Geminis come across as smart, well versed in what's going on in the world, and lively. You are fun, although underneath you do take life pretty seriously. You are psychic with all those planets in Pisces, and moods of those around you can be affecting you too. Try to stay away from others who make you feel bad or bring you down.

You also have Pluto in your 6th, or health house, so there can be a change in your health in some way. It's not something to get scared about, promise, it's more likely affecting your mental outlook. I hope that helps you a little bit. Remember, all things must pass. Take care.

Question: I was born 3/6/1998. As a Pisces I know that I’m prone to being sad, but it can get so overwhelming.. I’m so worried all the time and always fear I’m not good enough, especially for my serious boyfriend who tells me otherwise every day. I don’t want to wear him down with my insecurities and drive him farther from me.. what can I do to conquer these strong, overbearing emotions? Please help!

Answer: Being a Pisces has positive attributes as well. You are creative, imaginative, a good story teller, and most likely a bit psychic. I don't know the time of birth, so I looked up the date in my trusty ephemeris. The Moon was in 23 degrees of Gemini at Midnight of your B-day, and moves about 12 degrees a day. So depending on what time of day or night you were born, your Moon could be in Gemini, or moved into Cancer. I have articles with tables you can use to look that up: (There's also the Gemini one, I have a feeling it's Cancer.)

Your Mercury is in Pisces, and that rules the way you think and communicate. Your thoughts are more ruled by your feelings than by facts, and can change with those moods, so that can make you feel insecure. It can seem like you change your mind often, or change your opinions, but it's just based on the way you feel. On the good side, you are a very creative problem solver and thinker. Your Venus is in Aquarius, and that rules your social and love life. Of course, I have an article about that too: Now Aquarius is a strong, fixed sign, and it's possible you don't really want to be tied down in a serious relationship right now. Venus in Aquarius people like to keep it flexible, and need time to themselves. So do Pisces, just because they have lower energy and like to be alone.

So I know you are "good enough", but do need space, even in a committed relationship. Not to see other people, just "me" time. Your Mars is in Aries, so Mars rules our physical side, and you do know how to express your love in that way. You are very sexy about expressing your feelings with Mars here, and Pisces people are very ethereal. Aries people are a little insecure, but it's a sign of achievement, so you are capable of initiating really original ideas and tasks. You may need others to finish them, but Aries is a leadership sign. Jupiter is also in Pisces, so that's three Pisces planets, called a stellium, so you do exhibit mainly Pisces traits.

Saturn is in Aries, that's the Karmic planet, but in the first zodiac sign, so you don't have a lot of karmic baggage or lessons to learn (as much as I can tell without a chart). Two planets in Aries is usually a person who pushes ahead and does what they want and enjoy, damn what everyone thinks. It's a cardinal sign of leadership. Uranus is in Aquarius, so you don't like surprises. Neptune is also in Aquarius, so now we have a stellium in Aquarius too! So you exhibit as many Aquarius traits as Pisces. Hmmm. Aquarius is a stubborn sign, and you should feel more at ease with yourself and what you think. Aquarius people think they are usually right, even if they have the oddest ideas. Lastly, Pluto is in Sag, but it moves so slowly it doesn't matter much for these purposes.

OK, so Pisces planets don't mean you are prone to being sad. You are prone to being philanthropic, caring, good at giving life advice, as all Pisces people are "old souls" since it's the last zodiac sign. I am a bit stumped here. Is your BF really trying to tell you how good you are, or is he undermining you? All that Aquarius and Aries is enough to help you get through these overwhelming emotions. That's why I am guessing your Moon is in Cancer, but that's a cardinal sign of leadership too, so even though it's very emotional, most Cancers are more self-assured than others think. They are reserved and decide who they want to get to know better. And if the Moon is in Gemini, your feelings are ruled by your head, so that makes it less emotional. You need to know the time of birth to use the tables, or read both Moon Sign articles and see which sounds more like you.

Is there something else going on in your life which is causing you this constant worry? Or fear? Do you have a chronic illness or a relative that is draining your energy? I just am not seeing a person who is so insecure and unsure of themselves with these planetary placements. Are you sure your BF is encouraging or is he condescending instead? There is enough other planetary help here to make you pick yourself up and not let the little things worry you so much. I'm not trying to demonize your BF, but you do actually need more space in a serious relationship. Maybe do something you always wanted to do but didn't, to give yourself more self-confidence. Buy some new clothes, change your hairstyle, take a meditation or yoga course, that's a Pisces thing you would like. Are you worried about work or career? I truly feel it's some issue that's making you feel insecure, not your planetary makeup. I hope this helps you in some way, and if not, you may write back. I wrote articles on Mercury and Venus in all the zodiac signs too. I think you need to do something new to show yourself you are stronger and more secure than you think. Go visit a country you have never been to, something like that.

Question: I was born on may 22, 1968 my life with my relationships, job and money sucks why ?

Answer: I'm sorry, this is part of the info that entails casting a whole horoscope. I do provide that service, but not on this writer's forum, and not for free. You can find me at if you want serious answers to your questions. Best Regards.

Question: I was born on the 18th of September. Is it sun rising or moon? I don't understand why is it important.

Answer: The Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign, or Ascendant, are called the Trinity in astrology. It's the way many astrologers begin to interpret a whole astrology chart. The Sun is the way you are and what drives you. I think you are Virgo, but in the future, always include the year of birth, and if you wanted a whole chart, there's a whole lot of other info needed, so never just send me a bunch of junk like most people do. So Virgo Suns are smart, practical, loyal, hardworking people. Without the birth info and time of birth, I can't tell where your Moon is. There are online Moon sign charts, I have one on every one of my Moon Sign Emotions articles, if you use it and put your data in you will find your moon sign. The rising sign is the way you appear to newcomers or people who don't know you well. I can't do that for you, if you don't know, you need a chart done. There are the same ascendant astrology tables that can look up your ascendant, go to an astrology site. You need to know the time of birth within two hours and the time zone where you were born.

Question: I am a Virgo born on 9-20-1961. I read I was born under negativity. I always have problems no one has ever heard of. Can I break this cycle? If so, how?

Answer: It's only really old astrology books that make any sign sound really negative. Virgos are intelligent, fun, care about health, and usually live a clean lifestyle. There can be difficult aspects in your chart, but I can't tell from this. Has this negativity been a long cycle? Some of the larger planets stay in a sign for a year or more, like Saturn or Jupiter. Saturn would bring karmic problems into your life to learn from. But Saturn hasn't been in Virgo for some time. You can break the cycle, because you have Free Will to think about areas of your life where you can try to change your circumstances. Be creative. Change your attitude or routine. Meditation is helpful for getting deeper into your Spiritual side. I'm sure we all have unique problems, but everyone goes through really hellish times at one point or other. Hopefully it will pass. But it's not because you are Virgo. It's a mutable, changeable sign, so making a few positive changes should help. Try to get out more or do something new.

Question: I am Aries with Scorpio rising. I was told that, based on my chart, the rising sign is stronger than Sun sign. Hmmm. I am looking to overcome negative traits. Is there value in the importance of one over the other?

Answer: No, in an astrological trinity, the Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign, or Ascendant, have equal weight. Scorpio rising means you seem very serious and can be intimidating to other people until they get to know you. But once you let them in, you are a loyal friend or partner. Aries Sun people are outgoing, independent, and have a lot of new interests. You don't have a long attention span though and don't like to work out the details. Aries needs to watch their temper, and finish what they start. Scorpio rising has to try harder to be friendly and be a bit more outgoing if possible. But you are strong and care about others a great deal.

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Masuda Alam Moutushi on September 16, 2020:

Hi- I was born on 27th July 2001 with 83°Libra moon. I don't know about the planet house and I'm really worried about my future with education and carrier. I'm also miserable with relationships.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 11, 2019:


Other factors are even more important then the Trinity. I understand what you mean. Let's go with the Mercury in Scorpio. Mercury and Venus pass thru all 12 zodiac signs in a year, give or take. When either is in Scorpio, it aspects your Mercury directly, so those Scorpio, bluntly truthful statements will come out! Your Moon is in Aries. When the Moon as it's moving now (thru all 12 zodiac signs in 28 days) and it's in Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn, it can make you more active, or agitated.

So yes, at different times in life, any planet or one part of your Trinity can be felt or seen by others more. I hope that helps!

Hangbalance on October 07, 2019:

Hi Jean!! I just had to make an account to make a comment and continue reading your articles.

I don't know why I have a really nice feeling about you and I have read astrology in so many articles and websites and blogs and I don't feel anything about them, but the way you expressed your knowledge in your words I feel so reasonated with.

I have a question if this relate to astrology some how, or if you have had this feeling in your own personal life. I feel like a certain pages of my life or certain moments, one aspect of my sign are more dominant than the others. Recently I'm seeing abit more of Scorpio negative aspects within myself as I read in this article, not all but some and it is conflicted with my libra, it's like I'm worried of appearing being rude to people around me if I want to live the life in my own term, but I do anything in my own term anyways and feels like I'm careless and makes people feels uncomfortable around me, although I'm polite, my Scorpio is in Mercury so I don't understand how it could be dominant. I thought only the Trinity are your main aspect, other times the Aries in moon is more dominate, then other times I feel like an aquarius as it is my rising, only sometimes I feel like a libra and that's when I feel best.

My question is, would each sign that is in our Trinity can be more dominant than one and another as certain times in our lives?

Sorry if that was confusing, trying to make sense with all these I feel confused myself.

Thankyou in advance for your time.

Also my DOB is 01/10/1993 borned in Haiphong (Vietnam), but I now live in AU.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 12, 2019:


It doesn't sound like she is that interested in you. Maybe you should try to find someone new. Use common sense.

Abid on February 09, 2019:

I wanna marry a cancerian..she is a bit away. whenever I text her she does not reply me. What should I do now? I really love her a lot. help me or suggest me .Thanks

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 27, 2018:

You are describing Gemini traits. I think the job as a fitness trainer is good for you, as Geminis are the communicators of the zodiac. Did you marry in haste or too young? I can't tell a lot by a Sun sign, and don't do whole astrology charts from here, this is a group writer's site and I contribute to it. I would be more concerned about my marriage than my job, unless your partner is unhappy about that job. All I can suggest is communicating together. But don't stay if you are very unhappy. Best Wishes.

Gabriel on December 24, 2018:

I was born 31st of May 1984, i am so inquisitive, i love to know about things, i often live in my head but i tend to have solution for other peoples problem. Here are my questions, i dont know why i struggle with my marriage despite my Faithfulness, i devoted to my career as a fitness trainer yet getting little in return. what could have caused the unluck?thinking of changing career, what would you advise me.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 22, 2018:

It's your Mercury or Venus positions which would rule these areas, not a Sun sign. And nobody is born on a cusp, when we are born the Sun is always in a specific time. If you take your complete birthday, you should be able to look it up online, or come back to me. Aquarius or Pisces don't cause the types of issues you are describing. Take care.

Mikayla on December 21, 2018:

I was born on February 18, 1997. I've read enough to know that I'm on the Aquarius Pisces cusp. I'm having an especially hard time balancing out all of these traits, especially at work. I find it difficult to maintain habits, and confront people without my words being misunderstood, or mistaken for being hostile. At the wrong times, I clam up or stutter, or I'll make a cheeky remark at the wrong time. Communication seems to be my biggest weakness..but only at work. My coworkers are mostly concerned with drama, but I want to connect with them in a neutral way. It's hard. We're different in every way, and I can't see a way around that.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 24, 2018:

I am very sorry, but I would have to cast and interpret a whole astrology chart to answer these questions. I can be found at You can see what info I need and my prices. This is a group site I contribute to, and I am a freelance writer. I don't have time to answer that much here in this small Q&A area. It's meant for simple questions regarding the article I wrote, in this case, Negative Astrology Sign Characteristics. It takes 10-12 hours to cast and interpret an astrology chart, and I don't do that for free. You wouldn't either.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 29, 2018:

Hi John,

I was married to a Taurus man for 34 yrs. and dated him for 5 yrs. before that. He was a wonderful and kind man, the love of my life. He was passive/aggressive, but so am I. And thankfully we had a great neighbor who was into home improvement projects, so my Bull didn't have to do them!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 24, 2018:

Dear Angel,

I only know about you as much as you told me here, so I'll try to help if I can. I don't know what experience (s) you had that brought you closer to God, so it's a little confusing. But since you have a husband and family, and companions, I don't think God would require you to seclude yourself from those you love in order to worship. Don't forget, we take vows blessed by God when we marry, and usually our relatives and friends are a great source of strength in life--not God levels, yet I don't think he/she would ask that you abandon them to prove your devotion to Him.

Is God telling you to avoid certain PEOPLE that are not good for you? We all have some friends that can be bad influences. Have you joined a new church, or met a new religious group who is pressuring you to leave your family?

If you are being pressured to distance yourself from family, I would be wary of this. It sounds like a cult. You have to be true to yourself, but I have concerns about why this is happening now and if the influence really is God, or people who are trying to isolate you from the family. That's not good and it doesn't sound safe.

On the other hand, DO you want to leave them all to join a new religious group? I am not a Christian, but I have read the whole Bible, and something seems off to me. Are these people asking for money, in addition to saying you should leave your loved ones to worship this God?

I am worried you may be getting scammed by someone with bad intentions. Not by God.

Capricorn and Scorpio are good together. How long have you felt this desire to leave the family to prove your devotion? It seems sudden if your family is so against it. I realize that the disciples left everything to follow Jesus, but that was then, and Jesus isn't here now (except in our hearts and so on).

I would slow down a little. I don't understand why the sudden change, or if it was sudden. But it sounds like it was the way you describe it. If you want to talk more, I am at There are ways to serve God, by working with the sick and poor ones, without abandoning your family. Please let me know how it's going, OK? Love, Jean

Angel on February 24, 2018:

Hey. Jean, I am a Capricorn woman. Is it wrong for me to seclude. Myself from my family and there companion. If. I'm becoming a Christian woman of GOD. My family exspecially my husband is against me and my belief. He's a Scorpio. They say I'm doing to much. Because my love for GOD is so. Strong. Am I doing the right thing by distancing myself? I. Really need to know am I a positive thinker or negative thinker and am I most likely to achieve my goals in life. Thank you for listening and God bless you..

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 09, 2018:

Taurus people like relaxing and comfort, but are also hardworking. They will work to achieve and get all the nice things out of life.

I don't think Taurus people are aloof. But they usually aren't chatty. They speak when they have something to say (and then they say a lot. I was married to one for 34 years and dated him for 5 before that). They don't jump into things, but I am Cancer and don't either. He passed away 4 yrs. ago. Take care.

John Williams on February 09, 2018:

"Taurus is ruled by the Bull, and bulls mostly like to rest in the shade of a nice tree for long periods each day."


And I do mean 'out loud'...

Hey, who says we're "aloof"?

; )

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 28, 2018:

Hi Chuck,

Two water signs will get along well, but since all the planets are in a sign, that's where the issue lies. Scorpios are steadfast and loyal friends. I just came home from the funeral of a Scorpio friend of 35 years, and I don't know what I'll do without him. He was there every time I needed a friend. Being Cancer myself, I've been surrounded by Scorpios all my life, and can vouch for that kind of loyalty. You can't get that just anywhere. Scorpios have it in spades.

Normally a Pisces is more timid than a Scorpio, the domineering attitude and control doesn't sound Pisces. I'm thinking maybe he has a few planets in Aries? You can try Cafe Astrology to find out. Yes, watch out for addictions, they are gentle people and sometimes need a little "help" dealing with how harsh the world is. Normally they do know what it's like to walk in another person's shoes. It's the last sign of the zodiac. So in Astrology, most of us believe in reincarnation, and being Pisces, he's been all the other signs. I also think he sounds a bit Scorpio, maybe he has a planet or two there?

Chuck on January 24, 2018:

My best friend is a Pisces and although i love him dearly man sometimes we clash. I’m a Scorpio and our connection is sooooo deep but it also causes our fights or disagreements to be that much stronger and deeper. He can never be wrong and is so domineering when it comes to his opinion on something he believes in. Tonight we got into it a little bit on the phone but of course in true Scorpio form i just held in my feelings and let him take control but if looks could kill he’d be dead. He struggles with addiction and I’ve recently found out this is very common for Pisces people (my dad was also a substance abuser and is Pisces). I’m sooooo loyal to my best friend though, one thing about a Scorpio once we love you it’s forever and our loyalty is unwavering.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 03, 2017:


It's important to look at the Trinity of Sun, Moon and Ascendant. You have to interpret each planet in the astrology sign it is ink, and the house of the 12 houses it is in. The distance each planet is from each other are called aspects, and most people have at least 20 strong ones. It takes a good 10-12 hours to interpret an astrology chart. I am glad you are finding enlightenment.

You seem to have misunderstood the premise of that article. It was fun and lighthearted look at the more negative and annoying traits of each SUN SIGN.

Also, Scorpio is overrated. Half of my email is about Scorpio. Other signs are just as magnetic and sexy, or certain aspects are. Everyone is too fixated on Scorpio.

Chanel on November 30, 2017:

I think it’s very important to look at your rising sign when reading things like this since your rising sign is your personality, after all. I’m scorpio rising with a Pisces sun and I relate to Scorpio. Although I can identify with these traits, it’s not as deeply intense as it could be since I’ve been beginning to find enlightment.. I believe it’s very important for anyone with a strong scorpio in their chart

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 15, 2017:

Pisces people are the most psychic. Maybe you felt a guardian angel, or someone you loved and lost. Pisces is the last sign, so your soul has been through all the rest of them. Meditate or close your eyes and sit quietly, you may see this "shadow"or person again. I saw a vision of myself from hundreds of years ago, it looked like Ireland. I had long red hair (I'm blond) and was watching horses with a young man, Donal. I believe he was my husband in another life. While meditating like I explained to you, he told me his name.. Take care.

shivam singh on September 14, 2017:

iam pisces ..your explanation were commendable.I feel some kind of shadow ,I saw person but can't draw him ..what it meant to be

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 30, 2017:

Well, I did write that in humor, it wasn't meant to hurt anyone. Being a perfectionist though, you are probably critical of others. Just try to compliment the good things others do and try to keep quiet about the negative, but not if it's driving you crazy. Also, Virgos tend to be hypochondriacs, but on the good side, you take care of your health more than most people, and probably try to do t he same for those youcare about. Being Cancer myself, I like Virgos, they are intelligent and like to have a lot of interests, good conversationalists. Don't beat yourself up so much. Take care.

akashbhartiya on August 30, 2017:


I find your Article really interesting & will agree with most of them.

I am Virgo ... how can i overcome these negative traits ?

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 23, 2017:

Each astrology sign is a reaction against the traits in the one before it. Scorpio's negativity and sarcasm, obsessions with sex and death, need the sunny and optimism of Sagittarius to even things out again. Although Scorpios are a water sign and can be dreamy and creative with the right aspects.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 19, 2017:

Hello Omar,

The way astrology goes is that the next sign in the order of the 12 is a lesson or correction against the sign before it. Pisces is not really negative, they are just more easily swayed. Everyone has faults. The over optimism and perhaps large spending of money for an ill thought out project, or being scatter brainy, two Sag traits, is Capricorn.

Omar on August 19, 2017:

I think Pisces should be before Sagittarius, as being dreamy is more negative than overly optimistic!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 03, 2017:

We all have Free Will. We all also have good aspects and hard aspects in our astrology charts. I can't do a chart for free, I charge $100.00, it takes ten hours. She isn't making the best of her best qualities, or is lost right now or confused. I do answer short questions, but this is too much for an HP forum. Sorry. Maybe try talking to her? Plus if you know enough astrology to know she has a "great chart" why don't you do it?

Rae on June 03, 2017:

My sister has a great chart but she is a terrible person. Why is this? August 22, 1957 5:45 am NYC

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 28, 2017:

Hi Melanie,

I can look it up for you. What city and Country were you born in? If it's a real little town, give me the nearest larger city. Thanks. If you think it's Libra, you are probably right. If it's Scorpio, you would be somewhat intimidating to people. But I can find out for sure. Jean

melanieadams on March 28, 2017:

i forgot to mention in my previous post that i've never been sure about my rising sign. i've had my chart done a few times in my life and have mostly been told that libra is my rising sign. but a couple of times i was told it was scorpio. when i read their descriptions, it definitely seems more like libra is the right one. my birthday is april 12th 1962 and i was born at 6:58 p.m.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on November 02, 2016:

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so they are the "babies." I have hubs on Aries sun, Aries Moon, How People with Mercury in ARies think, and Love Lives of Venus in Aries people. If they are not on Exemplore, they are on my HP A/C. Take care.

preet on November 02, 2016:

want to know about Aries ... i know they are super selfish , but wanna know more please

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 20, 2016:

Scorpios can go both ways. That's why they are symbolized by the Eagle, Snake and Phoenix. The difficult ones are snakes. The Eagles will be almost tender about something or someone they care about. The Phoenix can rebuild a life after it's been ruined. Sorry you got one of the harder ones. If you are still together, and tell him how much it hurts you, he may stop. Thanks for reading and commenting, and good luck to you. Water signs are still good for you, try a Cancer or Pisces!

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on October 19, 2016:

You were spot on with the way you delivered these signs. I'm a Capricorn and everything you said about us is true. I happened to be engaged to a Scorpio and you were spot on about his sign too. I agree with Karthikash, about Scorpio being one of if not the most vengeful sign out of all the Zodiacs. My Scorpio holds serious grudges; and even if you apologize profusely, he still brings up things from the past.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 20, 2016:

Hi Deborah,

Thanks for reading, this one was fun to write.

Deborah Demander from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on September 20, 2016:

Great article, Jean.

I'm afraid I am a fickle Gemini. But I embrace it as part of the charm of my sign!

Thanks for writing.


Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 28, 2016:

Hello Val,

I can do two astrology charts, but they cost $85.00 each. Also, an astrology lif e chart is more about who you are, how others see you, and how you feel about all the different issues and relationships in your life. Sometimes people feel they don't give specific info for one question like that. If you want, a Tarot reading may be the way to go, I charge $35.00 for those. All of these readings are time consuming and a lot of work, since I don't use computer sites, I do it with books and interpret myself. Thanks for reading my hubs. Let me know if you want a Tarot reading.

Val on June 24, 2016:

Do you do compatibitly for marriage 31st May 1994 boy with 18th December 1994 girl

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 04, 2016:

Hello Stellar Lover,

Yes, I am interested in Edgar Cayce, I've read a lot about him. As far as Astrology is concerned, I also interpret how important a planet is by it's distance from other planets, the house it's in, and by what other planets it makes aspects to. So many aren't aware that astrology is more than the sign the Sun was in at a particular time, or that all the planets and other issues affect a horoscope.

As far as Cayce is concerned, I believe he got more info from his trance states. Thanks for reading and commenting.

StellarLover on June 04, 2016:

I noticed in another article that you seem to respect Edgar Cayce's work. As you probably know, Cayce's guidance talked a fair amount about astrology. Contrary to the modern movement of pop astrology, Cayce's guidance didn't put much focus on Zodiac Signs for the most part, but rather most of the emphasis was put on Planetary indications.

Sometimes they called the Signs, the wavering indications, and it seems to be inferred that these were more linked to the fleeting, personality level of self, rather than the more stable/consistent level of mind and deeper character.

Many ancient astrological cultures, also emphasized planetary strengths rather than Signs.

My own experience as a long time astrologer, and my own case, bears out that often Planetary indications are a more important and powerful factor than Signs to look at. For example, I have Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, but Jupiter is pretty highlighted in my chart--in my 1st House, conjunct traditional ruler of the Nadir (one of the Angles/power points of the chart), and is trine Sun and Mercury (w/ Merc, less than a degree of separation), etc.

Then Neptune is fairly highlighted, and with Pisces S. Node, the combo of which makes me feel and act in many ways, both far more Jupitarian and to slightly lesser extent, Piscean like. (Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune).

Never have been materialistic or materially ambitious as Capricorns are often described, always have been philosophical, metaphysical, and spiritual oriented. Always have been very "universal" oriented, which is interesting because Cayce's guidance said that the Consciousness level that Jupiter represents is that of Universal Consciousness. I've also been told by sensitives that can see aura's, that I have a lot of purple in my aura, which I've long associated with Jupiter.

Anyways, thought I would put out that often Signs are more a wavering, or "outer life" indication rather than related to deep seated, deeper, more consistent character traits. I have noticed that some people do associate or identify more with their Zodiac signs, especially Sun, Ascendant, and/or Moon, but these tend to be younger souls, or the Planets most highlighted vibe with the major Sign indications, so it's hard to tell if it's really the Signs, or the Planetary indications being highlighted. (For example, an Aries Sun, whom also has Mars very highlighted).

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 11, 2016:

Hello sjxjxkx,

This is a good question and something people don't usually pick up on. Opposite signs often have a lot of the same traits. They may act them out a bit differently, but the opposite signs want the same things. Both are fixed signs, so you don't change your mind a lot, but need a lot of proof before you make a decision.

Also, you may have other planets or your Moon in Scorpio. But don't worry about it, what you say is valid.

I don't like computer Astrology sites, but Café Astrology is one of the better ones if you want to see where your other planets are. Thanks for writing in. Best Wishes.

sjxjxkx on April 10, 2016:

Im a Taurus but when i read scorpio things i see myself, why is that? Even my ascedant isn't scorpio

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 04, 2015:

Hello Swalia,

Thank you for taking the time to read my hub and write to me. Best Wishes

Shaloo Walia from India on December 03, 2015:

Very informative and interesting hub! Looking forward to reading more astrology related hubs from you.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 07, 2015:

Thanks, Sylvia, always a pleasure to hear from you!

Sylvia Sky from USA on October 06, 2015:

Excellent article, Jean!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 16, 2015:

Hello gmwilliams,

Thanks for adding some new info to this article. I always found it interesting it's one of my most visited, even though it is about the negative traits of the signs. I had fun writing it though. People don't often comment on my work, I guess because I write in an informational style a lot of the time.

I'm a Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon, Scorpio Ascendant. I was born on my Mom's B-day, the 4th of July, and after she passed, stopped celebrating it for a long time. I began again, you really can't get away from that day. She used to call me about 10 X a day, also being Cancer, and having the Capricorn Moon, could sometimes feel like a burden, although I loved her and we got along. Losing my husband last year makes me understand how lonely she was. I try harder to get out of the house, and not to make the mistakes she did. My interest in the metaphysical has been helpful, I take a lot of classes, teach some, and lately have come back to writing again. It's a good way to get some of that grief out by being creative. Always a pleasure to see you.

Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 16, 2015:

This is a good read on the darker side of the sun signs. Aries can be quite selfish, even infantile in his/her quest to get his/her way. Taurus can be quite sybaritic to the point of debauched hedonism. Gemini can be quite superficial, even sarcastically glib. Cancer can make moroseness into an art form. Leo egotism can be totally out of control. Virgo can play the martyr and use guilt to make others appreciate them. Libra, well........the art of laziness. Scorpio can be quite venomous, making the Devil seems like a sweet angel. Sagittarians run from responsibility...........don't stress me man. Capricorn-well think of Scrooge, he exemplifies the negative Capricorn to a "t". Aquarians can be quite impatient with those they consider to "not get it". And yes, Pisceans can pull the poor me bit......Excellent analysis of the negative/darker aspects of sun signs, Jean. Voted UP!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 09, 2015:

Enjoy your week as well Dawn!

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on March 09, 2015:

Hi Jean,

I'm so sorry I did not see where you said your husband had passed. I was using my phone when I read your comment and sent mine and must have not seen the whole message.

I am very sorry for your loss. Wow, 39 years is a long time. I agree with you about how it is healthier for you to do readings for people. I found when going through any rough time, helping someone else or talking helps to take my mind off of what I am going through.

I am glad I was able to help with an idea for your Hub :) That is neat. Yes, I've seen your rant about the weird questions people ask. ha-ha

I have been thinking of what I would like to know. I never really wanted to know about my relationships, because I know myself that I shouldn't be with the people I am. Just like the one I am in now.

Yes, I will get back to you soon on the reading. I am really excited for you about I think that is going to be great!!

Have a great week Jean!


Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 07, 2015:

Hi Dawn,

Well, you know where to find me whenever you decide you need me. You've given me an idea for an article when I get all my blog stuff the new way. I never wrote about how to spot scammers in Tarot and Astrology, and that's something interesting that informs, and can save people money. I still write here now and then, I can never seem, to say off HP for long. The people are so nice :).

If you've been on Spritualitypathways, you've likely read my "rant" about the weird questions people ask. Since I put a lot of time into my readings, I don't take on clients if they are asking about a relationship that just began. Well, if it's new, and you want to know if it's going to develop. that's a Tarot reading question. If you've been seeing someone for a decent length of time, you can do something called a composite chart, you take the data of both people, and get a chart for relationship, so it is like a person or entity in it's own right. I don't waste people's or my own time.

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on March 07, 2015:

Hey Jean,

I'm really interested in your work... actually was thinking about getting a reading from you. I've been scammed before but I have a better intuition now and believe you are not like that. I will contact you on your website :)

Thanks! Dawn

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 05, 2015:

Hi Dawn,

I'm reading Tarot and teaching out a business run by a clairvoyant woman I am friends with, and so I am finding more opportunities with that. The blog does give me customers, I have done a lot of Tarot Readings and Horoscopes, but it's a lot of typing, and with carpal tunnel, I am trying to eliminate that.

Also, my husband of 39 yrs. passed on about a year ago, and now it's healthier for me to be out reading for people than to be home behind a computer screen all the time. I'm happy to answer any questions you have. Eventually I will take down Spiritualitypathways. and be I will still feature my most important articles, but it's mostly to get customers for readings. I can still keep most of my writing up on whatever sites they are on. I came into online writing right before that big Google algorithm change, so never made much. But it made me more confident in my writing, and I learned a lot.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 02, 2015:

Always happy to help! Take care.

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on March 02, 2015:

I really love both sites Thank you!

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on March 02, 2015:

I found cafeastrology and :)

Pretty cool!. That seems like a lot of work. It would be nice if you could make money and plus use your gifts and do what you enjoy. Maybe sometime you will be able to. I will check out those sites now :)


Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 02, 2015:

Hi Dawn,

Yes, the computerized planetary tables are correct, or if they are wrong, it's only about 1 degree out of the 30 each sign has, so you can safely look those up and see what signs your planets are in. And between here and my blog,, I have articles which explain what a lot of them mean. Café Astrology actually does explain what it means to have a planet in a house, and in an Astrology sign. They just don't modify it together in their interpretations, so that's one of the things that makes them off and incomplete. Astrothemes isn't bad either, but I like the first one better. Café Astrology does a Spiritual profile that is really good, it's only a few dollars, and mine was on target.

It's hard to have your own blog and make money on it, though I do take orders on my blog for readings. But I spent 3 years writing on it, and couldn't build a big enough following, most of my clients are word of mouth. A friend is helping me make a smaller, blog in my name, and I'm going to delete the older blog in a few weeks, once we have the new one set up. So I have the most important articles going on the Wordpress blog, under my name, and people can still get charts or Astrology advice, and share their knowledge too. I just never got the give and take I wanted. Take care.

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on March 02, 2015:

Jean, OK, I understand. So the computerized tables will leave some information out. Yes I would be interested on the article. :) Thank you a lot! Have a great day


Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 27, 2015:

Hi Dawn,

Yes, the computerized tables that tell you what signs the planets are in on what day are OK, they are taken from a book called an Ephemeris, that's how I do my charts. The rest of it can change so much from a computerized chart, because they leave out so many factors. It's not that they are wrong about all the info they give, but they leave out planetary positions that alter or completely change the meaning of things for you. I have an article about how to cast your own chart on here somewhere if you are interested. Take care.

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on February 27, 2015:

Jean, This makes sense about the exact time and day a person was born. I printed out a birth chart for myself. There is a lot to it (like you said). I've been on your Hub and really enjoy the different articles. I will continue reading :) I'm going to also check out CafeAstrology, oh and also your book. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend Dawn

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 24, 2015:

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for your kind words. The reason that computerized horoscopes are so off is because they don't take a lot of things into consideration. Every planet and our Moon is in an Astrology sign, not just our Sun. That is reflected in computerized ones, so is your Ascendant, which can only be calculated at your time of birth. Even your Moon sign can be off if you don't know your birth time within about two hours. There are 12 houses of Astrology, and they all have about 3 or 4 meanings. This is where the computerized ones really shirk, they don't discuss that at all, and all your planets are in a house too. So if your Sun was in the 10th house, you would be very career motivated. If your Sun was in the 4th house, your life is your family, but you also have a lovely home, and could do well in real estate or redecorating. The distance the planets are apart are called aspects, and that's very important. Computerized charts don't discuss all of them, or often choose to discuss unimportant ones and leave big ones out of the picture. So Astrology is really very complicated, something I've preached here, but still get naysayers.

I have a lot of articles on my blog, which is listed on all my hubs, if you like reading about Astrology. But I never made much money on it, and gave myself carpal tunnel over it. I do get orders for Tarot readings and Astrology charts, and am considering just getting a smaller Wordpress blog which explains what I do, and stopping writing on my own blog. It's been up for around 4 yrs. now, and the only money I made is thru orders, so I'm trying to decide what to do. If you read computerized sites, the best one I think is CafeAstrology, but even their reports are skimpy. Take care.

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on February 24, 2015:

Jean, I agree how we all have good and bad points. Probably for the last couple years I have been getting more and more into Astrology. I find it interesting. On your profile, you talk about how the computerized horoscopes are off and I agree with this. Sometimes I get angry when the site will say something bad or good was supposed to happen on a certain day and the exact opposite happens! ha-ha.

I enjoy your writing :) --DawnM

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 23, 2015:

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for the feedback. I tried to make it in the Spirit of fun, we all have good points and bad points. I'm Cancer, so I didn't spare myself either. Take care.

DawnM Samora from Akron, Ohio on February 23, 2015:

Hello Jean,

I loved this Hub! Oh my gosh.... My daughter is an Aries and when I ask her a question, she has that blank stare you talk about. I am an Aquarius and you are dead on about me also. Yes, as aloof as I may be!! Haha

This was great. I really enjoyed your hub. :)


Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 04, 2014:

Hi aerospace fan,

Thank you for taking the time to read my work. I got a few good tips on your hub about checking in at airlines, it's been awhile for me, and I'm going to the Caribbean with my son in December.

John Lannoye from Chicago on September 04, 2014:

Totally wonderful and TRUE representation of the different signs. You got mine right and some others I know big time.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 24, 2014:

Hi misterhollywood,

Thanks for stopping by! My son is a Scorpio Sun and Moon, I have a Scorpio ascendant, and everything I'm part of is crowded with Scorpios, I can't get away from them, lol. So I know them well. Best Wishes.

John Hollywood from Hollywood, CA on August 23, 2014:

Jean OMG you got my sign (Scorpio) so right!!! You also pegged my partner (Aquarius) right. Your goooood girl!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 24, 2013:

I'm glad you enjoyed it, fivesenses. Thanks for reading! Take care.

Leena from new delhi on September 24, 2013:

Very interesting and useful stuff about the negative characteristics...great hub.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 12, 2013:

Hi Silva,

Thanks for the visit and for reading the observations. I was hoping people would take it in the spirit it was intended, I didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings. I was tough on my own Sun sign of Cancer too! Take care.

Silva Hayes from Spicewood, Texas on September 12, 2013:

These observations are spot on, with regard to the people close to me: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Pisces, and me (Aquarius). Excellent hub.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 19, 2013:

Not to worry,

It's only a hobby, I don't plan my life or days around it! Plus people like it. 100 of my hubs are Featured at a time when people are leaving HP in droves because nobody is reading their hubs. Thanks for the visit!

Patrick from Nairobi on April 18, 2013:

No beef here, But trying to ride your life by reading astrology!! By far! I thought Africans were the only superstitious people, and rightfully so, but this really does change my perspective about the rest of the world. You should never lay so much emphasis on astrology

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 18, 2013:

Many people think only the Sun is in a sign. So your Sun is in Gemini, but your Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are also in signs. There are 12 houses, and they all have at least 5 meanings on different subjects. It matters how far apart the planets were at your time of birth. So even though you are a Sun Gemini, a cluster of planets in Cancer or Taurus (close to the Sun, but not in your sunsign) could account for why it doesn't sound like you. My description sounds like a Gemini one, I have 3 planets there. So you didn't "get" me. Nice try though. That's the issue, most people think the 1/fifteenth of what they know about Astrology is everything.

Patrick from Nairobi on April 17, 2013:

hahhaha reading astrology is always fun but I don't think we should lay too much emphasis on it. I am a Gemini and nothing could ever be farther from the truth.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 17, 2013:

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting and for sharing! Best Wishes.

Emmanuel Kariuki from Nairobi, Kenya on April 17, 2013:

Being a Libra I went straight there and how true it all seemed. Amazing and Shared!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 27, 2013:

I am happy you enjoy my work, I hope you visit again!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 12, 2013:

Thank you for reading and commenting girishpuri. Blessings to you as well.

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on February 11, 2013:

I am an Aquarian and i agree to your view points, thanks for sharing, Jean, God bless.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 04, 2013:

Hello ishwaryaa22,

I am glad you enjoyed seeing "the other side" of the signs. Take care and thanks for writing.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on February 04, 2013:

An engaging & well-written hub! Thus I am able to understand the other side of each zodiac sign thanks to you. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

Karthik Kashyap from India on February 01, 2013:

haha.. I bet your family is an interesting combination with all those Scorpio placement :) I too am a pretty sweet guy for a Scorpio.. till of course sh*t happens.. LOL!!

PWalker281 on February 01, 2013:

These are great (and often funny) descriptions of the negative sun sign characteristics. I found myself smiling at some when I recognized them in others and even myself (since you have planets in other signs). One thing about Virgos (there are a lot of them in my life), they can be critical of others, but they are also often very self-critical.

I enjoyed reading this; voted up and shared.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 01, 2013:

It's likely a fallacy that the mutable signs get bored in marriage. That would be Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. I know of many faithful people of those signs. He probably doesn't realize it bothers you when he does things behind your back. Besides the cheating/not cheating thing, most Sag people are very honest, and very blunt. They do not mince words and say what they think. I'm all for optimism, but not too early in the day. I need a cup of coffee first.

Tranquilheart from Canada on February 01, 2013:

Haha, my husband is a Sag ... "They are almost annoyingly optimistic, and likely to cheat on you." I agree about annoyingly optimistic. I haven't been cheated on but he does things behind my back so in the end he contradicts himself.

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 01, 2013:

Hi Carol,

Thanks for visiting, and your opinion means a lot. I didn't want to upset any of the signs!


OMG, now I'm on your BAD side, lol. My son is a Scorpio Sun and Moon, and is a very sweet guy. Although he always gets his way, come to think of it. My husband and I both have Scorpio Ascendants, so we are awful, hermetic people who keep to ourselves. Nobody likes us anyway :).

Hi Tranquilheart,

I have a Virgo friend who I really like, but she does talk about the most minute things for ages. It makes me nuts. (She doesn't go online)!

Tranquilheart from Canada on February 01, 2013:

The owner of the small company I work at is an Aries and my manager is a Virgo. And all that you said is SO TRUE! Good thing I'm a Taurean ;p

Karthik Kashyap from India on February 01, 2013:

nice hub.. I am a Scorpio.. You forgot to tell that we are the most vengeful beings on planet earth. When we are on a vengeful streak, there will be poison everywhere. Nothing is out of bounds for us ;)

carol stanley from Arizona on February 01, 2013:

Interesting concept with the signs. You did a great job!

Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 31, 2013:

Hello healingsword,

Thank you for visiting and I am happy you enjoyed the read! I'm Cancer, so I was tough on my sign too!

healingsword on January 31, 2013:

Wonderfully funny, Jean, and spot on, of course. I enjoyed reading your Hub!