Aries is a fire sign, and the first sign in the Zodiac. No wonder it claims its name from the Greek god of war. This sign is known to be competitive, and to often get their way. Aries are also warm, bold and lively. Appropriately, the symbol for Aries is the ram.
Taurus is an earth sign and is most often associated with a stubborn nature. Its symbol is the bull and its members are considered to be resolute, and grounded – unafraid to take their time and quite resilient.
Gemini is an air sign, with a symbol showing a pair of twins. Bearers of this sign are often curious and witty, as well as communicative and youthful – often filling their plates so busyness abounds.
Cancer rounds out the four elements as a water sign, represented by the crab symbol. Cancers are said to be deeply emotional creatures, with high levels of sentimentality, compassion and loyalty.
Ah, the lion. Another fire sign, represented by a symbol for the king (or queen) of the jungle, Leos are often thought to be dramatic, passionate and charismatic. They are the leaders of the pack, pushing forward with courage.
Virgo is represented by the symbol of a maiden, who is occasionally seen holding wheat. So, there is no wonder why Virgo is an earth sign. Virgos are seen as diligent and analytical. However, this can sometimes lead to over-activeness and perfectionism.
Libra is an air sign, represented by the symbol of the scales (yes, the same ones you see at a courthouse). Libras are known to be lovers – both romantic and artistic, with a propensity for indecision and struggling to commit, likely connected with their desire to maintain harmony and peace.
Just like it sounds, the symbol for this water sign is a scorpion. Scorpios are known to be particularly mysterious and intense if not a bit difficult to know. They are deeply passionate and independent.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, and claims the symbol of the archer. They are known to be adventure and travel seekers, ruled by a free spirit and a playfulness. Forever seeking new wisdom, they are quite philosophical as well.
The final earth sign, the Capricorn is represented by the sea-goat. They are believed to be disciplined and dedicated, with ambitious goals and the patience to chip away at them. They’re a good shoulder to lean on, and the last to leave the office.
Despite the linguistic cues, Aquarius is an air and not a water sign. Its symbol, however, is the water bearer. They are forward thinkers, and thought to be incredibly truthful and intelligent -- their creative and intellectual energy unmatched in the Zodiac.
The last of the water signs, the Pisces is symbolized by two fish – usually swimming in opposite directions. Pisces are known to be highly empathetic and intuitive, easily reading the emotions of others and very much ruled by their own. They are understanding and romantic and experience the world with a heightened sensitivity.