Joanne Wickenburg wrote insightfully in her article, “Astrology and the Seasons”, “It is from the seasonal changes created by the Sun’s movement through the Tropical Zodiac that early observers of the heavens began to note the correlating agricultural change and even human characteristics of people born at different times throughout the year. These are what we call the Sun signs.”
She continues: “The first day of spring is experienced when the Sun’s pathway meets the celestial equator, on that day, the first day of Aries begins. ……It is interesting to view the signs from a “seasonal” perspective to see how we live out or demonstrate the purpose of each season in some special area of our lives. For example, somewhere in your life you are meant to be “spring”. When experiencing another area of your life, you live out the message of “autumn”. Likewise your life symbolizes the meaning of winter and summer, even though you may not “act out” those seasons during these particular months in the year. ……It is important to remember that all birth charts contain all twelve signs of the zodiac which represent personal attitudes and needs symbolized by the seasons of the year. Their particular locations in the birth chart (the Houses) determine the Areas of Life where these attitudes and needs are experienced and expressed.” ¹
The Spring signs of the year are Aries, Taurus & Gemini. Summer includes the signs of Cancer, Leo & Virgo. Fall begins with Libra, Scorpio & Sagittarius. Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces are the Winter signs.
I encourage you to read the complete article on Wickenberg’s website¹ & to consider the qualities that she illustrates for each of the signs: “Aries…an area of your life where you are meant to be a trailblazer…Taurus…the need to display a concern for getting results in various ways…Gemini…where you have a natural ability to disseminate your ideas and communicate with others…Cancer…describing where (house) your maternal instincts are strong… Leo…where you project confidence…a true love of life… Virgo…an area of your life in which you need to be acutely aware of what responsibilities must be…Libra…you learn about the need for cooperation and balance…Scorpio in which you go through periodic, deep transformational experiences…Sagittarius where you have a natural ability to visualize future possibilities…Capricorn, the area where you instinctively build a wall of protection around your feelings of vulnerability to the environment…in Aquarius-ruled experiences (house) intuition often strikes you like the lightening of the season…Faith is the keynote for survival…in the Pisces-ruled area of your life, where you must commit your life to some future cause.”¹
May this seasonal perspective on your birth chart bring you new insights to your life potentials & resources. May self-discovery enrich your life!