Symbol: The Ram
Ruling Planet: Mars
Color: Deep Red
Compatibility: Sagittarius, Leo
As Children: Aries children grow up to be great leaders. They're pioneers and visionaries giving force, energy, and inspiration to people around them. They are aggressive and enthusiastic, and inclined to be compulsive and quick in action; they are also stubborn and impatient. When challenged, Aries children are formidable opponents. Their pioneering instincts should be encouraged and their aspirations should be taken seriously and given great attention. Aries children are often seen as being ahead of their time.
Later in Life: Aries do best managing enterprises or businesses and tapping into unknown fields.
Famous Aries: Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President: April 2; Gloria Steinem, editor/author: March 26; Maya Angelou, poet/author: April 4; Vincent Van Gogh, painter: March 3; Peyton Manning, football star: March 24; Hayden Christensen, actor: April 19
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Compatibility: Virgo, Capricorn
As Children: Taurus children are resolute, practical, and conservative. They are reliable and careful in speech and action. Taurus children may hide their feelings until provoked. Teaching emotional control can help foster better emotional sensitivity in young Taureans. Taurus children love beauty and harmony and loathe disorganization. They are generous, kind, and trustworthy.
Later in Life: Adult Taureans are gifted with many talents, from working with the earth to executive positions. They are good in jobs of trust and confidence (doctor, nurse, judge, etc.). They are also great artists.
Famous Taureans: Harry Truman, 33rd US President: May 8; Queen Elizabeth II of England: April 21; Jerry Seinfeld, comedian: April 29; Fred Astaire, entertainer, May 10; Jessica Alba, actress: April 22; George Clooney, actor: May 6; Bono, singer/activist: May 10; Audrey Hepburn, actress: May 4
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Color: Sky Blue
Compatibility: Aquarius, Leo
As Children: Gemini children live in an imaginative world. They're quick witted and can express themselves well. Geminis are loving children. They're curious and want to learn about everything. Geminis enjoy adventure and travel; they may difficulty finishing projects and need focus, balance, and encouragement to see things through.
Later in Life: Gemini kids are well suited for education and government jobs. They may juggle dual experiences, two courses of action, or two subjects of study, at some point in their lives (forcing them to make choices).
Famous Geminis: John F. Kennedy, 35th US President: May 29; Morgan Freeman, actor: June 1; Jacques Cousteau, marine biologist: June 11; Paul McCartney, entertainer: June 18; Nicole Kidman, actress, June 20; Helena Bonham Carter, actress: May 26; Clint Eastwood, actor/director: may 31; Johnny Depp, Actor: June 9; Angelina Jolie, actress/UN Goodwill Ambassador: June 4
Symbol: The Crab
Ruling Planet: Moon
Flower: Water Lily
Compatibility: Pisces, Scorpio
As Children: Moon children are sentimental, versatile, and have great imaginations. They're sympathetic, talkative, love home and family, and have tenacious memories (especially for history). Young Cancers appreciate praise and delight in beautiful scenery, romantic settings, and new adventures. They're positive, tenacious, and love to be noticed. Cancers aren't averse to fame but may be shy.
Later in Life: Cancers are fond of family elders, ancient customs, and the past. They make many changes in their lives until they find positions or occupations that feel right. They love their homes and can turn anything into a beautiful environment. Cancers enjoy travel and love the sea.
Famous Cancers: Diana, Princess of Wales: July 1; Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President: July 4; Ringo Starr, entertainer: July 7; Harrison Ford, actor, July 13; Mathew Fox, actor: July 14; Toby McGuire, actor: June 27; Tom Cruise, actor: July 3; Tenzin Gyatso, The Dalai Lama: July 6
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Compatibility: Gemini, Libra
As Children: Leo children are happy extroverts. They're sincere, honorable, and affectionate. Leo kids are sure of themselves. They're energetic but easily find focus when an interest is aroused. Leos are popular and even-tempered, but quick to anger. Leos always aim for the stars ... and usually get there. Leo children are daring, unflinching, and unafraid; they may need to be taught to curb their exuberance.
Later in Life: Leos love to be at the head of things. As adults they are usually dignified and positive. Leos are charming and excel as artists, actors, and musicians. They succeed best in positions of authority.
Famous Leos: Neil Armstrong, astronaut: Aug. 5; CoCo Channel, designer: Aug. 19; Alexander the Great, Macedonian Greek World Conqueror: July 23; Robert Redford, actor and activist: Aug. 18
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Compatibility: Taurus, Capricorn
As Children: Virgos are cautious, discreet, and industrious. Little Virgos are self-assured and learn quickly. Virgo kids are sensitive to their surroundings and have a thirst for knowledge, and may worry too much. They are careful with details and view things with a critical eye. The Virgo child is methodical and spends little time speculating on the unknown.
Later in Life: Virgos want facts; in business they work for greater improvements. They're persevering, ingenious, and intelligent, but rarely make changes unaided. Virgos succeed well as trusted executive assistants or political figures. Virgo persons generally rise in life through their own merits.
Famous Virgos: William Howard Taft, 27th US President: Sept. 15; Leonard Bernstein, composer: Aug. 25; Lily Tomlin, entertainer: Sept. 1; Grandma Moses, painter: Sept. 7
Symbol: The Balances
Ruling Planet: Venus
Compatibility: Aries, Leo
As Children: Libra kids love beauty, colors, music, and the arts. If not talented in the arts, Libras will deeply appreciate them. Libras often are very sympathetic and good at using tact. They are good listeners, too. Libra children have amazing intuition and learn best from experience. These children are handsome or beautiful, as if their innate souls find expression in the physical. Give Libra kids artistic surroundings and an education in the arts. Teach them the law of cause and effect, that all life has interrelationship; this is the lesson of the Balances, as symbolized by the Sign of Libra.
Later in Life: Libras love justice. They are sensitive individuals and like to be shielded from the unhappy side of life.
Famous Libras: John Adams, 2nd US President: Oct. 19; Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister: Oct. 13; Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader: Oct. 8; Barbara Walters, journalist: Sept. 25
Symbol: The Scorpion
Ruling Planet: Mars
Compatibility: Cancer, Pisces, Virgo and Capricorn
As Children: Little Scorpios like to live in a world of truths; they visualize the completion and realization of mental and physical efforts. Scorpio children have an ability to see beyond illusion; they tend to be secretive, and others must earn their trust. Scorpio children are noted for their humor and good looks; these children are very magnetic. Because of their great energy and force, Scorpios should be given careful direction and taught the difference between constructive and destructive power.
Later in Life: Scorpios are quick, restless, and tireless workers. They're talented at promotion activities, writing, designing, modeling, and acting.
Famous Scorpios: Pablo Picasso, artist: Oct. 25; Julia Roberts, actress: Oct. 28; Marie Curie, chemist: Nov. 7; Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, Nov. 19
Symbol: The Archer
Ruling Planet: Mars
Compatibility: Leo, Aries, Libra, Aquarius
As Children: Little Sagittarians are intellectual, enterprising, affectionate, and loyal. They're possessive but generous with family and friends. They love liberty and because of a firm belief in freedom of expression, they tend to be opinionated. They love trying to understand what makes people tick.
Later in Life: Sagittarians are attracted to beauty; they're artistic and refined. They like to help people, but sometimes to their own disadvantage. Sagittarians are talented in art, education, dancing, and ministry. Many are also business people, specifically lawyers.
Famous Sagittarians: Sir Winston Churchill, English statesman, Nov. 30; Diego Rivera, painter/artist: Dec. 8; Frank Sinatra, entertainer: Dec. 12; Steven Spielberg, movie producer: Dec. 18; Brad Pitt, actor: Dec. 18
Symbol: The Goat
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Color: Deep Purple
Compatibility: Virgo, Taurus
As Children: Little Capricorns are quiet and meditative, and seem older than their years. They're very responsible and love being praised for good work. Though practical and serious, Capricorn children have a great sense of humor. They know what they want, and they like to take their time with things, learning lessons along the way.
Later in Life: Capricorns are industrious, ambitious, thrifty, diplomatic, and determined. They're talented in mechanics, engineering, and politics. Literary and religious things also interest them. Capricorns make excellent executives.
Famous Capricorns: Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor: Jan. 17; Sir Isaac Newton, physicist/scientist: Dec. 25; Martin Luther King, civil rights leader: Jan. 15; Elvis Presley, entertainer, Jan. 8
Symbol: Water Bearer
Ruling Planet: Uranus
Color: Light Blue
Compatibility: Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries
As Children: Aquarius children like people and want to be liked in return; they love learning and are curious about life. Aquarius kids approach plans with gusto and have the ability to learn new tasks quickly. They are faithful and dependent, but may be difficult to understand. They're patient, unobtrusive, and kind. Aquarius kids don't always defend themselves; you'll need to teach your child when and how to stand up for himself/herself.
Later in Life: Adult Aquarians do their best in large corporations; they're talented in scientific research as well as executive management. They can sell anything to anyone, and are well liked in social circles.
Famous Aquarians: Paul Newman, actor and activist: Jan. 26; Wayne Gretzky, hockey player: Jan. 26; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer: Jan.27; Oprah Winfrey, TV personality: Jan. 29; Susan B. Anthony, women's civil rights leader: Feb. 15; Jennifer Aniston, actress: Feb. 11; Dr. Dre, rapper/musical icon: Feb. 18; Michael Jordan, basketball star: Feb. 17
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Color: Dark Purple
Compatibility: Cancer, Scorpio
As Children: Pisces children are affectionate, sympathetic, loyal, idealistic, kind, and forgiving. They are mystics and seekers of hidden truths. Pisces is considered a dual sign: one fish battling odds and swimming upstream, and the other fish drifting along with the current. Pisces love peace and dislike discordant voices. Pisces children are sincere and truthful and will devote themselves to justice. March children should be taught to search for facts and learn to trust their instincts and premonitions.
Later in Life: Pisces make great writers, poets, idealists, religious leaders, doctors, nurses, and lawyers (humanitarian-centered professions are best for Pisces).
Famous Pisces: Elizabeth Taylor, actress: Feb. 27; Sidney Poitier, actor: Feb. 20; Albert Einstein, scientist: March 14; George Washington, 1st US President: Feb. 22; Bruce Willis, actor: March 19; Kurt Cobain, musician: Feb. 20; Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel ), children's author: March 2