The Zodiac and Personal Development

Disclaimer: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond entertainment, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

You can also read dozens additional lifestyle articles on different topics.

Well-being and personal development for Aries

The well-being for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Is the concept of personal development attractive? It depends. Since you are hyperactive, you are unwilling to waste too much time and energy seeking harmony. Moreover, you hardly accept the possibility of failure.

Breathing exercices are boring, and the very idea of meditation gives you a migraine. How is it possible to keep still, thinking of nothing?

In the first place, be simple. A good walk in the wild will calm you down and will make you feel better and physically fit. You will be able then to concentrate on implementing your own personal doctrine.

Advice for Aries

Learn to understand that your emotions are not part of you, and that they only go through you.

Some Aries Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

These texts about the sign of Aries and Mars might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Taurus

The well-being for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

A bon viveur, you are interested in the quest for well-being, provided that this does not require too many sacrifices. There is no question of asceticism demanding any sort of diet or any effort to cut out your intake. In which case, you keep quiet, but you get rather defensive.

On the other hand, you like the prospect of cooking healthy food which will do you good, and of savouring it very slowly. In a different area, hikes among verdant sceneries are delightful and bring about the feeling that you are communing with the world.

You will then take your time, reading books on personal development, if possible while enjoying a serene horizon line.

Advice for Taurus

Try to open up your mind to a less materialistic dimension, would it be a little bit only.

Some Taurus Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

These texts about the sign of Taurus and Venus might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Gemini

The well-being for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

You are more interested in your surrounding environment than in your own self. Therefore, you must reckon with your inclinations when you envisage a fruitful approach to well-being.

For instance, choose a relatively short stay, but with a group and a programme of activities. These classes will enable you to learn to rest better, to eat better and at the same time to share good plans and to compare your experiences.

You are open-minded and curious, and you have a weakness for the latest fashionable crazes. Magazines thriving on the topic of personal development are a nice source of inspiration.

Advice for Gemini

Even with this search, do not lose your great sense of humour and of self-mockery.

Some Gemini Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

These texts about the sign of Gemini and Mercury might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Cancer

The well-being for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Since you keep on coddling your friends and relatives, why not use your skills for yourself? The only thing you must do is to swap roles and to turn to the gentle hands of professionals.

For instance, opt for a wellness sojourn in a closed and protected world where you can concentrate on your emotions. Thalassotherapy is a good starting point for assessing your situation.

Dabble and lounge, have a massage, rediscover the pleasure to take – and waste – some time. In this way, you will manage to put your worries into perspective, especially when you will feel appeased and relaxed.

Advice for Cancer

Forget your many and various fears. They prevent you from functioning better and from getting the extra self-confidence you certainly need.

Some Cancer Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

These texts about the sign of Cancer and the Moon might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Leo

The well-being for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Hum... Believing that the world revolves around your important self is second nature and exciting at the same time. Nevertheless, be careful not to aggravate your old usual flaws, i.e. being too absorbed in your ego.

When you decide to improve your quality of life, do not immediately think in terms of substantial investments. Begin modestly, why not centred on you, but with the aim of defining your priorities. In addition, do not be concerned about people's opinion.

It is clear that, for this to work, it is preferable not to carry out extreme spartan changes of lifestyle, but this is something you already know.

Advice for Leo

Do not hesitate to take up an artistic activity which will allow you to express your creativity and to forget social pressure.

Some Leo Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

These texts about the sign of Leo and the Sun might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Virgo

The well-being for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Paying attention to your personal development is above all a well-regulated discipline instead of a pleasure. In other words, you deal with this sort of projects as if they were a sport or the start of a new school year.

You are serious, and you enquire about the best methods, those which have proved efficient for the largest number of people. It is highly unlikely that you get caught in the nets of a sect, because you are distrustful by nature.

More often than not, you start as a self-taught person, finding resources in your abundant reading material. And you miss nothing.

Advice for Virgo

Be less intellectual, and do not forget your body. It is important that you take a holistic approach, for example an appropriate diet and exercices aiming at getting rid of nervous fatigue, so that you can relax completely.

Some Virgo Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

These texts about the sign of Virgo and Mercury might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Libra

The well-being for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

It is very fashionable to talk about personal development or well-being. Therefore, you fully agree. Actually, you are very knowledgeable about the consequences. The benefits of a process starting from inside will be noticeable from the outside.

You aim at self-fulfillment. Its prime result must be a rested and radiant face, feeling more comfortable in your own skin and your clothes. More blossoming in your life, finally.

You appreciate to be complimented on your progress in this area. Fortunately, this little conceited side does not keep you away from people.

Advice for Libra

Share your desires and your questions with groups, either virtually or in real life, which would be even more beneficial.

Some Libra Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

These texts about the sign of Libra and Venus might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Scorpio

The well-being for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

In your approach to well-being and personal development, you are mainly interested in this last word. You really prefer to take a lonely path, in accordance with your nature.

You are instinctively drawn to books which deal with their topic in-depth. You are distrustful and make biting sarcasms about the flaws of the time. You dismiss clichιs and anything resembling mawkish diktats on the necessity to be positive, whatever the truth might be.

You seek yours, sometimes bordering on some sort of mysticism. For you, the question is to find the meaning of life, even though this implies undergoing a few sufferings.

Advice for Scorpio

Keep your opinions, and follow your path boldly, but do things in a more flexible way.

Some Scorpio Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

These texts about the sign of Scorpio and Pluto might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Sagittarius

The well-being for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

It is obvious that your taste for exoticism prompts you to explore the personal development means which are devised all over the world. Buddha's middle path, why not, or some shamanistic practices, Lao Tseu's Taoism, or other eastern wisdom paths. All of them are inspiring.

As soon as your mind is drawn to something larger than yourself, and which aims at the sky – like the arrow of the archer who represents you – you feel soothed. Or questioned.

In addition, since you are solidly anchored to the earth with the two hoofs of the Centaur symbolising your sign, you cannot be entirely detached. You want above all to enjoy this life and to blossom.

Advice for Sagittarius

Try to synthesize all the paths you are drawn to in order to move further without spreading yourself thin.

Some Sagittarius Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

These texts about the sign of Sagittarius and Jupiter might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Capricorn

The well-being for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

What is often disturbing in the current world is the appalling hubbub and the ambiant chaos. To get better, your key idea would be to find a hut in the woods or something similar. A retreat where you will be alone with only yourself.

This is your ideal concept of well-being, an exciting image of which you are not afraid. Indeed, you do not need to talk, to shun solitude, to compare feelings, or to find totally useless gadgets. Time and silence are your allies.

You consider that when one seeks to function better, one must change one's frame of mind. You desire to find wisdom, to free yourself from physical ties and from the world's materiality.

Advice for Capricorn

Somewhere in you lies dormant an ancient Greek philosopher, or may be even a truly spiritual personage. Discover it.

Some Capricorn Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

These texts about the sign of Capricorn and Saturn might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Aquarius

The well-being for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

You find personal development very, even tremendously, exciting. Indeed, you are instinctively looking for a path different from the social success advocated during centuries by mainstream western societies.

You crave alternatives and an exhaustive project in which to invest all your forces. You do not want a short therapy of several days to get back on your feet. You even have the ambition to change everything.

Eating differently, consuming organic food. Thinking otherwise, shattering barriers, conventions, and certainties. Getting rid of timetables, educating children differently from the crowd. This is a big challenge.

Advice for Aquarius

Try to strike the right balance between the various trends and thought patterns which interest you. If they do not suit you, do not hesitate to turn back and try something else.

Some Aquarius Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

These texts about the sign of Aquarius and Uranus might interest you.

Well-being and personal development for Pisces

The well-being for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Easily swayed, you succumb to the call of personal development as if you entered a religious congregation. You intuitively follow an inspiring trend, then another one. Although you may not be able to express the reasons why, you deeply feel that this is where you must go.

The urge to make a change often comes from the group. You need to be stirred and to feel that people are moved by the same emotions as yours.

The trap for you would be to become too dependent, which would strip you of our free-will and would expose you to negative consequences.

Advice for Pisces

Once in a while, take your time, and step back before rushing headlong into the path which seems so idealistic at first glance. Never forget your good sense before taking the plunge.

Some Pisces Examples

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

These texts about the sign of Pisces and Neptune might interest you.

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