Essential Nature…

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The nature of each sign is can be determined by looking at the essential characteristics of the sign and the characteristics of it’s ruling planet.

Elemental Nature Ruling Planet Nature
Aries Hot, dry Mars Hot, dry, inflammatory, excessive, acute
Taurus Cold, dry Venus Warm, moist, nourishing, relaxing, soft
Gemini Hot. moist Mercury Dry, changeable, excitable, neural, messenger
Cancer Cold, moist The Moon Cool, moist, receptive, nurturing
Leo Hot, dry The Sun Hot, dry, warming, vitalising, radiant
Virgo Cold, dry Mercury Dry, changeable, excitable, neural, messenger
Libra Hot. moist Venus Warm, moist, nourishing, relaxing, soft
Scorpio Cold, moist Pluto*** Watery and fiery, transformative, powerful, expulsive
Sagittarius Hot, dry Jupiter Warm, moist, expansive, nourishing
Capricorn Cold, dry Saturn Cold, dry, binding, restricting, chronic, aging, crystallising
Aquarius Hot. moist Uranus* Cool, dry, vitalising, electric, spasmodic and sudden
Pisces Cold, moist Neptune** Warm, moist, hypnotic, fluid, pulsating, deceptive

*Look also at the nature of Saturn

**Look also at the nature of Jupiter

***Look also at the nature of Mars. The nature of Pluto is why Scorpio is often mistaken for being a fire sign.