Learn About: The Signs

The casters of vibe and setters of tone in astrology.

Learn about the Signs in Astrology

The signs bridge the distances between the observed celestial phenomena of astrology – the planets, the stars, eclipses, etc. – and the abstract set of symbolic correlations humans have ascribed / deduced / glimpsed.

Part observed stellar bodies, part human pattern recognition, part mathematical abstraction, the signs give the tones, the vibes, the colors, pallet, and the moods of astrology.

The Signs as Casters of Vibe

If we borrow from Shakespeare's "all the world's a stage" metaphor then the planets are the actors with their many parts, and the houses are the venue, setting, and stage where the actors play them out. The signs then are the lights, the costumes, the specific vibe the actors brings to that rendition of their part.

The Signs as Setters of Tone

Whether you think of tone as having to do with music, or with a palette of colors, the metaphor/analogy works.

Where the planets tell you what is happening, and the houses tell you where, it's the signs that give you the mood, ambiance, and overall flavor of... whatever it is that chart belongs to.

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The Signs of Astrology


Learn about the Crab that marks the Northern station of the Sun.


Learn about the sign that holds the Heart of the Lion.


Learn about the sign of the Virgin who brings in the harvest.


Learn about the sign that's one of its kind. Once the claws of the Scorpion and now the only inanimate object of the Zodiac.


Learn about the Scorpion who chases Orion the Giant.


Learn about the sign of the Centaur armed with bow and arrows.


Learn about the sign of the Goat-Fish who marks the southern station of the Sun.

Learn About Capricorn in Astrology
Solstice sign of the shrewd and sensual sea-goat.
Click here to Learn about Capricorn in Astrology


Learn about the sign of the Waterbearer.

Learn About Aquarius in Astrology
Aquarius: the sign where Saturn knows how to make it rain.


Learn about the sign of the Fish(es).


Learn about the sign of the Equinox.


Learn about the sign of the Bull.


Learn about the sign of the Twins.

Connect with astrologer Bear Ryver

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Bear Ryver is a professional astrologer helping his clients hone strategies for grounded growth and embodied empowerment by bringing them back to the BASICS. Winner of OPA’s Most Promising Astrologer in 2018, Bear has lectured at conferences like NORWAC and ISAR. He holds certifications in Hellenistic, Electional, and Horary astrology, and specializes in Intersectional Astrology. He was a teacher for the Portland School of Astrology, and has volunteered as a mentor for AFAN. When he’s not talking stars, or pulling cards, you can find him climbing rocks and playing guitar.