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Polarities of the zodiacal signs (Yin/Yang)

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Polarities of the zodiacal signs (Yin/Yang)

Within this article we will talk about the planets polarities. We will especially analyze the information these provide us regarding the way our personality behaves on the exterior.

When we talk about polarities, we don’t mean good and bad, masculine and feminine or positive and negative, we mean Yin and Yang.

Grown from the Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang express the dualist nature of the universe. They have numerous meanings, but we will only talk about those who apply to us astrologically:

Yang – the action, the active and aware part
Yin – the passive, unaware, receptive part

Each zodiacal sign represents one of the two polarities: either Yin, either Yang. In the table below you can find the list of all zodiacal signs and the polarity each represents:

Aries: Yang
Taurus: Yin
Gemini: Yang
Cancer: Yin
Leo: Yang
Virgo: Yin
Libra: Yang
Scorpio: Yin
Sagittarius: Yang
Capricorn: Yin
Aquarius: Yang
Pisces: Yin

If a planet is in a Yang zodiacal sign, it becomes more active and it expresses itself more energetically. At the opposite pole, a planet in a Yin zodiacal sign acts more secluded and becomes more passive.

Our personality and the way we behave in the human society are reflected in astrology mostly by two elements: the Sun and the Ascendant. At these we can add the Moon as a symbol of emotions, instincts and the way we express our feelings. We will now analyze these three elements through the looking glass of the zodiacal signs polarities.

The Sun represents our basic personality, the fundamental energy, our self. The position the Sun can take in a sign indicates the fundamental characters with which we came to this life, our character. It also shows the aware part.

The Ascendant reflects our exterior personality, the way we behave towards others and how we express the qualities the Sun gave us. The zodiacal sign in which is our Ascendant shows the characteristics we will grow during our lifetime, regardless if we will be aware of that or not. At birth the Sun has the maximum influence. As we grow old, our personality gains new characteristics and new dimensions because of the experiences we’ve been through and our evolution. This new dimensions are represented by the Ascendant as a shell of the basic energy and it indicates the way we express that energy.

The Moon marks by its position in the zodiacal signs our emotions and feelings and the way we express these emotions and feelings. It shows the instinctive, unaware part.

The combinations between these three elements, polarity (Yin/Yang) speaking, show a certain characteristic of the way we express in the society and of our possible inner conflicts. In the table below I tried to draw these characteristics without pretending I showed all the possible combinations. Please remember that these meanings might be a little different because of the other elements of the natal chart.

Sun(Yang) - Moon(Yang) - Ascendant (Yang)
This person is very active, has a very dashing personality and a very strong emotional structure. Communication is very good and very active. Very clear expression of the emotions and feelings. Good equilibrium between the inner and outer world.

Sun(Yang) - Moon(Yang) - Ascendant (Yin)
The basic personality manifests itself easily in the outer world. Emotions are difficultly express. Often the awareness (will, intellect) imposes over the unawareness (instincts, emotions).

Sun(Yang) - Moon(Yin) - Ascendant (Yang)
The interior personality and the emotions cannot be easily expressed. There can be conflict between the way we think and feel and the way we express our self. Possible impossibility of expression and communication.

Sun(Yang) - Moon(Yin) - Ascendant (Yin)
Strong and active personality but who cannot always find an outer correspondent. We cannot always express what we want to.

Sun(Yin) - Moon(Yin) - Ascendant (Yin)
This person is very receptive to everything that happens. Very good communication between the personality and the emotional structure. They usually act passively to everything that happens, and never make the first step.

Sun(Yin) - Moon(Yin) - Ascendant (Yang)
Emotions and instincts are very strong and active which comes as a contradiction with the basic energy and the way we want and can express

Sun(Yin) - Moon(Yang) - Ascendant (Yin)
Conflict between the inner structure (what we want, our feelings, our emotions) and the way we communicate in the outer world. The outer world has a powerful influence on the personality and the feelings.

Sun(Yin) - Moon(Yang) - Ascendant (Yang)
Emotions are strongly and clearly expressed which sometimes drives to an inner conflict with the basic personality and the way the person usually behaves.

Usually when the Sun’s polarity differs from the Ascendant’s polarity, the individual suffers a radical change of personality and expression. Mostly, this change comes around the age of 30. If the Sun is Yin and the Ascendant is Yang the individual will change from a passive, meditative person to a more active one, dashing and determined. If it’s the other way around, the Sun is Yang and the Ascendant is Yin, this person will slow down to be more secluded and reflexive.
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    Re: Polarities of the zodiacal signs (Yin/Yang)

    Mon, August 13, 2007 - 9:58 AM
    iPolarities pairing are interesting
    basic 180 degrees
    aries / lIbra yang ancient ruler of planets mars/ venus
    taurus/ scorpio yin (ar) planets Venus/mars
    gemini /sag yang (ar) planets Mercury / Jupiter
    cancer/capricorn yin (planets )moon/ saturn
    leo/aquarius yang (ar) sun/ saturn
    virgo/pisces yin (ar) mercury / Jupiter

    Then there is the overlooked ancient rulers with planets configuration
    aries yang /scorpio yin -planet Mars 150` adjustments with no blending
    taurus yin/ Libra yang -planet Venus 150` adjustments with no blending
    Gemini Yang/virgo Yin -planet mercury 90` harsh-motivation- modes blend
    Sag yang/Pisces Yin -planet jupiter 90' harsh -motivation -modes blend
    Capricorn yin/Aquarius yang -planet Saturn 30` Cancer/leo these begin the 180 degree aspects
    180 degrees the planets always share mode and gender .
    There are other 150 degree pairings too which do not blend in ways of elements-modes -genders or by planet rulers
    Libra/ Pisces or taurus
    Aries/Virgo
    taurus / Sag
    Gemini/ Scorpio or capricorn
    Cancer / sag or aquarius
    leo / Capricorn or Pisces
    Virgo /aries or aquarius
    Libra / Pisces
    scorpio /gemini
    sag /taurus
    Capricorn/gemini or leo
    Aquarius /cancer or Virgo

    sextiles are one planet off from another
    squares are of the same mode(quality) as each other
    trines are in the same elements and gender
    grand trines and crosses have the same modes different genders signs the cross( cardinal , fixed or mutable ones)
    I'll let someone else write in the planet genders but as you will quickly notice they posses both genders -mercury is considered neutral.
    kate
    Mine are starting from asc -moon (yang, yin, yin )
  • Re: Polarities of the zodiacal signs (Yin/Yang)

    Mon, August 13, 2007 - 6:04 PM
    Mine is ...

    Sun(Yang) - Moon(Yang) - Ascendant (Yang)
    This person is very active, has a very dashing personality and a very strong emotional structure. Communication is very good and very active. Very clear expression of the emotions and feelings. Good equilibrium between the inner and outer world.
  • Unsu...
     

    Origins of the Terms Yin and Yang

    Mon, January 14, 2008 - 4:58 PM
    Origins of the Terms Yin and Yang

    The earliest Chinese characters for yin and yang are found in inscriptions made on “oracle bones” (skeletal remains of various animals used in ancient Chinese divination practices at least as early as the 14th century BCE). In these inscriptions, yin and yang simply are descriptions of natural phenomena such as weather conditions, especially the movement of the sun. There is sunlight during the day (yang) and a lack of sunlight at night (yin). According to the earliest comprehensive dictionary of Chinese characters (ca. 100 CE), Xu Shen’s Shuowen jiezi (Explaining Single-component Graphs and Analyzing Compound Characters), yin refers to “a closed door, darkness and the south bank of a river and the north side of a mountain.” Yang refers to “height, brightness and the south side of a mountain.” These meanings of yin and yang originated in the daily life experience of the early Chinese. Peasants depended on sunlight for lighting and their daily life routines. When the sun came out, they would go to the field to work; when the sun went down, they would return home to rest. This sun-based daily pattern evidently led to a conceptual claim: yang is movement (dong) and yin is rest (jing). In their earliest usages, yin and yang existed independently and were not connected. The first written record of using these two characters together appears in a verse from the Shijing (Book of Songs): “Viewing the scenery at a hill, looking for yinyang.” This indicates that yang is the sunny side and yin is the shady side of hill. This effect of the sun exists at the same time over the hill.
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    Re: Polarities of the zodiacal signs (Yin/Yang)

    Fri, February 1, 2008 - 2:37 PM
    "Sun(Yin) - Moon(Yin) - Ascendant (Yin)
    This person is very receptive to everything that happens. Very good communication between the personality and the emotional structure. They usually act passively to everything that happens, and never make the first step. "

    That's total crap and generalizing.

    Try Scorpio, or Cap, or a combination of both.

    Bjork is a triple Scorp, and she's done a lot more than many yangers out there. Or Falco-one of my fav singers, that struggled on his way to the top. And he was a Pisces Sun, Scorpio Moon, and Cancer Rising.

    And what about Kurt Cobain? He was a Pisces Sun, Cancer Moon, and Virgo Rising.

    What matters most is what planets influences u the most. Cobain had Uranus in his 1st, for instance.

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