Zodiac Sign Classification: 7 Animals, 3 Humans, a Centaur and an Object
The twelve zodiac signs are grouped into one of the four elements: fire, earth, air and water (details HERE) and into one of the three modes: cardinal, fixed and mutable (details HERE). Aries, for example, is a fire cardinal sign, while Pisces is a water mutable sign. But there is another possible classification of the 12 zodiac signs: there are signs represented by an animal and signs represented by a human person. Let’s see:
Most of the zodiac signs – 7 – are represented by animals: Aries is the Ram, Taurus is the Bull, Cancer is the Crab, Leo is the Lion, Scorpio is the Scorpion, Capricorn is the Goat and Pisces is the Fish.
Three zodiac signs are definitely humans: Gemini – the Twins, Virgo – the Virgin and Aquarius – the Water Bearer.
Sagittarius is both human and animal. The symbol of Sagittarius is the Centaur, a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse.
Libra is the only inanimate sign of the Zodiac, representing the Scales. But there are some representations of Libra as a woman holding a Balance, quite similar to the eleventh major arcana of Rider-Waite tarot or the eighth major arcana of the Tarot of Marseilles: Justice.
The mythological origins of each zodiac symbol can offer us more details about the meaning of this classification.http://tarot-astrology.co.uk/2016/06/21/zodiac-sign-classification-7-animals-3-humans-a-centaur-and-an-object/http://tarot-astrology.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/zodiac-signs-humans-animals.jpghttp://tarot-astrology.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/zodiac-signs-humans-animals-150x150.jpgAquarius Sun SignAries Sun SignCancer Sun SignCapricorn Sun SignGemini Sun SignLeo Sun SignLibra Sun SignPisces Sun SignSagittarius Sun SignScorpio Sun SignSun SignsTaurus Sun SignVirgo Sun Sign