A pictograph is a representation of data using images or symbols and the 12 major constellations in the sky are pictographs that depict the traits and qualities of their corresponding zodiac signs.
The constellation Aries pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Aries. The Ram, its pictograph, is combative, uses its head in offensive and is the leader of the flock and these characteristics are observed in Aries people. They require the zest for competition, feel the need for combat and always strive for personal leadership.
The constellation Taurus pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Taurus. The Bull, its pictograph, is slow moving, plodding, self-reliant and excessively violent when provoked and these attributes are observed in Taurus people. They are quiet, thoughtful, patient, remarkable for endurance and slow to irritation but furious and violent when aroused.
The constellation Gemini pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Gemini. The Twins, its pictograph, are human and duel and these qualities are observed in Gemini people. They are versatile, changeable, able to do more than one thing at a time and like to talk, study and teach in a manner characteristic of those who have well developed reason and intuition.
The constellation Cancer pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Cancer. The Crab, its pictograph, is influenced by the tides and the Moon, sensitive to its environment and tenacious of purpose and these traits are observed in Cancer people. They are powerfully influenced by their environment, sensitive, mediumistic, subject to moods and have tremendous tenacity.
The constellation Leo pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Leo. The Lion, its pictograph, is noted for its courage and especially solicitous of its offspring and these qualities are observed in Leo people. They are courageous, generous, magnanimous, ambitious, aspire to rule and fond of their children who they defend regardless of the cost.
The constellation Virgo pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Virgo. The Virgin, its pictograph, is modest and industrious in gathering her harvest and these attributes are observed in Virgo people. They are thoughtful, contemplative, serious, modest and industrious and able to assimilate experience and facts in such a way as to reap a rich harvest of knowledge.
The constellation Libra pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Libra. The Scales, its pictograph, symbolize justice and are easily tipped either way, but regain equilibrium as soon as the weight is moved and these qualities are observed in Libra people. They are devoted to justice, fair, even-tempered and easily swayed by their emotions but quickly regain their balance.
The constellation Scorpio pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Scorpio. The Scorpion, its pictograph, is sexually intense, secretive in habit, cruel, subtle and a fighter that uses an unsuspected weapon on opponents and these characteristics are observed in Scorpio people. They are suspicious, shrewd, determined, secretive, energetic and good fighters who use indirect but effective methods in attacking their opponents.
The constellation Sagittarius pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Sagittarius. The Centaur, its pictograph, is a half animal-half human hunter (with the legs of a horse and the head of man) armed with a bow and these qualities are observed in Sagittarian people. They have strong animal tendencies, are well endowed with higher, nobler impulses, are migratory, love to travel and go straight to the mark when they speak.
The constellation Capricorn pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Capricorn. The Goat, its pictograph, ascends a mountain by taking advantage of every foothold and bends its knees and devises clever methods to crop foliage in its upland pasture and these attributes are observed in Capricorn people. They climb to their ambitions and advance themselves by grasping every opportunity, suppliantly bow to the reigning authority and seek by sundry and devious ways the good will of others that they may partake of power.
The constellation Aquarius pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Aquarius. The Man, its pictograph, measures the energies in the sky with one hand and with the other pours from an urn a flood of information upon the Earth and this trait influence is observed in Aquarius people. They have humanitarian instincts, are keen on education, tend to be interested in astrology and all things new and progressive and desire scientific verification of all theories.
The constellation Pisces pictures the traits and qualities of the sign Pisces. The Fishes, its pictograph, are united by a ribbon of love and live in the water, symbol of the emotions and this trait influence is observed in Pisces people. They are sensitive, unusually sympathetic, powerfully influenced by their affections, long for an ideal marriage and yearn for universal brotherhood and peace and goodwill on Earth.
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