Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be posting information on astrological signs. There are some terms, however, that I will take some time to define.
Element: Each astrological sign falls under the rule of one of the four elements
Planet: Each sign falls under the rule of a planet (and the Moon). Our planets are named after Roman Gods/Goddesses. Planets can influence personalities and/or paths in life.
Modality: This is the term I use not everyone does. This depends where a sign falls in a season: Cardinal, starts the season; Fixed, in the middle of a season; Mutable, end of the season. This usually has a direct influence on personality!
Body Part: Yes, signs rule different areas of the body. These may indicate body characteristics or point to possible illnesses or disorders.
You SUN SIGN is the zodiac sign that is on the horizon at the time of your birth. They change approximately every 6 weeks an there are 12 in a year.
Expanding on the basics, each "planet" (including the Moon and Pluto) in the solar system influences your personal astrological chart, but we're not going to get into that here. If you want more information I suggest reviewing one of the many books or websites on the subject.