The Great Gifts Natives of Each of the Zodiac's Signs Give Us

Steve KinsmanStarred Page By Steve Kinsman, 17th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/24qm01qg/
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Each of the zodiac's twelve signs possess particular gifts they bestow upon us. We are all born to meet a need the world has for us. Read below to discover what that is.

Each of the signs has great gifts to bestow upon the rest of us

Every sign of the zodiac, from the pioneering spirit predominant in the sign Aries to the great compassion displayed in Pisces, has distinct and wonderful gifts to present us. What follows is a compendium of those great gifts as evidenced by several of each sign's famous natives.

Aries

The great gift of Aries is courage. Fearless, Aries will go "where angels fear to tread." It is the pioneer, the initiator, the breaker of new ground.

A good example of Aries would be Thomas Jefferson, who established the first state university in America, the University of Virginia. Jefferson invented many practical devices, such as a revolving book stand where five volumes could be displayed for the reader at once, and a "great clock" powered by the Earth's "gravitational pull on Revolutionary War cannonballs." He invented a "coded cipher wheel" to keep State Department communications secret while he was Secretary of State. He made great improvements to the moldboard plow, which he never patented and gave to posterity.

Another pioneering Aries is Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy, the magazine that arguably precipitated the sexual revolution and was the first of its kind which inspired countless copycats. Aries notables include the warrior saint Joan of Arc who led her country to battle and saved it; Cesar Chavez, who led migrant farm workers in their fight for better living conditions and secured contracts that gave them better pay and working conditions; Emile Zola, who famously and courageously stood up to the anti-semitic French authorities ("J'accuse") in the Dreyfuss Affair, and Sam Walton, founder of WalMart.

Taurus

The great gifts given to us by Taurus are patience, practicality and groundedness. Taurus teaches us to simplify and to ground ourselves in the basics. It teaches us a no-nonsense, direct and uncomplicated approach to life, and natives of this sign have a distinct knack for bringing the rest of us "down to earth."

Taurus aligns with sound - the voice, and the sign gifts us with great singers who possess awesome voices: Bing Crosby, Barbara Streisand, the great opera star Beverly Sills, and the possessor of the greatest voice ever heard, Ella Fitzgerald, along with many more.

Gemini

Gemini bestows the gift of wit, versatility, curiosity, intelligence, the garnering of knowledge, a great sense of humor, and a talent for communicating very effectively. Examples are legion: quick-witted funnyman Bob Hope, prolific songwriters of ingeniously intelligent lyrics such as Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney, authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anne Frank and Arthur Conan Doyle, actors like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Morgan Freeman who are noted for their intelligence and versatility, as well as John F. Kennedy, one of our most intellectually gifted presidents.

Cancer

Cancer is a complex sign that teaches us to feel, to nourish and nurture. It embodies the archetype of the mother. It is family-oriented and a defender of the family. Princess Diana is a perfect example. For all of her great accomplishments in humanitarian work (attributable to her Moon in Aquarius), Diana was an exceedingly great mother to her children. Prince William is also a Cancer, and from what we have seen so far he appears to be a doting father and husband and a great family man. Bill Cosby, who starred in a long-running television series about the experiences and adventures of a typical American family, and Michael Green, a lead actor in the television series "Family Ties." The quality of nourishing so prevalent in Cancer produces world-famous chefs like Wolfgang Puck, and Martha Hawkins, an African-American chef who established Martha'a Place in Montgomery, Alabama.

While patriotism, a quality strongly associated with the sign, can often be jingoistic, chauvinistic and nationalistic, the better qualities of patriotism are on full display with the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, both staunch lovers and defenders of their respective homelands. The patriot Ron Kovic, rendered a parapalegic in Vietnam who out of love for his country returned to famously protest the war and inspire Bruce Springsteen's song Born on the Fourth of July. Edward Snowden, whose patriotic concern over the loss of our civil liberties inspired his leaks to Cancer native Julian Assange, was also born under the sign of the crab. Finally, we should not forget Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, one of this nation's staunchest defender's of the United States Constitution.

Leo

Leo gives the gift of love and loyalty, fun and amusement, great creativity and awesome acting ability. That immense creativity and great lust and love for life is prominently displayed by all of the following people: actors Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and many others too numerous to mention; baseball players Barry Bonds, Carl Yastzremski, Roger Clemons and Don Drysdale, whose love of the game knew no bounds; Hulk Hogan, the supremely entertaining professional wrestler; showman Cecil B. DeMille, maker of great epic motion pictures; Louis Armstrong, one of the great musical entertainers of all time who embodied fun, warmth and love; funnyman Steve Martin, and musical genius David Crosby.

Virgo

The great gifts bestowed upon us by Virgo is the gift of analysis, of putting things "in order," its rapt attention to detail, along with the incredible power of its logic. Like Gemini, this sign is known for adaptability and versatility. Virgos always model how to do the job well, which arises out of their incredible drive toward perfection. Thus, they have the great gift of "improving" things. As the most health-conscious of the signs, Virgos very often will model healthy life styles for the rest of us.

Famous Virgos who strongly embody the sign's stellar qualities are: exercise guru and health nut Richard Simmons, horror-story author Stephen King and mystery writer Agatha Christie, both of whose prolific writings display incredible attention to detail; investor Warren Buffet, whose attention to financial details gives him an uncanny knack for predicting stock market trends; athletes Shaun White and Scott Hamilton, whose exploits on snowboards and skates respectively border on perfection; Yma Sumac, the great Peruvian singer from the 1950s and 60s who possessed a five-octave range and never missed a note; the Marquis De Lafayette, who among many of his achievements laid out the complex street grid for Washington, D.C.; British actor/director Richard Attenborough, whose scrupulous attention to historical accuracy and detail permeated his movie Gandhi, and Michael Jackson, whose complex and detailed dance performances were nothing short of perfection.

Libra

Libras are for the most part very nice people, and they almost universally possess the ability to bring people together, to foster cooperation over competition, and to accommodate. They are very likely to exhibit great social grace. They are staunch and tireless fighters for social justice as they embody the principles of fair play and the urge toward achieving balance in all things. A singular ability to see all sides of questions makes them wonderful conciliators, judges and arbiters.

Famous Libra natives who embody one or more of those qualities are: Mahatma Gandhi, whose passion for justice and equality for his people succeeded in liberating India from the British; Jesse Jackson, legendary for being on the forefront of civil rights battles in America; Al Sharpton, another giant in the civil rights movement; William Rehnquist, Supreme Court justice; Eleanor Roosevelt, always the champion of the downtrodden and dispossessed; that great lover of peace and author of Imagine, John Lennon; Bruce Springsteen and Ani DiFranco, who both write lyrics that cry out for social justice; Jimmy Carter, who almost single-handed brokered a peace deal between Egypt and Israel; Lech Walesa, who led Poland to independence from the Soviet Union, and Dennis Kucinich, who as a member of Congress was a voice crying in the wilderness for fair treatment of all Americans and who even went so far as to propose the establishment of a new cabinet-level government agency, a Department of Peace.

Scorpio

Scorpio brings the gift of total commitment, dogged determination and persistence, and absolute authenticity. There is absolutely nothing 'phony' about this sign. Scorpio exhibits an uncanny knack for digging beneath the surface in order to discover what is really real. Scorpio penetrates to the very core and essence of things. It models the principle and process of self-transformation.

Famous Scorpio natives are: musician and songwriter Neil Young, who strips away all musical veneer from his powerful and penetrating lyrics; actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Ethan Hawke, all of whom play their parts and imbue their on-screen persona with great intensity; writer Sylvia Plath, whose writings probed deeply into human consciousness and psychology; singer/songwriter Grace Slick, whose powerful, haunting voice lent great power to the songs she authored such as White Rabbit, portraying the dangers of cocaine; psychologist Joyce Brothers, known for dispensing frank, no-nonsense advice on relationships and sexuality; Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49er quarterback known for his intense devotion to all things football, and Teddy Roosevelt, a powerful advocate for reining in the power of corporations.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius embodies the gift of optimism. They possess a natural self-confidence and a love of adventure. Natives of this sign model these qualities very powerfully. They teach us to believe in ourselves. I once remember a Sagittarius saying to me "Well, after all Steve, it is the best sign." They have great talent as teachers, and in most cases they walk the high road of integrity and principle. They are inherently metaphysical, and they often beckon us toward finding meaning, truth, wisdom and understanding

Famous Sagittarians include: Mark Twain, a wry and wily adventurous intellectual, whose novels Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are great American classics; Stephen Speilberg; whose adventurous tales like Jaws have kept us on the edge of our seats for decades; Winston Churchill, whose rousing speeches rallied the English and motivated a mighty resistance to the Nazis; Ludwig Von Beethoven, whose musical compositions fairly soared with meaning and majesty; Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley, whose unwavering devotion to principle led him to blow the whistle on corruption and torture within the U.S. military; basketball player Jason Collins, who bravely was the first American professional athlete to come out as gay, thus displaying the sign's great impetus toward honesty and truth, and Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, who never fails to, through raucous humor, speak truth to power.

Capricorn

Capricorn teaches us industriousness, the value of hard work, and responsibility. It teaches us to value duty and obligation. Capricorns also teach s never to give up, to get up and resume climbing that mountain of achievement no matter how many times we are knocked down. Capricorn teaches us to never take our eyes off the goal. Capricorns also possess a knack for finding humor even while suffering the slings and arrows of life, and many comedians are born under the sign.

Famous Capricorns are: funnymen Billy Crystal and Jim Carrey, both of whom are brilliant comedians; Paul Revere, more noted in his day as a hugely successful silversmith and businessman than he was for riding his horse;Benjamin Franklin, successful in every undertaking in which he engaged and a champion of discipline and hard work - "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." Tiger Woods, whose work ethic on the golf tour is legendary; Muhammad Ali, who after being stripped of his heavyweight boxing crown, became the only man in history to win back his title back, not once, but twice; Richard Nixon, who came back from ignominious defeat in the 1960 election to become California's governor and then president, and after he was driven from office in shame rebounded to be regarded in the end as an elder statesman, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose sense of responsibility to his people prompted him to work tirelessly every day of his adult life for racial equality and justice.

Aquarius

Aquarians, at least the ones ruled by Uranus, are progressive, forward thinking, and fueled strongly by humanitarian instincts. Fortunately, far fewer Aquarians fall under the domain of the rulership of Saturn, which is its co-ruler. These types of Aquarians, like Dick Cheney and Ronald Reagan, can be ultra-conservative. Progressive Aquarians have a supreme talent for invention. They also demonstrate the power of true friendship.

Famous natives of Aquarius include: Abraham Lincoln, whose democratic and humanitarian instincts ("...government of the people, by the people, for the people...") freed African-Americans from slavery; actor Paul Newman, who established "Newman's Own" food company and gave all its profits to charity; Thomas Edison, perhaps the greatest inventor the world has ever seen; Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose New Deal programs paved the way for an emergent middle class in this country; Hank Aaron, baseball's home run king who is a friend to everybody ("We are all brothers"), and Charles Dickens, whose novels showed an abiding concern for the welfare of all humans.

Pisces

The great gift of Pisces is its compassion and its enormous capacity to serve selflessly. This peace-loving sign judges the least, for at heart it knows always that "there but for the grace of God go I." The sign is inherently spiritual and knows within its mystical heart that we are all connected as one. As Pisces/Neptune is the ruler of music, many great musicians are born under the sign.

Famous Pisces natives include: Albert Einstein, who famously declared that his discovery of the theory of relativity was, in his words, a "profound mystical experience"; photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams (Pisces rules photography); Chief Joseph, beloved chief of the Nez Perce tribe, who held the U.S. government at bay for many long months and was the last to surrender ("I will fight no more forever"); the great composer Frydrych Chopin, whose lyrical, dreamy, mystical melodies have captured generations of admirers; the 'mystical' Beatle, George Harrison ("I really want to know you lord"); poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the founders of the Transcendental Movement in America; composers Kurt Weill, Maurice Ravel and Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov, and American musical artist Al Jarreau.


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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Apr 2014 (#)

I do think these people were shaped by their birth zodiac sign as much as other forces that people hold as fact.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Apr 2014 (#)

Indedd they were. Thank you Mark. I appreciate the comment.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Apr 2014 (#)

Wow what a great post, I didn't know who is in my horoscope Cancer!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern. Want to know the names of some other cancers? - How about Nancy Reagan, Ringo Starr, Sylvester Stallone, George W. Bush, just to name four.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
18th Apr 2014 (#)

Good evening, Steve, thank you for the thumbnails on the signs. We Virgos have gotten such a bad rap sometimes and you did us proud....I will get that article written in the next few weeks. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Marilyn, and I'll be eagerly anticipating that article.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Apr 2014 (#)

this is totally awesome Steve...how you pinpoint the characteristics of each sign and share those who are born under them...thank you so very very much...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Apr 2014 (#)

am so glad to be an Aries for what you write rings so very true....

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Apr 2014 (#)

I don't think I've ever met an Aries who didn't love being one. Not true for some of the other signs, however

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author avatar Mariah
18th Apr 2014 (#)

This Scorpio says you are so damned good at this...and then of course there's Leonardo,he's in good company of course lol..good looking lot us Scorpio folk
Great page Steve

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Apr 2014 (#)

I have the utmost admiration for this no B.S. sign. Thanks for your valued support Mariah. It is much appreciated.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
20th Apr 2014 (#)

I am one of the teaching Sags who think you nailed it, sir!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Phyl. I appreciate that.

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