Finding Your True Astrology Sign

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
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Your true zodiac sign is the dominating energy in your birth chart. It colors all your behaviors and reveals recurring themes in your life and characteristics that are distinguishing factors in your nature. It might be the same, or it may shock and surprise you, but its energy adds another layer to you. There are fun ways to find this out, and there is the way astrologer use. Both are readily available to you online.

The Fun Ways

There are several fun places online that have quizzes totally unrelated to the date you were born that ask a series of questions, and your answers can reveal your "true" sign or the underlying energy that directs your life.

Fun places to find out what your real sign is:

These are certainly fun but finding out your true zodiac sign astrologically is even better.

Finding Your Real Zodiac Sign Astrologically

Astrodienst is one of the most successful astrology sites on the internet, and they provide a tool that can be used to find out the dominating energy in your birth chart.

What follows is a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Data Entry

First, go to Astrodienst's data entry page and input your birth data. In this step-by-step guide, Donald Trump is used as an example.

Screen shot of Data entry from astro.com

Step 2: Chart Selection

Once you enter your birth data and click continue, you'll be redirected to a page that looks like what's below. On this page, next to "Methods" click on the "Pullen/Astrolog" tab as noted by highlighting.

Screen shot of Extended Chart Selection from astro.com

Step 3: Select Type of Chart

Next to "Chart type," open the drop-down menu and select, "Simple chart delineation by Walter Pullen," as highlighted below. Then click on the blue button to show all the chart details.

Screen shot of Extended Chart Selection from astro.com

Step 4: Finding Your Dominants

There's a lot of great information on this page, but don't let what you see here overwhelm you, just scroll past the descriptions of your placements and midpoints to just a little below halfway on the page, and you'll find a chart that looks like the one below. Here you'll find your dominant element (fire, earth, air or water) and your dominant modality (cardinal, fixed, or mutable).

Screen shot excerpt from Chart Details from astro.com

In this example, Donald Trump's dominant element is air, and his dominant modality is cardinal. The cardinal air sign of the zodiac is Libra. Libra is the predominant underlying energy in Donald Trump's birth chart. From his book titled The Art of the Deal (making deals with people) to his tit-for-tat behavior, his penchant for waffling and more, many Libran themes are predominant in his life.

What's Your Real Zodiac Sign?

Each of the twelve zodiac signs is influenced by two underlying energies known as the elements and modalities. These two defining factors form the basis of each astrological sign's definition. Once you've determined your dominate element and modality, you can find your true sign in the list below.

Signs by element and modality:

  • Aries is the cardinal fire sign
  • Taurus is the fixed earth sign
  • Gemini is the mutable earth sign
  • Cancer is the cardinal Water sign
  • Leo is the fixed fire sign
  • Virgo is the mutable earth sign
  • Libra is the cardinal air sign
  • Scorpio is the fixed water sign
  • Sagittarius is the mutable fire sign
  • Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign
  • Aquarius is the fixed air sign
  • Pisces is the mutable water sign

When the Signs Don't Match

If you've followed the step-by-step instructions and discovered your dominant element and modality, only to find the astrological sign that underlies your birth chart and your sun sign don't match, take some time to read all you can about that sign. You just might be surprised at how your true zodiac sign is enhancing or complicating your life.

Finding Your True Astrology Sign