We can describe personality traits by their association with each sign of the zodiac. People born under the same Sun sign share these traits to a greater or lesser extent depending on other influences in the birth chart. However, we can easily describe the basic nature of each sign, element and quality. This article explains these elements and illustrates these principles using Johnny Depp’s Birth Chart.
The four elements are fire, earth, air and water. The three qualities are cardinal, fixed and mutable. Each sign falls into one element and one quality. You can learn a lot about your basic nature just by observing the dominant elements and qualities in your chart.
Briefly, here are the signs and their elements/qualities and characteristics:
- Fire signs: Aires, Leo, Sagittarius – are outgoing and action oriented.
- Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – are practical and realistic.
- Air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – are intellectual and people oriented.
- Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pieces – are emotional and intuitive.
- Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn – are self-starters.
- Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – are determined.
- Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces – are easygoing.
Johnny Depp’s Birth Chart for Example
In Johnny Depp’s birth chart, there are 3 planets are in Fire signs, 8 in Earth signs, 3 in Air signs and 2 in water signs. Therefore, Earth is his primary element – practical and realistic. In addition, he places importance on security, he is patient, industrious and strong-willed. Furthermore, He can apply himself toward long-range goals.
As far as quality goes, Johnny Depp’s chart shows 3 in cardinal signs, 7 in fixed and 6 in Mutable. Therefore, I would look at the qualities of both fixed and mutable characteristics. For example,
Besides elemental and quality interpretations, I would like to discuss something else intriguing about Johnny Depp’s Birth Chart: He has what is referred to as a Sole Dispositor as the ruling planet – Venus.
Venus in Taurus
Venus is in Taurus which is the only planet in its natural home. Therefore, no other planet is the dispositor or ruler over Venus. The Sole Dispositor ultimately rules all the other planets of your chart. Therefore, Venus in Taurus is a very significant alignment. The following is the computer interpretation of this planetary alignment (I have only edited the grammar to make it easier to read):
Except from Johnny Depp’s Birth Chart
“Venus in Taurus gives an earthy and practical love nature, very ardent and nurturing. This is a powerful placement of Venus, and his emotions are strong and long-lasting. he is very loyal, and apt to be a trifle possessive. In addition, he knows what he wants to get out of life, and can be quite stubborn about it.
He is also very sensual, social and easy to get along with. Living in the material world comes naturally to him. He has good luck with finances, and would excel in professions such as lawyer, real estate broker, or loan officer. Furthermore, gardening and personal or home décor are likely hobbies. He likes living the good life, and he will always have an abiding sense of enjoyment from music and the arts.
Venus in the Tenth House represents a strong connection within him between artistic impulses, his values, and concepts of prestige and authority, or career. Moreover, he may seek a profession in the arts. He values the qualities of authority and being out in the world, and possess a natural grace in his dealings with people, so that he seems quite sure of himself. Other people are likely to automatically respect his stand, which is usually well thought out. He also tends to be reserved, and respond to conventional wisdom in the gift of his affection, seldom taking emotional risks.
There is likely to have been a close emotional attachment to his mother in which he felt valued, and which gives him the strength of his convictions. Furthermore, there is a beauty about him in the way he manifests his career or chosen profession. Finally, he is constantly aware of looking good in the public sphere, and may enjoy the benefit of applying his well-developed sense of aesthetics to the work that he does with himself alone, seeing the beauty that lies within.”
This is only a small part of Johnny Depp’s birth chart interpretation. I will blog about other properties of his birth chart in future segments. As always, if you have any questions of comments, please contact me here.