Masculine And Feminine Zodiac Signs In Astrology

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Last updated on Feb 07, 2023

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While society has come to define masculinity and femininity in terms of gender, in astrology, the two terms are associated with a specific type of energy.

According to astrology, zodiac signs are either masculine or feminine in nature and the two categories work to create a harmonious balance. The category each zodiac sign falls into depends on its element: earth, water, air, or fire.

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Feminine zodiac signs

The feminine zodiac signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

Feminine zodiac signs exude passive energy and are ruled by the emotional moon. They reflect the earth and water signs. These zodiac signs embody a receptive energy, so when planets fall into feminine signs, that planet's influence is turned inward.

The feminine zodiac signs are grounded and practical, providing stability to counterbalance the actionable energy of the masculine signs. They are highly intuitive and sensitive.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is very nurturing, which is a feminine trait. Embracing femininity allows them to create a warm and inviting environment. Taurus wants to ensure the safety of their loved ones by always nurturing them, and it's how they display their generosity. 


Romance and sensuality come naturally to Taurus. Them being in touch with their femininity allows them to embrace their romantic side and emotions. A large part of femininity is being able to express your emotions, and since Taurus is aware of their feelings, this makes them more so.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

It’s no surprise that Cancer is a feminine zodiac sign. They tend to be sensitive and in tune with their emotions. Their ability to be vulnerable keeps them from shying away from expressing their feelings, allowing Cancer to fully embrace their feminine energy.

Another feminine characteristic of Cancer is its nurturing nature. Nurturing is a traditionally feminine trait, and it’s commonly used to describe a good mother. This zodiac sign is supportive and can sympathize with the needs of others. 


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is very insightful because they trust their intuition. Being intuitive is how they embrace their femininity.

Virgos are receptive to when people are in need, and, in true feminine nature, will allow themselves to be helpful.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Outside of that tough exterior, Scorpios are quite sensitive and emotional. They are smart about who they share the vulnerable side of themselves with and use their feminine intuition to decide who can be trusted.

Scorpios are very intuitive and act on their gut feelings. Feminine energy is receptive, so Scorpio is aware of what their emotions, body, and intuition is telling them.


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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn's assertiveness and ambition make them more masculine in comparison to the other feminine zodiac signs. But even though they are ruled by the masculine planet, Saturn, Capricorn is still a feminine zodiac sign because it is an earth sign.

It’s their stable, thorough nature that makes them feminine.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces fully embrace their feminine energy. Their sensitivity is one of their strong suits, which aligns with femininity. Being vulnerable isn't hard for them because they are trusting.


Pisces are compassionate people who freely express their emotions. They allow their heart and intuition to guide them.

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Masculine zodiac signs

The masculine zodiac signs are Aries, Leo, Aquarius, Libra, Gemini and Sagittarius.

Masculine zodiac signs exude active energy and are ruled by the sun. They reflect the air and fire signs. These zodiac signs embody a direct, action-oriented energy, so when planets fall into masculine signs, that planet's influence is turned outward.

The feminine zodiac signs are spontaneous and energetic, providing direct force to counterbalance the more low-key energy of the feminine signs. They are highly intelligent and expressive.


Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is a fire sign well known for its fiery, spontaneous personality.

When channeled in a good way, this leads to passion and drive that make Aries great leaders. However, this masculine energy also makes Aries impulsive and, at times, aggressive.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Fire sign Leo is ruled by the Sun, so Leo's masculine energy is very pronounced.

Leo is highly creative and charismatic and can easily be picked out of a crowd because of their inclination to throw themselves into the spotlight.

Leo's masculine energy can be seen in their confidence and determination as well as their occasional arrogance.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius' masculine energy often reveals itself in its penchant for taking action when it comes to making a difference in the world.

Aquarius is very generous and adventurous and known for their rebellious nature.

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is characterized by its quest for justice in all things. Libra is unique in that its ruling planet is Venus, so many of Libra's traits actually embody a more feminine energy. However, its status as an air sign makes it masculine.


In fact, Libra is the masculine balance to the feminine energy of Taurus, also ruled by Venus. Where Taurus is more reclusive, Libra is social. Where Taurus is stuck in its ways, Libra is more diplomatic.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is an air sign known for its intellect.

Gemini is actually very emotional, like many of the feminine signs. However, as masculine signs reveal an outward presentation of energy, Gemini's emotional nature is often seen in their mood swings.

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Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)

Sagittarius is the adventurer of the zodiac ruled by lucky Jupiter.


Sagittarians are optimistic and passionate. Their intelligence and curiosity make them well-traveled as they can't stay in one place for too long.

Their incessant need for knowledge also makes them impulsive and disorganized as they're constantly moving on to the next thing.

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Tamara Sanon is a writer with a passion for covering topics about health and wellness, lifestyle, astrology, and relationships.​