When a person asks your "sign", even if they don't
know it, they are referring to your Sun Sign, which is the zodiacal sign
position of the Sun at the time of your birth.
Sun Sign Astrology
gets a lot of press. However, with a little thought, it is rather
intuitive to feel that dividing the entire human population into only 12
categories (the 12 Sun Signs) is far too simplistic. The truth is, every
individual on this planet is complex.
While the sign
position of the Sun is meaningful, there is much more to Astrology than
just the Sun. In fact, Astrology is just as delightfully (and sometimes
maddeningly!) complex as people themselves. Besides the sign of the Sun,
each person has a Moon sign, Mercury sign, Venus sign, Mars sign, and so
forth. Furthermore, each of the planets and luminaries fall in
particular houses (there are 12 in all) in their birth charts (also
called natal charts). Character is also believed to be influenced by the
relationships the planets, luminaries, and points have with each other.
learning Astrology can be a fun and rewarding endeavor, especially for
those with a strong interest in learning more about themselves, others,
and their lives. Beginning students of Astrology can take the learning
process one step at a time, perhaps starting with the Sun Signs, moving
on to a study of the Moon, and so forth. The wonderful reward for this
step-by-step approach is the gradual unfolding of your own chart and the
charts of those you love!