Every zodiac sign has a masculine or feminine classification (also known as dualities). It has nothing to do with your actual gender, but more to do with the energy associated with your sign. What can it help you understand about your own personality? Let’s dive deeper into what these terms actually mean.


Masculine Signs

There are six zodiac signs that are labeled as ‘masculine’. Those included are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. These signs give off a ‘go getter’ vibe. They’re do-ers. In fact, some of the words used to describe masculine signs include extrovert, active, spontaneous, ambitious, and even imposing. An article written by Rebecca Brents for medium.com states, “Masculine signs show initiative, overt ambition and ability to conceptualize and communicate verbally. With a majority of planets in masculine signs in your horoscope, you are a doer-and-thinker. You communicate with actions and words. You put out ideas or create changes with your energy. That constitutes “value” for you.”


Masculine energy thrives on getting things done. They seek to seize the moment. Additionally if something doesn’t go their way, they will change what doesn’t suit them with their actions and choices. Taking charge, and putting physical effort into their goals is an essential part of someone who has a masculine energy sign. They are reliable individuals you can count on to make things happen.

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Feminine Signs

Feminine signs include anyone who falls under the Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces zodiac designations. They give off a softer, more stable energy. Words used to describe feminine energy include introvert, passive, sensitive, measured and intuitive. In the above mentioned article, Brents also states, “With a majority of planets in feminine signs, you are a feeler-and-shaper. You operate on intuition and have emotional depth. You communicate through feelings, symbols and nuance, and when you spend energy, you want something practical, solid or meaningful to show for it. This constitutes “value” for you.”


The article goes on to say, “Feminine sign people are life’s stabilizers, the ones who keep the flow and continuity going, and maintain the cohesion that sustains life.” This is an excellent reason why they are such a complimentary opposite to masculine energy. Where others might be imposing, feminine energy goes with the flow. They avoid chaos in favor of a lifestyle that is more calm. Some may even classify feminine energy as predictable; however, they are simply interested in living at a slower pace.


Although these two classifications are entirely different, there’s no denying how deeply they compliment one another. Every aspect of life has a yin and yang balance and we need both in this world and in our lives. Discover which sign you are and let it help you learn a little bit more about yourself and what you could potentially need in a partner.