Nature of Various Rashi According to Hindu Astrology

 
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Aries (Mesha):
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The Sing Aries has blood-red complexion, huge bulky body is a quadruped sign and is strong during night. It resides in the east, is of royal caste and wanders in hills. It has the predominance of Rajoguna, rises with its back and is fiery; its lord is Mars.
 
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Taurus (Vrisha):
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Taurus is white in complexion and is lorded by Venus. It is long, is a quadruped sign and is strong in the night. It resides in the South and represents villages. It is of Vaishya caste, its element is the earth, it is Rajoguni and it rises with its back.
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Gemini (Mithuna):
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The sign Gemini rises with its head, it is represented by a couple(male and female)holding a mace and a lute; it resides in the West and its element is air, it is biped, is strong in the night, resides in villages and is windy in temperament; it has an even body and its hue is grass green. Its Lord is Mercury.
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Cancer (Karkata):
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The sign Cancer is pale red in hue, resides in forests, Brahmin by caste and is strong in the night. It is many footed and has a bulky body; it is Sattwika in disposition, its element is water; it rises with its back and the Moon has been regarded as its Lord.
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Leo (Simgha):
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The sine Leo is of Sattwika disposition and lorded by the Sun ; it is four footed and kshtriya (martial)by race and resides in forests; it rises with its head, has a bulky body and is pale in hue; it resides in the east and is strong in the day.
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Virgo (Kanya):
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The sign Vargo has been spoken of as Parvatiya or hill resorter and is strong in the day. It rises with its head and has a medium sized body. It is biped and resides in the South. It has grains and fire in its hands. It is of Vaishya Varna (race) and is variegated. Its element is air; it is virgin and is Tamoguni; it is of child like nature and its lord is Mercury.
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Libra (Tula):
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The sign Libra rises with its head, is strong in day, has black Complexion, is Rajoguni in nature; it resides in the West and wanders on the earth; it is violent ,is of Shudra Varna(race) and has medium sized body and is biped. Its lord is Venus.
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Scorpio (Vrishchika):
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The Sign Scorpio has Slender physique and is multi footed (Centipede).It is Brahmin by Varna (race)and resides in holes. Its direction is north and it is strong in day . It hue is reddish brown and it resides in both water and Land. It has hairy body, very sharp forepart (very sharp sting) and its ruler or Lord is Mars.
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Sagittarius (Dhanu):
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The sign Sagittarius rises with its back, and its Lord is Jupiter. It is Sattwika. Its hue is pale and it is strong in night; its element is fire and its Varna (race) is Kshtriya (royal or martial).It is biped to 15 degree and afterwards quadruped. It has even body, and bears a bow and arrow. It resides in the east and wanders on the earth. Brahma (the creator God) has made it splendorous.
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Capricorn (Makar):
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This sign is lorded by Saturn, is Tamoguni and its element is earth . It resides in the south and is strong in night. It rises with its back, has an unwieldy or huge body is variegated and wanders on land in forests. It is quadruped in the first half and is foot less in the Second half and glides in Water.
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Aquarius (Kumbha):
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The sign Aquarius is represented by a male holding a pot. It has drowned complexion and medium sized body and is biped. It is strong in day, resides in deep water and its element is air. It rises with its head and is Tamoguni. Its Varna (race or caste) is Shudra (low burn). It is the Lord of western direction. It is lorded or ruled by Saturn.
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Pisces (Mean):
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The sign Pisces has the appearance of a pair of fish, one tailed with the head of the other and is strong in day. Its element is water and it is Satwaguni and healthy. It glides in water and its Varna (race) is Brahmin. It is footless, has medium sized body, resides in the northern direction and rises with both head and back. Its Lord is Brahaspati or Jupiter, the teacher of gods. It is in this way that the 12 signs each having 30 degree have been described to assess gross and specific effects.
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