Each sign of the zodiac is either masculine or feminine. These descriptions have nothing to do with the sex of the person concerned. Some astrologers prefer the terms positive and negative; others refer to yang and yin. We use the standard astrological terms of masculine and feminine in this book. No matter how you choose to describe them, the signs alternate in the following order.
Masculine-sign people are usually interested in what is going on in the world. They like to get around, they have a lot of friends, and they like making new ones. They’re not highly emotional people and can take a detached, objective view of most circumstances.
Feminine-sign people are generally very involved with their homes, families, and close friends. They are not much interested in “the outside world” and are more likely to be disturbed by domestic matters than by political events or world affairs.
As with everything in astrology, these descriptions are not written in stone, and you’ll find that there are exceptions. Don’t be surprised if you meet reserved and retiring Leos, outgoing Virgos, and lots of others who don’t conform to type. There are reasons for such exceptions, but they belong to more advanced astrology books. One very useful book on such exceptions—also a Sterling/Zambezi book—is called The Hidden Zodiac.