What is an archetype?

An archetype is a universal symbol or pattern that appears in myths, dreams, and religious teachings across cultures. In astrology, archetypes are used to help explain the behavior of people born under specific signs. For example, the archetype of the warrior is associated with the sign of Aries, while the archetype of the caregiver is associated with Cancer.

Archetypes can be helpful in understanding yourself and others. If you know your sign’s associated archetype, you can look for that symbol in your life experiences and relationships. For example, if you’re an Aries, you may have a strong need to be independent and take control of your life. You may also be more aggressive and competitive than other signs. On the other hand, if you’re a Cancer, you may be more nurturing and sensitive to the needs of others. You may also be more likely to experience emotions such as fear and sadness.

While archetypes can be helpful in understanding yourself and others, it’s important to remember that they are just symbols. They shouldn’t be taken too literally. If you’re interested in learning more about your sign’s archetype, there are many books and articles written on the subject. Happy exploring!