The Zodiac Art Series


This whole series started from inspiration to work a scorpion into an art piece. Scorpions are intriguing, what can I say? Once I had the ‘Scorpio’ design down on paper, it was time to start thinking about color. I discovered that each Zodiac sign has a color spectrum. This sparked the idea to do a piece for each sign, using the colors from the respective palettes. I didn’t use all the colors from each spectrum, but since I have a pretty good repertoire of acrylic paints I was able to incorporate about 12 different colors for each piece.

Each piece was produced by hand, then professionally photographed by Pixel2Editions here in San Diego, and finally touched up in Photoshop.

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Gallery

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Aries artwork by Chris Freyer
Taurus artwork by Chris Freyer
Gemini artwork by Chris Freyer
Cancer artwork by Chris Freyer
Leo artwork by Chris Freyer
Virgo artwork by Chris Freyer
Libra artwork by Chris Freyer
Scorpio artwork by Chris Freyer
Sagittarius artwork by Chris Freyer
Capricorn artwork by Chris Freyer
Aquarius artwork by Chris Freyer
Pisces artwork by Chris Freyer

I. Aries

  • Aries-Zodiac-Wheel
  • Aries-Gemstones
  • Aries-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Aries symbol is meant to represent the face and horns of a ram. This is based on Chrysomallus, a flying ram who provided golden fleece. It represents authority and kingship.

Aries loves to be number one, so it’s no surprise that these audacious rams are the first sign of the zodiac. Bold and ambitious, Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations.

Opposite sign and house: Libra

This is a relationship axis, where Aries and the 1st house represent “self” and Libra and the seventh house represent “other”. Where Aries-1st house is about self-assertion, Libra-7th is about compromise. People born with planets in both Aries and Libra or both the 1st and 7th need to learn the balance between these two needs.


II. Taurus

  • Taurus-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Taurus symbol is meant to illustrate the face and horns of a bull. Like the animal, people born under this star sign are peaceful and methodical. They are slow to anger, but once they are disturbed, they can become violent.

Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Like their celestial spirit animal, Taureans enjoy relaxing in serene, bucolic environments surrounded by soft sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavors.

Opposite sign and house: Scorpio

This polarity deals with form (Taurus and the 2nd house) versus transformation (Scorpio and the eighth house). While Taurus-2nd house deals with matter, personal values, material goods, possessions, and security, Scorpio-8th house rules the destruction of form, shared possessions, and change/transformation.


III. Gemini

  • Gemini-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Gemini symbol is meant to represent a pair of twins, particularly Dioscuri, who were granted shared half-immortality after the death of their mortal brother Castor. Geminis are known to have duel personalities, acting one way on a certain day and completely differently the next. However, the twins also represent a Gemini’s desire to communicate with others and share ideas with a group.

Have you ever been so busy that you wished you could clone yourself just to get everything done? That’s the Gemini experience in a nutshell. Appropriately symbolized by the celestial twins, this air sign was interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself.

Opposite sign and house: Sagittarius

This is a mental axis, where Gemini and the 3rd house represent the “lower mind” and Sagittarius and the 9th house represent the “higher mind”. Gemini and the third house rule curiosity and logical thinking. Sagittarius and the ninth house rule a broader way of thinking–the quest for meaning, ideas that expand upon the here and now.


IV. Cancer

  • Cancer-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Cancer symbol is based on the Karkinos, a giant crab who harassed Heracles during his fight with the Hydra. People born beneath this sign move sideways like crabs, avoiding conflict as often as possible. They also pinch like crabs, clasping onto the things that make them happy.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign. Represented by the crab, this crustacean seamlessly weaves between the sea and shore representing Cancer’s ability to exist in both emotional and material realms. Cancers are highly intuitive and their psychic abilities manifest in tangible spaces: For instance, Cancers can effortlessly pick up the energies in a room.

Opposite sign and house: Capricorn

The private life, domesticity, the need for a home base, and nurturance (Cancer and the 4th house) versus the public life, career, reputation, and accountability (Capricorn and the tenth house). Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer and the 4th, while achievements and rewards/punishments are ruled by Capricorn. In some ways, this polarity deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love.


V. Leo

  • Leo-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Leo symbol represents a lion, particularly the Nemean lion, who has an impenetrable hide. People born beneath this sign are proud, regal, relaxed, and in charge. Much like lions, they are natural born leaders who chase after what they want because they believe they deserve it.

Roll out the red carpet because Leo has arrived. Leo is represented by the lion and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They’re delighted to embrace their royal status: Vivacious, theatrical, and passionate, Leos love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves.

Opposite sign and house: Aquarius

This polarity deals with the balance between the personal (Leo and fifth house) and the impersonal (Aquarius and eleventh house). Leo and the fifth house rule creative self-expression and the boost to the individual ego that we receive through pleasure and romance, while Aquarius and the eleventh house rule the group, more impersonal friendships, and objectivity.


VI. Virgo

  • Virgo-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Virgo symbol represents a virgin woman, based on Astraea who was the last immortal to leave Earth at the end of the Silver Age. She represents dedication, loyalty, kindness, and nurture.

Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture, an association that speaks to Virgo’s deep-rooted presence in the material world. Virgos are logical, practical, and systematic in their approach to life. This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn’t afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice.

Opposite sign and house: Pisces

This polarity is the service axis, and it deals with the balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo and the sixth house) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite (Pisces and twelfth house). Virgo and the sixth house rule our tools and techniques that we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces and the twelfth house rule the tools that we use to deal with our spirituality.


VII. Libra

  • Libra-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Libra symbol represents scales, which are based on the scales of justice held by Themis, the Greek personification of divine law and custom. This sign believes in balancing all aspects of their life and they become upset at any injustices they witness.

Libra is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra’s fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life.

Opposite sign and house: Aries

This is a relationship axis, where Aries and the 1st house represent “self” and Libra and the seventh house represent “other”. Where Aries-1st house is about self-assertion, Libra-7th is about compromise. People born with planets in both Aries and Libra or both the 1st and 7th need to learn the balance between these two needs.


VIII. Scorpio

  • Scorpio-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Scorpio symbol is associated with a scorpion, a snake, and an eagle. Like a scorpion, people born beneath this sign are intense, aggressive when provoked, and prefer to be alone.

Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm.

Opposite sign and house: Taurus

This polarity deals with form (Taurus and the 2nd house) versus transformation (Scorpio and the eighth house). While Taurus-2nd house deals with matter, personal values, material goods, possessions, and security, Scorpio-8th house rules the destruction of form, shared possessions, and change/transformation.


IX. Sagittarius

  • Sagittarius-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Sagittarius symbol represents an archer. It is based on the centaur, Chiron, who mentored Achilles in archery. People born beneath this sign are obsessed with traveling, learning, and adventure.

Represented by the archer, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge. The last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius launches its many pursuits like blazing arrows, chasing after geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures.

Opposite sign and house: Gemini

This is a mental axis, where Gemini and the 3rd house represent the “lower mind” and Sagittarius and the 9th house represent the “higher mind”. Gemini and the third house rule curiosity and logical thinking. Sagittarius and the ninth house rule a broader way of thinking–the quest for meaning, ideas that expand upon the here and now.


X. Capricorn

  • Sagittarius-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Capricorn symbol is the body and head of a goat with the tail of a fish. It is based on the Sumerians’ primordial god of wisdom and waters, Enki, because Capricorns are intelligent, logical, and goal oriented.

The last earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish. Accordingly, Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms.

Opposite sign and house: Cancer

The private life, domesticity, the need for a home base, and nurturance (Cancer and the 4th house) versus the public life, career, reputation, and accountability (Capricorn and the tenth house). Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer and the 4th, while achievements and rewards/punishments are ruled by Capricorn. In some ways, this polarity deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love.


XI. Aquarius

  • Aquarius-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Aquarius symbol is ripples of water, which is associated with Ganymede, the water-bearer. Like him, people born beneath this sign are generous, patient, friendly, and self-reflective.

Despite the “aqua” in its name, Aquarius is actually the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign.

Opposite sign and house: Leo

This polarity deals with the balance between the personal (Leo and fifth house) and the impersonal (Aquarius and eleventh house). Leo and the fifth house rule creative self-expression and the boost to the individual ego that we receive through pleasure and romance, while Aquarius and the eleventh house rule the group, more impersonal friendships, and objectivity.


XII. Pisces

  • Pisces-Artwork-by-Chris-Freyer

The Pisces symbol represents the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born from the sea. Like fish, people born beneath this sign are vibrant, dedicated to their community, and enjoy being surrounded by others.

Pisces, a water sign, is the last constellation of the zodiac. It’s symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces’ attention between fantasy and reality. As the final sign, Pisces has absorbed every lesson — the joys and the pain, the hopes and the fears — learned by all of the other signs.

Opposite sign and house: Virgo

This polarity is the service axis, and it deals with the balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo and the sixth house) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite (Pisces and twelfth house). Virgo and the sixth house rule our tools and techniques that we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces and the twelfth house rule the tools that we use to deal with our spirituality.


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