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Most can and often are either male or female. However some are female only. Some are male only. Virgo, Cancer, and Libra are always female Leo, Ares, and Pisces are always Male Gemini are always a set of male and female twins. Identical except for gender relevant characteristics. Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio are your most physical of the bunch. Taurus being strength, Leo agility, and Scorpio being pretty much your tank (lots of armor, but not very agile and unable to apply their strength in ways Taurus can.) Aquarius, Cancer, and Sagittarius are more magically inclined than the rest. Like Scorpio Cancer has high armor which means less magic than the rest but able to take hits better. While Aquarius is, mostly, human looking and therefore the least amount of physical differences from most humans (meaning if it were a pure physical fight they'd be up a creek) but to make up for that they have the highest magic potential out of the zodiac. Element Affinity (from Wikipedia) Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) Even those listed as being more physical than magical actually use a great deal of magic to augment their physical traits. Virgo is just as human as Aquarius so why isn't it in the magical trio list? Sure it's strong in magic, but it's more of a lightning bruiser than the rest, making up for the fact she has few physical perks by the facts nobody tends to see her as a threat, and the fact she has a near instinctive understanding of how and when to defend herself (which pretty much serves to destroy the helpless maiden stereotype.) Libra is, debatable, even more a magical powerhouse than Aquarius, but her magic is strange. Libra exist as a balance point. She is only as effective as the situation requires to achieve a stalemate (depending on what that would be that can be a Great thing 'negotiating peace' or really really craptacular 'getting stuck in a tree but in no immediate danger of the bear eating you.) Their best quality is to act as a mediator, they have a natural understanding of balance and are great at finding a way to find a balance point between two opposing views (such as Order and Chaos.) Cetus and Ophiuchus Ophiuchus is an odd bird here. Most of the signs, even those that are weak in magic, have an elemental affinity. This one is a pure jack of all trades.Not great at anything but good enough at a lot of things, enough that it's hard to tell who/what would win in a straight out fight. They tend to be associated with snakes, and seem to show an affinity for them. So are often associated with serpent cults (either as priests or high ranking members.) Also, strangely, associated with scholarly pursuits more often than not. Cetus is born on those days that have no month attached to them (the whole process involving a lunar calendar rather than solar.) It's hard to explain without going into the rest of the setting. Cetus is... wild. Happens so rarely because it has to be a particular day after a particular number of years at x time meaning you don't get a Cetus every year. They're fierce, given to passions typically and often vilified for the amount of raw power they wield along with being associated with sea monsters and destruction. it's something that can either define them as a person (as in they become the monster everyone expects them to be) or they defy it (in spite of expectations they use their strength and passions to help those around them. Cancer and Scorpio Both, if fully manifest, are more or less plate armored save for a few regions (face, lower abdomen/thighs. palms) This process isn't all that apparent till puberty. Before then they will have bits and pieces of armor here or there that will grow and flake off every few months (scorpio's tail starts growing after they get to be about five or six due to it's size being about as large if not larger than the rest of their body,) Both are, arguably, the most discriminated against of the group because of how inhuman they look (at least Leo, Taurus, and such are MAMMALS... these two are practically living suits of armor between molting.) Due to the whole covered in armor thing normally neither seem to view clothes as all that nessicary outside of a kilt or skirt for modesty. Between molting however they both look completely human, and probably are sensitive to light, sound. Possibly a little clumsy since with the armor gone their reactions are all wrong without the added weight/resistance. However as an advantage unarmored they are potentially the fastest out of the lot IF they can work at it. Typically it's one month in three while growing up, then a month out of every year once they're an adult Unless there's pregnency involved then they stay human/unarmored for the duration and for several months after.