Your Star Sign Profiles and what you have read or heard in the past paint a picture of your cosmic personality traits, but where did they come from? Why are Cancereans so tenacious and Aries so willing to take risks? There are four main influences that give each Sign their characteristics: Those four influences are the constellation behind the Sign, the ruling planet, the ruling gods and goddesses of both the constellation and the planets and the astrological season each Sign falls in. When you read about the Origins behind each Sign I refer to the time of year they represent, either talking about spring, autumn, winter or summer. This is the Northern Hemisphere Season, which no matter where you are in the world now, is the world that Astrology has its roots and therefore influenced your Star Sign traits.