Within astrology, there are gender differences, as in six of them have a feminine or "negative" qualities, and the other six have masculine or "positive" traits. Not to say that one side is better than the other, these are just the terms used. The feminine signs are basically more quiet, more cunning and crafty, even introverted, whereas the masculine are more brash, quileless and generally fitting of the term extroverted. Feminine signs are more thoughtful, masculine are more direct, less weighed down by the thought of consequence.

Water signs and earth signs are feminine, fire signs and air signs are masculine.

Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces are the the feminine signs.

Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius are the masculine.