Zodiacs of SHS Teachers


Valentine McNeilly and Grace Goode

Peter Umbrianna (SHS Athletic Director)

Sun sign: Sun signs signify a person’s core identity, and Mr. Umbrianna is a Pisces. Pisces is a water sign, ruled by Neptune, and is symbolized by a pair of fish. Pisces are known for being generous and creative, but like most water signs, also tend to be emotional. Pisces is also one of the most empathetic signs of the zodiac–should you ever need a shoulder to cry on, a Pisces can help you out!

Moon sign: Moon signs represent a person’s emotions and inner moods, and Mr. Umbrianna is a Taurus. Taurus is an earth sign, ruled by Venus, and is symbolized by a bull. As an earth sign, Taurus tends to be more stable and grounded. Taurus moons are known for their down-to-earth, go-with-the-flow attitude.

Ascendant sign: Ascendant signs show how other people perceive you or your persona, and Mr. Umbrianna is a Scorpio. Scorpio is also a water sign, ruled by Mars and Pluto, and is symbolized by the Scorpion. Scorpio ascendants tend to be somewhat reserved and quiet, and can sometimes come off as mysterious. Scorpio ascendants are also known for being brave and loyal, and not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. 

Phillip Blake (SHS Math Teacher)

Sun sign: Mr. Blake’s sun sign is an Aquarius. Aquarius is an air sign ruled by the planet Uranus, and is symbolized by the “water-bearer.” Aquarians are known for their independence and lack of conformity. They tend to be idealistic and at times rebellious. Aquarius, like the other air signs, tends not to fit into one clear box, and are known for marching to the beat of their own drum.

Moon sign: Mr. Blake’s moon sign is Virgo. Virgo, an earth sign, is ruled by Mercury and is symbolized by the Maiden. Virgo moons tend to be very observant, thoughtful, and logical, even when it comes to their emotions. They will always think things through and come to a rational emotional conclusion. Sometimes this can come off as calculated or judgemental, but really Virgo moons are just not reactive or impulsive, and they like to think before they feel. 

Ascendant sign: Mr. Blake’s ascendant sign matches his Sun sign, Aquarius. When a Sun sign (significant of a person’s true identity) and an Ascendant sign (significant of how a person presents themselves) match, it usually means that individual is not afraid to be who they are and show their true colors. An ascendant in Aquarius looks to differentiate themselves from others, possibly through clothing/aesthetic choices, a unique sense of humor, or unconventional choices. This lack of conformity in Aquarius ascendants also translates to a wide acceptance of others who may not be like them.  They are also known for their unpredictability when making decisions–Aquarius ascendants will always keep you on your toes!

Juvelyn Hartweg (SHS Science Teacher)

Sun sign: Like Mr. Umbrianna, Ms. Hartweg’s sun sign is Pisces. Pisces are empaths and most likely one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Ms. Harwegs’s core is compassionate and wants to make everyone happy any way they can. Pisces can be wild and crazy and hard to forget. Pisces are highly observant and very tolerant — except with liars. 

Moon sign: Ms. Hartweg’s moon sign is Scorpio. Moon signs represent emotions and Scorpio’s are intense. Scorpio moon signs don’t do anything halfway–it’s all or nothing. Scorpio moons are very passionate but may come off as a closed book. They may appear mysterious or hard to read. They are fearless and intuitive, always sticking with their gut feeling. They are extremely loyal and protective, making for a good friend. 

Ascendant sign: Ms. Hartweg’s ascendant sign is Capricorn. Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, an earth sign ruled by Saturn. Rising signs signify the way others see you and Capricorn risings are sensible and practical. Capricorn risings set a goal and stick with it with a drive to achieve what they put their mind to. They may develop a strong sense of tradition, family, and responsibility at a young age. They come across as hardworking and dependable people and whenever you need a helping hand, Capricorn risings are there to help you.