Zodiac Signs Explained, Find Yours
Zodiac signs also known as Astrological signs or Sun signs are signs assigned to sections of an imaginary circular path traveled by the sun around the earth, this path is divided into 12 sections and it takes the sun about 30 days to travel through one section. Based on the location of the Sun at the minute you were born, you could be one of 12 zodiac signs. In Astrology there is a Law of Correspondences which states :
As above, so below.
As within, so without.
As the universe, so the soul.
This means there is symmetry between individuals and the heavens (celestial environment). So your zodiac signs can tell the kind of person you are, before you attack me read this:
Astrology is generally regarded as pseudoscientific(falsely or mistakenly claimed or regarded as being based on scientific method); it has consistently failed experimental verification.
So it may be wrong about you, lets find out.
Note: I am not saying you should live your life based on these zodiac signs. Just read through learn and be amazed
Understanding the nature of your own zodiac sign can help you gain personal perspective, growth, and a greater connection to the universe and the earth around you.
I didn’t think anything much of zodiac signs before, but when I had a chance to read about them and found out the attributes of my zodiac sign(Virgo), I was really amazed at how much it matched me and even more things that I didn’t know about myself. Read on if you have an inquisitive mind
Find Your Zodiac Sign
Zodiac signs have Latin and English names(Gloss) but most people know them by their Latin names. Below are the dates for zodiac signs and their symbols beside the English names. The first zodiac starts from March 21 so if you were born between January and March 21 yours would be at the bottom
Mar 21 - Apr 19
- Comfortable clothes
- Taking on leadership roles
- Physical challenges
- Idividual sports
- Work that does not use one’s talents
As the first sign in the zodiac, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything – from work to social gatherings. Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Aries – the Flying Ram Guided by the story of the Golden Fleece, an Aries is ready to be the hero of the day, fly away and carry many endangered, powerless people on their back. The power of the ram is carried on his back, for he is the gold itself, shiny and attractive to those ready for betrayal. The story of glory that isn’t easy to carry is in these two horns
Ruling Planet: Mars
Apr 29 - May 20
- Practical, devoted
- High quality clothes
- Working with hands
- Sudden changes
- Insecurity of any kind
- Synthetic fabrics
Practical and well-grounded, Taurus is the sign that harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.
They find it easy to make money and stay on same projects for years, or until they are completed. What we often see as stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment, and their ability to complete tasks whatever it takes is uncanny. This makes them excellent employees, great long-term friends and partners, always being there for people they love.
Taurus – the Wandering Bull. Being the one who betrayed their best friend, goddess Hera herself, this is an unfortunate being that has to wander the Earth in order to find freedom. As if something was always poking them behind their back, reminding them of happiness that once was, stinging and pushing forwards, they close up in their own worlds, lonely and separated from their core. To find love, a Taurus has to travel the world, change perspective or make a shift in their entire belief system and their system of values.
Ruling Planet: Venus
May 21 - Jun 20
- Ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas
- Chats with nearly anyone
- Short trips around the town
- Being alone
- Being confined
- Repetition and routine
Expressive and quick-witted, Gemini represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.
People born under this Sun sign often have a feeling that their other half is missing, so they are forever seeking new friends, mentors, colleagues and people to talk to.
Gemini – the Caring Twins. There is so much childish innocence in the nature of Gemini, telling their tale of brotherhood, love between best friends and relatives who are entirely different by character, circumstances, physical appearance or upbringing. Gemini sees love first through communication and verbal contact, and find it as important as physical contact with their partner. When these two combine, obstacles all seem to fade. Inquisitive and always ready to flirt
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Jun 21 - Jul 22
- Home-based hobbies
- Relaxing near or in water
- Helping loved ones
- Agood meal with friends
- Any criticism of Mom
- Revealing of personal life
Deeply intuitive and sentimental, Cancer can be one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. They are very emotional and sensitive, and care deeply about matters of the family and their home. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close. Those born with their Sun in Cancer are very loyal and able to empathize with other people’s pain and suffering.
Lack of patience or even love will manifest through mood swings later in life, and even selfishness, self-pity or manipulation. They are quick to help others, just as they are quick to avoid conflict
Jul 23 - Aug 22
- Self-centered, lazy
- Theater, t
- Taking holidays
- Being admired
- Expensive things
- Bright colors
- Fun with friends
- Being ignored
- Facing difficult reality
- Not being treated like a king or queen
People born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their “king of the jungle” status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.
Leo – the Lion in the Cave. The story of the Lion always speaks of bravery. This is an animal fearless and impossible to challenge, hurt or destroy, their only weaknesses being fear and aggression towards those they confront. Living in a cave, a Lion always needs to have one, nesting and finding comfort in hard times. However, they should never stay there for long. With their head high, they have to face others with dignity and respect, never raising a voice, a hand, or a weapon, bravely walking through the forest they rule.
Ruling Planet: Sun
Aug 23 - Sep 22
- Hardworking, practical
- Overly critical of self and others, all work and no play
- Healthy food
- Asking for help
- Taking center stage
Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.
Virgo – the Disappointed Goddess. Seeking goodness in humankind is the story of Virgo, and disappointment seems to be inevitable from their point of view. The first time they came from their cloud and jumped onto planet Earth, it felt like their mission is to use their existence for good, discovering ways of justice and purity in other people. Once they fail to find it too many times, Virgos will pull away, get lost, turn to substance abuse, or simply separate from other people to sit on the bench, criticize and judge.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Sep 23 - Oct 22
- Avoids confrontations
- Will carry a grudge
- Gentleness, sharing with others
- The outdoors
People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible
Libra – The Measure of Our Souls The shortest myth of them all seems to present a good analogy to the shortest constellation in the sky, you might even say that it is non-existent, presented by the pliers of Scorpio. Libra is one dot of balance in the sea of different extremes, manifested only through the fifteenth degree of this magnificent sign, an object among animals and people. There is something awfully insecure about Libra, as if they were unsure which plate to burden next, aware that things pass and teach us to be careful around other people. Whatever we do in our lifetimes, only serves to point the way for our Souls towards that “higher power” to finally measure our existence. Telling us where we went wrong or what we did right, Libras unconsciously teach us that true liberation hides in lightness.
Ruling Planet: Venus
Oct 23 - Nov 21
- A true friend
- Being right
- Longtime friends
- A grand passion
- Revealing secrets
- Passive people
Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness.
People often say that Scorpio-born are fierce, probably because they understand very well the rules of the universe. Some Scorpio-born can look older than they actually are.
Ruling Planet: Pluto, Mars
Nov 22 - Dec 21
- Great sense of humor
- Promises more than can deliver
- Very impatient
- Will say anything no matter how undiplomatic
- Being outdoors
- Clingy people
- Being constrained
- Off-the-wall theories
Curious and energetic, Sagittarius is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life.
Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.
Freedom is their greatest treasure, because only then they can freely travel and explore different cultures and philosophies. Because of their honesty, Sagittarius-born are often impatient and tactless when they need to say or do something, so it’s important to learn to express themselves in a tolerant and socially acceptable way.
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Dec 22 - Jan 19
- Good managers
- Expecting the worst
- Understated status
- Quality craftsmanship
- Almost everything at some point
Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.
Capricorn – the Goat of Fear. A goat with the tail of a fish is created to face fear and create panic. It is the sign of decisions made to be protected from monsters in our minds, lives, and immediate physical surrounding. Always ready to transform into something that scares those scary things off, Capricorn speaks of each natural chain reaction of fear, where one scary thing leads to many others, rising up as defensive mechanisms that only make things worse.
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Jan 20 - Feb 18
- Runs from emotional expression
- Fun with friends, helping others
- Fighting for causes, intellectual conversation
- A good listener
Dull or boring situations
People who disagree with them
Aquarius-born are shy and quiet , but on the other hand they can be eccentric and energetic. However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They are able to see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems.
Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius-born have a deep need to be some time alone and away from everything, in order to restore power. People born under the Aquarius sign, look at the world as a place full of possibilities.
The biggest problem for Aquarius-born is the feeling that they are limited or constrained. Because of the desire for freedom and equality for all, they will always strive to ensure freedom of speech and movement.
Aquarius-born have a reputation for being cold and insensitive persons, but this is just their defence mechanism against premature intimacy. They need to learn to trust others and express their emotions in a healthy way.
Ruling Planet: Uranus, Saturn
Feb 19 - Mar 20
- Overly trusting
- Desire to escape reality
- Can be a victim or a martyr
- Being alone, sleeping
- Visual media
- Spiritual themes
The past coming back to haunt
Cruelty of any kind
Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.
People born under the Pisces sign have an intuitive understanding of the life cycle and thus achieve the best emotional relationship with other beings.
Pisces-born are known by their wisdom, but under the influence of Uranus, Pisces sometimes can take the role of a martyr, in order to catch the attention. Pisces are never judgmental and always forgiving. They are also known to be most tolerant of all the zodiac signs.
Ruling Planet : Neptune, Jupiter
So yeah, there you have it. I mentioned Elements and Ruling Planets of zodiac signs but I din’t explain it here because I don’t want this post to be too bulky and loose your attention. To read about them click here.