Understanding the Signs of the Zodiac
The stars have a lot to say. They influence you every day, whether you are knowledgeable or receptive to this or not.
If you are interested in learning more about yourself and what has helped to make you who you are since birth, understanding the signs of the zodiac might be fascinating to you. Even skeptics might find themselves surprised by some of the accuracies they find while studying their signs.
If anything, it’s always fun to explore something from a different perspective. Astrology has been present for centuries and rooted in beliefs across the world.
Take a moment to analyse yourself and those close to you and see if you can uncover some truth from the stars’ alignments.
Sun Signs The most popular aspect of astrology and what you might already know is your sun sign. To figure out your sun sign all you need to know is your date of birth.
Then you can probably find the horoscope section in your local paper or online and see what sign your birth date falls within.
There are twelve signs of the zodiac, meaning that the sign that the sun was traveling through at the time of your birth is your sun sign.
The position of the sun in your birth chars governs your individuality, distinctive style, and your drive to fulfill your goals in life.
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If you are born at the very beginning or end of an astrological sign, you are on the ‘cusp.’ To be more specific, you are on a ‘cusp’ if your birthdate is within the first five days or the last five days of a sign.
If this is the case for you, you are under the influence of both signs, however, your true sun sign holds a stronger influence over you.
The twelve signs of the zodiac are:
Aries (March 21-April 19) Taurus (April 20-May 20) Gemini (May 21-June 20) Cancer (June 21-July 22) Leo (July 23-August 22) Virgo (August 23-September 22) Libra (September 23-October 22) Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Your Sun Sign Explained Aries (March 21-April 19) The Ram Fire Sign Ruled by the Planet Mars Characteristics:
Action and adventure
Competition and winning or being first
Having personal control
Courage and honesty
Taurus (April 20-May 20) The Bull Earth Sign Ruled by the Planet Venus Characteristics:
Careful and conservative outlook
Dependable and loyal
Loving and artistic
Thorough and attentive
Tendency to be self-indulgent
Beauty and romance, sentimentality
Wealth and prosperity
Nature, harmony and love of living things
Habit and organization
Cautiousness & trustworthiness
Gemini (May 21-June 20) The Twins Air Sign Ruled by the Planet Mercury Characteristics:
Youthful and quick
Entertaining and charming
Gossipy and noncommittal
Impatient and fickle
Communication and articulation
Wit, instinct and persuasion
Intellect and education
Curiosity and exploration
Attention to details
Cancer (June 21-July 22) The Crab Water Sign Ruled by the Moon Characteristics:
Kind and compassionate
Helpful and protective
Shrewd and intuitive
Easily hurt and moody
Sensitivity and defense
Home, protection and comfort
Family and sentimentality
Money, business, and response to public need
Leo (July 23-August 22) The Lion Fire Sign Ruled by the Sun Characteristics: