Zodiac Signs Explained

12 Zodiac Signs – Star Sign Dates, Facts and Compatibility

The signs of the Zodiac can give us great insights into our day to day living as well as the many talents and special qualities we posses. You can discover a great deal of relevant information about yourself through reading about your Zodiac sign.

Find out your zodiac sign. Select your birthdate:

To Find out more about your Zodiac Sign – Select Your Star Sign:

Aries - March 21 - April 19

Aries
March 21 –
April 19

Taurus - April 20 - May 20

Taurus
April 20 –
May 20

Gemini - May 21 - June 20

Gemini
May 21 –
June 20

Cancer - June 21 - July 22

Cancer
June 21 –
July 22

Leo - July 23 - August 22

Leo
July 23 –
August 22

Virgo - August 23 - Septemeber 22

Virgo
August 23 –
September 22

Libra - September 23 - October 22

Libra
September 23 –
October 22

Scorpio - October 23 - November 21

Scorpio
October 23 –
November 21

Sagittarius - November 22 - December 21

Sagittarius
November 22 –
December 21

Capricorn - December 22 - January 19

Capricorn
December 22 –
January 19

Aquarius - January 20 - February 18

Aquarius
January 20 –
February 18

Pisces - February 19 - March 20

Pisces
February 19 –
March 20

Is your date of birth on a cusp?

If you were born on the first or last day of a Sun sign, in astrological terms you were born on a cusp. If that’s the case, you will probably benefit from reading your own Sun sign and the Sun sign that ends or begins right before or after your date of birth. For example, if your birth date is 22 December, your Sun sign is Capricorn, but you probably have some Sagittarian traits as well.

The Elements of the Zodiac Signs

One method of getting a broad feel for an individual’s psychological make up is to look at the composition of the chart in relation to the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. Each zodiac sign has an element assigned to it.

Earth Signs

With it’s natural connection to the material world, the earth sign is governed by the values of practicality and austerity. People born under this sign are very cautious individuals, especially in business and financial matters. They are primarily concerned with the “real” and, as such, are very down-to-earth individuals. The star sign governed by the earth element are Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo.

Air Signs

Communication is the forte of people born under the air sign. Brilliant and witty, they can be stars in their own right, with the natural ability to socialize and stand out from the crowd. Their intelligence gives them an unnatural capability to conceptualize, and their sense of freedom makes them spontaneous and unpredictable on the one hand, and very mysterious and eccentric on the other. The star signs governed by the air element are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Fire Signs

People born under the fire sign are very driven individuals that possess the need to express themselves. Faith and enthusiasm are the driving forces behind these individuals. As with fire, they can go from a small flicker to a raging flame, making them very temperamental. If they are managed properly, however, they can be very passionate in whatever endeavor they decide to engage. The star signs governed by the fire element are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

Water Signs

The element of sensitivity, people born under the water sign are known to be in touch with their emotions and those of others. As such, they can possess a higher sense of empathy, making them ideal social creatures. They can be very emotional and complex. They are easily hurt when their sacrifices are not acknowledged by other. The star signs governed by the water element are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

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The Qualities of the Zodiac

The signs are also categorized into qualities (sometimes called Quadruplicities, because they are divided into groups of four). The qualities describe person’s attitude in life. Generally speaking the quadruplicities represent the three basic qualities of life: cardinal (creation); fixed (preservation); and mutable (adjustment).

Cardinal

Those heavily influenced by the cardinal signs tend to be full of initiative, have no problems in beginning new projects and are usually quite busy with new plans. Within a group setting, the cardinal signs are most likely to lead others through their enthusiasm for the group’s aim. A cardinal quality is attached to the signs Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra.

Fixed

Those heavily influenced by the fixed quality are great at using their energy to keep long term projects running smoothly and for situations that require patience. These people also find change difficult, even when they consciously know they need it! A fixed quality is attached to the signs Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus

Mutable

Mutable people are normally flexible, adaptable and great at changing to suit their circumstances at various points in life. Their resourcefulness and versatility are a couple of mutable signs’ skills, although if taken too far can swing towards being scattered and disoriented. A mutable quality is attached to the signs Gemini, Pisces Sagittarius and Virgo.

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The Rulers of the Zodiac

Western astrology is founded on the movements and relative positions of the planets, sun and moon in the zodiac at the time of birth and their movements or transits through the sky in the past, present and future are considered to be the major influences on the zodiac signs.

In astrology, the study of the signs of the zodiac is guided by what is referred to as their ruling planets. Through time, astrologers have observed the qualities and energies of both the planets and the astrology signs. This helped them to match up each sign with their ruling planet.

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