The study of astrology is extensive, complex and transformative. With as little information as your birth date, you can figure out a list of characteristics that help define who you are at your core. You will begin to understand your friends, family, and co-workers’ personality a little more.
Each zodiac sign has different strengths and weakness. Some zodiac signs are more compatible than others because their character traits balance each other out. Every person has a sun and a moon sign. The sun sign is your date of birth (month and day) and represents your core personality, sense of self, basic preferences, and ways in which you move throughout the world. The time of day you were born determines your moon sign and is intended to represent your emotional well-being and internal mood.
Aries is the first of the zodiacs covering March 21st- April 19th. The ram is animal that is indicative of all Aries. Considering this fire sign, Aries are known for being headstrong, loves being first, is bold and ambitious.
Taurus is second in line with birthdays falling between April 20th- May 20th. This earth signs celestial animal is the bull. They can be stubborn but gentle and is known for standing their ground. They like to be relaxed, choosing to enjoy moments instead of rushing through them.
Gemini’s are born May 21st - June 2nd and represented by the celestial twins. This air sign is synonymous with being able to compartmentalize their lives, having two drastic sides. These social butterflies are constantly on the move with their vast and varying interests.
Cancer’s celebrate their birthday June 21st- July 22nd. This water sign is known as the crab. Similar to how crabs go between sea and shore, a Cancer lives on the highly emotional and materialistic realms. There's a tendency to become emotionally invested with others, which can be a blessing and a curse for this loyal and intuitive sign.
Leo is the second fire sign in the zodiac with birthdays ranging from July 23rd- August 22nd. Known as the king or queen of the jungle, the lion is an appropriate representation for the Leo. Leos love the attention to be on themselves thriving as theatrical, vivacious and passionate beings.
Virgo season is August 23rd – September 22nd. The goddess of wheat and agriculture historically represents the second earth sign of the zodiac. This, of course, ties into their love of material things. A perfectionist at heart, the Virgo is practical and logical in their approach to life.
Libra’s represented by scales for harmony and balance are born September 23rd – October 22nd. This air sign is the only sign where an inanimate object is a representation of themselves. Libras strive to create equality in all aspects of life.
Often mistaken as a fire sign, Scorpios is a water sign. Appropriately named after the scorpion, Scorpios are born between October 23rd – November 21st. Often misunderstood for their passion and power they’re clairvoyant and intuitive.
Sagittarius is the last fire sign of the zodiac and is always on the quest for knowledge. People with this sign celebrate their birthdays November 22nd – December 21st. Represented by an archer, Sagittarians are natural storytellers with interest in many pursuits.
Capricorn season is December 22nd – January 19th and represented as a mythological creature known as a sea-goat. This creature has the body of a goat and the tail of a fish. This unique half animal is meant to show the ability to navigate the emotional and materialistic realm of the zodiac's last earth sign.
Ironically, Aquarius is the final air sign in the zodiac. Born between January 20th - and February 18th, Aquarians are represented by the water bearer, which is the most humanitarian of all the signs.
Pisces is the last sign in the astrological zodiac. Pisces are born February 19th – March 20th. Represented by two swimming fish in opposite directions, it is meant to draw a line between reality and fantasy. As the last sign, they have learned from the other signs mistakes, making them the most intellectual of the zodiac but also inclined to more emotional stresses.
This simple overview of all of the zodiac signs this is a great reference for beginners. Can you identify with any of the characteristics associated with your sign?