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Since time immemorial, humans have always wanted to know the world we live in. We ask questions and we try to answer them. We want to know everything about our place in the universe and what our purpose is. And surely zodiac signs were already a matter of discussion.

And someone must already have asked you this: “What is your astrological sign?” Well, you will satisfy your curiosity about zodiac signs by reading this page!

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Astrology and Zodiac Signs

The etymological root of “Astrology” is derived from the combination of 2 Greek terms: “Astron”, meaning “star” or “stars”, and “Logos”, meaning “study”. Therefore, astrology would be initially defined as the “study of the stars”.

Know that when replying to the question above, you are referring to the position of the Sun on the day and exact moment you were born.

Your Sun sign exerts a strong influence on your personality and emotions. The Sun sign is the place to start when considering your personal map of the sky on the day you were born, which is known as your Natal Chart.

You probably know that the zodiac, aka the astrological calendar, is divided into twelve signs, each sign having strengths, personality traits, and vulnerabilities that define each of us – some of which are quite specific to each zodiac sign.

But what really makes you tick? That’s a little more complicated… Astrologically speaking, you are the end product of many parts. In fact, there are parts of us that connect us to the signs of the Zodiac in ways that your Rising Sign/Ascendant, Moon Sign, and others, can provide us with precious data regarding the many cosmic influences that shape us.

Quick answers to some Zodiac Signs questions.

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Let’s now dive into the general traits of each of the 12 Zodiac Signs.

Aries

March 21 – April 19

Aries zodiac signs

Aries mavericks come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. They prefer to act, rather than have others think for them. Their best trait is their freedom, but they must learn self-discipline to make sure they don’t lose it.

These people tend to be driven, honest, and ambitious, eager to explore all of life’s possibilities. They are outgoing, able to live independently, and they always strive to be free. This makes them bold, groundbreaking, and fearless.  Learn more about the Aries Zodiac Sign.

Here are some of the famous Aries people that you may know:

      • Women: Maya Angelou, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Danica Patrick, and Reba McEntire.
      • Men: Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Robert Downey Jr, Jackie Chan, and Robert Frost.

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Taurus

April 20 – May 20

Taurus zodiac signs

Taurus are people with a strong sense of duty and loyalty that form the bedrock of society. They are at their best in their routines, caring for their obligations, and making sure their needs and the needs of others around them are met in practical ways.

These individuals work hard to build traditions, security, and reliability; they need to learn to be flexible to make the most of their journey through life. Discover more about the Taurus Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Taurus people that you may know:

      • Women: Adele, Tina Fey, Queen Elizabeth II, Florence Nightingale, and
      • Men: The Rock, George Clooney, David Beckham, William Shakespeare, and Willie Mays

Gemini

May 21 – June 20

Gemini zodiac signs

Gemini is the sign of adaptability, versatility, and communication. Gemini people are exceptionally good at understanding others and reaching out to help when needed. They are excellent mediators because of their ability to listen without judging people.

They may have two personalities—one that they reveal to the world and the other that they conceal and don’t show often. People are often surprised by their ability to understand what they need and want, and by their ability to keep secrets! Unveil the other Gemini in the Gemini Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Gemini people that you may know:

      • Women: Marilyn Monroe, Anne Frank, Steffi Graf, Judy Garland, and Angelina Jolie.
      • Men: John F. Kennedy, Tupac Shakur, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, and Lou Gehrig.

Cancer

June 21 – July 22

Cancer zodiac signsThe greatest strength of these individuals is their ability to use emotion as an effective tool. See Cancer people, as people who are there for everyone. They are ready to stay home to take care of their siblings, stay up late to finish their homework, and not wake anybody up.

Cancer might have a tough time saying “no.” but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing! In fact, it can be an incredibly powerful asset when you know how to use it correctly. And the key is to learn emotional balance. Check out more about the Cancer Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Cancer people that you may know:

      • Women: Frida Kahlo, Angela Merkel, Ariana Grande, Hellen Keller, and Selena Gomez.
      • Men: Nelson Mandela, Henry VIII, Tom Hanks, Lionel Messi, and Elon Musk.

Leo

July 23 – August 22

Leo zodiac signs

Leos are born to be leaders. They have natural self-confidence and charisma that makes them stand out from the crowd. They are at their best when they perform, compete, and act heroically. These individuals work hard to be creative, playful and recognized.

However, they must learn self-discipline to achieve the best results. Leos are very dedicated to their partners and family members, often putting them before themselves. They are very proud of who they are and what they’ve accomplished, but they can also be selfless when it comes to helping others. Discover more about the Leo Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Leo people that you may know:

      • Women: Mata Hari, Whitney Houston, Amelia Earhart, Madonna, and JK Rowling.
      • Men: Barack Obama, Napoleon, Wilt Chamberlain, Neil Armstrong, and Chris Hemsworth.

Virgo

August 23 – September 22

Virgo zodiac signs

At their best, Virgo people are inventive, resourceful, and ready to do people favors. They are at their best when they have a clear set of instructions, and they can focus on every detail. They need to learn to see the big picture in order to achieve the best results.

Virgos are practical and hardworking people endowed with an analytical mind. They’re natural organizers and they value consistency, loyalty, and productivity. Virgos put a lot of effort into their goals and plans but can become critical if things do not go as they had originally planned.  Unveil the other traits of the Virgo Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Virgo people that you may know:

      • Women: Queen Elizabeth I, Sophia Loren, Beyonce, Ingrid Bergman, and Mary Shelley.
      • Men: Kobe Bryant, Freddie Mercury, Sean Connery, Arnold Palmer, and Keanu Reeves.

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Libra

September 23 – October 22

Libra zodiac signs

In general, Libras are rather Analytical people who tend to be logical, objective, and skeptical. They make decisions based on facts rather than emotion, and their desire for harmony may cause them to be reluctant to change. They are introspective, self-aware, and honest.

Beyond that, Libras are skilled when it comes to speaking and loving. Many are also talented dancers. However, they also tend to be codependent. Libras are also dynamic and like to move. Check out more about the Libra Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Libra people that you may know:

      • Women: Bridgette Bardot, Serena Williams, Kate Winslet, Avril Lavigne, and Cardi B.
      • Men: Eminem, Will Smith, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Confucius, and Matt Damon.

Scorpio

October 23 – November 21

Scorpio zodiac signs

As change agents, transformers, and power brokers, these people put in a lot of effort. They perform best when they find themselves in difficult circumstances, in the company of distressed individuals, or when they are faced with sexual and intimate relationship problems. To achieve the best results, they must be “playful or lighthearted.”

They naturally have the capacity to charm people and use their strong auras and thoughts to control circumstances and interpersonal interactions. They can dwell in the depths of their intense emotions.  Discover more about the Scorpio Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Scorpio people that you may know:

      • Women: Marie Curie, Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Katy Perry, and Bjork.
      • Men: Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio, Peter Jackson, and Pele.

Sagittarius

November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius zodiac signs

These people adjust by expanding their knowledge, sticking to their convictions, and traveling. They perform best when learning new skills, establishing themselves as an expert in a specific field, and instructing others. To achieve the best results, they must learn to “plan ahead” and keep track of what they have learned.

Sagittarians are spontaneous, adventurous, and cheerful people who prioritize growth and adventure. They don’t like to be confined and are thirsty for what life has to offer. They frequently travel in search of fresh perspectives, connections, and encounters that will help them understand themselves and the world around them. Unveil the other traits of the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Sagittarius people that you may know:

      • Women: Billie Elijah, Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson, Billie Jean King, and Nicki Minaj.
      • Men: Winston Churchill, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Chadwick Boseman, and Steven Spielberg.

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Capricorn

December 22 – January 19

Capricorn zodiac signs

Ambitious and responsible, Capricorns often manage to build a solid career by being diligent, methodical workers. They often build lives on solid foundations made of promising long-term relationships and domestic comfort.

People with an entrepreneurial temperaments set high goals for themselves and strive to achieve them. They succeed best when they make demanding tasks look easy by taking responsibility for their success or failures. Those with an entrepreneurial temperament also succeed when they work hard to achieve a specific goal. Check out more about the Capricorn Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Capricorn people that you may know:

      • Women: Greta Thunberg, Betty White, Stephanie Meyer, Dolly Parton, and Mary J Blige.
      • Men: Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Stan Lee, and Lebron James.

Aquarius

January 20 – February 18

Aquarius zodiac signs

Aquarians are frequently intensely focused on their opinions and ideas because they are intellectual, independent, and thoughtful. They are eager to learn since it will help them better understand how the world and society work around them. Once they have identified their basic needs, they are open to examining new ideas, but they will not stray from them.

These people put a lot of effort into discovering their place in the community, spreading ideas, and forming strong social bonds. Finding their specialty, interacting with others, and imagining the future are what they do best. For them to achieve the best results, they must be willing to fortify themselves with a quiet mindset.  Check out more about the Aquarius Zodiac Sign.

Here are some famous Aquarius people that you may know:

      • Women:  Rosa Parks, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Anniston, Shakira, and Oprah Winfrey.
      • Men:  Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Fredrick Douglas, Michael Jordan, and Jackie Robinson.

Pisces

February 19 – March 20

Pisces zodiac signs

Pisces are frequently creative, insightful, and emotional souls. They are naturally drawn to deeply romantic, artistic, or transformative events and have a connection to the mystical and spiritual realm. They frequently put the needs of others before their own and are exceptionally sensitive and sympathetic.

These people adjust by being fluid, sensitive, and intuitive. Dreaming, visualizing, and accessing our collective subconscious are where they are most effective. To achieve their results, they must be stubborn. Check out more about the Aquarius Zodiac Sign.

As for famous Aquarius that you may know:

      • Women: Elizabeth Taylor, Millie Bobby Brown, Rhianna, Rachel Weisz, and Simone Biles.
      • Men: George Washington, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Justin Bieber.

And what about the thirteenth astrological sign?

Modern astronomy has identified 88 constellations that span our sky’s southern and northern hemispheres. 13 of these constellations cross or touch the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the Sun across the sky as seen from Earth.

These include the constellations that inspired the names of the 12 Tropical astrology signs, as well as a thirteenth constellation – Ophiuchus sign (Oaf-ih-YOU-kus), which was previously unknown but not included in the Tropical zodiac.

Is Ophiuchus the Zodiac’s 13th sign?

No. This sign would be meaningful in astrological terms only if Tropical (western) astrology was still tied to the position of the constellations. It is not, and your zodiac sign, also known as your sun sign, is one of the twelve most people are familiar with.

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FAQs

What is astrology?

Astrology is a divination tool using the movements of the planets, as well as the Sun and the Moon, and how they influence people and events on Earth. The positions of these cosmic bodies have a say in everything that governs human life.

The positions of these planets at the time of one’s birth have a significant impact on personality, as well as the destiny of each individual. Astrology is an in-depth artform and goes a lot deeper than one’s horoscope or Sun sign.

What is my rising sign?

The Rising Sign or Ascendant sign is a significant part of your Astrological birth chart. It is the sign that was rising on the Eastern horizon at the exact time of your birth. The Rising Sign is the “you” the world gets to see first.

It is your outlook on life, how you present yourself, and how you dress. It is the mask you show the world and who you are on the surface level. It is the starting point of your Astrological chart. It is imperative to have an accurate birth time to determine the correct Rising sign.

What is my astrological sign?

There are twelve Astrological signs the Sun moves through throughout the year. The Sun will then spend four weeks in each sign. Your Astrological sign refers to the sign the Sun was in the moment you were born.

And this Astrological sign determines part of your personality, who you are as a person at your core. Most people are familiar with what their Astrological sign is.

What is my astrology chart?

An Astrology chart or Natal Chart is the Astrological roadmap to your personality as well as your destiny as an individual. The chart is an illustration of your potential and who you are likely to become.

The chart shows you every part of your life from how you deal with money, to your relationship with your parents, to who you are likely to marry.

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Why my daily horoscope is either eerily accurate or extremely inaccurate?

Astrology is based on a language of archetypes that are interpreted by humans, so it is not without flaws. Remember that your sun sign horoscope is limited in some ways because it lacks other astrological aspects that have influence over us.

Daily columns consider the entire sign as a whole, even though the precise position of the sun differs for those born at the beginning of the sign versus those born at the end of the sign.

What type of person is an Aries?

An Aries is usually a firecracker. Someone who is bold, full of passion, and never afraid to take risks. An Aries is brave and doesn’t think twice about going after what they want in life.

These individuals are courageous enough to try out new things. They have a keen sense of adventure and carry the ferocity and curiosity of being a pioneer everywhere they go.

Who should date a Taurus?

A Taurus is one of the most nurturing and steady signs in the Zodiac. They do very well with signs that know how to be loyal, reliable, and sensitive.

However, a Taurus can quickly fall into a routine and tends to be extremely stubborn, so being with someone who can push them out of their comfort zone would be a fantastic match for a Taurus. Good signs to date would be Capricorn, Pisces, and Scorpio.

What are Gemini’s strengths?

Geminis are mavericks. There is very little they cannot do because they are interested in everything all at once. This sign has tremendous curiosity which makes them knowledgeable and full of facts.

Geminis have the gift of the gab and have a knack for communicating with pretty much anyone. They are usually wonderful speakers, writers, and teachers as they love sharing the information they have gathered.

What are Cancer’s weaknesses?

Cancers are extremely sensitive individuals and tend to be rather moody. One moment they are up, and the next moment they are down. They feel everything very deeply and because of this, they tend to take things personally.

Criticism is hard for them to manage. This sign hates rejection and feeling like they are unwanted. Unfortunately, they are quite bad with confrontation and often resort to passive aggression instead of coming out and saying how they feel.

Who should Leo marry?

Leos are beautiful individuals. They are charming, creative, and full of energy. They are usually attracted to people who know how to love and adore them. A Leo quite enjoys romantic gestures, so being with a partner who doesn’t shy away from this would be perfect.

A Leo needs someone who can be stable, loyal, and supportive, yet someone who knows how to have fun. The best signs for Leo are Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.

What are Virgo dates?

Virgo season is usually between August 23 and September 22.

What are the traits of a Libra?

Libras are romantics at heart. They love connection, bonding, and being in a relationship. These social butterflies strive to create beauty, peace, and harmony in their lives. A Libra enjoys balance and always tries to see both sides of a situation.

This trait makes them incredibly fair and just. Sometimes they try so hard to make the world a better place, that they often forget about their own individual needs as a person.

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What kind of person is a Scorpio?

Scorpios are intense people. They never do anything in half measures. When it comes to Scorpios, it is either all or nothing. These individuals may have a tough exterior, but on the inside, they are actually extremely sensitive and emotional.

They know what it feels like to be hurt and to lose everything, but they also know how to profoundly heal and pick themselves up once again. This sign is looking for depth and experiences that will make them feel a profound way.

Who is Sagittarius attracted to?

A Sagittarius is an independent free spirit. Absolutely nothing and no one can tie this sign down. These individuals are looking for all the answers and go on all kinds of journeys to expand their knowledge to get closer to the essence of the Universe.

This sign lives for adventure, travel, and asking questions. They want more from life and look for it from every corner of the Earth. This sign is always optimistic and certainly knows how to have a good time and keep thongs positive.

Why is Capricorn so serious?

The sign of Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn which governs everything from responsibilities to duties and karma. These individuals feel a strong need to preserve and protect and because of this feel a tremendous amount of responsibility.

They feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. Capricorns usually have great ambitions and goals for themselves, and they know the only way to achieve this is by being diligent, hardworking, and serious about their aspirations.

Why are Aquarians so different?

Aquarians value their individuality above everything else. They need to be unique and stand out from the crowd to make their mark on the world. They feel stifled when they can’t express themselves in a creative manner.

They have a deep need to be original and inventive and this is why they constantly assess the boundaries. They have no problem with others seeing them as odd or weird. They challenge the world to see life from a different, more unique perspective.

Why are Pisces so dramatic?

Pisces feel everything. They are like an emotional antenna for the rest of the world. Their sensitivity makes them extremely empathetic and compassionate towards others, however, these individuals tend to attract many broken birds and a lot of drama.

If Pisces haven’t learned how to channel their sensitivity into something creative, it can often lead them to be attracted to toxic and dramatic environments. They need a positive creative outlet and a way of coping with their own emotions in a healthy way.

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