Astrology is an ancient study of how planets, the sun, and the alignment of stars directly impacts and affects each individual on Earth today. While the study is not taught in traditional science courses, it is an extremely important part of thousands of cultures around the world. Understanding the basics of astrology along with the zodiac is a way for you to get to know yourself and those involved in your life a bit better.
What are Horoscopes?
You have likely encountered a horoscope throughout your life. Horoscopes are futures of individuals based on their zodiac sign and when they were born. The horoscope itself is found within the current placement of stars, the sun, and the moon at any given time throughout the year. Taking this information allows horoscope specialists and tarot card readers to better understand individuals and what may lie ahead for them in the near and distant future.
What is “The Zodiac”?
The zodiac is a “map” of sorts, providing each astrological sign a symbol (such as a fish for Pisces or twins for Geminis). Using zodiac signs is a way to learn more about personality traits, characteristics, and even love compatibility if you choose to leave your future and fate up to the stars.
The Twelve Zodiac Signs
Below we’ll go over each of the 12 Zodiac signs. They each have completely unique characteristics and are determined by the person’s date of birth!
Aries (March 21- April 20): Aries is the first sign of the official zodiac and they are bold and independent individuals. Aries enjoys being a leader and bringing enjoyment and thrills into others’ lives. Aries are often goal-oriented and tend to bring a shining light into groups of friends.
Taurus (April 21- May 21): The Taurus individual is bold, stubborn, and often stands their ground when looking to achieve a goal. While Taurus is considered an easy going personality, they stick to their goals and maintain a positive work ethic throughout most of their lives.
Gemini (May 22- June 21): The Gemini is the third zodiac sign, and has the sign of twins. Geminis are known to have varying personalities, often one living in good nature and the other giving into questionable life choices. Geminis are quick to captivate acquaintances, love to talk, and may seem flighty as they are always changing their minds and pursuing their callings.
Cancer (June 22- July 22): The Cancer is not always predictable, but they do not mean to cause inconveniences to others. They are very emotional at times, and inconsistent with plans, goals, and desires. They may at times, have difficulty feeling content in life, as they seek plenty of adventure by nature.
Leo (July 23- August 21): Leo personalities may have tempers, but they are short-lived as the Leo is extremely loyal and devoted to loved ones. The Leo enjoys being the center of attention and brings an intense energy when in groups of friends, family, and even strangers. Leos are strong-willed and protect who they love at all costs.
Virgo (August 22- September 23): The Virgo is neat, precise, and often extremely mind-oriented. They enjoy organization, planning, and keeping a cool balance when overcoming everyday stress. Virgos are devoted lovers and equal partners, leaving no one a burden of their own.
Libra (September 24- October 23): Libras love to lead. They generally fit in with a wide range of individuals. Libras have an extremely strong work ethic and enjoy lavish vacations and shopping trips.
Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Scorpios are known to be intense and passionate people. While a Scorpio originally comes off as intense, they are often kind, loyal, and have a strong work ethic.
Sagittarius (November 23- December 22): The Sagittarius is another stubborn sign, while they still manage to maintain positive outlooks on life. They are impulsive by nature, but love meeting new people throughout their lives.
Capricorn (December 23- January 20): Capricorns have a great work ethic, and use their expansive minds to further careers with ease. At times, they may be stubborn, but they are often enjoyable people to spend time with overall.
Aquarius (January 21- February 19): Aquarius is much less likely to be influenced by their surroundings and what friends and family members may think about their lifestyles and the choices they make. Instead, Aquarius functions better with free-spirited individuals and easy going lifestyle.
Pisces (February 20- March 20): Pisces are often great listeners, although they may also need close friends to vent to once in a while. Pisces are extremely sensitive and empathize with others easily and without effort. While sensitivity is helpful for friendships with Pisces, they are often prone to depression due to their heightened emotional awareness.
Getting started with astrological subjects is not only a great way to learn about traits of others in your life, but it is also an ideal method of getting educated on how previous cultures looked to the stars for guidance. Whether you are an avid believer in astrology and zodiac-related content or if you are simply curious, there is a lot to learn once you begin diving into the subject.