Zodiac Symbols

The concept of zodiac symbols originated in Western astrology. It is a belief that connects an individual’s personality to the position of the sun at the person’s birth.

The Babylonian astrologists believe that human activity relates to celestial occurrences. Also, that the most significant influence on a human’s personality and life is the Sun (zodiac).

Astrological signs are considered the 12 30° sectors of the ecliptic. Here are the twelve zodiac symbols in order: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

 

Zodiac Symbols and Dates

Zodiac Signs and dates with their personality traits.

 

1.Aries: March 21- April 19

Symbol: The Ram.

Attributes: courageous, initiative, active, authoritative, enthusiastic, assertive, bright, warm.

Element: Fire.

Ruling Planet: Mars.

Just like the symbol for this sign- the ram, Aries possess high energy. Is full of life, and is always looking for a challenge. The glyph represents the horns and face of the ram. A creature associated with confidence, who loves challenges and competition.

Aries like to lead others and be in control. Also, they are trailblazers who desire to influence others and start new things. They are however considered impatient with others that they deem weaker than them. For that reason, they may come off as bossy, pushy or uncaring.

 

  1. Taurus: April 20-May 20

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Symbol: The Bull

Attributes: dependable, sensible, pleasure-seeking, obstinate, controlling, practical, cautious, materialistic.

Element: Earth.

Ruling Planet: Venus.

The Taurus sign is symbolic with a patient, yet strong, dependable character that never gives up. Like the bull which is represented in its glyphs by the head and horns of the animal, the Taurus is strong and powerful, slowly and steadily pushing its way forward.

This person thinks things through before acting and is methodical. They enjoy the good things of life and anything they can touch, sell, taste, balancing hard work with pleasure.

Taurus is patient to overcome all obstacles on its way and strives to achieve it is goals, no matter the constraints. Because of their great willpower, they can be resistant to change, inflexible, and difficult to get along with. Taurus loves luxury and works hard to get them. Besides, they want to be in leadership positions and be held in high esteem.

 

  1. Gemini: May 21-June 20

Symbol: The Twins

Attributes: chatty, quick thinking, curious, versatile, social, intelligent,

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Gemini’s glyph represents the Roman numeral II, which is associated with two opposite personalities. Consequently, an individual with this zodiac symbol can adapt to different situations. They like to share ideas and concepts with someone else. Besides, Geminis are energetic, with a keen ability to multitask and process information. Moreover, they are full of ideas and make great communicators. They have an almost insatiable thirst for knowledge.

They are also creative and make excellent artists, writers, speakers, and entrepreneurs. Geminis have airy personalities and a great sense of humor and can make friends easily.

The downside is they are easily bored, and may not finish what they start.

 

  1. Cancer: June 21-July 22

Symbol: The Crab

Attributes: shy, protective, home-maker, emotional, intuitive, loving, nurturing, sensitive

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Moon

Tough on the outside, soft on the inside, the cancer is represented in the zodiac by the crab. Its glyph- a rounded shape and claws of a crab symbolizes a sensitive personality. It is vulnerable to emotions but with a hard shell to protect its soft insides.

Also, Cancers takes responsibility for others and prioritize the desires and feelings of those around them.  They are caring and nurturing, with the ability to make others feel secure and nourished, and that makes them great home-makers.  Besides, they can easily understand the needs of others.

Cancer is an embodiment of security, love, and comfort, but they can take things personally. Prone to mood swings and easily hurt, cancers’ deep emotion can make them overreact and get upset unexpectedly.

 

  1. Leo: July 23- August 22

Symbol: The Lion

Attributes: trailblazer, proud, regal, relaxed, charismatic, in charge, generous, talented, charismatic, organized, protective, dominating, possessive

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Sun

Like the other fire signs, Leo is talented, and they are known for bringing life, light, and warmth into the relationships that they cherish.  They have a natural charisma which draws other people towards them. It is natural that they have a large group of loyal friends. Leos like to be the center of attraction and is considered the most expressive zodiac symbol.

However, they may come off as proud or egoistic, especially when things are not in their favor. Leo’s glyph is symbolized by the head and tail of the lion, one of the bravest and strongest animals in the jungle, known for its leadership capabilities.

  1. Virgo: October 22- September 23

Symbol: The Virgin

Attributes: practical, disciplined, cautious, analytical, emotional, realistic, loyal, materialistic

Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Mercury

People born under the Virgo astrological sign are considered curious. Also, the have a natural gift for research. They have analytical and organized minds which makes them engaging. Moreover, Virgos are intuitive and have a great memory. They love collaboration often make excellent team members.

Virgos are perfectionists, and they are known to criticize others whom they consider as not as disciplined as themselves. However, they are hard-working and detailed oriented, and productive, and efficient.

 

 

  1. Libra: September 23 – October 22

Attributes: Stable, rational, social, analytical,

Symbol: The Scales

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Venus

Like their Zodiac sign – the scale, Libras crave balance, stability, and justice.  With Venus as their ruling planet, they are caring, nurturing and go to extremes to protect the defenseless people around them.

Though they can be reserved and introverted, they can be expressive if they learn to let their guard down. They thrive for communication and relationships and often engage in intellectual discussions.  Though they don’t like to be in charge, Libras like to be heard, so they always love a good debate.

 

  1. Scorpio: October 23- November 21

Symbol: The Scorpion

Attributes: perceptive, bold, intense, secretive, passionate, insightful

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Pluto

Those born with the scorpion sign seem mysterious and difficult to understand to people around them. They have a deep, intense character and are intuitive and aware of their surroundings. Scorpios are capable and confident, and they can complete great complex projects. Besides, Scorpios possess a magnetic personality that draws people in. The downside of this zodiac sign is that they are likely to be jealous or controlling when their passion gets the best of them.

 

  1. Sagittarius: November 22- December 21

Symbol: The Centaur

Attributes: Optimistic, philosophical, creative, imaginative, adventurous

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

The Sagittarius lathes inactivity and is always on the move. Those born under this sign are optimists. They enjoy adventures and travel. However, Sagittarius can focus which is surprising since they always seem restless.

The lucky Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of opportunity and growth. They are always on the lookout for new opportunities and often eager to learn. Sagittarius is friendly and exciting.

Though carefree, they can be reckless in both actions and words and may hurt others unintentionally with their blunt honesty.

 

  1. Capricorn: December 22- January 19

 

Symbol: The Mountain Goat

Attributes:

Sign: Earth

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Hard-working and successful, the Capricorn is calm and calculating.  Those born under this sign are determined and thrive to reach their goal. They are also conservative and caring, possessing great leadership qualities.

They are also caring providers and protectors of the people they love. Their drive for success and excessive hard work might, however, make them neglect those around them. Besides, Capricorns are not self-expressive and have difficulty sharing their troubles with others.

 

  1. Aquarius: Jan 20- Feb 18

Symbol: The Man Who Carries Water

Attributes: Humanitarianism, Insightful, Problem Solver, Idealistic, Philosophical, Protective

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Uranus

The Aquarius is an original thinker, able to solve to complex problems deftly. Those born under this sign are considered intelligent, unique and social personalities who care for community and humanity.

They seek justice for all and are focused on the greater good.  Though they are not emotional, their inspiring character earns them many friends.

The Aquarius is always full of innovative and full of ideas. They can, however, succumb to laziness if they cannot motivate themselves.

 

  1. Pisces: Feb 19 – March 20

Symbol: The Fish

Attributes:  Depth, Indecisive, Intuitive, Imaginative, Artistic, Dreamer,

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Neptune

The Pisces dreamers who thrive in a world of fantasy. They often allow their imaginations to flow freely. Pisces is creative and intuitive, and most times spiritual.  They are considered the most sensitive and compassionate of the signs. With deep compassion for those around them. Due to their tendency for escapism, they are unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality. As a result, they can have problems with bad habits such as alcohol and drugs.

 

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In Summary

A person can be any of the 12 astrological signs. Then, each has its unique characteristics and is connected to its element, season, planet, season and archetype.  Every sun sign plays a role in the emotions and traits expressed by that symbol. The knowledge of one’s zodiac sign can help the person gain a greater connection to the universe. Also, improve one’s perspective and growth.