Zodiac Signs: The Basics

When most people want to get into astrology, the first things that they learn is their sun sign, also referred to as one’s zodiac sign. Within these upcoming weeks I am going to be focusing on the basics of personal astrology. Starting this week with an introduction to zodiac signs; this is going to be a very basic introduction into the signs and personal astrology. If you would like to continue to learn more make sure to check back and subscribe to get notified when a new post is up!

 A persons’ sun sign is based on when they were born during the zodiac calendar. The zodiac calendar starts in mid-March on the Gregorian calendar with the sign of Aries. Each sign holds a place that is about a month long, and the people that are born into these times are often associated with certain personality traits. In this post you will find the dates of each zodiac signs and the main personality traits associated with this sign.


March 21 – April 20

The sign of the Ram, Aries is often associated with leading. Aries are often pulled to the action and may sometimes be seen as reckless. People with Aries in their sun sign are usually seen as independent, feisty, impatient, and creative.


April 21 – May 21

The sign of the bull, Taurus is most associated with stubbornness and likeability. People with the sun sign Taurus are usually seen as responsible, but they also have a love for the beauty in life. While their stubbornness is sometimes seen as a negative, it also translates into a positive, with their patience.


May 22 – June 21

Gemini is the sign of the twins and is highly associated with duality. This means that a person with the sun sign of Gemini is multi-faceted and usually has more than one project / set of friends / careers. Geminis are often also seen as curious and great communicators.


June 22 – July 22

Caner is the sign of the crab is known for their loyalty and emotions. Cancers are often seen as the motherly figure within friend groups and are someone that can be leaned on. Although they are great at providing support, they also need support and are often overtaken by their strong emotions.


July 23 – August 22

The lion is the symbol of the zodiac sign Leo. This sign is often thought of as regal, wanting to be seen and confident. Leos expect that they will be in power and are focused on success and perceived success. People with sun sign in Leo are often bold and courageous.


August 23 – September 22

Virgo’s sign is the virgin and is most associated with conscientiousness which translates into a lot of organizational traits. Virgos prioritize intelligence and will analyze (and often over analyze) life. This sun sign tends to be very helpful and willing to help plan.


September 23 – October 22

The sign of the scale, Libra is the sign of balance. This sign is often associated with charm, as Libras normally have a warm exterior that brings people in. This charm works in professional environments as well and Libras are often seen as great team players. Libras often have the tact to fairly resolve interpersonal issues well.


October 23 – November 21

Scorpio is represented by the scorpion and is often seen as a secretive sign. Scorpios are pretty mysterious and are known to let people know them on only a surface level. This sign is fierce and has great capacity for passion, but only shows a select few trusted people.


November 22 – December 21

The sign Sagittarius is represented by the archer and is usually an optimistic person. Like the archer, a Sagittarius aims high. This sign prioritizes freedom over most things and will usually choose the outdoors or the opportunity for adventure over anything else. People with the sun sign Sagittarius are great friends as they tend to be very fun to be around.


December 22 – January 19

Capricorn is represented by the goat as their symbol. Like a Taurus, Capricorns are often seen as stubborn, but in the case of Capricorn this is because they like steadiness. Capricorns tend to be hard workers and often good with money as they work toward a higher goal. This sign does not need to be a part of a team, but if they are they will work to be the leader of the group.


January 20 – February 18

The water bearer is the symbol that represents the zodiac of Aquarius. People with the sun sign Aquarius are often friendly and are a part of larger friend groups. This does not take away from the fact that they prioritize their individuality. Aquariuses are often the ones to think a little outside of the box and run by the rules they agree with, not the ones set out for them. 


February 19 – March 20                                                                                                                

The final zodiac is Pisces, symbolized by two fish swimming around each other. This sign is seen as a compassionate sign as Pisces are very intuitive and sensitive. Pisces are often very introverted and do need time to themselves but are very loyal to the friends that they choose to hang out with.

I hope that you enjoyed this introduction to the zodiac signs. If you would like to explore how these signs relate to tarot cards, make sure to check out my post Tarot and Astrology. Please feel free to comment on what you would like to learn about next, and make sure to check back on Wednesday when I will have an introduction to personal zodiac vocabulary.

Sources of Zodiac Signs Introduction include The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk and Astrology: Using the wisdom of the stars in your everyday life by Carole Taylor.

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