When someone asks you “What is your sign?” They are referring to your SUN sign. In western astrology this is considered to be one of the most important parts of your personal horoscope or natal chart, a snapshot of where the planets were located when you were born. Sun sign astrology can be fun and provide a lot of insight into your general likes/dislikes, demeanor and who you may get along with. But again, this is just one tiny piece of who you are. To find out the hidden depths of your personality, I highly recommend having a personalized natal chart reading. Learning about all 12 signs is essential if you want to get to know yourself better. Everyone has every sign somewhere in his or her natal chart and the journey through the 12 signs tells a story, much like a tarot card deck. Learn more about each zodiac sign below.
I know it’s hard for many to believe that millions of people can share personality traits because they are born around the same time. But this is where astrology is misunderstood. According to the Google, astrology is “the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.”
The 12 signs/constellations of the zodiac are one facet of astrology but there is SO MUCH MORE. Astrology has been used for thousands of years by many ancient civilizations including Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese, Romans, Greeks and the Mayans. Astrology was considered to be apart of many of these civilizations survival with the movement of the planets, moon and sun being indicators of both prosperous times and famine.
The 12 zodiac signs that are recognized in Western astrology today are pretty much the same as the 12 signs that can be found in ancient Egyptian astrology, with a few tweaks here and there.
Note: The day the sun moves into a sign varies from year to year. The dates below are the general start and stop dates for a zodiac sign. If you are on the cusp (born at the beginning or end of an astrological sign) I highly recommend you cast your natal chart to be sure you are the sign you think you are! I know a Taurus who thought he was a Gemini his whole life! No bueno!!!