Zodiac signs are among some of the most common and widely recognizable symbols in modern society, their use dating back to the twelve constellations named by the Greek gods of ancient times. Everyone is born under a certain sign depending on the date (day and month) you were born. Depending on which Zodiac sign you were born under, you may naturally display certain traits that affect your personality, compatibility with other signs, your natural abilities, the path you may be destined to take in life or love, and even your physical health. You may also hear Zodiac signs referred to as Astrological signs, Astrology signs, Horoscope signs, etc.
Regardless of people’s personal interest or belief in Astrology as a whole, there has to be something said about the insight reading into one’s Zodiac sign offers. It can paint a clear archetype of someone’s personality which leaves most people thinking, “wow, that really DOES sound like me”. Some of the information you can find out about someone with only the knowledge of which of the twelve Zodiac signs they were born under include: positive traits, negative traits, what symbol embodies them, the career they may end up in, their personality, how they view others, insights to their physical health, what other Zodiac sign they get along with, and who they will be most compatible with in love.
Zodiac signs are just as popular today as ever; you see them tattooed on people of all different races, cultures, nationalities, and age groups. Many people who want to get a small but meaningful tattoo end up getting their Zodiac sign on their body, typically on the shoulder, back, leg, wrist, or ankle. Another popular area for women to display their Zodiac signs is on the back of the neck so they can opt to hide or display it depending on the circumstance.
Learning about the twelve Zodiac signs is a great way to find out who you will naturally get along with so that you can make choices leading to successful romantic or business relationships while avoiding those who may be a detriment to your own personality. Men and women have the same Zodiac signs as which sign you were born under is only determined by the day and month that you were born.
Overall, details about Zodiac signs are much broader than if you get your personalized horoscope reading as most horoscopes will go in-depth about your sign based on the hour, minute, or even second you were born, whereas your Zodiac sign is a more generalized description about a person based on the day and month of their birth. Below is a quick and easy reference to find out which sign you were born under as well as a brief description of each. Note: this is in chronological order according to the calendar year.
Which of the twelve Zodiac Signs are you?
Aquarius the Water Carrier – Birth Dates: January 21st through February 19th.
Birthstones: Amethyst and Aquamarine
Ruling Planet: Uranus and Saturn
Affinities: Angelite, Amber, Aquamarine, Fluorite, Blue Celestite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Magnetite
The Aquarius wants to stand out from the crowd and be their own person, yearning to be unique and original.
Aries the Ram – Birth Dates: March 21st through April 20th.
Birthstones: Diamond and Ruby
Ruling Planet: Mars
Affinities: Aquamarine, Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Citrine, Garnet, Fire Agate, Jasper, Pink Tourmaline, Magnetite.
The Aries is enthusiastic, outgoing and quite adventurous.
Cancer the Crab – Birth Dates: June 22nd through July 22nd.
Birthstones: Pearl and Moonstones
Ruling Planet: Moon
Affinities: Aventurine, Amber, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Calcite, Emerald, Pink Tourmaline, Opal, Ruby
The Cancer is insecure, always looking for reassurance and intimacy, and wanting to feel safe.
Capricorn the Sea-Goat – Birth Dates: December 22nd through January 20th.
Birthstones: Onyx and Jet
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Affinities: Azurite, Amber, Carnelian, Garnet, Fluorite, Labradorite, Ruby, Peridot, Smokey Quartz, Crystal Quartz
The Capricorn wants to be recognized by their achievements and admired by others. Capricorns are proud.
Gemini the Twins – Birth Dates: May 22nd through June 21st.
Birthstones: Agate and Tourmaline
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Affinities: Apophyllite, Agate, Calcite, Sapphire, Tiger’s Eye, Serpentine, Topaz
The Gemini likes to explore and is constantly on the move seeking knowledge and wisdom.
Leo the Lion – Birth Dates: July 23rd through August 22nd.
Birthstones: Ruby and Tiger’s Eye
Ruling Planet: Sun
Affinities: Carnelian, Amber, Garnet, Emerald, Citrine, Garnet, Emerald, Citrine, Garnet, Topaz, Crystal Quartz, Turquoise
The Leo is proud and likes to be the center of attention, but also friendly, generous and admired by others.
Libra the Scales – Birth Dates: September 24th through October 23rd.
Birthstones: Opal and Sapphire
Ruling Planet: Venus
Affinities: Aquamarine, Apophyllite, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Moonstone
The Libra is easy-going, simple, and wanting to remain consistent in life. Libras would be happy to find their mate and ride off into the sunset.
Pisces the Fish – Birth Dates: February 20th through March 20th.
Birthstones: Amethyst and Moonstone
Ruling Planet: Neptune and Jupiter
Affinities: Beryl, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Flourite, Turquopise, Labradorite
The Pisces is both mysterious and talented, wanting to be connected to people and help make happiness a reality for all.
Sagittarius the Archer – Birth Dates: November 23rd through December 21st. Birthstones: Topaz and Turquoise
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Affinities: Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Chalcedony, Goldsheen Obsidian, Garnet, Labradorite, Lapis lazuli, Sodalite
The Sagittarius is optimistic, expressive, and wishing to seek the best of life by all means necessary.
Scorpio the Scorpion – Birth Dates: October 24th through November 22nd.
Birthstones: Malachite and Topaz
Ruling Planet: Pluto and Mars
Affinities: Beryl, Aquamarine, Garnet, Green Tourmaline, Moonstone, Obsidian, Topaz, Ruby, Turquoise
The Scorpio is powerful, wanting to be triumphant in all things and be able to conquer all of their competition. Scorpios are wise beyond their years.
Taurus the Bull – Birth Dates: April 21st through May 21st.
Birthstones: Emerald and Topaz
Ruling Planet: Venus
Affinities: Aquamarine, Agate, Azurite, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Sapphire
The Taurus is secure, determined and happy with emotional and financial security.
Virgo the Virgin – Birth Dates: August 23rd through September 23rd.
Birthstones: Sardonyx and Peridot
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Affinities: Amber, Amazonite, Carnelian, Garnet, Citrine, Moonstone, Sapphire, Sodalite, Moss Agate
The Virgo can be a bit of a prude, but when happy, can be creative, caring and compassionate.
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