A Guide to the Zodiac Symbols, Signs, and Dates

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There has been a massive resurgence of interest in Astrology in the past few years. Learning about your Zodiac symbols, daily horoscope, and astrological profile is a comfort in times of strife.

If you want to gain a better understanding of the Zodiac, keep reading. This article will explain sun, moon, and ascendant signs and how to interpret them.

Introduction to Astrology

The Zodiac is a component of Western Astrology that relies on specific dates like the Equinox and Solstice points. Other cultures have their own interpretations of Astrology and Zodiac signs, but the Western tradition is most commonly used. Each of the 12 horoscope signs falls into the elemental categories of air, water, fire, and earth.

Polarity plays a part in Zodiac signs. Six symbols, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Libra, Leo, and Sagittarius, have a positive polarity and align with fire and air. The rest, Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus, Pisces, and Virgo are of a negative polar alignment and are associated with water and earth.

A person’s sign is thought to explain their strengths and weaknesses, traits, wants, relationships, and personality. Symbols are determined according to the positions of planets and celestial bodies on the day and time of birth. Astrology suggests that this location influences one’s fundamental characteristics.

What’s Your Sign?

The primary Zodiac sign type that is relied on the most is your sun sign. Here is how this simplified version lines up with birthdates:

  • Aries: March 21 – April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 – May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 – June 21
  • Cancer: June 22 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 22
  • Virgo: August 23 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 23
  • Scorpio: October 24 – November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
  • Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20

If you were born on a day close to two signs, then you are “on the cusp.” A person born on October 22nd is on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio. They may exhibit characteristics of both a Libra and a Scorpio. 

The time and place of your birth can be used to determine your sun, moon & rising or ascendent signs, as well as your natal chart.

Sun Signs

Your Zodiac sign that aligns with the sun is the basis of your identity. Your sun sign represents how you define yourself, your personality, and your experience. It offers an insight into a person’s astrological profile, and when it is in combination with your other Zodiac alignments, you can learn even more.

Moon Signs

The moon, intuitive and mysterious, is just as important as your sun sign when it comes to Astrology. This sign is found out based on the moon’s location in the sky at the time of your birth. It speaks to your emotions, mood, and how you adapt to changes in life.

Rising or Ascendant Signs

The final part of the big three is your rising or ascendant sign. It has to do with the persona you project to the world. The front you wear in social situations, at work, or around people you do not know very well corresponds with your rising sign.

Here is how each of these three crucial components of your star chart is believed to influence you.

Sign Characteristics

The combination of your sun, moon and rising signs is essential. Remember, your sun sign is about how you see yourself; your moon sign relates to deep emotions and your inner self; your rising sign is the personality the world sees.


Aries is a fire sign, so those with this sign are competitive and headstrong. They make good motivational leaders and have a cheerful disposition. Aries burn bright, and sometimes that energy causes burnout.


Taurus, an earth sign, describes people who are responsible and reliable. They like the finer things in life and have good financial sense. But, on the other hand, jealously and stubbornness are felt intensely.


This air sign is clever and outgoing. They are eager to learn new things or get to know people but are not always consistent.


As a water sign, Cancers are caretakers and feel their emotions very intensely. While this makes them caring, spite and jealousy can cloud their judgment.


Leos are a classic fire sign that likes to be the center of attention. They are generous and loyal but not always easy to get along with.


Virgo is an earth sign that is level-headed and practical. Unfortunately, this also makes them perfectionists and can have tunnel vision until achieving a goal.


This is an air sign that loves to be loved and always has a large group of friends. Their symbol, a set of scales, speaks to their need for balance and peace.


This water sign is known for being passionate, bold, and mysterious. They are often mistaken for fire signs for their intensity.


Sagittarius is a fire sign that is outgoing, friendly, and generally optimistic. However, they easily over-promise and cannot consistently deliver.


These earth signs are ambitious and will keep working until they get what they want. Unfortunately, this type of determination can lead them to feel restless or dissatisfied.


The final water sign is Pisces, a creative and empathetic one. As they are so in touch with emotions, they feel let down or hurt easily.

Knowing how the sun, moon, and ascendant signs may help you better understand who you are and how you connect with others.

If you want to understand better how your astrological signs may influence your life, get a chart reading from a professional psychic. A professional can help you find out exactly what your big three are, as well as other planets that may play a part in your relationships and on your life path.

Consult a Zodiac Symbols Professional

Reading more about Zodiac symbols and the basics of Astrology is excellent to do on your own. However, if you want more guidance, you can get the help of a psychic. Our directory has qualified Astrologers you can call right now.

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