What you should know about Zodiac Signs

Last Updated on August 18, 2023

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Although I’d like to brag about sharing a Zodiac sign with Michelle Obama, it really doesn’t mean anything. Let’s face it, Zodiac signs are a bit all over the place. How many times has someone inquired about your zodiac sign or made snide remarks based merely on your birthdate? Is it possible for someone to know everything about you just by knowing your Zodiac sign?

As a Capricorn, I’m supposed to be ambitious, persistent, realistic, and disciplined, according to almost every horoscope website. I mean, I can’t claim these aren’t accurate in certain ways. But, on the other hand, couldn’t some of these be true for anyone? The traits assigned to Zodiac signs are so diverse that almost anyone may discover some that pertain to them. It’s simple to identify some personality traits that match yours. It’s almost as if a light bulb went lit in your head, and you realised that the universe made you the way you are.

Zodiac signs appear to be growing in popularity among young adults around the country. Instagram bios, Facebook feeds, and Buzzfeed quizzes all feature zodiac signs. Even Snapchat now has a horoscope tool that tells you everything you need to know about yourself and your characteristics based on your birth date.

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces are the 12 zodiac signs. According to Time Magazine, their origins can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, whose astrology was then added to by the Greeks. People are classified as the sign, or constellation, in the sky when they were born because the signs correspond to constellations that appear in the sky, most notably around certain dates. Let’s take a closer look at each one. Their date ranges, elements, ruling planets, characteristics, dating compatibility and more.

Aries ??(The Ram)

March 21st – April 19th
Element: Fire
Ruling planet: Mars
Greatest Compatibility: Libra, Leo

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, adores being first. Naturally, this flamboyant fire sign is no stranger to rivalry. Aries is bold and ambitious, and they rush headfirst into even the most difficult situations, always coming out on top! As a result, they take great pride in being early adopters of anything from the newest sneaker release to the newest iPhone. They basically live to compete and dispute. Rams are more likely to be professional athletes, trend-setting influencers, or lawyers (former prosecutor and now Vice President Kamala Harris was born with her moon in Aries).

Taurus ??(The Bull)

April 20 – May 20
Element: Earth
Ruling planet: Venus
Greatest Compatibility: Cancer, Scorpio

Taurus is known for being dependable and dedicated. Their flaws include stubbornness and possessiveness.

Taurus is an Earth sign, thus they can perceive life from a realistic and grounded standpoint. Although their stubbornness might be viewed as a flaw, it can also be viewed as a strength because they can work on the same projects for years or until they are accomplished. As a result, they make fantastic employers, long-term friends, and partners. Taurus is dominated by Venus (the planet of love), and it is attracted to beauty, fulfilment, and gratitude.

July 23rd – August 22nd
Element: Air
Ruling planet: Sun
Greatest Compatibility: Aquarius, Sagittarius

Gemini ??(The Twins)

May 21 – June 20
Element: Air
Ruling planet: Mercury
Greatest Compatibility: Aquarius, Gemini

Have you ever been so busy that you wished you could clone yourself in order to do all of your tasks? In a nutshell, that is the Gemini experience. Gemini’s intense curiosity drives it to be spontaneous, lively, and wonderfully eccentric. This air sign, which was appropriately portrayed by the heavenly twins, was so interested in so many things that it had to double itself.

Cancer ??(The Crab)

June 21 – July 22
Element: Water
Ruling planet: Moon
Greatest Compatibility: Capricorn, Taurus

Cancer is a highly inventive, loyal, and empathetic person. Moodiness and manipulation are two of their flaws. Cancers are passionate and sensitive, and they appreciate being able to connect with their house. They have a strong attachment to their family and close friends. When it comes to love and relationships, Cancer prioritises sentiments above all else. They prefer to find partners with whom they will be able to interact silently. They value a shared daily routine because it helps their relationship to develop.

Leo ??(The Lion)

July 23rd – August 22nd
Element: Fire
Ruling planet: Sun
Greatest Compatibility: Aquarius, Gemini

Creative and warm-heartedness are two of Leo’s qualities. Their flaws include arrogance and self-centeredness.

The lion’s roar will be heard. This is due to the fact that Leos are born leaders. They are self-assured and resourceful, and they will be able to excel in whatever field they choose to pursue in life. Because they are giving, loyal, and warm-hearted, they generally have a large number of friends. Leos, on the other hand, are on a search for self-awareness and advancement, which some may perceive as selfish.

Virgo ??(The Virgin)

August 23 – September 22
Element: Earth
Ruling planet: Mercury
Greatest Compatibility: Pisces, Cancer

“If you want something done, give it to a busy person,” as the saying goes. That is, without a doubt, the Virgo anthem. In their attitude to life, Virgos are rational, practical, and systematic. Virgo is an earth sign that has been historically associated with the goddess of wheat and agriculture, a link that alludes to Virgo’s profound roots in the physical world. This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn’t hesitant to work diligently and consistently in order to enhance talents.

Libra ??(The Scales)

September 23 – October 22
Element: Air
Ruling planet: Venus
Greatest Compatibility: Aries, Sagittarius

Libra energy is defined by balance, harmony, and fairness. Libra, being a cardinal air sign, is symbolised by the scales (interestingly, the zodiac’s only inanimate object), an association that symbolises Libra’s obsession with achieving equilibrium. Libra is preoccupied with symmetry and seeks balance in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to romantic relationships.

Scorpio ??(The Scorpion)

October 23 – November 21
Element: Water
Ruling planets: Pluto and Mars
Greatest Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer

Scorpio is an enigmatic and secretive sign, and it is one of the zodiac’s most misunderstood signs. Scorpio is a water sign that harnesses emotional energy to cultivate profound understanding in both the physical and spiritual realms. Scorpio’s great bravery is derived from its psychic talents, which makes this sign one of the zodiac’s most intricate and dynamic signs.

Sagittarius ??(The Archer)

November 22 – December 21
Element: Fire
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Greatest Compatibility: Gemini, Aries

Sagittarius has idealistic qualities as well as a fantastic sense of humour. They have the flaws of being raw and impatient.

Extroverted, enthusiastic, and dynamic are the characteristics of those born under this sign. People born under this sign value freedom above all else since it allows them to travel and learn about various cultures. When confronted with things they want, adolescents can get frustrated, and they must learn to express themselves in a way that respects others as well.

Because of their playful personality, they seek a mate with whom they can have fun in partnerships. Sagittarius may find themselves connecting with a wide range of people because of their love of variety. When they are in love, though, they will be devoted to their spouse.

Capricorn ??(The Goat)

December 22 – January 19
Element: Earth
Ruling planet: Saturn
Greatest Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer

Capricorn’s qualities are responsibility, discipline, and self-control. Being a know-it-all and being merciless are two of their flaws.
People born under this sign have an inner sense of freedom that motivates them to pursue their personal and professional objectives. They are masters in making plans and executing them. They are self-control gurus.

Aquarius ??(The Water Bearer)

January 20 – February 18
Element: Air
Ruling planet: Uranus
Greatest Compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius

Aquarius has the qualities of being progressive, original, and self-sufficient. One of their flaws is that they avoid emotional expressiveness. Aquarius are smart thinkers that enjoy assisting others. They prefer to be in a group or a community, therefore they try to be surrounded by others all the time. They may appear aloof because they want to create trust in order to be able to express their feelings in a healthy way.

Pisces ??(The Fish)

February 19 – March 20
Element: Water
Ruling planet: Neptune
Greatest Compatibility: Virgo, Taurus

Compassion and intuition are two of Pisces‘ best qualities. Self-pity and a desire to escape reality are two of their flaws. They are very amicable and are frequently found in the company of a variety of people. Pisces are generous and willing to assist others. They are perceptive, kind, and dependable. Music and various forms of art are particularly important to Pisces. They are true romantics in every sense of the word.

Pisces are passionate lovers who yearn for a close bond with their spouse. They are devoted and caring in love and relationships.

Are Zodiac signs Scientifically Accurate?

Our zodiac sign, according to astrology, is a part of our personality. All of the other planets and their locations at different times of the year, as well as some comets, align to influence us as individuals. The universe has the ability to affect our personalities and moods.

Modern scientists, on the other hand, largely dismiss the power of Zodiac signs to forecast the future and characterise a person. Even a NASA children’s website flatly rejects the Zodiac’s accuracy.

The 2016 post stated, “Astrology is something else.” “This isn’t science.” No one has demonstrated that astrology can be used to foretell the future or describe people’s personalities just based on their birth date.”

So, what if your personality is in sync with your astrological sign? If you think you’re as humorous and as clever as your zodiac sign suggests, that’s fantastic! However, even if these characteristics do not correspond to your zodiac sign, they are likely to exist in others. In actuality, it could all be a fluke!
In the end, it all boils down to the facts. Yes, Zodiac signs and the constellations on which they are based are both genuine. We shouldn’t, however, believe that people’s personalities are determined by their zodiac signs. While some Millenials and Gen Zs may be enthralled by these broad, general readings, I am in denial.

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