In astronomy , the zodiac (Greek: ζῳδιακός, zōdiakos) is the ring of constellations that lines the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year.
Now here are some facts about Zodiac Signs:
- The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus, which in its turn comes from the Greek ζῳδιακὸς κύκλος (zōdiakos kuklos), meaning “circle of animals”.
- It is known to have been in use by the Roman era, based on concepts inherited by Hellenistic astronomy from Babylonian astronomy of the Chaldean period (mid-1st millennium BC)
- Although the zodiac remains the basis of the ecliptic coordinate system in use in astronomy besides the equatorial one, the term and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology.
Aries – Those born March 20th- April 18th are Aries.
Mars rules this sign and it is represented by the ram. Aries are usually arrogant, adventurous, independent, competitive, impulsive, dynamic, and courageous. Aries are born leaders and strive to succeed. Family and friends are important to Aries.
Gemini, Leo, Libra, and Scorpio are good matches for this sign.
Taurus – Those born April 19th- May 20th are Taurus.
Venus represents this sign and it is represented by the bull. Dependable, stubborn, practical, warm hearted, and reliable are just some of the Taurus’ characteristics. Family and friends are also important to Taurus however they do not accept insult well.
Capricorn, Scorpio, and Libra are good matches for the Taurus.
Gemini – Those born May 21st – June 20th are Gemini.
Mercury rules Gemini and it is represented by the twins. Geminis are typically expressive, curious, versatile, witty, and adaptable not to mention good communicators. Geminis are also occasionally pessimistic.
Virgo, Libra, and Sagittarius are good matches for the Gemini.
Cancer – Those born June 21st – July 22nd are Cancers.
The moon rules this sign and the crab represents it. Sensitive, romantic, lazy, emotional, shy, and sympathetic are some of the characteristics of the cancer. They are also very sensitive. Pisces, Aquarius, and Scorpio are good matches for Cancer.
Leo – Those born July 23rd- August 22nd are Leos.
The sun rules this sign and the lion represents it. Leos are generous, loyal, creative, optimistic, boastful, and confident. Leos love to entertain and also to be the center of attention.
The Scorpio, Leo, and Capricorn are good matches for Leo
Virgo – Those born August 23rd – September 22nd are Virgos.
The sign is ruled by Mercury and represented by the virgin. Virgos are competent, intelligent, rational, and picky. They are also perfectionists and love to be adored.
Taurus, Pisces, and Gemini are all good matches for Virgo.
Libra – Those born September 23rd – October 22nd are Libras.
Venus rules this sign and the scales represent it. Characteristics of these individuals include loyalty, caring, devoted, sociable, cooperative, and indecisive. Libras are trusting yet possessive.
The Taurus, Aquarius, and Aries are all good matches for the Libra.
Scorpio – Those born between October 23rd and November 21st are Scorpios.
Pluto rules this sign and the scorpion represents it. The Scorpio is motivated, passionate, intuitive, temperamental, clever, sarcastic, and suspicious. Scorpios are great at saying one thing while thinking something completely different and they also love money.
Capricorn, Pisces, and Leo are good matches for the Scorpio.
Sagittarius – Those born between November 22nd and December 21st are Sagittarius.
Jupiter rules this sign and it is represented by the archer. Sagittarius is faithful, impatient, generous optimistic, blunt, and enthusiastic.
Taurus, Virgo, Aries, and Gemini are all good matches for the Sagittarius.
Capricorn – Those born December 22nd – January 19th are Capricorns.
Saturn rules this sign and the goat represents it. Capricorns are shy, careful, responsible, and very practical. Capricorns are shy yet faithful to their friends and family.
Taurus, Virgo, Cancer, and Leo are all good matches for the Capricorn.
Aquarius – Those born January 20th – February 18th are Aquarius.
Uranus rules this sign and it is represented by the water=bearer. The Aquarius is sincere, independent, intellectual, and charming. Most Aquarius like to be alone yet they are fun to be around.
Libra, Aries, and Gemini are all good matches for Aquarius.
Pisces – Those born February 19th – March 19th are Pisces.
Neptune represents this sing and the fish represents it. Pisces are loving, compassionate, dreamy, and sensitive as well as timid and impractical.
Aquarius, Scorpio, and Cancer are all good matches for the Pisces.