In western astrology, there are twelve different astrological signs, or houses, that make up the zodiac wheel. Different characteristics and personality traits define each zodiac star sign, and on a personal level, our zodiac can provide us with an intriguing insight into our lives and how we behave.
So, in this blog, learn more about the twelve zodiac star signs and their meanings, but first, here’s a brief breakdown of what the zodiac is and how it works.
What is the Zodiac?
The word zodiac is made up of two Greek words: “zôè”, which means “life” and “diazos”, which translates to “the wheel”. Therefore, making the zodiac “the wheel of life”.
The zodiac consists of twelve constellations and signs that divide the sky into twelve 30-degree sections based on the sun’s movement throughout the sky. The sun spends approximately four weeks in each of the twelve houses.
Each zodiac sign is linked to a planet (known as a ruling planet) and one of four elements (water, fire, earth, and air). These zodiac qualities are specific to each sign, but it’s not uncommon for signs to share some overlapping qualities.
The Twelve Zodiac Signs and Their Meanings
The twelve zodiac star signs all have dominant traits that influence people born under these signs. So, whether you’re looking to understand yourself, your partner, or your friend better, this breakdown will tell you the core qualities of each zodiac sign.
Aries: The First House
Dates: March 21st – April 19th | Ruling Planet: Mars | Element: Fire | Symbol: The Ram
People born under the Aries zodiac are curious, energetic, and brave. All Aries are incredibly fierce, ultra-resilient, and always rise to the challenge. However, it can be said that Aries are impulsive and can quickly lose patience with long term projects. But ultimately, Aries is happiest when in control of their surroundings.
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Taurus: The Second House
Dates: April 20th – May 20th | Ruling Planet: Venus | Element: Earth
Many Taurus babies are called upon for advice by others as they’re good listeners, generous with their time, and trustworthy. However, when a Taurus makes up their mind about a particular topic, it’s almost impossible to change it. Their tenacity can often be mistaken for control, but this zodiac truly thrives when they stick to a routine.
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Gemini: The Third House
Dates: May 21st – June 20th | Ruling Planet: Mercury | Element: Air
It’s common knowledge that it’s very tricky to fool a Gemini, as they make decisions using both logic and intuition. A Gemini is forever young, but that doesn’t mean they’re childish – in fact, they are only more curious about the world and its people. A Gemini can make a loyal and trustworthy friend and thrive in relationships with effective communication.
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Cancer: The Fourth House
Dates: June 21st – July 22nd | Ruling Planet: Moon | Element: Water
This zodiac sign is imaginative and creative, and they love to focus on their family. Known for their nurturing nature, Cancerians are incredibly passionate and highly spontaneous. Being a water sign, the emotions of a Cancerian can change depending on who they’re with. Their love for their family is boundless. However, people born under the cancer zodiac often feel as if they know best for those in their circle, which is not always the case.
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Leo: The Fifth House
Dates: July 23rd – August 22nd | Ruling Planet: Sun | Element: Fire
A Leo is proud and self-assured and will use their fire element to bring warmth and joy to those around them. A Leo is generous with love, money, and affection but tends to seek constant approval from others. This zodiac star sign loves to be adored and can often use their charm to get what they want.
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Virgo: The Sixth House
Dates: August 23rd – September 22nd | Ruling Planet: Mercury | Element: Earth
A Virgo is always true to themselves, even if their opinion is not always popular. They’re practical and responsible and enjoy helping others succeed. A Virgo loves to learn and often sets themselves several goals and aspirations for every new project they begin in life - but if they’re unable to finish what they started, a Virgo can become frustrated and annoyed.
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Libra: The Seventh House
Dates: September 23rd – October 22nd | Ruling Planet: Venus | Element: Air
A Libra loves to make an excellent first impression and is an expert at solving conflicts. They’re very rational in their approach and will often gather the facts before forming a conclusion. This can come across as emotionally cold, but this is just Libra’s diplomatic approach to life’s challenges.
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Scorpio: The Eighth House
Dates: October 23rd – November 21st | Ruling Planet: Pluto | Element: Water
A Scorpio is fiercely loyal to those around them and one of the strongest of the twelve zodiac star signs. They’re cool-headed and keep their thoughts to themselves whilst often expressing an entirely different perspective. However, there’s never a dull moment with a Scorpio; they’re genuinely passionate souls and adventurous to the core.
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Sagittarius: The Ninth House
Dates: November 22nd – December 21st | Ruling Planet: Jupiter | Element: Fire
A Sagittarius is hugely giving and honest. This good-natured zodiac sign will only be themselves when they know they are surrounded by those who have proved themselves to be trustworthy. A Sagittarius is always optimistic but can often face disappointment when something doesn’t go to plan because they constantly seek adventure filled with laughter.
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Capricorn: The Tenth House
Dates: December 22nd – January 19th | Ruling Planet: Saturn | Element: Earth
A Capricorn is always polite but has strong opinions on important things. It’s not uncommon for Capricorn to keep their guard up, with can make them appear standoffish, but in reality, it just takes them a while to open up. Forever determined, this zodiac strives for perfection in every task they take on.
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Aquarius: The Eleventh House
Dates: January 19th – February 18th | Ruling Planet: Uranus | Element: Air
This truthful star sign is always honest and open with their thoughts and opinions. Aquarians don’t mean to offend anyone but can often do so because they struggle to listen to other viewpoints, believing they’re right and everyone else is wrong. However, an Aquarius is one of the easiest zodiacs to get along with.
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Pisces: The Twelfth House
Dates: February 19th – March 20th | Ruling Planet: Neptune | Element: Water
Compassionate and easy-going, Pisces is a kind soul. This zodiac is an emotional thinker - rather than rational. However, they have a solid intuition allowing them to form opinions that are rarely wrong. Pisces is also passionate and can crave attention and affection from those close to them, but they can often channel this emotion into creative projects.
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