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Zodiac Signs and Their Meanings
The twelve zodiac signs in astrology are attached to dates that fall over the twelve months of the year and many people believe that each of the twelve zodiac signs has a different impact on a person born under that sign. So someone born during the sign of Libra will be different than a person born under the sign of Aries.
Another part of the zodiac signs and meanings is the assignment of one of four elements which are fire, earth, air and water which are also assigned specific attributes. There are many people who look at their astrological signs or zodiac signs and meanings everyday. They will not step foot out of their house unless the zodiac signs and meanings are going in a positive direction for them that day.
The twelve zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Each sign roughly corresponds with various constellations in the sky. Also each zodiac sign has a corresponding symbol, birth stone and certain traits. When it comes to the certain traits the traits are generally believed after much study by many people over the ages to be a generalization of traits that each person born under that sign displays. Now if a person is born on the cusp which is that you are born on a date of change, or the day before or after it. If this is the case you should have your sun position calculated by a horoscope specialist to ascertain exactly which sun sign you actually are.
It not just a simple calculation since each zodiac sign also has a ruling and exalting planet so you also have to consider this element also. The ruling and exalting bit means that a planet rules over the zodiac sign where it fits better than the other planets do, and it exalts in a sign where it fits better than any other planet than the ruler of that sign. The zodiac sings and meanings can be a complex art which is and has been studied thoroughly and will continue to be so studied.
Your date of birth can tell you a lot about yourself
Zodiac signs are grouped according to dates. Zodiac sign expresses the attributes of an individual person. They can tell you what to expect from your future and what your past meant to you. You can find your hidden characteristics, the compatibility of your love life, and maturity in a business, carrier orientations, your strengths, weaknesses and lot more.
Depending on the zodiac sign, each person will have specific attributes that defines their sun sign. Some signs are natural leaders while some are followers. Some signs are creative while some are hard working. Zodiacsigns.com provide you with accurate and essential information based on your date of birth. You can use this information for maintaining your personal relationship or for improving your carrier. Here you can get the easy to understand articles expressing the exact nature of each zodiac sign. All the signs are grouped into four categories such as fire, water, air and earth.
Zodiac is the circular band in the sky containing paths of sun, moon and other planets. This band also contains the ecliptic which is movement of Sun against the stars. It is divided into 12 equal parts which are called as constellations. Constellations are nothing but specific arrangements of stars. These constellations are called zodiac signs. Since these signs are represented by humans and animal it can simply be called as circle of life.
It is said that astrology originated from the times of Babylonians. They were the first to follow celestial changes. Soon it spread into various parts of the world. Some of the places like India, China, Middle East, Greece and Europe were already having their own concept about astrology which helped in broadening the view of astrology. Sage Parashara is said to found the Indian or Vedic astrology. Due this conclusion world saw two different concepts of astrology which were based on pure predication. In the time when Alexander ruled the Egypt, Babylonian astrology came to Egypt. It was mixed with local decanic astrology to create new form astrology that is Horoscope. Soon horoscope got popularity in Europe, Middle East and in India. It largely helped in the field of astronomy and science. More studies on Sun and Moon were done in this period.
The word “zodiac” is in Greek language which means “The circle of animals”. All of these animals representing signs are known for their deeds. Here are all of the signs and their short description:
Aries is the representation of golden ram from Greek mythology. He saved Phrixus the son of king Athamus and in return Zeus placed him among the stars.
Zeus was attracted to a lady called Europa and to attract her he took the form of white bull. To remember this he placed bull in stars.
Gemini symbolizes two faces which represent two bothers from Greek mythology named Castor and Pollux. They both were half brothers but still had extreme love for each other. When Castor died in war Pollux gave away his own life to join his brother. As a symbol of love between brothers Zeus placed them in Stars.
Cancer represents the giant crab used by Heracles in the battle against Hydra.
Leo represents the Lion of Nemea. No weapon could help win over this lion so Heracles had to fight with him bare handed. In the memory of this battle Zeus placed lion in the stars.
Virgo is representation of innocent girl Astraea. When Pandora opened the jar and sent evils on the earth, all the gods who were living on the earth hurried back to the heaven. Astraea was little girl who had lost her way back and came at last. Zeus has placed Virgo in memory of this girl.
Libra represents the scales of justice. It was held by goddess of justice, Themis.
Scorpio represents the story of Orion. Orion was allowed to go hunting with Artemis, which made her brother Apollo jealous of him. He begged Gaea to create a giant scorpion to kill Orion. He completed his wish and that scorpion killed Orion. To remember this story Zeus put Orion and scorpion in stars.
Sagittarius represents the courageous Centaur named Cheiron. He was friend of Heracles; once while hunting Heracles injured Cheiron’s leg with his poisonous arrow. Heracles promised him to help and left him to find any cure. While on his way he found Prometheus who was trapped badly and only way to free him was to take his place. Cheiron was suffering from unbearable pain who ten took his place and died. Zeus placed the centaur in the memory of Cheiron.
Capricorn symbolizes the goat Amalthea. She found infant Zeus and fed him her milk. As a repayment Zeus placed her in the stars. She also represents the goddess of nature.
It is said that when all the evil came down to earth, Zeus pour all the water from heaven to flush away all of them. Duecalion and Pyrrha then stopped the flow of water by throwing stones in water and started new life of man. This story is represented by Aquarius sign.
Pisces symbolizes two fishes. One represents goddess of beauty Aphrodite while one represents god of love Eros. Once they both were roaming around the river when they met with dangerous Typhon. They begged Zeus for helping them to escape from this situation. He turned them into fishes and they ran away.
How zodiac signs are created
Zodiac is divided into 12 signs, 30 degrees for each completing circle of 360 degrees. Zodiac signs start with Aries and ends with Pisces. Zodiac starts with Sun in first day of spring. After the period of month (nearly 30 days) it goes into second constellation which represents the second zodiac signs “Taurus”. Like this Sun moves through all the constellations completing his circular path. Now when a person says that he/she is Capricorn it means that when Sun was in the zodiac signs of Capricorn when that person was born.
Sun signs are not just affected by the position of Sun but also the position of planets in respective signs. These planets are called ruling planets or simple ruler. Each sign can have only one ruling planet but due to modern discoveries some signs have more than one. Aquarius, Scorpio and Pisces are zodiac signs which have two ruling planets.
As we know zodiac is called the cycle of living things or life. It also contains some other sub cycles.
Cycle of elements
Apart from planets zodiac signs are said to be governed by their respective element. These elements are Fire, water, earth and air. These four elements are iterated 3 times in zodiac to make 12 signs. This it is called cycle of elements.
Cycle of Modes
There are 3 modes in zodiac signs which are fixed, mutable and cardinal. These modes represent the way person behaves in his society. This cycle is iterated 4 times.
Zodiac signs are also represented by their polarity
Polarity symbolizes natural instincts of a person. It is called as masculine and feminine or positive and negative.
All of these criterions are applied while deciding the profile of any zodiac sign.