The 12 signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People believe that different sun signs of the zodiac present different characteristics and talents.
Twelve Signs of the Zodiac or Western Astrology
|Western Astrology Signs||Birth Time||Personality Traits|
|Aries||March 21 -April 19||Energetic, candid and willful|
|Taurus||April 20 – May 20||Reliable, diligent and conservative|
|Gemini||May 21 – June 21||Quick-witted, capricious and cheerful|
|Cancer||June 22 – July 22||Considerate, imaginative and sensitive|
|Leo||July 23 – August 22||Enthusiastic, proud and arrogant|
|Virgo||August 23 – September 22||Elegant, perfectionist and picky|
|Libra||September 23 – October 23||Equitable, charming and hesitant|
|Scorpio||October 24 – November 22||Insightful, mysterious and suspicious|
|Sagittarius||November 23 – December 21||Unconstrained, lively and rash|
|Capricorn||December 22 – January 19||Perseverant, practical and lonely|
|Aquarius||January 20 – February 18||Smart, liberalistic and changeful|
|Pisces||February 19 – March 20||Romantic, kind and sentimental|
Origin of Zodiac or Vedic Astrology
According to natural distribution, stars are divided into many regions of different sizes, each called a constellation. Connecting all bright stars in a constellation with lines, different images in the shape of animals and objects are formed. People named each constellation according to its shape. The International Astronomical Union divided the sky into 88 constellations with precise boundaries, making every star belonging to a particular constellation.
Seen from Earth, the sun moves slowly in the Celestial Sphere and passes through constellations, forming a large circle for a year. This circle is called Ecliptic. The Ecliptic is divided into twelve equal portions (each equivalent to 30 degrees); each portion was named after the closest constellation. All these twelve portions were called Ecliptic Constellations, according to which western horoscope theories developed.
The astrologists divide a year into 12 periods, during each period the sun being in a constellation area. So everyone has a corresponding Zodiacal sign according to the period his / her birthday lies in. The 12 signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People believe that different sun signs of the zodiac present different characteristics and talents.