Helping You Understand the Basics of Zodiac Signs

Let me start this blog off by saying that I am no expert in zodiac signs. I have been posting a lot recently on my TikTok about being an introvert and people are constantly trying to guess what my sign is because of it. As I read through the comments, I realized two things:

  1. People LOVE astrology.
  2. I know nothing about astrology.

So I figured, okay, let me do some research on this and try to get a feel for the basics of zodiac signs. As I am doing my research I thought it’d be best if I brought you, the reader, along for the ride.

Part 1: My Personal Experience with Zodiac Signs

I’m not gonna lie… I’ve always had this weird distrust of horoscopes and astrology. I could never really understand how something so basic could shed so much light about a person. It wasn’t until I started doing research this week on the topic that I realized that astrology isn’t necessarily an exact explanation of why a person is the way they are, it’s more of a guide that can help you understand a person’s actions.

Part 2: The Layers of Astrology

There are SO MANY layers when it comes to astrology. Today, we’re going to be focusing mainly on your sun sign. According to Wikipedia:

“Sun sign astrology, or star sign astrology, is a simplified system of Western astrology which considers only the position of the Sun at birth, which is said to be placed within one of the twelve zodiac signs. This sign is then called the sun sign or star sign of the person born in that twelfth-part of the year.”

There is also a “moon sign”, but that requires you to know what time you were born as well… and we don’t have enough time to get into that. Maybe later.

Lastly, you also have a “rising sign”, which deal with your social personality. According to “It is how you dawn on people as it relates to the zodiac sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born.”

No idea what that means. Sounds important though. I’ll research that more later too. As I said, today, we’re going all in on “sun signs”.

Part 3: Zodiac Sign Dates

As if you don’t know already, your birthday will let you know which of the 12 zodiac signs you are. Where do you fall below?

  • Aries ♈️: March 21 – April 19
  • Taurus ♉️: April 20 – May 20
  • Gemini ♊️: May 21 – June 20
  • Cancer ♋️: June 21 – July 22
  • Leo ♌️: July 23 – August 22
  • Virgo ♍️: August 23 – September 22
  • Libra ♎️: September 23 – October 22
  • Scorpio ♏️: October 23 – November 21
  • Sagittarius ♐️: November 22 – December 21
  • Capricorn ♑️: December 22 – January 19
  • Aquarius ♒️: January 20 – February 18
  • Pisces ♓️: February 19 – March 20

Part 4: Sign Types

Each of the signs listed above will fall into one of the four categories:

  • WATER SIGNS – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
    • Water signs are known for being extremely emotional. They tend to be shy and reserved, preferring to spend time with friends and family rather than meeting new people. Water signs like to feel as if they belong and have a strong security net. Whether that’s through a loyal relationship, a close family, or a group of close friends, they need a feeling of oneness.
  • FIRE SIGNS – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
    • The fire element is one of spontaneity, inspiration, intuition, and big passions. Fiery guys and gals are excitable and impulsive and love to light a fire under others. Like fire itself, they can flare up when inspired, making them seem very passionate about life. They like to live large and often feel frustrated by mundane chores and duties.
  • EARTH SIGNS – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
    • The most grounded peeps on the planet—you know, the ones who always keep it one hundred percent real. They’re known to be stable, pragmatic, and unwavering. Slow to anger, it takes a lot of effort to get them frustrated. But when they’re annoyed, watch out!
  • AIR SIGNS – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
    • They’re usually your teachers, writers, and editors, or they work in communication, commerce, or tech. On the flip side, air signs can also be pretty indecisive and fickle. Because they’re up in their heads (that’s the air doing its thing), it’s hard for them to ground themselves.

Part 5: The Meaning of Each Sign

Zodiac signs only make up one piece of the puzzle when it comes to astrology, but they are incredibly popular around the globe. There is something quite fun about learning all the zodiac signs and their characteristics, especially when it comes to pointing out characteristics about yourself or those that are close to you.

As I stated, I am no expert when it comes to astrology and zodiac signs, but via the research I’ve done, here’s what I learned about each zodiac sign. 

Aries ♈️: March 21 – April 19

Like their fellow fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius, Aries is a passionate, motivated, and confident leader who builds community with their cheerful disposition and relentless determination. Uncomplicated and direct in their approach, they often get frustrated by exhaustive details and unnecessary nuances.

Taurus ♉️: April 20 – May 20

Taurus natives have a strong desire for social and corporate stability. They have a strong desire for extravagance, contentment, and great things, which can lead to intense neediness. Taurus natives like the Bull who represents their sign, are prone to anger, but once enraged, they can be terrifying.

Gemini ♊️: May 21 – June 20

Geminis are very intelligent and pick up knowledge quickly. They are perceptive, analytical, and often very funny. They have an unreserved and childlike curiosity, always asking new questions. Geminis have an uncanny ability to size up a person’s character in a matter of seconds, even if they only just met them. If someone’s bluffing, they’ll be the first to notice. They are great communicators, very responsive and sensitive listeners.

Cancer ♋️: June 21 – July 22

Deeply intuitive and sentimental, Cancer can be one of the most challenging zodiac signs to get to know. They are very emotional and sensitive, and care deeply about matters of the family and their home. Cancer is sympathetic and attached to people they keep close. Those born with their Sun in Cancer are very loyal and able to empathize with other people’s pain and suffering.

Leo ♌️: July 23 – August 22

Compassion and big-heartedness, consciousness, drive, and natural leadership are the four main characteristics of the Leo personality. Leos are known for their generosity of time, energy, respect, and money. As a result, Leos are attracted to others. Leos have a natural sense of self-assurance

Virgo ♍️: August 23 – September 22

Virgos are known for being practical, sensible, and loyal. They make excellent friends and partners. Virgos are known for being perfectionists, and can be meticulous and single-minded in their pursuit of improvement.

Libra ♎️: September 23 – October 22

People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, seeking someone with the ability to be the mirror to themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible.

Scorpio ♏️: October 23 – November 21

Scorpios are known for being tough-minded and biting, but they also have lots of positive qualities that make them great friends and successful people overall. Scorpio star sign is the most intense sign in the zodiac. They are known for their passion, assertiveness, determination, and decisiveness. The planet of transformation and regeneration Pluto is the ruler planet of this water sign. Scorpio is also considered as the most sensual sign of the zodiac chart.

Sagittarius ♐️: November 22 – December 21

Sagittarians are optimistic, lovers of freedom, hilarious, fair-minded, honest and intellectual. They are spontaneous and fun, usually with a lot of friends, and are perhaps the best conversationalists in the zodiac (maybe tied with Gemini).

Capricorn ♑️: December 22 – January 19

Those born under this sign are generally pragmatic, ambitious, and disciplined, although they can also be somewhat stoic and pessimistic. Capricorns look at everything as a task to be completed, making them an incredibly independent, hardworking type. They can accomplish whatever they set their minds to, regardless of the energy it requires, so long as they have a clear goal and a path for getting there.

Aquarius ♒️: January 20 – February 18

Aquarius is the sign different from the rest of the zodiac and people born with their Sun in it feel special. This makes them eccentric and energetic in their fight for freedom, or at times shy and quiet, afraid to express their true personality. In both cases they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love to fight for idealistic causes. They are able to see people without prejudice and this makes them truly special. Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius representatives have a deep need to have some time alone and away from everything in order to restore power.

Pisces ♓️: February 19 – March 20

Pisces characters are regarded for being among the most sympathetic of the zodiac signs, and they will go to great lengths to ensure the happiness of those around them. They’re also creative and imaginative. Pisces are sympathetic and sensitive to others’ feelings.

In Conclusion

Your astrological chart is a unique map of your inner terrain which shows your talents and disposition. Following this map can help you reach your full potential. Understanding your Solar House is essential.

Even if you know very little about astrology, you can still work with the map in ways that will make a big difference to your life journey. Knowing your Sun Sign will reveal a lot about you. Your Sun Sign describes in great detail what is likely to motivate and drive you.

What sign are you? And did I miss anything about your sign? Let me know!

God Bless & Good Vibes,