Western Astrology

Western astrology consists of twelve signs, and each represents a different month of the year. When the sun is observed from the Earth, it passes through the constellations as it moves throughout the Celestial Sphere. This forms a circle known as the Ecliptic. This is separated into twelve portions, each named after the constellation that is the closest. When the theories regarding Western horoscopes were created, the portions were referred to as the Ecliptic Constellations.

Western Zodiac Signs

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The year was dividend into twelve sections by the astrologists. This is based on the presence of the sun in a constellation area. This means every birthday has an astrological sign that coordinates. The twelve signs are Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus and Aries. Each sign possesses different talents and characteristics.

The Sun Signs and The Star Signs

The Sun signs and the Star signs are based on the period when the sun moves through the individual sign. The dates vary every year, and the place of birth is a major influence. Some individuals were born on the cusp, and a little research on Western astrology required to identify the correct sign.

The Twelve Western Zodiac Signs

  • Aries are born between March 21st and April 19th. They are hopeful, energetic, versatile, adventurous, generous, argumentative, active, honest, brave, passionate, cheerful, curious, impulsive, self-willed, na├»ve, impatient and belligerent. Their symbol is the Ram, their element is fire, their ruler is Mars, and their lucky color is red. Their best matches are Aries, Sagittarius and Leo.
  • Taurus are born between April 20th and May 20th. They are romantic, decisive, diligent, patient, perseverant, logical, ardent, artistic, benevolent, dependent, prejudiced and stubborn. Their symbol is the bull, their element is Earth, their ruler is Venus, and their lucky color is pink. Their best matches are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
  • Gemini are born between May 21st and June 21st. They are multifarious, smart, quick-witted, charming, perspicacious, cheerful, clement, fickle, amphibian and gossipy. Their symbol is the twins, their element is air, their ruler is Mercury, and their lucky color is yellow. Their best matches are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
  • Cancer are born between June 22nd and July 22nd. They have a strong sixth sense, are gentle, imaginative, dedicated, kind, subjective, swift, careful, perseverant, caring, possessive, prim, greedy and sensitive. Their symbol is the crab, their element is water, their ruler is the Moon, and their lucky color is green. Their best matches are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
  • Leo are born between July 23rd and August 22nd. They are proud, reflective, enthusiastic, charitable, loyal, arrogant, indulgent, willful, wasteful and self-complacent. Their symbol is the lion, their element is fire, their ruler is the sun, and their lucky colors are yellow, red and gold. Their best matches are Leo, Sagittarius and Aries.
  • Virgo are born between August 23rd and September 22nd. They are helpful, perfectionists, practical, elegant, modest, clearheaded, confining, tortuous, nosy and picky. Their symbol is a virgin maiden, their element is Earth, their ruler is Mercury, and their lucky color is gray. Their best matches are Gemini, Taurus and Sagittarius.
  • Libra are born between September 23rd and October 23rd. They are idealistic, just, aesthetic, artistic, kind-hearted, equitable, charming, beautiful, hesitant, lazy freewheeling, and perfunctory. Their symbol is the scales, their element is air, their ruler is Venus, and their lucky color is brown. Their best matches are Libra, Gemini and Aquarius.
  • Scorpio are born between October 24th and November 22nd. They are mysterious, intelligent, intuitive, insightful, sensible, rational, independent, dedicated, sensible, suspicious, complicated, fanatical, arrogant and possessive. Their symbol is a scorpion, their element is water, their rulers are Mars and Pluto, and their lucky colors are black and purple. Their best matches are Pisces, Capricorn and Cancer.
  • Sagittarius are born between November 23rd and December 21st. They are insightful, rational, beautiful, lovely, rational, lively, optimistic, rash, careless and forgetful. Their symbol is the archer, their element is fire, their ruler is Jupiter, and their lucky color is light blue. Their best matches are Aries, Virgo and Leo.
  • Capricorn are born between December 22nd and January 19th. They are strong, practical, perseverant, optimistic, persistent, intelligent, reliable, generous, cute, stubborn, suspicious and lonely. Their symbol is a goat, their element is Earth, their ruler is Saturn, and their lucky colors are dark green, black and brown. Their best matches are Pisces, Taurus and Virgo.
  • Aquarius are born between January 20th and February 18th. They are original, ideal, friendly, independent, practical, tolerant, calm, charitable, smart, changeful, liberalistic, rebels, hasty and disobedient. Their symbol is the water carrier, their element is air, their ruler is Uranus, and their lucky color is bronze. Their best matches are Aquarius, Libra and Gemini.
  • Pisces are born between February 19th and March 20th. They are conscious, platonic, kind, aesthetic, dedicated, have a good temper, are recessive, indecisive, sentimental and unrealistic. Their symbol is a fish, their element is water, their ruler is Neptune, and their lucky color is white. Their best match is Capricorn, Cancer and Scorpio.