The 12 Astrological Signs: the Primordial Energies

Astrological signs, also known as zodiac signs, are one of the four main components of astrology, along with planets, houses, and aspects. They represent specific energies and characteristics that make up our personality and life path. Each of them corresponds to a range of angular positions in the sky relative to the constellations, in which planets or astrological houses of an individual's chart can be located.

In particular, the position of the Sun at the time of birth defines what is called a person's "sign" in traditional astrology. The Sun is said to be in a given sign when it is in the same constellation as the sign, from Earth's perspective. This is why there are traditionally specific dates for each sign, as indicated below.

However, it's important to note that other planets in the solar system can be located in different signs at that time. Someone referred to as "Libra" may have many planets in the Capricorn sign at the time of their birth, for example, and be strongly influenced by that sign. Therefore, an astrological chart must be interpreted as a whole, and the various planetary positions considered for a precise and nuanced astrological interpretation of a birth chart.

The 12 signs of the Zodiac are as follows:

  • Aries (March 21 - April 19): Aries' energy is dynamic, bold, and passionate. It is associated with the ram from Greek mythology, a symbol of courage and leadership.

  • Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Taurus is known for its stability, determination, and love of comfort. It is linked to the bull from mythology, a symbol of quiet strength, perseverance, and connection with nature.

  • Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Geminis are curious, communicative, and versatile. They are associated with the twins Castor and Pollux, symbols of duality.

  • Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Cancers are intuitive, protective, and emotional. They are symbolized by the crab, evoking sensitivity and defense.

  • Leo (July 23 - August 22): Leos are proud, charismatic, and confident. They are linked to the lion from mythology, a symbol of power and nobility.

  • Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Virgos are analytical, precise, and dedicated. They are associated with the goddess Virgo, a symbol of purity and service.

  • Libra (September 23 - October 22): Libras are balanced, social, and aesthetes. They are symbolized by the scales, representing harmony, equality, and justice.

  • Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Scorpios are passionate, determined, and mysterious. They are linked to the scorpion, a symbol of transformation, ambivalence, secrets, and power.

  • Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Sagittarians are adventurous, optimistic, and philosophical. They are associated with the centaur, a blend of man and horse, symbolizing the great traveler and spiritual quest.

  • Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Capricorns are ambitious, responsible, and disciplined. They are symbolized by the goat, which climbs the rugged and steep mountains.

  • Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Aquarians are original, progressive, and humanitarian. They are associated with the Water Bearer, a symbol of the dissemination of knowledge.

  • Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Pisces are empathetic, creative, and intuitive. They are linked to the fish, symbolizing emotional depth and contemplation.

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