The 12 Signs Of The Zodiac Explained

The Zodiac is divided into twelve signs, each representing a different constellation that the Sun passes through over the course of a year. The start of the Zodiacal year occurs during the spring equinox.

Aries: The Ram

March 21-April 19

Aries are imaginative, loyal, and determined. Since Aries is a fire sign, they can be very passionate and firm in their beliefs. They are the life of the party and have a great sense of humor. They can become very agitated when things don't go their way, but it's only because they want the best for themselves and the people around them.

Taurus: The Bull

April 20-May 20

Taurians are known as the bull for a reason. They are very stubborn and refuse to back down from a challenge. While they may appear tough on the outside, Taurians have big hearts and are always willing to help out a friend in need. They are very sensible and down-to-earth, making them the perfect person to go to for advice.

Gemini: The Twins

May 21-June 20

Gemini's often have two sides to their personality, and can be prone to mood swings. This is also an advantage because they are also very accommodating and adjust to change easily. Gemini's are very sharp and can often weasel their way out of difficult situations. They love with their whole heart and support their friends and family in any way they can.

Cancer: The Crab

June 21-July 22

Cancerians are true home-bodies. They thrive on taking care of their loved ones and always put others first. They tend to be moody, but often keep their emotions to themselves. They are extremely loyal and care deeply for their friends and family. Cancerians tend to be loners, and often need their space. They don't do well with change and tend to stick with what they know. Cancerians have a quiet strength and people often go to them for sympathy and advice.

Leo: The Lion

July 23-August 22

Leo's are very strong-willed and like to take control of a situation. They often take the lead in all aspects of life. Beneath their tough exterior lies a gentle, caring soul who will do anything in their power to protect their loved ones. Leo's are very smart and can often assess a situation quickly and accurately. They have no qualms about expressing their opinion and will do so at every opportunity. Leo's can sometimes be overbearing, but it's only because they want the very best for their friends and family.

Virgo: The Virgin

August 23-September 22

Virgo's are very perceptive and have a knack for figuring people out very quickly. They are very curious and oftentimes are seen as intrusive or a busybody. They don't forget anything. If things aren't going their way, they can become very impatient and irritated. They tend to work well with others and love to be part of a team. They are natural-born detectives and can often obtain information when other people can't. They have very active imaginations and tend to be story-tellers.

Libra: The Scales

September 23-October 22

Libra's live their life by constantly searching for balance. They tend to be introverts, but occasionally will come out of their shell if they are very passionate about something. They are excellent judges of character. Libra's enjoy the peace and beauty of nature and spend as much time outdoors as possible. They are very caring, affectionate, and show genuine concern for others. Libra's don't do well with change and often go out of their way to avoid it.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

October 23-November 21

Scorpio's are determined, head-strong, and willing to tackle any challenge that comes their way. Their extreme confidence can often be intimidating to others. They are natural-born leaders and can easily accomplish any task that is thrown their way. They enjoy arguing their point, and they do it well. Scorpio's love observing the world around them, often scrutinizing any object that crosses their path. Their ability to remain calm during a crisis is one of their greatest assets.

Sagittarius: The Centaur

November 22-December 21

Sagittarian's tend to juggle several balls at once, thriving on being constantly busy. They are very impatient and want things done right here, right now. They are known for overcoming tough times and tackling any obstacle that comes their way. They are very caring and loyal, but Sagittarian's need their freedom. They don't like to be controlled. Their ability to focus on many tasks at once makes them great leaders.

Capricorn: The Goat

December 22-January 19

Capricorn's are intelligent thinkers, constantly trying to figure out solutions to problems. They like to follow through on the things they've started, refusing to quit for any reason. They value the opinions of others and are often hurt when criticized. Capricorn's will avoid confrontation at all costs. They are great listeners, and care deeply for those around them. However, they have difficulty expressing their own feelings and often keep their problems to themselves.

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

January 20-February 18

Their caring and sympathetic nature make Aquarian's true humanitarians. They tend to think out of the box and often come up with unique ways of handling a problem. Aquarian's have trouble staying motivated, and often need assistance with staying on-task. They are very loyal and make wonderful friends. Aquarian's are very creative and enjoy experimenting with new things.

Pisces: The Fish

February 19-March 20

Pisces' are highly intelligent and often have a wealth of knowledge on various subjects. They tend to be understated and have trouble saying no to others, which can often lead them to become overworked and unappreciated. Pisces' are very giving and kind, making them great friends and lovers. They are very determined when it comes to a cause they are passionate about, and they will refuse to back down no matter how long it takes them to achieve their goal.