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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Astrological Signs

According to Wikipedia, there are 12 equal divisions of the zodiac. These segments are what we know as astrological signs. In astrology, heavenly events affect human activity here on earth, following the principle of "as above, so below". The significance of celestial happenings at the moment of a person's birth will govern his or her personality and life forever.

Capricorn The Goat - Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac. Capricorn is considered an earth sign and ruled by the planet Saturn. Some traits of people born under the sign of the goat are being practical, disciplined, methodical, prudent, ambitious, dependable and independent.

Aquarius The Water Carrier - Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. Aquarius is considered a "masculine" sign and is also considered an air sign. Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. People born under this sign have are often strong-willed, stubborn and obstinate, innovative and inventive, unprejudiced, idealistic, yet friendly and sociable.

Pisces The Fish - Feb. 19 - Mar. 20
Pisces is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac. Pisces is symbolized by a pair of fish that are swimming in opposite directions, but remain held together at the mouth by a cord. Pieces personalities are being malleable, gentle, good natured, easygoing, compassionate, sensitive, imaginative, spiritual and selfless.

Aries The Ram - March 21 - April 19
Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac. Aries is considered a fire sign. Individuals born in the Aries sign are self-confident, courageous, impatient, impulsive, and enthusiastic and often exhibit leadership traits.

Taurus The Bull - April 20 - May 20
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. It is based from the constellation Taurus. It is considered as an earth sign and one of the four fixed signs. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). Taurus people are patient, reliable, loving and even-tempered. But they also have their jealous and possessive side.

Gemini The Twins - May 21 - June 21
Gemini is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, from the constellation of Gemini. Perhaps the most dominant Geminian characteristic is versatility. Gemini is an air sign closely associated with the planet Mercury. In Greek mythology, Gemini came from the twin brothers known as the Dioskouroi or the "sons of Zeus." Gemini individuals have dual-natured and complex personalities. They embody youthfulness -- vibrant, good, charming, and life.

Cancer The Crab - June 22 - July 22
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. In an ancient Greek legend, the crab constellation was placed in the night sky by the goddess Hera to reward the crab she sent to aid Hydra in a battle against Heracles. Cancer-born people range from shy to brilliant, although they are generally home-loving and family-oriented. They are purposeful and inspired more often.

Leo The Lion - July 23 - Aug. 22
Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It is also considered a fire sign and is one of four fixed signs. In Greek mythology, the constellation of Leo is explained through the tale of Heracles and the Nemean lion. The Leo is the most dominant, creative and extrovert of all signs. They do well in adversity, idealistic, loyal, caring and magnanimous.

Virgo The Virgin - Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Virgo. In Greek mythology, Astraea was the virgin-goddess of justice. She dwelt on earth with mankind for a time until Zeus put her on the night sky as the constellation Virgo. The only zodiac sign represented by a female, Virgoans are refined and love good and order. They are critically observant and patient.

Libra The Scales - Sept. 23 - Oct. 23
Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It is considered an air sign and is one of four cardinal signs. In Greek mythology, Libra depicts the scales held by Astraea, the goddess of justice. Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac. Librans are elegant, charming, kind, and are lovers of life and beauty.

Scorpio The Scorpion - Oct. 24 - Nov. 21
Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It is a water sign with Pluto as its primary ruler and Mars as co-ruler. In Greek Mythology, a scorpion was sent by Artemis to deal with Orion, who boasted he would kill every animal on earth. Scorpios are intense and powerful personalities. They look outwardly calm but are deeply passionate.

Sagittarius The Archer - Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Sagittarius. It is considered a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter. In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is the centaur Chiron who changed himself into a horse to escape his wife, Rhea. Sagittarians have positive outlook in life. They are energetic, versatile and adventurous. They are also idealistic, honest, and loyal.

Source: Birthday-Kids.Com Astrological Signs

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