To truly understand the broad realms of astrology, there’s a lot to learn, whether it’s your detailed birth chart or the explanations behind each sign of the zodiac and how they might affect a person. To start, though, your greatest tool will be an understanding of what insights into personality zodiac signs can offer. With this basis, your zodiac knowledge will only grow, encouraging you to learn more about whatever signs and traits pique your interest.
The first sign of the zodiac, Aries, is assigned to individuals born between March 21 and April 19. Symbolized by the ram, this cardinal sign is ruled by the planet Mars and the fire element. Joined by famous mavericks like Vincent Van Gogh and Lady Gaga, Aries is an action-oriented sign who’s inherently independent.
Those born between April 20 and May 20 are declared Taurus, a fixed sign represented by the planet Venus and the element of earth. Taurus thrives on security and routine, tradition, and practicality. Famous Taurus appear throughout history, from William Shakespeare to modern celebrities like Adele.
If you’re a Gemini, you were born between May 21 and June 20. This mutable air sign is ruled by the planet Mercury and represented by twins or the Roman numeral II. With notable figures like John F. Kennedy and Anne Frank, those of this sign are known for their intellect and social skills.
Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancers are members of the cardinal water sign symbolized by the crab and ruled by the moon. This emotional sign has a penchant for caretaking and is devoted to their family, almost to a fault. Famous Cancers include Frida Kahlo and actor Tom Hanks.
The lordly lions of the zodiac, Leos are born between July 23 and August 22. This fixed sign is ruled by the element of fire as well as the sun. With a competitive edge, this sign is known for their bold heroism and creativity, with notable lions including Barack Obama and Madonna.
A Virgo is born between August 22 and September 21 and is known for their invention and attention to detail. Amidst famous names like Freddie Mercury and Mary Shelley, Virgos are a mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury and symbolized by the figure of a young woman.
Born between September 23 and October 22, Libra is symbolized by a scale. This cardinal sign is ruled by the planet Venus and the element of air, crafting their sense of judgment and balance. Famous Libras have their balancing act along all ends of the spectrum, from Confucious to Avril Lavigne.
The passionate Scorpio is born between October 23 and November 21 and is symbolized, unsurprisingly, by the scorpion. This fixed sign is ruled by the element of water and the planets Pluto and Mars. Their talents lie in transformation and an undeniable intensity, which leaders Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, for example, harness in political work.
A Sagittarius is born between November 22 and December 21. This mutable fire sign is ruled by Jupiter and symbolized by an archer, traditionally a centaur archer. Sagittarius is authoritative and remarkably able to teach those around them, including famous archers Taylor Swift and Steven Spielberg.
With notable figures including Lebron James and Greta Thunberg identifying as Capricorns, the zodiac’s sea goats are born between December 22 and January 19. A cardinal earth sign, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and has an uncanny ability to make and achieve lofty goals.
Born between January 20 and February 18, Aquarius is an air sign, contrary to popular belief. Symbolized by a woman pouring water from an urn, this fixed zodiac sign is ruled by the planets Uranus and Saturn. With talents for idealism, connection, and more, famous Aquarians include Abraham Lincoln and Jennifer Aniston.
As the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces are born between February 19 and March 20. The mutable water sign is quite fittingly symbolized by a pair of fish and is ruled by the planets Neptune and Jupiter. The sensitive Pisces has a sharp intuition, with famous Pisces including Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Taylor.
With this guide, you can better understand yourself and those around you.