What are star signs? How do they work, and what can your zodiac sign tell you about yourself or a person you’re dating? 

In this article, we’re going to explore the DETAILS of the 13 signs of the zodiac. Here’s what we’ll cover in this post, so make sure to read it all!

  • What are star signs?
  • The star sign groupings explained
  • What are the 13 star signs of the Zodiac?
  • What are the dates for each star sign?
  • What does your star sign MEAN and how can you USE this information
  • What to do next
  • The important relationship between astrology and numerology

So now we’ll look at the basics of star signs.

There are 13 signs now, because recently we discovered a new one. It’s a little debatable but we’ll get to that. For now let’s just look at what star signs ARE.

What are star signs?

Star signs are the 12 30 degree sections making up the full 360 degree rotation of the earth.

If you imagine a line going from the earth to the sun and beyond, that line draws the zodiac as a large circle as the earth rotates around the sun.

This large circle is called the ‘ecliptic’ which is essentially just a flat disk extending outwards in line with the earth and the sun. This is different to the ‘celestial equator’ which is basically just the earths equator extended outwards

The FOUR elements of star signs

The 12 (well, 13 now) star signs can be sorted into FOUR basic elements.

These elements have certain characteristics which describe the star signs within them.

  • Fire
  • Air
  • Water
  • Earth

Here’s what each sign GROUPING means.

  • WATER SIGNS: Water signs are usually fairly emotional and sensitive. They’re very clever, and tend to notice things very easily that most people might miss or ignore. They like keeping to themselves and tend to be introverts. They show lots of support and love to their close members of their inner circle, like friends and family. Water Signs are: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
  • FIRE SIGNS: Fire signs are almost always very passionate and vivid. They can tend to get angry easily and easily emotional. That being said, they do also forgive people who have wronged them quickly. they act in the moment, with passion and emotion. They’re highly intelligent and strong. Fire Signs are: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
  • EARTH SIGNS: Earth signs usually tend to be grounded and calm. They’re realists and like being practical and sensible. That being said, they can also be emotional, just like the fire signs. Because they’re SO grounded in the physical reality, the tend to be more likely to obsess over money or physical items. Earth Signs are: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
  • AIR SIGNS: Air signs are social creatures. They like thinking, talking and interacting. They’re airy and free, and don’t like being tied down to things like jobs or even places for too long. Because of their light and free thinking, they enjoy deep philosophical discussions and ideas. Air Signs are: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Important note about star signs

Make sure you understand that you can ALWAYS have exceptions.

These groupings and their descriptions are not always accurate. You can have an emotional Air sign or a grounded fire sign. It doesn’t really have to align always with these descriptions.

That might help you understand why they may not match up perfectly for you or someone you know. 

What are the 13 star signs

The 12 signs in order are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces

There are 13 signs in total, because we’ve only just discovered a NEW star sign making it 13 total.

This new star sign is called Ophiuchus.

We don’t actually know MUCH about it yet. I find it amazing that we’ve only just managed to find this new star sign after thousands of years of using the old 12 star sign system.

In fact, it’s debated whether or not this new star sign should even be included or acknowledged. But it’s there, as far as we can tell. so here are the main star signs and what each one can MEAN.

So if you were born during the dates of a particular star sign, it CAN mean that you have these personality traits or tendencies.

Are you ready? 

1: Aries

Aries has many strengths. 

People who are Aries star sign tend to be strong, optimistic and passionate. They also like being honest and have a hard time telling lies of deceiving people. They might like things like leadership, being comfortable or individual sports.

Aries star signs like taking ACTION and doing things. They’re often very masculine energy based and don’t like waiting around or thinking too much.

This can be a bad thing sometimes if they take action fast before thinking about what they’re doing. 

2: Taurus, April 20 to May 20

Taurus is the second sign of the 12 Zodiac signs (13 now) and is all linked to material and spiritual REWARDS. This means they love knowing that they’re going to be rewarded for doing something. This makes it easier for you to understand what makes a Taurus tick.

They love physical touch as well, and might well often have physical touch as one of their languages of love. 

3: Gemini, May 21 – June 20

Gemini often dislike being alone or solitary for too long and can get annoyed when they feel like they’re confined or trapped.

They’re more likely to leave a job or a relationship if they feel it’s not working out for them. Often a Gemini is very quick witted and funny, and can often leave you behind if you don’t keep up with the conversation.

4: Cancer, June 21 – July 22

A Cancer sign is often very loyal and faithful to their partners.

Very unlikely to cheat or look at other people when in a relationship. Often very loyal to friends and family as well.

They can be quite a difficult star sign to get along with because they’re so fiercely loyal and opinionated. Cancer star signs often have trouble blending in and fitting in with society or the world around them.

Often a Cancer sign will also be a starseed.

In fact, many of the star signs we’ll mention in this post could also be starseeds, because this is a time of ascension. Important things are happening on Earth right now and starseeds are needed to help raise the vibrations of the planet.

5: Leo, July 23 – August 22

A Leo can often be funny, passionate and interesting.

The downside is that they’re often lazy too. If you’re a Leo, it can be important to realise when you’re being lazy, and try and step more into your masculine energy.

Getting things done is very important for achieving your purpose and goals, so it’s vital that a Leo recognises their natural lazy tendencies and fights back against them.

Leo star signs tend to be natural leaders and motivators, finding it very easy to talk to and stir up emotion in people around them. This makes it very interesting knowing a Leo!

6: Virgo, August 23 to September 22

A Virgo star sign is always hard working and loyal.

This can be a good thing but can also be a bad thing when it’s time to relax.

They might find it hard to settle down and watch a film at night, when you just want to snuggle up. But that’s not always a bad thing because a Virgo can keep you motivated and taking action.

Although they’re hard working, they tend to be fairly misunderstood and that can lead to problems in relationships.

It can be easy for a Virgo to disappear into their own world, working hard on something without expressing their feelings or thoughts to the people around them.

7: Libra, September 23 – October 22

A Libra often doesn’t like being alone or confined. 

They like being SOCIAL and are often extroverts as well. This can make it very fun to be around them, because they’re so bubbly and social. They’re often fair and like doing things the ‘right way’.

Because they’re such a social creature, they often end up being people pleasers, and DON’T like conflict. This means they can often go against what THEY want just to make other people around them happier.

8: Scorpio, October 23 – November 21

A Scorpio is a GREAT friend to have.

Often loyal, brave and passionate, they can be good friends.

The downside?

They’ve got a tendency to be aggressive, physical, violent or incredibly passionate. This is because when they see things THEIR way, it’s hard to change their mind.

They LOVE expressing emotions and often do it very clearly and passionately. If you’re on the right side of them, they’re great fun and a loyal friend. If you disagree with them, it’s not so fun.

They’re often good leaders because they have that drive and certainty with their opinions and can project that very well onto others, to get them point known.

9: Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21

This sign is often funny, and likes doing interesting things. 

They don’t like being held down or doing the SAME thing for too long, before trying something new. They’re often extroverted and very social.

They LOVE change and embrace it with both arms, but they need to be constantly IN what’s going on. They need to know the gossip, the details, the plan, and the events of the world.

10: Capricorn, December 22 – January 19

A Capricorn is often a smart person. 

They like to think they know it all, and in many cases, they do. They’re highly intelligent and organised, and don’t like being proven wrong. They’re family oriented and like being around other positive people.

A downside? 

They can tend to be pessimistic, expecting the worst will happen and preparing for it. This can make them very realistic and often stops them achieving their dreams and goals.

Because they’re so intelligent, they get USED to being right all the time. This means when they’re in an argument or conflict, it can be hard for them to not back down. They often stick stubbornly to their point of view.

11: Aquarius, January 20 – February 18

An Aquarius is often highly independant and organised. 

This can mean they aren’t as social as they could be, because they can just rely on themselves. As a result of being so independant, they don’t like relying on other people, and when they DO rely on others, they HATE when promises are broken.

An Aquarius would much rather do it themselves, so they can make sure it’s done RIGHT.

Often, an Aquarius is born or starts life being very SHY and unsocial, but they can often grow into a much more social and confident person. They could go either way and their natural tendency isn’t as rigid as most other star signs.

This makes them very adaptable and flexible, which is why there is such a diverse range of personality types that could be an Aquarius. 

12: Pisces, February 19 – March 20

A Pisces is often wise beyond their years and likes being alone. 

They tend to be introverts although they can LEARN to become extroverts if they want to. They’re often very friendly, and because of their high levels of intelligence, they can DECIDE to just ‘play extrovert’ and project huge amounts of confidence.

They’re regularly connected to things like music and art, and tend to be very intuitive. They can sense things without knowing HOW or why they sense them.

The downsides?

They can often look for ways to escape reality and end up wishing they were somewhere else all the time. This habit of wanting to escape and being in their own heads leads to them being very misunderstood and often ignored.

13: The new one: Ophiuchus, Nov. 30 – Dec. 17

Not much is known about this new star sign although we do know that it’s a SPLIT between two personality types. 

An Ophiuchus is a mix between Scorpio and Sagittarius, making them able to decide how to act in any given situation. 

Because they can adapt and seemingly control their emotions so well, they’re often seen as cold blooded and aloof.

This isn’t always a bad thing, and they can make good leaders of high level companies, where emotion is not needed and decisions need to be made objectively. 

What do star signs mean?

Well, as we’ve explained, you’re likely to have certain personality traits if you’re a particular star sign. 

But that doesn’t mean EVERYTHING.

In fact, often there are many exceptions to those generalisations. And there could be exceptions for any number of reasons. You can LEARN different personality traits for example or absorb them based on how you’re brought up.

But the star signs we’ve explained above and their traits are your DEFAULT.

They’re your settings for if you don’t change anything. If you just take someone who doesn’t do any work on themselves or try and change, they’ll GENERALLY fall into those categories and develop those traits, often from a young age too.

But here are some more exceptions: 

  • If you’re a starseed
  • If you’re a cross
  • If you’re a light worker
  • If you’re a twin flame

If you’re any of those things, it’s VERY likely that you’ll see a wide range of traits in your personality that can seem to be a MIX of all of the star signs.

You might be introverted and wise, but ALSO passionate and social.

Any combination is possible and being a starseed or a twin flame makes these mixtures more likely.

Why? 

Because starseeds and twin flames are here for a really big mission or purpose. And often before they incarnated, they decided on certain traits to help them along their journey. 

Have the star signs changed in 2019?

Yes, the star signs have now changed.

But if you just read this article, you’ve read the most ACCURATE and up to date time brackets. The dates for each star sign is accurate now, and should tell you which star sign you are.

It’s also a big debate as to whether your star sign that you were BORN with STAYS with you or can change over time. We know that star signs and constellations are moving very slowly and the dates might be different NOW than when you were born.

But do you keep your old star sign that you got when you were BORN, or do you go by what dates you fall into NOW when your birthday rolls around?

It’s a debate, and there are good points on both sides of the argument, but that’s for another post.

What to do next

If you’re reading this and you’re not SURE what to do next,, I get it.

It’s very confusing and there’s a lot to take in. 

There’s one thing that you MUST do if you want to learn more about your star signs and how it all works. Learn your NUMBERS.

Numerology is very important for understanding how your life is going to plan out, and which numbers are important for you. Astrology and Numerology go hand in hand in many cases, and you should ALWAYS known your star sign AND your numerology reading.

You can get a free Numerology reading and analysis if you are interested.

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