Zodiac Signs Meanings
The tenth Zodiac sign is Capricorn. The sun enters the zodiac house of Capricorn on December 22., and remains there until January 19. The constellation of this zodiac sign is positioned between those of Sagittarius and Aquarius.
The Sun stays in the Zodiac House of Virgo from about August 23. to September 22. This Zodiac sign is ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgo was represented by three Cobs of Corn by the ancient Babylonians. The figure of the Virgin, which is the modern symbol of this sign, sometimes holds wheat in her right hand. Virgo, in fact, means “self-sufficient” in Latin, and from that expression the word “Virgin” was derived.
Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters the zodiac house of Taurus on April 21., and remains there until May 21. The constellation of this zodiac sign is positioned between those of Aries and Gemini. Constellation and Mythology The constellation of Taurus is a group of stars named Hyades situated in the northern sky. In addition, the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) are also part of this stellar system. This is one of the oldest constellations known. The Hyades and Pleiades are in fact the closest open clusters of stars to our planet Earth. The word Hyades is […]
The Sun resides within the Zodiac House of Aries between March 21. and April 20. Aries is the very first sign of the Zodiac. It used to contain the vernal equinox. Vernal equinox is day of the year when Spring begins and when the day and the night are approximately the same length. From this point on, we have an expansion of the days and shortening of the nights. Strictly speaking, the vernal equinox has moved to the zodiac sign of Pisces, but in astrological sense Aries is still considered the sign which the Zodiacal year begins with.
The Zodiac sign of Pisces is active from February 19. up until March 20. The constellation of Pisces is, at least in principle, visible in the Southern sky during the second part of month October and throughout November. It is not easily detected, as the stars that comprise it are rather faint and there seems to be no brighter stars. However, this constellation occupies a large space close to the Equator, and is situated between the constellations of Aquarius and Aries. The two fishes are arranged in such a way as to form a lose connection via an elongated ribbon. […]
In one of our previous articles we have discussed the Traditional and Modern Birthstone of Aquarius – Amethyst. We have also touched upon some of the metaphysical properties of this gemstone, so you can also check that in addition to the following considerations. The eleventh Zodiac sign is Aquarius – the Water Bearer. The constellation of Aquarius is situated in the Southern Hemisphere, right in the middle between the constellations of Pisces and Capricorn. Aquarius has only a couple of stars bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. However, using a telescope its full size and shape can […]
SCORPIO is the eighth Zodiac sign. The Sun enters the house of Scorpio form October 24. to November 23. The constellation of Scorpio can be seen on the Southern horizon, relatively low, and late at night in the months of July and August. The largest star of this constellation is the Antares. Antares means “as brilliant as Mars — the ruling planet of this sign”. Alongside Mars, Pluto is also a ruling planets of this sign. The name Antares was given in ancient times; modern observations have determined that the splendor of Mars is in fact much greater than the […]
The Sun enters the Sagittarius Zodiac House on 23rd of November and stays there up to December 21st. This house is ruled by the planet Jupiter. The symbol of Sagittarius is the Centaur — a mythical creature half human half horse. The Centaur has a bow, and he is ready to fire an arrow. Mythology The constellation of Sagittarius is located on the Southern Hemisphere, between the constellations of Scorpio and Capricorn. The bow of the Archer is made up out of a group of three larger stars and it is visible without too much trouble. According to Greek mythology, […]
Leo is a Fiery Sign – a sign of Hercules and the Lion. People born under this Zodiac sign possess great personal magnetism and are often entrepreneurs, entertainers and artists. The Sun enters the Zodiacal House of Leo on the 23rd of July and remains there until the 23rd of August. The constellation of stars bearing the name of Leo with more than seventy stars visible to the naked eye is situated in the Northern Hemisphere, close to the Great Bear constellation. The largest star is know as Regulus and has been used for navigation at sea in the past. […]
The constellation of Cancer is situated in the northern celestial hemisphere. It is being composed of relatively small stars, the brightest of which are of third magnitude. Thus, very few of the stars of the Cancer constellation are visible to the naked eye and consequently, in the ancient times Cancer has been given the name dark sign. This sign is dominant from June 22nd up to and including July 23rd.
In our previous article we have discussed the Spiritual Birthstone of Libra – Tourmaline. We have also discussed some notable metaphysical characteristics of this sign, so you may want to check that article in addition to the following considerations. The Sun enters the constellation of Libra (the Seventh House of the Zodiac) about September 23rd, marking the start of the autumnal equinox. It completes its stay in this sign approximately on October 22th. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. The symbol of this zodiac sign is well known to many people as Libra is represented by a pair of […]
In our previous article we have discussed the Spiritual Birthstone of Gemini – Tiger’s Eye. We have also touched upon some of the General Characteristics of this Zodiac Sign, so you are welcome to read that discussion prior to examining the Traits and Meanings of Gemini presented below.