The word “zodiac” is a Greek terminology, which literally means “circle of animals.” The Egyptians were the first to be credited with the start of astrology. They later introduced the science to Babylonians. Zodiac origins of the date back to 2,000 B.C.


The zodiac is a yearly cycle of 12 different constellations. It is hard to imagine that there are eighty-eight constellations in the night sky. Human beings have cataloged them all and given each of them a name. However, only 12 of them continue to play an active role in the astrological systems. They are known as the “zodiac signs.” Each constellation corresponds to one of the 12 months of the year.



There are twelve different constellations that make up the yearly cycle of the zodiac. The twelve zones, or constellations of the sun’s path across the heavens are equally divided. Each constellation has a corresponding individual personality trait exemplified through the signs … Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Astrologers use the movements of the constellations to generate personal horoscopes.


The twelve signs of the zodiac have their own, separate characteristics. They are the fire signs, air signs, earth signs, and water signs … we call them, “The four quadrants” because they show different traits for persons of each sign. The traits include friendships, relationships and personalities:



Fire signs: Aries, Sagittarius and Leo. These folks are ferocious and fiery and exhibit similar characteristics based on their larger-than-life attitude.

They are very independent people who can be hard-headed at times. Fire signs have an enormous passion for life and can enjoy whatever life throws their way … They can’t seem to resist a challenge. Fire signs are idealistic and will dedicate themselves to the ones they love. They have big hearts.

Air signs: Libra, Aquarius and Gemini. Air signs have a powerful intellectual connection with the world. They truly enjoy analyzing and solving the problems that they and their loved ones face. Air signs are known for being just as well as fair.

These folks value communications with new people and are the social butterflies of the zodiac. They like looking at things with a new perspective and find the world full of interesting things. Air signs are well balanced in their life views.

Earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. These folks are grounded and extremely down to earth people. Both their feet are firmly planted on the ground, they offer trustworthiness and dependability.

Earth signs know just want they want and to get it they will do whatever it takes. They like their worldly possessions and an emphasis is placed on attaining them. Earth signs feel a never-ending duty to being responsible and take responsibility for all their actions. Friends can depend on them in times of need.

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.Similar to water, the water signs are wavering and very fluid. Their emotions are constantly changing. They tend to waver back and forth with decisions. They seem to fluctuate between between imagination and reality.

 Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are the most sensitive signs of the zodiac. Their emotions tend to guide them. Their emotional bonds with people are very strong leading to a great empathy for others. Their emotions are their guide to living and sometimes their decisions are not based on logical things.

These signs often represent the artistic realm of the zodiac. These folks are in touch with the beauty of the world and can be writers or painters and such. They often give up something of themselves to make others happy.


See the planetary houses here

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