What are zodiac signs? Well, the Greek word ‘zodiac’ means “circle of life” and all of the zodiacs each have an animal or creature to pair them with. For example, for Scorpio, it’s a scorpion. For a Leo, it’s a lion, and for Aquarius it’s a water bearer. In total there are 12 zodiac signs which are; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. These 12 month signs are like the
months on a calendar, that represent time. If you would watch the sun for an entire year you would see that there is a band around it called the ecliptic. The zodiac is a part of the sky on either side of the ecliptic.
The zodiac signs all have different traits that come with them. For example, if you are an Aquarius, some of your traits may be: original, independent, humanitarian, temperamental, and uncompromising. There can also be bad traits about the signs, like an Aquarius being cold and ruthless. Zodiac signs can usually be very accurate, but sometimes the traits may be off. All signs have strengths and weaknesses with their traits and personalities. You may have a cheerful trait, but you also may be very stubborn, but either way everyone has their own unique traits. These traits make up who you are, and that’s why zodiac signs are so important to us.
Each sign belongs to one of the four elements; water, fire, air, and earth. Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini are air signs, Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer are the water signs, Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries are fire signs, and Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn are the Earth signs. All of the signs are different, depending on what element they are. Air signs always want to hide when faced with confrontation, while fire signs tend to run into it too aggressively. Earth signs can be nit-picky and cold, while water signs can get too worked up and tongue tied. They all belong to the elements because each element represents a set of strengths and weaknesses, just not everybody has all of them. They also help us evaluate where our individual strengths and weaknesses are. The four elements are the basic generalization of the group, but the actual signs them self are way more detailed and intricate.
Compatibility with zodiac signs is often important to people. If your sign is compatible with another, it means that you would work well together. If not, you may have quite a few arguments. Compatibility of signs basically just means that both of your signs have similar traits. An example of a compatible pair of signs is Leo and Sagittarius. They go well together because they both have very playful personalities, and they work very hard. If you and another person’s signs are not compatible, your friendship probably will not end very well because of disagreements and lack of sharing interests with each other.
There really is no science behind any of this, but it’s still fun for people anyway. So enjoy seeing if your zodiac sign is accurate, and meeting people who you may get along with, but don’t take it too seriously. Being a certain sign doesn’t define who you are, or who you can be around.