In astrology, there are 12 zodiac signs and as some of you may already know, each sign has its own weaknesses and strengths. Some signs are better suited with other signs in terms of comparisons and there are signs that aren’t good matches with other signs. There is so much to be uncovered about astrological signs that’s why in today’s blog post we’ll be taking a look at what astrology signs are.
What are Astrology signs?
In astrology there are two major categories of signs, there are the zodiac signs (they are 12 in number) which form the first category and then those 12 signs can be categorized into four major groups knowns known as zodiac elements which form the second category.
The zodiac in astrology is a belt around the heavens that extends 9° on both sides of the ecliptic, the Sun’s apparent annual path and the plane of the Earth’s orbit. The 12 astrological signs of the zodiac each occupy 30° (1/12) of its great circle. It’ll interest you to note that these signs no longer correspond to the astronomical constellations in which the sun appears. Each sign of the 12 zodiac signs possesses its own strengths and weaknesses, its own desires, specific attributes, and attitude towards people and life. If you want to learn more be sure to find the best astrology sites possible with the most recent information. If one can accurately analyze the projection of the position of the planets, the Moon and the Sun on the Ecliptic at the moment of birth then they’ll be able to grab a glimpse of the individual’s basic preferences, characteristics, fears, and flaws.
Each of the 12 zodiac signs is categorized or grouped into these four elements – Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. Each of these four elements represents an essential type of energy that acts within every one of us. Astrology helps us to focus those energies on positive aspects so as to obtain a stronger understanding of our positive traits, potential and helps us deal with our negative traits.
Before you’ll be able to get your astrology reading, you should be able to identify which of the 12 signs your birthday falls under. The names of the twelve (12) zodiac signs are:
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Furthermore, the zodiac signs can be divided into two subgroups – four triplicities and three quadruplicities. The triplicities refer to the three zodiac signs that are found in the four zodiac signs. For example, For the Fire signs group (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), for Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), for Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), and for Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius). So what should I take out from all this? If you thought that, I’m glad you did because I expected you to. What you should know from all that is the fire signs carry the zodiac signs that are exuberant and passionate, the earth signs carry zodiac signs that are grounded and practical, the air signs carry zodiac signs that curious and intellectual, and the water signs carry zodiac signs that are emotional and intuitive.
The quadruplicities (i.e., modalities) are the signs’ qualities and where every zodiac sign occurs within its season. There are three quadruplicities and four zodiac signs each. We have Cardinal (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) occur at the beginning of every new season, they are good with starting initiatives and are excellent at taking action; then there is Fixed (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) occur at the centre of seasons and they are consistent, steady forces that maintain movement; and finally, there the Mutable (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) that occur at the of the season. They are effortlessly fluid and they are well-suited for transformation and change.