The Western Zodiac
Zodiac Signs Personality & Traits

Find your Zodiac Sign (aka star Signs, Astrology Signs, & Horoscope Signs) below and click on the image or title to read all about the personality, traits, & characteristics of your Western Zodiac Sign!

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Aquarius Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Aquarius Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics Harmony and understanding Sympathy and trust abounding Then peace will guide the planets And ...
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Pisces Star Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Pisces Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics Delicate, sensitive, and ethereal, those born under the zodiac sign of Pisces are the ...
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Aries Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Aries Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics Ready? Set? Go, go GO! Aries are the proverbial batteries of the Zodiac. Their ...
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Taurus Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Taurus Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics The Taurus sign is, understandably, associated with authority and tremendous strength. This zodiac star ...
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Gemini Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Gemini Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics Knowing a Gemini is like having a never ending supply of Cracker Jack because ...
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Cancer Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Cancer Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics Those born under the astrological sign of Cancer are very much like Oreos. They're ...
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Leo Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Leo Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics In the jungle, the mighty jungle The Lion may sleep tonight but only after ...
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Virgo Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Virgo Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics When someone reveals their Zodiac Sign to be that of Virgo (The Virgin) smirks ...
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Libra Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Libra Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics If you've ever cried out to the Universe and begged "Where's the justice?". All ...
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Scorpio Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Scorpio Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics When folks describe Scorpio traits and personality, the words 'mysterious', 'deadly' and 'highly sexual' ...
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Sagittarius Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Sagittarius Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics Sagittarians are the go-getters of our world! Enthusiastic and idealistic, the Sagittarius sign is ...
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Capricorn Sign Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Capricorn Sign: Traits, Personality & Characteristics As the saying goes “there ain’t no mountain high enough”, especially for the ambitious ...

The Western Zodiac and its 12 Zodiac Signs

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In Western Astrology the year has twelve specific signs (called Zodiac Signs), each of which has different personality traits and general characteristics.

The time and day on which a person is born determines what sign influences them most. By learning about zodiac sign traits, personalities and characteristics we can come to understand ourselves (and others) a whole lot better.

This understanding can help make our personal and professional relationships far more fulfilling and successful!

Below is a “zodiac signs table of contents” designed to help you answer the question of “What is my zodiac sign?”. Once finding your star sign (another name for zodiac sign) in the chart below, click through to the complete zodiac description.

The Western Zodiac Signs and the Elements each corresponds to is as follows:

Aries – The Ram (Fire): March 21 – April 19
Taurus – The Bull (Earth): April 20 – May 20
Gemini – The Twins (Air): May 21 – June 20
Cancer – The Crab (Water): June 21 – July 20
Leo – The Lion (Fire): July 21- August 21
Virgo – The Virgin (Earth): August 22 – September 22
Libra – The Scales (Air): September 23 – October 22
Scorpio – The Scorpion (Water): October 23 – November 22
Sagittarius – The Archer (Fire): November 23 – December 20
Capricorn – The Sea-Goat (Earth): December 21 – January 19
Aquarius – The Water Bearer (Air): January 20 – February 18
Pisces – The Fish (Water): February 19 – March 20

Zodiac Planets

Pythagoras likened the movement of celestial bodies to a kind of celestial symphony that resonates throughout the spheres and effects our lives. Your personal song is unique to where the planets were when you entered this mortal coil. Astrologers study this melody and use it to divine the “score” of your life.

Here are the zodiac signs ruling planets according to Classical tradition:

Leo: Ruled by the sun. Attributes: upbeat personality, good luck
Cancer: Ruled by the Moon. Attributes: wanderlust; emotive
Gemini & Virgo: Ruled by Mercury. Attributes: transformation, communication
Libra & Taurus: Ruled by Venus. Attributes: Romance, fortune
Aries: Ruled by Mars. Attributes: Strength, durability
Sagittarius & Pisces: Ruled by Jupiter. Attributes: Humorous, serendipity
Capricorn & Aquarius: Ruled by Saturn. Attributes: Moody; melancholy

Adaptations of the Zodiac Planets in Modern Systems:

Aquarius: Ruled by Uranus. Attributes: Creativity and transformation
Pisces: Ruled by Neptune. Attributes: Sensitivity
Scorpio: Ruled by Pluto. Attributes: Fate and change
Virgo: Ruled by Ceres. Attributes: Sympathy; Nurturing

That’s a lot of information and we have only scraped the surface. An Astrologer also considers the horizon line, angles formed by the planets in relationship to each other (conjunction, opposition, retrograde, etc.) and lunar nodes just to name a few.


OK. Is this Zodiac Signs stuff really “real”?

Unless you plan on becoming a professional Astronomer you probably have some questions by now, like what the heck does a 5,000 year old divinatory system have to do with my reality?

Truth be told, people use astrology every day for all manner of things including choosing stocks, starting a new business, getting perspectives on relationships and moving into new homes or jobs.

In fact, J.P. Morgan was quoted as saying, “Millionaires don’t use astrology, billionaires do!”

Now, we can’t promise you fame and fortune, but having a good chart that’s diligently interpreted may, indeed, help you change your fate.

Why use Western Astrology & its Zodiac for this purpose? Unless you grew up or lived in the Far East it can be difficult for the Western mind to fully grasp the symbolism and meaning behind Vedic and Chinese Astrology systems. All three approaches have strong cultural overtones, and for Astrology to be useful it must also be meaningful to you.

Finally, please remember that like any divination system Astrology has its limitations. It is not likely to end hunger or create world peace, nor can it tell you how to make the perfect PB&J.

It’s not an exact art.

So as you review your zodiac sign traits, personality and characteristics, use what resonates most with you at that moment. Come back to the information at a later date as what you take away from Astronomy transforms as your life changes.

In the wise words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

Love Learning All About Zodiac Signs?

Make sure to read our “Ultimate Guide to Zodiac Signs“!

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One thought on “Western Zodiac & the 12 Zodiac Signs Meanings

  1. ThePaganSun says:

    Hi there,

    While I do like some of your website, I disagree with how overly soft and somewhat inaccurate Leo was described.

    Please remember that Leo is symbolized by the powerful and fierce lion of the Zodiac, not some show kitty.

    As such Leo’s main traits are: powerful, fierce, determined, courageous, temperamental, protective, aggressive, fiery and strong-willed.

    And lions are stronger than rams and scorpions and can even bring down bulls single-handedly.

    The Sun which rules Leo bestows overall strength, willpower, dominance, courage, energy, leadership and health; not just identity and creativity.

    Leo combines the physical energy of a fire sign with the strength and determination of a fixed sign. As such, Leo is the mighty warrior-king, hero, conqueror, protector and predator of the Zodiac. Not some mere “entertainer or humanitarian.”

    And the 5th House which modern astrologers exaggerate Leo’s association with (when in earlier astrology it was actually Venus that “joy” in the 5th House, not the Sun) rules sports and all athletics and hobbies, not just the exaggerated theatre and children and romance.

    Leo even rules the Strength Tarot Card.

    So please edit those sections to better reflect Leo’s strength and power and ferocity. Leo is the mighty lion for a reason and it deserves to be described as such. Lions are stronger than rams, goats, scorpion s and can even bring down bulls. So don’t forget the lion’s powerful strength either.

    Thanks for listening.

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