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Answering Your Zodiac Signs Questions

Jul 15, 2008
For millions of years people have turned their watchful gaze to the stars to discover many things. It may have been a sailor looking towards the North for the Dog Star. It was a caravan of Gypsies navigating their way to their next destination.

People have watched the stars for a variety of reasons and one of those reasons is to determine their astrological fortune. How will the day go? What is in the stars for them?

The zodiac signs have long been used to foresee a future and make determinations of character. In this article we will cover zodiac signs and their meanings. Hopefully by the end you will have discovered a true delight in awakening each day to your astrological reading.

What is astrology?

Astrology is studying of the constellations, stars and planets to determine how they impact a person's life and their habits. It is thought that the position of the stars, planets and cosmos has a direct bearing on a person's life at their time of birth.

Whether or not this is true is still suspect as there is no real way to prove anything. But astrology has a wide following and people turn to their horoscopes daily to see what the stars have in store for them.

What are they represented by?

Okay, this is a long list so bear with us. Each of the zodiacs is represented by a figure, a thing or an animal in which the cluster of stars resembles. Aries is represented by the Ram. Taurus is of course the Bull. Gemini is the Twin.

Cancer is the Crab and Leo is the Lion. Virgo is the Virgin, Libra is the Scales and Scorpio is the Scorpion. Sagittarius is the Archer, Capricorn is the Goat, Aquarius is the Water Bearer and finally Pisces is the Fish.

As you can see many of the zodiac signs have names that are indicative of what shape the constellation is in. Each of the different zodiac signs has strengths and weaknesses attributed to them.

What are the different styles of zodiac?

There are three main types of zodiac used in the world today. The Western zodiac is the one we are most familiar with but there is also the Indian (Jyotish) zodiac and the Chinese zodiac. All three are still practiced widely and sometimes even used together to try to predict an outcome of someone's life or gauge their personality traits.

What is the Western zodiac?

The Western Zodiac is the twelve signs that we are most familiar with such as Aquarius, Sagittarius and Leo. But what is interesting is that these twelve signs no longer correspond with their same place in the sky. Why is this? It is because due to equinoxes the star positions have changed over time and the constellations are no longer where they originally were.
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