The 12 Zodiac signs: Know your personality traits

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The 12 Zodiac signs portray a person's personality traits based on the analysis of the projections of the 9 planets, the sun and the moon on the Ecliptic at the time of his birth. These 12 Zodiac signs are gotten from the Astrological word Zodiac.

The Zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets are also within the belt of the zodiac.

It contains twelve constellations, and hence twelve divisions called signs of the zodiac.

Horoscope is another term that goes hand in hand with Zodiac. The word horoscope can refer to a diagram of the heavens that maps the relative position of planets and the zodiac signs. I

t can also refer to a prediction based (or said to be based) on such a diagram. These twelve constellations and divisions of the Zodiac are called horoscopic signs.

Thre twelve horoscopic signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius Pisces.

Each of the 12 horoscopic signs is categorised into four elements, and each belongs to one of the four elements – Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

These elements represent an essential type of energy that acts in each of us. Astrology aims to help us focus these energies on the positive aspects and better understand our potential and positive traits and deal with the negative ones.

These four elements help describe the unique personality types associated with astrological signs. The four zodiac elements exhibit profound influence on basic character traits, emotions, behaviour and thinking.

Fire Signs

Fire signs tend to be passionate, dynamic, and temperamental. They get angry quickly, but they also forgive easily. They are adventurers with immense energy. They are physically solid and are a source of inspiration for others.

Fire signs are intelligent, self-aware, creative and idealistic people, always ready for action.

Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are grouped under fire signs.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

As the first sign in the zodiac, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings.

Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

Its representatives are naturally brave and rarely afraid of trial and risk. They possess youthful strength and energy, regardless of their age and quickly perform any given tasks.

Aries in love may shower their loved one with affection, sometimes even an excess of it, forgetting to check the information they get in return.

They are very passionate, energetic and love adventures. An Aries is a passionate lover, sometimes even an addict to pleasures of the flesh and sexual encounters.

Leo (July 23 -August 22)

People born under the sign of Leo are natural-born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to.

Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal.

Leo belongs to the element of Fire, just likeAriesandSagittarius. This makes them warmhearted, in love with life, trying to laugh and have a good time.

Able to use their mind to solve even the most difficult problems, they will easily take the initiative in resolving various complicated situations.

They often neglect the needs of other people in their chase for personal gain or status. When a Leo representative becomes too fond and attached to their achievements and the way other people see them, they become an easy target, ready to be taken down.

When in love, they are fun, loyal, respectful and very generous towards their loved one.

They will take the role of a leader in any relationship, and strongly rely on their need for independence and initiative. This can be tiring for their partner at times, especially if they start imposing their will and organizing things that aren't theirs to organize in the first place.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Curious and energetic, Sagittarius is one of the biggest travellers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivate them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life.

Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born can transform their thoughts into concrete actions, and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

Their enthusiasm has no bounds, and therefore people born under the Sagittarius sign possess a great sense of humour and an intense curiosity.

Freedom is their greatest treasure because only then they can freely travel and explore different cultures and philosophies because of their honesty.

Sagittarius-born is often impatient and tactless when they need to say or do something, so it's important to learn to express themselves in a tolerant and socially acceptable way.

Freedom is their greatest treasure.

Earth Signs

Earth signs are “grounded” and the ones that bring us down to earth. They are mostly conservative and realistic, but they can also be very emotional.

They are connected to our material reality and can be turned to material goods. They are practical, loyal and stable, and they stick by their people through hard times.

The Earth Signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Practical and well-grounded, Taurus is the sign that harvests the fruits of labour. They feel the need always to be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures.

Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of this zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

Taurus has the ability to see things from a grounded, practical and realistic perspective. They find it easy to make money and stay on the same projects for years, or until they are completed.

What we often see as stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment, and their ability to complete tasks whatever it takes is uncanny.

This makes them excellent employees, great long-term friends and partners, always being there for people they love.

The earthly note makes them overprotective, conservative, or materialistic at times, with views of the world founded on their love of money and wealth.

They are loyal and don't like sudden changes, criticism or the chase of guilt people are often prone to.

Being somewhat dependable on other people and emotions, they seem to be unable to let go of. Still, no matter their potential emotional challenge, these individuals have the ability to bring a practical voice of reason in any chaotic and unhealthy situation.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos always pay attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac.

Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world.

This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason.

These individuals have an organized life, and even when they let go to chaos, their goals and dreams still have strictly defined borders in their mind.

Constantly worried that they missed a detail that will be impossible to fix, they can get stuck in details, becoming overly critical and concerned about matters that nobody else seems to care much about

In a relationship, a Virgo will prefer a stable relationship than having fun and casual lovers.

Methodical and intellectually dominant, each Virgo seems to have an equation in their mind that their partner has to follow.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility.

These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives.

They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time.

They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

On a relationship, it is not always easy to win the heart of a Capricorn. But once their walls break and their heart melts they stay committed for a lifetime.

Capricorns can lack compassion and emotion when relating to their loved ones.

Air signs

Air signs are rational, social, and love communication and relationships with other people.

They are thinkers, friendly, intellectual, communicative and analytical. They love philosophical discussions, social gatherings and good books.

They enjoy giving advice, but they can also be very superficial.

The Air Signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Gemini (May 21 - June 21)

Expressive and quick-witted, Gemini represents two different personalities in one, and you will never be sure which one you will face.

They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

Gemini's changeable and open mind makes them excellent artists, especially writers and journalists, and their skills and flexibility make them shine in trade, driving and team sports.

Fun and always ready for an intellectual challenge, Gemini sees love first through communication and verbal contact, and find it as important as physical contact with their partner.

The biggest challenge for any Gemini's love life is to find an emotion that lasts, especially as they get older.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. A partnership is vital for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves.

These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality.

This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible.

Finding a compatible partner will be the main priority in the life of people born with their Sun in Libra. Once they start a romantic relationship, maintaining peace and harmony become the most important thing and their primary goal

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius-born is always shy and quiet, but on the other hand, they can be eccentric and energetic.

However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They can see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems.

Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius-born has a deep need to be some time alone and away from everything, to restore power.

People born under the Aquarius sign, look at the world as a place full of possibilities.

Aquarius is an air sign, and as such, uses his mind at every opportunity. If there is no mental stimulation, they are bored and lack a motivation to achieve the best result.

The biggest problem for Aquarius-born is the feeling that they are limited or constrained. Because of the desire for freedom and equality for all, they will always strive to ensure freedom of speech and movement.

There's nothing that can attract an Aquarius more than an interesting conversation with a person.

Openness, communication, imagination and willingness to risk are the qualities that fit well in the perspective of the life of this zodiac sign.