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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Zodiac - Knowing Your Signs

I’m sure that almost every one of us has read our horoscope at least once whether it be in a magazine, an app on our phone, or if you’re on of my friends, you’ve sat while I forced you to listen to your sign’s horoscope for that day.

Your sun sign, better known as your zodiac, is the sign you were born under according to your day of birth. If you don’t already know your sign, or just want to have fun and diagnose someone you know using their sign, here is a guide to help you figure it out with the breakdown of each sign’s characteristics as found in Kris Brandt Risk, M.A.’s book Complete Book of Astrology:

Aries (March 21- April 20):

The ram—fire element.

Those born under this day are assertive, confident, energetic and adventurous, yet can be impulsive and impatient. In relationships Aries are loyal partners.

Distinct characteristic: scar on head or face

Taurus (April 21- May 21):

The bull— earth element

Those born under this day are determined with lots of common sense, but on the downside are very stubborn and normally lazy.  In relationships Taurus’s place high importance on romance and commitment.

Distinct characteristic: stocky body build

Gemini (May 22- June 21):

The twins—air element

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Contrary to popular belief that Gemini’s are two people in one, it has been said that Gemini’s have one person on earth, you and your twin/other half on the other side helping guide you. Those Born under this day are Witty and intelligent but can be high strung and fickle. In relationships Gemini’s are flirtatious and carefree lovers.

Distinct characteristic: long fingers, legs or arms

Cancer (June 22- July 22):

The crab—water element.

Those born under this sign are protective and family oriented, and on the flip side can be moody and overly sensitive. The moon rules Cancers. In relationships, Cancers go out of their way to make time for their partners.

Distinct characteristic: expressive faces

Leo (July 32- August 21):

The lion—fire element

Those born under this sign are affectionate and outgoing, yet have negative traits such as temperamental and dramatic. In relationships Leo’s need a partner who is very attentive and admiring to them, as they are affectionate themselves.

Distinct characteristic: thick hair

Virgo (August 22- September 23):

The virgin—earth element

Those born under this sign are organized and practical, but can be critical and cautious. In relationships Virgo’s want a perfect partner, which gives them unrealistic expectations.

Distinct characteristic: broad jaw

Libra (September 24- October 23):

The scales—air element

Those born under this sign are gracious and social, but can be easily influenced and gullible. In relationships need to maintain harmony, and will work hard at keeping it. Libra’s rarely go anywhere alone.

Distinct characteristic: dimples

Scorpio (October 24-November 22):

The scorpion—water element

Those born under this sign are heroic and passionate, and can be jealous and possessive on the negative end of the spectrum. In relationships you will find Scorpio’s can mesmerized anyone, but quickly right any wrongs between themselves and their partners.

Distinct characteristic: piercing eyes

Sagittarius (November 23- December 22):

The archer—fire element

Those born under this sign are friendly and honest, but can be irresponsible and careless.  In relationships Sagittarius’s are boldly honest, which can be too much sometimes.

Distinct characteristic: long hair

Capricorn (December 23- January 20):

The goat—earth element

Those born under this sign are ambitious and practical, but on the other hand, rigid and unapproachable to those around them. In relationships, Capricorns are reserved and choose their partners very carefully.

Distinct characteristic: bony knees

Aquarius (January 21- February 19):

The water bearer—air element

Those born under this sign are inventive, independent and honest, and their negative traits include being detached and rebellious. In relationships, most Aquarius’s are reluctant of love at first, but look for someone who will be their best friend and confidant due to their need of constant support.

Distinct characteristic: strong legs

Pisces (February 20- March 20):

The fish—water element

Those born under this sign are highly creative, dreamy and are visionaries. Negatively, Pisces are unrealistic and escapists. In relationships Pisces dislike being alone and fall in love with love.

Distinct characteristic: small feet

If you’re interested in finding more information on astrology, buy the Complete Book of Astrology. Also visit for more depth on each sign.

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