Have you ever wonder how these signs were formed? How could man see them in the shape they are known to us? Were they actually in shape of animals like Aries, Taurus, or Pisces? Have you ever tried to locate them in sky? Well that is what we are going to discuss here. In addition to this, we will be discussing all signs and their characteristics in brief.
The zodiac signs that are present today were identified by a human being long time ago. Man noticed that after every particular time period there is a different pattern of stars and planets visible in the sky. First thing he could do after identifying these patterns was to compare them to things available in his surroundings. This is how he named all of them: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
All of these astrological signs hold different characteristics but some common behaviors can also be seen between all of them. All of these signs represent the sector of 30 degree of large ecliptic. Celestial bodies like Sun, Moon, stars and other planets are considered to determine them. They are also influenced by the time and location. Currently there are different methods that are used by astrologers to predict the nature and behaviors of these astrological signs but most popular are:
Vedic or Indian astrology
All of them are based on same factor that position of The Sun at the time of birth of an individual. They find out the exact position of Sun at the time of human birth. Sun takes a year to complete his journey throughout this circle of ecliptic. There are different periods of 30 days created which starts from Aries (March 21 – April 19) to Pisces (February 19 – March 20). These dates can change slightly by the difference of day as positions and timing of Sun are always changing.
It is said that there are four elements that rule these signs. Each element has 3 signs in it.
Fire element rule Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Earth sign rule Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo.
Air element rule Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.
Water element rule Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
In astrology zodiac signs are also governed by specific planets. We consider only 7 traditional planets for this purpose. Astrologers have termed the Sun and Moon as Lights. Following are the signs and their ruling planets:
Zodiac signs are classified according to the qualities seen in their nature. Based on it there are 3 types which are:
These types of signs are of stable nature.
Example: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius
These types of signs easily adjust them in adverse conditions.
Example:Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces
These types of signs are most unstable in nature.
Example:Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn