Zodiac Signs : Feature Friday
In this Etsy Feature Friday we are exploring Etsy sellers and items that showcase zodiac signs. Many people identify with their astrological sign, or commonly known as zodiac sign personality and love to wear zodiac symbols and elements in their clothing, jewelry & home decor. I hope you enjoy this list of zodiac sign features!
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What is a zodiac sign?
A zodiac sign refers to the annual path of the sun across the sky. Therefore what month you are born refers to where the sun was on the path. The zodiac is made up of 12 signs. Each sign refers to a constellation of stars and refers to how the sun and earth moves and the positions of each at different and regular intervals of time each year. The different zodiac constellations are visible during their zodiac month.
Here are some helpful definitions when talking about zodiac signs:
astronomy: the branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.
astrology: the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world. *Astrology is not science*
horoscope: a forecast of a person’s future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person’s birth.
Why do the dates change for zodiac signs? The stars and heavens are studied and as to be expected they change. The movements of the earth, stars, moon and sun change over time in varying degrees and all of this affects how things are visible from earth. Early in 2020 NASA announced a new constellation called Ophiuchus. But it wasn’t a “new” constellation, just a constellation that was previously not visible due to the tilt of the earth. Therefore was left out by the ancient astrologers who created the 12 signs.
NASA created a document for kids that simply explains the zodiac and the new changes to the constellations. NASA Constellations and the Calendar
How do I find my zodiac sign? If you’re interested in your zodiac sign you might look up the position of the sun and earth on the day and year you were born to get your correct zodiac sign or refer to the chart below. Most people are disregarding the “new” constellation and sticking with the 12 known zodiac signs.
What is my zodiac sign? Find your birthday in the list below to determine your zodiac sign within the list of all zodiac signs.
- Aries March 21-April 20
- Taurus April 21-May 20
- Gemini May 21-June 21
- Cancer June 22-July 22
- Leo July 23-August 22
- Virgo August 23-September 21
- Libra September 22-October22
- Scorpio October 23-November 22
- Sagittarius November 23-December 21
- Capricorn December 22-January 20
- Aquarius January 21-February 19
- Pisces February 20- March 20
Zodiac Sign Symbols
Each zodiac sign has a symbol. These symbols come from ancient astronomy and astrology. The image below shows each symbol by zodiac sign.
Zodiac Sign Animals
The zodiac signs have associated animals or symbols. Here is a list of the symbols for each zodiac sign.
- Aries Ram
- Taurus Bull
- Gemini Twins
- Cancer Crab
- Leo Lion
- Virgo Virgin
- Libra Scale
- Scorpio Scorpion
- Sagittarius Archer
- Capricorn Sea-Goat or Mountain Goat
- Aquarius Waterbearer
- Pisces Fish
As you dig deeper into astrology many people are deeply associated with their zodiac sign meaning and what and how they believe if affects their life, future and personality. Which makes sense as to why you’d want to wear and decorate using the symbols of the zodiac signs!