Zodiac Sign Dates and Meanings
Below is a chart of zodiac sign dates and sign attributes for quick and easy reference.
When I started my study of astrology, I found it very helpful to keep a chart like this by my side.
I'm terrible with dates and times, so having a reference chart like this one tucked in my organizer really helped me remember the astrological divisions. I hope this helps you too.
Be aware: Depending upon which source you consult, you are going to find discrepancies in zodiac sign dates.
I'm going to let Joanna Martine Woolfok answer that question, because she phrases a lot better than I can. This quote is taken directly from her book:
The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
"...dates are not exact. Some years the sun will enter or leave a sign one or two days before or after the dates you se published. This is because the Sun does not travel at the exactsame speed year in and year out. There are slight changes in its forward motion due to the position of the earth. Also, at certain times of the year the sun travels faster than at other times (for example, the sun is traveling four minutes faster per day in early January than in early June)."
All that said, please enjoy this chart for zodiac sign dates, symbols and meanings.
|Zodiac Sign||Symbol||Date||Sign Characteristics|
|Aries||March 21 - April 19||Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious|
|Taurus||April 20 - May 20||Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 22||Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective|
|Leo||July 23 - August 22||Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative|
|Virgo||August 23 - September 22||Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful|
|Libra||September 23 - October 22||Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection|
|Scorpio||October 23 - November 21||Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding|
|Sagittarius||November 22 - December 21||Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism|
|Capricorn||December 22 - January 19||Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful|
|Aquarius||January 20 - February 18||Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous|
|Pisces||February 19 - March 20||Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive|
I hope you find this chart of zodiac sign dates and attributes useful in your continued contemplation of astrology.
Keep expanding your knowledge, follow the links at the end of this page for more astrology symbolism and zodiac meanings. Thanks for reading!
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!
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