Get to Know Your Wife, Husband, Lover, or Yourself Through Astrological Signs

What's your sign...

Those words conjure up images of bell bottoms, Afros, gold chains, and discotheques - and unfortunately have nothing to do with the study of astrological signs. For years the study of astrology has been looked at as merely a frivolous pastime, with no standing in the scientific community. I'm sure that many astrologers would dispute this, as the computations of a natal chart for the exact date, time and minute of your birth are drawn up by competent professionals and based on complex, mathematical equations, calculated to the exact degree of each of the planets movements.

This should not be confused with the horoscopes that you read with your morning cup of coffee. And while they can be uncannily accurate more often than they miss, they are far from infallible. However, you shouldn't believe the common accusation that these predictions are generalized phrases that can be made to fit everyone.

Doubtless, one day, you might decide to take a walk on the wild side, and have your natal chart drawn up - but until then, you can learn a lot about yourself and others by simply studying your Sun sign.

astrological signs
astrological signs
when and where you were born determines your Sun sign
when and where you were born determines your Sun sign

Let the sun shine...

So what is a Sun sign? A Sun sign is a particular place in the zodiac - Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, etc. - that the Sun was in at the moment of your birth.The Sun is the most powerful of all the stellar bodies in our solar system, and affects the personality so strongly that an incredibly accurate description of a person can be given based simply on its position at the time you were born.

A person's Sun sign can be upwards of eighty percent or even ninety percent accurate. The dates that begin and end the Sun sign sections are approximate, and are called the 'cusps'. However if the Sun was in Taurus when you were born, it was in Taurus, no matter how close to the cusp you are. The influences of either the preceding or following sign will colour your personality - but will never influence you to the point that you will turn into an Aries or a Gemini.

zodiac wheel
zodiac wheel

The twelve signs of the Zodiac

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the signs of the Zodiac, I am including them here with their start and end dates.

Remember, these are approximations only, and can differ from astrologer to astrologer, however, they will only differentiate by one day either way.

The starting point of the Zodiac is

Aries - March 21st - April 20th.

Taurus - April 21st - May 21st

Gemini - May 22nd - June 21st

Cancer - June 22nd - July 23rd

Leo - July 24th - August 23rd

Virgo - August 24th - September 23rd

Libra - September 24th - October 23rd

Scorpio - October 24th - November 22nd

Sagittarius - November 23rd - December 21st

Capricorn - December 22nd - January 20th

Aquarius - January 21st - February 19th

and the end of the Zodiac -

Pisces - February 20th - March 20th

If your birthday falls on the cusp, then you will need your exact time of birth and birthplace (longitude and latitude if possible) to determine the Sun's position in the Zodiac.

Of course, you can read both Sun signs closest to your birthday and see which one describes you the best.

My mother's birthday was October 23rd - Libra to some astrologers, Scorpio to others - however, she was a Libra through and through - just try getting her to make a decision about which drapes to choose - it was truly a painful experience!

A Sun sign sun dial
A Sun sign sun dial

The full meal deal...

Now you could go whole hog and figure out your ascendant and Moon sign - the two most important positions in your natal chart after the Sun sign. The ascendant forms your true inner nature - for example, if your ascendant is Aquarius, you might have strong Aquarian leanings and wonder why the descriptions of your Sun sign don't match or reveal your idiosyncrasies and secret longings.

You will find that the Sun sign and ascendant blend together and make up your personality to an astonishing degree, and a third blending of your Moon sign will give even a more complete picture. (These can be obtained on the phone from any astrologer.)

If you really want the full meal deal, you will need to consider all the houses of the Zodiac (gets a tad complicated now...) There are twelve houses, one for each sign of the Zodiac, and the position of the planets in these signs or houses, are carefully calculated and interpreted - each sign's influences on these houses, consideration of the planets etc. The blending of all the information, analyzing your character, potential, indications of past and future mistakes and possibilities is called the art of synthesis in astrology, and is what takes the time, effort, knowledge and talent of the astrologer.

However, not everyone is interested in such an in-depth study of themselves...for most, the Sun sign gives enough information and insight to understand and make us more tolerant of one another.

If you are one of the reserved readers, or even downright skeptical - why don't you read up a bit on your's or a friend's Sun sign - just to put it to the test...

I will be posting all of the Zodiac's Sun signs, beginning with Aries, and ending with Pisces (pronounced Pie sees) and I invite you to see how accurate they are. No one can hide his or her Sun sign from you if you keep you eyes and ears open - even your pet will show Sun sign traits...don't move a Virgo cat's food dish to a strange spot and never try to ignore a Leo dog!

Practice with famous people, comic book or cartoon characters - even fictional heroes - it sharpens your wits, and its fun - what have you got to lose?

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Comments 26 comments

Jay 7 years ago

Great introductory article and very well explained. being an astro fan myself, You have really done well. Keep up the good work.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Jay - I appreciate your comment and the compliment - you will have to let me know how accurate I am with your Sun sign...;)

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Love the pictures, Enelle. Another fabulous job. Well-presented and easy to understand - a great intorduction to the topic. You have quite a way with words, girl! Am eagerly awaiting the ensuing installments.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thank you so much RedElf - you say the nicest things LOL - lets see if I can do justice to your sign ;)

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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

Great intro Enelle! I'm looking forward to what you will say about my sign - Gemini.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi jill - thanks so much - I hope both of you like what I have to say LOL -

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi Kimberly - thanks for stopping by =)

mohammadi sultana 6 years ago

we are having conflicts between me and my husband.will he compromise with me &our life will run smoothly or shall we take divorce.

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi mohammadi sultana, that is a question only you can answer I'm afraid.

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constantia11 6 years ago from haelen

We should not lie about true facts. Who thinks he is a taurus is in reality an aries. Like to know more about astronomical facts, study also vedic astrology.

India is the only one correctly working with astronomy facts with their beautiful astrology. You will be amazed. Yet be aware if you study vedic astrology that you get good education from a real teacher. I know that tibet astrology is also according astronomy and some priest of the roman catholic church give lessons in astronomy astrology. Look it up, search for the truth. As Jesus said, search and you will find. And you should always try to search for the truth and nothing but the truth and stay honest to your self and to the law and the truth. Jesus will Lead you on your way if you want to know the truth. Follow in his footsteps and sin no more against your self and other.

The law says, you are suppose to know the law. Science and law are based on the truth. Something went wrong within astrology, they lost the key and Jesus. Yet In India they are not lost and so we can learn from India. God has 108 names.

There are 108 professions, they all bound as one, religion and science and truth. Jesus is all in one and one in all.

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saesha 6 years ago

nice page, very informative

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks saesha, glad you stopped by :)

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Jangaplanet 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this Enelle Lamb! i love these kinds of hubs.

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks for stopping by and reading - they were fun to write - am looking forward to reading yours ;)

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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

This is an awesome article. I have almost every book you can name on astrology. To me astrology is 100% accurate. However, astrology is more than just the sun sign personality, of course. It encompasses all the ten planets. Although I am a Virgo, I have five planets in Water Signs, two planets in Earth Signs, one planet in a Fire Sign, and two planets in Air Signs. In addition to all those variables, I have a Pisces Ascendant.

I can be quite an emotional person. I am also quite imaginative and artistic. Something can come to my mind and I can easily write a whole sypnosis on it. I am can be bored with routine and the mundane.

My mother, also a Virgo, has all four elements evenly distributed. I should know-I did her birth chart some time ago. She also has three planets in Virgo- she is superpunctual, extremely devoted to detail to the point of I wanting to choke her sometimes, and a perfectionist. She was the female version of Felix Ungar. Again, I enjoyed this hub-it was excellent!

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You are right, for accuracy, you need a complete birth chart - as you mentioned, this is just the sun sign, but it is amazing how accurate just this one sign can be ;)

Thanks so much for the great compliment, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub :)

yun sed fong (seifong) 5 years ago

i want to know my self about my marrige .my date of birth 9-10-1981.friday 6am.can i know what is my horoscop & this 2012 what brings my life new.please i want to know now.

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

yun sed fong, if your birthdate is October 9, then you are a Libra (please see Libra Astrology hub) and if you want to find out more, go to:

Pooja Panday 4 years ago

I want to know abt my life with my husband My Self Pooja Panday DOB is 23/02/1989 and My husband Mr. Gokul Nand Pandy 29/9/1982 and our marriage date is 06/06/2010 but our life was not going so good. and I want to know abt our carrier and I didn't have any baby so I also want to know abt our baby.

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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Sorry Poonja, I don't do readings :)

ashish sen 2 years ago

Hello enelle, your article is very meaningful and explained so properly.

My parents n my elder guardians say my sun sign is arries but according to you it should be Sagittarius.

So i am confused.....

AND my lofe is not going good so far but i am taking it to positive...i dont thnik negative in my life ...

Some problems are occurring regarding to my carrier....

So would you suggest me...about my future life?

My d.o.b. is 26th nov 1989. Time was 1.00am

Thank you

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Enelle Lamb 2 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

So sorry ashish, I don't do readings :( but thank you for your comments

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Enelle Lamb 17 months ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thank you :)

Jamie Slack 16 months ago

Hello, very nice article. I am very impressed how well explained it is. Keep up the good work!


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Enelle Lamb 16 months ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Jamie, I appreciate you stopping by :)

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