Zodiac Signs Bedding and Meanings
"What Is Your Zodiac Sign?"
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We are all born with a Zodiac Sign based on our date of birth. Each one is believed to represent 12 basic personality types. Although there is said to be a 13th sign in the Zodiac named Ophiuchus, I will base this lens according to the original 12 Signs, which are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra ,Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn , Aquarius and Pisces.
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Aries Sign and Greek Mythology
March 21 - April 20
The Ram symbolises Aries, the first astrology sign in the Zodiac. Ariens are known be energetic, ambitious, adventurous and determined.
Aries Compatibility Signs: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius & Aquarius
Greek Myth Behind Aries: There were two siblings named Phrixus and Helle. They were both children to Nephele and King Athamas. Unfortunately the children's mother, Nephele, dies. As time went on, Athamas marries a woman named Ino. Ino was extremely jealous of the love that King Athamas had for his two children and plots an evil scheme to get rid of both Phrixus and Helle. She deviously plotted the failure of the crops,
The next morning, King Athamas could not explain what had happened to the crops and so he sent two messengers to ask the gods for answers. Ino, being the evil woman that she was, bribed the two messengers to bring back the answer that the two children of Athamas would have to be sacrificed in order to save the crops. Nephele was watching from the heavens and immediately sent the golden ram (Aries) to save her children.
Taurus Sign and Greek Mythology
April 21 - May 21
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the zodiac. It is symbolized by the bull. Taureans are patient, persistent, security loving individuals.
Taurus Compatibility Signs:
Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio & Capricorn
Greek Myth Behind Taurus: the story begins with Zeus, the king of gods. Zeus had fallen in love with the daughter of the king of Tyre, Europa. Unfortunately, the princess was always guarded by her fathers soldiers. In order to get close to Europa, Zeus transformed himself into a beautiful white bull with golden horns. Europa spotted the bull while she was gathering flowers in the fields. She was mesmerized by the beauty of the white bull and decided to kept him as a pet. One day Europa decided to climb onto the back of the white bull. Zeus seized the opportunity and quickly carried her away to Crete. There he revealed his true identity, confessed his undying love for her and later married the princess.
Gemini Sign and Greek Mythology
May 22 - June 21
Gemini is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac and is symbolized by the twins. Geminians are versitile, communicative, youthful and intellectual.
Gemini Compatibility Signs:
Aries, Leo, Libra & Aquarius
Greek Myth Behind Gemini: Castor and Pollux were twin brothers. Both were born from the same mortal mother but Pollux was son to the almighty king of the gods, Zeus, this making Pollux immortal. Castor, on the other hand, was son to a mortal father. The two brothers were inseparable. On the day of Castors death, Pollux begged his father to let him share his own immortality with Castor. Pollux could not bare to live one more second without his twin brother beside him. Zeus agreed and the two were transformed into the Zodiac constellation together.
June 22 - July 22
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac and is symbolized by the crab. Cancerians are loving, sympathetic, protective and imaginative individuals.
Cancer Compatibility Signs:
Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio & Pisces
Greek Myth Behind Cancer: Zeus had an affair with the queen of Tiryns named Alcmene. A child was a result of their affair and his name was Hercules. Hera, the wife of Zeus, was so outraged about the whole affair that she did everything in her power to destroy the child of Zeus and Tiryns but Hercules incredible strength allowed him to survive.
Hercules had to defeat Hydra as part of his 12 Labours. Hera sent a giant crab to aid the nine-headed serpent but neither one could destroy the almighty powerful Hercules. Hercules smashed the crabs shell with his foot and destroyed it for good. Hera placed the crab amongst the stars as a reward for its sacrifice.
July 23 - August 23
Leo is symbolized by the lion and it is the fifth astrological sign in the Zodiac. Leos are loving, faithful, fun and very strong-minded.
Leo Compatibility Signs:
Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio & Sagittarius
Greek Myth Behind Leo: A powerful beast terrorized the land of Argolis, his name was Nemean. He was stronger than any lion there was and not only were his claws as sharp as swords but his skin was imperious to any metal, stone and wood. He was a ferocious lion who destroyed anyone who would attempt to kill him, that is until Hercules came along and put the beast in his place. Since Hercules could not kill Nemean with any weapons, he wrestled with the lion and managed to strangle it to death with his bare hands. Hercules then skinned the beast with its own sharp claws and wore the skin as a cloak, for some extra protection.
Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you. ~Dane Rudhyar
Virgo Sign and Greek Mythology
August 24 - September 22
Virgo is symbolized by a female. It is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. Those born under the sign of Virgo are usually modest, shy, practical, analytical and intelligent.
Virgo Compatibility Signs:
Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio & Capricorn
Greek Myth Behind Virgo: There was a time when the gods lived together in complete harmony with the humans. This was called, "The Golden Age". Unfortunately, during the Bronze Age, many gods began feeling superior towards the humans and everything just went downhill from there. Prometheus was a Titan who sided with the humans. He had stolen the Olympus fire from Zeus and handed it over to them. Zeus became furious and left Prometheus chained at the top of Caucasus Mountain.
Zeus then continued with his fury and unleashed Pandora's box filled of evil demons, which we know of today as negative thoughts and emotions. The gods could not take all the negativity and quickly made their way back home to Olympus, all except for one immortal who could not bare to leave the humans. Ironically enough, her name was Astrea and she was the daughter of Zeus. Astrea loved the planet Earth and its people. Eventually she left Earth and made her way back home because of the "Evil Spirits". She was the last immortal to leave Earth.
Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Libra Sign and Greek Mythology
September 23 - October 23
Color: Pale Blue
Libra is the seventh sign in the astrological zodiac. The Libra sign is symbolized by the scales. Librans are true romantics, easy-going, and social.
Libra Compatibility Signs:
Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius
Greek Myth Behind Libra: Hades, the god of the underworld, fell in love with the beautiful Persephone. She was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Hades had kidnapped Persephone and taken her to the underworld to make her his wife. Demeter, who was also the goddess of harvest, became very depressed because of the kidnapping of her daughter. So much so that she could not persue with her godly duties and all the harvest of the land was ruined. Zeus became extrememly upset and demanded that his daughter be returned at once. Hades agreed, just as long as Persophone divided her time between the two worlds and she did.
Scorpio Sign and Greek Mythology
October 24 - November 22
Color: Deep Red
Scorpio is the eighth sign in the astrological zodiac. The Scorpion symbolizes the Scorpio sign. Scorpios are powerful, passionate and exciting.
Scorpio Compatibility Signs:
Taurus, Cancer. Virgo, Capricorn & Pisces
Greek Myth Behind Scorpio: Orion was a great hunter with a huge ego. He thought himself better than any immortal and believed he was the most handsome of them all. Orion boasted how he could kill all the animals in the world single-handedly. Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, became furious of the disrespect Orion had toward the immortals that she sent a giant Scorpion to kill him and his ego. It was a tough battle but the giant Scorpion was able to defeat Orion and was later placed in the heavens as an award for his tremendous strength.
Sagittarius Sign and Greek Mythology
November 23 - December 21
Planet: Jupiter Topaz
Sagittarius is the ninth sign in the astrological Zodiac. The Centaur symbolises the Sagittarius Sign. The Sagittarian is enthusiastic, optimistic and freedom-loving.
Sagittarius Compatibility Signs:
Aries, Leo, Libra & Aquarius
Greek Myth Behind Sagittarius: Centaurs were regarded in myth as bestial but there was one Centaur who was kind-hearted and talented then the rest and his name was Chiron. He was an excellent anchor and physician. Unfortunately, one day Hercules accidently shot Chiron in the heart with a poisoned arrow. Chiron was in such great pain but was unable to release in death because of his immortality. He begged to take the place of a man name Prometheus. Prometheus was a titan who had betrayed Zeus and was punished for the crime. Prometheus was chained to a rock and every morning an eagle would devour his liver. The liver would then grow back the next day and once again be eaten by the eagle. Chiron decided that a few minutes of pain was much better than a life time of agony and so he took the place of Prometheus.
Capricorn Sign and Greek Mythology
December 22 - January 20
Stone: Amethyst, turquoise
Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac. The Capricorn sign is symbolized by the goat with a fish tail. Capricorns are hard-working, ambitious and humorous individuals.
Capricorn Compatibility Signs:
Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn & Pisces
Greek Myth Behind Capricorn: A goat named Pan was drinking peacefully from the Nile River when he spotted the gigantic monster, Typhon. This enormous winged monster had snake coils instead of legs and 100 dragon heads for fingers. His head brushed the highest stars and his eyes literally burned with fury. He was known as the most deadliest monster in Greek Mythology. The gods would flee in fear whenever Typhon was around.
Pan immediately warned everyone about the monster by blowing a high pitch sound from his pipes. He then jumped into the Nile River and swam to safety. The Nile River was very powerful and was able to transform Pans bottom half to a fish, while his upper-body remained a goat. His image was later placed in the star constellation for his bravery.
Aquarius Sign and Greek Mythology
January 21 - February 18
Stone: Amethyst, aquamarine
Aquarius is the eleventh sign in the astrological zodiac. The water bearer symbolizes Aquarius. Aquarians are friendly, humanitarian and loyal.
Aquarius Compatibility Signs:
Gemini, Libra & Sagittarius
Greek Myth Behind Aquarius: The story begins with a handsome young man named Ganymede. He was the son of Tros, the king of Troy. Zeus spotted the young prince in the fields, while Ganymede was attending his father's sheep in Mount Ida. Zeus decided Ganymede would make the perfect water-bearer for the gods. He quickly turned into an eagle, flew down to Mount Ida and grabbed Ganymede in his talons. He carried the boy off to Olympus and Ganymede becomes the water-bearer for the gods
February 19 - March 20
Pisces is the twelth and last sign in the astrological Zodiac. The Pisces sign is symbolized by two fish connected by a cord. Pisceans are kind, compassionate and selfless.
Pisces Compatibility Signs:
Cancer, Scorpio & Capricorn
Greek Myth Behind Pisces: Aphrodite the goddess of Venus, was strolling along the river bank with her son Eros. Aphrodite heard a loud noise and spotted Typhon from afar. She immediately took her son by the hand and jumped into the river bank. They both turned into fishes, bounded by a golden cord attached to each tail. The cord kept the two closely together and they quickly swam away to safety, far from the evil Typhon.