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Astrological Signs: All Signs of the Zodiac

Updated on April 30, 2013

The Astrological Signs of the Zodiac

What is your sign? We have all heard this question at parties and sometimes when you meet someone new. Many people refer to the zodiac sign as your sun sign. Astrology is not just about your sun sign. An astrological horoscope includes a moon sign, rising sign and all the other planets in the solar system. Your sun sign, moon sign and rising sign all have an influence to create your unique personality. The other planets also play a part in your personality and happenings in your life. These signs are determined by the positions of the heavenly bodies at the precise date, time and location of your birth. Your personal astrology horoscope can be duplicated only once every 25,000 years. The reason for this phenomena is that planets move around the sun at different speeds.

You personal astrological chart may be very enlightening about your personality, your past and perhaps your future. Below I describe the key elements of an astrological chart: sun signs, moon signs, rising signs and sign delineations.

What is your sign?

All 12 Astrology signs
All 12 Astrology signs
Star Constellations
Star Constellations


The Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon | Source

Your Zodiac Sign

Following your zodiac sign is easy enough, as the sun passes from one sign to the next on an average of 30 days. However, the influence of the other planets can be remarkable. More to come on that later.

Check out your sun sign to establish your goals and dreams in life, which is part of your astrology learning and understanding. The zodiac sign is about the basic you, and your personal ego. When blended with other planetary placements your zodiac sign can have many focuses. That is one reason why all Virgos, Libras etc. are not the same. It is said that the sun sign is 90% of your personality. I do not always agree with this. But since mostly everyone knows what sign they were born under, a list of easy to follow traits have emerged.

Your Moon Sign

The moon changes signs approximately every 2 1/2 days. You would have to find a specific chart with the moon placement on the day you were born to find out your moon sign. The moon is your emotional personality. How do you react in different situations? How romantic are you? How emotional are you? There are many things to consider here. However, again when teamed up with your sun sign--both signs have influence on each other.

Your Rising Sign

Your rising sign is determined by your time of birth, and again you would need to find a special chart to find out where your rising sign was on the day of your birth. The rising sign represents the way the outside world sees you. If it is the same sign as your sun sign it add strength to your sun sign characteristics. Perhaps you are a Taurus with a Gemini Moon and a Libra rising. There will be lots of different influences on your personality which adds or takes away from your Taurus personality.

Sign Delineations

Libra, Gemini, Aquarius---Air signs-intellectual. Strong influence in a chart means these folks often intellectualize happenings in their lives.

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn-Earth signs Practical. Strong influence in a chart means these folks are practical, follow a path and see it to the end.

Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio-Water signs-Strong influence in a chart means these folks respond emotionally to surroundings and can often go off in their own world. Yes, they often love water.

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius-Fire Signs-Strong influence in a chart means these folks react quickly and are energetic in their responses. They can often act without tihinking.

In Astrology there are no hard and fast rules which is the most important thing to learn about your Astrology education.

A Special Note

Many years ago in the early 1980s I had a syndicated astrology column. I also wrote for several newspapers and magazines. I had a TV show and several radio shows. Though I am sharing what I have learned about astrology, and I did many personal charts. I mostly had fun and performed in front of audiences and treated it as a fun way to know people. You can believe what you wish. I will share more about the interesting facets of Astrology, and you can let me know what you think.

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      Jessica 3 years ago

      I am a Libra woman with gemini rising and Aries as moon sign, but I don't really see the Aries in me as I am extremely shy.. I'm currently in a relationship with a pisces/aries cusp with (not sure) pisces moon sign... our relationship is quite passionate and intense i must say ..

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Very interesting article, i was always fasinated by the signs and i can't wait for more astrological hubs. Voted up!!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Dragonfly. Much appreciated.

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      dragonflyfla 5 years ago from South Florida

      I had a friend create an astrological chart for me once. I will have to pull it out and read it again. I am Cancer with Sagittarius rising. Voted you up and I also look forward to more articles. :-)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      A gemini is bright and interested in many things. I am a Libra . Libra moon adds charm to your chart and people see you as friendly and outgoing. Spiritual is not necessarily religious. You just may have strong beliefs in nature and life. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Georgianna Lowery 5 years ago from Lubbock, TX

      I'm a Gemini with Libra rising and moon. So what does that make me? I bring the crazy, right? A friend read my chart once, and she said I have a lot of planets in the house that designates spirituality, but I'm not religious at all.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Lindance: I am going to try to find the best site for determining your sun, moon and rising sign. I will link it on my next hub. I am A libra and it is always nice to meet other Libras. I thought I might really pursue this and write more hubs. Thanks for stopping by, and I will find that site. If I find one soon I will drop you an email.

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      I enjoyed your astrology primer, Carol. I need to find a site and do my natal chart so I can identify my sun, moon and rising signs. BTW, I'm a Libra. Can't wait to read more of your astrology Hubs! Voted up, useful and interesting.