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The Scoop on all the Zodiac Signs

Updated on February 9, 2008

Astrology and Horoscopes

When you were born, the sun, moon, and planets, were all arranged in a special pattern along the zodiac. A horoscope is a map of the sky pattern at a specific point in time. Because the sun, moon, and planets, are always moving at their own speeds, and because the Earth is always spinning, the horoscopes change all the time.

So, because it's rather hard to show each persons' exact horoscope, you can easily read the differnet horoscop groups. Each group has its own sun sign, name, symbol, element, quality, ruling planet, and other zodiac stuff.

Libra: Sept. 23- Oct. 23

Scorpio: Oct. 24- Nov. 23

Sagittarius: Nov. 24- Dec. 22

Capricorn: Dec. 23- Jan. 21

Aquarius: Jan. 22- Feb. 19

Pisces: Feb. 20- Mar. 20

What's your Zodiac Sign?

Aries: Mar. 21- Apr. 20

Taurus: Apr. 21- May 20

Gemini: May 21- June 20

Cancer: June 21- July 22

Leo: July 23- Aug 23

Virgo- Aug. 24- Sept. 22


Dates: March 21- April 20

Sign of the Ram

Ruling Planet: Mars- ambition and energy

Element: Fire- energetic, eager, proud

Quality: Cardinal- sometimes pushy, often independent, always ambitious

Glyph: The ram's horns

Rams try to come first in everything they do. They live for adventure. Aries tend to get fired up quickly, but cool down just as quickly.

  • Mottos: I am, I explore, I lead
  • Color: Red
  • Gems & Stones: Blood-stone, ruby
  • Metal: Iron
  • Body area: Head
  • Number: 9
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Flowers & Plants: Aloe vera, clove, holly, honey-suckle, sweet pea, thistle
  • Animals: Ram, sheep
  • Foods: Blackberry, chili, curry powder, garlic, ginger, leek, mustard, onion, pepper, peppermint, pineapple, radish, spicy dishes from India, Mexico and Thailand
  • Nature Spot: Rolling countryside with pastures
  • Aries also rules: Hair-dressers, hats, head honchos, headaches


Dates: April 21- May 20

Sign of the Bull

Ruling Planet: Venus- love, pleasure, charming

Element: Earth- no-nonsense, trustworthy, successful

Quality: Fixed- steady, stubborn achievers

Glyph: The bull's head

Taurus has a green thumb that works magic on plants, projects, and friends. They hardly ever brag, and never get going without a clear plan. These bulls love good food, have a soft spot for beauty, and have a laid- back streak.

  • Mottos: I enjoy; I have
  • Color: Green, pale blue
  • Gems & Stones: Agate, alabaster, coral, emerald
  • Metal: Copper
  • Body area: Beck, chin, tonsils, tongue
  • Number: 6
  • Day: Friday
  • Flowers & Plants: Daisy, violet, foxglove, poppy, rose
  • Animals: Bull, all cattle
  • Foods: Apple, beet, cereal, cinnomon roll, clove, pear, sour-dough bread, spearmint, spinach, wheat, all beans
  • Nature Spot: Mountains
  • Aries also rules: Banks, purses, and wallets- anything that holds money, bonbons, beards, carpet, earrings, gargling, singing


Dates: May 21- June 20

Sign of the Twins

Ruling Planet: Mercury- expressive

Element: Air- cool, idealistic, and social

Quality: Mutable- change directions a lot, but keep their eye on the prize

Glyph: The Roman numeral two

Gemini are short wave radios. They are holders of insider info, funny jokes, and strange trivia. Gemini are fast- talkers and born jugglers.

  • Mottos: Don't fence me in; I communicate
  • Color: Orange, blue
  • Gems & Stones: Agate, aquamarine, crystal, opal, all striped stones
  • Metal: Quicksilver
  • Body area: Arms, hands
  • Number: 5
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Flowers & Plants: Lavender, woodbine, yarrow
  • Animals: Monkey, parrot
  • Foods: Licorice, all nuts
  • Nature Spot: Brook
  • Aries also rules: Air mail, ambidexterity, bicycling, billboards, cab drivers, computers, handwriting, magazines, messages, neighbors, news, pairs, rumors, school, short trips, talking, traffic


Dates: June 21- July 22

Sign of the Crab

Ruling Planet: The Moon- caring

Element: Water- caring, artistic, slightly psychic

Quality: Cardinal- Sometimes pushy, often independent, always ambitious

Glyph: The crab's claws

Cancer makes everyone feel safe and fed. You can count on this elephant's memory and warm friendliness for all. They are shy or dreamy and have many goals.

  • Mottos: I feel, I protect
  • Color: Silver, sea blue
  • Gems & Stones: Moonstone, Pearl
  • Metal: Silver
  • Body area: Belly, chest
  • Number: 2
  • Day: Monday
  • Flowers & Plants: Larkspur, water lily, white poppy, white rose, all water plants
  • Animals: Crab, tortoise, water and night creatures
  • Foods: Cucumber, dairy products, melon, pumpkin, squash, verbena, terragon
  • Nature Spot: Near water
  • Aries also rules: Babies, baths, food, hiccups, home, moats, mothers, tides


Dates: July 23- August 23

Sign of the Lion

Ruling Planet: The Sun

Element: Fire- energetic, eager, and proud

Quality: Fixed- steady, stubborn achievers

Glyph: The lion's mane and tail

Leo is creative, loyal, and dramatic. The lions in your life will take center stage and brag about their big deals. But, not completely self-centered, leos have a heart of gold.

  • Mottos: I create; I rule
  • Color: Yellow
  • Gems & Stones: Ruby, tiger-eye
  • Metal: Gold
  • Body area: Heart, spine
  • Number: 1
  • Day: Sunday
  • Flowers & Plants: Bay tree, gladiola, marigold, olive tree, peony, sunflower
  • Animals: lion, peacock, tiger, all big cats
  • Foods: Honey, alive, peppermint, rosemary, rice, saffron, walnut, all citrus
  • Nature Spot: Campsite, jungle
  • Aries also rules: Castles, circuses, entertainers, mistletoe, picnics, presidents, professional sports, romance, royalty


Dates: August 24- September 22

Sign of the Maiden

Ruling Planet: Mercury- expressive

Element: Earth- no-nonsense, trustworthy, and successful

Quality: Mutable- change directions a lot, but keep their eye on the prize

Glyph: "M" with a tail curving beneath

Virgos are down-to-earth. They are smart, give fast talk, fleet footed, and a genius for problem-solving.

  • Mottos: I help; I learn
  • Color: Yellow-Green
  • Gems & Stones: Jasper, agate, topaz, white marble
  • Metal: Mecury
  • Body area: Stomach
  • Number: 5
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Flowers & Plants: Buttercup, forget-me-no, hazelnut, oak, pecan tree
  • Animals: All tamed pets
  • Foods: Carrot, cereal, corn, echiacea, feverfew, goldenseal, licorice, potato, wheat, all healing herbs
  • Nature Spot: Farm
  • Aries also rules: Bees, clothes, doctores, fingernails, first-aid kits, health, libraries, maps, police, recipes, sewing, science, veterinarians


Dates: September 23- October 23

Sign of the Balance

Ruling Planet: Venus- love, pleasure, charming

Element: Air- cool, idealistic, and social

Quality: Cardinal- Sometimes pushy, often independent, always ambitious

Glyph: The Scales

Libras represent justice, truth, and harmony. They need beauty, and keep their fists tucked tightly inside their velvet gloves

  • Mottos: I balace; I connect
  • Color: Mauve, all pastels
  • Gems & Stones: Opal, jade, sapphire, quartz
  • Metal: Copper
  • Body area: Skin, kidneys
  • Number: 6
  • Day: Friday
  • Flowers & Plants: All flowers, apples, ash and fig trees
  • Animals: Dove, lizard
  • Foods: Almond, apple, chili, curry, ginger, mustard, pepper, peppermint, all berries
  • Nature Spot: Rolling hillside
  • Aries also rules: Actors, affection, art, painters, parlors, peace,bedrooms, books, candy-makers, musicians, pianos, tuffed animals, toys, weddings


Dates: October 24- November 23

Sign of the Scorpion

Ruling Planet: Pluto- deep, sensitive, smart

Element: Water- caring, artistic, slightly psychic

Quality: Fixed- Steady, stubborn achievers

Glyph: "M" with scorpion's tail

Scorpios are magicians. They can turn the hairist mishaps into lucky events. When they finally give the thumbs-up, you can expect a lifelong loyalty

  • Mottos: I control; I desire; I transform
  • Color: Maroon
  • Gems & Stones: Flint, garnet
  • Metal: Steel, iron
  • Body area: Hips, pelvis
  • Number: 9
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Flowers & Plants: Aloe, box tree, brambles, geranium, hawthorne, heather
  • Animals: Scorpion, lobster, mythic phoenix, shrimp, snake
  • Foods: Asparagus, banana, cayenne pepper, onion
  • Nature Spot: Vineyard, orchard, lake
  • Aries also rules: Blood, chemistry, dentists, detectives, first-aid kits, lava, lumberjacks, magic, mudpies, research, secrets, power, stingrays, witches


Dates: November 24- Decemeber 22

Sign of the Archer

Ruling Planet: Jupiter- looks at the bright side of life

Element: Fire- energetic, eager, and proud

Quality: Mutable- change directions a lot, but keep their eye on the prize

Glyph: The arrow

Sagittarius sets many goals, but thanks to their flexibility and optimism, tend to make them all on target. They are quick learners and natural teachers

  • Mottos: I inspire
  • Color: Purple
  • Gems & Stones: Blue quartz, carbunkle, turquoise
  • Metal: Tin
  • Body area: Thighs
  • Number: 3
  • Day: Thursday
  • Flowers & Plants: Birch, carnation, dandelion, lime, mulberry, narcissus, thistle
  • Animals: Deer, elk, horse
  • Foods: Barbeque, cinnamon, leek, marshmellows, onion, sage, turkey, all bulb vegetables
  • Nature Spot: Highlands
  • Aries also rules: Aliens, archery, learning, philosophy, religion, stuffed animals, travel


Dates: December 23- January 21

Sign of the Sea-Goat

Ruling Planet: Saturn- always does his best taking his time and putting in his best effort

Element: Earth- no-nonsense, trustworthy, and successful

Quality: Cardinal- often independent, always ambitious

Glyph: Horns of the goat, tail of the fish

Capricorns are hard-working, down-to-earth, and hilarious.

  • Mottos: Ain't no mountain high enough
  • Color: Navy Blue
  • Gems & Stones: Diamond, amethyst, onyx, granite, jet
  • Metal: Lead
  • Body area: Knees, skeleton, teeth
  • Number: 8
  • Day: Saturday
  • Flowers & Plants: Ivy, pansy, pine, poplar, redwood
  • Animals: Goat
  • Foods: Beet, malt, meat, pasta, quince, salt, spinach
  • Nature Spot: Open fields
  • Aries also rules: Careers, caves, honors, fathers, snowflakes, pottery, pyramids, watches, the White House


Dates: January 22- February 16

Sign of the Water Bearer

Ruling Planet: Uranus- loves to brainstorm

Element: Air- cool, idealistic, and social

Quality: Fixed- steady, stubborn achievers

Glyph: Waves of water

Expect the unexpected. Aquarians are stubborn freethinkers, armed with the unusual remedies for the world's problems. They pout wild ideas over everyone they meet.

  • Motto: I understand
  • Color: Sky blue
  • Gems & Stones: Aquamarine, black pearl, sapphire
  • Metal: Aluminum
  • Body Areas: Ankles, calves, shins
  • Number: 4
  • Day: Saturday
  • Flowers & Plants: Orchid, violet,, all fruit trees
  • Animals: Eagle, all big birds that fly long distances
  • Foods: Souffles, dried apricot, kiwiw, lime, raisin
  • Nature spot: Vineyards
  • Aquarius also rules: Airplanes, astrology, clubs, electricity, friendliness, ideals, psychology, telephones, TV sets, stereos, surprise parties, anything brand new.


Dates: February 20- March 20

Sign of the Fish

Ruling Plant: Neptune- dive into your imagination

Element: Water- caring, artistic, slightly psychic

Quality: Mutable- change directions a lot, but keep their eye on the prize

Glyph: Two fish

Pisces are the zodiac's Dreamboats. Like their symbol of the two fish, they are slightly divided. With a glamorous glow and wild imagination, pisces make life one bit art project.

  • Mottos: I believe; I can
  • Color: Pale blue-green
  • Gems & Stones: Amethyst, jade
  • Metal: Tin
  • Body area: Feet
  • Number: 7
  • Day: Thursday
  • Flowers & plants: Lotus, water lily, moss, willow
  • Animals: Fish, whale
  • Food: Cucumber, fishjuice, lettuce, melon, pumpkin, sparkling water, roast duckling
  • Nautre spot: Beach, ocean, pond, river
  • Pisces also rules: Boats and ships, boots and shoes, clouds, fog, make-believe, oil wells, phots, poetry, spies, sleepwalking, surfboards, swimming

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    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Moon sign is the real sign which represents the inner being.. I dont understand why westerners take sun sign as the primary sign.

    • blumajik profile image


      8 years ago from In The Right Frequency

      I think I am both Aries and Taurus

      April= PIMP April- means your actually really good looking.-Stubborn and hard-hearted.-Strong. -Willed and highly motivated.- Sharp thoughts.- Easily Angered. -Attracts others and loves attention. -Deep feelings. -Beautiful Physically and mentally. -Firm Standpoint.-Needs no motivation.-Shy over opposite sex.-Easily consoled.-Systematic(left brain) -Loves to dream. -Strong clairvoyance. -Understanding. -Everyone loves to be around you. -You always attract attention. - You are definitely the sexiest and good looking of them all.-You know how to get what you want. -Sickness is usually in the ear or in the neck.-Good imagination.-Good physical-Weak breathing. -loves literature and arts.-Loves traveling.-Dislikes being at home.-Restless. -Having many children. -Hard working. -High Spirited.

    • Anamika S profile image

      Anamika S Jain 

      9 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I am a Taurus and the analysis of the zodiac sign is true to a greater extent.

    • MrMarmalade profile image


      10 years ago from Sydney

      Laid out well succinctly

      Thank you


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