If you're interested in learning more about the zodiac symbol on the body jewelry you're buying for yourself or a friend or just want to know more about your own sign, you've come to the right place! To complement our zodiac body jewelry, we've put together the basics on the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac. Look for your sign below or find out what your sign is by looking for the date range in which your birthday falls.
12 Zodiac Signs:
- Aquarius: January 21 - February 19
- Pisces: February 20 - March 20
- Aries: March 21 - April 20
- Taurus: April 21 - May 20
- Gemini: May 21 - June 21
- Cancer: June 22 - July 22
- Leo: July 23 - August 23
- Virgo: August 24 - September 23
- Libra: September 24 - October 23
- Scorpio: October 24 - November 22
- Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
- Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Were You Born on the Cusp?
What does it mean to be "born on the cusp"? First, it helps to know what "cusp" means in relation to the Zodiac. It's the imaginary line that separates a pair of consecutive signs, such as Scorpio and Sagittarius. When someone is born as the sun straddles that imaginary line, they're said to be "born on the cusp" and thought to possibly be influenced by the characteristics of both signs that fall on either side of their birth date.
What Does Your Sign Say About You?
Aquarius: Aquarius is considered the Scientist of the Zodiac. Those born under this sign are ruled by Uranus and associated with the Water-Bearer symbol. It's natural place is the Eleventh House, the house of Friendships and Experimentation. Revolutionary Aquarius is an Air sign, so tends to be idealistic and inventive. Aquarians can often be moody, optimistic at one minute, then despondent at the impossibility of perfect happiness the next.
Colors: Electric blue, shocking pink, fluorescent hues. All the bright colors of the rainbow are the colors of Uranus, ruler of Aquarius.
Pisces: The Mystic of the Zodiac, Pisces is ruled by Neptune, and its symbol is the Fish. Its natural place is the Twelfth House, which is the house of Sorrow and Karma. Intuitive Pisces is a Water sign, which makes them sensitive and adaptable. A chameleon, insecure Pisces can powerfully attain the attributes of any other sign--all to help it fit in.
Colors: Violet, white & blue grey. Violet is the colour of Neptune, ruler of Pisces.
Aries: The Pioneer of the Zodiac, Aries is ruled by Mars, and its symbol is the Ram. Its natural place is the First House, which is the house of Personal Identity. Independent Aries is a Fire sign, which makes those born under this sign impulsive and energetic. Aries rarely look before they leap and sometimes have trouble completing tasks because they're too caught up in the allure of the "next big thing".
Colors: Bright primary colors, particularly scarlet & yellow. Red is the color of Mars, ruler of Aries.
Taurus: Taurus is the Builder of the Zodiac, ruled by Venus, and its symbol is the Bull. Its natural place is the Second House, which is the house of Possessions. Productive Taurus is an Earth sign, reliable and materialistic. With a fine aesthetic sense and stubborn will to have things its own way, Taurus invariably surrounds itself with material beauty, be it artistic or natural in origin.
Colors: Cream, Madonna blue, & spring green. Blue is the color of Venus, ruler of Taurus.
|Gemini: The Communicator of the Zodiac, Gemini is ruled by Mercury, and the Twins are its symbol. Its natural place is the Third House, which is the house of Communication. Curious Gemini is an Air sign, analytical and ever-changing. Often times overly intellectual and unstable, Gemini reserves the right to change its mind, often "forgetting" to communicate the unpleasant.|
Colors: Saffron yellow, plus black & white contrats. The color of Mercury, ruler of Gemini, is white.
Cancer: The Home-Maker of the Zodiac, Cancer is ruled by The Moon, and its symbol is the Crab. Its natural place is the Fourth House, which is concerned with Matters of Home Life. Nurturing Cancer is a Water sign, supportive and emotional. Prone to emotional tides, a Cancer believes "a man's home is his castle"... and that cocooning is a legitimate lifestyle choice.
Colors: Silver, cerulean blue & sea-green. Silver & smokey grey are the colors of the moon, ruler of Cancer.
Leo: The Entertainer of the Zodiac, Leo is ruled by The Sun, and its symbol is the Lion. Its natural place is the Fifth House, the house of Children and Pleasure. Expressive Leo is a Fire sign, creative and grandiose. Keep Leo at the center of attention, and you'll both be happy!
Virgo: The Perfectionist of the Zodiac, Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and its symbol is the Virgin. Its natural place is the Sixth House, the house of Work and Duty. Practical Virgo is an Earth sign, detail-oriented and obsessive. Clean-freak Virgos want a tidy desktop and will do anything to get it!
Colors: Light blue, pure white, & pastel colors in neat patterns. White is the color of Mercury, ruler of Virgo.
Libra: The Diplomat of the Zodiac, Libra is ruled by Venus, and its symbol is the Scales. Its natural place is the Seventh House, the house of Partnerships. Peace-loving Libra is an Air sign, tactful and decisive. Depending on how the scales tip, Libra can be a brilliant creator... or a babbling madman.
Colors: Pale greens, pretty pinks & all pastel shades. Clear blue is the color of Venus, ruler of Libra.
Scorpio: The Seducer of the Zodiac, Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, and its symbol is the Scorpion. Its natural place is the Eight House, the house of Passions: Sex, Birth, and Death. Intense Scorpio is a Water sign, secretive and magnetic. Strong-willed Scorpio's heart is closed to all but an intimate few, but its still waters run deep.
Colors: Dark red, brown & black. These are colors associated with Pluto, ruler of Scorpio.
Sagittarius: The Gambler of the Zodiac, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and its symbol is the Archer. Its natural place is the Ninth House, the house of Travel and Philosophy. Expansive Sagittarius is a Fire sign, goal-oriented and optimistic. Blunt Sagittarius is always willing to help, particularly if also promoting its own advancement.
Colors: Warm brown autumnal tints & brilliant blue. Dark blue is the color of Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius.
Capricorn: The Organizer of the Zodiac, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and its symbol is the Sea-Goat. Its natural place is the Tenth House, the house of Status and Career. Ambitious Capricorn is an Earth sign, worry-prone and steadfast. Come to Capricorn with your troubles, and be prepared for worried--even meddling--advice, but also a strong shoulder to lean on.
Colors: Deep green, brown & dark grey. Cool green is the color of Saturn, ruler of Capricorn.
Zodiac Elemental Attraction
Astrologers arrange the signs of the Zodiac into four groups, which correspond to the four elements of ancient and medieval philosophy: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each of these groups contains three Sun Signs, which are influenced by their element in particular ways. Signs which share the same element will have more insight into and understanding of certain traits of their personalities than do members of other elemental groups.
The Fire Signs: Fire signs are assertive, enthusiastic, energetic and creative. Full of life, warmth and enthusiasm, these individuals have a direct and immediate influence on their surroundings. It is a very forceful combination when two Fire signs meet, as they usually spur each other on in all sorts of ways and make the most of any opportunities that arise. The expansiveness so typical of the Fire signs can result in extravagance when two of them get together. Fire signs are on the same emotional wavelength, and love means a great deal to them. They share a need for a warm, loving relationships and are often very passionate.
The Earth Signs: Earth signs are practical and materially-minded. Innately cautious, careful and restrained, Earth signs have a great deal in common. They like stability and work hard to improve and consolidate their situation in life. When two of them get together, they find it very reassuring to meet someone who shares their down-to-earth outlook. Earth signs are marvelously faithful and will stand by each other through thick and thin. Permanent relationships are very important to them.
The Water Signs: Water signs are governed by powerful emotions, making them intense and sensitive. The best person to understand the needs of a Water sign is another Water sign, for others may interpret their traits as an unwillingness to communicate or even moodiness. In a relationship between two Water signs, emotions are of paramount importance. They can be very protective towards each other, creating a very cozy, caring relationship. However, these strong emotions can also have the opposite effect, leading to games that can destroy the relationship.
The Air Signs: The Air Signs are traditionally the least emotional of the four groups. They tend to value mental compatibility in romance more than passion or looks. They love conversation and discussing their thoughts. But shaping new ideas is generally far more exciting to them than carrying them through. They especially enjoy the company of other Air signs, although they can find it very difficult when it comes to expressing emotions. They also tend to worry about committing themselves to anything or anyone, in case they change their minds later. Air Signs are unhappy in claustrophobic relationships, so they are ideally suited to each other.
Traditionally, the planet Venus rules over our relationships, affection and harmony. She took her name from the Roman goddess who presided over beauty, sensuality, the arts, fertility, and money. In astrology, she represents our ability to attract and respond to others. She embodies the highest of our ideals: finding the perfect partner, aesthetic beauty, inner peace, and well-being. She also reflects our struggle to achieve these things.
|Aquarians do not like showing their real feelings. An independent nature also means that they take their time to settle into a steady relationship. They find it hard to work up trust, but will remain very faithful once a relationship is established.|
|When in love, Piceans are filled with aspirations. Often seeking a spiritual life with their partner, they are probably the most romantic sign of the zodiac and can be very caring and sensitive. But the fact that they are dreamers can cause problems since expectations may be too high.|
|Arians have a heedless attitude to love and are not content with half measures. They are true optimists, refusing to accept defeat, and frequently rush in without thinking when they believe they have found true love. They are sentimental and impulsive, sometimes to the extent of being foolhardy.|
|Although Taureans do not sweep prospective lovers off their feet, they are incurable romantics and shower their loved ones with gifts. Once in love, they are prepared to make a commitment and remain very faithful.|
|Gemini lovers keep changing their minds. Their flighty spirit means that they do not like to be tied down. Partners may find them unreliable and a constant source of surprise as they are forever dithering, unable to reach a final decision. Most are also incorrigibly flirtatious.|
|The Cancerian heart is filled with emotions, but they will only expose them very gradually. Faithful and loyal, Cancerians think carefully before committing themselves to anyone, lest their emotional security is threatened and their trust broken.|
|Leos spare no expense when courting a new love. They are very demonstrative and loyal, and are almost continually in the throes of passion, remaining very faithful. They only lose their sparkle when love begins to fade.|
|Virgos are dependable and sincere as lovers, they have few illusions about affairs of the heart. Rather than lavishing affection on their partners, they prefer to show their love in small gestures and are cautious in the extreme about making a first move. They are also often far too down-to-earth to be swept away.|
|Librans are in love with love. Loving relationships are the center of their world and they expend a great deal of energy achieving harmony. For them, romantic partnerships are virtually an art form, but problems arise because of an innate inability to make a definite binding decision about a relationship.|
|Scorpios may be cool on the surface, but underneath they are intensely passionate, both physically and emotionally. When love is sweet, they are very loyal, but when things go wrong they may show a sting in their tail.|
|Sagittarians may plunge into a love affair whole-heartedly, but they do not commit themselves too easily. They enjoy the chase of a new romance and often prefer casual relationships to something more permanent which denies them freedom.|
|The head rules the heart for Capricorns and they never marry without being totally sure about their partner. They are steady and careful in love rather than being full of surprises, and usually prove to be faithful and trusting lovers. Their ultimate goal in love is to feel secure.|
Aquarians enjoy having the opportunity to skip from one job to another and hate to be tied down. They like the freedom money brings them, but are more interested in ideals than in being rich.
Arians are pioneers, have to keep moving, and constantly work at setting up new schemes. They have a tremendous need for money, power and influence, but rarely take account of other people's wishes. Faced with a choice between money and authority, their love of power will usually win out.
Cancerians love collecting things (people, objects and money) and are not very free with their cash, since they tend to feel rather vulnerable without it. Their bank accounts stay healthy just in case of a rainy day.
Capricorns can be very successful financially, but because they are afraid that the good times will not last, they often squirrel away their money and possessions. Fear of losing their building blocks may turn them into misers and hoarders before too long.
Geminis are the thinkers of the zodiac. They are very clever, extremely inventive, and love to spend time dreaming up ideas for new schemes. They will never concentrate on one thing for very long, and they certainly have little time to think seriously about the making of money.
Leos are proud and determined, but their vitality and creativity has a price--that of power. They demand recognition of a distinct ability to make money and to influence how things will proceed.
Librans tend to use their diplomatic skills to sweet-talk others into giving them precisely what they want. They can also be extravagant with their cash, spending it on things that give them pleasure.
Piceans are very much concerned with solving other people's problems. Mere personal financial problems hardly bother them, even when difficulties over cash flow are potentially serious. Their finances sometimes ebb, with disastrous results.
Sagittarius is a sign of the extremes. Some Sagittitarians see money as their only road to freedom, and so they take big risks; others see it as beneath them, and spend without responsibility. The quest is often for adventure, not cash.
Scorpios can be highly manipulative, and what they crave is power. They have a singular ability to sense a good deal and to exploit a weakness. They will not hesitate to use other people to achieve their own ends.
Taureans are stable, constant and true to themselves. Possessions provide their security, and life is spent in pursuit of what they regard as good things. Sometimes they get carried away by sheer greed.
Virgoans tend to be as organized and meticulous in their financial affairs as they are in other spheres of life. They also like to know exactly what people expect from them for their money. They will work hard at applying their practical minds to the efficient running of a business enterprise.
*Info from Ger Maguire, Copyright 1996.