The zodiac sign you were born under determines your personality and character. Here’s a quick guide to discover your zodiac sign and what it means for your personal life.
Many people believe that your zodiac sign is determined by the positions of the sun and the moon when you were born. Based on the Western zodiac, which includes the signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo, your zodiac sign is determined by the position of the sun at the time you were born.
According to traditional astrology, the sun represents your physical nature while the moon represents your mental or emotional make-up. The closer the moon is to being directly opposite the sun, the more you’ll find yourself drawn to your physical self-expression. The further the moon is from being directly opposite the sun, the more you’ll find yourself drawn to your emotional self-regulation.
While traditional astrology can provide a lot of insight into your personality and character, it should be looked at with a grain of salt. Astrology isn’t an exact science, and even the most basic astrology textbook will tell you that there are countless variables that can influence the positions of the sun and the moon at the time of your birth. For example, the time of year you were born, where you were born, and even the gravitational pull of the moon on the earth can all affect the positions of the sun and the moon at the moment of your birth. (Some of these things can be controlled for, but it’s still challenging to get an exact measurement for everything.)
While traditional astrology still has its followers, many people today look at the zodiac sign as a more flexible tool. Based on the Eastern zodiac, which includes the signs Aries, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn, your zodiac sign is determined by the position of the moon at the time you were born. The closer the moon is to being directly opposite the sun, the more you’ll find yourself drawn to your physical self-expression. The further the moon is from being directly opposite the sun, the more you’ll find yourself drawn to your social skills and diplomacy.
According to modern astrology, the sun doesn’t necessarily have to be directly opposite the moon to determine your zodiac sign. So long as the sun and the moon are in the same sign (Aries, for example, has the sun and the moon in Aries), then you’ll find yourself in agreement with the classical astrology viewpoint. This also means that there are countless combinations of sun and moon positions that could determine your zodiac sign. For example, Scorpio has the sun in Scorpio and the moon in Libra, indicating a shared nature with scorpions and librans. (Some sources say that if the sun and moon are in the same degree, they’ll be in agreement regardless of whether they’re in the same sign or opposite signs.)
Just remember: no matter which system you choose, the zodiac sign is still just a general indicator of your nature and character. You should never, ever believe that your zodiac sign determines your fate or destiny. The only thing that will determine your fate or destiny is you, yourself.
The Importance Of Keeping Track
As much as we’d all love to believe that our zodiac sign completely defines us, the truth is that it doesn’t. If it did, we’d all be able to identify ourselves solely by our signs and nothing else. As it is, we have other factors that also influence who we are and what we do. For example, your astrological sign can indicate that you’re prone to certain physical ailments or allergies. It can also inform you as to the types of careers and personalities that you’re likely to thrive in and the ones that you’re more likely to struggle with. Keeping track of what your sign predicts for you can help you identify areas where you need to improve and areas where you’re doing quite well. It can also help you determine the types of behaviors and activities that could boost your personality and help you move forward in life. Ultimately, nothing is ever written in stone and your sign can change depending on the life you lead and the people you meet.
Your Zodiac Sign: An Important Lesson
Based on your zodiac sign, you’ll find certain behaviors, characteristics, and attitudes that can make you happier and healthier. For example, those born under the sign Aries are known for being ambitious and energetic. They also like to be the center of attention and are often the life of the party. (Some sources say that Aries individuals are so driven that they may end up in a legal battle with the government on account of their tempers!) However, if you happen to be born under this sign, you may find that your social skills need some work. Keep track of what your sign predicts for you, and you’ll soon see changes for the better.
Leo individuals are known for their charm, creativity, and adaptability. You’ll find many Leos in media and entertainment, and they’re often the protagonists of their own stories. While all Leos are not created equal and some can be rather vindictive, you should strive to be like the Leo you were born to be – charming, resourceful, and confident.
Which Zodiac Sign Are You?
Think of all the stereotypes and common perceptions about your zodiac sign. Does your sign match the descriptions? Does your sign have a stereotype that you think should be changed?
To find out what your sign is, you can use one of the dozens of reliable tools available on the internet. There are also plenty of reliable references and a simple search on Google will pull up everything you need in one place. The important thing to keep in mind is that your sign will never tell you who you are or what you should or shouldn’t do. Only you can do that.
Think of your sign as a starting point. From there, you can explore a number of different avenues to learn more about yourself. For example, you can look into exploring your past lives or the meaning of your name. You can also take a personality test and learn more about your strengths and weaknesses. Finally, you can read up on the different forms of meditation and mindfulness that might help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. (Check out apps like Wise Choice and Take Control for iOS or Android for simple yet powerful tools that can be useful in understanding your own behavior and whether or not you’re living the life you were born to live.)
If you believe that your zodiac sign is holding you back, it can be challenging to move forward in life. On the other hand, if you understand that your sign is trying to help you, then it’ll be much easier to fight your way to the top. Either way, nothing is ever written in stone and you can always change your sign if you want to. Just remember: you don’t need to be limited by what your sign says about you. There’s a whole world out there, and you’re only bound by your own curiosity and the people you meet along the way.