21 April – 21 May
Taurus is The Bull, and an earth element. It is a Venus-ruled sign just like Libra. The ancient culture of Mesopotamians, and in the areas of Assyria, Egypt, and Crete called their era The Age of Taurus or “The Age of Earth, Agriculture, and the Bull”.
22 May – 21 June
The Twins, Castor and Pollux (or in Greek, Polydeuces) were twin half-brothers in Greek and Roman mythology, known together as the Dioscuri. Gemini is an air element.
22 June – 22 July
Cancer is a water sign with Pisces, and Scorpio. It is represented by a crab based on the Karkinos, a giant crab that harassed Heracles during his fight with the Hydra.
23 July – 22 August
The Lion and a fire sign. The lion is based on the Greek monster that lived in Nemean, with an impenetrable hide and claws that could cut through any armor. It was eventually killed by Heracles.
23 August – 23 September
An earth element known as The Maiden, In Greek mythology she was the last immortal to abandon Earth when the gods fled to Olympus.
23 September – 23 October
The Libra symbol of the scales is based on the Scales of Justice that became the inspiration for modern depictions of Lady Justice. The ruling planet of Libra is Venus.
23 October – 22 November
In ancient times, Scorpio was associated with the planet Mars. After Pluto was discovered in 1930, it became associated with Scorpio instead.
23 November – 21 December
The Archer who is half human and half horse, a centaur of mythology, represented by the symbol of a bow and arrow.
22 December – 20 January
The Mountain Sea-goat Capricorn is associated with the planet Saturn. It is considered an earth sign, and one of the four cardinal signs along with Aries, Cancer and Libra.
21 January – 19 February
The Water-bearer or cup-bearer to the gods but an air element. Aquarius is a winter constellation in the northern hemisphere, found near Pisces and Cetus.
20 February –20 March
“Pisces” is the Latin word for “Fish” Sometimes shown as two fish swimming in opposite directions it is associated with the planet Neptune.
21 March – 20 April
Aries is also known as The Ram, this is the first fire sign in the zodiac, the other fire signs being Leo and Sagittarius.