“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born.” – C.G. Jung
Are you a “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars” or the “star lore” type of person? Do you believe that your body is not the only ‘gift’ you have been given by the universe? Rather, you believe the interior of collapsing stars holds a blueprint of your personality traits and unique qualities, i.e. ‘creatures shaped by stars’?
Before diving into our stories shaped out of stars, for each of the zodiac sign, let’s first grasp some information which astrophiles may find interesting.
The word horoscope originates from Greek, ‘hõra’ and ‘scopos’ meaning ‘time’ and ‘observer.’ It is a celestial map, representing the alignment of planetary bodies (such as sun, moon, stars, star constellations, planets, etc.) at the moments a person is born and is often called ‘a birth chart’ by astrologers. While, the term ‘zodiac’ derives from Latin ‘zōdiacus,’ which in its turn comes from the Greek ζoδιακoς κύκλος (zōdiakos kuklos), meaning ‘circle of animals.’ According to Ancient-Wisdom, the term zodiac is used to describe the circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic – the path of the sun. Put it simply, planets travel in a band around the sky, and this band is divided into 12 sections of 30 degrees. So, each of these sections makes a zodiac sign.
Moving on to the astronomical symbols, they represent astronomical objects, theoretical constructs and observational events in astronomy. The earliest forms of these symbols appear in Greek papyri of late antiquity. The Byzantine codices in which the Greek papyri were preserved continued and extended the inventory of astronomical symbols. New symbols were further invented to represent many just-discovered planets and minor planets discovered in the 18th-20th centuries.
Astrologer Christie Craft says for Nylon, “Zodiac compatibility runs so much deeper than sun signs. Having your star charts read isn’t a casual after work event, though. So, for the majority of us, taking into account our sun sign is as close as we’ll get. With that said, relationships are complex and the zodiac doesn’t hold all the answers. It can be a guide, though—for fun or for real.”
The good thing about horoscope however is, you either can choose to take it seriously or ignore it completely.
Now, let us travel together to each of the zodiac sign’s profile and divulge their personality traits and compatibility with other signs:
1. Aries: The Ram
(March 21 – April 19)
Ruler: Mars, the planet of war and energy
There are three zodiac signs grouped under the element of fire; Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The first fire sign to begin with in the zodiac cycle are Aries a.k.a the match to blaze the fire. Trailblazers and trendsetters is what best describes these signs. Aries is constantly overrun by elevated energy to everything it encounters, from leading huge projects to be one of the first persons to get the party started.
Whenever you want to start a project, or need someone to carry out an important task, Aries won’t fail you.
Greatest Compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius
Leo: Both of these signs belong to the fire element, so it surely will be quite a ‘fiery’ connection. Full of passion and self-expression, their relationship can go to extremes at either end of the emotional scale. It’s all or nothing when the hero and the royal clash. Both of the signs are ambitious and determined, and both understand the demands of another’s life.
Sagittarius: The physical and emotional intimacy between these two signs is second to none. Both of them are short-tempered and are likely to argue with each other often, but they do not usually hold grudges. Due to this, they forgive each other easily and get over any argument.
Famous Aries People & Celebrities:
Lady Gaga, Jim Parsons, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Keira Knightley, Victoria Beckham, Parker, Al Gore, Heath Ledger, Rosie O’Donnell, Marc Jacobs, Emma Watson, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, Pharrell Williams, William Wordsworth, Jessie J, Brendan Urie, Robert Downey Jr.
2. Taurus: The Bull
(March 21 – April 19)
Ruler: Venus, the planet of beauty and love
Taurus is one of the three zodiac Earth signs. The other two earth signs are Virgo and Capricorn. Taurus people are well-grounded, practical, stabilizers, and easy going. They are always searching for security, taking the right steps to achieve their goals.
Ruled by Venus, which is the planet of love, beauty, and luxury, Taurus is a sensual person, who spreads embellishment to everything it touches. Always seeking to be overrun by love and beauty, they consider touch and taste the most important of all senses. Excellent employees and great long-term friends and partners.
Greatest Compatibility: Scorpio, Cancer
Scorpio: Earth needs water to be abundant, and water needs Earth to convert the unique properties it has. That’s why Taurus and Scorpio are a great compatibility. They instinctively know what the other wants, and have the properties to provide. Even when they will have to go through arguing and problems, both of them will need to learn the art of giving and taking in order for this pairing to stand the test of time.
Cancer: Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, and Cancer is ruled by the emotional Moon. Two kind signs, two reliable persons: the gravity of the earth welcomes the depth of the water. This harmonious pairing is one of the best matches in the astrological world. Taurus, caring, generous, and helping, get along well with Cancer which is one of the most helpful and caring sun signs. Cancer is very loyal and affectionate, while Taurus is determined in what they want. Both are fairly domestic and committed to a happy home life.
Famous Taurus People & Celebrities:
Adele, Al Pacino, David Beckham, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Robert Pattinson, Chris Brown, Channing Tatum, The Rock, Gigi Hadid, Queen Elizabeth II, Sam Smith, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Jean-Paul Gaultier, William Shakespeare, James Monroe, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Harry S. Truman.
3. Gemini: The Twins
(May 21 – June 20)
Ruler: Mercury, the planet of communication
Being the first zodiac sign grouped under the air element, Gemini is the first gust of wind to circulate the communicative winds of change. Gemini is better known as the chameleon of the Zodiac, adept at blending into different groups. Despite being great at showcasing surface traits, the Gemini well runs deep, making them one of the most emotionally intelligent signs. Also known as one of the most egalitarian signs of the zodiac, Geminis appreciate fairness and equality among people, despite feeling misanthropic to people at the same time.
Greatest Compatibility: Aries, Leo
Aries: An Arian will let a Geminian enjoy his freedom and the Gemini will give space to Aries’ individuality. These two signs have a live and let live approach. The honest Aries can help the ground Gemini, and both of them may go through a stormy period before settling into a notably stable match for the long haul. When these two signs come together, there is a high energy circulating between this pair. Both of the signs share mutual interests, so such a combination makes a harmonious match-up.
Leo: Air and Fire. The end of spring and the middle of summer. Air fuels Fire and helps together burn far and wide. Both are sources of energy and skilled at communication, making this match a true meeting of the minds. You’ll find Leo at the helm of any project, endeavor or outing; and Gemini free to think as far as they can. Proud, confident and passionate Leo will woo a Gemini, only if the Gemini works just as hard to woo the proud Leo. Feeding each other in a sense, they both find an intellectual equal in each other. They both enjoy the witty feedback they have, the playfulness, and the quirkiness. Soon they’ll discover that they can let their guard down in ways that they rarely do with others.
Famous Gemini People & Celebrities:
Angelina Jolie, George Orwell, Kanye West, Colin Farrell, Prince, Johnny Depp, Donald Trump, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Morgan Freeman, John F. Kennedy, George Bush, Joyce Carol Oates, Salmon Rushdie.
4. Cancer: The Crab
(June 21 – July 22)
Ruler: Moon, celestial body of moods and emotions
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac and one of the three zodiac signs ruled by the element of water. The other two water signs are Scorpio and Pisces. Being the first water sign of the zodiac, they are one of the greatest caretakers, making sure that everyone around them is feeling happy and content. They are deeply sentimental and intuitive, love to nurture others, and are always attached to people they are close to. A dedicated sign, who cares about family and friendship bonds more than any other zodiac sign.
Just like their symbol, which is the Crab, these signs are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood.
Greatest Compatibility: Capricorn, Taurus
Capricorn: Despite being opposing signs, there is a strong attraction between Cancer and Capricorn. It’s the kind of a relationship that can grow over a lifetime. Cancer tends to be more sentimental and emotionally wavy, while Capricorn is more of a cool pragmatist.
Taurus: Astrologers often encourage relationships between Earth and water signs. This pair shares karmic ties and mutual understanding. Taurus is like the first child who eagerly seeks separation from the home. That’s why Taurus will be attracted to Cancer’s emotional torrents and connection with home and family. Taurus is also known as the sign with one of the biggest egos, so Cancer may be the perfect match for them, as they will intuitively understand their needs and genuinely enjoy providing for them.
Famous Cancer People & Celebrities:
Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Jaden Smith, Kourtney Kardashian, Vin Diesel, Robin Williams, Lana Del Ray, Lindsay Lohan, Li’l Kim, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Bronte, Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta.
5. Leo: The Lion
(July 23 – August 22)
The story of the Lion always speaks of bravery. Amongst the most ambitious and fearless animals, a Leo is impossible to defeat or challenge. The enviable confidence, zest, and strong physicality they have, makes them very alluring to the opposite sex. Intelligent, full of energy, courageous, and loud voices of debating, makes them natural leaders. Though, when they get a little overzealous, they can piss people off with their bossy demeanor. Having high self-esteem, a Leo is always ready to blaze a trail and the first one to speak out and fight injustice. A Leo doesn’t blindly accept dogma, for they seek reasons to follow a belief. While everyone is entranced by the Leonine personality, they are their own harshest critic, striving to always challenge themselves and be the best they can be. Whether they plan it or not, the center of attention is always theirs. The theorem of astrology says that Leos have a zero tolerance for boredom and will at once get rid of anything dull.
Greatest Compatibility: Aries, Gemini
Aries: These sun signs are both in the element of fire. When these two signs come together, they create a warm and passionate match, in which sparks fly all the time. An Aries-Leo relationship is never dull since you both are a little bossy at times, so you have finally found someone who can keep up with your tireless energy. Although fire keep us warm, and powers everything, by nature fire, does not want to be controlled. That is why this match should leave room for autonomy.
Gemini: A boisterous, fiery relationship due to their explorative natures! Despite being combative signs, Leo-Gemini match is an equation that hits off right from the very first time they converse with each other. The charm and intelligence of the Gemini is what attracts the Leo the most. At the same time, Gemini thrives on mental stimulation as well and therefore Leo’s creative, confident and conspicuousness spirit is enough to blow the Twins away. Gemini appraises the independence of a Leo and their own freedom, and this is exactly what Leo can give them, while Leo values Gemini’s inner child.
Famous Leo People & Celebrities:
Barack Obama, Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Clinton, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, J.K. Rowling, Cara Delevingne, Kylie Jenner, Demi Lovato, Halle Berry, Mila Kunis, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Brady, Anna Kendrick, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Hemsworth, Whitney Houston, Charlize Theron, Aldous Huxley, Coco Chanel.
6. Virgo: The Virgin
(August 23 – September 22)
Ruled under the earth element, while the other two earth signs are Taurus and Capricorn, Virgo is the second earth sign in the zodiac. Being one of the most careful signs of the zodiac, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details.
Excellent advisors and very helpful when they are around, they take care of people they are close to. Dedicated to their family, they understand the importance of responsibility, are very practical and hard-working.
Their analytical and problem-solving trait makes them finish any job or project they take with success. They also make good critics and enjoy things only when they are extremely practical and easy to use.
Greatest Compatibility: Pisces, Cancer
Pisces: The nature of water is emotional, while earth tends to be more grounded and practical. Despite being opposite signs, the attraction and connection between these two signs is very strong. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, or any other kind of relationship, when these two signs come together, they will make a nurturing and a magnetic bond! However, the amount of care-taking in a match like this one can lead to codependency.
Cancer: As two security-seeking signs, Virgo and Cancer give each other the space they need to feel safe. This kind of relationship is a healthy one since both understand each other’s need for domestic bliss. Both of them tends to plan their future, making one step at a time.
They enjoy the material comforts of life, but they will only be satisfied with such comforts if it has come as a result of candid hard work.
Famous Virgo People & Celebrities:
Michael Jackson, Niall Horan, Quvenzhane Wallis, Paul Walker, Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Lively, Adam Sandler, Wiz Khalifa, Pink, Shania Twain, Sean Connery, Harry Connick Jr., Lilly Tomlin, Amy Poehler, Mary Shelley, Leo Tolstoy, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld.
7. Libra: The Scales
(September 23 – October 22)
Ruler: Venus, the planet of beauty and love
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, luxury, and beauty, and is one of the three zodiac signs ruled by the air element. The other two air signs are Gemini and Aquarius. This air sign will bring the winds of change in so mildly you won’t even notice. The people born under this sign are kind, gentle and lovers of beautiful things, harmony, and peace. They are always looking for ways to keep everyone around them happy, and due to this, they find it difficult to say ‘NO’. Often, this trait of them will bring stress and anxiety to their life.
They are extremely romantic people and have a very pleasing way of talking to people. Sometimes, they can be influenced by others, which makes them prone to changing their minds.
Greatest Compatibility: Aries, Sagittarius
Aries: These two signs are opposite signs in the zodiac, but they are indeed the mirror image of one another. Libra acts as a sweetener to Aries spice, whereas Aries is physicality to Libra’s intellectualism. Both of them fulfill each other with things they lack themselves.
These two dreamers are passionate about the things they believe in. Such a relationship may be challenging, but they can meet each other halfway by joining forces and ambitions together around a shared mission.
Sagittarius: A Libra-Sagittarius relationship is a harmonious one, to say the least. They have a very understanding, deep, and unique connection with each other. Libra is known to be fond of art and beauty, while Sagittarius is constantly searching for wisdom. This way, they both fulfill each other; Libra gives a colorful touch to Sagittarius journey, while Sagittarius is eager to go along with their partner. These two signs have a mutual interest in cultivating knowledge and finding beauty in their experiences.
Famous Libra People & Celebrities:
Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Zac Efron, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Putin, Rutherford B. Hayes, Kim Kardashian, Chester A. Arthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Shel Silverstein, T.S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, Oscar Wilde, Donna Karan, Sergio Rossi, Ralph Lauren.
8. Scorpio: The Scorpion
(October 23 – November 21)
Ruler: Pluto, the planet of power and regeneration
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, God of the underworld and regeneration. It is one of the three zodiac signs ruled by the water element. The other two water signs are Cancer and Pisces. This sign is fond of exploring the darker, unrevealed, and unexamined sides of life. Blessed with sleuthing skills, Scorpio takes us to the depths under the surface of everything surrounding us. They are strong-willed, passionate, secretive and their charm is difficult to be ignored.
One of their strong points is the ability to focus. If this water sign is determined on something, it’s almost impossible to divert them from their path.
Greatest Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer
Taurus: When these two signs come together, their connection is nothing if not intense. Zodiac shows they are opposite signs, which gives them a complex but a unique connection. When both of these signs’ trait blend together, they make a whole, as each of them balances the other’s weaknesses. Taurus and Scorpio have a lot of things in common, but because the characteristics they possess are intense, they often swing between vehement love and fierce disagreement.
Cancer: While Pluto (planet of power) rules Scorpio, Moon (Emotion) rules Cancer. Due to Pluto’s powerful influence, this duo creates an intense combination of Planets, and at the same time a good stability of masculine and feminine energy. When Scorpio and Cancer combine together, each of them will balance the other’s weakness with their own strengths. They have many things in common, much potential to keep their relationship passionate and going strong.
Famous Scorpio People & Celebrities:
Hillary Clinton, Drake, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Gates, Willow Smith, James A. Garfield, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, Sylvia Plath, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robert Louis Stevenson, Voltaire, Stefano Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein.
9. Sagittarius: The Archer
(November 22 – December 21)
Ruler: Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion
Sagittarius is one of the three zodiac signs ruled under the fire element, together with Aries and Leo. This sign is the inspirer, eternal optimist and the home of the wanderers of the zodiac. It inspires each of us to search for the endless possibilities life provides to us. They love traveling, are constantly learning, and expanding their horizons. Hedonism and decadence can make Sagittarius’ energy too much of a good thing.
Being keenly interested in philosophy and religion, this sign is always searching for the meaning of life, while feeling all free and loose.
Greatest Compatibility: Gemini, Aries
Gemini: When these two signs come together, they can create a truly spectacular union. They are notably compatible and any obstacle or disagreement they may have can be smoothed over with a minimum of effort. While Sagittarius needs physical independence, Gemini needs mental freedom. Both are fond of new experiences and will surely have great ones together. They share a mutual understanding and a very similar life view.
Aries: A fiery and liberating combination! These two free spirits love adventure and new experiences in life, never coming to dull moments. Both of the signs are Sun signs under the element of fire. They have a deep understanding of each others’ need for independence and freedom. They provide each other with new creative heights.
Famous Sagittarius People & Celebrities:
Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Sia, Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Jay-Z, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ian Somerhalder, Franklin Pierce, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Manolo Blahnik, Gianni Versace, Joseph Stalin.
10. Capricorn: The Goat
(December 22 – January 19)
Ruler: Saturn, the planet of discipline and maturity
The planetary ruler of Capricorn is the stern Saturn. Capricorn is the third and final zodiac sign ruled under the Earth element. The other two earth signs are Taurus and Virgo. People under this sign are the master strategists of the zodiac, making sure to create a five or ten-year plan. They are great inspirers when it comes to creating structures in our lives and organizing every single step we take toward our goals.
Don’t be surprised if Capricorn has some freaky secrets under the stoic exterior.
Greatest Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer
Taurus: These two signs admire each other’s dedication and strength. A great compatibility, as both of these signs, have a practical approach towards life. Capricorn and his ambitions will attract the Taurus, who will attract the former with his strong determination. Both have a deep understanding and consonance with each other. The intense passion they have and strong-willed and eager for success as they are, makes their relationship last long.
Cancer: Both of these signs have what the other needs. Seen as the father and mother of the zodiac, Capricorn and Cancer harmony is good in a traditional, conservative sense. The crab cares for and nurtures the family, whereas Capricorn will offer an emotional anchor, discipline, and wisdom.
Famous Capricorn People & Celebrities:
David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Kate Middleton, Martin Luther King Jr., Michelle Obama, Zayn Malik, Denzel Washington, Nicolas Cage, Betty White, Psy, Calvin Harris, Millard Fillmore, Edgar Allen Poe, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, Diane von Fürstenburg, Christian Louboutin.
11. Aquarius: The Water Bearer
(January 20 – February 18)
Ruler: Uranus, the planet of originality
Aquarius a.k.a ‘The water bearer’ is one of the three zodiac signs under the air element, after Gemini and Libra. These signs are visionary people, who shake up the status quo with their ideas about unconventional utopias. They will inspire you to join a new social group and get involved in projects movements which aspire the mankind advance.
Aquarius is ruled by the Uranus, which is the planet that rules emotional detachment and unpredictable energy.
Greatest Compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius
Leo: Leo is ruled by The Sun and Aquarius is ruled by the Planet of Uranus. The attraction is always great in opposing signs. Leo is the king of the entire zodiac, and Aquarius is always there to bring down the king and fight for independence. Both are heroes in their own way. This match is quite energetic and unstoppable, and despite occasional clashes, there is never a dull moment for these two. Both signs are idealistic and highly motivated.
Sagittarius: A fire sign ruled by the Planet Jupiter and a water sign ruled by the Planet Saturn. Uranus is the Planet of new ideas and creativity, while Jupiter leans toward expansion and abundance. Both signs are idealistic and excited about life. They are always seeking new experiences and enjoy the mutual admiration they have. Sagittarius adores Aquarius’ individuality and creative capacity, whereas Aquarius admires Sagittarian ambition and energy.
Famous Aquarius People & Celebrities:
Jennifer Aniston, Bob Marley, Emma Roberts, Alicia Keys, Nick Carter, Sarah Palin, Michael Jordan, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Lautner, Ed Sheeran, Shakira, The Weeknd, John Travolta, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Charles Dickens.
12. Pisces: The Fish
(February 19 – March 20)
Ruler: Neptune, the planet of fantasy
Pisces is the last zodiac sign under the water element, coming after Cancer and Scorpio. You will find this sign diving deep into the ultimate emotion ocean. With their energy, Pisces awaken our compassion and open our hearts to cater to others. These signs feel connected to everyone around them and express themselves emotionally through creative ways.
The planetary ruler of Pisces is Neptune. The Ancient Romans praised and glorified Neptune as the almighty God of the Sea. In a nutshell, Pisces are selfless, spiritual, and very focused on their inner journey. Oh, they are quite sensitive as well. Yes, they could cry you a river if the circumstances were right.
Greatest Compatibility: Virgo, Taurus
Virgo: An enriching and enthralling bond! The connection between Pisces and Virgos is peaceful and filled with adoration. Both of them love each other’s mutually divergent traits. The Virgo sign smooths the naivety of Pisces without compromising on their purity. On the other hand, Pisces helps the Virgo to open his heart and dive into the emotional range and spirituality.
Taurus: When two complementary signs of earth and water elements unite, they stay together more often than not. These signs create their bond on mutual sheer love and affection. Both of them are caretakers of people close to them and you will always find them nurturing and dedicating to their relationship.
They both are romantic lovers who will want their relationship to exude love, laughter, and warmth.
Famous Pisces People & Celebrities:
Albert Einstein, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adam Levine, George Washington, Steve Jobs, Ansel Elgort, Kurt Cobain, Drew Barrymore, George Washington, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, Victor Hugo, W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Seuss, Jack Kerouac, Henrik Ibsen, Hubert de Givenchy.