Your astrological sign — the constellation that The Sun was passing through on the day you were born — corresponds closely to your personality and general disposition. If you’re new to astrology, the very first thing you’ll want to figure out is your sun sign. Below, we’ve covered all the basics of each sign to help you take a deeper dive into some of the things that make you, you. It’s all written in the stars, after all!
Determining Your Sun Sign
According to the zodiac, the foundation of who you are is influenced by your birthday. The Earth’s position as it rotates around The Sun determines which constellations we can see at any given time. There are 12 constellations that correspond to the 12 signs. If The Sun was obscuring the view of the constellation Capricorn on the day you were born, for example, your sun sign is Capricorn (and you may be hard-working, ambitious and disciplined as a result).
What Does Your Sign Mean?
In addition to your sun sign, there are many other things you’ll want to learn to better understand the zodiac. Each sign represents an astrological element (Fire, Earth, Air or Water) and corresponds with a specific planet and modality (Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable). Together, these components make up the bigger picture of your personality and determine your general approach to life, your willingness to adapt and the passions that make you tick. Astrology can be used alongside Tarot (and our tarot card bundles) to help you better understand yourself and leverage your best personality traits so you can live your best life.
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Find Your Sign
So, which sign are you? Your birthday will fall into one of the birth ranges listed below to help you determine your zodiac sign. Note that the date ranges can vary slightly based on when The Sun enters its next sign. If you’re birthday is on the edge of the range, it’s best to consult an astrologer or the birthdate book to be sure!
Birth Range: March 21-April 19
Ideal Job: CEO
Compatibility: Sagittarius, Gemini, Leo
Favorite Emojis: 🐏 🥇🔥
The first sign of the astrological calendar, Aries blazes trails and forges its own path. A natural-born leader and passionate pioneer, Aries is brave, self-assured and determined. Aries is a Fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet of energy and desire, which contributes to its fiery, action-oriented personality. Because Aries has a Cardinal modality, meaning it coincides with the start of a season (in this case, Spring), it is an initiator and a tone-setter by nature. Aries is competitive and bold, but it’s also caring and empathetic.
Birth Range: April 20-May 20
Ideal Job: Chef
Compatibility: Virgo, Capricorn, Scorpio
Favorite Emojis: 🐂🌿🧁
Stable, hard-working and dependable, Taurus is the zodiacal bull. Taurus is the rock of the friend group and the one everybody calls in crisis. With its fixed modality, Taurus is careful and steady, always working toward something big and earning money and accolades along the way (it’s even the most common star sign among CEOs). But don’t mistake Taurus for being stiff or uptight. It’s ruled by Venus, the planet of romance and beauty, which makes Taurus a passionate lover and engaging socializer. Taurus loves food, luxury goods and cozying up at home with a good book (hence, why our Taurus candle makes such a great gift for the bull).
Birth Range: May 21-June 20
Ideal Job: Event Planner
Compatibility: Aries, Leo, Libra
Favorite Emojis: 👯 🦋 🧠
Often considered “the social butterfly of the Zodiac,” Geminis are intelligent conversationalists ruled by Mercury, the planet communication. Like their fellow Air signs, Geminis are confident chameleons, breezing through life with ease and feeling right at home in any crowd. Their mutable modality makes them adventurous and flexible, always excited by change and ready to try new things. Geminis are represented by the twin stars within their constellation, Castor and Pollux, which contributes to their deep complexity and endless dualities. They’re also highly intelligent and have earned the most Nobel prizes out of all the signs. Give your favorite Gem the gift of an amazing smelling Gemini candle to honor their complex personality.
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Birth Range: June 21-July 22
Ideal Job: Interior Decorator
Compatibility: Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Favorite Emojis: 🦀 🏠 🥚
Represented by the crab, Cancer is the ultimate homebody, loving nothing more than cuddling up at home with the people they love. As a Water sign, Cancer is highly empathetic, intuitive and at times, intense. Naturally, Cancerians also love being on and around the water. At its core, thanks to its ruling moon, Cancer is endlessly nurturing, sensitive (they definitely have the “sixth sense” figured out), and compassionate. The zodiac crab has a cardinal modality, kicking off the start of summer, and has no trouble initiating big changes and leading the pack, especially their families, with plenty of heart.
Birth Range: July 23-August 22
Ideal Job: Actor
Compatibility: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Favorite Emojis: 🦁 🎭 🌟
The star of the show, Leo is the fun and lively person at the center of every party and top of every guest list.. Represented by the lion, Leo is fierce, regal and big-hearted, always willing to lend a hand and generously give their time and money. It is ruled by The Sun, the planet of energy, light and ego, providing endless warmth and joy to those around them.. Leo’s modality is fixed, meaning it’s steady and determined to see things through. Leos are happiest surrounded by comfort, luxury, and plenty of applause.
Birth Range: August 23-September 22
Ideal Job: Data Analyst
Compatibility: Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer
Favorite Emojis: 💯 📝 ♻️
Logical and practical Virgo brings an analytical eye to every scenario. The ultimate friend or partner, Virgo is known for its steadfast loyalty, reliability and kindness, always willing to patiently talk out tough scenarios with the ones they love. Like its fellow Earth signs, Virgo is the rock of the friend group, always bringing stability and predictability to every situation. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, contributing to its sharp wit and easy ability to communicate eloquently. Though it’s stable and steady, Virgo has a mutable modality, so it’s also adaptable and open to change.
Birth Range: September 23-October 22
Ideal Job: Judge
Compatibility: Sagittarius, Gemini, Leo, Aquarius
Favorite Emojis: ⚖️ 🌹☮️
The extroverted, friendly and charming Libra is known for its bubbly, social and idealistic personality. Balanced and fair, Libra is represented by the scales of justice to symbolize its knack for diplomacy and resistance to conflict of any kind. Achieving peace, harmony and balance is everything to the outgoing Libra, making them dedicated people-pleasers who always have the right thing to say. Libra is an Air sign ruled by the planet Venus, helping it breeze through life effortlessly and drawing it to anything having to do with romance or love. Libra possesses a Cardinal modality and symbolizes the start of fall.
Birth Range: October 23-November 21
Ideal Job: FBI Agent
Compatibility: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces
Favorite Emojis: 🦂 ❤️🔥 🧿
Powerful sleuth-like, and endlessly determined, the zodiac scorpion is known for its mysterious magnetism. Ruled by Mars — the planet of desire, energy, passion and assertion — and with a fixed modality, Scorpio has a strong personality and will stop at nothing to get what they want.. Like its fellow Water signs, Scorpio is highly expressive and intuitive with a deep emotional intelligence that closely bonds them to the ones they love. Scorpio is known for its possessive and sometimes secretive personality, which can be endlessly alluring to those around them. That may be part of the reason why Scorpio is the most common sign among world leaders.
Birth Range: November 22-December 21
Ideal Job: Travel Guide
Compatibility: Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius
Favorite Emojis: 🏹 📚 🌎
The astrological archer is studious, adventurous and happy-go-lucky. Sagittarius is curious and intense, always entertaining and happy to be lost in deep conversation. Like its fellow Fire signs, Sag is bold, daring and fiery, always reaching for more.. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of learning and abundance, Sagittarius has a mutable modality that makes them flexible, open-minded and always welcome to change. Sometimes, that translates to restlessness when Sag is not properly stimulated. Thanks to their extreme curiosity and tendency to wander, Sagittarius loves to travel and log new philosophical life experiences.
Birth Range: December 22-January 19
Ideal Job: Financial Planner
Compatibility: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces
Favorite Emojis: 🐐 💰 ⛰️
Ultra-ambitious and endlessly practical, Capricorn is your most reliable friend and your hardest working colleague. Much of the Cap’s stoicism and steadfastness comes from its ruling planet of Saturn, the planet of discipline and maturity. Capricorn is an Earth sign, which contributes heavily to its relentless stability and action-oriented approach to life. With its feet planted firmly on the ground at all times, Capricorn is authentic, real and very unlikely to have its head in the clouds. It has a cardinal modality, signaling the start of winter, and has no trouble initiating change or leading the pack.
Birth Range: January 20-February 18
Ideal Job: Artist
Compatibility: Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Favorite Emojis: ⚡ 👽 💡
Clever, optimistic and self-reliant, Aquarius is the creative, intelligent friend you want on your team for big projects and brainstorming sessions. Ruled by the planet Uranus, the planet of freedom, Aquarius is a genuine free-thinker and a true original who refuses to conform. With a fixed modality, Aquarius is steady and determined, always working toward something big and unexpected. Although it is represented by the air element — the Aquarius constellation is the “water-bearer” depicting a man pouring water from an amphora. This gives Aquarians their ability to transmute energy.
Birth Range: February 19-March 20
Ideal Job: Therapist
Compatibility: Cancer, Scorpio, Libra
Favorite Emojis: 🐟 💤
The emotionally intelligent zodiac fish completes the astrological calendar. Known for its sensitive, empathetic and romantic nature, Pisces is a great listener and supportive friend who always leads with compassion. This sign is ruled by Neptune, the planet of ideals and spirituality, making Pisces a deep thinker and ultimate dreamer,, often cooking up ideas that they pursue with passion. Pisces is a Water sign with a mutable modality, making it the ultimate go-with-the-flow companion who won’t shy away from adventure or change. Pisces has no trouble being alone and is exceptionally romantic towards their love interests.
The Best Zodiac Gifts
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