Man has always been searching for knowing what the future might bring and if it had as origin what was reflected in the sky, giving it a divine character, this is the reason that led the ancient astrologers to relate the constellations found through the study of the sky (astronomy) with animals, mythology and religion, which were the overriding themes at the time, which allowed the emergence of the Zodiac, which are nothing but the 12 constellations renamed by Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo , Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, which are intended to reflect the behavior of human beings according to their date of birth.
We all know that astrology uses many words and concepts from astronomy and one of them is the word zodiac, which according to researchers it comes from the Greek Zoon, which means “animal” and Diakos which means “wheel” which together mean “wheel of animals” and it is used to plot the area of space on which both the sun and the moon and planets seen from earth develop their careers. For specialists in this sector it is the curved line called ecliptic.
The reason for the name “wheel of animals” is given by the ancient astronomers, who noted that in the space of 360 degrees where the sun’s path takes place, there is a background of stars that arbitrarily grouped and linked imaginatively presented astronomical figures called “constellations“, which occupy a single space of 30 degrees each, making it possible to understand that there are twelve of them spread in the space.
These astronomical figures are called “constellations” for various reasons, which include religious, mythological and symbolic matters that ended up adopting different forms:
Well – known constellation Leo, because of the Lion.
These constellations are identified only used by Western astrology; Chinese astrology uses other kind of zodiac signs. In either case we intend to link the behavior of these constellations to human behavior according to their date of birth and from there set to predict their future behavior.
The significance of the date of birth is given to the fact that, according to that date the zodiac sign which is visible in the space of 360 degrees which takes the path of the sun will be assigned, which is known as rising sign, allowing us to establish the following table:
ZODIAC SIGNS PERIOD BY BIRTH DATE
Aries From March 21 to April 19
Taurus From April 20 to May 21
Gemini From May 22 to June 20
Cancer From June 21 to July 22
Leo From July 23 de julio to August 22
Virgo From August 23 to September 22
Libra From September 23 to October 22
Scorpio From October 23 to November 21
Sagittarius From November 22 to December 21
Capricorn From December 22 to January 20
Aquarius From January 21 to February 19
Pisces From February 20 to March 20