Astrological Signs: How They Affect Your Life

Written by Zia Ur Rehman


Posted on February 22 2022

Have you ever looked at the stars as much more than just twinkling dots in the night sky? Or the varying astronomical bodies? The sun, the moon in all its resplendence, and the planets in their infinite vastness? The universe in all its splendor?

There's more to all of it than just the beauty and light that stars bring. There's more magic beneath the superficial grandeur of astronomical bodies. Astrology unearths that magic.

We're all more cosmic than we know. 

You've probably heard about signs and been asked multiple times what yours is. You unsheath it as a weapon when anyone throws the usual question, “What is your sign?” 

You answer them without the least hesitation but without an ounce of knowledge about what your sign means and how it affects your life. 

Well, if you want your life to exude the magical beauty that stars do, then you'll need to read this. If you want to be in control of most of your life, or if you're just plain curious, then I am your buddy, ready to show you all the hidden treasures of the universe.

What is astrology in simple terms?

Astrology refers to the effects of the alignments in astrological bodies on a person’s life and personality. This may sound like make-believe, but this isn't just about the weather, an eclipse, or the ocean tides. This is about how your life is determined right from birth. 

Astrology reduces the uncertainty in life. That uncertainty is what births anxiety and fear, which are unhealthy for life. 

If your goal is to have a life of ease, one where you can predict your wealth, health, love, and fortune, then astrology should be important to you. 

Astrology comprises horoscopes, charts, astro alerts, moon phases, numerology, planetary movements, and a lot of other rituals. However, in this article, we focus on knowing your star and learning how it affects your life. 

What are astrological signs?

You must have heard that the earth rotates around the sun at 360 degrees and that it is the basis for astrological signs. 

The twelve locations of the earth for each 30-degree rotation is what determines a person's astrological sign. This means that the location of the earth in relation to the sun when you were born defines your astronomical sign. 

The Western astrological signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

These signs were named after various constellations of stars that the sun passes through at that earth rotation. 

They are also known as zodiac signs and define our personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. They make us unique individuals, and while they may not exactly describe a person’s life, they describe what is possible and attainable.

Five reasons why you should know your sign:

  1. It helps you to better understand and tolerate other people.
  2. It improves your self-awareness and self-acceptance.
  3. You learn to understand your partner and assess your compatibility with your significant other. 
  4. You learn how best to react to and manage situations such as stress and uncertainty. 
  5. You can recognize your strengths and weaknesses and learn to make the most of them.

Types of Zodiac signs

Aries: March 21st to April 19th

Just like the budding of dew-colored petals in spring, Aries bubbles with the life of beginnings. It includes people born between March 21 and April 19th.

The Aries element is fire and was named after the ram symbol.

Aries signifies the onset of a new era. And usually, things start with an all-time high. Aries are daring, bold, and undaunted. They are fiery and filled with enthusiasm and good spirits. 

If you're an Aries, then you should go at life with all the enthusiasm you have. Explore new possibilities and inspire people. Do not be afraid to show off your fiery magic and live out your dreams. In your career and relationships, allow yourself to express your daring and outgoing attitude. Don't let the world stifle your magic.

Taurus: April 20th to May 20th

Tauruses are as stable as the earth itself. And like their bull symbol, they have a bullseye on whatever they want in life. They want a stable life more than anything; hence, they are loyal and persevering. They do not love the uncertainty that comes with impulsiveness and would rather prevent that. 

In their romantic relationships, they have the same attitude towards their partners. They don't like the thrill of a fling or the shakiness of an open relationship. They are also hardworking and dependable.

If you're a Taurus, then do not be afraid to create those rock-solid foundations for your friendships and relationships. Let people rely on your stability and trust you to be loyal every step of the way.

Gemini: May 21st to June 21st

As fluid as air, the Geminis are restless. 

They are the intellectuals and socialites of the world. Their curiosity is a doorway for them to discover all the secret things of the world. And this curiosity makes them averse to routines and monotony.  They have great interpersonal relationships and are head-over-heart people. 

If you're a Gemini, you've got to let your curiosity buoy you on to discover all the magic you can. Don't stop at one, two, or three. Let your eternal purpose be the search for the most intriguing of things and uniting the world with your discoveries. 

Cancer: June 22nd to July 22nd

Cancers are eternal lovers. They feel and love deeply. They thrive in family and community. 

They are highly emotional people; however, just like their symbol, the crab, it may take a while to get into their core, where they are the softest.

They are as clear as water and find fulfillment in loving, nurturing, and receiving the same. They value friendships and family and are highly influenced by people around them.

If you're a Cancer, you should not be afraid to give all the love you can because you are scared it might be unrequited. The universe knows who you are and will bring all you deserve your way. 

Leo: July 23rd to August 22nd

Just like the Aries, the Leos have an enthusiastic view of life. They are explorers and adventurers. Their inner fire manifests in the form of creativity and artistry. They long to express their inner fire and show the world what it means to be a true lion: courageous, bold, and daring.

They reach everyone they come across with their generosity of light and their universe is their Lightroom. There, they can take on the world. They can be anything and they can do anything.

Virgo: August 23rd to September 22nd

Virgos are the achievers. They have goals and are ready to go the extra mile to reach them. 

They work hard and organize their lives almost to perfectionism. They do all they can to reach their goals and be successful. Like all earth signs, they value stability and predictability and love to be practical about things.

They may not be big dreamers; however, they live to make the most out of the reality they have, which endears them to others. Virgos seem to have their lives all figured out!

Libra: September 23rd to October 22nd

Just like their symbol, the scale, Libras value balance and fairness. Their sound mental judgment enables them to analyze situations and ensure balance.

Justice is their watchword. They hate conflicts and do everything to make sure that everyone is treated well. This makes them good mediators. Because they hate strife, they are very intimate with their relationships. They are relationship enthusiasts and they could give anything for great companionship.

If you're a Libra, your purpose is to bring peace in the midst of chaos. You can only give that from the core of your soul when you find peace with yourself and the universe. 

Scorpio: October 23rd to November 22nd

Scorpios thrive in depths of intimacy and emotional intensity. 

They are charming and very passionate and so can be very sexual. They can also be really cunning and witty. They can be very intense in their pursuit of things, which may result in an unyielding chase for anything they want.

Sagittarius: November 23rd to December 21st

Sagittarius are like fires. They are optimistic explorers who look at life with a freedom mindset. 

They are impulsive and love trying out new things. They search for new ideas and love the thrill that adventure brings to them.

Capricorn: December 22nd to January 19th

Capricorns are typical representations of the earth element. 

 They are reserved and fueled by quiet ambition. They believe in patience and slowly building things that last. They are not impulsive or erratic. They are usually focused and not easily distracted. 

Channeling your willpower and focus towards achieving long-term goals will do you great good as a Capricorn. 

Aquarius: January 20th to February 18th

Aquarius are water bearers.

They are as different as water is. They pride themselves in their uniqueness and intellectualism.  They are also open to new concepts and ideas. When they believe in something, they hold onto their beliefs tenaciously.

Pisces: February 19th to March 20th 

Pisces are the fish.

They are wise and intuitive. They can swim against the tides of life and find solace in a spiritual and mystical world. 

They are emotional and empathetic. Because of their natural ability to see and feel things beyond the superficial, they could be your best friends, seeing the sadness beneath your shiny facade and reaching out to numb your pain.



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