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What are the Zodiac Signs for Each Month?

CEO Khai Intela
Did you know that the Zodiac Signs are not associated with astronomical constellations? They are actually regions of the Ecliptic reference system. Each sign represents 1/12 of the celestial sphere, with exactly 30 degrees in...

Did you know that the Zodiac Signs are not associated with astronomical constellations? They are actually regions of the Ecliptic reference system. Each sign represents 1/12 of the celestial sphere, with exactly 30 degrees in the ecliptic. So, what are the Zodiac signs for each month? Let's explore!

Navigating the Solar Signs

If you're looking for the sign of each month, it's natural to get confused. The moment the Sun enters the sector of a certain sign can vary, depending on the year. Additionally, a sign may begin around the 19th of each month until the 22nd, rather than the 1st. This can lead to confusion for those born between these transition days.

But don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are the Zodiac signs for each month in 2024:

  • Aquarius: January 20, at 2:08 AM
  • Pisces: February 19, at 4:13 AM
  • Aries: March 20, at 3:07 AM (Spring Equinox)
  • Taurus: April 19, at 2:00 PM
  • Gemini: May 20, at 1:00 PM
  • Cancer: June 20, at 8:51 PM (Summer Solstice)
  • Leo: July 22, at 7:45 AM
  • Virgo: August 22, at 2:55 PM
  • Libra: September 22, at 12:44 PM (Autumnal Equinox)
  • Scorpio: October 22, at 10:15 PM
  • Sagittarius: November 21, at 7:57 PM
  • Capricorn: December 21, at 9:21 AM (Winter Solstice)

The Origins of Zodiac Signs

The Zodiac signs were defined in antiquity during the creation of Astrology. Ancient observers noticed cyclic correspondences between celestial bodies and earthly events. They realized that the Sun and other planets followed a consistent path along the Ecliptic, the celestial band where the astrological signs are located.

In their studies, they also observed that the influences of the stars are cyclical. For instance, the Sun takes a year to travel the entire ecliptic, while the Moon completes this journey 13 times a year. These regular trajectories and the beginning of new seasons coinciding with the entry of the Sun into cardinal signs led to the creation of the Zodiac signs.

It's important to note that the 12-sign Zodiac is not the only one that exists. In ancient times, there were other types of zodiacs, some with only 8 signs. These signs were used to recognize the period and events of the seasons in primitive civilizations.

The Difference Between Signs and Constellations

Contrary to popular belief, the Zodiac signs are not directly related to astronomical constellations. Although in the past, the planetary movements aligned perfectly with the main constellations, the signs were defined based on the cyclic and regular solar movement and its correspondences with earthly events.

Due to a phenomenon called nutation, our perception of the solar system today differs slightly from that of ancient observers. This subtle movement causes the alignment of the Sun with the constellations to shift over time. Therefore, while the Sun may appear to be in a particular constellation, it is actually in the corresponding Zodiac sign.

To better understand the division of the Zodiacal band, take a look at the image below:

Zodiac division of each sign Zodiac division of each sign

In conclusion, the Zodiac signs represent more than just astronomical constellations. They symbolize the cyclical nature of the Sun's movement and its influence on our lives. So, the next time you read your horoscope, remember the ancient observations that shaped the signs we know today.

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