The study of astrology is one of the oldest studies in the world with thousands of years spent trying to uncover the secrets of the universe. For years, this study was hinged on the 12 zodiac signs which were first developed by the Babylonians.  In the right hands, the zodiac signs can help people understand more about themselves. This is because by looking at the zodiac, one can easily start to understand individual traits and personalities which make everyone unique.

Each of the 12 signs of the zodiac belongs to each of the four elements representing the four energies within us. They include water signs, fire signs, earth signs and air signs.

  • Water signs represent emotional and highly sensitive beings who possess great intuition and mystery. They enjoy deep conversations and intimacy. Water signs include Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
  • Fire signs are usually dynamic, temperamental and passionate. It is no surprise that they can get angry very fast and cool off fast too. They have a spirit of adventure and contain a lot of energy. This is usually manifested in the physical strength, creativity, self-awareness and intelligence. The three fire signs include Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
  • Earth signs are more grounded to the earth. More attached to the material world, earth signs are more realistic and conservative than any other signs. They are stable and loyal and more likely to stick with the people they love through thick and thin.
  • Air signs love being around people. They enjoy the great company of good friends and can get lost in books. They are also thinkers and intelligent people who love communication and relationship with other people. Air signs include Gemini, Aquarius and Libra.

In general terms, fire signs are more likely to be extroverted, short-tempered, and spontaneous. Earth signs are calm, soothing, and pessimistic. In comparison, air signs are sophisticated, wanderlusts, intellectuals. Lastly, water signs are the most emotional, sensitive, and much like water can be uncanny at most times.

What to Learn from Zodiac Signs?

Most people are often skeptical of horoscopes and refuse to believe in them, calling it a hoax. They couldn't be more wrong. In hindsight, horoscopes are true to an extent and differ according to each individual. Do the stars always align? No, not necessarily. Overall, zodiac signs help determine your place in the universe concerning other signs.

Each sign is connected in harmony, and they all have a domino effect on each other. What a Gemini wishes, Aquarius wants it, and so on. We're all connected in a constellation.

Read ahead to know more about your sign's attributes and traits, and learn what the future has in store for you!

Aries zodiac constellation

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and a fire sign represented by a ram. The sign is ruled by Mars, a red planet named after the Roman god of war. This explains why they are bold and ambitious with the ability to take on any situation.

Aries are usually defined by abundant passion, confidence and motivation which make them the best community leaders. An Aries will take action without giving it much thought. While this is an exciting way to live, Aries tend to take on hard-hitting lessons due to this trait. Additionally, they are likely to develop selfish tendencies if they don’t watch themselves due to their belief that everyone should handle themselves.

Aries are made for a capitalistic society, always striving to be at the top! Charismatic, resilient, and optimistic. Although, their ego might come in the way. As it's fellow fire signs, an Aries is often messy yet productive.

An Aries never backs down from a task and always strives for the best, matching their impulse nature. A sign overlooked by Mars, much like the planet's red nature, Aries are 'red.'

Taurus zodiac constellation

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

This second sign of the zodiac is an earth sign represented by a bull and ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, beauty and money. Tauruses are soft and gentle humans who enjoy serene environments draped in beautiful and succulent flavours. While there is no doubt that a Taurus loves to be pampered, they also understand the value of hard work and will not hesitate to earn their keep in any situation. They can be ambitious, focused and resilient and will most likely feel comfortable if they have a steady savings plan.

Symbolized by a Bull, Taurus is more likely to strive towards perfection and like everything to be symmetrical. As an earth sign, Taurus is introverted and prefers not indulging in petty affairs. Taurus is cautious of stability in their life and prefers that everything around them goes according to plan.

A Taurus is emphatic when it comes to helping people out, as long as it doesn't have to take extra effort. They prefer solitude and not getting out of their comfort zone.

Gemini zodiac constellation

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are an air sign represented by the celestial twins. This zodiac sign is ruled by Mercury, a messenger planet of communication. Geminis are hardworking, multi-tasking beings who will always have something on their plate/schedule.

They are social butterflies who have the capacity to handle two of everything from careers to hobbies and friend groups. Their duality, which can sometimes make people see them as two-faced, makes them the perfect people to lead change and transformation. You are likely to find a Gemini communicating a lot through texting, tweeting or talking in real life.

Geminis are often misled as being rude when it's just that they have an indecisive nature. Their personalities often clash, and Geminis are far more likely to ponder over their existence and go through an existential crisis.

Summer is made for a Gemini, as the Sun wants. Hence, a Gemini longs to go outside and generally plays along quite well socially unless they don't want to talk to anyone. Their indecisive nature makes them question their every step.

Cancer zodiac constellation

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

This cardinal water sign is represented by a crab and ruled by the moon. Cancers can exist is both emotional and material realms. Their intuition and psychic powers make it easy for them to pick up on what most people can’t. They care about their families and can get very attached to the people they love. Like crabs, they come with a hard exterior which sometimes makes them appear cold and distant. However, get to know them and experience their gentleness and compassion.

Cancers are slow and take time to be comfortable with their surroundings. As a water sign, Cancers are often insecure and sensitive, but with time, Cancers evolve from their bubble and are compassionate and sympathetic to their loved ones.

Loving nature, people or animals is an instinct for a Cancer. Trustworthiness matters a lot to Cancer, and dealing with heartbreak is painful, to say the least.

Leo zodiac constellation

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

This fire sign is represented by the lion and ruled by the sun. They are dramatic and love the flair that comes with being royals. It is no doubt that any Leo you know fancies themselves a celebrity. Leos love the spotlight and will not shy away from anything that makes them look good. Like lions, these brave beings can be natural leaders who enjoy making and growing friendships and love. Additionally, Leo is bound to be a dedicated lover and friend who will support their friends and lovers’ growth until they feel threatened.

As an earth sign, Virgos are associated with the goddess of farming and are laid-back. Preferring their comfort and performing every task in an ideal way. A Virgo thinks logically and doesn't let his heart get in the way.

A Virgo likes to be aware of everything, be it their partner's interests or any other thing they love. Minor details matter to Virgos in every aspect of life. Fully immersing themselves at the moment is what a Virgo desires.

Virgo zodiac constellation

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Known for their perfectionism, Virgos are represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture and governed by Mercury the messenger planet of communication. Virgo is no doubt an earth sign whose presence is deeply hinged on the material world.

Virgo’s approach to life in a systematic and logical manner. Therefore, they are able to take in any information and organize it into clear messages. Around friends and lovers, Virgos can be gentle, kind and supportive. They are helpful beings who will not hesitate to use their smarts to solve problems.

As an earth sign, Virgos are associated with the goddess of farming and are laid-back. Preferring their comfort and performing every task in an ideal way. A Virgo thinks logically and doesn't let his heart get in the way.

A Virgo likes to be aware of everything, be it their partner's interests or any other thing they love. Minor details matter to Virgos in every aspect of life. Fully immersing themselves at the moment is what a Virgo desires.

Libra zodiac constellation

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

This air sign is represented by scales as a sign of balance and harmony. Libra is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, beauty and money. Libras are highly obsessed with symmetry and will more likely find themselves drawn to creative environments such as those with high art and stunning objects thanks to their refined tastes.

They love companionship, especially if they are harmonious. You are likely to find a Libra with a fashion-conscious person on their arm. As a cardinal sign, they are great at starting new ventures.

Libras only tend to stay in the space they find comfortable. Having an exquisite taste, Libras tend to stay in their made-up bubble and crave for intellectualism in art, love life, and any other affair.

Libras look at the world from a different perspective and hence are creative. Not dropping below standards is important for a Libra. They're best defined as a 'lone wolf.'

Scorpio zodiac constellation

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is a water sign, often misunderstood as a fire sign, and represented by a scorpion. It is ruled by Pluto, the planet governing destruction and transformation. Scorpios come with high levels of passion and power. This is usually manifested with their inability to back down from a debate and make their own paths regardless of what people think of them.

They are highly intuitive and will always be planning or scheming towards something. Their ability to lie and wait patiently until the time to act is right makes them dangerous and fun to be around at the same time. Scorpios are highly sexual beings, after all, Scorpio governs the genitals. On a good day, a Scorpio will be full of enticing and ambitious energy.

A Scorpio is stereotypically looked as a deceiver, a con artist, and that's not true at all. Scorpios are rather secretive and are emotional, but hesitate in expressing themselves.

Society doesn't easily understand Scorpios, as their dual-headed nature is confusing. Scorpios have complex thoughts and do not easily fit in socially unless they want to.

Sagittarius zodiac constellation

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

The Sagittarius is represented by the archer and is the last fire sign of the zodiac. They are governed by Jupiter, a planet of abundance, spirituality and growth. Sagittarius are adventurers and are most likely to explore new territories around the world. They are also great storytellers who don’t have to struggle to light up a room with their infectious laughter. Sags are also incredibly funny and have the ability to make every conversation fun and interesting, thanks to their humorous abilities.

Symbolized by archery, a Sagittarius strives towards liberty and knowledge. Sagittarius is the last of the fire sign, and this zodiac sign works independently in all pursuits of life.

Committing to a partner or a job is rather difficult for a Sagittarius, as they're always looking out for more challenges. A Sagittarius never settles but strives to do more every day.

Capricorn zodiac constellation

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is the last earth sign and is represented by the sea-goat. They are ruled by taskmaster Saturn, the planet governing time and restrictions. They can easily navigate the material and emotional realm.

Given the fact that Capricorn rules the knees, these individuals can climb through any situation. Their ability to draw strength and power from within them makes them excellent in starting new ventures and taking action when needed.

Capricorns have life sorted out, at least they think they do. They don't perceive life as being difficult.

A Capricorn is compassionate and has high emotional intelligence.

A leader by heart, Capricorns confident at every step. Although because of their ego, Capricorns struggle to open up and talk about their feelings with anyone.

Aquarius zodiac constellation

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

The Aquarius is the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, a mystical healer who provides the earth with water and life. They are ruled by Uranus the planet governing technology innovation and surprising events.

Aquarius are humanitarians who use radical thinking to bring change to the world. They are eccentric and free-spirited, something you will notice in their ‘different’ fashion senses, bright colours, ‘weird’ hobbies and unusual tastes.

Aquarius doesn't care about social constructs at all and would rather do everything their way. An Aquarius is fast and easily builds relationships with people. Moving on is frankly easier for them.

Busy in their made-up world, outside factors rarely affect an Aquarius as they go on with their day unbothered.

Pisces zodiac constellation

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is the last constellation of the zodiac sign. It is a water sign represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions and governed by Neptune, a celestial body ruling creativity and dreams. Pisces are highly sensitive beings who can easily get engulfed by emotions if left unchecked. They are highly creative and artistic and can easily adapt to their surroundings.

As the last zodiac sign, Pisces fuel themselves with dreams. Living in their own majestic and magical world is what a Pisces does. A Pisces knows the sorrows of life, the wonders it has in store, and hence as a water sign, they're compassionate and empathetic. Having a fish as it's spirit animal, a Pisces adapts to its nature and works accordingly to it.