Introduction to the World of Horoscope: Various Signs and Dates

Horoscope signs and dates
Our birth date determines our horoscope sign, which, in turn, determines our individual traits and characteristics. Astrology has classified the horoscope signs and dates into categories, each being distinctive in its own way. This article explains the same in a brief manner.
If you believe in horoscope, you would know that all the 12 horoscope signs that exist, are actually constellations of the stars. As per astrology, each and every individual on this earth is born under a zodiac constellation and possesses the traits of that particular zodiac sign. Though each person on this planet is different from another, they do share certain common characteristics based on the elements they are born under.

There are 4 elements that exist and each element has 3 horoscope signs under them. These are listed as follows.

Air Signs: Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini
Fire Signs: Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries
Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo
Water Signs: Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer

Listed under are the 12 horoscope signs and the dates that they fall under. Read and explore about how astrology rules your nature, your outlook, and your decisions.

Click on the zodiac name and it will take you to the section which explains the characteristics, compatibility, and incompatibility of that particular sign.

aries
ARIES
Mar 21 - Apr 19
taurus
TAURUS
Apr 20 - May 20
gemini
GEMINI
May 21 - Jun 20

cancer
CANCER
Jun 21 - Jul 22
leo
LEO
Jul 23 - Aug 22
virgo
VIRGO
Aug 23 - Sep 22
libra
LIBRA
Sep 23 - Oct 22
scorpio
SCORPIO
Oct 23 - Nov 21
sagittarius
SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22 - Dec 21

capricorn
CAPRICORN
Dec 22 - Jan 19
aquarius
AQUARIUS
Jan 20 - Feb 18
pisces
PISCES
Feb 19 - Mar 20

Aries
People born under this fire sign are known for their energy, confidence, and their independent and individual strength. Aries individuals are also known to be impulsive, impatient, and enthusiastic, and that is the vibe that attracts others towards them. Arians are born leaders and they love to take risks if they believe in something with all their heart. You cannot force them to do something that they don't want to, or else, you get to see a moody, childlike behavior which would contradict the leading and fierce personality of an independent Arian. They are also known for their stubborn nature and bad temper. Apart from that, this horoscope sign can be a little self-centered as well. Your horoscope symbol is the Ram, Mars is your ruling planet, and your gem stone is Ruby. Being an Arian, you enjoy being a leader and believe in enjoying each and every moment of life. Continue to do that!

Best Match - Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Incompatible Match - Scorpio and Virgo
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Taurus
Taurus is an earth sign, and probably the most cautious and smartest signs among the rest. People born under this sign are known for their patience, analyzing skills, and reliability! They are also generous and peace-loving individuals who are determined to get what they want with constant hard work. Determination is the energy that surrounds a Taurian. They are the sorts who would never want to risk anything that they possess, which is why, Taurus individuals can also be a little possessive and extremely jealous. They believe in analyzing all the possibilities and then putting their stakes on something. The horoscope symbol is the Bull and Venus is the ruling planet. Emerald is the birthstone of this zodiac symbol.

Best Match - Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Incompatible Match - Libra and Sagittarius
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Gemini
People born under this air sign are known for their wittiness. Gemini individuals are fun-loving, adaptable, versatile, clever, and are known for their ability to multitask. They are also extremely intelligent, eloquent, and make great communicators. They wish to explore each and every aspect of life. It is because of this desire that these people have highly active minds and tend to get bored way too easily. Therefore, it is very important for them to be interested in what they are doing as they have the ability to turn the odds into even. Apart from this, Geminis can become very cunning, inconsistent, and trivial at times because they desire to be ahead of everyone else. Symbolized by the twins, this zodiac sign is ruled by the planet Mercury, and the birthstone is Aquamarine.

Best Match - Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Incompatible Match - Scorpio and Capricorn
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Cancer
People born under this water sign are known for their emotional and protective nature. Cancer individuals are extremely caring, sensitive, and imaginative. They are perfect for those who seek a protective, loving, and homely relationship. Their negative traits include being extremely moody, touchy, clingy, jealous, and their tendency of not letting go easily. They are the ones who put their all when it comes to taking care of things or people in their life. However, they may become extremely defensive and temperamental when they do not receive the same kind of nurture and care in return. Symbolized by the crab, this zodiac sign is ruled by the Moon. The birthstone for Cancerians is the moonstone. Being so influenced by the moon, the main aim of these individuals is to feel safe and secure in all aspects of life.

Best Match - Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
Incompatible Match - Sagittarius and Aquarius
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Leo
People born under this fire sign are known for their fearlessness. They are extremely broad minded and generous. Leo, being a fire sign can make individuals born under this sign extremely bossy and intolerant at times. Leos are excellent leaders, generous companions, and loyal mates. However, due to their bossy nature, they can become extremely self-opinionated, pompous, and proud. Being a prominent fire sign, the ruling planet for this zodiac is the Sun. Symbolized by the lion, the birthstone is the Peridot which makes them reach their ambition and promotes their radiant energy.

Best Match - Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Incompatible Match - Capricorn and Pisces
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Virgo
Virgo is the sixth sign of zodiacs and is the element of earth. Virgo individuals are known to be extremely shy and modest, although, they can be very conservative, harsh, and criticizing at the same time. Most of the people born under this sign are known for their intelligence and practical approach in life. The shyness and the practicality tend to make these people quite interesting to be with. In a nutshell, all these individuals look for is love and being loved in return. Ruled by planet mercury, Virgo is symbolized by a Virgin. The birthstone for this zodiac is the sapphire.

Best Match - Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn
Incompatible Match - Aries and Aquarius
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Libra
Libra is an air sign. These individuals are known for their diplomatic nature because they believe in balancing things out. They are peace loving, sociable, and avoid to be a part of any kind of controversies. They are romantic but can be flirtatious as well. They are huge admirers and followers of social and humanitarian issues. Among the negative traits of Librans, they tend to get very changeable, gullible, and indecisive at times. Ruled by planet Venus, your zodiac symbol is the scales. The birthstone for you is the Opal which helps you reach your ultimate goal, which is to lead an uncomplicated and peaceful life.

Best Match - Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius
Incompatible Match - Taurus and Pisces
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Scorpio
The zodiac sign Scorpio is a water sign. These people are very passionate, emotional, and have a magnetic personality! They are known for their observant and leadership skills, which is why it won't be wrong to refer to them as 'born leaders'. On the negative side, they can also be very obsessive, jealous, revengeful, and quarrelsome. They cannot let go things easily and will sting you back if you happen to hurt their feelings, intentionally or unintentionally. As the name suggests, this zodiac is symbolized by the Scorpion and ruled by the planet Pluto. The Scorpio birthstone is the Topaz which helps to triumph in life.

Best Match - Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer
Incompatible Match - Aries and Gemini
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Sagittarius
People born under this fire sign are freedom loving! Sagittarius individuals can be intellectuals, possess good sense of humor, and are extremely witty and optimistic. Their craving for freedom also leads in them becoming commitment phobic. They are also known for their irresponsible behavior and restlessness. A Sagittarian is also known for its straight-forwardness. You cannot expect a Sagittarian to talk in a sugar coated manner with you and do something that isn't acceptable to him/her. This is why, they are the best when you need someone to confront the bitter truth. Symbolized by the Archer and ruled by planet Jupiter, all a Sagittarian wants, is to lead a lavish and amazingly good life. The birthstone for this zodiac is the Turquoise.

Best Match - Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo
Incompatible Match - Cancer and Taurus
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Capricorn
People born under this earth sign are very reserved, restricted, and hardworking people. Capricorn individuals are go-getters and very balanced in their approach. If they want something, they can put their all in it to get the work done. Which is why, these people make extremely successful business persons and financial experts. However, at times, they can become extremely miserly and hold grudges against others. Capricorns are also known to be extremely jealous lovers. They are ruled by the planet Saturn and the birthstone for them is the Garnet. Symbolized by the Goat which depicts a powerful and resilient vibration, all a Capricorn wants is to be acknowledged for their works.

Best Match - Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo
Incompatible Match - Gemini and Leo
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Aquarius
People born under this air sign are known for their logical and practical approach towards life. Aquarius individuals love their freedom and independence. They can also be extremely friendly, but at times tend to get very unemotional and detached from people, though not intentionally. This trait can make their close ones feel hurt and unwanted. Aquarians are also known for their wits, cleverness, and originality. They are individualistic people who have a strong opinion of their own. This trait makes them the perfect politicians and advisers. The symbol of this zodiac is the water bearer, which depicts the original yet mysteriously unique nature of these people. Their birthstone is the Amethyst and the planet which rules this zodiac is the Uranus.

Best Match - Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra
Incompatible Match - Cancer and Virgo
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Pisces
This water sign is considered to be the most sensitive sign of all, so people who care about emotions, commitment, and creativity are best compatible with them. People born under the Pisces zodiac sign are extremely caring, nurturing, emotional, giving, and helpful; although, they can also be extremely moody, mysterious, and lazy at times. Often found in the dreamy world, they tend to get influenced by people very soon. This tends to create a conflict between their inner-self and the outside environment, which in turn, leads to them becoming extremely moody and sensitive. Each and everything around them tends to affect them deeply. This zodiac is ruled by the planet Neptune and is symbolized by two fish swimming in the opposite direction. This depicts the unpredictable and moody forces that drive in a Piscean. If they are happy, they are extremely happy, and if they are sad, they are swimming into the depth of sadness. Their birthstone is the Bloodstone and their ultimate aim in life is to never be alone and be connected spirituality with the world through their creativeness and artistic ideas.

Best Match - Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio
Incompatible Match - Leo and Libra
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Astrology is getting increasingly famous all over the world and different countries have different approaches towards it. What once was a knowledge that only a few possessed, with the increased exposure and heightened belief that people are putting forth in this area, more and more enthusiasts are learning this subject. While for many, astrology is becoming a source to obtain answers to the questions of life, for some it is just a source of entertainment. Nonetheless, horoscope is something that we all tend to follow, either for the belief, or for the fun of it!
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