Astrological Zodiac Signs at a Glance — and What Your Signs Say About You

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Ever wondered what your astrological sign says about you? Well, it’s a little more complicated than knowing what sign correlates with your birth date. In fact, if you calculate your full birth chart, you’ll get a lot more detail about how the celestial bodies aligned at your time of birth.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend understanding the "Big Three" — your Sun, Moon and Rising signs. So, what are those, exactly?

  • Sun Sign: If you know your sign, it’s likely that you actually know your sun sign, namely because it’s the easiest to figure out and corresponds to the day you were born on. Just look up the date ranges (listed below) and you’re set. It’s said that your sun sign represents your core self.
  • Moon Sign: Your moon sign indicates where the moon was at the time of your birth. Moreover, it’s said to represent your inner self or emotional nature.
  • Rising (or Ascendant) Sign: This one is calculated by determining which sign appeared on the Eastern horizon at your time of birth. It’s said that your rising sign is the mask you wear when you present yourself to people.

Want to know more? We’re delving into the traits most commonly associated with each of the 12 signs. As an added bonus, we’ll provide some date ranges to help you figure out your Sun Sign. Sounds thorough, right? Well, this was written by a Virgo.