Zodiac signs for dummies

A deeper look into the 12 horoscope signs


STUBBORN AS A BULL: These figures represent each of the twelve signs. The figures symbolize an animal or person that generalizes an important trait of that zodiac sign, such as the bull for Taurus, a sign known for its determination.

Nadia Tucey, A&E Editor

Though zodiac signs have been proven to not be real, they’re still interesting to learn about. From Aries to Pisces, there are 12 possible zodiac signs you could have. People learn about zodiac signs to better understand choices they make, or why they act a particular way. Zodiac signs give insight into who you are or aspire to be. Don’t know much about your sign? Here’s a beginner’s guide to each one.


Aries (March 21-April 19): Fire sign, the ram

Strengths:  Ambitious, playful, confident, optimistic, honest

Weaknesses: Seen as the most childish and immature of all the signs, stubborn (like a ram), impatient, impulsive, aggressive


Taurus (April 20-May 20): Earth sign, the bull

Strengths: Patient, stable, practical, devoted, reliable

Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, has trouble respecting authority, greedy, inflexible


Gemini (May 21-June 21): Air sign, the twins

Strengths: Confident, witty, lively, intellectual, versatile

Weaknesses: Two-faced, sassy, tense, superficial, cunning


Cancer (June 21-July 23): Water sign, the crab

Strengths: Kind-hearted, loving, imaginative, protective, empathetic

Weaknesses: Emotional, moody, touchy, clingy, resentful


Leo (July 23-August 23): Fire sign, the lion

Strengths: Outgoing, generous, enthusiastic, faithful, creative

Weaknesses: Overconfident, attention-seeking, bossy, intolerant, condescending


Virgo (August 23-September 23): Earth sign, the maiden

Strengths: Responsible, mature, practical, modest, analytical

Weaknesses: overcritical, harsh, fussy, traditional, commitment issues


Libra (September 23-October 23): Air sign, the scales

Strengths: Flirtatious, charming, sociable, idealistic, cultured

Weaknesses: Indecisive, gullible, selfish, hard to please, perfectionist


Scorpio (October 23-November 22): Water sign, the scorpion

Strengths: Loyal, loving, reserved, intuitive, passionate, exciting

Weaknesses: Overemotional, stubborn, forceful, secretive, obsessive


Sagittarius (November 22-December 22): Fire sign, the centaur

Strengths: Ambitious, straightforward, philosophical, witty, optimistic

Weaknesses: Sassy, careless, selfish, irresponsible, lazy


Capricorn (December 22-January 20): Earth sign, the goat

Strengths: Responsible, good with money, successful, extremely ambitious, practical

Weaknesses: Boring, conceited, pessimistic, grudging, brutally honest


Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Air sign, the waterbearer

Strengths: Unique, independent, humanitarian, intellectual, honest

Weaknesses: Easily persuaded, detached, uncompromising, erratic, unpredictable


Pisces (February 18-March 20): Water sign, the fish
Strengths: Creative, kind, playful, easily excitable, compassionate

Weaknesses: Emotional, plays victim, fearful, shy, hard to pin down