What are the 12 Astrology Signs Dates?
Your astrological sign, which can also be called a zodiac sign, star sign or sun sign, refers to the position of the sun at the moment of your birth. Each sign is named after a constellation that the sun – the sole star in our solar system – moves through during its annual trip through the skies.
In more scientific terms, the Earth’s 360 degree orbit around the sun is broken into 12 sectors, each measuring around 30 degrees. The sun spends approximately four weeks in each zodiac sign, which is known as a zodiac season. The 12 astrology signs dates are known to practically everyone, though there is one common misconception.
Many people believe that it’s only their personal sign that they need worry about, but this isn’t the case. As we move through the seasons, we all feel the shifts of collaborating, cooperating and contrasting influences. Knowing how the various zodiac sign dates affect you is key to having a fantastic year, so let’s explore each season of your zodiac calendar. Try reading for free to know what you will have in furure.
What are Astrology Signs Dates?
Aries Dates: March 21-April 19
Taurus Dates: April 20-May 20
Gemini Dates: May 21-June 20
Cancer Dates: June 21-July 22
Leo Dates: July 23-August 22
Virgo Dates: August 23-September 22
Libra Dates: September 23-October 22
Scorpio Dates: October 23-November 21
Sagittarius Dates: November 22-December 21
Capricorn Dates: December 21-January 20
Aquarius Dates: January 21-February 18
Pisces Dates: February 19-March 20
Aries Dates (March 21-April 19)
On the first day of spring, the zodiac begins at the first point of Aries, known as the spring equinox. Ruled by Mars, those belonging to this zodiac sign possess fiery energy. As one of only two times the sunlight directly passes the equator, intense light is characteristic of the Aries season, thus an Aries considered exceptionally headstrong.
The new-born ram harks back to the Egyptian king of gods Amon, who was represented as either a man with ram’s horn or the animal itself. Amon was the god of fertility and creativity, meaning this first zodiac sign is the opportune time for innovation and goal striving. As the first cardinal sign, the Aries sign represents powerful beginning and the embrace of change.
Taurus Dates (April 20-May 20)
The second sign of the zodiac Archetypes a calming shift, thanks to cool and collected Venusian influence. As the god of love, sex, and beauty, Venus rules one of the most sensual signs, a period where our senses are naturally revitalised. This often manifests as a greater affiliation with nature or appreciation of art.
Taurus signs highly value rest and relaxation, so they can often be found taking things a little slow. Marked by the bull, a mythically stubborn character, convincing a Taurus otherwise is somewhat futile. This second zodiac period is the ideal time for self-care, which of course includes a little luxury and indulgence.
Gemini Dates (May 21-June 20)
Gemini is the zodiac sign that most strongly exemplifies duality, represented by the identical twins Castor and Pollux, the former being the son of Spartan king Tyndareus and the latter the immortal offspring of Zeus. As a result, the Gemini season is when we feel naturally inclined to adopt new behaviors and explore the hidden elements of our own personality.
This period of bountiful light and vivacity is ruled by Mercury, god of commerce and travelers, whose winged feet allowed him to rapidly carry goods and messages. Accordingly, many feel an increased desire to move around, socialize and even give gifts during the Gemini transition.
Cancer Dates (June 21-July 22)
The Cancer season begins with the summer solstice, the northernmost point of the Sun’s journey. As this is when sunlight is most abundant, the Cancer zodiac sign represents rejuvenation and nourishment. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to simply cook hearty meals and lounge around with loved ones.
The sign of the crab is one of the best points in the year for self-reflection. As a cardinal water zodiac, ruled by the moon, this sign embodies intuition, security and emotion. You might naturally gravitate towards aquatic places to ponder your feelings or channel the tenacity of the crab archetype to assess innermost desires and make steps towards them.
Leo Dates (July 23-August 22)
The Leo zodiac sign is the only period ruled by the sun, thus this stage of the journey celebrates consciousness and uninhibited expression. It really is the time to burn as bright as the fiery influences from which Leo gets its power. Having fixed modality, Leo symbolizes excellent willpower, so many become assertive and motivated during this time.
Amid the Leo astrology dates, our confidence is elevated and we are ready to accept the spotlight. The sun is indeed the only star in our solar system, so it’s not surprising that we feel more vivacious and stimulated during the zodiac period exclusively influenced by this ultimate giver of life. Much like the lion archetype, Leo is characterized by unchained vibrancy and fiery playfulness, so take this time to walk on the wild side.
Virgo Dates (August 23-September 22)
As we once again feel the influence of Mercury, our mood shifts down from extroversion to introversion, where we naturally become more contemplative and analytical. This is the ideal period for organization and planning, so find yourself a notebook and start scribbling.
The maiden archetype is historically associated with harvest, specifically the ancient Egyptians who began reaping wheat crops as soon as the sun entered the Virgo constellation. Nowadays, this transition is interpreted more generally as accumulation, so many of us will be more inclined to evaluate possessions and finances during this month.
Libra Dates (September 23-October 22)
Libra is the cardinal air sign, marking the autumn equinox. This is a crucial moment in the celestial calendar, where we once again fall under Venusian influence. During this phase of balance, you’ll probably find it easier to reward yourself for your earlier efforts. You’ll intuitively search for some of the finer things in life. After all, Venus is the goddess of prosperity and victory.
Represented by the scales, the Libra season exemplifies harmony and equilibrium, which applies to your inner conflicts as well as any external disorder. Just as you may commit greater time to rebalancing your masculine-feminine energies, you will feel a stronger desire to improve the aesthetic of your environment.
Scorpio Dates (October 23-November 21)
Ruler: Mars (and Pluto)
As the sun moves into the Scorpio constellation, the intense heat and light of earlier months begins to dwindle. This is the time to determine our deepest motives and conquer. Once more we feel the burning influence of Mars, god of war, meaning that many adopt a do-or-die warrior attitude towards their immediate goals.
However, this passion also comes with introspection. The month of Scorpio is a chance to reflect on our own past battles, particularly losses. In fact, the scorpion originates from the Greek story of Orion, a brilliant warrior who was killed by a deadly sting. Scorpio is the phase of the zodiac where we deliberate themes of mortality, death and rebirth.
Sagittarius Dates (November 22-December 21)
As the sun enters the sign of Sagittarius, it’s likely you’ll feel an urge to travel to new places. Jupiter’s influence places fortune and expansion in the forefront of our minds, meaning you will really want to roll the astrological dice, following impulse and seeking spontaneity. The Sagittarius period is the perfect time to chase dreams, where we listen to both our primal instincts and learned wisdoms, much like the mythical symbol of the archer.
As the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter reflects the most sunlight and is thus called the ‘greater benefic,’ believed to bestow good fortune. During the lucky Sagittarius phase, we think positively and take any opportunities. You should feel exceptionally optimistic towards adventure, especially those that require a long-distance journey.
Capricorn Dates (December 21-January 20)
Archetype: Sea Goat
Despite the winter solstice marking the Sun’s entrance into the Capricorn constellation, this zodiac sign is actually a time for productivity, not conservation. Capricorn is highly goal-oriented, which is why people belonging to this sign excel in business. During this month, many channel this energy to consider aspects of life like wealth and social status.
Though we do tend to mentally hibernate during the colder months, the Capricorn season welcomes ambition and commitment. Take advantage of Saturn’s influence, which promotes structure and self-control, by pragmatically plotting out the future or drafting elaborate schemes. As a cardinal earth sign, and the place in which our Gregorian calendar restarts, Capricorn is the perfect moment to define your dreams.
Aquarius Dates (January 21-February 18)
Ruler: Uranus (and Saturn)
Aquarius is arguably the most altruistic zodiac sign, where being a bringer of change, making the world a better place, is their principal concern. Ruled by Uranus and Saturn, the planets of liberation and discipline respectively, the season of Aquarius is likely to bring out your idiosyncrasies and eccentricity and wrap them in a charitable glow. You’ll feel a stronger sense of duty, encouraging you to volunteer or donate to worthy causes.
The Aquarius period is the time for socializing, whether that’s being more available to your community or professionally networking. Unlike the industrious Capricorn season which preceded, Aquarius favors shared responsibilities over individual pursuits. It’s time to reconsider how social bonds relate to larger ambitions, especially those of a humanitarian nature.
Pisces Dates (February 19-March 20)
Ruler: Neptune (and Jupiter)
As the final sign in the zodiacal cycle, Pisces unites the overriding properties of all previous members, meaning it’s an exceptionally intuitive and perceptive (even physic) sign. It’s natural to feel a little fantastical or ethereal. The ruling influence of Neptune is heavily associated with dreams, which works together with Jupiter’s good luck charms.
The Pisces seasons is one of renewal, which applies to your inner self and the world around you. You will likely be more receptive of the emotions around, so be sure to embrace those that you love. Use this opportunity to mentally reset, warmed by greater light and the promise of the spring equinox. It’s crucial that you make efforts to seek clarity and receive spiritual closure, which includes letting things go that have been causing grief.
Astrology Sign Cusp Dates
If you are born on the cusp, transitional moments of negotiation and interference, you may possess personality traits from adjacent zodiac signs. In such cases, there is a huge range of qualities that may blend together, resulting in excitingly unique characteristics that combine contrasting rulers, triplicities and modalities.
Aries-Taurus Cusp (April 16-April 22)
Taurus-Gemini Cusp (May 17-May 23)
Gemini-Cancer Cusp (June 17-June 23)
Cancer-Leo Cusp (July 19-July 25)
Leo-Virgo Cusp (August 19-August 25)
Virgo-Libra Cusp (September 19-September 25)
Libra-Scorpio Cusp (October 19-October 25)
Scorpio-Sagittarius Cusp (November 18-November 24)
Sagittarius-Capricorn Cusp (December 18-December 24)
Capricorn-Aquarius Cusp (January 16-January 22)
Aquarius-Pisces Cusp (February 15-February 21)
Pisces-Aries Cusp (March 17-March 23)
Cusp zodiac signs can be immensely insightful, especially for finding out how signs relate to one another. Individuals who personify dual signs have interesting perspectives that can inform single-signed people about their own thoughts and behaviors.
It is worth mentioning that no one actually has two zodiac signs, because the sun simply cannot be in two places at once. However, if you were born on the cusp, the short window of time where the Sun is moving between neighboring signs, it is possible to feel influence from both. Those born on the precise day between astrology dates must use the exact hour they were born to determine the sign.
Whether you’re on the cusp of astrology dates or not, we all feel the changing influences of the zodiac calendar. We all go through the spritely sensations of summer, as well as the mysterious melancholy of winter. No zodiac should be thought of as good or bad, but simply the journey that planets, stars and spirits travel every year.