What your star sign says about you / The meaning behind your star sign
Do you secretly enjoy pouring over your horoscope hoping to gain insight and predictions about your dream life?
Horoscopes - or astrology (the position of the sun, moon and stars at your birth) has an intriguing ability to interpret our personality, relationships, energy and connection to the world in a way that always seems so accurate.
Whether you’re deeply spiritual or vaguely just like scanning your stars in the weekend paper, there’s no denying that the zodiac signs seem to capture our unique personality traits and provide real insight and perspective into the individual way we connect to the world.
For example, have you ever read what your key star sign’s key personality traits and thought they sounded EXACTLY like you? Or read which signs you’re most compatible with or not (romantically or as friends) and found you totally clash or connect with the signs that your zodiac says you will?
Whether you believe in the magic of their predictions, there is definitely something to be said about the way they illuminate our personality’s unique nature - which is why learning more about your star sign will give you insight into your life choices and relationships too.
To share a little love and light about what makes you ‘YOU’, we’ve created a zodiac guide exploring all the unique traits along with strengths and weaknesses of your star sign so you can understand how you see the world and how the moon, stars and sun align to influence your individual charm and traits.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Deep and imaginative, aquarius have a strong, emotional intelligence and are all about cultivating openness, communication and connection to others. They are naturally progressive and original, making them born humanitarians who have a unique ability to adapt to those around them. With a tenacious tendency too, while hardworking they can also at times be flighty, competitive and a little out there. Aquarius signs are best balanced with Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius signs.
Colour: Light Blue/Silver
Symbol: The Water Bearer (or Peacock?)
Pisces (Feb 19 - March 20)
Affectionate and wise, pisces are empathetic in nature, friendly to all all they encounter and willing to help others while expecting nothing in return. Naturally intuitive, Pisces hold a deep connection to life and express it through creativity, connection and compassion. While intuition and emotional intelligence are at their core, Pisces can also get swept up in idealising situations, escaping into a fantasised reality that sees them desire a lot, over trust in people and be at times, fearful. Pisces are best balanced with taurus, cancer, scorpio and capricorns.
Colour: Lilac, Purple or Sea green.
Symbol: The Fish
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Eager and confident, Aries encourage those around them to strive for their successes, bringing confidence and a zest for life to all that they do. While this allows them to be passionate and positive, at times may also be impatient, impulsive and to the point. They are however capable of boosting others and making great leaders to all those around them. Aries are best balanced with gemini, virgo, sagittarius and pisces signs.
Symbol: The Ram
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Strong and dependable, Taureans are reliable friends who are deeply trustworthy and honest. As one of the hardest working signs, they are ambitious and fierce in their determination and won’t hesitate to get a job done. This sometimes means they may be stubborn or inflexible, however they will shift their thoughts if they believe it's worth a change in heart. Taurus are always worth having in your corner and are balanced out by cancer, capricorn and pisces signs.
Symbol: The Bull
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Versatile and expressive, Gemini have a curious nature, while also being positive and adaptable to whatever crowd they are in. With a high energy, geminis are easily excitable but also can be a bit frantic, so while they will always be occupied and okay in their own company, they also require constant stimulation. Geminis are best balanced with libra and leo.
Symbol: The Twins
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Compassionate and intuitive in nature, Cancers have strong sentimental values and are incredibly loyal. With intuition at the centre of everything they do, cancers are creative, spiritual and possess a wry sense of humour. Not ones to indulge in small talk, cancers may be introverted at times but their strength lies in their ability to create deep, intimate relationships and thrive off being in a relationship or with a close circle of like-minded friends. Cancers are most compatible with with pisces, scorpio or virgo.
Symbol: The Crab
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
Outgoing and kind, Leos make all those around them feel included and enjoy making new friends and social connections. Confident about what will or won’t serve them, they are incredibly genuine and giving if you are chosen to be part of their life but may seem self focused to those who don’t know them. Confident in making bold gestures in relationships, travel and at work, they are natural born leaders and are most compatible with aries, gemini, libra, sagittarius signs.
Symbol: The Lion
Virgo (Aug 23 - September 22)
Loyal and practical, Virgos have a warm and gentle presence and a passion for making things the best they possibly can be. With a lifelong interest in learning, virgos are smart and curious and do their best to learn the ways of the world and what makes their loved ones tick but have a tendency towards perfectionism and find it frustrating when things don’t live up to how they wish. They are however incredibly hard workers and will strive to meet a goal that matters to them. Virgos bode well with taurus, cancer, scorpio and capricorns signs.
Symbol: The Virgin
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Gracious and open-minded, Libras are inquisitive, wise and harmonious in nature. Dreamers at heart, Libras often live in the clouds with imagination a key asset and emotional intelligence at their core, making them incredibly caring friends. At times Libras can though put others above themselves which will cause their own internal conflict, if decisions don’t serve them best. Libras are most naturally in tune with aquarius, geminis and sagittarius signs.
Symbol: The Scales
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Scorpios are passionate and resourceful, making them natural leaders and born trailblazers. Confident and authentic in their opinions, scorpios will fight for what they believe in and possess an honest nature that holds deep respect. While their temperament may be intimidating at times, a scorpio is fiercely loving and loyal and their passion extends to their closest relationships. Scorpios are best balanced with cancer, virgo, capricorn and pisces signs.
Symbol: The Scorpion
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Sagittarius are generous, have an optimistic outlook on life and a good sense of humour. Always out to travel and expand their mind, sagittarius are naturally curious, open to change and enthusiastic about achieving their goals and bringing meaning to their lives. This makes them independent and outgoing but also means they make choices that suit their needs first, coming across strong willed at times. Sagittarius are most suited to aries, aquarius and leo signs.
Colour: Light Blue
Symbol: The Archer
Capricorn ( Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Independent in nature, Capricorns are disciplined in everything they set out to do. With a logical and intelligent mindset, capricorns are able to make realistic plans that achieve success in their work and personal lives and make them responsible and helpful team leaders. Ambitious in nature, capricorns will endeavour to work hard, placing sincerity and effort at the hart of what they do, however at times this can also mean they come across guarded or too focused. Capricorns are best balanced alongside taurus, irvgo, scorpio and pisces signs.
Colour: Dark blue
Symbol: The Goat
Or to feel connected to your sign on a deeper level, why not create a personalised zodiac piece, to a corresponding birthstone bracelet to allow your unique star qualities to shine bright at all times?