Does your birth date affect your personality and traits? While not all agree, some strongly believe this is the case. Explore this article to learn what your zodiac sign says about you and your personality. Information for this article was sourced from astrology.com. 

Aries: March 21 – April 19


Aries is the first sign of the zodiac calendar, and because of that, Aries tend to view themselves as just that – first. They are the leaders of the pack, the first in line, first to get things going, etc. Just as their symbol, the ram, they have a tendency to possibly come across as forceful or pushy.

Positive Traits:

  • Adventurous and energetic
  • Pioneering and courageous
  • Enthusiastic and confident
  • Dynamic and quick-witted

Negative Traits

  • Selfish and quick-tempered
  • Impulsive and impatient
  • Foolhardy and daredevil

Most compatible with: Leo or Sagittarius

Element: Fire

Sign: Ram

Taurus: April 20 – May 20


Taurus is the second sign of the astrological year and is known by its symbol, the Bull. Taureans are loyal, thrifty, kindhearted, and they possess great personal charm, good looks, and a lovely speaking voice. Just as their symbol, the bull, taurauns are strong and powerful, and not to be messed with since their temper can be wicked.

Positive Traits:

  • Patient and reliable
  • Warmhearted and loving
  • Persistent and determined
  • Placid and security loving

Negative Traits:

  • Jealous and possessive
  • Resentful and inflexible
  • Self-indulgent and greedy
  • Stubborn and ‘bull-headed’

Most compatible with: Virgo or Capricorn

Element: Earth

Sign: Bull

Gemini: May 21 – June 21


Geminis are intellectually inclined and often very talkative, with the driving force for conversation being their mind. The more information a gemini has gathered – the better, and they will want to tell you all about it. A mix of the yin and the yang, geminis are represented perfectly by the Twins. A practical quality of the Gemini-born is their ability to easily see both sides of an issue. Less practical is the fact that you’re not sure which Twin will show up half the time. Geminis may not know who’s showing up either, which can prompt others to consider them fickle and restless.

Positive Traits:

  • Adaptable and versatile
  • Communicative and witty
  • Intellectual and eloquent
  • Youthful and lively

Negative Traits:

  • Nervous and tense
  • Superficial and inconsistent
  • Cunning and inquisitive

Most compatible with: Libra, Aquarius or Gemini

Element: Air

Sign: Twins

Cancer: June 22 – July 22


Cancers have a strong love for their family, home and upholding traditions. Although they are quite gregarious, just as their symbol, the crab, they too are quick to retreat into their ‘shell’ if it suits their mood, which can make it difficult for them to share their innermost feelings.

Positive Traits:

  • Emotional and loving
  • Intuitive and imaginative
  • Shrewd and cautious
  • Protective and sympathetic

Negative Traits:

  • Changeable and moody
  • Overemotional and touchy
  • Clinging and unable to let go

Most compatible with: Scorpio or Pisces

Element: Water

Sign: Crab

Leo: July 23 – August 22


Leos like to make an impression. They tend to be extremely outgoing and posses a magnetic personality. Just as their symbol, the lion, they are the king, or queen, of their pack, to which they are loyal.

Positive Traits:

  • Generous and warmhearted
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Broad-minded and expansive
  • Faithful and loving

Negative Traits:

  • Pompous and patronizing
  • Bossy and interfering
  • Dogmatic and intolerant

Most compatible with: Sagittarius or Aries

Element: Fire

Sign: Lion

Virgo: August 23-September 22


Virgos are extremely practical, sharp minded and apply great attention to detail. When merged with their willingness to serve, Virgos become essential helpmates. Virgos are also said to represent the traits of their symbol, a virgin, and are modest and demonstrate great humanity.

Positive Traits:

  • Modest and shy
  • Meticulous and reliable
  • Practical and diligent
  • Intelligent and analytical

Negative Traits:

  • Fussy and a worrier
  • Overcritical and harsh
  • Perfectionist and conservative

Most compatible with: Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo

Element: Earth

Sign: A Virgin

Libra: September 23 – October 22


Libras are the seventh sign, and representative of a shift that occurred in the zodiac. The first six signs were focused more on themselves, while the latter six are focused more heavily on their interaction with others and the world. In tune with this change, libras are extremely focused on others and how they interact with them. Libras enjoy being paired up and work better when part of a team. Just as their symbol, the scale, libras are focused on fairness, peace and harmony.

Positive Traits:

  • Diplomatic and urbane
  • Romantic and charming
  • Easygoing and sociable
  • Idealistic and peaceable

Negative Traits:

  • Indecisive and changeable
  • Gullible and easily influenced
  • Flirtatious and self-indulgent

Most compatible with: Fellow Libras, or Aquarius or Gemini

Element: Air

Sign: Scales

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21


Scorpios enjoy learning about others and have a great sense of curiosity. They often live in a world that is extremely black and white, with little room for grey. Their insatiable curiosity and keen intuition make them excellent investigators. Much like their symbol, the scorpion, they are extremely determined and would rather kill than be killed. Also, much like the scorpion who can lose its tail and grow a new one, those born under this sign possess great regenerative powers.

Positive Traits:

  • Determined and forceful
  • Emotional and intuitive
  • Powerful and passionate
  • Exciting and magnetic

Negative Traits:

  • Jealous and resentful
  • Compulsive and obsessive
  • Secretive and obstinate

Most compatible with: Pisces or Cancer

Element: Water

Sign: Scorpion

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21


Sagittarians are truth-seekers, which they find is best accomplished through travel and interaction with new and exciting people. Often interested in philosophy and religion, knowledge is key to this sign, which has the ultimate goal of uncovering the meaning of life, while feeling free. Sagittarians symbol is the archer, which was used by centaurs, who were the intellectuals of ancient Roman mythology, which many Sagittarians are quick to consider their modern-day counterpart.

Positive Traits:

  • Optimistic and freedom-loving
  • Jovial and good-humored
  • Honest and straightforward
  • Intellectual and philosophical

Negative Traits:

  • Blindly optimistic and careless
  • Irresponsible and superficial
  • Tactless and restless

Most compatible with: Aries or Leo

Element: Fire

Sign: the Archer

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19


Capricorns are hardworking and full of ambition. They have no problem putting in a hard days work, knowing it is necessary to climb and reach their goals, which they are extremely focused on, almost to a point of stubborness. Like their symbol, the goat, which is a fan of climbing high mountains where the air is fresh, capricorns enjoy climbing to enjoy the rewards of their success, sacrifices and hard work.

Positive Traits:
  • Practical and prudent
  • Ambitious and disciplined
  • Patient and careful
  • Humorous and reserved

Negative Traits:

  • Pessimistic and fatalistic
  • Miserly and grudging

Most compatible with: Taurus or Virgo

Element: Earth

Sign: Goat

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18


Those born under the Aquarius sign tend to be philanthropic and concerned with doing their part to improve the world and make the world work better. As visionaries, they often focus their efforts on how processes can be improved. While they are happy to share their ideas with others, they may grow impatient if you do not agree. Like their symbol, Water Bearer, Aquarians too bring great gifts to others through their shared ideas.

Positive Traits:

  • Friendly and humanitarian
  • Honest and loyal
  • Original and inventive
  • Independent and intellectual

Negative Traits:

  • Intractable and contrary
  • Perverse and unpredictable
  • Unemotional and detached

Most compatible with: Gemini, Libra or other Aquarians

Element: Air

Sign: Water Bearer

Pisces: February 19 – March 20


As the twelfth sign of the zodiac and the final stage in the zodiacal cycle, Pisces’ tend to embody several characteristics of the eleven signs that come before it. Those born under this sign are spiritual and focused on their inner-feelings. They are represented by the symbol of two fish, which represents their yin and yang sensibilities, their ‘go with the flow’ mentality and the fact that they often alternate between reality and non-reality in keeping with their introspective natures.

Positive Traits:

  • Imaginative and sensitive
  • Compassionate and kind
  • Selfless and unworldly
  • Intuitive and sympathetic

Negative Traits:

  • Escapist and idealistic
  • Secretive and vague
  • Weak-willed and easily led

Most compatible with: Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces

Element: Water

Sign: Two Fish

The Elements

Fire

Those born with the element of fire tend to be spontaneous and impulsive, they apply their energies wholeheartedly. Their emotional response is quick and they have a lively imagination.

Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Air

Airy people are often very animated and quick. They enjoy applying their energies in diverse ways and tend to intellectualize their feelings and expectations.

Air Signs: Libra, Aquarius and Gemini

Water

Those born with signs that have the element of water are often very sensitive. Their imaginative and emotional lives are very deep.

Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Earth

Earthy people tend to react quietly and slowly. They apply themselves with endurance and are deeply rooted with emotions and are slow to change.

Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus and VirgosContinue Learning


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