Astrology is a huge thing to learn - especially if you want to learn the sign for each planet in your natal chart. However, we can all start somewhere. The easiest place to start is with your sun sign. There are 12 signs, and your zodiac is based on where the sun was in the cosmos on the day you were born.
Each sun sign is considered to be who you are on the outside - how you portray yourself to the world. I’m going to give a basic rundown of each zodiac sun sign, their date ranges, some common traits, and some famous people in that zodiac. See if you relate to your sign - and see if the celebrity relates to theirs!
Aquarius * January 20 - February 18 *
With the symbol of the water carrier, those with their Sun in Aquarius have a strong and dominant personality. This sign seeks the truth - no matter where it comes from. They are perfectly capable of seeing both sides to a story - walking in the other person’s shoes, so to say. They can be naturally extroverted and make friends easily, but they tend to have high expectations of their friends. They seek out people who are like them - honest and intellectually inclined.
Common characteristics: humanitarianism, independence, originality, progressiveness, cooperation, brotherhood, diplomacy, altruism
Downside: argumentative, impractical, emotionally-detached, dictatorship, stubborn or closed-minded, rebellious
Celebrity Aquarians: Michael Jordan, Ellen DeGeneres, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles
Pisces * February 19 - March 20 *
The symbol for Pisces is the two fish - an appropriate representative for a sign that is very well connected to their emotions. Pisceans have a large emotional range and are capable of quickly adapting to their emotional environment. Pisces is a gentle, nurturing, and caring sign. They have a duality to them. On one hand, they are capable of being kind, sensitive, and understanding. On the other, they like to keep their emotions hidden and focus on their own inner journey.
Common characteristics: compassion, universality, intuitiveness, inspiration, renunciation, sacrifice
Downside: worry, psychic negativity, introspection, lack of confidence, secretiveness, seclusion, procrastination, sorrow
Celebrity Pisceans: Justin Beiber, Millie Bobbie Brown, Rihanna, George Washington
Aries * March 21 - April 19 *
The ram is a fitting representation of this sign! As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries like to be first at everything. They are natural-born, fearless leaders. They can jumpstart any idea within minutes and quickly get the ball rolling. Aries is full of dynamic energy and they have to constantly keep busy. They are also very charismatic and can easily attract others with their personalities.
Common characteristics: self-esteem, initiative, activity, pioneering, ambition, enterprise, courageous, energetic, impulsive, optimistic, egotistical, innovative, original, strong drive, leader, enthusiastic, extroverted, competitive, self-reliant, self-assured
Downside: egotistical, quick-tempered, aggressiveness, hatred of restraint, officiousness (minding other people’s business, meddling)
Celebrity Aries: Logan Paul, Emma Watson, Jace Norman, Lady Gaga
Taurus * April 20 - May 20
A practical and reliable sign, the bull seeks stability and security. Taurus are very faithful and patient, but they can also be extreme when they are angry. They have the stubbornness and determination of the bull that represents them, but they also have a kind heart, stable temperament, and constant devotion to those they love.
Common characteristics: affectionate, dependable, patient, stable, determination, endurance, thoroughness, conservative, harmony, possessions, practicality
Downside: obstinacy, stubbornness, argumentative, possessiveness, love of rich food, dull
Celebrity Taureans: JoJo Siwa, Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Adele
Gemini * May 21 - June 20*
The twins, Gemini are often very gifted and intellectually inclined. They try to gather as much information as they can and tend to be well-informed. They are quick-witted and smart, but they have a tendency to be slightly emotionally unstable. It is within their nature to go from one topic or idea to another in the blink of an eye, and a Gemini can be hard to keep track of.
Common characteristics: versatile, adaptable, nonconformist, inquisitive, curious, quick-witted, communication, networking, congenial, tactful, mentality, thinking, writing, speaking, literacy, speech, intellectual
Downside: changeable, fickle, indecision, superficiality, restless, nervousness
Celebrity Gemini: James Charles, Tom Holland, Donald Trump, Kanye West
Cancer * June 21 - July 22*
Cancer is very much like the crab that represents it. Cancers tend to have a home-loving nature and spend a lot of time hiding in their shell and finding that inner comfort. Their home is their fortress, and they are not as outgoing as some other signs. They tend to be shy, however, when around the right people, a Cancer can open up and let their personality shine. They tend to be strong-willed and like things done their own way.
Common characteristics: domesticity, sympathy, sensitiveness, artistry, tenacity, protectiveness, caring, nurturing, maternal
Downside: touchiness, timidity, clannishness, restlessness, indolence, overemotional, over-sentimental
Celebrity Cancers: Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Shane Dawson, Post Malone
Leo * July 23 - August 22 *
The mighty lion represents this strong sign. A Leo is a creative and ambitious person with considerable talents to help them succeed. They love to be the center of attention and, with their enthusiasm and energy, they often are. Leos tend to think of themselves as the center of the universe due to their need to have the attention. They love to give without asking first because they always assume that what they have to offer is needed. They are a generous sign and a natural-born leader.
Common characteristics: affection, nobility, generosity, loyalty, dignity, leadership, radiant, vitality, authority, will, power
Downside: domination, arrogance, autocracy, cruelty, overbearing, vanity, ostentatious, false pride
Celebrity Leos: Shawn Mendes, Kylie Jenner, Barack Obama, Demi Lovato
Virgo * August 23 - September 22 *
The innocence of the virgin represents the Virgo due to their delicate and sensitive nature. However, Virgos also can be picky and critical of those around them. They tend to hide their emotions and suppress natural kindness, but deep down, they are warm and loving. When it comes to approaching situations, they tend to choose the more practical and logical approach, lending to their success. Although they may wear a facade of coldness, they are kind-hearted good people once you get to know them - if you can make it past their walls.
Common characteristics: discrimination, analytical, methodical-ness, service, helpful, studiousness, hygiene, purity, mentality
Downside: criticism, cynicism, fear of disease, perfectionism
Celebrity Virgos: Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Zendaya, Nick Jonas
Libra * September 23 - October 22*
The scales are a perfect representation of the Libra - a sign that flourishes when things are in balance. They are elegant and charming and know how to appreciate the various pleasures in life. They are naturally kind, even-tempered, and diplomatic. Due to their need for balance, a Libra can often seem indecisive. However, they are the ultimate people-pleaser because they hate conflict and will do what they can to keep everyone happy.
Common characteristics: balance, harmony, companionship, charm, social grace, justice, courtesy, hopefulness, artistic ability, attractiveness, fairness
Downside: always needing approbation, indecision, lack of poise, emotional fluctuation, can’t say no
Celebrity Libras: Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Eminem, Will Smith
Scorpio * October 23 - November 21 *
The scorpion represents one of the most outwardly intense signs in the zodiac. The intense emotional energy of a Scorpio makes them stand out among the crowd. Scorpios have sharp powers of self-defense and often lash out when they feel cornered. They experience deep passion and can often get carried away in their emotions. They are known for having a strong imagination and a keen sense of intuition.
Common Characteristics: regeneration, courage, desire, resourcefulness, cunning, secretive, austere, determined
Downside: discord, misuse of sex, passion, temper, willfulness, vindictive, resentful, jealousy, envy, possessiveness, troublesome, uncompromising
Celebrity Scorpios: Drake, Katy Perry, Jeffree Star, Kendall Jenner
Sagittarius * November 22 - December 21 *
Just like their mascot, the Centaur, the Sagitarrius may not always be sure what they’re aiming for. They are a noticeably restless sign with a deep love of exploration. They are perfectionists and enjoy expanding new dimensions of thought. The Sagittarius’ natural need for exploration always keeps them busy and they rarely give up.
Common characteristics: aspiration, love of freedom, expansion, exploration, idealism, luck, orthodox religion, philosophy, law, generosity, optimism, honesty
Downside: over-confidence, dogmatism, bluntness, exaggeration, fanaticism, antics, gambling
Celebrity Sagittarius: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, DJ Khaled, Jay-Z
Capricorn * December 22 - January 19 *
The Capricorn is a natural goal-setter. They tend to accomplish a lot once they set their minds to the task and work under definite guidelines. They love structure and can be quite stubborn and determined. They tend to be a bit pessimistic and even unhappy, especially if their structure or routine is messed with.
Common characteristics: ambition, conservatism, conscientiousness, organization, position, honors, justice, caution, economy, authority,
Downside: pride, suspicion, selfishness, resentfulness, pessimism, unforgiving, deceitfulness, justice without mercy
Celebrity Capricorn: Dove Cameron, LeBron James, Zayn Malik, Meghan Trainor