12 Zodiac Symbols Set
The word Zodiac literally means animals and refers to the patterns or configurations of creatures as seen in the twinkling stars at night. The Zodiac belt is the great circle around which our luminescent Sun apparently moves month by month throughout the year, modulating the energy of those different constellational signs and thereby transmitting the celestial radiations to our Earth.
If you were to consider the zodiac as a belt surrounding the ecliptic, that is the plane around which the Sun apparently moves around the earth but is actually the earth moving around the Sun) by around 9°, the stars within this area would be considered those which affect us here on planet Earth.
This belt is divided into the 12 signs of the zodiac starting from Aries which is the position with the Sun apparently transits around 21 March and is considered the commencement of these 12 zodiac signs. The order of the zodiac is as follows-Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
The zodiac signs use another type of grouping – the elements. These fundamental elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water – each of which is connected to one another in some ways, just like the natural world. The signs that belong to each element are as follows:
- Fire – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire represents light and radiance, so signs with the Fire element generally demonstrate positive qualities and values such as love, passion, zeal, courage, spirituality, and individuality. On the other hand, fire may also symbolize destruction, which can make Fire signs temperamental.
- Earth – Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Earth signs are known to be realistic and practical in their ways. They are well-grounded people, meaning they see the value in starting with a solid foundation. Plus, they are considered “builders” who do things slowly but surely.
- Air – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The air can be a powerful force, which symbolizes man’s ability to put their ideas into action. Contrary to earth signs, people in this element are detached from earthly things.
- Water – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. This element indicates that people under this grouping are sensitive to all sorts of emotions, representing the vastness of the sea itself. A sense of security is important for people born to the water sign.