Corresponding to twelve zodiac signs there are twelve symbols that are used to represent them. Every symbol has a special meaning attached to it. There is no clear theory behind the origin of these symbols. Some of these symbols have been used in Greek horoscopes that are as old as 2000 years. So let us take a look at these symbols and what they denote.
The 12 astrological symbols are common between Indian and Western astrology and correspond with the 12 constellations. These constellations form a circle that represents the path of the sun along the elliptical.
- Starting with the very first astrological sign of Aries that is represented using a symbol that resembles the horns of a ram. It can also be considered to be plant as it emerges from the ground. The Arian born are considered to have certain characteristics of the ram. Focused, they walk towards success in a steady manner. They are known to stand up for the people who matter to them. The Aries may seem very calm and docile from the surface. However, from within they are typical fire signs. They are passionate and very ambitious this is another reason why they are depicted by the ram.
- The next astrological sign is that of the Taurus that is represented by a symbol resembling the head of the bull. It is also considered to be the moon resting on the sun. Just like a bull the Taurians have great physical strength. They have a broad and an athletic frame with a square face. Irrespective of their looks Taurians are very soft at heart. They have compassion and are loving. Taurus born have very high stamina and can work very hard. This is exactly why they can reach very high level in life.
- The next astrological sign of the zodiac that we are going to discuss is that of the Gemini that is often represented by the twins. The symbol represents the twin stars Castor and Pollux. It can also be associated with the Roman numeral II. The theme of duality is central in this symbol. Gemini’s are apt at multi tasking. They will always have different shades to their characters. They can be moody too. Some say that having a Gemini wife is as good as having four to five wives at the same time.
- The next astrological sign is that of cancer. Represented by the crab the symbol is circular, closed and protective. The symbol is also considered to be representative of ovaries or the breasts. It is considered indicative of the close and nurturing nature of relationship between a mother and a child. Just as a crab does not let go something that it is holding with its claws easily, so does a cancerian. They are possessive and attached to a thing. These people can often come out as recluse and introvert.
- The next astrological sign is that of a Leo. The symbol for this astrological sign is identical to the stars in the Leo constellation. The symbol is considered to be a close representation of the head and the mane of a lion. Leo is similar to the stars in the constellation of Leo. It has also been described as the head and mane of a lion. People born under this sign are often very majestic; they are brave and are born leaders. With a charming smile, they command respect.
- The next astrological sign is Virgo represented by a virgin. The symbol that is used for representing the virgin is an ‘M’. The symbol is quite similar to that of the symbol of the scorpion. The astrological symbol of virgin is used for a Virgo as there is again a similarity between the two. Very calm and quite, they are emotional and have to be dealt with accordingly. They are great friends to make and are very good at keeping secrets. They are one of the most trustworthy signs in the zodiac cycle.
- The next zodiac sign is that of Libra. The symbol of the scales is used for representing the sun sign. Added later, the symbol was got from the claws of Scorpio. It is also considered to be representing the yoke of a milk maid that is used for balancing two pales of milk. People born under this sign are very fair in their dealing and are not judgmental by nature. The scale is also a significant proof of the fact that the Libran’s are always very balance by nature.
- The zodiac sign of Scorpio is represented by a scorpion. It is shown as an ‘M’ just like the symbol of the Virgo. Both the symbols are linked with medicine and healing. Both the constellations of Virgo and Scorpio are large and can be easily identified in the night. The symbol of the Virgo and the Scorpio are considered to be the masculine and the feminine version of the same symbol. Scorpions are ambitious people and as a result rise high in life.
- The next astrological sign is that of the Sagittarius represented by the archers bow. The archers arrow is always shown as pointing upwards. The line across the arrow is considered to be representative of the Sagittarius being a centaur, that is half human and half horse. Sagittarius born are highly focused people, they are great friends but may not be very committed in love relationships.
- The next sign in astrology is that of the Capricorn represented by a goat, the symbol is considered to be representing the v shape of the goat’s head. The constellation of Capricorn is found in the southern seas. Just like the goat the goat, they like to move ahead irrespective of what lies under their feet. They set high goals for themselves and move relentlessly to achieve them.
- The next sign is that of Aquarius, shown as a water bearer. The symbol that is used for showing the sign are air or radio waves. They are versatile people with extensive knowledge which they love to share with people. They indulge in social causes.
- The last sign is that of Pisces shown as a fish. The symbol shows two fish yoked together. Pisceans have a lot of knowledge but do not feel comfortable sharing it for they are very shy by nature.