I wholeheartedly believe that all of us are beautiful human beings, inside as well as out and a bit complicated as well. And so deserve to be represented by more than just one particular sign- referred to as our Sun Sign. It is widely and largely believed that our Sun Sign affects our personality, motivations, relationships and attitude in general would neither be completely right, nor entirely incorrect.
Too many of us believe that all of us represent one particular sign and those born under the same sign are have similar traits. However, the fact is that while each one of us is born with under a sun sign, but it is a combination of a lot more than just a Zodiac sign.
Understanding astrology can be a bit complicated but not much if it is properly broken down into the basics, it becomes a lot easier to understand. So lets get started!
Concept #1- Our Sun Sign
A person’s sun sign is simply the sign the Sun was living in at the time of his/her birth. Therefore, people born around the same time share common personality traits. And this all depends upon the movements of the Sun. During the calendar year of 12 months, the Sun moves through 12 different signs of the Zodiac. The precise time a person was born at determines what sign the Sun was living in at that particular time and hence his/her sun sign.
Traditionally, the Sun lives in every sign for a defined period of time every year, which lasts for about a month. The approximate list of dates associated with the 12 Zodiac signs goes as below:
- Aries: March 21st – April 19th
- Taurus: April 20th – May 20th
- Gemini: May 21st – June 20th
- Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd
- Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd
- Virgo: August 24d – September 22nd
- Libra: September 23rd – October 22nd
- Scorpio: October 23rd – November 21st
- Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st
- Capricorn: December 22nd – July 19th
- Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th
- Pisces: February 19th – March 20th
But the beginning and end of each sign period can be more tricky than it seems as the Sun might not remain in the same precise sign every year. Also, the individuals born during the period when the Sun transitions from one sign to another have traits of two signs.
Concept #2- We’re Not About Just One Sign
Some people relate to the characteristics of their Sun sign very deeply while there are many who do not relate in any way. This happens because individuals are not about just one sign but several zodiac signs that influence their attributes. It all depends upon the exact time one is born. At that time, while the Sun was in a particular sign, other planetary bodies too had been making their influence. These planetary bodies are Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
Concept#3- Our Rising Sign, The Most Important Zodiac Influence
Last but not the least, let us talk about the most important zodiac influence, the most important factor in our astrology – our rising sign. It is the sign that is rising at the exact moment when an individual is born. The characteristics of a person’s rising sign, also known as the ascendant are the most influential astrological factor for his/her traits.
So overall, it is a complicated picture with the Sun, the rising sign and all other planetary bodies influencing a person’s traits that just one zodiac sign determined by his/her date of birth!