- Aries Dates: The Leap Year Bump
- All About the Zodiac Signs
- The Most Compatible Astrological Signs
- April 19 Zodiac - Full Horoscope Personality
The science behind astrology may have its roots in astronomy but don't confuse these two disciplines. Astronomy can explain the position of the stars in the sky but it's up to you to determine what, if anything, their alignment signifies. In short, as you'll see below, your Zodiac sign is not what you think it is, and your corresponding horoscope can't be right. Astrologers skip a 13th constellation that also resides on the ecliptic: Ophiuchus. Babylonian astrologers, and later the Greeks, originally determined Zodiac signs by which constellation the sun was "in" on the day you were born.
Early astronomers observed the sun traveling through the signs of the Zodiac in the course of one year, spending about a month in each. Thus, they calculated that each constellation extends 30 degrees across the ecliptic. Ancient astrologers grouped the 12 signs according to the classical elements.
The elements represent certain personality traits and are used in conjunction with the star signs, as well as with the position of the sun, moon and known planets at the time, to determine a horoscope, according to Astro. Air — Libra, Aquarius, Gemini quick and animated, tendency to intellectualize feelings. Earth — Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo quiet and slow reactions, slow to change emotionally.
Aries Dates: The Leap Year Bump
However, a phenomenon called precession has altered the position of the constellations we see today and has resulted in a shift of the zodiac constellations. The first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere was once marked by the zero point of the Zodiac. Astronomers call this the vernal equinox and it occurs as the ecliptic and celestial equator intersect on approximately March Around B. Unbeknownst to the ancient astrologers, Earth continually wobbles around its axis in a 25,year cycle.
This wobble — called precession — is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon on Earth's equatorial bulge.
All About the Zodiac Signs
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
If you were born on March 20th or 21st, your sun may be on the very cusp the starting point of the Aries dates, or right by the end of Pisces. If you were born on the dates of 19th or 20th of April, your sun might be at the very end of Aries dates or at the cusp of Taurus. You need to check with the Zodiac Sign Calculator or your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born — and in what place.
Now, If you were born on March 21st at a time when your sun is at the very end of Pisces, you probably have a mixture of Pisces and Aries in your character. The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it decan corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable.
Each Zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water.
So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations — the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Aries is the cardinal fire sign. That corresponds approximately to the dates March If you were born on April 11th to 19th, you have some tendencies similar to those of Sagittarius the mutable fire sign.
But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on March 20thst or April 19thth, please check with the Zodiac Sign Calculator see the link below , or get your complete horoscope chart, to be sure of your star sign. Click the header to get there. Here are all the twelve Zodiac signs and their dates of birth, i. For more about the dates for a specific Zodiac sign, please click the link. Sun sign dates: March 21 — April Aries Dates.
English name: The Bull.
Taurus Dates. English name: The Twins.
The Most Compatible Astrological Signs
Gemini Dates. English name: The Crab. Cancer Dates. English name: The Lion. Sun sign dates: July 23 — August Leo Dates. English name: The Maiden or Virgin.
April 19 Zodiac - Full Horoscope Personality
Sun sign dates: August 23 — September Virgo Dates. English name: The Scales. Sun sign dates: September 23 — October Libra Dates. English name: The Scorpion. Sun sign dates: October 23 — November