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The Sun Sign is used to determine: what you want in life, your basic mode of operation, your body, and your goals. Yet, you are much more than your Sun Sign; The importance placed on a Sun Sign can seem a little out of balance when you realize that astrologers use the Sun, at least nine other planets, some mathematical points, and an occasional asteroid to determine personality traits, body types and experiences in life of an individual. -- Debs the Horoscopes Lady Debs the Horoscopes Lady
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An Introduction to Sun Signs

Your Sun Sign refers to the position the Sun was in at the time of your birth. Both the Sun and the Moon in astrology are called the lights, “the givers of one’s all,” to quote Vettius Valens, one of the late great Greek astrologers. In the Eastern Hemisphere, the Moon takes prominence. But here in the West, we look to the Sun for inspiration and guidance. It is the pulsating, vital, masculine Sun we claim as our own to such an extent that even people who say they don’t believe in astrology know their Sun Sign.

The importance placed on a Sun Sign can seem a little out of balance when you realize that astrologers use not only the Sun, but at least nine other planets, some mathematical points and an occasional asteroid, to determine personality traits, body types and experiences in life of an individual. Each of us is more than just our Sun Sign, just as we are more than our black, brown, golden, olive or white skins that we live in. But there is no denying that we are most definitely defined and our experiences are in many ways pre-determined by our very skin. So it is with our Sun Sign.

Our personalities, predilections, desires, dreams and even the path we walk in life is a comprehensive schematic as expressed by a birth chart. However, there are the few things that strongly define us as individuals. The one universal factor that sums up the personality that we all can identify with is our Sun Sign.

The Sun Sign is specifically used to determine: what you want in life, your basic mode of operation, your body (along with the Moon, Ascendant, 1st and 6th house, planets therein and their relationships), your father (for those of you with day time births; Saturn is dad for those of you born at night) and your goals (along with the Sun’s house position, it’s planetary relationships, the 9th house and the angles of the chart).

Broken down to the two words that make up the much used expression “Sun Sign” we find a conundrum. The word Sun refers obliviously to the star of our solar system, often called a planet in astrology to simply classification. The word Sign is a reference to a constellation, which is a group of stars that portray symbolic pictures. Astrologers use the twelve constellations that ring the ecliptic belt around our Earth. And having said that, you would expect your Sun Sign to express the zodiacal placement of the Sun at your birth. But that will happen for approximately only seven percent of the population. The other ninety-three percent will be using their Tropical Sun Sign.

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Your sun sign by the stars - This zodiac is used by astronomers, Sidereal and Vedic astrologers. Dates will vary depending on the year.

Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces
Apr 14
May 13
Jun 15
Jul 15
Aug 16
Sep 16
Oct 16
Nov 15
Dec 15
Jan 14
Feb 13
Mar 13












May 13
Jun 15
Jul 15
Aug 16
Sep 16
Oct 16
Nov 15
Dec 15
Jan 14
Feb 13
Mar 13
Apr 13

 

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This zodiac is used by tropical astrologers.  Dates will vary depending on the year.

Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces
Mar 21
Apr 21
May 21
Jun 21
Jul 21
Aug 21
Sep 21
Oct 21
Nov 21
Dec 21
Jan 21
Feb 21












Apr 20
May 20
Jun 20
Jul 20
Aug 20
Sep 20
Oct 20
Nov 20
Dec 20
Jan 20
Feb 20
Mar 20

 

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Sidereal and Tropical Zodiacs

There are two zodiacs. The Sidereal zodiac is a physical reality depicting commonly acknowledged pictures made up of groups of stars used by astronomers, Vedic and Sidereal astrologers. The Tropical zodiac is a mathematical construct used by astrologers only.

Most people in the Western Hemisphere think of their astrological signs based on the Tropical zodiac, which is a math-only based system of division with the zero point starting at the Vernal Equinox. On March 20, 2004 when the Sun crosses the ecliptic, it’s the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. New babies born on the following day will be told that they have an Aries Sun sign. And they will Tropically. All the Tropical astrologers will mark out the 12 signs, Aries to Pisces, 30 degrees each, from that point in space.

If you could see where the Sun actually was, you would see it in the 7th degree of the constellation Pisces. Sidereal Astrologers use the physical Zodiac which consists of 12 constellations. So if you were born on March 20 or 21, the Sun is physically in the Sign Pisces, not the constellation Aries.

What does this mean to you? Well, it might explain why you weren’t like all those other “Aries” born at the end of the month. But then again, you could have other planets in Aries that gives you the giddy-up that we associate with Aries. You need to see your birth chart to know how many planets are in each constellation. Look at both and see for yourself which makes more sense to you.

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