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There are 12 signs of the Zodiac. The positions of the stars on various dates defines which your sign is, and this is thought to give clues about your personality and what the future may hold for you.
As the planet earth rotates throughout the year, different constellations of stars will be visible, and so the constellation which is visible when you are born will decide what your star sign will be.
The signs all represent a particular character or animal. They are (admittedly rather loosely) based upon the shape of the constellation which they refer to.
The 12 signs of the Zodiac are:-
Since your sign of the Zodiac is defined by when your birthday is, to find your sign of the zodiac, or star sign, depends only on your date of your birthday.
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This Sign of the Zodiac calculator will tell you quickly and easily what your star sign is. Will you be Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces?
The origins of the zodiac and the signs can be found in what is known as the Cradle of Civilization, which was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. This included the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, as well as the area that contains the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Persians.
The Babylonians created the first zodiac wheel, based on pervious work form the Sumarians. At around the end of the 5th century BC, Babylonian astronomers identified 12 signs, that correspond to the 12 months of the year at 30 days each, which was often identified by the name of an animal.
The 12 signs that were chosen are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
The Greeks later gave us the term for the zodiac when they described it as the zodiakos kyklos, which translates as “animal circle.”
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