What does the date of your birth mean? Many people ponder this question, but don’t know where, or how to find the answer. We are all born with an antiquity and personality unique to our own being. There are many variables that play a part in shaping our personality, including social upbringing and birth order.
With that said, a person’s specific birth date can also play a part in shaping their personality, raising that question of the relationship between their birth date, it’s meaning, and how the relationship shapes their personality.
The most collective way people seek out to answer this question, is by turning to astrology and the zodiac.
Astrology and the zodiac are not quite as known, or as familiar to people as they could be. However, if you have even just a slight familiarity with your own zodiac sign, that will give you some insight into your own personality.
The Four Elements
Each zodiac sign has its own unique traits, weaknesses and strengths, as well as its own needs and perceptions of people and life as a whole. Astrology is based on the projection of the position of the sun, moon, and planets on the ecliptic at the instant of a person’s birth. The 12 zodiac signs each belong to one of the four elements. Those elements are Earth, Air, Fire and Water, explained below.
The Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. They are loyal, pragmatic, and stable people, who can be counted on to be there as a constant support through the toughest of times. They are reserved, realistic, and “grounded.” They are the people who keep you level headed and down to earth.
The Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. They are personable and love to give advice. However, they can also be superficial. They enjoy communication, relationships with other people, reading intellectual books, philosophical conversations, and social get-togethers.
The Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. They are extremely energetic, adventurous, imaginative, self-aware and always ready to take action. Fire signs are quick to get angry, but also to forgive. They are full of life, temperamental, passionate, and inspirational to other people.
The Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. They are overly intuitive and can be extraordinarily mysterious. Water signs are very emotional and sensitive. They are very private people, yet they will openly help relatives or friends in need. Deep conversations and intimacy are relished by Water signs.
The 12 Zodiac Signs
Astrology is not a religion, but people find comfort, faith and a deeper understanding of themselves, and the world around them in it. According to astrology, everything happens for a reason, and there are no coincidences in the universe. Astrology provides guidance and possibly even some answers as to why these things happen. Below are the 12 zodiac signs, and a little bit about them.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarius is an Air sign. Aquarius like spending time with friends and helping others. They are good listeners who fight for causes and enjoy intellectual conversations. They do not like limitations or broken promises, as well as opposing views, situations that are boring or dull, and being lonely.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces is a Water sign. They like spiritual themes, romance, music, time alone, and sleeping. They don’t like criticism, arrogance, any kind of cruelty, and reliving the past.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries is a Fire sign. They like physical challenges, comfort, and thrive in leadership roles. They don’t like mundane work, boredom, and hold-ups.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus is an Earth sign. They like to garden, cook, and work with their hands. They are romantic, musical, and prefer high quality clothing. They don’t like unpredictability, complications, insecurity, or unnatural fabrics.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini is an Air sign. They like to chat with anyone who will reciprocate, reading a good book or magazine, listening to music and taking trips, just not long trips. They don’t like repetition, confinement or being lonely.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancer is a Water sign. They like the ocean, and relaxing on or close to the water, hobbies in their home, dining with friends and helping friends and loved ones. They don’t like maternal criticism, sharing their personal life, and strangers.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leo is a Fire sign. They like taking vacations, going to the theatre, admiration, superficial belongings, stand out colors and time with friends. They don’t like dealing with difficulties, sharing the spotlight, and not being the center of attention.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgo is an Earth sign. They like reading books, spending time in nature and with animals, eating healthy, being cleanly. They don’t like discourtesy, being the center of attention or asking for assistance.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libra is an Air sign. They like sharing with other people, spending time outdoors, peace and kindness. They don’t like conflict, hostility, unfairness or conformity.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpio is a Water sign. They like the truth, getting the facts, joking around, consistent friendships, and they are extremely passionate. They don’t like any kind of dishonesty, sharing secrets, and passiveness in people.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius is a Fire sign. They like their freedom, the ability to travel, spending time outdoors and they are philosophical. They don’t like paying attention to detail, limitations, people who are clingy, and conspiracies.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorn is an Earth sign. They like spending time with family, traditional values, well crafted items and discretion. They don’t have anything they specifically don’t like, but randomly will decide they don’t like whatever it may be, without warning.
No matter what someone’s zodiac sign may be, most will appreciate a birthday celebration! The fact still remains, whether the element of Earth, Air, Fire or Water, the balloons, streamers, birthday gift baskets, presents, cake, and candles and goodie bags of a birthday celebration are universally enjoyed!