The symbols of the zodiac signs: the meaning of the astrological glyphs

Although there are still many detractors, the world of astrology never ceases to fascinate. Astrological studies attempt to reveal how the stars and zodiac signs of our birth chart influence our life, determining the main characteristics of each person's personality, as well as interests. and affinities in love.Today we will discover in more detail the meaning behind the symbols of the zodiac signs, which already partially explain some qualities of their natives.

The symbols of the zodiac signs

The technical and precise name of the astrological symbols is that of glyphs. In antiquity, this word identified any written sign, which had the function of a letter or a figurative image. In astrology, on the other hand, glyphs are the symbols of each zodiac sign and of the planets. They are represented through a stylized drawing, thanks to the "use of lines, circles, curves and other strokes. In fact, each glyph does not concretely represent the sign of the Zodiac it indicates, but has an intrinsic meaning: knowing them means knowing the main features of the twelve signs and everything that revolves around them.

In general, our zodiac sign is determined by the position of the Sun according to our day of birth.The various symbols draw from the animal world or from objects of our daily life, with the exception of the Aquarius which draws directly from the natural element of water. Now let's see in detail the meaning behind each glyph.

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All those born between March 21 and April 20 are of the sign of Aries. It is part of the signs of the Fire Zodiac and is the first house of the Horoscope, indicating the phase of childhood. It is directly influenced by Mars, planet energy and resourcefulness.

The symbol of Aries is made with a single line, circular in shape towards the two ends. This characteristic represents the return on itself, that is the individualism that these natives present in different situations. Furthermore, the two curves reveal an "oscillation between the past and the momentum towards the future. Looking at the glyph, one can immediately recognize the stylized drawing of a ram or a goat leading a flock. Like all other signs" with horns ", this too is endowed with" indisputable stubbornness, innovative capacity, courage and impulsiveness.

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Those who come into the world between April 21 and May 20 are born of the sign of Taurus. It is the first of the zodiac signs of Earth and, being in the second house of the Horoscope, it is the emblem of that phase in which the child begins to discover the world around him. Its planet is Venus, an emblem of love and beauty.

Taurus is one of the astrological symbols formed by two dashes. The first is that of a circle, then surmounted by an open cup. The circle represents the closure of Taurus with respect to many situations in the outside world: it is a fairly conservative sign that seeks stability, dedicated to family and personal values ​​and also characterized by a certain silence and a cold facade. The cup at the top, on the other hand, indicates the other side of the Bull, that is the stimulus and drive for action that pushes him stubbornly towards the most important and difficult to achieve objectives.

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Gemini are those born between May 21 and June 21. It is a zodiac sign of Air and symbolizes adolescence. It is directly influenced by Mercury, the planet of intelligence and cunning.

The Gemini glyph sees two parallel horizontal curved lines connected to each other by two vertical strokes. The vertical hatches have as their meaning the capacity for action and affirmation on two different lines, typical of the sign. The horizontal ones, on the other hand, indicate the past and the momentum towards the future. This symbol represents the thirst for knowledge and the innate curiosity of the natives, as well as their inconstancy and unpredictability. Historically, the symbol of Gemini depicted the brothers Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux.

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Cancer people were born from June 22nd to July 22nd. It is the first of the three signs of the water zodiac and represents the fourth house of the horoscope, or youth. It is influenced by the Moon, the planet of femininity and sensitivity.

The Cancer symbol is made up of two dashes, both curving towards one of the two extremes. According to some, the ideogram depicts the goddess Isis looking at herself in the mirror. The straight lines indicate the opening towards the others of the sign, while the rounded parts indicate the necessary return to itself and also the passage between the various states of mind. , Cancer stands out for its emotionality and intuition, but also for its frequent mood swings. On the one hand, he loves spending time with his family and friends, but cyclically he needs moments for himself in solitude.

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All those born between 23 July and 23 August are of the sign of Leo. It is part of the Fire signs and is located in the fifth house of the Horoscope, thus indicating the stage of the individual's maturity. He is directly influenced by the Sun, an emblem of passion and energy, but also of vanity and arrogance.

Among the various glyphs, that of Leo is recognized by the circle from which a curved line starts upwards which then folds down to the right. The meaning of the circle consists in the strong individuality and well-structured ego of these subjects, while the upper hatch symbolizes the pride and pride they show. The last part that goes down is an indication of the importance of the material sphere. All this reflects the generosity, courage, leadership charisma and authority typical of Leo .

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Anyone born from August 24 to September 22 is of the sign of Virgo. He is the second of the Earth signs and his home within the Horoscope represents attention to little everyday things and introspection. Virgo is influenced by Mercury, the planet of intellect and reasoning.

In astrology, its symbol is formed by an arched line, the meaning of which goes back to the goddess Ceres. He points to the Greek goddess with a crown of spikes, as she carefully dedicates herself to the harvest, demonstrating precision and attention to detail. In fact, the sign of Virgo is known for its reliability, analytical skills and for the search for perfection, which can often lead to fussiness. It is hard to act guided by instinct and to be romantic in emotional relationships.

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Those born between September 23 and October 22 are from Libra. The second air sign of the Zodiac is the seventh house of the horoscope, that is, the one that refers to marriage and unions. Libra is also ruled by Venus, an emblem of love, measure and beauty.

Among the astrological symbols, this is characterized by a horizontal line with a curved line above it reminiscent of a "Greek omega. The first indicates static, while the second symbolizes the momentum between past and future and relationships with others. the fact that the two dashes are equal express fairness, the main quality of the sign. In fact, Libra suffers from contrasts and always tries to mediate in crisis situations. Furthermore, these natives seek refinement, spiritual balance, economic and intellectual stability.

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Those born between October 23 and November 22 are part of the sign of Scorpio. It is a sign of "Water and its home expresses the deepest and most unconscious impulses. Scorpios are ruled by Pluto, but they also feel a strong influence from Mars: both of these planets are known to be warm and passionate.

The glyph of Scorpio resembles that of Virgo, presenting the shape of a "m", which ends, however, with an arrow pointing upwards on the last extremity on the right. It indicates two contrasting elements that mix in the personality of the sign, that is internalization and evolution and ambition. Not surprisingly, these natives prove to be very enigmatic and mysterious, with little externalization of their thoughts and emotions: hence their famous charm.They have faith in their abilities, but risk being exasperating and vindictive.

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Those who come into the world from November 23 to December 21 are born of the sign of Sagittarius. The last sign of Fire of the Zodiac corresponds to the ninth house of the Horoscope, or that of the spiritual evolution. The planet that influences it is Jupiter, emblem of success and youth, but also of pride.

Sagittarius is represented by an arrow, which starts from the left, from the bottom, and points up to the right. This last part concerns the sphere of the divine and the spirit, while the one on the left indicates the material space. The vertical hatching that divides the arrow in two consists of the duality of the sign, in which the opposition between the earthly world and spirituality reigns. Sagittarius is naturally extroverted, energetic, a lover of travel and new experiences, but also dispersive and sometimes not very reliable.

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All those born between December 22nd and January 19th are of the sign of Capricorn. This is the sign of Earth which coincides with the tenth house, that is, that of social affirmation and success. The planet that influences Capricorn is Saturn, a symbol of logic and reasoning.

Its glyph is part of the astrological symbols distinguished by a single stroke. It consists of a form similar to a "And"where" there is also an eyelet before the final closure of the hatch. The small circle represents the closure and almost spasmodic control of instincts and emotions, while the lines symbolize dedication to work and a sense of duty. In fact, Capricorn is very stubborn and tied to the traditions and values ​​of the family.

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All the subjects born from January 20 to February 18 are of "Aquarius, the last of the zodiacal signs of" Air. The "eleventh house of the" Horoscope indicates the relations of friendship and the planet that influences it is Uranus, the emblem of " unexpected and movement.

To see, of all the astrological symbols, that of Aquarius seems the most intuitive because it recalls the waves of the sea. However, the true meaning of the glyph is that of instability and unpredictability typical of the sign. The continuous movement that alternates between high and low symbolizes the perennial push between the spiritual sphere and the material world characteristic of these natives. In fact, Aquarius are known for their unconventionality, enthusiasm and openness towards others, but also for their inconstancy and, precisely, independence.

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People born between February 19 and March 20 are Pisces. It is a water sign and, as a home, represents both eternity and mystery. In modern astrology, Pisces are ruled by Neptune, the planet of intuition and spirituality, which would echo their desire for infinity.

The glyph of this sign sees two symmetrical rounded hatches joined by a horizontal line. It indicates two contrasting dimensions, that of the spirit and that of matter, which come together in a single individual. It is no coincidence that the natives of Pisces are endowed with an indisputable flair and creativity, also due to the opposing elements of the sign. They are emotional, selfless, fickle and risk being very naive in certain situations.

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