Exploring your zodiac sign


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The Zodiac signs and symbols.

*costarastrology.com and labyrinthos.co were consulted in the process of writing this article

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Symbol: Ram (Fire)
Personality: If you are someone who says “my way or the highway,” you’re most likely an Aries. You could find an Aries in the boxing ring fighting out anger or stress for hours. You do things with your whole heart. You are usually the leader, captain, or in charge of others. Aries do NOT have time for slow walks. You will walk quickly around you and make sure people see you. You always find the positive even during the negative. Words that commonly describe Aries include competitive, ambitious, spontaneous, courageous, determined, and bold. Aries’ weaknesses are that you do not apologize for their anger. This goes along with saying you love to argue. Lastly, you are self-absorbed.
Recommended hobbies: Where you can take on a challenge. Sports such as soccer, martial arts, binge-watching TV, finding something unique, sports, and hiking.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Symbol: Bull (Earth)
Personality: When you do homework, you will do it for four straight hours, and if you are napping, you will do nothing but nap for four hours. Taurus keeps arguing even if you know you are wrong. You’re fortunate if you’re friends with a Taurus, as you are loyal and commit to plans. “When everything is falling apart, Taurus is at an oasis of calm.” Words that describe a Taurus include grounded, logical, routine, committed, patient, listener, graceful, dependable, consistent, and steady. You would be perfectly happy eating nothing but Brussel sprouts over and over again. Some of their weaknesses include being greedy and grabbing the money before you read the card. If their sibling receives the dress you asked for, you may never talk to them again.
Recommended hobbies: Ones that stimulate the senses, such as food tasting, pottery, hiking, cooking, and photography.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Symbol: Twins (Air)
Personality: Geminis will talk to anyone about ANYTHING, including life stories and love their family. You are brilliant and pick up knowledge quickly. Words that describe a Gemini include perceptive, analytical, funny, communicators, responsive and curious. Geminis have the fantastic ability to size up a person’s character in a matter of seconds, even if you just met. If someone’s bluffing, you will be the first to notice. Gemini’s weaknesses include being afraid of commitment. You strive to know all the drama. You can be tempted to go shopping even if you are struggling to pay their rent. Geminis can lose focus or interest in their tasks and move on to something else.
Recommended hobbies: Bookclub lectures, learning a new language, writing, pursuing credit card rewards, and tutoring.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Symbol: Crab (Water)
Personality: With many personalities comes unpredictable moods. People are often comfortable opening up to you. This is very likely because you are good at keeping secrets. You love to be with someone who has control and protects you. You are “go with the flow”/good at compromising. While there are weaknesses…two words self-absorbed. You have been called a ‘hoarder,’ but it’s because “everything has sentimental value.” You are deeply sensitive, you will forgive, but you never forget. This goes along with being passive-aggressive.
Recommended hobbies: Robust workouts, interior decorating, collecting antiques, woodworking, charitable events, buying and selling online, and canning and food preservation.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Symbol: Lion (Fire)
Personality: Leo’s often get their feelings hurt very easily, but don’t get me wrong because you are generally positive and upbeat people. You are super popular, but this is because you are nice to everyone and want to become friends with people and make others feel welcome. Leo’s love their luxury name brands. Leos are the friend group’s planners; you like to have control over others, and you will decide where, when, and who is coming to the party. This also means you are the dominant one in the relationship. This has its weaknesses, though, because you can be overbearing and bossy. Also, Leos have a reputation for being braggers, although it’s sharing, not bragging to them.
Recommended hobbies: Karaoke, theater production, painting, biking, paintball, and mentoring.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Symbol: Maiden (Earth)
Personality: You can find Virgos swiping left on Tinder because “no one is good enough.” Words that describe them include genius, organized, obsessed, and modest. You are often considered the mom of the group because you are looking out for people. You will speak their mind only if you know you’re 100% correct. You can be very shy when first meeting people. Although some weaknesses include that you are perfectionistic, and some may say that’s a good thing, but this means you can’t take criticism and are very competitive. Their sense of humor is sarcastic, and you have been called “rude” because of it. Recommended hobbies: Animal rights or political issues, handicrafts, learning languages, writing, poker, and gardening.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Symbol: Scales (Air)
Personality: Libras LIVE off of pro and cons lists when making a decision. You’re simultaneously extroverted, introverted, strategic, spontaneous, focused, and intuitive. Similar to Gemini’s, Libras are different depending on who you’re around. Libra’s are not afraid to throw a fit to get the new limited-edition Gucci purse. You are a great friend because you listen to others. People are always telling you not to be late. Their weakness includes pointing out people’s flaws before their own. You will also hold grudges. Libras dislike conflict and avoid confrontations. These traits lead them to be manipulated by others. Libras also tend to be indecisive.
Recommended hobbies: Things that are aesthetically pleasing like hiking outdoors, reading, painting, social clubs, and jewelry collecting.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Symbol: Scorpion (Water)
Personality: Some may call a Scorpio a try-hard, dreamer, or teacher pet because you set high goals for themselves and are always the first to volunteer to help with difficult tasks. You may be called shy, but secretly you are always scanning/ reading yourself. You know the little things that make you tick. You normally have one very close friend (ride-or-die) who is very trusted. People are careful when getting in a fight with you because you are known to hold grudges for YEARS. You have many opinions that you are NOT afraid to share. You strive for control oftentimes. This leads to jealousy. You probably stick to the same food because it’s hard to convince you to try new things.
Recommended hobbies: Explore using power such as stargazing, playing games, astrology, music, collecting jewelry, yoga, and meditation.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Symbol: Archer (Fire)
Personality: Sagittarius will talk to strangers, always have an addiction to someone/something, and people tell you that you talk too much. You want to understand how the world works. You make great friends, though, because you don’t hold grudges and like to move on from the drama. Sagittarius knows that external knowledge can be easily gained while internal knowledge is exponentially deeper and more powerful. Their weaknesses include offending people even though you usually didn’t mean to. You also have a hard time following through with plans. Sagittarius is impatient and wants constant action.
Recommended hobbies: Artistic events, museums, camping, writing/blogging, learning a new language, and gambling.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Symbol: Sea-Goat (Earth)
Personality: Some may call Capricorns the “fun sponge” because you are practical, a rule follower, responsible, hate “talkers,” and a workaholic. You constantly think that their whole meaning in life is based on their ability to hunker down and force their way to the finish. The most stressful time in a Capricorn’s life is when you question yourself. Weakness includes making fun of others, but as soon as someone makes fun of you, you take it to heart. This goes along with being self-critical thoughts because you are perfectionistic. Lastly, it’s hard for them to open up to people, so give them time.
Recommended hobbies: Relaxing, yoga, golfing, bird watching, gardening, making crafts, fantasy sports, and couponing.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Symbol: Water- Bearer (Air)
Personality: “If you were white sheep, you’d dye their wool black just to prove a point.” This goes along with saying you were the rebellious child and often got compliments about your ‘interesting’ sense of style. Aquarius is very ‘forgive and forget’ because you don’t have time to fight. You will ignore their emotions and speak their mind. Weakness includes striving to be the center of attention. You have a hard time trusting yourself and questioning yourself. You will give you the old pat on the back and say, “it’s okay” (AKA not very comforting to others).
Recommended hobbies: Goal-oriented recommendations include community work, a book club, surfing the net, solving puzzles, eccentric activities, tech, and learning a new language.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Symbol: Fishes (Water)
Personality: You have to remind Pieces that their life can’t always be a romantic poem. You are afraid to make your own doctor’s appointments. You are a homebody. Sometimes people take advantage of your kindness, and you are too nice to say no or get pulled into drama that you have no business being a part of. If you fall in love with a Pisces, be prepared for them to FALL IN LOVE with you. Weakness includes being very timid and indecisive. You cry very easily and often. You get very offended, so be careful. Lastly, you do not like to upset others, and this can mean that making decisions is difficult for you.
Recommended hobbies: Things that are creative. Boating, travel, music, meditation, astrology, and nature walks.