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What’s your sign?

Diane Gallagher
Features Writer

Every person has their own individuality, but could our personalities be written in the stars?

With about 47 million websites dedicated to giving insight into how the day, month or year will unfold based on astrological sign, newspapers giving daily horoscopes, and magazines predicting how the month will develop, it’s a fair assumption that people are interested in what their sun sign says about them.

True believers and casual onlookers seem to agree on one fact: there is a strong connection between a person’s zodiac sign and basic personality traits.

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Astrology is the study of patterns and relationships of planets in motion, birth chart, astrological compatibility with others, the make-up of elements, and using that knowledge as a tool to find meaning.

However, astrology is not a science; it falls under the category of metaphysics, the study of that which is beyond the physical. It is comparable to feng shui, acupuncture, yoga, and other fields that are founded on ancient theories of energy patterns.

All twelve signs are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, and all are in the sky at the time a person is born. Astrology reflects the all-around complexity of the human psyche, and all twelve signs are in a person’s make-up. No matter what a persons’ sun sign, the sign a person is born under, there are many different ways a person will experience the energy of all the Zodiac signs.

-14A person born between March 21 and April 20 has the sun sign Aries. People born under this sign strongly project their personalities onto others and can be very self-oriented. Arians tend to live daring lives and like to be the center of attention. Arians are passionate about their goals; they are very hasty and usually do not think before they act.

Rose Chiango, an Aries, shared that she reads her horoscope saying, “I think it’s fun and you think about different parts of your life.” Chiango believes that the personality traits attributed to Aries fit her very well.

An individual with the sun sign Taurus has a birth date of April 21 through May 20. Taurus -4is genuine and unrelenting. Taureans have a well known reputation for being stubborn. They like the familiar and routine comfort of life, appreciating security in every aspect of their lives. Taureans can be secretive and narrow-minded.

“I am not someone who will go out of their way to read their horoscope. If it’s in the back of a magazine I will read it just because it’s there,” said Sulynn Lopez, adding, “It is kind of creepy, it’s actually very accurate.”

-9A birth date of May 21 through June 20 assigns a person the sun sign Gemini. They are intellectual and very flexible to every situation and every person. A Gemini is inquisitive and always wants to know what’s going on in the world around them. Routine and tediousness are Gemini’s biggest fears.

Anyone born June 21 through July 20 has the sun sign -11Cancer. They want security and comfort yet seek new adventure making them a puzzling sign, filled with contradictions. Cancer has a dynamic personality that can be easily hidden beneath a calm and cool exterior. They have a deep psyche and perceptive mind that is hidden from the world. Cancer is deeply sensitive and easily hurt.

Heidi Young said, “I was born on July 20, so I’m a cancer. I don’t read horoscopes so I am not sure what the cancer traits are or if they fit my personality or not.”

-13An individual with the sun sign Leo is born between July 21 and August 20. They are high valued, admirable and very loyal to themselves in particular. Leos are full of energy that acts like a magnet for other people. Public image is very valuable to a Leo; they will do whatever it takes to defend their own reputation. Leos are very charitable, kind and loving people.

Someone born August 21 through September 20 has the sun sign Virgo. To the world, -3Virgo presents a calm and composed exterior but on the inside, have anxious unrestrained intensity in the mind, are trying to figure things out, wondering how to enhance everything, analyzing and thinking. Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect. They are wholesome, their motives are honest and they want to accomplish something.

-8The sun sign Libra is assigned to anyone born September 2 through October 20. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s perspective. Librans are the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their lives. They express their intelligence through creativity, and most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit. Librans love diversity and different situations.

If born October 21 through November 20 a person’s sun sign is Scorpio. Scorpios are very-5 deep, intense people. They present calm, detached and unemotional appearance to the world yet lying underneath is power, extreme strength, intense passion, a strong will and unrelenting drive. Scorpios tend to dominate and control anyone that lets them. They are known to be controlling and determined but only because they need control to feel safe.

“I’m a Scorpio. I read my daily horoscope; I think its fun to see what might happen to me that day. I think most traits fit me but not all of them: I’m driven, jealous, a good friend, and loyal,” said Sarah Wenstrup.

-6The Sagittarius sun sign is assigned to anyone born November 21 through December 20. Sagittarians seems to be guided by luck: good things happen to Sagittarians and this is usually because of their optimistic outlook and positive temperament which attracts good fortune. They are full of curiosity. Sagittarians detaches from emotions; they do not like to talk about their feelings, and they simply encounter them and move on.

A person born December 21 through January 20 has the sun sign Capricorn. Capricorns -10are very determined people; they always have something they are pursuing and they want their lives to be fulfilled and important. Capricorns are extremely enduring and will wait a long time for something they want. They have a very active mind and strong powers of concentration. Capricorns tend to see life in black and white; there are no gray areas, for these are areas that are not understood and this makes Capricorn feel uneasy.

-12Anyone born January 21 through February 20 has the sun sign Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of visionaries, eccentricity and intellectual independence. They are always after intellectual stimulation, constantly discovering something new, and forming new opinions. They are verbally skilled and very witty; they observe people and learn how to interact with others through observation. As a result, they can deal with any type of personality and adapt to any situation.

The sun sign Pisces is assigned to anyone born February 21 through March 20. Pisces is -7the sign of mysticism, mystery and the spiritual unknown. Pisceans live in two worlds: the real world and the spiritual or mystical world where they translate what they see into what they want. They have extremes of emotions and feel both good and bad intensively. Pisceans are very good at understanding people, for they have the ability to delve into the psyche and see behind a person’s motivations. Pisces is the most sensitive of all the zodiac signs.

Valerie Boyle, a Pisces, shared, “I read the daily horoscope on my phone. I like to read it before the day starts to see if that’s how it unfolds or at the end of the day to see if something happened that I didn’t expect, but what predicted and came true. I feel that the description of a Pisces fits me extremely accurately.”