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The 12 Sun Sign Constellations

Zodiac Constellations

Of the 88 recognized constellations, 12 of them are commonly designated as Zodac signs, also known as birth signs or sun signs.

Zodiac signs correspond to specific constellations that were named thousands of years ago, and the influence of the appearance of the stars, moon, and planets on Earthly events is known as astrology. The 12 zodiac signs are referred to as sun signs because their location overhead originally corresponded to the sun’s daytime zenith on an individual’s day of birth. These are ancient designations that we still refer to, but changes in the calendar over the centuries have made these associations between dates and the position of the sun on the celestial sphere less accurate.

These 12 constellations lie along the “ecliptic of the sun” meaning the path of the sun as it appears north or south of the sky at different times of the year. Just as most of the world can see the sun year-round, most of the world can see the zodiac constellations as well. Just as the sun sits to the south in the sky during the dark winter months, the constellations associated with winter birthdays, like Scorpius, Sagittarius and Capricornus lie further south. Constellations associated with summer birthdays, like Gemini and Cancer, are located in the northern sky.

Just as we wish upon the stars, people have looked to the skies for thousands of years in an attempt to predict the future and give insight into the present. Today, astrologers (not astronomers) and many lay people still associate certain personality traits based on the position of the sun, moon, and planets on the day of one’s birth. Many people also refer to their daily horoscope for their zodiac sign to predict their future or make sense of relationships, their careers, or other aspects of their current situation.

Almost everyone knows their birth sign, most people enjoy it when you name a star in the constellation associated with their zodiac sign. With such a vast universe overhead, it’s moving to know that someone has elected to name a star associated with something as personal as your own birthday!

The 12 Signs of the Zodiac and their associated personality traits are as follows:
Zodiac Name Birthdate Constellation Description Rulling Body Birthstone Flower
Adorable Aries march21 - April 19 aries Ram Mars Diamond Honeysuckle
Terrific Taurus april 20 - May 20 taurus Bull venus emerald Poppy
Generous gemini may 21 - june 20 gemini twins mercury pearl lavender
caring cancer june 21 - july22 Generous gemini crab moon ruby acanthus
lovely leo july 23 - august 22 leo lion sun peridot sunflower
vibrant virgo august 23 - september 22 virgo virgin mercury sapphire, zircon and agate morning glory
Loveable libra september 23 - october 22 Libra scale venus opal rose
sensational scorpius october 23 - november 21 scorpius scorpion pluto topaz chrysanthemum
super sagittarius november 22 - december 21 sagittarius archer jupiter turquoise narcissus
creative capricornus december 22 - january 19 capricornus sea goat saturn garnet carnation
amazing aquarius january 20 - february 18 Aquarius water bearer uranus amethyst orchid
playful pisces february 19 - march 20 pisces fishes neptune aquamarine water lily
Naming a Star and Astrology

Many people enjoy following their horoscope and letting the predictions help them to navigate their day. Selecting a star in one of the zodiac constellations when you name a star for free spirted friends is a great way to make your gift even more personal. When you place your order, you will see there is a dropdown menu allowing you to choose any of the 88 constellations. Included there the birthdates associated with the 12 zodiac signs will be displayed. If you have difficulty, you may also call our office at (800)282-3333 for assistance. We are always happy to help.