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Which Constellation is Yours?

On the day that you were born, a certain constellation was in ascendence on the eastern horizon.

You may know your sign, but do you know what your group of stars looks like?

Fire Signs

Spontaneous. Impulsive. Exciting to be around.

Aries

Aries means “The Ram” in Latin.

This constellation is usually associated with the story of the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology.

Leo

Leo represents the lion and is usually associated with the Nemean lion in Greek mythology.

This constellation is home to the bright stars Regulus and Denebola, and the nearby star Wolf 359. 

Saggitarius

Saggitarius is easy to find because it lies on the Milky Way and its brightest stars form a shape known as “The Teapot”.

This constellation is usually depicted as a centaur holding a bow and arrow.

Earth Signs

Reliable. Trustworthy. Caring.

Taurus

Taurus is one of the oldest known constellations, dating back to the Bronze Age.

In Greek mythology, this constellation is associated with Zeus, who transformed himself into a bull in order to get close to Europa and abduct her.

Virgo

Virgo contains Spica, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.

It also contains the autumn equinox point, which lies close to the star Beta Virginis. It is the largest of the Zodiac constellations.

Capricorn

Capricorn is associated with two mythical creatures from Greek legends; the deity Pan, and the goat Amalthea, who suckled Zeus when he was very young.

Capricorn constellation is home to several notable stars in the night sky.

Air Signs

Quick. Curious. Artistic.

Libra

Libra means “The Weighing Scales” in Latin.

It is the only Zodiac constellation that represents an object, rather than an animal or character from mythology. 

It is the symbol for Balance and Justice.

Aquarius

Aquarius means “The Water-Bearer” in Latin.

It lies in the region of the sky which is sometimes known as “The Sea” because it contains a number of other constellations with names associated with water.

Gemini

Gemini, or “The Twins” in Latin.

This constellation represents the twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology, which are also the names of its two brightest stars. The smaller gem in this necklace represents the neutron star Geminga.

Water Signs

Imaginative. Intuitive. In touch with their emotions.

Cancer

Cancer means “The Crab” in Latin.

A number of famous deep sky objects are contained within this constellation, including the Beehive Cluster, and two interacting Spiral Galaxies.

Scorpio

One of the oldest known constellations,  Scorpius was discovered around 5000 years ago, and named “The Scorpion” by the Sumerians.

This constellation is easy to find in the night sky because it is located near the centre of the Milky Way, and contains the bright stars Antares and Shaula.

Pisces

Pisces contains two celestial objects, Venus and Cupid, in Roman mythology.

Legend has it that these two gods transformed themselves into fish while being pursued by the monster, Typhon.