Astrology Dates (A guide to Zodiac and Horoscopes)

In this brief guide, we will discuss astrology dates, zodiac signs compatibility and zodiac signs personality.

Astrology Dates

The astrology dates that are associated with zodiac signs and tell us what our sign is areas follows:

  • Aquarius: January 20 to February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 to March 20
  • Aries: March 21 to April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 to May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 to June 20
  • Cancer: June 21 to July 22
  • Leo: July 23 to August 22
  • Virgo: August 23 to September 22
  • Libra: September 23 to October 22
  • Scorpio: October 23 to November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22nd to January 19th

However, while the order of the astrology dates is from Aquarius to Capricorn, the order of zodiac signs is not as such, and the actual order of the zodiac is as follows:

  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Sagittarius
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pisces

Astrology dates are decided on the basis of the constellations of stars in the sky, and the zodiac sign that someone belongs to differs in various ways and on where the stars are aligned when someone is born.

Also, when people talk about Astrology dates of any kind or want to study zodiac sign personality or compatibility, what they are talking about is the Sun sign astrology more than anything else.

Sun Signs and Astrology Dates

Sun sign astrology is a much more simplified system of Western astrology compared to the other types of astrology, and it considers only the position of the Sun at birth, which is said to be placed within one of the twelve zodiac signs. 

Wherever the sun is at the time of someone’s birth is assigned to the person as their sun sign or and the astrology dates that are mentioned above correspond to the placement of the sun in various locations around the year.

Sun sign astrologers take this basic twelve-fold division and relate all the current movements of all the planets to each other, using traditional rules to divine meanings for each sign separately, through which the astrology dates are understood.

However, ironically, even for Sun Sign astrology, the Moon is considered to be a primary means of calculation because it has the fastest apparent movement of all the heavenly bodies, and for the daily trends for sun sign astrology forecasts this is what is used.

Sun sign or star sign astrology is a pseudoscience, however, and it is important to treat it as such and not make big life decisions based on astrology dates or astrology opinions alone.

New Astrology Dates

There has recently been some uproar about a possible 13th zodiac sign which changes astrology dates significantly and changes many people’s signs depending on what date they were born, unless they were born on the cusp.

The new astrology dates including the 13th zodiac sign are as follows:

  • Capricorn: January 20th to February 16th
  • Aquarius: February 16th to March 11th
  • Pisces: March 11th to April 18th
  • Aries: April 18th to May 13th
  • Taurus: May 13th to June 21st
  • Gemini: June 21st to July 20th
  • CancerJuly 20th to August 10th
  • Leo: August 10th to September 16th
  • Virgo: September 16th to October 30th
  • Libra: October 30th to November 23rd
  • Scorpio: November 23rd to November 29th
  • Ophiuchus: November 29th to December 17th
  • Sagittarius: December 17th to January 20th

The new sign, Ophiuchus, is one that even the original astrology dates would have considered if not for the Babylonians, who decided to keep the 12 because of how that corresponded with the months in the calendar.

New Astrology Dates and Ophiuchus

According to the new astrology dates the sign Ophiuchus falls between scorpio and sagittarius, and there are specific traits of this zodiac sign as well.

The new Zodiac sign is Ophiuchus and the zodiac sign dates for this one are from November 29th to December 17th, which puts it right in the middle of sagittarius and scorpio.

According to astrologers who decide the astrology dates based on constellations, a person born in the zodiac signs dates of Ophiuchus seeks wisdom and knowledge and they may have a flamboyant dressing sense.

Someone with a zodiac sign Ophiuchus may wear a lot of bright colours, or like them  in clothing in general, and they may often choose new and attention-grabbing dresses.

The individuals falling between the astrology dates November 29th to December 17th can also be extremely curious, open to change, passionate and very jealous.

Like any zodiac sign’s personality traits, people in these astrology dates can also have some negative personality traits which may include an explosive temper, and being secretive or far too egotistical.

According to the new sign with these astrology dates, some other Ophiuchus personality traits are as follows:

  • They tend to be Visionaries
  • They are big dreamers and are good at understanding dreams
  • May make great architects or builders
  • Authority figures like them 
  • Wisdom and knowledge is important to them
  • Are family oriented and may have a great family but have to leave the home at an early age.
  • May have good luck most of the time

Many people thought that it was NASA who came up with this new zodiac sign, but this is not the case as the NASA astronomers merely did some math about the constellations and realized that star system is very different now than it used to be and suggested new astrology dates based on this math.

There was also a NASA blog post which clarified what the origins of these new astrology dates were based on, which said the following:

“According to the Babylonians’ own ancient stories, there were 13 constellations in the zodiac, so the Babylonians picked one, Ophiuchus, to leave out. Even then, some of the chosen 12 didn’t fit neatly into their assigned slice of the pie and slopped over into the next one.”

“What’s more, the Earth’s axis has also altered since the Zodiac signs were coined – meaning all the constellations are now in slightly different places in the sky. The sky has shifted because Earth’s axis (North Pole) doesn’t point in quite the same direction.”

However, NASA also said that the astronomers did the math which changed astrology dates, but that people could still stick to the old and understood zodiac sign astrology dates.

It is also notable that there are a lot of other astrology dates that are separate from the Babylonian systems, like the Indian Nakshatras and Vedic Astrology as well as the Chinese Astrology that has its own symbols, which may be worth looking into if you are an enthusiast who likes to keep abreast with these developments.

Zodiac Signs Personality

Most people who look at astrology dates and other information about the zodiac signs want to know the zodiac signs’ personalities, which are discussed below.

Aries Astrology Dates: March 21 – April 19

Aries Symbol is a ram. These people are known for their aggressive nature and their enthusiastic approach to life.

Aries also has a competitive and creative force and they make for very energetic people to have around, and they are usually very extroverted and friendly.

Aries zodiac sign personality is led by their fire element which shows in their blunt and open approach to life.

Aries may also have a good deal of physical strength and stubbornness, and they may also be known for their fearlessness and willingness to fight for what they want. 

This zodiac sign personality is also known for being able to keep going forward despite the obstacles in their way, and they may often have good leadership qualities which make them forging their own place in the world.

Taurus Astrology Dates: April 20 – May 20

Taurus Symbol is The Bull and their zodiac sign personality shows this in how rigid they can be but also the air of quiet grace they often have.

This zodiac sign personality is usually seen to be quite steady, stubborn, and a stable friend or enemy and while they are very strong and sturdy, they can also be very immovable and not change their mind about anything.

Some people may find that this zodiac sign can also be rather fixed and relentless and sometimes it may be hard to get them to change their mind about things.

This zodiac sign personality may also be known for their ability to persist in the face of challenges and they tend to believe strongly in the quality of hard work.

Gemini Astrology Dates: May 21 – June 20

Gemini Symbol is known as The Twins which shows their dual nature and these people can often change their mind and show very different zodiac sign personality traits from time to time.

Gemini zodiac sign personality tends to be one of the most flexible, versatile and communicative signs, and they are usually very fun to be around and to many who know them they are known for their Curiosity and ability for collaboration.

These people are also great communicators and they can talk a lot about everything they know.

This zodiac sign personality also tends to have an ever-changing personality you never know what you are in for on any given day, which makes these people very interesting and fun to be around.

Cancer Astrology Dates: June 21 – July 22

Cancer Symbol is the Crab and they are ruled by the moon, which sometimes reflects in how their moods change according to Lunar changes.

The Cancer zodiac sign personality is very introverted and quiet, but these are very sentimental people and tend to be very protective as well.

Cancer is a Water sign, and they typify the adage “Still Waters run deep”, because their quiet demeanor hides a plethora of emotion and feelings.

They can also be quite antagonistic towards anyone that tries to interfere with the security of their tight-knit family or group of friends and their moods can change very suddenly, and they may also be very intense, but they can be very motherly and nurturing.

Cancer loves all things happy and sweet, and they are often close to family and love children.

Leo Astrology Dates: July 32 – August 22

Leo Symbol is the Lion and much like their symbol they are proud and regal, and they make their presence known.

This sign can also be rather arrogant and touchy and they may have an intense anger response to anything that displeases them in the slightest.

Leos are also often noticed for their hair and these are rather passionate and dramatic individuals who also tend to be very expressive individuals, and they are also quite bold and playful.

Virgo Astrology Dates: August 23 – September 22

Virgo Symbol is the Virgin, and these are introverted and quiet people who like keeping to themselves and doing things the way they are supposed to be done.

A very important personality trait of this zodiac sign is their logical outlook and high standards.

They are also thought to have a very pure nature and a tendency to discern between right and wrong and they have a need to maintain very high standards for both themselves and those around them.

Libra Astrology Dates: September 23 – October 22

Libra Symbol is The Scales and this shows in this zodiac sign personality in the manner of their need to impose balance and their peaceful nature that seeks harmony in everything.

Libra zodiac sign personalities are determined by their lifelong quest for fairness which can sometimes make them somewhat indecisive as well, and they usually care deeply about the concepts of justice and equality.

Scorpio Astrology Dates: October 23 – November 21

Scorpio Symbol is the Scorpion and these are some of the most intense people in the zodiac, and people tend to notice their presence and attitude immediately.

Like a scorpion, these people react very strongly when provoked and they have a deep rooted desire for intimacy, intensity, power, control and they can follow through on these things with a sort of obsessiveness.

They also tend to be highly sexual individuals, who may seem a bit dangerous at times as well.

Sagittarius Astrology Dates: November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius Symbol is The Archer and these people are enthusiastic and ambitious, and they seek adventure above all else.

They are also known for their optimistic nature, and they have a rather expansive and adventurous outlook to life which makes them very fun to be around.

This zodiac sign personality is also marked by a desire to learn and travel and see new things and they may often do so at the expense of stability, which is a balance they must learn to strike.

Capricorn Astrology Dates: December 22 – January 19

Capricorn Symbol is the Goat and much like the bull, these people can be rather rigid and fixed in their attitudes, and they are also very introverted.

Capricorns tend to be serious people who like to be focused on whatever they are doing and they are likely to sometimes be quite stubborn when they make up their mind about something as well.

These are also some of the hardest workers and are always looking to climb to the next rung on the ladder of success, but they can have an emotional undercurrent to their personality that may not be apparent to just about anyone.

Aquarius Astrology Dates: January 20 – February 18

Aquarius Symbol is Two waves and this is a water sign known for their peaceful nature and calm energy that helps those around them.

They also have a very progressive, free-flowing energy, and they tend to be very mental-oriented but they can also be somewhat stubborn.

However, this zodiac sign personality is most known for their humanitarianism, and lifelong quest to advocate equality for all humankind. 

Pisces Astrology Dates: February 19 – March 20

Pisces Symbol is Two Fish and these people are quiet and sentimental, wanting to make sure others around them are happy with them.

Like Libra, this sign can also be indecisive and they have a desire to connect with others but they may also often live in the “in-between” reality and their dreams and they may have an inability of moving away from people who need them. 

They are also well known for their kindness and compassion and these traits often keep them tethered to people or situations that might ultimately weigh them down.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we discussed astrology dates, zodiac signs compatibility and zodiac signs personality. If you have any questions about the new or old astrology dates, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Astrology Dates

What are dates for zodiac signs?

Here are the dates for zodiac signs:

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18
Pisces: February 19 to March 20
Aries: March 21 to April 19
Taurus: April 20 to May 20
Gemini: May 21 to June 20
Cancer: June 21 to July 22
Leo: July 23 to August 22
Virgo: August 23 to September 22
Libra: September 23 to October 22
Scorpio: October 23 to November 21
Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21
Capricorn: December 22nd to January 19th

What are the 12 signs of the zodiac in order?

Here are the 12 signs of the zodiac in order:

Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces

Why did the Astrology Dates change?

The Zodiac dates changed because it was understood that there were initially 13 signs and for making things neater and making the signs fit properly within the 12 months, the Babylonians decided to leave out one of the signs.

However, there was recently a discovery of a new constellation which means that there are actually 13 signs of the zodiac, and there is also the fact that the sky and placement of stars is very different now than what it used to be 3000 years ago.

According to NASA “When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo. Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth’s axis (North Pole) doesn’t point in quite the same direction.”

What signs should not date?

Signs that should not date are:

Aries and Cancer
Gemini and Scorpio. 
Capricorn and Sagittarius.

Citations

https://www.astrology.com/game/compatibility/zodiac-signs/love.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrological_sign

https://www.sciencealert.com/please-stop-accusing-nasa-of-changing-your-star-sign-it-s-getting-old

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Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.