Your name is written in the stars.
When you look up at the night sky, you can easily identify the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper. Perhaps you already know how to recognize the morning star and the night star, too.
But did you know that star constellations and zodiac signs have something in common— zodiac sign names.
that goes by the same name. It is beautiful and mysterious all at the same time. Many people aren’t quite sure what these constellations mean or how to find them.
With so much information out there we took a look at Sciencing.com to get a better understanding of all this information.
According to Sciencing.com “There are twelve constellations that make a ring around the Earth. To astrologers, this imaginary band is
When an astrologer says that your Sun is in Cancer, this means that, the Sun appeared to be in the constellation Cancer.
Because of this, you cannot see the constellation representing your birth sign on your birthday. Instead, you have to wait a few months until the sun has moved a sufficient number of signs away.”
You have to be patient if you want to see all of these zodiac star constellations at night. They do not appear all at the same time. Throughout the night some will be visible.
It’s more likely that there will only be six to eight constellations visible at one time instead of all twelve.
To think that the stars and the universe have this much power over our personality is a crazy idea to some people. It’s true that we make our own destiny and have free will.
But the power of the stars and the universe definitely has some say in our inherent traits. What we choose to do with those traits is up to us. is a bit tricky and you will need to follow a few steps.
To find others is quite simple and can be done with just a step or two. Read on to find out how
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
The sign of the Bull. The constellation for a Taurus is in the shape of a “V”. You can see it the best by looking at Orion’s belt (three stars in a line).
The next star you want to focus on is Aldebaran, it is the eye of the bull and is bright red. You want to trace from Orion’s belt to the right until you hit Aldebaran. You should see the “V” by then and that is apart of Taurus.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
The sign of the Twins. You will need to look at Orion’s belt to find this one. When looking at Orion’s (three stars in a line. Surrounding those three should be another four stars marking Orion’s feet and shoulders.
The star on the lower right is bright blue and called Rigel. The star on the top left is red and giant named Betelgeuse. You trace a line from Rigel (go through the middle belt star) onto Betelgeuse.
You will want to continue this line until it brings you to two stars of equal brightness. Those stars are Castor and Pollux. They are the stars that make up Gemini.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
The sign of the Crab. This one is the toughest to find in the night sky. The sky has to be completely dark if you want to catch a glimpse of it.
When you see the constellation it should look like an upside down “Y”. You can find Cancer the easiest by using Taurus and Gemini.
You draw a line through both of those to the left until you hit a big empty spot in the sky. That big empty spot is Cancer.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The sign of the Lion. You will want to use the same method of drawing from Taurus and Gemini to find Cancer. (Read them for help). From Cancer trace that line until you hit a backward question mark followed by a triangle.
This is called stately Leo. You should see a bright star at the end of Leos tail called Denebola. Denebola literally means tail. If using Taurus and Gemini proves to be tricky for you, the Big Dipper can be used instead.
Use the two pointer stars that help you find the Little Dipper but this time trace them away from the North Star. You trace those until you hit the part of Leo shaped like a triangle.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The sign of the scales. It is best to use the “draw a line around the sky” method when trying to find Libra. The constellation for Libra looks like it is standing in one corner. There are two other stars apart of this constellation to the left. One is named Zubenelganumi and the other Zubeneshameli. Both of those names are Arabic.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The sign of the scorpion. You will want to draw an imaginary line through the constellations you have already located until you reach one that looks like a fishing hook with a bright red star right in the middle.
That star is called Antares and that is the constellation of Scorpio. This constellation is interesting because it has been used for centuries by sailors in the Pacific ocean as a reference point.
They used this to be able to move between islands to go home. This constellation was also popular with ancient Greeks.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The sign of the Archer. This constellation is right next to Scorpio. It is a bit tiny and looks like a teapot. Some people say actually singing the Teapot Song while tracing can help them find it easier.
You can trace the steam that appears out of the spout all the way to the Milky Way. Sagittarius has an arm that extends into the Milky Way.
When you look towards that arm you are looking into the center of the galaxy.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The sign of the Goat. You will want to start by looking at Sagittarius and from there you draw a line to get to Capricorn.
This constellation has the nickname of the Marilyn Monroe smile. It does look like the outline of a big smile. You can find Capricorn through the Milky Way as well.
Locate the triangle that goes through the Milky Way called the Summer Triangle. It points right at Capricorn.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The sign of the Water Bearer. This constellation is also a tricky one to find. You use the same line drawing technique that you used to find any of the other constellations.
(Read them over for reference points). You start from Capricorn and draw a line from there until you hit a pair of oval-shaped stars. This is the flowing water that comes out of the Aquarius constellation.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The sign of the Fish. This one can also prove to be a bit tricky. Draw a line from Aquarius until you get to a huge square. Along the outside of the square are two stars and they are the two that you want to pay attention to.
They should both meet at the corner of one square with a round shape at the end of both of these lines. This is the Pisces constellation.
Be careful not to get confused when looking at those stars. There are other constellations belonging to Pegasus and Andromeda.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The sign of the Ram. This one is not too difficult to find. You can find it pretty quickly with a few short steps. You can draw a line from either Pisces or Taurus.
It looks like a small triangle and it is the one that is not beside Andromeda. There appears to be two in that area. Aries is one of the easiest to find.
Using the instructions to find the other constellations will help be a point of references to get you going. Happy star hunting!