Horoscope Sign Explanations
written by Astrologer Eric Hughes
Special Note: It is important to know that if someone’s birthday is around the 20 of the month, that person was born on a
cusp. This means that the person would take on characteristics of the surrounding sign closest to that date.
March 21 – April 19 Aries individuals are typically very dynamic and energetic. They know what they
want in life and go relentlessly in that direction even if that means kicking down doors or doing something
most people wouldn't try. For this reason, they are known as courageous trailblazers who lead the way for
others to follow. Lastly, this makes them excellent leaders because they have a definite take charge
personality that quickly gains the respect of those around them.
Famous People: Elton John, Vincent Van Gogh, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marlon Brando, Celine Dion
April 20 – May 21 Most horoscope sign explanations paint a picture of Taurus as being incredibly
stubborn and rigid. This can definitely be true at times, but the bigger truth here is that they're usually only
this stubborn when they know in their hearts that they're doing the right thing. In the beginning stages of
making a decision, they're usually quite open to all the options. In addition, they're so patient that they take
their time to make sure they are taking the best course of action. Afterwards, yes, they can be very stubborn
because they know that they've done their homework and nothing is going to budge them!
Famous People: Janet Jackson, Bono, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jack Nicholson, Uma Thurman, Shirley Maclaine
May 22 – June 21 Gemini individuals are very curious about virtually every aspect of life. Their energy is
very much like that of a butterfly because they tend to flit from one area of their life to another one and then
another one, etc. This can make them incredibly versatile because they do tend to know something about
everything. However, they do tend to scatter their energies too much and if they don't learn to focus better
and their knowledge of certain subjects might not be very deep at all. Once they do focus, though, they make
excellent students due to their enthusiasm for learning. This can definitely make them very solid teachers in
the future if they learn to apply themselves.
Famous People: Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Kathleen Turner, Paul McCartney
June 22 – July 22 Cancer is a very home and family oriented sign. Many horoscope sign explanations of
Cancer portray them as being super sensitive and tender hearted. It is true that they can be sensitive, but
this is due to their naturally emotional nature. They feel emotions much more vividly than most other signs
and therefore feel the depth of all emotions very deeply whether it's a happy or sad emotion. This is actually
a gift, though, because it enables them to deeply empathize with others and therefore they are often quite
thoughtful of others. Since they really do understand what others are feeling, they can be quite loving and
nurturing to others. This makes them excellent parents, counselors, & therapists because they really do care.
Famous People: Princess Diana, Dan Akroyd, Ringo Starr, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Ann Landers
July 23 – August 22 Most horoscope sign explanations describe Leo as the sign of royalty. Leo is, indeed,
a very confident and charismatic sign. They are ruled by the Sun and this causes them to radiate outward
the warmth and positive energy that they feel within the depths of their heart. They are usually very loyal and
once they open their heart to you, they will always be there for you in any way they can. Their deep
confidence in themselves enables them to achieve a level of mastery in their careers. Others around them
usually find them to be a very positive and inspirational influence.
Famous People: Amelia Earhart, Mick Jagger, Henry Ford, Dorothy Hamill, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lucille Ball
August 23 – September 22 A lot of horoscope sign explanations portray Virgo as being very dry,
analytical, and well....boring. Nothing could be further from the truth! Virgo's are actually fascinating people
due to their broad base of knowledge about practically everything! Some Virgo's are like walking
encyclopedias! Honestly, though, they truly do love to read, learn, and grow intellectually. They are typically
always striving to learn more and, therefore, improve themselves and their performance in life. They have
very high standards, are incredibly hard-working and conscientious, and always do their best to make the
lives of those around them a little better.
Famous People: Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson, Agatha Christie, Linda Gray
September 23 – October 22 Libras are usually known as the peacemakers and diplomats of the zodiac
and this is for good reason. They are truly excellent at seeing things objectively and usually are great at
helping others reach a favorable compromise for everyone. They are very sociable and usually excel in any
profession that involves selling or promoting due to their considerable charm and good looks (Venus the
ruler of Libra gives them beautiful features). Lastly, Libras thrive in relationships and are usually happiest
when they can share their life experiences with those closest to them.
Famous People: Barbara Walters, Christopher Reeve, Olivia Newton John, Julie Andrews, John Lennon, Johnny Carson
October 23 – November 22 Horoscope sign explanations describe Scorpios as being very intense
people who usually do nothing halfway. In fact, they have to be absolutely passionate about either something
or someone or else they can't be bothered! They make very loyal friends and enemies. One of their big life
lessons is learning to forgive those who they feel have wronged them. Once they master this lesson, they
usually grow by leaps and bounds spiritually and become very powerful spiritual leaders for those around
them. Scorpios have immense strength and can be absolutely fearless with facing challenging life situations
that would make other signs run for the hills. In fact, once they really know what they want in life, nothing or
nobody will stop them from obtaining it.
Famous People: Hilary Clinton, Theodore Roosevelt, Bill Gates, Winona Ryder, George Patton, Grace Kelly
November 23 – December 22 Sagittarius is a very positive, outgoing, and adventurous sign. Most
Sagittarians love nothing more than to pack their bags and explore some new place that really pulls their
chain. This can be locally, but usually Sagittarians love to travel far and wide. They're unusually open-
minded and love to hear the thoughts and ideas of other cultures, religions, or belief systems. They are also
very honest people so, like it or not, the truth is want you're going to get. Most people learn to really respect
them due to this, however, because others feel that they always know where they stand with them. What
you see is definitely what you get with a Sagittarian. There's no mystery involved here!
Famous People: Andrew Carnegie, Tina Turner, Mark Twain, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Katarina Witt, Kim Basinger
December 23 – January 20 Capricorn is a very intelligent and structured zodiac sign that usually has
great ambitions in life. They have no problem with hard-work and actually thrive on it! They pride themselves
on how productive they are so the more they get accomplished in a single day the better! They are more
than willing to pay their dues in order to reach the top of the mountain they're striving for. They are usually
very disciplined individuals and usually make greater leaders because of this and because they have great
Famous People: Susan Lucci, Howard Hughes, Annie Lennox, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Diane Keaton
January 21 – February 18 The typical horoscope sign explanations for Aquarius are that they are
basically hard to figure out and maybe just a bit weird. In truth, they have a very progressive energy that is
all about moving humanity forward in some way. They can be truly visionary and see things about life in
ways that others just aren't able to see or understand. Due to this, this zodiac sign often has more than its
fair share of geniuses. They have an inborn ability to see things with fresh eyes and come up with some
truly unique and inventive solutions and/or inventions.
Famous People: Paul Newman, Lewis Carroll, Wolfgang Mozart, Edward Van Halen, Gena Davis, Oprah Winfrey
February 19 – March 20 Horoscope sign explanations describe Pisces as being very spiritual. They
have a deep compassionate love for those less fortunate than themselves. They also have a soft spot for
animals especially stray animals. They usually find themselves striving to rescue others in some way and
therefore are incredibly giving of themselves. Therefore, they must learn not to lose themselves in the
process of trying to save others or else they will suffer great stress and depression until they learn this
spiritual lesson. They usually take to spiritual concepts like a duck does to water! They are often happiest
when they are practicing some form of spirituality that takes them beyond the typical 9 - 5 grind of the
Famous People: George Harrison, Elizabeth Taylor, Ron Howard, James Taylor, Albert Einstein, Glenn Close
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