“What is your sun sign?“
This is a question we’ve all been asked, whether on a date, by a friend, or by that frenemy. It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever read extensively about the zodiac signs because I guarantee you know what yours is. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t at least a little interested in astrology.
Astrology, in its most basic form, is an art form that uses the placement of planets and luminaries to provide insight into aspects of one’s psychology and to make life predictions.
A little backstory (drum roll, please) We have always looked to the stars since the dawn of time. We are naturally inquisitive creatures, eager to learn more about the world around us. We have sought not only to leave our imprint as a civilization on the Earth, but also to understand our place in the cosmos and our purpose here.
The zodiac is divided into 12 signs, each with their own personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics. So, if you’ve ever wondered, “Why are you like that?” about someone, this is a big reason why.
As a disclaimer, your Sun sign is linked to your exact date of birth and is what most people refer to when they inquire about your zodiac sign. This relates to your core personality and psychological profile, implying what is important to you throughout your life.
Here’s our ultimate, simple guide to each of the 12 zodiac signs, including their dates, meanings, symbols, personalities, and traits! Continue reading!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, craves to be number one. Bold, pioneering and courageous, Aries is the leader of the zodiac. Aries are energetic and aggressive, filled with an enthusiasm for life. They can be quick to anger, but also just as eager to laugh and move on. Naturally, this dynamic fire sign is no stranger to competition. Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations—and they’ll make sure they always come out on top!
Famous Bollywood Aries Celebrities: Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut, Akshay Khanna, Rani Mukherjee, Jaya Bachchan, Arshad Warsi, and Parveen Babi.
Compatible signs: Libra, Sagittarius, and Leo
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Tauruses value security and stability above all else. They are sensual, determined, and loyal. They appreciate the finer things in life and are drawn to full sensory exploration. They are drawn to beauty and pleasure and devote their entire lives to what they believe in. These people are particularly hard working and prefer a practical approach to life. This frequently leads to them being excellent with money and attracting it to them like a magnet once they concentrate their skills and talents. This perseverance pervades their entire lives, as they are romantics seeking long-term love and pleasant relationships. Tauruses, on the other hand, are resistant to change, which can make them obstinate in changing their minds. But, in the end, they are warm, gentle, and extremely dependable people.
Famous Bollywood Taurus Celebrities: Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sunny Leone.
Compatible signs: Scorpio, Virgo, and Capricorn
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Geminis are quick-witted, excitable, and inquisitive about everything. They have a highly intellectual perspective on the world and are eager to learn about everything and everyone. They are gifted at being flexible and versatile in connecting with others because they are master communicators. They may have two sides to their personalities, one that they show the world and one that they keep hidden, as represented by the twins. They think about things rather than just feel them, which allows them to be extremely adaptable to any situation.
Famous Bollywood Gemini Celebrities: Mithun Chakraborty, Ameesha Patel, Sonakshi Sinha, Paresh Rawal, Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Shilpa Shetty, Shweta Shetty.
Compatible signs: Aquarius and Libra
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Cancers are sensitive, emotional, and receptive, and they often put their hearts and souls into whatever they believe in. The crab, on the other hand, has a hard shell that must be cracked before you can get to their softest side. These people are also particularly nurturing, placing a high value on domesticity and family. Building a stable and safe home is critical because they require a lot of time to recharge their batteries. Cancers, on the other hand, are known to be especially moody and temperamental, as they are heavily influenced by the people, energy, and situations that surround them.
Famous Bollywood Cancer Celebrities: Sonali Bendre, Lisa Ray, Sanjay Dutt
Compatible signs: Pisces and Scorpio
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Roll out the Red carpet because Leo has arrived. The lion represents Leo, who is passionate, loyal, and notoriously dramatic, and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They are overjoyed to accept their royal status: Leos, who are vivacious, theatrical, and fiery, enjoy basking in the spotlight and celebrating… well, themselves. Leos love to live life to the fullest. They have an innate confidence and radiance that allows them to easily assert themselves and stand out in a crowd. They frequently want to be recognised for everything they bring to the world, sometimes to the point of arrogance or pride. Despite this, Leos are extremely loyal, romantic, and artistic, and are called to vividly express the fire within them. They have big hearts and can be very generous to those they think are deserving of their love.
Famous Bollywood Leo Celebrities: Jacqueline Fernandez, Kiara Advani, Kriti Sanon, Sara Ali Khan, and Taapsee Pannu
Compatible signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
6. VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Virgos are practical, hardworking, and analytical, and they excel at assessing the details of any situation and devising solutions to problems. They are natural organisers who place a premium on consistency, loyalty, and productivity. They put a lot of themselves into their goals and plans, but they can become very critical if things don’t go as planned. Perfectionism has the potential to become an obsession. However, due to their tenacity and intellectualism, they are usually able to create order out of chaos regardless of the circumstances. Finally, Virgos are kind, grounded, and trustworthy people who are eager to assist anyone they care about who is in need.
Famous Bollywood Virgo Celebrities: Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana
Compatible signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
7. LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Libras are charming, social, and diplomatic, and they place a high value on peace and balance. They strive for fairness in their lives and relationships. They also have a natural desire to be surrounded by beauty and luxury. Furthermore, as eternal romantics, they crave relationships and partnerships and will dive headfirst into union when they find someone they deeply admire. This, however, can sometimes lead to codependency. Libras are excellent negotiators because they are gifted communicators. They tend to process their emotions intellectually, but they are also highly sensitive individuals. This can sometimes lead to indecision because they will do anything to avoid conflict. Libras are obsessed with symmetry and strive to create equilibrium in all areas of life — especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
Famous Bollywood Libra Celebrities: Ranbir Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Parineeti Chopra, Soha Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Compatible signs: Gemini, Aquarius, and other Libras
8. SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios are intense, passionate, and cunning individuals who are “all or nothing.” They have an innate ability to enchant others, leveraging their powerful minds and auras to dominate situations and relationships. They can brood in the extremes of their emotions because they are deeply emotional. Above all, they crave intimacy and psychological depth, and they navigate the world as if it were a game in order to win and conquer whatever they set their sights on. Scorpios have an irresistible quality and can be quite secretive, sexual, and subtle. They also have a tendency to be very set in their ways — unyielding until they get what they want. While this intensity may appear shocking, Scorpios value transformation and rebirth through their hearts regardless of whether a situation progresses for the better or for the worse.
Famous Bollywood Scorpio Celebrities: Kamal Hassan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Shah Rukh Khan
Compatible signs: Cancer, Scorpios, and Pisces
9. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarians are adventurous, spontaneous, and optimistic, seeking expansion and exploration above all else. They refuse to be confined and hunger for all that life has to offer. They are often wanderers, looking for new ideas, relationships, and experiences that will teach them more about themselves and the world. However, because of their impulsive and restless nature, they may find it difficult to focus on one thing or fear commitment or responsibility. Sagittarians were born to be free, and their upbeat energy often brings them good fortune. Oh, the places Sagittarius will travel! But… in fact. This fire sign knows no bounds. Sagittarians, represented by the archer, are always on the lookout for new information. Sagittarius, the final fire sign of the zodiac, launches its many pursuits like blazing arrows, pursuing geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures.
Famous Bollywood Sagittarius Celebrities: Dharmendra Deol, Dilip Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Diya Mirza, Ankita Lokhande, Govinda, Jaaved Jaffrey, John Abraham.
Compatible signs: Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
10. CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns are ambitious, reserved, and patient, and want to build a solid foundation for their lives. This frequently leads to them becoming especially hardworking, focused on achieving career and financial success. The most valuable resource is time for a Capricorn. Accordingly, Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms. However, they value strong long-term relationships and a domestic life that feels like a personal achievement just as much. These people are disciplined and determined, but to the point of austerity at times. They may be less emotional than others due to their own sense of practicality, unwilling to be distracted by feelings when it is easier to face facts. Despite this, Capricorns are known to have a good sense of humour in order to connect with others.
Famous Bollywood Capricorn Celebrities: Salman Khan
Compatible signs: Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus
11. AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18)
Aquarians are intellectual, independent, and contemplative, and they are often intensely focused on their beliefs and ideas. They are hungry for knowledge in order to solidify their understanding of how the universe and society work around them. They are open to new ideas and will not budge from their point of view once they have found their core analysis. On the one hand, this can give them a sense of brilliance for learning more about life and people, but it can also make an Aquarian stubborn and close-minded in the end. Aquarians are particularly gregarious. They like to present themselves as one-of-a-kind, eccentric, and inventive — to stand out from the crowd. Innovative, progressive, and shamelessly revolutionary, Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign. At the end of the day, Aquarius is dedicated to making the world a better place.
Famous Bollywood Aquarius Celebrities: Jackie Shroff, Shruti Hassan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, and Abhishek Bachchan
Compatible signs: Aquarius, Libra, Gemini
12. PISCES (February 19-March 20)
Pisces are often old souls who are imaginative, intuitive, and emotional. They are drawn to deeply romantic, creative, or transformative experiences because they have an innate connection to the mystical and spiritual world. They are especially compassionate and sensitive, frequently putting the needs of others ahead of their own. They are great friends who have a vibrant social life full of interesting people. They are highly empathic and can tune into energy that most people ignore. However, the amount of information they receive at times can cause them to become overwhelmed or impressionable to others. Once this occurs, Pisceans tend to break free and swim along on a new journey, unafraid to reinvent themselves.
Famous Bollywood Pisces Celebrities: Aamir Khan, Shashi Kapoor
Compatible signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
So, what’s your rashee? Do the traits mentioned above match with your personality traits? For more such articles on the topic of astrology, say yes in the comments section.