Zodiac symbols


Zodiac Signs Calculator

Enter a date of birth. The calculator determines the according Western zodiac sign with its symbol and the Chinese and Native American zodiac signs of this date.

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The Signs in the Sky

Our well-known zodiac signs come from the ancient greek astronomy. There are 88 constellations in the sky, of those are 12 zodiac signs. They change about every 12 month and indicate the position of the sun at this time (or better at this time 2500 years ago). The Native American signs work similar. The Chinese Zodiac signs are also 12, but only change about every year. They are not connected to constellations in the sky.

The Western zodiac signs are:  Aries,  Taurus,  Gemini,  Cancer,  Leo,  Virgo,  Libra,  Scorpio,  Sagittarius,  Capricorn,  Aquarius,  Pisces

The Chinese zodiac signs are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig

The Native American zodiac signs are: Hawk, Beaver, Elk, Woodpecker, Salmon, Bear, Raven, Snake, Owl, Goose, Otter, Wolf

Horoscopes and Astrology

There is no scientific evidence for the validity of horoscopes and astrology. They are fine for entertainment, but you should never make important decisions based on them.

By the way, the signs of the zodiac were finally established over 2,500 years ago by the Achaemenids in ancient Persia. If you are born on a certain date, then you have the zodiac sign in which the sun is at the time of birth, but as of that time. Due to the precession of the earth's axis, which has a period of almost 26,000 years, the point of the sun's position has now shifted by almost an entire zodiac sign, but the astrological interpretation remains at the ancient position of the sun. So if you have the zodiac sign Aries today, then the sun was in the constellation Pisces at the time of your birth.
Precession is the change in direction of the Earth's axis. The earth rotates like a spinning top. In the latter, rotation and precession are of course faster, so you can easily understand this effect with a top. If it rotates and is not completely vertical, then the axis changes its direction in a circle; planets like the Earth do exactly the same thing.

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