Zodiac signs and elements

The 12 zodiac signs and the representing basic four elements are shared by the Western, Indian and Chinese astrological calendars. Western and Indian astrology associate the signs with constellations whereas the Chinese signs are based on the equator divided into twelve equal segments. The Chinese astrological calendar begins with the appearance of the Rat and also use different elements.

Sign Dates Western Element Symbol Indian Chinese
Aries March 21 – April 19 Ram Fire Aries Mesha Dragon/wood
Taurus April 20 – May 20 Bull Earth Taurus Vrishabha Snake/fire
Gemini May 21 – June 20 Twins Air Gemini Mithuna Horse/fire
Cancer June 21 – July 22 Crab Water Cancer Karka Sheep/fire
Leo July 23 – August 22 Lion Fire Leo Simha Monkey/metal
Virgo August 23 – September 22 Virgin Earth Virgo Kanya Rooster/metal
Libra September 23 – October 22 Scales Air Libra Tula Dog/metal
Scorpio October 23 – November 21 Scorpion Water Scorpio Vrishchika Pig/water
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21 Archer Fire Sagittarius Dhanus Rat/water
Capricorn December 22 – Januray 19 Horned/Sea goat Earth Capricorn Makara Ox/water
Aquarius January 20 – February 18 Water bearer Air Aquarius Kumbha Tiger/wood
Pisces February 19 – March 20 Fish Water Pisces Meena Rabbit/wood

Zodiac chart:

Zodiac chart

02/09/2010. Category: religion. Tags: , , .

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