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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 – Aug 22
Lion Fire Leo Simha Monkey / metal
Virgo
Aug 23 – Sept 22
Virgin Earth Virgo Kanya Rooster / metal
Libra
Sept 23 – Oct 22
Scales Air Libra Tula Dog / metal
Scorpio
Oct 23 – Nov 21
Scorpion Water Scorpio Vrishchika Pig / water
Sagittarius
Nov 22 – Dec 21
Archer Fire Sagittarius Dhanus Rat / water
Capricorn
Dec 22 – Jan 19
Horned/
Sea goat
Earth Capricorn Makara Ox / water
Aquarius
Jan 20 – Feb 18
Water bearer Air Aquarius Kumbha Tiger / wood
Pisces
Feb 19 – March 20
Fish Water Pisces Meena Rabbit / wood

Zodiac chart:

zodiacchart

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

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