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Sun signs, or signs of the zodiac, are used in astrology to assign personality characteristics to people using what are known as horoscopes.[1]

The signs[edit]

Sign Birthdates Element Symbol
Aries March 21-April 20 Fire
Aries.svg
Taurus April 21-May 21 Earth
Taurus.svg
Gemini May 22-June 21 Air
Gemini.svg
Cancer June 22-July 22 Water
Cancer.svg
Leo July 23-August 21 Fire
Leo.svg
Virgo August 22-September 23 Earth
Virgo.svg
Libra September 24-October 23 Air
Libra.svg
Scorpio October 24-November 22 Water
Scorpio.svg
Sagittarius November 23-December 22 Fire
Sagittarius.svg
Capricorn December 23-January 20 Earth
Capricorn.svg
Aquarius January 21-February 19 Air
Aquarius.svg
Pisces February 20-March 20 Water
Pisces.svg

Besides astrology, alchemy also relied on the "elements" (fire, earth, air, water) for its pseudoscientific endeavors.

It is interesting to note is despite containing the root Aqua and its symbol being the water bearer, Aquarius is of the element air.

By this system, we should honor people born between December 23 and January 20 (Capricorn) above all others, for their sign is the goat. Wow, this includes Jesus Christ, b. approx, 12/25/03 BCE. (No, not really. If we believe that whole "shepherds watching their flocks by night" thing in Luke 2:8, He was a summer baby.)

  • But all other than Geminis, er, suck. Repeat as necessary.
  • But all other than Saggitarians, er, suck. Repeat as necessary.
  • But all other than Aquarians, er, suck. Repeat as necessary.
  • But all other than Leos, er, suck. Repeat as necessary.
  • But all other than Pisces, er, suck. Repeat as necessary.
  • Oh, no, I don't want to play with Scorpio children. And Taurus children are even worse — they're so stubborn and they charge around like they own the place! I'm awfully glad I'm a Virgo!
  • Cancer has become such an unpopular term, due to a certain pernicious disease, that many astrologers refer to those born under this sign as "Moon Children" instead.

In early 2011, the internet launched itself into headless chicken mode, with the announcement of a 13th sun sign, "Ophiuchus," and the fact that many people would now be falling under a new sun sign.[2]

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