Twelve constellations, together called “the Zodiac,” form a circle around Earth. As Earth revolves around the Sun , a different part of the sky becomes visible, and each month a different one of these 12 constellations can be seen above the horizon.
The word Zodiac means “circle of figures” or “circle of life.”
|Aries (Ram): March 21–April 19|
|Taurus (Bull): April 20–May 20|
|Gemini (Twins): May 21–June 20|
|Cancer (Crab): June 21–July 22|
|Leo (Lion): July 23–Aug. 22|
|Virgo (Virgin): Aug. 23–Sept. 22|
|Libra (Scales): Sept. 23–Oct. 22|
|Scorpio (Scorpion): Oct. 23–Nov. 21|
|Sagittarius (Archer): Nov. 22–Dec. 21|
|Capricorn (Goat): Dec. 22–Jan. 19|
|Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 20–Feb. 18|
|Pisces (Fish): Feb. 19–March 20|
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